College & Career

To raise high school graduation and college completion rates, close achievement gaps, and help students succeed in college and careers, it takes collaboration and support. Education Northwest can help you bring together K–12, higher education, and community stakeholders to work toward these goals.

Services

Curriculum Training

We provide customized support to optimize the professional development of career and technical education teachers and to increase alignment between CTE courses and core curriculum. We also offer strategies such as teacher externships and professional learning communities to build the knowledge and skills of CTE teachers, which ultimately benefits students.

Data/Policy Analysis

Our team of evaluators and researchers works closely with clients across K–12 and postsecondary education to study a variety of areas, programs, and initiatives. This includes, dual credit, and other ways students earn college credit in high school, developmental education, supporting English learners, and more. Our work uses advanced methods to combine data from multiple data sources and understand who participates in these opportunities and their outcomes.

Early Warning Systems

Early warning systems look beyond test scores and report cards to provide indicators that help predict whether students are on track for graduation. We provide technical assistance and customized training on every stage of EWS implementation, from identifying accurate indicators to developing useful reports, mapping interventions in response to student needs, and measuring student progress.

Program Evaluation

Applied research and evaluation can help identify promising practices and improve programs that support college and career readiness and success. We work closely with our clients to ensure research and evaluations meet the needs of all stakeholders. Our evaluators have extensive knowledge and experience in evidence-based practices that support the high school graduation and college access and success of underrepresented students.

Social Emotional Learning

Social emotional learning encompasses a wide array of soft skills that are essential to success in college and careers. We have experience providing evidence-based resources and tools to support the social and emotional learning of students.

Resources

Early College

Programs that provide students the opportunity to earn college credits while still in high school have a positive effect on both high school graduation and postsecondary enrollment rates. Education Northwest can help support the collaboration and alignment between K–12 and higher education systems that is necessary for the success of early-college options, such as dual and accelerated credit.

Portrait of Nettie Legters

Nettie Legters
Senior Manager

Nettie Legters leads and supports research and technical assistance projects focused on school improvement, dropout prevention and college readiness and access. For nearly two decades, she has pursued her passion for improving high schools and secondary education systems.