Corequisites and Accelerated ESL in Action
These events showcase colleges that are seeing large completion gains from corequisite English and math remediation and/or accelerated ESL pathways. The Open Houses include:
- An opportunity to observe corequisite and/or accelerated ESL classes in action
- Time to ask questions and receive guidance from faculty who teach these courses
$25/person + $3.16 Eventbrite fee
As colleges have begun implementation of AB 705 this fall, many are still concerned with how this looks in the classroom. Cuyamaca College has been working on transforming remediation since fall 2016, using high school grades for placement and offering corequisite courses for students who need support in transfer-level English and math. In addition, ESL students can go from the "false beginner" level to completing transfer-level English in as few as three semesters through the BOOST accordion model and the classroom looks very different.
In all three disciplines, Cuyamaca has seen substantial increases in transfer-level completion of English and math and decreases in equity gaps, and faculty are remarking that students' in-class conversations are deeper than they've ever seen.
In Fall 2018, Citrus College became the first community college in California to eliminate remedial English courses, allowing every student to begin their English coursework in a transferable, college-level course, either in a standard section or one with additional corequisite support. Despite this dramatic increase in access, the course success rates remained steady.
That same semester, Citrus College's math department launched a corequisite support model of college statistics open to all students, regardless of their test scores or high school grades. The course enables students to bypass traditional remedial courses and enroll directly in math that counts toward a bachelor’s degree, also known as “transfer-level” math, providing additional corequisite support to help them be successful. This change allowed twice as many students to complete transfer-level math in one year.
Thursday, October 17, 2019
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Monday, October 28, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.