Spoon River College

Course: Basic Mathematics, Introductory Algebra, & Intermediate Algebra
Course Type: Computer-Assisted

Quick Stats:

74% of developmental math students completed every certification
Across 3 campuses, 74% of developmental math students completed every Hawkes certification at an 80% mastery level.

97% of developmental math students received an A, B, or C in the course
97% of the students who completed ALL of the Hawkes certifications received a C or better in the course.

23% increase in students earning A’s and B’s
There was a 23% increase in the number of A’s and B’s on the final exam.

In order to create consistency and ensure fairness in grading, the developmental math department implemented Hawkes Learning courseware in all developmental courses across three campuses.

The homework lab allowed instructors more contact time and the ability to work individually with students. Students were required to complete homework certifications before taking exams. This ensured mastery of content at an 80% level before allowing students to move on to the exam.

“You don’t remember how to get somewhere by sitting in the passenger seat, you learn by driving there.” – Math Department Motto

Final Course Grade Distribution

Jim Sheff