Teachers College, Columbia University

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A Changing Paradigm in High School Mathematics

This paper examines challenges embedded within the prevailing high school mathematics course sequence, which prioritizes algebra, and explores innovations that aim to provide curricula and pedagogy more aligned with students’ academic and career goals.


Improving Developmental and College-Level Mathematics: Prominent Reforms and the Need to Address Equity

This paper examines the equity implications of existing reforms to developmental math and explores the potential of more targeted reforms to address factors such as stereotype threat, math anxiety, instructor bias, and tracking.

MAY 2019

English Learners and ESL Programs in the Community College: A Review of the Literature

Demographic and postsecondary enrollment data suggest that the proportion of community college students who need support to access curricula in English is large and will continue to grow in the coming years. Informed by relevant research literature, this paper examines factors within the community college context that affect the experiences and academic outcomes of the English learner population broadly, and, given that they can be more easily identified and have been the subject of much more study, students who enroll in ESL courses in particular.

JULY 2018

Becoming College-Ready: Early Findings From a CUNY Start Evaluation

This report describes the early findings of a random assignment and implementation study of CUNY Start by CCRC, MDRC, and the City University of New York.

APRIL 2018

Developmental Education Reform Outcomes by Subpopulation

This chapter discusses the importance of scrutinizing the outcomes of developmental education reforms across race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, and level of developmental need.