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2007 National Center Reports

Good Policy, Good Practice - Improving Outcomes and Reducing Costs in Higher Education: A Guide for Policymakers
November 2007 (#07-4)
  Patrick M. Callan, Peter T. Ewell, Joni E. Finney, Dennis P. Jones

This report describes a wide range of successful strategies that states can draw from to increase the educational attainment of their residents while holding down higher education costs.

   
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Investigating the Alignment of High School and Community College Assessments in California
June 2007 (#07-3)
  by Richard S. Brown and David N. Niemi

This report examines the math and English expectations for high school students entering California's community colleges, reveals the degree of alignment between what students master in high school versus what is expected for college-level work.

   
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Squeeze Play: How Parents and the Public Look at Higher Education Today
May 2007 (#07-4)
  by John Immerwahr and Jean Johnson

This report by Public Agenda explores how the American public views higher education today. Funding for the research was provided by Lumina Foundation for Education as part of its Making Opportunity Affordable initiative.

   
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"Informed Self-Placement" At American River College: A Case Study
May 22, 2007 (#07-2)
  by Jonathan E. Felder, Joni E. Finney, Michael W. Kirst

This case study describes the development and implementation of math self-placement at American River in Sacramento, California.

   
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California Community Colleges: Making Them Stronger and More Affordable
March 7, 2007 (#07-1)
  by William Zumeta and Deborah Frankle

This report examines the effectiveness of statewide policies in assisting the California Community Colleges in meeting their mandate for affordability, and makes recommendations in light of today's public needs.

   
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  For more information, please see Student Financial Aid at California Community Colleges: Results from the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study of 2003-04.


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