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Source: Inside Higher Ed
Source: Community College Daily
Alternatives to Algebra Help More Students Pass College Math
Study of Dana Center Model Builds Evidence for Statistics, Quantitative Reasoning Pathways
A promising math reform is helping more Texas community college students complete their remedial and college-level math requirements more quickly while learning math that will be useful throughout their lives and careers, according to interim results from a study by the Center for the Analysis of Postsecondary Readiness (CAPR). The students in the study are participating in math pathways courses developed by the Charles A. Dana Center at the University of Texas at Austin.
The study found that students in math pathways courses at four community colleges in Texas are passing developmental math at higher rates, allowing more of them to enroll in and pass college-level math. Math is often a major obstacle for students seeking a degree—particularly for the 60 percent of community college […]
In a one-hour webinar, Elisabeth A. Barnett from CCRC and Rashida Welbeck from MDRC described what they have learned about multiple measures assessment through an exploration of college practices in four Midwestern states.
The Center for the Analysis of Postsecondary Readiness (CAPR) held its second annual meeting on March 8, 2016. CAPR researchers met with advisory board members, key personnel from CAPR research sites, and other national experts on remediation to discuss evolving changes in developmental education, the current state of research knowledge about innovative practices to improve outcomes for underprepared students, and the progress of current CAPR projects.