Accelerating Students through DEV Math

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Accelerating
Students Through
Developmental
Mathematics
Lindsay Gold
and
Julie Thompson
The Global Perspective
 Community
colleges serve large
populations of low-income students,
students from ethnic and racial
backgrounds that are generally
underrepresented in four-year
institutions, adults with work
experience, younger students
straight from high school, and
students who are the first in their
families to attend college.
Additionally
 In
Ohio, only 9.4 percent
of full-time students pursuing
an associate degree
graduate within three years,
according to Complete
College America, a national nonprofit
Research Shows that DEV Students Can
Improve Their Graduation Rates in
Several Ways
 Improved
Academic Catch-Up
 Prevention
 Acceleration
 Supplemental Instruction
 Concurrent Enrollment
 Contextualization
 Competency-Based Digital Prep
Completion by Design
A
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
initiative is attempting to improve the
graduation rate of community college
students by 40%.
Sinclair
Community College used this
funding to create accelerated
initiatives to increase student
completion.
Acceleration
There are three different models of
acceleration that are emerging in
evidence-based practice:
 Linking
developmental and college-level
courses
 Compressing two levels of developmental
courses
 Mainstreaming developmental students
Sinclair’s Focus
Competency-Based
Digital
Prep
Acceleration
Compressing two levels of
developmental courses
Competency
Based
Digital Prep
 Computer
instruction
lab with self-paced
 Independent
assistance
 Option
learning with instructor
to accelerate through more
than one course
Math Academy
(aka Math Emporium)
 Students
use MyMathLab software
and a customized Sinclair textbook
to complete their work.
 Course
design includes Guided
Notes, MyMathLab Homework,
Quizzes, and Paper Tests.
Flexibility
 Students
have unlimited access to
the lab during open hours.
 MML
can be accessed from any
internet compatible computer or
device.
 Accommodates
student
the non-traditional
Math Academy Structure
 The
lab offers three courses during each
scheduled class time, called stacked
sections.
 Each section can accommodate
40 students.
 During the scheduled class times,
students have instructors and
professional tutors available to provide
support.
Math Academy Completion Rates
Success rates for
Summer 2013
Success rates for
Fall 2013

DEV 0022 – 73.6% pass rate

DEV 0022 – 65.9% pass rate

DEV 0024 - 72.9% pass rate

DEV 0024 – 78.1% pass rate

DEV 0026 - 61.7% pass rate

DEV 0026 – 71.0% pass rate

Combined – 69.6%

Combined – 71.6%
What are
Boot Camps?
 One
week version of a DEV course
 Intensive review
 One credit hour
 Materials provided
 Covered by financial aid
 Offered between semesters and
terms
Boot Camp Candidates
 Students
who need a quick refresher
 Students who placed on the upper
end of a DEV course
 Students who want to accelerate
through DEV courses in a short time
 Students who need to retake a DEV
course
 Students with instructor
recommendation
Boot Camp Benefits
 Tuition
savings
 No book expense
 Taking the Boot Camp prior to the
term allows students to advance to
the next course in their DEV sequence
 Passing grade in boot camp
automatically replaces failing course
grade
Boot Camp Completion Rates






DEV 0070
DEV 0072
DEV 0074
DEV 0076
Combined
Non-DEI
Summer 2013
Fall 2013
Spring 2014
72.7%
95.8%
90.6%
81.3%
86.9%
66.6%
40%
88.1%
46.2%
92.9%
76.5%
64.2%
80%
100%
92%
89%
90.3%
DEV 0050 Flipped Classroom:
Accelerated Intro to Algebra
A
combination of DEV0024 (Intro to
Algebra Part I) and DEV0026 (Intro to
Algebra Part II)
 A method of teaching that encourages
students to investigate and learn topics
from home as homework and then apply
the learned material using in-class
activities.
DEV0050 and the Flipped
Classroom
 Investigating
topics from home:
preview notes pages, pencasts,
Sinclair video resources
 Group
Activities in Class:
mini-lectures, discussions, activities
Activities

The activities are designed to put the students
either in pairs or groups, which should be
different or random for every activity
completed.

The activities are created to make the
students think critically about the content
discussed in class.

Activities include Jigsaw, Pair/Share, “I Have
Who Has”, and “Oops! What’s wrong?”
DEV 0050 Completion Rates
 Success
Rates Fall 2013 A-Term:
 Two Sections offered:
Section 1: 70%
Section 2: 75%
Overall:
- 72% pass rate
Other Resources
 The
Tutoring and Learning Center
 ARC
 Tutorial
Services
 Academic
Advisors
Questions?

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