Alexander Mayer

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Alexander mayer

Alexander Mayer

Co-Principal Investigator, MDRC

Alexander Mayer is a research associate at MDRC. He is currently project director for MDRC’s evaluation of Achieving the Dream, and his research at MDRC includes the Performance-Based Scholarship Demonstration, the Opening Doors learning communities program at Kingsborough Community College, the New Mathways Project, and the Behavioral Interventions to Advance Self-Sufficiency project. He holds a PhD in political science from the University of California–Davis. Dr. Mayer co-leads the strategic direction of CAPR.

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Recent Presentations:

What’s Next for Developmental Reform? Research Agenda of the Center for Analysis of Postsecondary Readiness

In this session, presenters introduced and discussed the research agenda of the Center for the Analysis of Postsecondary Readiness (CAPR). The session focused on CAPR’s three primary research areas: the national landscape of developmental education, improving assessment and placement practices, and implementing innovative approaches to developmental math.

Presenters reviewed findings from prior research, elucidated how these findings have informed CAPR’s research focus, and led a discussion on how findings from CAPR’s forthcoming research can be used to advance policy and practice in developmental education.


Elisabeth Barnett, Community College Research Center and CAPR

Elizabeth Zachry Rutschow, MDRC and CAPR

Alexander Mayer, MDRC and CAPR


Research on Alternative Placement Systems
What’s Next for Developmental Reform?
The New Mathways Project


Achieving the Dream Annual Institute on Student Success

Date and Time:

February 18, 2015
2:45–3:45 PM


Baltimore, MD


Baltimore Convention Center | Room 341–342

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