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Preparing for College Readiness with. EdReady and. Powered by NROC. Presented by Michele Jersak, Counselor and GPS LifePlan Coordinator Randy LaFoy, eFolio/GPS LifePlan Media Coordinator Century College. The Crisis of Remediation.

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Preparing for college readiness with

Preparing for College Readiness with

EdReady and

Powered by NROC

Presented by Michele Jersak, Counselor and GPS LifePlan Coordinator

Randy LaFoy, eFolio/GPS LifePlan Media Coordinator

Century College


The crisis of remediation
The Crisis of Remediation

  • Each year about 2.5 million college freshman take math and English placement exams.

  • More than half learn they face required remediation.

  • In 2010 45% of MN high school graduates entering college required remediation.

  • Only about 22% of students that undertake remediation complete college and receive a degree.

Data shared by NROC for EdReady Pilots Fall 2012



Data shared at Annual NROC Meeting by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Data shared at Annual NROC Meeting by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation



Teacher view of data
Teacher View of Data Gates Foundation


Admin view of data
Admin Gates Foundation View of Data


EdReady Gates Foundation National Pilots

  • Montana Digital Academy

  • Kentucky Statewide Consortium

  • Berkley High School

  • Community College of Denver

  • Minnesota Learning Commons


EdReady Gates Foundation Minnesota Pilots

Minnesota Learning Commons Pilots:

  • NE Metro 916 Perkins Consortium (NE St. Paul Suburbs)

  • Harding High School (St. Paul)

  • Guadalupe Alternation Program (GAP) School (St. Paul)

  • Century College (White Bear Lake)


Northeast Gates Foundation Metro 916 Intermediate School District

Student Math Intervention

Main Contact:Erick Lehet, Math Coach, Career & Technical Center

  • Demographics:

  • Seniors (11), Juniors (3)

  • Females (3), Males (11)

  • From the Following High School:

  • Stillwater HS (4)

  • Irondale HS (1)

  • Roseville HS (2)

  • North St. Paul HS (1)

  • Mahtomedi HS (1)

  • Park HS (3)

  • Woodbury HS (2)

  • Length of Time of Assessment and Review Materials:

  • All said just right/not too long

  • Would you return to the tool on your own if you needed to meet a certain math test goal:

  • Yes (8)

  • Probably (1)

  • Would need help with it –might not be able to do by myself (1)

  • It said I needed to review 2.5 hours – that seems like a lot (1)

Data gathered through student interviews upon completing the assessment and viewing tutorials.


What was liked about EdReady Gates Foundation

  • Video and Animation was helpful

  • Liked how the video showed the problems of how to do it

  • I have ADHD and so I did get distracted a bit during the assessments but really liked the videos – the animation, color was good, the length, the problem review

  • It’s stuff that I would need for my future career; its practical

  • It shows where you are at and what you need to work on

  • It’s helpful – reviews and shows what to work on

Data gathered through student interviews upon completing the assessment and viewing tutorials.


What was liked about EdReady Gates Foundation

  • It explains things; it’s easy to understand; explains why things are the way they are

  • I have a learning disability related to reading and writing and I like that it talks to you – the audio and animation – brings out the details in a slower format

  • I liked that it showed me what I don’t know and hone in on what I need to know

  • Liked that it kept things simple

Data gathered through student interviews upon completing the assessment and viewing tutorials.


Harding High School – Risk for Graduation Gates Foundation

Main Contacts for Group:Michael Houston, Math Teacher and Maureen Reueber, Teacher on Special Assignment

  • Length of Time of Assessment and Review Materials:

  • Time is good! (2)

  • It took a while to take the assessment – review was good because it helped you go back to check what you did wrong. (2)

  • Would you return to the tool on your own if you needed to meet a certain math test goal:

  • Yes, I tried to get in at home but couldn’t get in.

  • Yes, would help a lot, watching the videos increase understanding of what’s being asked.

  • Yes, definitely – especially if it’d help on my ACT especially as it tells you your weaknesses.

  • Demographics:

  • Juniors (20)

  • Females (13), Males (7)

  • Unit Assessment Completed by Students:

  • Arithmetic (17)

  • Geometry (10)

  • Statistics (6)

  • Algebra part 1 (8)

  • Algebra part 2 (3)

  • Algebra part 3 (2)

Data gathered through student interviews upon completing the assessment and viewing tutorials and admin report.


Administrative Report Gates Foundation


Administrative Report Gates Foundation


What was liked about EdReady Gates Foundation

  • The challenges, wanting to spend more time working on project.

  • Easy to follow and applies to different materials/math subjects.

  • I like the test, your score and what you need to work and it’s right away. It’s non-threatening and you know right away what you need to work on.

What would you tell others

  • Try it – it helped me!

  • Easy page to go to and that material is such that I enjoyed doing it.

  • They should get into it because it tells them their weaknesses and your strong points too and what to study.

Data gathered through student interviews upon completing the assessment and viewing tutorials.


Demo of Items and Plans Gates Foundation

http://century.beta.edready.org/home


Coming in 2014 Gates Foundation


Observations Gates Foundation

  • Online and blended learning can be used to help students access personalized learning, and real-time adaptation of learning through assessments

  • EdReadyprepares students for both “credit recovery” of high school units not earned and better preparation for college-level instruction.

  • Students expressed that it would motivate them more if they were to get help with deciding on a career path and then know how math pertains to their career path.

  • Such wrap-around student development resources and activities are available on the GPS LifePlan (http://gpslifeplan.org or http://gpslifeplan.org /secondary)


Questions / Comments Gates Foundation

Michele Jersak ([email protected] or 651-779-3221)

Randy LaFoy([email protected] or 651-779-3363)


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