Math-Pathways - Complete College America

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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

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