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Author(s):Achieve, Inc.
Title:On the road to implementation: Achieving the promise of the common core state standards
Organization:Achieve, Inc.
Short Description:Achieve’s “On the Road to Implementation: Achieving the Promise of the Common Core State Standards” seeks to identify the key areas that state policymakers will need to consider to implement the new Common Core state standards with fidelity.
Annotation:The Common Core State Standards offer an unprecedented opportunity for states across the nation to improve upon their education policies and practices, and achieve system-wide reform. States and districts and key stakeholders will need to think carefully about what it will take for the Common Core State Standards to become fully operationalized in every classroom, every year, from kindergarten to high school graduation, and make serious decisions about their budget, curriculum, assessments, graduation requirements, accountability systems, instructional resources and more. Achieve’s “On the Road to Implementation: Achieving the Promise of the Common Core State Standards” seeks to identify the key areas that state policymakers will need to consider to implement the new standards with fidelity. The guide is organized by topic with short chapters. It is not meant to be an exhaustive review or a checklist of all the issues that states and districts will need to consider as they move from adoption of the CCSS to implementation. Rather, it is meant to be the starting point from which state and district leaders and their allies can organize and begin the necessary discussions around key topics to successfully implement the standards. Inevitably, states and districts will discover new issues as they dive deeper into each topic. Moreover, they will need to consider what other topics should be added given their unique circumstances.
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Return on educational investment: A district-by-district evaluation of U.S. educational productivity
State high school tests: Exit exams and other assessments
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Beyond the bubble: Technology and the future of student assessment
Transforming high schools: Performance systems for powerful teaching
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How many schools and districts have not made adequate yearly progress? Four-year trends
A call to action to raise achievement for African American students
Focus on the alternative school calendar: Year-round school programs and update on the four-day school week
Data-driven School Counseling Annotated Bibliography
Elementary/Secondary Information System (ESLi)
What savings are produced by moving to a four-day school week?
Unlocking doors and expanding opportunity: Moving beyond the limiting reality of college and career readiness in California high schools
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America's high school graduates: Results from the 2009 NAEP High School Transcript Study
US Department of Education Civil Rights Data Collection
Financing community schools: Leveraging resources to support student success
Funding education equitably: The "comparability provision" the move to fair and transparent school budgeting systems
Teacher and leader effectiveness in high-performing education systems
School tracking and access to higher education among disadvantaged groups
Standing on the shoulders of giants: An American agenda for education reform
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Speaking of salaries: What it will take to get qualified, effective teachers in all classrooms
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Public school graduates and dropouts from the Common Core of Data: School year 2008-09
The reality of college readiness 2012: National report
Inseparable imperatives: Equity in education and the future of the American economy
State high school exit exams: A policy in transition
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Education at a glance 2012: OECD indicators
Taking college courses in high school: A strategy for college readiness
SREB State progress reports 2012
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Transforming the educational experience of young men of color: Companion workbook
Increasing college and career readiness through dual enrollment: Research, policies, and effective practices
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Aid and innovation: How federal financial aid policy impacts student success and how states can respond
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Professional college knowledge: Re-envisioning how we prepare our college readiness workforce
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Smart class-size policies for lean times
Supporting education policy and practice through common data standards: A policymaker's guide
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Positive student outcomes in community schools: Providing services that meet the many needs of students and parents
On the road to success
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2012 State of the state addresses: Governors' top education issues
Competing for school improvement dollars: State grant-making strategies
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Striving for student success: A model of shared accountability
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Why rural matters 2011-12: Statistical indicators of the condition of rural education in the 50 states
Making the move: Transition strategies at California schools with high graduation rates
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Investing in education powers US competitiveness: Education funding must be preserved
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Testing the impact of Higher Achievement's year-round out-of-school time program on academic outcomes
Pathway to recovery: Implementing a back on track through college model
Data that matters: Giving high schools useful feedback on grads' outcomes
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Diplomas count 2008 (Indiana state report): School to college: Can P-16 councils ease the transition
Ready to assemble: A model state higher education accountability system
Transforming statewide high school assessment systems: A guide for state policymakers
CAPE Network: Universal Encouragement Program (UEP) Guidance Assessments
Ready to succeed: Changing systems to give California's foster children the opportunities they deserve to be ready for and succeed in school
A stronger nation through higher education: How and why Americans must meet a "big goal" for college attainment
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Evaluating the impact of interventions that promote successful transitions from high school
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State R&D and k-12 STEM Education Report Cards
