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. Harper’s success rate for developmental math had increased to a high of 60.2% in fall 2017, but decreased to 55.5% in fall 2018. The current rate remains above the improvement target of 54.0-55.0%.
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 2014, 1,340 students enrolled in developmental math, while in fall 2018 only 853 enrolled in developmental math.
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 has varied, but increased substantially in fall 2018 to 65.6% and is above the improvement target of 64.0-65.0%.
A relatively small number of students enroll in developmental writing each year (299 in fall 2018). Small numbers of students contribute to increased variability in results from year to year.