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Author(s):ACT, Inc.
Title:Do Current State Standards and Assessments Reflect College Readiness?: A Case Study
Source:http://www.act.org/path/policy/pdf/current_stan...
Date:2005
Organization:ACT, Inc.
Short Description:This study examines the disconnect between passing grades and preparation for work and college.
Annotation:The results of this study show that in at least one case there is evidence that state standards and state assessments alone do not accurately reflect the college readiness levels of the students in the state. Using EXPLORE® and PLAN® in conjunction with a state assessment increases the likelihood that the state's students will be ready for college and work by the time they finish high school.
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Career Development
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Improving Postsecondary Student Success
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Preparation/College Readiness
Social and Economic Benefits of College/Economic Development
State-Level Information
Transition to College

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The Perkins Act of 2006: Connecting career and technical education with the college and career readiness agenda
Third grade literacy policies: Identification, intervention, retention
Rising the the challenge: The strategies of social service intermediaries
Instructional supports: The missing piece in state educational standards
50-state mathematics requirements for the standard high school diploma
Remediation: Higher education's bridge to nowhere
The educational experience of young men of color: A review of research, pathways and progress
Tying funding to community college outcomes: Models, tools, and recommendations for states
Transfer & mobility: A national view of pre-degree student movement in postsecondary institutions
State responses to the increasing prevalence of autism spectrum disorders
Black male student success in higher education: A report from the national black male college achievement study
Unbundling youth, family, and community involvement in college access: On the ground in Austin, Texas
Caught in the crisis: Students of color and native students in U.S. high schools
Unrealized promises: Unequal access, affordability, and excellence at community colleges in Southern California
High school dual enrollment programs: Are we fast-tracking students too fast?
Determinants of students' success: The role of advanced placement and dual enrollment programs
Advocacy in action toolkit
Transforming education in America
A new mission for the middle-grades: Preparing students for a changing world
Striving for student success: A model of shared accountability
Data that matters: Giving high schools useful feedback on grads' outcomes
Up for grabs: The gains and prospects of first- and second generation young adults
A crucible moment: College learning & democracy's future
Poised to lead: How school counselors can drive college and career readiness
Still on the sidelines: What role will higher education trustees play in higher education reform?
Charter-school management organizations: Diverse strategies and diverse student impacts
Illinois community college: Focus on the finish: A report to Governor Pat Quinn and the Illinois General Assembly
Expanded measures of school performance
The high cost of low graduation rates: Taxpayers lose millions
Designing STEM pathways through early college: Ohio's metro early college high school
Making every diploma count: Using extended-year graduation rates to measure student success
Implementing common core state standards and assessments: A workbook for state and district leaders
Engineering solutions to the national crisis in literacy: How to make good on the promise of common core state standards
How students are making it: Perspectives on getting through college from recent graduates of the Boston Public Schools (Full Report)
How students are making it: Perspectives on getting through college from recent graduates of the Boston Public Schools (Short Version)
Turning points: A case study of family literacy-Community college partnerships
Expanded learning opportunities: A more comprehensive approach to preparing high school students for college and a career
Focus on education for the formerly incarcerated
High flyers: Policies and strategies that boost developmental education success in Florida's community colleges
Resisters, rejectors, and ridas: How to make urban schools work for disengaged students and critically conscious teachers
Reaching the goal: The applicability and importance of the Common Core State Standards to college and career readiness
The case for change in college admissions
The mission of the high school: a new consensus of the purposes of public education?
Learning at a distance: Undergraduate enrollment in distance education courses and degree programs
Cheap for whom? How much education costs taxpayers
A problem still in search of a solution: A state policy roadmap for improving early education
Staying in school: A proposal to raise high school graduation rates
Students and teachers talk about school reform and student engagement
Advancing civic learning and engagement in democracy: A road map and call to action
Review of the effects of school vouchers on college enrollment: Experimental evidence from New York City
The competition that really matters: Comparing U.S., Chinese, and Indian investments in the next-generation workforce
No child left behind waivers: Promising ideas from second round applications
For this place, for these people: An exploration of best practices among charter schools serving native students
Does race matter in educational diversity? A legal and empirical analysis
Overcoming the poverty challenge to enable college and career readiness for all: The crucial role of student supports
Finding your workforce: The top 25 institutions graduating Latinos in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) by academic level 2009-2010
College rewired: Innovative approaches help higher education connect to productivity
21st Century skills map
Stopped short: 2.1 Million adults in Florida went to college but didn't finish
Weighing the evidence: A conversation with community college presidents on using research to support student success outcomes
Competency-based degree programs in the US: Postsecondary credentials for measurable student learning and performance
The current health and future well-being of the American research university
The causes and consequences of attending historically black colleges and universities
The completion arch: Measuring community college student success
What can a multifaceted program do for community college students?
What is "career ready"?
2012 National survey of school counselors
Data for action 2012: Focus on people to change data culture
Higher education, merit-based scholarships and post-baccalaureate migration
Men of color: A role for policymakers in improving the status of black male students in U.S. higher education
Increasing return on investment from federal student aid
High standards help struggling students: New evidence
Portable, stackable credentials: A new education model for industry-specific career pathways
Aligning competencies to rigorous standards for off-track youth: A case study of Boston Day and Evening Academy
From capacity to success: HSIs and Latino student success through Title V
Improving the college scorecard: Using student feedback to create an effective disclosure
The College Board 2012 national survey of school counselors and administrators: Report on survey findings: Barriers and supports to school counselor success
Promoting work-based learning: Efforts in Connecticut and Kentucky
RTTD guidance: Implementing continuous improvement metrics and strategies for the foundational conditions for personalized learning
Teaching and learning in the era of the Common Core: The Students at the Center series ebook
Data quality campaign 2012 snapshot
Raising the bar from Ready by 21 to credentialed by 26: Highlights from community and state efforts
Evaluating student outcomes at for-profit colleges
The complexity of college and career readiness
Middle school counselor's guide: NOSCA's eight components of college and career readiness counseling
Using dual enrollment policy to improve college & career readiness: A web tool for decision makers
Driving K-12 reform through a college-access and success agenda
Charter schools in SREB states: Critical questions and next steps for states
Washington state student achivement initiative: Achievement points analysis for academic years 2007-2011
An undeveloped national resource: The unrealized potential of the nation's career/technical centers
Leading by example: A case study of peer leader programs at two Achieving the Dream colleges
California District Report Cards
Student voices on the higher education pathway: Preliminary insights & stakeholder engagement concerns
Diverse charter schools: Can racial and socioeconomic integration promote better outcomes for students?
From soldier to student II: Assessing campus programs for veterans and service members
Bridging the gap: An impact study of eight developmental summer bridge programs in Texas
The common core standards: What do they mean for out-of-school time?
Using No Child Left Behind waivers to improve english language learner education
Challenge the status quo: Academic success among school-age African-American males
Common measures for college access and success
Autonomy and innovation: Systemic change in a decentralized state
Graduating to a pay gap: The earnings of women and men one year after college graduation
Taking college courses in high school: A strategy for college readiness
Adult college completion toolkit
The road ahead: A look at trends in the educational attainment of community college students
Ramp-up to Readiness
One year out: Findings from a national survey among members of the high school graduating class of 2010
Common core state standards: Progress and challenges in school districts' implementation
Missed opportunity: How New York can do a better job of reconnecting youth on public assistance to education and jobs
Driving innovation from the middle: Middle-skill jobs in the American South's economy
Smart money: Informing higher education philanthropy
The college completion agenda: 2011 Progress report: Latino edition
Getting through: Higher education's plan to increase the college completion rates of Boston public schools graduates
A way forward: A progressive vision for reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
The educational experience of young men of color: Federal legal implications and policy guidance
Helping students get back on track: What federal policymakers can learn from New York City's multiple pathways to graduation initiative
Boosting college completion for a new economy
Linking costs and postsecondary degrees: Key issues for policymakers
Reawakening the dream deferred: Can comprehensive intervention programs increase college awareness among at-risk students?
Online and hybrid course enrollment and performance in Washington State Community and Technical Colleges
The condition of college and career readiness 2011
From information to action: Revamping higher education accountability systems
Debt to degree: A new way of measuring college success
Using linked data to drive education and training improvement
Measuring the education pipeline: Critical data elements indicating readiness, transition and success
Building institutional capacity for data-informed decision making
No DREAMers left behind: The economic potential of DREAM Act beneficiaries
State policy profiles for completion by design
The college completion agenda: 2011 progress report
Cohort default rates in context
What four states are doing to support data-driven decision-making: Policies, practices, and programs
2011 National survey of school counselors: School counseling at a crossroads
Trends in Chicago's schools across three eras of reform: Full report
Pathway to recovery: Implementing a back on track through college model
The for-profit postsecondary school sector: Nimble critters or agile predators?
