Virginia Advanced Study Strategies (VASS) was contracted by Bridging Richmond and its partners to conduct a study with actual employees in the greater Richmond area to gather information that will lead to the creation of new strategies and activities to support significant growth in the regional pipeline of individuals prepared for high demand IT occupations.
This report addresses the following two research questions: To what extent were better prepared students more likely to enroll directly into credit-bearing English or mathematics courses and earn a grade of C or better? To what extent did better high school academic preparation close gaps in students’ likelihood of enrolling directly into credit-bearing courses and earning a grade of C or better?
Aligning Potential is a study of how well the Capital Region is doing in creating the conditions required for all young people to succeed in the workforce and what the Region can do to increase the odds that youth will set and reach their education and career goals.
This paper presents a new analysis of education data on high schools in the 100 largest school districts that highlights the role of inadequate K-12 preparation as a barrier to postsecondary success for students who live in poverty.
The focus of this paper—and the series of which it is a part—is on improving student learning during the crucial period spanning grade 12 and the first year of college in order to build momentum for college success.