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Author(s):Johnson, C.
Title:College and career ready graduation: Strengthening the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
Source:http://www.jff.org/sites/default/files/COJ_ESEA...
Date:2010
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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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 Indiana: Key education facts and figures 2006
Academic interventions to help states meet rigorous standards: Policy options
Embedding college readiness indicators in high school curriculum and assessment
Schools to watch
The alternative pathways project: A framework for dropout reduction and recovery
Childcare and early childhood education: More information sharing and program review by HHS could enhance access for families with limited English proficiency
Helping students make good decisions and act on them: The real meaning of guidance and advisement
The 2007 Brown Center report on American education: How well are American students learning?
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
Into the eye of the storm: Assessing the evidence on science and engineering education, quality, and workforce demand
Who graduates in California?
Transitioning out of high school: A quick stats fact sheet
Putting English language learners on the educational map: The No Child Left Behind Act implemented
SREB states lead the nation in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Programs
The Kalamazoo Promise
The enhanced reading opportunities study: Early impact and implementation findings
The student to counselor ratio: Does it matter?
Beating the odds: The real challenges behind the math achievement gap - and what high-achieving schools can teach us about how to close it
Lost in transition: Building a better path from school to college and careers
Indiana's K-12 STEM Ed Report Card
Leveraging postsecondary partners to build a college-going culture: Tools for high school-postsecondary partnerships
Supporting English language acquisition: Opportunities for foundations to strengthen the social and economic well-being of immigrant families
Postsecondary connection: Making the link between high school preparation and college success
Benchmarking for success: Ensuring US students receive a world-class education
Transforming statewide high school assessment systems: A guide for state policymakers
Race matters: Unequal opportunities in education
When girls don't graduate, we all fail
Case studies of leading edge small urban high schools
Community college success: Is it a pathway to opportunity?
Ensuring college success: Scaffolding experiences for students and faculty in an early college high school
Deciding on postsecondary education
Campaign for High School Equity
A plan for success: Communities of color define policy priorities for high school reform
Learning around the clock: Benefits of expanded learning opportunities for older youth
Education watch 2009
Ensuring equal opportunity in public education: How local school district funding policies hurt disadvantaged students and what federal policy can do about it
National studies find TRIO programs effective at increasing college enrollment and graduation
A new goal for America's high schools: College preparation for all
Putting middle grades students on the graduation path: A policy and practice brief
Improving accountability in public education
National opportunity to learn campaign: Lost opportunity: A 50 state report on the oppotunity to learn in America
National opportunity to learn campaign: State data and analysis
School-based mentoring: Weighing future investments
America's best (and worst) cities for school reform: Attracting entrepreneurs and change agents
Helping former foster youth graduate from college: Campus support programs in California and Washington state
A stronger nation through higher education: Why Americans must achieve a "big goal" for college attainment
ED Data Express
Summer reading, summer not: How project READS (Reading Enhances Achievement During Summer) can advance equity
Beyond the rhetoric: Improving college readiness through coherent state policy
Learning communities for students in developmental reading: An impact study at Hillsborough Community College
Understanding the K-12 common core standards in English language arts and literacy in history/social studies, science, and technical subjects
Do the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) prepare students for Algebra in grade 8?
Southern Regional Education Board annual report: The essentials: What really counts in improving education
Response to Instruction (RtI) guidance document
Response to Intervention policy
Response to Intervention (RTI) and English Learners (ELLs)
Response to Intervention: The future for secondary schools
Charting the path from engagement to achievement: A report on the 2009 High School Survey of Student Engagement
Preventing future high school dropouts: An advocacy and action guide for NEA state and local affiliates
Comparing NCLB and the Obama administration's blueprint
The quality imperative: A state guide to achieving the promise of extended learning opportunities
How does extended learning time impact student achivement?
Making the transition: Interim results of the National Guard Youth Challenge Evaluation
The connection between health and high school dropout
State and local implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act: Volume IX - Accountability under NCLB: Final report
Lumina Foundation Focus: Off the charts: Columns of data provide support for student achievement
Are we there yet? What policymakers can learn from Tennessee's growth model
Beyond the indicators: An integrated school-level approach to dropout prevention
College readiness brief: Academic rigor: At the heart of college access and success
Linking secondary and postsecondary systems: Lessons from Indiana
Annotated bibliography of resources for transforming school counseling
Assisting students struggling with mathematics: Response to Intervention (RtI) for elementary and middle schools
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
BC AVID: Early Implementation Report -- Executive Summary
Prioritizing the nation's dropout factories: The need for federal policy that targets the nation's lowest performing high schools
Next generation learning: The intelligent use of technology to develop innovative learning models and personalized educational pathways
Promoting quality: State strategies for overseeing dual enrollment programs
Subprime opportunity: The unfulfilled promise of for-profit colleges and universities
Getting students ready for college and careers: Transitional senior mathematics
Everybody ready for college
A measured approach to improving teacher preparation
Transforming teacher education through clinical practice: A national strategy to prepare effective teachers
Building a grad nation: Progress and challenge in ending the high school dropout epidemic
The US STEM education model (simulation)
An extreme degree of difficulty: The educational demographics of urban neighborhood high schools
Healthy steps toward student achievement: Research based recommendations for policy and practice
Improving college performance and retention the easy way: Unpacking the ACT exam
The educational experience of young men of color: A review of research, pathways, and progress
Own the Turf: College and Career Readiness Counseling Campaign
The federal comprehensive school reform program and school turnaround: Key evaluation findings
Public school choice in the District of Columbia: A descriptive analysis
The effects of in-state tuition for non-citizens: A systematic review of the evidence
The transition to adulthood: How states can support older youth in foster care
Building a grad nation: Progress and challenge in ending the high school dropout epidemic (March 2011 Update)
Parents' guide to student success
Education and the economy: Boosting state and national economies by improving high school graduation rates
The effects of student coaching in college: An evaluation of a randomized experiment in student mentoring
Race to the top and teacher preparation: Analyzing state strategies for ensuring real accountability and fostering program innovation
Ready by 21 case study: Georgetown Divide
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
Fault lines in our democracy: Civic knowledge, voting behavior and civic engagement in the United States
Common Core implementation workbook
Dropping out of high school: Prevalence, risk factors, and remediation strategies
The arts and achievement in at-risk youth: Findings from four longitudinal studies
Make me a match: Helping low-income and first generation students make good college choices
Hard choices ahead: Performance and policy in Texas higher education
Third grade literacy policies: Identification, intervention, retention
50-state mathematics requirements for the standard high school diploma
Lifting Latinos up by their 'rootstraps': Moving beyond trauma through a healing-informed framework for Latino boys and men
2012 National survey of school counselors
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
Atlanta civic site: Climbing the ladder of civic proficiency
RTTD Action brief: Establishing the foundational conditions for personalized learning
Improving the college scorecard: Using student feedback to create an effective disclosure
Launching early college districtwide: Pharr San Juan-Alamo's "college for all" strategy
What we know about dual enrollment
On her majesty's school inspection service
Student learning plans: Supporting every student's transition to college and career
Opportunity for action: Preparing youth for 21st century livelihoods
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
AYP results for 2010-11
The nation's report card: Trial urban district assessment mathematics 2011
Can simple be equitable? Lessons from state grant programs
Missed opportunity: How New York can do a better job of reconnecting youth on public assistance to education and jobs
Ramp-up to Readiness: The Ramp-up goals
Making the case: Engaging education partners in addressing the education needs of children in foster care
Summer snapshot: Exploring the impact of higher achievement's year-round out-of-school time program on summer learning
From remediation to acceleration: Early lessons from two Philadelphia back on track schools
Saving now and saving later: How high school reform can reduce the nation's wasted remediation dollars
Reawakening the dream deferred: Can comprehensive intervention programs increase college awareness among at-risk students?
GEAR UP: Current project overviews 2002
Putting it all together: Supporting continuous improvement in education through strategic use of data systems
Four steps to finishing first: An agenda for increasing college productivity to create a better educated society
Successful school-community partnerships: Using lessons learned from practice and research to expand learning
2011 ACT national and state scores: State reports
Beyond basic skills: State strategies to connect low-skilled students to an employer-valued postsecondary education
Data-driven School Counseling Annotated Bibliography
A phenomenological study of high school counselor advocacy as it relates to the college access of underrepresented students
Implementing the common core state standards: An action agenda for higher education
Digest of education statistics 2010, and mini-digest of education statistics 2010
A comparison study of 12th grade students' college anticipations, aspirations, and college preparatory measures
US Department of Education Civil Rights Data Collection
Opportunity-rich schools and sustainable communities: Seven steps to align high-quality education with innovations in city and metropolitan planning and development
Achievement gaps: How Hispanic and white students in public schools perform in mathematics and reading perform on the national assessment of educational progress
Affirming the goal: Is college and career readiness an internationally competitive standard?
America's Promise Alliance dropout prevention summits
Closing the gap between high school and college
The 2010 Brown Center report on American education
P-20 governance
All accounted for: What do we want out of our afterschool & summer school programs?
