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What We Do

Our core strategy centers on intersegmental partnerships to
bridge the gaps between K-12 and Higher d.

Strategic Goals

Our strategic goals focus on improving college completion by aligning the work of teachers, counselors, and administrators in K-12 and higher ed.

Create a school-wide
college readiness plan with
our K-16 partners.

Why this is our goal:

Site administrators, teachers, and counselors operate independently of one another working on varying student goals. Without school-wide alignment, their work can inadvertently have adverse affects on students in terms of college readiness.

Vertically align the work
of K-12 math teachers
to college metrics.

Why this is our goal:

The Common Core State Standards – Math and the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium SBAC/CAASPP are aligned; however, instructional materials are often utilized at a level below standards and not aligned to the state readiness assessments.

Improve proficiency in
college knowledge
among K-12 counselors.

Why this is our goal:

Counselors in California are not provided training in college admissions or financial aid as part of their credential requirements. Most college counseling is conducted by paraprofessionals and/or outside college access programs.

Align the definition
of “college readiness”
between K-12 and Higher Ed.

Why this is our goal:

The K-12 California School Dashboard and the CSU HS Student Success Website were created independently and misaligned. There is currently no agency in the state working to align these definitions.

Strategic Goals

Our strategic goals focus on improving college completion by aligning the work of teachers, counselors, and administrators in K-12 and higher ed.

Create a school-wide college readiness plan with our K-16 partners.

Why this is our goal:

Site administrators, teachers, and counselors operate independently of one another working on varying student goals. Without school-wide alignment, their work can inadvertently have adverse affects on students in terms of college readiness.

Vertically align the work of K-12 math teachers to college metrics.

Why this is our goal:

The Common Core State Standards – Math and the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium SBAC/CAASPP are aligned; however, instructional materials are often utilized at a level below standards and not aligned to the state readiness assessments.

Improve proficiency in college knowledge among K-12 counselors.

Why this is our goal:

Counselors in California are not provided training in college admissions or financial aid as part of their credential requirements. Most college counseling is conducted by paraprofessionals and/or outside college access programs.

Align the definition of “college readiness” between K-12 and Higher Ed.

Why this is our goal:

The K-12 California School Dashboard and the CSU HS Student Success Website were created independently and misaligned. There is currently no agency in the state working to align these definitions.

Initiatives by Year

Initiative
2018-2019
2019-2020
2020-2021
2021-2022
CSU Dual-Enrollment Alignment
X
X
X
X
CAASPP/Assessment Alignment
X
X
X
X
College Counseling PD
X
X
X
X
High School – College Math PD (9-14 Alignment)
X
X
X
X
School Improvement PD
X
X
X
X
Research Barriers to College Completion
X
X
X
X
Community College Dual-Enrollment Alignment
X
X
X
X
Summer College Readiness PD Institute
X
X
X
X
Middle School Expansion (6-14 Alignment)
X
X
X
Elementary Expansion (K-14 Alignment)
X
X
Summer Bridge Programs
X
X
Teaching and Counseling Credentialing Advocacy
X
X

Strategic Goals

Action Research Projects

We engage in both Grant-Funded and Institution-Commissioned Projects that utilize our Action Research Cycle to create innovative solutions.

K-16 Professional Services

College Bridge engages in professional development services to improve college readiness metrics, specifically in areas crucial for college completion.