Monday, December 11, 2017
The RP Group

Multiple Measures Assessment Project (MMAP)

2014-2017

Growing evidence that multiple measures, such as high school transcripts and noncognitive variables, can greatly improve the accuracy of student placement in English and math, therefore facilitating their movement into and through college-level coursework.

Part of the California Community Colleges Common Assessment Initiative, the Multiple Measures Assessment Project aims to contribute to the advancement of this approach across the state’s system.

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Through the Gate

Through the Gate Transfer Study

2017

This research aims to identify strategies for increasing transfer among “high-leverage learners” in California Community Colleges—individuals who have completed all or most of their transfer requirements, but who do not make it “through the gate” to a four-year institution. Our study specifically focuses on the Inland Empire and Central Valley, as students in these areas of the state have lower transfer rates, suggesting that they may face unique challenges and barriers in their transition from community college to university.

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CTE Data Unlocked

CTE Launchboard Data Unlocked

2016

Colleges need better information on student outcomes and labor market conditions to inform their CTE programs.

CTE Data Unlocked, part of the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office actions on the Strong Workforce Task Force recommendations, will help colleges find, understand, and apply CTE data; aid regions in developing their workforce plans; and prepare all CTE stakeholders to effectively use $200 million in new funding, available in 2017.

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Dual Enrollment

Dual Enrollment Toolkit

2015-2016

Dual enrollment can help high school students to get a jumpstart on earning college credits and make more seamless transitions into postsecondary education.

With a growing interest in this approach and recent legislation to support the engagement of historically underrepresented high school students in dual enrollment opportunities, the Dual Enrollment Toolkit offers secondary- and college-level educators practical guidance on delivering this strategy.

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Beyond Financial Aid

Beyond Financial Aid

2013-2015

Low-income students often arrive at our colleges with numerous needs that cannot be addressed with financial aid alone, threatening their academic progress and success from day one.

The Beyond Financial Aid toolkit offers institutions a framework for action and practical strategies for strengthening the financial stability and attainment of low-income students.

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Student Support (Re)Defined

Student Support (Re)defined

2011-2014

Research increasingly indicates that integrating instruction and student support can facilitate college efforts to significantly increase student progress and completion.

Student Support (Re)defined examined how community colleges can deliver support both inside and outside the classroom to improve success for all students, with a specific focus on what students themselves say they need to succeed.

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