New Work at the AERA Annual Meeting

Members of our research team will present new findings at the upcoming annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (April 16-20, Chicago, IL). 

Exploring Issues of College Readiness and Success in New York City (Friday, April 17, 2:15 to 3:45)

This symposium, chaired by Research Alliance Executive Director James Kemple, will feature four projects from New York City focused on closing the gap between students’ high college aspirations and lagging college attainment.

As part of the symposium, Research Fellows Vanessa Coca and Kristin Black will present “College Readiness in New York City,” examining the role that academic performance in high school plays in predicting patterns of college performance and persistence.

Read New York City Goes to College for some of Coca’s previous work on college-going in New York City.

Improving College-Going for Black and Latino Young Men: Evidence from NYC’s Expanded Success Initiative (Sunday, April 19, 12:25-1:55)

The Research Alliance is in the third year of a longitudinal, mixed methods evaluation of the Expanded Success Initiative, a program in 40 NYC public high schools that aims to expand college and career readiness for Black and Latino male students. This symposium, chaired by Paul Forbes (Director of ESI), includes three presentations from Research Alliance staff with our newest findings:

  • “Improving College Readiness among Black and Latino Males: Evaluating the Implementation of NYC’s Expanded Success Initiative,” Adriana Villavicencio and Sarah Klevan
  • “Evaluating the Impact of NYC’s Expanded Success Initiative on Students’ College Readiness,” Adriana Villavicencio and Sarah Klevan
  • “Promising Practices of NYC’s Expanded Success Initiative: Lessons from Five Case Studies,” Tony Laing

The symposium also includes a presentation from Lillian Dunn, Elise Corwin (NYC DOE), and Michelle G. Knight (Teachers College) titled “A Qualitative Evaluation of Culturally Responsive Education Professional Development that Fosters Postsecondary Readiness in ESI Schools.”

Read the first three reports from our evaluation of the Expanded Success Initiative.

Visit the AERA website for more information.