Entries for 'Math'

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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October 2015  

Community colleges offering redesigned statistics pathways no longer need to worry about jeopardizing their transfer articulation with the University of California and California State University systems. Under prior policies, both UC and CSU required a pre-requisite of intermediate algebra for statistics courses, but both systems have released policy updates that clear…

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