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Author(s):Balfanz, R., and Byrnes, V.
Title:The importance of being in school: A report on absenteeism in the nation's public schools
Organization:Johns Hopkins University Center for Social Organization of Schools
Short Description:Because it is not measured, chronic absenteeism is not acted upon. Like bacteria in a hospital, chronic absenteeism can wreak havoc long before it is discovered. If the evidence in this report is borne out through more systematic data collection and analysis, that havoc may have already undermined school reform efforts of the past quarter century and negated the positive impact of future efforts. Students need to attend school daily to succeed.
Annotation:America’s education system is based on the assumption that barring illness or an extraordinary event, students are in class every weekday. So strong is this assumption that it is not even measured. Indeed, it is the rare state education department, school district or principal that can tell you how many students have missed 10 percent or more of the school year or in the previous year missed a month or more school - two common definitions of chronic absence. Because it is not measured, chronic absenteeism is not acted upon. Like bacteria in a hospital, chronic absenteeism can wreak havoc long before it is discovered. If the evidence in this report is borne out through more systematic data collection and analysis, that havoc may have already undermined school reform efforts of the past quarter century and negated the positive impact of future efforts. Students need to attend school daily to succeed. The good news of this report is that being in school leads to succeeding in school. Achievement, especially in math, is very sensitive to attendance, and absence of even two weeks during one school year matters. Attendance also strongly affects standardized test scores and graduation and dropout rates. Educators and policymakers cannot truly understand achievement gaps or efforts to close them without considering chronic absenteeism.
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A way forward: A progressive vision for reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
National Indian education study part I: The performance of American Indian and Alaska Native fourth- and eighth-grade students on NAEP 2005 reading and mathematics assessments
How desegregation changed us: The effects of racially mixed schools on students and society
Building academic skills in context: Testing the value of advanced math learning in career and technical education
Closing educational achievement gaps for Latino/a students in Utah
Ladders of learning: Fighting fade-out by advancing pK-3 alignment
Early childhood education: Investing in quality makes sense
Paying back, not giving back: Student debt's negative influence on public service career opportunities
Teacher attrition: A costly loss to the nation and to the states
Returning to learning: Adults' success in college is key to America's future
A voice from the middle
The ASCA national model
Beating the odds: An analysis of student performance and achievement gaps on state assessments: 2005-06 School year
Differential grading standards among high schools
Do Current State Standards and Assessments Reflect College Readiness?: A Case Study
Early college planning pays big dividends: Louisiana
Public high school graduation and college-readiness rates: 1991-2002
Reforming public high schools: The greatest educational challenge
With diploma in hand: Hispanic high school seniors talk about their future
Rising to the challenge: Are high school graduates prepared for college and work
Raising our sights: No high school senior left behind
Effects of students’ middle school and high school experiences on completion of the bachelor’s degree: How can school counselors make a difference?
When it comes to school, girls rule
Unfinished business: More measured approaches in standards-based reform
Increasing the achievement of Native American youth at early college high schools
The relationship between advanced placement and college graduation
Success for All Foundation
Appropriate use of high stakes testing in our schools: How should student learning and achievement be measured
Setting the '08 education agenda for the nation: Education as an engine for regional economic and workforce development
Indiana's best buys: An in-depth look at Hoosier high schools
A new majority: Low income students in the South's public schools
The nation's report card: Mathematics 2007
The nation's report card: Reading 2007
Redesigning schools: 10 features of effective schools
Opportunity in America: The role of education
Schools need good leaders now: State progress in creating a learning-centered school leadership system
Giving students a chance to achieve: Getting off to a fast and successful start in grade nine
American Indian and Alaska Native students in U.S. high schools
A state leader's action guide to 21st century skills
Advanced placement report to the nation: 2007
Still looking to the future: Voluntary K-12 student integration: A manual for parents, educators, and advocates
North Central Regional Educational Research Laboratory: Data Primer
Every student counts: The case for graduation rate accountability
Windows on achievement and inequality
The last have become the first: Rural and small town America lead the way on desegregation
Big ideas dropout prevention strategies: Check and Connect
Consortium on Chicago school research at the University of Chicago
Next generation state data system: What is needed to support the next generation assessment and accountability systems
Diplomas count 2008 (Indiana state report): School to college: Can P-16 councils ease the transition
The transformative individual school counseling model: An accountability model for urban school counselors
Access to success: Patterns of advanced placement participation in U.S. high schools
Facts for education advocates
Schools, skills, and synapses
Eight elements of high school improvement: A mapping framework
Action required: Addressing the nation's lowest performing high schools
Paving the road to college: How school counselors help students succeed
Youth and schools today: Why SEL is needed
The economic impact of the achievement gap in America's schools
Literacy instruction in the content areas: Getting to the core of middle and high school improvement
The Benwood plan: A lesson in comprehensive teacher reform
Wealth mobility and volatility in black and white
When girls don't graduate, we all fail
Education at a glance 2007: OECD indicators
Course-taking patterns and preparation for postsecondary education in California's public university systems among minority youth
Raising boys' achievement
On ramp to college: A state policymaker's guide to dual enrollment
I-STEM Resource Network
Science and mathematics education indicators
The connection strategy: Preparing young people to succeed in college and beyond
The minds of boys
Federal Education Budget Project
Making sense of data-driven decision making in education
First-generation students: Undergraduates whose parents never enrolled in postsecondary education
Reach higher, America: Overcoming crisis inthe U. S. workforce
Career and technical education in the United States: 1990-2005
Out of many, one: Toward rigorous common core standards from the ground up
Test drive: Six states pilot better ways to measure and compare community college performance
College access and success state data
The role of schools in the English language learner achievement gap
Cities in crisis 2009: Closing the graduation gap: Educational and economic conditions in America's largest cities
Poverty and potential: Out-of-school factors and school success
Noncognitive assessment and college success: The case of the Gates Millennium Scholars
Squeeze play 2009: The public's views on college costs today
Facts for education advocates: School counseling, access and persistence
International Benchmarking Toolkit
Race to the top: Promising approaches to achieving college- and career-ready goals
From assets to school outcomes: How finances shape children's perceived possibilities and intentions
High school literacy: A quick stats fact sheet
Core problems: Out-of-field teaching persists in key academic courses and high-poverty schools
Expanding options: State financing of education pathways for struggling students and out-of-school youth (Indiana report)
Reviving the goal of an integrated society: A 21st century challenge
Closing the expectations gap 2009: Fourth annual 50-state progress report on the alignment of high school policies with the demands of college and careers
Ensuring equal opportunity in public education: How local school district funding policies hurt disadvantaged students and what federal policy can do about it
Changes in Graduation Rates by State (Progress and Challenge Indexes)
Building a college culture: Needs, goals, principles. and a case study
Critical conditions for equity and diversity in college access: Informing policy and monitoring results
College tools for schools
Sizing up state standards: 2008
Ensuring college success: Scaffolding experiences for students and faculty in an early college high school
Measuring up 2008
Transforming statewide high school assessment systems: A guide for state policymakers
The forgotten middle: Ensuring that all students are on target for college and career readiness before high school
The costs and benefits of an excellent education for all of America's children
Cramming: The effects of school accountability on college-bound students
Historic reversals, accelerating resegregation and the need for new integration strategies
Value-added analysis and education policy
Into the eye of the storm: Assessing the evidence on science and engineering education, quality, and workforce demand
Federal support for adolescent literacy: A solid investment
Statement of principals: Twenty-first century skills and the reauthorization of NCLB/ESEA
Achievement trap: How America is failing millions of high-achieving students from lower-income families
Status and trends in the education of racial and ethnic minorities
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
States' progress toward high school restructuring
Rethinking high school: Preparing students for success in college, career, and life
Are private high schools better academically than public high schools?
