Thursday, November 21

8:00–9:00 a.m.

Registration and breakfast

9:00–9:30 a.m.

Welcome and introduction to CAPR

Nikki Edgecombe \ Community College Research Center and CAPR

9:30–10:50 a.m.

Plenary panel

CAPR’s national study of developmental education policies and practices

CAPR surveyed nearly 1,000 open-access and nonselective colleges and interviewed nearly 130 institutional and state-level representatives to understand the landscape of developmental education and reform at two- and four-year colleges across the country.

Alexander Mayer \ MDRC and CAPR

The developmental education reform policy landscape

State leaders from around the country will discuss how developmental education has unfolded in their systems. Panelists will offer perspectives on the state’s role in developing reforms, how states are supporting colleges’ implementation, and the best approaches to evaluating their efforts.

Michael Collins \ Jobs for the Future
Elena Quiroz-Livanis \ Massachusetts Department of Higher Education
René Cintrón \ Louisiana Community and Technical College System

11:00 a.m.–12:00 noon

Concurrent sessions

This session will describe the implementation of statewide developmental education reforms from Arkansas, North Carolina, Florida, and Connecticut. Presenters will discuss resources required for high-quality implementation and highlight future considerations.

Susan Barbitta \ North Carolina Community Colleges
Tamara Bertrand Jones \ Florida State University
Jane McBride Gates \ Connecticut State Colleges and Universities
Mike Leach \ Arkansas Community Colleges

Sonya Armstrong \ Texas State University
Diana Gehlhaus Carew \ RAND
Charles (Skip) MacArthur \ University of Delaware
Jason Buchanan \ Hostos Community College
Amy Brown \ CCRC and CAPR
Vicki Karolewics \ Wallace State Community College
Denise King \ Cleveland State Community College
Dan Cullinan \ MDRC and CAPR
John Hetts \ Educational Results Partnerships
Federick Ngo \ University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Maxine Roberts \ Education Commission of the States
Karen Gardiner \ Abt Associates
Sandy Goodman \ National College Transition Network, World Education
Amy Kaufman \ New World of Work
Michelle Van Noy \ Education and Employment Research Center, Rutgers University
Steve Hinds \ City University of New York
Donna Linderman \ City University of New York
Nyema Mitchell \ Jobs for the Future
Michael Weiss \ MDRC and CAPR
Lindsay Daugherty \ RAND

12:00 noon–1:30 p.m.

Lunch and keynote address

Research, rigor, and equitable policy and practice

Bridget Terry Long \ Harvard Graduate School of Education

1:30–1:40 p.m.

Insights from the Strong Start to Finish network

Christopher Mullin \ Strong Start to Finish, Education Commission of the States

1:45–2:45 p.m.

Concurrent sessions

Maria Cormier \ CCRC and CAPR
Michal Kurlaender \ University of California, Davis, and CAPR
Tara Parker \ University of Massachusetts Boston
Tiffany Beth Mfume \ Morgan State University
Kathleen Almy \ Northern Illinois University
Kathi Cook \ The Charles A. Dana Center, University of Texas at Austin
John Fink \ CCRC and CAPR
Martha Ellis \ The Charles A. Dana Center, University of Texas at Austin
Catherine Finnegan \ Virginia Community College System
Shouping Hu \ Florida State University
Jenny Schenker \ Michigan Student Success Center
Linda Garcia \ Center for Community College Student Engagement, University of Texas at Austin
Jeanette Kim \ City University of New York
Denise Lujan \ University of Texas at El Paso and National Organization for Student Success
Susan Bickerstaff \ CCRC and CAPR
Jon Iuzzini \ Achieving the Dream
Connie Richardson \ The Charles A. Dana Center, University of Texas at Austin
Carl Moore \ The University of the District of Columbia

One additional session TBA

3:00–4:45 p.m.

Plenary panel

CAPR’s study of Dana Center Mathematics Pathways in Texas

DCMP is a model of developmental math that shortens students’ time in remediation, tailors content to students’ academic and career paths, and uses student-centered instruction. CAPR studied how DCMP works and whether it improved academic outcomes for students at four Texas community colleges.

Elizabeth Zachry Rutschow \ MDRC and CAPR

Strengthening curriculum, teaching, and academic and nonacademic supports

This panel will explore the implications of developmental education reforms for curriculum, pedagogy, and student supports in English, math, and other disciplines. Researchers and practitioners will outline considerations for the field as it seeks to build on existing developmental education reforms.

Rebecca Cox \ Simon Fraser University
Gwenn Eldridge \ Ivy Tech Community College
Emily Lardner \ Highline College
Vilma Mesa \ University of Michigan

4:45–5:00 p.m.

Day 1 recap

5:00–6:00 p.m.


Friday, November 22

8:00–9:00 a.m.

Registration and breakfast

9:00–10:30 a.m.

Plenary panel

CAPR’s study of multiple measures placement in the State University of New York

CAPR studied whether incorporating high school grade point average and other measures into math and English placement decisions resulted in more accurate placements than using standardized tests alone. The research, carried out at seven SUNY community colleges, also examined the impacts of multiple measures placement on students’ academic performance.

Elisabeth Barnett \ CCRC and CAPR

Taking effective practices to scale

Panelists will address the critical questions of how states and systems and reform developers and advocates should approach scaling developmental reforms across and within institutions. How do colleges ensure equitable access to reforms while addressing unanticipated consequences? How can findings from CAPR and other research support more effective scaling activities?

Johanna Duncan-Poitier \ State University of New York, Strong Start to Finish
Christopher Mullin \ Strong Start to Finish, Education Commission of the States
Yolanda Watson Spiva \ Complete College America
Uri Treisman \ The Charles A. Dana Center, University of Texas at Austin

10:45 a.m.–12:00 noon

Concurrent sessions

Laura Kalbaugh \ Wake Technical Community College
Suzanne Morales-Vale \ Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Mari Watanabe-Rose \ City University of New York
Michael Baston \ Rockland Community College
This session will present findings from rigorous analyses of corequisite remediation, discuss points of convergence and divergence in the research findings, and share important considerations for future corequisite reform and research.

Alexandra Logue \ City University of New York
Heather McKay \ Rutgers University
Trey Miller \ American Institutes for Research
Florence Ran \ CCRC and CAPR

Sharon Avni \ Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York
George Bunch \ University of California, Santa Cruz
Heather Finn \ Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York
Linda Harklau \ University of Georgia
Olga Rodríguez \ Public Policy Institute of California
Katie Hern \ Skyline College and California Acceleration Project
Ashley Bliss Lima \ Jobs for the Future
Vikash Reddy \ Campaign for College Opportunity
Terrence Willett \ Cabrillo College
Greg Walton \ Stanford University
Additional participants TBA
Angela Boatman \ Boston College and CAPR
Camielle Headlam \ MDRC
Whitney Kozakowski \ Harvard Graduate School of Education
Xuehan Zhou \ University of California, Irvine

12:00 noon–1:30 p.m.

Lunch and keynote address

Reflections on the past, new directions for the future

Thomas Bailey \ Teachers College, Columbia University

1:45–2:45 p.m.

Plenary panel

Driving the work forward

Building on discussions that took place throughout the conference, this panel will look ahead to the next big questions on developmental education for educators, policymakers, and researchers. What has the field learned? What do we need to know to launch the next generation of reforms?

Amy Kerwin \ Ascendium
Tatiana Melguizo \ Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California
James Minor \ Office of the Chancellor, California State University
Michael Schoop \ Cuyahoga Community College

2:45–3:00 p.m.

Closing remarks

2019 CAPR Conference