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.
Vikash Reddy and Elisabeth Barnett, who recently authored a CAPR working paper on the use of multiple measures for assessment and placement, discuss data points that can be used in placing students, ways in which these measures can be combined, and more varied ways in which colleges might employ assessment results.
CAPR Director Thomas Bailey writes about the recommendations in the Department of Education's practice guide on developmental education. Of the six recommended practices discussed in the report, the implementation of comprehensive, integrated, and long-lasting support programs was backed by the strongest evidence and had the biggest impacts.
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.