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Author(s):Pikel, K.
Title:Ramp-up to Readiness
Organization:Ramp-up to Readiness
Short Description:Ramp-Up’s dual mission is to put entirely new students on the college prep track, and to accelerate the academic momentum of those who are already there.
Annotation:Too often Minnesota schools have too few counselors to provide adequate guidance on postsecondary options to all students, and teachers do not feel prepared, nor have the time, to provide guidance either. Ramp-Up to Readiness™ provides the framework for schools to guide all junior and senior high school students through a research-derived sequence of courses, projects, activities and experiences that prepares them for college success. The program is rooted in research and best practices, and designed to be practical and immediately implementable in Minnesota schools. Ramp-Up’s dual mission is to put entirely new students on the college prep track, and to accelerate the academic momentum of those who are already there.
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Accountability and Productivity (K-12)
College Access
College Access Programs
College and Career Planning (for Students)
College-going Culture
Evidence-based Interventions/Promising Practices
High School
Low-Income Students
Preparation/College Readiness

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Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS) Effective Schoolwide Interventions
High expectations and strong supports yield postsecondary success
Examining the role of summer bridge programs in promoting college readiness and completion: Lessons learned from Texas' developmental summer bridges
After the bell: What do we want our afterschool programs to do?
Recruitment, retention and the minority teacher shortage
IES What Works Clearinghouse: Find what works
Designing common assessments to be measures of college and career readiness: Challenges and opportunities
Five ways education pays initiative
High school longitudinal study of 2009: A first look at fall 2009 ninth-graders parents', teachers, school counselors, and school administrators
Dual enrollment for high school students
Clearing the path: Creating innovation space for serving over-age, under-credited students in competency-based pathways
State policies to improve the effectiveness of school principals
The College Match Program
The educational experience of young men of color: A review of research, pathways, and progress
Credit recovery and proficiency-based credit: Maintaining high expectations while providing flexibility
US Department of Education Civil Rights Data Collection
A parent's guide to Response to Intervention (RTI)
Determinants of students' success: The role of advanced placement and dual enrollment programs
A new mission for the middle-grades: Preparing students for a changing world
Toolfind: Youth outcomes measurement tools directory
Evaluate mentoring programs
Bullying and open enrollment
12 for 2012: Issues to move education forward in 2012
Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education
Increasing teacher diversity: Strategies to improve the teacher workforce
Early warning system middle grades tool
Improving the odds for failing schools
8th Annual AP report to the nation
Learning denied: The case for equitable access to effective teaching in California's largest school district
States need to fill in the gaps on expanded learning time: Troubling lack of detail seen in No Child Left Behind waiver applications
Housing costs, zoning, and access to high quality schools
Third grade literacy policies: Identification, intervention, retention
Workforce Investment Act reauthorization may move youth development field back a decade: Analysis of H.R. 4297 through a youth advocacy lens
Building pathways to transfer: Community colleges that break the chain of failure for students of color
Launching early college districtwide: Pharr San Juan-Alamo's "college for all" strategy
Closing the door, increasing the gap: Who's not going to (community) college?
Race to the top: What have we learned from the states so far? A state-by-state evaluation of Race to the Top performance
Compendium of practices to increase Latino college completion 2012: Profiles of organizational efforts
What we know about dual enrollment
What are the implications of possible selves research for school counseling practice?
No child left behind waivers: Promising ideas from second round applications
YouthBuild USA
Building a better bridge: Helping young adults enter and succeed in college
The Pangloss Index: How states game the No Child Left Behind Act
Out before the game begins: Hispanic leaders talk about what's needed to bring more Hispanic youngsters into science, technology and math professions
Science and mathematics education indicators
Confronting the "new" American dilemma: Underrepresented minorities in engineering: A data-based look at diversity (Executive Summary)
Helping low-wage workers persist in education programs
Frequently asked questions about college access and success
Rethinking high school: Preparing students for success in college, career, and life
Beating the odds: An analysis of student performance and achievement gaps on state assessments: 2005-06 School year
Learning in a new key
SREB states lead the nation in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Programs
Advanced placement report to the nation: 2007
College readiness: Helping all students access and succeed in higher education
How does the United States stack up? International comparisons of academic achievement
Feeling the Florida heat? How low-performing schools respond to voucher and accountability pressure
2007-08 Directory of colleges cooperating with the SAT program fee-waiver service
A Better Chance.org
Are teachers prepared for racially diverse schools? Teachers describe their preparation, resources, and practices for racially diverse schools
Helping Latinas succeed in school: How schools can address barriers to high school graduation
College Awareness Month: Resources for building a college-going culture
Southern Education Foundation (SEF)
Innovations in college readiness: How early college schools are preparing students underrepresented in higher education for college success
Creating a college-going culture for English-language learners
Reengaging high school dropouts: Early results of the national guard youth challenge program evaluation
College readiness for the 21st century: A blog on college readiness in practice and policy
The misplaced math student: Lost in eighth-grade Algebra
Dynamic annotated bibliographies from the IPCN online college access library
How schools can shape peer relations to promote achievement among Mexican-origin youth
Student Success Skills
Toward informative assessment and a culture of evidence: Results from strengthening pre-collegiate education in community colleges
College readiness for all toolbox
National opportunity to learn campaign: Lost opportunity: A 50 state report on the oppotunity to learn in America
National opportunity to learn campaign: State data and analysis
A developmental perspective for high school practitioners on college and workplace readiness
Removing the roadblocks: Fair college opportunities for all California students
The early assessment program: Helping high school students meet college expectations in mathematics and English
Core problems: Out-of-field teaching persists in key academic courses and high-poverty schools
Making the dream a reality: Action steps for states to prepare all students for college and career
The nation's report card: 2007 At a glance
High school course-taking patterns for English Language Learners: A case study from California
National Association for College Admission Counseling: Statement of prinicples of good practice
Learning around the clock: Benefits of expanded learning opportunities for older youth
Noncognitive assessment and college success: The case of the Gates Millennium Scholars
Barriers to college attainment: Lessons from Chicago
Postsecondary access for Latino middle-grades students (PALMS)
Best evidence encyclopedia: Center for data-driven reform in education
Who goes to preschool and why does it matter?
