This WWC intervention report focuses on research that examined the impact of summer counseling on students' college enrollment and persistence. Summer counseling is designed to help college-intending high school graduates complete the steps needed to enroll in college and start their college careers. These services, delivered during the months between high school graduation and college enrollment, involve outreach by college counselors or peer mentors via text messaging campaigns, e-mail, phone, in-person meetings, instant messaging, or social media. Based on the most recent available evidence, the WWC found that summer counseling had potentially positive effects on college persistence and mixed effects on college enrollment.
REL Southwest's randomized controlled trial examined the impact of informing parents in Texas about the role of algebra II in college admission on student completion of algebra II in grade 11.
The average score for eighth-grade AI/AN students in reading was higher in 2009 than in 2007, and the percentage of AI/AN students at or above Proficient and at Advanced in mathematics was higher in 2009 than in 2005. (Read more)
Between 1985 and 2008, public school enrollment rose 26 percent, from 39.4 million to 49.8 million. (Read more)