CARPE has curated an array of resources produced by AIR staff at the time of publication on topics related to our primary bodies of work:

  • Transition to Postsecondary Education
  • Postsecondary Education
  • Transition out of Postsecondary Education

Search for resources on a particular topic by typing keywords such as “community colleges,” “college readiness,” or “survey research.”


Report

This white paper distills discussions from an October 2019 convening, which brought together a range of stakeholders to share and document successful strategies for tracking longer term student outcomes, including postsecondary education, workforce, and civic outcomes.

Associated Projects: Deeper Learning Follow-Up Study
Media

This blog post presents four common factors that help foster a sense of belonging on campus for student veterans, as well as steps that postsecondary institutions can take to foster student veterans’ sense of belonging on campus.

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During a meeting with more than 400 senior U.S. Department of Education leaders, AIR's Irma Perez-Johnson and Alexandria Radford offered four ways to scale and use evidence-based strategies to improve postsecondary education outcomes for today’s students.

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During a meeting with senior U.S. Department of Education leaders, AIR's Irma Perez-Johnson and Alexandria Radford offered four ways to scale and use evidence-based strategies to improve postsecondary education outcomes for today’s students.

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Media

This webinar features findings from a new AIR report on the current state of free college tuition programs for adults. Click here to access the webinar slides.

Report

This report captures the findings from a scan of free college tuition program websites in spring 2021 and includes considerations for practitioners and policymakers as well as research needs for advancing the field. 

Report

This report discusses how community college leaders and federal and state policymakers can improve students’ success rates, especially in underserved populations.

Report

Three overarching recommendations and eight goals, written by the Georgia Employability Skills Task Force, address the main challenges in ensuring opportunities for every student to develop the skills needed to be successful in their careers and in life.

Academic Publication

This journal article discusses a study investigating whether college readiness improved among high school students affected by the early stages of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) implementation and whether students from different backgrounds and types of high schools were affected differently. In the case of the CCSS transition in Kentucky, the findings suggest that students continued to improve their college readiness, as measured by ACT scores, during the early stages of CCSS implementation. Furthermore, evidence suggests that the positive gains students that made during this period accrue to students in both high- and low-poverty schools.

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Academic Publication

In this journal article, scholars of higher education and public policymakers describe promising directions for postsecondary reform. They argue that it is essential to redefine postsecondary education and consider a broader range of learning opportunities—beyond the research university and traditional bachelor degree programs—to include community colleges, occupational certificate programs, and apprenticeships. The authors also emphasize the need to rethink policies governing financial aid, remediation, and institutional funding to promote degree completion.

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