math pathways

“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.

2018-11-15T09:10:57+00:00November 15, 2018|Tags: , , |

Three Compatible Reforms for Increasing College Success: Corequisite Math Remediation, Dana Center Mathematics Pathways, and Guided Pathways

Alexandra Logue, a research professor at the City University of New York, discusses three curricular innovations taking place at community colleges and how they can be used together to provide comprehensive reform that maximizes student success.

Combining Opportunity and Obligation to Overcome Multiple Student Barriers in College

Alexander Mayer, deputy director for postsecondary education at MDRC and co-principal investigator at CAPR, describes the potential of comprehensive programs such as CUNY's Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) to improve outcomes for developmental education students. This post is adapted from testimony given before the New Jersey State Assembly Higher Education Committee on May 7, 2018.

2018-09-15T16:37:56+00:00August 30, 2018|Tags: , , , , |

The Maryland Mathematics Reform Initiative: Leveraging Bad News for Good Purposes

Nancy Shapiro, associate vice chancellor for education and outreach for the University System of Maryland, describes Maryland's math pathways initiative, how the reform's leaders took advantage of a First in the World grant from the U.S. Department of Education, and lessons learned from the work.

The Unfulfilled Promise of Developmental Education: Effects, Problems, and Current Reforms

Di Xu, an assistant professor at the University of California, Irvine, discusses her recent study on how outcomes differ for lower and higher level developmental students, and what colleges are doing to improve developmental education outcomes.

CAPR Link Roundup: Recent Developmental Ed Reports and Resources

One goal we have for the new CAPR blog is to highlight new and interesting studies on developmental education—from both inside and outside of CAPR, CCRC, and MDRC—and other resources for researchers and college officials seeking to understand dev ed and work on reforms. Here’s the latest.