Image:  Introductory calculus or general chemistry courses are gateways to science, technology, engineering and math degrees—and careers. Many critics argue they too often serve as grueling gatekeepers instead, turning off students interested in STEM before they have a chance to excel. Prior research has indeed established a relationship between receiving low grades in these introductory courses and a decreased probability of getting a STEM degree. (For what it’s worth, the debate over...


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