November 2005–April 2013
Achieving the Dream is a national nonprofit dedicated to helping community college students succeed, supporting a network of 160 educational institutions in 30 states and emphasizing the use of data to inform change. In collaboration with MDRC, CCRC evaluated the Achieving the Dream “culture of evidence” model of institutional improvement that was being tested by participating colleges. CCRC led the evaluation of the Washington State Achieving the Dream Colleges. CCRC and MDRC conducted a survey in two waves about the use of data for improving student outcomes by faculty, administrators, and student services staff at these institutions.