Get a FASTPASS in DEV! 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?