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We studied the relationship between students that took the Exploring Life general science course (SCI110) and how those students performed in Human Biology (BIO120). Analysis showed that success (passing with a C or better) in the Exploring Life course predicted success (passing with a C or better) in Human Biology some of the time, lending some support to the argument that the Exploring Life course should be instituted as a requirement prior to taking the Human Biology course. In contrast, when you look at all grades, there seems to be no strong association between the two courses (r2=0.3) We also found no strong association between Accuplacer exam score and performance in SCI110 or BIO120.
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Science and Mathematics Education
Tierney, Cassandra; Seiwart, Cindy; and Danese, Paul, "Predicting Success in Biology Courses" (2014). Fellowship Program Presentations. Book 1.