Hollie Daniels Sarica

Research Associate

Hollie Daniels Sarica is a research associate at CCRC. Her research interests include students’ college and career readiness, access, and success. She has a background in quantitative and qualitative research on multiple measures assessment (MMA) and developmental education reform, as well as accelerated credit attainment via dual enrollment, Advanced Placement, and International Baccalaureate courses.

At CCRC, Daniels works with the Center for the Analysis of Postsecondary Readiness (CAPR), supporting the long-term follow-up of a random assignment study of a multiple measures placement system among seven colleges in the State University of New York (SUNY) system. She also works on a project that seeks to scale MMA in two states, offering technical assistance and working with practitioners to study implementation. Daniels also leads an investigation into the use of federal Higher Education Emergency Relief funds during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As a doctoral student, Daniels worked with Florida State University's Center for Postsecondary Success (CPS) studying developmental education reform and implementation in Florida. Prior to her role at CCRC, Daniels led qualitative data collection and analysis examining corequisite developmental education models in Texas for CPS.

Daniels holds a PhD in education policy and evaluation from Florida State University. She also earned her MEd in student personnel in higher education from the University of Florida and BS in interdisciplinary social sciences from Florida State University. Prior to attending Florida State University for her bachelor's degree, Daniels earned her AA via dual enrollment from Chipola College, one of Florida’s 28 community and state colleges.