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Author(s):Bloom, H., Thompson, S., Unterman, R., Herlihy, C., and Paine, C.
Title:Transforming the high school experience: How New York City's new small schools are boosting student achievement and graduation rates
Source:http://www.mdrc.org/publications/560/full.pdf
Date:2010
Organization:MDRC
Short Description:This report presents encouraging findings, providing clear and reliable evidence that, in roughly six years, a large system of small public high schools can be created and can markedly improve graduation prospects for many disadvantaged students.
Annotation:Since 2002, New York City has closed more than 20 underperforming public high schools, opened more than 200 new secondary schools, and introduced a centralized high school admissions process in which approximately 80,000 students a year indicate their school preferences from a wide-ranging choice of programs. At the heart of these reforms lie 123 new “small schools of choice” (SSCs) — small, academically nonselective, four-year public high schools for students in grades 9 through 12. SSCs are more than just small. The first step in New York City’s high school admissions process is to require eighth-graders to select in rank order of priority up to 12 high schools that they want to attend; when an SSC has more applicants than spaces, the district uses a lottery-like process to randomly assign students to the SSC or to another school in the district. These lotteries provide the basis for an unusually large and rigorous study, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, of the effects of SSCs on students’ academic achievement. This report presents encouraging findings from that study, providing clear and reliable evidence that, in roughly six years, a large system of small public high schools can be created and can markedly improve graduation prospects for many disadvantaged students.
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Equity scorecard: A process for building institutional capacity to educate young men of color
Advocacy in action toolkit
Data-driven School Counseling Annotated Bibliography
A phenomenological study of high school counselor advocacy as it relates to the college access of underrepresented students
Momentum: Sustaining efforts to improve life outcomes among African-American males
Policy implications of trends for Asian American students
High school dropout and completion rates in the United States: 2007
Public school graduates and dropouts from the Common Core of Data: School year 2008-09
America's children in brief: Key national indicators of well-being, 2012
Completing college: Assessing graduation rates at four-year institutions
Ahead of the curve: State success in the developmental education initiative
Lifting Latinos up by their 'rootstraps': Moving beyond trauma through a healing-informed framework for Latino boys and men
Advancing to completion: Increasing degree attainment by improving graduation rates and closing gaps for Hispanic students
Using No Child Left Behind waivers to improve english language learner education
Caught in the crisis: Students with disabilities in U.S. high schools
Ensuring college success: Scaffolding experiences for students and faculty in an early college high school
Postsecondary opportunity programs: Defining and improving an educational policy innovation
Gaining ground on high school graduation rates in SREB states: Milestones and guideposts
BC AVID: Early implementation report
Education Equality Project
The Education Equality Project: Improving teacher quality
Gender inequalities in education
Healthy steps toward student achievement: Research based recommendations for policy and practice
Educational equity profiles: Practical leadership tools for equitable and excellent schools
Scaling community college interventions
Mandating supplemental intervention services: Is New York state doing enough to help all students succeed?
Choice without equity: Charter school segregation and the need for civil rights standards
College readiness brief: Academic rigor: At the heart of college access and success
The high cost of low educational performance: The long-run economic impact of improving PISA outcomes
Making high school students into "college material"
Are teachers prepared for racially diverse schools? Teachers describe their preparation, resources, and practices for racially diverse schools
Education watch Florida: Key education facts and figures 2004
A new majority: Low income students in the South's public schools
The national articulation and transfer network
The Chafee Educational and Training Voucher (ETV) program: Six states' experiences
Knocking at the college door: California state report
The future of public education in New Orleans
Closing the expectations gap, 2008
UpwardBound Math-Science: STEM education that works
The high cost of high school dropouts: What the nation pays for inadequate high schools
The economic promise of investing in high-quality preschool: Using early education to improve economic growth and the fiscal sustainability of states and the nation
Indiana's 2006 graduation rate
Racial transformation and the changing nature of segregation
It's a matter of time: Low-income students and community colleges
2012 National survey of school counselors: True north: Charting the course to college and career readiness
On her majesty's school inspection service
The relevance of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the college completion agenda
High school improvement: Indicators of effectiveness and school-level benchmarks
How state education agencies support data-driven decision-making in districts and schools
Toward reduced poverty across generations: Early findings from New York City's conditional cash transfer program
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 transition to adulthood: How states can support older youth in foster care
Examining the role of summer bridge programs in promoting college readiness and completion: Lessons learned from Texas' developmental summer bridges
We dream a world: The 2025 vision for black men and boys
Double jeopardy: How third-grade reading skills and poverty influence high school graduation
Racial gaps in early childhood: Socio-emotional health, development, and educational outcomes among African-American males
Advancing to completion: Increasing degree attainment by improving graduation rates and closing gaps for African-American students
Debt to degree: A new way of measuring college success
Title I and high schools: Addressing the needs of disadvantaged students at all grade levels
Improving the odds for failing schools
Closing the gap: High achievement for students of color
Confronting the graduation rate crisis in the south
Career academies: Impacts on labor market outcomes and educational attainment
Tracking achievement gaps and assessing the impact of NCLB on the gaps
Educational vouchers for universal preschools
Dollars and sense II: Lessons from good, cost-effective small schools
Best practice: Indiana University Bloomington groups program
The 4th annual AP report to the nation
No Child Left Behind: State report card 2005-2006
What works for Latino students
Education watch Alabama: Key education facts and figures 2006
Quality counts 2008
A descriptive study of urban school counseling
Advocacy as a critical role for urban school counselors: Working toward equity and social justice
Education watch 2009
Creating a high school culture of college-going: The case of Washington State Achievers
Cultivating generative connections, commitment, and engagement among campus constituencies: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Knocking at the college door: Projections of high school graduates by state and race/ethnicity 1992-2022
Best practices: Resource for TRIO directors
Out before the game begins: Hispanic leaders talk about what's needed to bring more Hispanic youngsters into science, technology and math professions
From No Child Left Behind to Every Child a Graduate
Combat2College: Facilitating college success for combat veterans
Investing in disadvantaged young children is an economically efficient policy
Which achievement gap?
The next generation of school accountability: A blueprint for raising high school achievement and graduation rates in SREB states
Close the hidden funding gaps in our schools
State test score trends through 2008-09, Part 4: Is achievement improving and are gaps narrowing for Title 1 students?
High school longitudinal study of 2009: A first look at fall 2009 ninth-graders parents', teachers, school counselors, and school administrators
Learning from the past: Drawing on California's CLAS experience to inform assessment of the Common Core
State of metropolitan America: The new metro minority map: Regional shifts, in Hispanics, Asians, and Blacks from Census 2010
Teaching and learning in the era of the Common Core: The Students at the Center series ebook
All accounted for: What do we want out of our afterschool & summer school programs?
Everybody ready for school: How can we ensure high quality early childhood programs?
Determinants of students' success: The role of advanced placement and dual enrollment programs
PERSIST (Guide to improve higher education persistence, retention, and success)
The 2009 Brown Center report on American education: How well are American students learning?
Succeeding with English language learners: Lessons learned from the Great City Schools
Response to Instruction (RtI) guidance document
RTI classification tool and resource locator
Making graduation a priority
Learning denied: The case for equitable access to effective teaching in California's largest school district
Do race/ethnicity-based student achievement gaps grow over time?
2012 Brown Center report on American education: How well are American students learning?
Student mobility in rural and nonrural districts in five Central region states
Six pillars of effective dropout prevention and recovery: An assessment of current state policy and how to improve it
Big gaps, small gaps: Some colleges and universities do better than others in graduating African-American students
Stretching the school dollar: A brief for state policymakers
Structuring out-of-school time to improve academic achievement
When girls don't graduate, we all fail
Helping Latinas succeed in school: How schools can address barriers to high school graduation
National evaluation of GEAR UP: A summary of the first two years
Service-learning and Hispanic students: What works in the field
Communities of color: A critical perspective in the Common Standards movement
High school career academies: A 40-year proven model for improving college and career readiness
Lowering student loan default rates: What one consortium of historically black institutions did to succeed
Value added of teachers in high-poverty schools and lower-poverty schools
Achieving the dream data notes: Outcomes of first-year persisting students
Education and the economy: Boosting the nation's economy by improving high school graduation rates among students of color and native students
Ready by 21
Investing early: Intervention programs in selected U.S. states
Campaign for High School Equity
New Hampshire's multi-tiered approach to dropout prevention
What your community can do to end it's drop-out crisis: Learnings from research and practice
Identifying potential dropouts: Key lessons for building an early warning data system: A dual agenda of high standards and high graduation rates
Engines of inequality: Diminishing equity in the nation's premier public universities
Miles to go: Louisiana
High school guidance counselors: Facilitators or preemptors of social stratification in education
Promoting a systematic focus on learning supports to address barriers to learning and teaching
Middle school practices improve student achievement in high poverty schools
Public education and Black male students: The 2006 state report card
Our impoverished view of education reform
The educational crisis facing young men of color: Reflections on four days of dialogue on the educational challenges of minority males
Short sighted: How America's lack of attention to international education studies impedes improvement
Reengaging high school dropouts: Early results of the national guard youth challenge program evaluation
Charting a necessary path: The baseline report of public higher education systems in the Access to Success initiative
Late high school dropouts: Characteristics, experiences, and changes across cohorts
Research brief: Practices that support data use in urban high schools
What states can do to improve teacher effectiveness
National studies find TRIO programs effective at increasing college enrollment and graduation
Hear us out: High school students in two cities talk about going to college
Turning the tide: Five years of Achieving the Dream in community colleges
America's future: Latino child well-being in numbers and trends
The tax and transfer fiscal impacts of dropping out of high school in Philidelphia city and suburbs
Education Trust-West
Should sixth grade be in elementary school or middle school?
Improving achievement for the growing Latino population is critical to the nation's future
College success for all: How the Hidalgo independent school district is adopting early college as a district-wide strategy
Mind the (other) gap!: The growing excellence gap in k-12 education
The dropout/graduation crisis among American Indian and Alaska Native students: Failure to respond places the future of native peoples at risk
Improving academic preparation for college: What we know and how state and federal policy can help
The economic value of higher teacher quality
Pre-K and Latinos: The foundation for America's future
New faces, old patterns: Segregation in the multiracial south
Voices in urban education
Can separate be equal? The overlooked flaw at the center of No Child Left Behind
The last have become the first: Rural and small town America lead the way on desegregation
Crisis or possibility? Conversations about the American high school
Core problems: Out-of-field teaching persists in key academic courses and high-poverty schools
Gaining support from campus leaders: A project brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Education watch Florida: Key education facts and figures 2006
Transfer access to elite colleges and universities in the United States: Threading the needle of the American dream
Opportunity-rich schools and sustainable communities: Seven steps to align high-quality education with innovations in city and metropolitan planning and development
Credit recovery and proficiency-based credit: Maintaining high expectations while providing flexibility
Reawakening the dream deferred: Can comprehensive intervention programs increase college awareness among at-risk students?
