By Elizabeth Kopko, Jessica Brathwaite, and Julia Raufman | August 2022
This brief provides guidance to institutions seeking to design and implement placement systems that redress limitations of test-only systems and that work in conjunction with other reforms to generate more equitable outcomes.
This brief reviews the existing research on informed self-placement (ISP). It discusses the processes and methods used to implement ISP as well as justifications for its use, provides an overview of the available data about how students behave and perform when ISP is used, and makes recommendations for future study.
By Jessica Brathwaite, Dan Cullinan, Elizabeth Kopko, Tiffany Morton, Julia Raufman, and
Dorota Rizik | June 2022
This brief presents the findings of CAPR’s exploratory study of informed self-placement (ISP), a placement system in which colleges provide information about placement policies, available courses, and other relevant topics to engage students as active participants in their own placement.
This brief presents interim findings for the first three years after random assignment and provides an exploratory analysis of the effectiveness of the Dana Center Mathematics Pathways (DCMP) program for various subgroups.
Susan Bickerstaff, Elizabeth Kopko, Erika B. Lewy, Julia Raufman, and Elizabeth Zachry Rutschow | January 2021
Based on interviews with system leaders and college administrators, faculty, and staff, this brief presents four short case studies on how community college state systems changed placement policies and supported new placement practices in the midst of the pandemic.
By Elizabeth Zachry Rutschow, Susan Sepanik, Victoria Deitch, Julia Raufman, Dominique Dukes, and Adnan Moussa | November 2019
This report examines how four Texas community colleges implemented Dana Center Mathematics Pathways (DCMP) and the impact of DCMP on student outcomes over as many as four semesters. Costs of the initiative and student perspectives are also discussed.
By Angela Boatman and Jenna W. Kramer | November 2019
Based on focus groups, this paper examines how developmental math students at six public colleges in Tennessee experienced the hybrid emporium model, which emphasizes computer-based instruction. Students reported cognitive and social accessibility benefits.
Using statewide public college data from Tennessee and a difference-in-differences analytical model, this paper examines the effects of adopting a hybrid emporium developmental math model on student outcomes.