Many students fail in slow-moving remedial classes. Carnegie is studying : intensive math remediation, such as boot camps, summer bridge programs and accelerated programs aimed at helping students move quickly to college-level math or test out of remediation.
A report by University of Pittsburgh Professor Jennifer Zoltners Sherer and Alicia Grunow finds intensive programs often support more than just math skills. They serve as on ramps to college.
They help students learn about college support systems, teach study skills and serve as opportunities for students to build relationships with peers, mentors and faculty.
Even interventions with the same name varied significantly from one campus to another.