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Author(s):Simon, S.
Title:Illinois community college: Focus on the finish: A report to Governor Pat Quinn and the Illinois General Assembly
Short Description:Community colleges are the future of the Illinois economy. Nearly 1 million students pass through their doors each year in search of accessible, affordable education and career training. Unfortunately, too many students leave campus without the certificate or degree necessary for a good-paying job.
Annotation:Community colleges are the future of the Illinois economy. Nearly 1 million students pass through their doors each year in search of accessible, affordable education and career training. Unfortunately, too many students leave campus without the certificate or degree necessary for a good-paying job. Slightly fewer than one in five Illinois students who began their studies as first-time, full-time students at Illinois community colleges in the fall of 2007 graduated by the summer of 2010. In order for Illinois to attract and retain businesses – and do right by thier students – the state needs to dramatically increase this success rate, says Lt. Governor Sheila Simon.
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Income of U.S. workforce projected to decline if education doesn't improve
Data quality campaign: Using data to improve student achievement
American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian education in the states
The college ladder: Linking secondary and postsecondary education for success for all students
Part II: Institutional strategies, strategies to increase student success
Education watch Alabama: Key education facts and figures 2006
Independent Evaluation of the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE): Third Biennial Report
Return on investment: Educational choices and demographic change in California's future
State of college opportunity in Ohio 2005
Accelerated remedial math education: How institutional innovation and state policy interact
Student success in college: Puzzle, pipeline, or pathway?
Educational programs and projects that address the needs of low-income students
Community college student success: What institutional characteristics make a difference
Camino de la universidad: The road to college
Innovation America: A compact for postsecondary education
Do student success courses actually help community college students succeed?
Lumina Foundation Lessons: Students aren't just data points, but numbers do count
Annotated bibliography: Adult learning in focus: National and state data report
Achievement and attainment in Chicago charter schools
The connection strategy: Preparing young people to succeed in college and beyond
Redesigning the ninth-grade experience: Reduce failure, improve achievement, and increase high school graduation rates
The Bologna club: What U.S. higher education can learn from a decade of higher education reconstruction
Helping community college students cope with financial emergencies: Lessons from the Dreamkeepers and Angel Fund financial aid programs
I-STEM Resource Network
Strategic directions in Indiana education
Western Policy Exchanges
Opportunity road: The promise and challenge of America's forgotten youth
The roll of Pell grants in access, persistence and completion
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
The college completion agenda: 2011 progress report
Advocacy in action toolkit
Three policies to reduce time to degree
School counselors literature and landscape review: The state of school counseling in America
Operation College Promise
Equity scorecard: A process for building institutional capacity to educate young men of color
Men of color: Ensuring the academic success of Latinos in higher education
Learning at a distance: Undergraduate enrollment in distance education courses and degree programs
Improving student transfer from community colleges to four-year institutions-The perspective of leaders from baccalaureate-granting institutions
Latino college completion: Texas
Boosting college completion for a new economy
Conditional cash transfers and college persistence: Evidence from a randomized need-based grant program
Graduating at-risk students: a cross-sector analysis
National Coalition for College Completion
Improving college performance and retention the easy way: Unpacking the ACT exam
The undereducated American
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Characteristics of credential completers
Priced out: How the wrong financial-aid policies hurt low-income students
A diversity action blueprint: Policy parameters and model practices for higher education institutions
On our way: Educational toolkit for families (A program instructional guide)
Turning points: A case study of family literacy-Community college partnerships
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
The college completion agenda: 2011 Progress report: Latino edition
Building integrated pathways to sustainable careers: An introduction to the Accelerated Opportunity Initiative
Innovations in developmental math: Community colleges enhance support for nontraditional students
Unlocking potential: Results of a national survey of postsecondary education in state prisons
K-12 education reform: Implications and opportunities for public colleges and universities
Aligning education and workforce goals to foster economic development
Improving child care access to promote postsecondary success among low-income parents
Subprime opportunity: The unfulfilled promsie of for-profit colleges and universities
Front and center: Critical choices for higher education
Lumina Foundation Focus: Un nuevo dia: As Latino population grows, so must college attainment
Affirming the goal: Is college and career readiness an internationally competitive standard?
