Real world problems require solutions that span across multiple academic disciplines. This is contrary to many classrooms, restricted in an age of a carefully structured curriculum. Proponents of interdisciplinary teaching believe that to see literature as separate from the social sciences or math does a disservice to each.
When it comes to education, vocabulary is one of the underlooked factors in academic success. The 2011 NAEP Nation’s Report Card tested elementary and secondary students in the US and found a positive correlation between vocabulary scoring and reading comprehension.
Volley app founders Zaid Rahman, Adam Ashwal, Carson Kahn, and Ryan Orbuch understood that the it wasn’t just the content of the material that the students studied and crammed that mattered, it’s also about the context of the material that counts for a high quality, long lasting learning process. Together, they created Volley, a personal learning assistant app.
Success rates for remedial classes are extremely low. Not only are these classes costing students money and are worth 0 credits, it ultimately means that graduating on time will not likely be feasible. In fact, those who are referred to remedial classes have much lower rates of graduation than their non-remedial counterparts. While 58% of students not enrolled in any remedial classes graduate, only 17% of students enrolled in remedial reading and 27% of students enrolled in remedial math end up graduating. A community college study in Virginia found that of all the students who were recommended to take remedial classes, those who enrolled in gateway classes, skipping remedial entirely, were more likely to graduate than those who opted for the remedial classes.