Relevant Research

At Steppingstone, our work is informed and improved by the most important research in the fields of college readiness and college access. Here’s a sampling of what we’ve been reading–and influenced by–lately.

“The Forgotten Middle: Ensuring that All Students Are on Target for College And Career Readiness before High School”  ACT.

“Putting Middle Grades Students on the Graduation Path”  Robert Balfanz.

“Making Summer Count: How Summer Programs Can Boost Children’s Learning” Rand and Wallace Foundation.

“Getting to the Finish Line” The Boston Foundation.

“Getting Closer to the Finish Line” The Boston Foundation.

“After the Bell Rings: Learning Outside of the Classroom and its Relationship to Student Academic Achievement” ETS.

“More than a Hunch: Kids Lose Learning Skills Over the Summer Months” National Summer Learning Association.

“Summer Can Set Kids on the Right – or Wrong – Course” National Summer Learning Association.

“Developing 20/20 Vision on the 2020 Degree Attainment Goal: The Threat of Income-Based Inequality in Education” The PELL Institute.

A Stronger National Through Higher Education: How and why Americans must achieve a Big Goal for college attainment” Lumina Foundation.

Expanding College Opportunities for High-Achieving, Low Income Students” Caroline Hoxby and Sarah Turner, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research.

Big Gaps, Small Gaps: Some Colleges and Universities do Better than Others in Graduating African-American Students” Education Trust.