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Author(s):Hoffman, N., and Vargas, J.
Title:A policymaker's guide to early college designs: Expanding a strategy for achieving college readiness for all
Organization:Jobs for the Future
Short Description:To help spread the opportunity to earn college credits in high school to all students, JFF has prepared this guide to help policymakers make informed decisions as they plan for and implement early college designs. It outlines what it would take to systematize and scale up early college course taking, extending the benefits to all high school students, secondary schools, and colleges across the country.
Annotation:The best way to prepare young people to succeed in college is to provide them with substantial college experiences while still in high school. Dual enrollment, Advanced Placement, and other programs are a start. However, college courses in high school can no longer be the exclusive province of advanced students. Ideally, all students should be able to begin college-level work as soon as they are ready—and before they graduate high school. To help spread this opportunity to all students, JFF has prepared A Policymaker’s Guide to Early College Designs to help policymakers make informed decisions as they plan for and implement early college designs. It outlines what it would take to systematize and scale up early college course taking, extending the benefits to all high school students, secondary schools, and colleges across the country. Early college designs adapt dual enrollment as a school-wide strategy; unlike traditional dual enrollment programs, their primary focus is the underprepared student, rather than the high achiever. The goal is to support low-income high school students who, without significant assistance, may lack the skills and knowledge to enter and persist through college. After years of extra academic support, early college students start taking postsecondary courses in high school, resulting in dual credit—all tuition free. A free head start on college is huge motivation for young people to complete a degree. Saving time and money are strong incentives for young adults struggling to pay bills and eager to start jobs. The opportunity to receive crucial supports from staff who understand students’ academic and personal challenges makes success possible. Early college designs can eventually be the norm in every secondary school in the country, ensuring that all high school students—and especially youth currently underrepresented in higher education—can prepare for, do, and benefit from college-level work.
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Preventing future high school dropouts: An advocacy and action guide for NEA state and local affiliates
15 Effective strategies for dropout prevention
Foster youth who have succeeded in higher education: Common themes
Turning it around: A collective effort to understand and resolve Philadelphia's dropout crisis
Project U-turn
Early colllege high school: Increased rigor, enhanced support (videos of Indiana early college high schools)
Expanded learning time by the numbers: The traditional school calendar is failing to meet many students' needs
What's possible: Turning around America's lowest achieving schools
Pathway to the baccalaureate: How one community college is helping underprepared students succeed
Transforming the high school experience: How New York City's new small schools are boosting student achievement and graduation rates
Summer reading, summer not: How project READS (Reading Enhances Achievement During Summer) can advance equity
Improving education through collaboration: A case study of the Long Beach seamless education partnership
Response to Intervention (RTI) and English Learners (ELLs)
Afterschool and workforce development: Helping kids compete
RTI Action Network: High school resources
Center on Instruction: Response to Intervention (RTI) resources
Helping students get a "head start" on the real world: State strategies for early high school graduation
Improving education and employment for disadvantaged young men: Proven and promising strategies
Why Algebra II?
Getting students ready for college and careers: Transitional senior mathematics
Building a grad nation: Progress and challenge in ending the high school dropout epidemic
Putting data into practice: Lessons from New York City
Attendance counts: Advancing student success by reducing chronic absence
Distinct subgroups of former foster youth during young adulthood: Implications for policy and practice
Call for action: Transforming teaching and learning to prepare high school students for college and careers
Recognition and response: An early intervening system for young children at-risk for learning disabilities: Research synthesis and recommendations
Transforming the educational experience of young men of color: Companion workbook
Do schools challenge our students? What student surveys tell us about the state of education in the United States
No child left behind waivers: Promising ideas from second round applications
The condition of college and career readiness 2012: National report
Strategies for improving outcomes for disconnected youth (Executive Summary)
The SAT report on college & career readiness: 2012
2012: Closing the expectations gap: 50-state progress report on the alignment of K-12 policies and practice with the demands of college and careers
The role of community-based organizations in the college access and success movement
Inseparable imperatives: Equity in education and the future of the American economy
2012 National survey of school counselors
Forgotten youth: Re-engaging students through dropout recovery
A national talent strategy: Ideas for securing US competitiveness and economic growth
Opportunity for action: Preparing youth for 21st century livelihoods
On her majesty's school inspection service
Sustained positive effects on graduation rates produced by New York City's small public high schools of choice
Reviving magnet schools: Strengthening a successful choice option
The importance of being in school: A report on absenteeism in the nation's public schools
What can a multifaceted program do for community college students?
Dropping out of high school: Prevalence, risk factors, and remediation strategies
The nation's report card: Science 2011
Professional college knowledge: Re-envisioning how we prepare our college readiness workforce
The arts and achievement in at-risk youth: Findings from four longitudinal studies
Workforce Investment Act reauthorization may move youth development field back a decade: Analysis of H.R. 4297 through a youth advocacy lens
Hard choices ahead: Performance and policy in Texas higher education
Dual enrollment: Reviewing programs to promote college completion
Increasing online learning options for K-12 students: The role of school districts
The 8th annual AP report to the nation
A public education primer: Basic (and sometimes surprising) facts about the U.S. education system
8th Annual AP report to the nation
The digital learning imperative: How technology and teaching meet today's education challenges
Career mapping eyed to prepare students for college
Reauthorization of the elementary and secondary education act offers a new chance to improve education
Is high school tough enough?
