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.”


Academic Publication

This journal article discusses a study that investigated the effect of the expanded availability of online curricula on persistence in the field and toward a degree. The findings suggest that for the average person, taking an online course has a negative effect on the probability of taking another course in the same field and on the probability of earning a degree.

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Media

This infographic highlights seven lessons for building linked data systems that incorporate longer-term measures, including postsecondary education, workforce, and civic engagement outcomes.

Associated Projects: Deeper Learning Follow-Up Study
Academic Publication

This journal article discusses a qualitative study of a college coach program introduced in 12 nonselective Chicago Public Schools in fall 2004. It describes how the coach program works and analyzes key aspects that may explain its positive relationship with college enrollment outcomes.

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Media

This infographic highlights three ways in which social network analysis can add value to your collaborative partnerships.

Associated Projects: Social Network Analysis
Report

This report, based on data obtained from the 2019 National Survey of Postsecondary Competency-Based Education, includes findings based on responses by more than 600 colleges and universities—the largest institutional sample to date—about their interest in or activity related to competency-based education.

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Media

This blog post provides an overview of AIR’s Regional Educational Laboratory Midwest process of developing a postsecondary readiness indicator for the Iowa Department of Education.

Academic Publication

This chapter discusses issues related to testing and evaluation of English language learners (ELLs) in higher education. It explains how to define the ELL population in higher education, followed by a brief treatment of the general issues related to testing and evaluation of ELLs in that context.

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Report

This manual provides an overview of Texas’s statewide educator preparation indicators and performance standards for a variety of stakeholders.

Tool

Text4College is a text messaging intervention designed to help students enroll and persist in college.

Report

In collaboration with Money Magazine, researchers from AIR analyzed and ranked U.S. bachelor’s-degree granting institutions based on their quality (e.g., six-year graduation rate; value-added graduation rate), affordability (e.g., net price; debt), and value (e.g., earnings; social mobility) to help families navigate the postsecondary decision-making process.

Associated Projects: Money Magazine College Rankings