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1 MDC Test Prep Boot Camps Your Journey to Completion Begins with Us!! February 25, 2013

2 Goals: Reduce time spent in Dev. Ed courses by improving placement levels for students not yet college ready Increase number of college ready students Initial focus: Approximately 5000 First Time in College Direct Entry Students placing 1-3 levels below college ready

3 Intensive one-week course One specific subject area Followed by placement testing Boot Camp Overview Reading Writing Math Subjects 5 consecutive days, 3 hours per day Approximately students Available at all campuses Available in morning, afternoon, and evening sections Free Course Structure

4 Diagnostic testing to identify skill gaps and remediation tools Testing Modularized instruction targets at skill gaps Group, individualized, and computer-based instruction Instruction Test-taking strategies Motivational support Support

5 Design Teams Developed the boot camp structure Evaluated tools Identified key competencies Developed the online portion of the course Developed training and support materials Discipline Leads Developed college-wide implementation plan with academic and continuing education campus liaisons Implemented mandatory training sessions for instructors Provided oversight for the college-wide implementation Assisted with trouble-shooting and data collection

6 Test Prep Boot Camp Marketing Facebook Video Postcards Personal Contact Testing Mandatory orientations

7 Over 1,300 students 120 classes Students Served 50% placed at least one level higher 25% placed out of Dev. Ed Re-test Results Fall course performance exceeded college averages Fall Course Performance

8 Lessons Learned Leverage and market more proactively through high schools Incorporate re-test into course schedule Incent supplemental out-of-class practice and reinforcement Select instructors carefully Charge small fee to promote investment in the course and increase student attendance and participation

9 Dr. Jacqueline Peña: Adam Porro: Continuing the Discussion… Contact Us. 99


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