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Author(s):Shulock, N., and Jenkins, D.
Title:Performance incentives to improve community college completion: Learning from Washington State's Student Achievement Initiative (a state policy brief)
Source:http://ccrc.tc.columbia.edu/Publication.asp?UID...
Date:2011
Organization:Community College Research Center
Short Description:In 2007, Washington State launched an innovative performance incentive policy for community colleges, called the Student Achievement Initiative (SAI). The purpose of the SAI is to use data and performance funding to motivate colleges to implement systemic changes in practice that lead to improved student outcomes.
Annotation:In 2007, Washington State launched an innovative performance incentive policy for community colleges, called the Student Achievement Initiative (SAI). The purpose of the SAI is to use data and performance funding to motivate colleges to implement systemic changes in practice that lead to improved student outcomes. The SAI seeks to address some of the key shortcomings of previous state higher education performance incentive policies and so has attracted a lot of interest from policymakers and funders nationally. By drawing on initial observations from our ongoing evaluation of the SAI as well as knowledge about earlier generation performance funding policies attempted elsewhere, this brief aims to inform the conversation currently going on in many states about using state policy levers to meet ambitious state and national goals for increased college attainment. To that end, this brief calls particular attention to a number of policy choices that the Washington community and technical college system faced as it designed and began to implement the SAI across its 34 colleges. These are some of the same key choices policymakers and college leaders in other states will confront should they begin to design and enact performance incentive policies as means to improve community college student outcomes.
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Weighing the evidence: A conversation with community college presidents on using research to support student success outcomes
California's economic payoff: Investing in college access and completion
The condition of education 2012 (Report)
Leading by example: A case study of peer leader programs at two Achieving the Dream colleges
Easing the transition from combat to classroom: Preserving America's investment in higher education for military veterans through institutional assessment
Keeping students on course: An impact study of a student success course at Guilford Technical Community College
Hard choices ahead: Performance and policy in Texas higher education
Ensuring America's Future - Sector briefs
Finding your workforce: The top 25 institutions graduating Latinos
Learning at a distance: Undergraduate enrollment in distance education courses and degree programs
Using community colleges to build a STEM-skilled workforce
What gets measured gets done: Adding college-course completion to K-12 accountability systems
Time is the enemy: The surprising truth about why today's college students aren't graduating... And what needs to change
Smart money: Informing higher education philanthropy
Three policies to reduce time to degree
Learn and earn: Modeling the success of Metropolitan College: The Business-Higher Education Forum's simulation series
A green career pathways framework: Postsecondary and employment success for low-income, disconnected youth
Transforming the rural south: A roadmap to improving rural education
Using data to drive change: A guide for college access and success stakeholders
Mobility makers
Transforming education in America
School counselors literature and landscape review: The state of school counseling in America
Data that matters: Giving high schools useful feedback on grads' outcomes
Up for grabs: The gains and prospects of first- and second generation young adults
Can applying to more colleges increase enrollment rates?
New measures, new perspectives: Graduates time-and-credits-to degree in SREB states
Cornerstones of completion: State policy support for accelerated, structured pathways to college credentials and transfer
Transfer: An indispensable part of the community college mission
The effects of learning communities for students in developmental education
Development, discouragement, or diversion? New evidence on the effects of college remediation
The condition of college and career readiness 2012: National report
Cracking the credit hour
Student voices on the higher education pathway: Preliminary insights & stakeholder engagement concerns
Challenge the status quo: Academic success among school-age African-American males
Advancing to completion: Increasing degree attainment by improving graduation rates and closing gaps for African-American students
2012: Closing the expectations gap: 50-state progress report on the alignment of K-12 policies and practice with the demands of college and careers
Re-imagining community colleges in the twenty-first century
Training tomorrow's workforce: Community college and apprenticeship as collaborative routes to rewarding careers
College readiness and high school-to-college success
Promoting partnerships for student success: Lessons from the SSPIRE Initiative
Institutional transfer and the management of risk in higher education
Field guide for improving student success
International trends in adult education and lifelong learning
National opportunity to learn campaign: Lost opportunity: A 50 state report on the oppotunity to learn in America
Using increased funding under the Workforce Investment Act to create multiple pathways to marketable postsecondary credentials and middle-class employment
National studies find TRIO programs effective at increasing college enrollment and graduation
National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment
From soldier to student: Easing the transition of service members on campus
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Academic outcomes of high risk students
College credit in high school: Access and success for low-income and minority students
Measuring up 2008
Imagine success: Engaging entering students
Charter schools in eight states: Effects on achievement, attainment, integration, and competition
College-ready students, student-ready colleges: An agenda for improving degree completion in postsecondary education
Collecting survey data for assessment: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Creating a high school culture of college-going: The case of Washington State Achievers
Reach higher, America: Overcoming crisis inthe U. S. workforce
The learning communities demonstration: Rationale, sites, and research design
Opportunity matters: A journal of research informing educational opportunity, practice and programs
Corporate investments in college readiness and access
College access and success state data
Fulfilling the commitment: Recommendations for reforming federal student aid
State future workforce gap summaries
Apply to succeed: Ensuring community college students benefit from need-based financial aid
Race to the Top: Accelerating college and career readiness in states: Low-performing schools
Using data to increase student success: A focus on diagnosis: Principles and practices of student success
Emerging Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs): Serving Latino students
The high cost of low educational performance: The long-run economic impact of improving PISA outcomes
Basics of longitudinal cohort analysis: Principles and practices of student success
Engaging faculty in the Achieving the Dream initiative: Principles and practices of student success
Building and using longitudianal data systems for effective reporting and to improve student achievement
Promising practices: What works in the midwest: A report from the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE)
FY 2011 budget proposal: Thoughts and recommendations for increasing college access and success
Accountability for equitable outcomes in higher education
Time to Completion Web Site
2009 What works for Latinos in higher education
A shared agenda: P-12 and postsecondary policy recommendations: Moving toward a more cohesive continuum of federal support for college opportunity
The historic opportunity to get college readiness right: The Race to the Top fund and postsecondary education
Global Skills for Global Completion
A blueprint for reform: The reauthorization of the elementary and secondary education act
Financial incentives for institutions and individuals: Survey findings from the Midwest and the Nation
Transition and alignment: Two keys to assuring student success
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Attendance and completion patterns
The rising price of inequality: How inadequate grant aid limits college access and persistence
Investing in change: How much do Achieving the Dream colleges spend - and from what resources - to become data-driven institutions
The course of innovation: Using technology to transform higher education
Advancing by degrees: A framework for increasing college completion
Mind the gaps: How college readiness narrows achievement gaps in college success
Five strategies to help low-income adults and youth attain community college credentials
Insulating the education pipeline to increase postsecondary success
Effectiveness of fully online courses for college students: Response to a department of education meta-analysis
From access to success: A funder's guide to ensuring more Americans earn postsecondary degrees
Big gaps, small gaps: Some colleges and universities do better than others in graduating Hispanic students
Raising the Bar: Policy Recommendations for high school reform
No Child Left Behind: State report card 2005-2006
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; Colorado state report
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; Washington state report
Great expectations: A guide to Alabama's high school graduation exam
Education watch Alabama: Key education facts and figures 2004
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; Alabama state report
Education watch Florida: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Florida: Key education facts and figures 2006
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; California state report
Status and trends in the education of racial and ethnic minorities
Experiences that matter: Enhancing student learning and success
Access to success initiative
Educational programs and projects that address the needs of low-income students
Is student success labeled institutional failure? Student goals and graduation rates in the accountability debate at community colleges
American Indian and Alaska Native students in U.S. high schools
Innovation America: A compact for postsecondary education
Retooling career and technical education
Cramming: The effects of school accountability on college-bound students
The growing imbalance: Recent trends in U.S. postsecondary education finance
A good start: Two-year effects of a freshman learning community program at Kingsborough Community College
Adult learning in focus: National and state-by-state data
Adult learning in focus: Individual state profiles and downloadable data
Annotated bibliography: Adult learning in focus: National and state data report
Achievement and attainment in Chicago charter schools
Promoting academic momentum at community colleges: Challenges and opportunities
The Chafee Educational and Training Voucher (ETV) program: Six states' experiences
The CollegeKeys Compact: Getting ready, getting in, and getting through college: Expanding options for low-income students
Do support services at community colleges encourage success or reproduce disadvantage?
Adding it up: State challenges for increasing college access and success
Lifelong learning: New strategies for the education of working adults
Strengthening state adult education policies for low-skilled workers
The connection strategy: Preparing young people to succeed in college and beyond
Education beyond the rhetoric: Making rigor something "real"
Course-taking patterns and preparation for postsecondary education in California's public university systems among minority youth
The minds of boys
Second to none in attainment, discovery, and innovation: The national agenda for higher education
Accelerated learning for all
The progress of education reform: Dual enrollment
Improving college readiness and success for all students: A joint responsibility between K-12 and postsecondary education
Collegiate learning assessement project
Improving academic achievement in urban districts: What state policymakers can do
State of decline? Gaps in college access and achievement call for renewed commitment to educating Californians
Quality Counts 2007: State Highlights Reports
College learning for the new global century
Inventing Hispanic serving institutions (HSIs): The basics
Preparing today's high school students for tomorrow's opportunities
American diploma project network Indiana action plan
Effects of students’ middle school and high school experiences on completion of the bachelor’s degree: How can school counselors make a difference?
