2015 NCCEP/GEAR UP Annual Conference

2015 NCCEP/GEAR UP Annual Conference logo

The 2015 NCCEP/GEAR UP Annual Conference will take place July 19–22, 2015 at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square in San Francisco, California. The Annual Conference features five plenary sessions, approximately 135 concurrent sessions, and a variety of pre- and post-conference events.

Please join Education Northwest and REL Northwest for the following session on Tuesday, July 22 from 3:45–5:00 p.m.:

Multiple Strategies for Postsecondary and Career Readiness: What Are the Pieces and How Do They Fit Together?

Presenters: Christopher Mazzeo, Director of REL Northwest; Ashley Pierson, Senior Advisor; Sarah Frazelle, Senior Advisor; Mary Martinez-Wenzl, Senior Advisor

This panel will present research-based and field-tested information and guidance on a well implemented early warning system for schools to identify students at risk of dropping out and how to monitor interventions to keep them on track for graduation and postsecondary readiness. The presenters will also discuss ways to increase high school student access to rigorous coursework; longitudinal statewide data from K–12 and postsecondary systems to evaluate postsecondary readiness, college enrollment, persistence, and completion; and preliminary findings from a 10–state qualitative study of postsecondary transfer and articulation policies. The session will end with a discussion of how complementary college preparation strategies interconnect.