The graduation rate for students requiring remediation in more than one level of English, Reading, and Mathematics is near ZERO. Those students and cannot graduate within 150% of program time. 75% of students who are remedial in mathematics NEVER graduate (George, 2010). Community colleges receive a majority of entering students who require remediation and a vast majority of students requiring remediation in all three areas. At CCCUA, 74% of students are remedial in one area. 65% are remedial in all areas. Remediation = low statistical chances of graduation, Community college students = 74% remedial students, so…. Community colleges = low graduation rates Academic Mastery Project (AMP) › Well…maybe › Pilot phase › Some data, but more required Total redesign of remedial progression Mastery based learning (80% proficiency or better) Modules similar to Adult Education format Completely customized to individual student needs Two new classes take the place of six remedial classes › Foundations for Writing Replaces College Reading, Essential English, and Developmental Writing › Foundation of Mathematics Replaced Essential Math, Introductory Algebra, and Intermediate Algebra Students are placed based on their entrance exam scores and then the curriculum is tailored to their needs based on a diagnostic exam. The student may move through as many levels of remediation as possible in one semester. If the student is not remediated to college level in one semester, the student re-enrolls. The Pilot for Foundations of Mathematics revealed: › 28% of students completed three levels of remediation in one semester with a B or better. › 51% of students completed two levels of remediation in one semester with a B or better. Foundations of Writing will be piloted in the Spring 2011 semester AMP will be piloted with 40 students in the Fall 2011 All instruction by full-time faculty…no adjuncts Computer based lab components accessible from anywhere AMP will contain a learning community of students who require remediation in all three areas: Reading, English, and Mathematics The students will be enrolled in › Foundations of Mathematics › Foundations for Writing › Success Strategies If AMP is successful, students requiring all three levels of remediation : › May complete remediation in one semester › Have the ability to graduate within 150% of program length › Will gain documented mastery skills necessary to persist in college level courses If AMP is successful: › Remediation costs to the institution and the state will be greatly reduced (maybe cut in half) › Students will save the time and costs of up to 12 credit hours of tuition and 4 text books Please contact my office for more information: Maria Parker, Vice Chancellor of Academic Services firstname.lastname@example.org , 870-584-4471 George, M. (2010). Ethics and motivation in remedial mathematics education. Community College Review, 38(1), 82.