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High school remediation
Empowering effective teachers: Readiness for reform
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Educational Policy Improvement Center
No accounting for fairness: Equitable education funding remains elusive in Ohio
Linking secondary and postsecondary systems: Lessons from Indiana
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Standards in practice: An instructional gap analysis
No Excuses University Network
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How bold is "bold?" Responding to Race to the Top with a bold, actionable plan on teacher effectiveness
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Highlights of the 2007 Accountability System in the State of Texas
Postsecondary success begins with high school preparation
College-bound or headed for workforce training: High school graduates need similar math, reading skills
Education watch California: Key facts and figures
In need of improvement: NCLB & high schools
EPAS®: A system that works
Early college planning pays big dividends: Louisiana
The sensitivity of the ACT to instruction
Articulation, alignment, and the challenge of college-readiness
Helping equip teachers to answer students' questions on college knowledge
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Five academic reasons why state virtual schools are important to your state
Innovation America: A compact for postsecondary education
Indiana's best buys: An in-depth look at Hoosier high schools
Aligning high school graduation requirements with the real world: A road map for states
2007 College-bound seniors: Total group profile report
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No Child Left Behind - standards, assessment, and accountability
Career development and occupational studies resource guide with core curriculum
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Improving academic achievement in urban districts: What state policymakers can do
Standards for quality online teaching
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Full-day Kindergarten: A study of state policies in the United States
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Increasing academic rigor in high schools: Stakeholder perspectives
Success for All Foundation
Involving families in high school and college expectations
Ready for college and ready for work: Same or different
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Dual enrollment: Accelerating the transition to college
High school academic preparation and postsecondary progress
High school curriculum, diplomas, and SAT Scores: How high school curriculum and diploma choices relate to SAT scores and college choice
Closing the gap: High achievement for students of color
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Beyond high school: Improving transition programs for postsecondary education
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On course for success: A close look at high school courses that prepare students for college
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National High School Center
Enriching the high school curriculum through postsecondary credit-based transition programs
Ohio early college high school initiative
Dollars and sense II: Lessons from good, cost-effective small schools
Redesigning high schools to prepare students for the future
Washington P-16 policy roundtable: Summary report
What do we know: Seeking effective math and science instruction
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Making opportunity affordable: Reinvesting in college access and success
America's high school graduates: Results from the 2005 NAEP high school transcript study
Quality Counts 2007: State Highlights Reports
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Childcare and early childhood education: More information sharing and program review by HHS could enhance access for families with limited English proficiency
Recent STEM initiatives
Building the foundation for bright futures: Final report of the NGA task force on school readiness
How outreach programs are implemented affects student achievement
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All students college-ready: Findings from the Foundation's education work, 2000-2006
Accelerated learning for all
High school planner: Your guide to planning for college
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
PK-3: An aligned and coordinated approach to education for children 3 to 8 years old
Going to scale with high-quality early education: Choices and consequences in universal pre-Kindergarten efforts
Closing the achievement gap: An overview
Rigor and relevance: A new vision for career and technical education
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State Cards (statistical snapshots of high school data by state)
The enhanced reading opportunities study: Early impact and implementation findings
The nation's report card: Mathematics 2007
The nation's report card: Reading 2007
Creating a college-going culture guide
State college- and career-ready high school graduation requirements
The turnaround challenge: Why America's best opportunity to dramatically improve student achievement lies in our worst-performing schools
Projections of education statistics to 2016
Academic competitiveness grants
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Promising practices for community college developmental education
The benefits of statewide use of the ACT test
QualityCore™: Every student deserves to be ready for college
Latest ACT National Curriculum Survey® shows lack of content alignment between high school and college
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Graduation matters: Improving accountability for high school graduation
Beating the odds: An analysis of student performance and achievement gaps on state assessments: 2005-06 School year
Emerging evidence on improving high school graduation and improvement rates: The effects of four popular improvement programs
Dropout prevention for students with disabilities: A critical issue for state education agencies
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; California state report
Education watch Alabama: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Alabama: Key education facts and figures 2006
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; Alabama state report
Education watch Florida: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Florida: Key education facts and figures 2006
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; Colorado state report
A state leader's action guide to 21st century skills
The value of value-added data
Fighting for quality and equality, too: How states and policymakers can ensure the drive to improve teacher quality doesn't just trickle down to poor and minority children
College readiness brief: Academic rigor: At the heart of college access and success
