Supplemental Instruction (SI)

2015-2016

TCCD continues to be a leader in Suppplemental Instruction. College-wide implementation of Supplemental Instruction (SI) at Tarrant County College District (TCCD) started during the spring 2015 semester. In preparation for this implementation, the College hired 5 campus SI Coordinators and over 80 SI Leaders. Currently, there are more than 100 SI Leaders College-wide. TCCD’s SI program has expanded:  during the spring 2015 semester, the SI program covered 114 sections supporting 1,054 students with a participation rate of 9.2 students per section. During the fall 2015 semester, this coverage increased to 124 sections, supporting 1,631 students, at a participation rate of 13.1 students per section supported. The SI program supported 132 sections during the spring 2016 semester. Data collected during the spring 2015 and fall 2015 semesters reflect that TCCD’s implementation of SI has been a positive, high-impact practice increasing student success. During the spring 2015 semester 75% of SI enrolled students who participated in SI study sessions completed the supported section with an ‘A’, ‘B’, or ‘C’ grade. Only 60% of students who were enrolled in an SI-supported section and did not participate in SI study sessions completed the SI supported section successfully. The success of this intervention was replicated during the fall 2015 semester with 75% SI participants successfully completing SI targeted sections compared to 60% successful completion for non SI participants. TCCD also piloted SI in developmental courses. During the Summer 2015 semester, 91% of students who enrolled and participated in SI developmental education sections and SI study sessions successfully completed targeted sections with an ‘A’, ‘B’, or, ‘C’ grade, compared to 52% for students who were enrolled but did not participate in SI study sessions. By the fall 2017 semester, the College will increase the number of SI sections from 132 to 150. 

2014-2015

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a free academic enrichment program that uses peer-assisted study sessions with students who have previously done well in the course and who also attend all class lectures, take notes, and act as model students.

SI sessions are regularly scheduled, informal review sessions where SI Leaders work with students to:

Compare notes,
Discuss readings,
Develop organizational tools,
Predict test items with SI Leaders, and
Learn how-to-learn while learning what-to-learn.

The main benefit for students is higher average grades. Students who participate in SI earn, on average, one letter grade higher than students who do not participate.

TCC is has chosen to offer SI options in many courses over this past year.  In fact, TCC is 3rd in the Nation regarding the number of sections and SI leaders we offer. TCC offered SI in the following courses in 2015 Spring:

Courses Supported by SI as of Spring 2015

ACCT-2301
AERM-1314
BIOL-1406
BIOL-2401, BIOL-2402
BIOL-2420
CHEM-1406
CHEM-1411, CHEM-1412
COSC-1301
DRAM-1310
DRAM-1351
ECON-2301, ECON-2302
EMSP-1501
ENGL-1301, ENGL-1302
GOVT-2305, GOVT-2306
HIST-1301, HIST-1302
KINE-1164
MATH-0361
MATH-0362
MATH-1314
MATH-1324, MATH-1325
MATH-1342
MUEN-1122
MUSI-1163, MUSI-1164
PHIL-1301
PHYS-1401
PHYS-2425
PSYC-2301
RNSG-1413
RNSG-1441
RNSG-2208
SPAN-1411
SPCH-1311

 

 

ID 15807

To contact this college about this intervention, take note of the ID above, ID #15807, and then fill out the intervention contact request form

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