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Author(s):National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
Title:The nation's report card: Science 2011
Organization:National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
Short Description:This report presents results of the 2011 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in science at grade 8.
Annotation:This report presents results of the 2011 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in science at grade 8. National results are based on representative samples of public and private school students from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Department of Defense schools. State results are reported separately for public-school students from these states and jurisdictions. Student performance is reported as average scale scores and as percentages of students performing at or above three achievement levels: Basic, Proficient, and Advanced. Results for student demographic groups defined by various characteristics (e.g., race/ethnicity, gender, and type of school) are included, as well as sample assessment questions with examples of student responses. Results from the 2011 assessment are compared to those from 2009. The Technical Notes provide information on NAEP samples, school and student participation rates, and the exclusion and accommodation of students with disabilities and English language learners. The overall average score for the nation at grade 8 was 2 points higher in 2011 than in 2009. Score gaps between White and Black students and White and Hispanic students narrowed from 2009 to 2011. Sixty-five percent of eighth-graders performed at or above the Basic level in 2011, 32 percent performed at or above Proficient, and 2 percent performed at the Advanced level. The percentages of students at or above Basic and at or above Proficient were higher in 2011 than in 2009. Of the 47 states/jurisdictions that participated in 2009 and 2011, public-school students in 16 states scored higher in 2011 than in 2009. In 2011, students in 29 states scored higher than the national average, and in 16 states they scored lower.
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From assets to school outcomes: How finances shape children's perceived possibilities and intentions
Grade retention: Achievement and mental health outcomes
Changes in Graduation Rates by State (Progress and Challenge Indexes)
The economic impact of the achievement gap in America's schools
National opportunity to learn campaign: State data and analysis
Meaningful measurement: The role of assessments in improving high school education in the twenty-first century
On the front lines of schools: Perspectives of teachers and principals on the high school dropout problem
Smart options: Investing the recovery funds for student success
Gallup student poll national report
Race to the top: Promising approaches to achieving college- and career-ready goals
Race to the top: Promising approaches to establishing meaningful data systems fostering continuous improvement
Race to the top: Promising approaches to achieving teacher-related goals
Literacy instruction in the content areas: Getting to the core of middle and high school improvement
Community colleges: Special supplement to the Condition of Education 2008
Using early-warning data to improve graduation rates: Closing cracks in the education system
Ensuring college success: Scaffolding experiences for students and faculty in an early college high school
Wealth mobility and volatility in black and white
Core problems: Out-of-field teaching persists in key academic courses and high-poverty schools
Making the dream a reality: Action steps for states to prepare all students for college and career
The poor and the rich: A look at economic stratification and academic performance among undergraduate students in the United States
The role of schools in the English language learner achievement gap
Promoting engagement for all students: The imperative to look within
Projections of education statistics to 2016
A Better Chance.org
North Central Regional Educational Research Laboratory: Data Primer
State policies to bring adult learning into focus
Cities in crisis: A special analytic report on high school graduation
The impacts of regular Upward Bound: Results from the third follow-up data collection
Education at a glance 2007: OECD indicators
Early intervention programs: Opening the doors to higher education
Redesigning the ninth-grade experience: Reduce failure, improve achievement, and increase high school graduation rates
Race matters: Unequal opportunities in education
Education beyond the rhetoric: Making rigor something "real"
Do Current State Standards and Assessments Reflect College Readiness?: A Case Study
Setting students' sights on college: Chicago public schools
Using EPAS™ to evaluate school-based intervention programs: GEAR UP
Closing the expectations gap 2007: An annual 50-state progress report on the alignment of high school policies with the demands of college and work
1.1 Million homeschooled students in the United States in 2003
Event Dropout Rates for Public School Students in grades 9-12: 2002-3 and 2003-4
Latest ACT National Curriculum Survey® shows lack of content alignment between high school and college
Average ACT® score for the high school class of 2006 is the highest since 1991
Mounting pressures facing the U.S. workforce and the increasing need for adult education and literacy
African American students and U.S. high schools
Incorporating ACT scores into your statewide assessment
Using PLAN to identify student readiness for advanced courses in high school
What are ACT's college readiness benchmarks?
ACT high school profile report: National
Selected state data
Academic and noncognitive variables related to PLAN scores
Women, minorities, and persons with disabilties in science and engineering
Managing the transition to ninth grade in a comprehensive urban school
The first year of high school: A quick stats fact sheet
New Hampshire's multi-tiered approach to dropout prevention
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; California state report
Accelerated developmental education project
Building a culture of evidence for community college student success: Early progress in the Achieving the Dream initiative
Programme for international assessment (PISA): 2006 Results
National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER)
What works clearinghouse: Middle school math
ACT high school profile report: The graduating class of 2007 (National)
Giving students a chance to achieve: Getting off to a fast and successful start in grade nine
SREB states lead the nation in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Programs
The higher dropout rate of foreign-born teens: The role of schooling abroad
Redesigning high schools to prepare students for the future
Prekindergarteners left behind: Expulsion rates in state pre-kindergarten systems
Appropriate use of high stakes testing in our schools: How should student learning and achievement be measured
Closing the college participation gap: A national summary
P-16 Data systems: An alignment status report
Dollars and sense: The cost effectiveness of small schools
Community College Research Center
Latino achievement in the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics
Dual enrollment of high school students at postsecondary institutions: 2002-03
College access in Indiana and the United States: A 2005 status report
The relationship of high school graduation exams to graduation rates and SAT scores
Work-based learning and higher education: A research perspective
An overview of higher education in the United States: Diversity, access, and the role of the marketplace
The educational pipeline: Big investment, big returns
Every child a graduate: A framework for an excellent education for all middle and high school students
Findings from the Condition of Education 2001: Students whose parents did not go to college
Ready for tomorrow: Helping all students achieve secondary and postsecondary success
Our impoverished view of education reform
Primary progress, secondary challenge
Advanced placement report to the nation: 2006
Status and trends in the education of American Indians and Alaska Natives
Mixed messages: What state high school tests communicate about student readiness for college
Beyond high school: Improving transition programs for postsecondary education
Ticket to nowhere: The gap between leaving high school and entering college and high performance jobs
The 2003 Brown Center report on American education: How well are American students learning?
