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  • RP Group Strategic Plan 2019-2024
    Five-year strategic plan guided by a Strategic Planning Taskforce comprised of board members, field representatives, and staff.

  • RP Group Fact Sheet
    Fact Sheet about RP Group. Includes information about RP Group events, professional development and learning opportunities, research and evaluation projects, key projects, presentations, awards given, and RP Group resources and publications.

  • October 2022
    This edition includes our ongoing efforts to infuse equity within the organization and across our projects; as well as a Project Spotlight: The EOPS Impact Study 2.0.

  • August 2020
    This edition spotlights innovations across multiple colleges informed by research conducted by The RP Group’s Student Support (Re)defined, Through the Gate, and Multiple Measures Assessment Project (MMAP).

  • February 2020
    This edition includes highlights from research exploring the preliminary affects of AB 705 implementation, and college examples focused on  redesigning the student experience using the Six Success Factors to support guided pathways, and a data visualization of the transfer continuum using the Through the Gate framework.

  • June 2019
    This edition focuses on three big ideas around student success - the importance of student voices, middle leaders, and high school transcript information for placement.

  • California Community Colleges Eye A Different Future Amid Pandemic Disruption
    2022 | EdSource |
    The RP Group's Dr. Darla Cooper, Executive Director, provided additional context about the survey metrics, noting that, “many students are open to returning,” and that “about half of the students surveyed said they wanted their local colleges to contact them about the possibilities,“ which was interpreted as an indication of wanting to come back.

  • California Community College Enrollment Plummets To 30-Year Low
    2022 | Los Angeles Times |
    The RP Group's Dr. Darla Cooper, Executive Director, provided additional context about the survey metrics, noting that, “many students are open to returning,” and that “about half of the students surveyed said they wanted their local colleges to contact them about the possibilities,“ which was interpreted as an indication of wanting to come back.

  • Open for antiracism: supporting educators to use open education for antiracist teaching
    2022 | Journal for Multicultural Education |
    The RP Group's Alyssa Nguyen, Senior Director of Research & Evaluation, and Ireri Valenzuela, Director of Leading from the Middle and Senior Researcher, collaborated with others on this research article about the Open for Antiracism program.

  • Students "Perform" Focus Group Findings in Convocation Performance
    2020 | Grossmont College |
    Video of Grossmont College Forensic Poetry Team giving powerful poetry performance of focus group questions and findings to faculty and staff at past convocation. Facilitation, findings, and recommendations were led by the RP Group and Grossmont College to help increase equity, support, and institutional effectiveness.

  • All Things Transfer
    December 14, 2017 | Growing Inland Achievement Blog Post |
    Blog post on transfer information where the RP Group’s Through the Gate: Mapping the Transfer Landscape for California Community College Students was referenced as “[investigating] why many students in California enter higher education through the state’s community college system with the intent to transfer to a four-year college or university, and yet the transfer rate from the California Community College (CCC) system is stubbornly low.”

  • Reedley College - Equity Executive Summary
    November 28, 2017 | Equity Executive Summary |
    To determine how to best serve students, Reedley hired the RP Group to conduct focus groups with students.

  • Norco College
    November 15, 2017 | Completion Initiative Workgroup |
    Norco College used Completion by Design’s “Loss and Momentum Framework,” and the RP Group’s work that “focuses on six success factors that contribute to student achievement” to prepare its Equity Plan.

  • Through the Gate: Mapping the Transfer Landscape for California Community College Students
    November 13, 2017 | College Futures Foundation Article |
    Many California Community College students enroll with the “intent of transferring to a four-year college or university,” but the transfer rate is low. The RP Group’s Through the Gate report “aims to identify which students transfer, which do not, and for what reasons.”

  • OEI Updates: Supporting Student Success Through Online Ecosystem
    October 19, 2017 | CCC Tech Edge Update |
    The data gathered from the RP Group’s evaluation shows “colleges that have implemented the Online Education Ecosystem had success rates 2.9 percent above the statewide average.”

  • OEI To Release Outcomes Summary For 2015-16
    May 11, 2017 | CCC Tech Edge Update |
    “The California Community Colleges (CCC) Online Education Initiative (OEI) will be releasing its Online Education Initiative Enrollment, Demographics, and Outcomes Summary 2015-16 report. Conducted by experienced independent evaluator the Research and Planning (RP) Group, the report analyzes the impact of online education at 24 OEI pilot colleges in supporting student completion and transfer.”

  • Two Applied Solutions Kits Are Live on the PLN
    April 12, 2017 | IEPI Newsletter |
    “The Applied Solutions Kit (ASK) was created out of a need for tools and practices that provide information for colleges on a variety of critical topics. The idea is simple: provide materials that dive deeply into challenges facing your college and/or district. ASKs are developed by the Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI) in collaboration with the Research and Planning Group for California Community Colleges (RP Group).”