All Projects

Alphabetical listing of all RP Group projects.

2005

Study to develop a set of performance frameworks, performance indicators, and recommended approach to performance evaluation.


2014-2016

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. 


2011

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.


2012-2013

Evaluation projects investigating factors that support student success in online learning environments. 


2007, 2010

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.


2008-2009

Two-part study recommending measures for basic skills improvement and assessing the capacity of California community colleges to engage in evidence-based decision making.


2009-2013

A guide on basic skills instructional practices observed in California community colleges.


2012-2015

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.


2015-2016

Evaluation of BAWFC grantees establishing and/or expanding bridge programs leading to employment and/or continued education in CTE certificate and/or degree programs.


2011-2012

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.


2003

Summary of best practices in the California Community Colleges eight largest health care training areas.


2013-2015

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.


2009-2012

Initiative to strengthen cultures of inquiry and evidence across California community colleges through system-wide capacity building and site-specific technical assistance. 


2015

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.


2012-2014

Evaluation of how redesigned basic skills English and math curricula impacts student completion in California community colleges.


Ongoing

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. 


2001-2002

Analysis of student success by demography and by levels below transfer English and math.


2014-2018

Evaluation of three comprehensive statewide efforts to leverage practices and technologies that support student success across California community colleges.

Learn more about Common Assessment Initiative Evaluation

Learn more about the Education Planning Initiative Evaluation

Learn more about the Online Education Initiative Evaluation


2013-2015

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. 


2014

Evaluation of nursing students’ use of the Bay Area’s Centralized Clinical Placement System (CCPS) to examine a recent drop in CCPS utilization. 


2011-2013

Five-year Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation initiative focused on significantly increasing completion and graduation rates for low-income community college students under 26.


2012

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. 


2009-2010

Resource guide and videos that introduce instructional strategies integrating basic skills with career and technical education and occupational content. 


2012-2014

Field-test of a comprehensive set of metrics for CTE success and development of a statewide data system to capture these measures annually. 


2014-2015

Development of two dashboards of metrics that aggregate CTE outcomes data (Program Snapshot, Common Metrics and CTE Outcomes Surveys). 


2011-2014

A statewide study to assess employment outcomes for students who have participated in career technical education (CTE) coursework. 


2015

Identification of effective practices Deputy Sector Navigators (DSN) can use to develop and expand sustainable partnerships with K-12. 


2014-2016

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.


2014

Practical resources for launching and/or expanding dual enrollment initiatives targeting historically underserved students.


2015-2016

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.  


2008-2009

Literature review that identifies effective practices for successfully transitioning students from high school to college entry.


2013

Research brief that identifies the skills and competencies needed to effectively use LMI resources and assist practitioners in gathering local LMI.


2010-2011

Investigation of methods for improving weekly student contact hours forecasts for the CCCCO.


2005

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.  


2011-2012

Evaluation of the effect of the EOPS program that compared EOPS participants to non-participants on key student outcomes. 


2011

Examination of community college accreditation policies and practices across the United States and implications for accreditation practices in California.


2007-2010

Review of award-winning colleges that demonstrated success with basic skills populations through strategies that support systematic improvement.


2015-2019

Evaluation of the IEPI, an initiative focused on advancing colleges’ institutional effectiveness and reducing accreditation sanctions and audit issues among California community colleges. 


2012-2013

Application of Peter Riley Bahr's cluster analysis of course-taking patterns by California community college students to the discussion of improving completion outcomes.


2014-2017

Evaluation of LBCC’s Alternative Pathways to Engineering Education and Careers (APEEC), a TAACCCT-funded project. 


2013-2014

Research on the cost-effectiveness of a model that redesigns the first two years of college.


2011-2012

Assessment of how well the Mt SAC textbook rental program met its targets.


2009-2012

Evaluation of the effectiveness of an initiative to advance the quality of agriculture education.


Ongoing

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. 


2015-2016

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.


2008-2009

Literature review that identifies effective practices for successfully transitioning students in adult education non-credit programs to credit courses.


2011-2016

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. 


2008-2012

Evaluation of a Linked Learning initiative implemented by a Los Angeles high school in partnership with Los Angeles Trade Tech. 


2008

Qualitative research study designed to provide an overview of how California community colleges meet the needs of current and former foster youth. 


2011-2012

Evaluation of the effectiveness of the university’s College of Engineering faculty advisory pilot program.


2011-2014

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. 


2012-2014

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.


2007-2012

Comprehensive study of student transfer between California’s community colleges and public and private universities in career-oriented disciplines. 


2012-2013

Examination of the potential impact of study abroad on students’ academic achievement.


2007-2010

Documentation of successful transfer practices and quantitative research on transfer volume and rates.