Degree Name

MS (Master of Science)


Mathematical Sciences

Date of Award


Committee Chair or Co-Chairs

Daryl Stephens

Committee Members

Anat Godbole, Robert Price Jr.


This thesis looks at the corequisite developmental math program at East Tennessee State University (ETSU) and compares the effectiveness to the previous developmental math program by comparing the student outcomes in MATH 1530. MATH 1530 is a non-calculus based statistic and probability course that satisfies most majors’ general education math requirements. ETSU sees approximately 1,000 students a year pass through MATH 1530 which is around 6.7% of the total enrollment at ETSU[9]. We are interested in the last five years of the developmental math program before it was changed to corequisite developmental math and the first five years of corequisite developmental math program. Our research compares the grades of the students in these courses to evaluate if one program is more successful in students’ grade outcomes. Our findings show no change in class medians but a change in the class means in favor of the corequisite developmental math program.

Document Type

Thesis - unrestricted


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