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1 Dr. Selina V. Mireles Texas State University MINORITY EDUCATION INNOVATION

2 Hispanics have accounted for more than half (50.5%) of the overall population growth in the United States in this decade, a significant new demographic milestone for the nation's largest minority group. A new Pew Hispanic Center report analyzes Latino growth and settlement patterns over the past three decades (Pew Hispanic Center, 2008). MINORITY EDUCATION

3 Minority students still have large gender gaps. Minority males are falling further behind than females African American and Hispanics take more remedial math courses as compared to white counterparts. Latino/as and African Americans have greater dropout rates when compared to whites Students who attend schools in low SES areas are not challenged as much as those students in high SES areas (Hambrick, 2008) MINORITY EDUCATION

4 How and Why WHATS WORKING?

5 FOCUS MODEL Learning Support Developmental Mathematics Academic Support Services Credit-Bearing Course



8 Credit-bearing Course Backwards Design Developmental Mathematics Course Just-In-Time Learning Support Contextualized Real-World Problems Correlation Numeracy/Literacy Cultural Relevance Technology Hot Topics FOCUS MODEL


10 TSI / THEA Scores LASSI Scores MARS Scores SAT / ACT Scores CMR College Exam Grade Point Average Mathematics History TSI Status Read / Write Personal Interviews MATH READINESS INDICATORS

11 The position of the Center for Mathematics is that several indicators should be used to determine a students mathematics coursework entry point. MATH READINESS INDICATORS

12 Dr. Selina V. Mireles Professor, Department of Mathematics Founder & Director, Center for Mathematics Readiness Texas State University (512) CONTACT INFORMATION

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