Income of U.S. workforce projected to decline if education doesn't improve
The governance divide: A report on a four-state study on improving college readiness and success
Do expenditures for student support services lead to demonstrable gains in student achievement
Part II: Institutional strategies, strategies to increase student success
Participation in adult education and lifelong learning: 2000-01
State systems of performance accountability for community colleges: Impact and lessons for policymakers
Student success: Statewide P-16 systems -- curriculum and assessment systems
Investing wisely in adult learning is key to state prosperity
Undocumented immigrant students and access to higher education: An overview of federal and state policy
Migrant students attending college: Facilitating their success
Postsecondary education opportunity
Data sources for improving college access and success
Focus on foster care: Building educational support for youth in care
Act on fact: Using data to improve student success
Education and incarceration
Correctional education facts
Ladders of learning: Fighting fade-out by advancing pK-3 alignment
California Community Colleges: Making them stronger and more affordable
Lottery funded merit scholarships: Some lessons from the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship program
Intercollegiate athletes and effective educational practice: Winning combination or losing effort
American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian education in the states
CSO College Center: A student gateway to college access, opportunity, and success
Charter high schools: Closing the achievement gap
Closing educational achievement gaps for Latino/a students in Utah
The progress of education reform 2007: Same-sex schooling
Profile of undergraduates in U.S. postsecondary education institutions: 2003-04, With a special analysis of community college students
Keeping America's promise: A report on the future of the community college
Narrowing the gaps in educational attainment: A policymaker's guide for assessing and responding to needs for community college services
Building a strong community college system for the state of Indiana: A best practices study
PERSIST: A comprehensive guide for student success in higher education
Addressing America's dropout challenge: State efforts to boost graduation rates require federal support
Building bridges to college and careers: Contextualized basic skills programs at community colleges
Making accountability work: Community colleges and statewide higher education accountability systems
State fiscal crises and cuts in higher education: The implications for access, institutional performance, and strategic reengineering
Strategic directions in Indiana education
A profile of the Talent Search program: 1998-99
Redesigning the ninth-grade experience: Reduce failure, improve achievement, and increase high school graduation rates
National study of student support services. Third-year longitudinal study results and program implementation study update
Moving into students' spaces: The impact of academic advising on student engagement among undecided students
On ramp to college: A state policymaker's guide to dual enrollment
Project Complete
I-BEST a program integrating adult basic education and workforce training
Modeling Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs): Campus practices that work for Latino students
Helping community college students cope with financial emergencies: Lessons from the Dreamkeepers and Angel Fund financial aid programs
National Indian Education Study 2007 Part II: The educational experiences of American Indian and Alaska Native students in grades 4 and 8
Lumina Foundation Lessons: Students aren't just data points, but numbers do count
Recent participation in formal learning among working-age adults with different levels of education
Good policy, good practice: Improving outcomes and productivity in higher education, a guide for policymakers
Youth with disabilities in the foster care system: Barriers to success and proposed policy solutions
How does the United States stack up? International comparisons of academic achievement
Improving academic performance among Native American students: A review of the research literature
Opportunity in America: The role of education
Schools need good leaders now: State progress in creating a learning-centered school leadership system
Postsecondary Access and Success
A state leader's action guide to 21st century skills
Community college student success: What institutional characteristics make a difference
Fifty states of achieving the dream: State policies to enhance access to community colleges across the United States
What community college management practices are effective in promoting student success? A study of high- and low-impact institutions
Standardization vs. flexibility: State policy options on placement testing for developmental education in community colleges
A framework and recommendations for federal action on secondary school reform
Validity of high-school grades in predicting student success beyond the freshman year: High-school record vs. standardized tests as indicators of four-year college outcomes
Camino de la universidad: The road to college
The study of economic, informational, and cultural barriers to community college student transfer access at selective institutions: National estimates of transfer access and baccalaureate degree attainment at four-year colleges and universities
Accelerated developmental education project
Highlights of the 2007 Accountability System in the State of Texas
YMCA
New Hampshire's multi-tiered approach to dropout prevention
Indiana's 21st century scholars: A new community college system and college prep curriculum are improving the state's position
A report on the status of Hispanics in education: Overcoming a history of neglect
College access for the working poor: Overcoming burdens to succeed in higher education
What impacts student success in college persistence and completion?
Grantmakers for Education
The college completion agenda: State policy guide
Southern Regional Education Board annual report: The essentials: What really counts in improving education
Learning communities for students in developmental reading: An impact study at Hillsborough Community College
The 6th annual AP report to the nation
College admissions tests as measures of accountability
A draft degree qualifications profile: A transformational challenge for US higher education
Ensuring America's future: Federal policy and Latino college completion
Postsecondary educational trajectories of urban youth: Addressing vulnerabilities and barriers to enrollment and persistence
The college completion agenda: 2010 progress report
A portrait of low-income young adults in education
A paradox of education progress
FloridaCAN! Empowering communities to work alongside our schools for student success
Charting the path from engagement to achievement: A report on the 2009 High School Survey of Student Engagement
Online learning: Addressing challenges and seizing opportunities
The relationship between AP exam performance and college outcomes
Foster youth who have succeeded in higher education: Common themes
Keeping the promise of change in California's lowest performing schools
Preparing students for college and career: Linked learning in California
Rising to the challenge: Hispanic college graduation rates as a national priority
New York City's Strategy for Improving High Schools: An Overview
Policies paved the way: Early college innovation in North Carolina
A new national approach to career navigation for working learners
Connected by 25: Effective policy solutions for vulnerable youth
PERSIST (Guide to improve higher education persistence, retention, and success)
Lumina Foundation Focus: Off the charts: Columns of data provide support for student achievement
Race to the Top: Accelerating college and career readiness in states: P-20 longitudinal data systems
The Equity Scorecard: A collaborative approach to assess and respond to racial and ethnic disparities in student outcomes
Calculating cost-return for investments in students success
Taking stock: Higher education and Latinos
Benchmarking the success of Latina and Latino students in STEM to achieve national graduation goals
Expanded time, enriching experiences: Expanded learning time schools and community organization partnerships
Top gainers: Some public four-year colleges and universities make big improvements in minority graduation rates
Top gap closers: Some public four-year colleges and universities have made good progress in closing graduation rate gaps
Latinos and the culture of college: How to build a commitment-to-college curriculum
Beyond social justice: The threat of inequality to workforce development in the Western United States
National Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islander Research in Education
Career and technical education in the United States: 1990-2005
The building blocks of success: Higher-level math for all students
Barriers to college attainment: Lessons from Chicago
Comparative indicators of education in the United States and other G-8 countries: 2009
Expanding options: State financing of education pathways for struggling students and out-of-school youth (Indiana report)
Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP)
Race to the top: Promising approaches to achieving college- and career-ready goals
Race to the top: Promising approaches to establishing meaningful data systems fostering continuous improvement
Race to the top: Promising approaches to achieving teacher-related goals
Flexible learning options for adult students
The other college: Retention and completion rates among two-year college students
Making high school students into "college material"
College choices for adults: Transparency by design
Removing roadblocks to rigor: Linking academic and social supports to ensure college readiness and success
Cost, commitment, and attainment in higher education: An international comparison
Getting back on track: Effects of a community college program for probationary students
The critical role of financial aid for first-time/full-time students enrolling at rural-serving community colleges
Foundations for success: Early implementation report
Work less, study more, & succeed: How financial supports can improve postsecondary success
Making the connections: Connecting state and institutional policies to improve student success
No time to lose: Why America needs an education amendment to the US Constitution to improve public education
The promise of proficiency: How college proficiency information can help high schools drive student success
With their whole lives ahead of them: Myths and realities about why so many students fail to finish college
Charting a necessary path: The baseline report of public higher education systems in the Access to Success initiative
Debt, jobs, diversity and who gets in: A survey of admissions directors
The competition that really matters: Comparing U.S., Chinese, and Indian investments in the next-generation workforce
Freshman transition initiatives: Long term and comprehensive
College rewired: Innovative approaches help higher education connect to productivity
The impact of affirmative action bans in graduate education
2012 SREB Annual Report
From soldier to student II: Assessing campus programs for veterans and service members
The state of Latinos in the United States: Although the growing population has experienced marked success, barriers remain
Making loans work: How community colleges support responsible borrowing
Keeping the promise of opportunity: Redesigning financial aid to support post-secondary completion among low-income young adults
Preparing high school students for college: An exploratory study of college readiness programs in Texas
College 101 courses for applied learning and student success
Structure in community college career-technical programs: A qualitative analysis
Collegiate remediation: A review of the causes and consequences
Data for action 2012: Focus on people to change data culture
Learning from the past: Drawing on California's CLAS experience to inform assessment of the Common Core
Highlights from TIMSS 2011: Mathematics and science achievement of U.S. fourth and eighth-grade students in an international context
Increasing return on investment from federal student aid
What four states are doing to support data-driven decision-making: Policies, practices, and programs
Dropout recovery is national recovery: How federal policies can support the spread of Back on Track through College pathways
Completing college: Assessing graduation rates at four-year institutions
Farther, faster: Six promising programs show how career pathway bridges help basic skills students earn credentials that matter
Resisters, rejectors, and ridas: How to make urban schools work for disengaged students and critically conscious teachers
Single mothers and college success: Charting paths out of poverty
Missed opportunity: How New York can do a better job of reconnecting youth on public assistance to education and jobs
The case for change in college admissions
Moving the starting line through prior learning assessment
Leveraging service blueprinting to rethink higher education
Serving adult learners in higher education: Prinicples of effectiveness (Executive summary)
Raising the bar from Ready by 21 to credentialed by 26: Highlights from community and state efforts
Choosing who delivers: The impact of placing limits on the delivery of remedial education at four-year institutions
Certificates: Gateway to gainful employment and college degrees
Using dual enrollment policy to improve college & career readiness: A web tool for decision makers
Replenishing opportunity in America: The 2012 midterm report of public higher education systems in the Access to Success Initiative
Common Core implementation workbook
What is "career ready"?
Issues facing historically black colleges and unversities: Results of a focused discussion and survey
Unbundling youth, family, and community involvement in college access: On the ground in Austin, Texas
Science and engineering indicators 2012
Committing to quality: Guidelines for assessment and accountability in higher education
SREB: State data exchange report: 42 Years and still counting: 2010-11 Indicators report
Raising job quality and skills for American workers: Creating more effective education and workforce development systems in the states
Documenting uncertain times: Post-graduate transitions of the Academically Adrift cohort
State HIgher Education Finance 2011
A stronger nation through higher education: A detailed look at college attainment-nationally, by state and by metro area
Race to the top: What have we learned from the states so far? A state-by-state evaluation of Race to the Top performance
Everybody ready for college
Which students to serve? Universal or targeted eligibility for postsecondary opportunity programs
Community college student survey
Cross-system collaboration for reconnecting youth
Effects of welfare reform on vocational education and training
The shapeless river: Does a lack of structure inhibit students' progress at community colleges?
