Webinar: Leveraging Postsecondary Data to Increase College Access (September 20, 2017)
This webinar explored recent research on the ways states and districts are using administrative postsecondary data to increase high school graduates’ college access and persistence. REL Northeast & Islands researcher Dr. Susan Therriault shared some of her work on this topic with states and administrators in the REL Northeast & Islands Region. University of Virginia Assistant Professor Dr. Benjamin Castleman discussed his research on interventions to increase college access, including a low-cost, short-cycle randomized controlled trial that used postsecondary data to assess the effectiveness of an inexpensive, college-access program that aims to reduce “summer melt.” Dr. Peter Cummings, superintendent of Narragansett (RI) Public Schools, responded to the presentations and discussed the implications of the research and postsecondary data for states and districts. View event details.
Webinar: Setting Up for Success: Preparing High School Students for College-level Math (February 14, 2019)
This webinar presented research on efforts to reduce rates of student placement in college remedial mathematics. Researcher Dr. Angela Boatman shared findings from a recent impact evaluation of a pre-college remediation intervention—the Seamless Alignment and Integrated Learning Support (SAILS) program in Tennessee. Dr. Marla Davis from the Mississippi Department of Education discussed her state’s experience implementing a pre-college math readiness program, including challenges, successes, and lessons learned. View event details.