Over the summer Sheridan College Vice President of Academic Affairs Jon Connolly worked with a team of colleagues to determine a better way to gauge whether a student will be successful in college and earn their diploma. During Wednesday night's Northern Wyoming Community College District Board meeting, Dr. Connolly presented some of the findings that the team came up with.
Connolly explains that a lot of national cutting edge institutions have started looking at high school GPA scores as a means of better predicting if a student will have success in college level classes.
Connolly said that the math faculty indicated that the sequence of math classes in high school played a prominent role and that using the GPA as an indicator for success in college was a good formula. He added that another thing they found out was that students are fearful of mathematics, in particular, advanced math.