Hearing on non-traditional students
Can simple be equitable? Lessons from state grant programs
Year two of implementing the common core state standards: States' progress and challenges
Adolescent literacy
Western Policy Exchanges
Pell grants and the lifting of rural America's future
Statewide aid policies to improve college access and success
State Cards (statistical snapshots of high school data by state) Updated 2012
2012 Brown Center report on American education: How well are American students learning?
Information constraints and financial aid policy
Documenting uncertain times: Post-graduate transitions of the Academically Adrift cohort
Student learning plans: Supporting every student's transition to college and career
Much accomplished, much at stake: Performance and policy in Maryland higher education
Latino college completion in 50 states: Executive summary
State aid to nonpublic schools
The Adult Education and Economic Growth Act: Toward a modern adult education system and a more educated workforce
The great cost shift: How higher education cuts undermine the future middle class
Measuring efficiency in the community college sector
The 4th annual AP report to the nation
State Cards (statistical snapshots of high school data by state)
Every student counts: The case for graduation rate accountability
State and local implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act - Accountability under NCLB: Interim report
Remediation in the community college: An evaluator's perspective
Partnerships for public purposes: Engaging higher education in societal challenges of the 21st Century
How educators in three states are responding to standards-based accountability under No Child Left Behind
College For Every Student
Course-taking patterns and preparation for postsecondary education in California's public university systems among minority youth
State policies to bring adult learning into focus
National Center for Learning Disabilities
Helping low-wage workers persist in education programs
Lifelong learning: New strategies for the education of working adults
Federal Education Budget Project
Tapping America's Potential: Gaining momentum, losing ground: Progress report 2008
Back to basics: Improving college readiness of community college students
Center for Law and Social Policy
The connection strategy: Preparing young people to succeed in college and beyond
Beyond social justice: The threat of inequality to workforce development in the Western United States
Education at a glance 2008: OECD indicators
Creating change one step at a time: Efforts to improve college access and success in Indiana
The economic benefits of academic and career preparation
Measuring and improving the effectiveness of high school teachers
Test drive: Six states pilot better ways to measure and compare community college performance
Economic state of young America
Graduation matters: Improving accountability for high school graduation
College access for the working poor: Overcoming burdens to succeed in higher education
What helps or hinders students' chances of success in college?
Latest ACT National Curriculum Survey® shows lack of content alignment between high school and college
Great summer jobs: Explore careers and gain valuable experience
Summer learning programs: Diversifying the high school experience
Independent Evaluation of the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE): Third Biennial Report
No Child Left Behind: State report card 2005-2006
Findings from the early college high school initiative: A look at best practices and lessons learned regarding a dual enrollment program
States' progress toward high school restructuring
Great expectations: A guide to Alabama's high school graduation exam
Community college student success: What institutional characteristics make a difference
LearnMore Indiana 2006-07 report: Results of Indiana's career and college information survey of students in grades 9 and 11
Graduate education: The backbone of American competitiveness and innovation
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; Alabama state report
Making pre-kindergarten work for low-income working families
Opportunity in America: The role of education
Workers need training, not tough talk
Advanced placement report to the nation: 2007
Indiana's best buys: An in-depth look at Hoosier high schools
Setting the '08 education agenda for the nation: Education as an engine for regional economic and workforce development
Setting the stage for new high schools: Municipal leadership in supporting high school alternatives
Unmasking the effects of student engagement on college grades and persistence
Student loans and public accountability
School Redesign Network
ACT high school profile report: The graduating class of 2007 (National)
State strategies for redesigning high schools and promoting high school to college transitions
Student readiness for college: Connecting state policies
Transition from high school to postsecondary education and employment for students with disabilities
Achieve, Inc.
Add and subtract: Dual enrollment as a state strategy to increase postsecondary success for underrepresented students
The educational pipeline: Big investment, big returns
Ticket to nowhere: The gap between leaving high school and entering college and high performance jobs
Undocumented immigrant students and access to higher education: An overview of federal and state policy
The investment payoff: A 50 state analysis of the public and private benefits of higher education.
How is school reform tied to increasing college access and success for low income and minority youth
Creating seamless educational transitions for urban African American and Hispanic students
How do career interventions impact the educational choices of eighth-grade students
Beyond college for all: Policies and practices to improve transitions into college and jobs
Redesigning high schools to prepare students for the future
Career planning: Students need help starting early and staying focused
Mississippi's mandate: How investment in education pays off in Mississippi
National High School Center
Dollars and sense II: Lessons from good, cost-effective small schools
Involving families in high school and college expectations
Update to state dual enrollment policies: Addressing access and quality
Promise abandoned: How policy choices and institutional practices restrict college opportunity
Report of Rhode Island case study site visit
SPIDO (State Policy Inventory Database Online)
Analyzing state and regional K-16 policies: A toolkit for researchers and policy analysts
Student success: Statewide P-16 systems -- early outreach
College rankings reformed: The case for a new order in higher education
Building a strong community college system for the state of Indiana: A best practices study
What works for Latino students
Addressing America's dropout challenge: State efforts to boost graduation rates require federal support
Statement of the national summit on competitiveness: Investing in America's future
Aligned expectations: A closer look at college admissions and placement tests
College entrance tests
How do I pay for college?
Helping equip teachers to answer students' questions on college knowledge
Relationships between EPAS scores and college preparatory course work in high school
Improving performance on the ACT assessment
What works in student retention
Improving students' readiness for college: Homewood-Flossmoor High School, Illinois District 233
Just for the kids
Embedding college readiness indicators in high school curriculum and assessment
Mathematics and science education in the states
Education and the economy: An indicators report
National forum to accelerate middle grades reform
Middle Start
Transitioning adults to college: Adult basic education program models
National Indian education study part I: The performance of American Indian and Alaska Native fourth- and eighth-grade students on NAEP 2005 reading and mathematics assessments
Closing educational achievement gaps for Latino/a students in Utah
One day I will make it: A study of adult student persistence in library literacy programs
Improving academic achievement in urban districts: What state policymakers can do
Educational vouchers for universal preschools
The career pathways how-to guide
Career pathways: Aligning public resources to support individual and regional economic advancement in the knowledge economy
Comparative indicators of education in the United States and other G-8 countries: 2009
College readiness standards
Barriers to college attainment: Lessons from Chicago
Creating a high school culture of college-going: The case of Washington State Achievers
Race to the top: Promising approaches to achieving teacher-related goals
Fostering Connections Act: Implementation Checklists for Education Provisions
The role of nonacademic factors in college readiness and success
Diplomas count 2008 (Indiana state report): School to college: Can P-16 councils ease the transition
Big questions, practical answers: New strategies for setting and moving a higher education agenda
Learning to reason and communicate in college: Initital report of findings from the CLA longitudinal study
Coming to our senses: Education and the American future
Benchmarking for success: Ensuring US students receive a world-class education
College tools for schools
Removing the roadblocks: Fair college opportunities for all California students
Sizing up state standards: 2008
Better together: Realigning pre-college skills development programs to achieve greater academic success for adult learners
College portrait of undergraduate education (search and comparison tool for participating college and universities by state)
Lessons from Achieving the Dream for federal efforts to improve college completion rates
What we must to do to create a system that prepares students for college success
Success at every step: How 23 programs support youth on the path to college and beyond
2009 ACT National and State Scores
Top ten state policy issues for higher education in 2009
A critical mission: Making adolescent reading an immediate priority in SREB states
Putting middle grades students on the graduation path: A policy and practice brief
Removing roadblocks to rigor: Linking academic and social supports to ensure college readiness and success
Moving beyond AYP: High school performance indicators
Financing higher education: A myriad of problems, a myriad of solutions
Promising practices: What works in the midwest: A report from the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE)
High school career academies: A 40-year proven model for improving college and career readiness
High school remediation
Using the right data to determine if high school interventions are working to prepare students for college and careers
Bridging the gaps to success: Promising practices for promoting transfer among low-income and first generation students: An in-depth study of six exemplary community colleges in Texas
Best practices in statewide articulation and transfer systems
Achieve Standards Alignment Tool
The economic benefits from halving the dropout rate: A boom to businesses in the nation's largest metropolitan areas
College readiness issue brief: Aligning P-12 and postsecondary education: Toward a seamless P-16 education system
The promise of proficiency: How college proficiency information can help high schools drive student success
Community colleges as gateway and gatekeeper: Moving beyond the access "saga" to outcome equity
Removing roadblocks to rigor: Linking academic and social supports to ensure college readiness and success: Executive summary
A shared agenda: Action alert for state and federal officials
Developing a college-going culture in a middle school: A toolkit
Benchmarks: WICHE Region 2009
Training tomorrow's workforce: Community college and apprenticeship as collaborative routes to rewarding careers
Minority student success: The role of teachers in Advanced Placement Program (AP) courses
Reaching higher: Strategic initiatives for higher education in Indiana (Updated 2010 Version)
PERSIST (Guide to improve higher education persistence, retention, and success)
Developmental Education Initiative: State policy framework and strategy
New York City's Strategy for Improving High Schools: An Overview
College- and career-ready (video presentation): Giving students extra support to meet standards in challenging academic and career courses.
