Sunday, February 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.

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


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.


A 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.


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


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.


A 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.


A multiyear evaluation of the California Community Colleges Common Assessment Initiative (CAI), an effort designed to develop and implement a common assessment system (CAS) for the state.


A multiphase evaluation of the Bay Area Workforce Funding Collaborative’s (BAWFC) investment in community college career technical education (CTE) bridge programs.


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.