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.
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 infographic highlights seven lessons for building linked data systems that incorporate longer-term measures, including postsecondary education, workforce, and civic engagement outcomes.
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.
This infographic highlights three ways in which social network analysis can add value to your collaborative partnerships.
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.
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.
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.
This manual provides an overview of Texas’s statewide educator preparation indicators and performance standards for a variety of stakeholders.
Text4College is a text messaging intervention designed to help students enroll and persist in college.
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.