7th Annual AP report to the nation
Access without equity: Longitudinal analysis of institutional stratification by race and ethnicity: 1972-2004
Winning by degrees: The strategies of highly productive higher-education institutions
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
A call to action to raise achievement for African American students
Untapped potential: Fulfilling the promise of Big Brother Big Sisters and the bigs and littles they represent
Hours of opportunity: Lessons from five cities on building systems to improve after-school, summer school, and other out-of-school time programs
Young Hispanic children: Boosting opportunities for learning
College readiness and high school-to-college success
The next generation of school accountability: A blueprint for raising high school achievement and graduation rates in SREB states
Reengaging high school dropouts: Early results of the national guard youth challenge program evaluation
Taking the easy way out: How the GED testing program induces students to drop out
Economic and noneconomic outcomes for GED credential recipients
Seize the moment: The need for a comprehensive federal investment in adolescent literacy
Projecting the economic benefits of reducing high school dropout rates in America's 45 largest metropolitan areas
No time to lose: Why America needs an education amendment to the US Constitution to improve public education
Growing pains: Scaling up the nation's best charter schools
College readiness issue brief: Aligning P-12 and postsecondary education: Toward a seamless P-16 education system
Implementing strategies to achieve successful student transitions
Research to practice: The future of the regional educational labs
Ed.gov Open Innovation Portal
The nation's report card: Reading 2009
High school policy reform: A plan for success (California)
Expanded time, enriching experiences: Expanded learning time schools and community organization partnerships
Gaining ground in the middle grades: Why some schools do better
Indiana's Growth Model (for measuring student achievement)
Top gap closers: Some public four-year colleges and universities have made good progress in closing graduation rate gaps
Strengthening institutional research and information technology capacity through Achieving the Dream: Principles and practices of student success
American Diploma Project (ADP) end-of-course exams: 2009 Annual report
The past, present, and future of comprehensive school reform
Work-based learning in California: Opportunities and models for expansion
The economic benefits from halving Indianapolis's dropout rate: A boon to regional business
Deloitte 2009 education survey overview: Redefining high school as a launch pad
Interim report on the evaluation of the growth model pilot project
Higher education commission helps high schools track graduates' progress
PERSIST (Guide to improve higher education persistence, retention, and success)
Unfulfilled promise: The dimensions and characteristics of Philadelphia's dropout crisis, 2000-2005
The tax and transfer fiscal impacts of dropping out of high school in Philidelphia city and suburbs
Turning it around: A collective effort to understand and resolve Philadelphia's dropout crisis
Welfare reform and intergenerational mobility
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
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act: A Primer on Reauthorization in 2010
Center on Innovation and Improvement
Online learning: Addressing challenges and seizing opportunities
Models of Response to Intervention in the Northwest Region States
Response to Intervention: Possibilities for service delivery at the secondary school level
The 6th annual AP report to the nation
The National Indian Education Study
Devil in the details: An analysis of state teacher dismissal laws
Achieving the possible: What Americans think about the college- and career-ready agenda
Six pillars of effective dropout prevention and recovery: An assessment of current state policy and how to improve it
The state of state standards - and the Common Core - in 2010
A sharper focus on technical workers: How to educate and train for the global economy
Suspended education: Urban middle schools in crisis
State test score trends through 2008-09, Part 1: Rising scores on state tests and NAEP
Distinct subgroups of former foster youth during young adulthood: Implications for policy and practice
Center on Reinventing Public Education
A developmental perspective for high school practitioners on college and workplace readiness
Creating a high school culture of college-going: The case of Washington State Achievers
Cities in crisis 2009: Closing the graduation gap: Educational and economic conditions in America's largest cities
Realizing the promise: How state policy can support alternative certification programs
International Benchmarking Toolkit
Improving student success by strengthening developmental education in community colleges: The role of state policy
Gateway to College
Improving the distribution of teachers in low-performing high schools
Measuring and improving the effectiveness of high school teachers
Indiana Partnerships Center
Reach higher, America: Overcoming crisis inthe U. S. workforce
Next generation state data system: What is needed to support the next generation assessment and accountability systems
EPAS® state of the nation report 2007: Mathematics
Tuition equity legislation: Investing in Colorado high school graduates through equal opportunity to postsecondary education
Pathways to boosting the earnings of low-income students by increasing their educational attainment
Indianapolis Star Data Central: School profile reports
The early assessment program: Helping high school students meet college expectations in mathematics and English
Sizing up state standards: 2008
The transformative individual school counseling model: An accountability model for urban school counselors
Doing What Works - Research based education practices online
Science and mathematics education indicators
I-BEST a program integrating adult basic education and workforce training
Modeling Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs): Campus practices that work for Latino students
Out before the game begins: Hispanic leaders talk about what's needed to bring more Hispanic youngsters into science, technology and math professions
How does the United States stack up? International comparisons of academic achievement
State and Local Implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act
Are teachers prepared for racially diverse schools? Teachers describe their preparation, resources, and practices for racially diverse schools
The 4th annual AP report to the nation
The postsecondary achievement of participants in dual enrollment: An analysis of student outcomes in two states
The national articulation and transfer network
Educational programs and projects that address the needs of low-income students
Retooling career and technical education
Advanced placement report to the nation: 2007
Indiana's best buys: An in-depth look at Hoosier high schools
Effective instruction: An inconspicuous strategy for dropout prevention
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
Inside the black box of high-performing high-poverty schools
Collegiate learning assessement project
Improving high-school-to-college transition through leadership and governance
Educational vouchers for universal preschools
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
Quality counts 2007: From cradle to career: Connecting education from birth through adulthood (Indiana state report)
EPAS®: A system that works
Setting students' sights on college: Chicago public schools
Colorado Reports
Dropout prevention for students with disabilities: A critical issue for state education agencies
Education watch Florida: Key education facts and figures 2006
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; Colorado state report
Public high school graduation and college-readiness rates: 1991-2002
National High School Center
Powerful pathways: Framing options and opportunities for vulnerable youth
Beyond high school: Improving transition programs for postsecondary education
The relationship of high school graduation exams to graduation rates and SAT scores
Beyond empty promises: Policies to improve transitions into colleges and jobs
Paths to persistence: An analysis of research on program effectiveness at community colleges
Learning to earn
Ready for tomorrow: Helping all students achieve secondary and postsecondary success
Miles to go: Louisiana
The relationship between advanced placement and college graduation
Indian students and college preparation
Unfinished business: More measured approaches in standards-based reform
Student success: Statewide P-16 systems -- curriculum and assessment systems
Ready to succeed: All students prepared for college and work
Dollars and sense II: Lessons from good, cost-effective small schools
The truth behind higher education disclosure laws
A parent's guide to Response to Intervention (RTI)
Increasing teacher diversity: Strategies to improve the teacher workforce
A better measure of skills gaps: Utilizing ACT skill profile and assessment data for strategic skill research
Revamping the teacher evaluation process
Data that matters: Giving high schools useful feedback on grads' outcomes
High school longitudinal study of 2009: A first look at fall 2009 ninth-graders parents', teachers, school counselors, and school administrators
Investing in education powers US competitiveness: Education funding must be preserved
Breaking schools' rules: A statewide study of how school discipline relates to students' success and juvenile justice involvement
A state policymaker's guide to expanding learning time
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
Designing high quality evaluation systems for high school teachers: Challenges sand potential solutions
The economic value of opportunity youth
Summertime program tune-up: Taking advantage of "down" time for needed program enhancements
Adolescent literacy
The 8th annual AP report to the nation
Beyond the master plan: The case for restructuring baccalaureate education in California
Chartering equity: Using charter school legislation and policy to advance equal educational opportunity
Completion matters: The high cost of low community college graduation rates
State implementation and perceptions of Title 1 school improvement grants under the Recovery Act: One year later
Is high school tough enough?
Portable, stackable credentials: A new education model for industry-specific career pathways
View from the field: How to launch district virtual learning
Sustaining service learning in your school: Staying the course
The impact of time between cognitive tests on performance: Evidence from Advanced Placement exams
K-12 postsecondary alignment and school accountability: Investigating high school responses to California's early assessment program
The college completion agenda may sacrifice college access for low-income, minority and other at-risk students
Development, discouragement, or diversion? New evidence on the effects of college remediation
The stealth inequities of school funding: How state and local school finance systems perpetuate inequitable school spending
College rewired: Innovative approaches help higher education connect to productivity
Broadening the benefits of dual enrollment: Reaching underachieving and underrepresented students with career-focused programs
Do schools challenge our students? What student surveys tell us about the state of education in the United States
2012 State of the state addresses: Governors' top education issues
Pathways through graduate school and into careers
The cruel divide: How California's education finance system shortchanges its poorest school districts
Does more money matter? An introduction to the performance-based scholarship demonstration in California
What are the implications of possible selves research for school counseling practice?
What can a multifaceted program do for community college students?
Professional college knowledge: Re-envisioning how we prepare our college readiness workforce
The causes and consequences of attending historically black colleges and universities
Appropriate use of high stakes testing in our schools: How should student learning and achievement be measured
Does implementing a research based school counseling curriculum enhance student achievement
Strategic instruction model
Academic pathways to college: Policies and practices of the fifty states to reach underserved students
Learning to finish: A best practices "Wiki" sponsored by the Pew Partnership
The dream deferred: Increasing the college preparedness of at-risk students
Do graduation tests measure up: A closer look at state high school exit exams
Building a career pathways system: Promising practices in community college-centered workforce development
Every child a graduate: A framework for an excellent education for all middle and high school students
The school to college transition: Challenges and prospects
How curriculum influences college persistence in Indiana and the nation
Closing the gap: High achievement for students of color
How do career interventions impact the educational choices of eighth-grade students
Beyond college for all: Policies and practices to improve transitions into college and jobs
The American diploma project: Overview of research
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
Reading between the lines: What ACT reveals about college readiness in reading
Education watch Florida: Key education facts and figures 2004
Managing the transition to ninth grade in a comprehensive urban school
Findings from the early college high school initiative: A look at best practices and lessons learned regarding a dual enrollment program
Education watch Washington: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Washington: Key education facts and figures 2006
Comprehensive school reform quality center report on middle and high school comprehensive school reform models
Guidance and career counselor's toolkit: Advising high school students with disabilities on postsecondary options
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
Developing the STEM education pipeline
A voice from the middle
Realizing the college dream (English and Spanish versions)
ACT high school profile report: National
ACT high school profile report: Indiana
College affordability for students from low and lower-middle income families
Demography is not destiny: Increasing the graduation rates of low-income college students at large public universities
Hispanic students’ ACT scores hold steady as number of those testing increases at record pace
Moving Indiana forward: High standards and high graduation rates
Higher education, higher cost and higher debt: Paying for college in the future
American diploma project network Indiana action plan
Just for the kids
Talent Development High Schools
The challenge and call for cultural adjustments in educating African American males: Implications for school counselors and leaders
Charter high schools: Closing the achievement gap
Ladders of learning: Fighting fade-out by advancing pK-3 alignment
Expanding learning time in high schools
Middle school practices improve student achievement in high poverty schools
Promoting a systematic focus on learning supports to address barriers to learning and teaching
Improving college readiness and success for all students: A joint responsibility between K-12 and postsecondary education
Education in the age of accountability: A research focus of the Urban Institute
National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER)
Preventing student disengagement in middle schools and keeping students on the graduation track in high-poverty middle-grades schools: Early identification and effective interventions
State college- and career-ready high school graduation requirements
The role of interim assessments in a comprehensive assessment system: A policy brief
A college access contract
State-level high school improvement systems checklist
Raising achievement and graduation rates by supporting teachers in developing quality classroom instruction
Supporting ninth-grade students to achieve in high school and preparing seniors for postsecondary education and a career
Redesigning schools: 10 features of effective schools
Opportunity in America: The role of education
Asian Pacific Islander American Students and U.S. high schools
What your community can do to end it's drop-out crisis: Learnings from research and practice
Are private high schools better academically than public high schools?
