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ERIC Number: ED509546
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 31
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Removing Roadblocks to Rigor: Linking Academic and Social Supports to Ensure College Readiness and Success. Annotated Bibliography
Savitz-Romer, Mandy; Jager-Hyman, Joie
TERi (The Education Resources Institute, Inc)
The purpose of this annotated bibliography is to identify and summarize research on the scope, characteristics and impact of academic and social support services for students. Several reports on academic rigor have also been included to establish a context for the importance of social and academic support. The bibliography is divided into five sections: (1) Defining academic rigor; (2) Academic and social support in middle and high school; (3) Postsecondary academic and social support services; (4) Academic and social support for key transitions in the education pipeline; and (5) Providing academic and social support out of school. Relevant research found in peer-reviewed journals, major policy reports, public opinion surveys, and other seminal work is summarized in each section. The bibliography does not provide an exhaustive list of every program or strategy, but rather illustrates the rich diversity of academic and support strategies being used to help students undertake a rigorous course of study. It includes work published in the past 15 years with an emphasis on more contemporary sources.
Pathways to College Network. Available from: Institute for Higher Education Policy. 1320 19th Street NW Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036. Tel: 202-861-8223; Fax: 202-861-9307; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education; Middle Schools; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Resources Institute, Pathways to College Network; Institute for Higher Education Policy