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WWC Intervention Report Finds Rigorous Evidence for Summer Counseling in Preparation for College

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.

The Impact of Providing Information to Parents About the Role of Algebra II in College Admission

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.

Did You Know?

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)

Data Snapshot

Average scores in civics for students eligible for either free or reduced price school lunch were higher in 2010 than in 2006 at both grades 4 and 8.
Average scores in civics for students eligible for either free or reduced price school lunch were higher in 2010 than in 2006 at both grades 4 and 8.

 

Approximately two-thirds of fourth-graders both nationally and in large city schools reported never using a calculator while taking mathematics tests or quizzes.
Approximately two-thirds of fourth-graders both nationally and in large city schools reported never using a calculator while taking mathematics tests or quizzes.