Building Guided Pathways to Community College Student Success: Promising Practices and Early Evidence From Tennessee

Describes how the colleges are operationalizing the Tennessee completion practices in their own contexts, as well as how trends in leading indicators of student completion have changed since the reforms began. Drawing on colleges’ detailed self-assessments of their progress and telephone interviews with college administrators, staff, and faculty, the authors discuss how far along the colleges are in implementing completion practices in each of the four major areas of guided pathways reforms: mapping pathways to student end goals; helping students choose and enter a program pathway; keeping students on path; and ensuring that students are learning.

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Community College Research Center