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.
Interim findings from a CAPR study of the Dana Center Mathematics Pathways (DCMP) model at four community colleges in Texas show that the reform is helping more students complete their remedial and college-level math requirements more quickly while learning math that will be useful throughout their lives and careers.