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.”


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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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AIR staff support the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), and recently we created a resource page on the IPEDS data collection and release process. The page also provides guidance for data reporters and users on issues related to survey components and web tools for data analyses.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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Academic Publication

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.

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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.

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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.