Monitoring progress: Response to intervention (RTI)'s promise and pitfalls
Response to Intervention: The future for secondary schools
Whether and how to use state tests to measure student achievement in a multi-state randomized experiment: An empirical assessment based on four recent evaluations
Common core state standards: Progress and challenges in school districts' implementation
Increasing college and career readiness through dual enrollment: Research, policies, and effective practices
Highlights from TIMSS 2011: Mathematics and science achievement of U.S. fourth and eighth-grade students in an international context
Dropping out of high school: Prevalence, risk factors, and remediation strategies
Growth in the residential segregation of families by income, 1970-2009
Aid and innovation: How federal financial aid policy impacts student success and how states can respond
California Dropout Research Project (CDRP)
Devil in the details: An analysis of state teacher dismissal laws
Postsecondary educational trajectories of urban youth: Addressing vulnerabilities and barriers to enrollment and persistence
Transforming high schools: Performance systems for powerful teaching
The National Indian Education Study
Five things education supporters should know about pension reform
Education and the economy: The economic benefits of helping high school dropouts earn both high school diplomas and college degrees
School tracking and access to higher education among disadvantaged groups
Cross-system collaboration for reconnecting youth
A better affirmative action: State universities that created alternatives to racial preferences
Graduating to a pay gap: The earnings of women and men one year after college graduation
Making every diploma count: Using extended-year graduation rates to measure student success
Third grade literacy policies: Identification, intervention, retention
Advanced placement report to the nation: 2007
Opportunity in America: The role of education
Community college transfer and articulation policies: Looking beneath the surface
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; California state report
Gateway to College
Commonwealth Corporation
American Indian student achievement in Montana public schools: Features of the achievement gap and policy prescriptions
American student achievement institute
Show us the money: Low-income students, families, and financial aid
How well are states educating our neediest children?: The Fordham report 2006
Rising to the challenge: Are high school graduates prepared for college and work
The effects of in-state tuition for non-citizens: A systematic review of the evidence
Effective instructional strategies
Southern Education Foundation (SEF)
Annotated bibliography of resources for transforming school counseling
Council of the Great City Schools
Poverty and potential: Out-of-school factors and school success
Using the right data to determine if high school interventions are working to prepare students for college and careers
A first look at the common core and college and career readiness
Do high school grade configurations affect student achievement and outcomes?
Ready for tomorrow: Six proven ideas to graduate and prepare more students for college and 21st-century careers
Finding a way: Practical examples of how a principal-counselor relationship can lead to success for all students
Field guide for improving student success
Next generation learning: The intelligent use of technology to develop innovative learning models and personalized educational pathways
Equitable resources in low income schools: Teacher equity and the Federal Title 1 comparability requirement
The expectations gap: A 50 state review of high school graduation requirements
The real truth about low graduation rates: An evidence-based commentary
Learning to earn
Kids Count state-level data online
Talent Development High Schools
Leaving boys behind: Public high school graduation rates
With diploma in hand: Hispanic high school seniors talk about their future
It's kind of different: Student experiences in two early college high schools
A new way on school integration
Indian students and college preparation
Creating postsecondary pathways to good jobs for young high school dropouts: The possibilities and the challenges
Helping Teens Succeed
No accounting for fairness: Equitable education funding remains elusive in Ohio
Closing the college completion gap: A guidebook for the faith community
Central Indiana Talent Alliance
State high school exit exams: Trends in test programs, alternate pathways, and pass rates
Transitional jobs for ex-prisoners: Early impacts from a random assignment evaluation of the Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) Prisoner Reentry Program
How bold is "bold?" Responding to Race to the Top with a bold, actionable plan on teacher effectiveness
Developing early warning systems to identify potential high school dropout
Assisting students struggling with mathematics: Response to Intervention (RtI) for elementary and middle schools
Using Achieving the Dream to meet accreditation requirements: Principles and practices of student success
Interventions to support readiness, recruitment, access, transition, and retention for postsecondary education success: An equity of opportunity policy and practice analysis
Everybody ready for college
Race to the top and teacher preparation: Analyzing state strategies for ensuring real accountability and fostering program innovation
Pathways to success: Integrating learning with life and work to increase national college completion
Young Hispanic children: Boosting opportunities for learning
Launching early college districtwide: Pharr San Juan-Alamo's "college for all" strategy
Chartering equity: Using charter school legislation and policy to advance equal educational opportunity
California District Report Cards
Education reform 101: A primer on the new Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)
Addressing the American male imperative in higher education: Implications for public and research universities
Retaining teacher talent: Convergence and contradictions in teachers' perceptions of policy reform ideas
Comparing NCLB and the Obama administration's blueprint
Challenging success: Can college degree completion be increased as states cut budgets?
Bullying and open enrollment
The condition of education 2012 (Report)
Tackling tough topics: An educator's guide to working with military kids
TIered interventions in high schools: Using preliminary 'lessons learned' to guide ongoing discussion
Prioritizing the nation's dropout factories: The need for federal policy that targets the nation's lowest performing high schools
Between two worlds: How young Latinos come of age in America
Insuring college failure risk
College readiness issue brief: High expectations: A key to success for all
Race to the Top: Accelerating college and career readiness in states: Sustaining the Race to the Top reforms
Beyond access: Explaining socioeconomic differences in college transfer
Paying for college success: An introduction to the performance-based scholarship demonstration
Summer Search
The Everyone Graduates Center
Best practices: TRIO student support programs & Upward Bound
On ramp to college: A state policymaker's guide to dual enrollment
Collecting survey data for assessment: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Big ideas dropout prevention strategies: Check and Connect
Good Shepherd Services
Teacher credentials and student achievement in high school: A cross-subject analysis with student fixed effects
Cramming: The effects of school accountability on college-bound students
From high school to the future: Potholes on the road to college
SREB states lead the nation in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Programs
Education longitudinal study of 2002 (ELS:2002): A first look at the initial postsecondary experiences of the high school Sophomore class of 2002
Education watch Alabama: Key education facts and figures 2004
The on-track indicator as a predictor of high school graduation
Losing our future: How minority youth are being left behind by the graduation rate crisis
Childcare and early childhood education: More information sharing and program review by HHS could enhance access for families with limited English proficiency
Who's left behind? Immigrant children in high and low LEP schools
Closing educational achievement gaps for Latino/a students in Utah
Schools to watch
Promise abandoned: How policy choices and institutional practices restrict college opportunity
What works clearinghouse
Powerful pathways: Framing options and opportunities for vulnerable youth
Locating the dropout crisis: Which high schools produce the nation’s dropouts? Where are they located? Who attends them
State high school tests: Changes in state policies and the impact of the college and career readiness movement
What can we learn from law school? Legal education reflects issues found in all of higher education
The digital learning imperative: How technology and teaching meet today's education challenges
Helping former foster youth graduate from college: Campus support programs in California and Washington state
Middle school counselor's guide: NOSCA's eight components of college and career readiness counseling
Saving now and saving later: How high school reform can reduce the nation's wasted remediation dollars
Teacher voices: Immigration, language and culture
Achievement gaps: How Hispanic and white students in public schools perform in mathematics and reading perform on the national assessment of educational progress
A model for success: CART's linked learning program increases college enrollment
Expanding access and opportunity: The Washington State Achievers Program
Ensuring youth transitioning from foster care are connected by 25: Lessons learned from the foster care work group
ETS Policy Notes: Advancing learning for our diverse adult population
Effective college access, persistence and completion programs and strategies for underrepresented student populations: Opportunities for scaling up
The state of preschool 2009: State preschool yearbook
Effectiveness, not seniority: Keeping the best teachers in high-need schools
A social capital framework for the study of institutional agents & their role in the empowerment of low-status students & youth
Summer bridge programs: Helping eighth-grade students successfully transition to high school
From capacity to success: HSIs and Latino student success through Title V
The nation's report card: Science 2011
School-based mentoring: Weighing future investments
Promoting quality individualized learning plans: A "how to guide" focused on the high school years
When school stability requires transportation: State considerations
Small schools, big results: Nebraska high school completion and postsecondary enrollment rates by size of school district
Improving academic achievement in urban districts: What state policymakers can do
Charter high schools: Closing the achievement gap
Cultural issues related to high school reform: Deciphering the case of black males
Ticket to nowhere: The gap between leaving high school and entering college and high performance jobs
High schools as launch pads: How college-going culture improves graduation rates in low-income high schools
Effective instruction: An inconspicuous strategy for dropout prevention
Dual enrollment students in Florida and New York City: Postsecondary outcomes
New kids on the block: Results from the Moving to Opportunity experiment
National opportunity to learn campaign: Lost opportunity: A 50 state report on the oppotunity to learn in America
Increasing student engagement through faculty development: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Diplomas and dropouts: Which colleges actually graduate their students (and which don't)
A stronger nation through higher education: How and why Americans must meet a "big goal" for college attainment
Drowning in debt: The emerging student loan crisis
Leveraging postsecondary partners to build a college-going culture: Tools for high school-postsecondary partnerships
The educational experience of young men of color: A review of research, pathways, and progress
A coherent approach to high school improvement: A district and school self-assessment tool
Promising practices: What works in the midwest: A report from the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE)
Capacity building to diversify STEM: Realizing potential among HBCUs
US Department of Education Civil Rights Data Collection
Grade retention: Achievement and mental health outcomes
Improving Hispanic achievement: Implications for state policy
Test, punish, and push out: How zero tolerance and high-stakes testing funnel youth into the school to prison pipeline
State education agencies as agents of change: What will it take for the states to step up on education reform
Increasing online learning options for K-12 students: The role of school districts
What works for Latino student success in higher education: 2012 Compendium, profiles of selected programs
Taking college courses in high school: A strategy for college readiness
The CollegeKeys Compact: Getting into college: A cross-cohort examination of college preparations by lower-SES students
Hidalgo early college district toolkit
Core principles for transforming remedial education: A joint statement
Finding your workforce: The top 25 institutions graduating Latinos in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) by academic level 2009-2010
Collaborating to create change: How El Paso Community College improved the readiness of its incoming students through Achieving the Dream
Setting statewide college- and career-ready goals
The black-white achievement gap: When progress stopped
Partnerships that promote success: Lessons from the evaluation of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's Community College Transfer Initiative
Research support for school counseling
The widening academic achievement gap between the rich and the poor: New evidence and possible explanations
Rising to the challenge: Hispanic college graduation rates as a national priority
The achievement gap where you live
The impact of enhancing students' social and emotional learning: A meta-analysis of school-based universal interventions
National High School Center early warning system tool 2.0
The connection between health and high school dropout
State and local policy for reconnecting youth
A measured approach to improving teacher preparation
Financial literacy at minority-serving institutions
The nation's report card: Trial urban district assessment reading 2011
Working with teachers to develop fair and reliable measures of effective teaching
Parent engagement toolkit
Adolescent literacy
The road to high-quality early education
Meeting the STEM workforce challenge: Leveraging higher education's untapped potential to prepare tomorrow's STEM workforce
Why rural matters 2011-12: Statistical indicators of the condition of rural education in the 50 states
Maximizing the promise of community schools: Streamlining wraparound services for ESEA
Compendium of practices to increase Latino college completion 2012: Profiles of organizational efforts
America's private public schools
Complete to compete: Common college completion metrics
Not the ceiling, but the floor: Innovative Harlem early childhood education effort complicated by varying government regulations
Charter schools in SREB states: Critical questions and next steps for states
Adding it all up in 2012: Are college net price calculators easy to find, use and compare?