All students college-ready: Findings from the Foundation's education work, 2000-2006
Addressing America's dropout challenge: State efforts to boost graduation rates require federal support
States that raise their high school graduation rates could generate millions more in higher wages
Can separate be equal? The overlooked flaw at the center of No Child Left Behind
Feasibility of a student unit record system within the integrated postsecondary education data system
ACT national curriculum survey, 2005–2006
Serving adult learners in higher education: Principles of effectiveness
Improving college readiness and success for all students: A joint responsibility between K-12 and postsecondary education
American Indian and Alaska Native children: Findings from the base year of the early childhood longitudinal study, birth cohort
The postsecondary educational experiences of high school career and technical education concentrators: Selected results from the NELS: 88/2000 Postsecondary education transcript study
Building academic skills in context: Testing the value of advanced math learning in career and technical education
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
Educational vouchers for universal preschools
Labor force participation in formal work-related education in 2000-01
Embedding college readiness indicators in high school curriculum and assessment
Paying back, not giving back: Student debt's negative influence on public service career opportunities
Access and achievement: Building educational and career pathways for Latinos in advanced technology
Teacher attrition: A costly loss to the nation and to the states
Public education and Black male students: The 2006 state report card
High school to college and careers: Aligning state policies
How well are states educating our neediest children?: The Fordham report 2006
National forum to accelerate middle grades reform
State of decline? Gaps in college access and achievement call for renewed commitment to educating Californians
Dropout rates in the United States: 2004
A test of leadership: Charting the future of U.S. higher education
Academic pathways to college: Policies and practices of the fifty states to reach underserved students
Report on key practices and policies of consistently higher performing high schools
Miles to go: Louisiana
Increasing the achievement of Native American youth at early college high schools
Making middle grades work
Linking career/technical studies to broader high school reform
The relationship between advanced placement and college graduation
Results that matter: New technology high school at a glance
Improving literacy outcomes for English language learners in high school: Considerations for states and districts in developing a coherent policy framework
Reading next: A vision for action and research in middle and high school literacy
School and parent interaction by household language and poverty status: 2002–03
Benefits of a high school core curriculum
Why the crisis in adolescent literacy demands a national response
American diploma project network Indiana action plan
Just for the kids
Students entering and leaving postsecondary occupational education: 1995-2001
Student debt and the class of 2005: Average debt by state, sector, and school
Tracking achievement gaps and assessing the impact of NCLB on the gaps
Highlights from the 2003 international adult literacy and lifeskills survey
School-to-career and post-secondary education: Evidence from the Philadelphia educational longitudinal study
Closing educational achievement gaps for Latino/a students in Utah
Lost learning, forgotten promises: A national analysis of school racial segregation, student achievement, and "controlled choice" plans
Degree completions in areas of national need: 1996-97 to 2001-02
The progress of education reform: Dual enrollment
Latinas in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)
Expanding learning time in high schools
Alignment of high school graduation requirements and state-set college admissions requirements
Where are the Black scientists?
Reading--Young children's achievement and classroom experiences
African American achievement in America
With diploma in hand: Hispanic high school seniors talk about their future
Courses count: Preparing students for postsecondary success
Getting ready to pay for college: What students and their parents know about the cost of college tuition and what they are doing to find out
Questions that matter: Setting the research agenda on access and success in postsecondary education
Improving the middle grades: Actions that can be taken now
The governance divide: A report on a four-state study on improving college readiness and success
Postsecondary institutions in the United States: Fall 2004 and degrees and other awards conferred: 2003-04
A new look at the institutional component of higher education finance: A guide for evaluating performance relative to financial resources
The averaged freshman graduation rate for public high schools from the common core of data: School years 2001-02 and 2002-03
Standards for what? The economic roots of K-16 reform
Making the grade in college prep: A guide for improving college preparation programs
Latino students and the educational pipeline: From middle school to the workforce
Raising our sights: No high school senior left behind
High school academic preparation and postsecondary progress
The education pipeline in the U.S., 1970-2000
Common core of data: Information on public schools and school districts in Indiana
Montana P-16 policy roundtable: Summary report
Critical postsecondary education issues in Indiana
Strategic instruction model
The talent development high school model: Context, components, and initial impacts on ninth-grade students' engagement and performance
Economic outcomes of high school completers and non-completers 8 years later
Student success: Statewide P-16 systems -- curriculum and assessment systems
Report of Rhode Island case study site visit
Crisis or possibility? Conversations about the American high school
Education watch online
The Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and the Humanities: Resource for rural Indiana
High school guidance counselors: Facilitators or preemptors of social stratification in education
The effects of students' middle-school and high school experiences on completion of the bachelor's degree: How can school counselors make a difference
Does implementing a research based school counseling curriculum enhance student achievement
Research brief: How do career interventions impact the educational choices of eighth grade students
Education counts
User's guide to computing high school graduation rates, Volume 1: Review of current and proposed graduation indicators
Yes we can: Telling truths and dispelling myths about race and education in America
Increasing the college preparedness of at-risk students
Focus on results: An academic impact analysis of the Knowledge is Power Program
American higher education: How does it measure up for the twenty-first century
Independent undergraduates: 1999-2000
College access in Indiana and the United States: A 2006 status report
The proficiency illusion
Rethinking high school: Preparing students for success in college, career, and life
Renewing the promise: The public universities in a transforming world
Are they really ready to work? Employers perspectives on the basic knowledge and applied skills of new entrants to the 21st century U.S. workforce
A state leader's action guide to 21st century skills
Results that matter: Twenty-first century skills and high school reform
Understanding NAEP: Inside the nation's education report card
Opportunity in America: The role of education
Schools need good leaders now: State progress in creating a learning-centered school leadership system
Unmasking the effects of student engagement on college grades and persistence
A framework and recommendations for federal action on secondary school reform
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
State college- and career-ready high school graduation requirements
The role of interim assessments in a comprehensive assessment system: A policy brief
2007 Status report on the Pell Grant program
Rethinking high school: An introduction to New York City's experience
The American freshman: National norms for fall 2005
Adding it up: State challenges for increasing college access and success
Independent Evaluation of the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE): Third Biennial Report
No Child Left Behind: State report card 2005-2006
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; Colorado state report
Findings from the early college high school initiative: A look at best practices and lessons learned regarding a dual enrollment program
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; Alabama state report
Status of education in rural America
Postsecondary success begins with high school preparation
Making performance accountability work: English lessons for U.S. community colleges
State approaches to more reliable and uniform dropout and graduation data
Dropout prevention for students with disabilities: A critical issue for state education agencies
Federal policy and Latinos in higher education
In need of improvement: NCLB & high schools
Enlace: Engaging Latino communities for education
What kind of test preparation is best?
