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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Linking High School and College Assessments

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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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Assigning Students to the Right Classes

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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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A Personalized Learning Experience

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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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Getting Students to Think for Themselves

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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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Gateways for College Readiness

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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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Overcoming Fears Around Paying for College

Increasing Postsecondary Access > Assist with College Entry > See How It Works

This school coordinator discusses strategies for conducting activities to help students and their families prepare for the financial aspects of college. Workshops help students know how to apply...

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School Example

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Walking Students Through the Application Process

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A high school teacher explains the purpose of the College Summit class. View the College Seminar Class Syllabus, College Preparation Checklist, and Parent Flyers to learn more about this class and...

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School Example

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Research Review Assignment

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As a major component of instruction, teachers at University Park Campus School (UPCS) purposefully create assignments that require students to think critically. The video, Getting Students to Think...

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Sample Material

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Algebra Investigation

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This assignment asks students to utilize their own problem solving and logic skills to determine the Pythagorean Theorem using paper cutouts. The video, Preparing Students for Rigorous Work,...

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Sample Material

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Middle School Tracking Template

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This template helps middle school students develop the skills they need to succeed in a rigorous high school curriculum. Watch the video, Preparing Students for Rigorous Work, which explains...

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Sample Material

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Graduation Notification/Agreement and Notification for Not Meeting Requirements

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See how counselors document each student to ensure they are on track for graduation and communicate with parents. The interview, Placing Value on Doing Well Academically, emphasizes the school's...

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Sample Material

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The Senior Year: Smoothing the Transition to College

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This document summarizes the changes one high school made to their senior year program to better prepare graduates for college success. Watch Senior Year Redesign to learn more about the school's...

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