College Readiness and Success
We conduct research and team up with education partners to enhance high school and postsecondary outcomes for low-income and underrepresented minority students.
For the National Science Foundation, for example, we have conducted a major longitudinal study of the effectiveness of high schools that accept students on the basis of interest rather than test scores and that provide these students with the high school experiences needed to prepare them for STEM majors in college.
We also partner with colleges and universities to explore the potential of new educational models for making a postsecondary degree attainable for a larger population of students. Currently, we are working with higher education institutions to help them measure and improve the effectiveness of innovations involving adaptive courseware and competency-based approaches to instruction.