Andrade and Colleagues Receive $2.9 million FIPSE First in the World Grant



Albany, NY (November 30, 2015) - Dr. Heidi Andrade, Educational and Counseling Psychology and SOE Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and colleagues Dr. Jason Bryer (PhD Educational Psychology ’14) of Excelsior College and Dr. Timothy Cleary of Rutgers, have been awarded a $2.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to develop a diagnostic assessment tool of incoming college students’ academic strengths and weaknesses in order to match students to resources.

The Diagnostic Assessment and Achievement of College Skills (DAACS) includes both academic and non-academic evaluations, providing a more complete picture of students’ abilities. The DAACS could replace the standardized tests that are used for college entrance around the nation, and help students avoid expensive but ineffective remedial education.

Read the Excelsior College Press Release.

Read the article in the Times Union.