Innovation America: A compact for postsecondary education
High school teaching for the twenty-first century: Preparing students for college
State-level high school improvement systems checklist
The governance divide: A report on a four-state study on improving college readiness and success
Dollars and sense: The cost effectiveness of small schools
Redesigning high schools to prepare students for the future
Focus on results: An academic impact analysis of the Knowledge is Power Program
What kids can do: Voices and work from the next generation
Yes we can: Telling truths and dispelling myths about race and education in America
Bridging the gap between high school and college
Public education and Black male students: The 2006 state report card
How well are states educating our neediest children?: The Fordham report 2006
The high school transcript study: A decade of change in curricula and achievement, 1990-2000
Preparing students for success in college
Findings from the Condition of Education 2001: Students whose parents did not go to college
Every child a graduate: A framework for an excellent education for all middle and high school students
Ready or not: Creating a high school diploma that counts
Mixed messages: What state high school tests communicate about student readiness for college
Bridging the widest gap: Raising the achievement of Black boys
Add it up: Using research to improve education for low-income and minority students
An action agenda for improving America's high schools
The funding gap 2004: Many states still shortchange low-income and minority students
African American achievement in America
Closing the expectations gap: 2006
Standards for what? The economic roots of K-16 reform
Reality check 2006: Are parents and students ready for more math and science
School context, student attitudes and behavior, and student achievement: An exploratory analysis
African American students and U.S. high schools
What works for Latino students
Reading--Young children's achievement and classroom experiences
ACT national curriculum survey, 2005–2006
Addressing America's dropout challenge: State efforts to boost graduation rates require federal support
Expanding learning time in high schools
Writing next: Effective strategies to improve writing of adolescents in middle and high school
Reading next: A vision for action and research in middle and high school literacy
Preparing today's high school students for tomorrow's opportunities
Urgent but overlooked: The literacy crisis among adolescent English language learners
Orange juice or orange drink? Ensuring that "advanced courses" live up to their labels
The unraveling of No Child Left Behind: How negotiated changes unravel the law
Reading to achieve: A governor's guide to adolescent literacy
Schools to watch
National forum to accelerate middle grades reform
Childcare and early childhood education: More information sharing and program review by HHS could enhance access for families with limited English proficiency
Pre-K and Latinos: The foundation for America's future
The postsecondary educational experiences of high school career and technical education concentrators: Selected results from the NELS: 88/2000 Postsecondary education transcript study
Inside the black box of high-performing high-poverty schools
Measuring up internationally: Developing skills and knowledge for the global economy
Achievement gaps and correlates of early mathematics achievement: Evidence from the ECLS K-first grade sample
Ready by 21 case study: Petaluma
Teachers are the center of education: Mentoring, teaching and improving student learning
A comparison study of 12th grade students' college anticipations, aspirations, and college preparatory measures
The educational experience of young men of color: A review of research, pathways, and progress
Parent involvement and extended learning activities in school improvement plans in the Midwest region
Title I and high schools: Addressing the needs of disadvantaged students at all grade levels
Affirming the goal: Is college and career readiness an internationally competitive standard?
America's Promise Alliance dropout prevention summits
The economic value of higher teacher quality
Public school graduates and dropouts from the Common Core of Data: School year 2008-09
Digest of education statistics 2010, and mini-digest of education statistics 2010
Projections of education statistics to 2019
Building capacity for reconnecting youth
Early college graduates: Adapting, thriving, and leading in college
Accelerating college readiness: Lessons from North Carolina's innovator early colleges
Race to the top and teacher preparation: Analyzing state strategies for ensuring real accountability and fostering program innovation
Assessing developmental assessment in community colleges
States' progress and challenges in implementing common core state standards
Closing the expectations gap 2011
Hear us out: High school students in two cities talk about going to college
Reauthorizing ESEA: Considerations for dropout prevention and recovery
Redesigning community colleges for completion: Lessons from research on high performance organizations
Building a learning agenda around disconnected youth
Annie E. Casey Foundation 2010 Kids Count Data Book: State Profiles
A sharper focus on technical workers: How to educate and train for the global economy
Southern Regional Education Board: Moving Ahead: State progress reports on Challenge to Lead goals
Understanding the K-12 common core standards in English language arts and literacy in history/social studies, science, and technical subjects
The opportunity illusion: Subsidized housing and failing schools in California
No time to delay: Delivering the statewide data systems California's students deserve
Online learning: Addressing challenges and seizing opportunities
The rising price of inequality: How inadequate grant aid limits college access and persistence
Fewer, clearer, higher: Moving forward with consistent, rigorous standards for all students
The National Indian Education Study
State college- and career-ready high school graduation requirements comparison table
Response to Instruction (RtI) guidance document
Time to act: Closing the racial achievement gap
Insulating the education pipeline to increase postsecondary success
Improving teacher quality: Here's how (guidebook)
School-based mentoring: Weighing future investments
Taking the next step: The promise of intermediate measures for meeting postsecondary completion goals
Finishing the first lap: The cost of first-year student attrition in America's four-year colleges and universities
Suspended education: Urban middle schools in crisis
Which achievement gap?
Postsecondary expectations and plans for the high school senior class of 2003-04
Science achievement and occupational career/technical education coursetaking in high school: The class of 2005
Housing policy is school policy: Economically integrative housing promotes academic success in Montgomery County, Maryland
Untapped potential: Fulfilling the promise of Big Brother Big Sisters and the bigs and littles they represent
Digital learning now! Ten elements of high quality digital learning
Learning connection: Providing data, resources, and tools to support student achievement
Raising the roof: Explore California public school data
School turnaround teachers: Competencies for success
Strengthening partnerships and building public will for out-of-school time programs
First-generation students: Undergraduates whose parents never enrolled in college
Higher education commission helps high schools track graduates' progress
Minority student success: The role of teachers in Advanced Placement Program (AP) courses
College readiness for all: The challenge for urban high schools
NAEP reading 2009 state snapshot reports
College- and career-ready (video presentation): Giving students extra support to meet standards in challenging academic and career courses.
Giving students extra support to meet standards in challenging academic and career courses
State test score trends through 2007-08: Are achievement gaps closing and is achievement rising for all?
Preparing students for college and career: Linked learning in California
High school career academies: A 40-year proven model for improving college and career readiness
The Center for Public Education
Mandating supplemental intervention services: Is New York state doing enough to help all students succeed?
Creating jobs and supporting homeless students
Empowering effective teachers: Strategies for implementing reforms
Closing the expectations gap 2010
Can I get a little advice here? How an overstretched high school guidance system is undermining students' college aspirations
The next generation of school accountability: A blueprint for raising high school achievement and graduation rates in SREB states
The Nation's Report Card: Mathematics 2009
NAEP Mathematics 2009 state snapshot reports
The schools teachers leave: Workforce mobility in Chicago public schools
Parent and caregiver activities to create a college-going culture
Helping Latinas succeed in school: How schools can address barriers to high school graduation
Reinventing the federal role in education: Supporting the goal of college and career readiness for all students
Common Core State Standards Initiative
Achievement gaps: How black and white students in public schools perform in mathematics and reading on the National Assessment of Educational Progress
Setting up success in developmental education: How state policy can help community colleges improve student success outcomes
Moving beyond AYP: High school performance indicators
Preparing the workers of today for the jobs of tomorrow
National education standards: Getting beneath the surface
Bringing off-track youth into the center of high school reform: Lessons and tools from leading communities
Removing roadblocks to rigor: Linking academic and social supports to ensure college readiness and success
The state of learning disabilities 2009
How do American students measure up? Making sense of international comparisons
The accountability illusion
A critical mission: Making adolescent reading an immediate priority in SREB states
Top gap closers: Some public four-year colleges and universities have made good progress in closing graduation rate gaps
American Diploma Project (ADP) end-of-course exams: 2009 Annual report
College readiness issue brief: High expectations: A key to success for all
How bold is "bold?" Responding to Race to the Top with a bold, actionable plan on teacher effectiveness
Features of state response to intervention initatives in Northeast and Islands Region states
Invisible: 1.4 percent coverage for education is not enough
Drowning in debt: The emerging student loan crisis
Investing early: Intervention programs in selected U.S. states
Why stop after high school?: A descriptive analysis of the most important reasons that high school graduates do not continue to PSE
Background and context for equity audits
Southern Education Foundation (SEF)
Assessment for improvement: Tracking student engagement over time (NSSE 2009 Annual Report)
Using student achievement data to support instructional decision making
High school improvement: Indicators of effectiveness and school-level benchmarks
Unequal education: Federal loophole enables lower spending on students of color
The effects of learning communities for students in developmental education
Cracking the credit hour
A better affirmative action: State universities that created alternatives to racial preferences
Business resources for a college- and career-ready America
Graduating to a pay gap: The earnings of women and men one year after college graduation
A framework for advancing career and technical education: Recommendations for the reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Act
Portable, stackable credentials: A new education model for industry-specific career pathways
Improving the college scorecard: Using student feedback to create an effective disclosure
RTTD Action brief: Establishing the foundational conditions for personalized learning
The common core state standards: Caution and opportunity for early childhood education
California District Report Cards
What are the implications of possible selves research for school counseling practice?
