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Author(s):Oesterreich, H.
Title:Characteristics of effective urban college preparation programs
Organization:ERIC Digests
Short Description:College preparation programs for minority youth living in low- income neighborhoods help them develop the skills, knowledge, confidence, and aspirations they need to enroll in higher education. Over time, the strategies for expanding the college access, attendance, and graduation rates of these youth have grown in complexity, as have the funding sources, which are now a mesh of support from the Federal and state governments, organizations, and colleges and universities.
Annotation:College preparation programs for minority youth living in low- income neighborhoods help them develop the skills, knowledge, confidence, and aspirations they need to enroll in higher education. Over time, the strategies for expanding the college access, attendance, and graduation rates of these youth have grown in complexity, as have the funding sources, which are now a mesh of support from the Federal and state governments, organizations, and colleges and universities. Although, both in extent of a program's services and in duration, long- term investments in students have a stronger impact than short-term interventions (Gandara & Maxwell-Jolly, 1999), program strategies leading to student success differ, based on the interests, needs, and resources of the student's local communities. Nevertheless, certain approaches have been proven effective in a variety of situations and can easily be customized for local contexts. This digest reviews these general approaches to help developers maximize the benefits which students derive from programs.
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Accountability and Productivity (K-12)
College Access
Evidence-based Interventions/Promising Practices
High School
High School Graduation/Dropout Prevention
Low-Income Students
Preparation/College Readiness
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The economic value of opportunity youth
Toolfind: Youth outcomes measurement tools directory
The impacts of state performance funding systems on higher education institutions: Research literature review and policy implications
What four states are doing to support data-driven decision-making: Policies, practices, and programs
Determinants of students' success: The role of advanced placement and dual enrollment programs
The best of two worlds: Lessons from a community college-community organization collaboration to increase student success
Race to the top: What have we learned from the states so far? A state-by-state evaluation of Race to the Top performance
Does more money matter? An introduction to the performance-based scholarship demonstration in California
What's in your cabinet? How agencies can collectively improve the lives of children and youth
Is high school tough enough?
Caught in the crisis: Students of color and native students in U.S. high schools
Building pathways to transfer: Community colleges that break the chain of failure for students of color
All accounted for: What do we want out of our afterschool & summer school programs?
PISA 2009 results: What students know and can do: Student performance in reading, mathematics and science
Return on educational investment: A district-by-district evaluation of U.S. educational productivity
Introduction to the Community College Research Center (CCRC) assessment of evidence series
A model for success: CART's linked learning program increases college enrollment
A new vision to increase the academic achievement for English language learners and immigrant students
Education and achievement: A focus on Latino "immigrant" children
The advanced placement program benefits mainly well-prepared students who pass AP exams
Momentum: Sustaining efforts to improve life outcomes among African-American males
Power play: Teacher characteristics and class assignments
Speaking of salaries: What it will take to get qualified, effective teachers in all classrooms
Maximizing the promise of community schools: Streamlining wraparound services for ESEA
Innovations in developmental math: Community colleges enhance support for nontraditional students
Ready by 21 case study: Georgetown Divide
Race to the top and teacher preparation: Analyzing state strategies for ensuring real accountability and fostering program innovation
School tracking and access to higher education among disadvantaged groups
How non-academic supports work: Four mechanisms for improving student outcomes
How increasing college access is increasing inequality, and what to do about it
Subprime opportunity: The unfulfilled promise of for-profit colleges and universities
Divided we fail in LA: Improving completion and closing racial gaps in the Los Angeles community college district
State high school tests: Exit exams and other assessments
Strong foundations: The state of postsecondary data systems
An employment training and job placement program for foster youth making the transition to adulthood in Cook County, Illinois
Does extending foster care beyond age 18 promote postsecondary educational attainment?
Building capacity to promote college- and career-readiness for secondary-level English language learners: Policy brief featuring Austin, Texas
Southern Regional Education Board annual report: The essentials: What really counts in improving education
The economic benefits of reducing the dropout rate among students of color in the nation's largest metropolitan areas (aggregate analysis)
Framework for providing all students an opportunity to learn through reauthorization of the elementary and secondary education act
ETS Policy Notes: Advancing learning for our diverse adult population
Effectiveness of fully online courses for college students: Response to a department of education meta-analysis
Fewer, clearer, higher: Moving forward with consistent, rigorous standards for all students
The rising price of inequality: How inadequate grant aid limits college access and persistence
Working with teachers to develop fair and reliable measures of effective teaching
Effective college access, persistence and completion programs and strategies for underrepresented student populations: Opportunities for scaling up
Development, discouragement, or diversion? New evidence on the effects of college remediation
The effects of learning communities for students in developmental education
Aid and innovation: How federal financial aid policy impacts student success and how states can respond
Teaching and learning in the era of the Common Core: The Students at the Center series ebook
High school improvement: Indicators of effectiveness and school-level benchmarks
Using incentives to change how teenagers spend their time: The effects of New York City's conditional cash transfer program
A problem still in search of a solution: A state policy roadmap for improving early education
The stealth inequities of school funding: How state and local school finance systems perpetuate inequitable school spending
Projecting the economic benefits of reducing high school dropout rates in America's 45 largest metropolitan areas
The misplaced math student: Lost in eighth-grade Algebra
Improving low performing high schools: Searching for evidence of promise
Putting middle grades students on the graduation path: A policy and practice brief
Corporate investments in college readiness and access
Pushing the envelope: State policy innovations in financing postsecondary education for workers who study
Good Shepherd Services
The Pangloss Index: How states game the No Child Left Behind Act
Given half a chance: The Schott 50 state report on public education and black males
From No Child Left Behind to Every Child a Graduate
What happens to high school dropouts who reenroll?
CAPE Network: Universal Encouragement Program (UEP) Guidance Assessments
Postsecondary connection: Making the link between high school preparation and college success
Urban school counseling: Implications for practice and training
Creating a high school culture of college-going: The case of Washington State Achievers
Do increases in Pell and other grant awards increase college-going among lower income high school graduates? Evidence from a 'natural experiment'
Barriers to college attainment: Lessons from Chicago
Common Standards: The Time Is Now
A blueprint for reform: The reauthorization of the elementary and secondary education act
Don't leave accountability behind: A call for ESEA reauthorization
Higher education commission helps high schools track graduates' progress
Pathway to the baccalaureate: How one community college is helping underprepared students succeed
Evidence-based dropout prevention programs
Solutions for America: Dropout prevention
Advancing by degrees: A framework for increasing college completion
Postsecondary education and training as we know it is not enough: Why we need to leaven postsecondary strategy with more attention to employment policy, social policy, and career and technical education in high school
Helping students get a "head start" on the real world: State strategies for early high school graduation
Response to Intervention: The future for secondary schools
RTI classification tool and resource locator
Culturally responsive Response to Intervention
Afterschool: A high school dropout prevention tool
A social capital framework for the study of institutional agents & their role in the empowerment of low-status students & youth
This school works for me: Creating choices to boost student achievement: Supplement to the analysts' guide
Top gap closers: Some public four-year colleges and universities have made good progress in closing graduation rate gaps
Effective instructional strategies
Best practices in statewide articulation and transfer systems
Using the right data to determine if high school interventions are working to prepare students for college and careers
Strengthening institutional research and information technology capacity through Achieving the Dream: Principles and practices of student success
Socioeconomic stratification of community college transfer access in the 1980s and 1990s: Evidence from HS&B and NELS
Removing roadblocks to rigor: Linking academic and social supports to ensure college readiness and success: Annotated bibliography
It's about time: Temporal dimensions of college preparation programs
The value of value-added data
Developing a college-going culture in a middle school: A toolkit
National Dropout Prevention Center/Network: Model Programs Database
School Redesign Network
Educational programs and projects that address the needs of low-income students
State approaches to more reliable and uniform dropout and graduation data
Dropout prevention for students with disabilities: A critical issue for state education agencies
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; California state report
Transitioning adults to college: Adult basic education program models
How outreach programs are implemented affects student achievement
A college access contract
Quality counts 2008
The Chafee Educational and Training Voucher (ETV) program: Six states' experiences
Who graduates in California?
Effective instruction: An inconspicuous strategy for dropout prevention
The effects of cognitive-behavioral interventions on dropout for youth with disabilities
The costs and benefits of an excellent education for all of America's children
From high school to the future: Potholes on the road to college
Best practices: Resource for TRIO directors
Department of Upward Bound programs: Strategic plan
Course-taking patterns and preparation for postsecondary education in California's public university systems among minority youth
Engaged for success: Service-learning as a tool for high school dropout prevention
Preparing today's high school students for tomorrow's opportunities
Career development interventions and academic self-efficacy: A pilot study
Career academies: Impacts on labor market outcomes and educational attainment
Promoting college access and success: A review of credit-based transition programs
Issue brief - What students need, part 1: Dropout prevention and recovery
The expectations gap: A 50 state review of high school graduation requirements
Paths to persistence: An analysis of research on program effectiveness at community colleges
An action agenda for improving America's high schools
National Dropout Prevention Centers
Public high school graduation and college-readiness rates: 1991-2002
Ensuring rigor in the high school curriculum: What states are doing
Bridges to Success
Foundation for excellent schools
National Association of Street Schools
Project GRAD
The 2003 Brown Center report on American education: How well are American students learning?
