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Reinforced Instruction for Student Excellence (RISE)

RISE

RISE, effective fall 2020, will replace prerequisite remediation with corequisite remediation for most students. The goal is to provide students an opportunity to successfully complete their gateway math and English courses on their first attempt.

New students who graduated from a U.S. high school will be placed into one of three pathways using their unweighted high school grade-point average (GPA).

  • 2.8 or higher — students may register for any gateway English or math course
  • 2.2 – 2.79 — students many register for any gateway English or math course, but they are required to take the corresponding corequisite course. For example, a student taking ENG 111 must also register for ENG 011 (corequisite course)
  • Below 2.2 — students must successfully complete Transition English and Transition Math prior to enrolling in a gateway English or math course

Note: Students who fall outside of these parameters must take the RISE assessment (placement test).

Transition English (ENG 002) and Transition Math (MAT 003) courses are semester long courses that students complete before enrolling in gateway English and math courses. Corequisite courses allow students to take their gateway English and math courses while simultaneously receiving just-in-time instruction in the corresponding corequisite class.

Frequently Asked Questions

Course Number Course Title Credits Contact Hours
MAT 003 Transition Math 3 6
MAT 010 Math Measurement and Literacy Support 1 2
MAT 043 Quantitative Literacy Support 2 3
MAT 052 Statistical Methods I Support 2 3
MAT 071 Precalculus Algebra Support 2 4
ENG 002 Transition English 3 6
ENG 011 Writing and Inquiry Support 2 3

Note: RISE courses have high contact hours. Please speak with your advisor before registering so that your schedule is balanced.

Corequisite courses allow students to take their gateway English and math courses while simultaneously receiving just-in-time instruction in the corresponding corequisite class. If you need a corequisite class, you must take it during the same semester as your gateway class.

Corequisite Course Gateway Course
ENG 011 ENG 111
MAT 010 MAT 110
MAT 043 MAT 143
MAT 052 MAT 152
MAT 071 MAT 171
Yes.

Past Developmental Course RISE Course
DRE 096 No ENG 002 Tier Credit
ENG 080, RED 080, ENG 085 or DRE 097 ENG 002 Tier 1
ENG 090, RED 090, ENG 095 or DRE 098 ENG 002 Tier 2
MAT 060 or DMA 010 – 030 MAT 003 Tier 1
MAT 070 or DMA 040 – 050 MAT 003 Tier 2
MAT 080 or DMA 060 – 080 MAT 003 Tier 3
In order to pass ENG 002 and MAT 003, you need to score an 80 percent on all tier tests and maintain an 80 percent overall. Students who fail to score an 80 percent at the end of the semester will need to re-enroll in ENG 002 and/or MAT 003.

In order to pass ENG 011, MAT 010, MAT 043, MAT 052, and MAT 071, you need to score 70 percent overall.

RISE Grade What does it mean?
P1 Passed Tier 1 (ENG 002/MAT 003)
P2 Passed Tier 2 (ENG 002/MAT 003)
P3 Passed Tier 3 (MAT 003)
R Repeat ENG 002 or MAT 003
P Passed ENG 011, MAT 010, MAT 043, MAT 052, or MAT 071
F Failed ENG 011, MAT 010, MAT 043, MAT 052, or MAT 071

Note: If you are withdrawn from your gateway course, you will be automatically withdrawn from the corresponding corequisite course. Conversely, if you are withdrawn from your corequisite course, you will be withdrawn from your gateway course, too.

No, you do not need to purchase textbooks for any RISE course.
ENG 002: Transition English and MAT 003: Transition Math are 16-week courses. ENG 011, MAT 010, MAT 043, MAT 052, and MAT 071 will meet for the same number of weeks as its gateway course. For example, if MAT 171 is a 12-week course, MAT 071 will also meet for 12 weeks.
RISE courses, except MAT 010, are offered every spring and fall. MAT 010 is only offered during the spring. During the summer, RISE course offerings will vary.

Contact

  • White, Lucretia

  • Program Coordinator, Rise and ACA; Assistant Professor, Developmental Reading and English

  • COA – Elizabeth City: A 243

  • 252-335-0821 ext. 2406