Report : College and Career Readiness in Boston: Understanding and Tracking Competencies and Indicators
American Institutes for Research (AIR) experts Matthew Welch, PhD, Aseel Abulhab, and Susan Bowles Therriault, EdD wrote this review of research on college and career readiness indicators for partners at the Boston Opportunity Agenda. The indicators are based on students’ experiences during their years in high school. Based on a review of peer reviewed journal articles, this report includes evidence of academic indicators, soft skills, and contextual and social indicators . In addition to the articles reviewed, the team from AIR conducted a series of semi-structured interviews with experts with a diverse set of experiences with measuring college and career readiness indicators and similar constructs.
Tool : Keeping Your Student in School
This brochure from the Regional Educational Laboratory Midwest (REL Midwest) summarizes research on the importance of high school graduation. Included in the brochure is a feature on common early warning indicators, including chronic absences (missing more than 10% of instructional time), failure to pass courses in core subject areas (English, mathematics, science, and social studies), failure to be promoted to the next grade level, and disengagement from the classroom. Suggested strategies and related research are also included. The brochure is intended for parents and guardians to communicate about the importance of on-time graduation.