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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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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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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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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Completing the Steps to College Entry

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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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Expert Interview

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Understanding How to Pay for College

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

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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A District-Level Mission to Improve College Access

Increasing Postsecondary Access > Assist with College Entry > See How It Works, Increasing Postsecondary Access > States and Districts

Listen to district administrators discuss how they support schools to improve college access by monitoring schools, meeting with school administrators on a regular basis, and helping schools use...

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Expert Interview

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Setting Your Direction

Increasing Postsecondary Access > States and Districts

All middle and high school students in Albuquerque Public Schools develop Next Step Plans and participate in student-led conferences to set the direction for their postsecondary plans. Listen to a...

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Expert Interview

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Increasing Postsecondary Access: Key Recommendations From the IES Practice Guide

Increasing Postsecondary Access > Overview & Tools

Dr. William G. Tierney, chair of the IES panel that developed the Practice Guide, Helping Students Navigate the Path to College, explains its recommended practices and offers considerations for...

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