Latino students and U.S. high schools
Federal support for adolescent literacy: A solid investment
Timing and duration of student participation in special education in the primary grades
An historical overview of revenues and expenditures for public elementary and secondary education, by state: Fiscal years 1990-2002
Using EXPLORE® and PLAN® Data to Evaluate GEAR UP Programs
The benefits of statewide use of the ACT test
Early college planning pays big dividends: Louisiana
The Benwood plan: A lesson in comprehensive teacher reform
Indiana R&D 2008: Meeting the global challenge for innovation
The minds of boys
State and Local Implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act
First-generation students: Undergraduates whose parents never enrolled in postsecondary education
Survey finds that Hoosier students are setting their sights on higher education
Raising boys' achievement
Higher education: Tuition continues to rise, but patterns vary by institution type, enrollment, and educational expenditures
Windows on achievement and inequality
State Cards (statistical snapshots of high school data by state)
The costs and benefits of an excellent education for all of America's children
The enhanced reading opportunities study: Early impact and implementation findings
Turning around chronically low-performing schools
Knocking at the college door: Projections of high school graduates by state and race/ethnicity 1992-2022
National evaluation of GEAR UP: A summary of the first two years
Recent participation in formal learning among working-age adults with different levels of education
Indiana's adult education and workforce skills performance report: Preparing adults for a brighter future
College tools for schools
Beyond social justice: The threat of inequality to workforce development in the Western United States
Sizing up state standards: 2008
Postsecondary connection: Making the link between high school preparation and college success
Making college and career readiness the mission for high schools: A guide for state policymakers
Measuring up 2008: Online state report cards
Coming to our senses: Education and the American future
Closing the gap in science achievement: Using NAEP science assessment scores to analyze state trends
The impact of postsecondary remediation using a regression discontinuity approach: Addressing endogenous sorting and noncompliance
Dropout and completion rates in the United States: 2006
Putting middle grades students on the graduation path: A policy and practice brief
Finding a way: Practical examples of how a principal-counselor relationship can lead to success for all students
Early-college high school: Modest experiment or national movement?
Moving beyond AYP: High school performance indicators
Keeping score when it counts: Assessing the 2008-09 bowl-bound college football teams: Academic performance improves, but race still matters
Cities in crisis 2009: Closing the graduation gap: Educational and economic conditions in America's largest cities
College readiness standards
Action required: Addressing the nation's lowest performing high schools
Deciding on postsecondary education
CAPE Network: Universal Encouragement Program (UEP) Guidance Assessments
College-ready students, student-ready colleges: An agenda for improving degree completion in postsecondary education
Enrollment in postsecondary institutions, Fall 2006; Graduation rates, 2000 and 2003 cohorts; and financial statistics, Fiscal Year 2006
Aligning multiple campus initiatives: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Cultivating generative connections, commitment, and engagement among campus constituencies: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
First-year programs: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Gaining support from campus leaders: A project brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
One in 31: The long reach of American corrections
Pathways to boosting the earnings of low-income students by increasing their educational attainment
Re-imagining community colleges in the twenty-first century
Features of state response to intervention initatives in Northeast and Islands Region states
College readiness issue brief: Aligning P-12 and postsecondary education: Toward a seamless P-16 education system
Assessment for improvement: Tracking student engagement over time (NSSE 2009 Annual Report)
Innovations in college readiness: How early college schools are preparing students underrepresented in higher education for college success
Preparation for college admissions exams
Preparing the workers of today for the jobs of tomorrow
A profile of successful Pell Grant recipients: Time to Bachelor's degree and early graduate school enrollment
Parental transfers, student achievement, and the labor supply of college students
Ready or not? Literacy skills and post-secondary education
Investing early: Intervention programs in selected U.S. states
BC AVID: Early Implementation Report -- Executive Summary
Listening to Latinas: Barriers to high school graduation
Are achievement gaps closing and is achievement rising for all?
Projections of education statistics to 2018
Promoting a culture of student success: How colleges and universities are improving degree completion
Child poverty and intergenerational mobility
Education reform 101: A primer on the new Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)
Why students drop out of school: A review of 25 years of research
Squeeze play 2010: Continued public anxiety on cost, harsher judgements on how colleges are run
Common Standards: The Time Is Now
Teaching for a New World: Preparing High School Educators to Deliver College- and Career-Ready Instruction
Alternative schools and programs for public school students at risk of educational failure: 2007-08
Moving success from the shadows: Data systems that link education and workforce outcomes
School District Demographics System (SDDS)
Condition of Education 2009
Socioeconomic stratification of community college transfer access in the 1980s and 1990s: Evidence from HS&B and NELS
Race to the Top: Accelerating college and career readiness in states: Standards and assessments guide
Race to the Top: Accelerating college and career readiness in states: Sustaining the Race to the Top reforms
Can I get a little advice here? How an overstretched high school guidance system is undermining students' college aspirations
Stuck schools: A framework for identifying schools where students need change--now!
The dropout/graduation crisis among American Indian and Alaska Native students: Failure to respond places the future of native peoples at risk
High school policy reform: A plan for success (California)
Alignment and the states: Three approaches to aligning the national assessment of educational progress with state assessments, other assessements, and standards
Southern Regional Education Board: Moving Ahead: State progress reports on Challenge to Lead goals
The Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Network
Complete to compete: Common college completion metrics
Understanding the common core state standards
The economic benefits of reducing the dropout rate among students of color in the nation's largest metropolitan areas
6th Annual AP Report to the Nation: State Reports
Building an early childhood professional development system
Postsecondary success
The worst of times: Children in extreme poverty in the South and nation
Online learning: Addressing challenges and seizing opportunities
Fewer, clearer, higher: Moving forward with consistent, rigorous standards for all students
A five year comparison between an extended school year and a conventional year school: Effects on academic achievement
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
Enhancing school reform through expanded learning
Keeping the promise of change in California's lowest performing schools
Restructuring 'restructuring': Improving interventions for low-performing schools and districts
Hispanics, high school dropouts, and the GED
Characteristics of effective urban college preparation programs
Good data. Better policy. Stronger commitment. Improved outcomes.
