For more than 50 years, the RELs have collaborated with school districts, state departments of education, and other education stakeholders to help them generate and use evidence and improve student outcomes. Read more
Postsecondary education, or formal learning opportunities beyond high school, can enhance social mobility. Yet many students' postsecondary paths diverge due to academic, nonacademic, and economic barriers. Working in partnership, RELs explore the nuances of postsecondary practices and outcomes.
This systemic review sought to identify nonacademic interventions with evidence of positive effects on postsecondary enrollment, academic performance, persistence, and completion, particularly with rural and high-poverty populations. The review ident