Miles to go: Louisiana
Center for Student Opportunity
Prep for prep
Knowledge is power program
Puente Project
Under-prepared community college students: Implications of attitudinal and experiential differences
Improving college access for minority, low-income, and first-generation students
On course for success: A close look at high school courses that prepare students for college
Creating seamless educational transitions for urban African American and Hispanic students
Show us the money: Low-income students, families, and financial aid
Achievement in America
African American achievement in America
Increasing the college preparedness of at-risk students
Best practice: Indiana University Bloomington groups program
Child, adolescent, family intervention science initiative (CAFISI)
Gaining traction, gaining ground: How some high schools accelerate learning for struggling students
Pathways to college access and success
College is possible
Challenging the myths: Rethinking the role of school counselors
Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans Website and Secondary School Toolkit - English
Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans Website and Secondary School Toolkit - Spanish Version
College is possible: A guide for undocumented students
Educational programs and projects that address the needs of low-income students
Education watch Indiana: Key education facts and figures 2006
Hispanic Scholarship Fund: Frequently asked questions
High school planner: Your guide to planning for college
Using EXPLORE® and PLAN® Data to Evaluate GEAR UP Programs
Your senior year
Promoting school readiness through universal preschool
Straight from the source: What works for first-generation college students
Charter high schools: Closing the achievement gap
What works for Latino students
Addressing America's dropout challenge: State efforts to boost graduation rates require federal support
The Princeton Review and Hispanic Scholarship Fund college admissions roadmap (Spanish Version)
Breaking through the barriers to college: Empowering low-income communities, schools, and families for college opportunity and student financial aid
Schools to watch
Talent Development High Schools
Georgia's HOPE scholarship and minority and low-income students: Program effects and proposed reforms
High Tech High Foundation
Tribal colleges, native studies programs, and Indian education
American Indian science and engineering society
Native American culture: Education
Destination university: A guide to college for students and their families (English Version)
College scholarships for Latino students: Are opportunities being missed?
Bridging the gap between high school and college
The unraveling of No Child Left Behind: How negotiated changes unravel the law
Proven benefits of early childhood interventions
Helping students make good decisions and act on them: The real meaning of guidance and advisement
Effective preschool curricula and teaching strategies
Ladders of learning: Fighting fade-out by advancing pK-3 alignment
Graduation matters: Improving accountability for high school graduation
College affordability for students from low and lower-middle income families
Should your child take a year off?: It's not the end of the world
The effects of using ACT® Composite score and high school average on college admission decisions for racial/ethnic groups
Relationships between students' high school and middle school experiences and later completion of a Bachelor's degree
Improving performance on the ACT assessment
MALDEF Federal education rights pamphlet (spanish version)
Guide for parents: Ten steps to prepare your child for college
Preparing for college
Emerging evidence on improving high school graduation and improvement rates: The effects of four popular improvement programs
No Child Left Behind: State report card 2005-2006
Colorado Reports
LearnMore Indiana 2006-07 report: Results of Indiana's career and college information survey of students in grades 9 and 11
States' progress toward high school restructuring
Forming a college-going community in U.S. public high schools
Graduate education: The backbone of American competitiveness and innovation
Guidance and career counselor's toolkit: Advising high school students with disabilities on postsecondary options
Getting ready for college: Advising high school students with learning disabilities
College Access: Indiana
Hacia Adelante - Pathways to College - A Guide for Latino Families
The power to change: High schools that help all students achieve
Transitions to college: From theory to practice
Powerful pathways: Framing options and opportunities for vulnerable youth
The link between high school reform and college access and success for low-income and minority youth
Add it up: Using research to improve education for low-income and minority students
Primary progress, secondary challenge
School context, student attitudes and behavior, and student achievement: An exploratory analysis
Latino achievement in America
Mentoring programs: An annotated bibliography of online resources
State merit scholarship programs and racial inequality
Preparing students for success in college
The dream deferred: Increasing the college preparedness of at-risk students
How do career interventions impact the educational choices of eighth-grade students
What role can dual enrollment programs play in easing the transition between high school and postsecondary education
College knowledge: What Latino parents need to know and why they don't know it
Alpha Phi Alpha: Go to high school, go to college initiative
Minority student achievement network
College preparation checklist
College guidance
Center for School Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation (CSCORE)
Boys and girls harbor
Pathways to and through college: Linking policy with research and practice
Federal student aid for counselors
Bridge Partnership
Focus on families: How to build and support family-centered practices after school
College knowledge: Addressing information barriers to college
AVID -- school-college transition for underachievers
Pathways to improving practice: How can pre-college outreach programs work with schools
Engines of inequality: Diminishing equity in the nation's premier public universities
