This report describes how some of the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s education grantees in Atlanta are working to increase the instances of students in the community moving on from secondary to postsecondary life. The author highlights the strategy known as "P-16" which aims to link education strategies from preschool through college graduation. Lessons learned provide insight for other communities undertaking this approach. This report would be most useful for state and community leaders working to graduate students prepared for postsecondary success.
This report provides a profile of 38 schools and details how these schools have implemented strategies to promote and advance college readiness. The report outlines each school, characteristics that make the school unique, and lessons learned from undertaking particular strategies. The report is organized into six sections: 1) alternative schools, 2) charter schools, 3) comprehensive schools, 4) early college high schools, 5) magnet schools, and 6) private schools. In several cases, schools may have utilized more than one strategy to achieve their goal.
The Math Works materials are part of an online toolkit from Achieve, Inc. that provide resources for policymakers, educators, and other education stakeholders on the importance of rigorous math to postsecondary life. The toolkit includes a series of brochures that illustrate how math is used in a variety of work areas, as well as fact sheets that provide specific arguments as to benefits of high school math on other aspects of life.
This study evaluated the effects of English, mathematics, and career development curriculum on high school sophomore and junior American Indian students’ academic achievement in Nizhoni Academy, a five-week summer program. Data from teacher-constructed math and English pre and posttests and a questionnaire regarding students’ feelings related to career goals and opportunities available to them after graduation were examined. Results revealed that the academy improved test scores in both content areas and prepared American Indian students for college.
This study of high school students examines the gender differences in college-ready performance in reading, math and both subjects, and on the American College Test (ACT) and Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT). Less than one-third of all students were said to be college-ready in both math and reading, and statistically significant differences were revealed in the subject areas and SAT average scores.