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dc.contributor.advisorRomán-Pérez, Rosa I.
dc.contributor.authorDelgado-Rivera, Ivette
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-09T14:56:01Z
dc.date.available2018-04-09T14:56:01Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11801/350
dc.description.abstractThe focus of this study is to examine if the English language influences withdrawal or failure rates in Pre-Calculus I at the University of Puerto Rico in Mayaguez. Using data from the Office of Research and Institutional Planning, chi-square tests found a relationships between English grades and grades received in MATE 3171. A questionnaire, using Likert scales, examined student perception of the English learned in high school and its usefulness for understanding course materials in pre-calculus and their college classes at UPRM. The questionnaire was answered by 270 participants enrolled in MATE 3171 during the 2013 spring semester. Of these, forty two first-year students were repeating the course and the data shows that although 57% had studied in bilingual schools, 24% indicated the English they learned was not useful in MATE 3171. The findings suggest further studies should focus on language for the successful completion of non-English courses.
dc.description.abstractEl objetivo de este estudio es examinar si el inglés influencia las bajas o tasas de fracaso en Pre-Cálculo I en la Universidad de Puerto Rico en Mayagüez. Utilizando datos de la Oficina de Investigación y Planificación Institucional, pruebas chi-cuadrado establecieron una relación entre las notas recibidas en inglés y en Precalculo. Un cuestionario utilizando escalas Likert, examinaron la percepción de estudiantes sobre inglés aprendido en la escuela secundaria y su utilidad para la comprensión de materiales en precalculo y sus clases de la universidad en UPRM. Participaron 270 estudiantes matriculados en Precalculo durante el segundo semestre de 2013. De esos, cuarenta y dos estudiantes de primer año estaban repitiendo el curso y los datos muestran que aunque el 57 por ciento había estudiado en escuelas bilingües, el 24 por ciento percibe que el inglés que aprendieron no era útil en Precalculo. Los hallazgos sugieren realizar nuevos estudios enfocados en el inglés para los cursos que no son en inglés.
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectWithdrawalsen_US
dc.subjectEnglish languageen_US
dc.subjectRetentionen_US
dc.subjectEnglish language and mathematicsen_US
dc.subjectChi-square testen_US
dc.subject.lcshGrade repetition -- Puerto Ricoen_US
dc.subject.lcshMathematics -- Study and teaching -- Puerto Ricoen_US
dc.subject.lcshEnglish language -- Study and teaching (Higher)-- Spanish speakersen_US
dc.subject.lcshUniversity of Puerto Rico (Mayaguez Campus)en_US
dc.titleWithdrawal and non-passing grades in UPRM pre-calculus I: What’s language got to do with it?en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.rights.licenseAll rights reserveden_US
dc.rights.holder(c) 2014 Ivette Delgado Riveraen_US
dc.contributor.committeeIrizarry Rodríguez, José M.
dc.contributor.committeeCáceres Duque, Luis F.
dc.contributor.committeeRivera Marrero, Olgamary
dc.contributor.committeeRivera, Rosita
dc.contributor.representativeBartolomei Suárez, Sonia M.
thesis.degree.levelM.A.E.E.en_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEnglish Educationen_US
dc.contributor.collegeCollege of Arts and Sciences - Artsen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Englishen_US
dc.description.graduationSemesterSpringen_US
dc.description.graduationYear2014en_US


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