Using student achievement data to support instructional decision making
No time to lose: Why America needs an education amendment to the US Constitution to improve public education
Investing early: Intervention programs in selected U.S. states
Achieving a wealth of riches: Delivering on the promise of data to transform teaching and learning
The next generation of school accountability: A blueprint for raising high school achievement and graduation rates in SREB states
Strengthening institutional research and information technology capacity through Achieving the Dream: Principles and practices of student success
Turnaround schools that work: Moving beyond separate but equal
Ohio State University Department of Mathematics Early Mathematics Placement Testing
A survival analysis of student mobility and retention in Indiana charter schools:
College readiness issue brief: Using data to improve educational outcomes
Equitable resources in low income schools: Teacher equity and the Federal Title 1 comparability requirement
On the cusp in California: How PreK-3rd strategies could improve education in the Golden State
Gaining ground in the middle grades: Why some schools do better
Closing the expectations gap 2010
Mind the (other) gap!: The growing excellence gap in k-12 education
2009 State Teacher Policy Yearbook (National Report)
Processes and challenges in identifying learning disabilities among English Language Learner students in three New York state districts
Teaching for a New World: Preparing High School Educators to Deliver College- and Career-Ready Instruction
Retaining Teacher Talent Study
Reaching higher: Strategic initiatives for higher education in Indiana (Updated 2010 Version)
Promoting a culture of student success: How colleges and universities are improving degree completion
Child poverty and intergenerational mobility
The state of learning disabilities 2009
Innovations in education: Creating strong supplemental educational services programs
Graduating America: Meeting the challenge of low-graduation rate high schools
Creating college readiness: Profiles of 38 schools that know how
U.S. performance across international assessments of student achievement: Special supplement to The Condition of Education 2009
Assessing patterns of resource distribution: An online tool to analyze school district budgeting
Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and student benefits: Implications for the safe schools/healthy students core elements
Fostering Connections Act: Implementation Checklists for Education Provisions
Building Educated Leaders for Life (BELL)
Why high stakes accountability sounds good but doesn't work - And why we keep on doing it anyway
Indiana Partnerships Center
Ensuring college success: Scaffolding experiences for students and faculty in an early college high school
A mission of the heart: What does it take to transform a school?
ETS Policy Notes: Addressing achievement gaps: The language acquisition and educational achievement of English-language learners
Reach higher, America: Overcoming crisis inthe U. S. workforce
State indicators of science and mathematics education: 2007
Strategic designs: Lessons from leading edge small urban high schools
The cost of small high schools: A literature review
Building a college culture: Needs, goals, principles. and a case study
College tools for schools
The transformative individual school counseling model: An accountability model for urban school counselors
The Condition of Latinos in education: 2008 Factbook
Some perspectives from rural school districts on the No Child Left Behind Act
Creating a high school culture of college-going: The case of Washington State Achievers
Lessons from the Lone Star state: Designing a sustainable model to expand early college high school in Texas
Suggested practices to improve educational outcomes of children living in foster care: Recommendations for school districts
The nation's report card: Findings in brief: Reading and mathematics 2011: National assessment of educational progress at grades 4 and 8
Gateways to the principalship: State power to improve the quality of school leaders
Principal-counselor toolkit
Parents want to know
Completing the mission: A pilot study of veteran students' progress toward degree attainment in the post 9/11 era
State test score trends through 2008-09, Part 5: Progress lags in high school, especially for advanced achievers
Driving innovation from the middle: Middle-skill jobs in the American South's economy
Designing common assessments to be measures of college and career readiness: Challenges and opportunities
Transitioning to the new high school graduation rate
After-school toolkit: TIps, techniques, and templates for improving program quality
Federal policy guidance issued on the rights of undocumented school children
The Future Ready Project
High school longitudinal study of 2009: A first look at fall 2009 ninth-graders parents', teachers, school counselors, and school administrators
Don't count us out: How an overreliance on accountability could undermine the public's confidence in schools, business, government and more
2011 College-bound seniors: Total group profile report
Breaking schools' rules: A statewide study of how school discipline relates to students' success and juvenile justice involvement
Getting it right: Crafting federal accountability for higher student performance and a stronger America
Early warning system middle grades tool
The impacts of state performance funding systems on higher education institutions: Research literature review and policy implications
AYP results for 2010-11
Determinants of students' success: The role of advanced placement and dual enrollment programs
Advocacy in action toolkit
Unbundling youth, family, and community involvement in college access: On the ground in Austin, Texas
Committing to quality: Guidelines for assessment and accountability in higher education
Five things education supporters should know about pension reform
Improving the odds for failing schools
Caught in the crisis: Students of color and native students in U.S. high schools
Remediation: Higher education's bridge to nowhere
Building pathways to transfer: Community colleges that break the chain of failure for students of color
Predicting success in college: The importance of placement tests and high school transcripts
Reauthorization of the elementary and secondary education act offers a new chance to improve education
State Cards (statistical snapshots of high school data by state) Updated 2012
The nation's report card: Science 2011
Weighing the evidence: A conversation with community college presidents on using research to support student success outcomes
The effects of learning communities for students in developmental education
Teacher voices: Teachers talk about some of the big problems they face in the classroom and how these impede student learning
Diverse charter schools: Can racial and socioeconomic integration promote better outcomes for students?
