Thursday, June 22, 2017
The RP Group

Completion and Transfer

Completion and Transfer

To improve persistence, completion, and transfer rates particularly among students of color, low-income students, and first generation students, we, at the RP Group, study how student populations progress through college and how college programs, services, processes, and policies affect these rates.

Related Projects

Third party evaluations we have conducted 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. 


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


Assessment of the Metro model collaboratively designed and implemented by City College of San Francisco (CCSF) and San Francisco State University (SFSU) faculty to examine the question of how and if colleges could restructure pathways to transfer and completion in order to improve student outcomes and reduce costs.


  • Quantitative analysis of the impact of GE courses incorporating high-impact practices at the community college level on student performance, and guidance on, and dissemination of, the final report.


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


 Multi-year, comprehensive study focused on helping 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.

 


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.

 


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.


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.


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.