Institutional variation in credential completion: Evidence from Washington State Community and Technical colleges
SREB State Data Exchange: 2009-10 Indicators report
A detection model of college withdrawal
An analysis of inquiry, nonstart and drop reasons in nontraditional university student populations
Building roads to success: Key considerations for communities and states reconnecting youth to education
Closing the college completion gap: A guidebook for the faith community
When opportunity knocks, who answers? New evidence on college achievement awards
Improving undergraduate learning: Findings and policy recommendations from the SSRC-CLA longitudinal project
What works in student retention 2010
The shapeless river: Does a lack of structure inhibit students' progress at community colleges?
2010 census of male-focused programs: A snapshot of programs and organzations supporting American males
Community college and high school partnerships
Community colleges and higher education: How do state transfer and articulation policies impact student pathways?
Unexpected pathways: Transfer patterns of California community college students
The return on the federal investment in for-profit education: Debt without a diploma
Just how similar? Community colleges and the for-profit sector
Dual enrollment: A strategy for educational advancement of all students
Subprime opportunity: The unfulfilled promise of for-profit colleges and universities
The role of community-based organizations in the college access and success movement
Accelerating college knowledge: Examining the feasibility of a targeted early commitment Pell Grant program
The economic benefits of postsecondary degrees: A state and national level analysis
"They never told me what to expect, so I didn't know what to do": Defining and clarifying the role of a community college student
The condition of college and career readiness 2012: National report
The competition that really matters: Comparing U.S., Chinese, and Indian investments in the next-generation workforce
2012 National survey of school counselors: True north: Charting the course to college and career readiness
Debt, jobs, diversity and who gets in: A survey of admissions directors
Performance-based funding of higher education: A detailed look at best practices in six states
What Works Clearinghouse review of the report "The effects of student coaching in college: An evaluation of a randomized experiment in student mentoring"
The role of student learning outcomes for institutional accountability and transparency
For profit higher education: The failure to safeguard the federal investment and ensure student success
Making loans work: How community colleges support responsible borrowing
Using assessment results: Promising practices of institutions that do it well
Competency-based degree programs in the US: Postsecondary credentials for measurable student learning and performance
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
Refocusing adult education on career and postsecondary success: An analysis of adult education (Title II) in WIA reauthorization proposals
It's a matter of time: Low-income students and community colleges
Reclaiming the American Dream: Community colleges and the nation's future: A report from the 21st century commission on the future of community colleges
Valuable learning or "spinning their wheels"?: Understanding excess credits earned by community college associate degree completers
Pathways through graduate school and into careers
Finding your workforce: The top 25 institutions graduating Latinos
State HIgher Education Finance 2011
Opportunity for action: Preparing youth for 21st century livelihoods
Pathways to success: Integrating learning with life and work to increase national college completion
Assets & opportunity scorecard
Statewide aid policies to improve college access and success
The role of Pell Grants in access, persistence and completion
Pell grants and the lifting of rural America's future
Documenting uncertain times: Post-graduate transitions of the Academically Adrift cohort
A stronger nation through higher education: A detailed look at college attainment-nationally, by state and by metro area
Ensuring America's Future - Sector briefs
AACC statement on the American Enterprise Institute's "Completion Matters: The High Cost of Low Community College Graduation Rates"
The best of two worlds: Lessons from a community college-community organization collaboration to increase student success
2012 State of the state addresses: Governors' top education issues
The Adult Education and Economic Growth Act: Toward a modern adult education system and a more educated workforce
Action plan for improving measures of postsecondary student success
Finding your workforce: The top 25 institutions graduating Latinos in health professions and related programs by academic level
Much accomplished, much at stake: Performance and policy in Maryland higher education
APSCU's five tenents of veteran education
Study: College degrees pay off most for African Americans in California
A new classification scheme for for-profit institutions
Connecting the dots between learning and resources
Preparing high school students for college: An exploratory study of college readiness programs in Texas
Finding your workforce: The top 25 institutions graduating Latinos in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) by academic level 2009-2010
Where to begin? The evolving role of placement exams for students starting college
Challenge the status quo: Academic success among school-age African-American males
Adult college completion toolkit
Data for action 2012: Focus on people to change data culture
Middle skills jobs and the growing importance of postsecondary education
The earning power of recent graduates from Virginia's colleges and universities: How are graduates from different degree programs doing in the labor market?
