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June 18, 2015

ACT Phases Out Compass Placement Tests

Citing customer feedback, empirical evidence, and college trends, ACT decides to phase out its Compass placement tests by Dec. 2016.

March 10, 2015

Rethinking High School With Higher Expectations and More Flexibility

A panel at SXSWedu discusses what it takes to engage and motivate high school students in new ways by raising expectations.

July 07, 2014

Report Calls for Common Yardsticks on College Remediation

The Education Commission of the States issues a model framework for more consistent counting and monitoring of incoming college students in need of remedial coursework.

July 16, 2012

Student Focus Groups Reveal Barriers to Community College Success

Getting through community college is a struggle for millions of students. Balancing work and school is harder than many expected. Many arrive on campus surprised to learn they aren't academically prepared. And, without a clear goal or needed guidance, more often than not, students don't make it to...

June 14, 2012

CUNY Pilot Shows Promise for Developmental Ed Students

Evaluation of a pilot program at CUNY to help student fast-track through developmental education shows promising results.

May 11, 2012

Summer Bridge Programs Hold Promise as Model

Research on summer developmental bridge programs shows encouraging results for raising students' math and English skills.

March 01, 2012

Research Looks at Value of Community College Placement Exam

New research from CCRC suggests high school grades may be a better way to determine if community college students should be placed in developmental education.

February 02, 2012

Community Colleges Work to Support Struggling Students

Community colleges have their work cut out for them in closing the gap between student aspirations and results, a new report finds.

September 28, 2011

Education Department Gives 34 College-Improvement Grants

The U.S. Department of Education has announced that 34 colleges and universities will share $13 million in grant money as part of the Strengthening Institutions Program to help improve institutions to better serve low-income students. Funds can be used for planning, faculty development, academic pro...

September 09, 2011

Early Career Focus Improves Community College Completion

New studies find that choosing a career path early is strongly correlated with community college students earning a degree.

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