Redesigning Developmental Math
Examples of the Impact of Redesign on Student Learning
Mean Scores on Common Final Exams or Common Exam Items 
Institution 
Course 
Traditional 
Redesign 
Bowling Green Technical College 
PreAlgebra 
80% 
85% 

Basic Algebra 
71% 
74% 
Cleveland State Community College 
Basic Math 
73% 
86% 

Elementary Algebra 
70% 
86% 

Intermediate Algebra 
77% 
90% 
Cochise College 
Fundamentals of Math 
66% 
72% 

Elementary Algebra 
54% 
64% 
Cossatot Community College 
Essential Mathematics 
25% 
29% 

Introductory Algebra 
26% 
36% 

Intermediate Algebra 
34% 
38% 
Heartland Community College 
PreAlgebra 
46% 
82% 

Beginning Algebra 
52% 
80% 

Intermediate Algebra I 
64% 
92% 

Intermediate Algebra II 
33% 
86% 
Jackson State Community College 
Basic Math 
82% 
87% 

Elementary Algebra 
69% 
87% 

Intermediate Algebra 
70% 
82% 
Laramie County Community College 
PreAlgebra 
64% 
86% 

Elementary Algebra 
61% 
82% 

Intermediate Algebra 
44% 
84% 
Leeward Community College 
Whole Numbers 
71% 
85% 

PreAlgebra 
56% 
78% 

Algebra 
66% 
78% 
Lurleen B. Wallace Community College 
Basic Math 
68% 
82% 

Elementary Algebra 
50% 
75% 

Intermediate Algebra 
47% 
77% 
Manchester Community College 
Prealgebra 
49% 
57% 

Elementary Algebra 
34% 
50% 
Mississippi Valley State University 
Intermediate Algebra 
54% 
59% 
Mountwest Community & Technical College 
Basic Math 
64% 
79% 

Algebra I 
72% 
84% 
Northern Virginia Community College 
Arithmetic 
66% 
84% 

Algebra I 
65% 
93% 

Algebra II 
57% 
89% 
NorthwestShoals Community College 
Basic Math 
73% 
82% 

Elementary Algebra 
70% 
79% 

Intermediate Algebra 
64% 
79% 
Oakton Commuity College 
Prealgebra 
49% 
77% 

Elementary Algebra 
42% 
68% 

Plane Geometry 
60% 
82% 

Intermediate Algebra 
33% 
64% 
Pearl River Community College 
Fundamentals of Math 
45% 
84% 

Beginning Algebra 
51% 
74% 

Intermediate Algebra 
60% 
72% 
Robeson Community College 
Essential Mathematics 
69% 
85% 

Introductory Algebra 
69% 
79% 
Santa Fe College 
Intermediate Algebra 
72% 
78% 
Somerset Community College 
PreAlgebra 
75% 
87% 

Basic Algebra 
72% 
82% 
Stark State College of Technology 
College Math 
64% 
88% 

Introduction to Algebra 
68% 
89% 

Intermediate Algebra 
56% 
85% 
University of Central Missouri 
Intermediate Algebra 
63% 
85% 
Volunteer State Community College 
Basic Mathematics 
70% 
79% 

Elementary Algebra 
63% 
74% 
Wayne State University 
Beginning Algebra 
65% 
69% 
West Virginia University at Parkersburg 
Basic Arithmetic 
74% 
86% 

Elementary Algebra 
67% 
68% 
