Increasing Postsecondary Access

Explore resources designed to help educators to support students successfully navigate the path to college.

Explore the subtopics below to learn more about the recommended practices:

To learn more about the research underlying these practices, view the IES Practice Guide, Helping Students Navigate the Path to College: What High Schools Can Do.

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Setting Your Direction

Increasing Postsecondary Access > States and Districts

All middle and high school students in Albuquerque Public Schools develop Next Step Plans and participate in student-led conferences to set the direction for their postsecondary plans. Listen to a...

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A District-Level Mission to Improve College Access

Increasing Postsecondary Access > Assist with College Entry > See How It Works, Increasing Postsecondary Access > States and Districts

Listen to district administrators discuss how they support schools to improve college access by monitoring schools, meeting with school administrators on a regular basis, and helping schools use...

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Expert Interview

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Increasing Postsecondary Access: Key Recommendations From the IES Practice Guide

Increasing Postsecondary Access > Overview & Tools

Dr. William G. Tierney, chair of the IES panel that developed the Practice Guide, Helping Students Navigate the Path to College, explains its recommended practices and offers considerations for...

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Expert Interview

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Visual Diagram: Helping Students Navigate the Path to College

Increasing Postsecondary Access > Overview & Tools

This diagram illustrates four research-based practices recommended for increasing postsecondary access for all students. Technical assistance providers can use the diagram to give an overview of...

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Visual Diagram

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Getting Students in the Right Spot

Increasing Postsecondary Access > Foster College Aspirations > See How It Works

Listen to a high school dean of instruction discuss how the school ensures that students get the help needed to find the right postsecondary options. Teachers and administrators give students...

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School Example

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Academic After-School Clubs

Increasing Postsecondary Access > Foster College Aspirations > See How It Works

Hear how one high school provides academic experiences after school that support a college-going culture. A principal and a counselor describe how their after-school clubs and tutoring support...

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School Example

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Looking Ahead: Career Explorations

Increasing Postsecondary Access > Foster College Aspirations > See How It Works

A college liaison and internship coordinator describe programs and opportunities that prepare students for success after high school. By participating in internships and job shadows, students begin...

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School Example

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Campus Visits: Helping Students Envision Their Future

Increasing Postsecondary Access > Foster College Aspirations > See How It Works

Listen to two high school administrators describe the importance and benefits of the required college trip. The college trip is an opportunity for students to be exposed to different types of...

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School Example

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The Right Fit for Ninth Graders

Increasing Postsecondary Access > Assess and Intervene > See How It Works

Hear a high school dean of instruction explain how administrators use middle school data to determine course placements for incoming freshmen. They try to gain a complete picture of each ninth...

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School Example

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Linking High School and College Assessments

Increasing Postsecondary Access > Assess and Intervene > See How It Works

Hear how a state ties its eleventh-grade standardized test to its college system's expectations for incoming freshmen. Students who perform at college level are exempt from placement testing in the...

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School Example

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A Personalized Learning Experience

Increasing Postsecondary Access > Assess and Intervene > See How It Works

A high school principal and literacy coach describe the multiple forms of assessment they use to build a profile of college readiness. They also describe the ways they provide support for students...

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School Example

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Gateways for College Readiness

Increasing Postsecondary Access > Assess and Intervene > See How It Works

Hear a principal and teacher describe the gateway process students must complete in order to graduate high school. Data from student assessment results are also analyzed at an indicator level to...

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School Example

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