developmental education

Three Compatible Reforms for Increasing College Success: Corequisite Math Remediation, Dana Center Mathematics Pathways, and Guided Pathways

Alexandra Logue, a research professor at the City University of New York, discusses three curricular innovations taking place at community colleges and how they can be used together to provide comprehensive reform that maximizes student success.

Combining Opportunity and Obligation to Overcome Multiple Student Barriers in College

Alexander Mayer, deputy director for postsecondary education at MDRC and co-principal investigator at CAPR, describes the potential of comprehensive programs such as CUNY's Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) to improve outcomes for developmental education students. This post is adapted from testimony given before the New Jersey State Assembly Higher Education Committee on May 7, 2018.

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The Maryland Mathematics Reform Initiative: Leveraging Bad News for Good Purposes

Nancy Shapiro, associate vice chancellor for education and outreach for the University System of Maryland, describes Maryland's math pathways initiative, how the reform's leaders took advantage of a First in the World grant from the U.S. Department of Education, and lessons learned from the work.

Anticipating and Addressing Challenges Related to Technology in Developmental Education

Rebecca Natow, Vikash Reddy, and Markeisha Grant provide a window into the findings from their recent CAPR working paper, How and Why Higher Education Institutions Use Technology in Developmental Education Programming. They describe the types of technology institutions use in developmental education, common challenges they encounter, and recommendations for improving the use of technology.

CAPR Link Roundup: Reform From East to West and In Between

With colleges around the country experimenting with reforms to developmental education, researchers are partnering with them to measure the effect of the changes. Today, we're rounding up some recent studies of developmental ed reforms, including Florida’s dramatic overhaul from 2013, California’s growing movement to reform placement and developmental pathways, and Virginia and North Carolina’s efforts to combine developmental reading and writing into one literacy-reinforcing discipline.