Strong Start To Finish
Strategic Investment Impacts

The Course Achievement Gap

June 4, 2019
Christopher M. Mullin
Tags: Refinement, 6. Use data effectively., Strategic Finance

For many students, their path to completing a foundational gateway course is lengthened by a sequence of developmental education courses. While these courses were designed to help students, the fact is that most students who start a developmental education sequence never complete the sequence, let alone a gateway course needed to enter a program of study.

A body of research now shows that for many students who would have traditionally been placed in a developmental education course sequence, registering directly into a gateway course with appropriate designed support - through a co-requisite, compressed, or modularized/emporium gateway course structure - is likely a better decision.