The impact of time between cognitive tests on performance: Evidence from Advanced Placement exams
The role of language and literacy in college- and career-ready standards: Rethinking policy and practice in support of English language learners
A framework for advancing career and technical education: Recommendations for the reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Act
College and career readiness: A quick stats fact sheet
Using incentives to change how teenagers spend their time: The effects of New York City's conditional cash transfer program
The common core state standards: Caution and opportunity for early childhood education
Improving the college scorecard: Using student feedback to create an effective disclosure
Portable, stackable credentials: A new education model for industry-specific career pathways
Educational attainment of foster youth: Achievement and graduation outcomes for children in state care
The first year of high school
Building an early childhood professional development system
Underperforming schools and the education of vulnerable children
Hours of opportunity: Lessons from five cities on building systems to improve after-school, summer school, and other out-of-school time programs
Time to act: Closing the racial achievement gap
Doing more with less: The inequitable funding of community colleges
Achieving the possible: What Americans think about the college- and career-ready agenda
America's best (and worst) cities for school reform: Attracting entrepreneurs and change agents
Youth in foster care: Easing the transition to adulthood
Gaining ground: High schools closing the achievement gap
Academic preparation for college in the high school senior class of 2003-04
National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP)
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
Making the transition: Interim results of the National Guard Youth Challenge Evaluation
College Board Advocacy and Policy Center
Parent engagement toolkit
Keeping the promise of change in California's lowest performing schools
State college- and career-ready high school graduation requirements comparison table
National Center on Intervention: RTI state database
Effective college access, persistence and completion programs and strategies for underrepresented student populations: Opportunities for scaling up
Charting the path from engagement to achievement: A report on the 2009 High School Survey of Student Engagement
Guiding the way to higher education: Families, counselors, and communities together
Response to Intervention: The future for secondary schools
Models of Response to Intervention in the Northwest Region States
Managing contracts for educational equity: Emerging trends and issues
The Pell Institute and Pathways to College Network Evaluation Toolkit
Understanding the K-12 common core standards in English language arts and literacy in history/social studies, science, and technical subjects
Dual enrollment: Postsecondary/secondary partnerships to prepare students
A next social contract for the primary years of education
What educators should learn from ER
Ready by 21
Dual credit in Indiana: Bridging the gap between high school and college
What does research say about 21st century skills?
Curriculum and instruction: A 21st century skills implementation guide
Common Standards: The Time Is Now
Retaining teacher talent: Convergence and contradictions in teachers' perceptions of policy reform ideas
Guiding developmental math students to campus services: An impact evaluation of the Beacon program at South Texas College
Are we there yet? What policymakers can learn from Tennessee's growth model
Policy on dual credit opportunities in Indiana
Child poverty and intergenerational mobility
California high schools that beat the odds in high school graduation
Using data to increase student success: A focus on diagnosis: Principles and practices of student success
Using Achieving the Dream to meet accreditation requirements: Principles and practices of student success
The historic opportunity to get college readiness right: The Race to the Top fund and postsecondary education
Early college placement testing opportunities in Maine
A shared agenda: P-12 and postsecondary policy recommendations: Moving toward a more cohesive continuum of federal support for college opportunity
College readiness issue brief: Using data to improve educational outcomes
Research to practice: The future of the regional educational labs
How state education agencies support data-driven decision-making in districts and schools
Transition and alignment: Two keys to assuring student success
How much growth toward college readiness is reasonable to expect in high school?
Engaging faculty in the Achieving the Dream initiative: Principles and practices of student success
Achieving results through community school partnerships: How districts and community leaders are building effective, sustainable relationships
Experimental evidence on the effect of childhood investments on postsecondary attainment and degree completion
Can simple be equitable? Lessons from state grant programs
Designing high quality evaluation systems for high school teachers: Challenges sand potential solutions
Summertime program tune-up: Taking advantage of "down" time for needed program enhancements
Innovation at scale: How Virginia community colleges are collaborating to improve developmental education and increase student success
State Policies Affecting the “Adult Re-Entry Pipeline” in Postsecondary Education: Results of a Fifty-State Inventory
Including more student voices in higher education policymaking: Rising tuitions and student debts mean rising stakes for college students
Strong support, low awareness: Public perception of the common core state standards
Putting it all together: Supporting continuous improvement in education through strategic use of data systems
Think College Indiana!
When school stability requires transportation: State considerations
Suggested practices to improve educational outcomes of children living in foster care: Recommendations for school districts
Dropout prevention services and programs in public school districts: 2010-11
Early warning indicator systems
2010 census of male-focused programs: A snapshot of programs and organzations supporting American males
Online learning: Does it help low-income and underprepared students?
Mentoring in schools: An impact study of Big Brothers Big Sisters school-based mentoring
The impact of enhancing students' social and emotional learning: A meta-analysis of school-based universal interventions
After the bell: What do we want our afterschool programs to do?
The nation's report card: Science 2009
The social life of college information: Relationships and experiences as tools for enhancing college decision making
Education and achievement: A focus on Latino "immigrant" children
Charter schools that work: Economically integrated schools with teacher voice
Retaining students in grade: A literature review of the effects of retention on students' academic and nonacademic outcomes
High expectations and strong supports yield postsecondary success
Ready by 21 case study: Georgetown Divide
A measured approach to improving teacher preparation
School tracking and access to higher education among disadvantaged groups
Planning a school-based mentoring program
Parents' guide to student success
Data-driven School Counseling Annotated Bibliography
Early college graduates: Adapting, thriving, and leading in college
Beyond basic skills: State strategies to connect low-skilled students to an employer-valued postsecondary education
Opening doors to student success: A synthesis of findings from an evaluation at six community colleges
A portrait of school improvement grantees
Teachers are the center of education: Mentoring, teaching and improving student learning
Opportunity-rich schools and sustainable communities: Seven steps to align high-quality education with innovations in city and metropolitan planning and development
Gender inequalities in education
Dual enrollment: Accelerating the transition to college
Effects of students’ middle school and high school experiences on completion of the bachelor’s degree: How can school counselors make a difference?
