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1 Placement Preparation and Math Emporium at El Paso Community College El Paso Community College The best place to start.

2 Fall 2003 Cohort DE Math Placement by Level

3 PREP Program Goal Decrease the number of first-time-in college students who must enroll in DE courses by assisting them to prepare for the placement test and for successfully starting college Placement Test Overview Placement Test Overview Case Management Approach Case Management Approach Skill Refresher Intervention Skill Refresher Intervention

4 Students that complete their intervention program place out of one, two, or three developmental education courses. PREP Program PREP Program Placement

5 Math Emporium Course restructure – Studied 4 levels of DE math courses – District-wide process – all inclusive Concurrently reviewed alternate ways to schedule DE courses Researched 38 colleges Pilots - Spring and Summer 2009 Scaled offerings – Fall 2009 Preliminary data – 500 students

6 Math Emporium Uses 3 restructured courses, with MML Diagnoses, creates mastery-based study, assesses in class Allows for just-in-time instruction: students meet with instructors & tutors 3 hours/week Gives students opportunity to finish more than one course Defines clear and rigorous expectations: mandatory attendance, homework, notebooks

7 Pilot Preliminary Descriptive Data Pilot: Spring 2009 – Summer 2010, n = % students stay in course 66% successfully complete (A, B, C) 4% more students stay to complete course 6% students start second course 2% finish two courses *In summer intensive courses, 15% finish 2 courses.

8 Next Steps for Evaluation: 2010 – 2011 Academic year Persistence rates Retention rates Completion rates in first college-level math course Progression in programs Completion of degree/certificate rates

9 EPCCs Commitment Scalability and sustainability College renovated 3 campus sites 2 more campus sites to be renovated by Fall 2011 Tutor funding supported


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