In designing two alternative mathematics pathways for students taking college developmental math classes, Carnegie has acknowledged student baggage as one of the key drivers that must be addressed to fully support student success.
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July 24, 2014 December 4, 2013
Carnegie’s Pathways have had notable success in their first implementation. In addition to their high success rates, Rob Johnstone finds that Statway and Quantway very well may make money for an institution.
July 31, 2013
At Carnegie’s Pathways National Forum faculty members, administrators, institutional research staff, and education researchers gathered to continue their efforts to reclaim the mathematical lives of students who place into developmental mathematics.
May 22, 2013
In this white paper, the authors draw on examples that illustrate how continuous quality improvement methodology is being applied in education toward the goals of making education more efficient, effective, and equitable.
May 3, 2013
In the Pathways, Carnegie is testing a set of strategies to help students persist and succeed academically. This report examines this kind of persistence, called Productive Persistence, which is addressing the alarming student failure rates.
April 22, 2013
Carnegie has selected two organizations to work with to better understand the work practices of networks that are deliberately organized to improve teaching and learning in schools, colleges, and other places where people learn.
March 14, 2013
Carnegie Program Achieves Dramatic Success for Community College Students in Developmental Mathematics
The results from the first year of Community College Pathways Program, the 2011-2012 academic year, show a dramatic rate of success for students enrolled in developmental mathematics. Learn how Pathways is achieving these impressive results.
January 8, 2013
Carnegie's Pathways is helping students to succeed in developmental mathematics by developing tenacity and good strategies, the two main components of productive persistence.
January 8, 2013
Andrea Levy, Statway instructor at Seattle Central Community College, speaks about how she supports her students intellectually and emotionally to help them succeed.
August 28, 2012
Paul Tough’s book “How Children Succeed” highlights the impact of noncognitive skills, like persistence, self-control, curiosity, grit and self-confidence, on student success.
July 24, 2012
Carnegie's Pathways has launched several subnetworks, a team of NIC members, to work together on a specific problem, challenge, or development priority within the Network.
July 24, 2012
The high levels of student success from the first year of Statway and Quantway highlight the power of working together, across campuses as a Networked Improvement Community.
July 12, 2012
The Carnegie Foundation has launched two pathways, Statway and Quantway, to help students succeed in developmental mathematics. Statway and Quantway are more than courses, they are entire new instructional systems.
June 13, 2012
Carnegie is launching the Carnegie Alpha Lab Research Network, a National Science Foundation funded project that aims to coordinate the efforts of researchers interested in leveraging their own research expertise to improve the Carnegie Pathways.
May 2, 2012
The recent American Association of Community Colleges 21st-Century Commission recommends having a goal to increase completion rates by 50 percent by 2020. Carnegie's work on developmental mathematics suggests we can achieve even more.
May 2, 2012
Statway is continuing to show early signs of success. 88% of students who passed the first term of Statway have enrolled in the second term and will earn college credit with its completion.
May 2, 2012
Complete College America's report, “Remediation: Higher Education’s Bridge to Nowhere," examines how of the two million students who are enrolled in community college less than one in 10 students graduate within three years.
May 2, 2012
The Carnegie Foundation has launched a national network of 27 community colleges and three universities dedicated to helping students at the greatest risk of failure in math which is showing promising results.
March 9, 2012
Carnegie has launched Lesson Study within the Pathways to help faculty share ideas across the network and improve the teaching of Statway and Quantway.
March 1, 2012
Two new studies from the Community College Research Center at Columbia University’s Teachers College found that more community college students are in remedial education classes than need be. The studies found that more than a quarter of the students assigned to remedial classes based on placement test scores could have…
February 9, 2012
If you were able to participate in the webinar, “It’s Not Just the Curriculum: Developing Pathways for Student Success in Community Colleges,” in January, you heard that Carnegie’s work in developmental mathematics in community colleges — the Statway™ and Quantway™ pathways — is not just another curriculum product or educational…
February 9, 2012
You might be interested in the release of a couple of reports on community colleges and a news article on the budget situation in California and how community colleges are affected. OPEN-DOOR POLICIES AT TWO-YEAR COLLEGES FACE THREAT, REPORT SAYS The nation’s college-completion agenda may be threatening open-door admissions policies at two-year institutions, says…
January 17, 2012
You might find this article about lesson study from The Hechinger Report interesting. Carnegie is using lesson study, not exactly in the way outlined in this article, but to improve our mathematics pathways. Statway and Quantway faculty teams at each community college site will be organized into lesson study groups.…
January 17, 2012
An article by the Associated Press examines the way California community college leaders are struggling with the competing demands of student access and success. CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE LEADERS CALL FOR OVERHAUL California community college leaders have signed off on major policy changes aimed at boosting graduation and transfer rates in…
January 17, 2012