The Perkins Act of 2006: Connecting career and technical education with the college and career readiness agenda
The costs and benefits of an excellent education for all of America's children
Avoidable Losses: High-Stakes Accountability and the Dropout Crisis
Cramming: The effects of school accountability on college-bound students
Overlooked gems: A national perspective on low-income promising learners
Ohio's career development program
State Cards (statistical snapshots of high school data by state)
Every student counts: The case for graduation rate accountability
Windows on achievement and inequality
Making sense of data-driven decision making in education
No Child Left Behind - standards, assessment, and accountability
Strengthening state adult education policies for low-skilled workers
Passing the torch: Strategies for innovation in community college ESL
Center for Law and Social Policy
A study of the Talent Search program: Analysis and highlights
Best practices in student support services: A study of five exemplary sites
Urban school counseling: Implications for practice and training
Promise lost: College-qualified students who don't enroll in college
Critical conditions for equity and diversity in college access: Informing policy and monitoring results
Removing the roadblocks: Fair college opportunities for all California students
California State University: Early assessment program
College tools for schools
Benefits of additional high school coursework and improved course performance in preparing students for college
From high school to the future: The pathway to 20
Eight elements of high school improvement: A mapping framework
High schools as launch pads: How college-going culture improves graduation rates in low-income high schools
The forgotten middle: Ensuring that all students are on target for college and career readiness before high school
Making college and career readiness the mission for high schools: A guide for state policymakers
The building blocks of success: Higher-level math for all students
A mission of the heart: What does it take to transform a school?
Dropouts, diplomas, and dollars: U.S. high schools and the nation's economy
What happens to high school dropouts who reenroll?
Career and technical education in the United States: 1990-2005
College access and success state data
Good Shepherd Services
State future workforce gap summaries
The economic benefits of academic and career preparation
From assets to school outcomes: How finances shape children's perceived possibilities and intentions
Education Equality Project
The economic impact of the achievement gap in America's schools
College-ready students, student-ready colleges: An agenda for improving degree completion in postsecondary education
Expanding options: State financing of education pathways for struggling students and out-of-school youth (Indiana report)
A stronger nation through higher education: How and why Americans must meet a "big goal" for college attainment
Barriers to college attainment: Lessons from Chicago
Summer Search
Late high school dropouts: Characteristics, experiences, and changes across cohorts
Meeting the invention challenge
Outcomes of high impact practices for underserved students: A review of the literature
State early commitment programs: A contract for college success?
Innovations in education: Creating strong supplemental educational services programs
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
National education standards: Getting beneath the surface
Moving beyond AYP: High school performance indicators
The misplaced math student: Lost in eighth-grade Algebra
Dynamic annotated bibliographies from the IPCN online college access library
Improving teacher quality: Here's how (guidebook)
Strong foundations: The state of postsecondary data systems
Recognition and response: An early intervening system for young children at-risk for learning disabilities: Research synthesis and recommendations
Lumina Foundation focus: The productivity push: System wide reform allows Arizona to serve more students
Annie E. Casey Foundation 2010 Kids Count Data Book
Effective dropout prevention and recovery: State dropout policy profiles
Student mobility in rural and nonrural districts in five Central region states
Challenges, assets, and innovations: Considerations for secondary education in rural communities
The opportunity illusion: Subsidized housing and failing schools in California
The rising price of inequality: How inadequate grant aid limits college access and persistence
Understanding the common core state standards
6th Annual AP Report to the Nation: State Reports
Effectiveness of fully online courses for college students: Response to a department of education meta-analysis
Recruiting and retaining older African American and Hispanic boys in after-school programs: What we know and what we still need to learn
RTI Action Network: High school resources
Helping students get a "head start" on the real world: State strategies for early high school graduation
SREB/Go Alliance
The achievement gap where you live
IDEA Partnership: Collaborative work on Response to Intervention
Schools, families, and Response to Intervention:
The current status of school counseling outcome research
The breaking through practice guide
Making graduation a priority
Education Trust-West
Hispanics, high school dropouts, and the GED
Using college admission test scores to clarify high school placement (Leading Indicators Series)
Pre-algebra and algebra enrollment and achievement (Leading Indicators Series)
2009 Report on Indiana's dropout student population
Schools without diversity: Education management organizations, charter schools, and the demographic stratification of the American school system
Advancing by degrees: A framework for increasing college completion
Learning connection: Providing data, resources, and tools to support student achievement
Engaging older youth: Program and city-level strategies to support sustained participation in out-of-school time
Close the hidden funding gaps in our schools
End-of-course exams: A growing trend in high school-level assessments
Pathway to the baccalaureate: How one community college is helping underprepared students succeed
Child poverty and intergenerational mobility
Raising their voices: Engaging students, teachers, and parents to help end the dropout epidemic
The economic benefits from halving the dropout rate: A boom to businesses in the nation's largest metropolitan areas
Best practices in statewide articulation and transfer systems
A penny saved is mobility earned: Advancing economic mobility through savings
The historic opportunity to get college readiness right: The Race to the Top fund and postsecondary education
Postsecondary preparation and remediation: Examining the effect of the early assessment program at California State University
Using Achieving the Dream to meet accreditation requirements: Principles and practices of student success
State test score trends through 2007-08: Has progress been made in raising achievement for students with disabilities?
Bitter pill, better formula: Toward a single, fair, and equitable formula for ESEA Title 1, Part A
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
Choice without equity: Charter school segregation and the need for civil rights standards
Council for Exceptional Children
Teaching for a New World: Preparing High School Educators to Deliver College- and Career-Ready Instruction
How many schools have not made adequate yearly progress under the No Child Left Behind Act?
College readiness issue brief: High expectations: A key to success for all
It's about time: Temporal dimensions of college preparation programs
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
Paying for college success: An introduction to the performance-based scholarship demonstration
Southern Education Foundation (SEF)
Teaching for a new world: Preparing high school educators to deliver college- and career-ready information
No accounting for fairness: Equitable education funding remains elusive in Ohio
2009 ACT National and State Scores
Employers, low-income young adults, and post-secondary credentials: A practical typology for business, education, and community leaders
Projections of education statistics to 2018
Combat2College: Facilitating college success for combat veterans
The Nation's Report Card: Mathematics 2009
What we must to do to create a system that prepares students for college success
A return to the "Mexican room": The segregation of Arizona's English learners
Academic competitiveness and national SMART grant programs: First-year lessons learned
Something's got to give: California can't improve college completions without rethinking developmental education at its community colleges
Improving Hispanic achievement: Implications for state policy
Strengthening college opportunity and performance: Federal, state and institutional leadership
Central Indiana Talent Alliance
The advanced placement program benefits mainly well-prepared students who pass AP exams
Ready by 21: Making quality count
Participation and success in the advanced placement program continue to grow in the SREB states
Hear us out: High school students in two cities talk about going to college
After the bell: What do we want our afterschool programs to do?
A model for success: CART's linked learning program increases college enrollment
Profiting from health care: The role of for-profit schools in training the health care workforce
Online learning: Does it help low-income and underprepared students?
National High School Center early warning system tool 2.0
Education and achievement: A focus on Latino "immigrant" children
Closing the college completion gap: A guidebook for the faith community
Teachers are the center of education: Mentoring, teaching and improving student learning
Forward thinking teens: The effects of college costs on adolescent risky behavior
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
Developing 20/20 vision on the 2020 degree attainment goal: The threat of income based inequality in education
Subprime opportunity: The unfulfilled promsie of for-profit colleges and universities
Early college graduates: Adapting, thriving, and leading in college
Teacher and leader effectiveness in high-performing education systems
Data Quality Campaign: Data for action 2010: Executive summary
The condition of college and career readiness 2011
Using linked data to drive education and training improvement
IES What Works Clearinghouse: Find what works
The College Match Program
The common core state standards: Implications for higher education in the west
The condition of education 2012 (Website)
Providing greater opportunities for deeper learning in NCLB waivers
Using dual enrollment policy to improve college & career readiness: A web tool for decision makers
Common core state standards & career and technical education: Bridging the divide between college and career readiness
What is "career ready"?
Effective practices for developing the literacy skills of english language learners in the english language arts classroom
Aid and innovation: How federal financial aid policy impacts student success and how states can respond
The nation's report card: Science 2011
NAEP Science 2011 State Snapshot Reports
Compendium of practices to increase Latino college completion 2012: Profiles of organizational efforts
Where to begin? The evolving role of placement exams for students starting college
Performance-based funding of higher education: A detailed look at best practices in six states
Opportunities suspended: The disparate impact of disciplinary exclusion from school
Education at a glance 2012: OECD indicators
Balancing passion and practicality: The role of debt and major on students' financial outcomes: Executive Summary
The effects of learning communities for students in developmental education
Using assessment results: Promising practices of institutions that do it well
Collegiate remediation: A review of the causes and consequences
"I came in unsure of everything": Community college shifts in students' confidence
RTTD guidance: Implementing continuous improvement metrics and strategies for the foundational conditions for personalized learning
A dozen facts about k-12 education
Challenge the status quo: Academic success among school-age African-American males
A critical moment: Child and youth homelessness in our nation's schools
Beyond the numbers: Data use for continuous improvement of programs serving disconnected youth
A systemic approach to implementing response to intervention in three Colorado high schools
Increasing return on investment from federal student aid
The role of community-based organizations in the college access and success movement
State Cards (statistical snapshots of high school data by state) Updated 2012
Work-integrated learning and career-ready students: Examining the evidence
Tying funding to community college outcomes: Models, tools, and recommendations for states
What's in your cabinet? How agencies can collectively improve the lives of children and youth
8th Annual AP report to the nation
Why access matters: The community college student body
A public education primer: Basic (and sometimes surprising) facts about the U.S. education system
Reviving magnet schools: Strengthening a successful choice option
Opportunity road: The promise and challenge of America's forgotten youth
The road to high-quality early education
12 for 2012: Issues to move education forward in 2012
The impacts of state performance funding systems on higher education institutions: Research literature review and policy implications
Smart spending: Reforming federal financial aid for higher education
Mobility makers
Experimental evidence on the effect of childhood investments on postsecondary attainment and degree completion
The midwest challenge: Matching jobs with education in the post-recession economy
Dual enrollment for high school students
Afterzone: Outcomes for youth participating in Providence's citywide after-school system
Transitioning to the new high school graduation rate
Federal policy guidance issued on the rights of undocumented school children
Don't count us out: How an overreliance on accountability could undermine the public's confidence in schools, business, government and more
Including more student voices in higher education policymaking: Rising tuitions and student debts mean rising stakes for college students
Parents want to know
State Policies Affecting the “Adult Re-Entry Pipeline” in Postsecondary Education: Results of a Fifty-State Inventory
The road ahead: A look at trends in the educational attainment of community college students
Ramp-up to Readiness: The Ramp-up standards
The nation's report card: Findings in brief: Reading and mathematics 2011: National assessment of educational progress at grades 4 and 8
Lining up: The relationship between the common core state standards and five sets of comparison standards
Percentage of states with alignment between K-12 and higher education standards
Online and hybrid course enrollment and performance in Washington State Community and Technical Colleges
Developmental Education Initiative (DEI) self-assessment tool
Scaling community college interventions
Implementing common core state standards and assessments: A workbook for state and district leaders
Think College Indiana!