Increasing online learning options for K-12 students: The role of school districts
Hiring and higher education: Business executives talk about the costs and benefits of college
Easing the transition from combat to classroom: Preserving America's investment in higher education for military veterans through institutional assessment
NAEP Science 2011 State Snapshot Reports
Teaching and learning in the era of the Common Core: The Students at the Center series ebook
MTE Partnership seeks to transform mathematics teacher preparation in support of common core standards
Common core state standards & career and technical education: Bridging the divide between college and career readiness
Middle school counselor's guide: NOSCA's eight components of college and career readiness counseling
Measuring nontraditional student success: An imperative for colleges and universities
Driving K-12 reform through a college-access and success agenda
Student voices on the higher education pathway: Preliminary insights & stakeholder engagement concerns
Using assessment results: Promising practices of institutions that do it well
SREB State progress reports 2012
The impact of affirmative action bans in graduate education
Diverse charter schools: Can racial and socioeconomic integration promote better outcomes for students?
Opportunities and obstacles: Implementing stimulus-funded school improvement grants in Maryland, Michigan, and Idaho
Tying funding to community college outcomes: Models, tools, and recommendations for states
The educational experience of young men of color: A review of research, pathways and progress
Defining college readiness: Where are we now, are where do we need to be?
It takes a whole society: Opening up the learning landscape in the high school years
Positive student outcomes in community schools: Providing services that meet the many needs of students and parents
8th Annual AP report to the nation
On her majesty's school inspection service
Hard choices ahead: Performance and policy in Texas higher education
Bullying and open enrollment
The role of minority-serving institutions in redefining and improving developmental education
Preparing for college: A national perspective on common core state standards implementation planning
Comparability of state local expenditures among schools within districts: A report from the study of school-level expenditures
Early warning system middle grades tool
The college completion agenda: 2011 progress report
Challenging success: Can college degree completion be increased as states cut budgets?
High school dual enrollment programs: Are we fast-tracking students too fast?
From birth to college: Findings from Year 1 of a process evaluation of the University of chicago charter school model
Testing the impact of Higher Achievement's year-round out-of-school time program on academic outcomes
STEM: Science, technology, engineering, mathematics (Full Report)
Can simple be equitable? Lessons from state grant programs
Pathway to recovery: Implementing a back on track through college model
Completing college: Assessing graduation rates at four-year institutions
Men of color: Ensuring the academic success of Latinos in higher education
Growth in the residential segregation of families by income, 1970-2009
Emotional and behavioral disorders: Promoting prevention and positive interventions in school settings
Special education in high school redesign
Data: The missing piece to improving student achievement
The nation's report card: Findings in brief: Reading and mathematics 2011: National assessment of educational progress at grades 4 and 8
The college completion agenda: 2011 Progress report: Latino edition
Recruitment, retention and the minority teacher shortage
Summer snapshot: Exploring the impact of higher achievement's year-round out-of-school time program on summer learning
Ramp-up to Readiness
The relevance of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the college completion agenda
The hidden costs of community colleges
Some states still leave low-income students behind; Others make surprising gains
Making every diploma count: Using extended-year graduation rates to measure student success
Clearing the path: Creating innovation space for serving over-age, under-credited students in competency-based pathways
Mapping state proficiency standards onto the NAEP scales: Variation and change in state standards for reading and mathematics, 2005-09
New school year brings steep cuts in state funding for schools
After-school toolkit: TIps, techniques, and templates for improving program quality
The midwest challenge: Matching jobs with education in the post-recession economy
High school longitudinal study of 2009: A first look at fall 2009 ninth-graders parents', teachers, school counselors, and school administrators
Forgotten middle-skill jobs: State by state snapshots
A big apple for educators: New York City's experiment with schoolwide performance bonuses
Tackling tough topics: An educator's guide to working with military kids
The condition of college and career readiness 2011
Unlocking doors and expanding opportunity: Moving beyond the limiting reality of college and career readiness in California high schools
Percentage of states with alignment between K-12 and higher education standards
Measuring the education pipeline: Critical data elements indicating readiness, transition and success
Suggested practices to improve educational outcomes of children living in foster care: Recommendations for school districts
Making the case: Engaging education partners in addressing the education needs of children in foster care
Getting through: Higher education's plan to increase the college completion rates of Boston public schools graduates
Staying on track: Early findings from a performance-based scholarship program at the University of New Mexico
Telling it like it is: Youth speak out on the school to prison pipeline
Time is the enemy: The surprising truth about why today's college students aren't graduating... And what needs to change
Cheap for whom? How much education costs taxpayers
Innovation at scale: How Virginia community colleges are collaborating to improve developmental education and increase student success
The road ahead: A look at trends in the educational attainment of community college students
Completing the mission: A pilot study of veteran students' progress toward degree attainment in the post 9/11 era
Crossing the finish line: A national effort to address near completion
Advocacy in action toolkit
Equity scorecard: A process for building institutional capacity to educate young men of color
Experimental evidence on the effect of childhood investments on postsecondary attainment and degree completion
Mobility makers
Federal efforts to improve the lowest-performing schools: District views on school improvement grants
Designing high quality evaluation systems for high school teachers: Challenges sand potential solutions
What can we learn from law school? Legal education reflects issues found in all of higher education
Meeting the STEM workforce demand: Accelerating math learning among students interested in STEM
Reviving magnet schools: Strengthening a successful choice option
Education and the economy: The economic benefits of helping high school dropouts earn both high school diplomas and college degrees
Adolescent literacy
The 8th annual AP report to the nation
Black male student success in higher education: A report from the national black male college achievement study
Achieving results through community school partnerships: How districts and community leaders are building effective, sustainable relationships
Committing to quality: Guidelines for assessment and accountability in higher education
The American freshman: National norms fall 2011
Movin' it and improvin' it! Using both education strategies to increase teaching effectiveness
50-state mathematics requirements for the standard high school diploma
Pathways through graduate school and into careers
Is high school tough enough?
Predicting success in college: The importance of placement tests and high school transcripts
State HIgher Education Finance 2011
Opportunity for action: Preparing youth for 21st century livelihoods
Closing the door, increasing the gap: Who's not going to (community) college?
The role of student learning outcomes for institutional accountability and transparency
Growing awareness, growing support: Teacher and voter understanding of the common core state standards and assessments
No child left behind waivers: Promising ideas from second round applications
The common core standards: What do they mean for out-of-school time?
Teaching in a learner-centered environment powered by digital learning
First-time Kindergartners in 2010-11: First findings from the Kindergarten rounds of the early childhood longitudinal study, Kindergarten class of 2010-11
Weighing the evidence: A conversation with community college presidents on using research to support student success outcomes
College rewired: Innovative approaches help higher education connect to productivity
The causes and consequences of attending historically black colleges and universities
Stopped short: 2.1 Million adults in Florida went to college but didn't finish
The condition of education 2012 (Website)
What can a multifaceted program do for community college students?