Students with disabilities: Better federal coordination could lessen challenges in transition from high school
Education for life and work: Developing transferable knowledge and skills in the 21st century
A dozen facts about k-12 education
A problem still in search of a solution: A state policy roadmap for improving early education
The College Board 2012 national survey of school counselors and administrators: Report on survey findings: Barriers and supports to school counselor success
Highlights from TIMSS 2011: Mathematics and science achievement of U.S. fourth and eighth-grade students in an international context
Accelerating college knowledge: Examining the feasibility of a targeted early commitment Pell Grant program
Advancing teacher and prinicpal effectiveness: Four recommendations for reforming the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
Gender inequalities in education
Overlooked and underpaid: How Title 1 shortchanges high schools, and what ESEA can do about it
The educational experience of young men of color: A review of research, pathways, and progress
The college keys compact: 2011 catalog of effective practices: Programs and practices that expand options for students from low-income backgrounds
Debt to degree: A new way of measuring college success
Parent involvement and extended learning activities in school improvement plans in the Midwest region
Putting it all together: Supporting continuous improvement in education through strategic use of data systems
State policies to improve the effectiveness of school principals
Four steps to finishing first: An agenda for increasing college productivity to create a better educated society
Stretching the school dollar: A brief for state policymakers
Are bad schools immortal?
After the bell: What do we want our afterschool programs to do?
All accounted for: What do we want out of our afterschool & summer school programs?
Building roads to success: Key considerations for communities and states reconnecting youth to education
7th Annual AP report to the nation
Transforming teacher education through clinical practice: A national strategy to prepare effective teachers
The US STEM education model (simulation)
The current status of school counseling outcome research
Route 21: 21st century skills information, resources, and community tools
Understanding costs of credit-based transition programs in Indiana
Dual credit in Indiana: Bridging the gap between high school and college
How do middle-school grade configurations impact student achievement and behavior?
College going culture baseline expectations
No time to delay: Delivering the statewide data systems California's students deserve
Center on Instruction: Response to Intervention (RTI) resources
Response to Intervention: Possibilities for service delivery at the secondary school level
College and university commitments to student access and success: An overview of institutional postsecondary opportunity programs
Getting past go project: State reports on the cost of remedial education
The 6th annual AP report to the nation
Postsecondary success
Increasing baccalaureate attainment in Louisville: A proposed blueprint for community action
Academic preparation for college in the high school senior class of 2003-04
Course-taking patterns, policies, and practices in developmental education in the California community colleges
Young Hispanic children: Boosting opportunities for learning
A stronger nation through higher education: Why Americans must achieve a "big goal" for college attainment
State test score trends through 2008-09, Part 1: Rising scores on state tests and NAEP
2010 College-bound seniors: Total group profile report
Strong foundations: The state of postsecondary data systems
Doing more with less: The inequitable funding of community colleges
Improving teacher quality: Here's how (guidebook)
Taking the next step: The promise of intermediate measures for meeting postsecondary completion goals
One-shot deal? Students' perceptions of assessment and course placement in California's community colleges
School connectedness and meaningful student participation
Seeking assistance: Who gets financial aid at California community colleges?