When opportunity knocks, who answers? New evidence on college achievement awards
Persistence and attainment of 2003–04 beginning postsecondary students: After six years
Time to completion: States and systems must tackle the time dilemma
Tapping HSI-STEM funds to improve Latina and Latino Access to STEM professions
Dual enrollment: A strategy for educational advancement of all students
Degree completion beyond institutional borders: Responding to the new reality of mobile and non-traditional learners
Next generation learning: The intelligent use of technology to develop innovative learning models and personalized educational pathways
Changes in postsecondary awards below the bachelor's degree: 1997-2007
Finishing the first lap: The cost of first-year student attrition in America's four-year colleges and universities
Putting it all together: Supporting continuous improvement in education through strategic use of data systems
Implementing common core state standards and assessments: A workbook for state and district leaders
Helping students get back on track: What federal policymakers can learn from New York City's multiple pathways to graduation initiative
Making summer count: How summer programs can boost children's learning
Boosting college completion for a new economy
The college keys compact: 2011 catalog of effective practices: Programs and practices that expand options for students from low-income backgrounds
Trends in for-profit postsecondary education: Enrollment, prices, student aid and outcomes
Podcast: Getting high school dropouts in and out of college
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Time to completion
State policies regarding undocumented college students: A narrative of unresolved issues, ongoing debate and missed opportunities
Buying college: What consumers need to know
Changing the DNA of higher education from the inside out
The need for institutional fiscal responsibility
Across the great divide: Perspectives of CEOs and college presidents on America's higher education and skills gap
Engaging adjunct and full-time faculty in student success innovation
Aligning education and workforce goals to foster economic development
High expectations and strong supports yield postsecondary success
Incentivizing school turnaround: A proposal for reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
Students speak! Understanding the value of HBCUs from student perspectives
Plugged in: Positive development strategies for disconnected Latino youth
Adult College Completion Network
Early college graduates: Adapting, thriving, and leading in college
Student success in higher education
The condition of education 2011
Front and center: Critical choices for higher education
Lumina Foundation Focus: Un nuevo dia: As Latino population grows, so must college attainment
SREB State Data Exchange: 2009-10 Indicators report
The college completion agenda: State capitals campaign 2011
Priced out: How the wrong financial-aid policies hurt low-income students
How four-year colleges and universities organize themselves to promote student persistence: The emerging national picture
Higher education: Students at the heart of the system
Credit recovery and proficiency-based credit: Maintaining high expectations while providing flexibility
Gender inequalities in education
Improving college performance and retention the easy way: Unpacking the ACT exam
Engineering solutions to the national crisis in literacy: How to make good on the promise of common core state standards
Accomodating student veterans with traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder: Tips for campus faculty and staff
Percentage of states with alignment between K-12 and higher education standards
Linking data across state agencies: States that are making it work
The common core state standards: Implications for higher education in the west
Designing STEM pathways through early college: Ohio's metro early college high school
Making every diploma count: Using extended-year graduation rates to measure student success
Seeking assistance: Who gets financial aid at California community colleges?
How increasing college access is increasing inequality, and what to do about it
Class differences: Online education in the United States, 2010
Access without equity: Longitudinal analysis of institutional stratification by race and ethnicity: 1972-2004
Unions as partners: Expanding the role of organized labor in workforce development
Factors contributing to the upward transfer of baccalaureate aspirants beginning at community colleges
Getting past go: Remedial and developmental education policy at a crossroads
A first look at the common core and college and career readiness
Grading higher education: Giving consumers the information they need
The advanced placement program benefits mainly well-prepared students who pass AP exams
Ensuring success for returning veterans
Closing the college completion gap: A guidebook for the faith community
Voluntary Framework of Accountability (VFA) for community colleges
Voluntary Framework of Acountability (VFA) proposed stage one measures
Transfer and articulation policies
A call to action to raise achievement for African American students
Improving achievement for the growing Latino population is critical to the nation's future
Policy implications of trends for Asian American students
Tracking students to 200 percent of normal time: Effect on institutional graduation rates
Introduction to the Community College Research Center (CCRC) assessment of evidence series
Adults with college degrees in the United States, by county
Momentum: Sustaining efforts to improve life outcomes among African-American males
Lumina Foundation Focus: Discerning learning: Colleges find new ways to show what students know
Financing community schools: Leveraging resources to support student success
Data Quality Campaign: Data for action 2010: Executive summary
Community college students and grant aid: Bringing equity to the provision of grant aid by states and institutions
Meeting the challenge: The role of school leaders in turning around the lowest-performing high schools
PISA 2009 results: What students know and can do: Student performance in reading, mathematics and science
A detection model of college withdrawal
A measured approach to improving teacher preparation
More is less: Extra time does little to boost college grad rates
Opportunity for action: Preparing youth for 21st century livelihoods
Final report of the task force on undergraduate graduation rates
Do high stakes placement exams predict college success?
Education and the economy: The economic benefits of helping high school dropouts earn both high school diplomas and college degrees
Assets & opportunity scorecard
Improving the odds for failing schools
Open educational resources: Tools to help 21st century students achieve their postsecondary eduation goals and keep America competitive
Waiving away high school graduation rate accountability?
Increasing college and career readiness through dual enrollment: Research, policies, and effective practices
The causes and consequences of attending historically black colleges and universities
AACC statement on the American Enterprise Institute's "Completion Matters: The High Cost of Low Community College Graduation Rates"
Remediation: Higher education's bridge to nowhere
Pathways through graduate school and into careers
Reclaiming the American Dream: Community colleges and the nation's future: A report from the 21st century commission on the future of community colleges
Return on investment to increasing postsecondary credential attainment in the United States
Testing the impact of Higher Achivement's year-round out-of-school-time program on academic outcomes
The truth behind higher education disclosure laws
Getting ready for college: An implementation and early impacts study of eight Texas developmental summer bridge programs
Adult College Completion Network: Project Warehouse
Strategies for success in career development: The career coach curriculum guide
Scaling up Breaking Through: 2010 evaluation
Education at a glance 2011: OECD indicators
Designing common assessments to be measures of college and career readiness: Challenges and opportunities
After-school toolkit: TIps, techniques, and templates for improving program quality
The high cost of low graduation rates: Taxpayers lose millions
Leveraging data for college completion
Data for action 2011
Young adult outcomes of youth exiting dependent or delinquent care in Los Angeles county
The middle class is key to a better-educated nation: A stronger middle class is associated with better educational outcomes
Pathway to recovery: Implementing a back on track through college model
Testing the impact of Higher Achievement's year-round out-of-school time program on academic outcomes
Postsecondary education student outcomes vary at for-profit, non-profit, and public schools
Reading on grade level in the third grade: How is it related to high school performance and college enrollment
Equity scorecard: A process for building institutional capacity to educate young men of color
Cohort default rates in context
What can we learn from law school? Legal education reflects issues found in all of higher education
The role of minority-serving institutions in national college completion goals
Core principles for transforming remedial education: A joint statement
Highlights from PIRLS 2011: Reading achievement of U.S. fourth grade students in an international context
Portable, stackable credentials: A new education model for industry-specific career pathways
The economic benefits of postsecondary degrees: A state and national level analysis
National and regional workforce solutions: New industry-higher education projects for the NextGen U.S. workforce
Critical perspectives on race and equity in review of higher education
Reverse transfer: A national view of student mobility from four-year to two-year institutions
The earning power of graduates from Tennessee's colleges and universities: How are graduates from different degree programs doing in the labor market?
The earning power of recent graduates from Virginia's colleges and universities: How are graduates from different degree programs doing in the labor market?
A framework for advancing career and technical education: Recommendations for the reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Act
2012 National survey of school counselors: True north: Charting the course to college and career readiness
A new classification scheme for for-profit institutions
For this place, for these people: An exploration of best practices among charter schools serving native students
Where to begin? The evolving role of placement exams for students starting college
Factbook Bulletin: Minority enrollment gains show region's progress toward college completion goals
Strategies for improving outcomes for disconnected youth (Executive Summary)
The college completion agenda may sacrifice college access for low-income, minority and other at-risk students
A better affirmative action: State universities that created alternatives to racial preferences
The SAT report on college & career readiness: 2012
Staying in school: A proposal to raise high school graduation rates
A problem still in search of a solution: A state policy roadmap for improving early education
Progress of education reform: Producing quality credentials: Why data and analytics matter
Business resources for a college- and career-ready America
Middle skills jobs and the growing importance of postsecondary education
K-12 postsecondary alignment and school accountability: Investigating high school responses to California's early assessment program
Why have college completion rates declined? An analysis of changing student preparation and collegiate resources
Rising by Degrees
Growing What Works Database
Higher education performance funding 2.0 - Funding degrees (tip sheet)
Success at every step: How 23 programs support youth on the path to college and beyond
Higher education success among historically marginalized males
Are student employment and academic success linked?
The Nation's Report Card: Mathematics 2009
Students who study science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in postsecondary education
Advancing STEM learning across the educational pipeline: Statewide efforts in Ohio
Education at a glance 2009: OECD indicators
Achieving a wealth of riches: Delivering on the promise of data to transform teaching and learning
Smart options: Investing the recovery funds for student success
Keeping score when it counts: Graduation rates and academic progress rates (APR) for 2009 NCAA men's division I basketball tournament teams
Keeping score when it counts: Graduation rates and academic progress rates (APR) for 2009 NCAA women's and men's division I basketball tournament teams
Keeping score when it counts: Assessing the 2008-09 bowl-bound college football teams: Academic performance improves, but race still matters
Developmental Education Toolkit
Educating English language learners at the high school level: A coherent approach to district- and school-level support
IPEDS Data Center
How much are college students borrowing?
Preparing the workers of today for the jobs of tomorrow
Education & the military spouse: The long road to success
Postsecondary connection: Making the link between high school preparation and college success
Benchmarking for success: Ensuring US students receive a world-class education
Transforming statewide high school assessment systems: A guide for state policymakers
Coming to our senses: Education and the American future
The Condition of Latinos in education: 2008 Factbook
Next generation state data system: What is needed to support the next generation assessment and accountability systems
Race to the top: Promising approaches to assisting the lowest-performing schools
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: When do students stop out?
State education activities to support mission growth
Noncognitive assessment and college success: The case of the Gates Millennium Scholars
Community colleges: A route of upward economic mobility
Descriptive summary of 2003-04 beginning postsecondary students: Three years later
Education at a glance 2008: OECD indicators
Developing early warning systems to identify potential high school dropout
ETS Policy Notes: Adult education in America
A model of success: The model institution's for excellence program's successful leadership in STEM education (1995-2007)
Beyond access: Explaining socioeconomic differences in college transfer
Learning better together: The impact of learning communities on the persistence of low-income students
The Benwood plan: A lesson in comprehensive teacher reform
Making the transition to four-year institutions: Academic preparation and transfer
The costs of failure factories in American higher education
Removing the roadblocks: Fair college opportunities for all California students
Indiana Latino Institute, Inc.
The contribution of adult learning to health and social capital
Community college success: Is it a pathway to opportunity?
