Early College Expansion Partnership

Looking Backward and Looking Forward: Highlights of the Early College Expansion Partnership

The Early College Expansion Partnership aimed to increase the high school and college success of 30,000 low-income youth. This JFF brief looks back on the five-year initiative and highlights the core elements of the partnership and key lessons learned that can inform school improvement efforts everywhere.

Leadership and Instructional Coaching: Lessons Learned from the Evaluation of the the Early College Expansion Partnership

The Early College Expansion Project used leadership coaching to build the capacity of school administrators to guide early college implementation. This brief utilizes data from an evaluation of the project to provide insight into the use of coaching as part of a comprehensive reform model. 

Taking the Long View: Sustainability Lessons from the Early College Expansion Partnership

The ECEP partners learned that sustaining the progress made during the i3 grant requires more than simply identifying new sources of external funds to extend the original grant-funded activities. This JFF issue brief describes how early college has become embedded in the core work of three districts and their postsecondary partners. 

Solving the Dual Enrollment Staffing Puzzle: Lessons from the Early College Expansion Partnership

A shortage of qualified instructors poses a threat to early college expansion and sustainability. This brief explores the innovative strategies that the ECEP districts and their postsecondary partners have used to address their dual credit staffing challenges. 

Systemic Supports for the Texas Success Initiative

This issue brief by Educate Texas describes  the systemic supports that the i3 districts implemented to improve student performance on the Texas Success Initiative, the statewide college placement exam used to determine eligibility for dual credit courses. 

One Powerful Voice: College Transition Specialists

This issue brief by Educate Texas describes the valuable role played by College Transition Specialists in the Rio Grande Valley. 

DPS Early College Logic Model (2018)

 Denver’s Early College Department created a logic model that illustrates the district’s supports for state-designated early college high schools and anticipated short-term, medium-term, and long-term outcomes. 

DPS Train the Trainer Module: Lesson Planning

This slide deck on Lesson Planning is part of a set of train-the-trainer resources designed for schools to use to deliver their own professional development.

DPS Train the Trainer Module: Active Learning and the CIF

This slide deck on the CIF is part of a set of train-the-trainer resources designed for schools to use to deliver their own professional development. This particular training, produced by Denver Public Schools’ Early College Instructional Coaches, provided an overview of JFF’s Common Instructional Framework (CIF) and gave participants an opportunity to practice using all six CIF strategies. 

Math Teacher Spotlights from the Early College Expansion Partnership

This resource, produced by Educate Texas, includes individual spotlights of math teachers in Brownsville and Pharr-San Juan-Alamo, TX, with teacher-created tips and perspectives on how they have used the Common Instructional Framework in their classes.