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1 REMEDIATION IN COLORADO Dr. Scott Mendelsberg Executive Director, Colorado GEAR UP

2 COLORADO GEAR UP

3 GEAR UP Federally-funded 6-year matching grant Early intervention component designed to increase college attendance and success and raise the expectations of low-income students Scholarship component

4 Colorado GEAR UP Cohort High Schools 1,600 Students First Graduating Class Extension Year Full-Time Student Advisors College Transition Assistance Cohort Schools (16 MS,17 HS) 3,800 Students (Currently 8 th – 10 th ) First Graduating Class Improving Academic Achievement -

5 High School Graduation Rates On-Time graduation rates for students graduating after the school year. Colorado GEAR UP vs. Statewide

6 College Matriculation Rates Entering college in the fall term immediately following graduation for students graduating after the school year. Colorado GEAR UP vs. Statewide

7 College Persistence Rates Entering college in the fall term immediately following graduation and persisting through spring of year 1 for students graduating after the school year. This is compared to the statewide retention rates, student returning in fall of year 2. Colorado GEAR UP vs. Statewide

8 Ethnicity Demographics Comparison of the two largest ethnicity groups for 2011 graduates. Colorado GEAR UP vs. Statewide

9 Income Demographics Comparison of income related demographics for 2011 graduates. Colorado GEAR UP vs. Statewide

10 Challenge: Remedial Rates Colorado GEAR UP 2011 graduates assessed as needing remediation compared with statewide remedial rate from 2011 report (2010 graduates) Colorado GEAR UP vs. Statewide

11 Challenge for Remedial Students Graduation rates for remedial and non- remedial students from the 2011 remedial report (table 9). Statewide

12 2016 Goal: 0% Remedial Rate Using early intervention and remedial coursework during high school, getting course completions on high school transcripts, Colorado GEAR UP seeks to reduce their cohort remedial rate to zero. Colorado GEAR UP

13 REMEDIATION OF FIRST-TIME COLLEGE STUDENTS

14 Remediation Rates Nationally Four year institutions = 20% Two year institutions = 50% Colorado Four year institutions = 24% Two year institutions = 66% Overall = 40% Colorado: DHE, 2012 Report on Remedial Education; May 2013; Nationally: DHE, 2011 Report on Remedial Education; Feb 2012, Report Summary; Education Commission of the States

15 Remediation Rates Source: DHE, 2012 Report on Remedial Education; May 2013;

16 EARLY REMEDIATION Colorado GEAR UP

17 Early Remediation Pilot group consisted of 8 th graders from two middle schools remedial group currently has 8 th and 9 th graders from eight schools Colorado GEAR UP

18 Early Remediation Participants 8 districts are participating 21 schools 13 high schools 8 middle schools 8th, 9th & 10th graders

19 Early Remediation ALEKS Adams State University MAT 095 – Pre Algebra MAT 097 – Beginning Algebra MAT 099 – Intermediate Algebra Earn transcript upon course completion Ready for college level coursework

20 Subject Mastery Progress (Fall 2013) 1,177 ENROLLED Students >75% mastery in November are likely to finish in the fall term Colorado GEAR UP

21 Subject Mastery Progress (Fall 2013) 162 ENROLLED Students >75% mastery in November are likely to finish in the fall term Colorado GEAR UP

22 Subject Mastery Progress (Fall 2013) 4* ENROLLED *Only students with specific career pathways are enrolled 099- Intermediate Algebra Students >75% mastery in November are likely to finish in the fall term Colorado GEAR UP

23 College Coursework By the end of this school year, many students will be college ready in math. This early remediation program saves students time and money and opens up Guaranteed Transfer level coursework opportunities through concurrent enrollment.

24 QUESTIONS


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