Exploring Mathematics College Readiness in the United States


  • Nancy J. McCormick Middle Tennessee State University
  • Marva S. Lucas Middle Tennessee State University


Large numbers of students graduate high school unprepared for post-secondary education and ill-equipped for the labor force of the 21st century. Research on college readiness reveals the prominent role that mathematics preparedness plays in the fulfillment of hopes and dreams for a college degree. As requirements for post-secondary education and qualifications for the workforce merge, college readiness in mathematics is a significant factor in job opportunities and career choices. This report provides an in-depth exploration in mathematics college readiness in the United States and offers a compilation of recommendations from many significant constituents who have made notable advances in mathematics preparedness in the education of todayâs high school students.

Author Biographies

Nancy J. McCormick, Middle Tennessee State University

Dssociate Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences

Marva S. Lucas, Middle Tennessee State University

Department of Mathematical Sciences, Associate Professor




How to Cite

McCormick, N. J., & Lucas, M. S. (2011). Exploring Mathematics College Readiness in the United States. Current Issues in Education, 14(1). Retrieved from https://cie.asu.edu/ojs/index.php/cieatasu/article/view/680