What’s Next for Developmental Reform? Research Agenda of the Center for Analysis of Postsecondary Readiness

In this session, presenters introduced and discussed the research agenda of the Center for the Analysis of Postsecondary Readiness (CAPR). The session focused on CAPR’s three primary research areas: the national landscape of developmental education, improving assessment and placement practices, and implementing innovative approaches to developmental math.

Presenters reviewed findings from prior research, elucidated how these findings have informed CAPR’s research focus, and led a discussion on how findings from CAPR’s forthcoming research can be used to advance policy and practice in developmental education.


Elisabeth Barnett, Community College Research Center and CAPR

Elizabeth Zachry Rutschow, MDRC and CAPR

Alexander Mayer, MDRC and CAPR


Research on Alternative Placement Systems
What’s Next for Developmental Reform?
The New Mathways Project

Date and Time:

February 18, 2015
2:45–3:45 PM


Baltimore, MD


Baltimore Convention Center | Room 341–342