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Title:Preparing students for success in college
Short Description:Examines deficiencies in college preparation among high school students, and reviews the importance of alignment between high school curriculum and college admissions course requirements.
Annotation:This report examines deficiencies in college preparation among high school students, and reviews the importance of alignment between high school curriculum and college admissions course requirements. In addition, the efforts of K-16 initiatives across the nation are described, with discussion of particular interventions necessary for improving the transition between high school and college coursework.
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College Access
College and Career Planning (for Parents)
High School
Improving Postsecondary Student Success
P-16 (Pre K - Grade 16) Alignment and Initiatives
Preparation/College Readiness
Transition to College

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Mission: Possible!
Letters of recommendation: How to stand out from the crowd
Applications: A parent's role
Essay tips for your child: Conquering the blank page
Managing the transition to ninth grade in a comprehensive urban school
High school teaching for the twenty-first century: Preparing students for college
Learning in a new key
College rankings reformed: The case for a new order in higher education
Expanding opportunities: Postsecondary career and technical education and preparing tomorrow’s workforce
Engaging students, challenging the odds
Returning to learning: Adults' success in college is key to America's future
The relationship between advanced placement and college graduation
Camino de la universidad: The road to college
Making loans work: How community colleges support responsible borrowing
Strong support, low awareness: Public perception of the common core state standards
Giving students extra support to meet standards in challenging academic and career courses
The educational experience of young men of color: A review of research, pathways and progress
Core principles for transforming remedial education: A joint statement
Pathways through graduate school and into careers
One in seven: Ranking youth disconnection in the 25 largest metro areas
A guide for Hispanic parents: How to help your child prepare for college and career
A phenomenological study of high school counselor advocacy as it relates to the college access of underrepresented students
Do high stakes placement exams predict college success?
Learning from the past: Drawing on California's CLAS experience to inform assessment of the Common Core
The reality of college readiness 2012: National report
Men of color: A role for policymakers in improving the status of black male students in U.S. higher education
High standards help struggling students: New evidence
Innovations in developmental math: Community colleges enhance support for nontraditional students
Creating opportunities in health care: The community college role in workforce partnerships
Believing the College Dream (Curriculum guide for college planning)
Opportunity road: The promise and challenge of America's forgotten youth
Waiving away high school graduation rate accountability?
Men of color: Ensuring the academic success of Latinos in higher education
Getting ready for college: An implementation and early impacts study of eight Texas developmental summer bridge programs
Using data and inquiry to build equity-focused college-going cultures
Questions that matter: Setting the research agenda on access and success in postsecondary education
Discover 10 ways to jump-start college planning: Help your child take the right steps, now
Paying for college: A brief look at student financial aid programs
Using EXPLORE® and PLAN® Data to Evaluate GEAR UP Programs
Financial aid FAQ (frequently asked questions)
Guide for parents: Ten steps to prepare your child for college
From the prison track to the college track: Pathways to postsecondary success for out of school youth
Academic preparation and college success: Analysis of Indiana’s 2000 high school class
The challenge of access and persistence
Under-prepared community college students: Implications of attitudinal and experiential differences
Reading--Young children's achievement and classroom experiences
The postsecondary education experiences of high school career and technical education concentrators
College guidance
Indiana inventory of academic pathways
Findings from the early college high school initiative: A look at best practices and lessons learned regarding a dual enrollment program
Getting college credit before college: The Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) and College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP®)
National football league high school website: Academics
Literature review: Intervention methods and programs for pre-college entry for disadvantaged students
Characteristics of minority students who excel on the SAT and in the classroom
With diploma in hand: Hispanic high school seniors talk about their future
Breaking through the barriers to college: Empowering low-income communities, schools, and families for college opportunity and student financial aid
Destination university: A guide to college for students and their families (English Version)
Helping students make good decisions and act on them: The real meaning of guidance and advisement
From aspirations to action: The role of middle school parents in making the dream of college a reality
Starfish Initiative
Starfish Initiative: Mentoring application
Why the crisis in adolescent literacy demands a national response
Strategies for improving student success in postsecondary education
Charting a new course for career and technical education
Helping Teens Succeed
Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans Website and Secondary School Toolkit - Spanish Version
New approaches to improving college access, persistence, and success: Three exemplary postsecondary opportunity programs
Is your local high school making the grade? 10 Elements of a successful high school
State early commitment programs: A contract for college success?
