College & Career Readiness Brown Bag Event
Presented by the Wagner Educational Policy Studies Association (WEPSA)

Though the number of students graduating high school and aspiring towards college has risen, college graduation rates remain flat, leading policy makers to shift their focus from high school graduation to college readiness. But what does college readiness really mean? How can it be measured? And how can policy-makers use college-ready indicators to help bridge the aspirations-attainment gap?

Vanessa Coca, Institute for Education Sciences-funded Predoctoral Interdisciplinary Research Training Fellow, Research Alliance for New York City Schools, will introduce these topics and lead brown-bag participants in a hands-on look at how college-ready indicators are used in New York City.

The Research Alliance for New York City Schools conducts rigorous studies on topics that matter to the city’s public schools. The Research Alliance strives to advance equity and excellence in education by providing non-partisan evidence about policies and practices that promote students' development and academic success.