Beyond empty promises: Policies to improve transitions into colleges and jobs
Beyond high school: Improving transition programs for postsecondary education
Powerful pathways: Framing options and opportunities for vulnerable youth
The ABC's of early awareness: A resource guide and toolkit for helping students achieve a higher education
Ensuring rigor in the high school curriculum: What states are doing
A call to action: Transforming high school for all youth
It's kind of different: Student experiences in two early college high schools
The middle grades: Putting all students on track for college
Success for All Foundation
State and district approaches to school improvement: Helping all students meet high academic standards
Strategic instruction model
The college ladder: Linking secondary and postsecondary education for success for all students
Best evidence encyclopedia: Center for data-driven reform in education
The role of the guidance profession in a shifting education system
Crisis or possibility? Conversations about the American high school
Making opportunity affordable: Reinvesting in college access and success
American diploma project network Indiana action plan
Writing next: Effective strategies to improve writing of adolescents in middle and high school
Reading to achieve: A governor's guide to adolescent literacy
The relationship between advanced placement and college graduation
Bridging the gap between high school and college
Keeping America competitive: Five strategies to improve mathematics and science education
How outreach programs are implemented affects student achievement
Transitioning adults to college: Adult basic education program models
Ladders of learning: Fighting fade-out by advancing pK-3 alignment
Career pathways: Aligning public resources to support individual and regional economic advancement in the knowledge economy
Qualified teachers for at-risk schools: A national imperative
The benefits of statewide use of the ACT test
EPAS®: A system that works
Do Current State Standards and Assessments Reflect College Readiness?: A Case Study
Quality counts 2007: From cradle to career: Connecting education from birth through adulthood (Indiana state report)
U.S. student and adult performance on international assessments of educational achievement
Realizing the college dream (English and Spanish versions)
Relationships between students' high school and middle school experiences and later completion of a Bachelor's degree
All students college-ready: Findings from the Foundation's education work, 2000-2006
Asking the right questions: A judicial checklist to ensure that the educational needs of children and youth in foster care are being addressed
Opportunity in America: The role of education
ACT high school profile report: The graduating class of 2007 (National)
Early college high school initiative: Brochure (2007)
A state leader's action guide to 21st century skills
Results that matter: Twenty-first century skills and high school reform
Improving educational attainment through extensive postsecondary encouragement services
Five academic reasons why state virtual schools are important to your state
Helping Latinas succeed in school: How federal policymakers can address barriers to high school graduation
Keeping middle grades students on the path to success in high school: Increasing engagement and achievement in SREB states
Standards in practice: An instructional gap analysis
Employers, low-income young adults, and post-secondary credentials: A practical typology for business, education, and community leaders
Assisting students struggling with reading: Response to Intervention (RtI) and multi-tier intervention in the primary grades
Reducing behavior problems in the elementary school classroom
What we must to do to create a system that prepares students for college success
Reinventing the federal role in education: Supporting the goal of college and career readiness for all students
Lumina Foundation Focus: No more kid stuff: Colleges and universities take a mature approach to serving adult students
Parent and caregiver activities to create a college-going culture
Student Success Skills
Coalition for Evidence-based Policy
Student Success Skills: Tools and strategies for improved academic and social outcomes
The path to career success: High school achievement, certainty of career choice, and college readiness make a difference
Transparency by design: Principles of good practice for higher education institutions serving adults at a distance
A plan for success: Communities of color define policy priorities for high school reform
The Education Equality Project: Improving teacher quality
Action required: Addressing the nation's lowest performing high schools
Smart options: Investing the recovery funds for student success
From assets to school outcomes: How finances shape children's perceived possibilities and intentions
National Association for College Admission Counseling: Statement of prinicples of good practice
A synthesis of grade retention research: Looking backward and moving forward
College outcomes comparisons by AP and non-AP high school experiences
The economic impact of the achievement gap in America's schools
Innovations in education: Creating strong supplemental educational services programs
A closer look at the principal-counselor relationship: A survey of principals and counselors
Assessing school engagement: A guide for out-of-school time program practitioners
Improving low performing high schools: Searching for evidence of promise
When Johnny (or Janelle) comes marching home: National, state, and institutional efforts in support of veterans' education
National opportunity to learn campaign: State data and analysis
Removing the roadblocks: Fair college opportunities for all California students
Creating change one step at a time: Efforts to improve college access and success in Indiana
Benchmarking for success: Ensuring US students receive a world-class education
The forgotten middle: Ensuring that all students are on target for college and career readiness before high school
The role of nonacademic factors in college readiness and success
Big questions, practical answers: New strategies for setting and moving a higher education agenda
Education watch 2009
EdVisions Cooperative
Early and often: Designing a comprehensive system of financial aid information
From No Child Left Behind to Every Child a Graduate
Preparing high school students for successful transitions to postsecondary education and employment
The enhanced reading opportunities study: Early impact and implementation findings
How does the United States stack up? International comparisons of academic achievement
Windows on achievement and inequality
Opening doors to postsecondary education and training: Planning for life after high school
Indiana's guide to paying for college
Encouraging girls in math and science
Organizing instruction and study to improve student learning
Remediation in the community college: An evaluator's perspective
Early intervention programs: Opening the doors to higher education
Boys and schools: Improving the health, education, and well-being of boys
College For Every Student
Education beyond the rhetoric: Making rigor something "real"
National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy
Science and mathematics education indicators
A model of success: The model institution's for excellence program's successful leadership in STEM education (1995-2007)
An early alert system for remediation needs of entering community college students: Leveraging the California standards test
I-STEM Resource Network
Indiana's K-12 STEM Ed Report Card
The impacts of regular Upward Bound: Results from the third follow-up data collection
The Kalamazoo Promise
Lost in transition: Building a better path from school to college and careers
Empowering students: How Georgia College early college changes student aspirations
A study of the Talent Search program: Analysis and highlights
Best practices in student support services: A study of five exemplary sites
Best practices: Resource for TRIO directors
YouthBuild USA
Pushing the envelope: State policy innovations in financing postsecondary education for workers who study
College tools for schools
College-ready students, student-ready colleges: An agenda for improving degree completion in postsecondary education
Ensuring equal opportunity in public education: How local school district funding policies hurt disadvantaged students and what federal policy can do about it
Measuring up 2008
Funding dual credit programs: What do we know? What should we know?
Outcomes of high impact practices for underserved students: A review of the literature
Indiana's vision of Response to Intervention
The implementation checklist for college awareness: A product of the High School Reform Strategy Toolkit
On the front lines of schools: Perspectives of teachers and principals on the high school dropout problem
National studies find TRIO programs effective at increasing college enrollment and graduation
Cities in crisis 2009: Closing the graduation gap: Educational and economic conditions in America's largest cities
Youth and schools today: Why SEL is needed
Report of the national panel for evidence-based school counseling: Outcome research coding protocol and evaluation of Student Success Skills and Second Step
Is your local high school making the grade? 10 Elements of a successful high school
Noncognitive assessment and college success: The case of the Gates Millennium Scholars
The nation's report card: NAEP 2008: Trends in academic progress
Grade retention: Achievement and mental health outcomes
Center on Reinventing Public Education
Growing pains in the advanced placement program: Do tough trade-offs lie ahead?
The accountability illusion
The nation's report card: 2007 At a glance
The productivity argument for investing in young children
Serving those who serve: Higher education and America's veterans
Combat2College: Facilitating college success for combat veterans
Achieving a wealth of riches: Delivering on the promise of data to transform teaching and learning
Helping Latinas succeed in school: How schools can address barriers to high school graduation
Achieving the Dream Equity Resource Center
Benchmarking the success of Latina and Latino students in STEM to achieve national graduation goals
Socioeconomic stratification of community college transfer access in the 1980s and 1990s: Evidence from HS&B and NELS
Removing roadblocks to rigor: Linking academic and social supports to ensure college readiness and success: Annotated bibliography
State and community-based promise programs: Early commitments of financial aid for college
Teacher and staff activities to create a college-going culture
Postsecondary opportunity programs: Defining and improving an educational policy innovation
Reengaging high school dropouts: Early results of the national guard youth challenge program evaluation
Making the connections: Connecting state and institutional policies to improve student success
No time to lose: Why America needs an education amendment to the US Constitution to improve public education
Southern Education Foundation (SEF)
Teaching for a new world: Preparing high school educators to deliver college- and career-ready information
Raising achievement and graduation rates by supporting teachers in developing quality classroom instruction
Quality counts 2008: Indiana report
The 2007 Brown Center report on American education: How well are American students learning?
