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Developmental Math Intervention, Center for Success in Mathematics

Name of Event: National Association of Developmental Education Conference 2014
Place of Event: Dallas, TX
Date of Event: March 6, 2014
Title of breakout or keynote address: Developmental Math Intervention, Center for Success in Mathematics
Name(s) and Affiliation of Speaker(s): Jaime Hurtado, Richland College
What were some sample outcomes of the project or instructional strategies?:

This Center for Success in Mathematics (CSM) was created in 2009 for new and continuing students who were underprepared in mathematics. It is a place outside of the classroom where students can get help for developmental math courses. At the CSM, students receive homework assistance, test help, and supplemental instruction. This center improved retention by positively effecting students’ persistence and success.

What were some important elements or characteristics of the project or instructional strategies?:

The CSM is located in the same building as most developmental mathematics classes. It is open six days a week and provides a supportive learning environment for struggling students. Students are referred to the CSM based on factors such as poor performance in a math course, low test scores, and frequent class absences. The tutors and math coaches that staff the CSM go through orientation, continuous training, and performance evaluations. At the CSM, students can receive assistance with course work, access supplemental materials, receive coaching to hone skills, review tests with a math coach, and get information about other beneficial campus services. The total number of student visits has increased steadily and the CSM facility has expanded.

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Reported by: Katie Fehrenbacher

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