Monday, March 27, 2017
The RP Group

Completed Projects

Framework outlining an approach for annually evaluating  community college performance, which became the basis of Accountability Reporting for the Community Colleges (ARCC).


Research study focusing on (1) who participates, persists, completes, and succeeds in the online setting and (2) what makes these online approaches work for students and faculty.


Report with literature review identifying effective practices in basic skills, an institutional self-assessment, and an electronic tool to calculate return on investment.


Toolkit featuring a literature review, a framework of strategies, and an institutional self assessment designed to assist two- and four-year institutions in strengthening financial stability and closing attainment gaps for low-income students.


The Bridging Research, Information, and Culture (BRIC) Initiative strengthened cultures of inquiry and evidence in the California community college system through a combination of onsite technical assistance, statewide professional development, and online resources.


Facilitation of a series of student focus groups and sharing findings at a practitioner convening to understand the educational experiences of student populations identified in Cabrillo College’s equity efforts.


A two-year evaluation of the effects of curricular redesign on the progress of students who placed into the remedial English and math sequence at 16 California community colleges.


Online toolkit offering a suite of resources to assist secondary and community college partners in launching or strengthening dual enrollment programs.


Research brief that identifies the skills and competencies needed to effectively use LMI resources and assist practitioners in gathering local LMI.


Research on methods for improving weekly student contact hours forecasts for the CCCCO.


Overview documents that outline internal and external trends shaping the system’s future as part of the statewide strategic planning process for California community colleges.


Findings that assist in optimizing the accreditation process for true quality improvement.


Awards program recognizing seven California Community Colleges that demonstrated success with basic skills populations through strategies that support systemic improvement.


Research conducted on prior learning assessment and competency-based education through a partnership between the RP Group, the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, and the Moran Technology Group.


Evaluation assessing the effectiveness of San Jose State University’s faculty advisory pilot program.


A study of how community colleges can feasibly deliver support both inside and outside the classroom to improve success for all students, with a focus on African-American and Latino learners.


Study piloting and evaluating the utility of high school transcript data in predicting students' abilities to pass college-level English and/or math coursework.