CollegeReadyMath Efficacy Report
PREPARED BY: EXCALIBUR EDUCATION GROUP, LLC
PROJECT LED BY: DR. WESLEY E. WILSON
EDITED BY: DR. SARAH H. YOUNG
High school students face a significant gap in preparedness for higher education. Math scores on state standardized tests indicate that students struggle under normal circumstances and the pandemic has raised this barrier even higher for high school students. To meet this need, CollegeReadyMath was designed to supplement state-mandated curriculum. CollegeReadyMath consists of videos and practice problems designed to focus student learning on the skills needed to pass state standardized assessments. It is anticipated that CollegeReadyMath will also prepare students to enter college without requiring developmental coursework.
To measure the impact of CollegeReadyMath on student learning and preparedness for college, high school students in two identified schools took the ACCUPLACER® as a before and after assessment. This allowed the students to engage with CollegeReadyMath for the purpose of examining differences between pre-test and post-test scores. Results of the evaluation indicate that students who are voluntarily supplementing math instruction with CollegeReadyMath are likely to improve their skills on a college readiness assessment. The plurality of students improved their scores between 10 and 20 points with some students improving 30 – 40 points. While issues with attendance complicated this evaluation, an examination of before and after ACCUPLACER® scores indicates there is promising evidence that supports the potential for CollegeReadyMath to increase college readiness in mathematics.