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Learning from the Reform

The City University of New York: 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 The City University of New York.
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.

Corequisites in a Virtual Environment: Assessing Student Learning

August 13, 2020
Charles A. Dana Center
Explore assessment methods that measure and promote student learning in gateway mathematics courses. Find out about strategies that encourage engagement, help-seeking, and academic integrity.
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.

Corequisites in a Virtual Environment: Providing Wrap-Around Supports

August 6, 2020
Charles A. Dana Center
Coordination between campus supports is crucial for students who need additional academic reinforcement, especially when they are remote. In this webinar, you can learn about holistic support efforts that are transparent and welcoming for online corequisite students.
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.

Corequisites in a Virtual Environment: Fostering Connectedness and Belonging

July 30, 2020
Carnegie Math Pathways/WestEd
Watch this discussion of social-emotional learning about how a sense of connectedness and belonging promotes student retention and success. Engage with techniques and strategies such as growth mindset, reducing belonging uncertainty, transference of knowledge, and promoting metacognition.
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.