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Laying the Foundations: Early Findings from the New Mathways Project - Addressing the math content of developmental and college-level math courses, the New Mathways Project (NMP) changed the algebraic one-size-fits-all class to a statistical reasoning pathway for students going into the social sciences, a quantitative reasoning path for students in liberal arts and a STEM path for students going into careers that require strong algebraic skills. The Dana Center implemented NMP in 2012 in Texas and it has made progress. (Elizabeth Zachry Rutschow and John Diamond, MDRC, April 2015)...

Get With the Program ... and Finish It: Building Guided Pathways to Accelerate Student Completion - New postsecondary students often enroll with no idea about what to study or why. Those who embark on a defined program the first year are much more likely to complete a degree or move on to a four-year institution than who don't enter a program until the second year or later. This paper describes how a growing number of colleges and universities have redesigned academic programs and support services to create guided pathways to increase the rate at which students enter and complete. (David Jenkins and Sung-Woo Cho, Community College Research Center, January 2014)...

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