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ERIC Number: ED533871
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 39
Abstractor: As Provided
Improving Developmental Mathematics Education in Community Colleges: A Prospectus and Early Progress Report on the Statway Initiative. An NCPR Working Paper
Cullinane, Jenna; Treisman, Philip Uri
National Center for Postsecondary Research, Paper prepared for the NCPR Developmental Education Conference (New York, NY, Sep 23-24, 2010)
Developmental education has the mission of enabling underprepared students to acquire the capabilities necessary for college success. A growing number of research studies document its failure, however; specifically, approximately two thirds of community college students referred to a remedial mathematics sequence do not complete it. In response to these findings, The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, with the Charles A. Dana Center as a principal design partner, is launching a comprehensive initiative to create two new pathways, the Statway and the Mathway, to enable developmental mathematics students to complete a credit-bearing, transferable mathematics course in one academic year while simultaneously building skills for long-term college success. The primary curricular goal of the Statway course sequence is to develop the mathematical proficiency of students pursuing non-STEM academic and occupational programs, with a special focus on statistical literacy. This paper describes the research-based Statway design and its intended learning outcomes, the processes and participants involved in its development, and the challenges of implementation. Appended are: (1) Statway Collaboratory Colleges; (2) Mathway Collaboratory Colleges; and (3) Members of the Carnegie Committee for Statistics Learning Outcomes (CCSLO). (Contains 4 figures and 3 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: National Center for Postsecondary Research (ED)
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A