Encouraging Collaboration and Data-Sharing in Utah through StepUP READY Grants


Christie Fox and Melissa Miller Kincart, Utah System of Higher Education

This presentation shared the process and outcomes of entering into data-sharing agreements with school districts to track student college-going patterns and first-year achievement data. A key component of Utah’s success is a statewide grant opportunity, StepUp READY, that encourages higher education and K-12 public education to work together to increase college readiness in Utah. Data-sharing allows the Utah System of Higher Education to track the effectiveness of interventions as well as college attendance and completion.