CPS: A leader in AP growth
Creating helping environments for college-going: The CHEPA CHEC-list for counselors
Education watch online
Education watch 2009
Short sighted: How America's lack of attention to international education studies impedes improvement
Report of the national panel for evidence-based school counseling: Outcome research coding protocol and evaluation of Student Success Skills and Second Step
A stronger nation through higher education: How and why Americans must meet a "big goal" for college attainment
Do increases in Pell and other grant awards increase college-going among lower income high school graduates? Evidence from a 'natural experiment'
Grade retention: Achievement and mental health outcomes
Cities in crisis 2009: Closing the graduation gap: Educational and economic conditions in America's largest cities
Race to the top: Promising approaches to achieving college- and career-ready goals
The Education Equality Project: Improving teacher quality
Realizing the promise: How state policy can support alternative certification programs
The role of nonacademic factors in college readiness and success
Postsecondary connection: Making the link between high school preparation and college success
Next generation state data system: What is needed to support the next generation assessment and accountability systems
A descriptive study of urban school counseling
Advocacy as a critical role for urban school counselors: Working toward equity and social justice
Joining the conversation about educating our poorest children: Emerging leadership roles for school counselors in high-poverty schools
Community college success: Is it a pathway to opportunity?
Counting on graduation: An agenda for state leadership
Promise lost: College-qualified students who don't enroll in college
Response to Intervention: Resources for student service professionals
The Everyone Graduates Center
The President's Forum
Innovations in education: Creating strong supplemental educational services programs
Breakthrough Collaborative
Promoting partnerships for student success: Lessons from the SSPIRE Initiative
And after high school? A pan-Canadian study of grade 12 students in French-language schools in minority settings: Educational aspirations and plans to pursue a career in their home regions -- Executive Summary
The price of knowledge: Access and student finance in Canada -- Third edition
No accounting for fairness: Equitable education funding remains elusive in Ohio
No time to lose: Why America needs an education amendment to the US Constitution to improve public education
From high school to the future: Making hard work pay off: The road to college for students in CPS's academically advanced programs
Parent and caregiver activities to create a college-going culture
Helping Latinas succeed in school: How federal policymakers can address barriers to high school graduation
Student Success Skills: Tools and strategies for improved academic and social outcomes
Structuring out-of-school time to improve academic achievement
Common Core State Standards Initiative
Who graduates in California?
Education Commission of the States: Research studies database
The turnaround challenge: Why America's best opportunity to dramatically improve student achievement lies in our worst-performing schools
2006-2007 National directory of scholarships, internships, and fellowships for Latino youth
Year end to-do list
Closing the expectations gap, 2008
College planning resource directory
The Black Collegian Online: The Career Site for Students of Color
Indiana's adult education and workforce skills performance report: Preparing adults for a brighter future
The costs and benefits of an excellent education for all of America's children
Transitioning out of high school: A quick stats fact sheet
A college access contract
Creating a college-going culture guide
The state role in accelerating student growth in low-performing high schools
Getting students to meet challenging academic and career goals: Involving school mentors, parents, and community leaders
Education in the age of accountability: A research focus of the Urban Institute
Establishing an effective guidance and advisement system
The Breakthrough High School project
Opportunity in America: The role of education
Asian Pacific Islander American Students and U.S. high schools
ACT high school profile report: The graduating class of 2007 (National)
A science-based framework for early childhood policy
The postsecondary achievement of participants in dual enrollment: An analysis of student outcomes in two states
Not black and white: Making sense of the United States Supreme Court decisions regarding race-conscious student assignment plans
Transfer access to elite colleges and universities in the United States: Threading the needle of the American dream
The student to counselor ratio: Does it matter?
Dropout risk factors and exemplary programs: A technical report
Opening doors to postsecondary education and training: Planning for life after high school
IU School of Education Center for Research and P-16 Collaboration: Presentation
New England Journal of Higher Education
McNair scholar handbook
The impacts of regular Upward Bound: Results from the third follow-up data collection
National evaluation of Upward Bound: Summary of first-year impacts and program operations
National Indian Education Study 2007 Part II: The educational experiences of American Indian and Alaska Native students in grades 4 and 8
Passing the torch: Strategies for innovation in community college ESL
The connection strategy: Preparing young people to succeed in college and beyond
Race matters: Unequal opportunities in education
Starting right: A first look at engaging entering students
Pushing the envelope: State policy innovations in financing postsecondary education for workers who study
Striking the balance: Career academies combine academic rigor and workplace relevance
A model of success: The model institution's for excellence program's successful leadership in STEM education (1995-2007)
SREB State progress reports 2012
Strategies for improving outcomes for disconnected youth (Executive Summary)
What can a multifaceted program do for community college students?
