Nationally, as well as within the state of Texas, there has been an increased focus on the need to align adult education and postsecondary education systems so that adult learners transition seamlessly to the workforce, certification programs, and degree programs; thus, increasing the success of underserved adults. THECB (2008) states that college readiness refers to the foundation of skills students require to succeed in pursuing a variety of college majors and students’ ability to demonstrate those skills in order “to succeed in entry-level community college and university courses… [and the ability] to use content knowledge to weigh and analyze important issues and questions in a field of study” (p. iii). What this means for college transitions is that:
- There is need to understand students as individuals,
- Foster learning conditions that allow students to build a foundation of college readiness skills, and
- Help students experience postsecondary learning environments and develop an understanding of what to expect as they prepare for postsecondary education.
The intention of this program is identify promising practices in the state of Texas that promote college readiness.