Research

Research Papers


Academic Papers

Ngo, F., & Kosiewicz, H. (Forthcoming). How extending time in developmental math influences persistence decisions and success: Evidence from a regression discontinuity in community colleges. The Review of Higher Education.

Ngo, F., & Melguizo, T. (2016). How can placement policy improve math remediation outcomes? Evidence from community college experimentation. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 38(1), 171-196.

Melguizo, T., Bos, J., Ngo, F., Mills, N., & Prather, G. (2016). Using a regression discontinuity design to estimate the impact of placement decisions in developmental math. Research in Higher Education, 57(2), 123-151.

Kosiewicz, H., Ngo, F., & Fong, K. E. (2016). Alternative models to deliver developmental math: Issues of use and student access. Community College Review, 44(3), 205-231.

Ngo, F., & Kwon, W. (2015). Using multiple measures to make math placement decisions: Implications for access and success in community colleges Research in Higher Education, 56(5), 442-470.

Melguizo, T., Bos, H., Prather, G., Kosiewicz, H., Fong, K., Ngo, Federick, N (available online). Assessment and Placement Policies and Practices in Developmental Math: Evidence from Experimentation in a Large Urban Community College District in California Pullias Center for Higher Education .

Ngo, F. & Melguizo, T. (available online). How can placement policy improve math remediation outcomes? Evidence from experimentation in community colleges. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis.

Melguizo, T., Bos, H., Ngo, F., Mills, N., & Prather, G. (available online). Using a regression discontinuity design to estimate the impact of placement decisions in developmental math. Research in Higher Education.

Fong, K., Melguizo, T., & Prather, G. (2015). Increasing success rates in developmental math: The complementary role of individual and institutional characteristics.Research in Higher Education.

Ngo, F., & Kwon, W. (2015). Using multiple measures to make math placement decisions: Implications for access and success in community colleges. Research in Higher Education, 56(5), 442-470.

Melguizo, T., Kosiewicz, H., Prather, G., & Bos, J. (2014). How are community college students assessed and placed in developmental math? Grounding our understanding in reality. Journal of Higher Education, 85(5), 691-722.

Research Briefs

Ngo, F., & Melguizo, T. (January 2016). Using math diagnostics to inform course placement in community colleges. Conditions of Education in California. PACE: Policy Analysis for California Education. http://edpolicyinca.org/blog/using-math-diagnostics-inform-course-placement-community-colleges

Melguizo, T., Bos, J., Prather, G., Kosiewicz, H., Fong,. K., Ngo, F. (2015). Assessment and placement policies and practices in developmental math: Evidence from experimentation in a large urban community college district in California. Los Angeles, CA: Pullias Center for Higher Education, University of Southern California. http://www.uscrossier.org/pullias/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/luccd-final-1.pdf

Ngo, F., Kwon, W., Melguizo, T., Prather, G., & Bos, J, M. (2013). Course placement in developmental math: Do multiple measures work? Los Angeles, CA: University of Southern California

Are community colleges making good placement decisions in their math trajectories? Tatiana Melguizo, Johannes M. Bos and George Prather

How are assessment and placement policies for developmental math designed and implemented in California community colleges? Holly Kosiewicz, Tatiana Melguizo, George Prather and Johannes M. Bos.

A different view of how we understand progression through the developmental math trajectory. Kristen Fong, Tatiana Melguizo, George Prather and Johannes M. Bos

Course placement in developmental mathematics: do multiple measures work? Federick Ngo, Will Kwon, Tatiana Melguizo, George Prather and Johannes M. Bos

Working Papers

Ngo, F., Chi, W. E., & Park, E. Mathematics course placement using holistic measures: Possibilities for community college students. (Revise & Resubmit).

Ngo, F. What math matters for community college success? Insights from diagnostic tests. (Working Paper).

Ngo, F., & Sablan, J., Asian and Pacific Islander progression through community college: Disaggregating the data. (Working Paper).

Fong, K., & Melguizo, T. (Revise and resubmit). Utilizing additional measures to buffer against students’ lack of math confidence and improve placement accuracy in developmental math. Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California.

Do developmental mathematics courses develop the mathematics. Bo Kim (USC)