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Using Proficiency Credit to Document Learning. AACRAO Transfer Conference 2013 Tucson, Arizona Sunday , July 14, 2013 Erin K. Reeder Assistant Registrar. About AACC. Community college in central Maryland (near Annapolis) FY12 enrollment profile Credit enrollment 26,080 - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


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Using Proficiency Credit to Document LearningAACRAO Transfer Conference 2013Tucson, ArizonaSunday, July 14, 2013

Erin K. ReederAssistant Registrar

About AACCCommunity college in central Maryland (near Annapolis)FY12 enrollment profileCredit enrollment 26,080Noncredit enrollment 29,522Combined unduplicated enrollment 53,476High school feeder system12 county public high schools3 charter schoolsEnroll 75% of high school grads who stay in-state70% entering students have developmental math requirements

Transfer to AACCOffice of the RegistrarFacultyTraditionalNontraditionalExams (AP, CLEP, DSST, IB, Departmental Exams)Workforce and Military Training (ACE and NCCRS)Articulation AgreementsPortfolio Assessment (Learning Counts)Proficiency Credit

How We Use Proficiency CreditProgram Pathways with Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS)15+ years articulated tech prep pathwaysPoor transferability of tech prep articulated creditMath FIRS3T programFocused Individualized Resources to Support Student Success with TechnologyAccelerated learning at AACCAACPS Foundations of College Algebra (FOCA) bridge program

4Program Pathways

Program Pathways Internal and External PartnersCollege leadershipVice President, Deans, Office of the RegistrarHigh School leadershipTech Prep team (AACC/AACPS)Virtual Campus team

Program Pathways Proficiency Credit ProcessProgram IdentificationCollege department chair and dean reviewed existing high school curriculum to identify content overlap for consideration of proficiency creditDiscussion with high school principal/approvalIdentified programs and instructorsDrafting/CADMedical AssistantNetwork AdministrationSecured course materials for high school instructorsAssessment tool (written exam, portfolio review, competency assessment, certification exam) determined and/or developed

Issues to ConsiderTextbook alignmentStudent and instructor access to online course resourcesAssessment logisticsTiming of assessmentWho administers assessment?Location of assessment

Professional DevelopmentCollege department chair meets with high school instructors to review proficiency credit outcomes and competenciesGap analysis to align high school curriculum to college-level course competenciesCollege suggests strategies to integrate outcomes not currently included in high school curriculumCollege resources to enhance instructor/student learning are sharedAssessment timeline is definedHigh school instructors briefed on process for award of proficiency credit

Example of Gap AnalysisMedical Assisting ProgramArea ReviewedCollegeHigh School (CAT-N)Content GapStrategiesSyllabusSyllabus with objectives and national competenciesUnit plans with topical outlineNo content gaps identified. Students are receiving identical contentNone neededAssigned ProjectsPathology reportProjectNo content gapsNone neededAssessments/QuizzesStudents are required to take weekly assessmentsStudents are required to take chapter quizzes, midterm, and final examNo content gaps; CAT-N will align testing frequencyCAT-N will adopt AACC MDA-113 quizzes and assessmentsOther Measurable OutcomesAttendance participationWork habits, which include attendance and participation as well as classroom conductAlign AACC attendance/participation with CAT-N classroom conductCourse Completion45 contact hoursEight weeks15 weeks90 contact hours2 marking periods

Assessment AdministrationModular assessmentsPaper copy of MDA-113 assessments with potential to move to online as feasibleNo content gap identifiedDevelop comprehensive assessment tool (examination) for proficiency credit

Students IdentifiedStudent completes college Admission Application and Request for Proficiency Credit formForms returned to college Program Pathway team via high school instructorForms sent to Registrars office

High School Student Access to Online College ResourcesEllucian/Datatel ColleagueBlackboard ANGEL learning management system

College application triggers portal and NT account accessSet up the online (ANGEL) course shell Give students access to online course resourcesNo registration processNo tuition chargedNext-day access

Colleague ProcessStep 1: Set Up Online (ANGEL) Course Shell

Colleague ProcessStep 2: Give Students Access to the Online Course

Assessment date is scheduledAssessment is administered and graded by college facultyCollege faculty completes Recommendation for Award of Proficiency Credit formAssessment Administered by College Faculty

Award of Proficiency CreditCollege Registrars office receives results for all studentsCredit and grade (for students earning C or better) is posted to students college transcriptStudent sent college transcript or no pass letter

Fee for Program Pathways StudentsProficiency credit is offered at no charge to studentCurrently funded through grantCharged according to colleges credit by departmental exam fee$5 registration fee$7 per credit!!!

Results AY2010-AY2013ProgramTotal StudentsStudents Passed (C or better)Pass PercentageTotal Credits EarnedMedical Assisting12810279.7%306Drafting/CAD494387.8%147Environmental Resource Mgmt221045.4%40Network Systems Administration241875%72CISCO66100%24Totals22917978.2%589

Math FIRS3T Program

Math FIRS3T Program BackgroundThree levels of developmental mathMAT-010 Pre-AlgebraMAT-011 Beginning AlgebraMAT-012 Intermediate AlgebraMastery-based modularized curriculumNote-taking guidesPractice assignmentsQuizzesTests MyMathLabs and MyLabsPlus100-seat computer labPersonalized learning experience

Transcript ImplicationsIm not quite there, but Im so closeTwo-week extender coursePick up in next full semesterGradesContinue grade (CO) since discontinued except for two-week extendersF in first semester, final grade in secondAcademic policyRepeats Possibility of acceleration

Accelerated LearningBuy One, Get One Free13 students since fall 2012Documentation processBehind the scenes (old)Proficiency credit (new)

AACPS Math Bridge PartnershipPilot with two county high schoolsUse Math FIRS3T during high school FOCA classesInformation sheet to students and parentsParent orientation session at each schoolStudent-Parent AgreementBenefits Learning objectivesGrade expectations

AY2012-2013 Math Bridge ResultsTotal StudentsMAT-012MAT-011No Credit95687520

Seamless RegistrationProficiency credit awards meet colleges admission requirement for math assessmentAllows enrollment in next level of math (developmental or credit-level)Allows enrollment in classes that require eligibility for credit-level math

Impact of Math FIRS3T ProgramStudents are receiving higher grades in developmental coursesSelf-regulated learningImprovements in attitudeCurrently reviewing subsequent success in college-level math


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