Three Aspects of the Math Readiness Challenge Strengthen K-12 Rationalize Math Requirements Accelerate Math Success 4 Math Readiness More students impacted Significant barrier to completion
What Can the System Office Do? No power to compel, but….. Plan – Provide vision, set goals Convene – Bring people together Educate – Share successful models; help others learn what it takes Motivate – Provide incentive grants, require institutional plans Recognize – Showcase best practices Measure – Collect and disseminate data Nudge – Bring along the skeptics 5
Institutional Process is Important “How” reform happens on campus is as important as “what” happens: Engagement – Faculty have to lead the design/selection/implementation of the reform. Diffuse Anxiety – Concerns about jobs or institutional funding may surface. Support – New approaches require time, collaboration and professional development for faculty. Communicate – People want to know what is going on Measure – Use data to illustrate the problem and measure impact of the solution. 6
Kentucky 7 Senate Bill 1 (2009) – Reduce Remediation + Increase Completion Commonwealth Commitment Unified Strategies for College and Career Readiness Accelerated Learning Opportunities Secondary Intervention Programs College and Career Readiness Advising Postsecondary College Persistence and Degree Completion
Kentucky 8 Campus visits – identify what each campus is doing. Convened “College Readiness Leads” from each campus in fall 2013. Provided small grants (~$20K) to selected institutions based on RFP. Hosted a Dev. Ed. Redesign Institute last week. Campuses have choices regarding approach.
Florida 9 Senate Bill 1720 (2013) said institutions could not mandate placement testing or remedial education for students with a high school diploma. Students are given the option. The bill required That any dev ed offered be either co-requisite, contextualized, modularized or compressed format; The establishment of meta-majors; Expanded advising to inform students of options and career paths.
Florida 10 System office is required to approve institution plans. Engaged stakeholders in developing the plan template. Convened institutions relative to the planning process. System office established the list of meta- majors Facilitated communications, FAQs, tools and resources, etc.
Colorado 11 Colorado Competes is the Commission on Higher Education’s strategic plan New Remedial Education policy – developed over 18 months with significant institutional participation. Supplemental Academic Instruction – Colorado’s version of co-requisite developmental ed. Revised placement testing policy