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Bainbridge State College-2015--Early College, Other/Undefined

Year: 
2016

High Impact Strategy

Continuation the QuickStart Program for matriculating students before the semester begins.

Goal

Increase the likelihood of degree completion by transforming the way that remediation is accomplished.

Summary of Activities

  • The competency-based intensive, 80-hour summer workshop designed to prepare students to exit learning support requirements in math and also to demonstrate mastery of the student learning outcomes of our First Year Experience (FYE) class, FYE 0100, Foundations for Success was continued. This program required partnerships with local high schools, instruction from Learning Support, FYE, peer mentors, and support from the institutional budget process.

Baseline Status

  • In Summer 2014 there were a total of 10 participants.
    • 7 students improved scores to exit learning support and were placed in college level courses
    • 1 students improved scores and was placed in to paired math
    • 2 students improved scored, yet were placed in foundations math
    • The average participant (now BSC student) GPA for fall 2014 was 2.62
    • The average GPA for spring 2015 was 2.72
    • All participants (100%) remain enrolled at the college
  • In Summer 2015 there were a total of 11 participants.
    • 6 students improved scores to exit learning support and were placed in college level courses
    • 2 students improved scores and was placed in to paired math
    • 3 students improved scored, yet were placed in foundations math
    • 9 of the 11 participants (82%) are enrolled at the college for Fall 2015

Interim Measures Of Progress

  • Number of high school student participants
  • Number of non-high school student participants
  • COMPASS algebra exam scores
  • Competency-based measures of FYE

Measures Of Success

  • Number of participants who pass COMPASS algebra exam and exempt learning support math
  • Number of participants who receive institutional credit for FYE 0100 (grade of K)
  • Participant success rate in first college-level math
  • Time-to-degree among program participants
  • Overall success rate of program participants
  • Retention rate of program participants

Lessons Learned

  • To apply for the nursing program at BSC, one must not have any Learning Support requirements.  With the implementation of the USG’s redesigned remedial policy for Learning Support, this particular group of students has a greater chance of having to take a credit-level math course which they do not need.  For instance, with the old LS policy, students could pass MATH 0097 and MATH 0099 and have met LS math requirements.  The new policy requires students to pass a math foundations class and then a paired math class which contains a credit-level math course.  This credit-level math course is not a required course for the nursing program.  Therefore, it is beneficial for BSC to offer a math workshop for this group of students in order for them to COMPASS retest in an effort to increase their score to exit any LS requirements.