Corequisite model: An effective strategy for remediation in freshmen level mathematics courses

  • Upasana Kashyap
  • Santhosh Mathew
Keywords: Mathematics Remediation, Corequisite Model, Quantitative Reasoning


The purpose of this study was to compare students’ performances in a freshmen level quantitative reasoning course (QR) under three different instructional models. A cohort of 155 freshmen students was placed in one of the three models: needing a prerequisite course, corequisite (students enroll simultaneously in QR course and a course that provides remediation) or ready to take the QR course alone. A chi-square test revealed a statistically significant relationship between the students’ final course grades and course models. Furthermore, an ANOVA test indicated that students’ grades in QR course were higher when they completed the course under corequisite model compared to prerequisite model.

Author Biography

Upasana Kashyap
P.K. Raju is Thomas Walter Professor of Technology Management & Director of Auburn Engineering Technical Assistance Program in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Auburn University. He is in charge of editing this journal. Dr. Raju has directed and managed a variety of sponsored research and development projects. These projects have dealt with different aspects of acoustics, vibration, noise control, non-destructive evaluation, and engineering education. These projects have been funded by industries (John Deere, Louisiana Pacific Corporation, Wheelabrator, American Gas Association) and government and international agencies (UNDP, NASA, NSF, DOD, DOE, NIST) and totals over $4.1 million. Dr. Raju has authored or edited 18 books, published five book chapters and has published a total of 129 papers in journals and conference proceedings. He also is the co-author of eight books on engineering management published by Taveneer Publishers in 2000 and 2001. Dr. Raju is a member of the ASME, ASEE, INCE, ASA, ASNT, INCE. He served on the executive committee (1992-1996), and as Chairman of the ASME Noise Control and Acoustics Division (1996-1997), and served as Assistant Vice President Region XI (1994-1995). He also served as president of the Alpha Upsilon Chapter of Phi Beta Delta, Honor Society for International Scholars (1996- 1997). He could be contacted at