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.”


Media

This infographic illustrates data obtained from the 2019 National Survey of Postsecondary Competency-Based Education.

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Academic Publication

This journal article discusses a study investigating the short- and longterm impacts of "GO Centers," a student-run, college information program that provides information about all aspects of the college-going process to academically prepared Texas public school students on the margin of attending college. The results indicate that GO Centers led to a large increase in college application rates and a small increase in college enrollment rates but no increase in college completion rates.

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Report

This report examines student veterans' experiences with and perceptions of having their military learning recognized by a postsecondary institution.

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Report

This policy brief outlines a set of recommendations for establishing indicators of college and career readiness in Boston.

Academic Publication

This journal article discusses a study that used data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System and the Delta Cost Project to identify institutional predictors of bachelor’s degree completion rates for Pell Grant recipients and nonrecipients at public and private not-for-profit 4-year institutions. The results suggest that Pell Grant recipients are relatively concentrated in institutions with demographic and structural characteristics associated with lower completion rates, including lower SAT scores, enrollment, and residential intensity.

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Media

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.

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Report

This research brief discusses baseline survey findings from a survey seeking to gain better understanding of parents’ reported expectations and financial plans for their child’s educational future.

Report

This report discusses findings from a survey administered to parents who received a $100 starter deposit for a child development account (CDA). Results indicate CDAs like Keystone Scholars positively affect parental expectations for their children’s future in postsecondary education, which in turn benefits child development and academic performance.

Media

This webinar features updates and strategies from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; ED’s Office of Postsecondary Education; and a panel of practitioners from a variety of colleges and universities on how to serve college and university students well and safely.

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Tool

This tool, developed by AIR researchers, can be used to review the different sections of a program logic model.

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