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Statway/Quantway Overview at MathPathways NoCal

Statway/Quantway Overview at MathPathways NoCal

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The story is a familiar one: A high-school dropout and singlemother works the supermarket late shift. Motivated to earn afour-year degree so she can have a better life for herself andher 4-year-old daughter, she enrolls in a community collegeafter earning a GED. Three years later, she still hasn’tcompleted the sequence of three remedial math coursesrequired before she can take college-level math. Defeated, shesays, "I just couldn’t do it anymore." For this student and toomany others, the dream stops here.
 
The Reality
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60% of community college students who take theplacement exam place into remedial education classes.
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This could be as high as 90% for low-income and minoritystudents at some community colleges.
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The number of students moving from remedial educationclasses to college-level courses can drop as low as 15%.
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Solution:
New Mathematics Pathways
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Through college-level
statistics
“To-and-through” college-level
quantitative reasoning
Two 1-year pathways
for elementary algebra students
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Seeding the Network 
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CaliforniaStateuniversi9es
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States(CA,WA,TX,FL,CT)
 
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Seeding the Network 
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Communitycolleges
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States(NY,OH,GA)

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