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The Math Default Placement Rules Post AB 705: Predicted vs. Actual Transfer-Level Success for Students in the Lowest Placement Band, December 2023
Report examines the success for students with lower levels of high school performance who began in transferable, college-level math post AB 705 in order to compare the predicted versus actual success rates of these students as a validation of the placement rules. The analysis confirms the accuracy of the original placement rules and underscores the strong recommendation that colleges provide concurrent support for these students.
12/20/2023
Spotlight on... Moorpark College: Academic Probation Reimagined, November 2023 (Recording)
Webinar recording of The RP Group's "Spotlight on..." series featuring Moorpark College: Academic Probation Reimagined.
11/07/2023
Spotlight on... Moorpark College: Academic Probation Reimagined, November 2023 (PPT)
Slides from webinar of The RP Group's "Spotlight on..." series featuring Moorpark College: Academic Probation Reimagined.
11/07/2023
The African American Transfer Tipping Point: Exploring the Transfer Journeys of Over 7,000 African American/Black California Community College Students, October 2023 (PPT)
Slides from webinar sharing results from new report "The African American Transfer Tipping Point: Exploring the Transfer Journeys of Over 7,000 African American/Black California Community College Students."
10/31/2023
The African American Transfer Tipping Point: Exploring the Transfer Journeys of Over 7,000 African American/Black California Community College Students, October 2023 (Recording)
Webinar recording of October 2023 Event "The African American Transfer Tipping Point: Exploring the Transfer Journeys of Over 7,000 African American/Black California Community College Students."
10/31/2023
The African American Transfer Tipping Point: Exploring the Transfer Journeys of Over 7,000 African American/Black Community College Students, October 2023
Report sharing findings from the third phase of the African American Transfer Tipping Point study.
10/31/2023
Corequisite Support as a Lever for Improving Outcomes: A Qualitative Exploration, October 2023 (PPT)
Slides used in webinar highlighting promising practices from interviews conducted about corequisite support courses in both English and math that promote more equitable outcomes, and a panel of practitioners sharing their specific practices. The slides showcase English corequisite support at Cabrillo College and Calculus I corequisite support at Cuyamaca College.
10/18/2023
Corequisite Support as a Lever for Improving Outcomes: A Qualitative Exploration, October 2023 (Recording)
Recording of the webinar highlighting promising practices from interviews conducted about corequisite support courses in both English and math that promote more equitable outcomes, and a panel of practitioners sharing their specific practices.
10/18/2023
Open for Antiracism Project: Findings from Cohort 3, August 2023
Report summarizing findings from research conducted to learn about the experiences of the third cohort of the Open for Anti-racism (OFAR) project.
10/17/2023
Real College California: 2023 Survey Results of CCC Students’ Basic Needs Webinar, September 2023 (Recording)
Webinar recording presenting key findings from the Real College California survey that assesses the basic needs securities of students from California Community Colleges. Basic needs indices related to food, housing, and homelessness will be provided, along with disaggregated information by region and select student demographics. Implications for local and state decision-makers will also be discussed.
09/29/2023
Real College California: 2023 Survey Results of CCC Students’ Basic Needs Webinar, September 2023 (PPT)
Slides used in webinar presenting key findings from the Real College California survey that assesses the basic needs securities of students from California Community Colleges. Basic needs indices related to food, housing, and homelessness will be provided, along with disaggregated information by region and select student demographics. Implications for local and state decision-makers will also be discussed.
09/28/2023
Is AB 705 Contributing to Enrollment Loss in California's Community Colleges?, September 2023
Brief explores two research questions: are enrollment changes experienced by California community colleges in fall 2019 explained by AB 705 implementation, and how did enrollment changes in California’s community colleges in fall 2019 compare to large community college systems in other states? The analysis concludes that fall 2019 implementation of AB 705 reforms does not explain relative enrollment changes at the state or college-level in that year.
09/24/2023
September 2023
This edition features information about our ongoing research efforts and professional development programs, a project spotlight: African American Transfer Tipping Point (AATTP) study, and celebrating 10 years of impact: Leading from the Middle.
09/22/2023
Exploring BSTEM and SLAM Outcomes Through the Transfer-Level Completion Dashboard, September 2023 (Recording)
Webinar featuring an overview and demonstration of a complementary dashboard view to the Transfer-Level English and Math Dashboard called the Business, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (BSTEM) and Social Sciences and Liberal Arts Mathematics (SLAM) Dashboard which allows users to review completion rates for students on a BSTEM or SLAM pathway and explore outcomes by varying starting courses in the pathway and over differing timeframes.
09/21/2023
Exploring BSTEM and SLAM Outcomes Through the Transfer-Level Completion Dashboard, September 2023 (PPT)
Webinar providing an overview and demonstration of a complementary dashboard view to the Transfer-Level English and Math Dashboard called the Business, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (BSTEM) and Social Sciences and Liberal Arts Mathematics (SLAM) Dashboard which allows users to review completion rates for students on a BSTEM or SLAM pathway and explore outcomes by varying starting courses in the pathway and over differing timeframes.
09/21/2023
Real College California: Basic Needs Among California Community College Students, September 2023
Report summarizing the findings from the 2023 Real College California Survey assessing the basic needs securities of students from California Community Colleges. Basic needs indices related to food, housing, and homelessness are provided, along with disaggregated information by region and select student demographics.
09/19/2023
2021–2022 Leading from the Middle Academy Evaluation, July 2023
Evaluation findings for the 2021-22 LFM Academy.
08/09/2023
AB 1705 Non-STEM Validation, Business Administration and Template Assistance, June 2023 (PPT)
Slides used in webinar focused on assisting colleges with submitting additional validation for non-STEM programs of study to meet AB 1705 requirements. Results from a recent analysis of Business Administration student outcomes are shared, with information about how to replicate the analyses locally. In addition, guidance on submitting local validation of non-STEM programs to meet validation requirements are discussed.
06/20/2023
AB 1705 Non-STEM Validation, Business Administration and Template Assistance, June 2023 (Recording)
Webinar recording focused on assisting colleges with submitting additional validation for non-STEM programs of study to meet AB 1705 requirements. Results from a recent analysis of Business Administration student outcomes are shared, with information about how to replicate the analyses locally. In addition, guidance on submitting local validation of non-STEM programs to meet validation requirements are discussed.
06/15/2023
Identifying Factors Impacting Upward Transfer among African American/Black Community College Students, June 2023
Slides from presentation at the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE) conference in June 2023 by Dr. Darla Cooper.
06/01/2023
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The Math Default Placement Rules Post AB 705: Predicted vs. Actual Transfer-Level Success for Students in the Lowest Placement Band, December 2023