The earning power of graduates from Tennessee's colleges and universities: How are graduates from different degree programs doing in the labor market?
Black male student athletes and racial inequities in NCAA division I college sports
The college completion agenda may sacrifice college access for low-income, minority and other at-risk students
Lifting Latinos up by their 'rootstraps': Moving beyond trauma through a healing-informed framework for Latino boys and men
Advancing to completion: Increasing degree attainment by improving graduation rates and closing gaps for Hispanic students
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
Increasing return on investment from federal student aid
From capacity to success: HSIs and Latino student success through Title V
2012 SREB Annual Report
Modeling the role of community colleges in increasing educational attainment and workforce preparedness
Services to students with disabilities: A study of workload and costs
Five strategies to help low-income adults and youth attain community college credentials
Insulating the education pipeline to increase postsecondary success
Understanding the working college student
We dream a world: The 2025 vision for black men and boys
Data tools for accelerating Latino student success (ALASS)
Cross-system collaboration for reconnecting youth
The degree qualifications profile
Examining the role of summer bridge programs in promoting college readiness and completion: Lessons learned from Texas' developmental summer bridges
Keeping score when it counts: Graudation success and academic progress rates for the 2011 NCAA Division1 men's basketball tournament teams
Buying college: What consumers need to know
Protecting the federal investment in higher education: The gainful employment rule
What should count? Frontline perspectives on student success and college accountability
Changing the DNA of higher education from the inside out
From GED to college degree: Creating pathways to postsecondary success for high school dropouts
Students speak! Understanding the value of HBCUs from student perspectives
Plugged in: Positive development strategies for disconnected Latino youth
A green career pathways framework: Postsecondary and employment success for low-income, disconnected youth
Employer-paid tuition advancement for low-income workers
Designing STEM pathways through early college: Ohio's metro early college high school
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Scaling and sustaining: State progress in the developmental education initiative
Missed opportunity: How New York can do a better job of reconnecting youth on public assistance to education and jobs
Single mothers and college success: Charting paths out of poverty
Promoting postsecondary educational success for adults and families-A practical partnership guide
The college completion agenda: State capitals campaign 2011
The educational experience of young men of color: Federal legal implications and policy guidance
Reawakening the dream deferred: Can comprehensive intervention programs increase college awareness among at-risk students?
Community college access and affordability for occupational and nontraditional students
The truth behind higher education disclosure laws
Pat Tillman Foundation
Up for grabs: The gains and prospects of first- and second generation young adults
Transforming education in America
National postsecondary enrollment trends: Before, during, and after the great recession
Committing to quality: Guidelines for assessment and accountability in higher education
Crafting a new vision for high school: How states can join academic and technical studies to promote more powerful learning
Second to none in attainment, discovery, and innovation: The national agenda for higher education
Lumina Foundation for Education: Accomplishments and challenges
National study of student support services. Third-year longitudinal study results and program implementation study update
Center for Law and Social Policy
Project Complete
Adult learning in focus: Individual state profiles and downloadable data
The growing imbalance: Recent trends in U.S. postsecondary education finance
Reaching higher with Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana: Focusing on the roll of community colleges
Transition matters: Community college to bachelor's degree
Higher Education in Michigan: Overcoming Challenges to Expand Access
Who graduates in California?
