Free College & Career Resources for K-12 Educators

In the fall of 2020, the National College Attainment Network (NCAN) released a resources page specifically for K-12 districts and schools. This page is a one-stop-shop for districts or schools to create, change, or improve their college-going culture including a 15-month planning calendar organized by topic, introduction to National Student Clearinghouse StudentTracker, and other key approaches to supporting postsecondary transitions for high school students. Read the previously published blog post below by NCAN. 


NCAN Launches Postsecondary Transitions Tools for Districts and Schools 

A brand-new NCAN resources page focused on K-12 districts and schools is now available. With this collection of material, districts and schools have the necessary tools necessary to start, improve, or expand postsecondary transition services in one easy-to-use place. The page is organized around four key topics: 

  • Transforming postsecondary advising 

  • Using data to educate students and inform services 

  • Increasing FAFSA completion, and 

  • Reducing summer melt and ensuring matriculation. 

It also features four of the key, “start here” resources NCAN strongly endorses: 

  • OneGoal Postsecondary Readiness Rubrics 

  • NCAN's College & Career Readiness Calendar 

  • The National Student Clearinghouse’s StudentTracker for High Schools, and 

  • An NCAN brief examining five school districts and partner organizations using big ideas to improve their students' postsecondary outcomes. 

Feel free to share this new K-12 resources page with a district or school leader, school counselor, or related professional. And, these resources may be valuable for community-based organizations working alongside/or with districts and schools, too! 

This release is the latest in a series of NCAN resources aimed at K-12 district and school leaders, school counselors, and other stakeholders, including community partners. It evolved from lessons learned from NCAN’s To & Through Advising Challenge, which over the past two academic years saw 20 school districts and community partners across the country implement plans to change their postsecondary advising practices. 


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