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Insights In Action: Turning Data Into Outcomes

Schools and districts are constantly evaluating and re-evaluating data within their systems. But numbers alone do not create change. Institutions need to dig deeper to find the insights within data in order to create meaningful outcomes. This white paper provides three ways educators can use data insights to create meaningful outcomes for their students.

College, Career & Life Readiness Budget Trends Survey Brief

The CCLR Budget Trends 2018 report provides an analysis of CCLR funding sources and category spending at nearly 300 schools and districts. K-12 administrators can use the report to identify funding sources, compare current spending distributions, and make adjustments as needed.

Expanding the Definition of College and Career Readiness White Paper

This white paper examines the need to expand the definition of college and career readiness beyond the basics. Learn about the research behind the six CCLR Framework competencies as well as implementation strategies and tips on expanding CCR in schools and districts.

College, Career and Life Readiness (CCLR) Framework Booklet

The research-backed CCLR Framework outlines six competencies that students in grades 6-12 must achieve to become college, career and life ready. Each competency outlines themes and objectives as well as grade-specific activities. Educators can use this practical toolkit to create a comprehensive, research-backed CCLR scope and sequence for any size school or district.

Ladder of Hope: 5 ways to expand CCR to meet the needs of underserved students

This paper outlines the ways schools, districts, and other supportive adults can help students to gain and maintain hope for their future and to understand how to transform their goals and aspirations into an actionable future.

Prioritizing the Future: Superintendent Perspectives on the State of College and Career Readiness

This research brief is based on the results of a national survey conducted in partnership with AASA. The survey reveals what school districts across the country are doing to help students identify, research, and reach their goals after high school.

Identifying Predictors of Credential Completion Among Beginning Community College Students

This research brief is the second in a series of four, exploring outcomes for recent high school graduates who begin their postsecondary education in a community college using data from the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002.

Dual Enrollment from Two Points of View: Higher Education and K–12

While dual enrollment fills a similar student success niche in both higher and K–12 education, the administrative perspectives of these two entities do not always align. This article highlights the groups’ similarities and differences in perspective and proposes implications for practice.

Dual Enrollment in the Context of Strategic Enrollment Management

The goals of this survey were to capture a current snapshot of dual enrollment (DE) course and program practices at institutions in the United States and determine if and how DE plays a role in the strategic enrollment management efforts of the institution.

Dialogue to Improve Readiness

Hobsons has partnered with AASA, The School Superintendents Association, and AACC, the American Association of Community Colleges, to foster dialogue between school superintendents and community college presidents to discuss and develop strategies to improve college readiness and create a seamless K-14 system to benefit students, parents, and the community.

Individual Learning Plans for College and Career Readiness: State Policies & School-Based Practices

An extension of the report, Individual Learning Plans: Improving Student Performance released in 2015, is this reseach to practice brief to be used as a resource to complement the report.

Supporting LCAP with Naviance in California

Hobsons helps districts and schools achieve the goals outlined in their annual LCAP plan. In this white paper, learn about the Naviance features that will enable your school or district to support and align specifically with the California LCAP requirements, setting your students up for a lifetime of success.

Fact Sheet: California Students, Naviance, and the LCAP

From student course management planning to achieving proficiency in six essential college preparedness skills, Naviance by Hobsons not only helps California students prepare for their futures, but also aids California administrators in tackling their yearly LCAP plan submissions. Here’s 11 unique ways everybody wins.

How To Choose The Right Service Tracking Application

If you’re experiencing the frustration that comes with tracking service hours manually, you’re not alone. Whether you are using Google Docs, carbon copies or email to keep track of your students’ service hours, we understand the challenges that come with having an inefficient paper process. Now that you’re interested in a digital process and started researching your options, we encourage you to have an open dialogue with the resources you find. Ask lots of questions and share the specifics about your service program with the platform provider to see if they are a good fit for your school’s needs.

Expanded Pathways for Access and Success: K-12 and Community College Students

This report summarizes a convening of leaders from AASA (The Superintendents Association), American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), and Hobsons, who met to share success stories and strategies that can help accelerate the creation of effective K-12-to-college pathways—whether that college experience includes technical school or trade certifications or a two- or four-year college or university.

How to Increase Student Engagement at Your School

To connect learning to life and stay in school, students need to be engaged with their education through three separate dimensions of student life: academically, socially, and emotionally. In this white paper, we lay out many different strategies to engaging all of your students through these three parts of their high school community.

Individual Learning Plans: Improving Student Performance

In recent years, schools, districts, and states have increasingly relied on Individual Learning Plans (ILPs) to ensure that students gain the skills necessary to succeed in college and the workforce. Also known as Academic Achievement Plans, Personal Graduation Plans, and Four-Year Plans, ILPs are personalized, goal-oriented programs designed to help students focus on their academic and career futures.

Gallup Report: State of America’s Schools

Gallup Education has compiled a report of their recent findings regarding teacher and student engagement, the foundations and predictors of student success, and the path towards creating strength-based schools.

Development, Validation, and Impact of the Naviance College & Career Readiness Curriculum

The Naviance College and Career Readiness Curriculum was created to help students achieve their aspirations. This report outlines the mission and development of the Naviance Curriculum, plus describes the outcomes for students who took Curriculum lessons.

Digital Record Keeping for Student Community Service

This report examines school service program needs and pain points and how to simplify administration by moving data online.

Roadtrip Nation Impact Study

This report describes the background, methods, and findings of an evaluation of Roadtrip Nation's high school program, the Roadtrip Nation Experience.

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