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.
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 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.
This video provides a brief overview of social network analysis, a relationship-mapping research method that allows researchers to find and analyze patterns within a group.
This interactive figure tracks a complete cohort of freshmen in a state community college system as they go through post-secondary education.
In this journal article, researchers estimate the effects of Washington’s College Bound Scholarship program on students’ high school grades, high school graduation, juvenile detention and rehabilitation, and incarceration in state prison during high school or early adulthood. The findings indicate insignificant and substantively small or negative effects on these outcomes, calling into question the rationale for such early commitment programs.
This video provides an overview of the study design that AIR’s Regional Educational Laboratory Midwest used to analyze the college and career pathways that students took within 1 year and 6 years of high school graduation. It also presents the study’s findings that will be used to bolster postsecondary success.