Postsecondary Access & Success

A Math Remediation Effort Boosted Students' College Credits. But Did Learning Improve?

October 29, 2018

CEPR's findings about the Tennessee SAILS math remediation program are examined in the following High School & Beyond blog post by Education Week. 

College remediation is a big, expensive deal.

More than two-thirds of students in two-year colleges take a remedial class at some point after enrolling, and about 40 percent of those in four-year courses do, too. The courses are costly for students who pay for them, especially since they don't get credits for taking them. And finally, advocates fiercely debate whether the classes do anything...

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Andrew Barr

Andrew Barr

Assistant Professor of Economics, Texas A&M
Andrew Barr’s research focuses on understanding the role of financial and informational factors in the college decisions and related labor market outcomes... Read more about Andrew Barr
2018 May 30

SDP Convening

Wed May 30 (All day) to Fri Jun 1 (All day)

Location: 

Boston, MA
The eighth annual Strategic Data Project (SDP) Convening will take place in Boston, MA on May 30–June 1, 2018. The event brings together fellows, partners, practitioners, researchers, and leaders in the field of education to discuss the role that data, analytics, and leadership play in our continued effort to transform the use of data in education to improve student achievement.
2018 Jul 09

SDP Institute for Leadership in Analytics

Mon Jul 9 (All day) to Fri Jul 13 (All day)

Location: 

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
The SDP Institute for Leadership in Analytics is a five-day data workshop at Harvard University for education analysts and system leaders who want to leverage data to inform decision making and improve student achievement. The curriculum provides a foundation or refresher course on problem analysis, technical methods, program evaluation, and data visualization and communication techniques. Hands-on activities, including computer lab sessions, demonstrate how to gain key insights around priority topics such as teacher effectiveness or college-going success. Participants need not be an expert in statistical programming, though a basic understanding is recommended.
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2017 Aug 07

Online Course: Using Research to Inform Decisions

Mon Aug 7 (All day) to Sun Aug 20 (All day)

Location: 

Online

Using Research to Inform Decisions will guide you in how to find and evaluate pertinent research, with a constant eye toward how such research can be used to inform various school- and district-level decisions. The workshop provides an overview of how practitioners use research and offers several simple tools to help you find the study you need. You will also learn strategies and structures that help foster an environment where research truly informs decision-making.... Read more about Online Course: Using Research to Inform Decisions

2017 Mar 01

Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE) Spring Conference 2017

Wed Mar 1 (All day) to Sat Mar 4 (All day)

Location: 

Washington, D.C.

The theme of the Sree Spring Conference 2017  is "Expanding the Toolkit: Maximizing Relevance, Effectiveness & Rigor in Education Research." CEPR-affiliated faculty and researchers, as well as Strategic Data Project Fellow Alumni, will be presenting sessions. The Strategic Data Project will also host a table. 
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