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CCRC in the News

DECEMBER 14, 2014
Letter: College Data Tools

In a letter to the editor, Melinda Mechur Karp responds to a New York Times op-ed on the data analytics tools used at colleges, emphasizing that "their power is meaningful only in the context of more comprehensive reform."

DECEMBER 03, 2014
One State's Shakeup in Remedial Education Brings a Slew of Headaches

The Chronicle of Higher Education looks at the aftermath of Florida's decision to make remedial education optional; CCRC director Thomas Bailey is quoted in the article.

DECEMBER 01, 2014
Making the Most of Advising and Planning Technologies: A Tool for Colleges

In a post for the League for Innovation in the Community College's Learning Abstracts blog, Melinda Mechur Karp discusses why colleges using Integrated Planning and Advising Services (IPAS) technologies need to look beyond implementation and focus on the adoption of a technology by end users.

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 24, 2014
Performance Funding Is Only Increasing the Problems That It Is Ostensibly Supposed to Solve

The Academe Blog examines recent CCRC research on performance funding and its implications, specifically for Ohio.

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.

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