In college, students are expected to acquire knowledge, analyze and evaluate information, explore ideas (in depth and in a logical manner), draw conclusions, and test theories. Unfortunately, too many of our students graduate from high school without these critical-thinking and research skills, which will build foundations for college and career success in the 21st Century.

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To help address these problems, New York City’s Department of Education (NYCDOE) and the City University of New York (CUNY) formed a collaboration. Since such a high percentage of NYC high school graduates go on to CUNY colleges, this presents a unique opportunity to measure the impact of the work.

» For the complete infographic and a summary of the study’s findings, download the Executive Summary.

» To read more about this study on the New York City DOE/CUNY Library Collaborative, download the complete white paper.