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A unique, innovative dual enrollment program that improves access and equity.

Dual Enrollment Bridge (DE-Bridge)

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.

DE Bridge Photo

Results

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.

1 year college continuation rate
85.7%
2 year college persistence rate
84.8%
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Earned College Math Credit

History

Fall 2013 – Spring 2016
Fall 2016 – Spring 2018
Fall 2018 – Spring 2021
Fall 2021 – Present

Phase 1

The South Los Angeles Math (SLAM) Project launched a Statistics pilot in partnership with LAUSD and Cal State LA. Over three years 165 students from three high schools participated, with a pass rate of 77%, outperforming Cal State LA's rate of 71%.

Phase 2

Based on the pilot's initial success, CSUDH joined the project and added a Pre-Calculus dual-enrollment intervention course. During this phase, 73% of 573 students pass Statistics and 86% of 128 passed Pre-Calculus.

Phase 3

Phase 3 launched a new pilot with California's Community Colleges in California's rural Central Valley. The new pilot provided three versions of the program: (1) a pre-requisite model, (2) a co-requisite model, and (3) a traditional college-level course.

Phase 4

Now titled Dual Enrollment Bridge (DE-Bridge), College Bridge is expanding the Community College models for both STEM and non-STEM pathways for up to 8 new community college partners and 16 high schools.

Testimonials

It helped me experience what a real college course would be like. The responsibility of showing up on time, having assignments ready, and being “present” in the class, is on me and only me.

- DE-Bridge Student

“I grew a lot - probably more than in my last ten years of teaching.”

- DE-Bridge Teacher

Documents

DE-Bridge Logic Model

Dinuba Success Story

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