Starting in 2001 the state of
Wyoming looked at the transition rate of GED graduates entering college.
It was noted that successful GED math students, who were entering college
were doing poorly on the colleges' math entrance exam, COMPASS, thus
placing these students into Arithmetic Skills classes. This class covers
decimals, fractions, percents, graphs, measurement, real numbers and
introduction to geometry and algebra. Skills that students mastered during
GED instruction. This trend was frustrating to students as well has GED
instructors. Three pilot sites: Casper Community College, Northern Wyoming
Community College District and Western Wyoming Community College, with the
guidance from the State Director Karen Ross-Milmont investigated ways to
improve GED graduate COMPASS scores. Areas investigated included:
calculator drills, computerized testing, stress management, test taking
skills and dealing with math anxiety.
The WY Math Project is part of the NW LINCS Project, a service of
NIFL and National LINCS.
To Begin this Workshop Series:
Select the College Prep Tab and scroll to
the Workshop Outline at the bottom.
Follow the Outline as presented.
When complete, return to the Home Page of
Complete each of the following workshops:
Select the Learning Styles Tab
Select the Study Skills Tab
Select the Note Taking Tab
Select the Test Taking Tab
Select the Math Anxiety Tab
Select the Worksheet Tab and complete the
Math Exercises to evaluate your Math skills.
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