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 to a low of 49.4% in fall 2015, the rate increased to 60.1% in fall 2017, on target to achieve the 2020 target.
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 2013, 1,826 students enrolled in developmental math, while in fall 2017 only 880 students enrolled in developmental math. Smaller numbers of students contribute to increased variability in results from year to year.
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 increased substantially in fall 2016 to 69.3%, and then decreased to a low of 56.6% in fall 2017.
A relatively small number of students enrolls in developmental writing each year (297 students in fall 2017). Small numbers of students contribute to increased variability in results from year to year.