Comprehensive Assessment Tracking System

Embedded Tutoring Pilot

Contributors: 
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Juan Medrano
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Andrew Burch
Monday, January 15, 2018 to Friday, May 11, 2018
What is the Need/Assessment?: 

The desire to improve retention and success rates of students in Development Education Math courses. 

Describe the necessity for this change: 

The students success and retention rates in their developemental math courses have been traditionally lower than other core courses. 

Describe what will be (or was) implemented to affect change: 

Collaborating with Title V and the Math Division, the Academic Success Center developed a new embedded tutoring program. Through the ASC, tutors will work with students in developmental math courses inside the classroom and connect with students outside the classroom through drop-in tutoring, review sessions, group tutoring sessions, and tutoring appointments. 

Interpret, compare and describe the results of the change: 

The pilot semester of this program was a success for developmental math students in these courses. Four sections had embedded tutors, 1 MAT081, 2 MAT091's, and 1 MAT121. The instructors in each of these selected sections of those subject had multiple sections of the same subject, but only one section had an embedded tutor. In two of the four piloted sections, courses with an embedded tutor had higher completion and success rates compared to those without. 

After analyzing the information, what are the next steps?: 

After the Spring 2018 pilot, the success of the program encouraged us to implement and expand the program in the Fall 2018 semester. The number of sections was increased as well as the number of embedded tutors. The Academic Success Center wishes to continue supporting persistence and retention of math courses at Estrella Mountain.

Division/Department: 
Completed Full Cycle: 
Yes
Assessment of the Month: 
October, 2018