Professional college knowledge: Re-envisioning how we prepare our college readiness workforce
Aid and innovation: How federal financial aid policy impacts student success and how states can respond
Digest of Education Statistics 2011
Action plan for improving measures of postsecondary student success
The other pipeline: From prison to diploma: Community colleges and correctional education programs
An undeveloped national resource: The unrealized potential of the nation's career/technical centers
Young, underemployed, and optimistic: Coming of age, slowly, in a tough economy
Replenishing opportunity in America: The 2012 midterm report of public higher education systems in the Access to Success Initiative
The reality of college readiness 2012: National report
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
Completing college: A national view of student attainment rates
Undergraduate teaching faculty: The 2010-11 HERI faculty survey
The role of language and literacy in college- and career-ready standards: Rethinking policy and practice in support of English language learners
Data for action 2012: Focus on people to change data culture
Taking college courses in high school: A strategy for college readiness
A national talent strategy: Ideas for securing US competitiveness and economic growth
The urgency of now: The Schott 50-state report on public education and black males
Preparing high school students for college: An exploratory study of college readiness programs in Texas
Higher education: Gaps in access and persistence study
Denied? The impact of student debt on the ability to buy a house
Freshman transition initiatives: Long term and comprehensive
The SAT report on college & career readiness: 2012
The first year of high school
Accelerating college knowledge: Examining the feasibility of a targeted early commitment Pell Grant program
No accounting for fairness: Equitable education funding remains elusive in Ohio
Annotated bibliography of resources for transforming school counseling
Innovations in college readiness: How early college schools are preparing students underrepresented in higher education for college success
Success at every step: How 23 programs support youth on the path to college and beyond
Deciding about post-secondary education: Hearing the voices of non-attendees
Achieving graduation for all: A governor's guide to dropout prevention and recovery
Ready for tomorrow: Six proven ideas to graduate and prepare more students for college and 21st-century careers
Overcoming doubts about online learning
The historic opportunity to get college readiness right: The Race to the Top fund and postsecondary education
On the cusp in California: How PreK-3rd strategies could improve education in the Golden State
The past, present, and future of comprehensive school reform
Effective instructional strategies
Early college placement testing opportunities in Maine
Deloitte 2009 education survey overview: Redefining high school as a launch pad
Que pasa? Are English language learning students remaining in English learning classes too long?
Work-based learning in California: Opportunities and models for expansion
Opportunity adrift: Our flagship universities are straying from their public mission
Are charter schools making a difference? A study of student outcomes in eight states
What states can do to improve teacher effectiveness
Beyond test scores: Leading indicators for education
Young lives on hold: The college dreams of undocumented students
Realizing the promise: How state policy can support alternative certification programs
Graduating America: Meeting the challenge of low-graduation rate high schools
U.S. performance across international assessments of student achievement: Special supplement to The Condition of Education 2009
How schools can shape peer relations to promote achievement among Mexican-origin youth
Putting middle grades students on the graduation path: A policy and practice brief
Raising rigor, getting results: Lessons learned from AP expansion
Teacher and staff activities to create a college-going culture
Are achievement gaps closing and is achievement rising for all?
The effects of public support on college attainment
Transition and alignment: Two keys to assuring student success
Chronic early absence: Providing solutions for increasing achievement in the early grades and preventing school drop-out
Gaining ground in the middle grades: Why some schools do better
Choice without equity: Charter school segregation and the need for civil rights standards
Common Standards: The Time Is Now
Teaching for a New World: Preparing High School Educators to Deliver College- and Career-Ready Instruction
New data reveal percent of college credits taken by high school students
Rising to the challenge: Hispanic college graduation rates as a national priority
Succeeding with English language learners: Lessons learned from the Great City Schools
Interim report on the evaluation of the growth model pilot project
Rising to the challenge: Meaningful assessment of student learning
A new national approach to career navigation for working learners
Reaching higher: Strategic initiatives for higher education in Indiana (Updated 2010 Version)
Good data. Better policy. Stronger commitment. Improved outcomes.
Maximizing the potential of older adults: Benefits to state economies and individual well-being
Pathway to the baccalaureate: How one community college is helping underprepared students succeed
The role of parents in dropout prevention: Strategies that promote graduation and school achievement
Employment experience of youths: Results from a longitudinal survey
Engaging older youth: Program and city-level strategies to support sustained participation in out-of-school time
High school mentors in brief: Findings from the Big Brothers Big Sisters school-based mentoring impact study
Afterzones: Creating a citywide system to support and sustain high-quality after-school programs
How do middle-school grade configurations impact student achievement and behavior?
Do high school grade configurations affect student achievement and outcomes?
A five year comparison between an extended school year and a conventional year school: Effects on academic achievement
Getting ready for college: Financial concerns and preparation among the high school senior class of 2003-04
Measuring success by degrees: The status of college completion in SREB states
Dollars for degrees: Structuring post-secondary scholarships to increase student success
Divided we fail in LA: Improving completion and closing racial gaps in the Los Angeles community college district
Improving Hispanic achievement: Implications for state policy
Something's got to give: California can't improve college completions without rethinking developmental education at its community colleges
A policymaker's guide to early college designs: Expanding a strategy for achieving college readiness for all
The return on the federal investment in for-profit education: Debt without a diploma
Strong foundations: The state of postsecondary data systems
The key to prosperity: The skills of the American worker
ACT college readiness case study: "You can go to college": Foster High School
A return to the "Mexican room": The segregation of Arizona's English learners
College graduation rates: Behind the numbers
Tuition discounting: Institutional aid patterns at public and private colleges and universities, 2000-01 to 2008-09
The progress of education reform: Investing in college completion
Pre-algebra and algebra enrollment and achievement (Leading Indicators Series)
SREB/Go Alliance
Response to Intervention: The future for secondary schools
The Condition of Education 2010
Summer reading, summer not: How project READS (Reading Enhances Achievement During Summer) can advance equity
Working with teachers to develop fair and reliable measures of effective teaching
Restoring the balance: Dollars, values, and the future of college sports
Charting the path from engagement to achievement: A report on the 2009 High School Survey of Student Engagement
Culturally responsive Response to Intervention
Understanding the common core state standards
Status and trends in the education of minority groups
Dual enrollment: Postsecondary/secondary partnerships to prepare students
Collaborating to create change: How El Paso Community College improved the readiness of its incoming students through Achieving the Dream
ED Data Express
A new vision to increase the academic achievement for English language learners and immigrant students
Participation and success in the advanced placement program continue to grow in the SREB states
Closing the gap between high school and college
From Wall Street to Wal-Mart: Why college graduates are not getting good jobs
Breaking barriers: Plotting the path to academic success for school-age african-american males
Momentum: Sustaining efforts to improve life outcomes among African-American males
Which students to serve? Universal or targeted eligibility for postsecondary opportunity programs
The degree qualifications profile
Community college student survey
Everybody ready for college
Everybody ready for school: How can we ensure high quality early childhood programs?
State policies regarding undocumented college students: A narrative of unresolved issues, ongoing debate and missed opportunities
Funding education equitably: The "comparability provision" the move to fair and transparent school budgeting systems
Across the great divide: Perspectives of CEOs and college presidents on America's higher education and skills gap
Learning communities for students in developmental math: Impact studies at Queensborough and Houston community colleges
Stretching the school dollar: A brief for state policymakers
Are bad schools immortal?