STEM coursetaking among high school graduates, 1990-2005
Which achievement gap?
Dual enrollment: Postsecondary/secondary partnerships to prepare students
The evaluation of charter school impacts: Final report
Summer reading, summer not: How project READS (Reading Enhances Achievement During Summer) can advance equity
The National Indian Education Study
Annie E. Casey Foundation 2010 Kids Count Data Book: State Profiles
6th Annual AP Report to the Nation: State Reports
College Board AP Summary Reports: 2009
Welfare reform and intergenerational mobility
Models of Response to Intervention in the Northwest Region States
Culturally responsive Response to Intervention
RTI Progress monitoring tools chart
Afterschool Alliance
Investing in change: How much do Achieving the Dream colleges spend - and from what resources - to become data-driven institutions
The numbers we need: Bringing balanced scorecards to education data
Eight components of college and career readiness counseling
Why Algebra II?
Should sixth grade be in elementary school or middle school?
The state of preschool 2009: State preschool yearbook
Time for learning: Education policy whitepaper
Strengthening partnerships and building public will for out-of-school time programs
An extreme degree of difficulty: The educational demographics of urban neighborhood high schools
A new vision to increase the academic achievement for English language learners and immigrant students
P-20 governance
Improving undergraduate learning: Findings and policy recommendations from the SSRC-CLA longitudinal project
Redesigning community colleges for completion: Lessons from research on high performance organizations
Hear us out: High school students in two cities talk about going to college
Breaking barriers: Plotting the path to academic success for school-age african-american males
Which students to serve? Universal or targeted eligibility for postsecondary opportunity programs
Untapped potential: Fulfilling the promise of Big Brother Big Sisters and the bigs and littles they represent
Grading higher education: Giving consumers the information they need
Not prepared for class: High poverty schools continue to have fewer in-field teachers
The return on the federal investment in for-profit education: Debt without a diploma
Improving Hispanic achievement: Implications for state policy
Measuring adequate yearly progress: What "other" factors besides reading and math
The impact of enhancing students' social and emotional learning: A meta-analysis of school-based universal interventions
Everybody ready for college
Everybody ready for school: How can we ensure high quality early childhood programs?
Retaining students in grade: A literature review of the effects of retention on students' academic and nonacademic outcomes
Ready by 21 case study: Austin, TX
Ready by 21 case study: Massachusetts
The effects of student coaching in college: An evaluation of a randomized experiment in student mentoring
Beyond basic skills: State strategies to connect low-skilled students to an employer-valued postsecondary education
Making the grade: Texas early college high schools prepare students for the future
State policies regarding undocumented college students: A narrative of unresolved issues, ongoing debate and missed opportunities
College completion toolkit
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
Linking costs and postsecondary degrees: Key issues for policymakers
Online and hybrid course enrollment and performance in Washington State Community and Technical Colleges
Helping students get back on track: What federal policymakers can learn from New York City's multiple pathways to graduation initiative
Teachers are the center of education: Mentoring, teaching and improving student learning
How students are making it: Perspectives on getting through college from recent graduates of the Boston Public Schools (Full Report)
How students are making it: Perspectives on getting through college from recent graduates of the Boston Public Schools (Short Version)
A comparison study of 12th grade students' college anticipations, aspirations, and college preparatory measures
The high school longitudinal study of 2009: A first look at Fall 2009 ninth graders
Opportunity-rich schools and sustainable communities: Seven steps to align high-quality education with innovations in city and metropolitan planning and development
Making summer count: How summer programs can boost children's learning
Americans want more coverage of teacher performance and student achievement
Planning a school-based mentoring program
Greening community colleges: An environmental path to improving educational outcomes
Education and the economy: Boosting state and national economies by improving high school graduation rates
Professional development for afterschool practitioners: The first year of the Palm Beach County Afterschool Educator Certificate program
Power play: Teacher characteristics and class assignments
The economic value of higher teacher quality
Forgotten youth: Re-engaging students through dropout recovery
Improving the college scorecard: Using student feedback to create an effective disclosure
Learning from the successes and failures of charter schools
Challenge the status quo: Academic success among school-age African-American males
Autonomy and innovation: Systemic change in a decentralized state
Accountability issues to watch under NCLB waivers
Advancing civic learning and engagement in democracy: A road map and call to action
College rewired: Innovative approaches help higher education connect to productivity
Spaces of inclusion? Teachers' perceptions of school communities with differing student racial & socioeconomic contexts
Development, discouragement, or diversion? New evidence on the effects of college remediation
Certificates: Gateway to gainful employment and college degrees
Data quality campaign 2012 snapshot
Using state policies to ensure effective assessment and placement in postsecondary education
APSCU's five tenents of veteran education
What can a multifaceted program do for community college students?
