Magazine article The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education

GEAR UP States Collaborate on Longitudinal Evaluation

Magazine article The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education

GEAR UP States Collaborate on Longitudinal Evaluation

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WASHINGTON, D.C.

Nearly a dozen states with federal Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) grants have agreed to collaborate on a longitudinal evaluation of the effectiveness of the nation's second largest college access and readiness program.

The newly formed GEAR UP College and Career Readiness Evaluation Consortium will work in partnership with ACT Inc. and the National Council for Community and Education Partnerships (NCCEP). ACT Inc. is an independent, not-for-profit organization that provides a broad array of assessment, research, information and program management solutions in education and workforce development. NCCEP is also a nonprofit and the lead training and technical assistance organization for GEAR UP grantees.

GEAR UP programs serve entire cohorts of low-income students starting in seventh grade through 12th grade or their first year of postsecondary education. Grant funds are used by participating middle and high schools for tutoring, teacher training, test preparation, financial aid education and counseling, college tours and more. In FY 2011, GEARUP was funded at $302 million. …

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