Weighing the evidence: A conversation with community college presidents on using research to support student success outcomes
Educational attainment of foster youth: Achievement and graduation outcomes for children in state care
A strong start: Positioning young black boys for educational success: A statistical profile
What's in your cabinet? How agencies can collectively improve the lives of children and youth
On her majesty's school inspection service
Campaign for the Future of Higher Education
The best of two worlds: Lessons from a community college-community organization collaboration to increase student success
Opportunity for action: Preparing youth for 21st century livelihoods
The importance of being in school: A report on absenteeism in the nation's public schools
Increasing online learning options for K-12 students: The role of school districts
The CollegeKeys Compact 2012 catalog of effective practices: Programs and practices that expand options for students from low-income backgrounds
Waiving away high school graduation rate accountability?
Building a grad nation: Progress and challenge in ending the high school dropout epidemic (2012 Update)
Sustained positive effects on graduation rates produced by New York City's small public high schools of choice
Adolescent literacy
The 8th annual AP report to the nation
Reviving magnet schools: Strengthening a successful choice option
Black male student success in higher education: A report from the national black male college achievement study
Data that matters: Giving high schools useful feedback on grads' outcomes
State high school tests: Changes in state policies and the impact of the college and career readiness movement
Transforming education in America
Challenging success: Can college degree completion be increased as states cut budgets?
Comparative indicators of education in the United States and other G-8 countries:
Gateways to the principalship: State power to improve the quality of school leaders
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
Emotional and behavioral disorders: Promoting prevention and positive interventions in school settings
Gender inequalities in education
Opportunity-rich schools and sustainable communities: Seven steps to align high-quality education with innovations in city and metropolitan planning and development
Making summer count: How summer programs can boost children's learning
GEAR UP Data: An information center of data, research, and analysis on GEAR UP
America's Promise Alliance dropout prevention summits
Saving now and saving later: How high school reform can reduce the nation's wasted remediation dollars
Think College Indiana!
Incentives for early graduation: How can state policies encourage students to complete high school in less than four years
Double jeopardy: How third-grade reading skills and poverty influence high school graduation
A guide for African-American parents: How to help your child prepare for college and career
A guide for Hispanic parents: How to help your child prepare for college and career
State policies and procedures on Response to Intervention (RTI) in the Midwest region
Up to the challenge: The role of career and technical education in college and career readiness
Operation Military Kids
Assessing deeper learning
A state policymaker's guide to expanding learning time
National Office for School Counselor Advocacy: Transition from high school graduation to college enrollment
Getting it right: Crafting federal accountability for higher student performance and a stronger America
Breaking schools' rules: A statewide study of how school discipline relates to students' success and juvenile justice involvement
All accounted for: What do we want out of our afterschool & summer school programs?
PISA 2009 results: What students know and can do: Student performance in reading, mathematics and science
Protecting the federal investment in higher education: The gainful employment rule
Making the grade: Texas early college high schools prepare students for the future
Education as a data-driven enterprise: A primer for leaders in business, philanthropy, and education
On our way: Educational toolkit for families (A program instructional guide)
The federal comprehensive school reform program and school turnaround: Key evaluation findings
Lumina Foundation Focus: Un nuevo dia: As Latino population grows, so must college attainment
Speaking of salaries: What it will take to get qualified, effective teachers in all classrooms
The effects of in-state tuition for non-citizens: A systematic review of the evidence
Maximizing the promise of community schools: Streamlining wraparound services for ESEA
P-20 governance
2010 census of male-focused programs: A snapshot of programs and organzations supporting American males
Turning the tide: Five years of Achieving the Dream in community colleges
Improving achievement for the growing Latino population is critical to the nation's future
Policy implications of trends for Asian American students
Divided we fail in LA: Improving completion and closing racial gaps in the Los Angeles community college district
College choice process of Latino undocumented students: Implications for recruitment and retention
Improving Hispanic achievement: Implications for state policy
The heart of student success: Teaching, learning, and college completion
Achieving the dream data notes: Outcomes of first-year persisting students
Next generation learning: The intelligent use of technology to develop innovative learning models and personalized educational pathways
Which achievement gap?
