This report, jointly released by ACT, Inc., and the Education Trust, presents the results of a study looking at how schools prepare minority and low-income students for success in college and subsequently, the workforce. This study identifies the following four components as key to the schools' success in preparing students: 1) high-level college-oriented content, 2) well qualified teachers, 3) flexible pedagogical styles, and 4) tutorial support students. The authors conclude by providing recommendations based on the study findings for what schools need to do to replicate the success of the schools in the study as well as questions for further research in the area.
On Course for Success: A Close Look at Selected High School Courses That Prepare All Students for College and Work
ACT, Inc. & The Education Trust