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Valenzuela, Ireri; Nguyen, Alyssa – RP Group, 2021
While data on enrollment, performance, persistence, and completion can offer directional information about access and success for different student groups, they do not provide the "why" behind these measures. Asking students directly about their experiences at the institution can help with a more comprehensive understanding of how to…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Focus Groups, Educational Change
Brohawn, Katie; Newell, Mallory; Fagioli, Loris – RP Group, 2021
Colleges across the California Community College (CCC) system have been preparing for changes to their assessment and placement processes associated with the required implementation of Assembly Bill (AB) 705. While many initiatives were already underway to increase students' completion of their education, including Guided Pathways and the Student…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, State Legislation, Educational Legislation
White, Michelle; Morris, Terra; Newell, Mallory; Hayward, Craig – RP Group, 2021
As of fall 2019, the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office required all California community colleges (CCC) to be in compliance with Assembly Bill 705 (AB 705). CCC were required to implement multiple measures placement policies for math and English that would maximize the likelihood that students with an educational goal of degree or…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, State Legislation, Educational Legislation, Student Placement
Rassen, Elisa; White, Michelle; Newell, Mallory; Rodriguez-Kiino, Diane – RP Group, 2021
With the recent implementation of Assembly Bill (AB) 705, assessment and placement practices for math and English have taken center stage in many California Community Colleges. However, it is just as important to develop an understanding of how best to assess and place English language learner (ELL) students as well. In February 2019, the Research…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods
Hayward, Craig – RP Group, 2021
In this paper the author investigates how the one-year math throughput rate of community college students varies according to the highest level of math completed in high school, with a particular focus on the implications of successfully completing Algebra 2 while in high school. Community college math throughput rates for students with different…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Two Year College Students, Algebra, Community Colleges
Brohawn, Katie; Cooper, Darla; Karandjeff, Kelley; Nguyen, Alyssa; White, Michelle – RP Group, 2021
Over the past five years, the RP Group's "Through the Gate" transfer study has developed a deeper understanding of how California Community College (CCC) students experience transfer pathways. Specifically, the study focused on increasing transfer for "high-leverage" students: those who had completed all or most of the…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges
RP Group, 2021
In a spring 2021 survey of California Community College students exploring the impact of COVID-19 on their transfer journey, the RP Group identified colleges where students felt highly satisfied with the transfer support and communication they were receiving during the pandemic. To better understand what these community colleges were doing to…
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, Transfer Programs, Transfer Policy, Community Colleges
Nguyen, Alyssa; Molloy, Kathy; White, Michelle; Nguyen, Vinh – RP Group, 2020
Meta-majors refer to the creation of broad program pathways or areas of interest, such as "Allied Health or Business." They are key components of the Guided Pathways efforts that provide students with a more structured and integrated academic experience. There are several different approaches (e.g., sorting exercises) colleges can use to…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Majors (Students), Data Use, Identification
RP Group, 2020
The term "throughput" refers to the percentage of a student cohort who complete a course sequence within a set period after having begun that sequence at the same point in time. Under AB 705 the set period for observing throughput rates is described in law as "one year". While that time frame seems intuitive enough, the…
Descriptors: State Legislation, Educational Legislation, Quarter System, Semester System
RP Group, 2020
This document provides ideas for collaboration between English, Math, and credit ESL faculty and institutional research, planning, and effectiveness (IRPE) professionals in the California Community Colleges to examine local impacts of AB 705. The ideas from this document were generated and collated from regional workshops and events hosted by the…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Educational Legislation, State Legislation
Hayward, Craig – RP Group, 2020
In community colleges, English Language Learners (ELL) comprise several subgroups of students, each of which has a distinct background and data profile. Among these subgroups, three clearly emerge, each of which interact with placement systems and curriculum in distinct ways based on their prior educational experiences and contexts. These three…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Writing Instruction
Kretz, Andrew – RP Group, 2020
In 2019, the Research and Planning Group for California Community Colleges (RP Group) conducted a survey of institutional research, planning, and effectiveness (IRPE) offices in the California Community College system. The purpose of this survey was to: (1) Identify key research and planning priorities and activities of the IRPE offices; (2)…
Descriptors: Institutional Research, Community Colleges, Institutional Evaluation, Educational Planning
Kretz, Andrew; Newell, Mallory – RP Group, 2020
This report provides a summary of the results of the AB 705 Implementation Survey, which was distributed in early February 2020 by the Research and Planning Group for California Community Colleges (RP Group) to California Community Colleges (CCC) chief instructional officers. The purpose of the survey is to help inform planning to best support…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Program Implementation, Surveys, Educational Planning
Brohawn, Katie; Kretz, Andrew; Nguyen, Alyssa; White, Michelle – RP Group, 2020
The 2017-18 State Budget Act allocated $5M to the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges (CCC) to support a Veterans Resource Center (VRC) grant program designed to help CCC establish or enhance on-campus VRCs. In an effort to better understand the current state of VRCs in the wake of this funding, Irvine Valley College (IVC)…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Veterans, Resource Centers, Educational Finance
Brohawn, Katie; Karandjeff, Kelley; Nguyen, Alyssa; Cooper, Darla M.; Fong, Kristen; Kretz, Andrew; Purnell, Rogéair D.; Rodriguez-Kiino, Diane; Chaplot, Priyadarshini; Nguyen, Kay – RP Group, 2020
In 2016, the Research and Planning Group for California Community Colleges (RP Group) launched the "Through the Gate" transfer study, aimed to identify strategies for increasing transfer among "high-leverage learners" in the California Community Colleges (CCC)--individuals who have completed all or most of their transfer…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, College Transfer Students, Student Characteristics
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