Report examines the success for students with lower levels of high school performance who began in transferable, college-level math post AB 705 in order to compare the predicted versus actual success rates of these students as a validation of the placement rules. The analysis confirms the accuracy of the original placement rules and underscores the strong recommendation that colleges provide concurrent support for these students.
12/20/2023

The African American Transfer Tipping Point: Exploring the Transfer Journeys of Over 7,000 African American/Black Community College Students, October 2023

Report sharing findings from the third phase of the African American Transfer Tipping Point study.
10/31/2023

Open for Antiracism Project: Findings from Cohort 3, August 2023

Report summarizing findings from research conducted to learn about the experiences of the third cohort of the Open for Anti-racism (OFAR) project.
10/17/2023

Exploring BSTEM and SLAM Outcomes Through the Transfer-Level Completion Dashboard, September 2023 (Recording)

Webinar featuring an overview and demonstration of a complementary dashboard view to the Transfer-Level English and Math Dashboard called the Business, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (BSTEM) and Social Sciences and Liberal Arts Mathematics (SLAM) Dashboard which allows users to review completion rates for students on a BSTEM or SLAM pathway and explore outcomes by varying starting courses in the pathway and over differing timeframes.
09/21/2023

Real College California: Basic Needs Among California Community College Students, September 2023

Report summarizing the findings from the 2023 Real College California Survey assessing the basic needs securities of students from California Community Colleges. Basic needs indices related to food, housing, and homelessness are provided, along with disaggregated information by region and select student demographics.
09/19/2023

2021–2022 Leading from the Middle Academy Evaluation, July 2023

Evaluation findings for the 2021-22 LFM Academy.
08/09/2023

Maximizing Calculus Completion for Students Seeking the Business Administration Degree, May 2023

Report comparing the completion rates of Business Calculus or STEM Calculus for students with a Business Administration program of study. The study controls for student's highest level math course completed while looking at the starting course in which they began at a community college. Every group of students had substantially higher completion of Business Calculus or STEM Calculus when starting directly there. This research suggests that transfer-level prerequisites to Business Calculus or STEM Calculus do not meet AB 1705 requirements for applied or business calculus for business administration majors within the California Community College system.
05/16/2023

Statewide College Attendance Decisions Survey Results - Fall 2022, February 2023

Report providing a summary of findings from a survey of prospective and previously enrolled California community college students during fall 2022. The survey included topics to understand the factors affecting students’ college attendance decisions.
02/16/2023

Open for Anti-Racism Project: Findings from Cohort 2, August 2022

Report summarizing findings from research conducted to learn about the experiences of the second cohort of the Open for Anti-racism (OFAR) project.
02/10/2023

Open for Anti-Racism Project: Lessons from the First Cohort, September 2021

Report summarizing findings from research conducted to learn about the experiences of the first cohort of the Open for Anti-racism (OFAR) project.
02/10/2023

