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What We Know About Transition Courses

By: Elisabeth A. Barnett, Maggie P. Fay, Lara Pheatt & Madeline Joy Trimble

Abstract

What We Know About Transition Courses

Developing high-quality transition curricula for high school students so they can be ready for college is challenging, and achieving good results requires time and commitment. Sharing approaches to implementation and outcomes findings can allow education leaders to make appropriate adjustments to existing programs or help them to start new ones.

To encourage communication about transition curricula, CCRC convened researchers, practitioners, and policymakers from seven states in the spring of 2015 (CA, FL, IL, NJ, NY, TN, and WV) to review our collective knowledge about these programs. This overview, What We Know About Transition Courses, provides a summary of the state of knowledge on transition courses based on CCRC’s ongoing research and discussions held that day. Transition Course Initiatives in Seven States is a summary of each participating state’s transition course initiative.