Here, CAPR's Elisabeth Barnett explains how several SUNY community colleges adapted their approaches to assessment and placement for students entering college in fall 2020 to account for limitations posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
In this essay, CCRC's Maggie P. Fay considers Varsity Blues, community colleges, and the unequal application of academic standards.
Who Should Take College-Level Courses? Impact Findings From an Evaluation of a Multiple Measures Assessment Strategy
By Elisabeth A. Barnett, Elizabeth Kopko, Dan Cullinan, and Clive R. Belfield | October 2020
This report describes impact findings from an evaluation of multiple measures assessment and placement at seven State University of New York (SUNY) community colleges.
A new CAPR study found that combining standardized placement test results with high school GPA and other measures—called multiple measures assessment—allowed more students to go straight into college-level courses, and researchers found that those students did better than similar students left behind.
Making Sense of Developmental Education Reform: What Does the Evidence Tell Us, and What Does It Mean for Practice?
November 12, 2020 | Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management (APPAM) Conference
This roundtable discussion will grapple with the challenges of developmental education reform, offering perspectives on what the field has tried and learned to date, and where evidence is lacking.
August 17, 2020 | Strong Start to Finish August 2020 Webinar
In this webinar session, researchers from CCRC and CAPR presented the rationale for using multiple measures assessment for placement, options for system design, and the results of CAPR research with SUNY colleges.
July 29, 2020 | Maryland Placement Policies Community of Practice Virtual Kickoff Meeting
CAPR's Elisabeth Barnett will describe the reasons to consider the use of multiple measures assessment (MMA) for placement and how an MMA system can be structured.
July 15, 2020 – July 16, 2020 | Dana Center Corequisite Webinars for Higher Ed Mathematics Faculty
In this webinar produced by the University of Texas at Austin Charles A. Dana Center, CCRC Senior Research Scholar Nikki Edgecombe led a conversation on how to administer corequisite courses online in an equitable way.