MATH PATHWAYS REPORT
Data at both the national and state levels indicate that not completing a gateway mathematics course within the first year of instruction correlates with a reduced chance of student success and timely graduation. NSHE has conducted numerous statewide studies that focus on completion of gateway English and mathematics courses within the first year of enrollment and placement into the appropriate course is crucial to achieving this goal. The mathematics courses completed by students while in high school play a determining role in subsequent placement and success of students in post-secondary education. In addition, mathematics courses are used to determine eligibility for statewide scholarships. It is important to determine which math course sequences in high school are more likely to result in success in post-secondary placement and completion of college-level mathematics courses. The High School Math Pathways Report includes, by district, the math course-taking patterns of high school students, and their subsequent enrollment into either remedial or college-level coursework at an NSHE institution. The district version (non-public) allows access to the data at the high school level. This report uses data from the Nevada Department of Education and the Nevada System of Higher Education.