Is school funding fair? A national report card
School-based mentoring: Weighing future investments
Young Hispanic children: Boosting opportunities for learning
A return to the "Mexican room": The segregation of Arizona's English learners
School connectedness and meaningful student participation
Call for action: Transforming teaching and learning to prepare high school students for college and careers
Strong foundations: The state of postsecondary data systems
Ensuring America's future: Federal policy and Latino college completion
Suspended education: Urban middle schools in crisis
The black-white achievement gap: When progress stopped
Effectiveness of fully online courses for college students: Response to a department of education meta-analysis
Learning communities for students in developmental reading: An impact study at Hillsborough Community College
College and university commitments to student access and success: An overview of institutional postsecondary opportunity programs
Response to Intervention: The future for secondary schools
National Center on Intervention: RTI state database
Charting the path from engagement to achievement: A report on the 2009 High School Survey of Student Engagement
What are we doing to middle school English learners? Findings and recommendations for change from a study of California EL programs
Center on Education and the Workforce
Postsecondary education and training as we know it is not enough: Why we need to leaven postsecondary strategy with more attention to employment policy, social policy, and career and technical education in high school
The nature of innovation in the community college
Beating the odds: Analysis of student performance on state assessments and NAEP: Results from the 2008-09 school year
A blueprint for reform: The reauthorization of the elementary and secondary education act
Reducing dropout rates through expanded learning opportunities
Ed.gov Open Innovation Portal
How state education agencies support data-driven decision-making in districts and schools
Transition and alignment: Two keys to assuring student success
Can I get a little advice here? How an overstretched high school guidance system is undermining students' college aspirations
A next social contract for the primary years of education
Career and college planning needs of ninth graders: As reported by ninth graders
Close the hidden funding gaps in our schools
The breaking through practice guide
15 Effective strategies for dropout prevention
Comparing achievement between K-8 and middle schools: A large empirical study
The past, present, and future of comprehensive school reform
Race to the Top: Accelerating college and career readiness in states: Sustaining the Race to the Top reforms
Achieving the Dream: Evidence of change
Using Achieving the Dream to meet accreditation requirements: Principles and practices of student success
Charting a necessary path: The baseline report of public higher education systems in the Access to Success initiative
National Dropout Prevention Center/Network: Model Programs Database
Paying for college success: An introduction to the performance-based scholarship demonstration
Are charter schools making a difference? A study of student outcomes in eight states
It's about time: Temporal dimensions of college preparation programs
Turnaround schools that work: Moving beyond separate but equal
Credit/skills recovery pilot project: Documentation report for the Boston public schools
Deloitte 2009 education survey overview: Redefining high school as a launch pad
College readiness issue brief: Aligning P-12 and postsecondary education: Toward a seamless P-16 education system
What states can do to improve teacher effectiveness
College readiness issue brief: High expectations: A key to success for all
Linking secondary and postsecondary systems: Lessons from Indiana
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
Using incentives to change how teenagers spend their time: The effects of New York City's conditional cash transfer program
The urgency of now: The Schott 50-state report on public education and black males
Information and college access: Evidence from a randomized field experiment
From capacity to success: HSIs and Latino student success through Title V
Forgotten youth: Re-engaging students through dropout recovery
Learning from the past: Drawing on California's CLAS experience to inform assessment of the Common Core
What works for Latino student success in higher education: 2012 Compendium, profiles of selected programs
The first year of high school
Accelerating college knowledge: Examining the feasibility of a targeted early commitment Pell Grant program
View from the field: How to launch district virtual learning
Core principles for transforming remedial education: A joint statement
Men of color: A role for policymakers in improving the status of black male students in U.S. higher education
RTTD guidance: Implementing continuous improvement metrics and strategies for the foundational conditions for personalized learning
A framework for advancing career and technical education: Recommendations for the reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Act
The College Board 2012 national survey of school counselors and administrators: Report on survey findings: Barriers and supports to school counselor success
Rethinking remedial education: The role of MSIs in serving underreprepared students in the 21st century
Ahead of the curve: State success in the developmental education initiative
A systemic approach to implementing response to intervention in three Colorado high schools
High school improvement: Indicators of effectiveness and school-level benchmarks
Adding it all up in 2012: Are college net price calculators easy to find, use and compare?
"I came in unsure of everything": Community college shifts in students' confidence
The impact of time between cognitive tests on performance: Evidence from Advanced Placement exams
Benchmarking the success of Latina and Latino students in STEM to achieve national graduation goals
Community colleges as gateway and gatekeeper: Moving beyond the access "saga" to outcome equity
Pathways to College Network
Ohio State University Department of Mathematics Early Mathematics Placement Testing
Drowning in debt: The emerging student loan crisis
Mathematics benchmarks grades K-12
Strengthening institutional research and information technology capacity through Achieving the Dream: Principles and practices of student success
Expanding access and opportunity: The impact of the Gates Millennium Scholars program (2010 Update)
Postsecondary preparation and remediation: Examining the effect of the early assessment program at California State University
How much growth toward college readiness is reasonable to expect in high school?
Summer bridge programs: Helping eighth-grade students successfully transition to high school
Processes and challenges in identifying learning disabilities among English Language Learner students in three New York state districts
Expanded learning: Making it work for high school students
National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities
Emerging Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs): Serving Latino students
Opportunity adrift: Our flagship universities are straying from their public mission
The economic benefits from halving the dropout rate: A boom to businesses in the nation's largest metropolitan areas
Financial education in TRIO programs
The next step in systems-building: Early childhood advisory councils and federal efforts to promote policy alignment in early childhood
Curriculum and instruction: A 21st century skills implementation guide
High school mentors in brief: Findings from the Big Brothers Big Sisters school-based mentoring impact study
The state of preschool 2009: State preschool yearbook
Expanded learning time by the numbers: The traditional school calendar is failing to meet many students' needs
Pathway to the baccalaureate: How one community college is helping underprepared students succeed
Untapped potential: Early labor market outcomes of dropouts and graduates from Philadelphia's public schools
The tax and transfer fiscal impacts of dropping out of high school in Philidelphia city and suburbs
Early colllege high school: Increased rigor, enhanced support (videos of Indiana early college high schools)
Complete College America
A social capital framework for the study of institutional agents & their role in the empowerment of low-status students & youth
Implementing strategies to achieve successful student transitions
Family factors and student outcomes
Common Standards: The Time Is Now
Multiple Pathways in California: A New Option for High School Reform
College- and career-ready (video presentation): Giving students extra support to meet standards in challenging academic and career courses.
