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. While Harper’s success rate for developmental math had been increasing until fall 2017, it has since declined. The success rate in fall 2018 was 55.5% and decreased slightly to 55.0% in fall 2019. The current rate remains within 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 2015, 1,072 students enrolled in developmental math, while in fall 2019 only 778 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 and in fall 2019, the success rate was at 64.6% which is within the improvement target of 64.0-65.0%.
A relatively small number of students enroll in developmental writing each year (297 in fall 2019). Small numbers of students contribute to increased variability in results from year to year.