Remediation in the community college: An evaluator's perspective
Indiana's adult education and workforce skills performance report: Preparing adults for a brighter future
Dual enrollment students in Florida and New York City: Postsecondary outcomes
Engaging faculty and staff: An imperative for fostering retention, advising, and smart borrowing
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
Postsecondary Access and Success
Fifty states of achieving the dream: State policies to enhance access to community colleges across the United States
Partnership for 21st Century Skills
A supporting role: How accreditors can help promote the success of community college students
What community college management practices are effective in promoting student success? A study of high- and low-impact institutions
Beyond access: How the first semester matters for community college students' aspirations and persistence
National Council of La Raza
Experiences that matter: Enhancing student learning and success
Enhancing student services at Owens Community College: Early results from the Opening Doors demonstration in Ohio
Accelerated developmental education project
Opening doors to earning credentials: Changing courses - Instructional innovations that help low income students succeed in community college
Building a culture of evidence for community college student success: Early progress in the Achieving the Dream initiative
Tour of the male student mind in American higher education
Addressing America's dropout challenge: State efforts to boost graduation rates require federal support
Persistence and attainment of 2003-04 beginning postsecondary students: After three years
Education watch Indiana: Key education facts and figures 2006
Education watch Washington: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Washington: Key education facts and figures 2006
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; Washington state report
Education watch California: Key facts and figures
Education watch California: Key education facts and figures
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; California state report
Raising the Bar: Policy Recommendations for high school reform
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; Alabama state report
Forming a college-going community in U.S. public high schools
Colorado Reports
Education watch Colorado: Key education facts and figures
Education watch Colorado: Key education facts and figures 2006
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; Colorado state report
Education watch Texas: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Texas: Key education facts and figures 2006
Highlights of the 2007 Accountability System in the State of Texas
Closing the gaps by 2015: The Texas higher education plan
Texas public universities' data and performance report: Part A
The art of student retention
College access, financial aid, and college success for undergraduates from foster care
Descriptive summary of 1995-96 beginning postsecondary students: Six years later
Moving into town - and moving on: The community college in the lives of traditional age students
Does implementing a research based school counseling curriculum enhance student achievement
ACSFA policy brief: The toolbox and student aid policy
Addressing the shame of higher education: Programs that support college enrollment and retention of African-American males
Redesigning high schools to prepare students for the future
What community college practices and policies are effective in promoting student success: A study of high- and low-impact institutions
Mixed messages: What state high school tests communicate about student readiness for college
The governance divide: A report on a four-state study on improving college readiness and success
Pathways to a four-year degree: Determinants of transfer and degree completion
Equal access to postsecondary education? The case of undocumented immigrant students
Waiting to attend college: Students who delay postsecondary enrollment
Educational needs index
Educational needs index state report: Indiana
Early exit: Understanding adult attrition in accelerated and traditional postsecondary programs
Ready for tomorrow: Helping all students achieve secondary and postsecondary success
State financial aid: Policies to enhance articulation and transfer
A matter of degrees: Improving graduation rates in four-year colleges and universities
Access denied: Restoring the nation’s commitment to equal educational opportunity
College access in Indiana and the United States: A 2003-04 status report
Engaged learning: Fostering success for all 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
A multi-institution analysis of the effects of campus-based financial aid on student persistence at public four-year institutions
What works for Latino students
California policy options to accelerate Latino success in higher education
Demography is not destiny: Increasing the graduation rates of low-income college students at large public universities
College access for the working poor: Overcoming burdens to succeed in higher education
Graduate migration from Indiana's postsecondary institutions
Building a strong community college system for the state of Indiana: A best practices study
The impact of diversity on college students: The latest research
Building pathways to success for low-skill adult students: Lessons for community college policy and practice from a longitudinal student tracking study
Who's left behind? Immigrant children in high and low LEP schools
Recent STEM initiatives
