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Author(s):Lumina Foundation for Education
Title:College rewired: Innovative approaches help higher education connect to productivity
Organization:Lumina Foundation for Education
Short Description:We must make higher education more productive, so that it can provide many more students with rigorous, relevant, high-quality learning — but without increasing costs. This issue of Lumina Foundation Focus takes you to a few places that have made that connection — institutions that are making real strides in the effort to improve college productivity by creating innovative new models for serving their students.
Annotation:Increasing numbers of economists, labor experts and employers agree that, for the nation to be economically secure and socially stable in coming decades, our higher education system must be a more efficient engine for human capital development. We must find ways to make college-level learning the norm for all Americans, particularly the growing numbers of 21st century students who constitute our future as a nation: students of color, working adults, first-generation students and low-income students. In short, we must make higher education more productive, so that it can provide many more students with rigorous, relevant, high-quality learning — but without increasing costs. This issue of Lumina Foundation Focus takes you to a few places that have made that connection — institutions that are making real strides in the effort to improve college productivity by creating innovative new models for serving their students.
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Accountability and Productivity (Postsecondary)
Educational Attainment/College Degree Completion
Improving Postsecondary Student Success

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Learning better together: The impact of learning communities on the persistence of low-income students
Lifelong learning: New strategies for the education of working adults
Pathways to boosting the earnings of low-income students by increasing their educational attainment
Community college success: Is it a pathway to opportunity?
The costs of failure factories in American higher education
Making performance accountability work: English lessons for U.S. community colleges
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
Opening doors to earning credentials: Changing courses - Instructional innovations that help low income students succeed in community college
Do student success courses actually help community college students succeed?
Remediation in the community college: An evaluator's perspective
Enhancing student services at Lorain County Community College: Early results from the Opening the Doors demonstration in Ohio
Graduation rate watch: Making minority student success a priority
Reaching higher college completion (working paper)
Reaching higher with accountability (working paper)
Effects of students’ middle school and high school experiences on completion of the bachelor’s degree: How can school counselors make a difference?
Student success: Understanding graduation and persistence rates
The first year experience: Are we making it any better
Improving student attainment in community colleges: Institutional characteristics and policies
A step toward college success: Assessing attainment among Indiana's Twenty-first Century Scholars
The relationship between advanced placement and college graduation
College rankings reformed: The case for a new order in higher education
A test of leadership: Charting the future of U.S. higher education
Demography is not destiny: Increasing the graduation rates of low-income college students at large public universities
Student retention and graduation: Facing the truth, living with the consequences
The road less traveled? Students who enroll in multiple institutions
Engaging students, challenging the odds
Institutional practices and student persistence: Extending the empirical record
Students entering and leaving postsecondary occupational education: 1995-2001
College learning for the new global century
Qualified teachers for at-risk schools: A national imperative
Improving academic achievement in urban districts: What state policymakers can do
Building a strong community college system for the state of Indiana: A best practices study
The impact of diversity on college students: The latest research
The path through graduate school: A longitudinal examination 10 years after bachelor’s degree
Adult learners in higher education: Barriers to success and strategies to improve results
Benchmarks: Indicators of effective educational practice
Education watch Alabama: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Florida: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Florida: Key education facts and figures 2006
Forming a college-going community in U.S. public high schools
A culture of evidence: Postsecondary assessment and learning outcomes
Opening doors: Promoting student success in community college and beyond
Opening doors: Support success: Services that may help low-income students succeed in community college
Recent changes in the entry of Hispanic and White youth into college
Measuring up 2006
Does public funding for higher education matter?
The art of student retention
High school academic preparation and postsecondary progress
Migrant students attending college: Facilitating their success
Cramming: The effects of school accountability on college-bound students
Enrollment status and outcomes
Engaging faculty and staff: An imperative for fostering retention, advising, and smart borrowing
Adding it up: State challenges for increasing college access and success
The CollegeKeys Compact: Getting ready, getting in, and getting through college: Expanding options for low-income students
Promising practices for community college developmental education
Building a culture of evidence for community college student success: Early progress in the Achieving the Dream initiative
Beyond the open door: Increasing student success in the California community colleges
New directions in enhancing educational results: Policymakers' guide to restructuring student support resources to address barriers to learning (guidebook)
Experiences that matter: Enhancing student learning and success
College access in Indiana and the United States 2007: Improving college access and success for Indiana adults 25 and over
Guidance and career counselor's toolkit: Advising high school students with disabilities on postsecondary options
Measuring up 2008
The other college: Retention and completion rates among two-year college students
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Developmental education: Completion status and outcomes
College access and success state data
Project Complete
New England Journal of Higher Education
The Bologna club: What U.S. higher education can learn from a decade of higher education reconstruction
Helping community college students cope with financial emergencies: Lessons from the Dreamkeepers and Angel Fund financial aid programs
The connection strategy: Preparing young people to succeed in college and beyond
National evaluation of Upward Bound: Summary of first-year impacts and program operations
All Kinds of Minds
Redesigning the ninth-grade experience: Reduce failure, improve achievement, and increase high school graduation rates
Yes we can: The Schott 50-state report on public education and black males
Leisure college USA: The decline in student study time
Extending foster care to age 21: Weighing the costs to government against the benefits to youth
Does extending foster care beyond age 18 promote postsecondary educational attainment?