A green career pathways framework: Postsecondary and employment success for low-income, disconnected youth
Elementary/Secondary Information System (ESLi)
Opening doors to student success: A synthesis of findings from an evaluation at six community colleges
Creating opportunities in health care: The community college role in workforce partnerships
School tracking and access to higher education among disadvantaged groups
Shut out of the military: Today's high school education doesn't mean you're ready for today's army
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
The economic value of higher teacher quality
Greening community colleges: An environmental path to improving educational outcomes
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)
Front and center: Critical choices for higher education
The educational experience of young men of color: Federal legal implications and policy guidance
College access challenge grants: Including adult learners, strengthening student success
We dream a world: The 2025 vision for black men and boys
Redesigning community colleges for completion: Lessons from research on high performance organizations
Kentucky school-based family support: Twenty years later
What do you want in an afterschool program?
Closing the expectations gap 2011
Mentoring in schools: An impact study of Big Brothers Big Sisters school-based mentoring
Now what? Imperatives and options for common core implementation and governance
Dual enrollment: A strategy for educational advancement of all students
Rewarding progress, reducing debt: Early results from Ohio's performance-based scholarship demonstration for low-income parents
Major differences: Explaining student engagement by field of study: Annual results 2010
How increasing college access is increasing inequality, and what to do about it
Science achievement and occupational career/technical education coursetaking in high school: The class of 2005
Field guide for improving student success
Parent and caregiver activities to create a college-going culture
Counselor and college access provider activities to create a college-going culture
NAEP Mathematics 2009 state snapshot reports
Investing in disadvantaged young children is an economically efficient policy
Student Success Skills
Assisting students struggling with reading: Response to Intervention (RtI) and multi-tier intervention in the primary grades
Student Success Skills: Tools and strategies for improved academic and social outcomes
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
Educational equity profiles: Practical leadership tools for equitable and excellent schools
Making the connections: Connecting state and institutional policies to improve student success
Investing early: Intervention programs in selected U.S. states
Features of state response to intervention initatives in Northeast and Islands Region states
Turnaround schools that work: Moving beyond separate but equal
The promise of proficiency: How college proficiency information can help high schools drive student success
Strong students, strong workers: Models for student success through workforce development and community college partnerships
Between two worlds: How young Latinos come of age in America
2009 What works for Latinos in higher education
Socioeconomic stratification of community college transfer access in the 1980s and 1990s: Evidence from HS&B and NELS
Pathways to College Network
Insuring college failure risk
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?
NAEP reading 2009 state snapshot reports
Rising to the challenge: Hispanic college graduation rates as a national priority
State R&D and k-12 STEM Education Report Cards
Expanded learning: Making it work for high school students
The quality imperative: Match ambitious goals for college attainment with an ambitious vision for learning
Processes and challenges in identifying learning disabilities among English Language Learner students in three New York state districts
Promising practices: What works in the Midwest: New approaches to improving college access, persistence, and success: Three exemplary postsecondary opportunity programs
Mandating supplemental intervention services: Is New York state doing enough to help all students succeed?
National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities
The educational crisis facing young men of color: Reflections on four days of dialogue on the educational challenges of minority males
Basics of longitudinal cohort analysis: Principles and practices of student success
This school works for me: Creating choices to boost student achievement: Supplement to the analysts' guide
Promising practices: What works in the midwest: A report from the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE)
Achieve Standards Alignment Tool
North Carolina Early Mathematics Placement Testing
Improving access to higher education by promoting saving
Florida policy options to accelerate Latino student success in higher education
Good data. Better policy. Stronger commitment. Improved outcomes.
Comparing achievement between K-8 and middle schools: A large empirical study
Untapped potential: Early labor market outcomes of dropouts and graduates from Philadelphia's public schools
State college- and career-ready high school graduation requirements comparison table
High school dropout and completion rates in the United States: 2007
The relationship between AP exam performance and college outcomes
Lumina Foundation Lessons: When networks build a platform, students step up
What does research say about 21st century skills?
Strengthening partnerships and building public will for out-of-school time programs
Evidence-based dropout prevention programs
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
FloridaCAN! Empowering communities to work alongside our schools for student success
Building an early childhood professional development system
Chidren's Budget 2010
The black-white achievement gap: When progress stopped
For-profit colleges: Undercover testing finds colleges encouraged fraud and engaged in deceptive and questionable marketing practices
Ensuring America's future: Federal policy and Latino college completion
Reinventing alternative education: State policy profiles
Mind the gaps: How college readiness narrows achievement gaps in college success
Does extending foster care beyond age 18 promote postsecondary educational attainment?
Youth in foster care: Easing the transition to adulthood
Doing more with less: The inequitable funding of community colleges
Lessons from Achieving the Dream for federal efforts to improve college completion rates
When Johnny (or Janelle) comes marching home: National, state, and institutional efforts in support of veterans' education
The accountability illusion
A critical mission: Making adolescent reading an immediate priority in SREB states
On the front lines of schools: Perspectives of teachers and principals on the high school dropout problem
Improving low performing high schools: Searching for evidence of promise
Changes in Graduation Rates by State (Progress and Challenge Indexes)
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
Some perspectives from rural school districts on the No Child Left Behind Act
The Education Equality Project: Improving teacher quality
From qualifications to results: Promoting teacher effectiveness through federal policy
Using increased funding under the Workforce Investment Act to create multiple pathways to marketable postsecondary credentials and middle-class employment
National Association for College Admission Counseling: Statement of prinicples of good practice
Grade retention: Achievement and mental health outcomes
A synthesis of grade retention research: Looking backward and moving forward
Noncognitive assessment and college success: The case of the Gates Millennium Scholars
The future workforce of Indiana
Pushing the envelope: State policy innovations in financing postsecondary education for workers who study
Education at a glance 2008: OECD indicators
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
An early alert system for remediation needs of entering community college students: Leveraging the California standards test
It's not about the cut score: Redesigning placement assessment policy to improve student success
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
ETS Policy Notes: Addressing achievement gaps: The language acquisition and educational achievement of English-language learners
School funding's tragic flaw
Recommended policies and practices for advancing Indiana's system of adult education and workforce training
The Condition of Latinos in education: 2008 Factbook
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
The costs of failure factories in American higher education
Communities in Schools
Accelerating Latino success at Texas border institutions: Possibilities and challenges
Best practices in recruiting and retaining minority graduate students
Crafting a new vision for high school: How states can join academic and technical studies to promote more powerful learning
HomeworkSpot
Second to none in attainment, discovery, and innovation: The national agenda for higher education
IU School of Education Center for Research and P-16 Collaboration: Presentation
National evaluation of Upward Bound: Summary of first-year impacts and program operations
On ramp to college: A state policymaker's guide to dual enrollment
Strengthening financial aid policies for low-income working adults
National Indian Education Study 2007 Part II: The educational experiences of American Indian and Alaska Native students in grades 4 and 8
Parent expectations and planning for college: Statistical analysis report
National Center for Learning Disabilities
Using student engagement to improve adolescent literacy
Knowing how and where to obtain information about the world of work and post-secondary training/education
Missouri guidance and placement lessons: Applying employment readiness skills and the skills for on-the-job success
Overcoming obstacles, optimizing opportunities: State policies to increase postsecondary attainment for low-skilled adults
Rethinking high school: Preparing students for success in college, career, and life
Establishing an effective guidance and advisement system
Fighting poverty through incentives and work mandates for young men
Giving students a chance to achieve: Getting off to a fast and successful start in grade nine
The family: America's smallest school
American Indian and Alaska Native students in U.S. high schools
ACT high school profile report: The graduation class of 2007 (Indiana)
Learning in a new key
The Breakthrough High School project
Building a science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) agenda
Achievement trap: How America is failing millions of high-achieving students from lower-income families
Getting students to meet challenging academic and career goals: Involving school mentors, parents, and community leaders
No Child Left Behind: What's in it for parents (Spanish Language Version)
Setting the '08 education agenda for the nation: Education as an engine for regional economic and workforce development
High school dropout: A quick stats fact sheet
2007 College-bound seniors: Total group profile report
PISA 2006: OECD Briefing notes for the United States
Approaches to dropout prevention: Heeding early warning signs with appropriate interventions
Building a culture of evidence for community college student success: Early progress in the Achieving the Dream initiative
Orphan Foundation of America
2007-08 Directory of colleges cooperating with the SAT program fee-waiver service
Cognitive behavioral interventions: An effective approach to help students with disabilities stay in school
Encouraging girls in math and science
Starfish Initiative: Mentoring application
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
Transitioning adults to college: Adult basic education program models
Expanding opportunities: Postsecondary career and technical education and preparing tomorrow’s workforce
All students college-ready: Findings from the Foundation's education work, 2000-2006
Latinos in secondary education
What works for Latino students
A synthesis of recommendations for improving U.S. science and mathematics education
Early childhood education: Investing in quality makes sense
Building academic skills in context: Testing the value of advanced math learning in career and technical education
Improving academic achievement in urban districts: What state policymakers can do
Opening doors: Support success: Services that may help low-income students succeed in community college
Improving literacy outcomes for English language learners in high school: Considerations for states and districts in developing a coherent policy framework
Middle Start
Healthier and wealthier: Decreasing healthcare costs by increasing educational attainment
Benefits of a high school core curriculum
Relationships between students' high school and middle school experiences and later completion of a Bachelor's degree
No child left behind: What it means for parents
College readiness crisis spurs call for change by ACT in nation's core high school curriculum
PERSIST: A comprehensive guide for student success in higher education
Event Dropout Rates for Public School Students in grades 9-12: 2002-3 and 2003-4
Accelerated learning for all
Using EXPLORE® and PLAN® Data to Evaluate GEAR UP Programs
Asking the right questions: A judicial checklist to ensure that the educational needs of children and youth in foster care are being addressed
College is possible: A guide for undocumented students
Digest of education statistics: 2006
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
State approaches to more reliable and uniform dropout and graduation data
Postsecondary success begins with high school preparation
Highlights of the 2007 Accountability System in the State of Texas
Education watch Alabama: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Alabama: Key education facts and figures 2006
Pathways to college access and success
Ready for college and ready for work: Same or different
The middle grades: Putting all students on track for college
Mixed messages: What state high school tests communicate about student readiness for college
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
Student readiness for college: Connecting state policies
Gaining traction, gaining ground: How some high schools accelerate learning for struggling students
The 2003 Brown Center report on American education: How well are American students learning?
