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This is an excellent question that goes to the heart of trying to
measure "competency" in a course (particularly math) by a single
standardized exit test.  Students may well be able to pass such a test
and three months later have little retention of the topic.
Sandy Swan
Butler County Community College

Craig Andres wrote:

> Does anyone know what the average percent
> knowledge retention for a math course is,
> especially 3 months after a course has been
> completed?
>
> --
> Craig Andres
> Tutor Program Coordinator
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> Kettering University
> (Continuing the GMI heritage)
>
> "With willing hands and open minds, the future
> will be greater than the most fantastic story you
> can write.."  Charles Kettering.