Mission

We strive to break the cycle of transgenerational poverty by identifying and eliminating barriers that prevent underrepresented students from progressing to and through college.

Strategic Goals by Year

Goal #1

Create a school-wide college
readiness plan with our K-12 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.

 

Goal #2

 

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.

Goal #3

 

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.

Goal #4

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

How We Help

Action Research Projects

Grant-Funded or Institution-Commissioned

Large-Scale Pilot Projects

Utilize our Action Research Process to develop programs to improve student outcomes.

View Our Projects and Outcomes

Professional Services

Serving K-12 or Higher Ed Admin, Faculty and Staff

Improve Math and College Outcomes

All services are tailored using your site's data and goals.

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