Transitions to college: From theory to practice
What role can dual enrollment programs play in easing the transition between high school and postsecondary education
Under-prepared community college students: Implications of attitudinal and experiential differences
Left behind: Unequal opportunity in higher education
College access in Indiana and the United States: A 2005 status report
From the prison track to the college track: Pathways to postsecondary success for out of school youth
Powerful partnerships: Independent colleges share high-impact strategies for low-income students’ success
State high school exit exams: A maturing reform
Measuring what matters: Creating a longitudinal data system using data to improve student achievement
Bridging the gap between high school and college
Dropout rates in the United States: 2004
Crisis or possibility? Conversations about the American high school
The college ladder: Linking secondary and postsecondary education for success for all students
Fair test: Schools that do not use SAT or ACT scores for admitting substantial numbers of students into Bachelor's degree program
On the road to college: Developing mobile and regional outreach services
The high cost of failing to reform public education in Indiana
Best evidence encyclopedia: Center for data-driven reform in education
Immigrant students and secondary school reform: Compendium of best practices
Involving families in high school and college expectations
Promise abandoned: How policy choices and institutional practices restrict college opportunity
Projections of education statistics to 2015
School-business partnerships: Seven strategies for success
State and district approaches to school improvement: Helping all students meet high academic standards
Analyzing state and regional K-16 policies: A toolkit for researchers and policy analysts
Improving educational outcomes for students with disabilities
High schools for the new millennium
Career advancement for low-income workers through community college and community-based organization partnerships
Trends in student aid 2011
Performance-based scholarships: Emerging findings from a national demonstration
The relevance of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the college completion agenda
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
Racial gaps in early childhood: Socio-emotional health, development, and educational outcomes among African-American males
Tackling tough topics: An educator's guide to working with military kids
New school year brings steep cuts in state funding for schools
The Future Ready Project
When school stability requires transportation: State considerations
Forgotten middle-skill jobs: State by state snapshots
National Office for School Counselor Advocacy: Transition from high school graduation to college enrollment
Recruitment, retention and the minority teacher shortage
College Bound Seniors 2011
Hearing on non-traditional students
The nation's report card: Trial urban district assessment reading 2011
Civic engagement through digital citizenship: Engaging youth in active, participatory citizenship
Black male student success in higher education: A report from the national black male college achievement study
Western Policy Exchanges
Committing to quality: Guidelines for assessment and accountability in higher education
Building institutional capacity for data-informed decision making
Movin' it and improvin' it! Using both education strategies to increase teaching effectiveness
Why rural matters 2011-12: Statistical indicators of the condition of rural education in the 50 states
Preparing for college: A national perspective on common core state standards implementation planning
Toolfind: Youth outcomes measurement tools directory
Evaluate mentoring programs
Why policymakers should care about children's savings
Meeting the STEM workforce demand: Accelerating math learning among students interested in STEM
Unrealized promises: Unequal access, affordability, and excellence at community colleges in Southern California
The digital learning imperative: How technology and teaching meet today's education challenges
The role of minority-serving institutions in redefining and improving developmental education
Competing for school improvement dollars: State grant-making strategies
Cornerstones of completion: State policy support for accelerated, structured pathways to college credentials and transfer
Men of color: A role for policymakers in improving the status of black male students in U.S. higher education
The common core state standards: Caution and opportunity for early childhood education
Highlights from TIMSS 2011: Mathematics and science achievement of U.S. fourth and eighth-grade students in an international context
The College Board 2012 national survey of school counselors and administrators: Report on survey findings: Barriers and supports to school counselor success
The limited career prospects for high school graduates without additional education and training
Advancing civic learning and engagement in democracy: A road map and call to action
State high school exit exams: A policy in transition
Third grade reading policies
The role of student learning outcomes for institutional accountability and transparency
Finding your workforce: The top 25 institutions graduating Latinos in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) by academic level 2009-2010
Enrollment management trends report: A snapshot of the 2011 ACT tested high school graduates
Close, but no degree: Removing barriers to degree-completion and economic advancement in New Jersey
ERIN Project: Education Resource Information Navigator
End-of-course exams
Learning denied: The case for equitable access to effective teaching in California's largest school district
Housing costs, zoning, and access to high quality schools
Remediation: Higher education's bridge to nowhere
Dual enrollment: Reviewing programs to promote college completion
Digest of Education Statistics 2011
Driving K-12 reform through a college-access and success agenda
Raising the bar from Ready by 21 to credentialed by 26: Highlights from community and state efforts
APSCU's five tenents of veteran education
Redesigning high schools to prepare students for the future
Project GRAD
Career planning: Students need help starting early and staying focused
Success for All Foundation
Cal-SOAP
High school guidance counselors: Facilitators or preemptors of social stratification in education
Frequently asked questions regarding Indiana's new high school course and credit requirements
Identifying potential dropouts: Key lessons for building an early warning data system: A dual agenda of high standards and high graduation rates
Institutional grants and baccalaureate degree attainment
Getting students ready for college and careers
Increasing rates of school completion: Moving from policy and research to practice
Making good on a promise: What policymakers can do to support the educational persistence of dropouts
Youth indicators 2005: Trends in the well-being of American youth
Student success: Statewide P-16 systems -- early outreach
Critical postsecondary education issues in Indiana
Pathways to improving practice: How can pre-college outreach programs work with schools
All over the map: State policies to improve the high school
Peak experiences
How do pre-collegiate outreach programs impact college-going among underrepresented students
What do we know: Seeking effective math and science instruction
The advanced placement expansion of the '90's: How did traditionally underserved students fare
Linking career/technical studies to broader high school reform
Results that matter: New technology high school at a glance
High Tech High Foundation
The relationship between career development and educational development: A selected review of the literature
A test of leadership: Charting the future of U.S. higher education
With diploma in hand: Hispanic high school seniors talk about their future
Crucial choices: How students financial decisions affect their academic success
Negotiating their futures: Ethnographic research informing K-16 college policies and practices through urban youth’s eyes
College access in Indiana and the United States: A 2003-04 status report
A matter of degrees: Improving graduation rates in four-year colleges and universities
Where have all the students gone
Dual enrollment: Accelerating the transition to college
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
Effects of students’ middle school and high school experiences on completion of the bachelor’s degree: How can school counselors make a difference?
GEAR UP
Indiana higher education opportunity data book
Mentoring at-risk high school students: Evaluation of a school-based program
Vocational mentoring: An experience-based career mentoring program for high school juniors and seniors at risk of not graduating
Add it up: Using research to improve education for low-income and minority students
National Dropout Prevention Centers
Characteristics of minority students who excel on the SAT and in the classroom
It's kind of different: Student experiences in two early college high schools
Rising to the challenge: Are high school graduates prepared for college and work
Child, adolescent, family intervention science initiative (CAFISI)
The Gates effect
The challenge of scaling up educational reform: Findings and lesson from First Things First
Advanced placement report to the nation: 2006
Forming a college-going community in U.S. public high schools
Sustaining focus on secondary school reading: Lessons and recommendations from the Alabama reading initiative
Education watch California: Key facts and figures
New Hampshire's multi-tiered approach to dropout prevention
The first year of high school: A quick stats fact sheet
Knocking at the college door: California state report
Helping Teens Succeed
Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans Website and Secondary School Toolkit - Spanish Version
Project Mentor
Financing workforce development programs for youth transitioning out of foster care
Early college planning pays big dividends: Louisiana
Differential grading standards among high schools
MALDEF Federal education rights pamphlet (spanish version)
Helping equip teachers to answer students' questions on college knowledge
Building a strong community college system for the state of Indiana: A best practices study
U.S. student and adult performance on international assessments of educational achievement
How outreach programs are implemented affects student achievement
Course credit accrual and dropping out of high school
Rigor plus support: How science teachers use literacy techniques to get students ready for college
Aligned expectations: A closer look at college admissions and placement tests
High school planner: Your guide to planning for college
What are ACT's college readiness benchmarks?
Selected state data
Academic and noncognitive variables related to PLAN scores
The effects of using ACT® Composite score and high school average on college admission decisions for racial/ethnic groups
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
More states using the ACT as part of alignment efforts
Latest ACT National Curriculum Survey® shows lack of content alignment between high school and college
Great summer jobs: Explore careers and gain valuable experience
Breaking through the barriers to college: Empowering low-income communities, schools, and families for college opportunity and student financial aid
Double the work: Challenges and solutions to acquiring academic literacy for adolescent English language learners
The high cost of high school dropouts: What the nation pays for inadequate high schools
College bound seniors state profile report tutorial
Moving on: State policies to address academic brain drain in the South
America's perfect storm: Three forces changing our nation's future
Public education and Black male students: The 2006 state report card
A road map for learning: Improving educational outcomes in foster care: A strategic guide for success in school
Promising practices: School to career and postsecondary education for foster care youth
Catching the Dream
America's high school graduates: Results from the 2005 NAEP high school transcript study
Practical guidelines for the education of English language learners: Research based recommendations for instruction and academic interventions
Straight from the source: What works for first-generation college students
The language of opportunity: Expanding employment prospects for adults with limited English skills
Qualified teachers for at-risk schools: A national imperative
The postsecondary educational experiences of high school career and technical education concentrators: Selected results from the NELS: 88/2000 Postsecondary education transcript study
Achievement gaps: An examination of differences in student achievement and growth
Pre-K and Latinos: The foundation for America's future
PK-3: An aligned and coordinated approach to education for children 3 to 8 years old
Building pathways to success for low-skill adult students: Lessons for community college policy and practice from a longitudinal student tracking study
Keeping America competitive: Five strategies to improve mathematics and science education
Standards for quality online teaching
Best practices and programs in career and technical education
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
Thinking outside the box: Policy strategies for readiness, access, and success
Quality counts 2008: Indiana report
A little now for a lot later: A look at a Texas advanced placement incentive program
Organizing instruction and study to improve student learning
Career development and occupational studies resource guide with core curriculum
Missouri guidance and placement lessons: Applying career exploration and planning skills in the achievement of life career goals
The effects of cognitive-behavioral interventions on dropout for youth with disabilities
The Chafee Educational and Training Voucher (ETV) program: Six states' experiences
Remediation in the community college: An evaluator's perspective
Promoting academic momentum at community colleges: Challenges and opportunities
Enhancing student services at Lorain County Community College: Early results from the Opening the Doors demonstration in Ohio
High school - Advanced placement
What community college management practices are effective in promoting student success? A study of high- and low-impact institutions
Database of 21st century skills assessments
Improving math performance
LearnMore Indiana 2006-07 report: Results of Indiana's career and college information survey of students in grades 9 and 11
Results that matter: Twenty-first century skills and high school reform
How far behind in math and reading are English Language Learners?
