Dr. Connie Johnson: Student Success & MyFoundationsLab Presentation Transcript
Dr. Connie Johnson March, 2011
Online campus (Main)-Chicago
Approximately one-half of our students are in need of remediation in either English or math. Developmental courses were not having the success that we wanted.
We needed to shift our paradigm and address adult learner needs while engaging our faculty to bring creative solutions to the table.
Our theory is that emphasis on academic support in collaborations with remediation will improve the benefits of mainstreaming developmental students and will also encourage other students to seek mentoring through the Learning Center and other avenues so that they can achieve higher levels of excellence.
No assessment required during the enrollment process
All students without previous transfer credit are assessed for English, math and reading in UNIV 103 Academic and Professional Success during. Students will receive a learning plan for remediation.
AIU began a pilot with another vendor to assess reading, writing, math and to generate a learning plan that was criterion referenced—that is, addressed specific areas of focus that student was deficient
Products were focused upon K-12
No flexibility in products
We then began a new search of vendors.
“ Course ” Screen Shots Course Home
We needed Enterprise Reporting
We needed a more integrated approach to learning plans
We needed an essay and paper review tool
We requested software to review student papers
Math Between 0 and 20 Online UNIV 103 1001B February 2010 76 31% Online UNIV 103 1002A March 2010 130 34% Online UNIV 103 1002B April 2010 214 39% Online UNIV 103 1003A June 2010 419 31% Online UNIV 103 1003B July 2010 267 19% Online UNIV 103 1004A August 2010 258 20%
Writing Mechanics Diagnostic Pre-Tests-Punctuation and Mechanics Percent Between 70 and 100 Online UNIV 103 1001B February 2010 232 64% Online UNIV 103 1002A March 2010 263 62% Online UNIV 103 1002B April 2010 379 58% Online UNIV 103 1003A June 2010 734 54% Online UNIV 103 1003B July 2010 808 59% Online UNIV 103 1004A August 2010 821 62%
In Quarter 3, 2011, the University will migrate ground students to the Accuplacer (College Board) assessment in English, Reading and Writing.
How It Works
Computer Adaptive Testing
ACCUPLACER is an adaptive test. This means that the questions are chosen for you on the basis of your answers to previous questions. This technique selects just the right questions for your ability level.
ACCUPLACER provides the opportunity for placement and diagnostic assessments.
The multiple choice tests are untimed. The essay test may be timed or untimed
Learning Center Designated Student Coaches Weekly and Monthly faculty/staff meetings Faculty Tutors MFL and Pearson staff
The following are pages from “Help Guides for students that AIU staff created with the assistance of Pearson.
What is MyFoundationsLab?
MyFoundationsLab (MFL) is a complete online mastery-based resource for assessing and improving skills in reading, writing and mathematics.
The MFL system provides the skill development you need in order to be successful in your college level courses and career.
How Does MyFoundationsLab Work?
Complete the reading, writing, and math Path Builders .
Manage your customized Learning Paths .
The results of your Path Builder assessments instantly identify what you know, and what you’ll need to work on in your Learning Path .
Your individualized Learning Path links to the specific objectives and exercises that you need.
Practice and learn the topics through highly interactive learning activities that enable you to master skills at your own pace and track your progress.
In this Resource Guide, learn how to: Log in to MyFoundationsLab Access the Path Builders Navigate the Path Builder Manage Your Learning Paths Use Pearson Tutor Services Get Help Click on any of the links above to go to that area in the resource guide. ACE Coach UNIV103- 032111
Go to http:// www.aiuniv.mylabsplus.com
Enter your Login Name and Password .
Your Login and Password were sent to you via email.
Your Password is case sensitive.
If you cannot find your Login information, contact the following:
The Bookstore: (866)590-2486 or [email_address]
Student Advising: (877)221-5800 option 5
ACE Coaches: [email_address]
Click on the “Log In” box.
Once you login you will see a link to MyFoundationsLab.
Click on the MyFoundationsLab link.
ACE Coach UNIV103- 032111
Once you click to go to the Learning Path you will see the screen below.
Click on the Path Builder button to complete your assessment.
Do not forget to complete the Path Builder for all three of the content areas: reading, writing, and math.
Once you click Path Builder a new window will open,
as shown below.
It is strongly recommended that you view the tutorial on how to enter your answers before starting the Path Builder.
Once you are ready to begin click on I am ready to start.
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Click on the Writing link under Pearson Tutor Services.
This will direct you to the screen shown below.
Click on Click here to access Pearson Tutor Services for Writing.