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ERIC Number: ED591961
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Nov-28
Pages: 24
Abstractor: ERIC
Aligning for Student Success: How Community Colleges Work with K-12 to Improve College and Career Outcomes
American Association of Community Colleges
Since 2012, community colleges have made a considerable effort to increase student success and completion. Today, as much greater attention is being paid to drawing stronger linkages between education and workforce needs, institutions are becoming more strategic and deliberate in this work. In particular, many institutions are building stronger with relationships with their K-12 partners to ensure students are ready to succeed in college and beyond. The colleges highlighted in this report are models for how collaboration can promote college readiness and success for all students. The report describes how partnerships at South Texas College, Davidson County Community College, and in the state of New York have made a difference through precollege supports that help prepare students academically for the rigors of college. Aligned advising, clear and consistent course sequences, and accelerated transfer pathways at Miami Dade College, Ivy Tech Community College, Montgomery College, and Prince George's Community College also offer lessons on how to ensure systematic barriers never derail students on the path to a postsecondary credential. Finally, the work by Monroe Community College, Northern Virginia Community College, and Columbus State Community College offer cutting-edge practices to strengthen workforce alignment across the entire education continuum. This report details these practices and offers high-level strategies, as well as concrete actions community college presidents and trustees can take to partner with K-12 to dramatically improve student outcomes. [This report was co-produced by the Education Strategy Group (ESG).]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools
Audience: Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community Colleges; Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT)
Identifiers - Location: Texas; New York; North Carolina; Florida; Indiana; Maryland; Virginia; Ohio
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A