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Author(s):Council for Adult and Experiential Learning
Title:Fueling the race to postsecondary success: A 48-institution study of prior learning assessment and adult student outcomes
Organization:Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL)
Short Description:With support from Lumina Foundation for Education, CAEL conducted a multi-institutional study on Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) and adult student outcomes. This report presents ?ndings from the study.
Annotation:Prior Learning Assessment, or PLA, is an important and ofen overlooked strategy for helping adults progress towards a college degree. PLA is the process by which many colleges evaluate for academic credit the college-level knowledge and skills an individual has gained outside of the classroom (or from non-college instructional programs). With support from Lumina Foundation for Education, CAEL conducted a multi-institutional study on PLA and adult student outcomes. This report presents ?ndings from the study.
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Adult Students
Educational Attainment/College Degree Completion
Improving Postsecondary Student Success
Non-traditional Students

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Toward informative assessment and a culture of evidence: Results from strengthening pre-collegiate education in community colleges
Pathways to boosting the earnings of low-income students by increasing their educational attainment
Mapping new directions: Higher education for older adults
Recommended policies and practices for advancing Indiana's system of adult education and workforce training
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Developmental education: Completion status and outcomes
Rewarding persistence: Effects of a performance-based scholarship program for low-income parents
Imagine success: Engaging entering students
Funding career pathways and career pathway bridges: A federal policy toolkit for states
Building a learning agenda around disconnected youth
Learning communities for students in developmental reading: An impact study at Hillsborough Community College
Interview with Anthony P. Carnevale
A portrait of low-income young adults in education
Investing in change: How much do Achieving the Dream colleges spend - and from what resources - to become data-driven institutions
ETS Policy Notes: Advancing learning for our diverse adult population
Global Skills for Global Completion
Expanding access and opportunity: The Washington State Achievers Program
Keeping score when it counts: Assessing the 2009-10 bowl-bound college football teams - academic performance improves but race still matters
Keeping score when it counts: Graduation rates for 2010 NCAA men's division 1 basketball tournament teams
College InSight
Pathway to the baccalaureate: How one community college is helping underprepared students succeed
Academic competitiveness and national SMART grant programs: First-year lessons learned
Taking the next step: The promise of intermediate measures for meeting postsecondary completion goals
One-shot deal? Students' perceptions of assessment and course placement in California's community colleges
Finishing the first lap: The cost of first-year student attrition in America's four-year colleges and universities
The impact of Pell grants on academic outcomes for low-income California community college students
A gathering force: A survey of two cohorts of Hispanic Scholarship Fund scholars
Degree completion beyond institutional borders: Responding to the new reality of mobile and non-traditional learners
Insulating the education pipeline to increase postsecondary success
Understanding the working college student
Doing more with less: The inequitable funding of community colleges
Center for Postsecondary and Economic Success (C-PES)
Extending foster care to age 21: Weighing the costs to government against the benefits to youth
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
Postsecondary educational trajectories of urban youth: Addressing vulnerabilities and barriers to enrollment and persistence
Strong foundations: The state of postsecondary data systems
What impacts student success in college persistence and completion?
