
Data Notes 

Data Source: 
SBCTC Data Warehouse 
Measure Definition: 
Number of students who complete the first 5 credits in collegelevel math 
Target Rationale: 

Link to Agency Strategic Plan: 
http://www.sbctc.ctc.edu/docs/sbctc_system_direction_final.pdf 
Relevance: 

Notes: (Optional) 
In the table, each momentum point category represents only students who reached that category as their highest level of achievement during the academic year (e.g. a new student earned 30 credits during their first year would be in the "1st 30 College Credits" category, but not also in the "1st 15 College Credits" category). 


Also Available 

Action Plan: 
Yes 
Extended Analysis: 
No  




 The graph to the left illustrates the 6% increase in the number of all CTC students who completed collegelevel math in 201011 (41,792) over the previous year.
 Collegelevel math is required for all students who are planning to transfer to a 4year institution. The table illustrates math achievement of students intending to transfer.
 In 201011, more than 100,000 students who were planning to transfer entered the year with no college math.
 While the percent of students intending to transfer who completed precollege math in 201011 increased at a faster rate than the number of those transferbound students, the percent of students intending to transfer who completed collegelevel math did not keep pace. Thus, math for underprepared transferbound students continues to be a challenge for colleges.
Action Plan
 Provide financial rewards to colleges each year for increasing the number of college students who reach the first 15 and first 30 collegelevel credits.
 Look for promising practices that prepare students for college level math in order to advise and guide those students into appropriate courses for their degrees, through the Gatesfunded initiatives and college efforts. Achieving the Dream has been expanded to nine additional colleges. This initiative has a strong focus on precollege work including math.
 Colleges will continue to work to provide students appropriate math options for specific fields of study.


