Copyright 2007 by MDRC and the Community College Research Center.
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May 1, 2007

Building a Culture of Evidence for Community College Student Success: Early Progress in the Achieving the Dream Initiative

Authors: Casey MacGregor, Davis Jenkins, Jennifer Miller, Kasey Martin, Michael Pih, Susan Gooden, Thomas Brock, Todd Ellwein

Publisher: MDRC

Funder: Lumina Foundation for Education

Achieving the Dream is a multiyear, national initiative, launched by Lumina Foundation for Education, to help community college students stay in school and succeed. The 82 participating colleges commit to collecting and analyzing data to improve student outcomes, particularly for low-income students and students of color. This baseline report describes the early progress that the first 27 colleges have made after just one year of implementation.