Increasing postsecondary success in struggling schools


DDC International

In U.S. high schools participating in our Postsecondary Success Collaborative, college enrollment increased by 30 percent and college persistence (defined as returning to any institution for a second year) increased by 26 percent compared with the 5 percent and 7 percent respective increases in the school districts overall. The final results, from an independent evaluator’s 2014 report, showed that the impact was particularly pronounced for students of color attending the struggling schools. The project’s asset mapping process guided partners through a research-based inventory of college readiness resources and programs in their communities. This helped partners to bridge gaps, leverage best practices, redirect and garner resources, and create tools that supported college admission and success.

Funder: Citi Foundation Project: Postsecondary Success Collaborative