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Quantway & Statway Corequisite Courses

CMP's corequisite courses combine college-level course material with developmental-level corequisite material for additional support and adhere to the key design principles that underlie the success of the original Statway and Quantway versions.

Intentional Design

Developed by faculty for faculty, the Quantway and Statway corequisite courses:

  • combine a college-level course with developmental-level corequisite materials that provide students with additional support
  • build upon the key design principles that underlie the success of the original Statway and Quantway versions
  • incorporate Productive Persistence, helping students develop a growth mindset, sense of belonging, and the strategies they need to be successful in class and college
  • support multiple implementation models and give faculty flexibility in meeting their students’ needs
  • address appropriate learning outcomes, allowing for student discussion and discovery that make Carnegie Math Pathways unique

“I love the fact that I’m learning things I needed to relearn while also learning new material. [This course] helped me knock out a class while taking a class I needed for my degree plan. I am very grateful for this program.”

-Fall 2018 Coreq Student

Snapshot of Our First Year

Spotlights

Six schools across the country implemented these courses in the 2018 year. Learn about two schools’ implementation below. 

Reason for implementing the Statway Corequisite

Texas, where Richland is located, has mandated that a large and increasing number of developmental students be placed into corequisite courses. Given Richland’s success with the original Statway Pathway, they were interested in finding a way to adapt this effective program to meet this need. So their faculty joined the Carnegie Math Pathways coreq design team to develop the Statway Corequisite course.

Implementation

Richland first piloted one section of the Statway Corequisite in spring 2018. It was structured as a 3-contact hour Statway college course paired with a 3-contact hour corequisite course. The courses were only available to students needing developmental support. The combined course gave students a total of six credits, three at the college level. In fall 2018, Richland transitioned all of their Statway Pathway courses to Statway Corequisite and offered 10 sections to 237 students. In spring 2019, they will be offering five sections.

Results

67% of students successfully completed Richland’s Statway Corequisite in their spring 2018 pilot and 52% successfully completed in fall 2018.

Challenges. The most significant challenges for Richland’s course were fitting in the content within the allotted time of the course and managing the needs of students who entered less prepared for the reading and math levels within the course.

Keys to Success. Richland’s willingness to be flexible was a major factor that contributed to their success. Their team met weekly to check in on what was and wasn’t working and learned from each other. This allowed them to adjust components of the course including lessons, homework, and exams and to continuously improve throughout the semester.

Reason for Implementing the Quantway Corequisite

Feeling too many students were getting lost in the transition between math courses in their existing sequence, UWM faculty opted to try a corequisite approach. Faculty felt that the structure and intensity of a corequisite course would help them as well as students by giving faculty the opportunity to address more of the learning needs through more frequent weekly class sessions and smaller class sizes.  

Implementation

UWM offered the Carnegie Math Pathways Corequisite as a six contact hour course, with the corequisite component administered the day before each college level class. The combined course offering provides a total of six credits, three at the college level. UWM ran six sections of the corequisite, including 149 students, in spring 2018. In spring 2019, they are offering five sections.

Results

83% of students successfully complete the Quantway Coreq in the pilot term, satisfying their math graduation requirement in half the time with an increased success rate.

Challenges. Figuring out the course administration and time structure, managing the demand of four days per week on instructors and students, and student motivation.

Keys to Success. Remind students how far they have come throughout the course, weekly instructor meetings and visits to learn from each other, and same instructor for both components (if possible).

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