From access to success: A funder's guide to ensuring more Americans earn postsecondary degrees
A sharper focus on technical workers: How to educate and train for the global economy
The progress of education reform: Investing in college completion
No time to waste: Policy recommendations for increasing college completion
Higher education web portals: Serving state and student transfer needs
Achieving the dream data notes: Outcomes of first-year persisting students
Course-taking patterns, policies, and practices in developmental education in the California community colleges
Time to completion: States and systems must tackle the time dilemma
Class differences: Online education in the United States, 2010
The power of the education-industry partnership: Fostering innovation in collaboration between community colleges and businesses
Changes in postsecondary awards below the bachelor's degree: 1997-2007
Community college students: Goals, academic preparation, and outcomes
The impact of "going green" on the Latino community
A national study of institutional policies for the evaluation of transfer applicants
Lumina Foundation Lessons: When networks build a platform, students step up
Community College 2.0
Better late than never? Examining late high school graduates
Recommendations for incorporating postsecondary and workforce data into statewide longitudinal data systems
Lumina Foundation Focus: Off the charts: Columns of data provide support for student achievement
Increasing college success: A roadmap for governors
Academic progress/graduation success rate study of Division I NCAA women’s and men’s basketball tournament teams
Open-access colleges responsible for greatest gains in graduation rates
The path forward: The future of graduate education in the United States
Center on Education and the Workforce
The course of innovation: Using technology to transform higher education
College and university commitments to student access and success: An overview of institutional postsecondary opportunity programs
New approaches to improving college access, persistence, and success: Three exemplary postsecondary opportunity programs
Ensuring youth transitioning from foster care are connected by 25: Lessons learned from the foster care work group
A contexualized reading-writing intervention for community college students
Collaborating to create change: How El Paso Community College improved the readiness of its incoming students through Achieving the Dream
The rising price of inequality: How inadequate grant aid limits college access and persistence
Deciding on postsecondary education
Improving student success by strengthening developmental education in community colleges: The role of state policy
Community colleges: A route of upward economic mobility
Building tomorrow's workforce: Promoting the education and advancement of Hispanic immigrant workers in America
College credit in high school: Access and success for low-income and minority students
Referral, enrollment, and completion in developmental education sequences in community colleges
The other college: Retention and completion rates among two-year college students
Educational outcomes for children and youth in foster and out-of-home care
Community college transfer and articulation policies: Looking beneath the surface
Do increases in Pell and other grant awards increase college-going among lower income high school graduates? Evidence from a 'natural experiment'
Preparing the workers of today for the jobs of tomorrow
College choices for adults: Transparency by design
Global Policy Fellows Program: Lessons learned
Economic and noneconomic outcomes for GED credential recipients
Serving those who serve: Higher education and America's veterans
Transparency by design
Dynamic annotated bibliographies from the IPCN online college access library
National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment
Summer Search
Getting back on track: Effects of a community college program for probationary students
Learning and assessment: Trends in undergraduate education
Measuring student achievement at postsecondary institutions
With their whole lives ahead of them: Myths and realities about why so many students fail to finish college
Charting a necessary path: The baseline report of public higher education systems in the Access to Success initiative
Why have college completion rates declined? An analysis of changing student preparation and collegiate resources
Background and supporting evidence for Adult Education for Work
Postsecondary opportunity programs: Defining and improving an educational policy innovation
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Characteristics of students who stop out
From high school to the future: Making hard work pay off: The road to college for students in CPS's academically advanced programs
Field guide for improving student success
Foundations for success: Short-term impacts report
Are student employment and academic success linked?
Higher education success among historically marginalized males
Using data to increase student success: A focus on diagnosis: Principles and practices of student success
Calculating cost-return for investments in students success
Graduation championship series: If a school's graduation rates mattered on the gridiron, college football's national rankings would look quite different
Engaging faculty in the Achieving the Dream initiative: Principles and practices of student success
Strengthening institutional research and information technology capacity through Achieving the Dream: Principles and practices of student success
FY 2011 budget proposal: Thoughts and recommendations for increasing college access and success
Transfer access from community colleges and the distribution of elite higher education
The quality imperative: Match ambitious goals for college attainment with an ambitious vision for learning
The Springboard Project: Getting ahead - staying ahead: Helping America's workforce succeed in the 21st century
The impact of diversity on college students: The latest research
A report on the status of Hispanics in education: Overcoming a history of neglect
California policy options to accelerate Latino success in higher education
What works for Latino students
Accelerated learning for all
Building a strong community college system for the state of Indiana: A best practices study
