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Helping students navigate the path to college : what high schools can do / William G. Tierney [and others].

William G. Tierney [author] What Works Clearinghouse (Institute of Education Sciences); Institute of Education Sciences (U.S.); National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance (U.S.)

Washington, DC : National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Dept. of Education 2009

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  • Title:
    Helping students navigate the path to college : what high schools can do / William G. Tierney [and others].
  • Author: William G. Tierney [author]
  • What Works Clearinghouse (Institute of Education Sciences); Institute of Education Sciences (U.S.); National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance (U.S.)
  • Subjects: High schools -- Curricula -- United States; Counseling in secondary education -- United States; Education, Secondary -- Aims and objectives -- United States; High school teaching -- United States; Counseling in secondary education; Education, Secondary -- Aims and objectives; High school teaching; High schools -- Curricula; United States
  • Contents: Introduction -- Overview -- Scope of the practice guide -- Status of the research -- Summary of the recommendations -- Checklist for carrying out the recommendations -- Recommendation 1. Offer courses and curricula that prepare students for college-level work, and ensure that students understand what constitutes a college-ready curriculum by 9th grade -- Recommendation 2. Utilize assessment measures throughout high school so that students are aware of how prepared they are for college, and assist them in overcoming deficiencies as they are identified -- Recommendation 3. Surround students with adults and peers who build and support their college-going aspirations -- Recommendation 4. Engage and assist students in completing critical steps for college entry -- Recommendation 5. Increase families' financial awareness, and help students apply for financial aid -- Appendix A. Postscript from the Institute of Education Sciences -- Appendix B. About the authors -- Appendix C. Disclosure of potential conflicts of interest -- Appendix D. Technical information on the studies -- List of Tables -- Table 1. Institute of Education Sciences levels of evidence for practice guides -- Table 2. Recommendations and corresponding levels of evidence -- Table 3. Examples of college preparatory course requirements -- Table D1. Studies of college access programs that met WWC standards with or without reservations -- Table D2. Studies of college access programs that potentially met WWC standards -- List of exhibits -- Exhibit 1. Example of course requirement mailing -- Exhibit 2. Example of a personalized learning plan -- Exhibit 3. Example of a college entrance exam schedule -- Exhibit 4. Example of college visit schedule -- Exhibit 5. Example of a college admissions timeline.
  • Publisher: Washington, DC : National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Dept. of Education
  • Creation Date: 2009
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (iv, 80 pages) : digital, PDF file..
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01GALI USG ALMA
  • OCLC Number: 436870521
  • NZ MMS ID: 9910075799802931

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