STEM Early College Expansion Project (SECEP) (2014-2018)
NCREST leads the STEM Early College Expansion Partnership (SECEP). Our goal is to engage students in early college experiences as well as to improve STEM education in participating districts in Michigan and Connecticut. Over five years, SECEP strives to improve both college readiness and STEM education for 22,000 high-need middle and high school students, decreasing drop-out rates and boosting college enrollment. SECEP also will improve underrepresented populations’ access to STEM careers by increasing the number of students enrolling in dual credit STEM courses and pursuing postsecondary credentials. This will be accomplished through targeted professional development, coaching, and ongoing support.
Strategic Partnership with the Institute for Student Achievement (2001-present)
Since 2001, NCREST has been the strategic partner to the Institute for Student
Achievement (ISA). NCREST has collaborated with ISA on the design, development
and roll out of their high school reform model.
Partnership with the New York City Chapter of Say Yes to Education (2002-present)
NCREST has been a partner to the New York City chapter of Say Yes to Education
(SYTE) since 2002. NCREST provides on-going organizational and strategic support to
the chapter in areas such as professional NYC middle and high school choice and
admissions process and staff recruitment, and preparation of annual reporting to the
The Understanding Fiscal Responsibility (UFR) Curriculum Evaluation (2010- present)
NCREST serves as the evaluator of the Understanding Fiscal Responsibility Project
(UFR). The UFR Project is developing a social studies and mathematics curriculum that
focuses on the federal budget, the federal debt, and budget deficit.
The MCNC Middle/Early College Research Partnership (2002- present)
Since 2002, NCREST has served as a research partner of the 25-year old Middle College
National Consortium (MCNC), a network of high schools across the nation, situated on
community college campuses. NCREST has documented the design, development, and
operation of the Consortiumís Early College High School Initiative.
Collaborative Research on the Bard High School Early College (BHSEC) Model (2012-2015)
NCREST is partnering with Bard High School Early College (BHSEC), to document key
design features and practices associated with its model.
New Jersey Network of Superintendents Documentation (2008 present)
NCREST helps to design and document the development of the New Jersey Network of