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  1. DEVELOPMENTAL ENGLISH COURSE REDESIGN: The Write Stuff Presenter: Wes Anthony, M.S.

  2. COMBINING FOUR COURSES INTO TWO • From RED 080 and RED 090 and ENG 080 and ENG 090 to….. • ENG 085/085A and ENG 095/095A • The N.C. State Competencies for English • What we lost and what we gained… • From the shotgun approach to rifle ready…

  3. COMBINING COURSES • Course Modules • My Skills Lab • Specific writing assignments • Appropriate reading assignments • Vocabulary work • Departmental Final Exam

  4. CREATING MODULES • 21 in ENG 095 and 16 in ENG 085 • MSL assignments • Power Points and videos • Vocabulary chapters • Writing assessments • Module tests

  5. STUDENT ASSESSMENTS • Diagnostic pre and post tests • Black Board • Uniform test structure • Includes vocabulary words and key competencies • Opportunities for multiple chances • Minimum score of 80

  6. MSL • Students must complete pre-tests • Green checks are good…. • Standard assignment list • Reading Level readings

  7. MSL List

  8. New MSL • More options than before- • Course calendar • Learning Path • More control

  9. DAY-TO-DAY • Faculty responsibilities: • Grade Module Tests • Submissions in MSL • Clear alerts in MSL • Check student notesand writing assignments • Check Reading Level achievements

  10. ADDING IT UP • Requirement of minimum grade of 80 • MSL work, Module tests, and the Final Exam • Opportunities for retesting/reviewing • Differences in 085 and 095 • Standardized Final Exam

  11. DATA: • 104 students moved from ENG 095/095A to ENG 111 from Fall 2010 to Spring 2011 • 58%, or 60, passed ENG 111 with a C or higher • 42% failed, withdrew, or audited

  12. ENG 095 FALL SEMESTER 2011 • 178 STUDENTS: • Beginning Average Lexile Score: 1032 • Midterm Average Score: 1064 • Percentage Increase: 3.1%

  13. A FEW THINGS TO REMEMBER • Supervise all testing • Provide sufficient testing time • Emphasize importance of diagnostic testing • Monitor student work in labs • Require a minimum amount of time in MSL • Data matters! Research is needed!

  14. IN CLOSING…. “A major benefit of strategic learning instruction is that students are able to transfer the knowledge gained to other subjects and courses” (99).