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Learning from the Reform

California Community Colleges: Early Progress

August 20, 2020
Multiple contributors
As part of the first six case studies in our Learning from the Reform publication series, we document the results to date of reforms underway from the six systems that make up the first phase of the Strong Start to Finish initiative. In this case study, we learn about California Community Colleges.
Learning from the Reform

Ohio Strong Start to Finish: Early Progress

August 20, 2020
Multiple contributors
As part of the first six case studies in our Learning from the Reform publication series, we document the results to date of reforms underway from the six systems that make up the first phase of the Strong Start to Finish initiative. In this case study, we learn about Ohio Strong Start to Finish.
Points of Interest

Hurdles Along the Math Pathway

August 19, 2020
Susan Bickerstaff
This Points of Interest shows that at many institutions, math pathways courses have college-level prerequisites, creating a barrier to completing math requirements.
Points of Interest

Making Math Useful to Students

August 12, 2020
Elizabeth Zachry Rutschow
This Points of Interest shows that a greater percentage of students participating in DCMP courses agreed they would use the math they learned in their everyday lives.
Points of Interest

Differences Across Corequisites

August 5, 2020
Elizabeth Ganga
This Points of Interest shows that the positive effects of corequisite reform in math for students on the placement cusp were largely the result of enrollments in statistics and math for liberal arts.
Points of Interest

Comparing Corequisite to Direct Placement

July 29, 2020
Elizabeth Ganga
This Points of Interest shows that for students near the margin of college readiness, direct placement into college-level courses without corequisite support may result in similar outcomes as placement into corequisite courses.
People in the Reform

People in the Reform: Russ Deaton

July 27, 2020
Alison Kadlec, Ashmi Patel
A conversation with Russ Deaton, Executive Vice Chancellor for Policy and Strategy of the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR), where successful implementation of corequisite support has yielded important lessons. Interview by Ashmi Patel and Alison Kadlec.
Points of Interest

Recessions Bring Older Students

July 22, 2020
Christopher M. Mullin
This Points of Interest shows that history suggests older students, who will be coming to college when the recession wanes, will benefit at institutions that have implemented reforms.
Points of Interest

English Trails Math in DevEd Reform

July 15, 2020
Gates Bryant
This Points of Interest suggests that learning from best practices of more advanced institutions may be the key to greater success in English developmental education reform. These best practices are explored more fully in the complete paper, Hitting their Stride 2020.