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Texas Pathways Institute Resource Library

We continually add high-quality resources relevant to Texas Pathways.

Resource Topics

Adult Education

  1. The Texas GED Problem is Getting Worse - Center for Public Policy Priorities (2018)

Corequisite Models

  1. Corequisite Remediation: Spanning the Completion Divide - Complete College America (n.d.)
  2. Corequisite Remediation Full Implementation 2015-2016 - Tennessee Board of Regents (2016)
  3. Corequisite Remediation Pilot Study 2014-2015 and Full Implementation 2015 - Tennessee Board of Regents (2016)
  4. Designing and Implementing Corequisite Models of Developmental Education: Findings from Texas Community Colleges - RAND Corporation (2018)
  5. Fundamental Features of Corequisite Remediation - Tennessee Board of Regents (n.d.)
  6. Is Corequisite Remediation Cost-Effective? Early Findings from Tennessee - CCRC (2016)
  7. New Evidence of Success for Community College Remedial English Students: Tracking the Outcomes of Students in the Accelerated Learning Program (ALP) - CCRC (2012)
  8. The Architecture of Innovation: System-Level Course Redesign in Tennessee - ACE (2015)

Developmental Education

  1. Core Principles for Transforming Remediation Within a Comprehensive Student Success Strategy - ATD, AACC, CCA, Dana Center, ECS, & JFF (2015)
  2. Developmental Education: An Introduction for Policymakers - ECS (2018)
  3. How States are Implementing Transition Curricula: Results from a National Scan - CCRC (2017)
  4. When College Students Start Behind - CCRC & The Century Foundation (2016)

Education Choices

  1. On Second Thought - U.S. Adults Reflect on Their Education Decisions - Strada Education Network, Gallup (2017)

Employment

  1. A Resource Guide to Engaging Employers - JFF (2015)
  2. Adding a Gender Lens to Nontraditional Jobs Training - JFF
  3. Career Pathways: Five Ways to Connect College and Careers - CEW (2017)
  4. Degrees of Opportunity: Lessons Learned from State-Level Data on Postsecondary Earnings Outcomes (includes Texas) - AEI (2017)
  5. Employer Engagement Toolkit: From Placement to Partners - JFF (2015)
  6. Four Ways to Increase the Value of Short-Term Credentials: A Guide for Community Colleges - JFF (2017)
  7. Good Jobs that Pay Without a BA - CEW (2017)
  8. Making Work-Based Learning Work - JFF (2016)
  9. Saving the Associate of Arts Degree - AEI & Burning Glass Technologies (2018)
  10. STEM Pathways - JFF (2014)
  11. Supporting Community College Delivery of Apprenticeships - JFF (2017)

Equity

  1. Addressing Equity Gaps in State Goals for Postsecondary Education Attainment - Lumina & CUE (2015)
  2. Framing, Not Blaming: Improving Latino College Transfer in Texas - Excelencia in Education (2017)
  3. Increasing Community College Completion Rates Among Low Income Students: Evidence from a Randomized Control Trial Evaluation of a Case Management Intervention - National Bureau of Economic Research (2017)
  4. Latino Education and Economic Progress - CEW (2017)
  5. Protocol for Assessing Equity Mindedness - CUE (2016)
  6. The Equality of Opportunity Project - Stanford, Brown, & Harvard
  7. The State of Opportunity in America: Understanding Barriers and Identifying Solutions - Gallup (2018)
  8. Understanding the New College Majority: The Demographic and Financial Characteristics of Independent Students and their Postsecondary Outcomes - IWPR (2018)
  9. What We Know about Equity and Diversity in Apprenticeship - JFF (2017)

Financial Aid

  1. 2015-2016 National Postsecondary Student Aid Survey - NCES (2018)
  2. Beyond Financial Aid - Lumina (2015)
  3. Borrowing Among Academically Underprepared Students: Facilitating Success or Perpetuating Inequity at the Community College? - GTF (2016)
  4. The Looming Student Loan Default Crisis is Worse Than We Thought - Brookings Institution/Judith Scott-Clayton (2018)
  5. Who are Student Loan Defaulters? - Center for American Progress (2017)

Guided Pathways

  1. Guided Pathways Demystified - NCII
  2. Guided Pathways Implementation Stages and Timeline - CCRC (2017)
  3. Implementing Guided Pathways - Early Insights from AACC Pathways Colleges - CCRC (2017)
  4. Reforming the American Community College: Promising Changes and Their Challenges - CCRC (2017)

