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Education Final 05-15-12
1. Access and Enrollment
2. Student Accomplishment
3. Student and Economic Outcomes
2.2.d - First 5 Math Credits
Are college students increasing their achievement in college-level math?
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Data Notes
Data Source: SBCTC Data Warehouse
Measure Definition: Number of students who complete the first 5 credits in college-level math
Target Rationale:
Link to Agency Strategic Plan:
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). 
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Action Plan: Yes
Extended Analysis: No

 Drill Down Measures

 Summary Analysis

  • The graph to the left illustrates the 6% increase in the number of all CTC students who completed college-level math in 2010-11 (41,792) over the previous year.
  • College-level math is required for all students who are planning to transfer to a 4-year institution. The table illustrates math achievement of students intending to transfer.
  • In 2010-11, 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 pre-college math in 2010-11 increased at a faster rate than the number of those transfer-bound students, the percent of students intending to transfer who completed college-level math did not keep pace. Thus, math for underprepared transfer-bound 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 college-level 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 Gates-funded initiatives and college efforts.  Achieving the Dream has been expanded to nine additional colleges.  This initiative has a strong focus on pre-college work including math.
  • Colleges will continue to work to provide students appropriate math options for specific fields of study.