Student Success - Developmental Education Success
Developmental Math Success measures students who were enrolled in developmental math in the given fall term and earned a grade of C or higher. After Harper’s success rate for developmental math decreased from a high of 54.59% in fall 2012 to a low of 49.35% in fall 2015, the rate increased to 53.44% in fall 2016.
A larger percentage of students have entered Harper college-ready in math in recent years, leading to a smaller number of students enrolling in developmental math. In fall 2012, 2,024 students enrolled in developmental math, while in fall 2016 only 668 students enrolled in developmental math. Smaller numbers of students have led to increased variability in results from year to year.
Improvement = 54.0-55.0%
Expected target is 52-53%, based on a five-year mean and median. This improvement target is 1-2% above expected.
Developmental Writing Success measures students who were enrolled in developmental English in the given fall term and earned a grade of C or higher. Harper’s developmental writing success rate was relatively consistent from fall 2012 through fall 2015, and then increased substantially in fall 2016 to 69.32%.
Improvement = 64.0-65.0%
Expected target is 62-63% based on a five-year mean and trend. Improvement target is 1-2% above expected.