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Our Impact

Bridge 2 Engineering (B2E)

In 2012-13, Growth Sector worked with three California community colleges – City College of San Francisco, Santa Ana College and Saddleback College– to develop an accelerated math program to assist lower skill math students in reaching calculus – a necessary threshold for engineering and science education.

Our pilot program was designed to help students move from elementary algebra to calculus readiness in just one year compared to the 2 to 2 1/2 years students might otherwise need.

In the first year of operation, pilot students achieved math pass rates of 20% higher than community college average –despite taking twice the average number of courses and beginning the program at remedial level math.

For the four Math Classes completed, (Intermediate Algebra, Geometry, Advanced Algebra, and Trigonometry) the three sites shared a 75% pass rate for each course—compared to an average 52% pass rate for students not in Bridge 2 Engineering