Students Training for Academic Readiness (STAR) Evaluations
The STAR project combines interventions in the school, family, and community with the goal of improving students' awareness of and preparation for postsecondary educational programs. STAR also seeks to build a college-going culture in the low-income and minority communities it serves. The first year report relies on surveys of STAR students, teachers, and parents; archival data provided by the Texas Education Agency; and interviews with counselors, teachers, and administrators in STAR districts. While the report describes where schools are as they begin to implement STAR's college readiness reforms, it highlights broader issues about the role of schools in preparing families and students for the demands of postsecondary education.
Access the documents below to learn more about this research effort.