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Mississippi Collegiate Mathematical Association Annual Meeting April 3, 2009 Holmes Community College Ridgeland Campus. Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) Office of Academic and Student Affairs Lynn J. House, Ph.D., Assistant Commissioner

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Mississippi Collegiate Mathematical Association Annual MeetingApril 3, 2009Holmes Community College Ridgeland Campus

Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL)

Office of Academic and Student Affairs

Lynn J. House, Ph.D., Assistant Commissioner

Pearl Strickland Pennington, Director of Student Affairs


Presentation map
PRESENTATION MAP

1. High School Graduates

2. Dev. Ed. Courses/Placement Policies

3. Fall 2007 Enrollment Ethnicity/Gender

4. IHL Landscape

5. Updates/Initiatives


“Both community colleges and four- year institutions have important roles to play in ensuring educational opportunity for all, and the availability of developmental education will always be a part of this effort.”

Alene Russell, Senior State Policy Consultant, American Association of State Colleges and Universities


Mississippi high school class of 2008
MISSISSIPPI HIGH SCHOOL institutions have important roles to play in ensuring educational opportunity for all, and the availability of developmental education will always be a part of this effort.” CLASS OF 2008

18.9

ACT Composite

25,641

20.1

Core or More

MHSG

22

ACT Benchmark

Math

17.5

18.2

Non-Core

Min. Core - Math


Developmental education landscape
DEVELOPMENTAL EDUCATION LANDSCAPE institutions have important roles to play in ensuring educational opportunity for all, and the availability of developmental education will always be a part of this effort.”

Mississippi Public Postsecondary Institutions

  • Fall, Spring, and Summer

  • Mandatory Placement

  • CJC offers Fundamentals of Mathematics, Beginning Mathematics, and Intermediate Algebra

  • IHL offers Developmental Mathematics and Intermediate Algebra


Developmental education landscape1
DEVELOPMENTAL EDUCATION LANDSCAPE institutions have important roles to play in ensuring educational opportunity for all, and the availability of developmental education will always be a part of this effort.”

Wide variation in CJC placement policies

  • College Algebra placement: ACT math subtest score 16 – 20

    Common placement policy among the IHLs

  • College Algebra placement: ACT math subtest score 16 and above (discretion of the university)

    Note: ACT Math Benchmark: 22


Developmental education landscape2
DEVELOPMENTAL EDUCATION LANDSCAPE institutions have important roles to play in ensuring educational opportunity for all, and the availability of developmental education will always be a part of this effort.”

Ethnicity - Fall 2007

IHL

CJC


Developmental education landscape3
DEVELOPMENTAL EDUCATION LANDSCAPE institutions have important roles to play in ensuring educational opportunity for all, and the availability of developmental education will always be a part of this effort.”

Gender - Fall 2007

IHL

CJC


Developmental education landscape4
DEVELOPMENTAL EDUCATION LANDSCAPE institutions have important roles to play in ensuring educational opportunity for all, and the availability of developmental education will always be a part of this effort.”

IHL Intermediate Course Enrollment

1997-2008

English

Mathematics

Reading

9,717

16,216

6,417

Source: Policy Research and Planning, IHL_MISN, November 2007


Developmental education landscape5
DEVELOPMENTAL EDUCATION LANDSCAPE institutions have important roles to play in ensuring educational opportunity for all, and the availability of developmental education will always be a part of this effort.”


DEVELOPMENTAL EDUCATION LANDSCAPE institutions have important roles to play in ensuring educational opportunity for all, and the availability of developmental education will always be a part of this effort.”

IHL Retention Rates

* Intermediate enrollment figures contain freshmen students as well as other students who elect to take the intermediate courses. These percentages may be slightly inflated due to the inclusion of these additional students. Source: IHLMIS, 2008


UPDATES institutions have important roles to play in ensuring educational opportunity for all, and the availability of developmental education will always be a part of this effort.”

AND

INITIATIVES


Updates and initiatives ihl strategic plan
UPDATES AND INITIATIVES institutions have important roles to play in ensuring educational opportunity for all, and the availability of developmental education will always be a part of this effort.” IHL STRATEGIC PLAN


Updates and initiatives
UPDATES AND INITIATIVES institutions have important roles to play in ensuring educational opportunity for all, and the availability of developmental education will always be a part of this effort.”

IHL DEVELOPMENTAL EDUCATION

TASK FORCE

The Developmental Education Task Force will:

  • Review the current state of all aspects of developmental education,

  • Construct a comprehensive plan for improving developmental education in the IHL system, &

  • Work toward greater collaboration with CJCs & the MS Department of Education.


Updates and initiatives1
UPDATES AND INITIATIVES institutions have important roles to play in ensuring educational opportunity for all, and the availability of developmental education will always be a part of this effort.”

IHL DEVELOPMENTAL EDUCATION

TASK FORCE

  • 16 member task force composed of administrators, faculty, financial aid, student affairs, CJC representation, etc.

  • Four sub-committees focusing on:

    - Preparation

    - Policy and Procedures

    - Practices and Programs

    - Public Relations


Updates and initiatives2
UPDATES AND INITIATIVES institutions have important roles to play in ensuring educational opportunity for all, and the availability of developmental education will always be a part of this effort.”

Lumina Making Opportunity AffordablePLANNING GRANT

  • Designed to produce higher post-secondary completion rates at a lower cost

  • Developing 3-5 pilot implementations of redesigned developmental math courses

  • Using The National Center for AcademicTransformation models of course redesign

  • Fosters greater student success while lowering costs


Updates and initiatives3
UPDATES AND INITIATIVES institutions have important roles to play in ensuring educational opportunity for all, and the availability of developmental education will always be a part of this effort.”

IHL HIGH SCHOOL FEEDBACK REPORT

  • Developed collaboratively with MDE, superintendents, principals, & other stakeholders

  • Informs both IHL universities and high schools about student and program performance

  • Shared with principals and superintendents state-wide in both public and private schools

  • Assigned campus liaisons to assist high schools

  • Distributed annually during the spring


Updates and initiatives4
UPDATES AND INITIATIVES institutions have important roles to play in ensuring educational opportunity for all, and the availability of developmental education will always be a part of this effort.”

COLLEGE READINESS

  • Competencies in Math and English collaboratively developed and validated by IHLs, CJCs, and P-12 representatives

  • Taskforces have begun work on development of competencies for Biology and U.S. History

  • Presentations:

    • 2008 Mega Conference,

    • ACT College ReadinessSummit (March)

    • Mathematics Education Symposium (May-09)


QUESTIONS ? institutions have important roles to play in ensuring educational opportunity for all, and the availability of developmental education will always be a part of this effort.”


Contact information
CONTACT INFORMATION institutions have important roles to play in ensuring educational opportunity for all, and the availability of developmental education will always be a part of this effort.”

Lynn J. House

601-432-6501 or

[email protected]

Pearl S. Pennington

601-432-6482 or

[email protected]


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