Waipahu High School Early College (HI) | College Math Readiness, Dual Credit, Secondary
WHO: High school students in a dual-credit, early college program.
WHY: Placement exam preparation for secondary students who wanted to take dual-credit (concurrent high school and college) math courses.
HOW: Waipahu High School Early College students save time and money by taking courses for college credit while still enrolled in high school. Students who wanted to register for any dual-credit course had to either log 20 hours of independent study time in EdReady or reach an EdReady target score of 85 (out of 100). Students who met either benchmark literally earned a seat on the bus that transported them to Leeward Community College to sit for the placement exam.
*The previous year, only 45% of students were placed into college-level math.
I took one of my 9th graders up to the Leeward Community College Testing Center, and, upon completing the test, he came bouncing out of the center with this big grin from ear-to-ear, and I knew instantly that he was satisfied with his test result. Systemic adoption and implementation of EdReady has been a smart approach to addressing remedial issues, as well as an effective tool for ACT, SAT, and college placement exam prep.