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Collaboration for Successful College Math Preparation: Developing a Partnership. Dr. Kristee Lorenz Ms. Pat Gillman Dr. Brent Bates 1. On notecard, briefly describe a successful partnership that improved student success 2. Write any questions you hope are answered in this session.

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Collaboration for successful college math preparation developing a partnership

Collaboration for Successful College Math Preparation: Developing a Partnership

Dr. Kristee Lorenz

Ms. Pat Gillman

Dr. Brent Bates

1. On notecard, briefly describe a successful partnership that improved student success

2. Write any questions you hope are answered in this session.


The family

The Family

State Fair Community College


The family1

The Family

Public, Comprehensive Community College in Sedalia, Mo.

Serves 14-county region in rural central Missouri with Sedalia campus, SFCC online and four extended campus sites.

5,000+ students.


The family2

The Family

  • Mandatory Assessment, Placement

    • 86 percent of incoming students place into at least one developmental course.

    • 76 percent of incoming students place into developmental math.

  • Within semester retention of developmental math: 76.73 percent; 26th percentile in National Community College Benchmarking Project.


The family3

The Family

Of those who enroll in developmental math, 48 percent complete with an A, B or C; 15th percentile in NCCBP.

Of those who complete a developmental math course, 63 percent received an A, B or C; 28th percentile in NCCBP.

Only 10 percent of first time, full-time students graduate in two years; 23 percent graduate in three years.


The family4

The Family

SFCC has strategic focus on improving student success, especially in math.


The family5

The Family

Smith Cotton High School


The family6

The Family

  • Public High School in Sedalia, Mo.

  • 900 Students Grades 10-12.

    • Graduation Rate 92.07 percent

    • Drop Out Rate 0.51 percent

    • Attendance92.06 percent

    • ACT21.5


The family7

The Family

  • SCHS Class 2010

    • 127 SCHS Class 2010 Graduates Attended College

      • 20.1 percent entered four-year college/university

      • 44.7 percent entered two-year college

      • 1.0 percent entered other post-secondary educational institution

      • 28.5 percent entered the workforce

      • 3.9 percent entered the military

      • 1.9 percent entered some other field.

    • Percentage of Graduates Needing Math Remediation 30.71%

    • Percentage of Graduates Needing English Remediation 14.96%

    • Percentage of Graduates Needing Any Remediation 36.43%


The family8

The Family

  • Small Learning Communities

    • SLC T2’s Vision: Driving Sedalia #200’s Student College and Career Readiness Success

    • Focus on improving college and career readiness and 21st Century Skills through small learning communities


The courtship

The Courtship

The spark of interest and the first date


The marriage proposal

The Marriage Proposal

  • Sophomore Career Focus

    • Sophomores meet in specific career pathways with faculty, who discuss college preparedness for the disciplines in the pathway.

  • Career and College Day

    • One of the largest college and career days in Missouri. More than 2,000 high school students meet with college and university recruiters and attend career presentations by professionals in the field.

  • College 101

    • Provides high school seniors the college admissions experience. Students actually apply for college, walk though the FAFSA application and meet with faculty advisers to demystify the college experience.


The marriage proposal1

The Marriage Proposal

  • Early College

    • A comprehensive dual credit program through which qualified students have the opportunity to complete individual courses up to their associate’s degree at the same time they are completing high school.


The marriage proposal2

The Marriage Proposal

  • Improving math preparedness

    • “Successful College Math Preparation”

      • Patterned with permission after a program created at St. Charles (Mo.) Community College.

      • Administered to high school sophomores or juniors.

    • Meeting of college, high school and junior high school math faculty

      • Alignment and matriculation.

    • Marketing to students, to parents and to school staff.


The honeymoon

The Honeymoon

Expansion to other schools

Evaluating success.

Lessons Learned.


Questions

Questions?

For more information contact:

Dr. Kristee Lorenz

Assistant Superintendent

Knob Noster High School

[email protected]

Pat Gillman

Director of College and Career Readiness

State Fair Community College

[email protected]

Dr. Brent Bates

Vice President, Educational and Student Support Services

State Fair Community College

[email protected]


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