ERIC Number: ED354440
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Indiana's College Placement and Assessment Center. Innovations.
Devlin, Kevin M.
In the early 1980s Indiana had one of the nation's lowest percentages of persons between the ages of 18 and 24 enrolled in college. To increase college enrollment, the Indiana General Assembly established the Indiana College Placement and Assessment Center (ICPAC) to counsel high school students and help them to prepare for college. ICPAC communicates with high school students and their families while students are making decisions about their future. It emphasizes the students' needs for postsecondary education and career planning. While ICPAC publications and services are directed toward all high school students, the program emphasizes communication with 9th-graders. ICPAC services include: a database on individual students (information collected includes high school grades and coursework, postsecondary education plans, career interests, concerns and informational needs; summary reports to schools of annual surveys of 9th-graders; newsletters and publications; postsecondary preparedness reports; presentations and exhibits; a telephone hotline; statewide computer network; and education coalition. Public and private funds support ICPAC. It is too soon to measure the effectiveness of the program. Other states also offer early intervention, postsecondary preparation programs, and minority preparation programs. There are few barriers to transfer of a program such as ICPAC to other states. ICPAC has been popular with high school students and their parents, as well as many state government officials. (ABL)
Descriptors: College Bound Students, Guidance Programs, High School Freshmen, High School Students, High Schools, Higher Education, Outreach Programs, State Programs
Council of State Governments, Iron Works Pike, P.O. Box 11910, Lexington, KY 40578-1910 (Order No. RM-794: $10).
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of State Governments, Lexington, KY.