CAPR Blog 2017-04-20T14:46:11+00:00



The Unfulfilled Promise of Developmental Education: Effects, Problems, and Current Reforms

August 11, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Di Xu, an assistant professor at the University of California, Irvine, discusses her recent study on how outcomes differ for lower and higher level developmental students, and what colleges are doing to improve developmental education outcomes.


The Next Frontier in Guided Pathways: Linking Developmental Education and Pathways Reforms

July 18, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

CCRC researchers Davis Jenkins, Hana Lahr, and John Fink outline changes colleges can make to help ensure that their institutional "guided pathways" reforms reach students referred to developmental education as well as those deemed college-ready.


Math for Life: Preliminary Results From the CAPR Study of Dana Center Mathematics Pathways

May 31, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Elizabeth Zachry Rutschow summarizes findings from a recently released CAPR brief on the Dana Center Mathematics Pathways (DCMP) model, a promising new intervention that involves a revised developmental math course emphasizing statistical and quantitative reasoning skills.


CAPR Link Roundup: States Focus on Reform

May 17, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Several states are considering major changes to dev ed. Find out what's on the legislative docket, get the latest findings on reforms in CUNY and Oregon community colleges, and more in our CAPR link roundup.


Improving Assessment and Placement at California’s Community Colleges

May 4, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Olga Rodríguez, a research fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California, describes how assessment and placement practices vary across the state's community colleges. This post is based on testimony given to the California State Senate Education Committee on April 19, 2017, on Senate Bill 319, which would require community colleges to inform incoming students about remediation policies and test preparation opportunities.