Spotlight

Media Mentions

Why Do So Many Students Believe They Are Just Not Cut Out for Math?Atlanta Journal Constitution, November 2018

This Week in California Education, EdSource podcast interview, August 2017

 

What CSU’s Bold Plan to Eliminate Remedial Classes Needs to Work, San Diego Union Tribune, August 2017

 

Cal State Drops Intermediate Algebra as Requirement to Take Some College-Level Classes, EdSource, August 2017

CSU Takes Algebra Out of the Equation for Non-Math and Science Majors, Adolfo Guzman, Southern California Public Radio, July 2017

Cal State to End Placement Exams, Inside Higher Education, June 2017

 

The Politics of Math: Is Algebra Necessary to Obtain a College Degree?, Los Angeles Times, June 2016

Getting Rid of Placement Exams, The Atlantic, March 2016

 

Gov. Brown Proposes Competition to Create New High School Math Course, EdSource, February 2016

 

Students Can Satisfy College Math Requirements While in High School, EdSource, December 2015

 

Three Steps to Improve Course Placement, Education Dive, April 2015

 

Math Wars, Colleen Flaherty, Inside Higher Education, April 2015 

 

Faster Math Path, Paul Fain, Inside Higher Education, October 2013

 

Struggling for Students’ Readiness, New York Times/Texas Tribune, August 2012

 

Study on College Placement Exams Energizes Debate about Their Effectiveness, Diverse Issues in Higher Education, August 2012

 

The Problem with Community College Placement Tests, Community College Review, August 2012


How Valuable are College Placement Tests? Education Week, August 2012 

 

Presentations

 

Beneath the Surface and Across the Systems: A policy analyst’s attempts to chart the mathematics pathways through California’s high schools, community colleges, and public universities

California Education Policy Fellowship Program, Guest Speaker, June 3, 2017

The Math Gateway: Differentiating Math Pathways and the Challenge of Intersegmental Alignment

Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative Workshop on Guided Pathways, Presenter, December 7, 2016

 

Quantitative Leap! Webinar 4: Seizing Twelfth Grade to Improve Math Readiness: Senior-Year Transition Courses 

Organizer/Host, October 2016

 

Leveraging the Senior Year For Math Readiness

Panel Organizer/Facilitator, Strengthening Student Success Conference, October 2016

 

Quantitative Leap! Webinar 3: High School Math Course-Taking and College Readiness 

Organizer/Host, September 2016

 

Quantitative Leap! Webinar 2: Improving the Targeting of Treatment:

Emerging Research Postsecondary Math Placement Policies

Organizer/Host, June 2016

 

Quantitative Leap! Webinar 1: A Gateway to College: Rethinking Postsecondary 

Mathematics

Organizer/Host, May 2016

 

California Math Convening: Gateways to Access

Facilitator for U.S. Department of Education meeting, May 2016

 

California Math Readiness Challenge Discussion

Facilitator for Department of Finance/ PACE convening, April 2016

 

Quantitative Leap: How Math Policies Can Support Transitions To and Through College

PACE/ LearningWorks/ EdInsights Sacramento Convening, March 2016

 

Aligning Math Together

Facilitator for Workshops on Math Placement Challenges,

University of California Articulation Conferences, February & March 2016

 

Leveraging Common Core Tests for College Readiness

College Readiness: What Does it Mean for Higher Education, Education Writers’ Association panel, February 2016

 

Seizing the Opportunity: Quantitative Reasoning in the 21st Century

California State University Quantitative Reasoning Task Force, February 2016

 

Math Placement: The California Context

Testing and Beyond: Summit on the Future of College Math Placement, November 2015

 

Re-Thinking Math Readiness:  The Challenge of Intersegmental Alignment 

Marin Curriculum Alignment Project Kick-off Keynote Speaker, November 2015 

 

Degrees of Freedom: Developmental Math Innovation and University Transfer

Strengthening Student Success Conference, October 2015 

 

Degrees of Freedom: Diversification in Postsecondary math Requirements and the Challenge of Intersegmental Alignment

CUNY Central Office, June 2015 

 

Degrees of Freedom: Implications of New Math Pathways

Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, Higher Education Leads Meeting, June 2015

 

The Role of Policy in Improving Student Success

Los Angeles Community College District, Achieving the Dream Retreat, May 2015

 

Degrees of Freedom:  Diversification in Postsecondary Math Requirements and the Challenge of Intersegmental Alignment 

LearningWorks/PACE convening, May 2015 

 

Moderator for Developmental Mathematics: For whom? Toward what ends? 

Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Critical Issues in Mathematics Education, March 2015

 

Re-Thinking College Readiness in Math: Community College Experiments and the Implications for Transfer 

University of California, Berkeley Center for Studies in Higher Education, December 2014 

 

Seeking Convergence, Accelerated Math Pathways and the Common Core 

Strengthening Student Success Conference, October 2014

 

Changing Equations:  How community Colleges Are Re-Thinking College Readiness in Math

Strengthening Student Success Conference, October 2013

 

Where to Begin?  The Evolving Role of Placement Exams for Students Starting College

American Association of Community Colleges Annual Conference, April 2013

 

Where to Begin?  The Evolving Role of Placement Exams for Students Starting College

Achieving the Dream Webinar, September 2012

 

Where to Begin? The Evolving Role of Placement Exams for Students Starting College

Strengthening Student Success Conference, October 2012

 

Where to Begin?  The Evolving Role of Placement Exams for Students Starting College

Connecticut State Colleges and Universities, Convocation on Developmental Education, September 2012

 

© 2015 Pamela Burdman 

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