Roadmaps to Success Beyond the Classroom
The Center works to identify and measure the skills needed to be successful in college and careers, determine pathways for students to be ready, track progress along the pathway, and evaluate effective ways to keep students on track.
Current Research Project
Diversity and Access in Higher Education
We are working on methods to support equity in college admissions and diversity on college campuses, so that more disadvantaged students have access to higher education. We are developing indices that admissions officers can use to identify not only those applicants who have faced adversity, but also those who have demonstrated extraordinary academic achievement in light of their circumstances. Through this research we hope to open new pathways to higher education for students who have traditionally faced social, economic, and institutional barriers.
Susan Nesbitt, Director of Girls Who Code, is working hard to fill the gender gap for the 1.4 million jobs in the future in computer related fields... Read More
Many students are taught to use the formula “length times width” but have not always mastered the important building blocks to gain conceptual understanding of area, which is an important topic for future learning of several other mathematical topics... Read More
Associate editor Adrian Thompson reflects on the skills college students need to have today to be career ready in the 21st century workplace... Read More
Results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) have shown that many American middle school students have difficulties with the concept of area. Here are two items from the Second, Third, and Fourth NAEP, which both assessed students’ knowledge of determining the area of a rectangle.. Read More