Students are entering California’s colleges unprepared for college-level coursework. We work with instructors, counselors, and administrators to identify systemic barriers and create improved student pathways.
Percentage of students who complete a college degree, certificate or transfer.
Why the difference?
Our Strategic Goals
Policy Goal: Recommend policy changes based on successful, equitable college readiness and success programming.
Policy Recommendation #1: Create a shared definition of “college readiness” between K-12 and Higher Ed partners.
Policy Recommendation #2: Develop a new nationwide framework for the post-pandemic public education system that includes shared accountability for student outcomes throughout K-16.
Partnership Goal: Develop strategic partnerships that improve the reach to underrepresented (low-income, minority, first-generation) students.
Objective #1: Improve the rate of African-American students, especially males, participating in and succeeding in STEM courses and majors.
Objective #2: Increase partnerships in rural communities in CA and nationwide.
Program Goal #1: Academic Program Goal: Improve the teaching, learning, and alignment of K-16 math to create a seamless transition for underrepresented students to progress from K-12 to college and career.
Objective #1: Create articulated academic readiness and success plans with our K-12 partners.
Objective #2: Implement Learning-Based Grading to improve course outcomes through equitable grading practices.
Objective #3: Expand the use of dual-enrollment math courses as an intervention and alignment strategy.
Program Goal #2: College Counseling Program Goal: Improve equitable access to college information and advising to support underrepresented students in their transition from K-12 to college and career.
Objective #1: Create articulated college readiness and success plans with our K-16 partners.
Objective #2: Improve proficiency in college knowledge amongst K-12 counselors.
Dual Enrollment Bridge (DE-Bridge) Program, formerly SLAM
Alternative Grading Course (K-12 and Higher Ed)
K-16 Math PD
College Counseling PD
Dual and Concurrent Enrollment
K-16 Math Teaching, Learning, & Alignment
College Transition, Persistence, & Completion