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another article about co-reqs

March 4, 2023


Wonsun Ryu, Lauren Schudde, & Kim Pack. (2022). Constructing Corequisites: How Community Colleges Structure Corequisite Math Coursework and the Implications for Student Success. AERA Open, 8.    This one discusses what kinds of co-req designs were more important. In the “nope, no surprise!!” category, for “ease of interpretation,” the results are presented in terms of […]

Phil_on_EdTech, thank you

February 3, 2023


Usually “PhilOnEdTech” is *interesting* to me — lots of discussions of online learning and what’s going on with the assorted companies. What happened when Canvas got bought? What do those enrollment numbers and patterns really mean? … but I don’t always click through if I’m busy, and … I’ve missed some important ones!!! Today’s post […]

Another (yuck) article

October 26, 2022


Oh, boy. “Developmental education or cultural assimilation?” “Students placed into developmental courses are deemed unworthy of the intellectual work of gateway courses….” Well, I guess if that is what they do, they should change that, then? I mean, *speak for yourselves.* It’s not how we do it here. “From attendance to class participation, our developmental […]


September 3, 2022


Anderson, P., Pribesh, S., & Williams, M. R. (2020). A Matched-Samples Comparison of Pass Rates for Students Coenrolled in Developmental Education and College-Level Math Compared to Similar Non-Coenrolled Students. Community College Enterprise, 26(2), 24–36. So! In that special abstract paragraph, big fat yellow flag: “We found that students who are coenrolled in developmental and college-level math were […]

Another article: it’s all about access.

May 28, 2021


Note the first paragraph: led to “gains in access.” Access isn’t equity, last I heard. They changed placement rules and more people had access!! (Not saying this is a bad thing, just thinking that it being “remarkable” is interesting.) Okay, now to the actual success insaid courses: 61% ofall students taking English first time successfully […]

N + 1 article – but different

January 7, 2020


I get to eat some words 🙂 Alexandra Logue tweeted that hey, there was lots of evidence that supporting students in college level math *worked* with a link to a study: “Should Students Assessed as Needing Remedial Mathematics Take College-Level Quantitative Courses Instead? A Randomized Controlled Trial.” Erm. Yes. I was skeptical. And when I […]

article N + 1

November 12, 2019


    The most recent article was about math beyond developmental — college algebra.   This article is pre-developmental; it’s about high school.  The authors aim  high with this analogy: we should be “making mathematics ‘a pump, not a filter’. That’s worth pausing and considering.   What would that look like????    The *antithesis* of gatekeeping.   That’s […]

article n + 1

November 4, 2019


Technically not an article; it’s transcript from a podcast.  “Grow Up, Branch Out.” It suggests we could have mathematical literacy infused in *life* and all through college, no matter what you’re major. I was intrigued by an early quote: We call QL a literacy for the same reason: it is not a skill that we […]

Half a gill

April 11, 2019


Somebody posted a conversion chart that included gills and quarts and barrels, causing a tangential earworm.   I searched enough to find the “barley mow” song… so now I can at least separate that in my brain from the drinking song about eating a mallard starting with the leg, which I failed in finding… Just because […]

Thread 6, drum roll please…

September 20, 2018


  Part 1   Part 2   Part 3    Part 4    Part 5 From Curry D. Where to Focus so Students Become College and Career Ready. Journal Of Research & Practice For Adult Literacy, Secondary & Basic Education [serial online]. Spring2017 2017;6(1):62. The National Center on Education and the Economy (NCEE) asked: What does it […]