Mathematics placement test score & its significance: a case study

Sathissan Ragavan, * (2015) Mathematics placement test score & its significance: a case study. In: Unlocking borders in education: proceedings of the 3rd Pre-University Conference, 6 September 2014. Proceedings of the Sunway Academic Conference (2014). Sunway College KL, Bamdar Sunway, pp. 1-4. ISBN 978-967-13697-0-8-

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Abstract

The aim of this study is to examine the relationship between Mathematics placement test scores and students’ final scores in Mathematics course. Questions have been raised before regarding the importance of Mathematics placement tests in placing students into the most suitable Mathematics course. The study examines the importance of the Mathematics placement test and its significant contribution to students’ performance in Mathematics course taken at their pre university level of studies. Mathematics placement tests undeniably fulfil their purpose of providing preliminary Mathematics course placement recommendations, encouraging students to register themselves for the most appropriate Mathematics course based on their competence, thus helping students to perform better. The study will focus on the 86 students enrolled in Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY) at Sunway College Johor Bahru in 2013. The correlation and regression between their Mathematics placement test scores and their final marks in the MUFY Mathematics Unit 1 (equivalent to year 12 Mathematics) and MUFY Fundamental Mathematics Unit 1 (equivalent to year 11 Mathematics) is analysed.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Author is with Sunway College Johor Bahru
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mathematics placement test; correlation; regression
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Q Science > QA Mathematics
Divisions: Subsidiaries > Sunway College Johor
Depositing User: Ms. Molly Chuah
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2016 08:39
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2016 08:39
URI: http://eprints.sunway.edu.my/id/eprint/284

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