Wednesday, May 24, 2017
The RP Group

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.


Multi-prong research study identifying effective practices of health occupations programs in order to improve recruitment, orientation, and other pre-program activities as well as to increase the effectiveness of early intervention and remedial student support services.


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.


Evaluation of initiatives designed to advance the effectiveness of the entire California Community College system including the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office Common Assessment, Education Planning​, Online Education, and Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiatives.


Evaluation of the California Community Colleges Education Planning Initiative (CAI) designed to provide feedback on the development and implementation of an education planning and degree audit system for the state.


Evaluation of the California Community Colleges Education Planning Initiative (CAI) designed to provide feedback on the development and implementation of an online course exchange and related student support services for the state.

 


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 tool with a library of support resources enabling colleges to find, understand, and use CTE data in order to strengthen and improve student transitions from K-12 through college and into the workforce.


Design It-Build It-Ship It is a regional workforce initiative that enables 11 community colleges to develop regionally articulated programs for dislocated workers or unemployed adults to earn degrees or credentials that enable them to enter the workforce in industries with growing occupational demand and opportunities for career and wage advancement.


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.


Evaluation of Long Beach City College’s Alternative Pathways to Engineering Education and Careers, a TAACCCT-funded project.


Collaborative effort led by the RP Group and Educational Results Partnerships’ Cal-PASS Plus system to develop, pilot, and assess implementation of a statewide placement tool using a multiple measures approach.


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.


Literature review identifying a set of 18 promising practices that enable the successful transition of students from adult education to postsecondary education.


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.

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


Aimed to help California Community Colleges grow their capacity to utilize high school transcript data to improve the assignment of recent high school graduates to English and math coursework.

 


The most comprehensive study of community college to four-year transfers 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.



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