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Huang, Melrose – Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, 2018
Traditional developmental mathematics sequences are a major impediment for community college students who need to acquire college-level mathematics credit in order to attain their long-term academic goals. Each year, approximately 500,000 students fail to complete their developmental mathematics coursework, jeopardizing their ability to earn an…
Descriptors: Remedial Mathematics, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, College Mathematics
Hoang, Hai; Huang, Melrose; Sulcer, Brian; Yesilyurt, Suleyman – Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, 2017
College math is a gateway course that has become a constraining gatekeeper for tens of thousands of students annually. Every year, over 500,000 students fail developmental mathematics, preventing them from achieving their college and career goals. The Carnegie Math Pathways initiative offers students an alternative. It comprises two Pathways…
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Acceleration (Education), Remedial Mathematics, Outcomes of Education
Huang, Melrose; Yamada, Hiroyuki – Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, 2017
Statway® is an accelerated developmental mathematics intervention program for college students who are not yet prepared to succeed in a college-level math course. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching created the initiative to increase student success rates in developmental mathematics and subsequent credit-bearing, college-level…
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Remedial Mathematics, Acceleration (Education), Program Effectiveness
Sowers, Nicole; Yamada, Hiroyuki – Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, 2015
The Community College Pathways initiative consists of two pathways, Statway® and Quantway®, that accelerate post-secondary students' progress through their developmental mathematics sequence and a college-level course for credit. Launched in 2011, the Pathways have been remarkably successful, helping thousands of students achieve success in…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Program Descriptions, College Outcomes Assessment, Educational Change
Myung, Jeannie; Martinez, Krissia; Nordstrum, Lee – Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, 2013
Building a stronger teacher workforce requires the thoughtful orchestration of multiple processes working together in a human capital system. This white paper presents a framework that can be used to take stock of current efforts to enhance the teacher workforce in school districts or educational organizations, as well as their underlying theories…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Instructional Improvement, Faculty Development, Improvement Programs
Silva, Elena; White, Taylor – Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, 2013
Drawing on a research base developed over many years in education, Carnegie is testing a set of strategies to help students persist and succeed academically. This kind of persistence, what the researchers and faculty who developed the Pathways call "productive persistence," is a key driver of Quantway® and Statway®. Broadly defined,…
Descriptors: Remedial Mathematics, Two Year College Students, Psychological Patterns, Teaching Methods
Sherer, Jennifer Zoltners; Grunow, Alicia – Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, 2010
The authors prepared this report after exploring programs using a 90-day cycle process borrowed from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). The IHI 90-day cycle scans activity in the field as a "quick way to research innovative ideas and assess their potential for advancing quality improvement". The goal was to "get under…
Descriptors: Remedial Mathematics, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Instructional Innovation
Bond, Lloyd – Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, 2009
Strengthening Pre-collegiate Education in Community Colleges (SPECC) is a multi-site action-research project, focused on teaching and learning in pre-collegiate mathematics and English language arts courses at 11 California community colleges. In this report, the author discusses the data gathered over the course of the SPECC project and reflects…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Language Arts, Evidence, Action Research
Tinto, Vincent – Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, 2008
The author writes that for too many low-income students the open door to American higher education has become a revolving door. In examining what can be done, he recognizes the centrality of the classroom to student success.
Descriptors: Low Income, College Students, Academic Persistence, School Holding Power
Huber, Mary Taylor – Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, 2008
The author discusses how faculty inquiry can inform and support classroom teaching and learning, as well as allow for better designed courses and programs. "Faculty inquiry" is a term that encompasses a range of practices that engage teachers in looking closely and critically at student learning for the purpose of improving their own…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Inquiry, Reflective Teaching
Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, 2008
This document is intended for leaders and decision makers who work with community colleges at the classroom, college, and system level. Readers will find an overview of the purpose, activities, findings, and recommendations from a three-year project involving 11 California community colleges, undertaken as a partnership between The Carnegie…
Descriptors: Institutional Research, Community Colleges, Instructional Leadership, Decision Making
Breen, Molly – Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, 2008
The author reports on recent efforts by community college faculty to make the teaching and learning from their classrooms more visible. Spurred on by numerous reports that point to the urgency around basic skills education, faculty members at California community colleges are working together to improve teaching of basic skills, using a variety of…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Basic Skills, College Faculty, Multimedia Materials
Asera, Rose – Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, 2008
Strengthening Pre-collegiate Education in Community Colleges (SPECC) was organized by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in partnership with The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to increase student learning in developmental--or basic skills--classes. However, their concern was not just the success of students in classes…
Descriptors: Research Design, Community Colleges, Action Research, Organizational Change