Students entering and leaving postsecondary occupational education: 1995-2001
College learning for the new global century
Act on fact: Using data to improve student success
Access and participation profiles
State of decline? Gaps in college access and achievement call for renewed commitment to educating Californians
CSO College Center: A student gateway to college access, opportunity, and success
Intercollegiate athletes and effective educational practice: Winning combination or losing effort
Special report on the transfer admission process: National Association for College Admission Counseling
The relationship between AP exam performance and college outcomes
The course of innovation: Using technology to transform higher education
Dollars and sense: How "career first" programs like Year Up benefit youth and employers
FloridaCAN! Empowering communities to work alongside our schools for student success
Improving education through collaboration: A case study of the Long Beach seamless education partnership
Southern Regional Education Board annual report: The essentials: What really counts in improving education
Call for action: Transforming teaching and learning to prepare high school students for college and careers
Building a learning agenda around disconnected youth
Ensuring America's future: Federal policy and Latino college completion
Accountability for equitable outcomes in higher education
College readiness issue brief: High expectations: A key to success for all
The educational crisis facing young men of color: Reflections on four days of dialogue on the educational challenges of minority males
2009 Student retention practices and strategies at four-year and two-year institutions
A shared agenda: P-12 and postsecondary policy recommendations: Moving toward a more cohesive continuum of federal support for college opportunity
Keeping score when it counts: Graduation rates for 2010 NCAA men's division 1 basketball tournament teams
American community colleges and the academic crisis of basic skills: Adult student success
Revving the education engine: Effectively aligning education, workforce, and economic development policy
FY 2011 budget proposal: Thoughts and recommendations for increasing college access and success
Policies paved the way: Early college innovation in North Carolina
Fueling the race to postsecondary success: A 48-institution study of prior learning assessment and adult student outcomes
Lumina Foundation Focus: Off the charts: Columns of data provide support for student achievement
Increasing college success: A roadmap for governors
Community College 2.0
Improving student success by strengthening developmental education in community colleges: The role of state policy
Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP)
Creating a high school culture of college-going: The case of Washington State Achievers
Smart options: Investing the recovery funds for student success
Community college transfer and articulation policies: Looking beneath the surface
Fulfilling the commitment: Recommendations for reforming federal student aid
Recommended policies and practices for advancing Indiana's system of adult education and workforce training
State policies on student transitions: Results of a 50-state inventory
Indiana Latino Institute, Inc.
Better together: Realigning pre-college skills development programs to achieve greater academic success for adult learners
The impact of new college graduates on intrastate labor markets
A model of success: The model institution's for excellence program's successful leadership in STEM education (1995-2007)
Higher education performance funding 2.0 - Funding degrees (tip sheet)
Higher education success among historically marginalized males
Lumina Foundation Focus: No more kid stuff: Colleges and universities take a mature approach to serving adult students
Are student employment and academic success linked?
Ready to assemble: Grading state higher education accountability systems
How colleges organize themselves to increase student persistence: Four-year institutions (College Board study on student retention)
Working learners: Educating our entire workforce for success in the 21st century
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
Promoting economic mobility by increasing postsecondary education
Dynamic annotated bibliographies from the IPCN online college access library
Cost, commitment, and attainment in higher education: An international comparison
Keeping score when it counts: Sweet 16 men's and women's teams: A look at their academic success
Keeping score when it counts: Assessing the 2008-09 bowl-bound college football teams: Academic performance improves, but race still matters
Selected states response to supporting high school English language learners
Removing roadblocks to rigor: Linking academic and social supports to ensure college readiness and success
SREB Factbook on higher education
Summer Search
National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment
National studies find TRIO programs effective at increasing college enrollment and graduation
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Characteristics of students who stop out
Projections of education statistics to 2018
Military service members and veterans in higher education: What the new GI Bill may mean for postsecondary institutions
Background and supporting evidence for Adult Education for Work
Leading in a changing America: Presidential perspectives from Hispanic-serving institutions
Education & the military spouse: The long road to success
How much are college students borrowing?
