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.”


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.

Bodies of Work:
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.

Associated Projects: None
Bodies of Work:
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
Academic Publication

This journal article explores whether community college websites are a useful medium for providing knowledge relevant to degree completion. The findings suggest that participants frequently encountered problems with finding and understanding information about degree selection and completion. The content analysis of these problems yields recommendations for improving the usability of community college websites for answering common questions about degree completion.

Associated Projects: None
Bodies of Work:
Report

This report examines the costs associated with a sample of Early College High Schools and compares them to the costs of traditional high schools in the same or surrounding districts.

Report

This webinar series shows how to use data to demonstrate the value of competency-based education programs for students, campus leaders, policymakers, and other stakeholders.

Bodies of Work:
Report

This policy brief uses findings from two rigorous impact studies and a cost-benefit study of Early College High Schools to provide considerations and recommendations for policymakers.