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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Middle School Tracking Template

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

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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Algebra Investigation

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

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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Research Review Assignment

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

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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Using Literature Circles for Reading Comprehension

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

Literature circles help students engage in deep discussions about reading assignments in the classroom. The video, Getting Students to Think for Themselves, describes this and other strategies used...

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Crossland High School Guidance Department Activities

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

School counselors use this document to help plan postsecondary options with students and to organize activities throughout the year. The slideshow Building Interest in College presents the...

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Seventh- and Ninth-Grade Preparatory Academies

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

This document briefly summarizes the ways that University Park Campus School (UPCS) prepares its students for college through two introductory academies. See A University Partnership That Supports...

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A College Readiness Framework: A K-16 Continuum of Learning

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

This PowerPoint presentation describes how University Park Campus School prepares students to handle the rigors of college. View A University Partnership That Supports College-Going Aspirations to...

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Planning for a College Trip

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

This collection of materials is used by school staff and students when planning visits to college campuses. Listen to two Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences administrators describe the...

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High School Planning Calendar

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

This planning calendar guides students in grades 9-12 in making the most out of their high school career. It suggests tasks, activities, and assessments students should be completing each month...

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College Search Form

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This chart allows students to research and compare colleges in order to find the school that best meets their needs. Students can also identify and track their progress completing scholarship...

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Scholar's Journey Discussion With PLAN Test Results

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

During the spring of their sophomore year, students are given this personalized worksheet which captures their results of the PLAN test, the precursor to the ACT. Hear the principal at Chattanooga...

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Assessment Feedback for Students

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

Kearny staff use these three documents to give students feedback on their performance. Listen to the Kearny principal and a literacy coach describe how they use assessments in A Personalized...

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