Series of reports will offer insight on impact, success of preparation programs

student-successA new multi-year project, the College and Career Readiness Evaluation Consortium (CCREC), will identify ways to empower low-income students to become prepared for post-high school success. The project also will examine the effectiveness of Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP).

GEAR UP, which serves around 650,000 students annually, is a federally funded program aimed at increasing low-income students’ college readiness. The partnership will collect and analyze GEAR UP intervention and outcomes data.

ACT is partnering with 14 states,...

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