Jul 03, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Catalog

RISE - Reinforced Instruction for Student Excellence


Reinforced Instruction for Student Excellence (RISE)

The RISE model places students into one of three pathways based primarily on their high school GPA and replaces prerequisite remediation with co-requisite remediation. The RISE model should result in an increase in the number of students that successfully pass a gateway math and English within two years of enrollment.

High school GPA is the first placement measure for RISE. High school graduation must be from a U.S. high school within the past 10 years and there is no fourth math requirement.

HS GPA 2.8+

HS GPA 2.2 - 2.799

HS GPA < 2.2

Gateway math or English without co-requisite

Gateway math or English with a co-requisite

Transition Math Course and/or Transition English Course

 

*Students with a high school GPA older than 10 years or no high school GPA will take a RISE Placement Test.

Transition Courses

ENG 002  - Transition English 

MAT 003  - Transition Math 

Corequisite Courses

Corequsite Table

Gateway Course

Corequisite Course

ENG 111 

 

ENG 011  

MAT 110   

MAT 010  

MAT 143   

 

MAT 043   

 

MAT 152   

 

MAT 052   

 

MAT 171   

 

MAT 071   

 
 

Transition and Supplemental Program

The Transition and Supplemental Program is designed to prepare students for college-level coursework by developing their reading, writing, and mathematics skills required for entry into their curriculum courses.

Transition: Any person who has a high school diploma or a GED may enroll in transition courses. Transition courses are offered every term, both day and evening.

Supplemental: Supplemental courses are support courses that are taught as a corequisite with the regular curriculum course. Supplemental courses are currently offered during the fall and spring terms.

The number of courses needed and, consequently, the length of time required to complete the courses will vary. Some students may need only one course while other students may take several semesters to complete a series of courses. Depending on their individual circumstances and with the approval of their academic advisor, students may take a combination of Transition, Supplemental, and regular curriculum courses during the same term.

Exit Criteria for RISE Transition Courses

ENG 002  Transition English has 10 unit mastery based course installed in the institution’s Learning Management System. There are two exit points, Tier 1 and Tier 2.

Transition English Tiers

Mastery of Tier 1

Units 1-6

Mastery of Tier 2

Units 7-10

ENG 111  

With a corequisite

ENG 111  

Without a corequisite

 

MAT 003  Transition Math has 17 unit mastery based course. There are three exit points, Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3.

Transition Math Tiers

Master of Tier 1

Units 1-8

Mastery of Tier 2

Units 9-12

Mastery of Tier 3

Units 13-17

MAT 110

without a co-requisite

MAT 143  or MAT 152 

Without a co-requisite

MAT 171 

Without a co-requisite

MAT 143  or MAT 152  

with a co-requisite

MAT 171 

With a co-requisite

 

 

A student taking required RISE transition courses, ENG 002  Transition English or MAT 003  Transition Math, must earn a grade of “P1”, “P2” or “P3” in order to progress to a gateway course with a co-requisite or a gateway course without a co-requisite. A grade of “R” requires the student to repeat the course.

NOTE: RISE Transition English or math courses are not eligible for a grade of Incomplete.

A grade of “P1” is given when a student has demonstrated mastery of Tier 1 of transition English or math. A grade of “P2” is given when a student has demonstrated mastery of Tier 2 of transition English or math. A grade of “P3” is given when a student has demonstrated mastery of Tier 3 of transition math. For the RISE transition math course, mastery is defined as a score of 85 or higher on the tier assessment. For the RISE transition English course, mastery is defined as a score of 80 or higher on the final unit assessment and essay. The “P” grades are not included in the computation of GPA. However, for financial aid purposes, a grade of “P1”, “P2” or “P3” means that a student has made satisfactory academic progress.

A grade of “R” is given when a student has not demonstrated mastery of a tier and the student may have to re-enroll in the transition course. The “R” grade is considered a non-punitive grade and is not included in the computation of the GPA. However, for financial aid purposes, a grade of “R” means that a student has not made satisfactory academic progress. Financial aid will be affected by a grade of “R”.