​According to Napa Valley College's Student Success Scorecard provided by the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office (CCCCO), NVC claimed a 25% remedial progress rate in mathematics among those credit students that began their mathematics general education sequence in Pre-Algebra (MATH-55).  This means that only 1 in 4 students that attempted that courses ever successfully completed a college-level (degree-applicable) course.  Among students that begin in Pre-Algebra, more than half (57% in 2015-2016) are identified as economically disadvantged by the CCCCO, and have consistently been disproportiontely Hispanic across the last seven academic years (52% Hispanic in 2015-2016). 

Additionally, according to other recent NVC studies, students that began anywhere in the remedial sequence that are able to complete a degree, certificate, or transfer to a four-year institution within six years on average took more than a year longer than their counterparts that did not require remediation.

It is the goal of current Title V Project to improve both the remedial progress of rate of students beginning their mathematics general education requirements in Pre-Algebra, as well as improving the overall time to completion among students placed in the remedial sequence.

Current Status: Curriculum Planning and Development

Project Coordinator:  Sherry Lohse, Professor of Mathematics, Napa Valley College

Relevant Links:
Measureable Objectives related to the Basic Skills Math Progression Pathway

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