Tuesday, March 2, 2021
The RP Group

Student Support (Re)Defined

Student Support (Re)defined


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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Multiple Measures Assessment Project (MMAP)

Multiple Measures Assessment Project (MMAP)


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


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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Dual Enrollment

Dual Enrollment Toolkit


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


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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Guided Pathways

CCCCO's Guided Pathways


Many California Community Colleges (CCC) are seeking guidance on how to implement new approaches designed to increase institutional effectiveness. To support these efforts, the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, the Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI), the RP Group, and a diverse array of strategic partners are teaming up to provide support and resources around Guided Pathways (GP) implementation.

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