A must-read for community college professionals committed to student success and equity, this policy brief highlights the growing national movement to prioritize statistics and quantitative reasoning and rethink the traditional one-size-fits-all, algebra-based approach to math remediation. Burdman presents the rationale behind innovative new approaches, and she connects several efforts underway nationally, including 3CSN’s California Acceleration Project, the Carnegie Foundation’s Statway and Quantway initiatives, and the New Texas Mathways Project being led by Uri Treisman. Also discussed: ongoing challenges in the work, including transfer articulation with 4-year institutions and alignment with K-12 Common Core standards.
Through the California Acceleration Project, 3CSN supports California community colleges’ efforts to develop and teach new accelerated math pathways.
- Check out the extensive resources on the California Acceleration Project website.
- Bring a team of faculty and administrators to a regional acceleration workshop this year:
- Apply for the 2014-15 Community of Practice in Acceleration, a year-long professional development program focused on accelerated curricula and pedagogy for faculty offering accelerated Reading, Writing, ESL, and Math. Applications will be available in early spring on the CAP website.
If your college has already participated and would like to send a new team of faculty to support your scale-up efforts, we encourage you to apply this year.