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Author(s):Johnson, C.
Title:College and career ready graduation: Strengthening the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
Organization:Jobs for the Future
Short Description:The recommendations laid out in College and Career Ready Graduation focus on a related critical aspect of the emerging federal-state-district approach to K-12 improvement: The reauthorization of ESEA provides an opportunity to focus greater federal policy attention than ever before on secondary school improvement—and to strengthen incentives that encourage states and districts to help all high school-age students advance and succeed, particularly low-income students who are off track to graduate college- and career-ready and those who drop out without securing a meaningful diploma.
Annotation:The recommendations laid out in College and Career Ready Graduation focus on a related critical aspect of the emerging federal-state-district approach to K-12 improvement: The reauthorization of ESEA provides an opportunity to focus greater federal policy attention than ever before on secondary school improvement—and to strengthen incentives that encourage states and districts to help all high school-age students advance and succeed, particularly low-income students who are off track to graduate college- and career-ready and those who drop out without securing a meaningful diploma. These recommendations pertain to the following issues: •College- and career-ready standards and assessments •Rigorous and fair graduation rate accountability •Turning around low-performing secondary schools •Incentives, innovation, and invention The landmark 2002 No Child Left Behind reauthorization committed the federal government to a more central role in driving states and districts toward demonstrating measurable improvement in student achievement. The upcoming reauthorization provides an opportunity to build on the best aspects of current law and its federal-state-district partnership. It also introduces an opportunity to revisit provisions that have been less effective or have created unintended obstacles to achieving the goal of high achievement for all students, particularly students from low-income families, who have always been the focus of ESEA.
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Accountability and Productivity (K-12)
Career Development
Elementary School
Evidence-based Interventions/Promising Practices
High School
High School Graduation/Dropout Prevention
Low-Income Students
Middle School
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Ensuring equal opportunity in public education: How local school district funding policies hurt disadvantaged students and what federal policy can do about it
Helping students make good decisions and act on them: The real meaning of guidance and advisement
Embedding college readiness indicators in high school curriculum and assessment
Improving college performance and retention the easy way: Unpacking the ACT exam
Southern Regional Education Board annual report: The essentials: What really counts in improving education
The effects of student coaching in college: An evaluation of a randomized experiment in student mentoring
Everybody ready for college
Race to the top and teacher preparation: Analyzing state strategies for ensuring real accountability and fostering program innovation
The federal comprehensive school reform program and school turnaround: Key evaluation findings
AYP results for 2010-11
Campaign for High School Equity
When girls don't graduate, we all fail
Improving accountability in public education
BC AVID: Early Implementation Report -- Executive Summary
Response to Instruction (RtI) guidance document
Public school choice in the District of Columbia: A descriptive analysis
Comparing NCLB and the Obama administration's blueprint
Preventing future high school dropouts: An advocacy and action guide for NEA state and local affiliates
Building a grad nation: Progress and challenge in ending the high school dropout epidemic
Fault lines in our democracy: Civic knowledge, voting behavior and civic engagement in the United States
On her majesty's school inspection service
Hard choices ahead: Performance and policy in Texas higher education
Atlanta civic site: Climbing the ladder of civic proficiency
College and career readiness: A quick stats fact sheet
A problem still in search of a solution: A state policy roadmap for improving early education
Bridging the gap: Academic preparation and postsecondary success of first generation students
Schools to watch
Pushed out or pulled up: Exit exams and dropout rates in public high schools
SREB states lead the nation in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Programs
No Child Left Behind: State report card 2005-2006
Childcare and early childhood education: More information sharing and program review by HHS could enhance access for families with limited English proficiency
Career development interventions and academic self-efficacy: A pilot study
Into the eye of the storm: Assessing the evidence on science and engineering education, quality, and workforce demand
Preparing all Indiana youth for life in the global human capital economy
Emerging evidence on improving high school graduation and improvement rates: The effects of four popular improvement programs
Education watch 2009
A new goal for America's high schools: College preparation for all
Lumina Foundation Focus: Off the charts: Columns of data provide support for student achievement
School-based mentoring: Weighing future investments
Missed opportunity: How New York can do a better job of reconnecting youth on public assistance to education and jobs
Making the case: Engaging education partners in addressing the education needs of children in foster care
Helping former foster youth graduate from college: Campus support programs in California and Washington state
Ready by 21 case study: Georgetown Divide
The transition to adulthood: How states can support older youth in foster care
Education and the economy: Boosting the nation's economy by improving high school graduation rates
Debt to degree: A new way of measuring college success
The US STEM education model (simulation)
Charting the path from engagement to achievement: A report on the 2009 High School Survey of Student Engagement
Prioritizing the nation's dropout factories: The need for federal policy that targets the nation's lowest performing high schools
State and local implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act: Volume IX - Accountability under NCLB: Final report
Five academic reasons why state virtual schools are important to your state
State and local implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act - Accountability under NCLB: Interim report
The 2007 Brown Center report on American education: How well are American students learning?
Raising the Bar: Policy Recommendations for high school reform
Who graduates in California?
Leveraging postsecondary partners to build a college-going culture: Tools for high school-postsecondary partnerships
Learning around the clock: Benefits of expanded learning opportunities for older youth
National opportunity to learn campaign: Lost opportunity: A 50 state report on the oppotunity to learn in America
Crisis at the core: Preparing all students for college and work
An action agenda for improving America's high schools
Ensuring rigor in the high school curriculum: What states are doing
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; Alabama state report
The Kalamazoo Promise
Lifting Latinos up by their 'rootstraps': Moving beyond trauma through a healing-informed framework for Latino boys and men
Own the Turf: College and Career Readiness Counseling Campaign
Education and the economy: Boosting state and national economies by improving high school graduation rates
Beyond the rhetoric: Improving college readiness through coherent state policy
A measured approach to improving teacher preparation
Do the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) prepare students for Algebra in grade 8?
The educational experience of young men of color: A review of research, pathways, and progress
Healthy steps toward student achievement: Research based recommendations for policy and practice
College readiness brief: Academic rigor: At the heart of college access and success
Deciding on postsecondary education
How does extended learning time impact student achivement?
Ensuring college success: Scaffolding experiences for students and faculty in an early college high school
Subprime opportunity: The unfulfilled promise of for-profit colleges and universities
The quality imperative: A state guide to achieving the promise of extended learning opportunities
The connection between health and high school dropout
Response to Intervention (RTI) and English Learners (ELLs)
Student learning plans: Supporting every student's transition to college and career
Building pathways to transfer: Community colleges that break the chain of failure for students of color
Sustained positive effects on graduation rates produced by New York City's small public high schools of choice
From remediation to acceleration: Early lessons from two Philadelphia back on track schools
Summer snapshot: Exploring the impact of higher achievement's year-round out-of-school time program on summer learning
Ramp-up to Readiness: The Ramp-up goals
RTTD Action brief: Establishing the foundational conditions for personalized learning
The arts and achievement in at-risk youth: Findings from four longitudinal studies
Are we there yet? What policymakers can learn from Tennessee's growth model
Beyond the indicators: An integrated school-level approach to dropout prevention
Promoting quality: State strategies for overseeing dual enrollment programs
Transforming teacher education through clinical practice: A national strategy to prepare effective teachers
An extreme degree of difficulty: The educational demographics of urban neighborhood high schools
The effects of in-state tuition for non-citizens: A systematic review of the evidence
Annotated bibliography of resources for transforming school counseling
Getting students ready for college and careers: Transitional senior mathematics
Response to Intervention: The future for secondary schools
Response to Intervention policy
Making the transition: Interim results of the National Guard Youth Challenge Evaluation
Supporting English language acquisition: Opportunities for foundations to strengthen the social and economic well-being of immigrant families
Race matters: Unequal opportunities in education
Next generation learning: The intelligent use of technology to develop innovative learning models and personalized educational pathways
The nation's report card: Trial urban district assessment mathematics 2011
Can simple be equitable? Lessons from state grant programs
2012 National survey of school counselors
Building a grad nation: Progress and challenge in ending the high school dropout epidemic (March 2011 Update)
Parents' guide to student success
A stronger nation through higher education: Why Americans must achieve a "big goal" for college attainment
ED Data Express
America's best (and worst) cities for school reform: Attracting entrepreneurs and change agents
Summer reading, summer not: How project READS (Reading Enhances Achievement During Summer) can advance equity
Understanding the K-12 common core standards in English language arts and literacy in history/social studies, science, and technical subjects
Learning communities for students in developmental reading: An impact study at Hillsborough Community College
Academic interventions to help states meet rigorous standards: Policy options
The alternative pathways project: A framework for dropout reduction and recovery
Primary progress, secondary challenge
How is school reform tied to increasing college access and success for low income and minority youth
National studies find TRIO programs effective at increasing college enrollment and graduation
Putting middle grades students on the graduation path: A policy and practice brief
Toward informative assessment and a culture of evidence: Results from strengthening pre-collegiate education in community colleges
Social programs that work: What works and what doesn't work in social policy: Findings from well-designed randomized controlled trials
A plan for success: Communities of color define policy priorities for high school reform
Postsecondary connection: Making the link between high school preparation and college success
Benchmarking for success: Ensuring US students receive a world-class education
National opportunity to learn campaign: State data and analysis
Lost in transition: Building a better path from school to college and careers
Beating the odds: The real challenges behind the math achievement gap - and what high-achieving schools can teach us about how to close it
Community college success: Is it a pathway to opportunity?
Opportunity for action: Preparing youth for 21st century livelihoods
Common Core implementation workbook
Dropping out of high school: Prevalence, risk factors, and remediation strategies
What we know about dual enrollment
Third grade literacy policies: Identification, intervention, retention
Improving the college scorecard: Using student feedback to create an effective disclosure
Portable, stackable credentials: A new education model for industry-specific career pathways
Professional college knowledge: Re-envisioning how we prepare our college readiness workforce
Data that matters: Giving high schools useful feedback on grads' outcomes
The truth behind higher education disclosure laws
Gateway to College
The turnaround challenge: Why America's best opportunity to dramatically improve student achievement lies in our worst-performing schools
Projections of education statistics to 2016
Dropout prevention for students with disabilities: A critical issue for state education agencies
Advanced placement report to the nation: 2007
Indianapolis Star Data Central: School profile reports
EPAS® state of the nation report 2007: Mathematics
Pathways to boosting the earnings of low-income students by increasing their educational attainment
Higher education commission helps high schools track graduates' progress
The past, present, and future of comprehensive school reform
American Diploma Project (ADP) end-of-course exams: 2009 Annual report
Work-based learning in California: Opportunities and models for expansion
College readiness issue brief: Aligning P-12 and postsecondary education: Toward a seamless P-16 education system
Projecting the economic benefits of reducing high school dropout rates in America's 45 largest metropolitan areas
Taking the easy way out: How the GED testing program induces students to drop out
Improving student success by strengthening developmental education in community colleges: The role of state policy
Science and mathematics education indicators
Modeling Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs): Campus practices that work for Latino students
Beyond high school: Improving transition programs for postsecondary education
The relationship of high school graduation exams to graduation rates and SAT scores
National High School Center
Ready to succeed: All students prepared for college and work
Collegiate learning assessement project
Setting students' sights on college: Chicago public schools
EPAS®: A system that works
Education watch Florida: Key education facts and figures 2006
The National Indian Education Study
A sharper focus on technical workers: How to educate and train for the global economy
The state of state standards - and the Common Core - in 2010
Suspended education: Urban middle schools in crisis
Implementing the common core state standards: An action agenda for higher education
A state policymaker's guide to expanding learning time
Four steps to finishing first: An agenda for increasing college productivity to create a better educated society
The 8th annual AP report to the nation
Do schools challenge our students? What student surveys tell us about the state of education in the United States
Indiana Partnerships Center
Measuring and improving the effectiveness of high school teachers
Devil in the details: An analysis of state teacher dismissal laws
Reengaging high school dropouts: Early results of the national guard youth challenge program evaluation
Center on Innovation and Improvement
The tax and transfer fiscal impacts of dropping out of high school in Philidelphia city and suburbs
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act: A Primer on Reauthorization in 2010
Reawakening the dream deferred: Can comprehensive intervention programs increase college awareness among at-risk students?
