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Author(s):Kober, N., Chudowski, N., Chudowski, V., and Dietz, S.
Title:A call to action to raise achievement for African American students
Organization:Center on Education Policy
Short Description:These three reports, A Call to Action to Raise Achievement for African American Students, Improving Achievement for the Growing Latino Population Is Critical to the Nation’s Future, and Policy Implications of Trends for Asian American Students, examine the performance of these students on state reading and math tests used for accountability under NCLB.
Annotation:These three reports, A Call to Action to Raise Achievement for African American Students, Improving Achievement for the Growing Latino Population Is Critical to the Nation’s Future, and Policy Implications of Trends for Asian American Students, examine the performance of these students on state reading and math tests used for accountability under NCLB. The reports examine trends since 2002 in the percentages of students in each of the ethnic/racial group studied that reached the proficient level on state tests, the achievement gaps between each of the three subgroups and white students, and the performance of these students on 2008 state tests. The reports also explore possible policy implications for the achievement trends.
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Race to the top: Promising approaches to achieving college- and career-ready goals
Race to the top: Promising approaches to establishing meaningful data systems fostering continuous improvement
Race to the top: Promising approaches to achieving teacher-related goals
Realizing the promise: How state policy can support alternative certification programs
Teacher turnover, tenure policies, and the distribution of teacher quality: Can high-poverty schools catch a break?
Smart options: Investing the recovery funds for student success
Why high stakes accountability sounds good but doesn't work - And why we keep on doing it anyway
Improving accountability in public education
Meaningful measurement: The role of assessments in improving high school education in the twenty-first century
Mapping state proficiency standards onto NAEP scales: 2005-2007
Features of state response to intervention initatives in Northeast and Islands Region states
Are charter schools making a difference? A study of student outcomes in eight states
Success at every step: How 23 programs support youth on the path to college and beyond
Graduating America: Meeting the challenge of low-graduation rate high schools
Empowering effective teachers: Readiness for reform
Alignment and the states: Three approaches to aligning the national assessment of educational progress with state assessments, other assessements, and standards
This school works for me: Creating choices to boost student achievement: An implementation guide for school district administrators
This school works for me: Creating choices to boost student achievement: A guide for data analysts
Communities of color: A critical perspective in the Common Standards movement
Que pasa? Are English language learning students remaining in English learning classes too long?
Effective instructional strategies
On the cusp in California: How PreK-3rd strategies could improve education in the Golden State
A shared agenda: P-12 and postsecondary policy recommendations: Moving toward a more cohesive continuum of federal support for college opportunity
A new diverse majority: Students of color in the South's public schools
Race to the Top: Accelerating college and career readiness in states: Teacher effectiveness
American Diploma Project (ADP) end-of-course exams: 2009 Annual report
Race to the Top: Accelerating college and career readiness in states: Standards and assessments guide
State high school exit exams: Trends in test programs, alternate pathways, and pass rates
Promoting a comprehensive approach to educational opportunity: A pilot inventory of education-related federal programs for children and youth
Principles for a comprehensive assessment system
Condition of Education 2009
Common Standards: The Time Is Now
Rising to the challenge: Hispanic college graduation rates as a national priority
The dropout/graduation crisis among American Indian and Alaska Native students: Failure to respond places the future of native peoples at risk
College- and career-ready: Using outcomes data to hold high schools accountable for student success
Top gainers: Some public four-year colleges and universities make big improvements in minority graduation rates
Gauging the gaps: A deeper look at student achievement
College readiness issue brief: Aligning P-12 and postsecondary education: Toward a seamless P-16 education system
The past, present, and future of comprehensive school reform
A penny saved is mobility earned: Advancing economic mobility through savings
A survival analysis of student mobility and retention in Indiana charter schools:
Education reform starts early: Lessons from New Jersey's PreK-3rd reform efforts
Postsecondary preparation and remediation: Examining the effect of the early assessment program at California State University
How much growth toward college readiness is reasonable to expect in high school?
