Tuesday, September 26, 2017
The RP Group

College Readiness

College Readiness and Developmental Education

With vast numbers of community college students placing into basic skills and the rise in innovations to address college readiness, our work focuses on research designed to understand how to more efficiently and effectively move students into college-level coursework, including multiple measures assessment, acceleration, and contextualization.

Third party evaluations to help improve outcomes and increase the effectiveness of student success initiatives, programs, and various efforts by community colleges and other higher education-based organizations. 


Evaluation of MIS student success data for a set of California Community Colleges.


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


Analysis of how to transform basic skills instruction as observed at 20 California Community Colleges.


Report on effective practices for the successful transition of students from high school to college entry as documented in research-based literature.


Instructional strategy and multifaceted resource for practitioners — particularly CTE, math, English, and ESL instructional and counseling faculty — for teaching basic skills in a context that is meaningful and relevant to students' lives.


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


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.


Longitudinal research study of the long-term impacts of the Academy for College Excellence (ACE) on students’ academic and employment outcomes.


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