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									ACCESS Program



  Student Orientation
                        Revised 6/12/09
Welcome to ACCESS!
“ACCESS” is Daytona State’s

    Academic
        Curriculum
              Component to
                   Enhance
                        Student
                             Success
ACCESS Isn’t for Everyone . . .
If you are unable to register for classes
due to three unsuccessful attempts to
succeed in college-prep math, you may
be referred to the ACCESS Program.
    ACCESS provides a valuable
       academic opportunity.
When you successfully complete the
ACCESS program, you may re-enroll in
Daytona State classes for college credit.
    Introduction

This brief orientation will
 illustrate how ACCESS works
 clarify what’s necessary for you to
  succeed in ACCESS
    ACCESS is Self-Paced
You are responsible for your progress
Successful completion of
ACCESS will depend upon your
  efforts to understand math concepts
  regular Academic Support Center
   attendance
  determination to succeed


 Your Participation = Your Success
This is an achievable goal . . . .




       You can do it!
ACCESS Program

Frequently Asked Questions
    ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Is there a fee for ACCESS?

   No! ACCESS is FREE
   Please note that you will not receive a
    course grade or credit
   But succeeding in ACCESS will
    prepare you for success in future
    courses by improving your math and
    study skills
    How will I Learn?
   You will use an interactive
    computer program, SkillsTutor, to target
    your problem areas
   Other resources (i.e., videos, other
    interactive computer programs,
    Websites, and textbooks) are also
    available for your use
How long will it take me to finish?
  ACCESS should be completed over the
   course of one semester
  You will be required to show mastery of
   10 (of 12 modules) to register for classes
  Your personal commitment to complete the
   modules prescribed for you will determine
   the actual length of time you spend in
   ACCESS
  Discuss any concerns about your progress
   with a math learning specialist or your
   advisor
What if I feel I may have a math
learning disability?
   Contact Student Disability Services for
    information about how to determine if you may
    have a disability that affects your potential to
    do well in math
   For an intake appointment, call ext. 3892 on
    the Daytona Campus, 2012 on the DeLand
    Campus, 4824 for the Flagler Campus, 7316
    on the Deltona Campus, and 6307 on the New
    Smyrna Beach Campus.
   You may also reach Student Disability
    Services at http://www.daytonastate.edu/sds/
May I register for classes while
enrolled in ACCESS?
During your first semester in ACCESS,
  you may not register for classes.
Instead, you will:
 Come to the Academic Support
  Center often
 Build a strong foundation in math
 Focus on achieving success in
  ACCESS
What will happen if I stop coming to
the Academic Support Center?
   A lack of participation and progress
    will result in your being dropped
    from the ACCESS Program
    Remember: regularly working in the
    Academic Support Center (at least three
    times each week) demonstrates your
    desire to succeed in ACCESS.
    Discuss any problems that may prevent your
    active participation with your counselor or a
    learning specialist.
ACCESS Program

 Getting Started . . .
Your First Steps . . .

1.   View the Orientation PowerPoint

2.   Complete an Application

3.   Take a Diagnostic Test

4.   Take the LASSI (Learning and Study
     Skills Inventory)

5.   Begin your Modules
Your Diagnostic Test

   Consists of 50 questions
   Takes about an hour to complete
   Identifies your areas of strength
    and weakness
   Determines what you will study
    After Your Diagnostic Test
You will take the LASSI (Learning and Study
  Skills Inventory).
What is the LASSI?
 An 80-item assessment designed to gauge
  your awareness and use of learning and study
  strategies
How you learn and study significantly contributes
  to your success in college.
These skills can be learned and enhanced, so
  you may receive assignments that will help
  remedy any deficiencies.
           After Your LASSI
              You will receive
 instructions on how to sign in and work
  with your modules

Please take note of anything that is unclear
  in this orientation. When you’ve finished,
  a learning specialist will answer any
  questions you still may have about
  ACCESS and administer your diagnostic
  test.
You’re now ready to begin!
ACCESS Program

Academic Components
      The ACCESS Modules
 You may need to complete up to 12
  learning modules, assigned based on
  your diagnostic test results
 Each module covers a specific area of
  mathematics
 Your modules will focus on areas in
  need of improvement, as indicated by
  your diagnostic test
 Progress Checks
 When you have finished each module, you
  will complete a “progress check” consisting of
  20 questions
 A math learning specialist will go over your
  completed progress checks with you,
  clarifying any areas of difficulty
 With a score of 80% or above, you can move
  on to the next module
 If you score below 80%, you will continue to
  work in that module on those topics you find
  unclear and re-take the progress check at a
  later date
At the semester’s end . . .
You will meet with your advisor.
 If you have demonstrated a mastery
  of at least 10 modules, you may
  continue in ACCESS and register
  for classes
 If you have not completed at least
  10 modules, you will be dropped
  from ACCESS and may be referred
  for career counseling
      When you’ve completed
     your assigned modules . . .
 You will take a post-test, similar to your
  diagnostic test
 Your performance will give you an idea
  of how well you may perform on the
  CPT
 With a score of 80% on the post-test,
  you will receive authorization to take
  the CPT and meet with your advisor
  about your goal score
If you score less than 80% on the
Post Test . . .