Rising to the challenge: Are high school graduates prepared for college and work
It's kind of different: Student experiences in two early college high schools
Powerful partnerships: Independent colleges share high-impact strategies for low-income students’ success
Negotiating their futures: Ethnographic research informing K-16 college policies and practices through urban youth’s eyes
Ticket to nowhere: The gap between leaving high school and entering college and high performance jobs
With diploma in hand: Hispanic high school seniors talk about their future
Creating seamless educational transitions for urban African American and Hispanic students
What role can dual enrollment programs play in easing the transition between high school and postsecondary education
One-third of a nation: Rising drop-out rates and declining opportunity
Increasing the preparedness of at-risk students
College access in Indiana and the United States: A 2005 status report
Building a career pathways system: Promising practices in community college-centered workforce development
What do we know: Seeking effective math and science instruction
How do pre-collegiate outreach programs impact college-going among underrepresented students
Pathways to improving practice: How can pre-college outreach programs work with schools
Crisis or possibility? Conversations about the American high school
Finance and resource issues in high school reform
Immigrant students and secondary school reform: Compendium of best practices
Strategic instruction model
Strategies for success: Six stories of increasing college access
Access and persistence: Winter 2006
Meeting five critical challenges of high school reform: Lessons from research on three reform models
Promise abandoned: How policy choices and institutional practices restrict college opportunity
Every child, every promise: Turning failure into action
Georgia's HOPE scholarship and minority and low-income students: Program effects and proposed reforms
High school to college and careers: Aligning state policies
Academic pathways to college: Policies and practices of the fifty states to reach underserved students
Indian students and college preparation
Strategies for improving student success in postsecondary education
Effective preschool curricula and teaching strategies
Breaking through the barriers to college: Empowering low-income communities, schools, and families for college opportunity and student financial aid
Increasing academic rigor in high schools: Stakeholder perspectives
Best practices in recruiting and retaining minority graduate students
Are teachers prepared for racially diverse schools? Teachers describe their preparation, resources, and practices for racially diverse schools
Overcoming obstacles, optimizing opportunities: State policies to increase postsecondary attainment for low-skilled adults
Crafting a new vision for high school: How states can join academic and technical studies to promote more powerful learning
National Center for Learning Disabilities
State high school exit exams: Students with disabilities
If small is not enough...The characteristics of successful small high schools in Chicago
Cognitive behavioral interventions: An effective approach to help students with disabilities stay in school
Education Commission of the States: Research studies database
2007-08 Directory of colleges cooperating with the SAT program fee-waiver service
The state role in accelerating student growth in low-performing high schools
Transitioning out of high school: A quick stats fact sheet
Opening doors to earning credentials: Changing courses - Instructional innovations that help low income students succeed in community college
Building a culture of evidence for community college student success: Early progress in the Achieving the Dream initiative
Building a culture of evidence in community colleges: Lessons from exemplary institutions
Are private high schools better academically than public high schools?
Rethinking high school: Preparing students for success in college, career, and life
What your community can do to end it's drop-out crisis: Learnings from research and practice
Access to college: The role of tuition, financial aid, scholastic preparation and college supply in public college enrollments
Rigor plus support: How science teachers use literacy techniques to get students ready for college
Improving academic achievement in urban districts: What state policymakers can do
School-to-career and post-secondary education: Evidence from the Philadelphia educational longitudinal study
Inside the black box of high-performing high-poverty schools
Helping students make good decisions and act on them: The real meaning of guidance and advisement
Do Current State Standards and Assessments Reflect College Readiness?: A Case Study
States' progress toward high school restructuring
No Child Left Behind: State report card 2005-2006
Education watch Indiana: Key education facts and figures 2006
Helping Teens Succeed
Graduation matters: Improving accountability for high school graduation
Federal support for adolescent literacy: A solid investment
Guidance and career counselor's toolkit: Advising high school students with disabilities on postsecondary options
Learning in a new key
Asian Pacific Islander American Students and U.S. high schools
Fighting poverty through incentives and work mandates for young men
What matters for staying on-track and graduating in Chicago public schools: A focus on students with disabilities
No Excuses University Network
Paying for college success: An introduction to the performance-based scholarship demonstration
Keeping middle grades students on the path to success in high school: Increasing engagement and achievement in SREB states
Between two worlds: How young Latinos come of age in America
2009 What works for Latinos in higher education
Insuring college failure risk
The economic benefits from halving Indianapolis's dropout rate: A boon to regional business
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
Work-based learning in California: Opportunities and models for expansion
Using Achieving the Dream to meet accreditation requirements: Principles and practices of student success
Evaluating student success interventions: Principles and practices of student success
Race to the Top: Accelerating college and career readiness in states: P-20 longitudinal data systems
High school policy reform: A plan for success (California)
How state education agencies support data-driven decision-making in districts and schools
Promising practices: What works in the Midwest: New approaches to improving college access, persistence, and success: Three exemplary postsecondary opportunity programs
Transition and alignment: Two keys to assuring student success
Chronic early absence: Providing solutions for increasing achievement in the early grades and preventing school drop-out
Gaining ground in the middle grades: Why some schools do better
Beyond the indicators: An integrated school-level approach to dropout prevention
Afterschool and workforce development: Helping kids compete
National Center on Intervention: RTI state database
Response to Instruction (RtI) guidance document
Parent engagement toolkit
Making graduation a priority
Breaking the habit of low performance: Successful school restructuring stories
The current status of school counseling outcome research
A next social contract for the primary years of education
Expanded learning time by the numbers: The traditional school calendar is failing to meet many students' needs
Ready by 21
Comparing achievement between K-8 and middle schools: A large empirical study
Education reform 101: A primer on the new Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)
High school dropouts and the economic losses from juvenile crime in California
The nature of innovation in the community college
Lumina Foundation Focus: Off the charts: Columns of data provide support for student achievement
Multiple Pathways in California: A New Option for High School Reform
Raising their voices: Engaging students, teachers, and parents to help end the dropout epidemic
10 New higher education ideas for a new Congress
Deciding on postsecondary education
The impact of increases in Pell Grant awards on college-going among lower income youth: Results from a natural experiment
Short sighted: How America's lack of attention to international education studies impedes improvement
Schools, skills, and synapses
Critical conditions for equity and diversity in college access: Informing policy and monitoring results
Next generation state data system: What is needed to support the next generation assessment and accountability systems
From high school to the future: The pathway to 20
Dropouts, diplomas, and dollars: U.S. high schools and the nation's economy
Reach higher, America: Overcoming crisis inthe U. S. workforce
Supporting success: Improving higher education outcomes for students from foster care—A framework for program enhancement: Version 2.0
Striking the balance: Career academies combine academic rigor and workplace relevance
Community college success: Is it a pathway to opportunity?
Connected by 25: Financing policies and practices that support permanency for youth transitioning out of foster care
Finding a way: Practical examples of how a principal-counselor relationship can lead to success for all students
Innovations in education: Creating strong supplemental educational services programs
Meeting the invention challenge
Summer Search
Race to the top: Promising approaches to achieving teacher-related goals
State early commitment programs: A contract for college success?
Educational Policy Improvement Center
Structuring out-of-school time to improve academic achievement
Combat2College: Facilitating college success for combat veterans
The productivity argument for investing in young children
Toward informative assessment and a culture of evidence: Results from strengthening pre-collegiate education in community colleges
Showing them the money: The role of institutional financial aid policies and communication strategies in attracting low-income students
Prioritizing the nation's dropout factories: The need for federal policy that targets the nation's lowest performing high schools
Listening to Latinas: Barriers to high school graduation
Helping Latinas succeed in school: How schools can address barriers to high school graduation
From high school to the future: Making hard work pay off: The road to college for students in CPS's academically advanced programs
The college completion agenda may sacrifice college access for low-income, minority and other at-risk students
Challenge the status quo: Academic success among school-age African-American males
Adding it all up in 2012: Are college net price calculators easy to find, use and compare?
"I came in unsure of everything": Community college shifts in students' confidence
Portable, stackable credentials: A new education model for industry-specific career pathways
Can scholarships alone help students succeed? Lessons from two New York City community colleges
A framework for advancing career and technical education: Recommendations for the reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Act
2012 National survey of school counselors
Cornerstones of completion: State policy support for accelerated, structured pathways to college credentials and transfer
What can a multifaceted program do for community college students?
Dropping out of high school: Prevalence, risk factors, and remediation strategies
The CollegeKeys Compact 2012 catalog of effective practices: Programs and practices that expand options for students from low-income backgrounds
Learning what it takes: An initial look at how schools are using early warning data and collaborative response teams to keep all students on track to success
Opportunities suspended: The disparate impact of disciplinary exclusion from school
SREB State progress reports 2012
Charting the path from engagement to achievement: A report on the 2009 High School Survey of Student Engagement
"Ahead of the curve" charter school policies
Understanding the K-12 common core state standards in mathematics
Managing contracts for educational equity: Emerging trends and issues
Beyond the rhetoric: Improving college readiness through coherent state policy
The Harlem Children's Zone, Promise Neighborhoods, and the Broader, Bolder Approach to Education
Are you gainfully employed? Setting standards for for-profit degrees
Clearinghouse on foster youth and transition
The US STEM education model (simulation)
What does it cost to operate a high school organized into small learning communities? When are additional resources needed? How can efficiencies be achieved?
The heart of student success: Teaching, learning, and college completion
Closing the college completion gap: A guidebook for the faith community
Ready by 21: Making quality count
Dual enrollment: A strategy for educational advancement of all students
A return to the "Mexican room": The segregation of Arizona's English learners
Achieving the dream data notes: Outcomes of first-year persisting students
Subprime opportunity: The unfulfilled promsie of for-profit colleges and universities
A phenomenological study of high school counselor advocacy as it relates to the college access of underrepresented students
Early college graduates: Adapting, thriving, and leading in college
Implementing the common core state standards: An action agenda for higher education
Making the grade: Texas early college high schools prepare students for the future
Ready by 21 case study: Massachusetts
The federal comprehensive school reform program and school turnaround: Key evaluation findings
2010 census of male-focused programs: A snapshot of programs and organzations supporting American males
National High School Center early warning system tool 2.0
Closing the gap between high school and college
After the bell: What do we want our afterschool programs to do?
A measured approach to improving teacher preparation
Learning communities for students in developmental math: Impact studies at Queensborough and Houston community colleges
Taking action for America: A CEO plan for jobs and economic growth: A skilled, prepared workforce
Third grade literacy policies: Identification, intervention, retention
50-state mathematics requirements for the standard high school diploma
California District Report Cards
What we know about dual enrollment
Equity scorecard: A process for building institutional capacity to educate young men of color
Including more student voices in higher education policymaking: Rising tuitions and student debts mean rising stakes for college students
Growth in the residential segregation of families by income, 1970-2009
Smart spending: Reforming federal financial aid for higher education
Why rural matters 2011-12: Statistical indicators of the condition of rural education in the 50 states
A matter of degrees: Promising practices for community college student success
TIered interventions in high schools: Using preliminary 'lessons learned' to guide ongoing discussion
Student voices: What makes a great teacher?
