In a recent webinar, Elizabeth Kopko and Susan Sepanik of CAPR, along with Sharon Fox of NorthWest Arkansas Community College and Nancy Shapiro of the University System of Maryland, discussed the long-term results of two studies on developmental education reforms and how colleges and systems have changed their policies and practices in response to the findings.
Podcast: The Benefits of Using Multiple Measures Assessment to Bump Students Into College-Level Courses
In this podcast discussion with CCRC’s Elizabeth Ganga, CCRC and CAPR researchers Elizabeth Kopko and Hollie Daniels explain what they found when they looked at the data after nine semesters and what educators and policymakers should take from the research.
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 this blog post, CAPR researchers discuss a new brief that looks at equity in placement reforms and provides strategies institutions can use to drive more equitable outcomes for students.
This blog post provides an overview of two new CAPR briefs looking at informed self-placement (ISP), a placement system which focuses on educating students about a college’s curriculum and available courses and then asks them to reflect on their skills and experiences before deciding their own placement.
This blog post looks back at the first six years of CAPR's research and describes what's next for the center, including a suite of new projects and research questions focused on which developmental education reforms, policies, and practices work for whom.
Placement tests relegate students who could succeed in college-level courses to remedial classes, impeding their progress toward a community college credential. This blog post argues that it's time to recognize the hard work incoming students have already put in and place everyone in college-level courses.
Access to gateway courses for historically underrepresented students increased dramatically following California's implementation of AB 705, but these students' completion rates still lag behind their peers'.
As colleges respond to state- and system-wide calls to replace traditional developmental education with corequisite support courses, institutional challenges are preventing them from faithfully implementing these courses as designed.
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.