All five UAA campuses offer developmental and college preparatory courses that under-prepared students need to strengthen their reading, writing, and computational skills in preparation for college-level work. Successful developmental education supports UAA’s ability to achieve its mission of open access and addresses a critical UAA 2017 priority.


Measuring Success with Underprepared Students

Success in Subsequent College-level Work Success in Subsequent College-level Work
published December 2011

Success in Subsequent College-level WorkSuccess in Subsequent College-level Work
published April 2010

undefinedUnderprepared Students Report
published June 2009

  • The Full Dataset includes detailed results of the Fall 2007 entering cohorts at both the MAU and campus levels, with performance comparisons between assessed and non-assessed cohort members who took developmental and college preparatory courses.
  • Similar measures for the Fall 2008 entering cohorts will be available in the spring of 2010.

Strategic Importance

Successful developmental education supports UAA's ability to achieve its mission of open access and addresses a critical UAA 2017 priority.  All five UAA campuses deliver developmental and college preparatory courses that underprepared students need to strengthen their reading, writing, and computational skills in preparation for college level work.  We have traditionally measured the success of these courses through attrition and completion rates at the course level.  This project marks the first time we have assessed the longer range question of student success in subsequent university-level classes.


Project Materials

This project was supported by UAA's Strategic Opportunity Fund.

Project Proposal
Team Members
Strategy Inventory