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To further its mission to encourage the pursuit of academic excellence and scholarly achievement through high quality instruction, SJR State has developed a comprehensive Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), Conquer Math.

Conquer Math will improve student learning and student success in Intermediate Algebra (MAT 1033), a gatekeeper course facing high withdrawal, low success, and low levels of achievement in student learning outcomes. The purpose of Conquer Math is to improve student learning in Intermediate Algebra to prepare students for continued success in subsequent courses. The two goals associated with this purpose are to increase student learning in Intermediate Algebra and improve student success in Intermediate Algebra and subsequent courses for which Intermediate Algebra is a prerequisite.

Did you know...

Over 1,300 students, faculty, and staff from all three campuses were involved in the development of SJR State’s QEP, Conquer Math?

In a recent survey, students ranked math skills as the number 1 weakness at SJR State? 91% of all A.A. graduates completed College Algebra and more than 50% needed to complete Intermediate Algebra?

Intermediate Algebra is a prerequisite course for all general education math courses for A.A. and A.S. degrees?

Nearly 36% of students, on average drop, fail, or withdraw from Intermediate Algebra?

Fewer than 1/3 of students who fail Intermediate Algebra will remain at SJR State the following fall indicating a nearly 70% drop-out rate?

Only about 1 in 5 students enrolled in Intermediate Algebra in their first fall semester complete their degree within 3 years?

Over the next 5 years SJR State will be deploying strategies to improve student success in Intermediate Algebra, so stay tuned!

Students can receive free tutoring at SJR State’s Academic Support Centers located on all three campuses.