Over the past two years, a team of organizations conducted student focus groups across the state to determine ways to support College Bound Scholarship (CBS) students in high school. Focus groups and surveys with over 800 primarily CBS students from urban, suburban and rural communities, found that the College Bound Scholarship and the steps to prepare for college are not well understood.
As a solution, the College Knowledge Project emerged — 23 digital handouts, covering the most requested college readiness topics. Students provided continuous feedback that led to the final materials. We are offering these digital handouts in the top five languages spoken at home by students in Washington State: English, Russian, Somali, Spanish and Vietnamese. Materials will be ADA accessible.
College Knowledge Project Team: A Collaborative Effort Across Organizations
This work is made possible due to the generous time, effort and contribution across several organizations:
- Community Center for Education Results
- Puget Sound College & Career Network
- Washington College Access Network
- Washington Student Achievement Council
Additionally, students, practitioners and educators across Washington State reviewed and provided expert feedback on all content and design elements.
Join us as we continue to grow this work!
We hope to learn from you and students about how these materials are used and evaluate their impact so that we can continue developing tools that help you better support students and families in preparing for college.