High School Programs

  1. Beyond Academic Readiness: Building a Broader Range of Skills for Success in College - JFF (2017)
  2. Blending High School and College Can Sharpen the Focus of Each - JFF (2017)
  3. College Credit in High School: Working Group Report - College Board (2017)
  4. What Happens to Students Who Take Community College "Dual Enrollment" Courses in High School? - CCRC (2017)

Making the Case for Guided Pathways

  1. Community Colleges and Student Success: Models for Comprehensive Reform - CCRC (2017)
  2. Get With the Program - CCRC (2012)
  3. Get With the Program... and Finish It - CCRC (2014)
  4. Building Cities by Degrees: Lessons on Increasing College Completion from Six Talent Dividend Cities - MDRC (2017)
  5. Making the Case for Guided Pathways - AACC, CCRC (2016)
  6. The Future of Undergraduate Education: The Future of America - American Academy of Arts & Sciences (2017)

Performance-Based Funding

  1. Performance-Based Funding for Community Colleges in Texas: Are Colleges Disadvantaged by Serving the Most Disadvantaged Students? - GTF (2015)
  2. Performance Funding Policy Effects on Community College Outomes: Are Short-Term Certificates on the Rise? - CCR (2017)

Strategies for Building Momentum

  1. 15 SCH First Semester Enrollment - CCRC (2016)

Student Support Services

  1. Show Me the Way: The Power of Advising in Community Colleges - CCCSE (2018)

Teaching & Learning

  1. Intellectual Virtues - Jason Baehr, Loyola Marymount University

Technology

  1. Key Considerations for Choosing Technology Solutions to Support Guided Pathways - AACC, NCII, & CCRC (2017)

Texas-Specific

  1. 2017-2018 Texas Transfer Inventory - Dana Center (2015)
  2. AutoCoder - Texas Workforce Commission
  3. Help Wanted Online - Texas Workforce Commission
  4. Labor Market and Career Information - Texas Workforce Commission
  5. Launch My Career Texas
  6. Policy Levers to Strengthen Community College Transfer Student Success in Texas - CCRC (2017)
  7. Target Occupations - Texas Workforce Commission
  8. Texas Career Check - Texas Workforce Commission
  9. Texas Consumer Resource for Education and Workforce Statistics
  10. Texas Data - Bureau of Labor Statistics
  11. Texas Data - Center on Education and the Workforce
  12. Texas Higher Education Data
  13. Texas OnCourse - Tri-Agency Initiative
  14. Texas Reality Check - Texas Workforce Commission
  15. Texas Skills to Work - Texas Workforce Commission
  16. Texas Student Success Council - JFF (2014)
  17. Texas Wages - Texas Workforce Commission
  18. Workplace Essential Skills - TWC (2016)

Transfer

  1. Challenge of Transfer - Government Accountability Office (2017)
  2. Constructing Choice Sets: How Texas Community College Students Choose Transfer Institutions - GTF (2017)
  3. Diversifying STEM: Student Success and Community College Transfer in Engineering and Computer Science in Texas - SWE (2017)
  4. How to Measure Community College Effectiveness in Serving Transfer Students - CCRC (2017)
  5. Is It Really Cheaper to Start at a Community College? The Consequences of Inefficient Transfer for Community College Students Seeking Bachelor’s Degrees - CCRC (2017)
  6. Should Community College Students Earn an Associate Degree Before Transferring to a Four-Year Institution? - CCRC (2014)
  7. Tackling Transfer - Aspen Institute, CCRC, Public Agenda, & Sova (2017)
  8. Transfer Playbook - Aspen Institute & CCRC (2017)
  9. Tracking Transfer - CCRC, Aspen Institute, National Student Clearinghouse
  10. Transfer as Academic Gauntlet: The Student Perspective - College Board (2013)
  11. Using Data Mining to Explore Why Community College Transfer Students Earn Bachelor's Degrees with Excess Credits - CCRC (2018)

Using Data

  1. The Data-Enabled Executive: Using Analytics for Student Success and Sustainability - ACE (2017)
  2. Using Comparative Information to Improve Student Success - Aspen Institute (2014)

*Source Abbreviations

  • AACC - American Association of Community Colleges
  • ACE - American Council on Education
  • AEI - American Enterprise Institute
  • CCA - Complete College America
  • CCR - Community College Review
  • CCRC - Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • CCSSE - Center for Community College Student Engagement
  • CEW - Center on Education and the Workforce, McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown University
  • CUE - Center for Urban Education
  • ECS - Education Commission of the States
  • GTF - Greater Texas Foundation Fellows White Papers
  • IWPR - Institute for Women's Policy Research
  • JFF - Jobs for the Future
  • NCES - National Center for Education Statistics
  • NCII - National Center for Inquiry & Improvement
  • NSC - National Student Clearinghouse
  • SWE - Society of Women Engineers