Changing the Equation: Redesigning Developmental Math
Changing the Equation was a major program 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.
The following institutions have fully carried out their redesign plans and have successfully implemented the Emporium Model:
The following institutions have partially carried out their redesign plans but still have not fully implemented the Emporium Model:
The following institutions were initially accepted into the program but withdrew due to an inability to meet the program's requirements:
This project was sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.