State of college opportunity in Ohio 2005
College access for the working poor: Overcoming burdens to succeed in higher education
Opening Doors project publications
Profile of undergraduates in U.S. postsecondary education institutions: 2003-04, With a special analysis of community college students
Adult learners and new traditions in higher education
Supporting adult English language learners' transitions to postsecondary education
Act on fact: Using data to improve student success
Hitting home: Quality, cost, and access challenges confronting higher education today
The role of academic and non-academic factors in improving college retention
Adult education participation in 2004-05
Straight from the source: What works for first-generation college students
National Indian education study part II: The educational experiences of fourth- and eighth-grade American Indian and Alaska Native students
Qualified teachers for at-risk schools: A national imperative
Bridging the gap: Academic preparation and postsecondary success of first generation students
College enrollment gender gap widens for White and Hispanic students, but race and income disparities still most significant new ACE report finds
Participation in adult education and lifelong learning: 2000-01
Transition from high school to postsecondary education and employment for students with disabilities
Early exit: Understanding adult attrition in accelerated and traditional postsecondary programs
Improving student attainment in community colleges: Institutional characteristics and policies
College success programs
High school academic preparation and postsecondary progress
Learning in the fast lane: Adult learners’ persistence and success in accelerated college programs
Characteristics of undergraduate borrowers: 1999-2000
College access, financial aid, and college success for undergraduates from foster care
En route to the baccalaureate: Community college student outcomes
What are the expected benefits associated with implementing a comprehensive guidance program
Part II: Institutional strategies, strategies to increase student success
Inventing Hispanic serving institutions (HSIs): The basics
Correctional education facts
Urgent but overlooked: The literacy crisis among adolescent English language learners
NCAA Federal Graduation Rates Data Archive
Second to none in attainment, discovery, and innovation: The national agenda for higher education
First-generation students: Undergraduates whose parents never enrolled in postsecondary education
Confronting the "new" American dilemma: Underrepresented minorities in engineering: A data-based look at diversity (Executive Summary)
Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE)
Advancing adults into community college programs: Data tools from Breaking Through
I-STEM Resource Network
Do community colleges provide a viable pathway to a Baccalaureate degree?
Huntington College: EXCEL Adult Degree Programs
Community colleges under stress
Making the transition to four-year institutions: Academic preparation and transfer
Fulfilling the commitment: Recommendations for reforming federal student aid
Status and trends in the education of American Indians and Alaska Natives: 2008
Building a better bridge: Helping young adults enter and succeed in college
Apply to succeed: Ensuring community college students benefit from need-based financial aid
Examining the pre-college attributes and values of Latina/o graduates
The costs of failure factories in American higher education
Reach higher, America: Overcoming crisis inthe U. S. workforce
An early alert system for remediation needs of entering community college students: Leveraging the California standards test
Descriptive summary of 2003-04 beginning postsecondary students: Three years later
The building blocks of success: Higher-level math for all students
The national articulation and transfer network
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
Framing new terrain: Older adults & higher education
Unmasking the effects of student engagement on college grades and persistence
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
Education watch Alabama: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Florida: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Florida: Key education facts and figures 2006
Is student success labeled institutional failure? Student goals and graduation rates in the accountability debate at community colleges
American Indian and Alaska Native students in U.S. high schools
Transition matters: Community college to bachelor's degree
Breaking through: Factsheet
How does the United States stack up? International comparisons of academic achievement
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
Recent participation in formal learning among working-age adults with different levels of education
Indiana's adult education and workforce skills performance report: Preparing adults for a brighter future
Dual enrollment students in Florida and New York City: Postsecondary outcomes
Promising practices for community college developmental education
Promoting academic momentum at community colleges: Challenges and opportunities
Lumina Foundation Lessons: Students aren't just data points, but numbers do count
Black male student athletes and racial inequities in NCAA division I college sports
Cornerstones of completion: State policy support for accelerated, structured pathways to college credentials and transfer
Transfer: An indispensable part of the community college mission
Increasing return on investment from federal student aid
Ahead of the curve: State success in the developmental education initiative
Reverse transfer: A national view of student mobility from four-year to two-year institutions
Accelerating college knowledge: Examining the feasibility of a targeted early commitment Pell Grant program
Higher education: Gaps in access and persistence study
Cracking the credit hour
Commencement day: Six-year effects of a college learning community program at Kingsborough Community College
Bridging the gap: An impact study of eight developmental summer bridge programs in Texas
Performance-based funding of higher education: A detailed look at best practices in six states
New Americans in postsecondary education: A profile of immigrant and second-generation American undergraduates
Evaluating student outcomes at for-profit colleges
