Department of Mathematics
West Virginia University
Morgantown, West Virginia
Applied Calculus and Gateway Assessments
Applied Calculus draws a large number of non-majors with widely varying mathematical backgrounds. In the past students often completed Applied Calculus without a mastery of basic calculus skills. The implementation of gateway assessments has alleviated this problem, however the implementation has been challenging with over 1000 students enrolling in the course each year. We look at the implementation of gateway assessments over the past few years at West Virginia University.