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Jenkins, Davis; Bailey, Thomas – Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2017
In this brief, the authors propose three measures of "early momentum" for two reasons: Research is beginning to show that these near-term metrics predict long-term success, and the metrics focus attention on initial conditions at colleges that are particularly important for solidifying the foundation for student success. While these…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Educational Change, College Students, Graduation Rate
Jenkins, Davis; Ellwein, Todd; Wachen, John; Kerrigan, Monica Reid; Cho, Sung-Woo – Community College Research Center, Columbia University, 2009
In 2003, Lumina Foundation for Education launched a bold, multiyear, national initiative called "Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count," to help students stay in school and succeed. The initiative is focused particularly on students who have faced the most barriers to success, including low-income students and students of color.…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, At Risk Students
Jenkins, Davis; Zeidenberg, Matthew; Kienzl, Gregory – Community College Research Center, Columbia University, 2009
Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST) was developed by the community and technical colleges in Washington State to increase the rate at which adult basic skills students enter and succeed in postsecondary occupational education and training. Under the I-BEST model, basic skills instructors and career-technical faculty jointly…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Multivariate Analysis, Basic Skills, Community Colleges
Jenkins, Davis; Spence, Christopher – Workforce Strategy Center, 2006
Career pathways is a series of connected education and training programs and support services that enable individuals to secure employment within a specific industry or occupational sector, and to advance over time to successively higher levels of education and employment in that sector. Career pathways are distinct from most educational efforts…
Descriptors: State Agencies, Education Work Relationship, Articulation (Education), Total Quality Management