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.
My son started eighth grade this fall, and while I’ve always made sure he knew that college was in his future, I’ve become very aware of the need for him to start instilling the habits and dispositions that will make him successful as he finishes middle school and embarks on high school next year. As a mom, who is also a researcher, I was very curious to find out what knowledge and skills my son (and his fellow middle schoolers) think they need to become ready for college. I decided to put my son on the case.. Read More
Pearson researcher Jennifer Kobrin describes the three "A's" it takes to impact the translation of research to practice in education... Read More