Entries for 'Solano College'

August 2020  

Though ESL and English have long been seen as two very separate disciplines, viewing the same students’ writing across multiple semesters reveals that students’ English can and does develop as they tackle the challenges of college-level coursework.  Following a close examination of selected students’ work, the presenters will share inclusive practices to support students from varied cultural and linguistic backgrounds in composition courses.


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Areas of Impact > Teaching

July 2018  

A Seat at the Table features three colleges where corequisite remediation and accelerated ESL instruction are producing substantial gains in completion and equity. Interviews with faculty at these colleges shed light on the classroom practices, teacher mindsets, and professional development efforts that are helping more students to succeed, providing useful guidance for other community colleges on how to implement the dramatic changes required by new legislation in California (AB 705).

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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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