P21 common core toolkit: A guide to aligning the common core state standards with the framework for 21st century skills
Staying on track: Early findings from a performance-based scholarship program at the University of New Mexico
Trends in high school dropout and completion rates in the United States: 1972-2009
Dropout prevention practice guide
Dropouts, diplomas, and dollars: U.S. high schools and the nation's economy
Educational Policy Improvement Center
How does extended learning time impact student achivement?
Lumina Foundation Lessons: When networks build a platform, students step up
Unlocking doors and expanding opportunity: Moving beyond the limiting reality of college and career readiness in California high schools
State policies and procedures on Response to Intervention (RTI) in the Midwest region
Preparing students for college and career: Linked learning in California
Confronting the "new" American dilemma: Underrepresented minorities in engineering: A data-based look at diversity (Executive Summary)
The impact of increases in Pell Grant awards on college-going among lower income youth: Results from a natural experiment
Crafting a new vision for high school: How states can join academic and technical studies to promote more powerful learning
Expanding options: State financing of education pathways for struggling students and out-of-school youth (Indiana report)
Aligning multiple campus initiatives: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
The economic impact of the achievement gap in America's schools
Student Success Skills: Tools and strategies for improved academic and social outcomes
Achievement trap: How America is failing millions of high-achieving students from lower-income families
Event Dropout Rates for Public School Students in grades 9-12: 2002-3 and 2003-4
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; Colorado state report
Next steps: Research and practice to advance Indian education
School Redesign Network
Creating a college-going culture guide
Measuring up 2008
Engaging students, challenging the odds
The silent epidemic: Perspectives of high school dropouts
The high cost of failing to reform public education in Indiana
Focus on families: How to build and support family-centered practices after school
Immigrant students and secondary school reform: Compendium of best practices
Looking to the future: Volunatary K-12 school integration
Reframing education: The partnership strategy and public education
America's perfect storm: Three forces changing our nation's future
Opening doors: Support success: Services that may help low-income students succeed in community college
Jonathan Kozol interview transcript: Source material for "Segregation and its Calamitous Effects, America's "Apartheid" Schools"
Fifty years after Brown v. Board of Education: A two-tiered education system
The school to college transition: Challenges and prospects
Knocking at the college door: Projections of high school graduates by state, income, and race/ethnicity
Making the case: Engaging education partners in addressing the education needs of children in foster care
The impact of time between cognitive tests on performance: Evidence from Advanced Placement exams
Does race matter in educational diversity? A legal and empirical analysis
Models of Response to Intervention in the Northwest Region States
Response to Intervention: Possibilities for service delivery at the secondary school level
Accelerating college readiness: Lessons from North Carolina's innovator early colleges
Making the grade: Texas early college high schools prepare students for the future
Fewer, clearer, higher: Moving forward with consistent, rigorous standards for all students
Florida policy options to accelerate Latino student success in higher education
Teacher leaders: Boosting teacher effectiveness and student achievement
Interim report on the evaluation of the growth model pilot project
Designing common assessments to be measures of college and career readiness: Challenges and opportunities
Transitioning to the new high school graduation rate
Experimental evidence on the effect of childhood investments on postsecondary attainment and degree completion
Mobility makers
Reauthorization of the elementary and secondary education act offers a new chance to improve education
Improving community college success
A matter of degrees: Promising practices for community college student success
From high school to the future: A first look at Chicago public school graduates' college enrollment, college preparation, and graduation from four-year colleges
Preparing today's high school students for tomorrow's opportunities
Ensuring academic success for English learners
Effective preschool curricula and teaching strategies
The unraveling of No Child Left Behind: How negotiated changes unravel the law
Peak experiences
Beating the odds: A city-by-city analysis of student performance and achievement gaps on state assessments
Closing the aspirations-attainment gap: Implications for high school reform
Colorado Reports
A framework and recommendations for federal action on secondary school reform
Realizing the college dream (English and Spanish versions)
Rethinking high school: Five profiles of innovative models for student success
Building a culture of evidence in community colleges: Lessons from exemplary institutions
How does the United States stack up? International comparisons of academic achievement
Into the eye of the storm: Assessing the evidence on science and engineering education, quality, and workforce demand
See Forever Foundation
College credit in high school: Access and success for low-income and minority students
Engaged for success: Service-learning as a tool for high school dropout prevention
Best practices in student support services: A study of five exemplary sites
Out of many, one: Toward rigorous common core standards from the ground up
Using early-warning data to improve graduation rates: Closing cracks in the education system
Race to the top: Promising approaches to achieving teacher-related goals
The next step in systems-building: Early childhood advisory councils and federal efforts to promote policy alignment in early childhood
Expanding access and opportunity: The impact of the Gates Millennium Scholars program (2010 Update)
Empowering effective teachers: Strategies for implementing reforms
Empowering effective teachers: Readiness for reform
State of metropolitan America: On the front lines of demographic transformation
Evidence-based dropout prevention programs
Not prepared for class: High poverty schools continue to have fewer in-field teachers
The advanced placement program benefits mainly well-prepared students who pass AP exams
Strategies for improving outcomes for disconnected youth (Executive Summary)
Up for grabs: The gains and prospects of first- and second generation young adults
Reducing undergraduate debt to increase Latina and Latino participation in STEM professions
The causes and consequences of attending historically black colleges and universities
Different approaches to dual enrollment: Understanding program features and their implications
American Association of Community Colleges: Report on the 21st century initiative listening tour
Bridging the gap: An impact study of eight developmental summer bridge programs in Texas
A public education primer: Basic (and sometimes surprising) facts about the U.S. education system
Child poverty and intergenerational mobility
Center on Instruction: Response to Intervention (RTI) resources
Designing STEM pathways through early college: Ohio's metro early college high school
Conditional cash transfers and college persistence: Evidence from a randomized need-based grant program
Linking costs and postsecondary degrees: Key issues for policymakers
Some states still leave low-income students behind; Others make surprising gains
What's in your cabinet? How agencies can collectively improve the lives of children and youth
Distinct subgroups of former foster youth during young adulthood: Implications for policy and practice
Southern Regional Education Board annual report: The essentials: What really counts in improving education
College and university commitments to student access and success: An overview of institutional postsecondary opportunity programs
The linked learning approach: Building the capacity of teachers to prepare students for college and careers
State test score trends through 2008-09, Part 3: Student achievement at 8th grade
Digest of education statistics 2010, and mini-digest of education statistics 2010
Assisting students struggling with reading: Response to Intervention (RtI) and multi-tier intervention in the primary grades
Striking the balance: Career academies combine academic rigor and workplace relevance
Evaluating the impact of interventions that promote successful transitions from high school
Test drive: Six states pilot better ways to measure and compare community college performance
Helping Latinas succeed in school: How federal policymakers can address barriers to high school graduation
The connection strategy: Preparing young people to succeed in college and beyond
New England Journal of Higher Education
Improving low performing high schools: Searching for evidence of promise
On the front lines of schools: Perspectives of teachers and principals on the high school dropout problem
The student to counselor ratio: Does it matter?
Changes in Graduation Rates by State (Progress and Challenge Indexes)
Indiana's Growth Model (for measuring student achievement)
Top ten ways college counselors can help undocumented students
No time to lose: Why America needs an education amendment to the US Constitution to improve public education
Beyond the bubble: Technology and the future of student assessment
ETS Policy Notes: Addressing achievement gaps: The language acquisition and educational achievement of English-language learners
College degree nearly doubles annual earnings; Indiana lags nation in attainment of bachelor's degree
Transitioning out of high school: A quick stats fact sheet
Historic reversals, accelerating resegregation and the need for new integration strategies
The enhanced reading opportunities study: Early impact and implementation findings
Bridging the gap between high school and college
Change, and response to change, in Florida's public schools
Putting English language learners on the educational map: The No Child Left Behind Act implemented
Approaches to dropout prevention: Heeding early warning signs with appropriate interventions
Latinos in secondary education
American Indian and Alaska Native children: Findings from the base year of the early childhood longitudinal study, birth cohort
Demography as destiny: How America can build a better future
Mentoring programs: An annotated bibliography of online resources
Transitioning adults to college: Adult basic education program models
Learning to finish: A best practices "Wiki" sponsored by the Pew Partnership
The advanced placement expansion of the '90's: How did traditionally underserved students fare
All students reaching the top: Strategies for closing academic achievement gaps
Who graduates? Who doesn't? A statistical portrait of public high school graduation Class of 2001
Under-prepared community college students: Implications of attitudinal and experiential differences
Race to the Top: Accelerating college and career readiness in states: P-20 longitudinal data systems
Toward informative assessment and a culture of evidence: Results from strengthening pre-collegiate education in community colleges
Changing schools: A look at student mobility trends in Chicago public schools since 1995
Social programs that work: What works and what doesn't work in social policy: Findings from well-designed randomized controlled trials
Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE)
National opportunity to learn campaign: State data and analysis
Why Boys Fail (whyboysfail.com)
Best practices in recruiting and retaining minority graduate students
National Dropout Prevention Center/Network: Model Programs Database
Transforming teacher education through clinical practice: A national strategy to prepare effective teachers
Achieving graduation for all: A governor's guide to dropout prevention and recovery
Processes and challenges in identifying learning disabilities among English Language Learner students in three New York state districts
Gallup student poll national report
Success at every step: How 23 programs support youth on the path to college and beyond
Dropout prevention programs: Right intent, wrong focus, and some suggestions on where to go from here
Achievement gaps: An examination of differences in student achievement and growth
The funding gap 2004: Many states still shortchange low-income and minority students
Gaining traction, gaining ground: How some high schools accelerate learning for struggling students
Qualified teachers for at-risk schools: A national imperative
Academic pathways to college: Policies and practices of the fifty states to reach underserved students
Placing college graduation rates in context: How 4-Year college graduation rates vary with selectivity and the size of low-income enrollment
Graduation rate watch: Making minority student success a priority
Independent Evaluation of the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE): Third Biennial Report
The ASCA national model
Examining gaps in mathematics achievement among racial-ethnic groups, 1972-1992
The Equity Project
The Condition of Latinos in education: 2008 Factbook
No Child Left Behind: What's in it for parents (Spanish Language Version)
Demography is not destiny: Increasing the graduation rates of low-income college students at large public universities
Dead ends: The need for more pathways to graduation for overage, under-credited students in New York City
African American students and U.S. high schools
The other pipeline: From prison to diploma: Community colleges and correctional education programs
The 8th annual AP report to the nation
State policies regarding undocumented college students: A narrative of unresolved issues, ongoing debate and missed opportunities
Teachers are the center of education: Mentoring, teaching and improving student learning
The educational experience of young men of color: Federal legal implications and policy guidance
Key considerations for serving disconnected youth
Annie E. Casey Foundation 2010 Kids Count Data Book
Reinventing alternative education: An assessment of current state policy and how to improve it
American community colleges and the academic crisis of basic skills: Adult student success
The nation's report card: Trial urban district assessment mathematics 2011
Can simple be equitable? Lessons from state grant programs
Why policymakers should care about children's savings
College readiness for all: The challenge for urban high schools
The economic benefits of reducing the dropout rate in the nations largest metropolitan areas
Response to Intervention policy
Using college admission test scores to clarify high school placement (Leading Indicators Series)
Foster youth who have succeeded in higher education: Common themes
Dropout recovery is national recovery: How federal policies can support the spread of Back on Track through College pathways
A state policymaker's guide to expanding learning time
Putting a price tag on the Common Core: How much will smart implementation cost?