Higher education commission helps high schools track graduates' progress
Comparing achievement between K-8 and middle schools: A large empirical study
America's future: Latino child well-being in numbers and trends
Building roads to success: Key considerations for communities and states reconnecting youth to education
Enrollment in postsecondary institutions, fall 2009; Graduation rates, 2003 & 2006 cohorts; and financial statistics, Fiscal Year 2009
Taking the next step: The promise of intermediate measures for meeting postsecondary completion goals
Promoting quality: State strategies for overseeing dual enrollment programs
A model for success: CART's linked learning program increases college enrollment
Across the great divide: Perspectives of CEOs and college presidents on America's higher education and skills gap
Stepping stones: Principal career paths and school outcomes
Unfulfilled expectations: Recent college graduates struggle in a troubled economy
A sharper focus on technical workers: How to educate and train for the global economy
Achieving the possible: What Americans think about the college- and career-ready agenda
On the road to implementation: Achieving the promise of the common core state standards
Postsecondary institutions and price of attendance in the United States: Fall 2009 and degrees and other awards conferred: 2008-09, and 12-month enrollment 2008-09
Strong foundations: The state of postsecondary data systems
Changes in postsecondary awards below the bachelor's degree: 1997-2007
Web tables - profile of undergraduate students: trends from selected years, 1995-96 to 2007-08
The high school senior class of 2003-04: Steps toward postsecondary enrollment
No time to waste: Policy recommendations for increasing college completion
Confronting the STEM challenge: A new modeling tool for US education policymakers
Getting past go: Remedial and developmental education policy at a crossroads
Building a higher skilled workforce: Results and implications from the Bridgeconnect national survey
The return on the federal investment in for-profit education: Debt without a diploma
Beyond the bubble: Technology and the future of student assessment
Next generation learning: The intelligent use of technology to develop innovative learning models and personalized educational pathways
Community college students: Goals, academic preparation, and outcomes
Something's got to give: California can't improve college completions without rethinking developmental education at its community colleges
Immigrant mothers' involvement in their children's education at home and at school in 1999-2000
Factors contributing to the upward transfer of baccalaureate aspirants beginning at community colleges
Participation and success in the advanced placement program continue to grow in the SREB states
Access without equity: Longitudinal analysis of institutional stratification by race and ethnicity: 1972-2004
Student progression through developmental sequences in community colleges
Quick stats fact sheet: High schools in the United States
Trends in high school dropout and completion rates in the United States: 1972-2008
Getting ready for college: An implementation and early impacts study of eight Texas developmental summer bridge programs
Good policy, good practice II: Improving outcomes and productivity in higher education: A guide for policymakers
National postsecondary enrollment trends: Before, during, and after the great recession
Making the move: Transition strategies at California schools with high graduation rates
Grapevine, Fiscal Year 2011-12
Lightening the load: A look at four ways that community schools can support effective teaching
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
Trends in high school dropout and completion rates in the United States: 1972-2009
The hidden costs of community colleges
Using data and inquiry to build equity-focused college-going cultures
Innovation at scale: How Virginia community colleges are collaborating to improve developmental education and increase student success
Can simple be equitable? Lessons from state grant programs
Growth in the residential segregation of families by income, 1970-2009
Men of color: Ensuring the academic success of Latinos in higher education
Scaling and sustaining: State progress in the developmental education initiative
Assessing deeper learning
Caught in the crisis: Students with disabilities in U.S. high schools
2004/2009 Beginning postsecondary students longitudinal study
The relevance of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the college completion agenda
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
P21 common core toolkit: A guide to aligning the common core state standards with the framework for 21st century skills
National Governor's Association: Complete to Compete Resources
Developmental Education Initiative (DEI) self-assessment tool
2008-09 Baccalaureate and beyond longitudinal study (B&B:08/09)
Affordability and transfer: Critical to increasing Baccalaureate degree completion
The undereducated American
Linking costs and postsecondary degrees: Key issues for policymakers
Complete to Compete: Higher education data dashboards (state reports)
The effects of in-state tuition for non-citizens: A systematic review of the evidence
The high cost of low graduation rates: Taxpayers lose millions
Double jeopardy: How third-grade reading skills and poverty influence high school graduation
Instructional supports: The missing piece in state educational standards
50-state mathematics requirements for the standard high school diploma
Hard choices ahead: Performance and policy in Texas higher education
State Cards (statistical snapshots of high school data by state) Updated 2012
Enrollment in postsecondary institutions, Fall 2010; Financial statistics, fiscal year 2010; and graduation rates, selected cohorts, 2002-07
Defining college readiness: Where are we now, are where do we need to be?
Student learning plans: Supporting every student's transition to college and career
Closing the door, increasing the gap: Who's not going to (community) college?
Beyond the master plan: The case for restructuring baccalaureate education in California
8th Annual AP report to the nation
2012 Brown Center report on American education: How well are American students learning?
Does federal student aid raise tuition? New evidence on for-profit colleges
Promoting quality individualized learning plans: A "how to guide" focused on the high school years
Moving on up: How tuition tax breaks increasingly favor the upper middle-class
Trends in college spending, 1999-2009
Certificates: Gateway to gainful employment and college degrees
The economic case for higher education
NOSCA's eight components of college and career readiness counseling: Elementary school counselor's guide
Measuring nontraditional student success: An imperative for colleges and universities
How America pays for college 2012
Where to begin? The evolving role of placement exams for students starting college
The competition that really matters: Comparing U.S., Chinese, and Indian investments in the next-generation workforce
Preparing high school students for college: An exploratory study of college readiness programs in Texas
Inseparable imperatives: Equity in education and the future of the American economy
Information and college access: Evidence from a randomized field experiment
2012 National survey of school counselors
Profile of 2007-08 first-time bachelor's degree recipients in 2009
The impact of time between cognitive tests on performance: Evidence from Advanced Placement exams
Enrollment in postsecondary institutions, fall 2011; financial statistics, fiscal year 2011; and graduation rates, selected cohorts, 2003-2008 : First look (preliminary data)
Autonomy and innovation: Systemic change in a decentralized state
A framework for advancing career and technical education: Recommendations for the reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Act
Students and teachers talk about school reform and student engagement
Accelerating college knowledge: Examining the feasibility of a targeted early commitment Pell Grant program
View from the field: How to launch district virtual learning
Working credentials: Sub-baccalaureate degrees and certificates are paying off for students and their employers
Critical perspectives on race and equity in review of higher education
College and career development organizer
The limited career prospects for high school graduates without additional education and training
Taking college courses in high school: A strategy for college readiness
Challenge the status quo: Academic success among school-age African-American males
Field of degree and earnings by selected employment characteristics: 2011
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?
Learning from the past: Drawing on California's CLAS experience to inform assessment of the Common Core
Completing college: A national view of student attainment rates
The common core state standards: Caution and opportunity for early childhood education
The reality of college readiness 2012: National report
Data for action 2012: Focus on people to change data culture
The role of community-based organizations in the college access and success movement
Improving the college scorecard: Using student feedback to create an effective disclosure
Getting ready for success: Bridging the gap between high school and college in Tacoma, Washington
Balancing passion and practicality: The role of debt and major on students' financial outcomes: Executive Summary
One in seven: Ranking youth disconnection in the 25 largest metro areas
The urgency of now: The Schott 50-state report on public education and black males
A record one-in-five households now owe student loan debt
The stealth inequities of school funding: How state and local school finance systems perpetuate inequitable school spending
The common core standards: What do they mean for out-of-school time?
