In fall 2012, the second class of students for the grant cycle period 20112018 started. Below is a summary of all the Colorado GEAR UP students. 

By GRADE: During the 20122013 school year, Colorado GEAR UP was comprised of 2 cohorts of students (2,983).  By ETHNICITY: The largest ethnicity represented in the students participating in GEAR UP is HISPANIC. Those students make up approx. 59% of the population.  By GENDER: Female students represent 56% of GEARUP, males represent 44%  
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By SCHOOL: Below is a breakdown of enrollment by school for the 18 middle schools and 15 high schools.  
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According to the Colorado Department of Higher Education, in Fall 2010, 31.8% of firsttime students entering college in Colorado required remedial courses upon entry, in any subject. (1) In Colorado, the estimated cost of remediation to the state in FY201011 was $46.5 million, of which, $24.1 is paid by the students. (2) Overall, students that require remediation are less likely to stay enrolled and complete their program. From Fall 2009 to Fall 2010, students requiring remediation were retained at a rate of 57.7% compared to 75.2% of students not needing remediation. (3) Completion of these remedial courses is required before taking college level course work in the corresponding subject. Early assessment and completion of these requirements will save the student both time and money. At present, the remedial math course sequence is 030 (PreAlgebra), 060 (Beginning Algebra), and 090 (Intermediate Algebra).  
Remedial Coursework (030): In Fall 2012, 605 8th and 9th grade students were
assessed for their mastery of required math skills and began the remedial math course track that will enable them to begin college level coursework, either in concurrent enrollment or immediately upon entering college.
These students began in the 030 level, which is equivalent to PreAlgebra.
Upon initial assessment, 63.8% (386/605) were assessed with a mastery between 0
and 25% in the subject and no students had shown mastery above 75%. However,
at the end of the fall term, the original 63.8% of students in the 025%
range dropped to only 10.4% (63/605). In the above 75% category,
where initially there were 0 students, there are now 112 students (18.5%).
At the start of the year, based on the initital assessment, only 20 students (3.3%) were above 50% mastery. As of December, 321 students (53%) are at least half way through the course and are on are track to complete this remedial course by the end of the year. Nine students have completed the course and moved to the next course level. 



Remedial Coursework (060): In Fall 2012, 35 students who started remedial
coursework last year have moved up to the 060 level, which is equivalent to
Beginning Algebra.
Upon initial assessment, 37.1% (13/35) were assessed with a mastery of 25% or
less in the subject and no students had shown mastery above 75%. However,
at the end of the fall term, the original 37.1% of students in the 025%
category dropped to 0%. In the above 75100% category, where
initially there were 0 students, there are now 24 students (68.5%).
At the start of the year, based on the initial assessment for the level, 9 students (25.7%) were above 50% mastery. As of December, 24 students (68.5%) are at at least half way through the course and are on track to complete this remedial course by the end of the year. 



Below is a scatter chart summarizing students working on 030 math (PreAlgebra). Each symbol represents one student participating in remedial coursework. For more detail, hover over a symbol with your mouse to view the school, the mastery percentage on the initial assessment and the mastery percentage on the most recent assessment. What this shows: The layout: Quadrants describe Initial Assessment/Recent Assessment (clockwise from top left): 

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Source: http://highered.colorado.gov/Publications/Reports/Remedial/FY2011/2011_Remedial_relfeb12.pdf
(1) DHE 2011 Report on Remedial Education, Table 1, page 5 (2) DHE 2011 Report on Remedial Education, Figure 9, page 16 (3) DHE 2011 Report on Remedial Education, Table 8, page 26 