Grantmakers for Education
Improving public education: A guide for donors to make a difference
The College Completion Agenda
A policymaker's guide to early college designs: Expanding a strategy for achieving college readiness for all
Services to students with disabilities: A study of workload and costs
Enhancing tax credits to encourage saving for higher education: Advancing the American opportunity tax credit and reforming the saver's credit
Next generation learning: The intelligent use of technology to develop innovative learning models and personalized educational pathways
Degree completion beyond institutional borders: Responding to the new reality of mobile and non-traditional learners
Partnerships between community colleges and prisons: Providing workforce education and training to reduce recidivism
The impact of Pell grants on academic outcomes for low-income California community college students
Understanding the working college student
Investing in education and equity: Our nation's best future
A next social contract for the primary years of education
Expanding access and opportunity: The Washington State Achievers Program
Improving transfer access to STEM bachelor's degrees at Hispanic Serving Institutions through the America COMPETES Act
Academic progress/graduation success rate study of Division I NCAA women’s and men’s basketball tournament teams
Case studies of three community colleges: The policy and practice of assessing and placing students in developmental education courses
Financial incentives for institutions and individuals: Survey findings from the Midwest and the Nation
Turning community college drop-outs into graduates
Lumina Foundation Lessons: When networks build a platform, students step up
The breaking through practice guide
Foster youth who have succeeded in higher education: Common themes
Altered state: How the Virginia community college system has used Achieving the Dream to improve student success
The relationship between AP exam performance and college outcomes
Funding career pathways and career pathway bridges: A federal policy toolkit for states
Learning communities for students in developmental reading: An impact study at Hillsborough Community College
When Johnny (or Janelle) comes marching home: National, state, and institutional efforts in support of veterans' education
New measures of student success in public higher education
Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics
IPEDS Data Center
Setting up success in developmental education: How state policy can help community colleges improve student success outcomes
Dynamic annotated bibliographies from the IPCN online college access library
National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment
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
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Academic outcomes of high risk students
Postsecondary opportunity programs: Defining and improving an educational policy innovation
Building student success from the ground up: A case study of an Achieving the Dream college
Promoting partnerships for student success: Lessons from the SSPIRE Initiative
Rethinking developmental education in community colleges
Training tomorrow's workforce: Community college and apprenticeship as collaborative routes to rewarding careers
Paying for college success: An introduction to the performance-based scholarship demonstration
Changing course: Improving Aboriginal access to post-secondary education in Canada
Latinos and the culture of college: How to build a commitment-to-college curriculum
Engaging faculty in the Achieving the Dream initiative: Principles and practices of student success
Emerging Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs): Serving Latino students
Squeeze play 2010: Continued public anxiety on cost, harsher judgements on how colleges are run
Aligning education and workforce goals to foster economic development
How non-academic supports work: Four mechanisms for improving student outcomes
Improving community college success
Achieving ambitious goals: Case studies of scaling up programs for advancing low-skilled adults
Scaling up is hard to do: Progress and challenges during the first year of Achieving the Dream Developmental Education Initiative
Developing 20/20 vision on the 2020 degree attainment goal: The threat of income based inequality in education
The effects of in-state tuition for non-citizens: A systematic review of the evidence
Capacity building to diversify STEM: Realizing potential among HBCUs
Institutional variation in credential completion: Evidence from Washington State Community and Technical colleges
Learning communities for students in developmental math: Impact studies at Queensborough and Houston community colleges
Adult College Completion Network
The need for institutional fiscal responsibility
Across the great divide: Perspectives of CEOs and college presidents on America's higher education and skills gap
Protecting the federal investment in higher education: The gainful employment rule
Working systematically in action: Engaging family and community: A guide for facilitators
The transition to adulthood: How states can support older youth in foster care
Persistence and attainment of 2003–04 beginning postsecondary students: After six years
Conducting a scan of your college access and success system: Why it matters, how to do it, how to use it
Developmental education in community colleges
Access without equity: Longitudinal analysis of institutional stratification by race and ethnicity: 1972-2004
Momentum: Sustaining efforts to improve life outcomes among African-American males
Turning the tide: Five years of Achieving the Dream in community colleges
Profiting from health care: The role of for-profit schools in training the health care workforce
What works in student retention 2010
Bringing adults back to college: Designing and implementing a statewide concierge model
Turning points: A case study of family literacy-Community college partnerships
The educational experience of young men of color: Federal legal implications and policy guidance
Graduating at-risk students: a cross-sector analysis
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Characteristics of credential completers
A community college instructor like me: Race and ethnicity interactions in the classroom
Helping students get back on track: What federal policymakers can learn from New York City's multiple pathways to graduation initiative
Learning at a distance: Undergraduate enrollment in distance education courses and degree programs
The college completion agenda: 2011 Progress report: Latino edition
High flyers: Policies and strategies that boost developmental education success in Florida's community colleges
