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Pathways and Supports for College Readiness

Friday, June 21, 2013
Bloomington Monroe County Convention Center  
Bloomington, IN 
The College and Career Success Research Alliance at REL Midwest, in partnership with the Indiana University School Administrators Association, hosted a half-day event on college readiness efforts and on research-based strategies designed to prepare students for college.

The event featured a presentation by William Tierney, Ph.D., professor of higher education and director of the Center for Higher Education Policy Analysis at the University of Southern California. Dr. Tierney discussed research on college readiness efforts and recommendations from the IES practice guide, Helping Students Navigate the Path to College: What High Schools Can Do.

The event also featured a panel discussion on the practical application of the practice guide recommendations and a more focused discussion from practitioners in the field on college readiness strategies being used in their districts. In addition, participants learned about an impact study on early college high schools. The event was designed to address the U.S. Department of Education's priority area of College and Career Success.
William Tierney, Ph.D.
Professor of Higher Education and Director of the Center for Higher Education Policy Analysis, University of Southern California

Lori Turk-Bicakci, Ph.D.
Researcher, American Institutes for Research

Molly Chamberlin, Ph.D.
Associate Commissioner for Information and Research, Indiana Commission for Higher Education

Brandy Johnson
Executive Director, Michigan College Access Network
Wendy Skibinski
Principal, Ben Davis University High School 
Related Resource
Tierney, W. G., Bailey, T., Constantine, J., Finkelstein, N., & Hurd, N. F. (2009). Helping students navigate the path to college: What high schools can do: A practice guide (NCEE #2009-4066). Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance.