A Model Effort to Ensure College Readiness

 

McKay: Getting back to education basics

 

Eastern Campus Spring 2011 Newsletter



Math Pilot takes off!
SCCC partners with Hampton Bays School District

In an attempt to address the recurring issue of incoming Suffolk Community College students needing remediation in math, the SCCC Math department has partnered with Hampton Bays School District to try and improve the math skills of incoming freshman. Professor Ted Koukounas and Professor Erica Mendez have developed a math diagnostic instrument that represents the College Placement Test ( CPT ). Hampton Bays School District was given on a trial basis the remedial math program called ALEKS which is the math software program used at SCCC for the first 2 levels of remedial courses. High school seniors take the diagnostic and if he or she places into the equivalent of a remedial course the student takes it as a college prep course during their senior year instead of waiting until they get to the college.