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For students from underserved communities, the path to college is beyond challenging.

It’s even harder for them to stay enrolled. We’ve found ways to change these outcomes.

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 nation’s students consistently underperform in math, especially students of color and those living in poverty. The problems exist across all grade levels and into college, ultimately resulting in low rates of students graduating college and earning STEM degrees.

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.

Our Initiatives
Programmatic Initiatives
Dual Enrollment Bridge (DE-Bridge) Program, formerly SLAM
Alternative Grading Course (K-12 and Higher Ed)
K-16 Math PD
College Counseling PD

Research Initiatives
Alternative Grading
Dual and Concurrent Enrollment
K-16 Math Teaching, Learning, & Alignment
College Transition, Persistence, & Completion

Who We Are

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About Us

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