Feeling the Florida heat? How low-performing schools respond to voucher and accountability pressure
The postsecondary achievement of participants in dual enrollment: An analysis of student outcomes in two states
Using rigorous evidence to improve policy and practice
Putting English language learners on the educational map: The No Child Left Behind Act implemented
'Restoring value' to the high school diploma: The rhetoric and practice of higher standards
PISA 2006: OECD Briefing notes for the United States
Building a culture of evidence for community college student success: Early progress in the Achieving the Dream initiative
A college access contract
High school - Advanced placement
Database of 21st century skills assessments
American Indian and Alaska Native students in U.S. high schools
High school teaching for the twenty-first century: Preparing students for college
Creating a culture of literacy: A guide for middle and high school principals
Resources for intermediaries: Developing a budget for early college
SREB states lead the nation in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Programs
Establishing an effective guidance and advisement system
College is possible: A guide for undocumented students
Graduate education: The backbone of American competitiveness and innovation
Guidance and career counselor's toolkit: Advising high school students with disabilities on postsecondary options
Educational programs and projects that address the needs of low-income students
What are ACT's college readiness benchmarks?
Mathematics and science achievement and course-taking for college-bound high school students
Connected by 25: Financing entrepreneurship programs for youth transitioning out of foster care
Your senior year
A report on the status of Hispanics in education: Overcoming a history of neglect
Developing the STEM education pipeline
Improving academic achievement in urban districts: What state policymakers can do
Going to scale with high-quality early education: Choices and consequences in universal pre-Kindergarten efforts
Early childhood investment yields big payoff
Pre-K and Latinos: The foundation for America's future
Increasing academic rigor in high schools: Stakeholder perspectives
Building the foundation for bright futures: Final report of the NGA task force on school readiness
Achievement gaps and correlates of early mathematics achievement: Evidence from the ECLS K-first grade sample
Expanding learning time in high schools
Yes, you can: A guide to establishing mentoring programs to prepare youth for college
Improving college readiness and success for all students: A joint responsibility between K-12 and postsecondary education
Making middle grades work
Middle Start
The challenge and call for cultural adjustments in educating African American males: Implications for school counselors and leaders
America's high school graduates: Results from the 2005 NAEP high school transcript study
Academic pathways to college: Policies and practices of the fifty states to reach underserved students
Embedding college readiness indicators in high school curriculum and assessment
Strategies for improving student success in postsecondary education
Finance and resource issues in high school reform
Immigrant students and secondary school reform: Compendium of best practices
Gaining traction, gaining ground: How some high schools accelerate learning for struggling students
School-business partnerships: Seven strategies for success
Pathways to improving practice: How can pre-college outreach programs use data to make decisions
Student success: Statewide P-16 systems -- early outreach
Ready to succeed: All students prepared for college and work
Career planning: Students need help starting early and staying focused
Making good on a promise: What policymakers can do to support the educational persistence of dropouts
Career development interventions and academic self-efficacy: A pilot study
Middle College National Consortium
Designing and financing an integrated program of college study: Lessons from the California Academy of Liberal Studies
What do we know: Seeking effective math and science instruction
Promoting college access and success: A review of credit-based transition programs
The effects of students' middle-school and high school experiences on completion of the bachelor's degree: How can school counselors make a difference
Preparate para la universidad: A college planning guide in Spanish for students in grades 9 through 12
Dollars and sense II: Lessons from good, cost-effective small schools
Learning by degree: Real-life stories from three early collge high schools
Analyzing state and regional K-16 policies: A toolkit for researchers and policy analysts
Early college high school initiative
Head start on college: Dual enrollment strategies in New England
Investing in the education of older students: A summary of the evidence
Child, adolescent, family intervention science initiative (CAFISI)
Summary of Indiana policy environment to support and sustain early college high schools
High-stakes testing in PreK-12 education
With diploma in hand: Hispanic high school seniors talk about their future
How is school reform tied to increasing college access and success for low income and minority youth
Ready for tomorrow: Helping all students achieve secondary and postsecondary success
Latino youth and the pathway to college
Work-based learning and higher education: A research perspective
Making the grade in college prep: A guide for improving college preparation programs
How do career interventions impact the educational choices of eighth-grade students
Stalled in secondary: A look at student achievement since the No Child Left Behind act
The early college high school: The initiative at a glance
College readiness begins in middle school
The educational experience of young men of color: A review of research, pathways, and progress
Staff report to the NACAC Assembly: Early notification study
The transition to adulthood: How states can support older youth in foster care
Teacher and leader effectiveness in high-performing education systems
Implementing the common core state standards: An action agenda for higher education
State policies regarding undocumented college students: A narrative of unresolved issues, ongoing debate and missed opportunities
K-12 education reform: Implications and opportunities for public colleges and universities
Changing the odds for children and youth community profile: Northern Kentucky: Building a leadership council
Winning the future: Improving education for the Latino community
Shut out of the military: Today's high school education doesn't mean you're ready for today's army
Data Quality Campaign: Data for action 2010: Executive summary
Assessing developmental assessment in community colleges
State test score trends through 2008-09, Part 2: Slow and uneven progress in narrowing gaps
How many schools and districts have not made adequate yearly progress? Four-year trends
The impact of school counseling on student educational outcomes in high schools: What can we learn about effectiveness from statewide evaluations of school counseling practice in Nebraska and Utah
What does it cost to operate a high school organized into small learning communities? When are additional resources needed? How can efficiencies be achieved?