Expanded learning opportunities: A more comprehensive approach to preparing high school students for college and a career
Bringing business analytics to the college campus: Using fiscal metrics to steer innovation in postsecondary educations
Serving adult learners in higher education: Prinicples of effectiveness (Executive summary)
NSSE Annual results 2011: Fostering student engagement campuswide
STEM: Science, technology, engineering, mathematics (Full Report)
New measures, new perspectives: Graduates time-and-credits-to degree in SREB states
Postsecondary education student outcomes vary at for-profit, non-profit, and public schools
Three policies to reduce time to degree
Operation College Promise
The economic benefits of postsecondary degrees: A state and national level analysis
Core principles for transforming remedial education: A joint statement
Debt, jobs, diversity and who gets in: A survey of admissions directors
The SAT report on college & career readiness: 2012
Higher education, merit-based scholarships and post-baccalaureate migration
Middle skills jobs and the growing importance of postsecondary education
Making loans work: How community colleges support responsible borrowing
Keeping the promise of opportunity: Redesigning financial aid to support post-secondary completion among low-income young adults
The role of two-year institutions in four-year success
An examination of the information technology job market
Where to begin? The evolving role of placement exams for students starting college
A crucible moment: College learning & democracy's future
Illinois community college: Focus on the finish: A report to Governor Pat Quinn and the Illinois General Assembly
Unbundling youth, family, and community involvement in college access: On the ground in Austin, Texas
Why policymakers should care about children's savings
Opportunity road: The promise and challenge of America's forgotten youth
When working works: Employment & postsecondary success
The college completion agenda: 2011 progress report
Smart spending: Reforming federal financial aid for higher education
Determinants of students' success: The role of advanced placement and dual enrollment programs
Advocacy in action toolkit
Documenting uncertain times: Post-graduate transitions of the Academically Adrift cohort
Money, politics, and the rise of for-profit higher education in the US: A story of supply, demand and the brazilian effect
Do high stakes placement exams predict college success?
Maximizing the College Choice Process to Increase Fit & Match for Underserved Students
Dramatically bringing down the cost of education with OER: How open education resources unlock the door to free learning
Improving the odds for failing schools
Pathways to success: Integrating learning with life and work to increase national college completion
Increasing college and career readiness through dual enrollment: Research, policies, and effective practices
Certificates: Gateway to gainful employment and college degrees
Washington state student achivement initiative: Achievement points analysis for academic years 2007-2011
What are the implications of possible selves research for school counseling practice?
Refocusing adult education on career and postsecondary success: An analysis of adult education (Title II) in WIA reauthorization proposals
Latino college completion in 50 states: Executive summary
AACC statement on the American Enterprise Institute's "Completion Matters: The High Cost of Low Community College Graduation Rates"
Finding your workforce: The top 25 institutions graduating Latinos
Action plan for improving measures of postsecondary student success
Leading by example: A case study of peer leader programs at two Achieving the Dream colleges
A stronger nation through higher education: A detailed look at college attainment-nationally, by state and by metro area
State HIgher Education Finance 2011
Dual enrollment: Reviewing programs to promote college completion
The condition of education 2012 (Website)
An analysis of learning outcomes of underrepresented students at urban institutions
The economic case for higher education
Study: College degrees pay off most for African Americans in California
Building pathways to transfer: Community colleges that break the chain of failure for students of color
Western Policy Exchanges
Building institutional capacity for data-informed decision making
Raising job quality and skills for American workers: Creating more effective education and workforce development systems in the states
Beyond the master plan: The case for restructuring baccalaureate education in California
Statewide aid policies to improve college access and success
Teaching and learning in large classes at Ontario Universities
Snapshot report: Mobility
Snapshot report: Concurrent enrollment
Sealing the gaps: Supporting low-income, first-generation students at four-year institutions in Texas post-transfer
For this place, for these people: An exploration of best practices among charter schools serving native students
A disruptive look at competency-based education: How the innovative use of technology will transform the college experience
5 Education factors in focus
The impact of affirmative action bans in graduate education
2012 SREB Annual Report
Higher education: Gaps in access and persistence study
Promising and practical strategies to improve postsecondary education
Bridging the gap: An impact study of eight developmental summer bridge programs in Texas
Men of color: A role for policymakers in improving the status of black male students in U.S. higher education
The role of language and literacy in college- and career-ready standards: Rethinking policy and practice in support of English language learners
Review of the effects of school vouchers on college enrollment: Experimental evidence from New York City
Challenge the status quo: Academic success among school-age African-American males
ECAR study of undergraduate students and information technology, 2012
Adult college completion toolkit
View from the field: How to launch district virtual learning
Accelerating college knowledge: Examining the feasibility of a targeted early commitment Pell Grant program
Critical perspectives on race and equity in review of higher education
Trends in Chicago's schools across three eras of reform: Full report
Pathway to recovery: Implementing a back on track through college model
The truth behind higher education disclosure laws
Can simple be equitable? Lessons from state grant programs
Women Employed
Single mothers and college success: Charting paths out of poverty