The impact of enhancing students' social and emotional learning: A meta-analysis of school-based universal interventions
Innovations in developmental math: Community colleges enhance support for nontraditional students
Professional development for afterschool practitioners: The first year of the Palm Beach County Afterschool Educator Certificate program
America's high school graduates: Results from the 2009 NAEP High School Transcript Study
Americans want more coverage of teacher performance and student achievement
Shut out of the military: Today's high school education doesn't mean you're ready for today's army
Helping students get back on track: What federal policymakers can learn from New York City's multiple pathways to graduation initiative
Saving now and saving later: How high school reform can reduce the nation's wasted remediation dollars
Online and hybrid course enrollment and performance in Washington State Community and Technical Colleges
Estimating the return to college selectivity over the career using administrative earnings data
Improving college performance and retention the easy way: Unpacking the ACT exam
How students are making it: Perspectives on getting through college from recent graduates of the Boston Public Schools (Full Report)
How students are making it: Perspectives on getting through college from recent graduates of the Boston Public Schools (Short Version)
Healthy steps toward student achievement: Research based recommendations for policy and practice
Performance-based funding: A re-emerging strategy in public higher education financing
Priced out: How the wrong financial-aid policies hurt low-income students
Looking to the future: Volunatary K-12 school integration
Helping students make good decisions and act on them: The real meaning of guidance and advisement
Charter high schools: Closing the achievement gap
Closing the college participation gap: A national summary
Improving academic achievement in urban districts: What state policymakers can do
Who's left behind? Immigrant children in high and low LEP schools
Going to scale with high-quality early education: Choices and consequences in universal pre-Kindergarten efforts
Educational vouchers for universal preschools
Effective preschool curricula and teaching strategies
America's perfect storm: Three forces changing our nation's future
America's high school graduates: Results from the 2005 NAEP high school transcript study
Why the crisis in adolescent literacy demands a national response
Strategies for improving student success in postsecondary education
Moving Indiana forward: High standards and high graduation rates
American diploma project network Indiana action plan
How outreach programs are implemented affects student achievement
Value added assessment: Accountability's new frontier
Standards for quality online teaching
Access to college: The role of tuition, financial aid, scholastic preparation and college supply in public college enrollments
Rigor plus support: How science teachers use literacy techniques to get students ready for college
Accelerated learning for all
Event Dropout Rates for Public School Students in grades 9-12: 2002-3 and 2003-4
Realizing the college dream (English and Spanish versions)
Aligned expectations: A closer look at college admissions and placement tests
A synthesis of recommendations for improving U.S. science and mathematics education
Keeping America competitive: Five strategies to improve mathematics and science education
U.S. student and adult performance on international assessments of educational achievement
Developing the STEM education pipeline
High school planner: Your guide to planning for college
Helping equip teachers to answer students' questions on college knowledge
Latino students and U.S. high schools
College: Making It Happen
Answering the question that matters most: Has student achievement increased since No Child Left Behind?
Should your child take a year off?: It's not the end of the world
College access for the working poor: Overcoming burdens to succeed in higher education
Graduation matters: Improving accountability for high school graduation
Emerging evidence on improving high school graduation and improvement rates: The effects of four popular improvement programs
Comprehensive school reform quality center report on middle and high school comprehensive school reform models
The benefits of statewide use of the ACT test
Using EPAS™ to evaluate school-based intervention programs: GEAR UP
What are ACT's college readiness benchmarks?
College readiness crisis spurs call for change by ACT in nation's core high school curriculum
Preparing Oklahoma students for the future
Latest ACT National Curriculum Survey® shows lack of content alignment between high school and college
Pathways to college access and success
Status and trends in the education of American Indians and Alaska Natives
It's kind of different: Student experiences in two early college high schools
Advanced placement report to the nation: 2006
The power to change: High schools that help all students achieve
Latino achievement in America
Courses count: Preparing students for postsecondary success
A new core curriculum for all: Aiming high for other peoples' children
Ticket to nowhere: The gap between leaving high school and entering college and high performance jobs
Powerful pathways: Framing options and opportunities for vulnerable youth
Improving the middle grades: Actions that can be taken now
State strategies for redesigning high schools and promoting high school to college transitions
Bridging the gap: Academic preparation and postsecondary success of first generation students
Negotiating their futures: Ethnographic research informing K-16 college policies and practices through urban youth’s eyes
Measured progress: Achievement rises, and gaps narrow, but too slowly
Pathways to a four-year degree: Determinants of transfer and degree completion
Indiana Core 40 Scholars Initiative fact sheet
Staying on course: Standards based reform in America's schools
Work-based learning and higher education: A research perspective
Crisis at the core: Preparing all students for college and work
What role can dual enrollment programs play in easing the transition between high school and postsecondary education
The American diploma project: Overview of research
High school academic preparation and postsecondary progress
Fair test: Schools that do not use SAT or ACT scores for admitting substantial numbers of students into Bachelor's degree program
Raising minority academic achievement: A compendium of education programs and practices
What do we know: Seeking effective math and science instruction
Education watch online
A profile of the American high school sophomore in 2002
P-16 Data systems: An alignment status report
Every child, every promise: Turning failure into action
A test of leadership: Charting the future of U.S. higher education
Report on key practices and policies of consistently higher performing high schools
Miles to go: Louisiana
Forgotten students: American Indian high school students' narratives on college going
What works clearinghouse
Analyzing state and regional K-16 policies: A toolkit for researchers and policy analysts
Capturing the college potential of students from under-served populations: An analysis of efforts to overcome social and financial barriers to college, executive summary
Student success: Statewide P-16 systems -- curriculum and assessment systems
Closing the aspirations-attainment gap: Implications for high school reform
Meeting five critical challenges of high school reform: Lessons from research on three reform models
Minority student achievement network
The effects of students' middle-school and high school experiences on completion of the bachelor's degree: How can school counselors make a difference
The silent epidemic: Perspectives of high school dropouts
Prekindergarteners left behind: Expulsion rates in state pre-kindergarten systems
High-stakes testing in PreK-12 education
2007 College-bound seniors: Total group profile report
PISA 2006: OECD Briefing notes for the United States
The state role in accelerating student growth in low-performing high schools
Putting English language learners on the educational map: The No Child Left Behind Act implemented
A framework and recommendations for federal action on secondary school reform
State college- and career-ready high school graduation requirements
Building a culture of evidence for community college student success: Early progress in the Achieving the Dream initiative
Retooling career and technical education
The postsecondary achievement of participants in dual enrollment: An analysis of student outcomes in two states
Setting the stage for new high schools: Municipal leadership in supporting high school alternatives
SREB states lead the nation in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Programs
Establishing an effective guidance and advisement system
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; California state report
Independent Evaluation of the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE): Third Biennial Report
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; Colorado state report
Forming a college-going community in U.S. public high schools
Sustaining focus on secondary school reading: Lessons and recommendations from the Alabama reading initiative
Toward ensuring a smooth transition into high school
Educational programs and projects that address the needs of low-income students
Is student success labeled institutional failure? Student goals and graduation rates in the accountability debate at community colleges
The learning season: The untapped power of summer to advance student achievement
Asian Pacific Islander American Students and U.S. high schools
LearnMore Indiana 2006-07 report: Results of Indiana's career and college information survey of students in grades 9 and 11
The funding gap (Spanish version)
Workers need training, not tough talk
The real technology challenge
Mental health in school and school improvement: Current status, concerns, and new directions
Encouraging girls in math and science
Raising achievement and graduation rates by supporting teachers in developing quality classroom instruction
Five academic reasons why state virtual schools are important to your state
Are public schools really losing their "best"? Assessing the career transitions of teachers and their implications for the quality of the teacher workforce
Private school participants in programs under the No Child Left Behind Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act: Private school and public school district perspectives
Indiana's guide to paying for college
Preserving integration options for Latino children: A manual for educators, civil rights leaders, and the community
Overcoming obstacles, optimizing opportunities: State policies to increase postsecondary attainment for low-skilled adults
Helping low-wage workers persist in education programs
2008 Kids Count data book: State profiles of child well-being
The costs of failure factories in American higher education
One-in-five and growing fast: A profile of Hispanic public school students
Strategic designs: Lessons from leading edge small urban high schools
State policies on student transitions: Results of a 50-state inventory
The early assessment program: Helping high school students meet college expectations in mathematics and English
Creating postsecondary pathways to good jobs for young high school dropouts: The possibilities and the challenges
Counting on graduation: An agenda for state leadership
Lessons from the Lone Star state: Designing a sustainable model to expand early college high school in Texas
National Office for School Counselor Advocacy (NOSCA)
Charter schools in eight states: Effects on achievement, attainment, integration, and competition
Creating a high school culture of college-going: The case of Washington State Achievers
A stronger nation through higher education: How and why Americans must meet a "big goal" for college attainment
Benefits of additional high school coursework and improved course performance in preparing students for college
Building Educated Leaders for Life (BELL)
Education at a glance 2008: OECD indicators
Using early-warning data to improve graduation rates: Closing cracks in the education system
It's not about the cut score: Redesigning placement assessment policy to improve student success
Improving the distribution of teachers in low-performing high schools
State indicators of science and mathematics education: 2007
50-state analysis of the preparation of teachers and the conditions for teaching: Results from the NCES schools and staffing survey
How America pays for college: Sallie Mae's national study of college students and parents
School funding's tragic flaw
Closing the achievement gap: School, community, family connections
Race matters: Unequal opportunities in education
Early intervention programs: Opening the doors to higher education
Knocking at the college door: Projections of high school graduates by state and race/ethnicity 1992-2022
Out before the game begins: Hispanic leaders talk about what's needed to bring more Hispanic youngsters into science, technology and math professions
National Indian Education Study 2007 Part II: The educational experiences of American Indian and Alaska Native students in grades 4 and 8
Confronting the "new" American dilemma: Underrepresented minorities in engineering: A data-based look at diversity (Executive Summary)
College For Every Student
Trends among high school seniors 1972-2004
A mission of the heart: What does it take to transform a school?
