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GATEWAYS TO PATHWAYS Innovations in College-Level Math Bruce Vandal | Vice President, Complete College America Greg Budzban | Professor and Chair, Dept of Mathematics, Southern Illinois University Amy Getz | Strategic Implementation Lead, Higher Education, The Charles A. Dana Center, University of Texas Chris Herald | Professor, University of Nevada, Reno Rob Jeffs | Assoc. Professor, Mathematics, Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana Math Pathways Math Pathways Link: Corequisite Remediation & Guided Pathways to Success Into a System for Guiding Students into and through Programs of Study The Last Course or The Path to Calculus College Algebra is the last mathematics course many students take…. Data indicate that only one in ten College Algebra students go on to take a full-length calculus sequence. - Mathematical Association of America, 2002 4 College Algebra’s Only Purpose: Preparation for Calculus College Algebra Calculus S E T M In Math Pathways, Differentiated Gateway Courses are: • Articulated to Program of Study Requirements • Transferable into Programs of Study at Receiving Institutions • Designed to be delivered with a Corequisite for Underprepared Students • A Key Component of Pre-Major Advising A Model Pathway Pre-Major Advising Advise and Assess Choose Meta-major Gateway Math in 1st year Choose Major Social Sciences STEM Humanities Coreq Coreq Coreq Stats College Algebra QR Major Major Major THE OLD WAY TO NAVIGATE MATH AT OUR COMMUNITY COLLEGE IVY TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF INDIANA Percent of Math Enrollments = 80% = 14% = 6% Traditional NSHE Curriculum STEM, Business, Nursing, Elementary Ed, Some Health Sciences Elementary Algebra Intermediate Algebra Percent of UNR Math Enrollments Pre-calculus I/ College Algebra = 80% Math and Stat for Liberal Arts = 20% Liberal Arts, Journalism, Secondary Ed BA, Some Health Sciences Intermediate Algebra: • Demands more algebra than necessary for success in Math and Stat for Liberal Arts • Only 50% of students completing it succeeded in College Algebra Curriculum with Co-requisite Model Courses Pre-calculus I/College Algebra + 2 credit co-requisite = 23%* Elementary Algebra = 37%* (16%*) (21%*) Intermediate Algebra = 26%* Pre-Calc/College Algebra Math and Stat for Liberal Arts + 1 credit co-requisite = 13%* * Percent of All Students Assessed Below College Ready Intermediate Algebra is: • Now tailored to prepare students for Pre-calc I. • In Spring 2014, students Fall 2013 Intermediate Algebra had an 80% ABC (compared to 50% before change). Completion of gateway math by remedial 1st-time degree seeking students at UNR 2007 without Co-req Models (or Elementary Algebra) 2012 Partial Co-req Implementation 2013 Full Co-req Implementation Completed Gateway in 1st year Completed Gateway by 2nd year 39% 58% 60% 73% 59% (No second year data is available yet.) Early Warning Intervention Platform (EWIP) Week 3 25%* (Preparation) + 25%* (Motivation) + 50%* (Demonstration) • • • • RED: ORANGE: YELLOW: GREEN: 0% to 55% 56% to 65% 65% to 75% 76% to 100% • Students also receive an intervention score in week 8 and week 12 that is simply their course grade at that time. Markov Models – Fall 2013 Week 3 to Week 8 Math 108 FALL 2013 Warning level Green at wk 3 Yellow at wk 3 Orange at wk 3 Red at wk 3 Not on Wk 3 list Green at week 8 Yellow at week 8 Orange at week 8 Red at week 8 0.81 0.32 0.14 0.03 0.22 0.11 0.38 0.3 0.08 0.33 0.05 0.19 0.28 0.24 0.11 0.03 0.11 0.28 0.63 0.33 Not enrolled week 8 0 0 0 0.02 0 Markov Models of SIU College Algebra Fall 2013 – Week 8 to Final grade 0.95 0.61 0.31 0.09 0.05 0.39 0.69 0.91 Coordinated Strategy for Effective Intervention •Student Success Course •College-level Retention Staff •First-year advisors •Housing staff Markov Models of SIU College Algebra Fall 2014 Pilot 0.38→0.425 0.32→0.425 0.19→0.09 0.11→0.06 Increased the students in the top two categories from 70% to 85% . An increase of 21.5% in one semester! 1000 “Regular”College Algebra 900 800 (2 lectures-2 labs) “Enhanced” College Algebra (2 lectures -3 labs) Cont. Math with Int. Algebra “corequisite” (2 lectures -3 labs) 1 lab for Cont. Math 2 labs for Int. Algebra co-requisite 700 600 500 400 300 200 100 0 Upper 1/3 Middle 1/3 Lower 1/3