Guiding developmental math students to campus services: An impact evaluation of the Beacon program at South Texas College
Toward more inclusive college savings plans: Sample state legislation
State Higher Education Finance FY 2009
Open-access colleges responsible for greatest gains in graduation rates
Don't leave accountability behind: A call for ESEA reauthorization
Beating the odds: Analysis of student performance on state assessments and NAEP: Results from the 2008-09 school year
Cracks in the ivory tower? The views of education professors circa 2010
The progress of education reform: Investing in college completion
The condition of college and career readiness 2010
Yes we can: The Schott state report on black males and education (national and state reports)
The linked learning approach: Building the capacity of teachers to prepare students for college and careers
Rewarding progress, reducing debt: Early results from Ohio's performance-based scholarship demonstration for low-income parents
Taking the next step: The promise of intermediate measures for meeting postsecondary completion goals
Academic competitiveness and national SMART grant programs: First-year lessons learned
College graduation rates: Behind the numbers
Grantmakers for Education
The College Completion Agenda
Lumina Foundation focus: The productivity push: System wide reform allows Arizona to serve more students
Building an early childhood professional development system
Getting past go project: State reports on the cost of remedial education
Framework for providing all students an opportunity to learn through reauthorization of the elementary and secondary education act
Southern Regional Education Board: Moving Ahead: State progress reports on Challenge to Lead goals
Eight components of college and career readiness counseling
Recommendations for incorporating postsecondary and workforce data into statewide longitudinal data systems
College for all?
What are we doing to middle school English learners? Findings and recommendations for change from a study of California EL programs
Schools without diversity: Education management organizations, charter schools, and the demographic stratification of the American school system
Rebalancing the mission: The community college completion challenge
Fewer, clearer, higher: Moving forward with consistent, rigorous standards for all students
Accelerating college readiness: Lessons from North Carolina's innovator early colleges
Achieving success: The latest news in achieving community college success (2011)
The transition to adulthood: How states can support older youth in foster care
Performance incentives to improve community college completion: Learning from Washington State's Student Achievement Initiative (a state policy brief)
The condition of education 2011
Supporting data use while protecting the privacy, security and confidentiality of student information: A primer for state policymakers
Education and the economy: Boosting the nation's economy by improving high school graduation rates among students of color and native students
Latino college completion: State series
A portrait of school improvement grantees
Innovations in developmental math: Community colleges enhance support for nontraditional students
What new faculty need to know about assessment
Everybody ready for college
Transforming high schools: Performance systems for powerful teaching
Community college student survey
Pathways to Prosperity: Meeting the challenge of preparing young Americans for the 21st century
Strengthening college opportunity and performance: Federal, state and institutional leadership
Time to completion: States and systems must tackle the time dilemma
A call to action to raise achievement for African American students
Improving achievement for the growing Latino population is critical to the nation's future
Policy implications of trends for Asian American students
The 2010 Brown Center report on American education
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
Transfer and articulation policies
Closing the gap between high school and college
Is school funding fair? A national report card
Participation and success in the advanced placement program continue to grow in the SREB states
Promoting quality: State strategies for overseeing dual enrollment programs
The degree qualifications profile
The US STEM education model (simulation)
Breaking barriers: Plotting the path to academic success for school-age african-american males
Service members in school: Military veterans' experiences using the post-9/11 GI Bill and pursuing postsecondary education
Reality check: Hispanic-serving institutions on the Texas border strategzing financial aid
Presidential perspectives: The 2011 Inside Higher Ed survey of college and university presidents
Best practices in social media: Summary of findings from the second comprehensive study of social media use by schools, colleges, and universities
Latino college completion: Florida
Young children of immigrants and the path to educational success: Key themes from an Urban Institute roundtable
Unfulfilled expectations: Recent college graduates struggle in a troubled economy
Students speak! Understanding the value of HBCUs from student perspectives
What's it worth: The economic value of college majors
Lumina Foundation Focus: Un nuevo dia: As Latino population grows, so must college attainment
Teacher voices: Immigration, language and culture
Projections of education statistics to 2019
The differential impact of wealth vs. income in the college-going process
Incentivizing school turnaround: A proposal for reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
Buying college: What consumers need to know
Roadmap for ensuring America's future
Across the great divide: Perspectives of CEOs and college presidents on America's higher education and skills gap
Education as a data-driven enterprise: A primer for leaders in business, philanthropy, and education
Parents' guide to student success
The College Access Challenge Grant (CACG) program
Early college graduates: Adapting, thriving, and leading in college
What should count? Frontline perspectives on student success and college accountability
Funding career pathways and career pathway bridges: A federal policy toolkit for states
The rising price of inequality: How inadequate grant aid limits college access and persistence
The path forward: The future of graduate education in the United States
Dollars and sense: How "career first" programs like Year Up benefit youth and employers
Achieving success: The state policy newsletter of Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count: Spring issue
Center on Education and the Workforce
The state of preschool 2009: State preschool yearbook
The relationship between AP exam performance and college outcomes
What does research say about 21st century skills?
Restructuring 'restructuring': Improving interventions for low-performing schools and districts
Complete to compete: Common college completion metrics
Collaborating to create change: How El Paso Community College improved the readiness of its incoming students through Achieving the Dream
Understanding the common core state standards
Improving education through collaboration: A case study of the Long Beach seamless education partnership
A comparison of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English language arts and literacy in history/social studies, science, and technical subjects (June 2, 2010) to the American Diploma Project (ADP) benchmarks for English (2004)
Effectiveness of fully online courses for college students: Response to a department of education meta-analysis
The economic benefits of reducing the dropout rate among students of color in the nation's largest metropolitan areas
Building a learning agenda around disconnected youth
From access to success: A funder's guide to ensuring more Americans earn postsecondary degrees
Attendance counts: Advancing student success by reducing chronic absence
Finishing the first lap: The cost of first-year student attrition in America's four-year colleges and universities
Services to students with disabilities: A study of workload and costs
On track to complete? A taxonomy of beginning community college students and their outcomes 3 years after enrolling: 2003-04 through 2006
The heart of student success: Teaching, learning, and college completion
Easy come - EZ-GO: A federal role in removing jurisdictional impediments to college education
The key to prosperity: The skills of the American worker
What impacts student success in college persistence and completion?
Time to act: Closing the racial achievement gap
Tuition discounting: Institutional aid patterns at public and private colleges and universities, 2000-01 to 2008-09
Policies paved the way: Early college innovation in North Carolina
NAEP reading 2009 state snapshot reports
Improving transfer access to STEM bachelor's degrees at Hispanic Serving Institutions through the America COMPETES Act
Complete College America
Teaching for a New World: Preparing High School Educators to Deliver College- and Career-Ready Instruction
How many schools have not made adequate yearly progress under the No Child Left Behind Act?
