Basic Skills as a Foundation for Success in the California Community Colleges

2007 and 2010

Review of research literature on effective practices for basic skills programs, popularly known as "the Poppy Copy," published nationally in 2010 as "Student Success in Community Colleges: A Practical Guide to Developmental Education."

In 2007, the RP Group released "Basic Skills as a Foundation for Success in the California Community Colleges," popularly known as the Poppy Copy. This report and its companion self-assessment guide were widely used by California community colleges to develop strategies for meeting the needs of basic skills students. Now, a newly updated version of this report has been published by Jossey-Bass titled "Student Success in Community Colleges: A Practical Guide to Developmental Education."

Basic Skills as a Foundation for Success in the California Community Colleges

This report. popularly known as the Poppy Copy, and its companion self-assessment guide were widely used by California community colleges to develop strategies for meeting the needs of basic skills students.

Economics of Innovation Excel Tool

Excel tool and explanatory PowerPoint that can be used to calculate the return on investment for basic skills staffing and programs.