The status of African Americans in engineering: Confronting the "new" American dilemma
Education beyond the rhetoric: Making rigor something "real"
Rethinking high school: Supporting all students to be college-ready in math
Strengthening state adult education policies for low-skilled workers
Closing the achievement gap: Exploring quality choices: Vouchers
National evaluation of GEAR UP: A summary of the first two years
Archdiocese of Indianapolis: The Church in central and southern Indiana
Partnerships for public purposes: Engaging higher education in societal challenges of the 21st Century
For every 100 girls...
Starting right: A first look at engaging entering students
An early alert system for remediation needs of entering community college students: Leveraging the California standards test
Tapping America's Potential: Gaining momentum, losing ground: Progress report 2008
What keeps good teachers in the classroom? Understanding and reducing teacher turnover
Evaluating the impact of interventions that promote successful transitions from high school
UpwardBound Math-Science: STEM education that works
Alternative High School Initiative (AHSI)
State future workforce gap summaries
Status and trends in the education of American Indians and Alaska Natives: 2008
Despite surging endowments, high-ranking universities and colleges show disappointing results in enrolling low-income students
Expanding school time to expand student learning: Lessons learned and challenges remaining
Learning around the clock: Benefits of expanded learning opportunities for older youth
CAPE Network: Universal Encouragement Program (UEP) Guidance Assessments
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Recommendations for addressing the needs of English Language Learners
College-ready students, student-ready colleges: An agenda for improving degree completion in postsecondary education
Indianapolis Star Data Central: School profile reports
Case studies of leading edge small urban high schools
Urban school counseling: Implications for practice and training
College credit in high school: Access and success for low-income and minority students
Removing the roadblocks: Fair college opportunities for all California students
Joining the conversation about educating our poorest children: Emerging leadership roles for school counselors in high-poverty schools
Learning to reason and communicate in college: Initital report of findings from the CLA longitudinal study
Making the dream a reality: Action steps for states to prepare all students for college and career
The impact of the mortgage crisis on children
A developmental perspective on college and workplace readiness
The enhanced reading opportunities study: Early impact and implementation findings
The student to counselor ratio: Does it matter?
Big ideas: Dropout prevention strategies: Achievement for Latinos through Academic Success (ALAS)
If small is not enough...The characteristics of successful small high schools in Chicago
Higher education: Tuition continues to rise, but patterns vary by institution type, enrollment, and educational expenditures
Middle-class schools for all
White students are racially isolated
The No Child Left Behind Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act: A progress report
Opening doors to postsecondary education and training: Planning for life after high school
What every college access practitioner should know: About the importance of commitment
More student success: A systemic solution
Empowering students: How Georgia College early college changes student aspirations
Parent expectations and planning for college: Statistical analysis report
From high school to the future: Potholes on the road to college
Avoidable Losses: High-Stakes Accountability and the Dropout Crisis
Remediation in the community college: An evaluator's perspective
Projections of education statistics to 2016
Baltimore city's high school reform initiative: Schools, students, and outcomes
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
Setting the '08 education agenda for the nation: Benchmarking to international standards while protecting the public's traditional commitment to a comprehensive education
Organizing instruction and study to improve student learning
The Mind Trust
Ohio's career development program
A Better Chance.org
Using student engagement to improve adolescent literacy
Latino students and disproportionality in special education
The funding gap 2007
Preventing student disengagement in middle schools and keeping students on the graduation track in high-poverty middle-grades schools: Early identification and effective interventions
A supporting role: How accreditors can help promote the success of community college students
Fifty states of achieving the dream: State policies to enhance access to community colleges across the United States
Leading the conversion process: Lessons learned and recommendations for converting to small learning communities
Improving math performance
Managing the transition to ninth grade in a comprehensive urban school
Findings from the early college high school initiative: A look at best practices and lessons learned regarding a dual enrollment program
State approaches to more reliable and uniform dropout and graduation data
Education watch California: Key facts and figures
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; Alabama state report
Education watch Florida: Key education facts and figures 2006
Raising the Bar: Policy Recommendations for high school reform
The narrowing gap in New York City teacher qualifications and its implications for student achievement in high-poverty schools
New directions in enhancing educational results: Policymakers' guide to restructuring student support resources to address barriers to learning (guidebook)
Student loans and public accountability
A plan to improve the quality of teaching in American schools
School Redesign Network
ACT high school profile report: The graduating class of 2007 (National)
Student poll: High school students want parents to be more involved in college planning
Building a science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) agenda
A commitment to America's future: Responding to the crisis in mathematics and science education
Not black and white: Making sense of the United States Supreme Court decisions regarding race-conscious student assignment plans
Teacher quality in a changing policy landscape: Improvements in the teacher pool
Students with learning disabilities transitioning from high school to college
No Child Left Behind: What's in it for parents (Spanish Language Version)
American higher education: How does it measure up for the twenty-first century
Enriching the high school curriculum through postsecondary credit-based transition programs
College access in Indiana and the United States: A 2006 status report
Ready to succeed: All students prepared for college and work
Improving educational outcomes for students with disabilities
Cultural issues related to high school reform: Deciphering the case of black males
American student achievement institute
The college track: America's sorting machine
Does implementing a research based school counseling curriculum enhance student achievement
Preparate para la universidad: A college planning guide in Spanish for students in grades 9 through 12
Students as allies in improving their schools: A report on work in progress
Student success: Statewide P-16 systems -- early outreach
Postsecondary access for Latino middle-grades students (PALMS)
CPS: A leader in AP growth
Designing and financing an integrated program of college study: Lessons from the California Academy of Liberal Studies
Supporting high school students in the transition to college
America's high schools: The frontline in the battle for our economic future
Academic pathways, preparation, and performance: A descriptive overview of the transcripts from the high school graduating class of 2003-04
Ithaca College - Frederick Douglass Academy Partnership
High hopes, big debts
Results that matter: New technology high school at a glance
Education watch 2006 state summary reports
Involving families in high school and college expectations
Leaving boys behind: Public high school graduation rates
Promise abandoned: How policy choices and institutional practices restrict college opportunity
Measuring up 2006
What we can learn from high school students
Smart districts, from Voices in Urban Education
Strategic instruction model
Strategies for success: Six stories of increasing college access
Early college high school model: Strategy for high school completion, college access and success
Promoting college access and success: A review of credit-based transition programs
College rankings reformed: The case for a new order in higher education
Measuring what matters: Creating a longitudinal data system using data to improve student achievement
The talent development high school model: Context, components, and initial impacts on ninth-grade students' engagement and performance
Persistence and attainment of beginning students with Pell Grants
Pathways to a four-year degree: The higher education story of one generation
Public high school graduation and college readiness rates in the United States
Locating the dropout crisis: Which high schools produce the nation’s dropouts? Where are they located? Who attends them
Latino youth finishing college: The role of selective pathways
Fifty years after Brown v. Board of Education: A two-tiered education system
Under-prepared community college students: Implications of attitudinal and experiential differences
Counseling and college counseling in America’s high schools
The expectations gap: A 50 state review of high school graduation requirements
Creating seamless educational transitions for urban African American and Hispanic students
Latino youth and the pathway to college
Characteristics of minority students who excel on the SAT and in the classroom
State high school exit exams: A maturing reform
Encouraging news for college bound foster youth
Do graduation tests measure up: A closer look at state high school exit exams
Losing our future: How minority youth are being left behind by the graduation rate crisis
Is access to college in jeopardy in the west? Projections of high school graduates to 2012
Betraying the college dream: How disconnected K-12 and postsecondary education systems undermine student aspirations
Ready for tomorrow: Helping all students achieve secondary and postsecondary success
Beyond high school: Improving transition programs for postsecondary education
School relationships foster success for African American students
Peer tutoring and mentoring services for disadvantaged secondary school students
The 2003 Brown Center report on American education: How well are American students learning?