The condition of education 2012 (Report)
A new classification scheme for for-profit institutions
Aid and innovation: How federal financial aid policy impacts student success and how states can respond
Choosing who delivers: The impact of placing limits on the delivery of remedial education at four-year institutions
Certificates: Gateway to gainful employment and college degrees
Leading by example: A case study of peer leader programs at two Achieving the Dream colleges
Boosting postsecondary education performance
Replenishing opportunity in America: The 2012 midterm report of public higher education systems in the Access to Success Initiative
Valuable learning or "spinning their wheels"?: Understanding excess credits earned by community college associate degree completers
The Adult Education and Economic Growth Act: Toward a modern adult education system and a more educated workforce
Reclaiming the American Dream: Community colleges and the nation's future: A report from the 21st century commission on the future of community colleges
En camino (on our way): Educational toolkit for families
Priced out: How the wrong financial-aid policies hurt low-income students
The role of mentoring in college access and success
How four-year colleges and universities organize themselves to promote student persistence: The emerging national picture
Linking costs and postsecondary degrees: Key issues for policymakers
The educational experience of young men of color (website)
Engaging adjunct and full-time faculty in student success innovation
Unlocking potential: Results of a national survey of postsecondary education in state prisons
Stepping stones: Principal career paths and school outcomes
College completion toolkit
Across the great divide: Perspectives of CEOs and college presidents on America's higher education and skills gap
The College Access Challenge Grant (CACG) program
Buying college: What consumers need to know
Protecting the federal investment in higher education: The gainful employment rule
Everybody ready for college
More is less: Extra time does little to boost college grad rates
Community college student survey
Disrupting college: How disruptive innovation can deliver quality and affordability to postsecondary education
Effects of welfare reform on vocational education and training
We dream a world: The 2025 vision for black men and boys
2010 census of male-focused programs: A snapshot of programs and organzations supporting American males
Closing the gap between high school and college
Introduction to the Community College Research Center (CCRC) assessment of evidence series
Redesigning community colleges for completion: Lessons from research on high performance organizations
Strengthening college opportunity and performance: Federal, state and institutional leadership
Tracking students to 200 percent of normal time: Effect on institutional graduation rates
Conducting a scan of your college access and success system: Why it matters, how to do it, how to use it
The advanced placement program benefits mainly well-prepared students who pass AP exams
Grading higher education: Giving consumers the information they need
Access/Acceso: Rising to the challenge of improving higher education opportunities for Latinos
Can transfer and articulation policies propel communtiy college students to a bachelor's degree-and is that the only goal?
Military service members and veterans: A profile of those enrolled in undergraduate and graduate education in 2007-08
Smart money: Informing higher education philanthropy
Three policies to reduce time to degree
Learn and earn: Modeling the success of Metropolitan College: The Business-Higher Education Forum's simulation series
A better measure of skills gaps: Utilizing ACT skill profile and assessment data for strategic skill research
New measures, new perspectives: Graduates time-and-credits-to degree in SREB states
Today's promise, tomorrow's future: The social and educational factors contributing to the outcomes of Hispanics in urban schools
Unlocking the gate: What we know about improving developmental education
Strategies for success in career development: The career coach curriculum guide
High flyers: Policies and strategies that boost developmental education success in Florida's community colleges
National adult learners satisfaction-priorities report
Using data to drive change: A guide for college access and success stakeholders
The midwest challenge: Matching jobs with education in the post-recession economy
A green career pathways framework: Postsecondary and employment success for low-income, disconnected youth
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
The high cost of low graduation rates: Taxpayers lose millions
From information to action: Revamping higher education accountability systems
Developmental Education Initiative (DEI) self-assessment tool
Accomodating student veterans with traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder: Tips for campus faculty and staff
Unlocking doors and expanding opportunity: Moving beyond the limiting reality of college and career readiness in California high schools
Statewide aid policies to improve college access and success
AACC statement on the American Enterprise Institute's "Completion Matters: The High Cost of Low Community College Graduation Rates"
Rethinking higher education business models: Steps toward a disruptive innovation approach to understanding and improving higher education outcomes
Compendium of practices to increase Latino college completion 2012: Profiles of organizational efforts
Get with the program: Accelerating community college students' entry into and completion of programs of study (2012)
A stronger nation through higher education: A detailed look at college attainment-nationally, by state and by metro area
Taking action for America: A CEO plan for jobs and economic growth: A skilled, prepared workforce
School counselors literature and landscape review: The state of school counseling in America
Leveraging data for college completion
Postsecondary education student outcomes vary at for-profit, non-profit, and public schools
Advocacy in action toolkit
The college completion agenda: 2011 progress report
The college completion agenda: 2011 state policy guide
Still on the sidelines: What role will higher education trustees play in higher education reform?