Science achievement and occupational career/technical education coursetaking in high school: The class of 2005
The linked learning approach: Building the capacity of teachers to prepare students for college and careers
Clearinghouse on foster youth and transition
Resisters, rejectors, and ridas: How to make urban schools work for disengaged students and critically conscious teachers
Guiding developmental math students to campus services: An impact evaluation of the Beacon program at South Texas College
Teaching for a New World: Preparing High School Educators to Deliver College- and Career-Ready Instruction
Multiple Pathways in California: A New Option for High School Reform
Policies paved the way: Early college innovation in North Carolina
High school career academies: A 40-year proven model for improving college and career readiness
Putting it all together: Supporting continuous improvement in education through strategic use of data systems
Closing the college completion gap: A guidebook for the faith community
When opportunity knocks, who answers? New evidence on college achievement awards
The challenge of college readiness
Listening to Latinas: Barriers to high school graduation
Helping Latinas succeed in school: How schools can address barriers to high school graduation
Parent and caregiver activities to create a college-going culture
Institutional transfer and the management of risk in higher education
And after high school? A pan-Canadian study of grade 12 students in French-language schools in minority settings: Educational aspirations and plans to pursue a career in their home regions -- Executive Summary
BC AVID: Early Implementation Report -- Executive Summary
Seamless Pathways : A Symposium on Improving Transitions From High School to College
The path to career success: High school achievement, certainty of career choice, and college readiness make a difference
Pathway to the baccalaureate: How one community college is helping underprepared students succeed
Paving the way: How financial aid awareness affects college access and success
College planning resource directory
If small is not enough...The characteristics of successful small high schools in Chicago
National Center for Learning Disabilities
Building capacity for reconnecting youth
Can I get a little advice here? How an overstretched high school guidance system is undermining students' college aspirations
Examining the role of summer bridge programs in promoting college readiness and completion: Lessons learned from Texas' developmental summer bridges
A matter of degrees: Promising practices for community college student success
Making the grade: Texas early college high schools prepare students for the future
Early college graduates: Adapting, thriving, and leading in college
America's high school graduates: Results from the 2009 NAEP High School Transcript Study
High flyers: Policies and strategies that boost developmental education success in Florida's community colleges
Scaling and sustaining: State progress in the developmental education initiative
2011 National survey of school counselors: School counseling at a crossroads
Structure in community college career-technical programs: A qualitative analysis
College and career readiness: A quick stats fact sheet
Information and college access: Evidence from a randomized field experiment
SREB states lead the nation in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Programs
Cramming: The effects of school accountability on college-bound students
Tools for Latino family outreach: Supporting student success in the middle grades and beyond
Turning around chronically low-performing schools
The CollegeKeys Compact: Getting ready, getting in, and getting through college: Expanding options for low-income students
Access to success: Patterns of advanced placement participation in U.S. high schools
The state of preschool 2009: State preschool yearbook
College readiness calendar (9th & 10 grades)
College readiness calendar (11th and 12th grades)
CAPE Network: Universal Encouragement Program (UEP) Guidance Assessments
Postsecondary success
Building a learning agenda around disconnected youth
Innovations in college readiness: How early college schools are preparing students underrepresented in higher education for college success
Dual enrollment: Postsecondary/secondary partnerships to prepare students
Characteristics of effective urban college preparation programs
Building Educated Leaders for Life (BELL)
Yes we can: The Schott 50-state report on public education and black males
Something's got to give: California can't improve college completions without rethinking developmental education at its community colleges
A policymaker's guide to early college designs: Expanding a strategy for achieving college readiness for all
Access without equity: Longitudinal analysis of institutional stratification by race and ethnicity: 1972-2004
Between two worlds: How young Latinos come of age in America
A shared agenda: Action alert for school superintendents & middle & high school principals
College readiness issue brief: High expectations: A key to success for all
Should your child take a year off?: It's not the end of the world
Choosing a college major
Break down the bill: What's it going to cost?
Guia para estudiantes (Guide for students)
Cómo pagar por sus estudios universitarios (Financial aid guide)
How do I pay for college?
Increasing the preparedness of at-risk students
Creating seamless educational transitions for urban African American and Hispanic students
USA Funds
Powerful pathways: Framing options and opportunities for vulnerable youth
National forum to accelerate middle grades reform
Making middle grades work
Hispanic Scholarship Fund: Steps to success (English and Spanish Versions)
Enriching the high school curriculum through postsecondary credit-based transition programs
College preparation checklist
Midwest PERL: Postsecondary education resource library
DO-IT college planning resources
Forming a college-going community in U.S. public high schools
Status and trends in the education of racial and ethnic minorities
The educational pipeline: Big investment, big returns
A test of leadership: Charting the future of U.S. higher education
Student poll: High school students want parents to be more involved in college planning
Childcare and early childhood education: More information sharing and program review by HHS could enhance access for families with limited English proficiency
Getting there–and beyond: Building a culture of college-going in high schools
Your senior year
Getting ready for college: Advising high school students with learning disabilities
How many applications? Finalizing the college list
Why 20 is too many: Understanding the application frenzy
Are high school grades inflated?
