The Catalyzing Coherence Workbook and Planning Resource is designed to help communities begin to create the high-quality, seamless student experiences from K–12 to postsecondary education that research shows lead to college completion, meaningful employment, and equitable outcomes.

After more than a decade of rigorous research and evidence-based policies and practices spanning K–12 and postsecondary education, Fast Forward California has harnessed the power of our collective experience to create an action-oriented planning resource to help you bring complex systems together in service of young people. Rooted in high quality standards for college and career preparation, the tool offers several mapping exercises to:

  • Identify existing bodies of work related to college and career readiness
  • Assess the impact of those strategies
  • Consider the stakeholders who are or should be engaged in your efforts
  • Identify opportunities to increase coherence across your efforts
  • Leverage investments in college and career readiness to strengthen and scale your work

Whether you’re just starting out on this journey or are already at the forefront of such efforts, the planning resources presented in this tool can help you take your work to the next level.


May 26, 2023

Catalyzing Coherence

This workbook and planning resource helps you bring complex systems together in service of young people. It offers several mapping exercises to identify, assess, and plan opportunities to better integrate college and career readiness efforts happening in your community—and leverage new investments to strengthen and scale them for widespread student success.