In an episode of MDRC's Evidence First podcast, Elisabeth Barnett and Dan Cullinan discuss findings from two MDRC/CCRC studies on the use of multiple measures to place students into developmental or college-level courses.
Three Compatible Reforms for Increasing College Success: Corequisite Math Remediation, Dana Center Mathematics Pathways, and Guided Pathways
Alexandra Logue, a research professor at the City University of New York, discusses three curricular innovations taking place at community colleges and how they can be used together to provide comprehensive reform that maximizes student success.
By Elizabeth Ganga and Amy Mazzariello | October 2018
This brief, written in collaboration with the Education Commission of the States, describes three math pathways models, lays out the evidence for their effectiveness, and gives recommendations for the effective implementation of math pathways.
Elisabeth Barnett describes the major takeaways from a newly released CAPR report that examines early outcomes from a study of alternative placement systems at seven community colleges in the State University of New York system.
By Elisabeth A. Barnett, Peter Bergman, Elizabeth Kopko, Vikash Reddy, Clive R. Belfield, and Susha Roy, with Dan Cullinan | September 2018
This report examines the implementation of a multiple measures placement system at seven State University of New York colleges and presents results on first-term impacts.
Alternative to Placement Tests Allows More Community College Students to Take and Pass College-Level Math and English
A new CAPR report describes early findings from the center's study of multiple measures placement systems at seven State University of New York community colleges.
Alexander Mayer, deputy director for postsecondary education at MDRC and co-principal investigator at CAPR, describes the potential of comprehensive programs such as CUNY's Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) to improve outcomes for developmental education students. This post is adapted from testimony given before the New Jersey State Assembly Higher Education Committee on May 7, 2018.
Nancy Shapiro, associate vice chancellor for education and outreach for the University System of Maryland, describes Maryland's math pathways initiative, how the reform's leaders took advantage of a First in the World grant from the U.S. Department of Education, and lessons learned from the work.