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.
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
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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.
This report presents findings of a study that examined student outcomes before and after the changes in high school graduation requirements were implemented in New Mexico.
The learning series, consisting of four modules, supports state education agencies, local education agencies, educator preparation programs, and community organizations in developing and implementing Grow Your Own Programs in their states, regions, or districts.
This report highlights survey and focus group findings from AIR’s investigation of the usefulness of the Future Focused TX platform to counselors in North Texas and the potential use of the Future Focused TX platform and its resources in out-of-school time (OST) programs in North Texas.
This brief presents findings from interviews with North Texas juniors and seniors on the factors, influences, and resources that impact students’ decision-making process as they make post-high school plans.
This viewing guide provides information on a 25-minute television documentary detailing evidence-based interventions taking place in high schools and colleges to help Black students reach their postsecondary goals.
This 25-minute television documentary details evidence-based interventions taking place in high schools and colleges to help Black students reach their postsecondary goals.
AIR’s Dr. Rachel Dinkes joined panelists from academia, policymaking, and the U.S. higher education system to discuss who should foot the bill as postsecondary education expands in the United States.
This report volume covers key findings related to statewide articulation and transfer policies, statewide governance and oversight, and implementation at the level of postsecondary institutions.