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SAILS Tennessee leading the way in math readiness

A recent article published by Campus Technology reports:

“College math readiness is a persistent problem for higher ed institutions across the U.S. According to a 2014 report from ACT, 57 percent of ACT-tested high school graduates across the country failed to meet math readiness benchmarks. When these students show up for their first year of college, they must take developmental classes to catch up — and too many never pass those courses. But by combining college and high school math content in an online environment taught in high school computer labs, educators in the state of Tennessee believe they have found a solution.”

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Adult Education + ESL Programs in Highland Park

Last year the Tennessee Adult Education underwent restructuring of the service delivery system, and as of July 1, 2013, Chattanooga State is the sole state-supported provider of adult education in Hamilton County, operating under an Adult Education grant and an English Literacy and Civics grant. Starting January 2, 2014, Tennesseans have a choice of taking either the new 2014 GED® Test or the HiSet® Test to obtain their Tennessee High School Equivalency Diploma.

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Mentors needed for TN Promise Program

A recent article by Jason Reynolds from the Shelbyville Times-Gazette reports “more than 25,000 Tennessee students are expected to apply for a free tuition program and mentors are needed to help them navigate the lengthy process.”

Beginning with the Class of 2015, the Tennessee Promise will  provide Tennessee high school graduates the opportunity to attend a community or technical college free of tuition and fees. The program is both a scholarship and mentoring program that will launch this fall across the

Dr. Chris Emdin working with ChattState to Transform Teaching, Learning & Student Engagement

“Teaching is a revolutionary act!” -Dr. Chris Emdin

Working with Christine Conn, Chattanooga State’s Director of our Center for Education, Dr. Chris Emdin recently wowed our campus and educators in the community with his goals to transform teaching,

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Successful Initiative Focuses on Math Literacy

Seamless Alignment and Integrated Learning Support (SAILS): A Community College/High School Collaboration

The Challenge

Each year, 70% of Tennessee students entering college after high school graduation require remediation in math. The three-year graduation rate for students placed in remedial math upon matriculation to community college hovers at a dismal five percent. Translation: these students are not going to make it.