New data shows Early College is delivering as promised for Massachusetts

Published Date : January 19, 2023

Massachusetts’ Early College initiative is quietly establishing a new standard for rigorously evaluating a strategic effort that aspires to increase educational outcomes for students across the state. This research brief sheds light on this evaluation framework and the impressive performance that the methods reveal to date. We then surface unanswered research questions and evaluation challenges that the initiative will confront, as high schools and their higher education partners work to rapidly expand access to Early College.

Meet The Authors

Ben Forman

Research Director, MassINC

Simone Ngongi-Lukula

Education Equity Fellow, MassINC

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