The long-term impacts of teachers: Teacher value-added and student outcomes in adulthood
Opportunity road: The promise and challenge of America's forgotten youth
US Students in overseas degree programs: Key destinations and fields of study
Illinois community college: Focus on the finish: A report to Governor Pat Quinn and the Illinois General Assembly
Snapshot report: Mobility
Snapshot report: Concurrent enrollment
National postsecondary enrollment trends: Before, during, and after the great recession
High school dual enrollment programs: Are we fast-tracking students too fast?
The for-profit postsecondary school sector: Nimble critters or agile predators?
Experimental evidence on the effect of childhood investments on postsecondary attainment and degree completion
Final report of the task force on undergraduate graduation rates
Maximizing the College Choice Process to Increase Fit & Match for Underserved Students
Opportunity for action: Preparing youth for 21st century livelihoods
Do high stakes placement exams predict college success?
Predicting success in college: The importance of placement tests and high school transcripts
Raising job quality and skills for American workers: Creating more effective education and workforce development systems in the states
Committing to quality: Guidelines for assessment and accountability in higher education
Pell grants and the lifting of rural America's future
Scaling community college interventions
Complete to Compete: Higher education data dashboards (state reports)
Debt to degree: A new way of measuring college success
Transforming the rural south: A roadmap to improving rural education
Resisters, rejectors, and ridas: How to make urban schools work for disengaged students and critically conscious teachers
NSSE Annual results 2011: Fostering student engagement campuswide
Catalyst for change: The CIC/CLA consortium
Can applying to more colleges increase enrollment rates?
Leveraging service blueprinting to rethink higher education
Getting ready for college: An implementation and early impacts study of eight Texas developmental summer bridge programs
Getting past go: Remedial and developmental education policy at a crossroads
Dollars for degrees: Structuring post-secondary scholarships to increase student success
Voluntary Framework of Accountability (VFA) for community colleges
When opportunity knocks, who answers? New evidence on college achievement awards
A report of GAO undercover testing on for-profit colleges: GAO bias evident in report to HELP committee
Accountability & continuous improvement in remedial education: Getting Past Go Project
The need for institutional fiscal responsibility
Degrees for what jobs? Raising expectations for colleges and universities in a global economy
Trends in for-profit postsecondary education: Enrollment, prices, student aid and outcomes
From GED to college degree: Creating pathways to postsecondary success for high school dropouts
Latino college completion: State series
Aligning education and workforce goals to foster economic development
Student success in higher education
What should count? Frontline perspectives on student success and college accountability
Higher education: Students at the heart of the system
Optimism, college major, and post-secondary dropout
New path to federal student aid for those with no high school diploma or GED
The college keys compact: 2011 catalog of effective practices: Programs and practices that expand options for students from low-income backgrounds
Affirming the goal: Is college and career readiness an internationally competitive standard?