Beyond the numbers: Data use for continuous improvement of programs serving disconnected youth
From soft skills to hard data: Measuring youth program outcomes
State Policies Affecting the “Adult Re-Entry Pipeline” in Postsecondary Education: Results of a Fifty-State Inventory
Assessing deeper learning
Data that matters: Giving high schools useful feedback on grads' outcomes
State policy profiles for completion by design
Movin' it and improvin' it! Using both education strategies to increase teaching effectiveness
Transforming education in America
Ensuring America's future: Federal policy and Latino college completion
Extending foster care to age 21: Weighing the costs to government against the benefits to youth
Accounting for socioeconomic differences in delaying the transition to college
Call for action: Transforming teaching and learning to prepare high school students for college and careers
Data Quality Campaign: Data for action 2010: Executive summary
The Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Network
IES What Works Clearinghouse: Find what works
Estimating the return to college selectivity over the career using administrative earnings data
Are bad schools immortal?
Roadmap for ensuring America's future
Projections of education statistics to 2019
Achieving success: The latest news in achieving community college success (2011)
Forward thinking teens: The effects of college costs on adolescent risky behavior
Unrealized promises: Unequal access, affordability, and excellence at community colleges in Southern California
2012 National survey of school counselors
Don't count us out: How an overreliance on accountability could undermine the public's confidence in schools, business, government and more
Dual enrollment for high school students
Taking action for America: A CEO plan for jobs and economic growth: A skilled, prepared workforce
Are private high schools better academically than public high schools?
Vocational mentoring: An experience-based career mentoring program for high school juniors and seniors at risk of not graduating
Education watch Texas: Key education facts and figures 2004
Critical conditions for equity and diversity in college access: Informing policy and monitoring results
Middle-class schools for all
Project GRAD
Forgotten students: American Indian high school students' narratives on college going
The dream deferred: Increasing the college preparedness of at-risk students
Primary progress, secondary challenge
CPS: A leader in AP growth
Pathways to a four-year degree: Determinants of transfer and degree completion
Ready to succeed: All students prepared for college and work
Improving college readiness and success for all students: A joint responsibility between K-12 and postsecondary 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
Pathways to and through college: Linking policy with research and practice
Reforms that could help narrow the achievement gap
How is school reform tied to increasing college access and success for low income and minority youth
A matter of degrees: Improving graduation rates in four-year colleges and universities
Bridging the widest gap: Raising the achievement of Black boys
Income of U.S. workforce projected to decline if education doesn't improve
The link between high school reform and college access and success for low-income and minority youth
Emerging Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs): Serving Latino students
The accountability illusion
Higher education commission helps high schools track graduates' progress
Principles for a comprehensive assessment system
The degree qualifications profile
Promoting quality: State strategies for overseeing dual enrollment programs
College choice process of Latino undocumented students: Implications for recruitment and retention
Access/Acceso: Rising to the challenge of improving higher education opportunities for Latinos
Kentucky school-based family support: Twenty years later
Adults with college degrees in the United States, by county
The promise of proficiency: How college proficiency information can help high schools drive student success
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
Community colleges as gateway and gatekeeper: Moving beyond the access "saga" to outcome equity
Work-based learning in California: Opportunities and models for expansion
Putting middle grades students on the graduation path: A policy and practice brief
Measuring and improving the effectiveness of high school teachers
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Academic outcomes of high risk students
Prevention of disproportionate special education representation using response to education (RTI)
Latino youth and the pathway to college
Making good on a promise: What policymakers can do to support the educational persistence of dropouts
Rethinking high school graduation rates and trends
Increasing the college preparedness of at-risk students
Diversity and persistence in Indiana higher education: The impact of preparation, major choices, and financial aid
Equality and education, A Century Foundation project
The changing racial and ethnic composition of U.S. public schools
Expanding learning time in high schools
Schools, skills, and synapses
Education watch Washington: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Washington: Key education facts and figures 2006
Denied: Community college students lack access to affordable loans
High school dropout: A quick stats fact sheet
Starfish Initiative: Mentoring application
Race, schools, and neighborhoods: Reducing barriers to achievement
Science achievement and occupational career/technical education coursetaking in high school: The class of 2005
Realizing the promise: How state policy can support alternative certification programs
Center on Reinventing Public Education
Estimating the social value of higher education: Willingness to pay for community and technical colleges
Pathway to the baccalaureate: How one community college is helping underprepared students succeed
BC AVID: Early Implementation Report -- Executive Summary
The price of knowledge: Access and student finance in Canada -- Third edition
How many schools and districts have not made adequate yearly progress? Four-year trends
A profile of the Ronald McNair postbaccalaureate achievement program: 1999-2000
The cost of small high schools: A literature review
The forgotten middle: Ensuring that all students are on target for college and career readiness before high school
It's about time: Temporal dimensions of college preparation programs
Linking secondary and postsecondary systems: Lessons from Indiana
Deloitte 2009 education survey overview: Redefining high school as a launch pad
Que pasa? Are English language learning students remaining in English learning classes too long?
Ensuring equal opportunity in public education: How local school district funding policies hurt disadvantaged students and what federal policy can do about it
College readiness and high school-to-college success
Listening to Latinas: Barriers to high school graduation
What keeps good teachers in the classroom? Understanding and reducing teacher turnover
Using data to increase student success: A focus on diagnosis: Principles and practices of student success
An analysis of inquiry, nonstart and drop reasons in nontraditional university student populations
Community college students and grant aid: Bringing equity to the provision of grant aid by states and institutions
State Cards (statistical snapshots of high school data by state) Updated 2012
Much accomplished, much at stake: Performance and policy in Maryland higher education
A stronger nation through higher education: A detailed look at college attainment-nationally, by state and by metro area
Completion matters: The high cost of low community college graduation rates
Using linked data to drive education and training improvement
A comparison study of 12th grade students' college anticipations, aspirations, and college preparatory measures
The case to adopt common college- and career-ready standards (state cards)
Multiple Pathways in California: A New Option for High School Reform
Terms of engagement: Men of color discuss their experiences in community college
Can middle school reform increase high school graduation rates?
Gains and gaps: Changing inequality in U.S. college entry and completion
AYP results for 2010-11
Still on the sidelines: What role will higher education trustees play in higher education reform?
Financing community schools: Leveraging resources to support student success
Opportunity road: The promise and challenge of America's forgotten youth
A critical moment: Child and youth homelessness in our nation's schools
No child left behind waivers: Promising ideas from second round applications
Young, underemployed, and optimistic: Coming of age, slowly, in a tough economy
The SAT report on college & career readiness: 2012
State high school exit exams: A policy in transition
The current status of school counseling outcome research
Innovations in college readiness: How early college schools are preparing students underrepresented in higher education for college success
The condition of education 2011
Divided we fail: Improving completion and closing racial gaps in California community colleges
Bitter pill, better formula: Toward a single, fair, and equitable formula for ESEA Title 1, Part A
Race to the Top: Accelerating college and career readiness in states: Teacher effectiveness
Engaging faculty in the Achieving the Dream initiative: Principles and practices of student success
Strengthening institutional research and information technology capacity through Achieving the Dream: Principles and practices of student success
Opportunity adrift: Our flagship universities are straying from their public mission
A mission of the heart: What does it take to transform a school?
The nation's report card: 2007 At a glance
Selected states response to supporting high school English language learners
Evaluation of evidence-based practices in online learning: A meta-analysis and review of online learning studies
Equity overlooked: Charter schools and civil rights policy
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Recommendations for addressing the needs of English Language Learners
Youth and schools today: Why SEL is needed
Department of Upward Bound programs: Strategic plan
Indiana's best buys: An in-depth look at Hoosier high schools
Evolving No Child Left Behind
Reviving the goal of an integrated society: A 21st century challenge
State Cards (statistical snapshots of high school data by state)
Education watch California: Key facts and figures
Every student counts: The case for graduation rate accountability
Not black and white: Making sense of the United States Supreme Court decisions regarding race-conscious student assignment plans
Focus on dropout factories: Associated press article spotlights low-performing high schools, draws criticism from many school officials
Giving students a chance to achieve: Getting off to a fast and successful start in grade nine
Education watch Colorado: Key education facts and figures
Education watch Colorado: Key education facts and figures 2006
Projections of 2003-04 high school graduates: Supplemental analyses based on findings from who graduates? Who doesn't?
The mentoring of disadvantaged youth
Status and trends in the education of racial and ethnic minorities
Meeting five critical challenges of high school reform: Lessons from research on three reform models
Brown at 50: King's dream or Plessy's nightmare
Vital voices: Building constituencies for public school reform
The averaged freshman graduation rate for public high schools from the Common Core of Data: School years 2002-03 and 2003-04
Yes we can: Telling truths and dispelling myths about race and education in America
High school to college and careers: Aligning state policies
Public high school graduation and college readiness rates in the United States
College access in Indiana and the United States: A 2005 status report
The 2003 Brown Center report on American education: How well are American students learning?
Toolfind: Youth outcomes measurement tools directory
America's high school graduates: Results from the 2009 NAEP High School Transcript Study
Lumina Foundation focus: The productivity push: System wide reform allows Arizona to serve more students
Recognition and response: An early intervening system for young children at-risk for learning disabilities: Research synthesis and recommendations
The impact of loan repayment rates on minority students
"I came in unsure of everything": Community college shifts in students' confidence
Online learning: Does it help low-income and underprepared students?
2010 census of male-focused programs: A snapshot of programs and organzations supporting American males
RTI Progress monitoring tools chart
Pre-algebra and algebra enrollment and achievement (Leading Indicators Series)
Research to practice: The future of the regional educational labs
How many schools have not made adequate yearly progress under the No Child Left Behind Act?
State and local implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act: Volume IX - Accountability under NCLB: Final report
Ed.gov Open Innovation Portal
Development, discouragement, or diversion? New evidence on the effects of college remediation
Characteristics of GED recipients in high school: 2002-06
State implementation and perceptions of Title 1 school improvement grants under the Recovery Act: One year later
Achieving the Dream data notes: What's in a name? Are they really credential-seeking students?
