How Do You Use Statewide K-12 Assessments to Inform College Readiness?

The Education Trust, in partnership with America’s Promise Alliance, National Urban League, Teach Plus, and UNITE, is conducting focus groups with parents, educators, state and district leaders, and college students to find out how annual statewide K-12 assessments can be improved as a tool to ensure students are college- and career-ready when they graduate high school.

Study activities include completion of a short questionnaire and a one-hour virtual focus group. Participation in the study is voluntary and confidential.

Each confirmed participant in a one-hour virtual focus group will receive a $50 e-gift card as compensation. To apply to participate, please complete this survey:

The virtual focus group discussion will occur in a group setting, with no more than 8 participants, and will last approximately one-hour. All sessions will be audio-recorded.

During each sessions, staff from The Education Trust or one of our partners listed above will ask participants for their thoughts on state assessments and the relationship between state assessments and one’s preparation for college.

Are you a Black or Latino college student? Pell Grant recipient? English Learner? Parent of a child in grades 6-12? Teacher or school staff member serving grades K-12? A state or district education leader? You may be eligible to participate in one of our focus groups.