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Time to completion
The condition of education 2011
Hard choices ahead: Performance and policy in Texas higher education
Pathways through graduate school and into careers
Washington state student achivement initiative: Achievement points analysis for academic years 2007-2011
Dual enrollment: Reviewing programs to promote college completion
The completion arch: Measuring community college student success
Leaders & laggards: A state-by-state report card on public postsecondary education
Study: College degrees pay off most for African Americans in California
Weighing the evidence: A conversation with community college presidents on using research to support student success outcomes
For this place, for these people: An exploration of best practices among charter schools serving native students
Where to begin? The evolving role of placement exams for students starting college
Trends among young adults over three decades, 1974-2006
Making loans work: How community colleges support responsible borrowing
Development, discouragement, or diversion? New evidence on the effects of college remediation
Does race matter in educational diversity? A legal and empirical analysis
The competition that really matters: Comparing U.S., Chinese, and Indian investments in the next-generation workforce
The role of two-year institutions in four-year success
Promising and practical strategies to improve postsecondary education
Challenge the status quo: Academic success among school-age African-American males
Portable, stackable credentials: A new education model for industry-specific career pathways
Are the sleeping giants awake? Non-profit universities enter online education at scale
Progress of education reform: Producing quality credentials: Why data and analytics matter
A national talent strategy: Ideas for securing US competitiveness and economic growth
An overview of classes taken and credits earned by beginning postsecondary students
Using longitudianal data to increase community college student success: A guide to measuring milestone and momentum point achievement
Engaging faculty and staff: An imperative for fostering retention, advising, and smart borrowing
The Black Collegian Online: The Career Site for Students of Color
A profile of the Talent Search program: 1998-99
Achievement and attainment in Chicago charter schools
More student success: A systemic solution
Crafting a new vision for high school: How states can join academic and technical studies to promote more powerful learning
Redesigning the ninth-grade experience: Reduce failure, improve achievement, and increase high school graduation rates
Reaching higher with Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana: Focusing on the roll of community colleges
Reaching higher with accountability (working paper)
Giving students a chance to achieve: Getting off to a fast and successful start in grade nine
Education longitudinal study of 2002 (ELS:2002): A first look at the initial postsecondary experiences of the high school Sophomore class of 2002
A state leader's action guide to 21st century skills
Educational programs and projects that address the needs of low-income students
Forming a college-going community in U.S. public high schools
Great expectations: A guide to Alabama's high school graduation exam
Beyond the open door: Increasing student success in the California community colleges
The road ahead: Improving diversity in graduate education
Student success in college: Puzzle, pipeline, or pathway?
Enhancing student services at Lorain County Community College: Early results from the Opening the Doors demonstration in Ohio
Students with learning disabilities transitioning from high school to college
Creating change one step at a time: Efforts to improve college access and success in Indiana
Student success courses in the community college: An exploratory study of student perspectives
Career and technical education in the United States: 1990-2005
Characteristics and destinations of students who transfer: Second report
Back to basics: Improving college readiness of community college students
A model of success: The model institution's for excellence program's successful leadership in STEM education (1995-2007)
ETS Policy Notes: Adult education in America
Better together: Realigning pre-college skills development programs to achieve greater academic success for adult learners
Promising instructional reforms in developmental education: A case study of three Achieving the Dream colleges
Creating postsecondary pathways to good jobs for young high school dropouts: The possibilities and the challenges
Indiana Latino Institute, Inc.
Community college success: Is it a pathway to opportunity?
