Case Studies

Featured Case Study is Seminole State College in Seminole, OK.

Piedmont College
Demorest, GA
Course: Rhetoric and Composition
Students in ENGL 1101 improved their grammar skills and had more class time to discuss concepts and ideas rather than focus on remedial topics. Most students earned an A for the overall course.

Big Sandy Community and Technical College – Pikeville Campus
Pikeville, KY
Courses: English Composition I and II
A section of ENG 101 offers supplemental instruction for students with lower placement scores. Students complete a pre-created grammar diagnostic test and complete learning modules to remedy skill gaps. They engage more with their written assignments by utilizing the online peer review tool SmartReview.

Rowan College at Gloucester County
Sewell, NJ
Course: Enhanced English Composition
Rowan College’s English faculty implemented Hawkes’ English Composition materials in their accelerated developmental writing course. In the pilot section using Hawkes, 90.5% of students passed.

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus
Sheboygan, WI
Courses: Prealgebra, Elementary Algebra, and Intermediate Algebra
When the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus chose to implement a course redesign for three of its developmental math courses, it increased its overall student success in developmental math as much as 27%.

Morehead State University Dual Enrollment with Local High Schools
Eastern, Greenup, New Castle, and Campton, KY
Courses: College Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, and Statistics (High School)
As part of Morehead State’s Dual Enrollment program, participating high schools use Hawkes Learning for their dual enrollment courses. In these courses high school students work towards completing college credits from Morehead State University.

Navarro College
Corsicana, TX
Courses: College Algebra and Elementary Statistics
Navarro’s Math Department implemented a boot camp course to fast-track students through developmental math, as well as corequisite courses for both an algebraic and non-algebraic pathway. These changes helped shorten developmental course work and increase student retention.

Copiah-Lincoln Community College
Wesson, MS
Course: Statistics
Using Hawkes Learning, students’ average homework scores, final exam scores, and overall scores in fall courses increased over those in classes using MyMathLab.

Bath County High School
Owingsville, KY
Courses: General Math Problem Solving, Intermediate Algebra, College Algebra, Precalculus, and Calculus
Bath County High School offers high school students college credit in math through Morehead State University’s Dual Enrollment Program. 

The University of Mississippi
Oxford, MS
Course: College Algebra
A year-long pilot study comparing the efficacy of Hawkes Learning and MyMathLab found that students using Hawkes achieved higher performance on learning outcomes as well as higher success rates overall. Then, when Hawkes was compared to ALEKS in 2017, overall grades averaged higher for Hawkes students.

New Mexico Junior College
Hobbs, NM
Courses: Basic Math and Elementary Algebra
When New Mexico Junior College implemented Hawkes Learning into Basic Math and Elementary Algebra in spring 2016, the Mathematics Department observed an overall 35.09% grade increase.

Crowder College
Neosho, MO
Course: Integrated Communication Arts and Study Skills
When Crowder College implemented Hawkes in COMM 90, the at-risk students who completed the course had nearly identical passing rates in the following course, English 101, as the students who directly placed into the credit-bearing course.

Texas State Technical College – Waco
Waco, TX
Course: College Algebra with Corequisite Intermediate Algebra
By mainstreaming developmental students into co-requisite Intermediate and College Algebra courses, TSTC increased retention rates by 15.3%.

The City College of New York
New York, NY
Course: Basic Mathematics online preparatory course
Incoming students to the Public Service Management Master’s program participated in a pre-semester preparatory course in Basic Mathematics, increasing diagnostic test pass rates from 61% to 95%. 

Greenville Technical College
Greenville, SC
Course: Developmental Mathematics
After piloting Aleks, MyMathLab, and Hawkes for a large-scale developmental math redesign pilot, Greenville Tech uniformly decided to implement Hawkes based on vast improvements in student success. 

 University of North Carolina – Charlotte
Charlotte, NC
Course: Intermediate Algebra
By implementing Hawkes’s mastery-based assignments and error-specific feedback, UNC Charlotte accomplished the goal of improving student results and made Intermediate Algebra an effective gateway course to the credit-bearing level. 

West Kentucky Community & Technical College
Paducah, KY
Course: Prealgebra & Introductory Algebra
By switching from MyMathLab to Hawkes, WKCTC saw increase in student retention rates, a decreased need for tutors, an increase in student motivation and satisfaction, and an increase in the number of students finishing the developmental sequence early or on time.

Kirkwood Community College
Cedar Rapids, IA
Course: Prealgebra & Introductory Algebra
By implementing a Modular-Emporium redesign of its developmental mathematics courses, Kirkwood Community College increased student performance on common exam questions and raised the average final exam score by 25%.

Fort Scott Community College
Fort Scott, KS
Course: College Algebra
Fort Scott Community College compared two groups of College Algebra students and found that those using Hawkes courseware demonstrated increased post-test scores compared to those using a textbook only. 

Morehead State University
Morehead, KY
Courses: Introductory Algebra & Intermediate Algebra
After implementing Hawkes courseware into newly designed self-paced online courses, Morehead State saw a 41% increase in the number of students who graduated after passing developmental math.

University of Louisville
Louisville, KY
Courses: Special Topics in College Mathematics for Non-STEM Majors and
Special Topics for STEM Majors
The University of Louisville replaced all traditional sections of Intermediate Algebra with two new emporium-style intervention courses. When the classes started using Hawkes in fall 2016, 72.5% of students passed, compared to 54.2% of students who passed the previous fall semester using a different software platform. 

Lorain County Community College
Elyria, OH
Course: Foundations for Quantitative Reasoning
Students in a non-engineering degree math track can take Lorain County Community College’s 8-week summer course, Foundations for Quantitative Reasoning. During the summers of 2016 and 2017, it was observed that students who completed more than 80% of their homework had a higher average final score than those who completed less than 80%.

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