Entries for 'College of the Canyons'

April 2020  

Rachel Polakoski from Cuyamaca College and Kathy Kubo from College of the Canyons have successfully taught Statistics with concurrent support using high-challenge, high-support pedagogy. They share tips and strategies for taking this pedagogy into the online environment.


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April 2017  

A new report from the California Acceleration Project features community colleges that have transformed their policies to enable the majority of students to bypass remediation and begin directly in college-level courses. Up the the Challenge: Community Colleges Expand Access to College-Level Courses features student stories and success data from Cuyamaca College, College of the Canyons, Las Positas College, Solano College, Skyline College, and Sacramento City College. The colleges featured in Up to the Challenge used high school grades to place students into English and math courses, instead of their prior practice of relying almost exclusively on standardized tests. They also replaced traditional remedial courses with co-requisite models that enable students to begin directly in transferable college-level courses with 2 or 3 units of additional support. The result? Immediate and dramatic increases in student completion of college-level English and math, a critical early momentum point toward degrees and transfer. 


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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.


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June 2012  

This 2012 article from the national magazine Change describes the beginnings of the California Acceleration Project, including data from early accelerated models, the design principles shared by the first CAP colleges, and some of the local adaptations colleges made as they began rethinking remediation.


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