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
Maximizing the potential of older adults: Benefits to state economies and individual well-being
Increasing college success: A roadmap for governors
Higher education commission helps high schools track graduates' progress
Learning connection: Providing data, resources, and tools to support student achievement
Comparing achievement between K-8 and middle schools: A large empirical study
The quality imperative: A state guide to achieving the promise of extended learning opportunities
Early colllege high school: Increased rigor, enhanced support (videos of Indiana early college high schools)
The impact of "going green" on the Latino community
What educators should learn from ER
Strong students, strong workers: Models for student success through workforce development and community college partnerships
Making the connections: Connecting state and institutional policies to improve student success
Calculating cost-return for investments in students success
Measuring student achievement at postsecondary institutions
The facts: Postsecondary access and success
Baccalaureate success of transfers and rising four-year college juniors
Pathways to College Network
Top gainers: Some public four-year colleges and universities make big improvements in minority graduation rates
American Diploma Project (ADP) end-of-course exams: 2009 Annual report
Current challenges and opportunities in preparing rural high school students for success in college and careers: What federal policymakers need to know
Focusing on the essentials for college and career readiness: Policy implications of the ACT national curriculum survey results 2009
High school policy reform: A plan for success (California)
Working learners: Educating our entire workforce for success in the 21st century
National studies find TRIO programs effective at increasing college enrollment and graduation
Ready to assemble: Grading state higher education accountability systems
Finding a way: Practical examples of how a principal-counselor relationship can lead to success for all students
Improving accountability in public education
Putting kids on the pathway to college: How is your school doing? A college pathways rubric
A plan for success: Communities of color define policy priorities for high school reform
When Johnny (or Janelle) comes marching home: National, state, and institutional efforts in support of veterans' education
Diplomas and dropouts: Which colleges actually graduate their students (and which don't)
No time to lose: Why America needs an education amendment to the US Constitution to improve public education
Helping students navigate the path to college: What high schools can do
The next generation of school accountability: A blueprint for raising high school achievement and graduation rates in SREB states
The Nation's Report Card: Mathematics 2009
College readiness for the 21st century: A blog on college readiness in practice and policy
Indiana Pathways to College Network (IPCN) Groupsite
From soldier to student: Easing the transition of service members on campus
Ucan: University and college accountability network (search tool to find private colleges and universities by state)
Critical conditions for equity and diversity in college access: Informing policy and monitoring results
EPAS® state of the nation report 2007: Mathematics
High school literacy: A quick stats fact sheet
CAPE Network: Universal Encouragement Program (UEP) Guidance Assessments
Ready to succeed: Changing systems to give California's foster children the opportunities they deserve to be ready for and succeed in school
Benefits of additional high school coursework and improved course performance in preparing students for college
International Benchmarking Toolkit
The accountability illusion
The nation's report card: 2007 At a glance
Postsecondary education spending priorities for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
The future of middle-skill jobs
Changes in Graduation Rates by State (Progress and Challenge Indexes)
Noncognitive assessment and college success: The case of the Gates Millennium Scholars
Learning around the clock: Benefits of expanded learning opportunities for older youth
College outcomes comparisons by AP and non-AP high school experiences
PK-3: An aligned and coordinated approach to education for children 3 to 8 years old
Childcare and early childhood education: More information sharing and program review by HHS could enhance access for families with limited English proficiency
Early childhood investment yields big payoff
Financing lifelong learning: Potential of and problems with individual learning accounts in three countries
Helping students make good decisions and act on them: The real meaning of guidance and advisement
Aligning postsecondary expectations and high school practice: The gap defined
Improving college readiness and success for all students: A joint responsibility between K-12 and postsecondary education
Narrowing the gaps in educational attainment: A policymaker's guide for assessing and responding to needs for community college services
States that raise their high school graduation rates could generate millions more in higher wages
State fiscal crises and cuts in higher education: The implications for access, institutional performance, and strategic reengineering
Schools to watch
Promising practices: School to career and postsecondary education for foster care youth
Catching the Dream
America's high school graduates: Results from the 2005 NAEP high school transcript study
Increasing academic rigor in high schools: Stakeholder perspectives
Breaking barriers: A case study of two high performing high schools
Recent STEM initiatives
American diploma project network Indiana action plan
What kind of test preparation is best?
Academic and noncognitive variables related to PLAN scores
Squeeze play: How parents and the public look at higher education today
College access: A framework for systemic program development
Guia para padres (Guide for parents)
Guia para estudiantes (Guide for students)
Cómo pagar por sus estudios universitarios (Financial aid guide)
Are high school grades inflated?
Spanish services training guide
Rigor at risk: Reaffirming quality in the high school core curriculum
Twenty things you need to know about financing college
Transfer students: Planning your successful college transfer
College guide for students with disabilities
Reading--Young children's achievement and classroom experiences
Tapping America's potential: The education for innovation initiative
Making accountability work: Community colleges and statewide higher education accountability systems
Access to college: The role of tuition, financial aid, scholastic preparation and college supply in public college enrollments
Expanding opportunities: Postsecondary career and technical education and preparing tomorrow’s workforce
Alignment of high school graduation requirements and state-set college admissions requirements
Data quality campaign: Using data to improve student achievement
State of decline? Gaps in college access and achievement call for renewed commitment to educating Californians
Strategic instruction model
Increasing the achievement of Native American youth at early college high schools
America's high schools: The frontline in the battle for our economic future
The relationship between advanced placement and college graduation
Bridging the gap between high school and college
Student success: Statewide P-16 systems -- high quality teaching
The role of academic and non-academic factors in improving college retention
Beating the odds: A city-by-city analysis of student performance and achievement gaps on state assessments
Unfinished business: More measured approaches in standards-based reform
On the road to college: Developing mobile and regional outreach services
2002 State new economy index
All over the map: State policies to improve the high school
Measuring up 2006
DO-IT college planning resources
ScholarShop
American youth policy forum
High school reform and work: Facing labor market realities
Success for All Foundation
Does implementing a research based school counseling curriculum enhance student achievement
Measuring up on college-level learning
Ready for college and ready for work: Same or different
American higher education: How does it measure up for the twenty-first century
Beyond empty promises: Policies to improve transitions into colleges and jobs
Stalled in secondary: A look at student achievement since the No Child Left Behind act
What role can dual enrollment programs play in easing the transition between high school and postsecondary education
The expectations gap: A 50 state review of high school graduation requirements
Raising our sights: No high school senior left behind
College access in Indiana and the United States: A 2005 status report
From the prison track to the college track: Pathways to postsecondary success for out of school youth
Data sources for improving college access and success
Student success: Statewide P-16 programs
Courses count: Preparing students for postsecondary success
National college access network
Beyond high school: Improving transition programs for postsecondary education
An action agenda for improving America's high schools
Education pays update 2005: The benefits of higher education for individuals and society
State higher education finance: FY 2004
Educational needs index state report: Indiana
ACT high school profile report: The graduation class of 2007 (Indiana)
High school teaching for the twenty-first century: Preparing students for college
A state leader's action guide to 21st century skills
The global state of higher education and the rise of private finance
The Breakthrough High School project
National Council of La Raza
Putting English language learners on the educational map: The No Child Left Behind Act implemented
A framework and recommendations for federal action on secondary school reform
New directions in enhancing educational results: Policymakers' guide to restructuring student support resources to address barriers to learning (guidebook)
Camino de la universidad: The road to college
Renewing the promise: The public universities in a transforming world
Career pathways: A strategy for transforming America's workforce education systems to support economic growth
PISA 2006: OECD Briefing notes for the United States
Setting the '08 education agenda for the nation: Benchmarking to international standards while protecting the public's traditional commitment to a comprehensive education
2007 College-bound seniors: Total group profile report
Businesses to advocate for two-year colleges
Opening doors to earning credentials: Changing courses - Instructional innovations that help low income students succeed in community college
Improving educational attainment through extensive postsecondary encouragement services
Creating a college-going culture guide
College readiness: Helping all students access and succeed in higher education
Millennials talk politics: A study of college student political engagement
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
Breaking the cycle of poverty starts with learning
Affirmation and discovery: Learning from successful community college developmental programs in Texas
Institutional research and the culture of evidence at community colleges
Making performance accountability work: English lessons for U.S. community colleges
Standardization vs. flexibility: State policy options on placement testing for developmental education in community colleges
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; Colorado state report
College is possible: A guide for undocumented students
Dropout prevention for students with disabilities: A critical issue for state education agencies
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; Washington state report
More states using the ACT as part of alignment efforts
Volunteer opportunities: Helping others can help your child
No child left behind: What it means for parents
Homework helper: Help your child take control
Choosing smart electives: Cultivating interests, strengths, and special talents
Using posttesting to show the effectiveness of developmental/remedial college courses
Mounting pressures facing the U.S. workforce and the increasing need for adult education and literacy
Why community colleges?
College Access: Indiana
Evaluating the impact of interventions that promote successful transitions from high school
Student success courses in the community college: An exploratory study of student perspectives
Access to success: Patterns of advanced placement participation in U.S. high schools
Making the transition to four-year institutions: Academic preparation and transfer
UpwardBound Math-Science: STEM education that works
Community college success: Is it a pathway to opportunity?
