Transitional Math: One Model for Developmental Education Reform

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Live Webcast: January 28, 2020 | 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Eastern
Webcast Recording: Available 10 business days after the Live Webcast

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Are you wondering how transitional math fits into your developmental education reform strategy?

Reforming developmental math education is a big focus for institutions since more than half of the students in remedial math courses may not complete them. The transitional math model is a unique way of approaching this reform. It creates partnerships with high schools to cover core topics in the high school years so that students can enter directly into credit-bearing, 101-level math courses at your institution.

Join us online to learn the key considerations for the transitional math (TM) model. We will show you how TM can complement other developmental math models you may already be using. And since interacting with your counterparts at high schools isn’t always intuitive, we’ll focus on how to navigate the culture and process differences between secondary and post-secondary schools so that your model is successful.

4 Methods for Developmental Math Reform

Not sure whether this webcast on transitional math is right for you? Click here to review the PDF of the definitions of four common developmental math reform models – including transitional math. The transitional math model can integrate with other models you’re already using.

Who Should Attend

This webcast is ideal for Provosts, CAOs/VPs for Academic Affairs, Deans who oversee math departments, and VPs for Student Success who are looking to implement a transitional math model and/or who are looking for better ways to partner with high schools to grow their transitional math initiative.

This webcast is especially helpful for community colleges looking to partner with high schools to create a transitional math model.


1) How Transitional Math Fits into the Developmental Education Reform Landscape

  • How transitional math is different than other developmental math reforms, such as co-requisite support and math pathways
  • How co-requisite support, math pathways, and transitional math can fit together into one ecosystem

2) Overcoming the Common Barriers to a Transitional Math Model

  • Cultural differences between high schools and colleges which can disrupt communication and workflows
  • Logistical issues in advising, registration, and placement
  • Aligned curriculum


Kathleen Almy

Principal Consultant, Almy Educational Consulting

Kathleen provides colleges and high schools with solutions for math initiatives and ideas for improvement for math courses and policies. She is the former Illinois Director for Transitional Math, where she led the statewide implementation of transitional math courses across Illinois. She currently consults with individual high schools and colleges on transitional math implementations, as well as other states. Read Kathleen’s full bio here.


Questions About the Event? Email this event’s Program Manager, Lisa Lafflam.

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