Transition to College Algebra
The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is concluding its third year of piloting the Transition to College Algebra course. Transition to College Algebra is a one-year course (a unit) delivered by the high school to seniors who will need College Algebra to meet their post-secondary goals, but require additional academic preparation to place into that course. It was developed by high school and two-year college math faculty, charged by the Kansas Board of Regents with creating a course to enable more graduating high school seniors to enroll in credit-bearing, college-level math courses when they start college.
 
This course aims to reduce the number of seniors requiring remediation in college, lowering college costs and increasing a likelihood for success. It is aligned with the KSDE Standards for Mathematics, meets Qualified Admissions match requirements, and provides additional math support for students while still in high school. This course will enable more high school seniors to meet the rigor of the Kansas Math Standards, and aims to smooth the transition between high school and college.
 
After three years of piloting our data has shown that the course:
  • helps to lessen the need for developmental math classes in college
  • fills in gaps in student’s math content knowledge
  • builds student’s growth mindset around mathematics
 
In our opinion, these results suggest there is not a need to continue to pilot the course as we believe this to be a great option to serve seniors needing additional support prior to graduation. Pilot districts that wish to offer this class in the future may do so as long as the teacher of record has undergone the necessary training related to the course content. Those teachers who have participated in the pilot are eligible to continue to offer the class.
 
On the other hand, any pilot district where the trained teacher is no longer with the district, will need to have an additional teacher trained in the curriculum in order to offer the course. Likewise, any new district wishing to add this course in their high school will need to obtain the necessary training and materials for the course.
  
In order to support continued implementation of the Transition to College Algebra course KSDE will be offering training for any new districts interested in adding the course, and any district that wishes to have additional teachers trained in the curriculum.
 
The training that will be necessary for new districts/teachers to complete in order to offer the course is as follows:
  • One two-day in person training
    • May 13 – 14, 2019
  • Three online follow-up trainings
    • Late May 2019 or early June 2019; 1-2 hours
    • Fall 2019; 4-6 hours
    • Spring 2020; 4-6 hours
The location of the training will be Salina, KS.  
 
The costs associated with the training is a one-time flat fee of $150 per attendee.
 
Deadline to register is May 6, 2019. 
 

2019 Registration

Registration Cost: $150.00

Please send checks and purchase orders to:
KSDE/Math Training
Attention: Gwen Kramer
900 SW Jackson Street Suite 653
Topeka, KS 66612

 

REGISTER HERE

Deadline to register is May 6, 2019. 

Cancellations will be accepted up to one week prior to the training event with full refund. Any cancellation after this will be invoiced the full registration fee of $150. 

KSDE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CANCEL ANY TRAINING.
 Notice of cancellation will be given no later than one week prior to the event. Full refunds* will be issued in the even of cancellation by KSDE.

*KSDE requires that a W-9 tax form is first received from the recipient prior to issuing a refund if they are not listed in the State Accounting System. 

Pilot High Schools
USD 101 Erie High USD 337 Royal Valley High USD 432 Victoria High
USD 204 Bonner Springs High USD 341 Oskaloosa High USD 443 Dodge City High
USD 224 Clifton Clyde High USD 346 Jayhawk Linn High USD 445 Field Kindley High
USD 229 Blue Valley High USD 351 Macksville High USD 449 Pleasant Ridge High
USD 229 Blue Valley West USD 355 Ellinwood High USD 457 Garden City High
USD 247 Southeast High USD 363 Holcomb High USD 466 Scott Community High
USD 250 Pittsburg High USD 374 Sublette High USD 473 Chapman High
USD 251 Northern Heights High USD 381 Spearville High USD 477 Ingalls High School
USD 253 Emporia High USD 382 Pratt High USD 480 Liberal High
USD 259 North High  USD 383 Manhattan High USD 481 Hope High
USD 259 Southeast USD 383 Manhattan Virtual Academy USD 481 White City High
USD 260 Derby High USD 385 Andover High  USD 484 Fredonia High
USD 261 Campus High USD 386 Madison High USD 487 Herington High
USD 266 Complete High School Maize USD 389 Eureka High USD 493 Columbus High
USD 303 Ness City High USD 397 Centre High USD 498 Valley Heights High
USD 305 Salina Central USD 408 Marion High USD 500 JC Harmon High
USD 305 Salina South USD 413 Chanute High USD 500 Wyandotte High
USD 310 Fairfield High USD 415 Hiawatha High USD 503 Parsons High
USD 313 Buhler High USD 423 Moundridge High St. Mary's Colgan Catholic High
USD 315 Colby High USD 428 Great Bend High  

 

Contact Information

 

 

Melissa Fast
Mathematics Program Consultant
mfast@ksde.org
  Gwen Kramer
Senior Administrative Specialist
gkramer@ksde.org
785-296-2078

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