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Reshaping the College Transition: Study of Early Assessment and Curricular Interventions

March 2012−Present

A new approach to college readiness involves the early assessment of 11th or 12th grade students using college placement tests to provide information on their progress toward becoming college-ready. Some schools are also reconceiving the senior year of high school as a transition year in which the high school and the college have input into a transition curriculum. CCRC will examine the goals, designs, core strategies, key players, strengths, challenges, and results associated with early assessment and transition curriculum by profiling such initiatives in four states. CCRC will also conduct a rigorous evaluation of the outcomes of students who participate in selected transition curricula in two states.

This project is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Publications

MARCH 2016
Improving the Transition to College: Estimating the Impact of High School Transition Courses on Short-Term College Outcomes
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FEBRUARY 2016
Building Student Momentum From High School Into College
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JANUARY 2016
What We Know About Transition Courses
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Presentations

MARCH 2016
Can High School Transition Courses Help Students Avoid College Remediation?
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FEBRUARY 2016
How High Schools and Colleges Can Share Responsibility for Student Success
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NOVEMBER 2015
Improving the Transition to College: Estimating the Impact of High School Transition Courses on Short-Term College Outcomes
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