Rising to the challenge: Hispanic college graduation rates as a national priority
Good data. Better policy. Stronger commitment. Improved outcomes.
College InSight
High school dropouts and the economic losses from juvenile crime in California
California high schools that beat the odds in high school graduation
Parent engagement toolkit
Pre-algebra and algebra enrollment and achievement (Leading Indicators Series)
A portrait of low-income young adults in education
College going culture baseline expectations
The Condition of Education 2010
The rising price of inequality: How inadequate grant aid limits college access and persistence
Working with teachers to develop fair and reliable measures of effective teaching
Afterschool and workforce development: Helping kids compete
America after 3pm: Special report on summer: Missed opportunities, unmet demand
Response to Intervention resources for high schools
Response to Intervention policy
The economic benefits of reducing the dropout rate among students of color in the nation's largest metropolitan areas
Getting past go project: State reports on the cost of remedial education
The Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Network
Fewer, clearer, higher: Moving forward with consistent, rigorous standards for all students
The National Indian Education Study
Understanding the K-12 common core state standards in mathematics
The linked learning approach: Building the capacity of teachers to prepare students for college and careers
On the road to implementation: Achieving the promise of the common core state standards
Effective dropout prevention and recovery: State dropout policy profiles
Helping former foster youth graduate from college: Campus support programs in California and Washington state
Distinct subgroups of former foster youth during young adulthood: Implications for policy and practice
Education pays 2010
Mind the gaps: How college readiness narrows achievement gaps in college success
Factors contributing to the upward transfer of baccalaureate aspirants beginning at community colleges
A first look at the common core and college and career readiness
Access without equity: Longitudinal analysis of institutional stratification by race and ethnicity: 1972-2004
Building a grad nation: Progress and challenge in ending the high school dropout epidemic
National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP)
Central Indiana Talent Alliance
The impact of enhancing students' social and emotional learning: A meta-analysis of school-based universal interventions
Reauthorizing ESEA: Considerations for dropout prevention and recovery
Enrollment management, Inc.: External influences on our practice
K-12 education reform: Implications and opportunities for public colleges and universities
Winning the future: Improving education for the Latino community
What's it worth: The economic value of college majors
Front and center: Critical choices for higher education
Promoting postsecondary educational success for adults and families-A practical partnership guide
Family literacy: A valuable gateway to postsecondary education
National Coalition for College Completion
State policies regarding undocumented college students: A narrative of unresolved issues, ongoing debate and missed opportunities
Ready by 21 case study: Massachusetts
Stretching the school dollar: A brief for state policymakers
TIered interventions in high schools: Using preliminary 'lessons learned' to guide ongoing discussion
Digital learning and technology: Federal policy recommendations to seize the opportunity-and promising practices that inspire them
The road ahead: A look at trends in the educational attainment of community college students
We serve, too: A toolkit about military teens
Federal policy guidance issued on the rights of undocumented school children
10 Pieces of advice from students for teachers
Student voices: What makes a great teacher?
Early warning indicator systems
Engineering solutions to the national crisis in literacy: How to make good on the promise of common core state standards
Helping students get back on track: What federal policymakers can learn from New York City's multiple pathways to graduation initiative
Estimating the return to college selectivity over the career using administrative earnings data
FIve ways ed pays: Five powerful ways a college degree can transform your life and your lifestyle
Overlooked and underpaid: How Title 1 shortchanges high schools, and what ESEA can do about it
Linking costs and postsecondary degrees: Key issues for policymakers
College Affordability and Transparency Center
Strong support, low awareness: Public perception of the common core state standards
State Policies Affecting the “Adult Re-Entry Pipeline” in Postsecondary Education: Results of a Fifty-State Inventory
The relevance of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the college completion agenda
Making the case: Engaging education partners in addressing the education needs of children in foster care
Can simple be equitable? Lessons from state grant programs
College application week: A toolkit for increasing access to higher education
The roll of Pell grants in access, persistence and completion
Meeting the STEM workforce demand: Accelerating math learning among students interested in STEM
The economic value of opportunity youth
Pathways to success: Integrating learning with life and work to increase national college completion
The role of minority-serving institutions in redefining and improving developmental education
Is high school tough enough?
Much accomplished, much at stake: Performance and policy in Maryland higher education
Taking action for America: A CEO plan for jobs and economic growth: A skilled, prepared workforce
Chartering equity: Using charter school legislation and policy to advance equal educational opportunity
Remediation: Higher education's bridge to nowhere
California District Report Cards
Driving K-12 reform through a college-access and success agenda
The causes and consequences of attending historically black colleges and universities
A stronger nation through higher education: A detailed look at college attainment-nationally, by state and by metro area
Do race/ethnicity-based student achievement gaps grow over time?