Using Achieving the Dream to meet accreditation requirements: Principles and practices of student success
Core commitments of participating (Achieving the Dream) colleges
The quality imperative: Match ambitious goals for college attainment with an ambitious vision for learning
Postsecondary preparation and remediation: Examining the effect of the early assessment program at California State University
Linking secondary and postsecondary systems: Lessons from Indiana
College readiness issue brief: High expectations: A key to success for all
Socioeconomic stratification of community college transfer access in the 1980s and 1990s: Evidence from HS&B and NELS
On the cusp in California: How PreK-3rd strategies could improve education in the Golden State
A next social contract for the primary years of education
Increasing college success: A roadmap for governors
Reducing dropout rates through expanded learning opportunities
Special report on the transfer admission process: National Association for College Admission Counseling
Are we there yet? What policymakers can learn from Tennessee's growth model
Rising to the challenge: Meaningful assessment of student learning
Open-access colleges responsible for greatest gains in graduation rates
Guiding developmental math students to campus services: An impact evaluation of the Beacon program at South Texas College
Promoting a comprehensive approach to educational opportunity: A pilot inventory of education-related federal programs for children and youth
High school policy reform: A plan for success (California)
Case studies of three community colleges: The policy and practice of assessing and placing students in developmental education courses
Teaching for a New World: Preparing High School Educators to Deliver College- and Career-Ready Instruction
Terms of engagement: Men of color discuss their experiences in community college
Revving the education engine: Effectively aligning education, workforce, and economic development policy
A snapshot of African Americans in higher education
Hispanics, high school dropouts, and the GED
The case to adopt common college- and career-ready standards (state cards)
Understanding costs of credit-based transition programs in Indiana
What does research say about 21st century skills?
Restoring the balance: Dollars, values, and the future of college sports
Dollars and sense: How "career first" programs like Year Up benefit youth and employers
The evaluation of charter school impacts: Final report
Tuition-setting authority and deregulation at state colleges and universities
Ensuring America's future: Benchmarking Latino college completion to meet national goals: 2010 to 2020
The key to prosperity: The skills of the American worker
Yes we can: The Schott 50-state report on public education and black males
Underperforming schools and the education of vulnerable children
Understanding the working college student
Center for Postsecondary and Economic Success (C-PES)
Time to act: Closing the racial achievement gap
Building an early childhood professional development system
The Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Network
Improving education through collaboration: A case study of the Long Beach seamless education partnership
A contexualized reading-writing intervention for community college students
Framework for providing all students an opportunity to learn through reauthorization of the elementary and secondary education act
The College Completion Agenda
On the road to implementation: Achieving the promise of the common core state standards
California policy options to accelerate Latino success in higher education
Adult learners in higher education: Barriers to success and strategies to improve results
Do Current State Standards and Assessments Reflect College Readiness?: A Case Study
State of college opportunity in Ohio 2005
Opening Doors project publications
Addressing the needs of adult learners
Guidance and career counselor's toolkit: Advising high school students with disabilities on postsecondary options
Distance learning and adults with disabilities
Closing the gaps by 2015: The Texas higher education plan
Forming a college-going community in U.S. public high schools
State college- and career-ready high school graduation requirements
Transfer between community colleges and four-year colleges: The all-American game
SREB states lead the nation in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Programs
Partnership for 21st Century Skills
A plan to improve the quality of teaching in American schools
State grant aid and it's effects on students' college choices
A call to action: Why America must innovate
Lost in transition: Building a better path from school to college and careers
Beating the odds: The real challenges behind the math achievement gap - and what high-achieving schools can teach us about how to close it
Windows on achievement and inequality
Into the eye of the storm: Assessing the evidence on science and engineering education, quality, and workforce demand
Students with learning disabilities transitioning from high school to college
Green lights and red tape: Improving access to financial aid at California's community colleges
Quality counts 2008: Indiana report
MHEC in Indiana: 2006-07
Confronting the "new" American dilemma: Underrepresented minorities in engineering: A data-based look at diversity (Executive Summary)
The status of African Americans in engineering: Confronting the "new" American dilemma
Indiana's K-12 STEM Ed Report Card
Advancing adults into community college programs: Data tools from Breaking Through
Indiana college success coalition
National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy
Diverse issues in higher education
Center for Law and Social Policy
ADULT ENGLISH LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION IN THE UNITED STATES: Determining Need and Investing Wisely
Closing the achievement gap: Exploring quality choices: Vouchers
Starting right: A first look at engaging entering students
National evaluation of Upward Bound: Summary of first-year impacts and program operations
Lumina Foundation for Education: Accomplishments and challenges
The male achievement gap in Indiana
More student success: A systemic solution
Crafting a new vision for high school: How states can join academic and technical studies to promote more powerful learning
Latino student success at Hispanic serving institutions
A synthesis of recommendations for improving U.S. science and mathematics education
Nontraditional undergraduates
The path through graduate school: A longitudinal examination 10 years after bachelor’s degree
Serving adult learners in higher education: Principles of effectiveness
Engaged learning: Fostering success for all students
Who's left behind? Immigrant children in high and low LEP schools
Successful bilingual schools: Six effective programs in California
Opening doors: Promoting student success in community college and beyond
The relationship between advanced placement and college graduation
Miles to go: Louisiana
Increasing the achievement of Native American youth at early college high schools
Schools to watch
Improving literacy outcomes for English language learners in high school: Considerations for states and districts in developing a coherent policy framework
Opening doors: Support success: Services that may help low-income students succeed in community college
Career pathways: Aligning public resources to support individual and regional economic advancement in the knowledge economy
Qualified teachers for at-risk schools: A national imperative
An overview of higher education in the United States: Diversity, access, and the role of the marketplace
Opening doors: Expanding educational opportunities for low-income workers
Student success: Understanding graduation and persistence rates
Choosing to improve: Voices from colleges and universities with better graduation rates
Access denied: Restoring the nation’s commitment to equal educational opportunity
College access in Indiana and the United States: A 2003-04 status report
State data systems and privacy concerns: Strategies for balancing public interests
Equal access to postsecondary education? The case of undocumented immigrant students
NCHEMS information center
Transition from high school to postsecondary education and employment for students with disabilities
Bridging the gap: Academic preparation and postsecondary success of first generation students
Beyond high school: Improving transition programs for postsecondary education
Powerful pathways: Framing options and opportunities for vulnerable youth
Mixed messages: What state high school tests communicate about student readiness for college
Student success: Statewide P-16 systems -- data and accountability systems
Stepping stones to a degree: The impact of enrollment pathways and milestones on older community college student outcomes
College rankings reformed: The case for a new order in higher education
The role of academic and non-academic factors in improving college retention
The college ladder: Linking secondary and postsecondary education for success for all students
Latino achievement in the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics
Does public funding for higher education matter?
The art of student retention
College access, financial aid, and college success for undergraduates from foster care
Educational needs index
Educational needs index state report: Indiana
Status and trends in the education of American Indians and Alaska Natives
The size and characteristics of the unauthorized migrant population in the U.S.
Overview of education in Indiana: Preparing students for success
Update to state dual enrollment policies: Addressing access and quality
Leaving boys behind: Public high school graduation rates
Adolescence: Are parents relevant to students' high school achievement and postsecondary attainment
Teachers and the gender gaps in student achievement
Midwest PERL: Postsecondary education resource library
Enrollment in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2004; Graduation Rates; 1998 and 2001 Cohorts; and Financial Statistics; Fiscal Year 2004
Closing achievement gaps: Improving educational outcomes for Hispanic children
Improving educational outcomes for students with disabilities
What effect does a career intervention have on at-risk middle school students' career maturity levels, self-esteem, and academic achievement
Effective college transition planning for students with learning disabilities: What does the research tell us?
The effects of students' middle-school and high school experiences on completion of the bachelor's degree: How can school counselors make a difference
Appropriate use of high stakes testing in our schools: How should student learning and achievement be measured
Dollars and sense II: Lessons from good, cost-effective small schools
Redesigning high schools to prepare students for the future
American youth policy forum
Cal-SOAP
ACSFA policy brief: The toolbox and student aid policy
Postsecondary institutions in the United States: Fall 2004 and degrees and other awards conferred: 2003-04
Increasing success for underserved students: Redesigning introductory courses
A new look at the institutional component of higher education finance: A guide for evaluating performance relative to financial resources
Ensuring rigor in the high school curriculum: What states are doing
To ensure America's future: Building a national opportunity system for adults
Report of Rhode Island case study site visit
Indiana educational attainment of the population 25 years and over: 1940 to 2000
Critical postsecondary education issues in Indiana
Recent changes in the entry of Hispanic and White youth into college
As America becomes more diverse: The impact of state higher education inequality
Measuring up 2006 state report card on education: Indiana
Measuring up 2006
Measuring what matters: Creating a longitudinal data system using data to improve student achievement
Placing college graduation rates in context: How 4-Year college graduation rates vary with selectivity and the size of low-income enrollment
State and district approaches to school improvement: Helping all students meet high academic standards
NDSFA: The financial aid partnership
Moving into town - and moving on: The community college in the lives of traditional age students
National inventory of academic pathways
The trouble with Black boys: The role and influence of environmental and cultural factors on the academic performance of African American Boys
Add and subtract: Dual enrollment as a state strategy to increase postsecondary success for underrepresented students
Add it up: Using research to improve education for low-income and minority students
Educational attainment in the United States: 2003
Hope works: Student use of education tax credits.