The future workforce of Indiana
Creating postsecondary pathways to good jobs for young high school dropouts: The possibilities and the challenges
Federal access policies and higher education for working adults
Promoting student success in community colleges by increasing student support services
State indicators of science and mathematics education: 2007
Learning better together: The impact of learning communities on the persistence of low-income students
New England Journal of Higher Education
Making sense of data-driven decision making in education
National Indian Education Study 2007 Part II: The educational experiences of American Indian and Alaska Native students in grades 4 and 8
Implications of educational inequality for the future workforce
Education beyond the rhetoric: Making rigor something "real"
The growing imbalance: Recent trends in U.S. postsecondary education finance
The No Child Left Behind Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act: A progress report
Turning around chronically low-performing schools
HomeworkSpot
Indiana college success coalition
Education at a glance 2007: OECD indicators
Adult learners: A data and policy perspective
College for working adults
Adult learning in focus: Individual state profiles and downloadable data
Achievement and attainment in Chicago charter schools
Archdiocese of Indianapolis: The Church in central and southern Indiana
Promoting academic momentum at community colleges: Challenges and opportunities
The real technology challenge
Education Commission of the States: Research studies database
An overview of post-secondary support programs for former foster youth
Are teachers prepared for racially diverse schools? Teachers describe their preparation, resources, and practices for racially diverse schools
Do support services at community colleges encourage success or reproduce disadvantage?
Promising practices for community college developmental education
How does the United States stack up? International comparisons of academic achievement
The Chafee Educational and Training Voucher (ETV) program: Six states' experiences
Project stepping stone: A college preparation program for Hispanic youth
The costs and benefits of an excellent education for all of America's children
Dual enrollment students in Florida and New York City: Postsecondary outcomes
Work-integrated learning and career-ready students: Examining the evidence
Race to the top: What have we learned from the states so far? A state-by-state evaluation of Race to the Top performance
The best of two worlds: Lessons from a community college-community organization collaboration to increase student success
Assets & opportunity scorecard
Reauthorization of the elementary and secondary education act offers a new chance to improve education
Predicting success in college: The importance of placement tests and high school transcripts
The progress of education reform: Pre-K-12 literacy: State of the nation
The 8th annual AP report to the nation
General education, vocational education, and labor-market outcomes over the life-cycle
Making the move: Transition strategies at California schools with high graduation rates
The nation's report card: Trial urban district assessment mathematics 2011
Today's promise, tomorrow's future: The social and educational factors contributing to the outcomes of Hispanics in urban schools
Good policy, good practice II: Improving outcomes and productivity in higher education: A guide for policymakers
Data for action 2011
Comparability of state local expenditures among schools within districts: A report from the study of school-level expenditures
Middle-class societies invest more in public education: A stronger middle class is associated with higher levels of spending on education
State test score trends through 2008-09, Part 4: Is achievement improving and are gaps narrowing for Title 1 students?
Gateways to the principalship: State power to improve the quality of school leaders
State high school tests: Changes in state policies and the impact of the college and career readiness movement
Financial literacy at minority-serving institutions
The role of minority-serving institutions in national college completion goals
Sealing the gaps: Supporting low-income, first-generation students at four-year institutions in Texas post-transfer
Increasing opportunities for immigrant students: Community college strategies for success
Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education
Lightening the load: A look at four ways that community schools can support effective teaching
12 for 2012: Issues to move education forward in 2012
Linking data across state agencies: States that are making it work
Think College Indiana!
Some states still leave low-income students behind; Others make surprising gains
National Governor's Association: Complete to Compete Resources
Employer-paid tuition advancement for low-income workers
Transitioning to the new high school graduation rate
Opportunity-rich schools and sustainable communities: Seven steps to align high-quality education with innovations in city and metropolitan planning and development
Affordability and transfer: Critical to increasing Baccalaureate degree completion
If only we told our story better...Reenvisioning state-university relations through the lens of public engagement
The high school longitudinal study of 2009: A first look at Fall 2009 ninth graders
Achievement gaps: How Hispanic and white students in public schools perform in mathematics and reading perform on the national assessment of educational progress
On our way: Educational toolkit for families (A program instructional guide)
A comparison study of 12th grade students' college anticipations, aspirations, and college preparatory measures
Promoting postsecondary educational success for adults and families-A practical partnership guide
Family literacy: A valuable gateway to postsecondary education
Testing the impact of Higher Achivement's year-round out-of-school-time program on academic outcomes
Caught in the crisis: Students with disabilities in U.S. high schools
Education at a glance 2011: OECD indicators
Breaking schools' rules: A statewide study of how school discipline relates to students' success and juvenile justice involvement
Test, punish, and push out: How zero tolerance and high-stakes testing funnel youth into the school to prison pipeline
Up to the challenge: The role of career and technical education in college and career readiness
Mapping state proficiency standards onto the NAEP scales: Variation and change in state standards for reading and mathematics, 2005-09
Using data to drive change: A guide for college access and success stakeholders
High school longitudinal study of 2009: A first look at fall 2009 ninth-graders parents', teachers, school counselors, and school administrators
National adult learners satisfaction-priorities report
Performance-based scholarships: Emerging findings from a national demonstration
Serving adult learners in higher education: Prinicples of effectiveness (Executive summary)
Using data and inquiry to build equity-focused college-going cultures
Learn and earn: Modeling the success of Metropolitan College: The Business-Higher Education Forum's simulation series
American Association of Community Colleges: Report on the 21st century initiative listening tour
Operation College Promise
The state of young America: Economic barriers to the American dream
"They never told me what to expect, so I didn't know what to do": Defining and clarifying the role of a community college student
Education at a glance 2012: OECD indicators
Adding it all up in 2012: Are college net price calculators easy to find, use and compare?
Balancing passion and practicality: The role of debt and major on students' financial outcomes
Connecting the dots between learning and resources
Making loans work: How community colleges support responsible borrowing
Development, discouragement, or diversion? New evidence on the effects of college remediation
Factbook Bulletin: Minority enrollment gains show region's progress toward college completion goals
The impact of affirmative action bans in graduate education
Broadening the benefits of dual enrollment: Reaching underachieving and underrepresented students with career-focused programs
The arts and achievement in at-risk youth: Findings from four longitudinal studies
Calculating the economic value of increasing college credentials by 2025: United States
Return on investment to increasing postsecondary credential attainment in the United States
Smart class-size policies for lean times
Hiring and higher education: Business executives talk about the costs and benefits of college
Beyond need and merit: Strengthening state grant programs
An analysis of learning outcomes of underrepresented students at urban institutions
Putting a price tag on the Common Core: How much will smart implementation cost?
NAEP Science 2011 State Snapshot Reports
Study: College degrees pay off most for African Americans in California
Do schools challenge our students? What student surveys tell us about the state of education in the United States
Education for life and work: Developing transferable knowledge and skills in the 21st century
Certificates: Gateway to gainful employment and college degrees
APSCU's five tenents of veteran education
RTTD Action brief: Establishing the foundational conditions for personalized learning
The earning power of graduates from Tennessee's colleges and universities: How are graduates from different degree programs doing in the labor market?
The earning power of recent graduates from Virginia's colleges and universities: How are graduates from different degree programs doing in the labor market?
Completing college: A national view of student attainment rates
Rethinking remedial education: The role of MSIs in serving underreprepared students in the 21st century
The role of community-based organizations in the college access and success movement
Innovation in higher education: Public opinion survey results
What works for Latino student success in higher education: 2012 Compendium, profiles of selected programs
Beyond the numbers: Data use for continuous improvement of programs serving disconnected youth
Working credentials: Sub-baccalaureate degrees and certificates are paying off for students and their employers
High school improvement: Indicators of effectiveness and school-level benchmarks
View from the field: How to launch district virtual learning
College and career development organizer
A critical moment: Child and youth homelessness in our nation's schools
Information and college access: Evidence from a randomized field experiment
Reverse transfer: A national view of student mobility from four-year to two-year institutions
The common core state standards: Caution and opportunity for early childhood education
College and career readiness: A quick stats fact sheet
Healthcare
MPI updates national and state level estimates of potential DREAM Act beneficiaries
The nation's report card: Science 2011
Choosing who delivers: The impact of placing limits on the delivery of remedial education at four-year institutions
Educational attainment of foster youth: Achievement and graduation outcomes for children in state care
Measuring nontraditional student success: An imperative for colleges and universities
Pursuing the American Dream: Economic mobility across generations
A new classification scheme for for-profit institutions
MTE Partnership seeks to transform mathematics teacher preparation in support of common core standards
Fault lines in our democracy: Civic knowledge, voting behavior and civic engagement in the United States
Promoting quality individualized learning plans: A "how to guide" focused on the high school years
Workforce Investment Act reauthorization may move youth development field back a decade: Analysis of H.R. 4297 through a youth advocacy lens
What are the implications of possible selves research for school counseling practice?