Reading between the lines: What ACT reveals about college readiness in reading
A new look at the institutional component of higher education finance: A guide for evaluating performance relative to financial resources
Our impoverished view of education reform
The challenge of scaling up educational reform: Findings and lesson from First Things First
Ensuring rigor in the high school curriculum: What states are doing
Average ACT® score for the high school class of 2006 is the highest since 1991
Relationships between students' high school and middle school experiences and later completion of a Bachelor's degree
Fact book bulletin: Latest data confirms a college affordability gap for students from middle- and lower-income families
Mathematics and science achievement and course-taking for college-bound high school students
What kind of test preparation is best?
Using EXPLORE® and PLAN® Data to Evaluate GEAR UP Programs
Setting students' sights on college: Chicago public schools
EPAS®: A system that works
Incorporating ACT scores into your statewide assessment
Comprehensive School Reform Quality Center
College is possible: A guide for undocumented students
Digest of education statistics: 2006
Guidance and career counselor's toolkit: Advising high school students with disabilities on postsecondary options
Think College
Squeeze play: How parents and the public look at higher education today
A report on the status of Hispanics in education: Overcoming a history of neglect
College guide for students with disabilities
Private schools: A brief portrait
The nation's report card: Civics 2006
Building a strong community college system for the state of Indiana: A best practices study
Alignment of high school graduation requirements and state-set college admissions requirements
Institute for Educational Leadership
Course credit accrual and dropping out of high school
The progress of education reform: Dual enrollment
Benefits of a high school core curriculum
The high cost of high school dropouts: What the nation pays for inadequate high schools
Just for the kids
Promoting school readiness through universal preschool
Recent STEM initiatives
Building the foundation for bright futures: Final report of the NGA task force on school readiness
College learning for the new global century
Rethinking high school: Inaugural graduations at New York City's new high schools
High school to college and careers: Aligning state policies
Racial transformation and the changing nature of segregation
Working together: Aligning state systems and policies for individual and regional prosperity
Increasing academic rigor in high schools: Stakeholder perspectives
Student debt and the class of 2005: Average debt by state, sector, and school
Data proposals threaten education and civil rights accountability
Tracking achievement gaps and assessing the impact of NCLB on the gaps
PK-3: An aligned and coordinated approach to education for children 3 to 8 years old
The career pathways how-to guide
Participation in adult education for work-related reasons: 2002-03
One day I will make it: A study of adult student persistence in library literacy programs
Straight from the source: What works for first-generation college students
Achievement gaps: An examination of differences in student achievement and growth
School readiness: Closing racial and ethnic gaps
Lost learning, forgotten promises: A national analysis of school racial segregation, student achievement, and "controlled choice" plans
Who graduates in the South: Minority students lag behind, effects of segregation persist
Brown at 50: King's dream or Plessy's nightmare
The progress of education reform 2007: Same-sex schooling
Closing the racial achievement gap: The role of reforming instructional practices
Federal higher education policy and the profitable nonprofits
Yesterday's nontraditional student is today's traditional student
Making summer count: How summer programs can boost children's learning
The high school longitudinal study of 2009: A first look at Fall 2009 ninth graders
Developmental Education Initiative (DEI) self-assessment tool
Engineering solutions to the national crisis in literacy: How to make good on the promise of common core state standards
The college payoff: Education, occupations, and lifetime earnings
Wealth, income, and academic achievement in the college-going process
Winning the future: Improving education for the Latino community
Public school choice in the District of Columbia: A descriptive analysis
Veteran's education benefits: Enhanced guidance and collaboration could improve administration of the Post-911 GI Bill program
Supporting data use while protecting the privacy, security and confidentiality of student information: A primer for state policymakers
Speaking of salaries: What it will take to get qualified, effective teachers in all classrooms
Economic change effects on men and implications for the education of boys
Elementary/Secondary Information System (ESLi)
The transition to adulthood: How states can support older youth in foster care
Engaging adjunct and full-time faculty in student success innovation
Disrupting college: How disruptive innovation can deliver quality and affordability to postsecondary education
Examining the role of summer bridge programs in promoting college readiness and completion: Lessons learned from Texas' developmental summer bridges
Slip sliding away: An anxious public talks about today's economy and the American Dream
An extreme degree of difficulty: The educational demographics of urban neighborhood high schools
Value added of teachers in high-poverty schools and lower-poverty schools
Education and achievement: A focus on Latino "immigrant" children
Online learning: Does it help low-income and underprepared students?
A model for success: CART's linked learning program increases college enrollment
Profiting from health care: The role of for-profit schools in training the health care workforce
The condition of college and career readiness 2010
Big gaps, small gaps: Some colleges and universities do better than others in graduating African-American students
Effectiveness of fully online courses for college students: Response to a department of education meta-analysis
New approaches to improving college access, persistence, and success: Three exemplary postsecondary opportunity programs
"Ahead of the curve" charter school policies
2009 Report on Indiana's dropout student population
College going culture baseline expectations
Center on Instruction: Response to Intervention (RTI) resources
Effectiveness, not seniority: Keeping the best teachers in high-need schools
Response to Intervention policy
No time to waste: Policy recommendations for increasing college completion
School connectedness and meaningful student participation
Why is college so expensive?
Young Hispanic children: Boosting opportunities for learning
Clearinghouse on foster youth and transition
Mind the gaps: How college readiness narrows achievement gaps in college success
Are you gainfully employed? Setting standards for for-profit degrees
Back on track to college: A Texas school district leverages state policy to put dropouts back on the path to success
Ensuring America's future: Federal policy and Latino college completion
The condition of education in brief: 2005
Course-taking patterns, policies, and practices in developmental education in the California community colleges
Measuring adequate yearly progress: What "other" factors besides reading and math
Dual enrollment: A strategy for educational advancement of all students
Access without equity: Longitudinal analysis of institutional stratification by race and ethnicity: 1972-2004
Achieving the dream data notes: Outcomes of first-year persisting students
Now what? Imperatives and options for common core implementation and governance
College choice process of Latino undocumented students: Implications for recruitment and retention
Strengthening college opportunity and performance: Federal, state and institutional leadership
Benefitting whom? For-profit education companies and the growth of military educational benefits
Promoting quality: State strategies for overseeing dual enrollment programs
Transforming teacher education through clinical practice: A national strategy to prepare effective teachers
A national study of institutional policies for the evaluation of transfer applicants
15 Effective strategies for dropout prevention
Preventing future high school dropouts: An advocacy and action guide for NEA state and local affiliates
The relationship between AP exam performance and college outcomes
Why Algebra II?