Breaking schools' rules: A statewide study of how school discipline relates to students' success and juvenile justice involvement
When school stability requires transportation: State considerations
Using community colleges to build a STEM-skilled workforce
The road ahead: A look at trends in the educational attainment of community college students
The relevance of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the college completion agenda
Saving now and saving later: How high school reform can reduce the nation's wasted remediation dollars
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)
Teacher voices: Immigration, language and culture
Successful school-community partnerships: Using lessons learned from practice and research to expand learning
IES What Works Clearinghouse: Find what works
Putting it all together: Supporting continuous improvement in education through strategic use of data systems
Transforming the rural south: A roadmap to improving rural education
Percentage of states with alignment between K-12 and higher education standards
State policies and procedures on Response to Intervention (RTI) in the Midwest region
We serve, too: A toolkit about military teens
A state policymaker's guide to expanding learning time
Teachers are the center of education: Mentoring, teaching and improving student learning
Performance-based funding: A re-emerging strategy in public higher education financing
The educational experience of young men of color: A review of research, pathways, and progress
The educational experience of young men of color: Federal legal implications and policy guidance
Conditional cash transfers and college persistence: Evidence from a randomized need-based grant program
Early college designs
Trends in college pricing 2011
Crossing the finish line: A national effort to address near completion
Recruitment, retention and the minority teacher shortage
Telling it like it is: Youth speak out on the school to prison pipeline
Dual enrollment for high school students
Up to the challenge: The role of career and technical education in college and career readiness
Western Policy Exchanges
Data that matters: Giving high schools useful feedback on grads' outcomes
Revamping the teacher evaluation process
Completing college: Assessing graduation rates at four-year institutions
Hearing on non-traditional students
Mobility makers
On her majesty's school inspection service
Compendium of practices to increase Latino college completion 2012: Profiles of organizational efforts
Completion matters: The high cost of low community college graduation rates
The cruel divide: How California's education finance system shortchanges its poorest school districts
Learning denied: The case for equitable access to effective teaching in California's largest school district
Remediation: Higher education's bridge to nowhere
Pathways through graduate school and into careers
Work-integrated learning and career-ready students: Examining the evidence
Unrealized promises: Unequal access, affordability, and excellence at community colleges in Southern California
Beyond the master plan: The case for restructuring baccalaureate education in California
The widening academic achievement gap between the rich and the poor: New evidence and possible explanations
Adolescent literacy
The 8th annual AP report to the nation
A public education primer: Basic (and sometimes surprising) facts about the U.S. education system
Reviving magnet schools: Strengthening a successful choice option
New policies should align with existing goals and plans for children and youth
Accountability & continuous improvement in remedial education: Getting Past Go Project
Mentoring in schools: An impact study of Big Brothers Big Sisters school-based mentoring
The impact of enhancing students' social and emotional learning: A meta-analysis of school-based universal interventions
Fully online programs in K-12: A snapshot of effective practices at virtual high schools
P-20 governance
Pathways to Prosperity: Meeting the challenge of preparing young Americans for the 21st century
Promising practices supporting low-income, first-generation students at DeVry University
Stepping stones: Principal career paths and school outcomes
The economic value of higher teacher quality
Slow off the mark: Elementary school teachers and the crisis in science, technology, engineering, and math education
Veteran's education benefits: Enhanced guidance and collaboration could improve administration of the Post-911 GI Bill program
Don't stop collaborating - Just stop creating new collaboratives
Roadmap for ensuring America's future
Degrees for what jobs? Raising expectations for colleges and universities in a global economy
Data-driven School Counseling Annotated Bibliography
Stretching the school dollar: A brief for state policymakers
Teacher and leader effectiveness in high-performing education systems
Education and the economy: Boosting state and national economies by improving high school graduation rates
Education as a data-driven enterprise: A primer for leaders in business, philanthropy, and education
Academic competitiveness and national SMART grant programs: First-year lessons learned
Academic preparation for college in the high school senior class of 2003-04
Science achievement and occupational career/technical education coursetaking in high school: The class of 2005
Doing more with less: The inequitable funding of community colleges
Young Hispanic children: Boosting opportunities for learning
Access without equity: Longitudinal analysis of institutional stratification by race and ethnicity: 1972-2004
College choice process of Latino undocumented students: Implications for recruitment and retention
Extending foster care to age 21: Weighing the costs to government against the benefits to youth
The condition of college and career readiness 2010
Recognition and response: An early intervening system for young children at-risk for learning disabilities: Research synthesis and recommendations
Student mobility in rural and nonrural districts in five Central region states
The linked learning approach: Building the capacity of teachers to prepare students for college and careers
Reinventing alternative education: State policy profiles
Improving education through collaboration: A case study of the Long Beach seamless education partnership
The opportunity illusion: Subsidized housing and failing schools in California
The common core standards: What do they mean for out-of-school time?
Finding your workforce: The top 25 institutions graduating Latinos in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) by academic level 2009-2010
Where to begin? The evolving role of placement exams for students starting college
The condition of college and career readiness 2012: National report
Easing the transition from combat to classroom: Preserving America's investment in higher education for military veterans through institutional assessment
Increasing online learning options for K-12 students: The role of school districts
Driving K-12 reform through a college-access and success agenda
Fault lines in our democracy: Civic knowledge, voting behavior and civic engagement in the United States
Using dual enrollment policy to improve college & career readiness: A web tool for decision makers
Stopped short: 2.1 Million adults in Florida went to college but didn't finish
The causes and consequences of attending historically black colleges and universities
Not the ceiling, but the floor: Innovative Harlem early childhood education effort complicated by varying government regulations
Using state policies to ensure effective assessment and placement in postsecondary education
APSCU's five tenents of veteran education
Raising the bar from Ready by 21 to credentialed by 26: Highlights from community and state efforts
Reducing undergraduate debt to increase Latina and Latino participation in STEM professions
Improving the college scorecard: Using student feedback to create an effective disclosure
RTTD guidance: Implementing continuous improvement metrics and strategies for the foundational conditions for personalized learning
Core principles for transforming remedial education: A joint statement
A systemic approach to implementing response to intervention in three Colorado high schools
The impact of time between cognitive tests on performance: Evidence from Advanced Placement exams
Learning from the successes and failures of charter schools
Common measures for college access and success
A national talent strategy: Ideas for securing US competitiveness and economic growth
Collegiate remediation: A review of the causes and consequences
The urgency of now: The Schott 50-state report on public education and black males
Field guide for improving student success
Helping Latinas succeed in school: How federal policymakers can address barriers to high school graduation
Counselor and college access provider activities to create a college-going culture
Postsecondary opportunity programs: Defining and improving an educational policy innovation
Gaining ground on high school graduation rates in SREB states: Milestones and guideposts
The next generation of school accountability: A blueprint for raising high school achievement and graduation rates in SREB states
The price of knowledge: Access and student finance in Canada -- Third edition
State and community-based promise programs: Early commitments of financial aid for college
Economic and noneconomic outcomes for GED credential recipients
Investing in disadvantaged young children is an economically efficient policy
The American high school graduation rate: Trends and levels
Assisting students struggling with mathematics: Response to Intervention (RtI) for elementary and middle schools
Student Success Skills: Tools and strategies for improved academic and social outcomes
College readiness and high school-to-college success
Realizing the promise: How state policy can support alternative certification programs
Outcomes of high impact practices for underserved students: A review of the literature
Diplomas and dropouts: Which colleges actually graduate their students (and which don't)
National opportunity to learn campaign: State data and analysis
A developmental perspective on workplace readiness: Preparing high school students for success
Education Equality Project
Using increased funding under the Workforce Investment Act to create multiple pathways to marketable postsecondary credentials and middle-class employment
Race to the top: Promising approaches to achieving college- and career-ready goals
Selected states response to supporting high school English language learners
Investing in Indiana's adult workers: Increasing financial aid opportunities
From soldier to student: Easing the transition of service members on campus
The President's Forum
The savvy teacher's guide: Reading interventions that work
Setting up success in developmental education: How state policy can help community colleges improve student success outcomes
Commonwealth Corporation
Accelerating Latino success at Texas border institutions: Possibilities and challenges
Indiana by the numbers
Measuring and improving the effectiveness of high school teachers
Fixing No Child Left Behind
A model of success: The model institution's for excellence program's successful leadership in STEM education (1995-2007)
The status of African Americans in engineering: Confronting the "new" American dilemma
Strengthening financial aid policies for low-income working adults
A developmental perspective on college and workplace readiness
Pathways to boosting the earnings of low-income students by increasing their educational attainment
US Department of Labor Youth Services: Summaries of education models
Think again: The connection between education and true independence
Expanding options: State financing of education pathways for struggling students and out-of-school youth (Indiana report)
Building a college culture: Needs, goals, principles. and a case study
Promise lost: College-qualified students who don't enroll in college
Core problems: Out-of-field teaching persists in key academic courses and high-poverty schools
Doing What Works - Research based education practices online
Improving student success by strengthening developmental education in community colleges: The role of state policy
From assets to school outcomes: How finances shape children's perceived possibilities and intentions
National Association for College Admission Counseling: Statement of prinicples of good practice
Ensuring equal opportunity in public education: How local school district funding policies hurt disadvantaged students and what federal policy can do about it
Youth and schools today: Why SEL is needed
Are we there yet? What policymakers can learn from Tennessee's growth model
Rising to the challenge: Hispanic college graduation rates as a national priority
Teaching for a New World: Preparing High School Educators to Deliver College- and Career-Ready Instruction
Principles for a comprehensive assessment system
Policies paved the way: Early college innovation in North Carolina
Cost perceptions and college-going for low-income students
PERSIST (Guide to improve higher education persistence, retention, and success)
Lumina Foundation Lessons: When networks build a platform, students step up
The quality imperative: A state guide to achieving the promise of extended learning opportunities
Strengthening partnerships and building public will for out-of-school time programs
Hispanics, high school dropouts, and the GED
State college- and career-ready high school graduation requirements comparison table
Center on Instruction: Response to Intervention (RTI) resources
Response to Intervention: Possibilities for service delivery at the secondary school level
The economic benefits of reducing the dropout rate in the nations largest metropolitan areas
Afterschool Alliance
Ed.gov Open Innovation Portal
Implementing strategies to achieve successful student transitions
Guiding developmental math students to campus services: An impact evaluation of the Beacon program at South Texas College
Processes and challenges in identifying learning disabilities among English Language Learner students in three New York state districts
Postsecondary preparation and remediation: Examining the effect of the early assessment program at California State University
