Research for Action was awarded a United States Department of Education Institute of Educational Sciences (IES) research grant. The five-year study will examine the implementation, impact, and costeffectiveness of AB 705, a California law that requires that community colleges maximize the probability that a student will enter and complete transfer-level coursework in English and math within a one-year time frame and use, in the placement of students into English and math courses, one or more of the following: high school coursework, high school grades, and high school grade point average.
The qualitative project intern will help with the organization and analysis of data on the implementation of curricular reforms across the California community college system. Tasks will include the analysis of spreadsheet and interview data to assist with the classification of institutions based on their scale of implementation of state mandated reforms in community college course placement and academic supports
• Assisting with Project Administration – 25%
• Drafting Analytic Memos – 25%
• Descriptive Data Analysis – 25%
• Database Management – 25%