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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Gateway Rubric and Summary Sheets

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Students at the Dayton Early College Academy matriculate through high school by completing a series of six gateways. Staff use these documents to track and evaluate students' progress on meeting...

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Paying and Saving for College

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This handout, created for the University of California Early Academic Outreach Program, explains options for paying for college to students and their families. The handout includes definitions of...

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One High School's Reading List

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The development of literacy skills is supported by this challenging and comprehensive literature list. The emphasis on strong literacy skills for promoting student success is explained further in...

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Data Collection and Goal-Setting Tool

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This tool is used by Chicago school district administrators to help schools set goals and collect data to support college access. Hear more about how Chicago prepares their students for college in...

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Next Step Plans

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Beginning in middle school, Albuquerque Public Schools students complete a Next Step Plan which details their academic plans and postsecondary goals. Offered in both English and Spanish, these...

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Summer 2009: Making Your Summer Count

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This document is completed by students at the end of their junior year to help them develop their summer plans in preparation for applying for colleges. View Using Checkpoints to Guide Students...

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Advisory FAQs and Rubrics

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Albuquerque Public Schools developed these documents to help communicate the purpose and structure of the Student Advisory Program to students and parents. The FAQs provide guidance to commonly...

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College Seminar Class Syllabus

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Seniors at Crossland High School are required to participate in a college seminar course. This syllabus outlines the course requirements and provides a timeline of the topics and major deadlines....

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College Preparation Checklist

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Beginning in ninth grade, counselors give this checklist to all students that outlines steps to be ready to enter college. The video Walking Students Through the Application Process describes how...

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Parent Flyers: College Application Process

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This collection of flyers and announcements is disseminated to notify parents of upcoming workshops and events and to help them understand the college application and financial aid processes. View...

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College Admissions Flow Chart

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This flow chart is used in documenting and managing the college admissions process. It shows the steps in a decision-tree format. This diagram can give a step-by-step solution to a given problem....

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Student Advisory Surveys

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Faculty in Albuquerque Public Schools collect student responses to these surveys annually to help tailor their support for students as part of the Student Advisory Program. The findings may also be...

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