What are ACT's college readiness benchmarks?
Preparing Oklahoma students for the future
Action plan: Your freshman
Findings from the Condition of Education 2001: Students whose parents did not go to college
ACT policy report: Schools involving parents in early postsecondary planning
Counseling and college counseling in America’s high schools
Fast track to college: Increasing postsecondary success for all students
Financial aid glossary: Some terms you may enounter on the road
Hispanic Scholarship Fund: Frequently asked questions
Tennessee P-16 policy roundtable: Summary report
U.S. student and adult performance on international assessments of educational achievement
The link between high school reform and college access and success for low-income and minority youth
Student readiness for college: Connecting state policies
Pathways to college access and success
Improving educational attainment through extensive postsecondary encouragement services
Great expectations: A guide to Alabama's high school graduation exam
The Breakthrough High School project
Writing next: Effective strategies to improve writing of adolescents in middle and high school
Qualified teachers for at-risk schools: A national imperative
Sizing up colleges: Big vs. small: One size does not fit all
Middle Start
Pathways to improving practice: How can pre-college outreach programs use data to make decisions
Hacia Adelante - Pathways to College - A Guide for Latino Families
How well do you know your child?
Is college right for your child?: How to weigh the pros and cons
Preparing for a campus visit: Know before you go
Price isn't the only consideration: Look beyond the cost side of the equation
Application FAQs: Counselors give the inside scoop on applying to college
2007 College preparatory kit for high school students
Beating the odds: The real challenges behind the math achievement gap - and what high-achieving schools can teach us about how to close it
Achievement and attainment in Chicago charter schools
Ready for tomorrow: Six proven ideas to graduate and prepare more students for college and 21st-century careers
Recommendations for state postsecondary data systems: A report from state data experts
College readiness issue brief: Social support: An essential ingredient to success
Rethinking high school: Supporting all students to be college-ready in math
Charting a necessary path: The baseline report of public higher education systems in the Access to Success initiative
Community college success: Is it a pathway to opportunity?
Putting middle grades students on the graduation path: A policy and practice brief
Moving beyond AYP: High school performance indicators
NACAC Prep for college calendar
Ready to succeed: Changing systems to give California's foster children the opportunities they deserve to be ready for and succeed in school
Mapping the road to college: First generation students' math track, planning strategies, and context of support
What does research say about 21st century skills?
Improving student success by strengthening developmental education in community colleges: The role of state policy
Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act (H.R. 6893) Summary
Race to the top: Promising approaches to achieving college- and career-ready goals
A plan for success: Communities of color define policy priorities for high school reform
Foster youth who have succeeded in higher education: Common themes
EPAS® state of the nation report 2007: Mathematics
Using the right data to determine if high school interventions are working to prepare students for college and careers
The college keys compact: 2011 catalog of effective practices: Programs and practices that expand options for students from low-income backgrounds
Turning points: A case study of family literacy-Community college partnerships
Postsecondary expectations and plans for the high school senior class of 2003-04
College success for all: How the Hidalgo independent school district is adopting early college as a district-wide strategy
Chronic early absence: Providing solutions for increasing achievement in the early grades and preventing school drop-out
Breaking barriers: Plotting the path to academic success for school-age african-american males
PISA 2009 results: What students know and can do: Student performance in reading, mathematics and science
Four steps to finishing first: An agenda for increasing college productivity to create a better educated society
Poised to lead: How school counselors can drive college and career readiness
Unrealized promises: Unequal access, affordability, and excellence at community colleges in Southern California
Testing the impact of Higher Achivement's year-round out-of-school-time program on academic outcomes
Ramp-up to Readiness: The Ramp-up standards
Slow off the mark: Elementary school teachers and the crisis in science, technology, engineering, and math education
Implementing strategies to achieve successful student transitions
College Greenlight
Staying in school: A proposal to raise high school graduation rates
Students and teachers talk about school reform and student engagement
Implementing the common core state standards: An action agenda for higher education
School tracking and access to higher education among disadvantaged groups
Data that matters: Giving high schools useful feedback on grads' outcomes
Remediation: Higher education's bridge to nowhere
RTTD guidance: Implementing continuous improvement metrics and strategies for the foundational conditions for personalized learning