Opportunity-rich schools and sustainable communities: Seven steps to align high-quality education with innovations in city and metropolitan planning and development
Implementing strategies to achieve successful student transitions
Pathways through graduate school and into careers
Sustaining service learning in your school: Staying the course
Broadening the benefits of dual enrollment: Reaching underachieving and underrepresented students with career-focused programs
Investing in education powers US competitiveness: Education funding must be preserved
Mapping state proficiency standards onto the NAEP scales: Variation and change in state standards for reading and mathematics, 2005-09
Why we're behind: What top nations teach their children but we don't
Increasing teacher diversity: Strategies to improve the teacher workforce
View from the field: How to launch district virtual learning
Beyond the master plan: The case for restructuring baccalaureate education in California
2012 State of the state addresses: Governors' top education issues
The nation's report card: Reading 2009
Improving the distribution of teachers in low-performing high schools
Winning by degrees: The strategies of highly productive higher-education institutions
Expanded time, enriching experiences: Expanded learning time schools and community organization partnerships
Turning it around: A collective effort to understand and resolve Philadelphia's dropout crisis
Reach higher, America: Overcoming crisis inthe U. S. workforce
International Benchmarking Toolkit
The economic benefits from halving Indianapolis's dropout rate: A boon to regional business
US Department of Education Civil Rights Data Collection
Affirming the goal: Is college and career readiness an internationally competitive standard?
GEAR UP: Current project overviews 2002
P-20 governance
Closing the gap between high school and college
Welfare reform and intergenerational mobility
Online learning: Addressing challenges and seizing opportunities
Data-driven School Counseling Annotated Bibliography
A phenomenological study of high school counselor advocacy as it relates to the college access of underrepresented students
The stealth inequities of school funding: How state and local school finance systems perpetuate inequitable school spending
Summertime program tune-up: Taking advantage of "down" time for needed program enhancements
Adolescent literacy
Successful school-community partnerships: Using lessons learned from practice and research to expand learning
Are teachers prepared for racially diverse schools? Teachers describe their preparation, resources, and practices for racially diverse schools
Improving high-school-to-college transition through leadership and governance
Retooling career and technical education
Inside the black box of high-performing high-poverty schools
The relationship between advanced placement and college graduation
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; Colorado state report
Tuition equity legislation: Investing in Colorado high school graduates through equal opportunity to postsecondary education
State and Local Implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act
Economic and noneconomic outcomes for GED credential recipients
Effective instruction: An inconspicuous strategy for dropout prevention
The early assessment program: Helping high school students meet college expectations in mathematics and English
The national articulation and transfer network
Interim report on the evaluation of the growth model pilot project
Research to practice: The future of the regional educational labs
Ed.gov Open Innovation Portal
Models of Response to Intervention in the Northwest Region States
The 2010 Brown Center report on American education
Response to Intervention: Possibilities for service delivery at the secondary school level
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
Strengthening institutional research and information technology capacity through Achieving the Dream: Principles and practices of student success
Hours of opportunity: Lessons from five cities on building systems to improve after-school, summer school, and other out-of-school time programs
Access without equity: Longitudinal analysis of institutional stratification by race and ethnicity: 1972-2004
Divided we fail in LA: Improving completion and closing racial gaps in the Los Angeles community college district
Not prepared for class: High poverty schools continue to have fewer in-field teachers
The next generation of school accountability: A blueprint for raising high school achievement and graduation rates in SREB states
Saving now and saving later: How high school reform can reduce the nation's wasted remediation dollars
Achievement gaps: How Hispanic and white students in public schools perform in mathematics and reading perform on the national assessment of educational progress
7th Annual AP report to the nation
Beyond basic skills: State strategies to connect low-skilled students to an employer-valued postsecondary education
Achieving the possible: What Americans think about the college- and career-ready agenda
The 6th annual AP report to the nation
The college completion agenda may sacrifice college access for low-income, minority and other at-risk students
Designing high quality evaluation systems for high school teachers: Challenges sand potential solutions
The impact of time between cognitive tests on performance: Evidence from Advanced Placement exams
Seize the moment: The need for a comprehensive federal investment in adolescent literacy
Out before the game begins: Hispanic leaders talk about what's needed to bring more Hispanic youngsters into science, technology and math professions
Creating a high school culture of college-going: The case of Washington State Achievers
A developmental perspective for high school practitioners on college and workplace readiness
Growing pains: Scaling up the nation's best charter schools
Indiana's best buys: An in-depth look at Hoosier high schools
The postsecondary achievement of participants in dual enrollment: An analysis of student outcomes in two states
The transformative individual school counseling model: An accountability model for urban school counselors
How does the United States stack up? International comparisons of academic achievement
Quality counts 2007: From cradle to career: Connecting education from birth through adulthood (Indiana state report)
Educational vouchers for universal preschools
The 4th annual AP report to the nation
Colorado Reports
Dollars and sense II: Lessons from good, cost-effective small schools
Public high school graduation and college-readiness rates: 1991-2002
Unfinished business: More measured approaches in standards-based reform
Paths to persistence: An analysis of research on program effectiveness at community colleges
Student success: Statewide P-16 systems -- curriculum and assessment systems
Powerful pathways: Framing options and opportunities for vulnerable youth
What can a multifaceted program do for community college students?
Development, discouragement, or diversion? New evidence on the effects of college remediation
State implementation and perceptions of Title 1 school improvement grants under the Recovery Act: One year later
Revamping the teacher evaluation process
Untapped potential: Fulfilling the promise of Big Brother Big Sisters and the bigs and littles they represent
Indiana's Growth Model (for measuring student achievement)
Gaining ground in the middle grades: Why some schools do better
A call to action to raise achievement for African American students
PERSIST (Guide to improve higher education persistence, retention, and success)
No time to lose: Why America needs an education amendment to the US Constitution to improve public education
High school policy reform: A plan for success (California)
Top gap closers: Some public four-year colleges and universities have made good progress in closing graduation rate gaps
Realizing the promise: How state policy can support alternative certification programs
Unfulfilled promise: The dimensions and characteristics of Philadelphia's dropout crisis, 2000-2005
Deloitte 2009 education survey overview: Redefining high school as a launch pad
Center on Reinventing Public Education
Cities in crisis 2009: Closing the graduation gap: Educational and economic conditions in America's largest cities
K-12 postsecondary alignment and school accountability: Investigating high school responses to California's early assessment program
Digest of education statistics 2010, and mini-digest of education statistics 2010
College rewired: Innovative approaches help higher education connect to productivity
The economic value of opportunity youth
A parent's guide to Response to Intervention (RTI)
Breaking schools' rules: A statewide study of how school discipline relates to students' success and juvenile justice involvement
High school longitudinal study of 2009: A first look at fall 2009 ninth-graders parents', teachers, school counselors, and school administrators
State test score trends through 2008-09, Part 1: Rising scores on state tests and NAEP
Young Hispanic children: Boosting opportunities for learning
Six pillars of effective dropout prevention and recovery: An assessment of current state policy and how to improve it
Distinct subgroups of former foster youth during young adulthood: Implications for policy and practice
A comparison study of 12th grade students' college anticipations, aspirations, and college preparatory measures
America's Promise Alliance dropout prevention summits
Putting it all together: Supporting continuous improvement in education through strategic use of data systems
2011 ACT national and state scores: State reports
All accounted for: What do we want out of our afterschool & summer school programs?
Beyond empty promises: Policies to improve transitions into colleges and jobs
Learning to earn
Ready for tomorrow: Helping all students achieve secondary and postsecondary success
Early childhood investment yields big payoff
School-to-career and post-secondary education: Evidence from the Philadelphia educational longitudinal study
Increasing academic rigor in high schools: Stakeholder perspectives
Miles to go: Louisiana
Indian students and college preparation
Educational programs and projects that address the needs of low-income students
Next generation state data system: What is needed to support the next generation assessment and accountability systems
I-BEST a program integrating adult basic education and workforce training
College readiness and high school-to-college success
Sizing up state standards: 2008
Doing What Works - Research based education practices online
Completion matters: The high cost of low community college graduation rates
Is high school tough enough?
Chartering equity: Using charter school legislation and policy to advance equal educational opportunity
A better measure of skills gaps: Utilizing ACT skill profile and assessment data for strategic skill research
Does more money matter? An introduction to the performance-based scholarship demonstration in California
The causes and consequences of attending historically black colleges and universities
The cruel divide: How California's education finance system shortchanges its poorest school districts
What are the implications of possible selves research for school counseling practice?
The condition of education 2012 (Website)
A critical moment: Child and youth homelessness in our nation's schools
Performance-based funding of higher education: A detailed look at best practices in six states
Including more student voices in higher education policymaking: Rising tuitions and student debts mean rising stakes for college students
State Cards (statistical snapshots of high school data by state) Updated 2012
What's in your cabinet? How agencies can collectively improve the lives of children and youth
Making college and career readiness the mission for high schools: A guide for state policymakers
Promise lost: College-qualified students who don't enroll in college
State future workforce gap summaries
Education watch Washington: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Washington: Key education facts and figures 2006
Findings from the early college high school initiative: A look at best practices and lessons learned regarding a dual enrollment program
What your community can do to end it's drop-out crisis: Learnings from research and practice
Redesigning schools: 10 features of effective schools
National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER)
State-level high school improvement systems checklist
Preventing student disengagement in middle schools and keeping students on the graduation track in high-poverty middle-grades schools: Early identification and effective interventions
What we must to do to create a system that prepares students for college success
It's about time: Temporal dimensions of college preparation programs
The forgotten middle: Ensuring that all students are on target for college and career readiness before high school
From high school to the future: The pathway to 20
Eight elements of high school improvement: A mapping framework
Barriers to college attainment: Lessons from Chicago
Meeting the invention challenge
Making sense of data-driven decision making in education
Ohio's career development program
Hispanic students’ ACT scores hold steady as number of those testing increases at record pace
Expanding learning time in high schools
Middle school practices improve student achievement in high poverty schools
A voice from the middle
Promoting a systematic focus on learning supports to address barriers to learning and teaching
Building a career pathways system: Promising practices in community college-centered workforce development
Reading between the lines: What ACT reveals about college readiness in reading
Learning to finish: A best practices "Wiki" sponsored by the Pew Partnership
Talent Development High Schools
Effectiveness of fully online courses for college students: Response to a department of education meta-analysis
Using linked data to drive education and training improvement
The common core state standards: Implications for higher education in the west
Education and the economy: Boosting the nation's economy by improving high school graduation rates among students of color and native students
Speaking of salaries: What it will take to get qualified, effective teachers in all classrooms
Student mobility in rural and nonrural districts in five Central region states
Effective dropout prevention and recovery: State dropout policy profiles
Teacher and leader effectiveness in high-performing education systems
The road ahead: A look at trends in the educational attainment of community college students
Reviving magnet schools: Strengthening a successful choice option
Opportunity road: The promise and challenge of America's forgotten youth
A public education primer: Basic (and sometimes surprising) facts about the U.S. education system
Challenge the status quo: Academic success among school-age African-American males
Collegiate remediation: A review of the causes and consequences
The impacts of state performance funding systems on higher education institutions: Research literature review and policy implications
The economic benefits of academic and career preparation
State early commitment programs: A contract for college success?
