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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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Student Choice in Higher Education—Reducing or Reproducing Social Inequalities?
October 2018
Student Choice in Higher Education—Reducing or Reproducing Social Inequalities?

This paper, published in Social Sciences, examines the idealizations and illusions of student choice and marketization in higher education policy in England.

Math Pathways: Expanding Options for Success in College Math
October 2018
Math Pathways: Expanding Options for Success in College Math

This brief, written in collaboration with the Education Commission of the States, describes three math pathways models, lays out the evidence for their effectiveness, and gives recommendations for the effective implementation of math pathways.

Credential Production by Field and Labor Market Alignment at Minority-Serving Institutions: A Descriptive Analysis
September 2018
Credential Production by Field and Labor Market Alignment at Minority-Serving Institutions: A Descriptive Analysis

This CAPSEE working paper compares credential production patterns of minority-serving institutions (MSIs) and non-MSIs by field of study and examines the extent to which they correspond to employment industry clusters in Alabama and California.

KCTCS Enhancing Programs for IT Certification (EPIC)
September 2018
KCTCS Enhancing Programs for IT Certification (EPIC)

This report evaluates the implementation and impacts of Enhancing Programs for IT Certification (EPIC), a program that aims to expand access to computer and medical information technology credentials at six Kentucky community colleges.

New on the CCRC Blog

October 10, 2018

Thomas Brock, who assumed the role of CCRC director on September 1, reflects on CCRC's current work and emerging priorities and invites stakeholders in the field to share suggestions or feedback.

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.

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