Tiffany Morton
Research Analyst, Postsecondary Education

Morton is a research analyst in the Postsecondary Education policy area. As a resource manager, she provides project management support, developing and monitoring workplans and budgets. Morton also serves as a site leader for the Multiple Measures Assessment Project and conducts qualitative research activities. Before joining MDRC, Morton helped manage several Single Stop College Initiative locations at CUNY colleges. Morton holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy, politics, and economics from the University of Pennsylvania with a focus on urban education.

  • MDRC Publications


      Scaling Up Postsecondary Student Success Strategies

      June, 2021
      Tiffany Morton, Camielle Headlam, Briah Spencer

      Minnesota’s two-year project to improve student success and degree attainment focused on improved course placement methods, communications about satisfactory academic progress and policies, and comprehensive student support programs. A major lesson in this brief: Programs that show significant results must be implemented widely to change student outcomes meaningfully.


      Early Findings from an Experimental Study of Multiple Measures Assessment and Placement

      December, 2019
      Dan Cullinan, Elisabeth A. Barnett, Elizabeth Kopko, Andrea Lopez, Tiffany Morton

      This report examines colleges’ use of multiple measures to determine whether students take college-level or developmental education courses, a more accurate method than standardized placement exams. Using additional placement tests, high school transcripts, and student motivation evaluations places more students into credit-bearing courses, improving academic results and college completion rates.

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  • Projects