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.
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
Most countries around the world have standards or statements describing their goals for education, the things they want students to know and be able to do as well as the characteristics they hope to instill in students by the time they finish secondary school. These include things like cultural and national identity, social skills, and the ability to contribute to the sustainability and growth of the nation’s economy. These educational aims provide important context to understanding countries’ education practice and how those are intended to lead to student outcomes... Read More