Investigating the Predictive Validity of Common ESL Tests: Maximizing Gateway English Throughput for International Students in the California Community Colleges, January 2023

Technical report summarizing findings on how well information about international students’ initial curricular pathway (English or ESL), level of placement in the pathway, and ESL placement test score(s) can predict their throughput in gateway English. The focus is on the value of different commonly used ESL placement tests, including the Combined English Language Skills Assessment (CESLA) and multiple types of ACCUPLACER tests.
02/02/2023

Transition in Math from High School to Community College Before and After AB 705, January 2023

Research updating findings from a statewide analysis comparing high school to community college transitions in California before AB 705 came into effect in 2018 and post-implementation in fall 2020.
01/03/2023
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Is AB 705 Contributing to Enrollment Loss in California's Community Colleges?, September 2023

Brief explores two research questions: are enrollment changes experienced by California community colleges in fall 2019 explained by AB 705 implementation, and how did enrollment changes in California’s community colleges in fall 2019 compare to large community college systems in other states? The analysis concludes that fall 2019 implementation of AB 705 reforms does not explain relative enrollment changes at the state or college-level in that year.
09/24/2023
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Spotlight on... Moorpark College: Academic Probation Reimagined, November 2023 (PPT)

Slides from webinar of The RP Group's "Spotlight on..." series featuring Moorpark College: Academic Probation Reimagined.
11/07/2023

The African American Transfer Tipping Point: Exploring the Transfer Journeys of Over 7,000 African American/Black California Community College Students, October 2023 (PPT)

Slides from webinar sharing results from new report "The African American Transfer Tipping Point: Exploring the Transfer Journeys of Over 7,000 African American/Black California Community College Students."
10/31/2023

Corequisite Support as a Lever for Improving Outcomes: A Qualitative Exploration, October 2023 (PPT)

Slides used in webinar highlighting promising practices from interviews conducted about corequisite support courses in both English and math that promote more equitable outcomes, and a panel of practitioners sharing their specific practices. The slides showcase English corequisite support at Cabrillo College and Calculus I corequisite support at Cuyamaca College.
10/18/2023

Real College California: 2023 Survey Results of CCC Students’ Basic Needs Webinar, September 2023 (PPT)

Slides used in webinar presenting key findings from the Real College California survey that assesses the basic needs securities of students from California Community Colleges. Basic needs indices related to food, housing, and homelessness will be provided, along with disaggregated information by region and select student demographics. Implications for local and state decision-makers will also be discussed.
09/28/2023

Exploring BSTEM and SLAM Outcomes Through the Transfer-Level Completion Dashboard, September 2023 (PPT)

Webinar providing an overview and demonstration of a complementary dashboard view to the Transfer-Level English and Math Dashboard called the Business, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (BSTEM) and Social Sciences and Liberal Arts Mathematics (SLAM) Dashboard which allows users to review completion rates for students on a BSTEM or SLAM pathway and explore outcomes by varying starting courses in the pathway and over differing timeframes.
09/21/2023

AB 1705 Non-STEM Validation, Business Administration and Template Assistance, June 2023 (PPT)

Slides used in webinar focused on assisting colleges with submitting additional validation for non-STEM programs of study to meet AB 1705 requirements. Results from a recent analysis of Business Administration student outcomes are shared, with information about how to replicate the analyses locally. In addition, guidance on submitting local validation of non-STEM programs to meet validation requirements are discussed.
06/20/2023

Identifying Factors Impacting Upward Transfer among African American/Black Community College Students, June 2023

Slides from presentation at the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE) conference in June 2023 by Dr. Darla Cooper.
06/01/2023

AB 705's Effects on Higher Level Learning, April 2023

Presentation at The RP Conference. A preliminary look at the impact of AB 1705 on California Community Colleges for non-STEM math pathways and how colleges have transitioned students from high school math pathways into community college math courses.
04/19/2023

Advancing Equity Through Corequisite Support Courses, April 2023

Presentation at The RP Conference. Early results of a qualitative and quantitative study of corequisites across the community college system as well as a review of literature around corequisite supports.
04/19/2023

Corequisite Validation for Transfer-Level English and Math Description, March 2023 (PPT)

Slides used in web event recording highlighting examples of corequisite validation practices and considerations for CCC faculty, administrators, and institutional research and planning effectiveness (IRPE) professionals interested.
03/24/2023

The Transfer Tipping Point: Identifying factors impacting upward transfer among African American/Black community college students - Presented at the Umoja Conference, November 2022

Slides from presentation on the African American Transfer Tipping Point project, presented at the 2022 Umoja Conference.
03/14/2023

Identifying Factors Impacting Upward Transfer Among African American/Black Males in the California Community Colleges - Presented at A2MEND, March 2023

Slides from presentation at the African American Male Education Network and Development in March 2023 by Dr. Darla Cooper.
02/08/2023