Current challenges and opportunities in preparing rural high school students for success in college and careers: What federal policymakers need to know
Prevention of disproportionate special education representation using response to education (RTI)
Toward informative assessment and a culture of evidence: Results from strengthening pre-collegiate education in community colleges
Taking the easy way out: How the GED testing program induces students to drop out
Whole-school reform: Transforming the nation's low-performing high schools
2008 GED testing program statistical report
BC AVID: Early implementation report
School improvement by design: Lessons from a study of comprehensive school reform programs
The promise of proficiency: How college proficiency information can help high schools drive student success
Center on Reinventing Public Education
Parsing the achievement gap II
Education Equality Project
Young Hispanic children: Boosting opportunities for learning
Beyond the bubble: Technology and the future of student assessment
A sharper focus on technical workers: How to educate and train for the global economy
Cracks in the ivory tower? The views of education professors circa 2010
Underperforming schools and the education of vulnerable children
Fewer, clearer, higher: Moving forward with consistent, rigorous standards for all students
Online learning: Addressing challenges and seizing opportunities
Southern Regional Education Board annual report: The essentials: What really counts in improving education
New approaches to improving college access, persistence, and success: Three exemplary postsecondary opportunity programs
The 6th annual AP report to the nation
Do the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) prepare students for Algebra in grade 8?
The condition of college and career readiness 2010
America's private public schools
Strengthening partnerships and building public will for out-of-school time programs
The relationship between AP exam performance and college outcomes
The case to adopt common college- and career-ready standards (state cards)
2009 Report on Indiana's dropout student population
Response to Intervention policy
RTI classification tool and resource locator
Center on Instruction: Response to Intervention (RTI) resources
Case studies of three community colleges: The policy and practice of assessing and placing students in developmental education courses
Why students drop out of school: A review of 25 years of research
Can middle school reform increase high school graduation rates?
Afterzones: Creating a citywide system to support and sustain high-quality after-school programs
The quality imperative: A state guide to achieving the promise of extended learning opportunities
Do high school grade configurations affect student achievement and outcomes?
The last have become the first: Rural and small town America lead the way on desegregation
Every student counts: The case for graduation rate accountability
Redesigning the ninth-grade experience: Reduce failure, improve achievement, and increase high school graduation rates
The No Child Left Behind Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act: A progress report
Windows on achievement and inequality
Education Commission of the States: Research studies database
Teacher credentials and student achievement in high school: A cross-subject analysis with student fixed effects
SREB states lead the nation in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Programs
The proficiency illusion
The narrowing gap in New York City teacher qualifications and its implications for student achievement in high-poverty schools
Making performance accountability work: English lessons for U.S. community colleges
Standardization vs. flexibility: State policy options on placement testing for developmental education in community colleges
State and local implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act - Accountability under NCLB: Interim report
Teacher quality in a changing policy landscape: Improvements in the teacher pool
Historic reversals, accelerating resegregation and the need for new integration strategies
State-level high school improvement systems checklist
2007 College-bound seniors: Total group profile report
Closing the achievement gap: Exploring quality choices: Vouchers
The status of African Americans in engineering: Confronting the "new" American dilemma
Science and mathematics education indicators
Indiana's K-12 STEM Ed Report Card
When girls don't graduate, we all fail
Dropouts, diplomas, and dollars: U.S. high schools and the nation's economy
Access to success: Patterns of advanced placement participation in U.S. high schools
Status and trends in the education of American Indians and Alaska Natives: 2008
State policies on student transitions: Results of a 50-state inventory
Making college and career readiness the mission for high schools: A guide for state policymakers
Making the dream a reality: Action steps for states to prepare all students for college and career
Diplomas count 2008 (Indiana state report): School to college: Can P-16 councils ease the transition
Study of the effectiveness and efficiency of charter schools in Indiana
Counting on graduation: An agenda for state leadership
Critical conditions for equity and diversity in college access: Informing policy and monitoring results
Removing the roadblocks: Fair college opportunities for all California students