Preparing all teachers to meet the needs of English Language Learners: Applying research to policy and practice for teacher effectiveness
Simplifying student aid: What it would mean for states
It's a matter of time: Low-income students and community colleges
Does more money matter? An introduction to the performance-based scholarship demonstration in California
States need to fill in the gaps on expanded learning time: Troubling lack of detail seen in No Child Left Behind waiver applications
Action plan for improving measures of postsecondary student success
Growing awareness, growing support: Teacher and voter understanding of the common core state standards and assessments
How America pays for college 2012
2012 SREB Annual Report
Trends among young adults over three decades, 1974-2006
Teacher voices: Teachers talk about some of the big problems they face in the classroom and how these impede student learning
Strategies for improving outcomes for disconnected youth (Executive Summary)
Balancing passion and practicality: The role of debt and major on students' financial outcomes: Executive Summary
The college completion agenda may sacrifice college access for low-income, minority and other at-risk students
Debt, jobs, diversity and who gets in: A survey of admissions directors
Trends in student aid 2012
Structure in community college career-technical programs: A qualitative analysis
Three policies to reduce time to degree
Leveraging service blueprinting to rethink higher education
Increasing teacher diversity: Strategies to improve the teacher workforce
Higher education findings from a nationwide bipartisan survey of 872 respondents age 18-34
Higher education spending and the state fiscal stabilization fund, part 3: State case studies
Hidalgo early college district toolkit
The 'personalization' of higher education: Using technology to enhance the college experience
Different approaches to dual enrollment: Understanding program features and their implications
The nation's report card: Findings in brief: Reading and mathematics 2011: National assessment of educational progress at grades 4 and 8
The truth behind higher education disclosure laws
Crossing the finish line: A national effort to address near completion
The hidden costs of community colleges
Trends in student aid 2011
Getting ready for college: An implementation and early impacts study of eight Texas developmental summer bridge programs
From remediation to acceleration: Early lessons from two Philadelphia back on track schools
Ramp-up to Readiness: The Ramp-up goals
Ramp-up to Readiness: The Ramp-up standards
Using community colleges to build a STEM-skilled workforce
Underserved students who earn credit through prior learning assessment have higher degree completion rates and shorter time-to-degree
Federal policy guidance issued on the rights of undocumented school children
Higher education reform: Next-generation models to increase success and control costs
Strategies for success in career development: The career coach curriculum guide
Common core state standards alignment
National Coalition for College Completion
En camino (on our way): Educational toolkit for families
The false promise of class-size reduction
The College Match Program
Saving now and saving later: How high school reform can reduce the nation's wasted remediation dollars
New path to federal student aid for those with no high school diploma or GED
Overlooked and underpaid: How Title 1 shortchanges high schools, and what ESEA can do about it
State education agencies as agents of change: What will it take for the states to step up on education reform
Farther, faster: Six promising programs show how career pathway bridges help basic skills students earn credentials that matter
Education and the economy: Boosting the nation's economy by improving high school graduation rates
Clearing the path: Creating innovation space for serving over-age, under-credited students in competency-based pathways
Double jeopardy: How third-grade reading skills and poverty influence high school graduation
Parent involvement and extended learning activities in school improvement plans in the Midwest region
State policies and procedures on Response to Intervention (RTI) in the Midwest region
The college payoff: Education, occupations, and lifetime earnings
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
A green career pathways framework: Postsecondary and employment success for low-income, disconnected youth
State policies to improve the effectiveness of school principals
A matter of degrees: Promising practices for community college student success
Prison vs. Princeton
Beginning subbaccalaureate students' labor market experiences: Six years later in 2009
It can be done, it's being done, and here's how
Meeting the STEM workforce challenge: Leveraging higher education's untapped potential to prepare tomorrow's STEM workforce
Why policymakers should care about children's savings
Smart spending: Reforming federal financial aid for higher education
Leveraging data for college completion
Including more student voices in higher education policymaking: Rising tuitions and student debts mean rising stakes for college students
Completing college: Assessing graduation rates at four-year institutions
State test score trends through 2008-09, Part 5: Progress lags in high school, especially for advanced achievers
Catalyst for change: The CIC/CLA consortium
Complexity in college admission: The barriers between aspiration and enrollment for lower-income students
Designing high quality evaluation systems for high school teachers: Challenges sand potential solutions
A public education primer: Basic (and sometimes surprising) facts about the U.S. education system
The road to high-quality early education
Five things education supporters should know about pension reform
Dramatically bringing down the cost of education with OER: How open education resources unlock the door to free learning
Raising job quality and skills for American workers: Creating more effective education and workforce development systems in the states
Student success courses and educational outcomes at Virginia community colleges
The role of Pell Grants in access, persistence and completion
Positive student outcomes in community schools: Providing services that meet the many needs of students and parents
Money, politics, and the rise of for-profit higher education in the US: A story of supply, demand and the brazilian effect
Rethinking higher education business models: Steps toward a disruptive innovation approach to understanding and improving higher education outcomes
A stronger nation through higher education: A detailed look at college attainment-nationally, by state and by metro area
End-of-course exams
Ensuring America's Future - Sector briefs
Housing costs, zoning, and access to high quality schools
Economic mobility: Is the American Dream alive and well?
Economic mobility of black and white families
Avoidable Losses: High-Stakes Accountability and the Dropout Crisis
Are public schools really losing their "best"? Assessing the career transitions of teachers and their implications for the quality of the teacher workforce
Starfish Initiative: Mentoring application
Their fair share: How Texas-sized gaps in teacher quality shortchange low-income and minority students
Racial disparities and the new federalism
Organizing instruction and study to improve student learning
California Youth Connection
Study Strategies
The male achievement gap in Indiana
Best practices in student support services: A study of five exemplary sites
West Valley College: Study Skills
The state of American manhood
Moving into students' spaces: The impact of academic advising on student engagement among undecided students
Opening doors to postsecondary education and training: Planning for life after high school
Big ideas dropout prevention strategies: Check and Connect
Good policy, good practice: Improving outcomes and productivity in higher education, a guide for policymakers
The enhanced reading opportunities study: Early impact and implementation findings
Adult learning in focus: National and state-by-state data
National Center on Education and the Economy
National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy
Science and mathematics education indicators
The Bologna club: What U.S. higher education can learn from a decade of higher education reconstruction
No Child Left Behind - standards, assessment, and accountability
Modeling Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs): Campus practices that work for Latino students
K-12 R&D and STEM Education Report Cards
Career and technical education in the United States: 1990-2005
Characteristics and destinations of students who transfer: Second report
Performance measurement and Return-on-Investment (ROI) in the workforce development system
Career academies: Long-term impacts on labor market outcomes, educational attainment, and transitions to adulthood
Strengthening state policies to increase the education and skills of low-wage workers
Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE)
Counting on graduation: An agenda for state leadership
California State University: Early assessment program
Accelerating Latino success at Texas border institutions: Possibilities and challenges
Indiana Latino Institute, Inc.
The poor and the rich: A look at economic stratification and academic performance among undergraduate students in the United States
Building a better bridge: Helping young adults enter and succeed in college
Noncredit enrollment in workforce education: State policies and community college practices
Is college opportunity slipping away? Parents and the public voice concerns about higher education access and affordability
Given half a chance: The Schott 50 state report on public education and black males
When girls don't graduate, we all fail
Helping Teens Succeed
Project Mentor
Financing workforce development programs for youth transitioning out of foster care
Translations for success
Graduate migration from Indiana's postsecondary institutions
Adult learners in higher education: Barriers to success and strategies to improve results
Answering the question that matters most: Has student achievement increased since No Child Left Behind?
