remedial education

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

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

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

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.

Same Course, Different Outcomes: The Mysterious Case of Computerized Developmental Math in Tennessee

Maggie Fay of CCRC discusses lessons learned from SAILS, a computer-mediated developmental math program implemented at high schools and community colleges in Tennessee.

Moving to Multiple Measures

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 Link Roundup: Recent Developmental Ed Reports and Resources

One goal we have for the new CAPR blog is to highlight new and interesting studies on developmental education—from both inside and outside of CAPR, CCRC, and MDRC—and other resources for researchers and college officials seeking to understand dev ed and work on reforms. Here’s the latest.

CAPR: Our New Blog

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.

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