Identifying academically at-risk incoming freshmen at a private university in Uruguay: Psychometric evaluation of a mathematics diagnostic test
This study determined to what extent the mathematics diagnostic test (MDT) used at the Catholic University of Uruguay (CUU) was psychometrically appropriate. Also, after removing “red-flagged” items, the study measured to what extent MDT scores correlated with academic success. It was found that five MDT items (out of 30) did not meet the guidelines and were discarded. The score on the remaining items showed the highest correlation with the number of mathematics courses completed, confirming that students with low MDT-Revised scores might need additional academic support to remain in the engineering program.
UNIÓN: Revista Iberoamericana de Educación Matemática, Número 56, Agosto 2019, Páginas 26-46
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