Co-Requisite Remediation in English and Math

Get a jump start on developing your own courses before the fall curriculum deadlines!

Nationally and in California, colleges are seeing dramatic gains when they replace traditional remedial courses with co-requisite models in which students enroll directly in transferable, college-level math and English with additional support. 

Under AB705 (currently being considered by the California legislature), community colleges would need to replace most traditional remedial courses with co-requisite models. A similar policy has just been announced by the CSU. 

These day-long workshops will provide an introduction to co-requisite remediation, with data, hands-on activities, and guidance from faculty already implementing these approaches in California community colleges. There will be separate workshops for English and math faculty.

Friday, September 29
West Valley College, Saratoga


Teaching Statistics, with Dr. Roxy Peck

Changes in remediation mean that colleges need to expand course offerings in Statistics

This workshop will deepen statistical understanding and introduce best practices in pedagogy related to the teaching of introductory statistics at the community college level. Dr. Roxy Peck, a pioneer and international leader in the field of statistics education, will be our lead facilitator.

Saturday, September 30
West Valley College, Saratoga

CAP Design & Development Institute

Build a campus plan for implementing new approaches to placement & remediation in English, reading, ESL, and math

With AB705 on the horizon, and changes in CSU policies, the landscape for remediation is changing in California. Changes to placement and remediation are producing dramatic gains in student completion of transfer-level English and math.

This two-day workshop will support colleges to design and develop new approaches, including new placement policies, co-requisite models of remediation, and teaching with high-challenge, high-support pedagogy.

October 27-28, 2017
Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
Saturday 8:30am-1:00pm
Cuyamaca College, Rancho San Diego

Cuyamaca Open House: Corequisite Math Remediation in Action

At Cuyamaca College, completion of transfer-level math increased from 10% to 67% in one year among students formerly labeled “remedial,” and faculty are remarking that students' math conversations are deeper than they've ever seen. Cuyamaca did it by using high school grades for placement and replacing traditional remedial courses with corequisite support models at the transfer level. Their first year results are featured in a new report from the California Acceleration Project, Leading the Way.

The changes made at Cuyamaca are similar to the reforms underway in the CSU and synergistic with the goals of AB705, legislation that has unanimously passed the California legislature and is expected to be signed by Governor Brown.

Come see how they did it. This Open House will provide you with an opportunity to observe math corequisite courses in action. In addition, you will learn more about the structure of these courses, have the opportunity to ask questions, and receive guidance from math faculty who are in the classroom every day.

This Open House will include:

  •  A brief introduction to the structure of corequisite models at Cuyamaca College
  •  Time to observe multiple corequisite courses in action
  •  Q&A time with:
    •  Department Chair
    •  Faculty teaching corequisite courses


Monday, October 30, 2017
Cuyamaca College, Rancho San Diego