This practice guide from the U.S. Department of Education examined studies of college access interventions. An expert panel recommended practices for promoting college access including use of college preparatory curriculum, assessment of the development of skills needed for college and surrounding students with adults and peers that reinforce college aspirations. Prepared by the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC), the guide notes the level of research evidence that demonstrates each recommendation’s effectiveness.
Helping Students Navigate the Path to College: What High Schools Can Do
National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education