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Project Information

Project Information


Understanding Success and Failure of Students in Developmental Mathematics: A Workshop


Project Scope:

A planning committee will plan a 2-day, open workshop that will explore the effectiveness of post-secondary developmental (remedial) mathematics courses with particular attention to the students who are unsuccessful in these courses. The workshop will explore the challenges these students face, promising approaches and areas where additional research is needed. The workshop will focus on the following questions:
1. Which students are not well-served by current offerings in developmental mathematics? How do we define “well-served” and what are indicators of student success in developmental mathematics? How do we define which students are included here?
2. What is the size of the total population that is not well served? Are there subgroups within this group and how do needs or challenges vary across them? How do Adult Basic Education students fit in? 
3. What is known about why some students are not well-served? What do we need to know in order to better serve them? 
4. Are there examples of successful approaches? What are the components of these programs (considering interventions both within and outside of the classroom)? What is needed in order to implement the more successful approaches? 
5. What are the potential challenges and what strategies can be used to address them? What are the next steps?
6. What are the gaps in the research base and what are the key directions for research, both short and long-term?
After the workshop, proceedings of a workshop of the presentations and discussions at the workshop will be prepared by a designated rapporteur in accordance with institutional guidelines. 



Status: Current

PIN: DBASSE-BOSE-18-02

RSO: Taylor, Tiffany E.



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Events



Location:

National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20418
Event Type :  
Workshop

Description :   

This two-day public workshop will focus on how to best support students in post-secondary mathematics courses, with particular attention to students who are unsuccessful in developmental mathematics. The workshop will bring together a variety of stakeholders, including experts who have implemented new initiatives designed to improve the mathematics education experience for students. During sessions at the workshop, participants will: (1) explore promising approaches to bolster student outcomes in mathematics, (2) identify and discuss barriers and opportunities for effectively serving all students, and (3) establish key directions to address the prevailing research and data needs in the field.

The workshop will consider the following questions:

  1. Which students are well-served by the current offerings in developmental mathematics? How do we define “well-served” and what are indicators of student success in developmental mathematics? How do we define which students are included here?
  2. What is the size of the total population that is not well-served? Are there subgroups within this group and how do needs or challenges vary across them? How do Adult Basic Education students fit in?
  3. What is known about why some students are not well-served? What do we need to know in order to serve them better?
  4. Are there examples of successful approaches? What are the components of these programs (considering interventions both within and outside of the classroom)? What is needed in order to implement the more successful approaches?
  5. What are the potential challenges and what strategies can be used to address them? What are the next steps?
  6. What are the gaps in the research base and what are the key directions for research, both short and long-term?

An ad hoc committee will plan and conduct the workshop, and the workshop will be webcast to allow for participation by individuals who cannot travel to the meeting. A recording will be made available on the website after the meeting is held, and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will produce a proceedings of the workshop that will be published in book form and as a free, downloadable PDF through the National Academies Press website.


Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Jessica Covington
Contact Email:  jcovington@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-2149

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Is it a Closed Session Event?
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