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Changing the Equation: Redesigning Developmental Math

Participating Institutions

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.

Successful Projects

The following institutions have fully carried out their redesign plans and have successfully implemented the Emporium Model:

In-Progress Projects

The following institutions have partially carried out their redesign plans but still have not fully implemented the Emporium Model:

  • Cecil College
  • College of Central Florida
  • Cumberland County College
  • Dakota College at Bottineau
  • Genesee Community College
  • Hazard Community & Technical College
  • Henderson Community College
  • Iowa Western Community College
  • Miami Dade College
  • Mid-State Technical College
  • Washington State Community College
  • West Kentucky Community & Technical College

Withdrawn Projects

The following institutions were initially accepted into the program but withdrew due to an inability to meet the program's requirements:

  • Anne Arundel Community College
  • Delgado Community College
  • Mercer County Community College
  • Mesabi Range Community and Technical College
  • Northwest State Community College
  • Wilbur Wright College

This project was sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.