'Restoring value' to the high school diploma: The rhetoric and practice of higher standards
The nation's report card: Mathematics 2007
The nation's report card: Reading 2007
Building a culture of evidence in community colleges: Lessons from exemplary institutions
What works clearinghouse: Middle school math
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
Indiana's adult education and workforce skills performance report: Preparing adults for a brighter future
Examining gaps in mathematics achievement among racial-ethnic groups, 1972-1992
Course-taking patterns and preparation for postsecondary education in California's public university systems among minority youth
Consortium on Chicago school research at the University of Chicago
State high school exit exams: Students with disabilities
Condition of education 2008
Promoting student success in community colleges by increasing student support services
Toward a national workforce education and training policy
Lifelong learning: New strategies for the education of working adults
The status of African Americans in engineering: Confronting the "new" American dilemma
The impacts of regular Upward Bound: Results from the third follow-up data collection
Education at a glance 2007: OECD indicators
GEAR UP Resources Clearinghouse Homepage
Boys and schools: Improving the health, education, and well-being of boys
All Kinds of Minds
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
Best practices: Resource for TRIO directors
Department of Upward Bound programs: Strategic plan
Commonwealth Corporation
Indiana Graduation Plan Statute
Response to Intervention: Resources for student service professionals
The Equity Project
Measuring up 2008
Building a college culture: Needs, goals, principles. and a case study
A developmental perspective on college and workplace readiness
Report of the national panel for evidence-based school counseling: Outcome research coding protocol and evaluation of Student Success Skills and Second Step
National School Lunch Program: State-level data FFY1989 to FFY2008
Indiana's Response to Intervention (RTI)
Evolving No Child Left Behind
A model of success: The model institution's for excellence program's successful leadership in STEM education (1995-2007)
50-state analysis of the preparation of teachers and the conditions for teaching: Results from the NCES schools and staffing survey
Starting right: A first look at engaging entering students
Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE)
Access to success: Patterns of advanced placement participation in U.S. high schools
State policies on student transitions: Results of a 50-state inventory
The role of schools in the English language learner achievement gap
Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act (H.R. 6893) Summary
The impact of increases in Pell Grant awards on college-going among lower income youth: Results from a natural experiment
Council of the Great City Schools
US Department of Labor Youth Services: Summaries of education models
Think again: The connection between education and true independence
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
Poverty and potential: Out-of-school factors and school success
College readiness standards
Collaborative for acadmic, social, and emotional learning (CASEL)
Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and student benefits: Implications for the safe schools/healthy students core elements
Indiana's vision of Response to Intervention
The state of learning disabilities 2009
Setting up success in developmental education: How state policy can help community colleges improve student success outcomes
Why high stakes accountability sounds good but doesn't work - And why we keep on doing it anyway
Beyond test scores: Leading indicators for education
Diplomas and dropouts: Which colleges actually graduate their students (and which don't)
Transparency by design: Principles of good practice for higher education institutions serving adults at a distance
Breakthrough Collaborative
The core components of RTI: A closer look at evidence-based core curriculum, assessment and progress monitoring, and data-based decision making
Promoting economic mobility by increasing postsecondary education
The path to career success: High school achievement, certainty of career choice, and college readiness make a difference
Early-college high school: Modest experiment or national movement?
A closer look at the principal-counselor relationship: A survey of principals and counselors
Insulating the education pipeline to increase postsecondary success
Clearinghouse on foster youth and transition
School connectedness and meaningful student participation
Cracks in the ivory tower? The views of education professors circa 2010
2010 College-bound seniors: Total group profile report
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
Getting past go project: State reports on the cost of remedial education
National Research Center on Learning Disabilities (NRCLD)
Big gaps, small gaps: Some colleges and universities do better than others in graduating African-American students
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
Rebalancing the mission: The community college completion challenge
Primary sources: America's teachers on America's schools
RTI classification tool and resource locator
ETS Policy Notes: Advancing learning for our diverse adult population
The economic benefits of reducing the dropout rate in the nations largest metropolitan areas
RTI Progress monitoring tools chart
Solutions for America: Dropout prevention
The state of preschool 2009: State preschool yearbook
What role do school leaders play in turning around low-performing schools?
Do high school grade configurations affect student achievement and outcomes?
SparkAction.org
What are we doing to middle school English learners? Findings and recommendations for change from a study of California EL programs
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
Teacher evaluation: New approaches for a new decade
Early reading proficiency (Leading Indicators Series)
The Condition of Education 2010
Ready by 21
Career and college planning needs of ninth graders: As reported by ninth graders
Implementing data-informed decision making in schools: Teacher access, supports, and use
Why students drop out of school: A review of 25 years of research
A new national approach to career navigation for working learners
Effects of state-mandated standardized tests on student achievement
Paving the way through paid internships: A proposal to expand educational and economic opportunities for low-income college students
American community colleges and the academic crisis of basic skills: Adult student success
Comprehensive school reform: Meta-analytic evidence of black-white achievement gap narrowing
Top 10 higher education state policy issues for 2010
Achieving success: The state policy newsletter of Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count: Winter 2010
Opportunity adrift: Our flagship universities are straying from their public mission
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
Successful school turnarounds: Seven steps for school leaders
Focusing on the essentials for college and career readiness: Policy implications of the ACT national curriculum survey results 2009
Building and using longitudianal data systems for effective reporting and to improve student achievement
How much growth toward college readiness is reasonable to expect in high school?
Effective instructional strategies
High school remediation
Creating jobs and supporting homeless students
Gold Star School Counseling
Using data to increase student success: A focus on diagnosis: Principles and practices of student success
Children's Defense Fund State Factsheets
State test score trends through 2007-08: Are achievement gaps closing and is achievement rising for all?
Mind the (other) gap: State profiles
Summer bridge programs: Helping eighth-grade students successfully transition to high school
The online learning imperative: A solution to three looming crises in education
College- and career-ready (video presentation): Giving students extra support to meet standards in challenging academic and career courses.
Case studies of three community colleges: The policy and practice of assessing and placing students in developmental education courses
Alternative schools and programs for public school students at risk of educational failure: 2007-08
A social capital framework for the study of institutional agents & their role in the empowerment of low-status students & youth
Removing roadblocks to rigor: Linking academic and social supports to ensure college readiness and success: Annotated bibliography
Calculating cost-return for investments in students success
Baccalaureate success of transfers and rising four-year college juniors
Equity overlooked: Charter schools and civil rights policy
Re-imagining community colleges in the twenty-first century
National Dropout Prevention Center/Network: Model Programs Database
What matters for staying on-track and graduating in Chicago public schools: A focus on students with disabilities
Achieving graduation for all: A governor's guide to dropout prevention and recovery
Using student achievement data to support instructional decision making
Improving adolescent literacy: Effective classroom and intervention practices
Family firsts: Reach for your dreams
Lumina Foundation Focus: No more kid stuff: Colleges and universities take a mature approach to serving adult students
Coalition for Evidence-based Policy
2009 College-bound seniors: Total group profile report
Promoting partnerships for student success: Lessons from the SSPIRE Initiative
The price of knowledge: Access and student finance in Canada -- Third edition
State and community-based promise programs: Early commitments of financial aid for college
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
One-shot deal? Students' perceptions of assessment and course placement in California's community colleges
Course-taking patterns, policies, and practices in developmental education in the California community colleges
Which achievement gap?
Academic preparation for college in the high school senior class of 2003-04
Housing policy is school policy: Economically integrative housing promotes academic success in Montgomery County, Maryland
The return on the federal investment in for-profit education: Debt without a diploma
Achieving the dream data notes: Outcomes of first-year persisting students
The heart of student success: Teaching, learning, and college completion
College choice process of Latino undocumented students: Implications for recruitment and retention
Top ten ways college counselors can help undocumented students
Focus on the alternative school calendar: Year-round school programs and update on the four-day school week
Pathways to Prosperity: Meeting the challenge of preparing young Americans for the 21st century
Momentum: Sustaining efforts to improve life outcomes among African-American males
2010 census of male-focused programs: A snapshot of programs and organzations supporting American males
States' progress and challenges in implementing common core state standards
When opportunity knocks, who answers? New evidence on college achievement awards
PreK-Grade 3: Which reading and literacy practices matter most?
What does it cost to operate a high school organized into small learning communities? When are additional resources needed? How can efficiencies be achieved?
Optimism, college major, and post-secondary dropout
Family literacy: A valuable gateway to postsecondary education
Shifting trends in special education
Postsecondary and labor force transitions among public high school career and technical education participants
Public school graduates and dropouts from the Common Core of Data: School year 2008-09
Who wins? Who pays? The economic returns and costs of a Bachelor's degree
Promising practices supporting low-income, first-generation students at DeVry University
Slow off the mark: Elementary school teachers and the crisis in science, technology, engineering, and math education
Veteran's education benefits: Enhanced guidance and collaboration could improve administration of the Post-911 GI Bill program
Power play: Teacher characteristics and class assignments
Degrees for what jobs? Raising expectations for colleges and universities in a global economy
Planning a school-based mentoring program
Engaging adjunct and full-time faculty in student success innovation
Protecting the federal investment in higher education: The gainful employment rule
How college pricing undermines financial aid
Data tools for accelerating Latino student success (ALASS)
Are bad schools immortal?
Ready by 21 case study: Massachusetts
Financing community schools: Leveraging resources to support student success
Building integrated pathways to sustainable careers: An introduction to the Accelerated Opportunity Initiative
What savings are produced by moving to a four-day school week?
