Developmental Math: The greatest barrier to national completion goals

Three critical areas in need of redesign

Topics: Community College, Academic Affairs, Academic Planning, Developmental and Remedial Education, Student Retention and Success

With a recent surge of foundation grants for math redesign efforts, there’s never been a better time to invest in reengineering developmental math. The first step is to pinpoint the areas in need of redesign. We’ve identified ineffective classroom pedagogy, mismatched curriculum, and imprecise placement practice as the three primary reasons for student attrition. Download our infographic for more detail.

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This infographic is an excerpt from a larger study, Reengineering Developmental Math. To learn more about this study or the Community College Executive Forum, please contact Lauren Scully at or 202-568-7466.