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Achieving the Dream. (2005). Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count. 


ACT. (2004, April 10). On course for success: A close look at selected high school courses that prepare students for college.


Bailey, T., Jeong, D., & Cho, S. (2008).  Referral, enrollment, and completion in developmental education sequences in community colleges.  (CCRC Working Paper No. 15) New York: Community College Research Center, Teachers College. 




Bragg, D., Bremer, C., Castellano, M., Kirby, C., Mavis, A., Schaad, D., & Sunderman, J. (2007).  A cross-case analysis of career pathways programs that link low-skilled adults to family-sustaining wage careers.  National Research Center for Career and Technical Education. 


Comings, J., Garner, B., &  Smith, C.  (2004). Review of adult learning and literacy.  NCSALL, Volume 7.


Comings, J. (2003).  NCSALL study circle: Learner persistence in adult basic education.  NCSALL Report.


Comings, J., Parrella, A.  & Soricone, L. (2000).  Helping adults persist: Four supports.  Focus on Basics, 4, A, 3-6.


Community Colleges and States Selected to Boost College Graduation Rates by Improving Remedial Courses and Strategies. (2009, June).



CUNY Newswire. (2009)LaGuardia community college’s GED program leads to a career in the health field. 


Division of student affairs and management: P.A.S.S. (2009).


Dounay, J. (2008).  Strategies to empower low-income and minority students in gaining admission to and paying for college.  Denver, CO: Education Commission of the States. 

Federal TRIO program: Home page. (August 7, 2009).


From a GED Credential to college: The next step transition program. (2008).


Goodall, D. (2009). Bridging the gap from GED to community college student.  Diverse: Issues in Higher Education.


Grubb, N. (2001). "Getting into the world": Guidance and counseling in community college. New York: Columbia University, Teachers College, Community College Research Center.


Joost, D. (2007). You can’t push a chain: Dos and don’ts for successful postsecondary
program GED completer transition. Literacy Links. 11(1).


Kamel, B. (2008).  Student-run open house helps recruitment.  (CCRC Brief No. 36) New York: Community College Research Center, Teachers College.  


Literacy Links. (2007). 11(1).


National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education. (2007).


National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy. (July 7, 2009).


National College Transition Network. (March 3, 2008).


National Governor’s Association. (January 25, 2010). Common Core Standards Initiative—College- and Career-Readiness Standards


National Survey of Student Engagement. (2004). Converting data into action: Expanding the boundaries of institutional improvement. 


Nellie Mae Education Foundation. (2008, May). Transition to college and careers pilot project.  Grant publication. 


New England Literacy Resource Center. (2009, September 15).


P-16 initiatives: Public schools and higher education alignment. (July 29, 2008).


Park, R., Ernst, S., & Kim, E. (2007).  Moving beyond the GED: Low-skilled adult transition to occupational pathways at community colleges leading to family-supporting careers.  National Research Center for Career and Technical Education.


Project QUEST, Inc.: Statistics update (2008)


Success- is what counts (n.d).


Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. (2008). Closing the Gaps: Texas Higher Education Plan, 2015


Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. (2008, September). College for all Texans; Adult basic education: Aligning adult basic education and postsecondary education.


Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. (2009). Texas college and career readiness standards.


The early college high school initiative. (2007).


U.S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education. (2007). Adult Basic Education to Community College Transitions Symposium.


Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. (2005).  I-BEST: A program integrating adult basic education and workforce training. 


Zeidenberg, M., Jenkins, D., and Calcagno, J. (2007). Do student success courses actually help community college students succeed?  (CCRC Brief No. 36) New York: Community College Research Center, Teachers College.


 Self-Assessment OnCourse is a book, website, and professional development conference. While many like and purchase the book, go to workshops, etc…many people also just use the website which offers free resources. Classroom and student activities to develop self-responsibility, self-management, and self-motivation are a highlight of the website (from my point of view). 


Digest of Education Statistics for 2008 – Postsecondary National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)


Skills Search from Onet Online This site helps individuals match their skills to the occupations that require those skills. It goes from basic (I prefer widely “applicable” skills), such as listening, to more specific technical or resource management skills.


Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab) Probably the most famous and most used OWL. Here is where you will get detailed steps for all aspects of academic writing.




America’s Career Center – Career Tools


See the resume tutorial, as one example of the tools available. The Keirsey Temperment Sorter (look for the free version of the test in the upper right corner of the screen), like the Myers Briggs. According to the website: “Temperament is a configuration of observable personality traits, such as habits of communication, patterns of action, and sets of characteristic attitudes, values, and talents. It also encompasses personal needs, the kinds of contributions that individuals make in the workplace, and the roles they play in society.


National Commission on Adult Literacy There are several reports that focus on the connection between adult education and postsecondary education. Policies to Promote Adult Education and Postsecondary Alignment by Julie Strawn has some powerful facts and figures you may want to examine.