College and Career Readiness
The path to college and career readiness is complex. Providing schools and students with the research-based support they need at every critical stage can make all the difference for success. AIR works with education leaders at the state, district, and school levels to refine policies and practices so that students graduate on time and ready to succeed in college and careers. Our team of researchers, evaluators, and educators provides expertise in best practices and policies that support student achievement. We create opportunities for educators to dig deep and understand the interventions that will work best for their students.
Early College Means Early Success for Students: Results From the Early College High School Initiative Impact Study
Early College High Schools were developed to give students who are traditionally underrepresented in postsecondary education the opportunity to enroll in college courses and receive credit while pursuing a high school diploma. The goal is to better prepare these students for college and career success. This study addressed two questions: 1) Do Early College students have better outcomes than they would have had at other high schools? and 2) Do the impacts of Early Colleges vary with student background characteristics?
Predictors of Postsecondary Success
Which student skills, behaviors, and other characteristics predict academic and workplace success? This information from the College & Career Readiness & Success Center can support policymakers and practitioners as they begin to develop and validate factors that identify students who are on a path to postsecondary success as early as prekindergarten and throughout their academic career.
The Pathways to College Online Library is an online database of studies, articles, tools, and other resources where researchers, practitioners, and policymakers can access resources on preparing students for success in college and beyond. The Library contains more than 3,500 entries from a variety of sources, including peer-reviewed journals, professional associations, research centers, policy organizations, universities, the U.S. Department of Education and other federal, state and local agencies.
AIR offers a complete set of services that includes the design of Early Warning Systems to help states and districts identify students who are at risk for dropping out and create conditions for students to stay in school and succeed. Free resources and tools are available.