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1 USING COMPRESSION IN ACCELERATION A HOLISTIC APPROACH Lisa Silverstein, Coordinator,

2 FastStart Structure Students complete two to four semesters of developmental courses in one semester in either math or an English/reading combination Math: arithmetic and pre-algebra; pre-algebra and beginning algebra; beginning algebra and intermediate algebra English/reading: intermediate and highest level of developmental reading/English (four courses) Intermediate and highest level of developmental reading combined with highest level of developmental English (three courses) English and Reading pairings with transfer level courses. Team taught (two courses)

3 Addressing Challenges Through a Holistic Approach Cognitive Logistic/ Systemic Affective

4 STRUCTURE DRIVES RESULTS! Acceleration PROMOTES INTERACTIVE TEACHING Acceleration PROMOTES STUDENT ENGAGEMENT Acceleration DECREASES THE LOSS POINTS IN THE DEVELOPMENTAL SEQUENCE 12/6/10

5 Scaling Up- Spring Students in Fall sections including 3 team taught learning communities 459 Students in Spring sections including an ESL course and 10 team taught learning communities

6 Scaling Up Programmatic Challenges Students and Case Management -Transitioning and placement Faculty -Observations and coaching Institution -Small, quiet program becomes one with a voice on campus. -Culture shifts

7 A key component: Empowered Faculty through Creative Professional Development FastStart Team as a learning community Meetings as workshops Peer observations and lesson studies Content specific projects Inquiry board 12/6/10

8 Recruiting/MarketingAcademic Advising 1:1 Case Management Student Ambassadors College Process Assistance Financial Aid Assistance Career Research Planning Motivation and Retention Persistence Support Case Management

9 Who are FastStart Students ? 399 students testing into multiple levels of remediation and enrolling in a compressed remedial sequence in the time span between spring spring % minority 62% female 52% Pell eligible* *self- reported, optional information on CCD application

10 Comparison of FastStart Mathematics Students at 24 Months with All CCD Mathematics Students at 48 Months CourseCompletion of remedial sequence Completion of college level math Math 03032%6% FS Math 030/06040%11% Math 06043%9% FS Math 060/09073%22% Math 09048%11% FS Math 090/10685%46%

11 Mathematics Success at 36 months Success in College Math at 36 Months is defined as completion of a certificate or degree, transfer to a 4-year institution or persistence. Outcomes at 36 months

12 Where We Are at 36 Months in English 88.3% 48.3% English 3 combines 3 courses in English and reading. English 4 combines 4 courses.

13 References Bragg, D.D., Baker, E.D., and Puryear, M., December 2010 Follow-up of Community College of Denver’s FastStart Program, Champaign: University of Illinois, Office of Community College Research and Leadership Corash, K., Baker, E.D., Calculating the Productivity of Innovation, January, 2009, retrieved from cccs.edu/Research/costeffect.html

14 Contact Information Lisa Silverstein Coordinator, Elaine DeLott Baker Senior Counsel to the Vice President of Community Outreach Community College of Denver Debra Bragg Professor and Director, Office of Community College Research and Leadership University of Illinois, Champaign


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