Student Success - Success of Developmental Students in Gateway Courses

 

Success of Developmental Students in Gateway Math measures students who successfully completed developmental math in the given fall semester and subsequently successfully completed college-level math before the end of the following fall semester, earning a grade of C or higher. Due to smaller numbers of students taking developmental math in recent years, the number of students in this group has dropped from 286 students for the fall 2011 cohort to 105 students in the fall 2015 cohort. Despite these decreases, Harper’s success rate has been relatively stable over time. The current success rate is 72.38% for fall 2015.

Improvement = 73.0-74.0%

Expected target is 71-72% based on a five-year mean and median. Improvement target is 1-2% above expected.

Percent of students who successfully completed developmental math in the given fall semester and subsequently successfully completed college-level math before the end of the following fall semester, earning a grade of C or higher. Fall 2015 data represents students who successfully completed developmental math in fall 2015 and went on to successfully complete college-level math by fall 2016.

 

Success of Developmental Students in Gateway English measures students who successfully completed developmental English in the given fall semester and subsequently successfully completed college-level English course before the end of the following fall semester. Due to smaller numbers of students taking developmental reading and writing in recent years, the number of students in this group has dropped from 192 students in the fall 2011 cohort to 76 students in the fall 2015 cohort. Smaller numbers of students can lead to increased variability in results from year to year, and the success rate for gateway English varied substantially from fall 2011 to fall 2015. The current success rate is 69.74% for fall 2015.

Improvement = 77.0-78.0%

Expected target is 75-76% based on a five-year mean and median. Improvement target is 1-2% above expected.

Percent of students who successfully completed developmental English in the given fall semester and subsequently successfully completed college-level English before the end of the following fall semester, earning a grade of C or higher. Fall 2015 data represents students who successfully completed developmental English in fall 2015 and went on to successfully complete college-level English by fall 2016.

 

Success in 0-15 Courses measures success rates (C or higher) of students enrolled in the identified 0-15 courses during the given fall semester. These rates are compared to the college-level course average. Success rates for both the 0-15 courses and the overall college-level course average have been consistent over the past five years. In fall 2016, there was a success gap of 6.23% between the college-level average and the 0-15 courses.

Improvement = 68.0-69.0%

Expected target is 66-67% based on a five-year mean and median. Improvement target is 1-2% above expected.

Success rates (C or higher) for the 0-15 courses in the given fall term. The 0-15 courses are typically 100-level high enrollment courses with success rates below the college-level course average. The 0-15 courses include the following: Accounting 101, Computer Information Systems 101, Economics 211, English 101, History 111, Law Enforcement and Justice Administration 101, Management 111, Math 103, Psychology 101, Sociology 101 and Speech 101.
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