Identifying Best Practices

Exploration Grants

Currently Funded Programs Include:

Early Indicators Grant

Identifying Student Success Indicators

Researchers in four states are developing models to predict the likelihood of academic and labor market success based on student behaviors early in college. This tool can help colleges identify students who will benefit most from support services to persist to completion.

RAND LANDSCAPE SCAN: HIGHER EDUCATION IN PRISON

Incarcerated adults who take part in higher education are 43% less likely to return to prison *Correctional Education in the United States, RAND Corporation, 2014

We're learning about promising opportunities to put more justice-involved individuals on the pathway to graduation.

THE FINISH LINE: GRADUATION BY DESIGN

Improving outcomes for students at risk

Helping students avoid or mitigate financial aid probation may help them stay enrolled and on track for graduation.

MULTIPLE MEASURES
ASSESSMENT

Two in five students placed in remedial math don't need to be there *A Primer on the College Student Journey, Commission on the Future of Undergraduate Education, 2016

Students who are placed into remedial classes are less likely to earn degrees than those who start in college-level courses—and research suggests many are misplaced. We're learning whether switching to more accurate assessments can improve graduation rates.

COLLEGE COMPLETION GRANT

Keeping At-Risk Near-Completers On Track to Graduation

Helping colleges identify struggling students in high-demand majors who are within striking distance of graduation — then keep them in school to earn their degrees.

College Ready
Grant

4.2 Million dollars awarded to nine programs

Preparing at-risk high school students to arrive at college both academically and financially prepared for success.

Wisconsin Covenant
Scholars Grant

$19.3 million and counting awarded since 2011

Helping students from low-income families meet the cost of college when state grants for Wisconsin Covenant Scholars aren't enough.

October 19, 2017

Summer Melt Texting Initiative Lessons Learned

Find out what it takes to launch a successful program

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Career Ready Internship Grant Closing Report

Learn best practices from our grant partners

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Dash Emergency Grant Closing Report

Learn best practices from colleges with successful programs!

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