Assessing the Effectiveness of Quantway: A Multilevel Model with Propensity Score Matching
We’re excited to share the results of our recent Quantway propensity score matching study, which directly challenges the common objection that the Pathways high success rates are due to selection bias among the students served. This new study, which matched first-term Quantway students with similar students in traditional math across 37 student characteristics, provides robust evidence that Quantway outperforms similar students nearly two-to-one, indicating that these positive results are not due to selection bias. The results shows that Quantway students demonstrated significantly higher rates of success than matched comparison students in fulfilling developmental math course requirements. Additionally, Quantway effects were positive across all sex and race/ethnicity subgroups as well as in nearly all classrooms and colleges.
You can find a copy of the full publication here.