Faculty Advisor

Goulet, John A.


Educators everywhere are always wondering – is the work we are doing here preparing our students for the next step? With all of the educational reforms that have been taking place in the past twenty years, it is important to examine how students’ preparedness for college math has changed. This report explores student preparedness for college in math through many different mediums. From faculty perceptions, to students thoughts on how well they felt high school prepared them for what they are going through now, and what the numbers have to say about it all. Through some analysis of the pre-calculus and calculus background students have before attending college, it is hard to say that recent improvements are impacting students enough to show significant growth over the last five years.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2015


Mathematical Sciences

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Mathematical Sciences