Missed opportunity: How New York can do a better job of reconnecting youth on public assistance to education and jobs
National adult learners satisfaction-priorities report
Community college access and affordability for occupational and nontraditional students
Accomodating student veterans with traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder: Tips for campus faculty and staff
Improving student transfer from community colleges to four-year institutions-The perspective of leaders from baccalaureate-granting institutions
Aligning community colleges to their local labor markets: The emerging role of online job ads for providing real-time intelligence about occupations and skills in demand
Building integrated pathways to sustainable careers: An introduction to the Accelerated Opportunity Initiative
A green career pathways framework: Postsecondary and employment success for low-income, disconnected youth
Latino college completion: California
Priced out: How the wrong financial-aid policies hurt low-income students
SREB State Data Exchange: 2009-10 Indicators report
En camino (on our way): Educational toolkit for families
On our way: Educational toolkit for families (A program instructional guide)
Not just kid stuff anymore: The economic imperative for more adults to complete college
Boosting college completion for a new economy
The undereducated American
Closing achievement gaps: Improving educational outcomes for Hispanic children: English language acquisition and middle school preparation: Keys to Latino educational success
Promoting postsecondary educational success for adults and families-A practical partnership guide
National Coalition for College Completion
From Wall Street to Wal-Mart: Why college graduates are not getting good jobs
The social life of college information: Relationships and experiences as tools for enhancing college decision making
A report of GAO undercover testing on for-profit colleges: GAO bias evident in report to HELP committee
A model for success: CART's linked learning program increases college enrollment
Improving undergraduate learning: Findings and policy recommendations from the SSRC-CLA longitudinal project
Voluntary Framework of Accountability (VFA) for community colleges
Voluntary Framework of Acountability (VFA) proposed stage one measures
Examining the role of summer bridge programs in promoting college readiness and completion: Lessons learned from Texas' developmental summer bridges
We dream a world: The 2025 vision for black men and boys
Closing the gap between high school and college
Community colleges and higher education: How do state transfer and articulation policies impact student pathways?
Certificates count: An analysis of sub-baccalaureate certificates
The advanced placement program benefits mainly well-prepared students who pass AP exams
Access/Acceso: Rising to the challenge of improving higher education opportunities for Latinos
Steps taken on the path forward
Keeping score when it counts: Graudation success and academic progress rates for the 2011 NCAA Division1 men's basketball tournament teams
More is less: Extra time does little to boost college grad rates
What new faculty need to know about assessment
Plugged in: Positive development strategies for disconnected Latino youth
Creating opportunities in health care: The community college role in workforce partnerships
A snapshot of African Americans in higher education
2009 Student retention practices and strategies at four-year and two-year institutions
Insuring college failure risk
Taking stock: Higher education and Latinos
Calculating cost-return for investments in students success
Aboriginal peoples and post-secondary education: What educators have learned
LE,NONET pilot project: Interim evaluation report
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Characteristics of students who stop out
The productivity argument for investing in young children
How colleges organize themselves to increase student persistence: Four-year institutions (College Board study on student retention)
National studies find TRIO programs effective at increasing college enrollment and graduation
Promoting economic mobility by increasing postsecondary education
Keeping score when it counts: Sweet 16 men's and women's teams: A look at their academic success
Using increased funding under the Workforce Investment Act to create multiple pathways to marketable postsecondary credentials and middle-class employment
Keeping score when it counts: Assessing the 2008-09 bowl-bound college football teams: Academic performance improves, but race still matters
Bridges to opportunity for underprepared adults: A state policy guide for community college leaders
Learning and assessment: Trends in undergraduate education
Summer Search
Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP)
College outcomes comparisons by AP and non-AP high school experiences
Community college transfer and articulation policies: Looking beneath the surface
Southern Regional Education Board annual report: The essentials: What really counts in improving education
Increasing baccalaureate attainment in Louisville: A proposed blueprint for community action
The rising price of inequality: How inadequate grant aid limits college access and persistence
Achieving success: The state policy newsletter of Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count: Spring issue
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
College and career ready graduation: Strengthening the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
The effects of public support on college attainment
Terms of engagement: Men of color discuss their experiences in community college
Engaged learning in a public university: Trends in the undergraduate experience
Keeping score when it counts: Assessing the 2009-10 bowl-bound college football teams - academic performance improves but race still matters
Achieving success: The state policy newsletter of Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count: Winter 2010
Rising to the challenge: Meaningful assessment of student learning
Developmental Education Initiative: State policy framework and strategy
The impact of "going green" on the Latino community
Connected by 25: Effective policy solutions for vulnerable youth
What educators should learn from ER
A national study of institutional policies for the evaluation of transfer applicants
Center for Postsecondary and Economic Success (C-PES)
Five strategies to help low-income adults and youth attain community college credentials
The power of the education-industry partnership: Fostering innovation in collaboration between community colleges and businesses
Beyond the bubble: Technology and the future of student assessment
