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ERIC Number: ED542155
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Apr
Pages: 20
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
CCRC Currents. April 2012
Community College Research Center, Columbia University
This annual newsletter contains updates on the latest Community College Research Center (CCRC) research, new publications and details of upcoming presentations at major conferences. The feature article in this issue, "Improving Community College Assessment and Placement," by Thomas Bailey, discusses how the process of assessment and placement that colleges use to sort students into college-level or developmental courses may not be very effective in helping students succeed. He cites how a growing number of studies from the Community College Research Center (CCRC) and elsewhere call into question the ultimate benefits of the process of assessment and placement into remediation. He cites how the results of these studies shed light on the inadequacies of current assessment instruments. As such, the nation needs a more coherent system for determining and meeting students' needs, but change may not come easily. Other sections of this newsletter include: (1) CCRC Research Projects; (2) National Center for Postsecondary Research; (3) Announcements; (4) Upcoming Conference Presentations; and (5) Selected Publications.
Community College Research Center. Available from: CCRC Publications. Teachers College, Columbia University, 525 West 120th Street Box 174, New York, NY 10027. Tel: 212-678-3091; Fax: 212-678-3699; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serial
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Authoring Institution: Columbia University, Community College Research Center
Identifiers - Location: California; Michigan; Tennessee; Virginia; Washington