Redesigning Developmental Math
Examples of the Impact of Redesign on Student Completion Rates
Final Grades of C or Better (plus MP if *ed) 
Institution 
Course 
Traditional 
Redesign 
Bowling Green Technical College* 
PreAlgebra 
60% 
65% 

Basic Algebra 
56% 
69% 
Cleveland State Community College 
Basic Math 
50% 
65% 

Elementary Algebra 
50% 
69% 

Intermediate Algebra 
57% 
74% 
Cochise College* 
Fundamentals of Math 
57% 
64% 

Elementary Algebra 
54% 
71% 

Intermediate Algebra 
54% 
59% 
Cossatot Community College* 
Essential Mathematics 
66% 
71% 

Introductory Algebra 
56% 
76% 

Intermediate Algebra 
67% 
75% 
Guilford Technical Community College* 
Essential Mathematics 
57% 
67% 

Introductory Algebra 
55% 
56% 

Intermediate Algebra 
45% 
50% 
Jackson State Community College 
Basic Math 
41% 
59% 

Elementary Algebra 
41% 
59% 

Intermediate Algebra 
41% 
59% 
Leeward Community College* 
PreAlgebra 
75% 
80% 

Algebra 
66% 
78% 
Lurleen B. Wallace Community College* 
Elementary Algebra 
53% 
65% 
Manchester Community College* 
Prealgebra 
61% 
66% 
Mississippi Valley State University 
Intermediate Algebra 
36% 
49% 
NorthwestShoals Community College* 
Basic Math 
58% 
62% 

Elementary Algebra 
52% 
64% 

Intermediate Algebra 
51% 
61% 
Oakton Commuity College* 
Prealgebra 
40% 
50% 

Elementary Algebra 
53% 
59% 

Plane Geometry 
63% 
70% 

Intermediate Algebra 
69% 
75% 
Pearl River Community College* 
Beginning Algebra 
38% 
51% 

Intermediate Algebra 
48% 
65% 
Robeson Community College* 
Essential Mathematics 
48% 
51% 

Introductory Algebra 
48% 
65% 
Santa Fe College 
Intermediate Algebra 
59% 
78% 
Somerset Community College* 
PreAlgebra 
57% 
81% 

Basic Algebra 
55% 
63% 
University of Alabama 
Intermediate Algebra 
40% 
78% 
University of Central Missouri 
Intermediate Algebra 
68% 
85% 
University of Idaho 
Algebra 
59% 
74% 

Intermediate Algebra 
59% 
75% 

PreCalculus 
68% 
75% 
Wayne State University 
Beginning Algebra 
36% 
43% 
West Virginia University at Parkersburg 
Basic Arithmetic 
59% 
60% 

Elementary Algebra 
46% 
55% 
*Course completion rates in the traditional and redesigned formats of the courses were measured by comparing final course grades of C or better in the traditional format to final course grades of C or better plus Making Progress grades. Please see "Improved Course Completion: Making Progress Grades" for an extended explanation of why Making Progress grades (which equate to a traditional C grade) are included.
