Core Theme Two:
Demonstrate Academic Excellence
The college's first objective for CT2 is to enhance our students' development of college level skills.
The average percentage of students successfully completing developmental courses in math and writing over the past three years. 72% have successfully completed math courses exceeding the target of 70%, and 74% have successful completed writing courses just shy of the target of 75%. The combined pass rate for developmental courses has improved by 6% over the past 3 years.
The average rate at which entering students who place into developmental coursework successfully complete college level or gateway math and writing within two years. Currently the three-year average pass rate for completing gateway math courses is 40% and 50% for gateway writing courses exceeding and meeting the targets of 35% and 50% respectively.
The steadily improving outcomes in developmental education at Helena College reflect both student effort, and the work of our dedicated faculty in implementing and continually evaluating innovative approaches to developmental instruction.
As of fall 2016, Helena College achieved the minimum threshold for demonstrating mission fulfillment for this objective, with both indicators meeting or exceeding their targets. (Current score= 3; minimum threshold score= 1.2)