the Community College Research Center has conducted a literature review of studies related to assessment practices for developmental education (Feb. 2011). This study can be found at: Assessing Developmental Assessment in Community Colleges.
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Completion by Design, a signature Initiative of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Postsecondary Success Strategy, is a five-year community college reform effort focused on increasing the proportion of and pace by which low-income young adults progress to postsecondary credential and degree completion. The reform organizers have assembled an important set of resources which you […]
The Heart of Student Success describes four key strategies to promote the strengthened classroom experiences that ultimately are requisite to both increased levels of college completion and deeper levels of learning. The key strategies are: Strengthen classroom engagement; Integrate student support into learning experiences; Expand professional development focused on engaging students; and Focus institutional […]
As California Community College instructors, we serve a diverse mix of students with dramatically varying goals and levels of academic preparation. Many are first-generation college students who have never been to a college campus, while others are returning from the workplace to upgrade their skills. They are a multicultural and multigenerational mix. Most of them […]
Students’ Perceptions of Assessment and Course Placement in California’s Community Colleges This report examines the assessment and course placement practices across California’s community colleges for incoming students and recommends strategies for overall improvement.