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One Approach to Narrowing Equity Gaps in the Trajectories of Community College Students

This blog post describes how colleges can take advantage of key opportunities to address racial/ethnic equity gaps by intervening early in students’ postsecondary careers.

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DECEMBER 03, 2020

Do Professors With a ‘Deficiency’ Mindset Prevent Community College Students From Earning Credit?

This EdSurge story relies on CAPR's latest paper on multiple measures assessment and placement to explain how placement tests act as a barrier for many aspiring community college students. CCRC Senior Research Scholar Elisabeth Barnett described CAPR's findings. 

DECEMBER 02, 2020

Developmental Education Reform Improved Passing Rates

A new study indicates that students in Florida are succeeding in introductory math and English courses at higher rates since the state adopted developmental education reform in 2013. CCRC Senior Research Associate Elizabeth Kopko told Inside Higher Ed that Florida's approach is notable because, rather than zeroing in on college preparedness, it focuses on boosting student supports and the quality of teaching and learning.

NOVEMBER 30, 2020

Columbia May Look Whiter and Wealthier Next Year. Here’s Why.

COVID-19 has forced college recruiting to go virtual, which may hurt low-income and non-white students who not only belong to demographics disproportionately harmed by the pandemic but also have less frequent access to reliable technology. CCRC Senior Research Scholar Davis Jenkins told the Columbia Spectator that in order to be agents of social mobility, elite institutions like Columbia need to deliberately invest in recruiting diverse students and begin connecting with them earlier in their high school careers.