Student success: Statewide P-16 programs
College access in Indiana and the United States: A 2005 status report
Latino youth finishing college: The role of selective pathways
College success programs
High school academic preparation and postsecondary progress
The American diploma project: Overview of research
Work-based learning and higher education: A research perspective
Adult persistence and success in higher education: A brief annotated bibliography of online resources
Comparison of selected education data and rankings for 50 states
Access to community college for undocumented immigrants: A guide for state policy makers
Access for all? Debating in-state tuition for undocumented alien students
Betraying the college dream: How disconnected K-12 and postsecondary education systems undermine student aspirations
The adult learning gap: Why states need to change their policies toward adult learners
State financial aid: Policies to enhance articulation and transfer
Paths to persistence: An analysis of research on program effectiveness at community colleges
Lumina Foundation focus: Refuse to lose: Today’s colleges and universities must work to foster student success
Early exit: Understanding adult attrition in accelerated and traditional postsecondary programs
Adult education participation in 2004-05
Pre-K and Latinos: The foundation for America's future
The economic promise of investing in high-quality preschool: Using early education to improve economic growth and the fiscal sustainability of states and the nation
Going to scale with high-quality early education: Choices and consequences in universal pre-Kindergarten efforts
Urgent but overlooked: The literacy crisis among adolescent English language learners
Healthier and wealthier: Decreasing healthcare costs by increasing educational attainment
Income and financial aid effects on persistence and degree attainment in public colleges
Student retention and graduation: Facing the truth, living with the consequences
Recent STEM initiatives
Students entering and leaving postsecondary occupational education: 1995-2001
The effects of merit-based financial aid on course enrollment, withdrawal, and completion in college
High school to college and careers: Aligning state policies
Homeschoolers on to college: What research shows us
Moving on: State policies to address academic brain drain in the South
NCAA Federal Graduation Rates Data Archive
A road map for learning: Improving educational outcomes in foster care: A strategic guide for success in school
Accelerated learning options: A promising strategy for states
Education and the economy: An indicators report
Career development interventions and academic self-efficacy: A pilot study
Bridging the gap between high school and college
Practical guidelines for the education of English language learners: Research based recommendations for instruction and academic interventions
The career pathways how-to guide
Thinking outside the box: Policy strategies for readiness, access, and success
Adult learners and new traditions in higher education
Promoting a systematic focus on learning supports to address barriers to learning and teaching
Helping students make good decisions and act on them: The real meaning of guidance and advisement
Lost learning, forgotten promises: A national analysis of school racial segregation, student achievement, and "controlled choice" plans
Looking to the future: Volunatary K-12 school integration
Update: State policies regarding in-state tuition for undocumented students
Event Dropout Rates for Public School Students in grades 9-12: 2002-3 and 2003-4
Enhancing student success in education: Summary report of the NPEC Initiative and National Symposium on Postsecondary Student Success
Derechos Humanos: Los Derechos Humanos y Derechos Laborales de los Inmigrantes Latinos en los Estados Unidos (The human rights and labor rights of the Latin immigrants in the United States)
AB 540 is a change in the law: Higher education is now more affordable for California's immigrant students
Quality counts 2007: From cradle to career: Connecting education from birth through adulthood (Indiana state report)
Keeping America competitive: Five strategies to improve mathematics and science education
Expanding opportunities: Postsecondary career and technical education and preparing tomorrow’s workforce
A multi-institution analysis of the effects of campus-based financial aid on student persistence at public four-year institutions
The road less traveled? Students who enroll in multiple institutions
Early intervention programs: Opening the doors to higher education
A profile of the Talent Search program: 1999-2000
Transitions to adulthood for homeless adolescents: Education and public policy
McNair scholar handbook
First-generation students: Undergraduates whose parents never enrolled in postsecondary education
Education at a glance 2007: OECD indicators
In-state tuition for undocumented immigrants
New England Journal of Higher Education
The ESL logjam: Waiting times for adult ESL classes and the impact on English language learners
Survey finds that Hoosier students are setting their sights on higher education
Out before the game begins: Hispanic leaders talk about what's needed to bring more Hispanic youngsters into science, technology and math professions
Projections of education statistics to 2016
Remediation in the community college: An evaluator's perspective
State merit aid programs: Responses by Florida community colleges
Career pathways: A strategy for transforming America's workforce education systems to support economic growth
Setting the '08 education agenda for the nation: Benchmarking to international standards while protecting the public's traditional commitment to a comprehensive education
The state role in accelerating student growth in low-performing high schools
The 4th annual AP report to the nation
Higher Education in Michigan: Overcoming Challenges to Expand Access
Characteristics and destinations of students who transfer: First report
The No Child Left Behind Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act: A progress report
State and Local Implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act
Maintaining participation of Millennial Generation students in online learning environments
Closing the expectations gap, 2008
Raising graduation rates in an era of high standards: Five commitments for state action
A Culture of Evidence: An Evidence-Centered Approach to Accountability for Student Learning Outcomes
California Youth Connection
Engaging faculty and staff: An imperative for fostering retention, advising, and smart borrowing
Higher education accountability for student learning
The narrowing gap in New York City teacher qualifications and its implications for student achievement in high-poverty schools
Affirmation and discovery: Learning from successful community college developmental programs in Texas
Institutional research and the culture of evidence at community colleges
LearnMore Indiana 2006-07 report: Results of Indiana's career and college information survey of students in grades 9 and 11
The road ahead: Improving diversity in graduate education
Student success in college: Puzzle, pipeline, or pathway?
Improving educational attainment through extensive postsecondary encouragement services
Putting English language learners on the educational map: The No Child Left Behind Act implemented
PISA 2006: OECD Briefing notes for the United States
What works in remediation: Lessons from 30 years of research
Alabama: Featured facts from the SREB Fact Book on higher education
Education watch Alabama: Key education facts and figures 2006
Alabama education quick facts 2007
Colorado Reports
Benchmarks: Indicators of effective educational practice
Return on investment: Educational choices and demographic change in California's future
Education watch Washington: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Washington: Key education facts and figures 2006
Young adults with learning disabilities and other special needs
Three-year graduation rates for associate students
Post-secondary education options for low-income students
In need of improvement: NCLB & high schools
Preparing Oklahoma students for the future
Relationships between students' high school and middle school experiences and later completion of a Bachelor's degree
Mounting pressures facing the U.S. workforce and the increasing need for adult education and literacy
Getting past go project: State reports on the cost of remedial education
Understanding the K-12 common core state standards in mathematics
Do the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) prepare students for Algebra in grade 8?
Big gaps, small gaps: Some colleges and universities do better than others in graduating African-American students
Reinventing alternative education: State policy profiles
Afterzones: Creating a citywide system to support and sustain high-quality after-school programs
Helping students get a "head start" on the real world: State strategies for early high school graduation
Help wanted: Projections of jobs and education requirements through 2018
Getting past go: Rebuilding the remedial education bridge to college success
SREB State Data Exchange: 40 years and still counting: 2008-2009 highlights
Educational attainment in the United States: 2009
A national study of institutional policies for the evaluation of transfer applicants
Lumina Foundation Lessons: When networks build a platform, students step up
Who benefits most from college? Evidence for negative selection in heterogeneous economic returns to higher education
The state of preschool 2009: State preschool yearbook
Achieving dramatic school improvement: An exploratory study
Trends in eLearning: Tracking the impact of eLearning at community colleges
Employment experience of youths: Results from a longitudinal survey
What are we doing to middle school English learners? Findings and recommendations for change from a study of California EL programs
The effects of public support on college attainment
Gaining ground in the middle grades: Why some schools do better
Principles for a comprehensive assessment system
The Springboard Project: Getting ahead - staying ahead: Helping America's workforce succeed in the 21st century
Engaged learning in a public university: Trends in the undergraduate experience
Keeping score when it counts: Graduation rates for 2010 NCAA men's division 1 basketball tournament teams
Education reform 101: A primer on the new Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)
State Higher Education Finance FY 2009
The impact of "going green" on the Latino community
Enrollment in postsecondary institutions Fall 2008; graduation rates, 2002 and 2005 cohorts; and financial statistics, 2008
Policy on dual credit opportunities in Indiana
2009 Student retention practices and strategies at four-year and two-year institutions
Interventions to support readiness, recruitment, access, transition, and retention for postsecondary education success: An equity of opportunity policy and practice analysis
Race to the Top: Accelerating college and career readiness in states: Standards and assessments guide
Graduation championship series: If a school's graduation rates mattered on the gridiron, college football's national rankings would look quite different
A survival analysis of student mobility and retention in Indiana charter schools:
Opportunity adrift: Our flagship universities are straying from their public mission
Transfer access from community colleges and the distribution of elite higher education
A shared agenda: Action alert for state and federal officials
Mind the (other) gap!: The growing excellence gap in k-12 education
Early-childhood poverty and adult attainment, behavior, and health
Empowering effective teachers: Readiness for reform
This school works for me: Creating choices to boost student achievement: An implementation guide for school district administrators
Race to the Top: Accelerating college and career readiness in states: Sustaining the Race to the Top reforms
The educational crisis facing young men of color: Reflections on four days of dialogue on the educational challenges of minority males
College- and career-ready: Using outcomes data to hold high schools accountable for student success
Gateway to College
21st Century skills, education, and competitiveness: A resource and policy guide
Pushing the envelope: State policy innovations in financing postsecondary education for workers who study
Student success courses in the community college: An exploratory study of student perspectives
Community colleges under stress
Status and trends in the education of American Indians and Alaska Natives: 2008
Creating postsecondary pathways to good jobs for young high school dropouts: The possibilities and the challenges
State indicators of science and mathematics education: 2007
Early and often: Designing a comprehensive system of financial aid information
Evaluating the impact of interventions that promote successful transitions from high school
Community colleges: Special supplement to the Condition of Education 2008
Economic state of young America
Given half a chance: The Schott 50 state report on public education and black males
Educational Attainment in the United States: 2007
New measures of student success in public higher education
The economic impact of the achievement gap in America's schools
Short sighted: How America's lack of attention to international education studies impedes improvement
Community college transfer and articulation policies: Looking beneath the surface
Mapping new directions: Higher education for older adults
Educational outcomes for children and youth in foster and out-of-home care
The case for more attention to financial assistance for adult learners in Indiana who will need to seek Bachelor's degree completion at a distance
Building tomorrow's workforce: Promoting the education and advancement of Hispanic immigrant workers in America
Education attainment levels for the states: Degree completion overview charts (by state)
Referral, enrollment, and completion in developmental education sequences in community colleges
College readiness for all toolbox
Serving those who serve: Higher education and America's veterans
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Characteristics of students who stop out
Military service members and veterans in higher education: What the new GI Bill may mean for postsecondary institutions
Global Policy Fellows Program: Lessons learned
Rethinking developmental education in community colleges
College readiness for the 21st century: A blog on college readiness in practice and policy
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
Transparency by design
Transparency by design: Principles of good practice for higher education institutions serving adults at a distance
A new goal for America's high schools: College preparation for all
Meaningful measurement: The role of assessments in improving high school education in the twenty-first century
Financing higher education: A myriad of problems, a myriad of solutions
Selected states response to supporting high school English language learners
A critical mission: Making adolescent reading an immediate priority in SREB states
Opportunity.gov
Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics
Keeping score when it counts: Sweet 16 men's and women's teams: A look at their academic success
Fostering Connections Act: Implementation Checklists for Education Provisions
Deciding on postsecondary education
Grade retention: Achievement and mental health outcomes
Enhancing college student success through developmental education
Connected by 25: Financing housing supports for youth transitioning out of high school
Ready to assemble: Grading state higher education accountability systems
Whole-school reform: Transforming the nation's low-performing high schools
Seize the moment: The need for a comprehensive federal investment in adolescent literacy
Lumina Foundation Focus: No more kid stuff: Colleges and universities take a mature approach to serving adult students
Raising rigor, getting results: Lessons learned from AP expansion
Foundations for success: Short-term impacts report
Postsecondary opportunity programs: Defining and improving an educational policy innovation
Prioritizing the nation's dropout factories: The need for federal policy that targets the nation's lowest performing high schools
Strengthening community colleges' influence on economic mobility
Parental transfers, student achievement, and the labor supply of college students
LE,NONET pilot project: Interim evaluation report
Changes in postsecondary degrees below the Bachelor's: 1997-2007
Changing course: Improving Aboriginal access to post-secondary education in Canada
College enrollment hits an all-time high, fueled by community college surge
Are charter schools making a difference? A study of student outcomes in eight states
Leadership for challenging times: Report of the Commission on presidential leadership and global competitiveness (Executive Summary)
Field of degree and earnings by selected employment characteristics: 2011
Common measures for college access and success
The urgency of now: The Schott 50-state report on public education and black males
Lifting Latinos up by their 'rootstraps': Moving beyond trauma through a healing-informed framework for Latino boys and men
The role of two-year institutions in four-year success
Promising and practical strategies to improve postsecondary education
New Americans in postsecondary education: A profile of immigrant and second-generation American undergraduates
For profit higher education: The failure to safeguard the federal investment and ensure student success
The common core standards: What do they mean for out-of-school time?
