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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Using Assessments and Interventions to Prepare Students for College

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This multimedia overview outlines how schools can identify college-readiness measures, inform families about students' progress, and assist students in getting on track for college.

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Academic Preparation for College

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This multimedia overview outlines how schools can prepare students for the academic challenges of college.  

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Assisting Students With College Entry

Increasing Postsecondary Access > Assist with College Entry > Overview & Tools

It's important for high schools to provide support for all aspects of the college and financial aid application processes. This multimedia overview outlines ways schools can help students...

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Inspiring Students to Attend College

Increasing Postsecondary Access > Foster College Aspirations > Overview & Tools

This overview provides examples of ways schools can foster and grow students' college-going aspirations beginning as early as middle school. Carefully designed mentoring programs connect students...

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Helping Students Navigate the Path to College

Increasing Postsecondary Access > Overview & Tools

Experts recommend educators pay close attention to preparing students academically for two- or four-year colleges, fostering college aspirations and expectations, and assisting students with steps...

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Understanding How to Pay for College

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Dr. Donald E. Heller talks about three key aspects of paying for college that schools should ensure their students know: college costs, types of financial aid, and the application process. Schools,...

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Expert Interview

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Completing the Steps to College Entry

Increasing Postsecondary Access > Assist with College Entry > Learn What Works

Dr. Amaury Nora discusses the importance of helping students complete the steps for college entry. Schools can support students as they prepare to take college entrance exams, decide which colleges...

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Expert Interview

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Making College Aspirations Real for Students and Families

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Dr. Patricia Gándara explains how schools can use mentorships and peer interaction to begin fostering college aspirations as early as elementary school. Schools can work with families, teachers,...

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Expert Interview

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Assessing College Readiness

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Watch this interview with Dr. David Conley to learn more about building a student profile of college readiness.

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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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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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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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