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.
In an episode of MDRC's Evidence First podcast, Elisabeth Barnett and Dan Cullinan discuss findings from two MDRC/CCRC studies on the use of multiple measures to place students into developmental or college-level courses.
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.
Early Results from CAPR’s Developmental Education Survey: A Conversation with Elizabeth Zachry Rutschow
Elizabeth Zachry Rutschow discusses findings from a just-released CAPR brief documenting how developmental education programs have evolved over the last several years.
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.
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.