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.
Some of our assumptions about the growth and performance of students from high-poverty schools relative to their peers from wealthier schools may be challenged in this data gallery, where you can explore how school poverty level interacts with student growth, college readiness, and college access.
This study examines the academic growth of 35,000 elementary and middle school students in 31 states—all of them high achievers within their own schools—over a three-year period.
Complementing traditional quantitative measures with more qualitative tools can help determine college and career readiness.
NWEA recently launched a new tool called College Explorer that enables middle school and early high school-age students to use their Measures of Academic Progress ® (MAP®) scores to see which colleges and universities they’re on track to enter long before they embark on the college application process.
By: Greg King
Combining academic, noncognitive, and college knowledge measures to identify students not on track for college: A data-driven approach
Using a nationally representative dataset with thousands of measures, I employ data reduction techniques to identify a handful of variables that are the strongest predictors of college readiness and understand what they measure.
By: James Soland
This article investigates the efficacy of a summer credit recovery program aimed at expanding high school newcomer ELs’ access to academic subjects.
By: Angela Johnson
This study measures the effect of adopting statewide articulation agreement policies on college enrollment, associate degree attainment, and bachelor’s degree attainment using data from the Integrated Postsecondary Educational Data Systems (IPEDS).
By: Greg King
Topics: College & career readiness