Pathway to the baccalaureate: How one community college is helping underprepared students succeed
A penny saved is mobility earned: Advancing economic mobility through savings
Using Achieving the Dream to meet accreditation requirements: Principles and practices of student success
No accounting for fairness: Equitable education funding remains elusive in Ohio
The Nation's Report Card: Mathematics 2009
Child poverty and intergenerational mobility
Making graduation a priority
Advancing by degrees: A framework for increasing college completion
Central Indiana Talent Alliance
Profiting from health care: The role of for-profit schools in training the health care workforce
Closing the college completion gap: A guidebook for the faith community
Council for Exceptional Children
Teaching for a New World: Preparing High School Educators to Deliver College- and Career-Ready Instruction
Using dual enrollment policy to improve college & career readiness: A web tool for decision makers
The role of community-based organizations in the college access and success movement
Using assessment results: Promising practices of institutions that do it well
What is "career ready"?
Common core state standards & career and technical education: Bridging the divide between college and career readiness
The nation's report card: Science 2011
NAEP Science 2011 State Snapshot Reports
The American diploma project: Overview of research
How curriculum influences college persistence in Indiana and the nation
Closing the gap: High achievement for students of color
Appropriate use of high stakes testing in our schools: How should student learning and achievement be measured
Asian Pacific Islander American Students and U.S. high schools
College affordability for students from low and lower-middle income families
The Perkins Act of 2006: Connecting career and technical education with the college and career readiness agenda
American diploma project network Indiana action plan
Realizing the college dream (English and Spanish versions)
Does implementing a research based school counseling curriculum enhance student achievement
Do graduation tests measure up: A closer look at state high school exit exams
State Cards (statistical snapshots of high school data by state)
Cramming: The effects of school accountability on college-bound students
Every student counts: The case for graduation rate accountability
Good Shepherd Services
College tools for schools
Comprehensive school reform quality center report on middle and high school comprehensive school reform models
Paying for college success: An introduction to the performance-based scholarship demonstration
Best practices in student support services: A study of five exemplary sites
Summer Search
Center for Law and Social Policy
A mission of the heart: What does it take to transform a school?
The misplaced math student: Lost in eighth-grade Algebra
Career and technical education in the United States: 1990-2005
The building blocks of success: Higher-level math for all students
Combat2College: Facilitating college success for combat veterans
Experimental evidence on the effect of childhood investments on postsecondary attainment and degree completion
"I came in unsure of everything": Community college shifts in students' confidence
Education at a glance 2012: OECD indicators
Subprime opportunity: The unfulfilled promsie of for-profit colleges and universities
A return to the "Mexican room": The segregation of Arizona's English learners
Improving teacher quality: Here's how (guidebook)
Early college graduates: Adapting, thriving, and leading in college
Why access matters: The community college student body
Mobility makers
12 for 2012: Issues to move education forward in 2012
6th Annual AP Report to the Nation: State Reports
Lumina Foundation focus: The productivity push: System wide reform allows Arizona to serve more students
Recognition and response: An early intervening system for young children at-risk for learning disabilities: Research synthesis and recommendations
Transitioning to the new high school graduation rate
Strong foundations: The state of postsecondary data systems
The advanced placement program benefits mainly well-prepared students who pass AP exams
Strengthening college opportunity and performance: Federal, state and institutional leadership
Ready by 21: Making quality count
Something's got to give: California can't improve college completions without rethinking developmental education at its community colleges
Learning connection: Providing data, resources, and tools to support student achievement
The breaking through practice guide
College access and success state data
From assets to school outcomes: How finances shape children's perceived possibilities and intentions
College readiness issue brief: High expectations: A key to success for all
End-of-course exams: A growing trend in high school-level assessments
Close the hidden funding gaps in our schools
Pre-algebra and algebra enrollment and achievement (Leading Indicators Series)
The current status of school counseling outcome research
IDEA Partnership: Collaborative work on Response to Intervention
A model for success: CART's linked learning program increases college enrollment
Online learning: Does it help low-income and underprepared students?
How many schools have not made adequate yearly progress under the No Child Left Behind Act?
Bitter pill, better formula: Toward a single, fair, and equitable formula for ESEA Title 1, Part A
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
ACT high school profile report: National
ACT high school profile report: Indiana
Education in the age of accountability: A research focus of the Urban Institute
The role of interim assessments in a comprehensive assessment system: A policy brief
Avoidable Losses: High-Stakes Accountability and the Dropout Crisis
Removing the roadblocks: Fair college opportunities for all California students
High schools as launch pads: How college-going culture improves graduation rates in low-income high schools
Supporting ninth-grade students to achieve in high school and preparing seniors for postsecondary education and a career
Guidance and career counselor's toolkit: Advising high school students with disabilities on postsecondary options
Managing the transition to ninth grade in a comprehensive urban school
National education standards: Getting beneath the surface
Dynamic annotated bibliographies from the IPCN online college access library
Innovations in education: Creating strong supplemental educational services programs
No Child Left Behind - standards, assessment, and accountability
Strengthening state adult education policies for low-skilled workers
A stronger nation through higher education: How and why Americans must meet a "big goal" for college attainment
Expanding options: State financing of education pathways for struggling students and out-of-school youth (Indiana report)
College-ready students, student-ready colleges: An agenda for improving degree completion in postsecondary education
Benefits of additional high school coursework and improved course performance in preparing students for college
The economic impact of the achievement gap in America's schools
Education watch Florida: Key education facts and figures 2004
Ticket to nowhere: The gap between leaving high school and entering college and high performance jobs
Investing in the education of older students: A summary of the evidence
Strategic instruction model
Higher education, higher cost and higher debt: Paying for college in the future
The school to college transition: Challenges and prospects
How do career interventions impact the educational choices of eighth-grade students
Moving Indiana forward: High standards and high graduation rates
Charter high schools: Closing the achievement gap
The condition of college and career readiness 2011
Afterzone: Outcomes for youth participating in Providence's citywide after-school system
Federal policy guidance issued on the rights of undocumented school children
The road to high-quality early education
Smart spending: Reforming federal financial aid for higher education
Balancing passion and practicality: The role of debt and major on students' financial outcomes: Executive Summary
The opportunity illusion: Subsidized housing and failing schools in California
Challenges, assets, and innovations: Considerations for secondary education in rural communities
The rising price of inequality: How inadequate grant aid limits college access and persistence
Participation and success in the advanced placement program continue to grow in the SREB states
National High School Center early warning system tool 2.0
Developing 20/20 vision on the 2020 degree attainment goal: The threat of income based inequality in education
Teaching for a new world: Preparing high school educators to deliver college- and career-ready information
Employers, low-income young adults, and post-secondary credentials: A practical typology for business, education, and community leaders
Postsecondary preparation and remediation: Examining the effect of the early assessment program at California State University
Best practices in statewide articulation and transfer systems
The historic opportunity to get college readiness right: The Race to the Top fund and postsecondary education
Dropouts, diplomas, and dollars: U.S. high schools and the nation's economy
Engaging older youth: Program and city-level strategies to support sustained participation in out-of-school time
Education Equality Project
Improving Hispanic achievement: Implications for state policy
Academic competitiveness and national SMART grant programs: First-year lessons learned
Choice without equity: Charter school segregation and the need for civil rights standards
Hispanics, high school dropouts, and the GED
Helping students get a "head start" on the real world: State strategies for early high school graduation
The achievement gap where you live
Schools without diversity: Education management organizations, charter schools, and the demographic stratification of the American school system
2009 Report on Indiana's dropout student population
Compendium of practices to increase Latino college completion 2012: Profiles of organizational efforts
Work-integrated learning and career-ready students: Examining the evidence
Parents want to know
A systemic approach to implementing response to intervention in three Colorado high schools
Providing greater opportunities for deeper learning in NCLB waivers
Raising their voices: Engaging students, teachers, and parents to help end the dropout epidemic
Southern Education Foundation (SEF)
Teachers are the center of education: Mentoring, teaching and improving student learning
2009 ACT National and State Scores
Schools, families, and Response to Intervention:
Transforming schools to meet the needs of students: Improving school quality and increasing learning time in ESEA
Mind the (other) gap!: The growing excellence gap in k-12 education
State test score trends through 2007-08: Has progress been made in raising achievement for students with disabilities?
Education and achievement: A focus on Latino "immigrant" children
Hear us out: High school students in two cities talk about going to college
Education Trust-West
Using college admission test scores to clarify high school placement (Leading Indicators Series)
SREB/Go Alliance
RTI Action Network: High school resources
What happens to high school dropouts who reenroll?
Passing the torch: Strategies for innovation in community college ESL
A dozen facts about k-12 education
The midwest challenge: Matching jobs with education in the post-recession economy
Lining up: The relationship between the common core state standards and five sets of comparison standards
The nation's report card: Findings in brief: Reading and mathematics 2011: National assessment of educational progress at grades 4 and 8
Ramp-up to Readiness: The Ramp-up standards
State Policies Affecting the “Adult Re-Entry Pipeline” in Postsecondary Education: Results of a Fifty-State Inventory
RTTD guidance: Implementing continuous improvement metrics and strategies for the foundational conditions for personalized learning
IES What Works Clearinghouse: Find what works
The College Match Program
Don't count us out: How an overreliance on accountability could undermine the public's confidence in schools, business, government and more
Dual enrollment for high school students
Forward thinking teens: The effects of college costs on adolescent risky behavior
After the bell: What do we want our afterschool programs to do?
Data Quality Campaign: Data for action 2010: Executive summary
Annie E. Casey Foundation 2010 Kids Count Data Book
Understanding the common core state standards
Recruiting and retaining older African American and Hispanic boys in after-school programs: What we know and what we still need to learn
Academic pathways to college: Policies and practices of the fifty states to reach underserved students
Overlooked gems: A national perspective on low-income promising learners
The costs and benefits of an excellent education for all of America's children
Just for the kids
Ladders of learning: Fighting fade-out by advancing pK-3 alignment
Developing the STEM education pipeline
Are private high schools better academically than public high schools?