For this place, for these people: An exploration of best practices among charter schools serving native students
The state of Latinos in the United States: Although the growing population has experienced marked success, barriers remain
Does race matter in educational diversity? A legal and empirical analysis
Using assessment results: Promising practices of institutions that do it well
Enrollment management trends report: A snapshot of the 2011 ACT tested high school graduates
Spaces of inclusion? Teachers' perceptions of school communities with differing student racial & socioeconomic contexts
The role of student learning outcomes for institutional accountability and transparency
Housing wealth and higher education: Building a foundation for economic mobility
The completion arch: Measuring community college student success
Using state policies to ensure effective assessment and placement in postsecondary education
Pathways through graduate school and into careers
Refocusing adult education on career and postsecondary success: An analysis of adult education (Title II) in WIA reauthorization proposals
Washington state student achivement initiative: Achievement points analysis for academic years 2007-2011
Easing the transition from combat to classroom: Preserving America's investment in higher education for military veterans through institutional assessment
Net migration from Mexico falls to zero-and perhaps less?
Does more money matter? An introduction to the performance-based scholarship demonstration in California
Return on investment to increasing postsecondary credential attainment in the United States
Replenishing opportunity in America: The 2012 midterm report of public higher education systems in the Access to Success Initiative
Increasing online learning options for K-12 students: The role of school districts
Pathways to success: Integrating learning with life and work to increase national college completion
Caught in the crisis: Students of color and native students in U.S. high schools
Education and the economy: The economic benefits of helping high school dropouts earn both high school diplomas and college degrees
On the road to success
Do high stakes placement exams predict college success?
Assets & opportunity scorecard
The role of minority-serving institutions in redefining and improving developmental education
Unrealized promises: Unequal access, affordability, and excellence at community colleges in Southern California
Rethinking higher education business models: Steps toward a disruptive innovation approach to understanding and improving higher education outcomes
Is high school tough enough?
Building a grad nation: Progress and challenge in ending the high school dropout epidemic (2012 Update)
The state of preschool 2011: State preschool yearbook
Off the clock: What more time can (and can't) do for school turnarounds
Tying funding to community college outcomes: Models, tools, and recommendations for states
A stronger nation through higher education: A detailed look at college attainment-nationally, by state and by metro area
Clearing the path: Creating innovation space for serving over-age, under-credited students in competency-based pathways
Putting it all together: Supporting continuous improvement in education through strategic use of data systems
Education and the economy: Boosting the nation's economy by improving high school graduation rates
Debt to degree: A new way of measuring college success
Gender inequalities in education
Not just kid stuff anymore: The economic imperative for more adults to complete college
Overlooked and underpaid: How Title 1 shortchanges high schools, and what ESEA can do about it
Estimating the return to college selectivity over the career using administrative earnings data
Unlocking doors and expanding opportunity: Moving beyond the limiting reality of college and career readiness in California high schools
Some states still leave low-income students behind; Others make surprising gains
One year out: Findings from a national survey among members of the high school graduating class of 2010
After-school toolkit: TIps, techniques, and templates for improving program quality
The Future Ready Project
Women see value and benefits of college; Men lag on both fronts, survey finds
The mission of the high school: a new consensus of the purposes of public education?
Expanded learning opportunities: A more comprehensive approach to preparing high school students for college and a career
Kids Count Data Center
Bringing business analytics to the college campus: Using fiscal metrics to steer innovation in postsecondary educations
Military service members and veterans: A profile of those enrolled in undergraduate and graduate education in 2007-08
Forgotten middle-skill jobs: State by state snapshots
Trends in community college education: Enrollment, prices, student aid, and debt levels
Testing the impact of Higher Achivement's year-round out-of-school-time program on academic outcomes
College Bound Seniors 2011
Including more student voices in higher education policymaking: Rising tuitions and student debts mean rising stakes for college students
What four states are doing to support data-driven decision-making: Policies, practices, and programs
Completing college: Assessing graduation rates at four-year institutions
College Search Database.com
Today's promise, tomorrow's future: The social and educational factors contributing to the outcomes of Hispanics in urban schools
From birth to college: Findings from Year 1 of a process evaluation of the University of chicago charter school model
Trends in student aid 2011
Performance-based scholarships: Emerging findings from a national demonstration
Higher education findings from a nationwide bipartisan survey of 872 respondents age 18-34
Middle-class societies invest more in public education: A stronger middle class is associated with higher levels of spending on education
12 for 2012: Issues to move education forward in 2012
Unbundling youth, family, and community involvement in college access: On the ground in Austin, Texas
The progress of education reform: Pre-K-12 literacy: State of the nation
US Students in overseas degree programs: Key destinations and fields of study
Beginning subbaccalaureate students' labor market experiences: Six years later in 2009
Prison vs. Princeton
Charter-school management organizations: Diverse strategies and diverse student impacts
America's youth: Transitions to adulthood
Snapshot report: Mobility
Snapshot report: Concurrent enrollment
Equity scorecard: A process for building institutional capacity to educate young men of color
The college completion agenda: 2011 progress report
The college completion agenda: 2011 state policy guide
The impacts of state performance funding systems on higher education institutions: Research literature review and policy implications
Jobs, jobs, jobs: Challenges community colleges face to reach the unemployed
States' progress and challenges in implementing common core state standards
The advanced placement program benefits mainly well-prepared students who pass AP exams
How increasing college access is increasing inequality, and what to do about it
Rewarding progress, reducing debt: Early results from Ohio's performance-based scholarship demonstration for low-income parents
Class differences: Online education in the United States, 2010
College graduation rates: Behind the numbers
Why is college so expensive?
The impact of loan repayment rates on minority students
Web tables - student financing of undergraduate education: 2007-08
Web tables - profiles of students in graduate and first-professional education: 2007-08
On track to complete? A taxonomy of beginning community college students and their outcomes 3 years after enrolling: 2003-04 through 2006
Ensuring America's future: Benchmarking Latino college completion to meet national goals: 2010 to 2020
Does extending foster care beyond age 18 promote postsecondary educational attainment?
