About half the freshmen entering Mississippi's universities and community colleges are not prepared for the English and math curricula. John Polk, R-Hattiesburg, who added he didn't have the exact breakdown of how the additional funds are spent. Polk said the figure does include tuition that students and parents pay for remedial courses that do not count toward an undergraduate degree and increase the amount of time it takes to earn a degree. At the University of Southern Mississippi, some of that funding is spent to help incoming freshmen who are not prepared to take ENG Composition I. Instead, the university offers ENG E, a remedial six-hour course that students take over two semesters with the same faculty member. At Pearl River Community College, during the academic year, about 50 percent of incoming first-time, full-time students were required to complete at least one remedial course, said Amy Townsend, director of the Office of Student Success.
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Oh, the stress of learning math! Those more comfortable in the gray area in-between often find themselves afflicted with palpitations and sweaty palms. Getting math right is a high-stakes proposition in our increasingly STEM-obsessed world. And how to teach it has long bedeviled educators.
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Statistical courses, rather than algebra remediation, do a better job at helping first-year students succeed when they test into developmental education, a new report finds. A student placed in remedial math has a better chance of succeeding in college by taking college-level statistical courses with additional support instead of developmental math, according to a new report published today in the American Educational Research Association's Evaluation and Policy Analysis journal. The students who passed the statistics course also subsequently accumulated more credits.
I have a feeling that the stage is being set up for a grassroots revolution in the field of education. Bill Gates is backing Khan Academy to develop internet based course content that is relatively easy to grasp. Ivy League institutions like Harvard, M. However, a lot more needs to be done beyond just providing the course content to get a revolution going in education.