This reveals a need for further study.
 You will meet with your advisor
 You may continue in ACCESS and
  retake the post-test after reviewing your
  areas of weakness
 You may also register for classes
    After you take the CPT . . .
Meeting with your advisor will determine
whether you are ready to enroll in
– intermediate algebra (MAT1033) or
– college algebra (MAT1105) or
– college math (MGF2106)
 for course credit
   You have successfully completed
   ACCESS when your CPT score falls
   within the range of MAT1033 or higher.
If you do not score within the range
of MAT1033 or higher . . .
You will meet with your advisor and may
continue in ACCESS only if

  – Your CPT score shows improvement
    in elementary algebra.

  If you do not meet this requirement,
 you will be dropped from ACCESS and
      referred for career counseling.
    Remember, you will succeed
      in the ACCESS Program
through hard work and perseverance.




  You can do it!
Personal Assistance with Math
   Your math learning
  specialists are among
   your most valuable
   learning resources.
Remember to:
 introduce yourself and get to know various
  learning specialists
 let them know when you arrive
 ask for help when you need it
 If you need help . . . .
. . . and learning specialists are with other
  students, don’t be discouraged.

       They will be happy to help you
            as soon as they can.

Feel free to ask a staff member at the reception
  desk to call a learning specialist for you.
    Supplemental Materials
The Academic Support Center has many
 helpful resources and may provide
 workshops on topics such as:

 math anxiety
 test anxiety
 math study skills and tips
 memory strategies
 how to be a great math student
Other ASC Resources
  Math Handouts: numerous
   information sheets on various
   mathematics topics
  Math Website List: helpful handout
   listing free Websites you can
   access from any computer to build
   your math skills
Your Keys to                       in ACCESS

   Actively participate: come to the Learning
    Center at least three times each week
   Don’t hesitate to ask for help if you need it
   Keep your notes organized and legible
   Use a variety of Academic Support Center
    resources
   Speak with your ACCESS coach, any other
    learning specialist, or your advisor if you begin
    to feel discouraged or have problems that may
    affect your attendance or progess
And now for a brief review . . .

 Please take out a pen or pencil
   and paper and answer the
   following questions . . . .
As an active ACCESS Program
participant . . . .
1.   How many times each week should you visit
     the Academic Support Center?
2.   How many learning modules will you need to
     complete?
3.   Who can assist you with your math?
4.   What other learning resources are available?
5.   What happens if you stop coming to the
     Academic Support Center?
6.   What happens when you finish your learning
     modules?
7.   What happens after you take the CPT?
Check your answers . . .
How many times each week should
you visit the Academic Support
Center?

Answer:
   You are expected to actively participate
    in the ACCESS Program by coming to
    the Academic Support Center at least
    three times each week
How many learning modules will
you need to complete?

Answer:
   Depending upon your diagnostic test
    score, you may be assigned as many
    as 12 learning modules
Who can assist you with your math?

 Answer:
  The Academic Support Center’s math
   learning specialists are always
   available to assist you.
  Don’t hesitate to ask for help when
   you need it . . . .
What learning resources are
available to you?
Answer:
 You will primarily use an interactive
  computer program, SkillsTutor, to
  target your problem areas
 Other resources (i.e., videos, other
  interactive computer programs,
  Websites, and textbooks) are also
  available for your use
What happens if you stop coming to
  the Academic Support Center?

Answer:
   A lack of active participation will
    result in your being dropped from the
    ACCESS program
What happens when you finish your
learning modules?
Answer:
1) You will take the ACCESS post-test
2) Depending upon your score, you may
  receive authorization to take the CPT
  or continue to work with the modules
  to refresh your skills
What happens after you take the
CPT (College Placement Test)?
Answer:
   You will meet with your advisor for a
    “post-CPT advisement session” to
    determine whether you are ready to
    enroll in intermediate algebra
    (MAT1033) or college algebra
    (MAT1105) or college math
    (MGF2106) to receive college credit
You’re now ready to begin.
Ask a learning specialist to
get you started…. Aim to
 succeed – and you will.

								
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