This video showcases a panel discussion on learning opportunities from the Quantway™ and Statway™ 2011 Summer Institute. Hosted by Kay Merseth of the Carnegie Foundation and the Harvard Graduate School of Education, the panelists include: Jim Stigler, Carnegie Foundation, UCLA; Uri Treisman, Charles A. Dana Center, U. of Texas, Austin;…
December 7, 2011
Joshua Glazer visited Carnegie recently to talk about ideas outlined in an article, “Reconsidering Replication: New Perspectives on Large-Scale School Improvement,” that was published in the Journal of Educational Change. Glazer is with The Rothschild Foundation in Jerusalem and his co-author Donald Peurach is with the School of Education at…
December 6, 2011
In a keynote address at the annual meeting of the Association of Community College Trustees in Dallas recently, Carnegie President Tony Bryk outlined for the Trustees how Carnegie is using improvement research in our work to improve the success rate of students in developmental math. “We need to rethink how…
November 14, 2011
Good News from the Campuses We now have 30 colleges participating in our two networked improvement communities—22 in Statway™ and eight in Quantway™. There are 1200 students enrolled in 60 sections of Statway™, and Quantway goes live in classroom beginning in January. Over 80 faculty members are now network members,…
July 8, 2011
LESSONS LEARNED FROM MATHEMATICS AND DEMOCRACY “Indeed, as the twenty-first century unfolds, quantitative literacy will come to be seen not just as a minor variation in the way we functioned in the twentieth century but as a radically transformative vantage point from which to view education, policy, and work.” Mathematics…
July 1, 2011
New National Commission To Help Reshape the Future of Community Colleges Association Leader Says Effort Will Address Hard Choices, Embrace Innovation WASHINGTON, D.C. – For only the third time in their 110-year history, community colleges are preparing to take a holistic look at their broad and continuously evolving mission with…
June 29, 2011
TED’s Chris Anderson says the rise of web video is driving a worldwide phenomenon he calls Crowd Accelerated Innovation — a self-fueling cycle of learning that could be as significant as the invention of print. But to tap into its power, organizations will need to embrace radical openness.
June 9, 2011
A concrete way to learn how a Networked Improvement Community (NIC) might organize and carry out a better program of educational R&D is to build one. In this spirit, the Carnegie Foundation in partnership with several other colleagues and institutions, is now initiating a prototype NIC aimed at addressing the…
March 16, 2011
In the past few years, organizations like ours have looked to the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) as a model for employing improvement research to support sustainability and scaling efforts in various fields. There are many good reasons for this. IHI, created by Don Berwick and colleagues in the late…
February 3, 2011
A New Look at Scale and Opportunity to Learn “There still remains room for optimism in technology’s ability to transform education, in part, because of its almost unique role in enhancing all students’ opportunities to learn,” write Carnegie Senior Partner and University of Pittsburgh professor Louis Gomez, Carnegie Visiting Resident…
January 5, 2011
In a recent Education Week article, representatives from private and government organizations concerned with education research lined up behind the 90-day cycle model, developed by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) in Cambridge, Mass., as a way to accomplish “deep-dive, quick turnaround” education research. Carnegie leadership spent a week at…
October 12, 2010
90-Day Cycle: Exploration of Math Intensives as a Strategy to Move More Community College Students Out of Developmental Math Courses
Last year, Carnegie engaged Jennifer Zoltners Sherer from the University of Pittsburgh to work with a team of Carnegie staff to explore the potential of math intensive programs as a strategy for addressing the failure rates of developmental mathematics students in community colleges. These math intensive programs include boot camp…
August 24, 2010
In The NYT article, Scholars Test Web Alternative to Peer Review,” Patricia Cohen advocates using the Internet to expose scholarly thinking to the swift collective judgment of a much broader audience.
April 1, 2010
This interview with Louis M. Gomez, a Senior Partner at Carnegie, and details the Knowledge Alliance, a mix of doers and thinkers with aspirations to improve education for all students.
January 29, 2010
Education Has Much to Learn From Healthcare Reform Efforts. Reflections on The Best Practice: Learning from the Emergence of Quality Improvement in Healthcare.
January 13, 2010
Clay Shirky evaluates the effect of the Internet on modern group dynamics.
November 24, 2009
An investigation into what community college developmental mathematics students understand and how we might help turn around alarming statistics of students drop outs.
November 5, 2009
In The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization, scientist and organizational-theory expert Peter Senge describes a learning organization as a place of aspiration, nurturing and learning.
October 30, 2009
The share of 18- to 24-year-olds attending college in the United States hit an all-time high in October 2008, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.
October 30, 2009
Research Confidential: Solutions to Problems Most Social Scientists Pretend They Never Have has just been published by the University of Michigan Press.
October 6, 2009
This month’s “Progress of Education Reform” report from the Education Commission of the States delves into a big issue for this sector education, transfer and articulation.
August 5, 2009
During a July convening at Carnegie with representatives from several organizations working on increasing success for community college students in developmental mathematics, participants came up with some tensions that need to be acknowledged and/or addressed. Those include: Increased pressure to increase graduation and completion rates and the desire to get…
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