High-Fail Freshman M1 Initiative

This intervention is intended to shorten the mathematics dvelopmental sequence for entering freshmen. Rather than enrolling them in pre-algebra in their first semester, students who score within five points of passing that section of the CUNY COMPASS math exam will be recruited  to participate. These students will receive 15 hours of instruction over four days by a Kingsbrough mathematics professor, after which they will be permitted to take the exit exam.

During the summer of 2015 up to 450 high-fail pre-algebra students will participate in 15-hour, four-day, workshops taught by Kingsbrough mathematics professors, designed to prepare the students to re-test on the fifth day and, ideally, move on to elementary algebra during special August sessions of our Summer Immersion program, all at no cost to the student. Successful students will enter the college at the start of the freshman year with no developmental mathematics needs. Others may have advanced one level. Seats have been reserved in the appropriate courses for those who still need or desire traditional classroom-based developmental mathematics instruction, so that momentum is not lost. 

ID 15960

To contact this college about this intervention, take note of the ID above, ID #15960, and then fill out the intervention contact request form

Please note that for security purposes, contact information can only be provided to known contacts at active Achieving the Dream institutions.

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