Pre-College Math Survey Fall 2005
1. Which course are you currently enrolled in?
Math 97 Math 98 Math 99
2. Which class did you initially place into at WCC?
Math 92 Math 94 Math 97 Math 98 Math 99
3. Which high school did you graduate from or last attend?
School:___________________________ City, State:________________________________
4. What is your current year in school?
Running Start 1st year
Running Start 2nd year
1st year post high school
2nd year post high school
3 or more years post high school
5. How long was it between your last math class taken prior to attending WCC and your first math class at
Less than 1 year 1-2 years 3-4 years 5 or more years
6. What is the highest level math course you took in high school?
Algebra I (1st year algebra) Geometry Algebra II (2nd year algebra)
Integrated I Integrated II Integrated III
Note: Add College Prep Math and Statistics
7. When you took the placement test, did you place higher/lower than you expected?
Much higher higher where expected lower much lower
Didn’t know what to expect
Add New Question: How many years of math were required at your high school?
8. If you didn’t take 4 years of math in high school, which reason(s) describe(s) why you didn’t take more?
Took enough required to graduate and stopped
Not advised to by counselors or teachers
Actually did take 4 years of math in high school.
Note: Would add (a) Was not sure about attending college (b) Assumed meeting high
school requirements equaled college readiness. Also may change the question to (If you
only took the minimum required by your high school, which reason(s)….?
9. If you answered in question 8 that you dislike math, which of the following significantly describe the
reason for this (Check up to 3).
A specific teacher or teachers
Hard to read
Too much material to keep straight
Too much homework
Move too fast through material (Not enough time to discuss questions)
Do not see the uses for the subject
Pressure from parent(s)
Pressure related to brother(s), sister(s)
Being good at math was not thought highly of at my school(s).
Note: The bolded choices above were hardly selected.
10. Which of the following would best describe reasons you like math or have had good experiences with
Exciting problem or application
Comes easy for you
Challenging, but satisfying
Useful or applicable subject
Note for Questions 11, 12, 13: College math courses are math courses with a prerequisite of Intermediate
Algebra (Math 99). Courses such as Math 125, 130, 131, 155, 156, and all of the 200 numbered math classes
are 'college' level. Courses such as Math 92, 94, 97, 98, and 99 are called 'pre-college' courses.
11. If you are/were Running Start, did you take Pre-college math as a Running Start student?
Am currently Running Start and taking Pre-college math
Was Running Start and took Pre-college math as a Running Start student
Was Running Start but did not take Pre-college math as a Running Start student
Was never Running Start
12. Only answer if you took or are currently taking Pre-college math as a Running Start student.
Why did you take Pre-college math as a Running Start student instead of taking math through your high
school? Circle all that apply
For the instruction
For the content
Full-time Running Start
To complete the course in less time
13. How many pre-college courses have you taken at the community college level prior to the one you are
0 1 2 3 or more
Note: This question was often omitted because many students assumed it was part of the Running
Start category. A note or movement of the question would be worthwhile.
14. How far do you need to go mathematically (for degree or major purposes)?
One college level course (111, 125, 130, 155)
Two college level courses (130/131, 125/240, 155/156)
Three college level course (130/131/200, 155/156/240)
Four or more college level courses
15. Rate your math experience at WCC on a scale from 1-10 with 1 being poor and 10 being outstanding.
Circle your choice.
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