The purpose of this review is to examine and critique a new report on technology in regard to college access. The report itself builds upon a previous Get Schooled report from 2013, using updated information and newer programs and apps. The review summarizes the findings of the author, as well as the compilation of tools and their usefulness for students and families. Centered around the fact that many school districts in low-income areas do not have enough financial resources to fund high school counselor positions, the author suggests supplementing the counselor role with various apps and technology. Although this is not a solution to the issue, the report offers practical resources for both families and professionals in the field of college access. This review critically examines the report and offers a few suggestions omissions in the demographics considered, including students with disabilities and students from bilingual families. Overall the review offers a snapshot of the full report and its application to the field of college access and aims to encourage professionals to utilize the tools provided in the report for both advocacy and practical application.
Arocho, Alexis M.
"Review of a new report: How is technology addressing the college access challenge? A review of the landscape, opportunities, and gaps,"
Journal of College Access: Vol. 5:
1, Article 8.
Available at: https://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jca/vol5/iss1/8