Latino college completion in 50 states
Spaces of inclusion? Teachers' perceptions of school communities with differing student racial & socioeconomic contexts
From soft skills to hard data: Measuring youth program outcomes
The complexity of college and career readiness
Not the ceiling, but the floor: Innovative Harlem early childhood education effort complicated by varying government regulations
Aid and innovation: How federal financial aid policy impacts student success and how states can respond
Unequal education: Federal loophole enables lower spending on students of color
Finding your workforce: The top 25 institutions graduating Latinos in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) by academic level 2009-2010
Opportunities suspended: The disparate impact of disciplinary exclusion from school
The effects of learning communities for students in developmental education
Beyond access: Explaining socioeconomic differences in college transfer
ETS Policy Notes: Addressing achievement gaps: The language acquisition and educational achievement of English-language learners
Supporting success: Improving higher education outcomes for students from foster care—A framework for program enhancement: Version 2.0
What happens to high school dropouts who reenroll?
Using early-warning data to improve graduation rates: Closing cracks in the education system
Dropouts, diplomas, and dollars: U.S. high schools and the nation's economy
Measuring and improving the effectiveness of high school teachers
Fixing No Child Left Behind
State indicators of science and mathematics education: 2007
Opportunity matters: A journal of research informing educational opportunity, practice and programs
The status of Latinos/as in engineering: Confronting the "new" American dilemma
Supporting English language acquisition: Opportunities for foundations to strengthen the social and economic well-being of immigrant families
Counselors and Mentors Handbook on Federal Student Aid: A Guide for Those Helping Students Prepare for Postsecondary Education
Research brief: Practices that support data use in urban high schools
Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Program
U.S. Department of Labor Registered Apprenticeship Website
National Center for Learning Disabilities
Denied: Community college students lack access to affordable loans
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
Head Start participants, programs, families, and staff in 2005
Putting English language learners on the educational map: The No Child Left Behind Act implemented
Quality counts 2008
National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER)
From aspirations to action: The role of middle school parents in making the dream of college a reality
A disturbing trend in law school diversity
Supporting ninth-grade students to achieve in high school and preparing seniors for postsecondary education and a career
Culture of evidence
Approaches to dropout prevention: Heeding early warning signs with appropriate interventions
Indiana Association for the Gifted Scholarship
Center for Native Education: Frequently asked questions and fact sheet
Overcoming obstacles, optimizing opportunities: State policies to increase postsecondary attainment for low-skilled adults
Parent expectations and planning for college: Statistical analysis report
Reaching higher college completion (working paper)
Orphan Foundation of America
Academic competitiveness grants
Mentors en Español
Missouri guidance and placement lessons: Applying employment readiness skills and the skills for on-the-job success
Indiana Department of Education: Career guidance - high school
Their fair share: How Texas-sized gaps in teacher quality shortchange low-income and minority students
Project stepping stone: A college preparation program for Hispanic youth
Projecting the economic benefits of reducing high school dropout rates in America's 45 largest metropolitan areas
Latinos and education: Explaining the attainment gap
Listening to Latinas: Barriers to high school graduation
College-going culture rubric
Teacher and staff activities to create a college-going culture
The class of 2003 high school follow-up survey
State and community-based promise programs: Early commitments of financial aid for college
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
Transparency by design: Principles of good practice for higher education institutions serving adults at a distance
Loan forgiveness and tax deduction benefits for college admission counseling professionals
Coalition for Evidence-based Policy
Meaningful measurement: The role of assessments in improving high school education in the twenty-first century
The implementation checklist for college awareness: A product of the High School Reform Strategy Toolkit
Putting middle grades students on the graduation path: A policy and practice brief
Assessing school engagement: A guide for out-of-school time program practitioners
Connext Postsecondary Assessment System
State early commitment programs: A contract for college success?
Intervention Central
Building a college culture: Needs, goals, principles. and a case study
Indiana Graduation Plan Statute
"Careers for the future" education program
Doing What Works - Research based education practices online
Measuring up 2008
Urban school counseling: Context, characteristics, and competencies
EPAS® state of the nation report 2007: Mathematics
Tuition equity legislation: Investing in Colorado high school graduates through equal opportunity to postsecondary education
Young lives on hold: The college dreams of undocumented students
Race to the top: Promising approaches to establishing meaningful data systems fostering continuous improvement
Science bound program (for Indianapolis public school students)
First-year programs: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Increasing student engagement through faculty development: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
10 New higher education ideas for a new Congress
Legal Center for Foster Care and Education
Collaborative for acadmic, social, and emotional learning (CASEL)
The economic impact of the achievement gap in America's schools
Dual credit and exam-based courses in US public high schools:2002-03
Immigrant students and secondary school reform: Compendium of best practices
Reclaiming the American dream
Strategic instruction model
Strategies for success: Six stories of increasing college access
The seventh generation: Native students speak about finding the good path
Literature review: Intervention methods and programs for pre-college entry for disadvantaged students
Pathways to improving practice: Data-driven pre-college outreach programs
On the road to college: Developing mobile and regional outreach services
National Center for College Costs
Promoting college access and success: A review of credit-based transition programs
Learning to finish: A best practices "Wiki" sponsored by the Pew Partnership
Accelerated learning options: A promising strategy for states
Beating the odds: A city-by-city analysis of student performance and achievement gaps on state assessments
Indiana guidance report: Learn More student survey
Richard Stockton College Community of Scholars
