In January of 2020, the
CSU board approved an action that took into consideration concerns expressed by external stakeholders regarding the CSU's quantitative reasoning proposal. Among those actions, the board required a third-party independent analysis of implementation and potential impact of the proposed requirement on CSU applicants.
Following the January 2020 meeting, the CSU initiated a public competitive bidding process according to state regulations and CSU policy. MDRC is the organization selected to conduct the assessment required by the CSU board.
MDRC is a nonprofit, nonpartisan education and social policy research organization dedicated to learning what works to improve educational programs and policies, especially those that potentially affect low-income communities. MDRC is best known for mounting large-scale demonstrations and evaluations of real-world policies and programs. MDRC's
Statement of Principles guide its work and codifies its research and assessment practices. The MDRC study will focus on four primary areas:
Following a progress report to the CSU board in March 2021, MDRC has expanded its scope of work to reflect feedback for greater representation. According to the resolution adopted in January 2020, the CSU board will consider approving the requirement and Title 5 change by spring 2022 to be effective fall 2027.
Contact: James T. Minor, Ph.D. Assistant Vice Chancellor and Senior Strategist Academic Success and Inclusive Excellence
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