Explains how to design and implement an assessment of local systems' ability to improve college attainment, including needs, assets, and challenges; and how to leverage findings for stakeholder engagement, benchmarking, and strategy development.
- Observation: Local research studies to analyze college-going patterns and available supports are vital to a community's ability to improve college attainment
- Observation: Leaders in government, education, and philanthropy should work together to convene local partners and focus on advancing a college access and success system
- Observation: Investing in programs, such as providing transition supports from high school graduation to the first semester of college, can be a major boon toward improving college access and success
- Observation: Supporting policy changes, such as post-secondary counseling mandates and greater opportunities for dual enrollment, will also aid in strengthening college-going culture