Insulating the education pipeline to increase postsecondary success
Cracks in the ivory tower? The views of education professors circa 2010
Call for action: Transforming teaching and learning to prepare high school students for college and careers
Chidren's Budget 2010
Big gaps, small gaps: Some colleges and universities do better than others in graduating African-American students
Developing 20/20 vision on the 2020 degree attainment goal: The threat of income based inequality in education
Standing on the shoulders of giants: An American agenda for education reform
America's Promise Alliance dropout prevention summits
Priced out: How the wrong financial-aid policies hurt low-income students
Veteran's education benefits: Enhanced guidance and collaboration could improve administration of the Post-911 GI Bill program
Education and the economy: Boosting the nation's economy by improving high school graduation rates among students of color and native students
Institutional variation in credential completion: Evidence from Washington State Community and Technical colleges
Degrees for what jobs? Raising expectations for colleges and universities in a global economy
Steps taken on the path forward
Teacher and leader effectiveness in high-performing education systems
Implementing the common core state standards: An action agenda for higher education
School tracking and access to higher education among disadvantaged groups
Postsecondary and labor force transitions among public high school career and technical education participants
Public school graduates and dropouts from the Common Core of Data: School year 2008-09
Shut out of the military: Today's high school education doesn't mean you're ready for today's army
Spotlight on the common core state standards: What do parents need to know?
Spotlight on the common core state standards: What do teachers need to know?
Improving undergraduate learning: Findings and policy recommendations from the SSRC-CLA longitudinal project
Adults with college degrees in the United States, by county
The state of communities of color in the U.S. economy
Introduction to the Community College Research Center (CCRC) assessment of evidence series
Hear us out: High school students in two cities talk about going to college
Which students to serve? Universal or targeted eligibility for postsecondary opportunity programs
Disrupting college: How disruptive innovation can deliver quality and affordability to postsecondary education
Retaining students in grade: A literature review of the effects of retention on students' academic and nonacademic outcomes
Assessing developmental assessment in community colleges
Building capacity for reconnecting youth
Monitoring progress: Response to intervention (RTI)'s promise and pitfalls
Learning communities for students in developmental math: Impact studies at Queensborough and Houston community colleges
Elementary/Secondary Information System (ESLi)
Trends in the receipt of Pell Grants: Selected years 1995-96 to 2007-08
Return on educational investment: A district-by-district evaluation of U.S. educational productivity
Working systematically in action: Engaging family and community: A guide for facilitators
A measured approach to improving teacher preparation
Service members in school: Military veterans' experiences using the post-9/11 GI Bill and pursuing postsecondary education
Everybody ready for college
Transforming high schools: Performance systems for powerful teaching
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
College for Every Student (CFES): Assessment of student outcomes 2007-08
What does research say about 21st century skills?
Minority student success: The role of teachers in Advanced Placement Program (AP) courses
Career and college planning needs of ninth graders: As reported by ninth graders
End-of-course exams: A growing trend in high school-level assessments
What educators should learn from ER
Making the transition: Interim results of the National Guard Youth Challenge Evaluation
A portrait of low-income young adults in education
SREB/Go Alliance
America after 3pm: Special report on summer: Missed opportunities, unmet demand
Federal higher education policy priorities and the Asian American and Pacific Islander community
Primary sources: America's teachers on America's schools
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
Public school graduates and dropouts from the common core of data: School year 2007-08
Turning community college drop-outs into graduates
Effectiveness of fully online courses for college students: Response to a department of education meta-analysis
Trends in College Spending (TCS) Online
America's private public schools
National Opportunity to Learn Campaign
Dual enrollment: Postsecondary/secondary partnerships to prepare students
Using state data to promote continuous improvement of workforce programs: Guidance for states preparing applications to the U.S. DOL workforce data quality initiative
Expanded time, enriching experiences: Expanded learning time schools and community organization partnerships
Choice without equity: Charter school segregation and the need for civil rights standards
Early-childhood poverty and adult attainment, behavior, and health
Achievement gap patterns of grade 8 American Indian and Alaska Native students in reading and mathematics
Indiana Growth Model Factsheet
State high school exit exams: Trends in test programs, alternate pathways, and pass rates
Improving low-performing schools: Lessons from five years of studying school restructuring under No Child Left Behind
Findings from the 2009 administration of the Your First College Year (YFCY) national aggregates
Giving students extra support to meet standards in challenging academic and career courses
New data reveal percent of college credits taken by high school students
How much growth toward college readiness is reasonable to expect in high school?
Expanding access and opportunity: The impact of the Gates Millennium Scholars program (2010 Update)
Multiple Pathways in California: A New Option for High School Reform
The online learning imperative: A solution to three looming crises in education
New York City's Strategy for Improving High Schools: An Overview
A new national approach to career navigation for working learners
Expanding access and opportunity: The Washington State Achievers Program
Writing to read: Evidence for how writing can improve reading
State and local implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act: Volume IX - Accountability under NCLB: Final report
Implementing data-informed decision making in schools: Teacher access, supports, and use
Educational Policy Improvement Center
Funding and access issues in public higher education: A community college perspective
2008 GED testing program statistical report
Why stop after high school?: A descriptive analysis of the most important reasons that high school graduates do not continue to PSE
College enrollment hits an all-time high, fueled by community college surge
Public school graduates and dropouts from the Common Core of Data: School year 2006-07
From soldier to student: Easing the transition of service members on campus
NCES Search for Schools, Colleges, and Libraries
National education standards: Getting beneath the surface
Seize the moment: The need for a comprehensive federal investment in adolescent literacy
The American freshman: National norms for Fall 2008
More guidance, better results? Three-year effects of an enhanced student services program at two community colleges
Military service members and veterans in higher education: What the new GI Bill may mean for postsecondary institutions
Success at every step: How 23 programs support youth on the path to college and beyond
Annotated bibliography of resources for transforming school counseling
Growing pains: Scaling up the nation's best charter schools
Changes in postsecondary degrees below the Bachelor's: 1997-2007
Charting a necessary path: The baseline report of public higher education systems in the Access to Success initiative
Putting the customer first in college: Why we need an office of consumer protection in higher education
It's about time: Temporal dimensions of college preparation programs
Drowning in debt: The emerging student loan crisis
Ready for tomorrow: Six proven ideas to graduate and prepare more students for college and 21st-century careers
Overcoming doubts about online learning
A new diverse majority: Students of color in the South's public schools
Deloitte 2009 education survey overview: Redefining high school as a launch pad
Assessing the use and impact of ECMC Foundation's Realizing the College Dream curriculum
Education reform starts early: Lessons from New Jersey's PreK-3rd reform efforts
On the cusp in California: How PreK-3rd strategies could improve education in the Golden State
Interventions to support readiness, recruitment, access, transition, and retention for postsecondary education success: An equity of opportunity policy and practice analysis
Baccalaureate success of transfers and rising four-year college juniors
Are charter schools making a difference? A study of student outcomes in eight states
Recommendations for state postsecondary data systems: A report from state data experts
Eight elements of high school improvement: A mapping framework
High school literacy: A quick stats fact sheet
Some perspectives from rural school districts on the No Child Left Behind Act
The future of middle-skill jobs
Increasing student engagement through faculty development: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Minority youth: Overrepresented & underserved in Indiana's systems
Noncognitive assessment and college success: The case of the Gates Millennium Scholars
Building Educated Leaders for Life (BELL)
How undergraduate students use credit cards: Sallie Mae's national study of usage rates and trends 2009
Paving the road to college: How school counselors help students succeed
Recent changes to eligibility requirements and additional efforts to promote awareness could increase Academic Competitiveness and SMART Grant participation
Educating English language learners at the high school level: A coherent approach to district- and school-level support
Improving low performing high schools: Searching for evidence of promise
Removing roadblocks to rigor: Linking academic and social supports to ensure college readiness and success
2008 College-bound seniors
Putting kids on the pathway to college: How is your school doing? A college pathways rubric
State early commitment programs: A contract for college success?