An extreme degree of difficulty: The educational demographics of urban neighborhood high schools
National High School Center early warning system tool 2.0
Improving undergraduate learning: Findings and policy recommendations from the SSRC-CLA longitudinal project
Momentum: Sustaining efforts to improve life outcomes among African-American males
National Office for School Counselor Advocacy: Transition from high school graduation to college enrollment
Getting it right: Crafting federal accountability for higher student performance and a stronger America
Caught in the crisis: Students with disabilities in U.S. high schools
Scaling and sustaining: State progress in the developmental education initiative
Using linked data to drive education and training improvement
Linking costs and postsecondary degrees: Key issues for policymakers
State policies and procedures on Response to Intervention (RTI) in the Midwest region
The common core state standards: Implications for higher education in the west
Critical choices: How colleges can help students and families make better decisions about private loans
Operation Military Kids
Integrating suburban schools: How to benefit from growing diversity and avoid segregation
Racial gaps in early childhood: Socio-emotional health, development, and educational outcomes among African-American males
State education agencies as agents of change: What will it take for the states to step up on education reform
Today's promise, tomorrow's future: The social and educational factors contributing to the outcomes of Hispanics in urban schools
Dropout recovery is national recovery: How federal policies can support the spread of Back on Track through College pathways
Data that matters: Giving high schools useful feedback on grads' outcomes
2011 National survey of school counselors: School counseling at a crossroads
Ramp-up to Readiness: The Ramp-up standards
Principal-counselor toolkit
Lining up: The relationship between the common core state standards and five sets of comparison standards
Crossing the finish line: A national effort to address near completion
Smart spending: Reforming federal financial aid for higher education
Waiving away high school graduation rate accountability?
Why policymakers should care about children's savings
Building and using longitudianal data systems for effective reporting and to improve student achievement
High school policy reform: A plan for success (California)
Transforming schools to meet the needs of students: Improving school quality and increasing learning time in ESEA
Empowering effective teachers: Readiness for reform
This school works for me: Creating choices to boost student achievement: A guide for America's leaders
Chronic early absence: Providing solutions for increasing achievement in the early grades and preventing school drop-out
Expanded learning: Making it work for high school students
Ed.gov Open Innovation Portal
New data reveal percent of college credits taken by high school students
Can I get a little advice here? How an overstretched high school guidance system is undermining students' college aspirations
Achieving success: The state policy newsletter of Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count: Winter 2010
Bridging the gaps to success: Promising practices for promoting transfer among low-income and first generation students: An in-depth study of six exemplary community colleges in Texas
On the cusp in California: How PreK-3rd strategies could improve education in the Golden State
The past, present, and future of comprehensive school reform
American Diploma Project (ADP) end-of-course exams: 2009 Annual report
Mathematics benchmarks grades K-12
National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities
Top gainers: Some public four-year colleges and universities make big improvements in minority graduation rates
College readiness for all: The challenge for urban high schools
Toward more inclusive college savings plans: Sample state legislation
High school dropouts and the economic losses from juvenile crime in California
Retaining Teacher Talent Study
Multiple Pathways in California: A New Option for High School Reform
The breaking through practice guide
The current status of school counseling outcome research
Unfulfilled promise: The dimensions and characteristics of Philadelphia's dropout crisis, 2000-2005
Understanding costs of credit-based transition programs in Indiana
Mapping the road to college: First generation students' math track, planning strategies, and context of support
Using state data to promote continuous improvement of workforce programs: Guidance for states preparing applications to the U.S. DOL workforce data quality initiative
The economic benefits of reducing the dropout rate among students of color in the nation's largest metropolitan areas
ETS Policy Notes: Advancing learning for our diverse adult population
Online learning: Addressing challenges and seizing opportunities
Fewer, clearer, higher: Moving forward with consistent, rigorous standards for all students
The evaluation of charter school impacts: Final report
Beyond the rhetoric: Improving college readiness through coherent state policy
FloridaCAN! Empowering communities to work alongside our schools for student success
"Ahead of the curve" charter school policies
The opportunity illusion: Subsidized housing and failing schools in California
Challenges, assets, and innovations: Considerations for secondary education in rural communities
The rising price of inequality: How inadequate grant aid limits college access and persistence
America after 3pm: Special report on summer: Missed opportunities, unmet demand
Schools, families, and Response to Intervention:
Response to Instruction (RtI) guidance document
Eight components of college and career readiness counseling
What are we doing to middle school English learners? Findings and recommendations for change from a study of California EL programs
Breaking the habit of low performance: Successful school restructuring stories
Strengthening partnerships and building public will for out-of-school time programs
The Condition of Education 2010
Advancing by degrees: A framework for increasing college completion
Raising the roof: Explore California public school data
Closing the college completion gap: A guidebook for the faith community
Developmental education in community colleges
Participation and success in the advanced placement program continue to grow in the SREB states
Access without equity: Longitudinal analysis of institutional stratification by race and ethnicity: 1972-2004
Rewarding progress, reducing debt: Early results from Ohio's performance-based scholarship demonstration for low-income parents
Subprime opportunity: The unfulfilled promise of for-profit colleges and universities
Ready by 21: Making quality count
Insulating the education pipeline to increase postsecondary success
School-based mentoring: Weighing future investments
Course-taking patterns, policies, and practices in developmental education in the California community colleges
Something's got to give: California can't improve college completions without rethinking developmental education at its community colleges
Extending foster care to age 21: Weighing the costs to government against the benefits to youth
Clearinghouse on foster youth and transition
Chidren's Budget 2010
Six pillars of effective dropout prevention and recovery: An assessment of current state policy and how to improve it
Effective dropout prevention and recovery: State dropout policy profiles
Reinventing alternative education: An assessment of current state policy and how to improve it
Strong foundations: The state of postsecondary data systems
The Harlem Children's Zone, Promise Neighborhoods, and the Broader, Bolder Approach to Education
The 6th annual AP report to the nation
Southern Regional Education Board annual report: The essentials: What really counts in improving education
A sharper focus on technical workers: How to educate and train for the global economy
The common core standards: What do they mean for out-of-school time?
Challenge the status quo: Academic success among school-age African-American males
Lifting Latinos up by their 'rootstraps': Moving beyond trauma through a healing-informed framework for Latino boys and men
One in seven: Ranking youth disconnection in the 25 largest metro areas
The competition that really matters: Comparing U.S., Chinese, and Indian investments in the next-generation workforce
Using No Child Left Behind waivers to improve english language learner education
A systemic approach to implementing response to intervention in three Colorado high schools
High school improvement: Indicators of effectiveness and school-level benchmarks
Information and college access: Evidence from a randomized field experiment
Men of color: A role for policymakers in improving the status of black male students in U.S. higher education
K-12 postsecondary alignment and school accountability: Investigating high school responses to California's early assessment program
Staying in school: A proposal to raise high school graduation rates
A problem still in search of a solution: A state policy roadmap for improving early education
Building a grad nation: Progress and challenge in ending the high school dropout epidemic (2012 Update)
Caught in the crisis: Students of color and native students in U.S. high schools
What's in your cabinet? How agencies can collectively improve the lives of children and youth
Closing the door, increasing the gap: Who's not going to (community) college?
