The Office of Research, Evaluation, and Program Support (REPS) investigates issues of college access, college success, career readiness, and educational equity among learners of all ages in New York City. REPS was founded in 2012 and is situated within the Office of the Senior University Dean for Academic Affairs (SUD). We partner with SUD programs and external organizations to provide evaluation services and data management support.
As an evaluation unit, the REPS team conducts implementation, outcome, and impact studies to provide our partner programs with the knowledge and awareness needed to develop, improve, and, ultimately, reach key project goals. REPS evaluators employ rigorous qualitative and quantitative research methods to examine program processes and performance. The REPS data team provides essential reporting tools and data management services, supporting program operations, research, and accountability. We regularly share our findings with program administrators, campus officials, and a broad national audience of educators, researchers, and policymakers.
REPS Receives Federal Institute of Education Sciences Funding for P-TECH Study
REPS is pleased to announce a grant to support research on the Early College Initiative’s P-TECH 9-14 school model. This five-year, nearly $3 million grant from IES to MDRC includes a $315,000 sub-award to REPS and to our program partner ECI. The research includes: (1) an impact evaluation, (2) an implementation review, and (3) a cost study. more
REPS Team Supports Testimony to the New York City Council
REPS researchers attended an October 23 New York City Council hearing on associate degree-earning opportunities for New York City high school students, including CUNY’s Early College Initiative (ECI). Vanessa Paul (Research Analyst II) and Vandeen Campbell (Assistant Director) provided analyses to support testimony on ECI given by Cass Conrad, the University Dean for K-16 initiatives, and John Mogulescu, the Senior University Dean for Academic Affairs and Dean of the School of Professional Studies. New York City Department of Education Deputy Chancellor Phil Weinberg, Kingsborough Early College Secondary School (KECSS) Principal Tracee Murren, and Leara Marshall, graduate and teacher at KECSS, also testified at the hearing. more
Transition Age Youth in Foster Care Research Fellowship Award
Thanks to generous support from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, the Office of Research, Evaluation and Program Support (REPS) is pleased to announce a request for proposals for three two-year faculty/administrator fellowships each in the amount of $40,000. The fellowships are designed to examine the experiences and outcomes of youth in foster care at CUNY, and to support and expand upon a foster youth research agenda in development by REPS. The fellowships will provide an additional means for generating deep, scientific knowledge to inform the work of multiple stakeholders supporting the postsecondary success of youth in foster care.
REPS is proud to partner with MDRC and the Community College Research Center (CCRC) on a $4.8-million IES Research Grant to evaluate the CUNY Start program. The U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences has awarded a five-year grant to MDRC, CUNY, and CCRC to evaluate CUNY Start.