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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 Pre-Algebra 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 Pre-Algebra 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 Pre-Algebra 64% 86%
  Elementary Algebra 61% 82%
  Intermediate Algebra 44% 84%
Leeward Community College Whole Numbers 71% 85%
  Pre-Algebra 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%
Northwest-Shoals 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 Pre-Algebra 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%
   

 

 

Table of Contents

Introduction
I. Essential Elements
II. Improving Essentials
III. Getting Ready
IV. The Lab
V. Course Policy Decisions
VI. Instructional Costs
VII. Learning Assessment
VIII. Completion Rates
IX. Faculty Concerns
X, Student Participation
XI. Planning/Implementing
XII. A Written Plan
XIII. Consensus

Bibliography

Appendices:
Assessment Planning
Assessment Reporting
Completion Reporting
Cost Planning Tool (CPT)
CPT Instructions
Scope of Effort Worksheet
Scope of Effort Instructions
Student Learning Results
Completion Results
Cost Reduction Results