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 positive impacts of social and emotional learning for kindergarten to eighth grade students
Pathways to college policy forum
Embedding college readiness indicators in high school curriculum and assessment
Every child, every promise: Turning failure into action
Georgia's HOPE scholarship and minority and low-income students: Program effects and proposed reforms
High school guidance counselors: Facilitators or preemptors of social stratification in education
Does implementing a research based school counseling curriculum enhance student achievement
Unfinished business: More measured approaches in standards-based reform
Increasing the achievement of Native American youth at early college high schools
Appropriate use of high stakes testing in our schools: How should student learning and achievement be measured
High-stakes testing in PreK-12 education
Staying on course: Standards based reform in America's schools
Advanced placement report to the nation: 2006
Closing the expectations gap: 2006
The relationship of high school graduation exams to graduation rates and SAT scores
Beyond high school: Improving transition programs for postsecondary education
An action agenda for improving America's high schools
Powerful pathways: Framing options and opportunities for vulnerable youth
Mixed messages: What state high school tests communicate about student readiness for college
Improving the middle grades: Actions that can be taken now
It takes more than pressure to improve failing high schools
The nation's report card: Civics 2006
The nation's report card: U.S. history 2006
Timing and duration of student participation in special education in the primary grades
Improving high-school-to-college transition through leadership and governance
Who's left behind? Immigrant children in high and low LEP schools
Using EPAS™ to evaluate school-based intervention programs: GEAR UP
Setting students' sights on college: Chicago public schools
Academic interventions to help states meet rigorous standards: Policy options
Derechos Humanos: Los Derechos Humanos y Derechos Laborales de los Inmigrantes Latinos en los Estados Unidos (The human rights and labor rights of the Latin immigrants in the United States)
Closing the expectations gap 2007: An annual 50-state progress report on the alignment of high school policies with the demands of college and work
MALDEF Federal education rights pamphlet (English version)
Keeping America's promise: A report on the future of the community college
NCLB and high schools
Education watch California: Key education facts and figures
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; California state report
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
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; Colorado state report
Education watch Texas: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Texas: Key education facts and figures 2006
What are ACT's college readiness benchmarks?
Academic and noncognitive variables related to PLAN scores
Answering the question that matters most: Has student achievement increased since No Child Left Behind?
Education watch Washington: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Washington: Key education facts and figures 2006
The ASCA national model
Gender inequalities in education
Supporting data use while protecting the privacy, security and confidentiality of student information: A primer for state policymakers
Public school choice in the District of Columbia: A descriptive analysis
Unlocking doors and expanding opportunity: Moving beyond the limiting reality of college and career readiness in California high schools
Debt to degree: A new way of measuring college success
Parent involvement and extended learning activities in school improvement plans in the Midwest region
State policies and procedures on Response to Intervention (RTI) in the Midwest region
Whose schools? Our schools! Get involved: An action guide for parent participation in education
Breaking schools' rules: A statewide study of how school discipline relates to students' success and juvenile justice involvement
Recruitment, retention and the minority teacher shortage
College Bound Seniors 2011
P21 common core toolkit: A guide to aligning the common core state standards with the framework for 21st century skills
Up to the challenge: The role of career and technical education in college and career readiness
Why we're behind: What top nations teach their children but we don't
The midwest challenge: Matching jobs with education in the post-recession economy
Number of instructional days/hours in the school year
A big apple for educators: New York City's experiment with schoolwide performance bonuses
After-school toolkit: TIps, techniques, and templates for improving program quality
Federal policy guidance issued on the rights of undocumented school children
Double jeopardy: How third-grade reading skills and poverty influence high school graduation
2011 ACT national and state scores: State reports
Making every diploma count: Using extended-year graduation rates to measure student success
Digital learning now! Ten elements of high quality digital learning
Reauthorizing ESEA: Considerations for dropout prevention and recovery
Education and achievement: A focus on Latino "immigrant" children
A measured approach to improving teacher preparation
After the bell: What do we want our afterschool programs to do?