National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities
Creating jobs and supporting homeless students
American Diploma Project (ADP) end-of-course exams: 2009 Annual report
Race to the Top: Accelerating college and career readiness in states: Sustaining the Race to the Top reforms
Achieve Standards Alignment Tool
Mathematics benchmarks grades K-12
Deloitte 2009 education survey overview: Redefining high school as a launch pad
Comprehensive school reform: Meta-analytic evidence of black-white achievement gap narrowing
College readiness issue brief: Aligning P-12 and postsecondary education: Toward a seamless P-16 education system
Fighting for quality and equality, too: How states and policymakers can ensure the drive to improve teacher quality doesn't just trickle down to poor and minority children
Community colleges as gateway and gatekeeper: Moving beyond the access "saga" to outcome equity
Benchmarking the success of Latina and Latino students in STEM to achieve national graduation goals
Are charter schools making a difference? A study of student outcomes in eight states
Re-imagining community colleges in the twenty-first century
Annotated bibliography of resources for transforming school counseling
Giving students a chance to achieve: Getting off to a fast and successful start in grade nine
American Indian and Alaska Native students in U.S. high schools
Results that matter: Twenty-first century skills and high school reform
New kids on the block: Results from the Moving to Opportunity experiment
Rethinking high school: An introduction to New York City's experience
Raising the Bar: Policy Recommendations for high school reform
Education watch Alabama: Key education facts and figures 2006
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; Alabama state report
Education watch Florida: Key education facts and figures 2004
Financing workforce development programs for youth transitioning out of foster care
Asking the right questions: A judicial checklist to ensure that the educational needs of children and youth in foster care are being addressed
Beating the odds: An analysis of student performance and achievement gaps on state assessments: 2005-06 School year
College affordability for students from low and lower-middle income families
Managing the transition to ninth grade in a comprehensive urban school
Using EXPLORE® and PLAN® Data to Evaluate GEAR UP Programs
Setting students' sights on college: Chicago public schools
College readiness crisis spurs call for change by ACT in nation's core high school curriculum
Preparing Oklahoma students for the future
Developing the STEM education pipeline
Realizing the college dream (English and Spanish versions)
A voice from the middle
College guide for students with disabilities
Helping equip teachers to answer students' questions on college knowledge
Promoting a systematic focus on learning supports to address barriers to learning and teaching
Straight from the source: What works for first-generation college students
Financing lifelong learning: Potential of and problems with individual learning accounts in three countries
Improving high-school-to-college transition through leadership and governance
ACT national curriculum survey, 2005–2006
Building bridges to college and careers: Contextualized basic skills programs at community colleges
The postsecondary achievement of participants in dual enrollment: An analysis of student outcomes in two states
What works clearinghouse: Middle school math
Child care assistance in 2004: States have fewer funds for child care
Putting English language learners on the educational map: The No Child Left Behind Act implemented
What matters for staying on-track and graduating in Chicago public high schools
College readiness: Helping all students access and succeed in higher education
Five academic reasons why state virtual schools are important to your state
Starfish Initiative: Mentoring application
Education in the age of accountability: A research focus of the Urban Institute
Remediation in the community college: An evaluator's perspective
Financial aid pledges to reduce student debt (list of colleges and universities reducing or eliminating student loans for low-income families)
The Kalamazoo Promise
Encouraging girls in math and science
Cities in crisis: A special analytic report on high school graduation
Every student counts: The case for graduation rate accountability
Project stepping stone: A college preparation program for Hispanic youth
The 4th annual AP report to the nation
Dual enrollment students in Florida and New York City: Postsecondary outcomes
Best practices: TRIO student support programs & Upward Bound
IU School of Education Center for Research and P-16 Collaboration: Presentation
Setting the record straight: How trendy approaches to college access might or might not be helping low-income students
Modeling Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs): Campus practices that work for Latino students
Out before the game begins: Hispanic leaders talk about what's needed to bring more Hispanic youngsters into science, technology and math professions
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
Moving Indiana forward: High standards and high graduation rates
Reading to achieve: A governor's guide to adolescent literacy
Pacific Islanders lagging behind in higher educational attainment
The challenge and call for cultural adjustments in educating African American males: Implications for school counselors and leaders
Catching the Dream
Paving the way to postsecondary education: K-12 intervention programs for underrepresented youth
Quality Counts 2007: State Highlights Reports
Educational vouchers for universal preschools
Early childhood investment yields big payoff
Dropout rates in the United States: 2004
Forgotten students: American Indian high school students' narratives on college going
Designing and financing an integrated program of college study: Lessons from the California Academy of Liberal Studies
The role of the guidance profession in a shifting education system
Learning to finish: A best practices "Wiki" sponsored by the Pew Partnership
Miles to go: Louisiana
Moving on: State policies to address academic brain drain in the South
Promising practices: School to career and postsecondary education for foster care youth
Schools to watch
Indiana's dropout prevention tool-kit: A legislative primer
High Tech High Foundation
Minority student achievement network
Identifying potential dropouts: Key lessons for building an early warning data system: A dual agenda of high standards and high graduation rates
Student success: Statewide P-16 systems -- early outreach
Increasing rates of school completion: Moving from policy and research to practice
Prep for prep
Analyzing state and regional K-16 policies: A toolkit for researchers and policy analysts
The college ladder: Linking secondary and postsecondary education for success for all students
Reclaiming the American dream
Pathways to improving practice: How can pre-college outreach programs use data to make decisions
Peak experiences
The nation's dropout crisis: Indiana's tool-box to help students succeed
CPS: A leader in AP growth
Unfinished business: More measured approaches in standards-based reform
Keeping students in school: What other states are doing for at-risk students
Enhancing high school reform: Lessons from site visits to four cities
Closing the gap: High achievement for students of color
Under-prepared community college students: Implications of attitudinal and experiential differences
Dual enrollment: Accelerating the transition to college
Beyond empty promises: Policies to improve transitions into colleges and jobs
Raising our sights: No high school senior left behind
The school to college transition: Challenges and prospects
Mentoring programs: An annotated bibliography of online resources
Left behind: Unequal opportunity in higher education
Learning to earn
Gaining traction, gaining ground: How some high schools accelerate learning for struggling students
Overcoming obstacles to preparing for college: Perspectives from a rural Upward Bound program
Transitions to college: From theory to practice
The real truth about low graduation rates: An evidence-based commentary
Citizen Schools
Improving educational outcomes for students with disabilities
The challenge of scaling up educational reform: Findings and lesson from First Things First
Investing in the education of older students: A summary of the evidence
The Gates effect
Ready to succeed: All students prepared for college and work
Career planning: Students need help starting early and staying focused
High schools for the new millennium
Increasing the college preparedness of at-risk students
Ready for college and ready for work: Same or different
National High School Center
School context, student attitudes and behavior, and student achievement: An exploratory analysis
Primary progress, secondary challenge
Enriching the high school curriculum through postsecondary credit-based transition programs
Closing the aspirations-attainment gap: Implications for high school reform
Beyond high school: Improving transition programs for postsecondary education
Indiana higher education opportunity data book
College is possible
Indiana project on academic success
The challenges of financial aid awareness and college access
Higher education opportunities for foster youth: A primer for policymakers
The student debt dilemma: Debt aversion as a barrier to college access
The power to change: High schools that help all students achieve
Confronting the graduation rate crisis in the south
Access to the future: Preparing college students with disabilities for careers
Transition from high school to postsecondary education and employment for students with disabilities
Findings from the Condition of Education 2001: Students whose parents did not go to college
Encouraging news for college bound foster youth
Pushed out or pulled up: Exit exams and dropout rates in public high schools
Preparing for college: Building expectations, changing realities
First generation college students: A literature review
Characteristics of minority students who excel on the SAT and in the classroom
Pathways to a four-year degree: Determinants of transfer and degree completion
The ABC's of early awareness: A resource guide and toolkit for helping students achieve a higher education
Crucial choices: How students financial decisions affect their academic success
Mentoring at-risk high school students: Evaluation of a school-based program
Vocational mentoring: An experience-based career mentoring program for high school juniors and seniors at risk of not graduating
The relationship of high school graduation exams to graduation rates and SAT scores
Work-based learning and higher education: A research perspective
Improving college access for minority, low-income, and first-generation students
On course for success: A close look at high school courses that prepare students for college
All students reaching the top: Strategies for closing academic achievement gaps
Public high school graduation and college readiness rates in the United States
High school graduation rates by race/ethnicity, limited English proficiency, free and reduced price lunch
Empty promises: The myth of college access in America
Beyond college for all: Policies and practices to improve transitions into college and jobs
Who should we help? The negative social consequences of merit aid scholarships
Accelerated learning options: A promising strategy for states
Engines of inequality: Diminishing equity in the nation's premier public universities
Best evidence encyclopedia: Center for data-driven reform in education
Pathways to improving practice: Data-driven pre-college outreach programs
NDSFA: State financial aid and college access
The advanced placement expansion of the '90's: How did traditionally underserved students fare
Youth indicators 2005: Trends in the well-being of American youth
Impact of student aid program design, operations, and marketing on the formation of family college-going plans and resulting college-going behaviors of potential students
Who goes to preschool and why does it matter?
Learning by degree: Real-life stories from three early collge high schools
Student success: Statewide P-16 systems -- curriculum and assessment systems
Interventions for helping students at risk of dropping out of school
Institutional grants and baccalaureate degree attainment
Casey Life Skills Learning Plan
From college access to college success: College preparation and persistence of BPS graduates
The relationship between advanced placement and college graduation
Bridging the gap between high school and college
Career academies: Impacts on students' engagement and performance in high school
Proven benefits of early childhood interventions
PK-3: An aligned and coordinated approach to education for children 3 to 8 years old
Working together: Aligning state systems and policies for individual and regional prosperity
Writing next: Effective strategies to improve writing of adolescents in middle and high school
Orange juice or orange drink? Ensuring that "advanced courses" live up to their labels
Promoting school readiness through universal preschool
Improving urban student achievement through early childhood reform: What state policymakers can do
Ladders of learning: Fighting fade-out by advancing pK-3 alignment
Early childhood education: Investing in quality makes sense
Embedding college readiness indicators in high school curriculum and assessment
Making opportunity affordable: Reinvesting in college access and success
Federal Pell Grants: Implications of increasing the maximum reward
Urgent but overlooked: The literacy crisis among adolescent English language learners
The high cost of high school dropouts: What the nation pays for inadequate high schools
National study of student support services. Third-year longitudinal study results and program implementation study update
The impacts of regular Upward Bound: Results from the third follow-up data collection
How educators in three states are responding to standards-based accountability under No Child Left Behind
Education at a glance 2007: OECD indicators
A mission of the heart: What does it take to transform a school?
