This brief summarizes findings from the field and initial research from the Dana Center Mathematics Pathways model (DCMP) on the relationship between gateway course completion and persistence between courses. It describes strategies that foster back-to-back math enrollment by encouraging students to enroll in a college-level math course in the semester immediately following completion of their developmental coursework.
Process Stage
Institutional Leadership
Math Department
Advisors and Coordinators
Additional keywords
back to back math; back; successive semester; successive math; attrition; retention; persistence strategies; enrollment; developmental