Changing the Equation: Redesigning Developmental Math
Changing the Equation was a major program funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to engage the nation’s community colleges in a successful redesign of their remedial/developmental math sequences. Participating institutions improved student learning outcomes while reducing costs for both students and institutions using NCAT's proven redesign methodology. Each participant redesigned its entire developmental math sequence--all sections of all developmental courses offered--using NCAT's Emporium Model and commercially available instructional software. Each redesign modularized the curriculum, allowing students to progress through the developmental course sequence at a faster pace if possible or at a slower pace if necessary, spending the amount of time needed to master the course content. Institutions fully implemented their redesign plans in fall 2011.
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For further information, please contact Patricia Bartscherer, Program Manager, pbartscherer@theNCAT.org.
This project was sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.