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