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.
Innovators focus on why not and seek to create solutions to the problems they see--and so does good research... Read More
At the beginning of the school year, all teachers go through a process of setting goals, which includes determining specific student learning outcomes, identifying strategies to achieve these outcomes and methods/tools for measuring their progress. What if this process could be supported and enhanced by a resource that could: a) help teachers clarify student learning goals, b) provide a framework to help teachers anticipate and interpret student thinking and/or c) guide the type of feedback they provide to students? Learning progressions may have promise for all of the above... Read More