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Center for the Analysis of Postsecondary Readiness (CAPR)

July 2014−June 2019

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The Center for the Analysis of Postsecondary Readiness (CAPR) conducts research to document current practices in developmental English and math education across the United States, and to rigorously assess the effects of innovative assessment and instructional practices on student success. Housed at the Community College Research Center at Teachers College, Columbia University, the center is operated in collaboration with social policy research organization MDRC and scholars at Queens College, City University of New York; Stanford University; the University of California at Davis; and Vanderbilt University. For more information, visit

The center is funded with a grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences.


College Placement Strategies: Evolving Considerations and Practices (A CAPR Working Paper)
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Multiple Measures Assessment for Placement: Understanding Their Construction and Implementation in a Policy Context
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Using Multiple Measures to Improve Placement Accuracy in Community Colleges
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APRIL 2016
Getting It Right: The Emerging Assessment and Placement Landscape
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