Transitions to adulthood for homeless adolescents: Education and public policy
Cramming: The effects of school accountability on college-bound students
Avoidable Losses: High-Stakes Accountability and the Dropout Crisis
The Perkins Act of 2006: Connecting career and technical education with the college and career readiness agenda
How does the United States stack up? International comparisons of academic achievement
School strategies and the "college linking" process: Reconsidering the effects of high schools on college enrollment
Parent expectations and planning for college: Statistical analysis report
Consortium on Chicago school research at the University of Chicago
Opening doors to postsecondary education and training: Planning for life after high school
The student to counselor ratio: Does it matter?
Orphan Foundation of America
The CollegeKeys Compact: Getting ready, getting in, and getting through college: Expanding options for low-income students
The turnaround challenge: Why America's best opportunity to dramatically improve student achievement lies in our worst-performing schools
Starfish Initiative
2007 Status report on the Pell Grant program
State and local implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act - Accountability under NCLB: Interim report
Raising achievement and graduation rates by supporting teachers in developing quality classroom instruction
Improving educational attainment through extensive postsecondary encouragement services
Creating a college-going culture guide
High school dropout: A quick stats fact sheet
2007 College-bound seniors: Total group profile report
Advanced placement report to the nation: 2007
Camino de la universidad: The road to college
Seven activities for enhancing the replicability of evidence-based practices
Making pre-kindergarten work for low-income working families
Transfer access to elite colleges and universities in the United States: Threading the needle of the American dream
Evaluation of new century high schools: Profile of an initiative to create and sustain small, successful high schools
A science-based framework for early childhood policy
Returning to learning: Adults' success in college is key to America's future
The progress of education reform: Dual enrollment
Improving college readiness and success for all students: A joint responsibility between K-12 and postsecondary education
Alignment of high school graduation requirements and state-set college admissions requirements
Qualified teachers for at-risk schools: A national imperative
Building academic skills in context: Testing the value of advanced math learning in career and technical education
Closing educational achievement gaps for Latino/a students in Utah
Thinking outside the box: Policy strategies for readiness, access, and success
Aligned expectations: A closer look at college admissions and placement tests
Differential grading standards among high schools
Guide for parents: Ten steps to prepare your child for college
A report on the status of Hispanics in education: Overcoming a history of neglect
Closing the expectations gap 2007: An annual 50-state progress report on the alignment of high school policies with the demands of college and work
Mathematics and science achievement and course-taking for college-bound high school students
College-bound or headed for workforce training: High school graduates need similar math, reading skills
Relationships between students' high school and middle school experiences and later completion of a Bachelor's degree
Demography is not destiny: Increasing the graduation rates of low-income college students at large public universities
The benefits of statewide use of the ACT test
The sensitivity of the ACT to instruction
New Hampshire's multi-tiered approach to dropout prevention
Colorado Reports
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; Colorado state report
Independent Evaluation of the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE): Third Biennial Report
Post-secondary education options for low-income students
Project Mentor
Connected by 25: Financing entrepreneurship programs for youth transitioning out of foster care
Chicago Public Schools Department of Postsecondary Education
Graduate education: The backbone of American competitiveness and innovation
Comprehensive school reform quality center report on middle and high school comprehensive school reform models
Education watch Florida: Key education facts and figures 2006
Affirmation and discovery: Learning from successful community college developmental programs in Texas
Education watch Alabama: Key education facts and figures 2004
Great expectations: A guide to Alabama's high school graduation exam
Improving math performance
Rethinking high school: Five profiles of innovative models for student success
What community college management practices are effective in promoting student success? A study of high- and low-impact institutions
The Breakthrough High School project
SREB states lead the nation in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Programs
Opportunity in America: The role of education
A plan to improve the quality of teaching in American schools
Retooling career and technical education
Resources for intermediaries: Developing a budget for early college
Hopes & hurdles: California foster youth and college financial aid
Achieving the Dream Equity Resource Center
Features of state response to intervention initatives in Northeast and Islands Region states
Growing What Works Database
Providing effective financial aid assistance to students from foster care and unaccompanied homeless youth
Growing pains: Scaling up the nation's best charter schools
Making connections: Dimensions of student engagement (2009 CCSSE Findings)
Teaching for a new world: Preparing high school educators to deliver college- and career-ready information
Making the connections: Connecting state and institutional policies to improve student success
Baccalaureate success of transfers and rising four-year college juniors
College readiness issue brief: Social support: An essential ingredient to success
A shared agenda: P-12 and postsecondary policy recommendations: Moving toward a more cohesive continuum of federal support for college opportunity
Opportunity adrift: Our flagship universities are straying from their public mission
Assessing the use and impact of ECMC Foundation's Realizing the College Dream curriculum
The high cost of low educational performance: The long-run economic impact of improving PISA outcomes
The educational crisis facing young men of color: Reflections on four days of dialogue on the educational challenges of minority males
Mandating supplemental intervention services: Is New York state doing enough to help all students succeed?
The historic opportunity to get college readiness right: The Race to the Top fund and postsecondary education
Basics of longitudinal cohort analysis: Principles and practices of student success
A coherent approach to high school improvement: A district and school self-assessment tool
Promising practices: What works in the midwest: A report from the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE)
Expanded learning: Making it work for high school students
Communities of color: A critical perspective in the Common Standards movement
Council for Exceptional Children
Schools, families, and Response to Intervention:
America after 3pm: Special report on summer: Missed opportunities, unmet demand
Online learning: Addressing challenges and seizing opportunities
Response to Intervention policy
IDEA Partnership: Collaborative work on Response to Intervention
Models of Response to Intervention in the Northwest Region States
Response to Intervention resources for high schools
SREB/Go Alliance
Pre-algebra and algebra enrollment and achievement (Leading Indicators Series)
Welfare reform and intergenerational mobility
2009 Report on Indiana's dropout student population
The Condition of Education 2010
Eight components of college and career readiness counseling
The state of preschool 2009: State preschool yearbook
National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET): Creating opportunities for youth with disabilities to achieve successful futures
Good data. Better policy. Stronger commitment. Improved outcomes.
Who borrows most? Bachelor's degree recipients with high levels of student debt
Mapping the road to college: First generation students' math track, planning strategies, and context of support
Close the hidden funding gaps in our schools
What does research say about 21st century skills?
Curriculum and instruction: A 21st century skills implementation guide
Afterzones: Creating a citywide system to support and sustain high-quality after-school programs
Do high school grade configurations affect student achievement and outcomes?
Getting ready for college: Financial concerns and preparation among the high school senior class of 2003-04
Beating the odds: Analysis of student performance on state assessments and NAEP: Results from the 2008-09 school year
Toward reduced poverty across generations: Early findings from New York City's conditional cash transfer program
Flexible learning options for adult students
Paving the road to college: How school counselors help students succeed
The study of implementation in school-based preventative interventions: Theory, research, and practice
Changes in Graduation Rates by State (Progress and Challenge Indexes)
Recent changes to eligibility requirements and additional efforts to promote awareness could increase Academic Competitiveness and SMART Grant participation
Youth transition funders group
A synthesis of grade retention research: Looking backward and moving forward
The effectiveness of student aid policies: What the research tells us
Advocacy as a critical role for urban school counselors: Working toward equity and social justice
Indiana Graduation Plan Statute
Removing the roadblocks: Fair college opportunities for all California students
Benefits of additional high school coursework and improved course performance in preparing students for college
The role of nonacademic factors in college readiness and success
Transforming statewide high school assessment systems: A guide for state policymakers
Making college and career readiness the mission for high schools: A guide for state policymakers
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
Passing the torch: Strategies for innovation in community college ESL
Career academies: Long-term impacts on labor market outcomes, educational attainment, and transitions to adulthood
Race matters: Unequal opportunities in education
Starting right: A first look at engaging entering students
Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE)
Preparing high school students for successful transitions to postsecondary education and employment
Improving the distribution of teachers in low-performing high schools
Test drive: Six states pilot better ways to measure and compare community college performance
Achieving college access goals: The relevance of new media in reaching first-generation and low-income teens
The building blocks of success: Higher-level math for all students
The cost of small high schools: A literature review
Counting on graduation: An agenda for state leadership
College credit in high school: Access and success for low-income and minority students
Noncredit enrollment in workforce education: State policies and community college practices
College-going cultures in urban high schools
How colleges organize themselves to increase student persistence: Four-year institutions (College Board study on student retention)
The implementation checklist for college awareness: A product of the High School Reform Strategy Toolkit
On the front lines of schools: Perspectives of teachers and principals on the high school dropout problem
Late high school dropouts: Characteristics, experiences, and changes across cohorts
Interventions for struggling readers
Dynamic annotated bibliographies from the IPCN online college access library
Meaningful measurement: The role of assessments in improving high school education in the twenty-first century
Funding dual credit programs: What do we know? What should we know?
A critical mission: Making adolescent reading an immediate priority in SREB states
National Center for Summer Learning
The Education Equality Project: Improving teacher quality
National opportunity to learn campaign: Lost opportunity: A 50 state report on the oppotunity to learn in America
Connext Postsecondary Assessment System
Family firsts: Reach for your dreams
Assisting students struggling with reading: Response to Intervention (RtI) and multi-tier intervention in the primary grades
Student Success Skills
College readiness for all toolbox
Taking the easy way out: How the GED testing program induces students to drop out
New strategies in delivering education IDAs: Rethinking program design
Preparing the workers of today for the jobs of tomorrow
Research on retention and attrition
And after high school? A pan-Canadian study of grade 12 students in French-language schools in minority settings: Educational aspirations and plans to pursue a career in their home regions -- Executive Summary
Institutional transfer and the management of risk in higher education
The schools teachers leave: Workforce mobility in Chicago public schools
Promising and practical strategies to improve postsecondary education
A better affirmative action: State universities that created alternatives to racial preferences
College and career development organizer
The missing "one-offs": The hidden supply of high achieving, low-income students
From capacity to success: HSIs and Latino student success through Title V
The condition of education 2012 (Website)
Certificates: Gateway to gainful employment and college degrees
What is "career ready"?
