College & career readiness
Every student should graduate from school prepared for success in college or a career. Our research provides tools to help students, families, and teachers chart pathways to higher education.
Using data from the Applied Problems subtest of the Woodcock-Johnson Tests of Achievement administered to 1,364 children from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Study of Early Childcare and Youth Development (SECCYD), this study measures children’s mastery of three numeric competencies (counting, concrete representational arithmetic and abstract arithmetic operations) at 54 months of age.
By: Pamela Davis-Kean, Thurston Domina, Megan Kuhfeld, Alexa Ellis, Elizabeth Gershoff
This study identifies students’ academic trajectories in the middle grades relative to a set of college readiness benchmarks. We apply math and reading college readiness benchmarks to rich longitudinal data for more than 360,000 students across the nation. Student-level and school-level demographic characteristics significantly predict academic trajectories.
This study presents a framework that uses academic trajectories in the middle grades for identifying students in need of intervention and providing targeted support.
Updated College Explorer provides educators, students, and parents with insights into which colleges and universities students are already on track to enter, and the academic growth goals they need in order to reach the median ACT or SAT score at those colleges and universities.
Mentions: Greg King
In this interview, NWEA’s Greg King shares how recent updates to College Explorer make it an even more powerful tool to help students, families, teachers, and counselors navigate—and prepare for—post-secondary options.
By: Greg King
Topics: College & career readiness
College Explorer from NWEA® helps students, parents, and teachers develop pathways to higher education. This powerful tool links MAP® Growth™ scores with national benchmarks for colleges, universities, and even specific majors.
By: Greg King
A summer school program for high school English learners who have lived in the U.S. for less than three years increased the number of core courses those students took that are required for graduation.
Mentions: Angela Johnson