Statway and Quantway: Mathematics Pathways to Student Success in Community Colleges
On April 1, 2011, Carnegie hosted a one hour webinar to introduce the foundation's work in developmental mathematics. The panelists were Karon Klipple and Jane Muhich of the Carnegie Foundation, and Julie Phelps, Carnegie's Pathways Networking Liaison. Carnegie Senior Partner Uri Treisman introduced the problem via audio recording.
Carnegie and its partners are addressing the low success rate of developmental mathematics students by providing alternatives to the current community college mathematical sequence and content. The Statistics Pathway (Statway) is designed to take developmental math students to and through transferable college statistics in one year. Quantway provides an alternate and accelerated pathway with an innovative quantitative literacy focus in which students use mathematics and numerical reasoning to make sense of the world around them.
During the broadcast, the presenters:
- Discussed how the Carnegie Foundation in partnership with the Charles A. Dana Center and 27 community colleges around the country are on the leading edge of a movement to disrupt the system that has been an impediment for our developmental mathematics students for decades.
- Described the new pathways for non-STEM students that focus on the quantitative literacy and statistical reasoning skills needed in today's society and for college success.
- Outlined Carnegie’s approach to building a networked improvement community centered around increasing student success in developmental mathematics.
- Learn more about Carnegie's work in Developmental Math »
- Learn more about Statway »
- Learn more about Quantway »
- Download the slide presentation (PDF) »
- VIDEO: Uri Treisman on What's the Problem? »
- Webinar recording »
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The following questions were posted during the April 1st webinar. While we weren’t able to answer all of your questions, we did get to quite a few. Responders included Karon Klipple and Jane Muhich on general Statway and Quantway queries, Guadalupe Valdés on language questions and Kay Merseth on professional development. Some of your questions about design principles and outcomes can be found within our pages on Statway and Quantway.