Achieving the dream data notes: Outcomes of first-year persisting students
California community college transfer rates: Who is counted makes a difference
Course-taking patterns, policies, and practices in developmental education in the California community colleges
The college completion agenda: 2010 progress report
A sharper focus on technical workers: How to educate and train for the global economy
Are you gainfully employed? Setting standards for for-profit degrees
Education pays 2010
Ensuring America's future: Federal policy and Latino college completion
Good policy, good practice: Improving outcomes and productivity in higher education, a guide for policymakers
Strategic directions in Indiana education
Best practices in recruiting and retaining minority graduate students
Second to none in attainment, discovery, and innovation: The national agenda for higher education
I-STEM Resource Network
Supporting English language acquisition: Opportunities for foundations to strengthen the social and economic well-being of immigrant families
Back to basics: Improving college readiness of community college students
Strengthening financial aid policies for low-income working adults
It's not about the cut score: Redesigning placement assessment policy to improve student success
Fulfilling the commitment: Recommendations for reforming federal student aid
State policies on student transitions: Results of a 50-state inventory
Accelerating Latino success at Texas border institutions: Possibilities and challenges
National Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islander Research in Education
A model of success: The model institution's for excellence program's successful leadership in STEM education (1995-2007)
Investing in lasting change: Productivity and U.S. higher education
The building blocks of success: Higher-level math for all students
Big questions, practical answers: New strategies for setting and moving a higher education agenda
Coming to our senses: Education and the American future
Flexible learning options for adult students
Learning to reason and communicate in college: Initital report of findings from the CLA longitudinal study
Giving students a chance to achieve: Getting off to a fast and successful start in grade nine
Rethinking high school: Preparing students for success in college, career, and life
The postsecondary achievement of participants in dual enrollment: An analysis of student outcomes in two states
Retooling career and technical education
A state leader's action guide to 21st century skills
A framework and recommendations for federal action on secondary school reform
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
Access to success initiative
Accelerated developmental education project
The state role in accelerating student growth in low-performing high schools
Improving academic performance among Native American students: A review of the research literature
Delta project on postsecondary education costs, productivity, and accountability
Mexican Americans and other Latinos in postsecondary education: Institutional influences
Data sources for improving college access and success
Bridging the gap: Academic preparation and postsecondary success of first generation students
Waiting to attend college: Students who delay postsecondary enrollment
Addressing the shame of higher education: Programs that support college enrollment and retention of African-American males
Increasing success for underserved students: Redesigning introductory courses
Addressing the needs of under-prepared students in higher education: Does college remediation work
Dollars and sense II: Lessons from good, cost-effective small schools
Learning in the fast lane: Adult learners’ persistence and success in accelerated college programs
Early exit: Understanding adult attrition in accelerated and traditional postsecondary programs
Ready for tomorrow: Helping all students achieve secondary and postsecondary success
Missed opportunities: A new look at disadvantaged college aspirants
What we know about access and success in postsecondary education: Informing Lumina Foundation's strategic direction
How is school reform tied to increasing college access and success for low income and minority youth
Part I: Barriers to student success on college campuses
The role of academic and non-academic factors in improving college retention
What are the expected benefits associated with implementing a comprehensive guidance program
Priming the pump: Strategies for increasing the achievement of underrepresented minority undergraduates
Inventing Hispanic serving institutions (HSIs): The basics
Status and trends in the education of racial and ethnic minorities
No Child Left Behind: State report card 2005-2006
Liberal education outcomes: A preliminary report on student achievement in college
U.S. student and adult performance on international assessments of educational achievement
Boosters, brokers, and bridges: Real world ideas for college access programs
Accelerated learning for all
Expanding opportunities: Postsecondary career and technical education and preparing tomorrow’s workforce
Squeeze play: How parents and the public look at higher education today
Helping students make good decisions and act on them: The real meaning of guidance and advisement
Just for the kids
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
Engaged learning: Fostering success for all students
Keeping America's promise: A report on the future of the community college
Profile of undergraduates in U.S. postsecondary education institutions: 2003-04, With a special analysis of community college students
The context of "choice" in college pathways
A multi-institution analysis of the effects of campus-based financial aid on student persistence at public four-year institutions
The progress of education reform: Dual enrollment
Making accountability work: Community colleges and statewide higher education accountability systems
Act on fact: Using data to improve student success
Focus on foster care: Building educational support for youth in care
Ladders of learning: Fighting fade-out by advancing pK-3 alignment
Lost learning, forgotten promises: A national analysis of school racial segregation, student achievement, and "controlled choice" plans
Thinking outside the box: Policy strategies for readiness, access, and success
Transitioning adults to college: Adult basic education program models
Charter high schools: Closing the achievement gap
Mathematics and science achievement and course-taking for college-bound high school students
State of college opportunity in Ohio 2005
Answering the question that matters most: Has student achievement increased since No Child Left Behind?