What Works Clearinghouse review of the report "The effects of student coaching in college: An evaluation of a randomized experiment in student mentoring"
Commencement day: Six-year effects of a college learning community program at Kingsborough Community College
Bridging the gap: An impact study of eight developmental summer bridge programs in Texas
Overcoming the poverty challenge to enable college and career readiness for all: The crucial role of student supports
Balancing passion and practicality: The role of debt and major on students' financial outcomes: Executive Summary
The role of language and literacy in college- and career-ready standards: Rethinking policy and practice in support of English language learners
Profile of 2007-08 first-time bachelor's degree recipients in 2009
Inseparable imperatives: Equity in education and the future of the American economy
View from the field: How to launch district virtual learning
Charter-school management organizations: Diverse strategies and diverse student impacts
Opportunity road: The promise and challenge of America's forgotten youth
Meeting the STEM workforce challenge: Leveraging higher education's untapped potential to prepare tomorrow's STEM workforce
Why policymakers should care about children's savings
The long-term impacts of teachers: Teacher value-added and student outcomes in adulthood
A crucible moment: College learning & democracy's future
Fall 2011: Estimated headcount enrollment and Pell Grant trends
Designing high quality evaluation systems for high school teachers: Challenges sand potential solutions
Gains and gaps: Changing inequality in U.S. college entry and completion
The college completion agenda: 2011 progress report
Experimental evidence on the effect of childhood investments on postsecondary attainment and degree completion
High school dual enrollment programs: Are we fast-tracking students too fast?
Complexity in college admission: The barriers between aspiration and enrollment for lower-income students
Comparability of state local expenditures among schools within districts: A report from the study of school-level expenditures
Today's promise, tomorrow's future: The social and educational factors contributing to the outcomes of Hispanics in urban schools
Characteristics of GED recipients in high school: 2002-06
STEM: Science, technology, engineering, mathematics (Full Report)
Driving innovation from the middle: Middle-skill jobs in the American South's economy
Clearing the path: Creating innovation space for serving over-age, under-credited students in competency-based pathways
Unlocking the gate: What we know about improving developmental education
P21 common core toolkit: A guide to aligning the common core state standards with the framework for 21st century skills
Whether and how to use state tests to measure student achievement in a multi-state randomized experiment: An empirical assessment based on four recent evaluations
Merit aid for undergraduates: Trends from 1995-96 to 2007-08
The 'personalization' of higher education: Using technology to enhance the college experience
Providing effective financial aid assistance to students from foster care and unaccompanied homeless youth: A key to higher education access and success: Version 2.0
Strong support, low awareness: Public perception of the common core state standards
Comparative indicators of education in the United States and other G-8 countries:
Making the case: Engaging education partners in addressing the education needs of children in foster care
Military service members and veterans: A profile of those enrolled in undergraduate and graduate education in 2007-08
Bringing business analytics to the college campus: Using fiscal metrics to steer innovation in postsecondary educations
Simplifying student aid: What it would mean for states
One dream, two realities: Perspectives of parents on America's high schools
Finding your workforce: The top 25 institutions graduating Latinos in health professions and related programs by academic level
An analysis of learning outcomes of underrepresented students at urban institutions
Growing proportion of children in poverty means more education challenges
California District Report Cards
Survey of income and program participation data on educational attainment
2012 State of the state addresses: Governors' top education issues
Providing greater opportunities for deeper learning in NCLB waivers
Study: College degrees pay off most for African Americans in California
Educational attainment of foster youth: Achievement and graduation outcomes for children in state care
Evaluating student outcomes at for-profit colleges
Labor market returns to sub-baccalaureate credentials: How much does a community college degree or certificate pay?
The nation's report card: Science 2011
US Students in overseas degree programs: Key destinations and fields of study
What explains trends in labor supply among U.S. undergraduates, 1970-2009?
Beginning subbaccalaureate students' labor market experiences: Six years later in 2009
Prison vs. Princeton
Preparing for change: A national perspective on common core state standards implementation planning
Dramatically bringing down the cost of education with OER: How open education resources unlock the door to free learning
Making college more affordable: The president's plan to lower college tuition is a good first step but more can be done
Opportunities and obstacles: Implementing stimulus-funded school improvement grants in Maryland, Michigan, and Idaho
Enrollment in postsecondary institutions, Fall 2010; Financial statistics, fiscal year 2010; and graduation rates, selected cohorts, 2002-07
Student learning plans: Supporting every student's transition to college and career
Transforming high schools: Performance systems for powerful teaching
The impact of enhancing students' social and emotional learning: A meta-analysis of school-based universal interventions
Keeping score when it counts: Graudation success and academic progress rates for the 2011 NCAA Division1 men's basketball tournament teams
Projections of education statistics to 2019
The state of communities of color in the U.S. economy
Enrollment in postsecondary institutions, fall 2009; Graduation rates, 2003 & 2006 cohorts; and financial statistics, Fiscal Year 2009
Closing the gap between high school and college
What works in student retention 2010
Community college and high school partnerships
Access/Acceso: Rising to the challenge of improving higher education opportunities for Latinos
Participation and success in the advanced placement program continue to grow in the SREB states
Getting students ready for college and careers: Transitional senior mathematics
Dollars for degrees: Structuring post-secondary scholarships to increase student success
College success for all: How the Hidalgo independent school district is adopting early college as a district-wide strategy
A call for change: The social and eductational factors contributing to the outcomes of black males in urban schools
Hours of opportunity: Lessons from five cities on building systems to improve after-school, summer school, and other out-of-school time programs
A gathering force: A survey of two cohorts of Hispanic Scholarship Fund scholars
The power of the education-industry partnership: Fostering innovation in collaboration between community colleges and businesses
A return to the "Mexican room": The segregation of Arizona's English learners
Think College Indiana!
Incentives for early graduation: How can state policies encourage students to complete high school in less than four years
Measuring the education pipeline: Critical data elements indicating readiness, transition and success
Six year attainment, persistence, transfer, retention, and withdrawal rates of students who began postsecondary education in 2003-04
Optimism, college major, and post-secondary dropout
The role of mentoring in college access and success
Performance-based funding: A re-emerging strategy in public higher education financing
On our way: Educational toolkit for families (A program instructional guide)
A portrait of school improvement grantees
Digest of education statistics 2010, and mini-digest of education statistics 2010
Who wins? Who pays? The economic returns and costs of a Bachelor's degree
From GED to college degree: Creating pathways to postsecondary success for high school dropouts
Protecting the federal investment in higher education: The gainful employment rule
Educational attainment in the United States: 2010 Detailed tables
Subprime opportunity: The unfulfilled promsie of for-profit colleges and universities
The differential impact of wealth vs. income in the college-going process
Wealth, income, and academic achievement in the college-going process
Accelerating college readiness: Lessons from North Carolina's innovator early colleges
What's it worth: The economic value of college majors
Unfulfilled expectations: Recent college graduates struggle in a troubled economy
Presidential leadership for public policy: A special report by the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education
Public school choice in the District of Columbia: A descriptive analysis
The state fiscal stabilization fund and higher education spending
En camino (on our way): Educational toolkit for families
A way forward: A progressive vision for reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
Teacher voices: Immigration, language and culture
Profile of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students, by control and level of institution
New path to federal student aid for those with no high school diploma or GED
Key considerations for serving disconnected youth
State policies to improve the effectiveness of school principals
Successful school-community partnerships: Using lessons learned from practice and research to expand learning
A decade of undergraduate student aid: 1989-90 to 1999-2000
Is school funding fair? A national report card
Financial aid at California community colleges: Pell grants and fee waivers in 2003-04
The return on the federal investment in for-profit education: Debt without a diploma
Putting data into practice: Lessons from New York City
Enhancing tax credits to encourage saving for higher education: Advancing the American opportunity tax credit and reforming the saver's credit
The (un)productivity of American higher education: From cost "dis-ease"to cost effectiveness
Benefitting whom? For-profit education companies and the growth of military educational benefits
The social life of college information: Relationships and experiences as tools for enhancing college decision making
A report of GAO undercover testing on for-profit colleges: GAO bias evident in report to HELP committee
A model for success: CART's linked learning program increases college enrollment
The US STEM education model (simulation)
Closing the expectations gap 2011
Turning around the nation's lowest performing schools: Five steps districts can take to improve their chances of success
The nation's report card: Science 2009
Expanding options for struggling students and out-of-school youth: State financing of education pathways
7th Annual AP report to the nation
Disrupting college: How disruptive innovation can deliver quality and affordability to postsecondary education
Retaining students in grade: A literature review of the effects of retention on students' academic and nonacademic outcomes
Off the clock: What more time can (and can't) do for school turnarounds
The great cost shift: How higher education cuts undermine the future middle class
Adoption and adaptation: A framework for institutional reform
A public education primer: Basic (and sometimes surprising) facts about the U.S. education system
Money, politics, and the rise of for-profit higher education in the US: A story of supply, demand and the brazilian effect
Maximizing the College Choice Process to Increase Fit & Match for Underserved Students
The widening academic achievement gap between the rich and the poor: New evidence and possible explanations
Caught in the crisis: Students of color and native students in U.S. high schools
Building institutional capacity for data-informed decision making
State responses to the increasing prevalence of autism spectrum disorders
Movin' it and improvin' it! Using both education strategies to increase teaching effectiveness
Lightening the load: A look at four ways that community schools can support effective teaching
12 for 2012: Issues to move education forward in 2012
Grapevine, Fiscal Year 2011-12
No DREAMers left behind: The economic potential of DREAM Act beneficiaries
Healthcare
A disruptive look at competency-based education: How the innovative use of technology will transform the college experience
Graduate enrollment in science and engineering grew substantially in the past decade but slowed in 2010
Latino college completion in 50 states
College Board swing state education survey
Hiring and higher education: Business executives talk about the costs and benefits of college
The cruel divide: How California's education finance system shortchanges its poorest school districts
States need to fill in the gaps on expanded learning time: Troubling lack of detail seen in No Child Left Behind waiver applications
An undeveloped national resource: The unrealized potential of the nation's career/technical centers
Beyond need and merit: Strengthening state grant programs
Digital learning and technology: Federal policy recommendations to seize the opportunity-and promising practices that inspire them
The state of young America: Economic barriers to the American dream
Cheap for whom? How much education costs taxpayers
From remediation to acceleration: Early lessons from two Philadelphia back on track schools
Forgotten middle-skill jobs: State by state snapshots
Breaking schools' rules: A statewide study of how school discipline relates to students' success and juvenile justice involvement
Expanded learning opportunities: A more comprehensive approach to preparing high school students for college and a career
Top ten higher education policy issues for 2011
Women see value and benefits of college; Men lag on both fronts, survey finds
Impacting college-going and completion rates in your community: Taking a systems approach
Documenting and archiving service-learning over time: It's not just a story anymore
STEM: State reports and state level analysis
Including more student voices in higher education policymaking: Rising tuitions and student debts mean rising stakes for college students
A new mission for the middle-grades: Preparing students for a changing world
Striving for student success: A model of shared accountability
The CollegeKeys Compact: Getting into college: A cross-cohort examination of college preparations by lower-SES students
Middle-class societies invest more in public education: A stronger middle class is associated with higher levels of spending on education
Trends in Chicago's schools across three eras of reform: Full report
NSSE Annual results 2011: Fostering student engagement campuswide
Higher education: Use of new data could help improve oversight of distance education
Career clusters: Forecasting demand for high school through college jobs 2008-2018
National postsecondary enrollment trends: Before, during, and after the great recession
Teaching and learning in large classes at Ontario Universities
The for-profit postsecondary school sector: Nimble critters or agile predators?