Education and the economy: The economic benefits of helping high school dropouts earn both high school diplomas and college degrees
The American freshman: National norms fall 2011
Black male student success in higher education: A report from the national black male college achievement study
Open educational resources: Tools to help 21st century students achieve their postsecondary eduation goals and keep America competitive
Does more money matter? An introduction to the performance-based scholarship demonstration in California
Moving on up: How tuition tax breaks increasingly favor the upper middle-class
Remediation: Higher education's bridge to nowhere
A strong start: Positioning young black boys for educational success: A statistical profile
Fault lines in our democracy: Civic knowledge, voting behavior and civic engagement in the United States
Aid and innovation: How federal financial aid policy impacts student success and how states can respond
What is "career ready"?
APSCU's five tenents of veteran education
Effective practices for developing the literacy skills of english language learners in the english language arts classroom
The condition of education 2012 (Report)
Compendium of practices to increase Latino college completion 2012: Profiles of organizational efforts
Latino college completion in 50 states: Executive summary
Pathways through graduate school and into careers
50-state mathematics requirements for the standard high school diploma
The CollegeKeys Compact 2012 catalog of effective practices: Programs and practices that expand options for students from low-income backgrounds
The other pipeline: From prison to diploma: Community colleges and correctional education programs
Improving the odds for failing schools
Movin' it and improvin' it! Using both education strategies to increase teaching effectiveness
Building pathways to transfer: Community colleges that break the chain of failure for students of color
Beyond the master plan: The case for restructuring baccalaureate education in California
Defining college readiness: Where are we now, are where do we need to be?
Taking action for America: A CEO plan for jobs and economic growth: A skilled, prepared workforce
Work-integrated learning and career-ready students: Examining the evidence
Tying funding to community college outcomes: Models, tools, and recommendations for states
Progress of education reform: Producing quality credentials: Why data and analytics matter
A dozen facts about k-12 education
College 101 courses for applied learning and student success
The College Board 2012 national survey of school counselors and administrators: Report on survey findings: Barriers and supports to school counselor success
RTTD guidance: Implementing continuous improvement metrics and strategies for the foundational conditions for personalized learning
RTTD Action brief: Establishing the foundational conditions for personalized learning
The college completion agenda may sacrifice college access for low-income, minority and other at-risk students
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 urgency of now: The Schott 50-state report on public education and black males
Advancing to completion: Increasing degree attainment by improving graduation rates and closing gaps for Hispanic students
Making loans work: How community colleges support responsible borrowing
Broadening the benefits of dual enrollment: Reaching underachieving and underrepresented students with career-focused programs
Where to begin? The evolving role of placement exams for students starting college
Atlanta civic site: Climbing the ladder of civic proficiency
View from the field: How to launch district virtual learning
The state of state standards - and the Common Core - in 2010
From access to success: A funder's guide to ensuring more Americans earn postsecondary degrees
Lumina Foundation focus: The productivity push: System wide reform allows Arizona to serve more students
Ensuring youth transitioning from foster care are connected by 25: Lessons learned from the foster care work group
Getting past go project: State reports on the cost of remedial education
Partnerships that promote success: Lessons from the evaluation of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's Community College Transfer Initiative
College admissions tests as measures of accountability
Does extending foster care beyond age 18 promote postsecondary educational attainment?
The condition of college and career readiness 2010
How increasing college access is increasing inequality, and what to do about it
Housing policy is school policy: Economically integrative housing promotes academic success in Montgomery County, Maryland
Science achievement and occupational career/technical education coursetaking in high school: The class of 2005
Academic competitiveness and national SMART grant programs: First-year lessons learned
Grad nation: Progress and challenge in ending the high school dropout epidemic
Divided we fail in LA: Improving completion and closing racial gaps in the Los Angeles community college district
Response to Intervention policy
Tiered intervention on the high school level
Response to Intervention (RTI): A primer for parents
Early reading proficiency (Leading Indicators Series)
Investing in change: How much do Achieving the Dream colleges spend - and from what resources - to become data-driven institutions
Working with teachers to develop fair and reliable measures of effective teaching
IDEA Partnership: Collaborative work on Response to Intervention
RTI Progress monitoring tools chart
Understanding the common core state standards
Career and college planning needs of ninth graders: As reported by ninth graders
Effective teaching: A key to success for all high school students
Indiana Dual Credit Provider Directory
The state of preschool 2009: State preschool yearbook
Making graduation a priority
Time for learning: Education policy whitepaper
Expanding Pathways: Transforming High School Education in California
Beating the odds: Analysis of student performance on state assessments and NAEP: Results from the 2008-09 school year
Succeeding with English language learners: Lessons learned from the Great City Schools
Don't leave accountability behind: A call for ESEA reauthorization
The nation's report card: Reading 2009
Case studies of three community colleges: The policy and practice of assessing and placing students in developmental education courses
Preparing students for college and career: Linked learning in California
Council for Exceptional Children
Toward reduced poverty across generations: Early findings from New York City's conditional cash transfer program
American community colleges and the academic crisis of basic skills: Adult student success
Effects of state-mandated standardized tests on student achievement
Believing the College Dream (Curriculum guide for college planning)
Good data. Better policy. Stronger commitment. Improved outcomes.
The educational crisis facing young men of color: Reflections on four days of dialogue on the educational challenges of minority males
Successful school turnarounds: Seven steps for school leaders
Interventions to support readiness, recruitment, access, transition, and retention for postsecondary education success: An equity of opportunity policy and practice analysis
Best practices in statewide articulation and transfer systems
Pathways to College Network
Deloitte 2009 education survey overview: Redefining high school as a launch pad
Family factors and student outcomes
Service-learning and Hispanic students: What works in the field
This school works for me: Creating choices to boost student achievement: An implementation guide for school district administrators
Focusing on the essentials for college and career readiness: Policy implications of the ACT national curriculum survey results 2009
Expanded time, enriching experiences: Expanded learning time schools and community organization partnerships
Empowering effective teachers: Strategies for implementing reforms
Committing to quality: Guidelines for assessment and accountability in higher education
The road to high-quality early education
What can we learn from law school? Legal education reflects issues found in all of higher education
Meeting the STEM workforce demand: Accelerating math learning among students interested in STEM
The college completion agenda: 2011 state policy guide
Good policy, good practice II: Improving outcomes and productivity in higher education: A guide for policymakers
The state of young America: Economic barriers to the American dream
Data: The missing piece to improving student achievement
Comparative indicators of education in the United States and other G-8 countries:
Getting ready for college: An implementation and early impacts study of eight Texas developmental summer bridge programs
Increasing teacher diversity: Strategies to improve the teacher workforce
State test score trends through 2008-09, Part 4: Is achievement improving and are gaps narrowing for Title 1 students?
