College and Career Readiness in Odds-Beating Schools: Research Results and Planning Action for School and District Leaders

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Location: Schenectady Room, Capital Region BOCES

Cost: FREE

Calls to better prepare ethnically and linguistically diverse and economically disadvantaged young people for college and career point to a number of concerns including qualities of family relationships and community partnerships and social and emotional well being as well as the the importance of culturally responsive school cultures, climates, and pedagogies. Assessment data and use of effective interventions for struggling students have also been highlighted as critical to students' success in high school and beyond. 

The mission of NYKids, a project housed in the University at Albany's School of Education is to provide cutting-edge best practice research. This presentation, offered by a team of NYKids Researchers, will describe results from the most recent study of odds-beating NYS high schools and share best with regard to: 

  1. Instructional leadership, especially inclusive-facilitative leadership. 

  2. Parent/family and community engagement. 

  3. Organizational capacity for academic, social, and emotional needs of diverse youth. 

  4. School culture and climate - particularly aspects that are culturally responsive. 

  5. Culturally responsive curriculum and instruction. 

  6. Assessment and interventions for struggling students. 

This interactive session will feature a Q&A session and participants sharing actionable next steps for addressing college and career readiness in their home schools and districts. 


  • Kristen Campbell Wilcox, Ph.D, Associate Professor, University at Albany School of Education, Principal Investigator and Research and Development Director, NYKids

  • Kathryn Schiller, Ph.D, Associate Professor, University at Albany School of Education, Co-investigator, NYKids

  • Francesca Durand, Ph.D, Assistant Professor, Sage Colleges, Co-investigator, NYKids

  • Catherine Kramer, Ph.D candidate, University at Albany School of Education,  Research Assistant, NYKids 

  • Aaron Leo, Ph.D, University at Albany School of Education, Post-Doctoral Fellow, NYKids

  • Hal Lawson, Ph.D, Professor, University at Albany School of Education and School of Scoail Welfare, Co-investigator, NYKids 

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