Revamping the teacher evaluation process
Pacific Islanders lagging behind in higher educational attainment
Why segregation matters: Poverty and educational inequality
Reforming public high schools: The greatest educational challenge
Reality check 2006: Are parents and students ready for more math and science
Paying back, not giving back: Student debt's negative influence on public service career opportunities
Student debt and the class of 2005: Average debt by state, sector, and school
Inside the black box of high-performing high-poverty schools
The progress of education reform: Closing the achievement gap
Achievement gaps and correlates of early mathematics achievement: Evidence from the ECLS K-first grade sample
Straight from the source: What works for first-generation college students
The seventh generation: Native students speak about finding the good path
Minority student achievement network
Improving high-school-to-college transition through leadership and governance
Achievement in America
Urban school counseling: Context, characteristics, and competencies
Tuition equity legislation: Investing in Colorado high school graduates through equal opportunity to postsecondary education
State high school exit exams: Students with disabilities
EdVisions Cooperative
The funding gap (Spanish version)
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
Education watch California: Key education facts and figures
Latino students and U.S. high schools
MALDEF Federal education rights pamphlet (spanish version)
Fighting poverty through incentives and work mandates for young men
An investigation of factors influencing classroom motivation for postsecondary American Indian/Alaska native students
The Kalamazoo Promise
Education watch Texas: Key education facts and figures 2006
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; Alabama state report
Improving math performance
Lessons on assessing the costs of small high schools: Evidence from Seattle and Denver
More guidance, better results? Three-year effects of an enhanced student services program at two community colleges
Meaningful measurement: The role of assessments in improving high school education in the twenty-first century
Race to the Top: Accelerating college and career readiness in states: Standards and assessments guide
Moving beyond access: College success for low-income, first generation students
Calculating cost-return for investments in students success
A survival analysis of student mobility and retention in Indiana charter schools:
Minority youth: Overrepresented & underserved in Indiana's systems
Do increases in Pell and other grant awards increase college-going among lower income high school graduates? Evidence from a 'natural experiment'
Course-taking patterns and preparation for postsecondary education in California's public university systems among minority youth
State and Local Implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act
National evaluation of Upward Bound: Summary of first-year impacts and program operations
Starting right: A first look at engaging entering students
How educators in three states are responding to standards-based accountability under No Child Left Behind
Career academies: Long-term impacts on labor market outcomes, educational attainment, and transitions to adulthood
Expanding Pathways: Transforming High School Education in California
Achieving the Dream: Evidence of change
Higher education success among historically marginalized males
Deciding on postsecondary education
GEAR UP: Current project overviews 2002
The role of schools in the English language learner achievement gap
The changing pathways of Hispanic youth into adulthood
Partnerships between community colleges and prisons: Providing workforce education and training to reduce recidivism
Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC)
Factors contributing to the upward transfer of baccalaureate aspirants beginning at community colleges
Who borrows most? Bachelor's degree recipients with high levels of student debt
Ramp-up to Readiness: The Ramp-up goals
National Office for School Counselor Advocacy: Transition from high school graduation to college enrollment
Investing in education powers US competitiveness: Education funding must be preserved
Autonomy and innovation: Systemic change in a decentralized state
The role of language and literacy in college- and career-ready standards: Rethinking policy and practice in support of English language learners
A systemic approach to implementing response to intervention in three Colorado high schools
View from the field: How to launch district virtual learning
Special education in high school redesign
Reinventing alternative education: State policy profiles
Education and the economy: Boosting state and national economies by improving high school graduation rates
Doing more with less: The inequitable funding of community colleges
Youth in foster care: Easing the transition to adulthood
Federal policy guidance issued on the rights of undocumented school children
Successful school-community partnerships: Using lessons learned from practice and research to expand learning
Beyond the master plan: The case for restructuring baccalaureate education in California
Summertime program tune-up: Taking advantage of "down" time for needed program enhancements
The rising price of inequality: How inadequate grant aid limits college access and persistence
Response to Intervention resources for high schools
The opportunity illusion: Subsidized housing and failing schools in California
Alternative schools and programs for public school students at risk of educational failure: 2007-08
What role do school leaders play in turning around low-performing schools?
Strengthening partnerships and building public will for out-of-school time programs
Focus on the alternative school calendar: Year-round school programs and update on the four-day school week
Cracking the student aid code: Parent and student perspectives on paying for college
Ready by 21 case study: Austin, TX
Redesigning community colleges for completion: Lessons from research on high performance organizations
Closing the expectations gap 2011
Assessing developmental assessment in community colleges
Closing the gap between high school and college
Fully online programs in K-12: A snapshot of effective practices at virtual high schools
P-20 governance
Welfare reform and intergenerational mobility
2009 State Teacher Policy Yearbook (National Report)
The nation's report card: Reading 2009
Improving transfer access to STEM bachelor's degrees at Hispanic Serving Institutions through the America COMPETES Act
Is it live or is it Internet? Experimental estimates of the effects of online instruction on student learning
Tiered intervention on the high school level
Beyond the rhetoric: Improving college readiness through coherent state policy
Understanding the K-12 common core state standards in mathematics
Meeting the STEM workforce demand: Accelerating math learning among students interested in STEM
Preparing for change: A national perspective on common core state standards implementation planning
Building pathways to transfer: Community colleges that break the chain of failure for students of color
Do high stakes placement exams predict college success?
The college payoff: Education, occupations, and lifetime earnings
Annie E. Casey Foundation 2010 Kids Count Data Book: State Profiles
Latino college completion: Florida
Weighing the evidence: A conversation with community college presidents on using research to support student success outcomes
Ensuring America's future: Benchmarking Latino college completion to meet national goals: 2010 to 2020
Learning what it takes: An initial look at how schools are using early warning data and collaborative response teams to keep all students on track to success
Highlights from PIRLS 2011: Reading achievement of U.S. fourth grade students in an international context
Children of immigrants: The changing face of metropolitan America
Higher education: Use of new data could help improve oversight of distance education
MTE Partnership seeks to transform mathematics teacher preparation in support of common core standards
Driving K-12 reform through a college-access and success agenda
RTTD Action brief: Establishing the foundational conditions for personalized learning
The common core state standards: Caution and opportunity for early childhood education
Sustaining service learning in your school: Staying the course
10 Pieces of advice from students for teachers
Cost perceptions and college-going for low-income students
When Johnny (or Janelle) comes marching home: National, state, and institutional efforts in support of veterans' education
From qualifications to results: Promoting teacher effectiveness through federal policy
Hispanicity and educational inequality: Risks, opportunities and the nation's future
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Late stop-outs
Promising practices supporting low-income, first-generation students at DeVry University
Performance-based funding: A re-emerging strategy in public higher education financing
Background and context for equity audits
Basics of longitudinal cohort analysis: Principles and practices of student success
A Profile of California Partnership Academies 2004–2005
Mind the (other) gap: State profiles
No Excuses University Network
Closing the gap in science achievement: Using NAEP science assessment scores to analyze state trends
Beyond the bake sale: A community-based relational approach to parent engagement in schools
School improvement by design: Lessons from a study of comprehensive school reform programs
Federal Education Budget Project
Ronald E. McNair Postbaccaluareate Achievement Program: 2002-05 facts and figures at a glance
Successful school turnarounds: Seven steps for school leaders
Financing higher education: A myriad of problems, a myriad of solutions
Setting up success in developmental education: How state policy can help community colleges improve student success outcomes
Innovations in education: Creating strong supplemental educational services programs
How schools can shape peer relations to promote achievement among Mexican-origin youth
Economic and noneconomic outcomes for GED credential recipients
Peer tutoring and mentoring services for disadvantaged secondary school students
Big buildings, small schools: Using a small schools strategy for high school reform
Indiana's adult education and workforce skills performance report: Preparing adults for a brighter future
Transfer between community colleges and four-year colleges: The all-American game
Understanding Latino parental involvement in education: Perceptions, expectations, and recommendations
Funding Gaps 2006
Managing the transition to ninth grade in a comprehensive urban school
Education in the age of accountability: A research focus of the Urban Institute
The early assessment program: Helping high school students meet college expectations in mathematics and English
Indiana by the numbers
Removing the roadblocks: Fair college opportunities for all California students
White students are racially isolated
Rewarding persistence: Effects of a performance-based scholarship program for low-income parents
Best evidence encyclopedia: Center for data-driven reform in education
Strategic instruction model
Educational attainment of people 18 years and over, by age, sex, race, and Hispanic origin, for the 25 largest states: March 2000
Proven benefits of early childhood interventions
Early childhood education: Investing in quality makes sense
The segregation of American teachers
The power to change: High schools that help all students achieve
The averaged freshman graduation rate for public high schools from the common core of data: School years 2001-02 and 2002-03
Increasing rates of school completion: Moving from policy and research to practice
Where have all the students gone
Raising the graduation rates of low-income college students
Stalled in secondary: A look at student achievement since the No Child Left Behind act
Improving college access for minority, low-income, and first-generation students
2011 National survey of school counselors: School counseling at a crossroads
NAEP Science 2011 State Snapshot Reports
The toll of the great recession: Childhood poverty among Hispanics sets record, leads nation
Telling it like it is: Youth speak out on the school to prison pipeline
2011 Survey of differential tuition at public higher education institutions
Latino college completion in 50 states: Executive summary
Opportunities and obstacles: Implementing stimulus-funded school improvement grants in Maryland, Michigan, and Idaho
The effect of housing wealth on college choice: Evidence from the housing boom
Stopped short: 2.1 Million adults in Florida went to college but didn't finish
New school year brings steep cuts in state funding for schools
The nature of innovation in the community college
Complete College America
Achievement gap patterns of grade 8 American Indian and Alaska Native students in reading and mathematics
Early reading proficiency (Leading Indicators Series)
Investing in change: How much do Achieving the Dream colleges spend - and from what resources - to become data-driven institutions
Ready by 21 case study: Georgetown Divide
Enrollment management, Inc.: External influences on our practice
Degrees for what jobs? Raising expectations for colleges and universities in a global economy
The condition of college and career readiness 2012: National report
Are you gainfully employed? Setting standards for for-profit degrees
Insulating the education pipeline to increase postsecondary success
Improving teacher quality: Here's how (guidebook)
Online and hybrid course enrollment and performance in Washington State Community and Technical Colleges
A way forward: A progressive vision for reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
Engineering solutions to the national crisis in literacy: How to make good on the promise of common core state standards
Education and the economy: Boosting the nation's economy by improving high school graduation rates
Achieving the possible: What Americans think about the college- and career-ready agenda
Chidren's Budget 2010
Civic engagement through digital citizenship: Engaging youth in active, participatory citizenship
Indiana higher education opportunity data book
Fragile futures: Risk and vulnerability among Latino high achievers
Paths to persistence: An analysis of research on program effectiveness at community colleges
Powerful partnerships: Independent colleges share high-impact strategies for low-income students’ success
The graduation gap: Using promoting power to examine the number and characteristics of high schools with high and low graduation rates in the nation and in each state
Coercive mobility and crime: A preliminary examination of concentrated incarceration and social disorganization
User's guide to computing high school graduation rates, Volume 2: Technical evaluation of proxy graduation indicators
Helping children move from bad schools to good ones
College scholarships for Latino students: Are opportunities being missed?