Leaders & laggards: A state-by-state report card on public postsecondary education
Preparing all teachers to meet the needs of English Language Learners: Applying research to policy and practice for teacher effectiveness
Dual enrollment: Reviewing programs to promote college completion
The role of student learning outcomes for institutional accountability and transparency
Performance-based funding of higher education: A detailed look at best practices in six states
Students with disabilities: Better federal coordination could lessen challenges in transition from high school
College rewired: Innovative approaches help higher education connect to productivity
The impact of affirmative action bans in graduate education
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
Competency-based degree programs in the US: Postsecondary credentials for measurable student learning and performance
Devil in the details: An analysis of state teacher dismissal laws
Challenges, assets, and innovations: Considerations for secondary education in rural communities
Building an early childhood professional development system
Ensuring youth transitioning from foster care are connected by 25: Lessons learned from the foster care work group
2010 College-bound seniors: Total group profile report
National Research Center on Learning Disabilities (NRCLD)
Lumina Foundation focus: The productivity push: System wide reform allows Arizona to serve more students
Partnerships that promote success: Lessons from the evaluation of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's Community College Transfer Initiative
Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC)
Getting students ready for college and careers: Transitional senior mathematics
A first look at the common core and college and career readiness
Housing policy is school policy: Economically integrative housing promotes academic success in Montgomery County, Maryland
Not prepared for class: High poverty schools continue to have fewer in-field teachers
State test score trends through 2008-09, Part 2: Slow and uneven progress in narrowing gaps
Which achievement gap?
Improving teacher quality: Here's how (guidebook)
Course-taking patterns, policies, and practices in developmental education in the California community colleges
Something's got to give: California can't improve college completions without rethinking developmental education at its community colleges
Lumina Foundation focus: The cost quandary: Hard times intensify the nation's urgent need for college graduates
Beyond the bubble: Technology and the future of student assessment
Building a higher skilled workforce: Results and implications from the Bridgeconnect national survey
Facilitating student learning through contextualization
Opening doors to student success: A synthesis of findings from an evaluation at six community colleges
Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS) Effective Schoolwide Interventions
Data tools for accelerating Latino student success (ALASS)
Projections of education statistics to 2019
Who wins? Who pays? The economic returns and costs of a Bachelor's degree
Education and the economy: Boosting the nation's economy by improving high school graduation rates among students of color and native students
Economic change effects on men and implications for the education of boys
Winning the future: Improving education for the Latino community
What new faculty need to know about assessment
Public school graduates and dropouts from the Common Core of Data: School year 2008-09
K-12 education reform: Implications and opportunities for public colleges and universities
Creating opportunities in health care: The community college role in workforce partnerships
Closing the expectations gap 2011
We dream a world: The 2025 vision for black men and boys
When opportunity knocks, who answers? New evidence on college achievement awards
The social life of college information: Relationships and experiences as tools for enhancing college decision making
College access challenge grants: Including adult learners, strengthening student success
Retaining students in grade: A literature review of the effects of retention on students' academic and nonacademic outcomes
Reality check: Hispanic-serving institutions on the Texas border strategzing financial aid
Keeping students enrolled: How community colleges are boosting financial resources for their students
Open educational resources: Tools to help 21st century students achieve their postsecondary eduation goals and keep America competitive
The role of Pell Grants in access, persistence and completion
The digital learning imperative: How technology and teaching meet today's education challenges
Tying funding to community college outcomes: Models, tools, and recommendations for states
Financial trends in public and private nonprofit institutions
Do high stakes placement exams predict college success?
Moving on up: How tuition tax breaks increasingly favor the upper middle-class
Simplifying student aid: What it would mean for states
Closing the door, increasing the gap: Who's not going to (community) college?
Campaign for the Future of Higher Education
Defining college readiness: Where are we now, are where do we need to be?
Gains and gaps: Changing inequality in U.S. college entry and completion
The nation's report card: Trial urban district assessment mathematics 2011
The for-profit postsecondary school sector: Nimble critters or agile predators?
Building institutional capacity for data-informed decision making
Preparing for change: A national perspective on common core state standards implementation planning
12 for 2012: Issues to move education forward in 2012
Duration and intensity: No time for cutting corners
Civic engagement through digital citizenship: Engaging youth in active, participatory citizenship
Meeting the STEM workforce demand: Accelerating math learning among students interested in STEM
Summertime program tune-up: Taking advantage of "down" time for needed program enhancements
National adult learners satisfaction-priorities report
2011 College-bound seniors: Total group profile report
Staying on track: Early findings from a performance-based scholarship program at the University of New Mexico
State test score trends through 2008-09, Part 4: Is achievement improving and are gaps narrowing for Title 1 students?
Completing the mission: A pilot study of veteran students' progress toward degree attainment in the post 9/11 era
Operation College Promise
Providing effective financial aid assistance to students from foster care and unaccompanied homeless youth: A key to higher education access and success: Version 2.0
Performance-based scholarships: Emerging findings from a national demonstration
Merit aid for undergraduates: Trends from 1995-96 to 2007-08
The hidden costs of community colleges
Serving adult learners in higher education: Prinicples of effectiveness (Executive summary)
Gender inequalities in education
The common core state standards: Implications for higher education in the west
Family literacy: A valuable gateway to postsecondary education
The Future Ready Project
Five ways education pays initiative
New school year brings steep cuts in state funding for schools
A guide for Hispanic parents: How to help your child prepare for college and career
Transitioning to the new high school graduation rate
Tackling tough topics: An educator's guide to working with military kids
Employer-paid tuition advancement for low-income workers
Think College Indiana!
A guide for African-American parents: How to help your child prepare for college and career
Using linked data to drive education and training improvement
Expanded measures of school performance
National Coalition for College Completion
Optimism, college major, and post-secondary dropout
On our way: Educational toolkit for families (A program instructional guide)
Promoting full-time attendance among adults in community college: Early impacts from the performance-based scholarship demonstration in New York
Education and the economy: Boosting the nation's economy by improving high school graduation rates
Scaling community college interventions
Linking costs and postsecondary degrees: Key issues for policymakers
The effect of perceived parental involvement and the use of growth-fostering relationships on self-concept in adolescents participating in GEAR UP
Trends in student aid 2011
Getting ready for college: An implementation and early impacts study of eight Texas developmental summer bridge programs
Innovation at scale: How Virginia community colleges are collaborating to improve developmental education and increase student success
Preserving the federal Pell Grant Program
Unlocking the gate: What we know about improving developmental education
Time is the enemy: The surprising truth about why today's college students aren't graduating... And what needs to change
Smart money: Informing higher education philanthropy
Strategies for success in career development: The career coach curriculum guide
10 Pieces of advice from students for teachers
The midwest challenge: Matching jobs with education in the post-recession economy
Why we're behind: What top nations teach their children but we don't
Congressional budget action for fiscal year 2012 and its impact on education funding
State policy profiles for completion by design
What can we learn from law school? Legal education reflects issues found in all of higher education
Meeting the STEM workforce challenge: Leveraging higher education's untapped potential to prepare tomorrow's STEM workforce
Creating the workforce of the future: The STEM interest and proficiency challenge
The road to high-quality early education
Reading on grade level in the third grade: How is it related to high school performance and college enrollment
Good policy, good practice II: Improving outcomes and productivity in higher education: A guide for policymakers
Challenging success: Can college degree completion be increased as states cut budgets?
College application week: A toolkit for increasing access to higher education
Rethinking higher education business models: Steps toward a disruptive innovation approach to understanding and improving higher education outcomes
Rising the the challenge: The strategies of social service intermediaries
A strong start: Positioning young black boys for educational success: A statistical profile
Boosting postsecondary education performance
It's a matter of time: Low-income students and community colleges
Reclaiming the American Dream: Community colleges and the nation's future: A report from the 21st century commission on the future of community colleges
2012 State of the state addresses: Governors' top education issues
State Cards (statistical snapshots of high school data by state) Updated 2012
Reauthorization of the elementary and secondary education act offers a new chance to improve education
Overcoming obstacles to college attendance and degree completion: Toward a pro-college savings agenda
Do race/ethnicity-based student achievement gaps grow over time?
State implementation and perceptions of Title 1 school improvement grants under the Recovery Act: One year later
Competing for school improvement dollars: State grant-making strategies
8th Annual AP report to the nation
Information constraints and financial aid policy
Improving the odds for failing schools
Black male student success in higher education: A report from the national black male college achievement study
Pathways to success: Integrating learning with life and work to increase national college completion
Accounting for socioeconomic differences in delaying the transition to college
Community college students and grant aid: Bringing equity to the provision of grant aid by states and institutions
Financing community schools: Leveraging resources to support student success
Community college student survey
The effects of grade retention on high school completion
Focus on the alternative school calendar: Year-round school programs and update on the four-day school week
7th Annual AP report to the nation
Value added of teachers in high-poverty schools and lower-poverty schools
PreK-Grade 3: Which reading and literacy practices matter most?
Kentucky school-based family support: Twenty years later
States' progress and challenges in implementing common core state standards
The shapeless river: Does a lack of structure inhibit students' progress at community colleges?
Illinois adult education bridge evaluation: Technical report
The degree qualifications profile
Talking it through: Communication skills for mentors: Real-life examples to guide you through your mentoring relationship
Planning a school-based mentoring program
Greening community colleges: An environmental path to improving educational outcomes
Leaving no worker behind: Community colleges retrain the Michigan workforce-and themselves
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Time to completion
Accelerating the academic achievement of students referred to developmental education
State policies regarding undocumented college students: A narrative of unresolved issues, ongoing debate and missed opportunities
America's high school graduates: Results from the 2009 NAEP High School Transcript Study
Improving Hispanic achievement: Implications for state policy
Rewarding progress, reducing debt: Early results from Ohio's performance-based scholarship demonstration for low-income parents
The return on the federal investment in for-profit education: Debt without a diploma
ABE career connections: A manual for integrating Adult Basic Education into Career Pathways
Partnerships between community colleges and prisons: Providing workforce education and training to reduce recidivism
Seeking assistance: Who gets financial aid at California community colleges?