From birth to college: Findings from Year 1 of a process evaluation of the University of chicago charter school model
Can simple be equitable? Lessons from state grant programs
When working works: Employment & postsecondary success
National and regional accreditation information
Rethinking remedial education: The role of MSIs in serving underreprepared students in the 21st century
High standards help struggling students: New evidence
High school improvement: Indicators of effectiveness and school-level benchmarks
RTTD guidance: Implementing continuous improvement metrics and strategies for the foundational conditions for personalized learning
Students and teachers talk about school reform and student engagement
Balancing passion and practicality: The role of debt and major on students' financial outcomes
Education, job openings, and unemployment in metropolitan America
Higher education: Gaps in access and persistence study
Does race matter in educational diversity? A legal and empirical analysis
Trends among young adults over three decades, 1974-2006
Innovations in labor market information and their application
The stealth inequities of school funding: How state and local school finance systems perpetuate inequitable school spending
State high school exit exams: A policy in transition
One in seven: Ranking youth disconnection in the 25 largest metro areas
Adding it all up in 2012: Are college net price calculators easy to find, use and compare?
STEM in postsecondary education: Entrance, attrition, and coursetaking among 2003-2004 beginning postsecondary students
Educational equity profiles: Practical leadership tools for equitable and excellent schools
No accounting for fairness: Equitable education funding remains elusive in Ohio
Assessing Canada’s student aid need assessment policies
The benefits to taxpayers from increases in students' educational attainment
Hopes & hurdles: California foster youth and college financial aid
Providing effective financial aid assistance to students from foster care and unaccompanied homeless youth
Assets and liabilities, educational expectations, and children's college degree attainment
BC AVID: Early implementation report
Mind the access gap: Breaking down barriers to post-secondary education
Seamless Pathways : A Symposium on Improving Transitions From High School to College
Inequalities at the outset: Identifying factors that affect parents' perceptions of paying for college
Educational Policy Improvement Center
Projections of education statistics to 2018
Latinos and education: Explaining the attainment gap
From high school to the future: Making hard work pay off: The road to college for students in CPS's academically advanced programs
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Late stop-outs
Progress and gaps in college preparation policy
US Department of Veterans Affairs: Yellow Ribbon Program
Moving beyond AYP: High school performance indicators
Connected by 25: Financing policies and practices that support permanency for youth transitioning out of foster care
National opportunity to learn campaign: State data and analysis
Meeting the invention challenge
Top ten state policy issues for higher education in 2009
The public realities of private student loans
Health and health-related behaviors: Minnesota postsecondary student veterans
Summer Search
Connext Postsecondary Assessment System
What does a college degree cost? Comparing approaches to measuring "cost per degree"
State early commitment programs: A contract for college success?
Promoting economic mobility by increasing postsecondary education
Early-college high school: Modest experiment or national movement?
SREB Factbook on higher education
Dynamic annotated bibliographies from the IPCN online college access library
The path to career success: High school achievement, certainty of career choice, and college readiness make a difference
Graduating America: Meeting the challenge of low-graduation rate high schools
Bringing off-track youth into the center of high school reform: Lessons and tools from leading communities
Online learning as a strategic asset: A resource for campus leaders
Tuition equity legislation: Investing in Colorado high school graduates through equal opportunity to postsecondary education
Big questions, practical answers: New strategies for setting and moving a higher education agenda
The future of middle-skill jobs
CAPE Network: Universal Encouragement Program (UEP) Guidance Assessments
Ranking Systems Clearinghouse
The transformative individual school counseling model: An accountability model for urban school counselors
Promoting engagement for all students: The imperative to look within
Learning to reason and communicate in college: Initital report of findings from the CLA longitudinal study
Diplomas count 2008 (Indiana state report): School to college: Can P-16 councils ease the transition
Making college and career readiness the mission for high schools: A guide for state policymakers
Do increases in Pell and other grant awards increase college-going among lower income high school graduates? Evidence from a 'natural experiment'
State higher education finance: Early release FY 2008
Enrollment in postsecondary institutions, Fall 2006; Graduation rates, 2000 and 2003 cohorts; and financial statistics, Fiscal Year 2006
Postsecondary education spending priorities for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
Poverty and potential: Out-of-school factors and school success
Education watch 2009
Legal Center for Foster Care and Education
Wealth mobility and volatility in black and white
Out of many, one: Toward rigorous common core standards from the ground up
From No Child Left Behind to Every Child a Graduate
Dropouts, diplomas, and dollars: U.S. high schools and the nation's economy
Measuring and improving the effectiveness of high school teachers
Tapping America's Potential: Gaining momentum, losing ground: Progress report 2008
Fixing No Child Left Behind
School funding's tragic flaw
The American Freshman: National norms for Fall 2007
Sizing up state standards: 2008
Essential elements of engagement: High expectations and high support
Building a better bridge: Helping young adults enter and succeed in college
2008-2009 Alternative education programs (by Indiana county)
Building a data sharing network of scholarship programs for alumni of foster care
The poor and the rich: A look at economic stratification and academic performance among undergraduate students in the United States
The future workforce of Indiana
Dual enrollment policies and practices: Earning college credit in California high schools
High school remediation
Mandating supplemental intervention services: Is New York state doing enough to help all students succeed?
Communities of color: A critical perspective in the Common Standards movement
High school career academies: A 40-year proven model for improving college and career readiness
What states can do to improve teacher effectiveness
The facts: Postsecondary access and success
Georgia Graduation Coach Initiative
Multiple pathways to STEM: Examining state differences in community college attendance among Latino STEM bachelor's degree holders
The economic benefits from halving the dropout rate: A boom to businesses in the nation's largest metropolitan areas
Credit/skills recovery pilot project: Documentation report for the Boston public schools
Financial education in TRIO programs
Education reform starts early: Lessons from New Jersey's PreK-3rd reform efforts
Race to the Top: Accelerating college and career readiness in states: Teacher effectiveness
College readiness for all: The challenge for urban high schools
The foreclosure generation: The long-term impact of the foreclosure crisis on Latino children and families
Early colllege high school: Increased rigor, enhanced support (videos of Indiana early college high schools)
Who borrows most? Bachelor's degree recipients with high levels of student debt
California high schools that beat the odds in high school graduation
Digest of Education Statistics, 2009
Toward more inclusive college savings plans: Sample state legislation
College Savings Foundation
Improving access to higher education by promoting saving
Toward reduced poverty across generations: Early findings from New York City's conditional cash transfer program
Don't leave accountability behind: A call for ESEA reauthorization
Keeping score when it counts: Assessing the 2009-10 bowl-bound college football teams - academic performance improves but race still matters
Beating the odds: Analysis of student performance on state assessments and NAEP: Results from the 2008-09 school year
Multiple Pathways in California: A New Option for High School Reform
A Profile of California Partnership Academies 2004–2005
Moving success from the shadows: Data systems that link education and workforce outcomes
Implementing strategies to achieve successful student transitions
State high school exit exams: Trends in test programs, alternate pathways, and pass rates
The online learning imperative: A solution to three looming crises in education
Can I get a little advice here? How an overstretched high school guidance system is undermining students' college aspirations
Improving education and employment for disadvantaged young men: Proven and promising strategies
Restructuring 'restructuring': Improving interventions for low-performing schools and districts
National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET): Creating opportunities for youth with disabilities to achieve successful futures
The financial aid challenge: Successful practices that address the underutilization of financial aid in community colleges
College and career ready graduation: Strengthening the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
Making the transition: Interim results of the National Guard Youth Challenge Evaluation
The Condition of Education 2010
Enhancing school reform through expanded learning
Better late than never? Examining late high school graduates
The role of parents in dropout prevention: Strategies that promote graduation and school achievement
State of metropolitan America: On the front lines of demographic transformation
Curriculum and instruction: A 21st century skills implementation guide
How does extended learning time impact student achivement?
