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Increase in Pell Student Completion Rates

October 7, 2020
Vilan Odekar
This Points of Interest shows that Pell Grant students are more likely to complete gateway courses in one academic year when placed in a corequisite course.
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Corequisites Most Effective in Georgia

September 30, 2020
Bruce Vandal, Robert Tucker Todd
This Points of Interest shows that students placed in a single semester corequisite learning support are more likely to complete gateway math and English courses than students placed into a two semester learning support model.
Steps to Success

Scaling Systemwide

September 29, 2020
Bruce Vandal, Robert Tucker Todd
In this Steps to Success paper, we learn how the University System of Georgia (USG) is leveraging compelling results from corequisite supports to maintain momentum in their developmental education reforms. Early results from the full-scale implementation of corequisite support have shown upward of 70% of students completing gateway math and English in their first academic year, which is comparable to outcomes for students placed directly into college-level math and English courses. Students placed into corequisite support earned more credits and were more likely to persist than students who started in developmental education.
People in the Reform

People in the Reform: The Ada Center

September 28, 2020
Vilan Odekar
A conversation with Sarah Zauner, Executive Director of The Ada Center, which partners with colleges and universities, state entities, and national organizations to help higher education institutions better utilize technology to support student success and equity.
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Barriers to Scale

September 23, 2020
Vilan Odekar
This Points of Interest shows that practitioners are most likely to cite the lack of training on how to implement changes as a key barrier to scaling developmental education reforms.
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Corequisite Adoption vs. DevEd Elimination

September 16, 2020
Vilan Odekar
This Points of Interest shows that although practitioners report a high rate of adoption and implementation of corequisite courses at their institutions, they also report low rates of eliminating developmental education courses.
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Persistence of Developmental Sequences

September 9, 2020
Vilan Odekar
This Points of Interest shows that institutions where reform practices are in process or at scale still use multi-semester developmental education course sequences on their campuses.
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Effects of Computer-Based Math Remediation

September 2, 2020
Angela Boatman
This Points of Interest shows that assignment to hybrid emporium developmental math had different effects at two- and four-year institutions; the approach did help students in four-year colleges complete their developmental math requirements, but this positive impact did not carry through to college-level math.
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Scaling Multiple Measures Placement in MN

August 26, 2020
Dan Cullinan
This Points of Interest shows how Minnesota State Colleges and Universities designed a multiple measures course placement framework that incorporates high school GPA.