Research Projects

May 2009–December 2012

CCRC conducted studies of two accelerated developmental education programs: FastStart at the Community College of Denver and the accelerated English program at Chabot College in California.

July 2006–June 2012

NCPR was a partnership that included CCRC, MDRC, the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia, and faculty at Harvard University.

March 2011–April 2014

This research and implementation project examined how instructional innovation in developmental education can enhance students’ learning and persistence.

July 2011–December 2014

This study examined how different kinds of state performance funding programs have been implemented in Indiana, Ohio, and Tennessee.

October 2010–September 2011

Using longitudinal data, this study provided a quasi-experimental examination of the effects of the Federal Work-Study program on student achievement, persistence, and completion.

May 2011–February 2016

CCRC was a national technical assistance team partner organization in Completion by Design, which worked with colleges in four states to increase college completion rates.

September 2010–August 2013

CCRC collaborated with Macomb Community College to identify and address complexities in the institutional system that create confusion or pose other challenges to students.

October 2010–April 2011

CCRC researchers participated in the U.S. Department of Education's White House Summit on Community College and a subsequent virtual symposium.

January 2010–July 2010

CCRC conducted multivariate analyses of the effects of participating in the Community College of Baltimore County's Accelerated Learning Program for upper level developmental writing students.

May 2009–July 2013

CCRC evaluated the I-BEST program model, which pairs basic skills and career–technical instructors in the classroom so that students gain basic and occupational skills simultaneously.

February 2010–April 2013

With the Institute for Higher Education Leadership, CCRC is leading an evaluation of the Student Achievement Initiative, a policy to reward colleges for improvements in student achievement.

August 2008–March 2012

CCRC completed a three-year study on the role of associate degrees in preparing graduates for information technology (IT) jobs in the Seattle and Detroit labor markets.

March 2008

CCRC's paper on dual enrollment data systems and research aims to help states and districts think about and develop data systems to evaluate the outcomes of their dual enrollment programs.

January 2008–June 2012

CCRC studied the implementation and program impacts of the career-focused dual enrollment programs in California's Concurrent Courses Initiative.

June 2008

Hosted by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Vocational and Adult Education, this symposium was focused on improving student transitions at community colleges.

April 2007–October 2007

CCRC partnered with the Connecticut Community College System to study the impact of developmental education policies on student success.

July 2008–June 2009

CCRC served as an evaluation partner for AMTEC, a consortium of 25 community colleges and 21 automotive manufacturing and service companies.

February 2006–June 2010

Through interviews with students and faculty and classroom observations, CCRC researchers examined students’ persistence and leaving processes at two urban community colleges.

May 2006–June 2009

CCRC examined community college noncredit workforce instruction and contract training, reviewing state policies in all 50 states and conducting case studies of 20 community colleges.

June 2006–May 2009

CCRC developed and tested a curricular supplement called the Content Comprehension Strategy Intervention with developmental education students at three community colleges.

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