Welcome to the new blog of the Center for the Analysis of Postsecondary Readiness (CAPR)! We intend it to be a place where CAPR researchers and our partners can discuss issues around college readiness and developmental education in community colleges and open-access four-year institutions. Find out more about what we have planned.
Multiple Measures Assessment for Placement: Understanding Their Construction and Implementation in a Policy Context
November 12, 2016 | Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) Annual Conference
This session included three papers about the use of multiple measures to place students who are entering college for the first time.
November 2, 2016 | OCTAE Convening for Minority Serving Community Colleges
This presentation focused on CAPR's study of the use of multiple measures for placing students into college-level or developmental courses, sharing initial data from the study's first semester of enrollment and highlighting emerging themes from interviews and focus groups.
In a one-hour webinar, Elisabeth A. Barnett from CCRC and Rashida Welbeck from MDRC described what they have learned about multiple measures assessment through an exploration of college practices in four Midwestern states.
April 11, 2016 | American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Annual Convention
This panel focused on why assessment needs to change and how to improve student placement using “big data,” noncognitive assessments, decision bands, and other emerging approaches.
March 22, 2016 | League for Innovation in the Community College Conference
In this session, three presenters discussed the reasons why multiple measures are being widely discussed as a way to improve incoming students’ assessment and placement.
The Center for the Analysis of Postsecondary Readiness (CAPR) held its second annual meeting on March 8, 2016. CAPR researchers met with advisory board members, key personnel from CAPR research sites, and other national experts on remediation to discuss evolving changes in developmental education, the current state of research knowledge about innovative practices to improve outcomes for underprepared students, and the progress of current CAPR projects.
Turning Math on Its Head: Promising Practices for Institutionalizing Math Pathways From the New Mathways Project (NMP) Evaluation
February 24, 2016 | Achieving the Dream Annual Institute on Student Success
In this session, MDRC researchers, college staff, and the Dana Center shared challenges and successes of implementing the NMP at colleges in Texas.