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Resources, tools, and events are highlighted on this site to provide a centralized, online platform to support implementation and scale of mathematics pathways across Arkansas's higher education institutions.
Data at both the national and state levels indicate that not completing a gateway mathematics course within the first year of instruction correlates with a reduced chance of student success and timely graduation. NSHE has conducted numerous statewide studies that focus on completion of gateway English and mathematics courses within the first year of enrollment and placement into the appropriate course is crucial to achieving this goal.
Mathematics pathways are a promising approach for improving student outcomes, but if implementation happens one college at a time and without statewide policy support, the potential for scaling is diminished. This report describes the structure of the MPC project and the supports that the Dana Center is offering to participating states. In addition, drawing on 33 semi-structured interviews with mathematics faculty, state-level leaders, and technical assistance providers across the six states, this report explores the question: What state-level structures, conditions, and processes facilitate statewide implementation of mathematics pathways?
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State
Process Stage:
Implementing, Continuously Improving
Role:
Policy, Institutional Leadership, Math Department
From 2015-2018, Michigan was one of six states engaged in the Dana Center's Mathematics Pathways to Completion project. As a decentralized higher education system, this brief describes the ways diverse stakeholders across Michigan have come together as a “coalition of the willing” to implement and strengthen mathematics pathways. Additionally, lessons are presented from Michigan's efforts to implement and scale math pathways that should be helpful to higher education institutions, associations, and systems in other states that want to make mathematics a tool for—rather than an obstacle to—student success.
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State
Process Stage:
Getting Started, Planning
Role:
Policy, Math Department
This Dana Center resource provides an overview of efforts to implement multiple math pathways at scale in American higher education. It focuses special attention on the structural and policy dimensions of ensuring that new gateway mathematics course sequences become standard institutional course offerings. These include:

• Transfer and applicability across institutions;
• Alignment of mathematics pathways within institutions;
• Appropriate placement into gateway course and support structures.

Level:
State, Institution
Process Stage:
Implementing, Continuously Improving
Role:
Policy, Institutional Leadership, Math Department
Implementation teams from six states gathered together in Fall 2018 to discuss progress and continuous improvement for mathematics pathways as a part of the Mathematics Pathways to Completion (MPC) project. This 26–minute video discusses normative practice at the MPC event, focusing on a state–level understanding of normative practice.
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State, Institution
Process Stage:
Planning, Implementing, Continuously Improving
Role:
Policy, Institutional Leadership, Math Department
This 13–minute video, led by Susan Bickerstaff of CCRC, discusses five themes that emerged as a part of evaluating the MPC project.
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State, Institution
Process Stage:
Implementing, Continuously Improving
Role:
Policy, Institutional Leadership, Math Department
This brief informs institutional discussions of recommendations from professional organizations in criminal justice about modernization of mathematics course requirements among institutions of higher education.

This brief was updated in 2019 to include national-level recommendations.
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State, Institution
Process Stage:
Planning, Implementing
Role:
Policy, Math Department, Partner Disciplines, Advisors and Coordinators
This brief informs institutional discussions of recommendations from professional organizations about modernization of mathematics course requirements among institutions of higher education.

This brief was updated in 2019 to include national-level recommendations.
Level:
State, Institution
Process Stage:
Planning, Implementing
Role:
Policy, Math Department, Partner Disciplines, Advisors and Coordinators
Six states gathered together in Fall 2018 to discuss progress and continuous improvement for mathematics pathways as a part of the Mathematics Pathways to Completion (MPC) project. This 13–minute video walks through the 3 essential elements of telling your story related to mathematics pathways in an effective and memorable way.
Level:
State, Institution, Classroom
Process Stage:
Planning, Implementing, Continuously Improving
Role:
Policy, Institutional Leadership, Math Department