College application week: A toolkit for increasing access to higher education
We serve, too: A toolkit about military teens
Making every diploma count: Using extended-year graduation rates to measure student success
Expanded measures of school performance
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
Five ways education pays initiative
IES What Works Clearinghouse: Find what works
Four steps to finishing first: An agenda for increasing college productivity to create a better educated society
Smart money: Informing higher education philanthropy
Time is the enemy: The surprising truth about why today's college students aren't graduating... And what needs to change
The road ahead: A look at trends in the educational attainment of community college students
Staying on track: Early findings from a performance-based scholarship program at the University of New Mexico
Forgotten middle-skill jobs: State by state snapshots
10 Pieces of advice from students for teachers
Using data to drive change: A guide for college access and success stakeholders
Why we're behind: What top nations teach their children but we don't
High flyers: Policies and strategies that boost developmental education success in Florida's community colleges
Introduction to the Community College Research Center (CCRC) assessment of evidence series
Redesigning community colleges for completion: Lessons from research on high performance organizations
We dream a world: The 2025 vision for black men and boys
Pathways to Prosperity: Meeting the challenge of preparing young Americans for the 21st century
The (un)productivity of American higher education: From cost "dis-ease"to cost effectiveness
PreK-Grade 3: Which reading and literacy practices matter most?
States' progress and challenges in implementing common core state standards
When opportunity knocks, who answers? New evidence on college achievement awards
The 2010 Brown Center report on American education
P-20 governance
Accounting for socioeconomic differences in delaying the transition to college
Keeping students enrolled: How community colleges are boosting financial resources for their students
Financing community schools: Leveraging resources to support student success
The effects of student coaching in college: An evaluation of a randomized experiment in student mentoring
Don't stop collaborating - Just stop creating new collaboratives
America's high school graduates: Results from the 2009 NAEP High School Transcript Study
Performance incentives to improve community college completion: Learning from Washington State's Student Achievement Initiative (a state policy brief)
Research support for school counseling
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
Race to the top and teacher preparation: Analyzing state strategies for ensuring real accountability and fostering program innovation
Building a grad nation: Progress and challenge in ending the high school dropout epidemic (March 2011 Update)
New path to federal student aid for those with no high school diploma or GED
Scaling community college interventions
GEAR UP: Current project overviews 2002
Key considerations for serving disconnected youth
The condition of education 2011
Affirming the goal: Is college and career readiness an internationally competitive standard?
Slow off the mark: Elementary school teachers and the crisis in science, technology, engineering, and math education
Stepping stones: Principal career paths and school outcomes
Who wins? Who pays? The economic returns and costs of a Bachelor's degree
Increasing the preparedness of at-risk students
Latino students and the educational pipeline: Latino high school and baccalaureate graduates: A comparison
Ready or not: Creating a high school diploma that counts
Encouraging news for college bound foster youth
Indiana Core 40 Scholars Initiative fact sheet
Characteristics of minority students who excel on the SAT and in the classroom
Left behind: Unequal opportunity in higher education
From the prison track to the college track: Pathways to postsecondary success for out of school youth
Building a career pathways system: Promising practices in community college-centered workforce development
Every child a graduate: A framework for an excellent education for all middle and high school students
ACT policy report: Schools involving parents in early postsecondary planning
Courses count: Preparing students for postsecondary success
Peer tutoring and mentoring services for disadvantaged secondary school students
The link between high school reform and college access and success for low-income and minority youth
Ohio early college high school initiative
An overview: Early college high school
Ready for college and ready for work: Same or different
Rising to the challenge: Are high school graduates prepared for college and work
The power to change: High schools that help all students achieve
Public high school graduation and college-readiness rates: 1991-2002
Dual enrollment of high school students at postsecondary institutions: 2002-03
Increasing rates of school completion: Moving from policy and research to practice
Promise abandoned: How policy choices and institutional practices restrict college opportunity
Closing the college participation gap: A national summary
Who goes to preschool and why does it matter?
What kids can do: Voices and work from the next generation
Redesigning high schools to prepare students for the future
Meeting five critical challenges of high school reform: Lessons from research on three reform models
Supporting parent, family, and community involvement in your school
The high school transcript study: A decade of change in curricula and achievement, 1990-2000
Unfinished business: More measured approaches in standards-based reform
The advanced placement expansion of the '90's: How did traditionally underserved students fare
Financing early colleges for native youth
Supporting high school students in the transition to college
America's high schools: The frontline in the battle for our economic future
State of decline? Gaps in college access and achievement call for renewed commitment to educating Californians
Ithaca College - Frederick Douglass Academy Partnership
Pathways to and through college: Linking policy with research and practice
High schools for the new millennium
Washington P-16 policy roundtable: Summary report
Postsecondary access for Latino middle-grades students (PALMS)
Pathways to improving practice: How can pre-college outreach programs work with schools
Creating helping environments for college-going: The CHEPA CHEC-list for counselors
Getting ready for college: What student engagement data can tell us
Teacher attrition: A costly loss to the nation and to the states
Double the work: Challenges and solutions to acquiring academic literacy for adolescent English language learners
Why the crisis in adolescent literacy demands a national response
Paying back, not giving back: Student debt's negative influence on public service career opportunities
Reading next: A vision for action and research in middle and high school literacy
Just for the kids
College bound seniors state profile report tutorial
Recent STEM initiatives
National forum to accelerate middle grades reform
Quality Counts 2007: State Highlights Reports
High school to college and careers: Aligning state policies
A study of admissions officers' perceptions of and attitudes toward homeschooled students
Promising practices: School to career and postsecondary education for foster care youth
Articulation, alignment, and the challenge of college-readiness
Returning to learning: Adults' success in college is key to America's future
Measuring up internationally: Developing skills and knowledge for the global economy
Inside the black box of high-performing high-poverty schools
Closing the achievement gap series part II: Response to intervention (RTI), basic elements, practical applications, and policy recommendations
Educational vouchers for universal preschools
Childcare and early childhood education: More information sharing and program review by HHS could enhance access for families with limited English proficiency
The career pathways how-to guide
Proven benefits of early childhood interventions
PK-3: An aligned and coordinated approach to education for children 3 to 8 years old
Practical guidelines for the education of English language learners: Research based recommendations for instruction and academic interventions
One day I will make it: A study of adult student persistence in library literacy programs
Straight from the source: What works for first-generation college students
