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Multiple Measures Placement Using Data Analytics

A new CAPR report finds that SUNY community colleges that used a broader set of measures for developmental placement boosted enrollment in college-level courses—and their students showed they can keep up.

Building Guided Pathways in Tennessee's Community Colleges

A new CCRC report describes the comprehensive reforms taking place at Tennessee's 13 community colleges, along with early evidence on student outcomes

Recent research is helping to identify behaviors and practices associated with community college students who achieve momentum in STEM fields

Turning Research Into Action

Melinda Karp writes in the CCRC blog about providing technical assistance that bridges high-level reform ideas and day-to-day implementation

College Advising Reform at Fresno State

A Q&A with Fresno State advisor Ashley Fagundes delves into the college's advising reform and how it has changed the student experience

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Multiple Measures Placement Using Data AnalyticsA new CAPR report finds that SUNY community colleges that used a broader set of measures for developmental placement boosted enrollment in college-level courses—and their students showed they can keep up.
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Multiple Measures Placement Using Data Analytics: An Implementation and Early Impacts Report
September 2018
Multiple Measures Placement Using Data Analytics: An Implementation and Early Impacts Report

This report from the Center for the Analysis for Postsecondary Readiness (CAPR) examines implementation of a multiple measures placement system at seven State University of New York community colleges and presents results on first-term impacts.

Building Guided Pathways to Community College Student Success: Promising Practices and Early Evidence From Tennessee
September 2018
Building Guided Pathways to Community College Student Success: Promising Practices and Early Evidence From Tennessee

This report describes the guided pathways reforms taking place at the 13 community colleges in the Tennessee Board of Regents, along with promising trends in first-year momentum among entering students.

Becoming College-Ready: Early Findings From a CUNY Start Evaluation
July 2018
Becoming College-Ready: Early Findings From a CUNY Start Evaluation

This report describes the early findings of a random assignment evaluation and implementation study of CUNY Start by CCRC, MDRC, and the City University of New York.

Toward Better College Course Placement: A Guide to Launching a Multiple Measures Assessment System
July 2018
Toward Better College Course Placement: A Guide to Launching a Multiple Measures Assessment System

Drawing on lessons from 10 Minnesota and Wisconsin colleges that piloted multiple measures assessment systems for course placement, this guide provides recommendations for other colleges interested in implementing or testing their own multiple measures systems.

New on the CCRC Blog

September 15, 2018

Elisabeth Barnett describes the major takeaways from a newly released CAPR report that examines early outcomes from a study of alternative placement systems at seven community colleges in the State University of New York system.

September 04, 2018

Recent research is helping to identify the academic behaviors and college practices associated with community college students who achieve momentum in STEM fields and providing new insights for the growing number of community colleges implementing guided pathways reforms, write Davis Jenkins and John Fink.

August 21, 2018

Melinda Karp, a former assistant director of CCRC, writes about how colleges can turn research into institution-specific reforms through a detailed planning process that determines what reform strategies might work and how they will play out day to day.

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