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Ready or Not? California High School Students and the Transition to College

Michal Kurlaender, Professor of Education, UC Davis
Feb 06, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM (America/Los_Angeles / UTC-800)
1130 K Street, Room LL3
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Michal Kurlaender

Michal Kurlaender will present research from a statewide evaluation of California's Early Assessment Program (EAP), an academic preparation program developed jointly by the California Department of Education (CDE), the State Board of Education, and the California State University (CSU). She will present findings about the  Program's effects on students entering CSU and California Community Colleges, as well as for California high schools, and the implications of these findings for Common Core State Standards.

Kurlaender investigates students’ educational pathways, in particular K-12 and postsecondary alignment, and access to and success in postsecondary schooling. She has expertise on alternative pathways to college and college readiness at both community colleges and four-year colleges and universities. In addition to working with national data, Kurlaender works closely with administrative data from all three of California’s public higher education sectors–the University of California, the California State University and the California Community College systems. Kurlaender also studies the impact of racial and ethnic diversity on student outcomes. She is an expert on the dismantling of federal mandatory and voluntary K-12 school desegregation plans and persistent inequalities in segregated minority schools, including access to adequate classroom resources and good teachers. She has worked with several school districts that have undergone major changes in enrollment as a result of legal challenges.

She serves on the executive committee of the UC Davis Center for Poverty Research. She is the UC Davis site director of the UC Educational Evaluation Center and is a researcher with the Center for Analysis of Postsecondary Education and Employment, Teachers College, Columbia University.

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