Persistence in post-secondary education in Canada: The latest research
Raising rigor, getting results: Lessons learned from AP expansion
LE,NONET pilot project: Interim evaluation report
Research on retention and attrition
College enrollment hits an all-time high, fueled by community college surge
Between two worlds: How young Latinos come of age in America
2009 What works for Latinos in higher education
ACE Online Information Center
Rising by Degrees
Beyond access: Explaining socioeconomic differences in college transfer
The building blocks of success: Higher-level math for all students
Career and technical education in the United States: 1990-2005
Economic state of young America
Flexible learning options for adult students
The costs of failure factories in American higher education
Essential elements of engagement: High expectations and high support
Counting on graduation: An agenda for state leadership
Making the transition to four-year institutions: Academic preparation and transfer
Evaluating the impact of interventions that promote successful transitions from high school
Pushing the envelope: State policy innovations in financing postsecondary education for workers who study
Measuring up 2008: Online state report cards
Promising instructional reforms in developmental education: A case study of three Achieving the Dream colleges
Postsecondary connection: Making the link between high school preparation and college success
Tuition equity legislation: Investing in Colorado high school graduates through equal opportunity to postsecondary education
Referral, enrollment, and completion in developmental education sequences in community colleges
Deciding on postsecondary education
Facts for education advocates: School counseling, access and persistence
Keeping score when it counts: Graduation rates and academic progress rates (APR) for 2009 NCAA men's division I basketball tournament teams
Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics
The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES)
College outcomes comparisons by AP and non-AP high school experiences
Collecting survey data for assessment: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Education watch 2009
State of metropolitan America: On the front lines of demographic transformation
Foster youth who have succeeded in higher education: Common themes
The impact of "going green" on the Latino community
Lumina Foundation Lessons: When networks build a platform, students step up
First-generation students: Undergraduates whose parents never enrolled in college
Policy on dual credit opportunities in Indiana
Higher education budgets and the global recession
A new national approach to career navigation for working learners
Graduation championship series: If a school's graduation rates mattered on the gridiron, college football's national rankings would look quite different
Race to the Top: Accelerating college and career readiness in states: P-20 longitudinal data systems
Race to the Top: Accelerating college and career readiness in states: Low-performing schools
A shared agenda: Action alert for state and federal officials
Calculating cost-return for investments in students success
Time to Completion Web Site
Benchmarking the success of Latina and Latino students in STEM to achieve national graduation goals
Current challenges and opportunities in preparing rural high school students for success in college and careers: What federal policymakers need to know
A snapshot of African Americans in higher education
Financial incentives for institutions and individuals: Survey findings from the Midwest and the Nation
The effects of public support on college attainment
Latinos and the culture of college: How to build a commitment-to-college curriculum
The key to prosperity: The skills of the American worker
College admissions tests as measures of accountability
Center for Postsecondary and Economic Success (C-PES)
The 6th annual AP report to the nation
Improving public education: A guide for donors to make a difference
Southern Regional Education Board: Moving Ahead: State progress reports on Challenge to Lead goals
Status and trends in the education of minority groups
SREB State Data Exchange: 40 years and still counting: 2008-2009 highlights
Educational attainment in the United States: 2009
Charting the path from engagement to achievement: A report on the 2009 High School Survey of Student Engagement
Funding career pathways and career pathway bridges: A federal policy toolkit for states
Getting past go: Rebuilding the remedial education bridge to college success
ETS Policy Notes: Advancing learning for our diverse adult population
The case to adopt common college- and career-ready standards (state cards)
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
What are we doing to middle school English learners? Findings and recommendations for change from a study of California EL programs
Hispanics, high school dropouts, and the GED
Moving on: State policies to address academic brain drain in the South
Income and financial aid effects on persistence and degree attainment in public colleges
The toolbox revisited: Paths to degree completion from high school through college
Learning communities and student success in postsecondary education
The role of the guidance profession in a shifting education system
Career development interventions and academic self-efficacy: A pilot study
Preparing today's high school students for tomorrow's opportunities
Focus on foster care: Building educational support for youth in care
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
Charter high schools: Closing the achievement gap
Closing educational achievement gaps for Latino/a students in Utah
Promoting a systematic focus on learning supports to address barriers to learning and teaching
Thinking outside the box: Policy strategies for readiness, access, and success
Collegiate learning assessement project
Event Dropout Rates for Public School Students in grades 9-12: 2002-3 and 2003-4
A report on the status of Hispanics in education: Overcoming a history of neglect
