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People in the Reform

People in the Reform: Jeremiah Pitts

February 28, 2020
Jillian Ives
Hear how Jeremiah Pitts, Associate Professor of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) at Albany State University, uses a technique called communicative language teaching that focuses on helping students use language in real-life scenarios.
Points of Interest

Strong Implementers of Reform

February 26, 2020
Vilan Odekar
This Points of Interest shows that half of California’s community colleges are already strong implementers of AB 705 in either English or math or both.
Steps to Success

Steps to Success: Co-Requisite Mathematics Models and Gateway Completion

February 20, 2020
Abderrazak Belkharraz Idrissi, Jeanne Funk, Milena Cuellar
Responding to a long-standing crisis in the math remediation approach, LaGuardia Community College brought transformative change to scale via the math co-requisite project. Designed to achieve the same learning objectives as their stand-alone college-level counterparts, our model uses a single course structure with extended instructional time, allowing for integrated just-in-time support for basic skills material.
Points of Interest

Dramatic Growth in Corequisite Remediation

February 19, 2020
Vilan Odekar
This Points of Interest shows that an overwhelming majority of California Community Colleges offer co-requisite remediation, a significant increase from 2017.
Points of Interest

Increasing Gateway Completion

February 12, 2020
Vilan Odekar
This Points of Interest shows that when students begin directly in a gateway college course, with or without co-requisite support, they are more likely to complete the course than if they are placed initially in a remedial course.
Points of Interest

Expanding Access with Multiple Measures

February 5, 2020
Vilan Odekar
This Points of Interest shows that by switching to multiple measures of assessment, colleges increase the number of students accessing college-level courses in their first semester.
People in the Reform

People in the Reform: Tristan Denley

January 31, 2020
Alison Kadlec
This conversation with Tristan Denley, Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer of the University System of Georgia (USG), highlight how he has brought to scale his co-requisite remediation approach in math and English.
Points of Interest

The “Bump Zone”

January 29, 2020
Vilan Odekar
This Points of Interest shows that students who are placed into gatekeeper courses with multiple measures are more likely to complete those courses than their counterparts.
Points of Interest

Increasing Student Supports

January 22, 2020
Vilan Odekar
This Points of Interest shows that although colleges continue to refer students to developmental education, they are increasing student supports to improve student success.