Webinar Series on College and Career Readiness
Webinar 1: Supporting College and Career Readiness Through Advanced Course Taking
View this recorded webinar exploring research on advanced course taking and high school success.
What do we know about how advanced high school courses prepare students for college and careers?
What does college enrollment and success look like for students who took advanced courses in high school?
On October 25, participants explored these questions and interacted with researchers and practitioners on college and career readiness during this webinar hosted by the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) College and Career Readiness Workgroup. Researchers from RELs across the country presented new research that highlights how participating in advanced coursework is a promising factor in preparing students for college and careers.
- Michelle Hodara of REL Northwest presented research evidence from Oregon showing that advanced course taking in high school is a positive predictor of students’ preparation for college-level work.
- Elisabeth Davis of REL Midwest discussed a forthcoming study examining the characteristics and postsecondary pathways of high school students who participate in acceleration programs in Minnesota.
- John Rice of REL West shared findings from a study examining differences in advanced course taking between students enrolled in magnet schools and comprehensive high schools in Nevada.
- Michael Flory of REL Appalachia shared two reports on dual enrollment and dual credit programs in Kentucky.
- Kris Mulvihill, Director of Education Services for Eastern Promise responded to the studies and discuss strategies to increase access to advanced course taking in Eastern Oregon high schools.
District and school leaders, higher education counselors and academic advisors, and state policymakers interested in the availability of advanced high school courses and their relationship with college enrollment are especially encouraged to participate.
Webinar 2: Predictors and Indicators of College Readiness and Success
View this recorded webinar exploring research on indicators of college readiness and predictors of academic success.
Recent education research has defined reliable indicators in high school and early college that can predict students’ overall academic success and preparation for advanced study. Presenters from REL Midwest, REL Pacific, REL Southeast, and REL Southwest discussed what student data can predict college readiness, and how the absence of these indicators can impact postsecondary pathways.
- Daisy Carreon of REL Pacific discussed the design of three studies on college and career readiness which have supported collaborations between K-12, college, and workforce sectors in American Samoa and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
- John Hughes of REL Southeast presented a recently published guide for districts and colleges to develop and evaluate college readiness screeners.
- Trisha Borman of REL Southwest shared research into K–12 indicators of postsecondary STEM success, including the trajectories of Hispanic students in STEM-related fields.
- Elisabeth Davis of REL Midwest presented findings from a study examining the extent to which students’ demographic, academic, and behavioral characteristics in high school are predictive of early college success using state data from Indiana.
District and school leaders, high school and higher education counselors and academic advisors, and state policymakers interested in developing and measuring indicators of college readiness and success.
This webinar series is the result of collaboration between members of the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) working group on college and career readiness, made possible by the Institute of Education Sciences. It is hosted by REL West and the presenting REL programs.
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