Tour of the male student mind in American higher education
College access for the working poor: Overcoming burdens to succeed in higher education
College of Adult and Professional Studies
Expanding learning time in high schools
Improving high-school-to-college transition through leadership and governance
Lumina Foundation lessons: Places - and faces - that foster student success
Persistence and attainment of 2003-04 beginning postsecondary students: After three years
Highlights of the 2007 Accountability System in the State of Texas
Closing the gaps by 2015: The Texas higher education plan
Great expectations: A guide to Alabama's high school graduation exam
Affirmation and discovery: Learning from successful community college developmental programs in Texas
Postsecondary success begins with high school preparation
Educational programs and projects that address the needs of low-income students
Healthier and wealthier: Decreasing healthcare costs by increasing educational attainment
Income and financial aid effects on persistence and degree attainment in public colleges
New Technology High School postsecondary student success study
The toolbox revisited: Paths to degree completion from high school through college
NCAA Federal Graduation Rates Data Archive
Exploring relationships between student engagement and student outcomes in community colleges: Report on validation research
Intercollegiate athletes and effective educational practice: Winning combination or losing effort
Beyond NCLB: Fulfilling the promise to our nation's children
Placing college graduation rates in context: How 4-Year college graduation rates vary with selectivity and the size of low-income enrollment
Learning communities and student success in postsecondary education
Career development interventions and academic self-efficacy: A pilot study
Do expenditures for student support services lead to demonstrable gains in student achievement
Income of U.S. workforce projected to decline if education doesn't improve
Leaving boys behind: Public high school graduation rates
Characteristics of undergraduate borrowers: 1999-2000
Measuring up 2006 state report card on education: Indiana
Unfinished business: More measured approaches in standards-based reform
Bridge Partnership
From high school to the future: A first look at Chicago public school graduates' college enrollment, college preparation, and graduation from four-year colleges
Increasing rates of school completion: Moving from policy and research to practice
Moving into town - and moving on: The community college in the lives of traditional age students
Left behind: Unequal opportunity in higher education
Adult persistence and success in higher education: A brief annotated bibliography of online resources
College access in Indiana and the United States: A 2003-04 status report
Raising the graduation rates of low-income college students
A matter of degrees: Improving graduation rates in four-year colleges and universities
How curriculum influences college persistence in Indiana and the nation
Does implementing a research based school counseling curriculum enhance student achievement
NASPA: Student affairs administrators in higher education
By the numbers: State goals for increasing postsecondary attainment
Pathways to a four-year degree: Determinants of transfer and degree completion
College completion: Additional efforts could help education with its completion goals
Descriptive summary of 1995-96 beginning postsecondary students: Six years later
State policies to bring adult learning into focus
Achievement and attainment in Chicago charter schools
A Culture of Evidence: An Evidence-Centered Approach to Accountability for Student Learning Outcomes
How does the United States stack up? International comparisons of academic achievement
Economic mobility project
Low-income students and college success: More than money
Students with learning disabilities transitioning from high school to college
Enhancing student services at Owens Community College: Early results from the Opening Doors demonstration in Ohio
Quality counts 2008
Into the eye of the storm: Assessing the evidence on science and engineering education, quality, and workforce demand
Minority males: Race/ethnicity, gender, and student outcomes
Unmasking the effects of student engagement on college grades and persistence
The road ahead: Improving diversity in graduate education
Committing to student engagement: Reflections on CCSSE's first five years: 2007 findings
Statement of principals: Twenty-first century skills and the reauthorization of NCLB/ESEA
The global state of higher education and the rise of private finance
A call to action: Why America must innovate
Higher education accountability for student learning
Standardization vs. flexibility: State policy options on placement testing for developmental education in community colleges
Student loans and public accountability
Student charges and financial aid: 2006-07
Redesigning schools: 10 features of effective schools
Status and trends in the education of American Indians and Alaska Natives: 2008
Recommended policies and practices for advancing Indiana's system of adult education and workforce training
Mapping new directions: Higher education for older adults
Postsecondary connection: Making the link between high school preparation and college success
Educational outcomes for children and youth in foster and out-of-home care
Ready to succeed: Changing systems to give California's foster children the opportunities they deserve to be ready for and succeed in school
Community colleges: Special supplement to the Condition of Education 2008
Characteristics and destinations of students who transfer: Second report
Descriptive summary of 2003-04 beginning postsecondary students: Three years later
The American Freshman: National norms for Fall 2007
Creating postsecondary pathways to good jobs for young high school dropouts: The possibilities and the challenges
The community college transfer calculator: Identifying the course-taking patterns that predict transfer to a four-year institution
Making the transition to four-year institutions: Academic preparation and transfer
Education beyond the rhetoric: Making rigor something "real"
Diverse issues in higher education
Toward a national workforce education and training policy
An early alert system for remediation needs of entering community college students: Leveraging the California standards test
Survey finds that Hoosier students are setting their sights on higher education
Do community colleges provide a viable pathway to a Baccalaureate degree?
