Center for the Analysis of Postsecondary Readiness (CAPR)

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July 2014–December 2025

The Center for the Analysis of Postsecondary Readiness (CAPR) conducts research to document the progress in developmental education reform across the United States and to rigorously evaluate the effects of innovative assessment and instructional practices on student success. Housed at CCRC, the center is operated in collaboration with social policy research organization MDRC. For more information, visit

The center is supported by the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education, through Grant R305C140007 and Grant R305U200010 to Teachers College, Columbia University, with additional funding from Education Commission of the States, Ascendium Education Group, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Project Lead

Nikki Edgecombe