Maximizing Return on Educational Investment: Preserving Access, Promoting Completion, Protecting Quality

The 2014 policy summit examined efforts by states to support institutional innovation and maximize the return on investment of taxpayer dollars while preserving access, affordability, and quality of student outcomes. Through informative and provocative presentations, discussions, and an examination of innovative and promising practices, the 2014 MHEC policy summit addressed the following four themes: Outcomes-Based Funding and Other Institution-Focused Strategies; Leveraging Student Aid and other Student-Focused Incentives; Consumer Information and Reporting Systems; and Institutional Innovation to Reduce Cost and Advance Student Success.

View recorded Session: Rethinking College Affordability to Maximize States' ROI on Investment in Student Aid

The Traditional Approach to Developmental Education: Background and Effectiveness

This report seeks to portray some of the difficulties that arise in conceptualizing remedial success rates and determining the effectiveness of developmental programs. Research on the effectiveness of the traditional approach is summarized, focusing on the effects of remedial assignment, enrollment, and completion. Several policy implications are offered.