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CCRC in the News

JANUARY 21, 2020

Rethinking Remedial Education: New Study Shows College Students Did Better in ‘Corequisite’ Courses Built Around Extra Instruction and Support

This story from The 74 summarizes CCRC's November 2019 working paper on the causal effects of system-wide corequisite reform. CCRC's Florence Ran described her findings, which indicate that corequisite remediation effectively improves gateway course outcomes. 

JANUARY 13, 2020

Florida Colleges Meet Developmental Ed Challenge

In this Community College Daily story, CCRC's Nikki Edgecombe discusses the effects of a 2013 Florida law that overhauled developmental education. She emphasized that research has helped shed light on what students are capable of and underscored the need for interventions to work in tandem. 

JANUARY 07, 2020

New Numbers Show More Colleges Using High School Grades, Not Just Standardized Tests, to Determine if Students Require Remedial Coursework

This LA School Report story describes results from CAPR's November landscape study, which found that the share of public colleges that use multiple measures for math assessment and placement jumped by 30 percentage points between 2011 and 2016.

DECEMBER 16, 2019

As More Colleges Experiment With Online Remediation, Some Students Flourish While Many Others Fall Behind

In this Chalkbeat story, CCRC’s Nikki Edgecombe and Maggie Fay discuss the potential for computer-based developmental education courses, as well as the types of students who tend to struggle in them.

DECEMBER 15, 2019

New Numbers Show More Colleges Using High School Grades, Not Just Standardized Tests, to Determine If Students Require Remedial Coursework

This article from The 74 summarizes CAPR’s landscape study, which takes stock of the developmental education offerings at community colleges across the country.

DECEMBER 12, 2019

Effects of Dual Enrollment

This Inside Higher Ed story summarizes CCRC’s latest working paper, which explores how an increase in dual enrollment students in a given class affects short- and long-term academic outcomes for their non-dual enrollment peers.

DECEMBER 10, 2019

Study Spotlights Outcomes for Community College Transfer Students

CCRC Senior Research Associate John Fink spoke to Diverse: Issues in Higher Education for this story about transfer pathways from community colleges to four-year institutions. Fink noted that it’s important to destigmatize open-access, two-year schools, where transfer has always been part of the mission.

NOVEMBER 24, 2019

Experts: Collaboration Essential to Advance Remedial Education

This Diverse: Issues in Higher Education article summarizes the Center for the Analysis of Postsecondary Readiness conference and highlights CCRC Senior Research Scholar Nikki Edgecombe’s contributions to the work.

DECEMBER 10, 2019

Part-Time Faculty May Have a Negative Impact on Student Success

This eCampus News story describes frindings from CCRC's September working paper that estimated the effects of part- versus full-time on students' current and subsequent course outcomes. 

DECEMBER 05, 2019

FAFSA: Ask Any College Student. The Federal Student Aid Application Is Needlessly Complex

In this USA Today op-ed, CCRC Senior Research Scholar Judith Scott-Clayton joins other academics in advocating for the bipartisan FAFSA Simplification Act, which they say would meaningfully improve college affordability for both college students and adults pursuing additional job training.