Conditional cash transfers and college persistence: Evidence from a randomized need-based grant program
Linking costs and postsecondary degrees: Key issues for policymakers
MTE Partnership seeks to transform mathematics teacher preparation in support of common core standards
Preparing all teachers to meet the needs of English Language Learners: Applying research to policy and practice for teacher effectiveness
Easing the transition from combat to classroom: Preserving America's investment in higher education for military veterans through institutional assessment
Action plan for improving measures of postsecondary student success
The other pipeline: From prison to diploma: Community colleges and correctional education programs
State aid to nonpublic schools
The Adult Education and Economic Growth Act: Toward a modern adult education system and a more educated workforce
2012 College-bound seniors: Total group profile report
Unequal education: Federal loophole enables lower spending on students of color
The competition that really matters: Comparing U.S., Chinese, and Indian investments in the next-generation workforce
Common measures for college access and success
Undergraduate teaching faculty: The 2010-11 HERI faculty survey
Graduating to a pay gap: The earnings of women and men one year after college graduation
Can scholarships alone help students succeed? Lessons from two New York City community colleges
What works for Latino student success in higher education: 2012 Compendium, profiles of selected programs
From capacity to success: HSIs and Latino student success through Title V
Opportunities and obstacles: Implementing stimulus-funded school improvement grants in Maryland, Michigan, and Idaho
Defining college readiness: Where are we now, are where do we need to be?
Do race/ethnicity-based student achievement gaps grow over time?
Career mapping eyed to prepare students for college
The best of two worlds: Lessons from a community college-community organization collaboration to increase student success
A strong start: Positioning young black boys for educational success: A statistical profile
Closing the door, increasing the gap: Who's not going to (community) college?
Campaign for the Future of Higher Education
The great cost shift: How higher education cuts undermine the future middle class
On the road to success
Predicting success in college: The importance of placement tests and high school transcripts
Pathways to success: Integrating learning with life and work to increase national college completion
Equity scorecard: A process for building institutional capacity to educate young men of color
What can we learn from law school? Legal education reflects issues found in all of higher education
Meeting the STEM workforce challenge: Leveraging higher education's untapped potential to prepare tomorrow's STEM workforce
Creating the workforce of the future: The STEM interest and proficiency challenge
Determinants of students' success: The role of advanced placement and dual enrollment programs
Student voices: What makes a great teacher?
Single mothers and college success: Charting paths out of poverty
Staying on track: Early findings from a performance-based scholarship program at the University of New Mexico
TIered interventions in high schools: Using preliminary 'lessons learned' to guide ongoing discussion
2011 College-bound seniors: Total group profile report
Telling it like it is: Youth speak out on the school to prison pipeline
Focus on education for the formerly incarcerated
Driving innovation from the middle: Middle-skill jobs in the American South's economy
The high cost of low graduation rates: Taxpayers lose millions
For profit schools: Experiences of undercover students enrolled in online classes at selected institutions
Completing the mission: A pilot study of veteran students' progress toward degree attainment in the post 9/11 era
Learning at a distance: Undergraduate enrollment in distance education courses and degree programs
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
Early college designs
Not just kid stuff anymore: The economic imperative for more adults to complete college
The high school longitudinal study of 2009: A first look at Fall 2009 ninth graders
The college payoff: Education, occupations, and lifetime earnings
Measuring inequity in school funding
Accountability & continuous improvement in remedial education: Getting Past Go Project
Keeping students enrolled: How community colleges are boosting financial resources for their students
Roadmap for ensuring America's future
Buying college: What consumers need to know
Across the great divide: Perspectives of CEOs and college presidents on America's higher education and skills gap
The College Access Challenge Grant (CACG) program
Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS) Effective Schoolwide Interventions
College completion toolkit
Funding education equitably: The "comparability provision" the move to fair and transparent school budgeting systems
Making the grade: Texas early college high schools prepare students for the future
Spotlight on the common core state standards: What do parents need to know?
Spotlight on the common core state standards: What do teachers need to know?
America's high school graduates: Results from the 2009 NAEP High School Transcript Study
Achieving success: The latest news in achieving community college success (2011)
Economic change effects on men and implications for the education of boys
Improving community college success
Podcast: Getting high school dropouts in and out of college
Innovations in developmental math: Community colleges enhance support for nontraditional students
Supporting data use while protecting the privacy, security and confidentiality of student information: A primer for state policymakers
Performance-based funding: A re-emerging strategy in public higher education financing
National Coalition for College Completion
The educational experience of young men of color (website)
Promoting postsecondary educational success for adults and families-A practical partnership guide
Teacher leaders: Boosting teacher effectiveness and student achievement
The shapeless river: Does a lack of structure inhibit students' progress at community colleges?
Introduction to the Community College Research Center (CCRC) assessment of evidence series
The degree qualifications profile
Illinois adult education bridge evaluation: Technical report
Turning the tide: Five years of Achieving the Dream in community colleges
Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC)
Factors contributing to the upward transfer of baccalaureate aspirants beginning at community colleges
Do institutions respond asymmetrically to changes in state need- and merit-based aid?
Dollars for degrees: Structuring post-secondary scholarships to increase student success
Dollars for degrees: Financial aid and its impact on post-secondary degree completion in Texas
National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP)
Digital learning now! Ten elements of high quality digital learning
Measuring success by degrees: The status of college completion in SREB states
March 2 Success
Measuring adequate yearly progress: What "other" factors besides reading and math
Enhancing tax credits to encourage saving for higher education: Advancing the American opportunity tax credit and reforming the saver's credit
Financial aid at California community colleges: Pell grants and fee waivers in 2003-04
Web tables - student financing of undergraduate education: 2007-08
Partnerships between community colleges and prisons: Providing workforce education and training to reduce recidivism
Hispanicity and educational inequality: Risks, opportunities and the nation's future
Latinos and education: Explaining the attainment gap
Gaining ground on high school graduation rates in SREB states: Milestones and guideposts
Adult education for work: Transforming adult education to build a skilled workforce
Strengthening community colleges' influence on economic mobility
Foundations for success: Early implementation report
Six aspects to laying the groundwork for a college-going culture
College readiness for all toolbox
U.S. performance across international assessments of student achievement: Special supplement to The Condition of Education 2009
The American high school graduation rate: Trends and levels
The productivity argument for investing in young children
Innovations in college readiness: How early college schools are preparing students underrepresented in higher education for college success
Higher education success among historically marginalized males
How bold is "bold?" Responding to Race to the Top with a bold, actionable plan on teacher effectiveness
Making connections: Dimensions of student engagement (2009 CCSSE Findings)
Growing What Works Database
Higher education performance funding 2.0 - Funding degrees (tip sheet)
Achieving the Dream Equity Resource Center
Putting the customer first in college: Why we need an office of consumer protection in higher education
Charting a necessary path: The baseline report of public higher education systems in the Access to Success initiative
Mapping state proficiency standards onto NAEP scales: 2005-2007
Beyond the bake sale: A community-based relational approach to parent engagement in schools
College readiness issue brief: Social support: An essential ingredient to success
Benchmarking the success of Latina and Latino students in STEM to achieve national graduation goals
A new diverse majority: Students of color in the South's public schools
College readiness issue brief: Using data to improve educational outcomes
What states can do to improve teacher effectiveness
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
Expanding Pathways: Transforming High School Education in California
Retaining teacher talent: Teaching for a living
State test score trends through 2007-08, Part 5: Are there differences in achievement between boys and girls?
Early-childhood poverty and adult attainment, behavior, and health
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
Achieving the Dream: Evidence of change
Expanding access and opportunity: The impact of the Gates Millennium Scholars program (2010 Update)
Evaluating student success interventions: Principles and practices of student success
A coherent approach to high school improvement: A district and school self-assessment tool
Squeeze play 2010: Continued public anxiety on cost, harsher judgements on how colleges are run
Equitable resources in low income schools: Teacher equity and the Federal Title 1 comparability requirement
On the cusp in California: How PreK-3rd strategies could improve education in the Golden State
10 Ideas to ensure college readiness in the No Child Left Behind and Higher Education Acts
The effects of grade retention on the dropout rate
Financial education in TRIO programs
The status of state-level Response to Intervention (RTI) policies and procedures in the West region states and five other states
The nature of innovation in the community college
Toward more inclusive college savings plans: Sample state legislation
Rising to the challenge: Meaningful assessment of student learning
California Dropout Research Project (CDRP)
Increasing college success: A roadmap for governors
College readiness for all: The challenge for urban high schools
Indiana's Cash for College
America's future: Latino child well-being in numbers and trends
Dual credit in Indiana: Bridging the gap between high school and college
Cost perceptions and college-going for low-income students
Turning community college drop-outs into graduates
College going culture baseline expectations
College Board Advocacy and Policy Center
Employment experience of youths: Results from a longitudinal survey
A national study of institutional policies for the evaluation of transfer applicants
Afterzones: Creating a citywide system to support and sustain high-quality after-school programs
A five year comparison between an extended school year and a conventional year school: Effects on academic achievement
National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET): Creating opportunities for youth with disabilities to achieve successful futures
America after 3pm: Special report on summer: Missed opportunities, unmet demand
Afterschool Alliance
Afterschool: A high school dropout prevention tool
Afterschool and workforce development: Helping kids compete
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
Guiding the way to higher education: Families, counselors, and communities together
Response to Intervention resources for high schools
Funding career pathways and career pathway bridges: A federal policy toolkit for states
Using state data to promote continuous improvement of workforce programs: Guidance for states preparing applications to the U.S. DOL workforce data quality initiative
Postsecondary educational trajectories of urban youth: Addressing vulnerabilities and barriers to enrollment and persistence
A smart move in tough times: How SREB states can strengthen adult learning and the work force
Grantmakers for Education
No time to waste: Policy recommendations for increasing college completion
Center for Postsecondary and Economic Success (C-PES)
Financing higher education: A myriad of problems, a myriad of solutions
NACAC Prep for college calendar
Interventions for struggling readers
The President's Forum
Investing in Indiana's adult workers: Increasing financial aid opportunities
From soldier to student: Easing the transition of service members on campus
College readiness for the 21st century: A blog on college readiness in practice and policy
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009: Using ARRA funds to drive school reform and improvement
2008 College-bound seniors
The school environment and adolescent well-being: Beyond academics
Can the American high school become an avenue of advancement for all?
Background on Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)
The study of implementation in school-based preventative interventions: Theory, research, and practice
The challenge to the states: Preserving college access and affordability in a time of crisis
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
Youth transition funders group
First-year programs: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Transforming America's community colleges: A federal policy proposal to expand opportunity and promote economic prosperity
Gallup student poll national report
The nation's report card: NAEP 2008: Trends in academic progress
Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 - Education provisions
Legal Center for Foster Care and Education
Is your local high school making the grade? 10 Elements of a successful high school
Facts for education advocates: School counseling, access and persistence
Noncredit enrollment in workforce education: State policies and community college practices
Fulfilling the commitment: Recommendations for reforming federal student aid
Dual enrollment policies and practices: Earning college credit in California high schools
Creating change one step at a time: Efforts to improve college access and success in Indiana
Corporate investments in college readiness and access
Preparing high school students for successful transitions to postsecondary education and employment
Literacy instruction in the content areas: Getting to the core of middle and high school improvement
Closing the achievement gap: School, community, family connections
Connecting schools, families, and communities: Stories and results from the Annie E. Casey Foundation's education investments
Closing the gap in science achievement: Using NAEP science assessment scores to analyze state trends
State indicators of science and mathematics education: 2007
Back to basics: Improving college readiness of community college students
ETS Policy Notes: Adult education in America
Career academies: Long-term impacts on labor market outcomes, educational attainment, and transitions to adulthood
The role of nonacademic factors in college readiness and success
Think college? Me? Now?
