Postsecondary Success

A student who is college and career ready has the knowledge and skills to be successful in college and in the workplace. Over the past several years, Delaware has invested in initiatives to track and increase college access and readiness, with the aim of providing all students with the option of attaining a professional certificate, associate, or bachelor’s degree.

Rodel has been one of many partners involved in the development of Delaware Pathways. We also support efforts to provide students with the skills, knowledge, experience, and information to be successful after high school.

Rodel has also worked with local partners, including Delaware Technical Community College, Delaware Department of Education, Delaware Pathways, and RTI International to collect and analyze data on Delaware Pathways to inform program improvement and track outcomes. Read Connecting Delaware Students to Careers: Baseline Report on Career Pathways and Work-Based Learning in Delaware.

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  • Delaware Pathways (2016): A collaboration between Delaware school districts, higher education institutions, businesses, and nonprofits aimed at equipping Delaware students with the knowledge, skills, and experience to successfully transition to high-growth, high-demand occupations.
  • Delaware Goes to College (2016): The Delaware Department of Education’s (DDOE) Higher Education Office website focused on increasing college access and success, college affordability, higher education partnerships, and communicating this work to parents and students.
  • Strategic Data Project College Going Diagnostic (2013): Using six years of data from DDOE and the National Student Clearinghouse, the diagnostic examines students’ progression through high school, how well they stay on track for graduation, and whether they enroll and persist in postsecondary education.
  • College Board 2017 State and District Integrated Report: Delaware Public Schools. (2017). This resource provides the latest results for how Delaware performed on the SAT, PSAT, and AP courses.

 

Students, parents, and employers can take advantage of the various programs and advocacy opportunities available for helping students get prepared for college and career.  

  • Explore careers with Delaware Pathways. See what Pathways are available at which schools, how students can get hands-on, work-based learning experience or information on how parents can support students in career training.
  • Advocate for your students. Attend a P-20 Council meeting to learn how your state is supporting Delaware education efforts from all grade levels (including post-secondary).
  • Make sure your student is college ready. Check out the Delaware Goes to College website for ways to support students in applying for college, paying for college, and planning for a successful career.  

Provided below is a non-exhaustive list of community-based organizations working to support high school aged and/or young adults in college and/or preparation, counseling supports, tutoring, and social and emotional supports. 

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