Policy recommendations for reauthorization of NCLB and HEA
Is college right for your child?: How to weigh the pros and cons
ACT high school profile report: National
Managing procrastination: Help your child build good study habits
College-bound or headed for workforce training: High school graduates need similar math, reading skills
State of college opportunity in Ohio 2005
Relationships between students' high school and middle school experiences and later completion of a Bachelor's degree
Federal policy and Latinos in higher education
California policy options to accelerate Latino success in higher education
Return on investment: Educational choices and demographic change in California's future
State approaches to more reliable and uniform dropout and graduation data
Highlights of the 2007 Accountability System in the State of Texas
Education watch Alabama: Key education facts and figures 2004
Is student success labeled institutional failure? Student goals and graduation rates in the accountability debate at community colleges
Study of institutional research capacity and use of data at community colleges
Education watch Florida: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Florida: Key education facts and figures 2006
Beyond the open door: Increasing student success in the California community colleges
Frequently asked questions about college access and success
Child care assistance in 2004: States have fewer funds for child care
Giving students a chance to achieve: Getting off to a fast and successful start in grade nine
Community colleges and rural America: Progress and prospects
Building a culture of evidence for community college student success: Early progress in the Achieving the Dream initiative
Opportunities in place: National assessment of the rural community college initiative
The role of interim assessments in a comprehensive assessment system: A policy brief
Raising achievement and graduation rates by supporting teachers in developing quality classroom instruction
National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER)
Accelerated remedial math education: How institutional innovation and state policy interact
Left behind by design: Proficiency counts and test-based accountability
Reforming American high schools: Case studies and resources on best practices
Building a science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) agenda
First ask, then listen: How to get your students to help you teach them better
The path to prosperity: A policy of investment
State grant aid and it's effects on students' college choices
Learning in a new key
Correcting course: How we can restore the ideals of public higher education in a market-driven era
By the numbers: State goals for increasing postsecondary attainment
Standards for what? The economic roots of K-16 reform
Career-related predictors of work-bound and college-bound status of adolescents in rural and nonrural areas
Education Trust, Inc
Transitions to college: From theory to practice
Characteristics of minority students who excel on the SAT and in the classroom
The social prerequisites of success: Can college structure reduce the need for social know-how
Investing in America's future: Why student aid pays off for society and individuals
Network news: Focus on finance policy, access, and affordability
Basic facts about in-state tuition for undocumented immigrant students
The economic benefits of the Dream Act and the Student Adjustment Act
Gender gap among undergraduates could stem from wage premium for women, study finds
Equal access to postsecondary education? The case of undocumented immigrant students
In state tuition for undocumented immigrants
Building a career pathways system: Promising practices in community college-centered workforce development
Negotiating their futures: Ethnographic research informing K-16 college policies and practices through urban youth’s eyes
What we know about access and success in postsecondary education: Informing Lumina Foundation's strategic direction
Findings from the Condition of Education 2001: Students whose parents did not go to college
ACT policy report: Schools involving parents in early postsecondary planning
Ready for tomorrow: Helping all students achieve secondary and postsecondary success
Access for all? Debating in-state tuition for undocumented alien students
Betraying the college dream: How disconnected K-12 and postsecondary education systems undermine student aspirations
College knowledge: What Latino parents need to know and why they don't know it
Decisions without direction: Career guidance and decision-making among American youth
The school to college transition: Challenges and prospects
Choosing to improve: Voices from colleges and universities with better graduation rates
Converting data into action: Expanding the boundaries of institutional improvement
College access in Indiana and the United States: A 2003-04 status report
Value added: The costs and benefits of college preparatory programs in the united states
Work-based learning and higher education: A research perspective
Effects of students’ middle school and high school experiences on completion of the bachelor’s degree: How can school counselors make a difference?
Citizen Schools
Dollars and sense: The cost effectiveness of small schools
Enriching the high school curriculum through postsecondary credit-based transition programs
Improving educational outcomes for students with disabilities
Ready to succeed: All students prepared for college and work
College access in Indiana and the United States: A 2006 status report
Student Retention.org
Investing in the education of older students: A summary of the evidence
Primary progress, secondary challenge
Research brief: How do career interventions impact the educational choices of eighth grade students
Midwest PERL: Postsecondary education resource library
Accelerated learning options: Moving the needle on access and success
Closing the college participation gap: A national summary
What works clearinghouse
Capturing the college potential of students from under-served populations: An analysis of efforts to overcome social and financial barriers to college, executive summary
State and district approaches to school improvement: Helping all students meet high academic standards
Student success: Statewide P-16 systems -- data and accountability systems
Early college high school model: Strategy for high school completion, college access and success
Promoting college access and success: A review of credit-based transition programs
Paying for college: The rising cost of higher education
Career academies: Impacts on labor market outcomes and educational attainment
Every child, every promise: Turning failure into action
The college and financial aid guide for: AB540 undocumented immigrant students
The relationship between career development and educational development: A selected review of the literature
Academic pathways, preparation, and performance: A descriptive overview of the transcripts from the high school graduating class of 2003-04
Fair test: Schools that do not use SAT or ACT scores for admitting substantial numbers of students into Bachelor's degree program
Accelerated learning options: A promising strategy for states
Recession, retrenchment, and recovery: State higher education funding and student financial aid
Keeping students in school: What other states are doing for at-risk students
Update: State policies regarding in-state tuition for undocumented students
Rigor plus support: How science teachers use literacy techniques to get students ready for college
Accelerated learning for all
The impact of diversity on college students: The latest research
Dismantling the core: Challenging racism and privilege through student organizing
Standards for quality online teaching
Waiting for Sputnik: Basic research and strategic competition
The nation's report card: U.S. history 2006
Finding the right college for you
U.S. student and adult performance on international assessments of educational achievement
Writing your admissions essay
Distance education
Enhancing student success in education: Summary report of the NPEC Initiative and National Symposium on Postsecondary Student Success
College planning acronym dictionary
Eligiendo una universidad (Choosing a college)
Financial aid and scholarship information for undocumented students
Paying for college: A brief look at student financial aid programs
A report on the status of Hispanics in education: Overcoming a history of neglect
State and district-level support for successful transitions into high school
Healthier and wealthier: Decreasing healthcare costs by increasing educational attainment
Promoting school readiness through universal preschool
College admission testing
The unraveling of No Child Left Behind: How negotiated changes unravel the law
From college access to college success: College preparation and persistence of BPS graduates
Helping adult learners make the transition to postsecondary education
After prison: Roadblocks to reentry: A report on state legal barriers facing people with criminal records
Forgotten students: American Indian high school students' narratives on college going
Charting a new course for career and technical education
Latino student success at Hispanic serving institutions
A whole 'nother world: Students navigating community college
Building bridges to college and careers: Contextualized basic skills programs at community colleges
Keeping America's promise: A report on the future of the community college
A noble opportunity: Leading education change through a P-16 accountability model
ACT national curriculum survey, 2005–2006
Building academic skills in context: Testing the value of advanced math learning in career and technical education
Career and technical education's role in American competitiveness
Qualified teachers for at-risk schools: A national imperative
Building the foundation for bright futures: A governors guide to school readiness
Full-day Kindergarten: A study of state policies in the United States
Going to scale with high-quality early education: Choices and consequences in universal pre-Kindergarten efforts
Building pathways to success for low-skill adult students: Lessons for community college policy and practice from a longitudinal student tracking study
The Bologna Process for US eyes: Re-learning higher education in the Age of Convergence
Think again: The connection between education and true independence
High school course-taking patterns for English Language Learners: A case study from California
Campaign for High School Equity
Tuition equity legislation: Investing in Colorado high school graduates through equal opportunity to postsecondary education
Promising instructional reforms in developmental education: A case study of three Achieving the Dream colleges
The transformative individual school counseling model: An accountability model for urban school counselors
College credit in high school: Access and success for low-income and minority students
Promise lost: College-qualified students who don't enroll in college
IPEDS Data Center
Toward informative assessment and a culture of evidence: Results from strengthening pre-collegiate education in community colleges
Helping Latinas succeed in school: How schools can address barriers to high school graduation
International trends in adult education and lifelong learning
National education standards: Getting beneath the surface
Economic and noneconomic outcomes for GED credential recipients
The productivity argument for investing in young children
Investing in disadvantaged young children is an economically efficient policy
Reinventing the federal role in education: Supporting the goal of college and career readiness for all students
NAEP Mathematics 2009 state snapshot reports
Foundations for success: Short-term impacts report
Foundations for success: Early implementation report
Access to Medical Education in Canada: Do Differing Tuition Regimes Affect Access and Career Choice?
“Why access matters” revisited: A review of the latest research
Seamless Pathways : A Symposium on Improving Transitions From High School to College
Ready or not? Literacy skills and post-secondary education
Assessing Canada’s student aid need assessment policies
Family firsts: Reach for your dreams
Institutional transfer and the management of risk in higher education
Hopes & hurdles: California foster youth and college financial aid
Measuring college and career readiness: ACT profile report - national: Graduating class of 2009
Can the American high school become an avenue of advancement for all?