Youth indicators 2005: Trends in the well-being of American youth
What role can dual enrollment programs play in easing the transition between high school and postsecondary education
One-third of a nation: Rising drop-out rates and declining opportunity
The American diploma project: Overview of research
Raising our sights: No high school senior left behind
Creating seamless educational transitions for urban African American and Hispanic students
Data proposals threaten education and civil rights accountability
Education and incarceration
Saving futures, saving dollars: The impact of education on crime reduction and earnings
Practical guidelines for the education of English language learners: Research based recommendations for instruction and academic interventions
Successful bilingual schools: Six effective programs in California
School readiness: Closing racial and ethnic gaps
Closing the achievement gap series part II: Response to intervention (RTI), basic elements, practical applications, and policy recommendations
Public high school graduation and college-readiness rates: 1991-2002
A supporting role: How accreditors can help promote the success of community college students
Reforming education in Indiana: High achievers speak out
Mentoring at-risk high school students: Evaluation of a school-based program
Mental health in school and school improvement: Current status, concerns, and new directions
The talent development high school model: Context, components, and initial impacts on ninth-grade students' engagement and performance
Unfinished business: More measured approaches in standards-based reform
The dropout crisis: Promising approaches in prevention and recovery
Designing and financing an integrated program of college study: Lessons from the California Academy of Liberal Studies
Access to success initiative
The postsecondary achievement of participants in dual enrollment: An analysis of student outcomes in two states
Enlace: Engaging Latino communities for education
Cognitive behavioral interventions: An effective approach to help students with disabilities stay in school
Education Commission of the States: Research studies database
The costs of failure factories in American higher education
College tools for schools
YouthBuild USA
National League of Cities
From assets to school outcomes: How finances shape children's perceived possibilities and intentions
A developmental perspective for high school practitioners on college and workplace readiness
Gap or gaps? Challenging the singular definition of the achievement gap
Keeping middle grades students on the path to success in high school: Increasing engagement and achievement in SREB states
Whole-school reform: Transforming the nation's low-performing high schools
Common Core State Standards Initiative
Tapping HSI-STEM funds to improve Latina and Latino Access to STEM professions
Still a freshman: Examining the prevalence and characteristics of ninth-grade retention across six states
What's it worth: The economic value of college majors
Institutional variation in credential completion: Evidence from Washington State Community and Technical colleges
Learning connection: Providing data, resources, and tools to support student achievement
The breaking through practice guide
Do institutions respond asymmetrically to changes in state need- and merit-based aid?
From Wall Street to Wal-Mart: Why college graduates are not getting good jobs
The US STEM education model (simulation)
Ready by 21: Making quality count
Immigrant mothers' involvement in their children's education at home and at school in 1999-2000
Latino college completion: California
Cracking the credit hour
Five ways education pays initiative
Underserved students who earn credit through prior learning assessment have higher degree completion rates and shorter time-to-degree
Forging new pathways: The impact of the breaking through initiative in michigan
Finding your workforce: The top 25 institutions graduating Latinos in health professions and related programs by academic level
New Americans in postsecondary education: A profile of immigrant and second-generation American undergraduates
College rewired: Innovative approaches help higher education connect to productivity
The impact of affirmative action bans in graduate education
Can scholarships alone help students succeed? Lessons from two New York City community colleges
Accelerating college knowledge: Examining the feasibility of a targeted early commitment Pell Grant program
Certificates: Gateway to gainful employment and college degrees
Hispanic poverty rate highest in new supplemental census measure
Building institutional capacity for data-informed decision making
Western Policy Exchanges
Keeping students enrolled: How community colleges are boosting financial resources for their students
Building roads to success: Key considerations for communities and states reconnecting youth to education
Sealing the gaps: Supporting low-income, first-generation students at four-year institutions in Texas post-transfer
The impacts of state performance funding systems on higher education institutions: Research literature review and policy implications
Afterschool: A high school dropout prevention tool
Why students drop out of school: A review of 25 years of research
Good policy, good practice II: Improving outcomes and productivity in higher education: A guide for policymakers
Comparability of state local expenditures among schools within districts: A report from the study of school-level expenditures
A national study of institutional policies for the evaluation of transfer applicants
State college- and career-ready high school graduation requirements comparison table
The numbers we need: Bringing balanced scorecards to education data
Does more money matter? An introduction to the performance-based scholarship demonstration in California
Measuring the education pipeline: Critical data elements indicating readiness, transition and success
We serve, too: A toolkit about military teens
Affordability and transfer: Critical to increasing Baccalaureate degree completion
Rising the the challenge: The strategies of social service intermediaries
50-state mathematics requirements for the standard high school diploma
Campaign for the Future of Higher Education
Opening doors to student success: A synthesis of findings from an evaluation at six community colleges
How non-academic supports work: Four mechanisms for improving student outcomes
Southern Regional Education Board: Moving Ahead: State progress reports on Challenge to Lead goals
Effective dropout prevention and recovery: State dropout policy profiles
Taking the next step: The promise of intermediate measures for meeting postsecondary completion goals
The role of minority-serving institutions in redefining and improving developmental education
Financial education in TRIO programs
Student Success Skills
Helping students navigate the path to college: What high schools can do
State indicators of science and mathematics education: 2007
What we must to do to create a system that prepares students for college success
Connecting schools, families, and communities: Stories and results from the Annie E. Casey Foundation's education investments
Early-college high school: Modest experiment or national movement?
Growing What Works Database
Meeting the invention challenge
From high school to the future: The pathway to 20
Reenrollment of high school dropouts in a large, urban school district
Next generation state data system: What is needed to support the next generation assessment and accountability systems
First-generation students: Undergraduates whose parents never enrolled in postsecondary education
A call to action to raise achievement for African American students
The heart of student success: Teaching, learning, and college completion
2009 State Teacher Policy Yearbook (State Reports)
Guiding developmental math students to campus services: An impact evaluation of the Beacon program at South Texas College
Supporting data use while protecting the privacy, security and confidentiality of student information: A primer for state policymakers
The foreclosure generation: The long-term impact of the foreclosure crisis on Latino children and families
Paving the road to college: How school counselors help students succeed
Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans Website and Secondary School Toolkit - Spanish Version
Education watch Indiana: Key education facts and figures 2006
2006-2007 National directory of scholarships, internships, and fellowships for Latino youth
Value-added analysis and education policy
Starfish Initiative
Using EPAS™ to evaluate school-based intervention programs: GEAR UP
If small is not enough...The characteristics of successful small high schools in Chicago
Doing What Works - Research based education practices online
Transforming statewide high school assessment systems: A guide for state policymakers
Buried treasure: Developing a management guide from mountains of school data
Closing the racial achievement gap: The role of reforming instructional practices
Their fair share: How Texas-sized gaps in teacher quality shortchange low-income and minority students
Priming the pump: Strategies for increasing the achievement of underrepresented minority undergraduates
Highlights of the 2007 Accountability System in the State of Texas
Closing the gaps by 2015: The Texas higher education plan
Education watch online
Minorities in higher education twenty-second annual status report: 2007 supplement
State-level high school improvement systems checklist
What matters for staying on-track and graduating in Chicago public high schools
Healthier and wealthier: Decreasing healthcare costs by increasing educational attainment
Helping students make good decisions and act on them: The real meaning of guidance and advisement
Lost learning, forgotten promises: A national analysis of school racial segregation, student achievement, and "controlled choice" plans
Gender gap grows
Office of Indian education programs
Reading to achieve: A governor's guide to adolescent literacy
Paving the way to postsecondary education: K-12 intervention programs for underrepresented youth
Quality Counts 2007: State Highlights Reports
National Dropout Prevention Centers
A step toward college success: Assessing attainment among Indiana's Twenty-first Century Scholars
Add and subtract: Dual enrollment as a state strategy to increase postsecondary success for underrepresented students
A look at immigrant youth: Prospects and promising practices
The trouble with Black boys: The role and influence of environmental and cultural factors on the academic performance of African American Boys
Debt burden: Repaying student debt
Mathematics benchmarks grades K-12
The effects of grade retention on the dropout rate
Background on Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)
A synthesis of grade retention research: Looking backward and moving forward
Promoting partnerships for student success: Lessons from the SSPIRE Initiative
Supporting English language acquisition: Opportunities for foundations to strengthen the social and economic well-being of immigrant families
Passing the torch: Strategies for innovation in community college ESL
The rapid growth and changing complexion of suburban public schools
National Indian Education Study 2007 Part II: The educational experiences of American Indian and Alaska Native students in grades 4 and 8
Science and mathematics education indicators
The status of African Americans in engineering: Confronting the "new" American dilemma
A study of the Talent Search program: Analysis and highlights
McNair scholar handbook
Achieving success: The state policy newsletter of Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count: Winter 2010
College readiness issue brief: Social support: An essential ingredient to success
Removing roadblocks to rigor: Linking academic and social supports to ensure college readiness and success: Annotated bibliography
Trends in high school dropout and completion rates in the United States: 1972-2008
Getting students ready for college and careers: Transitional senior mathematics
Evidence from California Partnership Academies: One Model of Pathways
YourWordsToday.org
A five year comparison between an extended school year and a conventional year school: Effects on academic achievement
Solutions for America: Dropout prevention
Employment experience of youths: Results from a longitudinal survey
Squeeze play 2010: Continued public anxiety on cost, harsher judgements on how colleges are run
Keeping score when it counts: Assessing the 2008-09 bowl-bound college football teams: Academic performance improves, but race still matters
Shifting trends in special education
Rural education at a glance
Increasing the representation of women and people of color in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM): Scan and synopsis of approaches and opportunities
Beyond the tunnel problem: Addressing cross-cutting issues that impact vulnerable youth
Children at risk: Consequences for school readiness and beyond
The higher dropout rate of foreign-born teens: The role of schooling abroad
A call to action: Transforming high school for all youth
Bridges to Success
Prekindergarteners left behind: Expulsion rates in state pre-kindergarten systems
African American achievement in America
Building bridges to college and careers: Contextualized basic skills programs at community colleges
A summary of career beginnings impact evaluation: Findings from a program for disadvantaged high school students
High hopes, big debts
Raising minority academic achievement: A compendium of education programs and practices
Report of the national panel for evidence-based school counseling: Outcome research coding protocol and evaluation of Student Success Skills and Second Step
Ready to succeed: Changing systems to give California's foster children the opportunities they deserve to be ready for and succeed in school
Community college success: Is it a pathway to opportunity?
