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.
Check out the Peer Talk series, which are perspectives on higher education topics from Pearson's Student Advisory Board members... Read More
Our evidence suggests that the activities we created have been successful in eliciting behaviors corresponding to targeted stages of the learning progression. For example, one of the stages of our learning progression is called “area-unit iteration” – students who have mastered this stage can use an area unit to completely cover a shape without leaving gaps or overlapping. In our pilot testing, we saw that when we provided students with manipulatives (square cubes), many placed them end to end without gaps, demonstrating mastery of this stage of the progression... Read More
When talking with parents who are thinking about skipping their gifted child ahead a grade, they are usually confident about the child’s immediate ability to perform at the next grade level. But what about the long term?.. Read More