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Testimony: Accurately Assessing College Readiness

By Olga Rodriguez

A more equitable and efficient system for assessment and placement at the community colleges is a vital step in helping all students achieve their academic goals.

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Equity and Remedial Education at Community Colleges

By Marisol Cuellar Mejia, Olga Rodriguez

Remedial education in community colleges—which is intended to help students succeed—may actually be contributing to college achievement and completion gaps.

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Improving College Placement Policies

By Marisol Cuellar Mejia, Olga Rodriguez

Making assessment and placement policies more uniform across California’s community colleges could yield multiple benefits.

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Commentary: Boosting Success in Community College

By Marisol Cuellar Mejia, Olga Rodriguez

Community colleges have embarked on promising reforms to improve the poor outcomes of students placed in remedial, or developmental, education.


Preparing Students for Success in California’s Community Colleges

By Hans Johnson, Marisol Cuellar Mejia, Olga Rodriguez

Community colleges identify 80 percent of incoming students as underprepared for college-level work. Fewer than half of these students advance to and succeed in a college course (44% in English and 27% in math). Concerns about poor outcomes have led to institutional reforms.

This research was supported with funding from The Sutton Family Fund.

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