Dan Cullinan
Senior Associate
Postsecondary Education

Cullinan directs MDRC’s Multiple Measures Assessment Project, which, in collaboration with the Community College Research Center, is evaluating alternative placement systems that use multiple measures in addition to tests. These new placement methods are being developed to determine whether more students can be placed into courses that are appropriate for their levels. He is also the cost analyst for this project as well as for the Dana Center Math Pathways project, which aims to allow community college students who place into developmental mathematics courses to complete in one academic year a credit-bearing, transferable mathematics course relevant to their future major or career goals. He is data manager and impact analyst on the Text Ed demonstration project, which is evaluating the effectiveness of a low-cost enhancement to Educational Opportunity Center services: a systematic set of text messages that include timely, personalized information concerning college enrollment activities and deadlines, as well as resources for overcoming common barriers to enrollment. Before joining MDRC, Cullinan worked at the Center for Research on Children in the U.S. at the Georgetown Public Policy Institute. He has a master’s degree in economics from Virginia Commonwealth University.

 

Products

Working Paper

Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial

Report

Implementation Findings

Report

A Study of College Transition Text-Based Messaging

Brief

Lessons from the Field

Brief

An Exploratory Study of Student Outcomes and Placement Practices

Report

Three-Semester Findings from an Experimental Study of Multiple Measures Assessment and Placement

Report

Three Years of the Detroit Promise Path Program for Community College Students

Brief

What Colleges Need to Know About Multiple Measures Assessments

Report

Impact Findings From an Evaluation of a Multiple Measures Assessment Strategy

Issue Focus

Three Insights from Research

Report

Three-Year Results from the Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) Ohio Demonstration

Report

Early Findings from an Experimental Study of Multiple Measures Assessment and Placement

Report

Final Report on Aid Like A Paycheck

Report

Interim Findings from the Detroit Promise Path Evaluation

Brief

Two-Year Findings from the ASAP Ohio Demonstration

Report

A Guide to Launching a Multiple Measures Assessment System