• MDRC Publications

      Lessons from the First Round of Achieving the Dream Community Colleges

      April, 2014

      Launched in 2004, Achieving the Dream is designed to help community colleges collect and analyze student performance data and apply the results to help students succeed. This report offers lessons from the first 26 colleges to join the national initiative, which now includes more than 200 institutions.

      A Case Study of Two Community College Programs Designed to Accelerate Students Through Developmental Math

      May, 2013
      Kelley Fong, Mary Visher

      Acceleration” strategies seek to help developmental students progress to college-level math quicker. This report examines two models: one at Broward College compresses a traditional 16-week course into eight weeks and another at Tarrant County College divides a course into modules, allowing students to skip content they’ve already mastered.

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