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Unformatted text preview: A Foundation Priority: Catalyzing a Networked Improvement Community for a Statistics Pathway Anthony S. Bryk September 2009 Ambitious Learning For All Students Establishing the Context: What are we working towards? ASSUMPTION We live in a knowledge- based economy More Efficient Systems ASSUMPTION Fierce competition for resources C u r r e n t H o t T o p i c s i n t h e A c a d e m y C u r r e n t H o t T o p i c s i n t h e A c a d e m y F ounda t ion Y S tra teg ic P r io r it ie s F ounda t ion Y S tra teg ic P r io r it ie s L o c a l I n s t i t u t i o n a l C o n s i d e r a t i o n s L o c a l I n s t i t u t i o n a l C o n s i d e r a t i o n s C o m m e r c i a l M a r k e t I n c e n t i v e s C o m m e r c i a l M a r k e t I n c e n t i v e s R P R P P P R R R R P R R R P A Dense Array of Fragmented Activity Key: = Individual Researcher = Individual Practitioner R P ut We Live in an Incoherent Environment for Improveme Ambitious Learning For All Students More Efficient Systems The Horizon Networked improvement communities needed The current educational R&D system will not get us to our goals Problems of Practice Improvement Focus Rapid prototyping-test-refine-retry (Engineering) Co-development in an open resources environment Not just can it work; How to make it work reliably A major institution for advancing social equity and fueling 21 st century labor needs. Yet many students find their path to success blocked by developmental ed requirements. A bridge problem between K-12 and post- secondary. So lets remove the wall and figure out how to effect greater success for larger numbers of students. Why Focus on Developmental Mathematics in Community Colleges? Nationally: 60 percent of students enrolling in community colleges take remedial classes. 90 percent for low-income and minority students at some community colleges. The number of students moving from remedial education classes to college-level courses can drop as low as 15 percent A Failure of Basic Education: The Problem is Everywhere Many Different Claims about the Problem and Promising Solutions A sampler P: Assessments misplace students in developmental math ( taking test cold turkey)...
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