Assessing developmental assessment in community colleges
Funding education equitably: The "comparability provision" the move to fair and transparent school budgeting systems
Data-driven School Counseling Annotated Bibliography
State policies regarding undocumented college students: A narrative of unresolved issues, ongoing debate and missed opportunities
Stretching the school dollar: A brief for state policymakers
Are bad schools immortal?
Professional development for afterschool practitioners: The first year of the Palm Beach County Afterschool Educator Certificate program
Winning the future: Improving education for the Latino community
America's high school graduates: Results from the 2009 NAEP High School Transcript Study
Preparing all teachers to meet the needs of English Language Learners: Applying research to policy and practice for teacher effectiveness
Enrollment management trends report: A snapshot of the 2011 ACT tested high school graduates
Trends among young adults over three decades, 1974-2006
Growing awareness, growing support: Teacher and voter understanding of the common core state standards and assessments
ERIN Project: Education Resource Information Navigator
Rising the the challenge: The strategies of social service intermediaries
Third grade literacy policies: Identification, intervention, retention
The widening academic achievement gap between the rich and the poor: New evidence and possible explanations
8th Annual AP report to the nation
State pre-k assessment policies: Issues and status
State implementation and perceptions of Title 1 school improvement grants under the Recovery Act: One year later
Competing for school improvement dollars: State grant-making strategies
Tying funding to community college outcomes: Models, tools, and recommendations for states
Is high school tough enough?
Much accomplished, much at stake: Performance and policy in Maryland higher education
For profit schools: Experiences of undercover students enrolled in online classes at selected institutions
Parents want to know
The truth behind higher education disclosure laws
The CollegeKeys Compact: Getting into college: A cross-cohort examination of college preparations by lower-SES students
Different approaches to dual enrollment: Understanding program features and their implications
The relevance of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the college completion agenda
The hidden costs of community colleges
What gets measured gets done: Adding college-course completion to K-12 accountability systems
Making the case: Engaging education partners in addressing the education needs of children in foster care
Challenging success: Can college degree completion be increased as states cut budgets?
Designing high quality evaluation systems for high school teachers: Challenges sand potential solutions
State high school tests: Changes in state policies and the impact of the college and career readiness movement
Early warning system middle grades tool
Striving for student success: A model of shared accountability
Still on the sidelines: What role will higher education trustees play in higher education reform?
High school improvement: Indicators of effectiveness and school-level benchmarks
Ahead of the curve: State success in the developmental education initiative
RTTD Action brief: Establishing the foundational conditions for personalized learning
Learning from the past: Drawing on California's CLAS experience to inform assessment of the Common Core
The College Board 2012 national survey of school counselors and administrators: Report on survey findings: Barriers and supports to school counselor success
2012 National survey of school counselors
Accelerating college knowledge: Examining the feasibility of a targeted early commitment Pell Grant program
The economic benefits of postsecondary degrees: A state and national level analysis
Autonomy and innovation: Systemic change in a decentralized state
Students and teachers talk about school reform and student engagement
Accountability issues to watch under NCLB waivers
A better affirmative action: State universities that created alternatives to racial preferences
The urgency of now: The Schott 50-state report on public education and black males
Using assessment results: Promising practices of institutions that do it well
Third grade reading policies
Performance-based funding of higher education: A detailed look at best practices in six states
Education at a glance 2012: OECD indicators
Overcoming the poverty challenge to enable college and career readiness for all: The crucial role of student supports
The condition of college and career readiness 2012: National report
One in seven: Ranking youth disconnection in the 25 largest metro areas
The common core standards: What do they mean for out-of-school time?
