Hi! As learning center director and the person supervising tutoring, I have been put in charge of doing “something” about the high D-F-W rate for courses.  I am approaching this through providing tutoring for high D-F-W courses.  One issue that I am having is identifying the benchmark for what makes a course high D-F-W.  Is it 20% D-F-W, 30%???  Do any of you have a benchmark that your schools use to determine what percentage makes a course high D-F-W?


Thanks for your help!



Glenna Heckler-Todt, Ed.D.

Director, Advising & Academic Resources

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Shawnee State University

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