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Strategic Investment Impacts

Access Rate Gap

The Access Rate Gap reflects the difference in developmental education and gateway course taking by population important to an institution's equity agenda. The purpose of this brief is to help leaders illustrate both their institution's…
December 13, 2018
Christopher M. Mullin
Tags: Measurement and Outcomes, 6. Use data effectively., Strategic Investment Impacts

The purpose of this brief is to help leaders illustrate both their institution's outcomes prior to any reforms and, for institutions that have implemented reforms, to help illustrate the impact of implemented developmental education reforms at their institution. To meet this purpose, this Strategic Investment Impacts brief presents three interrelated parts. Part 1 is a step-by-step guide, with accompanying worksheet (Worksheet 1), to calculate an institution's Access Rate Gap. Part 2 offers a set of questions to lead a dialogue with senior staff once the first part is completed. Finally, Part 3 suggests ways to communicate the information with internal and external stakeholders.