Current Research Projects

The RP Group conducts research, recognizes excellence, and provides assistance on a wide range of issues that contribute to student success.  View current projects below, or click on "Past Projects" in the menu to the left.

Student Support (Re)defined
2011-2014
An RP Group study that aimed to understand how, in an environment of extreme scarcity, community colleges can deliver support both inside and outside the classroom to improve success for all students 
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1 Effective Practice
Ongoing
Statewide Placement Tool Using Multiple Measures of Assessment
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1 Basic Skills
2012-2014
Project enabling participating colleges to evaluate the utility of high school  transcript data in predicting students' abilities to pass college-level English and/or math coursework.
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1 Effective Practice
2013-2014
Research on the cost-effectiveness of a model that redesigns the first two years of college
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1 Emerging Issues
Ongoing
Evaluation projects investigating factors that support student success in online learning environments.  
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1 Basic Skills
2012-2014
An evaluation of how redesigned basic skills English and Math curricula impacts student completion in California community colleges
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1 Effective Practice
2014
A practical resource for launching and/or expanding dual enrollment initiatives targeting historically underserved students
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1 Workforce
2011-2014
Statewide study to assess employment outcomes for students who have participated in career technical education (CTE) coursework. As of fall 2013 Santa Rosa Junior College assumed responsibilities of survey administration.
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1 Workforce
2012-2014
The CTE Launchboard will field-test a more comprehensive set of metrics for CTE success and develop a statewide data system so that these measures can be captured statewide on an annual basis.
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1 Effective Practice
Ongoing
Leading from the Middle Academy 2015
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