The African American Transfer Tipping Point Study - Presented at NISTS, February 2023

Slides from presentation at the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students in February 2023 by Dr. Darla Cooper.
02/08/2023

Investigating the Predictive Validity of Common ESL Tests: Maximizing Gateway English Throughput for International Students in the California Community Colleges, February 8, 2023 (PPT)

Slides highlighting how well information about international students’ initial curricular pathway (English or ESL), level of placement in the pathway, and ESL placement test score(s) can predict their throughput in gateway English. The focus is on the value of different commonly used ESL placement tests, including the Combined English Language Skills Assessment (CESLA) and multiple types of ACCUPLACER tests.
02/08/2023

EDI Self-Assessment Tool and IRPE EDI Living Glossary Webinar, 2023 (PPT)

Slides from webinar introducing two new tools we developed to center our work on equity. We introduce two resources - an EDI Self-Assessment Tool and Living Glossary of EDI Terms we developed contextualized for IRPE Professionals. Learn how we used the tool to assess our hiring and committee processes, how one college used it to support their SEAP planning, and how EDI concepts show up in IRPE work and experiences.
01/11/2023
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September 2023

This edition features information about our ongoing research efforts and professional development programs, a project spotlight: African American Transfer Tipping Point (AATTP) study, and celebrating 10 years of impact: Leading from the Middle.
09/22/2023
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Many students choose work, caring for dependents over community college, survey finds

March 20, 2023 | EdSource |
Article highlighting the every day challenges that students are facing, often having to choose work, caring for dependents over community college. The focus was on the results of the Statewide College Attendance Survey, by the California Community Colleges in partnership with The RP Group, of more than 76,000 prospective and former students in the summer and fall of 2021.
03/20/2023
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Spotlight on... Moorpark College: Academic Probation Reimagined, November 2023 (Recording)

Webinar recording of The RP Group's "Spotlight on..." series featuring Moorpark College: Academic Probation Reimagined.
11/07/2023

The African American Transfer Tipping Point: Exploring the Transfer Journeys of Over 7,000 African American/Black California Community College Students, October 2023 (Recording)

Webinar recording of October 2023 Event "The African American Transfer Tipping Point: Exploring the Transfer Journeys of Over 7,000 African American/Black California Community College Students."
10/31/2023

Corequisite Support as a Lever for Improving Outcomes: A Qualitative Exploration, October 2023 (Recording)

Recording of the webinar highlighting promising practices from interviews conducted about corequisite support courses in both English and math that promote more equitable outcomes, and a panel of practitioners sharing their specific practices.
10/18/2023

Real College California: 2023 Survey Results of CCC Students’ Basic Needs Webinar, September 2023 (Recording)

Webinar recording presenting key findings from the Real College California survey that assesses the basic needs securities of students from California Community Colleges. Basic needs indices related to food, housing, and homelessness will be provided, along with disaggregated information by region and select student demographics. Implications for local and state decision-makers will also be discussed.
09/29/2023

AB 1705 Non-STEM Validation, Business Administration and Template Assistance, June 2023 (Recording)

Webinar recording focused on assisting colleges with submitting additional validation for non-STEM programs of study to meet AB 1705 requirements. Results from a recent analysis of Business Administration student outcomes are shared, with information about how to replicate the analyses locally. In addition, guidance on submitting local validation of non-STEM programs to meet validation requirements are discussed.
06/15/2023

2023 Outstanding Project of the Year Webinar, May 2023 (Recording)

Presentation hosted by Irvine Valley College staff covering their project, "Crossing the Finish Line: On the Power of Information and Monetary Incentives to Motivate Action."
05/16/2023

Corequisite Validation for Transfer-Level English and Math Description, March 2023 (Recording)

Web event recording highlighting examples of corequisite validation practices and considerations for CCC faculty, administrators, and institutional research and planning effectiveness (IRPE) professionals interested.
03/24/2023

Investigating the Predictive Validity of Common ESL Tests: Maximizing Gateway English Throughput for International Students in the California Community Colleges, February 8, 2023 (Recording)

Webinar highlighting how well information about international students’ initial curricular pathway (English or ESL), level of placement in the pathway, and ESL placement test score(s) can predict their throughput in gateway English. The focus is on the value of different commonly used ESL placement tests, including the Combined English Language Skills Assessment (CESLA) and multiple types of ACCUPLACER tests.
02/08/2023

EDI Self-Assessment Tool and IRPE EDI Living Glossary Webinar, 2023 (Recording)

Webinar introducing two new tools we developed to center our work on equity. We introduce two resources - an EDI Self-Assessment Tool and Living Glossary of EDI Terms we developed contextualized for IRPE Professionals. Learn how we used the tool to assess our hiring and committee processes, how one college used it to support their SEAP planning, and how EDI concepts show up in IRPE work and experiences.
01/11/2023

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