Statewide administration of the ACT: A key component in improving student preparation for college and work
Do Current State Standards and Assessments Reflect College Readiness?: A Case Study
Adult learners in higher education: Barriers to success and strategies to improve results
Three-year graduation rates for associate students
Opening Doors project publications
Championing success: A report on the progress of tribal college and university alumni
Institutional practices and student persistence: Extending the empirical record
Best practices and programs in career and technical education
Alignment of high school graduation requirements and state-set college admissions requirements
Accelerated learning for all
Findings from the Condition of Education 2001: Students whose parents did not go to college
Borrowers who drop out: A neglected aspect of the college student loan trend
Latino youth finishing college: The role of selective pathways
Persistence and attainment of beginning students with Pell Grants
Postsecondary institutions in the United States: Fall 2004 and degrees and other awards conferred: 2003-04
To ensure America's future: Building a national opportunity system for adults
NCHEMS information center
Migrant students attending college: Facilitating their success
First generation students in postsecondary education: A look at their college transcripts
Educational attainment in the United States: 2003
First generation college students: A literature review
College completion: Additional efforts could help education with its completion goals
Investing wisely in adult learning is key to state prosperity
Overview of education in Indiana: Preparing students for success
Improving education outcomes for foster youth: The Guardian Scholars Project Year 1
Dollars and sense II: Lessons from good, cost-effective small schools
What are the expected benefits associated with implementing a comprehensive guidance program
Grapevine: An annual compilation of data on state tax apropriations for the general operation of higher education
Enrollment in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2004; Graduation Rates; 1998 and 2001 Cohorts; and Financial Statistics; Fiscal Year 2004
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
Characteristics of undergraduate borrowers: 1999-2000
Stepping stones to a degree: The impact of enrollment pathways and milestones on older community college student outcomes
Miles to go: Louisiana
Placing college graduation rates in context: How 4-Year college graduation rates vary with selectivity and the size of low-income enrollment
Does public funding for higher education matter?
SPIDO (State Policy Inventory Database Online)
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Claiming common ground: State policymaking for improving college readiness and success
Institutional Student Profiles Fall 2006 for the State of Alabama
Alabama education quick facts 2007
Alabama: Featured facts from the SREB Fact Book on higher education
Benchmarks: Indicators of effective educational practice
What's wrong with guys?
Workers need training, not tough talk
Quality counts 2008
MHEC in Indiana: 2006-07
A framework and recommendations for federal action on secondary school reform
Transfer between community colleges and four-year colleges: The all-American game
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
Committing to student engagement: Reflections on CCSSE's first five years: 2007 findings
Making performance accountability work: English lessons for U.S. community colleges
Standardization vs. flexibility: State policy options on placement testing for developmental education in community colleges
A call to action: Why America must innovate
Unmasking the effects of student engagement on college grades and persistence
Improving academic performance among Native American students: A review of the research literature
Lost in transition: Building a better path from school to college and careers
How does the United States stack up? International comparisons of academic achievement
Minority males: Race/ethnicity, gender, and student outcomes
Enrollment status and outcomes
Characteristics and destinations of students who transfer: First report
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
Windows on achievement and inequality
More student success: A systemic solution
Indiana's K-12 STEM Ed Report Card
National Indian Education Study 2007 Part II: The educational experiences of American Indian and Alaska Native students in grades 4 and 8
Diverse issues in higher education
Lifelong learning: New strategies for the education of working adults
The impacts of regular Upward Bound: Results from the third follow-up data collection
Indiana college success coalition
Survey finds that Hoosier students are setting their sights on higher education
Do community colleges provide a viable pathway to a Baccalaureate degree?
First-generation students: Undergraduates whose parents never enrolled in postsecondary education
A profile of the Talent Search program: 1998-99
Best practices in recruiting and retaining minority graduate students
Transitions to adulthood for homeless adolescents: Education and public policy
US Students in overseas degree programs: Key destinations and fields of study
Science and engineering indicators 2012
Open educational resources: Tools to help 21st century students achieve their postsecondary eduation goals and keep America competitive
Education and the economy: The economic benefits of helping high school dropouts earn both high school diplomas and college degrees
When working works: Employment & postsecondary success
National Student Clearinghouse Research Center Snapshot Reports
High school dual enrollment programs: Are we fast-tracking students too fast?
Snapshot report: Mobility
Snapshot report: Concurrent enrollment
Why policymakers should care about children's savings
The role of minority-serving institutions in national college completion goals
What can we learn from law school? Legal education reflects issues found in all of higher education
Can applying to more colleges increase enrollment rates?
