National Survey of Two- and Four-Year Colleges Shows Rise in Developmental Education Reform, Yet New Practices Typically Reach Less Than Half of Students

A new CAPR report describes findings from a national survey of two- and four-year colleges. Researchers found developmental education reform has accelerated, with a notable 30-percentage-point increase in the use of alternative assessment measures (like grade point averages), rather than only on standardized tests.

2019-11-14T20:20:51-05:00November 14, 2019|

Alternatives to Algebra Help More Students Pass College Math

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.

2018-09-13T17:08:09-04:00July 17, 2018|

CAPR Holds Second Annual Meeting

The Center for the Analysis of Postsecondary Readiness (CAPR) held its second annual meeting on March 8, 2016. CAPR researchers met with advisory board members, key personnel from CAPR research sites, and other national experts on remediation to discuss evolving changes in developmental education, the current state of research knowledge about innovative practices to improve outcomes for underprepared students, and the progress of current CAPR projects.

2020-12-09T11:20:31-05:00March 20, 2016|

CCRC and MDRC Receive $10 Million Federal Grant to Conduct Research on Innovative Approaches to Remedial Education

The Community College Research Center (CCRC) at Teachers College, Columbia University, in collaboration with social policy research organization MDRC and scholars at Stanford, U.C. Davis, and Vanderbilt, has been awarded a five-year grant of $9,951,362 from the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences to create a center focused on rigorously assessing the effects of new approaches to remedial assessment, placement, and instruction.

2020-12-09T11:08:38-05:00June 14, 2014|
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