Dual Enrollment Bridge (DE-Bridge), formerly known as SLAM, provides equitable access to rigorous college-level math courses for those high school students who otherwise lack such access due to under-preparation or a lack of availability.
DE-Bridge also creates systemic alignment in mathematics between high schools and colleges, thus increasing college readiness and success for all students who graduate from partner high schools.
The DE-Bridge program creates systemic alignment through administrators, counselors, and teachers learning the metrics used by their local colleges and universities to measure college readiness and how to offer opportunities and advisement to students so they can attain college readiness. Systemic alignment also occurs through revised math course offerings and pathways at the high school that align to students’ post-secondary goals.
To better illustrate the program and its promise, the following sections detail the evolution of DE-Bridge from Fall 2013 to the present.
To date, 84% (N = 1,889) of underprepared high school students who have participated in earlier phases of DE-Bridge have earned college-level math credit. The program has a transformational effect on students, high school faculty and staff, as well as on schools as a system. Students who are deemed underprepared for college-level math are provided multiple levels of entry to a college-level math course.
In addition to earning college math credit, students cite the experience of a college class while in high school as instrumental in preparing them for their transition to college.
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