When Johnny (or Janelle) comes marching home: National, state, and institutional efforts in support of veterans' education
Cost, commitment, and attainment in higher education: An international comparison
From qualifications to results: Promoting teacher effectiveness through federal policy
Realizing the promise: How state policy can support alternative certification programs
The Education Equality Project: Improving teacher quality
Transforming America's community colleges: A federal policy proposal to expand opportunity and promote economic prosperity
Keeping score when it counts: Sweet 16 men's and women's teams: A look at their academic success
Creating change one step at a time: Efforts to improve college access and success in Indiana
The evaluation of enhanced academic instruction in after-school programs: Findings after the first year of implementation
Developing early warning systems to identify potential high school dropout
ETS Policy Notes: Adult education in America
Career academies: Long-term impacts on labor market outcomes, educational attainment, and transitions to adulthood
Economic state of young America
How America pays for college: Sallie Mae's national study of college students and parents
The Condition of Latinos in education: 2008 Factbook
2008 Kids Count data book: State profiles of child well-being
1.5 Million homeschooled students in the United States in 2007
Next generation state data system: What is needed to support the next generation assessment and accountability systems
Chasing the high school graduation rate: Getting the data we need and using it right
A developmental perspective on college and workplace readiness
Evolving No Child Left Behind
The early assessment program: Helping high school students meet college expectations in mathematics and English
California State University: Early assessment program
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
Strategic designs: Lessons from leading edge small urban high schools
The costs of failure factories in American higher education
Indiana Graduation Plan Statute
Promise lost: College-qualified students who don't enroll in college
Critical conditions for equity and diversity in college access: Informing policy and monitoring results
Removing the roadblocks: Fair college opportunities for all California students
Study of the effectiveness and efficiency of charter schools in Indiana
UpwardBound Math-Science: STEM education that works
EFC (Expected Family Contribution) Formula Guide, 2010-11
Overcoming obstacles, optimizing opportunities: State policies to increase postsecondary attainment for low-skilled adults
Beating the odds: The real challenges behind the math achievement gap - and what high-achieving schools can teach us about how to close it
Ten years after college: Comparing the employment experiences of 1992-93 Bachelor's degree recipients with academic and career-oriented majors
Organizing instruction and study to improve student learning
Archdiocese of Indianapolis: The Church in central and southern Indiana
Big ideas: Dropout prevention strategies: Achievement for Latinos through Academic Success (ALAS)
Big ideas dropout prevention strategies: Check and Connect
The growing imbalance: Recent trends in U.S. postsecondary education finance
National Center for Learning Disabilities
How educators in three states are responding to standards-based accountability under No Child Left Behind
STEM Education Coalition
Federal Education Budget Project
New England Journal of Higher Education
Programs at higher education institutions for disadvantaged precollege students
Early intervention program and college partnerships
The Pangloss Index: How states game the No Child Left Behind Act
An early alert system for remediation needs of entering community college students: Leveraging the California standards test
Differential grading standards among high schools
EPAS® Meets unique needs of GEAR UP programs
A voice from the middle
Helping equip teachers to answer students' questions on college knowledge
Squeeze play: How parents and the public look at higher education today
Predicting different levels of academic success in college using high school GPA and ACT Composite score
The sensitivity of the ACT to instruction
ACT high school profile report: Indiana
Maintaining a strong engineering workforce
More states using the ACT as part of alignment efforts
Preparing all Indiana youth for life in the global human capital economy
Persistence and attainment of 2003-04 beginning postsecondary students: After three years
Project Mentor
Asking the right questions: A judicial checklist to ensure that the educational needs of children and youth in foster care are being addressed
College is possible: A guide for undocumented students
Education watch Indiana: Key education facts and figures 2006
In pursuit of a diverse science, technology, engineering, and mathematics workforce: Recommended research priorities to enhance participation by underrepresented minorities
Comprehensive school reform quality center report on middle and high school comprehensive school reform models
Sustaining focus on secondary school reading: Lessons and recommendations from the Alabama reading initiative
Achievement trap: How America is failing millions of high-achieving students from lower-income families
Forming a college-going community in U.S. public high schools
Fifty states of achieving the dream: State policies to enhance access to community colleges across the United States
Rethinking high school: Five profiles of innovative models for student success
States' progress toward high school restructuring
Texas public universities' data and performance report: Part A
Great expectations: A guide to Alabama's high school graduation exam
A disturbing trend in law school diversity
Raising achievement and graduation rates by supporting teachers in developing quality classroom instruction
Baltimore city's high school reform initiative: Schools, students, and outcomes
Historic reversals, accelerating resegregation and the need for new integration strategies
Characteristics of minority-serving institutions and minority undergraduates enrolled in these institutions
State and local implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act - Accountability under NCLB: Interim report
Voces (Voices): A profile of today's Latino college students
The turnaround challenge: Why America's best opportunity to dramatically improve student achievement lies in our worst-performing schools
A little now for a lot later: A look at a Texas advanced placement incentive program
Are public schools really losing their "best"? Assessing the career transitions of teachers and their implications for the quality of the teacher workforce
Teacher credentials and student achievement in high school: A cross-subject analysis with student fixed effects
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
Remediation in the community college: An evaluator's perspective
Education Commission of the States: Research studies database
The funding gap 2007
The funding gap (Spanish version)
Better outcomes for all: Promoting partnerships between Head Start and state Pre-K
Student-to-counselor ratios 2006
Power tools: Designing state community college data and performance measurement systems to increase student success
The national articulation and transfer network
Putting English language learners on the educational map: The No Child Left Behind Act implemented
'Restoring value' to the high school diploma: The rhetoric and practice of higher standards
The family: America's smallest school
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
ACT high school profile report: The graduation class of 2007 (Indiana)
The Breakthrough High School project
High school teaching for the twenty-first century: Preparing students for college
School Redesign Network
How far behind in math and reading are English Language Learners?
