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NOVEMBER 24, 2014
How Colleges Bend the Rules to Keep Their State Funding

Bloomberg Businessweek highlights findings from a CCRC study on the unintended impacts of performance funding, including "gaming" behavior by institutions to artificially increase student outcomes.

NOVEMBER 21, 2014
Ready or Not: How Multiple Measures of College Readiness Can Help Reduce Unnecessary Remediation

In a commentary for the TC Record, Judith Scott-Clayton describes how incorporating high school transcript information into the placement process for incoming students would lead to fewer students being misplaced into developmental education.

NOVEMBER 20, 2014
Ohio's Public Colleges Becoming More Selective to Qualify for State Funding, Report Says looks at CCRC's recent findings on performance funding systems in Indiana, Ohio, and Tennessee and considers the implications for Ohio's two-and four-year colleges.

NOVEMBER 19, 2014
Other People Strike Again

In Confessions of a Community College Dean, blogger Matt Reed discusses CCRC's research on the unintended impacts of performance funding, and why performance funding rewards gaming by the institutions on the receiving end of the policy.

NOVEMBER 19, 2014
Gaming the System

Inside Higher Ed highlights findings from a recent CCRC study of performance-based funding, focusing particularly on its unintended impacts.

NOVEMBER 19, 2014
Is Performance Funding Changing the Open-Access Model?

Community College Daily spotlights CCRC's research on performance funding programs, calling attention to their unintended impacts and how states might help colleges improve completion without weakening academic standards or restricting admission.

NOVEMBER 19, 2014
Performance-Funding Formulas Spur Some State Colleges to Raise Admissions Standards

The Chronicle of Higher Education summarizes findings from CCRC's recent research on the unintended impacts of performance funding, including the possibility that universities will restrict student admission to improve their performance on state metrics.

NOVEMBER 11, 2014
Improving the Targeting of Treatment: Evidence From College Remediation

A blog post by Judith Scott-Clayton on the Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE) website considers how colleges might improve the accuracy of their remedial placement processes.

NOVEMBER 11, 2014
Reworking Remedial Education

An EdSource article on innovative approaches to developmental education in California highlights findings from CCRC's research on an accelerated developmental English course at Chabot College.

NOVEMBER 06, 2014
One Type of Education That Almost Never Pays Off

Money magazine highlights findings from a recent CCRC study on the returns to community college, contrasting the positive labor market returns for associate degrees and long-term certificates with the minimal effects of short-term certificates.

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