Opportunity in America: The role of education
Improving college readiness and success for all students: A joint responsibility between K-12 and postsecondary education
The dream deferred: Increasing the college preparedness of at-risk students
The challenge and call for cultural adjustments in educating African American males: Implications for school counselors and leaders
Beyond college for all: Policies and practices to improve transitions into college and jobs
Every child a graduate: A framework for an excellent education for all middle and high school students
A study of the Talent Search program: Analysis and highlights
Moving beyond AYP: High school performance indicators
Projections of education statistics to 2018
Late high school dropouts: Characteristics, experiences, and changes across cohorts
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
The economic benefits from halving the dropout rate: A boom to businesses in the nation's largest metropolitan areas
Outcomes of high impact practices for underserved students: A review of the literature
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
Urban school counseling: Implications for practice and training
California State University: Early assessment program
Critical conditions for equity and diversity in college access: Informing policy and monitoring results
Windows on achievement and inequality
A college access contract
State college- and career-ready high school graduation requirements
Demography is not destiny: Increasing the graduation rates of low-income college students at large public universities
Raising achievement and graduation rates by supporting teachers in developing quality classroom instruction
Aid and innovation: How federal financial aid policy impacts student success and how states can respond
8th Annual AP report to the nation
Effective practices for developing the literacy skills of english language learners in the english language arts classroom
Where to begin? The evolving role of placement exams for students starting college
Opportunities suspended: The disparate impact of disciplinary exclusion from school
The effects of learning communities for students in developmental education
Tying funding to community college outcomes: Models, tools, and recommendations for states
Beyond the numbers: Data use for continuous improvement of programs serving disconnected youth
Increasing return on investment from federal student aid
Highlights from TIMSS 2011: Mathematics and science achievement of U.S. fourth and eighth-grade students in an international context
Remediation: Higher education's bridge to nowhere
Housing costs, zoning, and access to high quality schools
Getting students to meet challenging academic and career goals: Involving school mentors, parents, and community leaders
Missouri guidance and placement lessons: Applying employment readiness skills and the skills for on-the-job success
The future workforce of Indiana
No child left behind: What it means for parents
No Child Left Behind: What's in it for parents (Spanish Language Version)
Overcoming obstacles, optimizing opportunities: State policies to increase postsecondary attainment for low-skilled adults
The Condition of Latinos in education: 2008 Factbook
Features of state response to intervention initatives in Northeast and Islands Region states
The promise of proficiency: How college proficiency information can help high schools drive student success
Turnaround schools that work: Moving beyond separate but equal
A synthesis of grade retention research: Looking backward and moving forward
The accountability illusion
Best practices in recruiting and retaining minority graduate students
National Indian Education Study 2007 Part II: The educational experiences of American Indian and Alaska Native students in grades 4 and 8
Analyzing state and regional K-16 policies: A toolkit for researchers and policy analysts
School-business partnerships: Seven strategies for success
Student readiness for college: Connecting state policies
Middle Start
Crisis or possibility? Conversations about the American high school
Measuring what matters: Creating a longitudinal data system using data to improve student achievement
Gaining traction, gaining ground: How some high schools accelerate learning for struggling students
Pathways to college access and success
High schools for the new millennium
The Breakthrough High School project
Benefits of a high school core curriculum
PERSIST: A comprehensive guide for student success in higher education
Ensuring America's future: Federal policy and Latino college completion
Mind the gaps: How college readiness narrows achievement gaps in college success
School tracking and access to higher education among disadvantaged groups
Elementary/Secondary Information System (ESLi)
The Future Ready Project
Implementing common core state standards and assessments: A workbook for state and district leaders
Percentage of states with alignment between K-12 and higher education standards
A green career pathways framework: Postsecondary and employment success for low-income, disconnected youth
Evaluate mentoring programs
Why policymakers should care about children's savings
Unrealized promises: Unequal access, affordability, and excellence at community colleges in Southern California
Movin' it and improvin' it! Using both education strategies to increase teaching effectiveness
Preparing for college: A national perspective on common core state standards implementation planning
ERIN Project: Education Resource Information Navigator
Advancing civic learning and engagement in democracy: A road map and call to action
The educational crisis facing young men of color: Reflections on four days of dialogue on the educational challenges of minority males
The quality imperative: Match ambitious goals for college attainment with an ambitious vision for learning
This school works for me: Creating choices to boost student achievement: Supplement to the analysts' guide
It's not about the cut score: Redesigning placement assessment policy to improve student success
Education at a glance 2008: OECD indicators
School funding's tragic flaw
Field guide for improving student success
What does research say about 21st century skills?
Kentucky school-based family support: Twenty years later
The educational experience of young men of color: Federal legal implications and policy guidance
NAEP reading 2009 state snapshot reports
Processes and challenges in identifying learning disabilities among English Language Learner students in three New York state districts
The economic value of higher teacher quality
Driving K-12 reform through a college-access and success agenda
Finding your workforce: The top 25 institutions graduating Latinos in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) by academic level 2009-2010
Third grade reading policies
Raising the bar from Ready by 21 to credentialed by 26: Highlights from community and state efforts
APSCU's five tenents of veteran education
The common core state standards: Caution and opportunity for early childhood education
Forgotten middle-skill jobs: State by state snapshots
National Office for School Counselor Advocacy: Transition from high school graduation to college enrollment
College Bound Seniors 2011
Competing for school improvement dollars: State grant-making strategies
Strengthening partnerships and building public will for out-of-school time programs
FloridaCAN! Empowering communities to work alongside our schools for student success
High school dropout and completion rates in the United States: 2007
Improving access to higher education by promoting saving
Promising practices: What works in the midwest: A report from the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE)
Dual enrollment: A strategy for educational advancement of all students
Rising to the challenge: Hispanic college graduation rates as a national priority
State R&D and k-12 STEM Education Report Cards
The Education Equality Project: Improving teacher quality
A critical mission: Making adolescent reading an immediate priority in SREB states
When Johnny (or Janelle) comes marching home: National, state, and institutional efforts in support of veterans' education
Lumina Foundation Lessons: When networks build a platform, students step up
Comparing achievement between K-8 and middle schools: A large empirical study
Student Success Skills: Tools and strategies for improved academic and social outcomes
Basics of longitudinal cohort analysis: Principles and practices of student success
Mandating supplemental intervention services: Is New York state doing enough to help all students succeed?
Grade retention: Achievement and mental health outcomes
From qualifications to results: Promoting teacher effectiveness through federal policy
Strong students, strong workers: Models for student success through workforce development and community college partnerships
Educational equity profiles: Practical leadership tools for equitable and excellent schools
Scaling community college interventions
The black-white achievement gap: When progress stopped
Reinventing alternative education: State policy profiles
Redesigning community colleges for completion: Lessons from research on high performance organizations
Closing the expectations gap 2011
Doing more with less: The inequitable funding of community colleges
Youth in foster care: Easing the transition to adulthood
The nation's report card: Trial urban district assessment reading 2011
Meeting the STEM workforce demand: Accelerating math learning among students interested in STEM
Why rural matters 2011-12: Statistical indicators of the condition of rural education in the 50 states
Black male student success in higher education: A report from the national black male college achievement study
Early childhood education: Investing in quality makes sense
Improving academic achievement in urban districts: What state policymakers can do
Postsecondary success begins with high school preparation
Achievement trap: How America is failing millions of high-achieving students from lower-income families
Dropout rates in the United States: 2004
Event Dropout Rates for Public School Students in grades 9-12: 2002-3 and 2003-4
Fighting poverty through incentives and work mandates for young men
Expanding opportunities: Postsecondary career and technical education and preparing tomorrow’s workforce
Learning in a new key
Mixed messages: What state high school tests communicate about student readiness for college
The middle grades: Putting all students on track for college
Projections of education statistics to 2015
Improving literacy outcomes for English language learners in high school: Considerations for states and districts in developing a coherent policy framework
Opening doors: Support success: Services that may help low-income students succeed in community college
Fair test: Schools that do not use SAT or ACT scores for admitting substantial numbers of students into Bachelor's degree program
Immigrant students and secondary school reform: Compendium of best practices
The high cost of failing to reform public education in Indiana
Best evidence encyclopedia: Center for data-driven reform in education
Improving educational outcomes for students with disabilities
Career advancement for low-income workers through community college and community-based organization partnerships
Crafting a new vision for high school: How states can join academic and technical studies to promote more powerful learning
Parent expectations and planning for college: Statistical analysis report
Strengthening financial aid policies for low-income working adults
Lessons from Achieving the Dream for federal efforts to improve college completion rates
National evaluation of Upward Bound: Summary of first-year impacts and program operations
State approaches to more reliable and uniform dropout and graduation data
Asking the right questions: A judicial checklist to ensure that the educational needs of children and youth in foster care are being addressed
Digest of education statistics: 2006
Communities in Schools
PISA 2006: OECD Briefing notes for the United States
Relationships between students' high school and middle school experiences and later completion of a Bachelor's degree
Building a culture of evidence for community college student success: Early progress in the Achieving the Dream initiative
Promising practices: What works in the Midwest: New approaches to improving college access, persistence, and success: Three exemplary postsecondary opportunity programs
Evidence-based dropout prevention programs
We dream a world: The 2025 vision for black men and boys
Effective college access, persistence and completion programs and strategies for underrepresented student populations: Opportunities for scaling up
Response to Intervention (RTI): A primer for parents
Using increased funding under the Workforce Investment Act to create multiple pathways to marketable postsecondary credentials and middle-class employment
Pathways to College Network
Insuring college failure risk
Between two worlds: How young Latinos come of age in America
2009 What works for Latinos in higher education
National Association for College Admission Counseling: Statement of prinicples of good practice
Achieve Standards Alignment Tool
National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities
Pushing the envelope: State policy innovations in financing postsecondary education for workers who study
How increasing college access is increasing inequality, and what to do about it
Major differences: Explaining student engagement by field of study: Annual results 2010
Now what? Imperatives and options for common core implementation and governance
Chidren's Budget 2010
For-profit colleges: Undercover testing finds colleges encouraged fraud and engaged in deceptive and questionable marketing practices
Building an early childhood professional development system
Think College Indiana!
Racial gaps in early childhood: Socio-emotional health, development, and educational outcomes among African-American males
Mentoring in schools: An impact study of Big Brothers Big Sisters school-based mentoring
Front and center: Critical choices for higher education
Online and hybrid course enrollment and performance in Washington State Community and Technical Colleges
Developmental Education Initiative (DEI) self-assessment tool
Civic engagement through digital citizenship: Engaging youth in active, participatory citizenship
Toolfind: Youth outcomes measurement tools directory
The digital learning imperative: How technology and teaching meet today's education challenges
New school year brings steep cuts in state funding for schools
When school stability requires transportation: State considerations
The relevance of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the college completion agenda
Shut out of the military: Today's high school education doesn't mean you're ready for today's army
Florida policy options to accelerate Latino student success in higher education
Good data. Better policy. Stronger commitment. Improved outcomes.
Hearing on non-traditional students
Investing in disadvantaged young children is an economically efficient policy
Achieving a wealth of riches: Delivering on the promise of data to transform teaching and learning
Whole-school reform: Transforming the nation's low-performing high schools
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
Noncognitive assessment and college success: The case of the Gates Millennium Scholars
IU School of Education Center for Research and P-16 Collaboration: Presentation
On ramp to college: A state policymaker's guide to dual enrollment
Cognitive behavioral interventions: An effective approach to help students with disabilities stay in school
Encouraging girls in math and science
Private school participants in programs under the No Child Left Behind Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act: Private school and public school district perspectives
2007-08 Directory of colleges cooperating with the SAT program fee-waiver service
Orphan Foundation of America
The family: America's smallest school
Setting the '08 education agenda for the nation: Education as an engine for regional economic and workforce development
Federal support for adolescent literacy: A solid investment
Beating the odds: An analysis of student performance and achievement gaps on state assessments: 2005-06 School year
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
The costs of failure factories in American higher education
Recommended policies and practices for advancing Indiana's system of adult education and workforce training
Educational outcomes for children and youth in foster and out-of-home care
Diplomas count 2008 (Indiana state report): School to college: Can P-16 councils ease the transition
Accelerating Latino success at Texas border institutions: Possibilities and challenges
Using student engagement to improve adolescent literacy
Establishing an effective guidance and advisement system
What works for Latino students
All students college-ready: Findings from the Foundation's education work, 2000-2006
Education watch Alabama: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Alabama: Key education facts and figures 2006
On the road to college: Developing mobile and regional outreach services
Powerful partnerships: Independent colleges share high-impact strategies for low-income students’ success
State and district approaches to school improvement: Helping all students meet high academic standards
Left behind: Unequal opportunity in higher education
College access in Indiana and the United States: A 2005 status report
What role can dual enrollment programs play in easing the transition between high school and postsecondary education
The 2003 Brown Center report on American education: How well are American students learning?