Gateway to College
Calumet College of St. Joseph: Adult Undergraduate Accelerated Programs
Learn More Indiana: Adult learners
A matter of trust: Ten key insights from recent public opinion research on attitudes about education among Hispanic parents
Condition of education 2008
Supporting English language acquisition: Opportunities for foundations to strengthen the social and economic well-being of immigrant families
Strengthening state adult education policies for low-skilled workers
Diverse issues in higher education
On ramp to college: A state policymaker's guide to dual enrollment
National evaluation of Upward Bound: Summary of first-year impacts and program operations
New England Journal of Higher Education
Anderson University: ADVANCE
Indiana University: Adult Student Resources
Indiana University Kokomo: Project Complete
University of Indianapolis: School for Adult Learning
Oakland City University: School of Adult and Extended Learning
Marian College: Marian's Adult Programs (MAP)
What keeps children in foster care from succeeding in school? Views of early adolescents and the adults in their lives
Homeschoolers on to college: What research shows us
Homeschooled adults: Are they ready for college
Strategies for improving student success in postsecondary education
New Technology High School postsecondary student success study
Bridging the gap between high school and college
Opening doors: Promoting student success in community college and beyond
Moving into town - and moving on: The community college in the lives of traditional age students
A test of leadership: Charting the future of U.S. higher education
Part I: Barriers to student success on college campuses
Teachers and the gender gaps in student achievement
Recent changes in the entry of Hispanic and White youth into college
Adolescence: Are parents relevant to students' high school achievement and postsecondary attainment
Measuring up 2006
College rankings reformed: The case for a new order in higher education
A culture of evidence: Postsecondary assessment and learning outcomes
Placing college graduation rates in context: How 4-Year college graduation rates vary with selectivity and the size of low-income enrollment
American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian education in the states
Increasing the achievement of Native American youth at early college high schools
College access in Indiana and the United States: A 2003-04 status report
Missed opportunities: A new look at disadvantaged college aspirants
Paths to persistence: An analysis of research on program effectiveness at community colleges
HBCU graduates: Employment, earnings, and success after college
Lumina Foundation focus: Refuse to lose: Today’s colleges and universities must work to foster student success
Raising the graduation rates of low-income college students
Adult persistence and success in higher education: A brief annotated bibliography of online resources
Data sources for improving college access and success
Low-income adults in profile: Improving lives through higher education
Network news: Focus on technology's impact on postsecondary education
One step from the finish line: Higher college graduation rates are within our reach
Mexican Americans and other Latinos in postsecondary education: Institutional influences
Access and persistence: Findings from 10 years of longitudinal research on students
A step toward college success: Assessing attainment among Indiana's Twenty-first Century Scholars
Powerful pathways: Framing options and opportunities for vulnerable youth
Higher education opportunities for foster youth: A primer for policymakers
The trouble with Black boys: The role and influence of environmental and cultural factors on the academic performance of African American Boys
Investing wisely in adult learning is key to state prosperity
Educational needs index
Status and trends in the education of American Indians and Alaska Natives
Improving educational outcomes for students with disabilities
To ensure America's future: Building a national opportunity system for adults
Effective college transition planning for students with learning disabilities: What does the research tell us?
The effects of students' middle-school and high school experiences on completion of the bachelor's degree: How can school counselors make a difference
Improving academic achievement in urban districts: What state policymakers can do
Practical guidelines for the education of English language learners: Research based recommendations for instruction and academic interventions
Participation in adult education for work-related reasons: 2002-03
Students entering and leaving postsecondary occupational education: 1995-2001
Ladders of learning: Fighting fade-out by advancing pK-3 alignment
Transitioning adults to college: Adult basic education program models
Who's left behind? Immigrant children in high and low LEP schools
Charter high schools: Closing the achievement gap
Lost learning, forgotten promises: A national analysis of school racial segregation, student achievement, and "controlled choice" plans
Guidance and career counselor's toolkit: Advising high school students with disabilities on postsecondary options
Young adults with learning disabilities and other special needs
Graduate migration from Indiana's postsecondary institutions
Condition of education 2002: Special analysis, nontraditional undergraduates
Indiana's 21st century scholars: A new community college system and college prep curriculum are improving the state's position
UA Adult Focus
The professional mentor program plus: An academic success and retention tool for adult learners
Literacy in everyday life: Results from the 2003 national assessment of adult literacy`
Improving educational opportunties for students who work
