Maryland

Report

An Examination of the Children at the Beginning of the Jobs-Plus Demonstration

December, 2002
Pamela Morris, Stephanie Jones

Children who live in public housing are commonly thought to be at greater risk of experiencing academic and behavioral problems than other low-income children, but this paper is among the few to explore empirically the characteristics and circumstances of these children.

Working Paper

The Policy and Practice of Assessing and Placing Students in Developmental Education Courses

March, 2010
Stephanie Safran, Mary Visher

This paper reports on case studies conducted at three community colleges to learn about how the colleges assess students for placement in developmental education courses. The case studies identify several problems and challenges, including lack of consensus about the standard for college-level work, the high-stakes nature of the assessments, and the minimal relationship between assessment for placement and diagnosis for instruction.

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