Is school funding fair? A national report card
Cracks in the ivory tower? The views of education professors circa 2010
Tuition discounting: Institutional aid patterns at public and private colleges and universities, 2000-01 to 2008-09
No time to waste: Policy recommendations for increasing college completion
Higher education web portals: Serving state and student transfer needs
School connectedness and meaningful student participation
The high school senior class of 2003-04: Steps toward postsecondary enrollment
One-shot deal? Students' perceptions of assessment and course placement in California's community colleges
Central Indiana Talent Alliance
Improving achievement for the growing Latino population is critical to the nation's future
Policy implications of trends for Asian American students
The (un)productivity of American higher education: From cost "dis-ease"to cost effectiveness
Benefitting whom? For-profit education companies and the growth of military educational benefits
Certificates count: An analysis of sub-baccalaureate certificates
Getting past go: Remedial and developmental education policy at a crossroads
Ensuring America's future: Federal policy and Latino college completion
College admissions tests as measures of accountability
State test score trends through 2008-09, Part 1: Rising scores on state tests and NAEP
A stronger nation through higher education: Why Americans must achieve a "big goal" for college attainment
Education pays 2010
Recognition and response: Pathways to school success for young children
Expanding the mission: Community colleges and the functions of workforce intermediaries
Achieving the possible: What Americans think about the college- and career-ready agenda
Getting past go project: State reports on the cost of remedial education
The 6th annual AP report to the nation
Annie E. Casey Foundation 2010 Kids Count Data Book
Dual enrollment: Postsecondary/secondary partnerships to prepare students
Rebalancing the mission: The community college completion challenge
Do the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) prepare students for Algebra in grade 8?
ERIN Project: Education Resource Information Navigator
The complexity of college and career readiness
Trends among young adults over three decades, 1974-2006
21st Century skills map
Using assessment results: Promising practices of institutions that do it well
Third grade reading policies
Keeping the promise of opportunity: Redesigning financial aid to support post-secondary completion among low-income young adults
Beyond need and merit: Strengthening state grant programs
Providing greater opportunities for deeper learning in NCLB waivers
An analysis of learning outcomes of underrepresented students at urban institutions
Refocusing adult education on career and postsecondary success: An analysis of adult education (Title II) in WIA reauthorization proposals
Increasing return on investment from federal student aid
What works for Latino student success in higher education: 2012 Compendium, profiles of selected programs
The reality of college readiness 2012: National report
Men of color: A role for policymakers in improving the status of black male students in U.S. higher education
Forging new pathways: The impact of the breaking through initiative in michigan
Preventing abuse in federal student aid: Community college practices
View from the field: How to launch district virtual learning
The economic benefits of postsecondary degrees: A state and national level analysis
A critical moment: Child and youth homelessness in our nation's schools
Autonomy and innovation: Systemic change in a decentralized state
K-12 postsecondary alignment and school accountability: Investigating high school responses to California's early assessment program
Education at a glance 2012: OECD indicators
The competition that really matters: Comparing U.S., Chinese, and Indian investments in the next-generation workforce
State high school exit exams: A policy in transition
2012 College-bound seniors: Total group profile report
Advancing to completion: Increasing degree attainment by improving graduation rates and closing gaps for Hispanic students
Advancing to completion: Increasing degree attainment by improving graduation rates and closing gaps for African-American students
Adult education for work: Transforming adult education to build a skilled workforce
Latinos and education: Explaining the attainment gap
Parent and caregiver activities to create a college-going culture
Promoting partnerships for student success: Lessons from the SSPIRE Initiative
Measuring the Effectiveness of Student Assistance (MESA) -- Annual Report 2007
Easing the middle-class burden: An Examination of the implications of reducing parental contributions to post-secondary study
A new kind of student aid: Creating, implementing and assessing the Millennium Access Bursaries
Future to Discover: Early Implementation Report
Future to discover: Early implementation report -- Executive summary
Ready or not? Literacy skills and post-secondary education
Embracing differences: Post-secondary education among Aboriginal students, students with children and students with disabilities (2005)
The Millennium Bursary in British Columbia: Exploring its impact: Summary report (2004)
Work less, study more, & succeed: How financial supports can improve postsecondary success
Achieving graduation for all: A governor's guide to dropout prevention and recovery
Preparation for college admissions exams
Guiding the way to higher education: Step by step to college workshops for students curriculum (middle school, early high school, late high school)
Rethinking developmental education in community colleges
Serving those who serve: Higher education and America's veterans
2009 College-bound seniors: Total group profile report
How schools can shape peer relations to promote achievement among Mexican-origin youth
Lumina Foundation Focus: No more kid stuff: Colleges and universities take a mature approach to serving adult students
Budgeting for college access marketing campaigns
When Johnny (or Janelle) comes marching home: National, state, and institutional efforts in support of veterans' education
Financial aid in theory and practice
College rankings: History, criticism and reform
Transforming America's community colleges: A federal policy proposal to expand opportunity and promote economic prosperity
Race to the top: Promising approaches to establishing meaningful data systems fostering continuous improvement
Smart options: Investing the recovery funds for student success
Center on Reinventing Public Education
The accountability illusion
The nation's report card: 2007 At a glance
Improving accountability in public education
A profile of successful Pell Grant recipients: Time to Bachelor's degree and early graduate school enrollment
College readiness for the 21st century: A blog on college readiness in practice and policy
Promoting economic mobility by increasing postsecondary education
Connected by 25: Financing housing supports for youth transitioning out of high school
Can the American high school become an avenue of advancement for all?
2008 College-bound seniors
Moving beyond AYP: High school performance indicators
The poor and the rich: A look at economic stratification and academic performance among undergraduate students in the United States
National League of Cities
See Forever Foundation
Communities in Schools
The costs of failure factories in American higher education
Creating change one step at a time: Efforts to improve college access and success in Indiana
EdVisions Cooperative
State future workforce gap summaries
Education at a glance 2008: OECD indicators
College access and success state data
Access to success: Patterns of advanced placement participation in U.S. high schools
When girls don't graduate, we all fail
What keeps good teachers in the classroom? Understanding and reducing teacher turnover
Developing early warning systems to identify potential high school dropout
Lifelong learning: New strategies for the education of working adults
Strengthening state policies to increase the education and skills of low-wage workers
I-BEST a program integrating adult basic education and workforce training
The forgotten middle: Ensuring that all students are on target for college and career readiness before high school
Making the dream a reality: Action steps for states to prepare all students for college and career
EPAS® state of the nation report 2007: Mathematics
USA Funds Unlock the Future
Eight elements of high school improvement: A mapping framework
Report of the national panel for evidence-based school counseling: Outcome research coding protocol and evaluation of Student Success Skills and Second Step
Sizing up state standards: 2008
Response to Intervention: Resources for student service professionals
Intervention Central
Recommended policies and practices for advancing Indiana's system of adult education and workforce training
The Condition of Latinos in education: 2008 Factbook
Facts for education advocates: School counseling, access and persistence
International Benchmarking Toolkit
Grade retention: Achievement and mental health outcomes
College outcomes comparisons by AP and non-AP high school experiences
Ready to succeed: Changing systems to give California's foster children the opportunities they deserve to be ready for and succeed in school
Closing the expectations gap 2009: Fourth annual 50-state progress report on the alignment of high school policies with the demands of college and careers
Lessons from the Lone Star state: Designing a sustainable model to expand early college high school in Texas
Education watch 2009
Background on Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)
Scaling up learning communities: The experience of six community colleges
A new national approach to career navigation for working learners
State Higher Education Finance FY 2009
California Dropout Research Project (CDRP)
State R&D and k-12 STEM Education Report Cards
Expanding Pathways: Transforming High School Education in California
State and local implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act: Volume IX - Accountability under NCLB: Final report
Child poverty and intergenerational mobility
Why students drop out of school: A review of 25 years of research
Can middle school reform increase high school graduation rates?
Paving the way through paid internships: A proposal to expand educational and economic opportunities for low-income college students
A national study of institutional policies for the evaluation of transfer applicants
Dual credit in Indiana: Bridging the gap between high school and college
Career and college planning needs of ninth graders: As reported by ninth graders
Recommendations for incorporating postsecondary and workforce data into statewide longitudinal data systems
What are we doing to middle school English learners? Findings and recommendations for change from a study of California EL programs
Why Algebra II?
Employment experience of youths: Results from a longitudinal survey
College Board Advocacy and Policy Center
Education Trust-West
Using college admission test scores to clarify high school placement (Leading Indicators Series)
The financial aid challenge: Successful practices that address the underutilization of financial aid in community colleges
Teacher evaluation: New approaches for a new decade
Response to Intervention (RTI): A primer for parents
RTI Progress monitoring tools chart
Guiding the way to higher education: Families, counselors, and communities together
FloridaCAN! Empowering communities to work alongside our schools for student success
Retaining teacher talent: Convergence and contradictions in teachers' perceptions of policy reform ideas
Can I get a little advice here? How an overstretched high school guidance system is undermining students' college aspirations
Indiana Growth Model Factsheet
Family factors and student outcomes
Research to practice: The future of the regional educational labs
Building a campus support network for students emerging from foster care
Expanded time, enriching experiences: Expanded learning time schools and community organization partnerships
Early warning systems that support students at risk of dropping out of high school
Early-childhood poverty and adult attainment, behavior, and health
Revving the education engine: Effectively aligning education, workforce, and economic development policy
Empowering effective teachers: Readiness for reform
Special populations: Tips for completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Emerging Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs): Serving Latino students
Achieving the Dream: Evidence of change
Race to the Top: Accelerating college and career readiness in states: Standards and assessments guide
The past, present, and future of comprehensive school reform
Successful school turnarounds: Seven steps for school leaders
A penny saved is mobility earned: Advancing economic mobility through savings
On the cusp in California: How PreK-3rd strategies could improve education in the Golden State
Financial education in TRIO programs
Top 10 higher education state policy issues for 2010
Early college placement testing opportunities in Maine
Ohio State University Department of Mathematics Early Mathematics Placement Testing
What states can do to improve teacher effectiveness
Pathways to College Network
College readiness issue brief: Early commitment of financial aid: Individual development accounts (IDAs) for higher education
Calculating cost-return for investments in students success
Charting a necessary path: The baseline report of public higher education systems in the Access to Success initiative
Strong students, strong workers: Models for student success through workforce development and community college partnerships
Student loan forgiveness programs: An evolving workforce development tool
Putting money on the table: Information, financial aid, and access to college
Turnaround schools that work: Moving beyond separate but equal
The promise of proficiency: How college proficiency information can help high schools drive student success
Innovations in college readiness: How early college schools are preparing students underrepresented in higher education for college success
2009 ACT National and State Scores
Educational equity profiles: Practical leadership tools for equitable and excellent schools
No accounting for fairness: Equitable education funding remains elusive in Ohio
Using student achievement data to support instructional decision making
No time to lose: Why America needs an education amendment to the US Constitution to improve public education
Southern Education Foundation (SEF)
Constrained after college: Student loans and early career occupational choices
Establishing an effective guidance and advisement system
Building a science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) agenda
ACT high school profile report: The graduating class of 2007 (National)
State grant aid and it's effects on students' college choices
Statement of principals: Twenty-first century skills and the reauthorization of NCLB/ESEA
Achievement trap: How America is failing millions of high-achieving students from lower-income families
Fifty states of achieving the dream: State policies to enhance access to community colleges across the United States
LearnMore Indiana 2006-07 report: Results of Indiana's career and college information survey of students in grades 9 and 11
Alabama education quick facts 2007
Getting ready for college: Advising high school students with learning disabilities
College is possible: A guide for undocumented students
College Access: Indiana
Knocking at the college door: California state report
Highlights of the 2007 Accountability System in the State of Texas
The first year of high school: A quick stats fact sheet
Education watch Washington: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Washington: Key education facts and figures 2006
Using PLAN to identify student readiness for advanced courses in high school
Action plan: Educators/Policymakers
Early college planning pays big dividends: Louisiana
EPAS®: A system that works
Answering the question that matters most: Has student achievement increased since No Child Left Behind?
