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Avery, Christopher; Howell, Jessica S.; Page, Lindsay – College Board, 2014
Identifying the best set of colleges to which to apply is not a simple task. The importance of any one application depends on the likely outcomes of other applications, and this logic and information is difficult to grasp for anyone, let alone high school students. To simplify this task, the College Board recommends that students submit a total of…
Descriptors: College Applicants, College Bound Students, College Choice, Barriers
Avery, Christopher; Howell, Jessica S.; Page, Lindsay – College Board, 2014
The limited availability of college counseling for many students, especially those from low-income families, means that advising and ready assistance with each stage of the college search and application process is lacking. The research summarized in this brief indicates that the deficiencies in the quality and quantity of college counseling…
Descriptors: Colleges, College Bound Students, School Counseling, Counseling Services
Kurlaender, Michal; Howell, Jessica S. – College Board, 2012
This brief gives an overview of the prevalence, causes, and consequences of college remediation, which aims to improve basic literacy skills among college students.
Descriptors: Remedial Instruction, College Students, College Readiness, Alignment (Education)
Kurlaender, Michal; Jackson, Jacob; Howell, Jessica S. – College Board, 2012
This brief studies California's introduction of the Early Assessment Program to bridge the gap between K-12 educational standards and postsecondary education requirements, similar to the Common Core State Standards movement.
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, Alignment (Education), Accountability