Advancing Student Success by Scaling Up Experiences: Insights and Lessons From Two Evidence-Based Programs
From the report: "Getting a college degree is a key gateway to economic mobility for millions of Americans. However, for many college students in the United States, the promise of economic mobility does not materialize. Only about 60% of entering college students complete their four-year degree within six years - and the rate is worse for students from low-income, first-generation, and stigmatized racial backgrounds. Scientific research has offered numerous evidence-based solutions that could, in theory, improve these outcomes for students. However, effectively scaling the use of evidence-based practices is a notoriously challenging problem. PERTS (the Project for Education Research that Scales) has developed an approach for effectively scaling evidence based practices that draws on insights from social psychology, implementation science, improvement science, and user-centered design. This report describes three central principals from our approach in the hopes that they will help others scale up evidence-based educational practices effectively."