Indiana Dual Credit Provider Directory
Moving success from the shadows: Data systems that link education and workforce outcomes (Pathways to College Network Issue Brief)
Devil in the details: An analysis of state teacher dismissal laws
Sample state legislation to extend foster care, adoption, and guardianship protections, services, and payments to young adults age 18 and over
Trends in College Spending (TCS) Online
Vision 2020: Creating opportunity for America's next generation
Federal higher education policy priorities and the Asian American and Pacific Islander community
No time to delay: Delivering the statewide data systems California's students deserve
The path forward: The future of graduate education in the United States
Is it live or is it Internet? Experimental estimates of the effects of online instruction on student learning
RTI classification tool and resource locator
Tuition discounting: Institutional aid patterns at public and private colleges and universities, 2000-01 to 2008-09
Education pays 2010
Attendance counts: Advancing student success by reducing chronic absence
Status and trends in the education of minority groups
Southern Regional Education Board: Moving Ahead: State progress reports on Challenge to Lead goals
Yes we can: The Schott state report on black males and education (national and state reports)
The 'bottom' seventy percent: What America's elite institutions of higher learning owe to everyone else
Leisure college USA: The decline in student study time
Improving public education: A guide for donors to make a difference
Graduate migration from Indiana's postsecondary institutions
College of Adult and Professional Studies
Condition of education 2002: Special analysis, nontraditional undergraduates
Demography is not destiny: Increasing the graduation rates of low-income college students at large public universities
Using EPAS™ to evaluate school-based intervention programs: GEAR UP
Tour of the male student mind in American higher education
What's wrong with guys?
College is possible: A guide for undocumented students
Postsecondary education options for students with intellectual disabilities
UA Adult Focus
The professional mentor program plus: An academic success and retention tool for adult learners
Graduation matters: Improving accountability for high school graduation
Persistence and attainment of 2003-04 beginning postsecondary students: After three years
Connected by 25: Financing entrepreneurship programs for youth transitioning out of foster care
Forging new partnerships: Adult and developmental education in community colleges
Educational attainment in the United States: 2005
Education watch California: Key facts and figures
Dropout prevention for students with disabilities: A critical issue for state education agencies
Education watch Indiana: Key education facts and figures 2006
Education watch Colorado: Key education facts and figures
Education watch Colorado: Key education facts and figures 2006
Education watch California: Key education facts and figures
Education watch Texas: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Texas: Key education facts and figures 2006
Texas public universities' data and performance report: Part A
Institutional Student Profiles Fall 2006 for the State of Alabama
Breaking the cycle of poverty starts with learning
Beyond access: How the first semester matters for community college students' aspirations and persistence
Degree attainment
Opportunities in place: National assessment of the rural community college initiative
Committing to student engagement: Reflections on CCSSE's first five years: 2007 findings
Advanced placement report to the nation: 2007
Setting the '08 education agenda for the nation: Aligning early learning, K-12, and postsecondary systems
The role of interim assessments in a comprehensive assessment system: A policy brief
Enhancing student services at Owens Community College: Early results from the Opening Doors demonstration in Ohio
A commitment to America's future: Responding to the crisis in mathematics and science education
Engaging parents in education: Lessons from five parental information and resource centers
Workers need training, not tough talk
Aligning high school graduation requirements with the real world: A road map for states
Knowing and being known: Personalization as a foundation for student learning
Unmasking the effects of student engagement on college grades and persistence
Transfer access to elite colleges and universities in the United States: Threading the needle of the American dream
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
Results that matter: Twenty-first century skills and high school reform
School Redesign Network
Comparative indicators of education in the United States and other G-8 countries: 2006
Education longitudinal study of 2002 (ELS:2002): A first look at the initial postsecondary experiences of the high school Sophomore class of 2002
Establishing an effective guidance and advisement system
Giving students a chance to achieve: Getting off to a fast and successful start in grade nine
Learning in a new key
In-state tuition for undocumented immigrants: States' rights and educational opportunity
Student loans and public accountability
The path to prosperity: A policy of investment
Breaking through: Factsheet
Delta project on postsecondary education costs, productivity, and accountability
The student to counselor ratio: Does it matter?
State high school exit exams: Students with disabilities
The Perkins Act of 2006: Connecting career and technical education with the college and career readiness agenda
The landscape of noncredit workforce education: State policies and community college practices
Their fair share: How Texas-sized gaps in teacher quality shortchange low-income and minority students
Minority males: Race/ethnicity, gender, and student outcomes
Enrollment status and outcomes
The real technology challenge
National dropout prevention center for students with disabilities
An overview of post-secondary support programs for former foster youth
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
Using student engagement to improve adolescent literacy
Five academic reasons why state virtual schools are important to your state
Teacher credentials and student achievement in high school: A cross-subject analysis with student fixed effects
Condition of education 2008
The status of Latinos/as in engineering: Confronting the "new" American dilemma
Science and mathematics education indicators
Indiana R&D 2008: Meeting the global challenge for innovation
Implications of educational inequality for the future workforce
Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE)
Education and training for TANF recipients: Opportunities and challenges under the final rule
Toward a national workforce education and training policy
Supporting English language acquisition: Opportunities for foundations to strengthen the social and economic well-being of immigrant families
Adult Basic Education to Community Colleges Transitions Symposium Proceedings Report
Rethinking high school: Supporting all students to be college-ready in math
The Fortune Society: Prisoner Re-entry
Anderson University: ADVANCE
University of Indianapolis: School for Adult Learning
Huntington College: EXCEL Adult Degree Programs
How educators in three states are responding to standards-based accountability under No Child Left Behind
Satisfaction with TRIO programs
The state of American manhood
Remedial and developmental education at Ivy Tech
Driving forces on the road to re-entry
A profile of the Ronald McNair postbaccalaureate achievement program: 1999-2000
Early intervention program and college partnerships
Adult learners: A data and policy perspective
Advising adult learners: The adult learning focused institution
What every college access practitioner should know about: The minds of Indiana boys
Turning around chronically low-performing schools
National evaluation of GEAR UP: A summary of the first two years
Early college high schools in Ohio: Core principles
Transfer college quality and student performance
Institutional practices and student persistence: Extending the empirical record
Championing success: A report on the progress of tribal college and university alumni
Expanding learning time in high schools
Alignment of high school graduation requirements and state-set college admissions requirements
Articulation, alignment, and the challenge of college-readiness
Literacy in everyday life: Results from the 2003 national assessment of adult literacy`
How diversity affects teaching and learning
The impact of diversity on college students: The latest research
The community college as a nexus for workforce transitions: A critical essay
A noble opportunity: Leading education change through a P-16 accountability model
What is P-16? A primer for legislators - a practical introduction to the concept, language and policy issues of an integrated system of public education
Inside the black box of high-performing high-poverty schools
Ensuring academic success for English learners
National Indian education study part I: The performance of American Indian and Alaska Native fourth- and eighth-grade students on NAEP 2005 reading and mathematics assessments
Closing the achievement gap: An overview
Transitioning adults to college: Adult basic education program models
Supporting adult English language learners' transitions to postsecondary education
What it's worth: Field of training and economic status: 2001
States that raise their high school graduation rates could generate millions more in higher wages
Campus diversity initiative evaluation project resource kit
Access and participation profiles
How well are states educating our neediest children?: The Fordham report 2006
Big buildings, small schools: Using a small schools strategy for high school reform
New Technology High School postsecondary student success study
Recession, retrenchment, and recovery: State higher education funding and student financial aid
Academic pathways to college: Policies and practices of the fifty states to reach underserved students
The college and financial aid guide for: AB540 undocumented immigrant students
Learning communities and student success in postsecondary education
The role of the guidance profession in a shifting education system
America's perfect storm: Three forces changing our nation's future
National forum to accelerate middle grades reform
Making middle grades work
Homeschooled adults: Are they ready for college
Beyond NCLB: Fulfilling the promise to our nation's children
Pacific Islanders lagging behind in higher educational attainment
Access and achievement: Building educational and career pathways for Latinos in advanced technology
Embedding college readiness indicators in high school curriculum and assessment
Higher education, higher cost and higher debt: Paying for college in the future
Early childhood investment yields big payoff
Educational vouchers for universal preschools
Childcare and early childhood education: More information sharing and program review by HHS could enhance access for families with limited English proficiency
Closing the achievement gap series part 1: Is Indiana ready for state-sponsored prekindergarten programs?
College grants on a postcard: A proposal for simple and predictable federal student aid
Understanding recent changes in child poverty
Participation in adult education for work-related reasons: 2002-03
Challenging times, clear choices: An action agenda for college access and success
Improving education outcomes for foster youth
The educational pipeline: Big investment, big returns
Measuring up 2004
Public education and black male students: The 2004 state report card
From the prison track to the college track: Pathways to postsecondary success for out of school youth
Building a career pathways system: Promising practices in community college-centered workforce development
What we know about access and success in postsecondary education: Informing Lumina Foundation's strategic direction
Findings from the Condition of Education 2001: Students whose parents did not go to college
ACT policy report: Schools involving parents in early postsecondary planning
Missed opportunities: A new look at disadvantaged college aspirants
Descriptive summary of 1995-96 beginning postsecondary students: Six years later
School relationships foster success for African American students
Adult learners and state policy
One step from the finish line: Higher college graduation rates are within our reach
When it comes to school, girls rule
Outcomes of learning: Results from the 2000 program for international student assessment of 15 year-olds in reading, mathematics, and science literacy
Gender gap among undergraduates could stem from wage premium for women, study finds
Questions that matter: Setting the research agenda on access and success in postsecondary education
Integrating grades 9 through 14: State policies to support and sustain early college high school
Affordability of postsecondary education: Equity and adequacy across the 50 states
Trends in educational equity of girls and women: 2004
By the numbers: State goals for increasing postsecondary attainment
Fragile futures: Risk and vulnerability among Latino high achievers
State higher education finance: FY 2004
Higher education opportunities for foster youth: A primer for policymakers
Addressing the shame of higher education: Programs that support college enrollment and retention of African-American males
Challenges in improving Latino college enrollment: Opportunities for systemic change: Viewpoints from California
Waiting to attend college: Students who delay postsecondary enrollment
Paying for persistence: Early results of a Louisiana scholarship program for low-income parents attending community college
Student success: Statewide P-16 systems -- early outreach
Student success: Statewide P-16 systems -- high quality teaching
Washington P-16 policy roundtable: Summary report
The talent development high school model: Context, components, and initial impacts on ninth-grade students' engagement and performance
Strategic instruction model
Access to the Baccalaureate initiative: A clear path to college
Improving access to the baccalaureate
Paying double: Inadequate high schools and community college remediation
Implementing graduation counts: State progress to date
Doors of opportunity opening or closing: We are using tax credits and tuition discounts to appease middle-class voters instead of expanding educational opportunity
Capturing the college potential of students from under-served populations: An analysis of efforts to overcome social and financial barriers to college, executive summary
En route to the baccalaureate: Community college student outcomes
Addressing the needs of under-prepared students in higher education: Does college remediation work
Measuring up on college-level learning
Examining college remediation trends in Indiana
Education watch Indiana: Key education facts and figures 2004
Gender gap grows
Involving families in high school and college expectations
Claiming common ground: State policymaking for improving college readiness and success
Part I: Barriers to student success on college campuses
Characteristics of undergraduate borrowers: 1999-2000