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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Student Advisories: Taking Ownership

Increasing Postsecondary Access > States and Districts

Learn more about the Albuquerque Public Schools Student Advisory Program for grades 6 to 12 in the district. This program promotes deeper and more personal connections between students and faculty...

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Expert Interview

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The Academic Path to College

Increasing Postsecondary Access > Prepare Students Academically > Learn What Works

Watch this interview with Dr. Neal Finkelstein to learn more about the importance of preparing students for the academic rigors of college.

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Expert Interview

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Relevance Makes Rigor Possible

Increasing Postsecondary Access > Prepare Students Academically > Learn What Works

Dr. Willard R. Daggett of the International Center for Leadership in Education, Inc. describes how high school courses and instruction need to change in order to prepare students for success in...

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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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Assigning Students to the Right Classes

Increasing Postsecondary Access > Prepare Students Academically > See How It Works

A counseling department chair talks about her high school's process for scheduling students in academic classes that will prepare them for college. Counselors use such tools like the sample...

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School Example

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Senior Year Redesign

Increasing Postsecondary Access > Prepare Students Academically > See How It Works

A high school redesigns the senior year to better prepare students for college. The sample material, Anatomy and Physiology Course Syllabi, provides an example and The Senior Year: Smoothing 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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Preparing Students for Rigorous Work

Increasing Postsecondary Access > Prepare Students Academically > See How It Works

A middle school math teacher describes the strategies her school uses to prepare students for a rigorous high school program. She describes the mathematics assignment in the sample material,...

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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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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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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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Getting Students to Think for Themselves

Increasing Postsecondary Access > Prepare Students Academically > See How It Works

An English teacher illustrates the ways that his high school incorporates rigor into its curriculum. The sample materials, One High School's Reading List and Using Literature Circles for Reading...

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School Example

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