Both corequisite remediation and Multiple Measures Assessment (MMA) have been shown to get more students into college-level courses more quickly and to help students pass those courses. But what happens when colleges use corequisites and MMA together? A new CAPR study investigates how placement recommendations using high school GPA and other measures can improve student success in college-level courses.
CCRC researchers Davis Jenkins, Hana Lahr, and John Fink outline changes colleges can make to help ensure that their institutional "guided pathways" reforms reach students referred to developmental education as well as those deemed college-ready.
Same Course, Different Outcomes: The Mysterious Case of Computerized Developmental Math in Tennessee
Maggie Fay of CCRC discusses lessons learned from SAILS, a computer-mediated developmental math program implemented at high schools and community colleges in Tennessee.
CAPR Director Thomas Bailey writes about the recommendations in the Department of Education's practice guide on developmental education. Of the six recommended practices discussed in the report, the implementation of comprehensive, integrated, and long-lasting support programs was backed by the strongest evidence and had the biggest impacts.
One goal we have for the new CAPR blog is to highlight new and interesting studies on developmental education—from both inside and outside of CAPR, CCRC, and MDRC—and other resources for researchers and college officials seeking to understand dev ed and work on reforms. Here’s the latest.