Support for College Access Challenge Grant
AISR will support a collaboration between the Rhode Island Office of Higher Education (RIOHE) and the Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to develop a statewide indicator system for K–16 college readiness and success. The work will be done in partnership with the Providence Plan, Rhode Island Kids Count, and other partners who have been working together as part of the Research Consortium originally created to inform the work of the Rhode Island Urban Education Task Force.
In February, 2011, RIOHE hosted an initial convening of the College Access and Success Work Group, the committee steering the implementation of the College Access Challenge Grant (CACG) program to foster partnerships among federal, state, and local governments and philanthropic organizations through challenge grants that are aimed at increasing the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education. The working group plans to utilize AISR and other members of the Research Consortium for technical support of this work.