Does more money matter? An introduction to the performance-based scholarship demonstration in California
What are the implications of possible selves research for school counseling practice?
Stopped short: 2.1 Million adults in Florida went to college but didn't finish
Opportunities and obstacles: Implementing stimulus-funded school improvement grants in Maryland, Michigan, and Idaho
After the stimulus money ends: The status of state k-12 education funding and reforms
State education agency funding and staffing in the education reform era
Beyond the master plan: The case for restructuring baccalaureate education in California
The role of minority-serving institutions in redefining and improving developmental education
Do high stakes placement exams predict college success?
Pathways through graduate school and into careers
Learning denied: The case for equitable access to effective teaching in California's largest school district
What's in your cabinet? How agencies can collectively improve the lives of children and youth
Student learning plans: Supporting every student's transition to college and career
Education and the economy: The economic benefits of helping high school dropouts earn both high school diplomas and college degrees
Adolescent literacy
Black male student success in higher education: A report from the national black male college achievement study
Movin' it and improvin' it! Using both education strategies to increase teaching effectiveness
Duration and intensity: No time for cutting corners
Challenging success: Can college degree completion be increased as states cut budgets?
The nation's report card: Trial urban district assessment reading 2011
Still on the sidelines: What role will higher education trustees play in higher education reform?
Getting better at teacher preparation and state accountability: Strategies, innovations, and challenges under the federal race to the top program
Whose schools? Our schools! Get involved: An action guide for parent participation in education
Making the case: Engaging education partners in addressing the education needs of children in foster care
Testing the impact of Higher Achivement's year-round out-of-school-time program on academic outcomes
Digital learning and technology: Federal policy recommendations to seize the opportunity-and promising practices that inspire them
Congressional budget action for fiscal year 2012 and its impact on education funding
Number of instructional days/hours in the school year
A state policymaker's guide to expanding learning time
Top ten higher education policy issues for 2011
Double jeopardy: How third-grade reading skills and poverty influence high school graduation
Federal efforts to improve the lowest-performing schools: District views on school improvement grants
Men of color: Ensuring the academic success of Latinos in higher education
Including more student voices in higher education policymaking: Rising tuitions and student debts mean rising stakes for college students
Comparability of state local expenditures among schools within districts: A report from the study of school-level expenditures
Ramp-up to Readiness: The Ramp-up goals
Ensuring equal opportunity in public education: How local school district funding policies hurt disadvantaged students and what federal policy can do about it
Changes in Graduation Rates by State (Progress and Challenge Indexes)
Making the dream a reality: Action steps for states to prepare all students for college and career
From high school to the future: The pathway to 20
2008 Kids Count data book: State profiles of child well-being
Doing What Works - Research based education practices online
Advanced placement subcommittee: Policy barriers identified
The early assessment program: Helping high school students meet college expectations in mathematics and English
California State University: Early assessment program
Indiana Latino Institute, Inc.
Counting on graduation: An agenda for state leadership
School funding's tragic flaw
Education at a glance 2007: OECD indicators
Strengthening financial aid policies for low-income working adults
The role of schools in the English language learner achievement gap
State future workforce gap summaries
The future workforce of Indiana
Building a better bridge: Helping young adults enter and succeed in college
The building blocks of success: Higher-level math for all students
Dropout prevention practice guide
Literacy instruction in the content areas: Getting to the core of middle and high school improvement
Improving the distribution of teachers in low-performing high schools
Measuring and improving the effectiveness of high school teachers
Funding dual credit programs: What do we know? What should we know?