A profile of the Talent Search program: 1998-99
Characteristics and destinations of students who transfer: First report
College admissions tests as measures of accountability
Back on track to college: A Texas school district leverages state policy to put dropouts back on the path to success
Setting statewide college- and career-ready goals
The linked learning approach: Building the capacity of teachers to prepare students for college and careers
Call for action: Transforming teaching and learning to prepare high school students for college and careers
A gathering force: A survey of two cohorts of Hispanic Scholarship Fund scholars
Academic competitiveness and national SMART grant programs: First-year lessons learned
Lumina Foundation focus: The cost quandary: Hard times intensify the nation's urgent need for college graduates
Easy come - EZ-GO: A federal role in removing jurisdictional impediments to college education
Why is college so expensive?
Minority student success: The role of teachers in Advanced Placement Program (AP) courses
Characteristics of effective urban college preparation programs
Special report on the transfer admission process: National Association for College Admission Counseling
Reaching higher: Strategic initiatives for higher education in Indiana (Updated 2010 Version)
Writing to read: Evidence for how writing can improve reading
Are we there yet? What policymakers can learn from Tennessee's growth model
Graduated success: Sustainable economic opportunity through one- and two-year credentials
The nature of innovation in the community college
Guiding developmental math students to campus services: An impact evaluation of the Beacon program at South Texas College
The Springboard Project: Getting ahead - staying ahead: Helping America's workforce succeed in the 21st century
SREB/Go Alliance
FloridaCAN! Empowering communities to work alongside our schools for student success
Getting past go: Rebuilding the remedial education bridge to college success
Status and trends in the education of minority groups
Collaborating to create change: How El Paso Community College improved the readiness of its incoming students through Achieving the Dream
Ensuring youth transitioning from foster care are connected by 25: Lessons learned from the foster care work group
Do increases in Pell and other grant awards increase college-going among lower income high school graduates? Evidence from a 'natural experiment'
Referral, enrollment, and completion in developmental education sequences in community colleges
Barriers to college attainment: Lessons from Chicago
Noncognitive assessment and college success: The case of the Gates Millennium Scholars
Facts for education advocates: School counseling, access and persistence
Impact of college rankings on institutional decision making: Four country case studies
Removing roadblocks to rigor: Linking academic and social supports to ensure college readiness and success
SREB Factbook on higher education
Cost, commitment, and attainment in higher education: An international comparison
Keeping score when it counts: Graduation rates and academic progress rates (APR) for 2009 NCAA men's division I basketball tournament teams
Keeping score when it counts: Graduation rates and academic progress rates (APR) for 2009 NCAA women's and men's division I basketball tournament teams
Sexual orientation and outcomes in college
Global Policy Fellows Program: Lessons learned
Working learners: Educating our entire workforce for success in the 21st century
Ready to assemble: Grading state higher education accountability systems
Transparency by design
Transparency by design: Principles of good practice for higher education institutions serving adults at a distance
Education & the military spouse: The long road to success
Raising rigor, getting results: Lessons learned from AP expansion
Parental transfers, student achievement, and the labor supply of college students
Seamless Pathways : A Symposium on Improving Transitions From High School to College
Persistence in post-secondary education in Canada: The latest research
International trends in adult education and lifelong learning
Background and supporting evidence for Adult Education for Work
Research on retention and attrition
Innovations in college readiness: How early college schools are preparing students underrepresented in higher education for college success
ACE Online Information Center
Putting the customer first in college: Why we need an office of consumer protection in higher education
Between two worlds: How young Latinos come of age in America
2009 What works for Latinos in higher education
College readiness issue brief: High expectations: A key to success for all
A shared agenda: P-12 and postsecondary policy recommendations: Moving toward a more cohesive continuum of federal support for college opportunity
The facts: Postsecondary access and success
Graduation championship series: If a school's graduation rates mattered on the gridiron, college football's national rankings would look quite different
Opportunity adrift: Our flagship universities are straying from their public mission
Mathematics benchmarks grades K-12
The high cost of low educational performance: The long-run economic impact of improving PISA outcomes
College- and career-ready: Using outcomes data to hold high schools accountable for student success
Core commitments of participating (Achieving the Dream) colleges
Giving credit where credit is due: Creating a competency-based qualifications framework for postsecondary education and training
Facilitating student learning through contextualization
National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment: Providing evidence of student learning: A transparency framework
Who wins? Who pays? The economic returns and costs of a Bachelor's degree
What's it worth: The economic value of college majors
The condition of education 2011
Transforming high schools: Performance systems for powerful teaching
PISA 2009 results: What students know and can do: Student performance in reading, mathematics and science
Building roads to success: Key considerations for communities and states reconnecting youth to education
Presidential perspectives: The 2011 Inside Higher Ed survey of college and university presidents
A sound investment: The community college dividend