The real technology challenge
The funding gap 2007
Racial disparities and the new federalism
Latino students and disproportionality in special education
Status and trends in the education of American Indians and Alaska Natives: 2008
Great expectations: A guide to Alabama's high school graduation exam
Student African American Brotherhood
Keeping kids in school: What research says about preventing dropouts
PERSIST: A comprehensive guide for student success in higher education
A college access contract
Frequently asked questions about college access and success
Improving educational attainment through extensive postsecondary encouragement services
Cashing in or cashing out: Tools for measuring the effectiveness and outcomes of financial aid events
Characteristics of minority-serving institutions and minority undergraduates enrolled in these institutions
Using rigorous evidence to improve policy and practice
Center for native education
Children of immigrants: 2008 state trends update
A dozen facts about k-12 education
8th Annual AP report to the nation
Opportunity for action: Preparing youth for 21st century livelihoods
Easing the transition from combat to classroom: Preserving America's investment in higher education for military veterans through institutional assessment
Remediation: Higher education's bridge to nowhere
Facilitating student learning through contextualization
A green career pathways framework: Postsecondary and employment success for low-income, disconnected youth
Promoting full-time attendance among adults in community college: Early impacts from the performance-based scholarship demonstration in New York
Latino college completion: Texas
A sharper focus on technical workers: How to educate and train for the global economy
ED Data Express
Dream vs. reality: An analysis of potential Dream Act beneficiaries
PISA 2009 results: What students know and can do: Student performance in reading, mathematics and science
The American freshman: National norms fall 2011
School turnaround teachers: Competencies for success
Public school graduates and dropouts from the common core of data: School year 2007-08
Schools, families, and Response to Intervention:
Federal higher education policy priorities and the Asian American and Pacific Islander community
Assimilation tomorrow: How America's immigrants will integrate by 2030
The missing "one-offs": The hidden supply of high achieving, low-income students
Effective practices for developing the literacy skills of english language learners in the english language arts classroom
Portable, stackable credentials: A new education model for industry-specific career pathways
Student voices on the higher education pathway: Preliminary insights & stakeholder engagement concerns
Time is the enemy: The surprising truth about why today's college students aren't graduating... And what needs to change
Student voices: What makes a great teacher?
An analysis of learning outcomes of underrepresented students at urban institutions
Completing the mission: A pilot study of veteran students' progress toward degree attainment in the post 9/11 era
Addressing Achievement Gaps: Black Male Teens: Moving to Success in the High School Years
The effects of learning communities for students in developmental education
The middle class is key to a better-educated nation: A stronger middle class is associated with better educational outcomes
Ramp-up to Readiness: The Ramp-up standards
Interactive learning online at public universities: Evidence from randomized trials
The midwest challenge: Matching jobs with education in the post-recession economy
ERIN Project: Education Resource Information Navigator
Slow off the mark: Elementary school teachers and the crisis in science, technology, engineering, and math education
Professional college knowledge: Re-envisioning how we prepare our college readiness workforce
Teaching children well: New evidence-based approaches to teacher professional development and training
STEM: Science, technology, engineering, mathematics (Full Report)
Improving the college scorecard: Using student feedback to create an effective disclosure
Increasing college success: A roadmap for governors
More time for learning: Student participation in extended day programming at the UCCS Donoghue campus during the 2009-10 school year
Turning community college drop-outs into graduates
Evaluate mentoring programs
More is less: Extra time does little to boost college grad rates
Mind the gaps: How college readiness narrows achievement gaps in college success
Investing in education and equity: Our nation's best future
Tuition discounting: Institutional aid patterns at public and private colleges and universities, 2000-01 to 2008-09
The 'bottom' seventy percent: What America's elite institutions of higher learning owe to everyone else
The state of state standards - and the Common Core - in 2010
National Research Center on Learning Disabilities (NRCLD)
The college keys compact: 2011 catalog of effective practices: Programs and practices that expand options for students from low-income backgrounds
National Governor's Association: Complete to Compete Resources
Americans want more coverage of teacher performance and student achievement
Elementary/Secondary Information System (ESLi)
Funding education equitably: The "comparability provision" the move to fair and transparent school budgeting systems
Wealth, income, and academic achievement in the college-going process
College graduation rates: Behind the numbers
Federal student loan interest rates: History, subsidies, and cost
Hispanic college enrollment spikes, narrowing gaps with other groups
College Greenlight
Balancing passion and practicality: The role of debt and major on students' financial outcomes
The distribution of grants and scholarships by race
Raising achievement and graduation rates by supporting teachers in developing quality classroom instruction
State college- and career-ready high school graduation requirements
Setting the stage for new high schools: Municipal leadership in supporting high school alternatives
Afterschool programs as an oasis of hope for black parents in four cities
Diplomas count: An essential guide to graduation policy and rates
Institutional grants and baccalaureate degree attainment
Status of education in rural America
The Breakthrough High School project
Indianapolis Star Data Central: School profile reports
Facts for education advocates
In pursuit of a diverse science, technology, engineering, and mathematics workforce: Recommended research priorities to enhance participation by underrepresented minorities
Dropout prevention for students with disabilities: A critical issue for state education agencies
Washington Data and Reports
Making the dream a reality: Action steps for states to prepare all students for college and career
State of decline? Gaps in college access and achievement call for renewed commitment to educating Californians
Indiana's P-16 plan for improving student achievement
High school reform - Issue brief
What do we know: Seeking effective math and science instruction
Economic outcomes of high school completers and non-completers 8 years later
Overlooked gems: A national perspective on low-income promising learners
Indiana public school student population information
A whole 'nother world: Students navigating community college
Analyzing state and regional K-16 policies: A toolkit for researchers and policy analysts
Hidden benefits: The impact of high school graduation on household income
Double the work: Challenges and solutions to acquiring academic literacy for adolescent English language learners
On course for success: A close look at high school courses that prepare students for college
Latino students and the educational pipeline: Latino high school and baccalaureate graduates: A comparison
The lost opportunity of senior year: Finding a better way
The education pipeline in the U.S., 1970-2000
First in the family: Advice about college from first generation students
Empty promises: The myth of college access in America
Getting through college: Voices of low-income and minority students in New England
Education pays update 2005: The benefits of higher education for individuals and society
Evaluating student success interventions: Principles and practices of student success
The online learning imperative: A solution to three looming crises in education
Implementing strategies to achieve successful student transitions
State test score trends through 2007-08: Has progress been made in raising achievement for students with disabilities?
The financial aid challenge: Successful practices that address the underutilization of financial aid in community colleges
The effects of grade retention on high school completion
Certificates count: An analysis of sub-baccalaureate certificates
Diversifying the STEM pipeline: The model replication institutions program
The President's Forum
Accountability for equitable outcomes in higher education
The Equity Scorecard: A collaborative approach to assess and respond to racial and ethnic disparities in student outcomes
The impacts of regular Upward Bound: Results from the third follow-up data collection
Do community colleges provide a viable pathway to a Baccalaureate degree?
Race matters: Unequal opportunities in education
School funding's tragic flaw
Race to the top: Promising approaches to achieving college- and career-ready goals
Back to basics: Improving college readiness of community college students
American Diploma Project (ADP) end-of-course exams: 2009 Annual report
Working too hard to make the grade: How fewer work hours and more financial aid can help California community college students succeed
Serving those who serve: Higher education and America's veterans
The access challenge: Rethinking the causes of the new inequality
Building a career pathways system: Promising practices in community college-centered workforce development
The early college high school: The initiative at a glance
Choosing to improve: Voices from colleges and universities with better graduation rates
Increasing academic rigor in high schools: Stakeholder perspectives
Reaching out to diverse populations: What can schools do to foster family-school connections?
The changing landscape of American public education: New students, new schools
America's high school graduates: Results from the 2005 NAEP high school transcript study
Knowledge for practice: A training program for college access advisors
Closing the college participation gap: A national summary
State of college admission 2007
Results that matter: New technology high school at a glance
The nation's dropout crisis: Indiana's tool-box to help students succeed
Accelerated learning options: A promising strategy for states
Diversity, school, family, and community connections
How do pre-collegiate outreach programs impact college-going among underrepresented students
Foundation for excellent schools
Cal-SOAP
College enrollment gender gap widens for White and Hispanic students, but race and income disparities still most significant new ACE report finds
Challenging the myths: Rethinking the role of school counselors
Characteristics of minority students who excel on the SAT and in the classroom
Increasing success for underserved students: Redesigning introductory courses
ACSFA policy brief: The toolbox and student aid policy
School-to-career and post-secondary education: Evidence from the Philadelphia educational longitudinal study
Promoting school readiness through universal preschool
PK-3: An aligned and coordinated approach to education for children 3 to 8 years old
The road ahead: Improving diversity in graduate education
National Council of La Raza
Rethinking high school: Preparing students for success in college, career, and life
More information on the methodology, data, and terms used in the AP dropout factory story
Minority males: Race/ethnicity, gender, and student outcomes
Mentoring high-school Latino students: Realism versus false hope
Keeping America's promise: A report on the future of the community college
Educational programs and projects that address the needs of low-income students
Interventions for helping students at risk of dropping out of school
Derechos Humanos: Los Derechos Humanos y Derechos Laborales de los Inmigrantes Latinos en los Estados Unidos (The human rights and labor rights of the Latin immigrants in the United States)
Making college and career readiness the mission for high schools: A guide for state policymakers
State future workforce gap summaries
Empowering students: How Georgia College early college changes student aspirations
Findings from the early college high school initiative: A look at best practices and lessons learned regarding a dual enrollment program
Using EXPLORE® and PLAN® Data to Evaluate GEAR UP Programs
State merit aid programs: Responses by Florida community colleges
Web tables - profiles of students in graduate and first-professional education: 2007-08
Web tables - student financing of undergraduate education: 2007-08
Young lives on hold: The college dreams of undocumented students
Why high stakes accountability sounds good but doesn't work - And why we keep on doing it anyway
Steps to success: Analyzing milestone achievement to improve community college student outcomes
Using student achievement data to support instructional decision making
Common Standards: The Time Is Now
Moving targets: What it now means to make adequate yearly progress under NCLB
Early-childhood poverty and adult attainment, behavior, and health
HBCU distance learning 2010
Rewarding progress, reducing debt: Early results from Ohio's performance-based scholarship demonstration for low-income parents
The (un)productivity of American higher education: From cost "dis-ease"to cost effectiveness
When opportunity knocks, who answers? New evidence on college achievement awards
Profiting from health care: The role of for-profit schools in training the health care workforce
High school literacy: A quick stats fact sheet
Some perspectives from rural school districts on the No Child Left Behind Act
Think again: The connection between education and true independence
Socioeconomic stratification of community college transfer access in the 1980s and 1990s: Evidence from HS&B and NELS
Making sense of data-driven decision making in education
Why have college completion rates declined? An analysis of changing student preparation and collegiate resources
Standards in practice: An instructional gap analysis
Closing the achievement gap: School, community, family connections
Wealth mobility and volatility in black and white
One-in-five and growing fast: A profile of Hispanic public school students
Transparency by design: Principles of good practice for higher education institutions serving adults at a distance
Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates by State and Race/Ethnicity, 1992-2022 (State Profiles)
Reducing behavior problems in the elementary school classroom
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
Financial trends in public and private nonprofit institutions
On the road to success
The worst of times: Children in extreme poverty in the South and nation
Effectiveness of fully online courses for college students: Response to a department of education meta-analysis
Teacher and leader effectiveness in high-performing education systems
Protecting the federal investment in higher education: The gainful employment rule
Data tools for accelerating Latino student success (ALASS)
ETS: The Achievement Gap (website)
Putting it all together: Supporting continuous improvement in education through strategic use of data systems
A diversity action blueprint: Policy parameters and model practices for higher education institutions
GEAR UP Data: An information center of data, research, and analysis on GEAR UP
A portrait of low-income young adults in education
Minorities and the recession era college enrollment boom
Six reasons the Keep our Educators Working Act should be amended to require states receiving funds to end seniority-only teacher-layoff policies
College Board Advocacy and Policy Center
Policies paved the way: Early college innovation in North Carolina
Who are America's poor children: The official story
The role of minority-serving institutions in national college completion goals
Learning communities for students in developmental math: Impact studies at Queensborough and Houston community colleges
What do you want in an afterschool program?