Incorporating ACT scores into your statewide assessment
Setting students' sights on college: Chicago public schools
Engaging Mexican Immigrant Parents in Their Children's Education: A Guide for Teachers
Hacia Adelante - Pathways to College - A Guide for Latino Families
Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans Website and Secondary School Toolkit - Spanish Version
Great summer jobs: Explore careers and gain valuable experience
Beating the odds: An analysis of student performance and achievement gaps on state assessments: 2005-06 School year
Action plan: Educators/Policymakers
Action plan: Business/Community leaders
Demography is not destiny: Increasing the graduation rates of low-income college students at large public universities
In need of improvement: NCLB & high schools
Should your child take a year off?: It's not the end of the world
Getting college credit before college: The Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) and College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP®)
Graduation matters: Improving accountability for high school graduation
What community college management practices are effective in promoting student success? A study of high- and low-impact institutions
LearnMore Indiana 2006-07 report: Results of Indiana's career and college information survey of students in grades 9 and 11
Affirmation and discovery: Learning from successful community college developmental programs in Texas
25 Steps to effective developmental education
States' progress toward high school restructuring
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; California state report
Independent Evaluation of the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE): Third Biennial Report
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; Alabama state report
Comprehensive school reform quality center report on middle and high school comprehensive school reform models
Rethinking high school: Preparing students for success in college, career, and life
A science-based framework for early childhood policy
Schools need good leaders now: State progress in creating a learning-centered school leadership system
Early college high school: Opportunity for a lifetime
Student poll: High school students want parents to be more involved in college planning
The state role in accelerating student growth in low-performing high schools
Students with learning disabilities transitioning from high school to college
Historic reversals, accelerating resegregation and the need for new integration strategies
State college- and career-ready high school graduation requirements
What works clearinghouse: Middle school math
Camino de la universidad: The road to college
Creating a college-going culture guide
Quality counts 2008
Academic competitiveness grants
Into the eye of the storm: Assessing the evidence on science and engineering education, quality, and workforce demand
Who graduates in California?
Effective instruction: An inconspicuous strategy for dropout prevention
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
National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER)
Getting students to meet challenging academic and career goals: Involving school mentors, parents, and community leaders
Innovations in college readiness: How early college schools are preparing students underrepresented in higher education for college success
Survey Of Secondary School Students
School improvement by design: Lessons from a study of comprehensive school reform programs
Growing What Works Database
Higher education performance funding 2.0 - Funding degrees (tip sheet)
Paying for college success: An introduction to the performance-based scholarship demonstration
Growing pains: Scaling up the nation's best charter schools
Making connections: Dimensions of student engagement (2009 CCSSE Findings)
Family firsts: Reach for your dreams
The challenge of college readiness
How schools can shape peer relations to promote achievement among Mexican-origin youth
Preparing the workers of today for the jobs of tomorrow
Rethinking developmental education in community colleges
High school course-taking patterns for English Language Learners: A case study from California
Council of the Great City Schools
Realizing the promise: How state policy can support alternative certification programs
Young lives on hold: The college dreams of undocumented students
Using increased funding under the Workforce Investment Act to create multiple pathways to marketable postsecondary credentials and middle-class employment
Improving student success by strengthening developmental education in community colleges: The role of state policy
Poverty and potential: Out-of-school factors and school success
How colleges organize themselves to increase student persistence: Four-year institutions (College Board study on student retention)
Early-college high school: Modest experiment or national movement?
Breakthrough Collaborative
Investing in Indiana's adult workers: Increasing financial aid opportunities
Interventions for struggling readers
The fiscal effects of investing in high-quality preschool programs
The Condition of Latinos in education: 2008 Factbook
Core problems: Out-of-field teaching persists in key academic courses and high-poverty schools
Dual enrollment policies and practices: Earning college credit in California high schools
Next generation state data system: What is needed to support the next generation assessment and accountability systems
The transformative individual school counseling model: An accountability model for urban school counselors
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
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Recommendations for addressing the needs of English Language Learners
Paving the road to college: How school counselors help students succeed
Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and student benefits: Implications for the safe schools/healthy students core elements
From high school to the future: The pathway to 20
Evolving No Child Left Behind
A stronger nation through higher education: How and why Americans must meet a "big goal" for college attainment
Expanding options: State financing of education pathways for struggling students and out-of-school youth (Indiana report)
CAPE Network: Universal Encouragement Program (UEP) Guidance Assessments
College credit in high school: Access and success for low-income and minority students
Advanced placement subcommittee: Policy barriers identified
Intervention Central
Building a college culture: Needs, goals, principles. and a case study
Accelerating Latino success at Texas border institutions: Possibilities and challenges
Access to success: Patterns of advanced placement participation in U.S. high schools
Education at a glance 2008: OECD indicators
Improving the distribution of teachers in low-performing high schools
When girls don't graduate, we all fail
Reach higher, America: Overcoming crisis inthe U. S. workforce
It's not about the cut score: Redesigning placement assessment policy to improve student success
Test drive: Six states pilot better ways to measure and compare community college performance
Supporting success: Improving higher education outcomes for students from foster care—A framework for program enhancement: Version 2.0
Achievement and attainment in Chicago charter schools
More student success: A systemic solution
Dropout risk factors and exemplary programs: A technical report
The 4th annual AP report to the nation
The costs and benefits of an excellent education for all of America's children
Using student engagement to improve adolescent literacy
Promoting academic momentum at community colleges: Challenges and opportunities
Ohio's career development program
A Better Chance.org
National evaluation of Upward Bound: Summary of first-year impacts and program operations
McNair scholar handbook
National Indian Education Study 2007 Part II: The educational experiences of American Indian and Alaska Native students in grades 4 and 8
School reform and improvement database
Fixing No Child Left Behind
Confronting the "new" American dilemma: Underrepresented minorities in engineering: A data-based look at diversity (Executive Summary)
The status of African Americans in engineering: Confronting the "new" American dilemma
Modeling Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs): Campus practices that work for Latino students
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
I-BEST a program integrating adult basic education and workforce training