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
Hispanics, high school dropouts, and the GED
Unfulfilled promise: The dimensions and characteristics of Philadelphia's dropout crisis, 2000-2005
Early colllege high school: Increased rigor, enhanced support (videos of Indiana early college high schools)
Dual credit in Indiana: Bridging the gap between high school and college
Career and college planning needs of ninth graders: As reported by ninth graders
Effective teaching: A key to success for all high school students
Increasing college success: A roadmap for governors
Reducing dropout rates through expanded learning opportunities
Who are America's poor children: The official story
Digest of Education Statistics, 2009
Why students drop out of school: A review of 25 years of research
Can middle school reform increase high school graduation rates?
Trends in the use of school choice: 1993-2007
Policies paved the way: Early college innovation in North Carolina
State test score trends through 2007-08, Part 5: Are there differences in achievement between boys and girls?
Condition of Education 2009
Expanding access and opportunity: The Washington State Achievers Program
Guiding developmental math students to campus services: An impact evaluation of the Beacon program at South Texas College
Ed.gov Open Innovation Portal
Retaining teacher talent: Teaching for a living
Moving targets: What it now means to make adequate yearly progress under NCLB
Early-childhood poverty and adult attainment, behavior, and health
False fronts? Behind higher education's voluntary accountability systems
Beyond the indicators: An integrated school-level approach to dropout prevention
Gold Star School Counseling
Strengthening institutional research and information technology capacity through Achieving the Dream: Principles and practices of student success
How much growth toward college readiness is reasonable to expect in high school?
Building and using longitudianal data systems for effective reporting and to improve student achievement
Squeeze play 2010: Continued public anxiety on cost, harsher judgements on how colleges are run
The quality imperative: Match ambitious goals for college attainment with an ambitious vision for learning
This school works for me: Creating choices to boost student achievement: Supplement to the analysts' guide
Focusing on the essentials for college and career readiness: Policy implications of the ACT national curriculum survey results 2009
Counselor and college access provider activities to create a college-going culture
BC AVID: Early Implementation Report -- Executive Summary
Helping Latinas succeed in school: How federal policymakers can address barriers to high school graduation
Latinos and education: Explaining the attainment gap
Listening to Latinas: Barriers to high school graduation
Early-college high school: Modest experiment or national movement?
Prevention of disproportionate special education representation using response to education (RTI)
Lessons from Achieving the Dream for federal efforts to improve college completion rates
National Center for Summer Learning
Improving academic preparation for college: What we know and how state and federal policy can help
Is your local high school making the grade? 10 Elements of a successful high school
The rapid growth and changing complexion of suburban public schools
Putting kids on the pathway to college: How is your school doing? A college pathways rubric
Growing pains in the advanced placement program: Do tough trade-offs lie ahead?
Insuring college failure risk
2009 What works for Latinos in higher education
School improvement by design: Lessons from a study of comprehensive school reform programs
Equitable resources in low income schools: Teacher equity and the Federal Title 1 comparability requirement
Successful school turnarounds: Seven steps for school leaders
A penny saved is mobility earned: Advancing economic mobility through savings
10 Ideas to ensure college readiness in the No Child Left Behind and Higher Education Acts
What matters for staying on-track and graduating in Chicago public schools: A focus on students with disabilities
The value of value-added data
Standards in practice: An instructional gap analysis
No Excuses University Network
Four steps to finishing first in higher education: A guide for state policymakers
Achieving the Dream Equity Resource Center
Closing the access gap: Does information matter?
Ready or not? Literacy skills and post-secondary education
2009 ACT National and State Scores
The economic benefits of postsecondary degrees: A state and national level analysis
The college completion agenda may sacrifice college access for low-income, minority and other at-risk students
Balancing passion and practicality: The role of debt and major on students' financial outcomes
Preparing students to transition from high school to college: A review of the perceptions surrounding college and the challenges students face as they prepare for their collegiate experience
Lifting Latinos up by their 'rootstraps': Moving beyond trauma through a healing-informed framework for Latino boys and men
"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
Progress of education reform: Producing quality credentials: Why data and analytics matter
Sustaining service learning in your school: Staying the course
The role of tuition, financial aid policies, and student outcomes on average student debt
Are the sleeping giants awake? Non-profit universities enter online education at scale
Forging new pathways: The impact of the breaking through initiative in michigan
Raising the bar: Aligning and elevating teacher preparation and the teaching profession
Information and college access: Evidence from a randomized field experiment
A critical moment: Child and youth homelessness in our nation's schools
Dual enrollment: Reviewing programs to promote college completion
Promoting quality individualized learning plans: A "how to guide" focused on the high school years
Does more money matter? An introduction to the performance-based scholarship demonstration in California
It's a matter of time: Low-income students and community colleges
What is "career ready"?
Not the ceiling, but the floor: Innovative Harlem early childhood education effort complicated by varying government regulations
Using state policies to ensure effective assessment and placement in postsecondary education
Interactive learning online at public universities: Evidence from randomized trials
Certificates: Gateway to gainful employment and college degrees
Broadening the benefits of dual enrollment: Reaching underachieving and underrepresented students with career-focused programs
America's children in brief: Key national indicators of well-being, 2012
Education for life and work: Developing transferable knowledge and skills in the 21st century
Educational attainment of foster youth: Achievement and graduation outcomes for children in state care
Third grade reading policies
Does race matter in educational diversity? A legal and empirical analysis
Commencement day: Six-year effects of a college learning community program at Kingsborough Community College
From soft skills to hard data: Measuring youth program outcomes
Public education finances: 2010
Trends among young adults over three decades, 1974-2006
Where to begin? The evolving role of placement exams for students starting college
Performance-based funding of higher education: A detailed look at best practices in six states
Rethinking higher education business models: Steps toward a disruptive innovation approach to understanding and improving higher education outcomes
What's in your cabinet? How agencies can collectively improve the lives of children and youth
Do race/ethnicity-based student achievement gaps grow over time?
Degreeless in debt: What happens to borrowers who drop out
Do high stakes placement exams predict college success?
Why access matters: The community college student body
Compendium of practices to increase Latino college completion 2012: Profiles of organizational efforts
Third grade literacy policies: Identification, intervention, retention
Moving on up: How tuition tax breaks increasingly favor the upper middle-class
The great cost shift: How higher education cuts undermine the future middle class
A crucible moment: College learning & democracy's future
The widening academic achievement gap between the rich and the poor: New evidence and possible explanations
Beyond the master plan: The case for restructuring baccalaureate education in California
The role of Pell Grants in access, persistence and completion
The college completion agenda: 2011 state policy guide
Cohort default rates in context
Good policy, good practice II: Improving outcomes and productivity in higher education: A guide for policymakers
Gains and gaps: Changing inequality in U.S. college entry and completion
Achieving the Dream data notes: What's in a name? Are they really credential-seeking students?
A better measure of skills gaps: Utilizing ACT skill profile and assessment data for strategic skill research
Hidalgo early college district toolkit
The truth behind higher education disclosure laws
The great unraveling: A portrait of the middle class
Up for grabs: The gains and prospects of first- and second generation young adults
Dropout recovery is national recovery: How federal policies can support the spread of Back on Track through College pathways
Middle-class societies invest more in public education: A stronger middle class is associated with higher levels of spending on education
State test score trends through 2008-09, Part 5: Progress lags in high school, especially for advanced achievers
Dropout prevention services and programs in public school districts: 2010-11
Digital learning and technology: Federal policy recommendations to seize the opportunity-and promising practices that inspire them
Kids Count Data Center
Breaking schools' rules: A statewide study of how school discipline relates to students' success and juvenile justice involvement
Caught in the crisis: Students with disabilities in U.S. high schools
Using community colleges to build a STEM-skilled workforce
Ramp-up to Readiness: The Ramp-up goals
Trends in student aid 2011
The College Match Program
A green career pathways framework: Postsecondary and employment success for low-income, disconnected youth
Designing common assessments to be measures of college and career readiness: Challenges and opportunities
Transitioning to the new high school graduation rate
Changing the conversation about productivity: Strategies for engaging faculty and institutional leaders
The high cost of low graduation rates: Taxpayers lose millions
A state policymaker's guide to expanding learning time
Student voices: What makes a great teacher?