Improving child care access to promote postsecondary success among low-income parents
Education and the economy: Boosting state and national economies by improving high school graduation rates
Getting past go: Remedial and developmental education policy at a crossroads
Factors contributing to the upward transfer of baccalaureate aspirants beginning at community colleges
College success for all: How the Hidalgo independent school district is adopting early college as a district-wide strategy
HBCU distance learning 2010
Illinois adult education bridge evaluation: Technical report
Assessing developmental assessment in community colleges
College access challenge grants: Including adult learners, strengthening student success
Transfer and articulation policies
The (un)productivity of American higher education: From cost "dis-ease"to cost effectiveness
Opportunities for efficiency and innovation: A primer on how to cut college costs
One degree of separation: How young Americans who don't finish college see their chances for success
Teachers are the center of education: Mentoring, teaching and improving student learning
Teacher voices: Immigration, language and culture
The role of mentoring in college access and success
Making every diploma count: Using extended-year graduation rates to measure student success
Farther, faster: Six promising programs show how career pathway bridges help basic skills students earn credentials that matter
Changing the conversation about productivity: Strategies for engaging faculty and institutional leaders
Top ten higher education policy issues for 2011
Using data to drive change: A guide for college access and success stakeholders
The Future Ready Project
Women see value and benefits of college; Men lag on both fronts, survey finds
The case for change in college admissions
Latino college completion: Texas
Six year attainment, persistence, transfer, retention, and withdrawal rates of students who began postsecondary education in 2003-04
Scaling and sustaining: State progress in the developmental education initiative
Investing in education powers US competitiveness: Education funding must be preserved
Strategies for success in career development: The career coach curriculum guide
Experimental evidence on the effect of childhood investments on postsecondary attainment and degree completion
Catalyst for change: The CIC/CLA consortium
Young adult outcomes of youth exiting dependent or delinquent care in Los Angeles county
The middle class is key to a better-educated nation: A stronger middle class is associated with better educational outcomes
Pat Tillman Foundation
High standards help struggling students: New evidence
Undergraduate teaching faculty: The 2010-11 HERI faculty survey
Lifting Latinos up by their 'rootstraps': Moving beyond trauma through a healing-informed framework for Latino boys and men
A framework for advancing career and technical education: Recommendations for the reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Act
2012 National survey of school counselors: True north: Charting the course to college and career readiness
Data for action 2012: Focus on people to change data culture
STEM in postsecondary education: Entrance, attrition, and coursetaking among 2003-2004 beginning postsecondary students
Business resources for a college- and career-ready America
Collegiate remediation: A review of the causes and consequences
RTTD guidance: Implementing continuous improvement metrics and strategies for the foundational conditions for personalized learning
Learning from the past: Drawing on California's CLAS experience to inform assessment of the Common Core
Teacher voices: Teachers talk about some of the big problems they face in the classroom and how these impede student learning
Development, discouragement, or diversion? New evidence on the effects of college remediation
Education at a glance 2012: OECD indicators
The condition of college and career readiness 2012: National report
Factbook Bulletin: Minority enrollment gains show region's progress toward college completion goals
New Americans in postsecondary education: A profile of immigrant and second-generation American undergraduates
Broadening the benefits of dual enrollment: Reaching underachieving and underrepresented students with career-focused programs
Is college affordable? In search of a meaningful definition
Teaching in a learner-centered environment powered by digital learning
Creating the workforce of the future: The STEM interest and proficiency challenge
Charter-school management organizations: Diverse strategies and diverse student impacts
Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education
The economic value of opportunity youth
Gains and gaps: Changing inequality in U.S. college entry and completion
Jobs, jobs, jobs: Challenges community colleges face to reach the unemployed
Cohort default rates in context
National Student Clearinghouse Research Center Snapshot Reports
Financial trends in public and private nonprofit institutions
College completion: Who graduates from college, who doesn't and why it matters
The widening academic achievement gap between the rich and the poor: New evidence and possible explanations
Choosing who delivers: The impact of placing limits on the delivery of remedial education at four-year institutions
Teaching and learning in the era of the Common Core: The Students at the Center series ebook
Reducing undergraduate debt to increase Latina and Latino participation in STEM professions
Beyond need and merit: Strengthening state grant programs
Reforming the state's transfer progress on senate bill 1440
The effect of housing wealth on college choice: Evidence from the housing boom
Hiring and higher education: Business executives talk about the costs and benefits of college
Sending veterans to school: Fast facts on the post-9/11 GI Bill
Enrollment in postsecondary institutions, Fall 2010; Financial statistics, fiscal year 2010; and graduation rates, selected cohorts, 2002-07
Work-integrated learning and career-ready students: Examining the evidence
2011 Survey of differential tuition at public higher education institutions
Adoption and adaptation: A framework for institutional reform
One dream, two realities: Perspectives of parents on America's high schools