Innovation America: A compact for postsecondary education
Setting the stage for new high schools: Municipal leadership in supporting high school alternatives
Convergence: Trends threatening to narrow college opportunity in America
The size and characteristics of the unauthorized migrant population in the U.S.
ACSFA policy brief: The toolbox and student aid policy
Diversity and persistence in Indiana higher education: The impact of preparation, major choices, and financial aid
High-stakes testing in PreK-12 education
Who goes to preschool and why does it matter?
The state of preschool 2005: State preschool yearbook
Midwest PERL: Postsecondary education resource library
Science and engineering indicators 2006
Success for All Foundation
SPIDO (State Policy Inventory Database Online)
Student success: Statewide P-16 systems -- data and accountability systems
Tennessee P-16 policy roundtable: Summary report
Parents reports of school practices to provide information to families: 1996 and 2003
Beating the odds: A city-by-city analysis of student performance and achievement gaps on state assessments
Measuring what matters: Creating a longitudinal data system using data to improve student achievement
Placing college graduation rates in context: How 4-Year college graduation rates vary with selectivity and the size of low-income enrollment
Trends in college pricing 2006
Measuring up 2006 state report card on education: Indiana
What works clearinghouse
Where have all the students gone? Higher education by the numbers
Quality, affordability and access: Americans speak on higher education
Overview and inventory of state education reforms
Analyzing state and regional K-16 policies: A toolkit for researchers and policy analysts
The averaged freshman graduation rate for public high schools from the Common Core of Data: School years 2002-03 and 2003-04
Education reform resources
Youth indicators 2005: Trends in the well-being of American youth
Capturing the college potential of students from under-served populations: An analysis of efforts to overcome social and financial barriers to college, executive summary
Measuring up 2004
Engaging community colleges: National benchmarks of quality
High school curriculum, diplomas, and SAT Scores: How high school curriculum and diploma choices relate to SAT scores and college choice
The American diploma project: Overview of research
Building a career pathways system: Promising practices in community college-centered workforce development
Beyond empty promises: Policies to improve transitions into colleges and jobs
Latino youth and the pathway to college
Decisions without direction: Career guidance and decision-making among American youth
Remedial education at degree-granting postsecondary institutions in Fall 2000
Betraying the college dream: How disconnected K-12 and postsecondary education systems undermine student aspirations
Preparing students for success in college
It’s all relative: The role of parents in college financing and enrollment
How is school reform tied to increasing college access and success for low income and minority youth
Is access to college in jeopardy in the west? Projections of high school graduates to 2012
Education pays 2004: The benefits of higher education for individuals and society
Indiana Core 40 Scholars Initiative fact sheet
Easy money: How congress could increase federal student aid funding at no additional cost to taxpayers
Trends in educational equity of girls and women: 2004
Educational attainment in the United States: 2003
Global higher education rankings: Affordability and accessibility in comparative perspective
It's kind of different: Student experiences in two early college high schools
Correcting course: How we can restore the ideals of public higher education in a market-driven era
Educational needs index
Reading between the lines: What ACT reveals about college readiness in reading
Public high school graduation and college-readiness rates: 1991-2002
Ensuring rigor in the high school curriculum: What states are doing
School context, student attitudes and behavior, and student achievement: An exploratory analysis
Addressing the needs of under-prepared students in higher education: Does college remediation work
Participation in adult education and lifelong learning: 2000-01
The middle grades: Putting all students on track for college
State strategies for redesigning high schools and promoting high school to college transitions
Student readiness for college: Connecting state policies
Income of U.S. workforce projected to decline if education doesn't improve
School relationships foster success for African American students
Latino achievement in America
The state of our nation's youth
Nontraditional undergraduates
Entering kindergarten: A portrait of American children when they begin school
Accelerated learning for all
Building a strong community college system for the state of Indiana: A best practices study
MHEC in Indiana 2005-06: Responding to constituent's needs in a changing climate
State education reforms – Standards, assessment, and accountability
Access to college: The role of tuition, financial aid, scholastic preparation and college supply in public college enrollments
Findings and trends Fall 1990 - Fall 2000
Effective multicultural curriculum transformation in "advanced" mathematics and "hard" sciences
Women on the rise
Articulation, alignment, and the challenge of college-readiness
How outreach programs are implemented affects student achievement
What it's worth: Field of training and economic status: 2001
Returning to learning: Adults' success in college is key to America's future
Profile of undergraduates in U.S. postsecondary education institutions: 2003-04, With a special analysis of community college students
Narrowing the gaps in educational attainment: A policymaker's guide for assessing and responding to needs for community college services
Value added assessment: Accountability's new frontier
How desegregation changed us: The effects of racially mixed schools on students and society
Helping students make good decisions and act on them: The real meaning of guidance and advisement
Qualified teachers for at-risk schools: A national imperative
Preliminary report on No Child Left Behind in Indiana country
Getting there–and beyond: Building a culture of college-going in high schools
Effective preschool curricula and teaching strategies
Pre-K and Latinos: The foundation for America's future
Going to scale with high-quality early education: Choices and consequences in universal pre-Kindergarten efforts
Adult education participation in 2004-05
Participation in adult education for work-related reasons: 2002-03
Double the work: Challenges and solutions to acquiring academic literacy for adolescent English language learners
The high cost of high school dropouts: What the nation pays for inadequate high schools
Healthier and wealthier: Decreasing healthcare costs by increasing educational attainment
Leaders and laggards: A state-by-state report card on educational effectiveness
Data proposals threaten education and civil rights accountability
Paving the way to postsecondary education: K-12 intervention programs for underrepresented youth
Breaking through the barriers to college: Empowering low-income communities, schools, and families for college opportunity and student financial aid
College learning for the new global century
Ladders of learning: Fighting fade-out by advancing pK-3 alignment
Promoting school readiness through universal preschool
Strategies for improving student success in postsecondary education
America's perfect storm: Three forces changing our nation's future
Homeschooled adults: Are they ready for college
Indian students and college preparation
Bridging the gap between high school and college
Access and participation profiles
Middle Start
Keeping students in school: What other states are doing for at-risk students
Engines of inequality: Diminishing equity in the nation's premier public universities
Hoosiers on Jupiter
Career development interventions and academic self-efficacy: A pilot study
Office of Indian education programs
Forgotten students: American Indian high school students' narratives on college going