Remedial Math Goes to High School: An Evaluation of the Tennessee SAILS Program

High school students working on computers

Project Status: Current
Focus Area: Postsecondary Access & Success
Location: Tennessee

What are the short-term and long-term outcomes for students who participate in math “pre-remediation” as high-school seniors?

This is a study of senior-year math programs in Tennessee designed to “pre-remediate” students with low math achievement. This evaluation includes the SAILS (Seamless Alignment and Integrated Learning Support) Program, an innovative K-12 community college partnership that offers students a community college standards-aligned curriculum via a blended learning platform. By offering the equivalent of the college remedial math course to high school students during their senior year, SAILS allows students to simultaneously complete their fourth-year of high school math required for graduation while eliminating the need for remedial math coursework in college. 

Angela Boatman

Angela Boatman

Affiliated Researcher
Associate Professor of Higher Education
Boston College, Department of Educational Leadership and Higher Education
Whitney Kozakowski

Whitney Kozakowski

Researcher, Mathematica
Former Partnering in Education Research (PIER) Fellow

Job Market Paper: Are Four-Year Public Colleges Engines for Mobility? Evidence from Statewide Admissions Thresholds 
Dissertation Committee: Bridget Terry LongJoshua GoodmanThomas Kane
Research Interests: Education Policy, College & Career Readiness, Higher Education, Causal Methods
PIER Summer Residency Placement: Massachusetts Department of Higher Education

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