In this blog post, Lauren Schudde describes findings from the research brief on math pathways that she coauthored with Akiva Yonah Meiselman and explains why it is imperative for colleges to use an equity lens when considering developmental education reform.
Researchers from the developmental education field are examining reform efforts both new and old, including Dana Center Mathematics Pathways and corequisite remediation. This roundup highlights several new studies worth a look.
“I Learned How to Ask Questions When I’m in Doubt”: How Math Pathways Transformed One Student’s Relationship with Math
For students returning to college after a multiyear gap, the prospect of taking a mathematics course can be incredibly intimidating—but it doesn’t have to be. The Foundations of Mathematics course aims to transform the math experience by focusing on real-world problems, and for Gabriela Patino, a student at El Paso Community College, it made all the difference.
Elizabeth Zachry Rutschow summarizes findings from a recently released CAPR brief on the Dana Center Mathematics Pathways (DCMP) model, a promising new intervention that involves a revised developmental math course emphasizing statistical and quantitative reasoning skills.