In this video we introduce the Center for Applied Research in Postsecondary Education (CARPE) at the American Institutes for Research. CARPE is committed to improving postsecondary education for all students by generating rigorous evidence and connecting research and practice.
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.”
This journal article discusses findings from a study that used a randomized controlled trial to assess the impact of Early College High Schools on students’ high school graduation, college enrollment, and college degree attainment, as well as students’ high school experiences using extant data and survey data. The findings indicate that Early Colleges had positive impacts on college enrollment and college completion as well as students’ high school experiences.
This article describes a randomized controlled trial study that assessed the impact of Early College High Schools on students’ high school graduation, college enrollment, and college degree attainment, as well as students’ high school experiences using extant data and survey data.
In this journal article, researchers discuss findings from a study investigating the effect of students losing merit-based HOPE scholarships midway through college. The findings suggest that losing one’s scholarship results in a small degree of detachment from college and a rise in earnings of about 14 cents per dollar of lost aid but no affect on timely degree completion.
This brief summarizes findings from a recent study on the relative return to two training pathways to middle skills — credit-bearing and non-credit-bearing credentialing.
This journal article provides a review of causes and policy solutions of two equity problems: (a) Too many college students from disadvantaged backgrounds in the United States do not complete their coursework with any college credential, whereas others earn degrees or certificates with little labor market value; and (b) many of these students also struggle to pay for college, and some incur debts that they have difficulty repaying. Solutions include those focused on both individual students and institutional reform.
This 30-minute documentary shares evidence-based practices to support Latino students on their pathways to postsecondary education.
This viewing guide provides information on a 30-minute documentary sharing evidence-based practices to support Latino students on their pathways to postsecondary education.
The Making the Case for Competency-Based Education (CBE) webinar series, produced by AIR in partnership with the Competency-Based Education Network, is designed to support you in using data to demonstrate the value of CBE programs for students, campus leaders, policymakers, and other stakeholders.
This journal article investigates the research and policy implications of test optional practices, considering both sides of the debate. Drawing on the expertise of higher education researchers, admissions officers, enrollment managers, and policy professionals, it provides a much-needed evaluation of the use and value of standardized admissions tests in an era of widespread grade inflation.