Institutional practices and student persistence: Extending the empirical record
A multi-institution analysis of the effects of campus-based financial aid on student persistence at public four-year institutions
Improving high-school-to-college transition through leadership and governance
Demography is not destiny: Increasing the graduation rates of low-income college students at large public universities
Relationships between students' high school and middle school experiences and later completion of a Bachelor's degree
Engaged learning in a public university: Trends in the undergraduate experience
Financial incentives for institutions and individuals: Survey findings from the Midwest and the Nation
Early-childhood poverty and adult attainment, behavior, and health
Current challenges and opportunities in preparing rural high school students for success in college and careers: What federal policymakers need to know
Basics of longitudinal cohort analysis: Principles and practices of student success
Achieving success: The state policy newsletter of Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count: Winter 2010
A shared agenda: P-12 and postsecondary policy recommendations: Moving toward a more cohesive continuum of federal support for college opportunity
Socioeconomic stratification of community college transfer access in the 1980s and 1990s: Evidence from HS&B and NELS
Using Achieving the Dream to meet accreditation requirements: Principles and practices of student success
The high cost of low educational performance: The long-run economic impact of improving PISA outcomes
Financial education in TRIO programs
ACE Online Information Center
Foundations for success: Early implementation report
The work-based learning self assessment tool
Benchmarks: WICHE Region 2009
Getting started at community colleges: Reducing unplanned pregnancy and strengthening academic achievement
Changes in postsecondary degrees below the Bachelor's: 1997-2007
2009 What works for Latinos in higher education
Taking stock: Higher education and Latinos
The facts: Postsecondary access and success
Time to Completion Web Site
Benchmarking the success of Latina and Latino students in STEM to achieve national graduation goals
Enhancing college student success through developmental education
Access to Learning
Removing roadblocks to rigor: Linking academic and social supports to ensure college readiness and success
College readiness for the 21st century: A blog on college readiness in practice and policy
Rethinking developmental education in community colleges
Raising rigor, getting results: Lessons learned from AP expansion
What we must to do to create a system that prepares students for college success
Students who study science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in postsecondary education
Latinos and education: Explaining the attainment gap
College-ready students, student-ready colleges: An agenda for improving degree completion in postsecondary education
Ready to assemble: A model state higher education accountability system
Comparative indicators of education in the United States and other G-8 countries: 2009
Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP)
Using increased funding under the Workforce Investment Act to create multiple pathways to marketable postsecondary credentials and middle-class employment
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: When do students stop out?
Beyond the rhetoric: Improving college readiness through coherent state policy
Improving education through collaboration: A case study of the Long Beach seamless education partnership
The Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Network
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
The Condition of Education 2010
Restoring the balance: Dollars, values, and the future of college sports
A paradox of education progress
Case studies of three community colleges: The policy and practice of assessing and placing students in developmental education courses
Special report on the transfer admission process: National Association for College Admission Counseling
High school dropouts and the economic losses from juvenile crime in California
Improving education and employment for disadvantaged young men: Proven and promising strategies
Who benefits most from college? Evidence for negative selection in heterogeneous economic returns to higher education
Connected by 25: Effective policy solutions for vulnerable youth
College for Every Student (CFES): Assessment of student outcomes 2007-08
California community college transfer rates: Who is counted makes a difference
Unexpected pathways: Transfer patterns of California community college students
Web tables - profiles of students in graduate and first-professional education: 2007-08
Achieving success: The latest news in promoting community college success
Tapping HSI-STEM funds to improve Latina and Latino Access to STEM professions
A policymaker's guide to early college designs: Expanding a strategy for achieving college readiness for all
How increasing college access is increasing inequality, and what to do about it
Back on track to college: A Texas school district leverages state policy to put dropouts back on the path to success
Education pays 2010
The 'bottom' seventy percent: What America's elite institutions of higher learning owe to everyone else
Leisure college USA: The decline in student study time
Grantmakers for Education
The college completion agenda: State policy guide
Dream vs. reality: An analysis of potential Dream Act beneficiaries
Ensuring America's future: Federal policy and Latino college completion
The key to prosperity: The skills of the American worker
A draft degree qualifications profile: A transformational challenge for US higher education