Promise abandoned: How policy choices and institutional practices restrict college opportunity
The role of student learning outcomes for institutional accountability and transparency
The College Board 2012 national survey of school counselors and administrators: Report on survey findings: Barriers and supports to school counselor success
Digest of Education Statistics 2011
Close, but no degree: Removing barriers to degree-completion and economic advancement in New Jersey
Cornerstones of completion: State policy support for accelerated, structured pathways to college credentials and transfer
Dual enrollment: Reviewing programs to promote college completion
Multiple Pathways in California: A New Option for High School Reform
Policies paved the way: Early college innovation in North Carolina
The 2009 Brown Center report on American education: How well are American students learning?
College access challenge grants: Including adult learners, strengthening student success
Rewarding progress, reducing debt: Early results from Ohio's performance-based scholarship demonstration for low-income parents
State college- and career-ready high school graduation requirements comparison table
The relationship between AP exam performance and college outcomes
NAEP Mathematics 2009 state snapshot reports
Parent and caregiver activities to create a college-going culture
Counselor and college access provider activities to create a college-going culture
Investing early: Intervention programs in selected U.S. states
Making the connections: Connecting state and institutional policies to improve student success
Expanded learning: Making it work for high school students
Untapped potential: Early labor market outcomes of dropouts and graduates from Philadelphia's public schools
North Carolina Early Mathematics Placement Testing
Science achievement and occupational career/technical education coursetaking in high school: The class of 2005
Test drive: Six states pilot better ways to measure and compare community college performance
Supporting success: Improving higher education outcomes for students from foster care—A framework for program enhancement: Version 2.0
What keeps good teachers in the classroom? Understanding and reducing teacher turnover
Developing early warning systems to identify potential high school dropout
Striking the balance: Career academies combine academic rigor and workplace relevance
Creating opportunities in health care: The community college role in workforce partnerships
The limited career prospects for high school graduates without additional education and training
State high school exit exams: A policy in transition
Enrollment management trends report: A snapshot of the 2011 ACT tested high school graduates
Western Policy Exchanges
Committing to quality: Guidelines for assessment and accountability in higher education
Building institutional capacity for data-informed decision making
The role of minority-serving institutions in redefining and improving developmental education
Recruitment, retention and the minority teacher shortage
Tackling tough topics: An educator's guide to working with military kids
Opening doors to student success: A synthesis of findings from an evaluation at six community colleges
Greening community colleges: An environmental path to improving educational outcomes
State test score trends through 2008-09, Part 3: Student achievement at 8th grade
How non-academic supports work: Four mechanisms for improving student outcomes
Does extending foster care beyond age 18 promote postsecondary educational attainment?
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)
What do you want in an afterschool program?
Involving families in high school and college expectations
Transitions to college: From theory to practice
The governance divide: A report on a four-state study on improving college readiness and success
Transition from high school to postsecondary education and employment for students with disabilities
The college ladder: Linking secondary and postsecondary education for success for all students
State high school exit exams: A maturing reform
Ready for college and ready for work: Same or different
From the prison track to the college track: Pathways to postsecondary success for out of school youth
Under-prepared community college students: Implications of attitudinal and experiential differences
Building academic skills in context: Testing the value of advanced math learning in career and technical education
Healthier and wealthier: Decreasing healthcare costs by increasing educational attainment
Accelerated learning for all
Transitioning adults to college: Adult basic education program models
Bridging the gap between high school and college
Latinos in secondary education
A synthesis of recommendations for improving U.S. science and mathematics education
College readiness crisis spurs call for change by ACT in nation's core high school curriculum
Using EXPLORE® and PLAN® Data to Evaluate GEAR UP Programs
ACT high school profile report: The graduation class of 2007 (Indiana)
Building a science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) agenda
Highlights of the 2007 Accountability System in the State of Texas
On the front lines of schools: Perspectives of teachers and principals on the high school dropout problem
Second to none in attainment, discovery, and innovation: The national agenda for higher education
Improving low performing high schools: Searching for evidence of promise
National Center for Learning Disabilities
Changes in Graduation Rates by State (Progress and Challenge Indexes)
Some perspectives from rural school districts on the No Child Left Behind Act
An early alert system for remediation needs of entering community college students: Leveraging the California standards test
ETS Policy Notes: Addressing achievement gaps: The language acquisition and educational achievement of English-language learners
Socioeconomic stratification of community college transfer access in the 1980s and 1990s: Evidence from HS&B and NELS
Assisting students struggling with reading: Response to Intervention (RtI) and multi-tier intervention in the primary grades
Student Success Skills
Starfish Initiative: Mentoring application
Approaches to dropout prevention: Heeding early warning signs with appropriate interventions
High school dropout: A quick stats fact sheet
2007 College-bound seniors: Total group profile report
Rethinking high school: Preparing students for success in college, career, and life
College is possible: A guide for undocumented students
Knowing how and where to obtain information about the world of work and post-secondary training/education
State test score trends through 2008-09, Part 5: Progress lags in high school, especially for advanced achievers
Up for grabs: The gains and prospects of first- and second generation young adults
Trends in student aid 2011
Performance-based scholarships: Emerging findings from a national demonstration
Men of color: A role for policymakers in improving the status of black male students in U.S. higher education
Learning denied: The case for equitable access to effective teaching in California's largest school district
End-of-course exams
A strong start: Positioning young black boys for educational success: A statistical profile
Can scholarships alone help students succeed? Lessons from two New York City community colleges
Getting ready for college: An implementation and early impacts study of eight Texas developmental summer bridge programs
Data: The missing piece to improving student achievement
On the road to success
The best of two worlds: Lessons from a community college-community organization collaboration to increase student success
Do race/ethnicity-based student achievement gaps grow over time?
Campaign for the Future of Higher Education
Helping Teens Succeed
Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans Website and Secondary School Toolkit - Spanish Version
The first year of high school: A quick stats fact sheet
New Hampshire's multi-tiered approach to dropout prevention
Response to Intervention: Resources for student service professionals
How far behind in math and reading are English Language Learners?
What works clearinghouse: Middle school math
Enhancing student services at Lorain County Community College: Early results from the Opening the Doors demonstration in Ohio
Missouri guidance and placement lessons: Applying career exploration and planning skills in the achievement of life career goals
Remediation in the community college: An evaluator's perspective
Promoting academic momentum at community colleges: Challenges and opportunities
2009 College-bound seniors: Total group profile report
Early-college high school: Modest experiment or national movement?
The path to career success: High school achievement, certainty of career choice, and college readiness make a difference
Transparency by design: Principles of good practice for higher education institutions serving adults at a distance
Listening to Latinas: Barriers to high school graduation
Helping Latinas succeed in school: How schools can address barriers to high school graduation
Helping Latinas succeed in school: How federal policymakers can address barriers to high school graduation
What matters for staying on-track and graduating in Chicago public schools: A focus on students with disabilities
US Department of Labor Youth Services: Summaries of education models
Think again: The connection between education and true independence
National School Lunch Program: State-level data FFY1989 to FFY2008
A closer look at the principal-counselor relationship: A survey of principals and counselors
The state of learning disabilities 2009
GEAR UP Resources Clearinghouse Homepage
What community college management practices are effective in promoting student success? A study of high- and low-impact institutions
Academic and noncognitive variables related to PLAN scores
Predicting different levels of academic success in college using high school GPA and ACT Composite score
College-bound or headed for workforce training: High school graduates need similar math, reading skills
Linking career/technical studies to broader high school reform
Results that matter: New technology high school at a glance
Building a strong community college system for the state of Indiana: A best practices study
Identifying potential dropouts: Key lessons for building an early warning data system: A dual agenda of high standards and high graduation rates
High school guidance counselors: Facilitators or preemptors of social stratification in education
College bound seniors state profile report tutorial
PK-3: An aligned and coordinated approach to education for children 3 to 8 years old
Thinking outside the box: Policy strategies for readiness, access, and success
Dual enrollment: Accelerating the transition to college
Breaking through the barriers to college: Empowering low-income communities, schools, and families for college opportunity and student financial aid
How do pre-collegiate outreach programs impact college-going among underrepresented students
Advanced placement report to the nation: 2006
With diploma in hand: Hispanic high school seniors talk about their future
The advanced placement expansion of the '90's: How did traditionally underserved students fare
Characteristics of minority students who excel on the SAT and in the classroom
Add it up: Using research to improve education for low-income and minority students
National Dropout Prevention Centers
Critical postsecondary education issues in Indiana
Making good on a promise: What policymakers can do to support the educational persistence of dropouts
Moving on: State policies to address academic brain drain in the South
It's kind of different: Student experiences in two early college high schools
Public education and Black male students: The 2006 state report card
America's high school graduates: Results from the 2005 NAEP high school transcript study
Data tools for accelerating Latino student success (ALASS)
Financing community schools: Leveraging resources to support student success
Conditional cash transfers and college persistence: Evidence from a randomized need-based grant program
Linking costs and postsecondary degrees: Key issues for policymakers
Big gaps, small gaps: Some colleges and universities do better than others in graduating African-American students
Clearinghouse on foster youth and transition
How college pricing undermines financial aid
Protecting the federal investment in higher education: The gainful employment rule
TIered interventions in high schools: Using preliminary 'lessons learned' to guide ongoing discussion
2011 College-bound seniors: Total group profile report
Pathways to success: Integrating learning with life and work to increase national college completion
School connectedness and meaningful student participation
Common measures for college access and success
Undergraduate teaching faculty: The 2010-11 HERI faculty survey
Determinants of students' success: The role of advanced placement and dual enrollment programs
Collaborative for acadmic, social, and emotional learning (CASEL)
Why high stakes accountability sounds good but doesn't work - And why we keep on doing it anyway
Ready by 21
Addressing study error in the random assignment national evaluation of Upward Bound: Do the conclusions change?
Assessing the use and impact of ECMC Foundation's Realizing the College Dream curriculum
Using data to increase student success: A focus on diagnosis: Principles and practices of student success
Achieving the dream data notes: Outcomes of first-year persisting students
The price of knowledge: Access and student finance in Canada -- Third edition
Using student achievement data to support instructional decision making
Eight components of college and career readiness counseling
Six reasons the Keep our Educators Working Act should be amended to require states receiving funds to end seniority-only teacher-layoff policies
Power play: Teacher characteristics and class assignments
RTI classification tool and resource locator
Rebalancing the mission: The community college completion challenge
Why students drop out of school: A review of 25 years of research
The heart of student success: Teaching, learning, and college completion
Top ten ways college counselors can help undocumented students
When opportunity knocks, who answers? New evidence on college achievement awards
Paving the way through paid internships: A proposal to expand educational and economic opportunities for low-income college students
Preparing all teachers to meet the needs of English Language Learners: Applying research to policy and practice for teacher effectiveness
The Adult Education and Economic Growth Act: Toward a modern adult education system and a more educated workforce
The great cost shift: How higher education cuts undermine the future middle class
Career mapping eyed to prepare students for college
Defining college readiness: Where are we now, are where do we need to be?