A new mission for the middle-grades: Preparing students for a changing world
Postsecondary education student outcomes vary at for-profit, non-profit, and public schools
The state of young America: Economic barriers to the American dream
Using community colleges to build a STEM-skilled workforce
Learn and earn: Modeling the success of Metropolitan College: The Business-Higher Education Forum's simulation series
Cheap for whom? How much education costs taxpayers
Closing achievement gaps: Improving educational outcomes for Hispanic children: English language acquisition and middle school preparation: Keys to Latino educational success
Unfulfilled expectations: Recent college graduates struggle in a troubled economy
The role of mentoring in college access and success
Latino college completion: Pennsylvania
The case for change in college admissions
Underserved students who earn credit through prior learning assessment have higher degree completion rates and shorter time-to-degree
Adult College Completion Network: Project Warehouse
Scaling up Breaking Through: 2010 evaluation
Making every diploma count: Using extended-year graduation rates to measure student success
Giving credit where credit is due: Creating a competency-based qualifications framework for postsecondary education and training
Creating opportunities in health care: The community college role in workforce partnerships
Capacity building to diversify STEM: Realizing potential among HBCUs
Supporting data use while protecting the privacy, security and confidentiality of student information: A primer for state policymakers
Education as a data-driven enterprise: A primer for leaders in business, philanthropy, and education
Projections of education statistics to 2019
Disrupting college: How disruptive innovation can deliver quality and affordability to postsecondary education
Everybody ready for college
Assessing developmental assessment in community colleges
Lumina Foundation Focus: Discerning learning: Colleges find new ways to show what students know
High expectations and strong supports yield postsecondary success
Which students to serve? Universal or targeted eligibility for postsecondary opportunity programs
Voluntary Framework of Accountability (VFA) for community colleges
Voluntary Framework of Acountability (VFA) proposed stage one measures
Do institutions respond asymmetrically to changes in state need- and merit-based aid?
Factors contributing to the upward transfer of baccalaureate aspirants beginning at community colleges
Conducting a scan of your college access and success system: Why it matters, how to do it, how to use it
The advanced placement program benefits mainly well-prepared students who pass AP exams
Benefitting whom? For-profit education companies and the growth of military educational benefits
Tracking students to 200 percent of normal time: Effect on institutional graduation rates
College access challenge grants: Including adult learners, strengthening student success
Bringing adults back to college: Designing and implementing a statewide concierge model
Transfer and articulation policies
Closing the gap between high school and college
A gathering force: A survey of two cohorts of Hispanic Scholarship Fund scholars
Time to completion: States and systems must tackle the time dilemma
College success for all: How the Hidalgo independent school district is adopting early college as a district-wide strategy
How increasing college access is increasing inequality, and what to do about it
Core principles for transforming remedial education: A joint statement
Transfer: An indispensable part of the community college mission
The role of two-year institutions in four-year success
Promising and practical strategies to improve postsecondary education
Cracking the credit hour
An examination of the information technology job market
The SAT report on college & career readiness: 2012
Graduating to a pay gap: The earnings of women and men one year after college graduation
STEM in postsecondary education: Entrance, attrition, and coursetaking among 2003-2004 beginning postsecondary students
Common measures for college access and success
The state of Latinos in the United States: Although the growing population has experienced marked success, barriers remain
Trends among young adults over three decades, 1974-2006
Keeping the promise of opportunity: Redesigning financial aid to support post-secondary completion among low-income young adults
Development, discouragement, or diversion? New evidence on the effects of college remediation
Higher education: Gaps in access and persistence study
The impact of affirmative action bans in graduate education
Increasing college and career readiness through dual enrollment: Research, policies, and effective practices
The economic case for higher education
The causes and consequences of attending historically black colleges and universities
The condition of education 2012 (Website)
Driving K-12 reform through a college-access and success agenda
50-state mathematics requirements for the standard high school diploma
California District Report Cards
Remediation: Higher education's bridge to nowhere
Rethinking higher education business models: Steps toward a disruptive innovation approach to understanding and improving higher education outcomes
The great cost shift: How higher education cuts undermine the future middle class
Latino college completion in 50 states
Enrollment in postsecondary institutions, Fall 2010; Financial statistics, fiscal year 2010; and graduation rates, selected cohorts, 2002-07
Overcoming obstacles to college attendance and degree completion: Toward a pro-college savings agenda