Entries for 'Math'

June 2017  

CSU recently moved to add an intermediate algebra competency to nine popular community college Associate Degrees for Transfer. These transfer degrees prepare students for non-math intensive majors, including Psychology, Administration of Justice, and several agricultural programs. Critics say the policy poses an arbitrary obstacle to students' degree completion, since students in these majors take Statistics, a course that mathematicians agree does not require proficiency in intermediate algebra. The move is generating widespread opposition from community college leaders and business and civil rights organizations, and a former UC Berkeley Law Dean has called for a lawsuit. 


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November 2016  

The California Acceleration Project's first annual statewide conference will be held on March 9-11, 2017 in Sacramento. Colleges implementing new approaches to placement and remediation in English, reading, ESL, and math are invited to submit proposals by November 30, 2016. 


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October 2016  

Capacity Unleashed tells the stories of 13 students who participated in alternative math remediation at City College of San Francisco, Berkeley City College, College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita, and Cuyamaca College in San Diego. These colleges are among the 35 institutions in the state offering accelerated statistics pathways with the California Acceleration Project.

The stories put a human face on third-party evaluation results showing that across the first 8 colleges offering redesigned statistics pathways with the California Acceleration Project, students’ odds of completing a transferable math course were 4.5 times higher than in traditional remediation, and the achievement gap between African American and Asian students – the largest gap in traditional remediation – was eliminated.

 


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September 2016  

In its September 2016 issue, the Washington Monthly named Katie Hern and Myra Snell to a list of the "16 Most Innovative People in Higher Education" for their work mobilizing remediation reform in the California Acceleration Project. 


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November 2015  

A new EdSource article by CAP Co-Founder Katie Hern highlights recent research showing that students are more prepared for college than community colleges have recognized and that placing more students into college-level courses is a powerful strategy for increasing completion and narrowing achievement gaps.


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