Opportunities and obstacles: Implementing stimulus-funded school improvement grants in Maryland, Michigan, and Idaho
For profit schools: Experiences of undercover students enrolled in online classes at selected institutions
From capacity to success: HSIs and Latino student success through Title V
Youth indicators 2005: Trends in the well-being of American youth
Getting students ready for college and careers
High Tech High Foundation
Catching the Dream
Indiana higher education opportunity data book
Negotiating their futures: Ethnographic research informing K-16 college policies and practices through urban youth’s eyes
Student success: Statewide P-16 systems -- early outreach
Peak experiences
The challenge of scaling up educational reform: Findings and lesson from First Things First
The Gates effect
Forming a college-going community in U.S. public high schools
LearnMore Indiana 2006-07 report: Results of Indiana's career and college information survey of students in grades 9 and 11
Best practices and programs in career and technical education
Early college planning pays big dividends: Louisiana
Frequently asked questions regarding Indiana's new high school course and credit requirements
A test of leadership: Charting the future of U.S. higher education
Practical guidelines for the education of English language learners: Research based recommendations for instruction and academic interventions
Mentoring at-risk high school students: Evaluation of a school-based program
Sustaining focus on secondary school reading: Lessons and recommendations from the Alabama reading initiative
Education watch California: Key facts and figures
Evolving No Child Left Behind
Indiana's Response to Intervention (RTI)
Building a college culture: Needs, goals, principles. and a case study
Building a culture of evidence in community colleges: Lessons from exemplary institutions
High school - Advanced placement
Quality counts 2008: Indiana report
The nation's report card: Mathematics 2007
The nation's report card: Reading 2007
The effects of cognitive-behavioral interventions on dropout for youth with disabilities
Project Mentor
Boys and schools: Improving the health, education, and well-being of boys
Best practices: Resource for TRIO directors
Department of Upward Bound programs: Strategic plan
College readiness standards
A developmental perspective on college and workplace readiness
The core components of RTI: A closer look at evidence-based core curriculum, assessment and progress monitoring, and data-based decision making
Equity overlooked: Charter schools and civil rights policy
Breakthrough Collaborative
A model of success: The model institution's for excellence program's successful leadership in STEM education (1995-2007)
Promoting economic mobility by increasing postsecondary education
Lifelong learning: New strategies for the education of working adults
Implementing data-informed decision making in schools: Teacher access, supports, and use
Veteran's education benefits: Enhanced guidance and collaboration could improve administration of the Post-911 GI Bill program
2012 College-bound seniors: Total group profile report
Postsecondary and labor force transitions among public high school career and technical education participants
Single mothers and college success: Charting paths out of poverty
Telling it like it is: Youth speak out on the school to prison pipeline
What can we learn from law school? Legal education reflects issues found in all of higher education
Optimism, college major, and post-secondary dropout
Degrees for what jobs? Raising expectations for colleges and universities in a global economy
Pathways to Prosperity: Meeting the challenge of preparing young Americans for the 21st century
Ready by 21 case study: Massachusetts
The high cost of low graduation rates: Taxpayers lose millions
Building integrated pathways to sustainable careers: An introduction to the Accelerated Opportunity Initiative
2010 College-bound seniors: Total group profile report
Insulating the education pipeline to increase postsecondary success
Housing policy is school policy: Economically integrative housing promotes academic success in Montgomery County, Maryland
Which achievement gap?
Access to success: Patterns of advanced placement participation in U.S. high schools
Creating jobs and supporting homeless students
Gold Star School Counseling
Opportunity adrift: Our flagship universities are straying from their public mission
Beyond test scores: Leading indicators for education
RTI Progress monitoring tools chart
The state of preschool 2009: State preschool yearbook
Early reading proficiency (Leading Indicators Series)
ETS Policy Notes: Advancing learning for our diverse adult population
Primary sources: America's teachers on America's schools
2010 census of male-focused programs: A snapshot of programs and organzations supporting American males
PreK-Grade 3: Which reading and literacy practices matter most?
Effects of state-mandated standardized tests on student achievement
A new national approach to career navigation for working learners
A social capital framework for the study of institutional agents & their role in the empowerment of low-status students & youth
College- and career-ready (video presentation): Giving students extra support to meet standards in challenging academic and career courses.
Summer bridge programs: Helping eighth-grade students successfully transition to high school
Who wins? Who pays? The economic returns and costs of a Bachelor's degree
Improving adolescent literacy: Effective classroom and intervention practices
The effects of using ACT® Composite score and high school average on college admission decisions for racial/ethnic groups
Differential grading standards among high schools
Latest ACT National Curriculum Survey® shows lack of content alignment between high school and college
Great summer jobs: Explore careers and gain valuable experience
A little now for a lot later: A look at a Texas advanced placement incentive program
State policies on student transitions: Results of a 50-state inventory
Measuring up 2008
Indiana Graduation Plan Statute
Financing workforce development programs for youth transitioning out of foster care
Knocking at the college door: California state report
The Chafee Educational and Training Voucher (ETV) program: Six states' experiences
Organizing instruction and study to improve student learning
Career development and occupational studies resource guide with core curriculum
Toward a national workforce education and training policy
Condition of education 2008
Starting right: A first look at engaging entering students
Re-imagining community colleges in the twenty-first century
State high school exit exams: Students with disabilities
Diplomas and dropouts: Which colleges actually graduate their students (and which don't)
Course-taking patterns and preparation for postsecondary education in California's public university systems among minority youth
Indiana's vision of Response to Intervention
Setting up success in developmental education: How state policy can help community colleges improve student success outcomes
Do increases in Pell and other grant awards increase college-going among lower income high school graduates? Evidence from a 'natural experiment'
Recent changes to eligibility requirements and additional efforts to promote awareness could increase Academic Competitiveness and SMART Grant participation
Redesigning high schools to prepare students for the future
Child, adolescent, family intervention science initiative (CAFISI)
Career planning: Students need help starting early and staying focused
A road map for learning: Improving educational outcomes in foster care: A strategic guide for success in school
Pathways to improving practice: How can pre-college outreach programs work with schools
America's perfect storm: Three forces changing our nation's future
Increasing rates of school completion: Moving from policy and research to practice
College access in Indiana and the United States: A 2003-04 status report
Improving college access for minority, low-income, and first-generation students
Knocking at the college door: Projections of high school graduates by state, income, and race/ethnicity
Where have all the students gone
Database of 21st century skills assessments
The relationship between career development and educational development: A selected review of the literature
'Restoring value' to the high school diploma: The rhetoric and practice of higher standards
Course credit accrual and dropping out of high school
Rigor plus support: How science teachers use literacy techniques to get students ready for college
Helping equip teachers to answer students' questions on college knowledge
MALDEF Federal education rights pamphlet (spanish version)
Improving math performance
Results that matter: Twenty-first century skills and high school reform
Indiana's adult education and workforce skills performance report: Preparing adults for a brighter future
The postsecondary educational experiences of high school career and technical education concentrators: Selected results from the NELS: 88/2000 Postsecondary education transcript study
Building pathways to success for low-skill adult students: Lessons for community college policy and practice from a longitudinal student tracking study
Straight from the source: What works for first-generation college students
The language of opportunity: Expanding employment prospects for adults with limited English skills
The high cost of high school dropouts: What the nation pays for inadequate high schools
Meeting the STEM workforce challenge: Leveraging higher education's untapped potential to prepare tomorrow's STEM workforce
Equity scorecard: A process for building institutional capacity to educate young men of color
One-shot deal? Students' perceptions of assessment and course placement in California's community colleges
Cracks in the ivory tower? The views of education professors circa 2010
Engaging adjunct and full-time faculty in student success innovation
Public school graduates and dropouts from the Common Core of Data: School year 2008-09
Planning a school-based mentoring program
Momentum: Sustaining efforts to improve life outcomes among African-American males
Focus on the alternative school calendar: Year-round school programs and update on the four-day school week
What does it cost to operate a high school organized into small learning communities? When are additional resources needed? How can efficiencies be achieved?
Partnerships that promote success: Lessons from the evaluation of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's Community College Transfer Initiative
Annie E. Casey Foundation 2010 Kids Count Data Book: State Profiles
Promising practices supporting low-income, first-generation students at DeVry University
Baccalaureate success of transfers and rising four-year college juniors
Calculating cost-return for investments in students success
Top 10 higher education state policy issues for 2010
The impact of increases in Pell Grant awards on college-going among lower income youth: Results from a natural experiment
Successful school turnarounds: Seven steps for school leaders
High school remediation
Lumina Foundation Focus: No more kid stuff: Colleges and universities take a mature approach to serving adult students
Family firsts: Reach for your dreams
State and community-based promise programs: Early commitments of financial aid for college
Coalition for Evidence-based Policy
Career and college planning needs of ninth graders: As reported by ninth graders
Alternative schools and programs for public school students at risk of educational failure: 2007-08
State test score trends through 2007-08: Are achievement gaps closing and is achievement rising for all?
Mind the (other) gap: State profiles
The return on the federal investment in for-profit education: Debt without a diploma
The role of schools in the English language learner achievement gap
Academic preparation for college in the high school senior class of 2003-04
Case studies of three community colleges: The policy and practice of assessing and placing students in developmental education courses
What are we doing to middle school English learners? Findings and recommendations for change from a study of California EL programs
What role do school leaders play in turning around low-performing schools?
Teacher evaluation: New approaches for a new decade
State aid to nonpublic schools
Closing the door, increasing the gap: Who's not going to (community) college?
Predicting success in college: The importance of placement tests and high school transcripts
Staying on track: Early findings from a performance-based scholarship program at the University of New Mexico
Learning at a distance: Undergraduate enrollment in distance education courses and degree programs
What works for Latino student success in higher education: 2012 Compendium, profiles of selected programs
MTE Partnership seeks to transform mathematics teacher preparation in support of common core standards
Action plan for improving measures of postsecondary student success
Family literacy: A valuable gateway to postsecondary education
American community colleges and the academic crisis of basic skills: Adult student success
Focusing on the essentials for college and career readiness: Policy implications of the ACT national curriculum survey results 2009
Children's Defense Fund State Factsheets
The online learning imperative: A solution to three looming crises in education
Shifting trends in special education
What savings are produced by moving to a four-day school week?
College choice process of Latino undocumented students: Implications for recruitment and retention
States' progress and challenges in implementing common core state standards
Do high school grade configurations affect student achievement and outcomes?
Promoting partnerships for student success: Lessons from the SSPIRE Initiative
Achieving graduation for all: A governor's guide to dropout prevention and recovery
Solutions for America: Dropout prevention
The Condition of Education 2010
The economic benefits of reducing the dropout rate in the nations largest metropolitan areas
Course-taking patterns, policies, and practices in developmental education in the California community colleges
How much growth toward college readiness is reasonable to expect in high school?
Building and using longitudianal data systems for effective reporting and to improve student achievement
Effective instructional strategies
Promoting student success in community colleges by increasing student support services
Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE)
50-state analysis of the preparation of teachers and the conditions for teaching: Results from the NCES schools and staffing survey
Graduating to a pay gap: The earnings of women and men one year after college graduation
The competition that really matters: Comparing U.S., Chinese, and Indian investments in the next-generation workforce
Unequal education: Federal loophole enables lower spending on students of color
Focus on education for the formerly incarcerated
Student voices: What makes a great teacher?
Creating the workforce of the future: The STEM interest and proficiency challenge
Driving innovation from the middle: Middle-skill jobs in the American South's economy
Slow off the mark: Elementary school teachers and the crisis in science, technology, engineering, and math education
Are bad schools immortal?
The economic benefits of reducing the dropout rate among students of color in the nation's largest metropolitan areas (aggregate analysis)
Improving education through collaboration: A case study of the Long Beach seamless education partnership
National Research Center on Learning Disabilities (NRCLD)
Getting past go project: State reports on the cost of remedial education
Aligned expectations: A closer look at college admissions and placement tests
High school planner: Your guide to planning for college
Project GRAD
Success for All Foundation
Double the work: Challenges and solutions to acquiring academic literacy for adolescent English language learners
Pre-K and Latinos: The foundation for America's future
Institutional grants and baccalaureate degree attainment
Vocational mentoring: An experience-based career mentoring program for high school juniors and seniors at risk of not graduating
What are ACT's college readiness benchmarks?