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009: Using ARRA funds to drive school reform and improvement
Educating English language learners at the high school level: A coherent approach to district- and school-level support
The Education Equality Project: Improving teacher quality
From assets to school outcomes: How finances shape children's perceived possibilities and intentions
Legal Center for Foster Care and Education (Database)
Improving student success by strengthening developmental education in community colleges: The role of state policy
Noncognitive assessment and college success: The case of the Gates Millennium Scholars
Youth and schools today: Why SEL is needed
Poverty and potential: Out-of-school factors and school success
The economic impact of the achievement gap in America's schools
Grad nation: A guidebook to help cities tackle the dropout crisis
Paving the road to college: How school counselors help students succeed
Beyond test scores: Leading indicators for education
Learning Point Associates: Data for school improvement
Putting kids on the pathway to college: How is your school doing? A college pathways rubric
How do American students measure up? Making sense of international comparisons
Indiana's vision of Response to Intervention
The implementation checklist for college awareness: A product of the High School Reform Strategy Toolkit
Early-college high school: Modest experiment or national movement?
The Everyone Graduates Center
2008 College-bound seniors
Social programs that work: What works and what doesn't work in social policy: Findings from well-designed randomized controlled trials
Coalition for Evidence-based Policy
Reinventing the federal role in education: Supporting the goal of college and career readiness for all students
Helping students navigate the path to college: What high schools can do
American Diploma Project Network: State Profiles
Believing the College Dream (Curriculum guide for college planning)
Alternative pathways to high school graduation: An international comparison
Indiana's Cash for College
Good data. Better policy. Stronger commitment. Improved outcomes.
Career and college planning needs of ninth graders: As reported by ninth graders
Why Pathways? A Better Approach to Transforming High School Education in California
A Profile of California Partnership Academies 2004–2005
Impact of homework on student achievement
State test score trends through 2007-08: Are achievement gaps closing and is achievement rising for all?
Council for Exceptional Children
Promoting a comprehensive approach to educational opportunity: A pilot inventory of education-related federal programs for children and youth
Retaining teacher talent: Teaching for a living
Implementing strategies to achieve successful student transitions
Mind the (other) gap: State profiles
Does closing schools cause educational harm? A review of the research
Chronic early absence: Providing solutions for increasing achievement in the early grades and preventing school drop-out
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
Building and using longitudianal data systems for effective reporting and to improve student achievement
A coherent approach to high school improvement: A district and school self-assessment tool
Top gainers: Some public four-year colleges and universities make big improvements in minority graduation rates
Effective instructional strategies
The challenge of college readiness
What we must to do to create a system that prepares students for college success
Gaining ground on high school graduation rates in SREB states: Milestones and guideposts
Georgia Graduation Coach Initiative
The promise of proficiency: How college proficiency information can help high schools drive student success
Are charter schools making a difference? A study of student outcomes in eight states
Putting the customer first in college: Why we need an office of consumer protection in higher education
Annotated bibliography of resources for transforming school counseling
Success at every step: How 23 programs support youth on the path to college and beyond
2009 ACT National and State Scores
Results that matter: Twenty-first century skills and high school reform
What community college management practices are effective in promoting student success? A study of high- and low-impact institutions
Rethinking high school: An introduction to New York City's experience
Learning in a new key
Establishing an effective guidance and advisement system
Rethinking high school: Preparing students for success in college, career, and life
A new majority: Low income students in the South's public schools
Education watch Texas: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Texas: Key education facts and figures 2006
Education watch California: Key education facts and figures
Raising the Bar: Policy Recommendations for high school reform
No Child Left Behind: State report card 2005-2006
Education watch Colorado: Key education facts and figures
Education watch Colorado: Key education facts and figures 2006
Great expectations: A guide to Alabama's high school graduation exam
Alabama education quick facts 2007
Recommended classes: A great schedule leads to college success
Findings from the early college high school initiative: A look at best practices and lessons learned regarding a dual enrollment program
Comprehensive School Reform Quality Center
Sustaining focus on secondary school reading: Lessons and recommendations from the Alabama reading initiative
State approaches to more reliable and uniform dropout and graduation data
Asking the right questions: A judicial checklist to ensure that the educational needs of children and youth in foster care are being addressed
Academic and noncognitive variables related to PLAN scores
College readiness crisis spurs call for change by ACT in nation's core high school curriculum
What are ACT's college readiness benchmarks?
