Tuesday, November 21, 2017
The RP Group

Effective Practices for Promoting the Transition of High School Students to College

Timeline: 2008-2009


Overview

Community college practitioners need a deep understanding of the factors affecting the college-going and readiness of incoming high school graduates. This report reviewed effective practices for the successful transition of students from high school to college entry as documented in research-based literature.

This research implies that a combination of strategies working together tend to have the greatest impact. Practitioners should view the interventions as “packages” when considering implementation and weighing which strategies are most useful.

Moreover, this paper seeks to inform the development of cross-segmental practitioner dialogues at many levels, to address the issues that impede the successful college transition of nearly two-thirds of California’s high school students. The RP Group conducted this project with support from the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, in partnership with the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges.

RP Group Lead

Dr. Robert Gabriner, Project Director

RP Group Team Members

Deborah Boroch, Laura Hope, Co-Director of Leading from the Middle

Funders

California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office

Partners

Academic Senate for California Community Colleges

Reports and Briefs

Promoting the Transition of High School Students to College, August 2010
The following brief offers a high-level summary of the Transition Primer—focusing on effective strategies for transition implementation and strategic considerations for colleges interested in starting or expanding student transition programs and practices.

Effective Practices for Promoting the Transition of High School Students to College, January 2009
Research report reviewing effective practices for the successful transition of students from high school to college entry as documented in research-based literature.

 

 

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