Fall 2013: No. 38
College Readiness Indicator Systems: A Framework for the Field

AISR’s research, practitioner, and community partners reflect on lessons learned from three years of work on the College Readiness Indicator Systems project to identify students who are off track for college readiness and connect them to supports.

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VUE 38 guest editor Jacob Mishook

AISR guest editor Jacob Mishook describes why CRIS is important and the role of the community, nonprofit organizations, and institutions of higher education to CRIS. 


Building Capacity for College Readiness Indicator Systems

As schools and districts face new, higher national expectations for college readiness, they must develop better ways of identifying students who are struggling and connect them to supports.

Putting College and Career Readiness at the Forefront of District Priorities in Dallas

With college readiness at the center of district priorities, Dallas has made strides in measuring and understanding the role that schools play in students’ knowledge of how to navigate the college experience.

Measuring Academic Tenacity: New Visions for Public Schools

A district-like school support network in New York City is expanding its academic preparedness indicator and support system to include indicators for academic tenacity.

Looking at the Right Data in the Right Way: Pittsburgh Public Schools

Pittsburgh is using its college readiness indicator system to focus on the most useful information to monitor and the most effective way to analyze it to help students stay on track.

San Jose Unified School District, 2010–2013: Building a Culture of Evidence-Based Practice around College Readiness

San Jose has integrated a college readiness indicator system into its strategic plan with the goal of ensuring that all its graduates leave the district prepared to fully participate in a global society.

College Readiness Indicator Systems Framework

A new framework from the CRIS initiative provides guidance for schools and districts to implement a system of indicators and supportsfor students who are off track for post-secondary success.

The Pittsburgh Promise: A Community’s Commitment to Its Young People

A community organization has mobilized resources to make a promise to every public school student in Pittsburgh: if you do well in school, we’ll help with the financial burden of attending college.

Readiness for College: The Role of Noncognitive Factors and Context

Research has shown that in addition to academic knowledge, a variety of noncognitive skills are essential to students’ post-secondary success.