The effects of using ACT® Composite score and high school average on college admission decisions for racial/ethnic groups
Program helps at-risk students succeed
Indiana youth group
College access: A framework for systemic program development
Cómo obtener su GED (How to obtain your GED)
Your senior year
Expanding learning time in high schools
High school planner: Your guide to planning for college
Charter high schools: Closing the achievement gap
Who graduates in the South: Minority students lag behind, effects of segregation persist
Measuring up internationally: Developing skills and knowledge for the global economy
The language of opportunity: Expanding employment prospects for adults with limited English skills
Opportunities for expanding college bridge programs for out of school youth
The postsecondary educational experiences of high school career and technical education concentrators: Selected results from the NELS: 88/2000 Postsecondary education transcript study
Better outcomes for low-income youth and adults: Lessons from MetLife foundation awards
Course credit accrual and dropping out of high school
Accelerated learning for all
Building a strong community college system for the state of Indiana: A best practices study
The progress of education reform: Closing the achievement gap
Middle school practices improve student achievement in high poverty schools
Latinos in secondary education
Latino student success at Hispanic serving institutions
What works for Latino students
Yes, you can: A guide to establishing mentoring programs to prepare youth for college
Education longitudinal study of 2002 (ELS:2002): A first look at the initial postsecondary experiences of the high school Sophomore class of 2002
Keeping kids in school: What research says about preventing dropouts
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
Reaching all children? Understanding early care and education participation among immigrant families
The national articulation and transfer network
State college- and career-ready high school graduation requirements
Community colleges and rural America: Progress and prospects
Enhancing student services at Owens Community College: Early results from the Opening Doors demonstration in Ohio
Supporting ninth-grade students to achieve in high school and preparing seniors for postsecondary education and a career
A disturbing trend in law school diversity
National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER)
The 2007 Brown Center report on American education: How well are American students learning?
Teacher credentials and student achievement in high school: A cross-subject analysis with student fixed effects
Into the eye of the storm: Assessing the evidence on science and engineering education, quality, and workforce demand
Temporary help agencies and the advancement prospects of low earners
Organizing instruction and study to improve student learning
Overlooked gems: A national perspective on low-income promising learners
Recent participation in formal learning among working-age adults with different levels of education
Youth in foster care with adult mentors during adolescence have improved adult outcomes
Transitional jobs for ex-prisoners: Early impacts from a random assignment evaluation of the Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) Prisoner Reentry Program
Window of opportunity: Targeting federal grant aid to students with the lowest incomes
State Cards (statistical snapshots of high school data by state)
Breaking through: Factsheet
Empowering students: How Georgia College early college changes student aspirations
Indiana's adult education and workforce skills performance report: Preparing adults for a brighter future
Lost in transition: Building a better path from school to college and careers
Second to none in attainment, discovery, and innovation: The national agenda for higher education
McNair scholar handbook
All Kinds of Minds
Archdiocese of Indianapolis: The Church in central and southern Indiana
Knocking at the college door: Projections of high school graduates by state and race/ethnicity 1992-2022
Science and mathematics education indicators
Confronting the "new" American dilemma: Underrepresented minorities in engineering: A data-based look at diversity (Executive Summary)
Making sense of data-driven decision making in education
Research brief: Practices that support data use in urban high schools
Upward Bound Math-Science: Program description and interim impact estimates
Healthier and wealthier: Decreasing healthcare costs by increasing educational attainment
Benefits of a high school core curriculum
Higher education, higher cost and higher debt: Paying for college in the future
The unraveling of No Child Left Behind: How negotiated changes unravel the law
Federal Pell Grant program of the Higher Education Act: Background and reauthorization
Teacher attrition: A costly loss to the nation and to the states
Career pathways: Aligning public resources to support individual and regional economic advancement in the knowledge economy
Pre-K and Latinos: The foundation for America's future
Priming the pump: Strategies for increasing the achievement of underrepresented minority undergraduates
Projections of 2003-04 high school graduates: Supplemental analyses based on findings from who graduates? Who doesn't?
Academic pathways, preparation, and performance: A descriptive overview of the transcripts from the high school graduating class of 2003-04
Evidence-based policy help desk
Helping adult learners make the transition to postsecondary education
America's perfect storm: Three forces changing our nation's future
Improving literacy outcomes for English language learners in high school: Considerations for states and districts in developing a coherent policy framework
Public education and Black male students: The 2006 state report card
Guide to creating community-based college access programs
Part II: Institutional strategies, strategies to increase student success
Accelerated learning options: Moving the needle on access and success
College knowledge: Addressing information barriers to college
Tuition discounting: Not just a private college practice
Closing the college participation gap: A national summary
Paying double: Inadequate high schools and community college remediation
Twenty-first Century Scholars Program
Preparate para la universidad: A college planning guide in Spanish for students in grades 9 through 12
Internet inequalities: Financial aid, the internet, and low-income students
Success for All Foundation
High school guidance counselors: Facilitators or preemptors of social stratification in education
Center for School Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation (CSCORE)
Student success: Statewide P-16 systems -- high quality teaching
Pathways to and through college: Linking policy with research and practice
School-business partnerships: Seven strategies for success
Critical postsecondary education issues in Indiana
Grants for students: What they do, why they work
Update to state dual enrollment policies: Addressing access and quality
From high school to the future: A first look at Chicago public school graduates' college enrollment, college preparation, and graduation from four-year colleges
The on-track indicator as a predictor of high school graduation
Pre-college academic programs and interventions
Beating the odds: A city-by-city analysis of student performance and achievement gaps on state assessments
Focus on families: How to build and support family-centered practices after school
On the road to college: Developing mobile and regional outreach services
Early college high school model: Strategy for high school completion, college access and success
The high cost of failing to reform public education in Indiana
Recession, retrenchment, and recovery: State higher education funding and student financial aid
The dropout crisis: Promising approaches in prevention and recovery
Understanding college access for under-represented students: Trends, issues, and strategies
Measuring what matters: Creating a longitudinal data system using data to improve student achievement
College access in Indiana and the United States: A 2003-04 status report
Every child a graduate: A framework for an excellent education for all middle and high school students
From the prison track to the college track: Pathways to postsecondary success for out of school youth
Knocking at the college door: Projections of high school graduates by state, income, and race/ethnicity
Locating the dropout crisis: Which high schools produce the nation’s dropouts? Where are they located? Who attends them
A matter of degrees: Improving graduation rates in four-year colleges and universities
Socioeconomic status, race/ethnicity, and selective college admissions
Where have all the students gone
High school students at risk: The challenge of dropouts and pushouts
College success programs
Raising the graduation rates of low-income college students
College knowledge: What Latino parents need to know and why they don't know it
Fast track to college: Increasing postsecondary success for all students
How do career interventions impact the educational choices of eighth-grade students
The mentoring of disadvantaged youth
African American achievement in America
When stakes are high: Research-based mentoring for youth with multiple risk factors
A summary of career beginnings impact evaluation: Findings from a program for disadvantaged high school students
Mentoring: A promising strategy for youth development
The economic benefits of the Dream Act and the Student Adjustment Act
Network news: Focus on P-16 partnerships
Higher education reform: Incorporating the needs of foster youth
Education for foster children: Removing barriers to academic success
The education liason model
Do graduation tests measure up: A closer look at state high school exit exams
Ready for tomorrow: Helping all students achieve secondary and postsecondary success
Preparing students for success in college
Pre-college outreach programs for low-income students: A literature review
Held back: How student aid programs fail working adults
Waiting to attend college: Students who delay postsecondary enrollment
Student readiness for college: Connecting state policies
Reading between the lines: What ACT reveals about college readiness in reading
National college access network
A step toward college success: Assessing attainment among Indiana's Twenty-first Century Scholars
Career-related predictors of work-bound and college-bound status of adolescents in rural and nonrural areas
First in the family: Advice about college from first generation students
The link between high school reform and college access and success for low-income and minority youth
The governance divide: A report on a four-state study on improving college readiness and success
Head start on college: Dual enrollment strategies in New England
The middle grades: Putting all students on track for college
Knowledge is power program
Focus on results: An academic impact analysis of the Knowledge is Power Program
Career advancement for low-income workers through community college and community-based organization partnerships
Redesigning high schools to prepare students for the future
It's my life: Employment
Appropriate use of high stakes testing in our schools: How should student learning and achievement be measured
Dollars and sense: The cost effectiveness of small schools
A call to action: Transforming high school for all youth
Best practice: Indiana University Bloomington groups program
The silent epidemic: Perspectives of high school dropouts