To date, 12 practice guides have been published on topics such as helping students struggling with math and reading, dropout prevention, girls in math and science, organizing instruction, and improving adolescent literacy. Practice guides provide practical recommendations for educators to help them address the everyday challenges present in the classroom environment. Developed by a panel of nationally recognized experts and rigorously peer reviewed, practice guides include practical recommendations, strategies for overcoming roadblocks to implementation, and an indication of the strength of evidence supporting each recommendation.
The Path to College practice guide also was presented during an October Regional Educational Laboratory Program meeting on the topic "Increasing Access to Higher Education," convened by REL Midwest and REL Northeast and Islands and earlier at the IES-funded Scientific Evidence in Education Forums, both held in Washington, DC. Materials from the SEE Forum are online at http://www.seeforums.org/PathwaysToCollegeForumMedia.html.
For more information about the practice guides, go to http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/publications/practiceguides. Guides can be downloaded in their entirety, and you can even suggest a topic for consideration as new practice guides are developed.http://www.ed.gov/policy/highered/leg/hea08/ (see What's New) or http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/resource/ (see bottom of page). For help using the template, contact Ruba Nuwayhid of IT Innovative Solutions, Corp. at (240) 252-1707 or Ruba@inovas.net.