Research Projects

CAPR is conducting several studies to provide a foundation for more comprehensive developmental education and college readiness innovation.

CURRENT PROJECTS

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Examining Corequisite Reforms Across CUNY Colleges

CAPR is partnering with the City University of New York to examine how campuses are implementing corequisite instruction, and how assessment, advising, course structure, pedagogy, and support services vary between campuses.

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Expanding the Adoption of Multiple Measures Assessment and Building the Research Base

CAPR is helping states and colleges to adopt and scale effective multiple measures assessment practices and expand the field’s knowledge of which MMA practices are most effective for which types of students.

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Changing Policy and Practice in Developmental Education: Assessing the Evidence and Engaging the Field

This project will take stock of the progress in developmental education reform and engage practitioners, policymakers, and researchers to maintain momentum toward scaling and sustaining effective strategies.

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Studying Equitable and Holistic Corequisite Course Design

This project is examining best practices for implementing corequisite courses in ways that support equitable student outcomes and capture lessons on how colleges can make their equity work more intentional.

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Evaluation of Alternative Placement Systems and Student Outcomes

CAPR is analyzing impacts of a placement method relying on multiple measures of students’ readiness for college-level courses, including high school grade point average.

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Evaluation of Developmental Math Pathways and Student Outcomes

CAPR is assessing an alternative model of developmental math that shortens students’ time in remediation, tailors content to career and academic paths, and uses more engaging curriculum and instruction.

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COMPLETED PROJECTS

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National Study of Developmental Education Policies and Practices

CAPR conducted qualitative interviews and a nationally representative survey of two- and four-year colleges in order to learn how colleges and systems across the country are approaching developmental programs and reforms.

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Evaluation of Early Start Developmental Education Policy

CAPR studied the Early Start policy at the California State University (CSU) system, which aims to have students enter their first year of college having met their developmental needs in the summer before their freshman year.

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Exploration of the Use of Learning Technologies in Developmental Math

CAPR explored implementation and outcomes of the Emporium Model of developmental math, which replaces traditional lectures with interactive instructional software and personalized assistance.

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