How One NIC Helped 20,000 Students Succeed in Developmental Math

April 18, 2017

New impact studies show that developmental math college students enrolled in Statway® and Quantway® — two accelerated courses in the Carnegie Math Pathways™ initiative — transfer from two-year to four-year colleges at higher rates, 43-to-46 percent, than all community college students nationwide, whose transfer rate is 32 percent. These differences are especially remarkable in that Pathways courses service students with weak academic backgrounds when they enter community college. In the past, these students would be less likely than other students to succeed, but with Pathways courses they are now considerably more successful than even the average community college student. This illustrates one of the six core principles of improvement: if we accelerate improvements through networked communities, then we can accomplish more together than even the best of us can accomplish alone.