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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Annual Fund Impact Event Held

Earlier this week we held Dessert-a-rama — our first ChattState Foundation Annual Fund impact event for donors. Our 2013-14 Annual Fund Chair and Foundation Board member extraordinaire Edna Varner thanked our donors for their terrific support this year! The ice cream social (with ice cream donated by Blue Bell!) featured two scholarship recipients, Continue reading Annual Fund Impact Event Held

Jim and Carlydia Berry Scholarship recipient Karlie Zimmerman named Outstanding Student of the Year

Screen Shot 2014-06-18 at 5.07.24 PMWe are pleased that one of the Chattanooga State Foundation’s Jim and Carlydia Berry Scholarship recipients has been honored this Spring as the 2014 Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) Outstanding Student of the Year for the entire state (and received a new car as a result!).

When it came time to enroll at ChattState last fall, Karlie Zimmerman realized that medical assisting was her passion. She shares, “It spoke to me and I wanted to honor Continue reading Jim and Carlydia Berry Scholarship recipient Karlie Zimmerman named Outstanding Student of the Year

Did you know graduating from community college increases your chances of success in the labor market?

This infographic showing 92% of Tennessee’s Community College graduates who pursue employment are hired within a year was provided by Tennessee’s Community Colleges. It is based on 2010 data from thirteen Tennessee Board of Regents Community Colleges including Chattanooga State.  You may also like to know the average first-year earnings of a community college graduate in Tennessee is $38,948, according to a study by CollegeMeasures.org.

 

Writers@Work Works

Chattanooga State President Dr. Jim Catanzaro interviewed author Terry Kay when he visited Chattanooga State as the Artist in Residence for the inaugural Writers@Work. Watch the interview here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuNiDOTEmZo

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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. Continue reading Successful Initiative Focuses on Math Literacy