Research-Based Practices for College and Career Readiness

Organizations require research and data to support their efforts to prepare students to be college and career ready. Strategically used research and data can help to eliminate barriers; identify actions to be taken; and guide program planning, monitoring, and decision making.

The college and career readiness group at AIR relies on research and data in two critical ways. First, the AIR team uses literature reviews and environmental scans to identify research-based practices focused on college and career readiness. Second, the team analyzes data and develops tools to help clients connect research-based practices directly to actions—bridging the gap between research and practice.