Bridges to opportunity for underprepared adults: A state policy guide for community college leaders
Learning to reason and communicate in college: Initital report of findings from the CLA longitudinal study
Joining the conversation about educating our poorest children: Emerging leadership roles for school counselors in high-poverty schools
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
Indiana by the numbers
Transitions to adulthood for homeless adolescents: Education and public policy
Early college high schools in Ohio: Core principles
Archdiocese of Indianapolis: The Church in central and southern Indiana
Knocking at the college door: Projections of high school graduates by state and race/ethnicity 1992-2022
For every 100 girls...
Programs at higher education institutions for disadvantaged precollege students
National study of student support services. Third-year longitudinal study results and program implementation study update
Education beyond the rhetoric: Making rigor something "real"
National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy
Confronting the "new" American dilemma: Underrepresented minorities in engineering: A data-based look at diversity (Executive Summary)
Trends among high school seniors 1972-2004
Learn and Serve America
School reform and improvement database
New England Journal of Higher Education
Cities in crisis: A special analytic report on high school graduation
If small is not enough...The characteristics of successful small high schools in Chicago
Middle-class schools for all
The No Child Left Behind Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act: A progress report
Reaching higher college completion (working paper)
Reaching higher with accountability (working paper)
More student success: A systemic solution
Transitional jobs for ex-prisoners: Early impacts from a random assignment evaluation of the Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) Prisoner Reentry Program
Adult learning in focus: National and state-by-state data
Adult learning in focus: Individual state profiles and downloadable data
State policies to bring adult learning into focus
A Better Chance.org
Indiana's guide to paying for college
From high school to the future: Potholes on the road to college
Dual enrollment students in Florida and New York City: Postsecondary outcomes
Still looking to the future: Voluntary K-12 student integration: A manual for parents, educators, and advocates
Their fair share: How Texas-sized gaps in teacher quality shortchange low-income and minority students
Indiana Department of Education: Career guidance - 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
Postsecondary Access and Success
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
Left behind by design: Proficiency counts and test-based accountability
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
Not black and white: Making sense of the United States Supreme Court decisions regarding race-conscious student assignment plans
Child care and development block grant participation in 2005
Reaching all children? Understanding early care and education participation among immigrant families
Using rigorous evidence to improve policy and practice
A plan to improve the quality of teaching in American schools
High school dropouts in America
Creating a culture of literacy: A guide for middle and high school principals
Rethinking high school: An introduction to New York City's experience
A state leader's action guide to 21st century skills
New kids on the block: Results from the Moving to Opportunity experiment
Standardization vs. flexibility: State policy options on placement testing for developmental education in community colleges
Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG.org)
Students with learning disabilities transitioning from high school to college
Setting the '08 education agenda for the nation: Benchmarking to international standards while protecting the public's traditional commitment to a comprehensive education
Tips for parents with middle school teens: Countdown to college
2007 Status report on the Pell Grant program
Power tools: Designing state community college data and performance measurement systems to increase student success
Creating a college-going culture guide
College readiness: Helping all students access and succeed in higher education
Private K-12 schools lag far behind public schools in using federal education programs
The funding gap 2007
The funding gap (Spanish version)
Academic competitiveness grants
National dropout prevention center for students with disabilities
Promising practices for community college developmental education
The future of public education in New Orleans
Teacher credentials and student achievement in high school: A cross-subject analysis with student fixed effects
The CollegeKeys Compact: Getting ready, getting in, and getting through college: Expanding options for low-income students
Value-added analysis and education policy
ACT national curriculum survey, 2005–2006
A noble opportunity: Leading education change through a P-16 accountability model
Closing the achievement gap: An overview
Building bridges to college and careers: Contextualized basic skills programs at community colleges
Returning to learning: Adults' success in college is key to America's future
State education reforms – Standards, assessment, and accountability
Alignment of high school graduation requirements and state-set college admissions requirements
Articulation, alignment, and the challenge of college-readiness
The progress of education reform: Dual enrollment
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
Career pathways: Aligning public resources to support individual and regional economic advancement in the knowledge economy
Full-day Kindergarten: A study of state policies in the United States
Effective preschool curricula and teaching strategies
Proven benefits of early childhood interventions
Destination university: A guide to college for students and their families (Spanish Version)
College scholarships for Latino students: Are opportunities being missed?
Small schools project
Mathematics and science education in the states
Making opportunity affordable: Reinvesting in college access and success
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
Campus-based student financial aid programs under the higher education act
Every child, every promise: Turning failure into action
National forum to accelerate middle grades reform
Turning Points
Georgia's HOPE scholarship and minority and low-income students: Program effects and proposed reforms
Promoting school readiness through universal preschool
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
Urgent but overlooked: The literacy crisis among adolescent English language learners
Why the crisis in adolescent literacy demands a national response
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
Correctional education facts
Saving futures, saving dollars: The impact of education on crime reduction and earnings
From college access to college success: College preparation and persistence of BPS graduates
Student debt and the class of 2005: Average debt by state, sector, and school
The unraveling of No Child Left Behind: How negotiated changes unravel the law
National HIRE network: Resources and assistance: Indiana
Mathematics and science achievement and course-taking for college-bound high school students
State of college opportunity in Ohio 2005
Alternatives to the grade point average as measures of academic achievement in college
Action plan: Educators/Policymakers
Action plan: Business/Community leaders
What kind of test preparation is best?
The promise of Baldrige for K-12 education
The sensitivity of the ACT to instruction
Preparing Oklahoma students for the future
Achievement gaps and correlates of early mathematics achievement: Evidence from the ECLS K-first grade sample
A report on the status of Hispanics in education: Overcoming a history of neglect
State and district-level support for successful transitions into high school
The benefits of statewide use of the ACT test
Comprehensive School Reform Quality Center
Partnership for Learning
Graduate education: The backbone of American competitiveness and innovation
Chicago Public Schools Department of Postsecondary Education
College Access: Indiana
Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans Website and Secondary School Toolkit - English
Dropping out of high school and the place of career and technical education: A survival analysis of surviving high school
Graduate migration from Indiana's postsecondary institutions
Adult learners in higher education: Barriers to success and strategies to improve results
Digest of Education Statistics
Affirmation and discovery: Learning from successful community college developmental programs in Texas
Status of education in rural America
Alabama education quick facts 2007
The averaged freshman graduation rate for public high schools from the common core of data: School years 2001-02 and 2002-03
School context, student attitudes and behavior, and student achievement: An exploratory analysis
A call to action: Transforming high school for all youth
State strategies for redesigning high schools and promoting high school to college transitions
Improving the middle grades: Actions that can be taken now
The power to change: High schools that help all students achieve
The economic benefits of the Dream Act and the Student Adjustment Act
Pathways to a four-year degree: Determinants of transfer and degree completion
School relationships foster success for African American students
College is possible
Questions that matter: Setting the research agenda on access and success in postsecondary education
Indiana project on academic success
Projections of education statistics to 2014
National college access network
The real truth about low graduation rates: An evidence-based commentary
Advisory committee on student financial assistance
Confronting the graduation rate crisis in the south
College readiness begins in middle school
Work-based learning and higher education: A research perspective
High school graduation rates by race/ethnicity, limited English proficiency, free and reduced price lunch
All students reaching the top: Strategies for closing academic achievement gaps
Public high school graduation and college readiness rates in the United States
The education pipeline in the U.S., 1970-2000
Creating seamless educational transitions for urban African American and Hispanic students
Decisions without direction: Career guidance and decision-making among American youth
On course for success: A close look at high school courses that prepare students for college
Increasing the preparedness of at-risk students
High school students at risk: The challenge of dropouts and pushouts
Raising the graduation rates of low-income college students
Choosing to improve: Voices from colleges and universities with better graduation rates
Persistence and attainment of beginning students with Pell Grants
Losing our future: How minority youth are being left behind by the graduation rate crisis
Education for foster children: Removing barriers to academic success
The role of finances in the persistence process.: A structural model
Preparing students for success in college
Ithaca College - Frederick Douglass Academy Partnership
Academic pathways, preparation, and performance: A descriptive overview of the transcripts from the high school graduating class of 2003-04
The role of the guidance profession in a shifting education system
A culture of evidence: Postsecondary assessment and learning outcomes
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?
New Technology High School postsecondary student success study
Charting a new course for career and technical education
Forgotten students: American Indian high school students' narratives on college going
Dual credit and exam-based courses in US public high schools:2002-03
Finance and resource issues in high school reform
Promoting college access and success: A review of credit-based transition programs
Economic outcomes of high school completers and non-completers 8 years later
Pathways to improving practice: Data-driven pre-college outreach programs
Focus on families: How to build and support family-centered practices after school
NDSFA: The financial aid partnership
Paying double: Inadequate high schools and community college remediation
Update to state dual enrollment policies: Addressing access and quality
Research brief: How do career interventions impact the educational choices of eighth grade students
Washington P-16 policy roundtable: Summary report
Pathways to and through college: Linking policy with research and practice
The averaged freshman graduation rate for public high schools from the Common Core of Data: School years 2002-03 and 2003-04
Measuring up 2006
Forum guide to education indicators
Center for School Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation (CSCORE)
Improving education outcomes for foster youth: The Guardian Scholars Project Year 1
Dollars and sense: The cost effectiveness of small schools
High school reform and work: Facing labor market realities
Meeting five critical challenges of high school reform: Lessons from research on three reform models
High-stakes testing in PreK-12 education
Foundation for excellent schools
Achieving the Dream data notes: What's in a name? Are they really credential-seeking students?
Principal-counselor toolkit
Merit aid for undergraduates: Trends from 1995-96 to 2007-08
Trends in high school dropout and completion rates in the United States: 1972-2009
2004/2009 Beginning postsecondary students longitudinal study
Federal efforts to improve the lowest-performing schools: District views on school improvement grants
Characteristics of GED recipients in high school: 2002-06
Completing college: Assessing graduation rates at four-year institutions
Number of instructional days/hours in the school year
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
Scaling and sustaining: State progress in the developmental education initiative
Smart money: Informing higher education philanthropy
National adult learners satisfaction-priorities report