Mixed methods explanatory study of the failure/drop rate for freshman STEM calculus students, A
In a national context of high failure rates in freshman calculus courses, the purpose of this study was to understand who is struggling, and why. High failure rates are especially alarming given a local environment where students have access to a variety of academic, and personal, assistance. The sample consists of students at Colorado State University (CSU) who attended a course in freshman calculus from Fall 2007 to Fall 2012. An explanatory sequential mixed methods approach was used in this study. Using data from CSU's Registrar's Office and Mathematics department, descriptive statistics ...
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