Sunday, February 26, 2017
The RP Group

Completed projects

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.


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.


A series of four inquiry guides documenting approaches and insights emerging from the Completion by Design initiative, focused on developing guided pathways to improve student completion and success.


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


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.


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.


A growing body of research underscores the urgent need to better understand how students use community colleges to launch their journey toward a baccalaureate in career-oriented disciplines and how to increase their success with transfer and degree completion.


The Transfer Velocity Project (TVP) conducted the most comprehensive study of community college to four-year transfer in California of its time. The study investigated and increased our understanding of the full spectrum of factors, interventions, strategies, and practices that have a positive impact on transfer.