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RP Group, 2023
In spring 2023, The Research and Planning Group for California Community Colleges (The RP Group) partnered with the CEO Affordability, Food & Housing Access Taskforce of the Community College League of California (CCLC) to assist in survey data collection efforts and provide updated data trends regarding California Community College (CCC)…
Descriptors: Community College Students, Student Needs, Food, Housing
Snell, Myra – RP Group, 2023
For California's community colleges, fall 2019 marked the deadline for implementing the state's historic developmental education legislation, Assembly Bill 705 (Irwin 2017). AB 705 drove transformative changes in community college math and English programs as colleges implemented research-based placement policies designed to maximize students'…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Enrollment Trends, State Legislation, Educational Legislation
RP Group, 2023
AB 1705 requires colleges to validate their math placement policies and associated enrollment practices to ensure that students begin in coursework that gives them the best chance of completing the initial transfer-level math requirements for their academic goal. If students are required to enroll in prerequisite coursework prior to the…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Prerequisites, Required Courses, Business Administration Education
Nguyen, Alyssa; White, Michelle; Cooper, Darla – RP Group, 2023
The California Community Colleges (CCC) Attendance Decisions Survey was designed to understand the factors influencing prospective and previously enrolled community college students' decisions to attend a California community college in fall 2022. This survey was administered in late summer/early fall 2022 and included responses from all 116 CCC…
Descriptors: College Attendance, Community Colleges, Community College Students, Decision Making
Hayward, Craig – RP Group, 2023
The RP Group's Multiple Measures Assessment Project (MMAP) produced this technical report as part of a series on how California's community colleges can ensure more English learners (ELs) successfully complete "gateway" English coursework -- courses that satisfy the English writing requirements for completion of an associate's degree as…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Student Placement
Willett, Terrence – RP Group, 2023
The California Community Colleges (CCC) began implementation of AB 705 in fall 2018, ensuring that most students started in transfer-level math rather than a developmental education sequence. The RP Group's Multiple Measures Assessment Project (MMAP) has found that for all student groups, dramatically increasing access to transfer-level math…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Transfer of Training, Remedial Instruction
Asera, Rose; Aslanian, Artour; Stevenson, Rob; Valenzuela, Ireri; Ward, Diva – RP Group, 2023
The primary goal of this evaluation report is to effectively communicate the value and impact of the Leading from the Middle (LFM) Academy to a diverse set of community college stakeholders and to provide valuable insights into the program's effectiveness. This report presents the findings from the 2021-2022 LFM Academy pilot evaluation, assessing…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Program Effectiveness, Pilot Projects, Leadership Training
RP Group, 2022
This research brief highlights throughput rates for students enrolled in Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS) by disability type. Findings show that throughput rates increased for every disability type from 2015-16 to 2019-20 in both English and mathematics. Evidence supports that AB 705 has resulted in improved outcomes for students…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Outcomes of Education, Student Placement, Community Colleges
Reyes, Marcela; Willett, Terrence; Brohawn, Katie; Nguyen, Alyssa – RP Group, 2022
The California Community Colleges (CCC) launched Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) after the passage of SB164 (1969). Colleges leverage their EOPS funding to offer academic, career, and personal counseling; financial resources; and services "over and above" traditional campus supports. This latest research builds on the…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Academic Achievement, Outcomes of Education, Disadvantaged
Fagioli, Loris; Newell, Mallory – RP Group, 2022
Implementation of AB 705 in fall 2019 required California community colleges to use high school grade point average (HSGPA) as the main measure of placement and maximize the likelihood of students being placed into transfer-level English and math courses. Since that time, research has shown that with the vast increase in access to transfer-level…
Descriptors: Predictive Validity, Community Colleges, High School Students, Grade Point Average
Sosa, Giovanni – RP Group, 2022
The first step to addressing equity gaps is to identify them. How can community colleges determine, with some degree of certainty, whether one or more student groups on a campus is in need of assistance in order to succeed? This paper tackles this question by delving into the three methods typically used to identify equity gaps, comparing and…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Community College Students, Disproportionate Representation, Data Analysis
White, Michelle; Newell, Mallory – RP Group, 2022
In Assembly Bill (AB) 705, assessment and placement practices in California Community Colleges (CCC) should maximize the probability that students who enter credit-bearing English as a second language (ESL) course sequences complete degree and transfer requirements in English within three years. The three-year timeframe begins when a student…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Community Colleges
Trimble, Brad – RP Group, 2022
In 2021, the Research and Planning Group for California Community Colleges (the RP Group) conducted a survey of institutional research, planning, and effectiveness (IRPE) offices in the California Community Colleges (CCC) system. The purpose of this survey was to: (1) Identify key research and planning priorities and activities of the IRPE…
Descriptors: Institutional Research, Community Colleges, Institutional Evaluation, Educational Planning
RP Group, 2022
With the implementation of AB 705 in fall 2019, California Community Colleges began to transition to a majority of students' first English and math enrollment starting at transfer level. Research has shown that with the vast increase in access to transfer-level courses, the one-year completion rate of a transfer-level course (i.e., throughput)…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Mathematics, Transitional Programs, Student Placement
Hayward, Craig; Newell, Mallory – RP Group, 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic required that virtually all in-person instruction move suddenly to an online format. Given the unprecedented nature of this disruption, the California Community Colleges (CCC) issued an emergency regulation allowing all students to drop spring 2020 courses without incurring a withdrawal or "W" notation on their…
Descriptors: Pandemics, COVID-19, Community Colleges, Withdrawal (Education)
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