College access: A framework for systemic program development
Differential grading standards among high schools
Are public schools really losing their "best"? Assessing the career transitions of teachers and their implications for the quality of the teacher workforce
The future of public education in New Orleans
Supporting ninth-grade students to achieve in high school and preparing seniors for postsecondary education and a career
Getting students to meet challenging academic and career goals: Involving school mentors, parents, and community leaders
Advanced placement report to the nation: 2007
Setting the '08 education agenda for the nation: Education as an engine for regional economic and workforce development
A college access contract
Making pre-kindergarten work for low-income working families
Not black and white: Making sense of the United States Supreme Court decisions regarding race-conscious student assignment plans
The student to counselor ratio: Does it matter?
Big ideas: Dropout prevention strategies: Achievement for Latinos through Academic Success (ALAS)
If small is not enough...The characteristics of successful small high schools in Chicago
Opening doors to postsecondary education and training: Planning for life after high school
Course-taking patterns and preparation for postsecondary education in California's public university systems among minority youth
Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement
Early college high schools in Ohio: Core principles
What every college access practitioner should know about: The early college high school initiative – Indiana plans for the early college high school for science and technologies
Raising boys' achievement
College For Every Student
Their fair share: How Texas-sized gaps in teacher quality shortchange low-income and minority students
How does the United States stack up? International comparisons of academic achievement
Ohio's career development program
North Central Regional Educational Research Laboratory: Data Primer
Dual enrollment students in Florida and New York City: Postsecondary outcomes
Cramming: The effects of school accountability on college-bound students
Avoidable Losses: High-Stakes Accountability and the Dropout Crisis
Achievement gaps: An examination of differences in student achievement and growth
Helping students make good decisions and act on them: The real meaning of guidance and advisement
Thinking outside the box: Policy strategies for readiness, access, and success
Qualified teachers for at-risk schools: A national imperative
The postsecondary educational experiences of high school career and technical education concentrators: Selected results from the NELS: 88/2000 Postsecondary education transcript study
Building academic skills in context: Testing the value of advanced math learning in career and technical education
School-to-career and post-secondary education: Evidence from the Philadelphia educational longitudinal study
Distance education
Alignment of high school graduation requirements and state-set college admissions requirements
Ladders of learning: Fighting fade-out by advancing pK-3 alignment
Early childhood education: Investing in quality makes sense
Pre-K and Latinos: The foundation for America's future
Strategies for improving student success in postsecondary education
Teacher attrition: A costly loss to the nation and to the states
American diploma project network Indiana action plan
Orange juice or orange drink? Ensuring that "advanced courses" live up to their labels
Just for the kids
Promoting school readiness through universal preschool
Critical connections: Linking states’ unit record systems to track student progress
How well are states educating our neediest children?: The Fordham report 2006
Education watch 2006 state summary reports
Reading to achieve: A governor's guide to adolescent literacy
Moving Indiana forward: High standards and high graduation rates
The role of the guidance profession in a shifting education system
Charting a new course for career and technical education
State of decline? Gaps in college access and achievement call for renewed commitment to educating Californians
Report on key practices and policies of consistently higher performing high schools
Miles to go: Louisiana
Beating the odds: A city-by-city analysis of student performance and achievement gaps on state assessments
Crisis or possibility? Conversations about the American high school
High school reform - Issue brief
Analyzing state and regional K-16 policies: A toolkit for researchers and policy analysts
Student success: Statewide P-16 systems -- early outreach
High school reform and work: Facing labor market realities
Minority student achievement network
A call to action: Transforming high school for all youth
Summary of Indiana policy environment to support and sustain early college high schools
School context, student attitudes and behavior, and student achievement: An exploratory analysis
Update to state dual enrollment policies: Addressing access and quality
High school coursework: Policy trends and implications for higher education
Preparate para la universidad: A college planning guide in Spanish for students in grades 9 through 12
Identifying potential dropouts: Key lessons for building an early warning data system: A dual agenda of high standards and high graduation rates
Career planning: Students need help starting early and staying focused
High schools for the new millennium
Crisis at the core: Preparing all students for college and work
Creating seamless educational transitions for urban African American and Hispanic students
How is school reform tied to increasing college access and success for low income and minority youth
Betraying the college dream: How disconnected K-12 and postsecondary education systems undermine student aspirations
An action agenda for improving America's high schools
Multiple pathways and state policy: Toward education and training beyond high school
Public high school graduation and college-readiness rates: 1991-2002
Standards for what? The economic roots of K-16 reform
It's kind of different: Student experiences in two early college high schools
Closing the expectations gap: 2006