NISOD October Webinar: Using Paired Courses to Accelerate Students Through Developmental Education

NISODaOCTOBER 16 WEBINAR     (free to NISOD member colleges)

Using Paired Courses to Accelerate Students Through Developmental Education

Two-year colleges across the country face significant challenges retaining their diverse population of students and helping them progress to graduation. A key barrier is the developmental coursework in reading, writing, and/or mathematics to which a majority of entering students are referred. These lengthy sequences, often required before beginning college-level work, can be daunting, and many students leave college before completing their developmental requirements. Developmental math, in particular, is a substantial stumbling block to college completion. Acceleration is an increasingly popular strategy at two-year colleges for improving the outcomes of developmental education students. Presenters will discuss how they designed and implemented paired courses to accelerate students to college-level math. Learn how the Mathematics faculty at Texas State Technical College combine course material from developmental math and college-level math into the same learning experience for developmental students, bolstered through co-teaching by two instructors and the inclusion of peer tutors. Student success data are presented to demonstrate the positive outcomes of this acceleration effort.


Garry Sigler, Chair, Mathematics, Texas State Technical College; Kyle Massey, Coordinator, Curriculum, Texas State Technical College




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