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.
Course names don't identify the content of the course as accurately as they used to. Take Algebra II, for instance... Read More
To truly personalize instruction, teachers should understand at any given moment what students know, what they are thinking about a topic, and what misconceptions are preventing them from gaining more sophisticated knowledge. The best way to truly understand what a student knows and what they are thinking is to give them a task let them approach it in their own way and express themselves without prompting or encouragement... Read More