Download presentation

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Published byFrida Maggard Modified about 1 year ago

1
Placing More Freshmen into College-level Mathematics Courses Helmut Knaust Director, CircLES Program Associate Dean of the Colleges of Science and Engineering April 5, 2003

2
Overview of Presentation UTEP’s Science and Engineering Program CircLES and MIE at UTEP Summer Orientation Math Placement Evaluation and Assessment Reference and Acknowledgements

3
Fall 2001 Enrollment 16,224 students 2,010 in Engineering +904 in Science 2,914 or 18% of total enrollment Fall 2002 Enrollment 17,232 students

4
UTEP’s Model for STEM Student Success

5
TimeLine

6
Goals The goal of the CircLES program is to... increase student retention improve their academic performance add value to their college education

7
ORIENTATION CLUSTERS ADVISING STUDENT LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT Structure

8
CircLES - One Week-Long Orientation CONNECTIONS TO UNIVERSITY SERVICES DEVELOPMENTAL MATH REVIEW AND PLACEMENT STUDY SKILLS RESEARCH MODULES (Science or Engineering)

9
Math Review Duration: 3 days, 2 hours each day Students solve math problems in small groups of 4 or 5 students Math review is led by peer facilitators The accompanying text focuses on short explanations and practice problems After the math review is complete, students retake UTEP’s math placement exam

10
Placement Before and After Math Review Before After Math Review 2001(n=359) Before After Math Review 2002 (n=386)

11
2002 Math Review: Mathematics Course Taken by Students Initially Placing into Intro to Algebra (n=78)

12
2002 Math Review: Math Course Taken by Students Initially Placing into Intermediate Algebra (n=146)

13
2002 Math Review: Mathematics Course Taken by Students Initially Placing into Pre-Calculus (n=111)

14
Pre-Calculus Passing rate

15
Intermediate Algebra Passing rate

16
Reference Benjamin C. Flores, Jana Renner Martínez, Helmut Knaust, Ann Darnell, Lilly Romo, and Connie Kubo Della-Piana: “The Effectiveness of a Mathematics Review for Student Placement into College-Level Mathematics”. Submitted to: “Proceedings of the 2003 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition”, 2003.

17
All Questions Answered, All Answers Questioned* * Borrowed from Donald Knuth

Similar presentations

© 2017 SlidePlayer.com Inc.

All rights reserved.

Ads by Google