Teachers College, Columbia University

All Publications


Scaling ASAP: How Expanding a Successful Program Supported Broader Institutional Change at Bronx Community College

This brief examines the relationship between BCC’s ASAP expansion and institutional change to illuminate how scaling a discrete reform can impact other areas of the college and change the way an institution serves all students.

MAY 2020

How Can We Improve Teaching in Higher Education? Learning From CUNY Start

This paper describes the professional development model used in CUNY Start, a program developed at the City University of New York to support entering students identified as academically underprepared in literacy and mathematics.


The Changing Landscape of Developmental Education Practices: Findings from a National Survey and Interviews with Postsecondary Institutions

This CAPR report documents developmental education practices used in broad-access two- and four-year colleges across the country based on a 2016 survey of public two- and four-year colleges and private, nonprofit four-year colleges as well as interviews with institutional and state leaders.

JUNE 2019

Scaling Success: Lessons From the ASAP Expansion at Bronx Community College

This brief examines the expansion and adaptation of the City University of New York’s Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP), using Bronx Community College as an illustrative case study.

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.


Examining Faculty Questions to Facilitate Instructional Improvement in Higher Education

This article uses qualitative data from a multi-campus study of instructional reform in developmental education to present a typology of questions raised by community college faculty teaching in reformed contexts.


Redesigning Arithmetic for Student Success: Supporting Faculty to Teach in New Ways

This chapter describes a promising approach to teaching developmental arithmetic and prealgebra and presents findings on a faculty support network that helped instructors adopt new teaching strategies.

JUNE 2014

Developmental Education Aligned to the Common Core State Standards: Insights and Illustrations

Based on interview data, this discussion paper explores whether faculty and college leaders are considering or undertaking reforms of developmental education informed by the Common Core State Standards.

JULY 2013

Enhancing Rigor in Developmental Education

This issue of Inside Out describes how community college faculty are working to increase rigor within reformed developmental education classrooms.

JUNE 2013

Strengthening Developmental Education Reforms: Evidence on Implementation Efforts From the Scaling Innovation Project

Drawing on a scan of remedial reform efforts and fieldwork at 11 colleges, this paper examines trends in reform implementation and provides a framework for strengthening reform efforts and institutional capacity.

JUNE 2012

Dual Enrollment for College Completion: Findings from Tennessee and Peer States

Commissioned by the Nashville Chamber of Commerce, this report reviews dual enrollment policies in Tennessee and five peer states—Florida, Texas, Georgia, North Carolina, and Kentucky.