Online Learning Update

May 13, 2017

Same Course, Different Outcomes: The Mysterious Case of Computerized Developmental Math in Tennessee

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:02 am

by Maggie P. Fay, EDUCAUSE Review

The course, called SAILS math, was identical — in both content and delivery model — to the developmental math curriculum in Tennessee community colleges (though Tennessee community colleges have since moved to a corequisite remediation model). Though the courses were the same, high school students finished the course at much higher rates. They were between 14 and 29 percentage points more likely than college students to complete the course with a passing grade in a single semester.

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