CSO College Center: A student gateway to college access, opportunity, and success
The impact of advice on price: Evidence from research
Expanding access and opportunity: The impact of the Gates Millennium Scholars Program
Closing the college participation gap: A national summary
State of college admission 2007
Reaching parents: The role of Latino parents in their children's education
School-business partnerships: Seven strategies for success
Student success: Statewide P-16 systems -- early outreach
U.S. news and world report college rankings
State Student Assistance Commission of Indiana
College choice website
SMASH Academy
How do educators’ cultural belief systems affect underserved students’ pursuit of postsecondary education
Counseling and college counseling in America’s high schools
The expectations gap: A 50 state review of high school graduation requirements
Crisis at the core: Preparing all students for college and work
Beyond college for all: Policies and practices to improve transitions into college and jobs
Latino youth and the pathway to college
The early college high school: The initiative at a glance
A matter of degrees: Improving graduation rates in four-year colleges and universities
Building a career pathways system: Promising practices in community college-centered workforce development
The ABC's of early awareness: A resource guide and toolkit for helping students achieve a higher education
With diploma in hand: Hispanic high school seniors talk about their future
First generation college students: A literature review
The funding gap 2004: Many states still shortchange low-income and minority students
The mentoring of disadvantaged youth
Mexican Americans and other Latinos in postsecondary education: Institutional influences
Add and subtract: Dual enrollment as a state strategy to increase postsecondary success for underrepresented students
Life after high school: Young people talk about their hopes and prospects
Locked up and locked out: An educational perspective on the U.S. prison pipeline
Focus on results: An academic impact analysis of the Knowledge is Power Program
Improving educational outcomes for students with disabilities
What research tells us about college access: Assuring the success of all students
Prekindergarteners left behind: Expulsion rates in state pre-kindergarten systems
Cristo Rey
A step toward college success: Assessing attainment among Indiana's Twenty-first Century Scholars
Lumina Foundation for Education
The governance divide: A report on a four-state study on improving college readiness and success
Rising to the challenge: Are high school graduates prepared for college and work
Student readiness for college: Connecting state policies
Education Trust, Inc
The student debt dilemma: Debt aversion as a barrier to college access
Preparing all Indiana youth for life in the global human capital economy
Project Mentor
Campus visit checklist: How to make the most of the trip
Preparing for a campus visit: Know before you go
Chicago Public Schools Department of Postsecondary Education
Early decision and early action
Inside the admissions process: What happens to your child's applications?
Application requirements: There's more than just a form
College application calendar: Save the date for college
Character counts: The child behind the numbers
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; California state report
Raising the Bar: Policy Recommendations for high school reform
American Indian and Alaska Native students in U.S. high schools
New kids on the block: Results from the Moving to Opportunity experiment
Education watch Alabama: Key education facts and figures 2006
Education watch Florida: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Florida: Key education facts and figures 2006
Echoes of Bakke: A fractured Supreme Court invalidates two race-conscious K-12 student assignment plans but affirms the compelling interest in the educational benefit of diversity
A report on the status of Hispanics in education: Overcoming a history of neglect
College access: A framework for systemic program development
Student African American Brotherhood
Financial aid FAQ (frequently asked questions)
Financial aid glossary: Some terms you may enounter on the road
Scholarship guide
Frequently asked questions
Mathematics and science achievement and course-taking for college-bound high school students
Setting students' sights on college: Chicago public schools
Helping equip teachers to answer students' questions on college knowledge
Differential grading standards among high schools
No child left behind: What it means for parents
Your child's high school counselor: Putting it all together
Balancing acts: How high school counselors view risks and opportunities of student loans
101 Great books: Recommended for college-bound readers
Great summer jobs: Explore careers and gain valuable experience
Summer learning programs: Diversifying the high school experience
Break down the bill: What's it going to cost?
Getting college credit before college: The Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) and College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP®)
Quick-start college selection: Pick a baby-step, any baby-step
Hendricks College Network
Early childhood education: Investing in quality makes sense
Can separate be equal? The overlooked flaw at the center of No Child Left Behind
Preparing today's high school students for tomorrow's opportunities
Qualified teachers for at-risk schools: A national imperative
The alternative pathways project: A framework for dropout reduction and recovery
Improving academic achievement in urban districts: What state policymakers can do
Practical guidelines for the education of English language learners: Research based recommendations for instruction and academic interventions
Successful bilingual schools: Six effective programs in California
Children at risk: Consequences for school readiness and beyond
The progress of education reform: Closing the achievement gap
Achievement gaps and correlates of early mathematics achievement: Evidence from the ECLS K-first grade sample
Middle school practices improve student achievement in high poverty schools
Building bridges to college and careers: Contextualized basic skills programs at community colleges
Latinos in secondary education
Achievement gaps: An examination of differences in student achievement and growth
School readiness: Closing racial and ethnic gaps
Inside the black box of high-performing high-poverty schools
Opening the door to the American Dream: Increasing higher education access and success for immigrants
Improving high-school-to-college transition through leadership and governance
College guide for students with disabilities
Higher education, higher cost and higher debt: Paying for college in the future
Indian students and college preparation
Pacific Islanders lagging behind in higher educational attainment
Career key
American Indian higher education consortium
National Indian Education Association
Office of Indian education
The role of the guidance profession in a shifting education system
Career academies: Impacts on labor market outcomes and educational attainment
Every child, every promise: Turning failure into action
Sloan career cornerstone center