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S m a r t

Jackson State Community College

SMART Math Center







Smart math key features
SMART Math Key Features

  • 12 Modules replaced three traditional Developmental Math courses

  • Student requirements based on educational and career goals

  • Accommodation of Learning Styles

  • On-demand Individual Assistance

  • Immediate Feedback on Tests and Homework

    – motivating students to continue until they get it right!

  • Opportunity to Progress More Quickly (or slowly)

  • Students know material before moving ahead – MASTERY!

  • More Frequent Opportunities for Success

    – Students have the attitude “I can do this!”

  • Students begin new semester with the next required module

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Retention Increased


Post- Redesign

Learning increased
Learning Increased

Mean Scores on Module Post Tests

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Student Success Increased

Students Earning A, B, or C


Post- Redesign

College level success increased
College Level Success Increased

Students making A, B, or C in College Level Math Courses

SMART Math 74%

No SMART Math 68%

Students making A, B, C, or D in College Level Math Courses

SMART Math 85%

No SMART Math 75%

Cost savings for jackson state
Cost Savings for Jackson State

  • Reduced cost per student by over 30%

  • Improved retention of students by over 46%

  • Increased completion rates of developmental math program by 75%

National attention
National Attention

  • 33 Campus Visits to Jackson State’s SMART Math Center

  • Phone calls & emails inquiring about SMART Math Program

  • 44 Presentations & Consultations at Conferences & Colleges including

    • League of Innovations

    • NCAT’s Redesign Alliance Conference

    • Community College Futures Assembly

    • American Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges

    • Learning College Summit

    • American Association of Community College Conference

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  • Jackson State Mathematics Department

  • wishes to thank:

  • The Tennessee Board of Regents for giving us the opportunity to make our dreams a reality.

  • National Council of Academic Transformation for their guidance.

  • Dr. Bruce Blanding, President of JSCC, for making the challenge to improve student success and his continued support

Come visit us and see our SMART MathCenter!

Jackson State Community College

2046 North Parkway, Jackson, TN 38301

731-424-3520 or 1-800-355-5722

Betty Frost, SMART Math Program Manager • ext. 368

Mary Jane Bassett, Dean of Academic Support • ext. 475