|Title:||National Center for Postsecondary Research|
|Principal Investigator:||Bailey, Thomas||Grantee:||Columbia University, Teachers College|
|Program:||National Research and Development Centers [Program Details]|
|Award Period:||5 years||Award Amount:||$9,813,619|
|Goal:||R&D Center||Award Number:||R305A060010|
Topic: Postsecondary Education and Training
Purpose: The National Center for Postsecondary Research (NCPR) focuses on measuring the effectiveness of programs designed to help students make the transition to college and master the basic skills needed to advance to a degree. NCPR is currently pursuing research in dual enrollment; postsecondary remediation, including learning communities; and financial aid.
Established through a five-year grant from the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education, NCPR is housed at the Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, and operated in collaboration with partners MDRC, the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia, and faculty at Harvard University.
Key Personnel: Thomas Bailey, Elisabeth Barnett, Melinda Mechur, Karp, Amanda Rosenburg, John Wachen, Matthew Zeidenberg, Robert Ivry, Katherine Hughes.
Technical reports and working papers
Bettinger, E.P., Long, B.T., Oreopoulos, P., and Sanbonmatsu, L. (2009). The Role of Simplification and Information in College Decisions: Results and Implications from the HandR Block FAFSA Experiment (An NCPR Working Paper). New York, NY: National Center for Postsecondary Research.
Calcagno, J.C., and Long, B.T. (2008). The Impact of Postsecondary Remediation Using a Regression Discontinuity Approach: Addressing Endogenous Sorting and Noncompliance. New York, NY: National Center for Postsecondary Research.
Long, B.T. (2008). What Is Known About the Impact of Financial Aid? Implications for Policy (An NCPR Working Paper) . New York, NY: National Center for Postsecondary Research.
Visher, M.G., Schneider, E., Wathington, H., and Collado, H. (2010). Scaling Up Learning Communities: The Experience of Six Community Colleges. New York, NY: National Center for Postsecondary Research.
Visher, M.G., Wathington, H., Richburg-Hayes, L., Schneider, E., with Cerna, O., Sansone, C., and Ware, M. (2008). The Learning Communities Demonstration: Rationale, Sites, and Research Design. New York, NY: National Center for Postsecondary Research.
Weiss, M.J., Visher, M.G, and Wathington, H. (2010). Learning Communities for Students in Developmental Reading: An Impact Study at Hillsborough Community College. New York, NY: National Center for Postsecondary Research.
BriefsCalcagno, J.C. and Long, B.T. (2009). Evaluating the Impact of Remedial Education in Florida Community Colleges: A Quasi-Experimental Regression Discontinuity Design (An NCPR Brief) . New York, NY: National Center for Postsecondary Research.
Center Website: http://www.postsecondaryresearch.org/.
IES Program Contact: Dr. Katina Stapleton