Schools need good leaders now: State progress in creating a learning-centered school leadership system
Setting the stage for new high schools: Municipal leadership in supporting high school alternatives
Achievement gaps: An examination of differences in student achievement and growth
Standards for quality online teaching
Keeping America competitive: Five strategies to improve mathematics and science education
How outreach programs are implemented affects student achievement
National Indian education study part I: The performance of American Indian and Alaska Native fourth- and eighth-grade students on NAEP 2005 reading and mathematics assessments
U.S. student and adult performance on international assessments of educational achievement
Qualified teachers for at-risk schools: A national imperative
Crucial choices: How students financial decisions affect their academic success
What do we know: Seeking effective math and science instruction
Effects of students’ middle school and high school experiences on completion of the bachelor’s degree: How can school counselors make a difference?
Rising to the challenge: Are high school graduates prepared for college and work
All over the map: State policies to improve the high school
Promising practices: School to career and postsecondary education for foster care youth
A matter of degrees: Improving graduation rates in four-year colleges and universities
The impacts of regular Upward Bound: Results from the third follow-up data collection
Education at a glance 2007: OECD indicators
The status of African Americans in engineering: Confronting the "new" American dilemma
Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and student benefits: Implications for the safe schools/healthy students core elements
Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act (H.R. 6893) Summary
Poverty and potential: Out-of-school factors and school success
Council of the Great City Schools
Achieving success: The state policy newsletter of Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count: Winter 2010
Comprehensive school reform: Meta-analytic evidence of black-white achievement gap narrowing
National Dropout Prevention Center/Network: Model Programs Database
Removing roadblocks to rigor: Linking academic and social supports to ensure college readiness and success: Annotated bibliography
The Equity Project
All Kinds of Minds
Report of the national panel for evidence-based school counseling: Outcome research coding protocol and evaluation of Student Success Skills and Second Step
What every college access practitioner should know about: The early college high school initiative – Indiana plans for the early college high school for science and technologies
Examining gaps in mathematics achievement among racial-ethnic groups, 1972-1992
Consortium on Chicago school research at the University of Chicago
Selected state data
More states using the ACT as part of alignment efforts
Commonwealth Corporation
The other pipeline: From prison to diploma: Community colleges and correctional education programs
Easing the transition from combat to classroom: Preserving America's investment in higher education for military veterans through institutional assessment
Completing the mission: A pilot study of veteran students' progress toward degree attainment in the post 9/11 era
An analysis of learning outcomes of underrepresented students at urban institutions
State pre-k assessment policies: Issues and status
Overcoming obstacles to college attendance and degree completion: Toward a pro-college savings agenda
Putting a price tag on the Common Core: How much will smart implementation cost?
Students with disabilities: Better federal coordination could lessen challenges in transition from high school
Indiana's guide to paying for college
Noncredit enrollment in workforce education: State policies and community college practices
The funding gap 2007
2007 Status report on the Pell Grant program
Tips for parents with middle school teens: Countdown to college
Reaching higher with accountability (working paper)
Cities in crisis: A special analytic report on high school graduation
Middle-class schools for all
More student success: A systemic solution
Adult learning in focus: National and state-by-state data
State policies to bring adult learning into focus
Think college? Me? Now?
Students with learning disabilities transitioning from high school to college
College readiness issue brief: Social support: An essential ingredient to success
What states can do to improve teacher effectiveness
Equitable resources in low income schools: Teacher equity and the Federal Title 1 comparability requirement
The effects of grade retention on the dropout rate
Gallup student poll national report
Charting a necessary path: The baseline report of public higher education systems in the Access to Success initiative
America's future: Latino child well-being in numbers and trends
The nation's report card: NAEP 2008: Trends in academic progress
Background on Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)
U.S. performance across international assessments of student achievement: Special supplement to The Condition of Education 2009
NACAC Prep for college calendar
The President's Forum
Transitions to adulthood for homeless adolescents: Education and public policy
Work-based learning and higher education: A research perspective
Update to state dual enrollment policies: Addressing access and quality
Paying double: Inadequate high schools and community college remediation
Pathways to and through college: Linking policy with research and practice
Indiana project on academic success
Advisory committee on student financial assistance
Projections of education statistics to 2014
The education pipeline in the U.S., 1970-2000
High school graduation rates by race/ethnicity, limited English proficiency, free and reduced price lunch
The role of finances in the persistence process.: A structural model
On course for success: A close look at high school courses that prepare students for college
Decisions without direction: Career guidance and decision-making among American youth
Dual credit and exam-based courses in US public high schools:2002-03
Promoting college access and success: A review of credit-based transition programs
Economic outcomes of high school completers and non-completers 8 years later
Turning Points
Making opportunity affordable: Reinvesting in college access and success
Education for foster children: Removing barriers to academic success
Pathways to a four-year degree: Determinants of transfer and degree completion
Academic pathways, preparation, and performance: A descriptive overview of the transcripts from the high school graduating class of 2003-04
High-stakes testing in PreK-12 education
A call to action: Transforming high school for all youth
School context, student attitudes and behavior, and student achievement: An exploratory analysis
Building bridges to college and careers: Contextualized basic skills programs at community colleges
Using rigorous evidence to improve policy and practice
Validity of high-school grades in predicting student success beyond the freshman year: High-school record vs. standardized tests as indicators of four-year college outcomes
Preparing Oklahoma students for the future
The sensitivity of the ACT to instruction
Still looking to the future: Voluntary K-12 student integration: A manual for parents, educators, and advocates
Full-day Kindergarten: A study of state policies in the United States
Teacher attrition: A costly loss to the nation and to the states
Writing next: Effective strategies to improve writing of adolescents in middle and high school
New Technology High School postsecondary student success study
The role of the guidance profession in a shifting education system
Forgotten students: American Indian high school students' narratives on college going
Status of education in rural America
Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG.org)
Postsecondary educational trajectories of urban youth: Addressing vulnerabilities and barriers to enrollment and persistence
Turning the tide: Five years of Achieving the Dream in community colleges
Roadmap for ensuring America's future
Achieving success: The latest news in achieving community college success (2011)
Spotlight on the common core state standards: What do parents need to know?
Funding education equitably: The "comparability provision" the move to fair and transparent school budgeting systems
Across the great divide: Perspectives of CEOs and college presidents on America's higher education and skills gap
Promoting work-based learning: Efforts in Connecticut and Kentucky
Indiana's Cash for College
Increasing college success: A roadmap for governors
Merit aid for undergraduates: Trends from 1995-96 to 2007-08
Unlocking the gate: What we know about improving developmental education
Progress of education reform: Producing quality credentials: Why data and analytics matter
A better affirmative action: State universities that created alternatives to racial preferences
A national talent strategy: Ideas for securing US competitiveness and economic growth
5 Education factors in focus
Back to basics: Improving college readiness of community college students
Evaluating student success interventions: Principles and practices of student success
Squeeze play 2010: Continued public anxiety on cost, harsher judgements on how colleges are run
Measuring adequate yearly progress: What "other" factors besides reading and math
Latinos and education: Explaining the attainment gap
Creating change one step at a time: Efforts to improve college access and success in Indiana
Literacy instruction in the content areas: Getting to the core of middle and high school improvement
Funding career pathways and career pathway bridges: A federal policy toolkit for states
Guiding the way to higher education: Families, counselors, and communities together
America after 3pm: Special report on summer: Missed opportunities, unmet demand
Turning community college drop-outs into graduates
A five year comparison between an extended school year and a conventional year school: Effects on academic achievement
Employment experience of youths: Results from a longitudinal survey
Introduction to the Community College Research Center (CCRC) assessment of evidence series
March 2 Success
The degree qualifications profile
Dollars for degrees: Structuring post-secondary scholarships to increase student success
State test score trends through 2007-08, Part 5: Are there differences in achievement between boys and girls?
Toward more inclusive college savings plans: Sample state legislation
California Dropout Research Project (CDRP)
College readiness for all: The challenge for urban high schools
Finding your workforce: The top 25 institutions graduating Latinos
Using state policies to ensure effective assessment and placement in postsecondary education
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
Highlights from PIRLS 2011: Reading achievement of U.S. fourth grade students in an international context
Adding it all up in 2012: Are college net price calculators easy to find, use and compare?
Learning from the successes and failures of charter schools
Transfer & mobility: A national view of pre-degree student movement in postsecondary institutions
The widening academic achievement gap between the rich and the poor: New evidence and possible explanations
Completing college: Assessing graduation rates at four-year institutions
Trends in high school dropout and completion rates in the United States: 1972-2009
Principal-counselor toolkit
College going culture baseline expectations
Afterschool Alliance
Afterschool and workforce development: Helping kids compete
Response to Intervention resources for high schools
National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET): Creating opportunities for youth with disabilities to achieve successful futures
Partnerships between community colleges and prisons: Providing workforce education and training to reduce recidivism
Preparing high school students for successful transitions to postsecondary education and employment
Financial aid at California community colleges: Pell grants and fee waivers in 2003-04
Dollars for degrees: Financial aid and its impact on post-secondary degree completion in Texas
Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC)
Factors contributing to the upward transfer of baccalaureate aspirants beginning at community colleges
A coherent approach to high school improvement: A district and school self-assessment tool
Retaining teacher talent: Teaching for a living
Expanding Pathways: Transforming High School Education in California
Career academies: Long-term impacts on labor market outcomes, educational attainment, and transitions to adulthood
Gaining ground on high school graduation rates in SREB states: Milestones and guideposts
Cost perceptions and college-going for low-income students
Hispanicity and educational inequality: Risks, opportunities and the nation's future
Adult education for work: Transforming adult education to build a skilled workforce
Achieving the Dream: Evidence of change
Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 - Education provisions
College readiness issue brief: Using data to improve educational outcomes
The status of state-level Response to Intervention (RTI) policies and procedures in the West region states and five other states
On the cusp in California: How PreK-3rd strategies could improve education in the Golden State
Beyond the bake sale: A community-based relational approach to parent engagement in schools
Higher education success among historically marginalized males
Economic change effects on men and implications for the education of boys
The educational experience of young men of color (website)
Performance-based funding: A re-emerging strategy in public higher education financing
Promoting postsecondary educational success for adults and families-A practical partnership guide
National Coalition for College Completion
Early college designs
The high school longitudinal study of 2009: A first look at Fall 2009 ninth graders
Digital learning now! Ten elements of high quality digital learning
National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP)
Spotlight on the common core state standards: What do teachers need to know?
Buying college: What consumers need to know
Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS) Effective Schoolwide Interventions
The College Access Challenge Grant (CACG) program
After the stimulus money ends: The status of state k-12 education funding and reforms
The college payoff: Education, occupations, and lifetime earnings
Measuring inequity in school funding
Urgent but overlooked: The literacy crisis among adolescent English language learners
Proven benefits of early childhood interventions
Career pathways: Aligning public resources to support individual and regional economic advancement in the knowledge economy
Orange juice or orange drink? Ensuring that "advanced courses" live up to their labels
Improving urban student achievement through early childhood reform: What state policymakers can do
Dual enrollment students in Florida and New York City: Postsecondary outcomes
New kids on the block: Results from the Moving to Opportunity experiment
Indiana Department of Education: Career guidance - high school
A report on the status of Hispanics in education: Overcoming a history of neglect
Returning to learning: Adults' success in college is key to America's future
The progress of education reform: Dual enrollment
ACT national curriculum survey, 2005–2006
Closing the achievement gap: An overview
Achievement gaps and correlates of early mathematics achievement: Evidence from the ECLS K-first grade sample
Postsecondary Access and Success
Articulation, alignment, and the challenge of college-readiness
Raising the graduation rates of low-income college students
National college access network
State strategies for redesigning high schools and promoting high school to college transitions
Every child, every promise: Turning failure into action
The power to change: High schools that help all students achieve
The averaged freshman graduation rate for public high schools from the common core of data: School years 2001-02 and 2002-03
Destination university: A guide to college for students and their families (Spanish Version)
Small schools project
Hitting home: Quality, cost, and access challenges confronting higher education today
Paying back, not giving back: Student debt's negative influence on public service career opportunities
Federal Pell Grant program of the Higher Education Act: Background and reauthorization
College is possible
Student debt and the class of 2005: Average debt by state, sector, and school
The economic benefits of the Dream Act and the Student Adjustment Act
Focus on families: How to build and support family-centered practices after school
High school reform and work: Facing labor market realities
Dollars and sense: The cost effectiveness of small schools
Center for School Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation (CSCORE)
Affirmation and discovery: Learning from successful community college developmental programs in Texas
The study of implementation in school-based preventative interventions: Theory, research, and practice
The role of nonacademic factors in college readiness and success
2008 College-bound seniors
Financing higher education: A myriad of problems, a myriad of solutions
Can the American high school become an avenue of advancement for all?