Creating a college-going culture: A resource guide
Enhancing college student success through developmental education
Learning and assessment: Trends in undergraduate education
Cost, commitment, and attainment in higher education: An international comparison
State early commitment programs: A contract for college success?
Connext Postsecondary Assessment System
Why high stakes accountability sounds good but doesn't work - And why we keep on doing it anyway
How colleges organize themselves to increase student persistence: Four-year institutions (College Board study on student retention)
Ups and downs: Does the American economy still promote upward mobility?
Dynamic annotated bibliographies from the IPCN online college access library
The path to career success: High school achievement, certainty of career choice, and college readiness make a difference
Alignment and the states: Three approaches to aligning the national assessment of educational progress with state assessments, other assessements, and standards
Mind the (other) gap!: The growing excellence gap in k-12 education
Higher education budgets and the global recession
Processes and challenges in identifying learning disabilities among English Language Learner students in three New York state districts
The effects of public support on college attainment
Communities of color: A critical perspective in the Common Standards movement
Gaining ground in the middle grades: Why some schools do better
Squeeze play 2010: Continued public anxiety on cost, harsher judgements on how colleges are run
Strengthening institutional research and information technology capacity through Achieving the Dream: Principles and practices of student success
Expanding access and opportunity: The impact of the Gates Millennium Scholars program (2010 Update)
Emerging Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs): Serving Latino students
Using Achieving the Dream to meet accreditation requirements: Principles and practices of student success
A penny saved is mobility earned: Advancing economic mobility through savings
Education reform starts early: Lessons from New Jersey's PreK-3rd reform efforts
Top gap closers: Some public four-year colleges and universities have made good progress in closing graduation rate gaps
The educational crisis facing young men of color: Reflections on four days of dialogue on the educational challenges of minority males
Working too hard to make the grade: How fewer work hours and more financial aid can help California community college students succeed
What states can do to improve teacher effectiveness
The economic benefits from halving Indianapolis's dropout rate: A boon to regional business
Achieving success: The state policy newsletter of Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count: Winter 2010
The Equity Scorecard: A collaborative approach to assess and respond to racial and ethnic disparities in student outcomes
Growing What Works Database
College readiness issue brief: High expectations: A key to success for all
Why have college completion rates declined? An analysis of changing student preparation and collegiate resources
Putting the customer first in college: Why we need an office of consumer protection in higher education
Are charter schools making a difference? A study of student outcomes in eight states
2009 What works for Latinos in higher education
Taking stock: Higher education and Latinos
Linking secondary and postsecondary systems: Lessons from Indiana
The tax and transfer fiscal impacts of dropping out of high school in Philidelphia city and suburbs
Understanding costs of credit-based transition programs in Indiana
Dual credit in Indiana: Bridging the gap between high school and college
Expanded learning time by the numbers: The traditional school calendar is failing to meet many students' needs
Pathway to the baccalaureate: How one community college is helping underprepared students succeed
Community College 2.0
A national study of institutional policies for the evaluation of transfer applicants
Education Bill Tracking Database
Policy on dual credit opportunities in Indiana
California high schools that beat the odds in high school graduation
Child poverty and intergenerational mobility
Common Standards: The Time Is Now
Indiana Growth Model Factsheet
Improving low-performing schools: Lessons from five years of studying school restructuring under No Child Left Behind
Engaged learning in a public university: Trends in the undergraduate experience
Council for Exceptional Children
Closing the expectations gap 2010
Can I get a little advice here? How an overstretched high school guidance system is undermining students' college aspirations
Are we there yet? What policymakers can learn from Tennessee's growth model
Scaling up learning communities: The experience of six community colleges
A new national approach to career navigation for working learners
The nation's report card: Reading 2009
Education pays 2010
Distinct subgroups of former foster youth during young adulthood: Implications for policy and practice
Postsecondary educational trajectories of urban youth: Addressing vulnerabilities and barriers to enrollment and persistence
Partnerships that promote success: Lessons from the evaluation of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's Community College Transfer Initiative
Big gaps, small gaps: Some colleges and universities do better than others in graduating African-American students
Big gaps, small gaps: Some colleges and universities do better than others in graduating Hispanic students
Degree completion beyond institutional borders: Responding to the new reality of mobile and non-traditional learners
Building a higher skilled workforce: Results and implications from the Bridgeconnect national survey
Achieving success: The latest news in promoting community college success
Just how similar? Community colleges and the for-profit sector
Next generation learning: The intelligent use of technology to develop innovative learning models and personalized educational pathways
How increasing college access is increasing inequality, and what to do about it
Housing policy is school policy: Economically integrative housing promotes academic success in Montgomery County, Maryland
The return on the federal investment in for-profit education: Debt without a diploma
A decade of undergraduate student aid: 1989-90 to 1999-2000
Divided we fail: Improving completion and closing racial gaps in California community colleges
A return to the "Mexican room": The segregation of Arizona's English learners
Postsecondary expectations and plans for the high school senior class of 2003-04
Science achievement and occupational career/technical education coursetaking in high school: The class of 2005
ABE career connections: A manual for integrating Adult Basic Education into Career Pathways
Why is college so expensive?
The impact of loan repayment rates on minority students
Building capacity to promote college- and career-readiness for secondary-level English language learners: Policy brief featuring Austin, Texas
Annie E. Casey Foundation 2010 Kids Count Data Book
6th Annual AP Report to the Nation: State Reports
Dual enrollment: Postsecondary/secondary partnerships to prepare students
Learning communities for students in developmental reading: An impact study at Hillsborough Community College
Enhancing school reform through expanded learning
Sample state legislation to extend foster care, adoption, and guardianship protections, services, and payments to young adults age 18 and over
The evaluation of charter school impacts: Final report
Managing contracts for educational equity: Emerging trends and issues
National Center for Academic Transformation
Charting the path from engagement to achievement: A report on the 2009 High School Survey of Student Engagement
The opportunity illusion: Subsidized housing and failing schools in California
The numbers we need: Bringing balanced scorecards to education data
SREB/Go Alliance
National Center on Intervention: RTI state database
Data tools for accelerating Latino student success (ALASS)
An analysis of inquiry, nonstart and drop reasons in nontraditional university student populations
Race to the top and teacher preparation: Analyzing state strategies for ensuring real accountability and fostering program innovation
State policies regarding undocumented college students: A narrative of unresolved issues, ongoing debate and missed opportunities
College completion toolkit
Get with the program: Accelerating community college students' entry into and completion of programs of study
Subprime opportunity: The unfulfilled promsie of for-profit colleges and universities
A grounded theory of adult student persistence
ESEA Briefing Book
A phenomenological study of high school counselor advocacy as it relates to the college access of underrepresented students
A diversity action blueprint: Policy parameters and model practices for higher education institutions
The role of mentoring in college access and success
Ready by 21 case study: Petaluma
Is college worth it? College presidents, public assess value, quality and mission of higher education
Institutional variation in credential completion: Evidence from Washington State Community and Technical colleges
Postsecondary and labor force transitions among public high school career and technical education participants
National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment: Providing evidence of student learning: A transparency framework
Forward thinking teens: The effects of college costs on adolescent risky behavior
High expectations and strong supports yield postsecondary success
Cross-system collaboration for reconnecting youth
State and local policy for reconnecting youth
Financing community schools: Leveraging resources to support student success
Working systematically in action: Engaging family and community: A guide for facilitators
2010 census of male-focused programs: A snapshot of programs and organzations supporting American males
The shapeless river: Does a lack of structure inhibit students' progress at community colleges?
Bringing adults back to college: Designing and implementing a statewide concierge model
The nation's report card: Science 2009
Breaking new ground: Building a national workforce skills credentialing system
Developmental education in community colleges
Certificates count: An analysis of sub-baccalaureate certificates
Subprime opportunity: The unfulfilled promise of for-profit colleges and universities
Dollars for degrees: Financial aid and its impact on post-secondary degree completion in Texas
States' progress and challenges in implementing common core state standards
Top 10 higher education state policy issues for 2011
When opportunity knocks, who answers? New evidence on college achievement awards
Introduction to the Community College Research Center (CCRC) assessment of evidence series
From Wall Street to Wal-Mart: Why college graduates are not getting good jobs
How many schools and districts have not made adequate yearly progress? Four-year trends