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Solomon, Suzanne; Schaefer, Mary Beth – Middle School Journal, 2019
Providing authentic college experiences for students in the middle grades through a partnership with a local college can improve college readiness skills and leave students with a positive view of post-secondary possibilities and opportunities. This article describes a college immersion program--a weeklong college experience provided to all…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, College Bound Students, College School Cooperation, Experiential Learning
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Paolini, Allison C. – Journal of School Counseling, 2019
This article describes the pivotal role that school counselors play in preparing and helping students feel prepared and equipped to enter the workforce upon graduation. This brief commentary addresses the necessity for school counselors to work collaboratively with their students, so they are knowledgeable about college and career exploration. In…
Descriptors: School Counselors, College Readiness, Career Readiness, High School Students
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Eblen-Zayas, Melissa; Russell, Janet – Journal of College Student Development, 2019
Summer bridge programs are designed to ease the transition to college by providing students with academic skills and social resources during the summer between high school graduation and college. Research shows that bridge programs are potentially effective at increasing retention and academic success of at-risk students by providing an early…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Transitional Programs, Skill Development, College Readiness
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Pierce, Dennis – Community College Journal, 2019
Community colleges have made great strides in advancing student success and completion during the last decade. But not all students have benefited from these efforts equally. According to the Lumina Foundation, the postsecondary attainment rate for adults in the United States is around 40 percent. Yet, there are still large gaps in attainment…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Equal Education, Outcomes of Education, Achievement Gap
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Finkel, Ed – Community College Journal, 2019
Though 80 percent of the 1.1 million community college students who enroll each year intend to transfer and earn a bachelor's degree, only about 14 percent of them end up getting a bachelor's degree within six years, according to a 2016 report from the Community College Research Center at Columbia University's Teachers College. Across the nation,…
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, Transfer Rates (College), Two Year College Students, Educational Attainment
Washington Student Achievement Council, 2019
This strategic action plan highlights policy and funding recommendations to make significant progress toward Washington's educational attainment goals. To meet those goals, adults ages 25-44 in Washington will hold a high school diploma, and at least 70 percent will have a postsecondary credential. Significant progress will require systemic…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Student Costs, Access to Education, Educational Opportunities
Reidel, Jon; Dalton, Rick – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2019
As an unprecedented number of colleges and universities close their doors forever while others struggle to survive, a deep pool of prospective students--and the key to accessing them--is hiding in plain sight. Students from rural America attend college at lower rates (59%) than their urban (62%) and suburban (67%) counterparts and comprise only…
Descriptors: College Bound Students, College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Rural Areas
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Ford, Jeremy W.; Wenner, Julianne A.; Murphy, Victoria – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2019
This practice brief provides an overview of a project designed to support students with disabilities considering postsecondary education. Postsecondary Rewarding Education is Possible (PREP) Academy was developed by individuals from a state vocational rehabilitation agency and a public research university. PREP Academy is a campus-based, weeklong…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Self Advocacy, Transitional Programs, Student Attitudes
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OConnell, Jake; Frydenberg, Mark – Information Systems Education Journal, 2019
Estimote Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons deployed throughout a university campus enabled the creation of interactive tours for prospective and accepted students at Fall and Spring open house events. By configuring their mobile devices with an app to detect the beacons' signals, participants could view webpages containing information based on…
Descriptors: College Bound Students, College Students, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices
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Millett, Catherine M.; Rojas, Erick; Kevelson, Marisol J. C. – ETS Research Report Series, 2018
This report summarizes the findings of focus groups conducted with parents of former and current participants in the Princeton University Preparatory Program (PUPP), a college access and preparation program for low-income and high-achieving students attending public high schools in Princeton, New Jersey, and its surrounding communities. Conducted…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, College Preparation, Access to Education, Low Income Students
American Association of Community Colleges, 2018
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…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Role, Two Year College Students, College Readiness
ACT, Inc., 2018
This report looks at the progress of the ACT®-tested 2018 U.S. high school graduating class relative to college and career readiness. The data in this report are based on more than 1.9 million graduates--55% of the students in the 2018 national graduating class--who took the ACT at some time from grade 10 to 12. The ACT was taken by the majority…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, High School Graduates, College Entrance Examinations
Education Trust-West, 2018
During California's 2017-18 legislative cycle, 75 introduced bills mentioned the Cal Grant program -- evidence of lawmakers' strong interest in the state's free college aid program. Unfortunately, the majority of the bills that would have made the most significant changes for low-income and vulnerable students did not become law. The Cal Grant was…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Grants, State Aid, Access to Education
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Schultz, Kelly M.; Snyder, Mark A. – Chemical Engineering Education, 2019
A hands-on educational module was created to illustrate the scope of chemical engineering. Students are taught fundamental concepts that they integrate in a laboratory experience designing and fabricating a 'plant-on-a-chip' microfluidic device capable of continuous processing of reactive flows. Students gain insight into chemical engineering…
Descriptors: Chemical Engineering, STEM Education, Outreach Programs, Student Recruitment
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Parks, Rodney; Parrish, Jesse; Holmes, Melissa – College and University, 2017
As postsecondary credentials become even more essential to bridge education programs and career pathways, it is critical to reevaluate expectations regarding the transition from high school to college. More specifically, it must be determined how best to support students in marginalized populations that historically have been less likely to attend…
Descriptors: Credentials, Transitional Programs, Higher Education, High School Students
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