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ERIC Number: ED509547
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 9
Social Support: An Essential Ingredient to Success. A College Readiness Issue Brief
TERi (The Education Resources Institute, Inc)
Research is unequivocal in showing that the quality and intensity of a student's high school curriculum has the greatest impact on college success. But even rigorous academic preparation alone is not sufficient to assure that a student graduates from high school ready to succeed in college. Social support strategies that sustain the preparation and success of all students are critical to improving academic achievement, raising expectations, and increasing college-going rates of underserved students. This paper provides some steps key stakeholders can take to improve the social support for students. (Contains 10 resources.)
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: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: Support Staff; Teachers; Administrators; Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: GE Foundation
Authoring Institution: Education Resources Institute, Pathways to College Network