First-year programs: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
10 New higher education ideas for a new Congress
Lessons from the Lone Star state: Designing a sustainable model to expand early college high school in Texas
Adult learning in focus: Individual state profiles and downloadable data
The No Child Left Behind Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act: A progress report
Putting the customer first in college: Why we need an office of consumer protection in higher education
Closing the gap in science achievement: Using NAEP science assessment scores to analyze state trends
Trends among high school seniors 1972-2004
Confronting the "new" American dilemma: Underrepresented minorities in engineering: A data-based look at diversity (Executive Summary)
National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy
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College readiness for the 21st century: A blog on college readiness in practice and policy
National study of student support services. Third-year longitudinal study results and program implementation study update
Learn and Serve America
Interventions for struggling readers
College Access: Indiana
National dropout prevention center for students with disabilities
Learning to reason and communicate in college: Initital report of findings from the CLA longitudinal study
Indiana by the numbers
The future of public education in New Orleans
Private K-12 schools lag far behind public schools in using federal education programs
The funding gap (Spanish version)
Setting the '08 education agenda for the nation: Benchmarking to international standards while protecting the public's traditional commitment to a comprehensive education
Graduate migration from Indiana's postsecondary institutions
The benefits of statewide use of the ACT test
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
Child care and development block grant participation in 2005
What kind of test preparation is best?
Creating a college-going culture guide
College readiness: Helping all students access and succeed in higher education
Innovations in college readiness: How early college schools are preparing students underrepresented in higher education for college success
Achievement gap patterns of grade 8 American Indian and Alaska Native students in reading and mathematics
Can I get a little advice here? How an overstretched high school guidance system is undermining students' college aspirations
The nature of innovation in the community college
Teacher leaders: Boosting teacher effectiveness and student achievement
The shapeless river: Does a lack of structure inhibit students' progress at community colleges?
Illinois adult education bridge evaluation: Technical report
Investing in change: How much do Achieving the Dream colleges spend - and from what resources - to become data-driven institutions
The path forward: The future of graduate education in the United States
Transforming America's community colleges: A federal policy proposal to expand opportunity and promote economic prosperity
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009: Using ARRA funds to drive school reform and improvement
Dual credit in Indiana: Bridging the gap between high school and college
10 Ideas to ensure college readiness in the No Child Left Behind and Higher Education Acts
A new diverse majority: Students of color in the South's public schools
Benchmarking the success of Latina and Latino students in STEM to achieve national graduation goals
Expanding access and opportunity: The impact of the Gates Millennium Scholars program (2010 Update)
Corporate investments in college readiness and access
Do institutions respond asymmetrically to changes in state need- and merit-based aid?
Measuring success by degrees: The status of college completion in SREB states
Six aspects to laying the groundwork for a college-going culture
Strengthening community colleges' influence on economic mobility
Foundations for success: Early implementation report
Center for Postsecondary and Economic Success (C-PES)
Using state data to promote continuous improvement of workforce programs: Guidance for states preparing applications to the U.S. DOL workforce data quality initiative
A smart move in tough times: How SREB states can strengthen adult learning and the work force
Making the grade: Texas early college high schools prepare students for the future
College completion toolkit
Not just kid stuff anymore: The economic imperative for more adults to complete college
Jobs, jobs, jobs: Challenges community colleges face to reach the unemployed
A matter of degrees: Promising practices for community college student success
Duration and intensity: No time for cutting corners
The case for change in college admissions
High flyers: Policies and strategies that boost developmental education success in Florida's community colleges
Congressional budget action for fiscal year 2012 and its impact on education funding
Whose schools? Our schools! Get involved: An action guide for parent participation in education
Number of instructional days/hours in the school year
Scaling and sustaining: State progress in the developmental education initiative
Improving community college success
America's high school graduates: Results from the 2009 NAEP High School Transcript Study
Education beyond the rhetoric: Making rigor something "real"
School reform and improvement database
Investing in Indiana's adult workers: Increasing financial aid opportunities
From soldier to student: Easing the transition of service members on campus
The American high school graduation rate: Trends and levels
The productivity argument for investing in young children
The challenge to the states: Preserving college access and affordability in a time of crisis
The school environment and adolescent well-being: Beyond academics
Youth transition funders group
Legal Center for Foster Care and Education
Knocking at the college door: Projections of high school graduates by state and race/ethnicity 1992-2022
Archdiocese of Indianapolis: The Church in central and southern Indiana
Achieving the Dream Equity Resource Center
Making connections: Dimensions of student engagement (2009 CCSSE Findings)
Mapping state proficiency standards onto NAEP scales: 2005-2007
Comprehensive School Reform Quality Center
From high school to the future: Potholes on the road to college
Academic competitiveness grants
The CollegeKeys Compact: Getting ready, getting in, and getting through college: Expanding options for low-income students
Teacher credentials and student achievement in high school: A cross-subject analysis with student fixed effects
Power tools: Designing state community college data and performance measurement systems to increase student success
Not black and white: Making sense of the United States Supreme Court decisions regarding race-conscious student assignment plans
Left behind by design: Proficiency counts and test-based accountability
Advocacy as a critical role for urban school counselors: Working toward equity and social justice
College credit in high school: Access and success for low-income and minority students
Joining the conversation about educating our poorest children: Emerging leadership roles for school counselors in high-poverty schools
Graduate education: The backbone of American competitiveness and innovation
Bridges to opportunity for underprepared adults: A state policy guide for community college leaders
Reaching higher college completion (working paper)
Fulfilling the commitment: Recommendations for reforming federal student aid
Dual enrollment policies and practices: Earning college credit in California high schools
States that raise their high school graduation rates could generate millions more in higher wages
One day I will make it: A study of adult student persistence in library literacy programs
Effective preschool curricula and teaching strategies
The unraveling of No Child Left Behind: How negotiated changes unravel the law
Correctional education facts
Saving futures, saving dollars: The impact of education on crime reduction and earnings
Ithaca College - Frederick Douglass Academy Partnership
Keeping students in school: What other states are doing for at-risk students
Projections of 2003-04 high school graduates: Supplemental analyses based on findings from who graduates? Who doesn't?
State education reforms – Standards, assessment, and accountability
Alignment of high school graduation requirements and state-set college admissions requirements
State and district-level support for successful transitions into high school
Education longitudinal study of 2002 (ELS:2002): A first look at the initial postsecondary experiences of the high school Sophomore class of 2002
Adult learners in higher education: Barriers to success and strategies to improve results
Mathematics and science achievement and course-taking for college-bound high school students
Creating a culture of literacy: A guide for middle and high school principals
High school dropouts in America
Standardization vs. flexibility: State policy options on placement testing for developmental education in community colleges
Alabama education quick facts 2007
Rethinking high school: An introduction to New York City's experience
A culture of evidence: Postsecondary assessment and learning outcomes
Improving education outcomes for foster youth: The Guardian Scholars Project Year 1
Meeting five critical challenges of high school reform: Lessons from research on three reform models
Preparing students for success in college
Losing our future: How minority youth are being left behind by the graduation rate crisis
School relationships foster success for African American students
NDSFA: The financial aid partnership
Finance and resource issues in high school reform
Public high school graduation and college readiness rates in the United States
High school students at risk: The challenge of dropouts and pushouts
Confronting the graduation rate crisis in the south
Creating seamless educational transitions for urban African American and Hispanic students
College readiness begins in middle school
Increasing the preparedness of at-risk students
College scholarships for Latino students: Are opportunities being missed?
Campus-based student financial aid programs under the higher education act
National forum to accelerate middle grades reform
The averaged freshman graduation rate for public high schools from the Common Core of Data: School years 2002-03 and 2003-04
Information and college access: Evidence from a randomized field experiment
Keeping the promise of opportunity: Redesigning financial aid to support post-secondary completion among low-income young adults
College and career development organizer
The complexity of college and career readiness
The economic case for higher education
Characteristics of GED recipients in high school: 2002-06
2004/2009 Beginning postsecondary students longitudinal study
Achieving the Dream data notes: What's in a name? Are they really credential-seeking students?
State HIgher Education Finance 2011
It's a matter of time: Low-income students and community colleges
The CollegeKeys Compact 2012 catalog of effective practices: Programs and practices that expand options for students from low-income backgrounds
Stopped short: 2.1 Million adults in Florida went to college but didn't finish
Rising to the challenge: Meaningful assessment of student learning
Retaining teacher talent: Convergence and contradictions in teachers' perceptions of policy reform ideas
New data reveal percent of college credits taken by high school students
Guiding developmental math students to campus services: An impact evaluation of the Beacon program at South Texas College
Comparability of state local expenditures among schools within districts: A report from the study of school-level expenditures
A national study of institutional policies for the evaluation of transfer applicants
College Board Advocacy and Policy Center
Afterschool: A high school dropout prevention tool
Enhancing tax credits to encourage saving for higher education: Advancing the American opportunity tax credit and reforming the saver's credit
Web tables - student financing of undergraduate education: 2007-08
Early-childhood poverty and adult attainment, behavior, and health
Afterzones: Creating a citywide system to support and sustain high-quality after-school programs
Financial education in TRIO programs
Facts for education advocates: School counseling, access and persistence
Is your local high school making the grade? 10 Elements of a successful high school
Forging new pathways: The impact of the breaking through initiative in michigan
Still on the sidelines: What role will higher education trustees play in higher education reform?
A crucible moment: College learning & democracy's future
Completing college: A national view of student attainment rates
Challenging success: Can college degree completion be increased as states cut budgets?
Podcast: Getting high school dropouts in and out of college
Spaces of inclusion? Teachers' perceptions of school communities with differing student racial & socioeconomic contexts
How America pays for college 2012
Issues facing historically black colleges and unversities: Results of a focused discussion and survey
National adult learners satisfaction-priorities report
Smart money: Informing higher education philanthropy
Innovations in developmental math: Community colleges enhance support for nontraditional students
Grantmakers for Education
No time to waste: Policy recommendations for increasing college completion
Competency-based degree programs in the US: Postsecondary credentials for measurable student learning and performance
Supporting data use while protecting the privacy, security and confidentiality of student information: A primer for state policymakers
Accountability & continuous improvement in remedial education: Getting Past Go Project
Keeping students enrolled: How community colleges are boosting financial resources for their students
Mathematics and science education in the states
From college access to college success: College preparation and persistence of BPS graduates
Forum guide to education indicators
National HIRE network: Resources and assistance: Indiana
Georgia's HOPE scholarship and minority and low-income students: Program effects and proposed reforms
Measuring up 2006
Questions that matter: Setting the research agenda on access and success in postsecondary education