Committing to quality: Guidelines for assessment and accountability in higher education
State responses to the increasing prevalence of autism spectrum disorders
Spaces of inclusion? Teachers' perceptions of school communities with differing student racial & socioeconomic contexts
Study: College degrees pay off most for African Americans in California
Trends in student aid 2011
Data: The missing piece to improving student achievement
Completing college: A national view of student attainment rates
Men of color: A role for policymakers in improving the status of black male students in U.S. higher education
Integrating suburban schools: How to benefit from growing diversity and avoid segregation
Operation Military Kids
First-generation students: Undergraduates whose parents never enrolled in college
Who wins? Who pays? The economic returns and costs of a Bachelor's degree
Strengthening community colleges' influence on economic mobility
Public school graduates and dropouts from the Common Core of Data: School year 2006-07
Front and center: Critical choices for higher education
Just how similar? Community colleges and the for-profit sector
Seeking assistance: Who gets financial aid at California community colleges?
Breakthrough Collaborative
Pathways to College Network
Achieve Standards Alignment Tool
National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities
Gold Star School Counseling
I-STEM Resource Network
Educating English language learners at the high school level: A coherent approach to district- and school-level support
Transforming America's community colleges: A federal policy proposal to expand opportunity and promote economic prosperity
Pushing the envelope: State policy innovations in financing postsecondary education for workers who study
Access to success: Patterns of advanced placement participation in U.S. high schools
Career and technical education in the United States: 1990-2005
Every nine seconds in America a student becomes a dropout: The dropout problem in numbers
National Association for College Admission Counseling: Statement of prinicples of good practice
Non-traditional student success in public two-year colleges
Closing the graduation gap: A superintendent's guide for planning multiple pathways to graduation
Diplomas count 2008 (Indiana state report): School to college: Can P-16 councils ease the transition
CAPE Network: Universal Encouragement Program (UEP) Guidance Assessments
The impact of the mortgage crisis on children
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
Boys and schools: Improving the health, education, and well-being of boys
The state role in accelerating student growth in low-performing high schools
Busting the myth that poor, urban schools can't succeed
Encouraging girls in math and science
The effects of cognitive-behavioral interventions on dropout for youth with disabilities
Graduate education: The backbone of American competitiveness and innovation
Comprehensive school reform quality center report on middle and high school comprehensive school reform models
Preparing all Indiana youth for life in the global human capital economy
Engaging Mexican Immigrant Parents in Their Children's Education: A Guide for Teachers
Educating English language learners: Implementing instructional practices
Education pays 2007: The benefits of higher education for individuals and society
Cómo obtener su GED (How to obtain your GED)
The High Schools Hispanics Attend: Size and Other Key Characteristics
Career development interventions and academic self-efficacy: A pilot study
Issue brief - What students need, part 1: Dropout prevention and recovery
The Perkins Act of 2006: Connecting career and technical education with the college and career readiness agenda
Frequently asked questions regarding Indiana's new high school course and credit requirements
Alabama education quick facts 2007
Making performance accountability work: English lessons for U.S. community colleges
Forming a college-going community in U.S. public high schools
Opening the door to the American Dream: Increasing higher education access and success for immigrants
All students college-ready: Findings from the Foundation's education work, 2000-2006
Women reap more benefits from higher education, study finds
Quality counts 2007: From cradle to career: Connecting education from birth through adulthood (Indiana state report)
High school dropouts in America
The challenge of scaling up educational reform: Findings and lesson from First Things First
How desegregation changed us: The effects of racially mixed schools on students and society
States that raise their high school graduation rates could generate millions more in higher wages
Achieving diversity: Race neutral alternatives in American education
Pushed out or pulled up: Exit exams and dropout rates in public high schools
Focus on results: An academic impact analysis of the Knowledge is Power Program
Appropriate use of high stakes testing in our schools: How should student learning and achievement be measured
Gender differences in participation and completion of undergraduate education and how they have changed over time
Latino achievement in America
Student success: Statewide P-16 systems -- curriculum and assessment systems
A shared agenda: A leadership challenge to improve college access and success
Who goes to preschool and why does it matter?
High Tech High Foundation
National Urban League Scholarships
Catching the Dream
The challenges of financial aid awareness and college access
The student debt dilemma: Debt aversion as a barrier to college access
Veteran's education benefits: Enhanced guidance and collaboration could improve administration of the Post-911 GI Bill program
The differential impact of wealth vs. income in the college-going process
Get with the program: Accelerating community college students' entry into and completion of programs of study (2012)
For-profit colleges: Undercover testing finds colleges encouraged fraud and engaged in deceptive and questionable marketing practices
The condition of college and career readiness 2010
The Latino digital divide: The native born versus the foreign born
Aligning community colleges to their local labor markets: The emerging role of online job ads for providing real-time intelligence about occupations and skills in demand
Federal higher education policy and the profitable nonprofits
The undereducated American
Yesterday's nontraditional student is today's traditional student
Changing the conversation about productivity: Strategies for engaging faculty and institutional leaders
Expanded measures of school performance
The high cost of low graduation rates: Taxpayers lose millions
The 6th annual AP report to the nation
Implementing data-informed decision making in schools: Teacher access, supports, and use
Reality check: Hispanic-serving institutions on the Texas border strategzing financial aid
Early warning systems that support students at risk of dropping out of high school
IDEA Partnership: Collaborative work on Response to Intervention
Response to Intervention (RTI): A primer for parents
Engaged learning in a public university: Trends in the undergraduate experience
Keeping score when it counts: Graduation rates for 2010 NCAA men's division 1 basketball tournament teams
College InSight
Congressional budget action for fiscal year 2012 and its impact on education funding
Boosting postsecondary education performance
A problem still in search of a solution: A state policy roadmap for improving early education
College and career readiness: A quick stats fact sheet
State HIgher Education Finance 2011
2004/2009 Beginning postsecondary students longitudinal study
Information and college access: Evidence from a randomized field experiment
Hispanic student enrollments reach new high in 2011
The role of student learning outcomes for institutional accountability and transparency
What Works Clearinghouse review of the report "The effects of student coaching in college: An evaluation of a randomized experiment in student mentoring"
Lesser and greater expectations: The wasted senior year and college-level study in high school
College access in Indiana and the United States: A 2003-04 status report
College success programs
Hitting home: Quality, cost, and access challenges confronting higher education today
Destination university: A guide to college for students and their families (Spanish Version)
Small schools project
Minorities in higher education twenty-first annual status report, 2003-04
Indiana's high school graduation rate: A new look at the past decade
Achieving the dream: Community colleges count
Teachers and the gender gaps in student achievement
Higher education, higher cost and higher debt: Paying for college in the future
Mexican Americans and other Latinos in postsecondary education: Institutional influences
Addressing the shame of higher education: Programs that support college enrollment and retention of African-American males
It takes more than pressure to improve failing high schools
Building pathways to success for low-skill adult students: Lessons for community college policy and practice from a longitudinal student tracking study
HBCU graduates: Employment, earnings, and success after college
Betraying the college dream: How disconnected K-12 and postsecondary education systems undermine student aspirations
ACT national curriculum survey, 2005–2006
The ABC's of school-based mentoring
Dollars and sense: The cost effectiveness of small schools
Smart districts, from Voices in Urban Education
The No Child Left Behind Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act: A progress report
The 2007 Brown Center report on American education: How well are American students learning?
The effects of using ACT® Composite score and high school average on college admission decisions for racial/ethnic groups
Indiana college completion rates 2007
State approaches to more reliable and uniform dropout and graduation data
Echoes of Bakke: A fractured Supreme Court invalidates two race-conscious K-12 student assignment plans but affirms the compelling interest in the educational benefit of diversity
The role of interim assessments in a comprehensive assessment system: A policy brief
Teacher quality in a changing policy landscape: Improvements in the teacher pool
Five academic reasons why state virtual schools are important to your state
A report on the status of Hispanics in education: Overcoming a history of neglect
College readiness: Helping all students access and succeed in higher education
Economic mobility project
Guiding the way to higher education: Step by step to college workshops for students curriculum (middle school, early high school, late high school)
Coalition for Evidence-based Policy
Lumina Foundation Focus: No more kid stuff: Colleges and universities take a mature approach to serving adult students
SREB Factbook on higher education
Dynamic annotated bibliographies from the IPCN online college access library
Achievement gaps: How black and white students in public schools perform in mathematics and reading on the National Assessment of Educational Progress
The historic opportunity to get college readiness right: The Race to the Top fund and postsecondary education
Indiana's vision of Response to Intervention
High school remediation
Developing a college-going culture in a middle school: A toolkit
Baccalaureate success of transfers and rising four-year college juniors
Four steps to finishing first in higher education: A guide for state policymakers
National study of student support services. Third-year longitudinal study results and program implementation study update
One in 31: The long reach of American corrections
Science bound program (for Indianapolis public school students)
Learning around the clock: Benefits of expanded learning opportunities for older youth
Employers, low-income young adults, and post-secondary credentials: A practical typology for business, education, and community leaders
The quality imperative: A state guide to achieving the promise of extended learning opportunities
Economic change effects on men and implications for the education of boys
Adult education for work: Transforming adult education to build a skilled workforce
STEM coursetaking among high school graduates, 1990-2005
Dual enrollment: A strategy for educational advancement of all students
Participation and success in the advanced placement program continue to grow in the SREB states
Digital learning now! Ten elements of high quality digital learning
Keeping score when it counts: Graduation rates and academic progress rates (APR) for 2009 NCAA women's and men's division I basketball tournament teams
Forgotten middle-skill jobs: State by state snapshots
Comparative indicators of education in the United States and other G-8 countries:
Balancing passion and practicality: The role of debt and major on students' financial outcomes: Executive Summary
Accountability issues to watch under NCLB waivers
Raising the bar: Aligning and elevating teacher preparation and the teaching profession
The hidden costs of community colleges
Third grade reading policies
Denied? The impact of student debt on the ability to buy a house
Teaching in a learner-centered environment powered by digital learning
Growing awareness, growing support: Teacher and voter understanding of the common core state standards and assessments
Measuring nontraditional student success: An imperative for colleges and universities
Status and trends in the education of minority groups
Education pays 2010
CollegeMeasures.org
Why is college so expensive?
Competing for school improvement dollars: State grant-making strategies
Pathways through graduate school and into careers
Action plan for improving measures of postsecondary student success
Own the Turf: College and Career Readiness Counseling Campaign
Open educational resources: Tools to help 21st century students achieve their postsecondary eduation goals and keep America competitive
Do the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) prepare students for Algebra in grade 8?
Benefitting whom? For-profit education companies and the growth of military educational benefits
Challenges, assets, and innovations: Considerations for secondary education in rural communities
Quick stats fact sheet: High schools in the United States
The state of communities of color in the U.S. economy
State Higher Education Finance FY 2009
Smart spending: Reforming federal financial aid for higher education
Reading on grade level in the third grade: How is it related to high school performance and college enrollment