Alphabetical listing of all RP Group projects.
Study to develop a set of performance frameworks, performance indicators, and recommended approach to performance evaluation.
Assistance on the production of six adoption guides that will serve as companion pieces to workshops offered by ACE to guide institutions in implementing the ACE model.
Evaluation support for a planning grant received by AIC, an initiative working to introduce accelerated curriculum and pedagogy into a broad cross-section of disciplines and programs.
Evaluation projects investigating factors that support student success in online learning environments.
Literature review 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.
Two-part study recommending measures for basic skills improvement and assessing the capacity of California community colleges to engage in evidence-based decision making.
A guide on basic skills instructional practices observed in California community colleges.
A multiyear evaluation of CTE bridge programs at four Bay Area community colleges designed to advance the success of students with education and employment barriers.
Evaluation of BAWFC grantees establishing and/or expanding bridge programs leading to employment and/or continued education in CTE certificate and/or degree programs.
Evaluation of a project to increase the production of engineers in the Bay Area by increasing transfer from Bay Area community colleges to three local CSUs.
Summary of best practices in the California Community Colleges eight largest health care training areas.
Guidebook with institutional self-assessment to help postsecondary institutions increase financial stability for low-income students, developed on behalf of the Lumina Foundation in partnership with the National Center for Inquiry and Improvement.
Initiative to strengthen cultures of inquiry and evidence across California community colleges through system-wide capacity building and site-specific technical assistance.
Practitioner convening focused on the results of Student Support (Re)defined and focus groups with targeted student groups designed to support Cabrillo’s equity planning.
Evaluation of how redesigned basic skills English and math curricula impacts student completion in California community colleges.
Periodic documentation of the status of evidence-based decision-making in the California community college system and suggestions for managing the process of gathering, analyzing, and utilizing information.
Analysis of student success by demography and by levels below transfer English and math.
Evaluation of three comprehensive statewide efforts to leverage practices and technologies that support student success across California community colleges.
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Partnership with the CSU Office of the President to evaluate the effect of high-impact practices on student success in general education (GE) and raise awareness of the CSU’s interest in promoting GE innovation and improvement.
Evaluation of nursing students’ use of the Bay Area’s Centralized Clinical Placement System (CCPS) to examine a recent drop in CCPS utilization.
Five-year Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation initiative focused on significantly increasing completion and graduation rates for low-income community college students under 26.
Assessment of the implementation of the Collaborative Model for Nursing Education (CMNE), a statewide initiative designed to streamline and facilitate transfer for associate degree of nursing students into baccalaureate programs.
Resource guide and videos that introduce instructional strategies integrating basic skills with career and technical education and occupational content.
Field-test of a comprehensive set of metrics for CTE success and development of a statewide data system to capture these measures annually.
Development of two dashboards of metrics that aggregate CTE outcomes data (Program Snapshot, Common Metrics and CTE Outcomes Surveys).
A statewide study to assess employment outcomes for students who have participated in career technical education (CTE) coursework.
Identification of effective practices Deputy Sector Navigators (DSN) can use to develop and expand sustainable partnerships with K-12.
Technical assistance to IMPAQ, lead evaluator for the Contra Costa Community College District’s TAACCCT Design it! Build it! Ship it! initiative, including data management and analysis.
Practical resources for launching and/or expanding dual enrollment initiatives targeting historically underserved students.
Development of an online toolkit—in partnership with the Career Ladders Project and input and support from the CCCCO—designed to support secondary-postsecondary partnerships focused on providing dual enrollment opportunities to historically underserved high school students.
Literature review that identifies effective practices for successfully transitioning students from high school to college entry.
Research brief that identifies the skills and competencies needed to effectively use LMI resources and assist practitioners in gathering local LMI.
Investigation of methods for improving weekly student contact hours forecasts for the CCCCO.
Overview documents that outline internal and external trends shaping the system’s future as part of the statewide strategic planning process for California community colleges.
Evaluation of the effect of the EOPS program that compared EOPS participants to non-participants on key student outcomes.
Examination of community college accreditation policies and practices across the United States and implications for accreditation practices in California.
Review of award-winning colleges that demonstrated success with basic skills populations through strategies that support systematic improvement.
Evaluation of the IEPI, an initiative focused on advancing colleges’ institutional effectiveness and reducing accreditation sanctions and audit issues among California community colleges.
Application of Peter Riley Bahr's cluster analysis of course-taking patterns by California community college students to the discussion of improving completion outcomes.
Evaluation of LBCC’s Alternative Pathways to Engineering Education and Careers (APEEC), a TAACCCT-funded project.
Research on the cost-effectiveness of a model that redesigns the first two years of college.
Assessment of how well the Mt SAC textbook rental program met its targets.
Evaluation of the effectiveness of an initiative to advance the quality of agriculture education.
An effort of the CCC – Common Assessment Initiative (CCC-CAI) designed to develop, pilot, and assess implementation of a statewide placement tool using multiple measures; includes collaborations with the Educational Results Partnership and California community colleges.
Collaborative research project with the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) and the Moran Technology Group (Moran) to learn about the policies and practices governing PLA/CBE at the national and state-level and inform program development and advocacy.
Literature review that identifies effective practices for successfully transitioning students in adult education non-credit programs to credit courses.
Evaluation of an HSI-STEM grant that seeks to increase the number of Hispanic and low-income students who complete STEM degrees and/or transfer programs.
Evaluation of a Linked Learning initiative implemented by a Los Angeles high school in partnership with Los Angeles Trade Tech.
Qualitative research study designed to provide an overview of how California community colleges meet the needs of current and former foster youth.
Evaluation of the effectiveness of the university’s College of Engineering faculty advisory pilot program.
Study designed to understand how, in an environment of extreme scarcity, community colleges can deliver support both inside and outside the classroom to improve success for all students.
Project enabling participating colleges to evaluate the utility of high school transcript data in predicting students' abilities to pass college-level English and/or math coursework.
Comprehensive study of student transfer between California’s community colleges and public and private universities in career-oriented disciplines.
Examination of the potential impact of study abroad on students’ academic achievement.
Documentation of successful transfer practices and quantitative research on transfer volume and rates.
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