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QR a Viable Alternative to College Algebra

April 29, 2020
Vilan Odekar
This Points of Interest shows that non-STEM students have a higher success rate in an alternative gateway math course, such as Foundations of Quantitative Reasoning, than in traditional college algebra.
People in the Reform

People in the Reform: Mike Leach

April 27, 2020
Alison Kadlec, Ashmi Patel
Mike Leach, Director of the Center for Student Success at the Arkansas Community Colleges, is using decades of experience in community organizing as he works to implement developmental education reforms in Arkansas.
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A New Approach to Mathematics: Increased Success Rates for ALL Students

April 23, 2020
Dr. Alycia Marshall, Dr. Ricardo Moena, Maxine T. Roberts
In this podcast, we learn how the University of Cincinnati has taken a new approach to math that is helping more first-year students succeed in freshman year math and beyond.
Points of Interest

Jump in College Algebra Pass Rates

April 22, 2020
Vilan Odekar
This Points of Interest shows that although most student groups experience an increase in success rates with co-requisite college algebra, black students see the biggest jump.
Steps to Success

A New Approach for Mathematics

April 20, 2020
Dr. Alycia Marshall, Dr. Ricardo Moena
In this Steps to Success paper, we learn how all students at the University of Cincinnati are seeing greater success with a new approach to mathematics that places all students directly into credit math courses while simultaneously implementing a co-requisite model in five mathematics courses (College Algebra, Precalculus, Calculus, Calculus II, Applied Calculus) and revising a quantitative reasoning course which would now integrate co-requisite course content (Foundations of Quantitative Reasoning).
Points of Interest

Increasing Perceptions of Student Success

April 15, 2020
Vilan Odekar
This Points of Interest shows that following the passage of SB 1720, lead administrators had a more positive view on how best to help students succeed.
Points of Interest

Higher Pass Rates with Co-Requisites

April 8, 2020
Vilan Odekar
This Points of Interest shows that co-requisites result in higher pass rates in non-STEM college-level courses for Black and Hispanic students.
Points of Interest

Improving STEM outcomes

April 1, 2020
Vilan Odekar
This Points of Interest shows that students who take a co-requisite STEM course have higher success rates than students in the traditional developmental sequence.
People in the Reform

People in the Reform: Nadia Turner

March 30, 2020
Vilan Odekar
First-generation college student Nadia Turner shares her story of persistence in pursuing her college degree from Middle Georgia State University, where she initially struggled through non-credit bearing developmental English and math classes.