state policy

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.

How Developmental Education Policy Gets Done

At CAPR's annual meeting on June 29, a discussion between CAPR’s Nikki Edgecombe, Dustin Weeden of the National Conference of State Legislatures, and Christina Whitfield of the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association turned up valuable insights for higher education reformers. CCRC Communications Specialist Elizabeth Ganga highlights the main points from this session.

Improving Assessment and Placement at California’s Community Colleges

Olga Rodríguez, a research fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California, describes how assessment and placement practices vary across the state's community colleges. This post is based on testimony given to the California State Senate Education Committee on April 19, 2017, on Senate Bill 319, which would require community colleges to inform incoming students about remediation policies and test preparation opportunities.