Characteristics of students placed in college remedial mathematicsusing the ELS 2002/2006 data to understand remedial mathematics placementsMore than 30% of college entrants are placed in remedial mathematics (RM). Given that an explicit relationship exists between students' high school mathematics and college success in science, technology, engineering, and mathematical (STEM) fields, it is important to understand RM students' characteristics in high school. Using the Education Longitudinal Survey 2002/2006 data, this study evaluated more than 130 variables for statistical and practical significance. The variables included standard demographic data, prior achievement and transcript data, family and teacher perceptions, school characteristics, and student attitudinal variables, all of which are identified as influential in mathematical success. These variables were analyzed using logistic regression models to estimate the likelihood that a student would be placed into RM. As might be expected, student test scores, highest mathematics course taken, and high school grade point average were the strongest predictors of success in college mathematics courses. Attitude variables had a marginal effect on the most advantaged students, but their effect cannot be evaluated for disadvantaged students, due to a non-random pattern of missing data. Further research should concentrate on obtaining answers to the attitudinal questions and investigating their influence and interaction with academic indicators.autBarber, RebeccathsGarcia, David R.dgcPowers, JeannedgcRodrigue Mcintyre, LisapblArizona State UniversityengPartial requirement for: Ph. D., Arizona State University, 2011Includes bibliographical references (p. 76-88)Field of study: Educational leadership and policy studiesby Rebecca Barberhttps://hdl.handle.net/2286/R.I.896000Doctoral DissertationAcademic thesesx,116, [4] p. : 1 ill113131818691630349687149664adminIn CopyrightAll Rights Reserved2011TextEducation PolicyEducation (Higher)DevelopmentalELSMathematicsremedialSelf-efficacyMathematics--Study and teaching (Higher)--United States.Mathematics--Remedial teaching--United States.MathematicsPrediction of scholastic success--United States.Prediction of scholastic successHigh school students--United States--Statistics.High School Students