Carmen Latterell

Professor Latterell, who manages mathematics placement testing for college freshman, leads a study group of higher education and high school mathematics teachers to analyze and reform matriculation practices. Currently the standards, instructional strategies, and expectations in place at the secondary level differ from those at universities. As a result, students are often inappropriately placed in college. To bridge this divide and ensure student success in mathematics, the study group develops approaches to prepare students for university study and revises the placement exams to better assess the mathematics abilities of incoming students.