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The Mixed Methods Blog
The Mixed Methods Blog

Assessing College Readiness Using Multiple Measures: Is It Better for Students?

Assessing College Readiness Using Multiple Measures: Is It Better for Students?

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.

New Insights for Guided Pathways Reforms From Research on Community College Student Momentum

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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.

Turning Research Into Action

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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.

What’s More Valuable, an Occupational License or an Associate Degree? New Evidence Indicates Both Are Better Than One

What’s More Valuable, an Occupational License or an Associate Degree? New Evidence Indicates Both Are Better Than One

Thomas Bailey and Clive Belfield describe findings from their just-released CCRC working paper, The Impact of Occupational Licensing on Labor Market Outcomes of College-Educated Workers, which examines the interactions of licenses and degrees.

Thinking About Guided Pathways? Understanding How to Use the CCRC Scale of Adoption Assessment

Thinking About Guided Pathways? Understanding How to Use the CCRC Scale of Adoption Assessment

Hana Lahr describes what CCRC's Scale of Adoption Assessment (SOAA) is and how it can help colleges design comprehensive institutional reforms.