March 22, 2018Event Recap

Innovation in Higher Education: How Data & Evidence Can Improve Student Outcomes

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On March 22, 2018, Results for America, Knowledge Alliance, and America Forward, convened a briefing on Capitol Hill to discuss how federal policy can support innovative and evidence-based approaches to improving student outcomes in higher education.  Given Congress is moving forward on HEA reauthorization, this discussion was timely and relevant.



Featured speakers:

  • U.S. Representative Grace Meng (D-NY-6)
  • Lanae Erickson Hatalsky, Vice President of Social Policy & Politics, Third Way
  • Greg Johnson, CEO, Bottom Line
  • James Kvaal, President, The Institute for College Access and Success
  • Michael J. Weiss, Senior Associate, MDRC
  • Nicole Truhe, Director, Government Affairs, America Forward
  • Jeremy Ayers, Vice President of Policy, Results for America

Download the materials from the Hill Briefing:

– Remarks from U.S. Representative Grace Meng
– Moneyball for Higher Education: How Federal Leaders Can Use Data and Evidence to Improve         Student Outcomes
– CUNY ASAP Results Summary
– The Bottom Line Effect-Analysis from our RCT
– Lessons from 15 Years of MDRC’s Postsecondary Research
– Event Agenda

During the event, we premiered our latest What Works Media Project film, “CUNY ASAP: Accelerating the Journey to Graduation.” The film by veteran journalist Soledad O’Brien captures the story of CUNY ASAP, which is doubling graduation rates for its students.

Learn more about the What Works Media Project.