Getting ready for success: Bridging the gap between high school and college in Tacoma, Washington
Advancing civic learning and engagement in democracy: A road map and call to action
Advancing to completion: Increasing degree attainment by improving graduation rates and closing gaps for African-American students
A framework for advancing career and technical education: Recommendations for the reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Act
Addressing Achievement Gaps: Black Male Teens: Moving to Success in the High School Years
Data for action 2012: Focus on people to change data culture
RTTD guidance: Implementing continuous improvement metrics and strategies for the foundational conditions for personalized learning
Raising the bar: Aligning and elevating teacher preparation and the teaching profession
Aligning competencies to rigorous standards for off-track youth: A case study of Boston Day and Evening Academy
The role of community-based organizations in the college access and success movement
Determinants of students' success: The role of advanced placement and dual enrollment programs
Good policy, good practice II: Improving outcomes and productivity in higher education: A guide for policymakers
The American freshman: National norms fall 2011
Kindergarten entrance ages: Highlights
Unbundling youth, family, and community involvement in college access: On the ground in Austin, Texas
Preparing for college: A national perspective on common core state standards implementation planning
Issues facing historically black colleges and unversities: Results of a focused discussion and survey
Summer snapshot: Exploring the impact of higher achievement's year-round out-of-school time program on summer learning
Data: The missing piece to improving student achievement
Men of color: Ensuring the academic success of Latinos in higher education
Reading on grade level in the third grade: How is it related to high school performance and college enrollment
Taking action for America: A CEO plan for jobs and economic growth: A skilled, prepared workforce
Beyond the master plan: The case for restructuring baccalaureate education in California
The 8th annual AP report to the nation
After the stimulus money ends: The status of state k-12 education funding and reforms
Year two of implementing the common core state standards: States' progress and challenges
Five things education supporters should know about pension reform
Rethinking higher education business models: Steps toward a disruptive innovation approach to understanding and improving higher education outcomes
The great cost shift: How higher education cuts undermine the future middle class
Aid and innovation: How federal financial aid policy impacts student success and how states can respond
Where to begin? The evolving role of placement exams for students starting college
Measuring nontraditional student success: An imperative for colleges and universities
Supporting education policy and practice through common data standards: A policymaker's guide
Putting a price tag on the Common Core: How much will smart implementation cost?
The condition of education 2012 (Website)
What are the implications of possible selves research for school counseling practice?
Washington state student achivement initiative: Achievement points analysis for academic years 2007-2011
Stopped short: 2.1 Million adults in Florida went to college but didn't finish
Common Core implementation workbook
Spotlight on the common core state standards: What do parents need to know?
Spotlight on the common core state standards: What do teachers need to know?
Catalyst for completion: Performance-based funding in higher education: A case study of three states
Slow off the mark: Elementary school teachers and the crisis in science, technology, engineering, and math education
Veteran's education benefits: Enhanced guidance and collaboration could improve administration of the Post-911 GI Bill program
Projections of education statistics to 2019
Making the grade: Texas early college high schools prepare students for the future
Performance incentives to improve community college completion: Learning from Washington State's Student Achievement Initiative (a state policy brief)
Americans want more coverage of teacher performance and student achievement
Shut out of the military: Today's high school education doesn't mean you're ready for today's army
Subprime opportunity: The unfulfilled promsie of for-profit colleges and universities
7th Annual AP report to the nation
Mentoring in schools: An impact study of Big Brothers Big Sisters school-based mentoring
All accounted for: What do we want out of our afterschool & summer school programs?
Transforming high schools: Performance systems for powerful teaching
Meeting the challenge: The role of school leaders in turning around the lowest-performing high schools
Closing the expectations gap 2011
States' progress and challenges in implementing common core state standards
Update on Indiana school referrenda
An extreme degree of difficulty: The educational demographics of urban neighborhood high schools
Which students to serve? Universal or targeted eligibility for postsecondary opportunity programs
We dream a world: The 2025 vision for black men and boys
Transitioning to the new high school graduation rate
Driving innovation from the middle: Middle-skill jobs in the American South's economy
Afterzone: Outcomes for youth participating in Providence's citywide after-school system
High school longitudinal study of 2009: A first look at fall 2009 ninth-graders parents', teachers, school counselors, and school administrators
The mission of the high school: a new consensus of the purposes of public education?
2011 College-bound seniors: Total group profile report
Linking data across state agencies: States that are making it work
From information to action: Revamping higher education accountability systems
Linking costs and postsecondary degrees: Key issues for policymakers
Online and hybrid course enrollment and performance in Washington State Community and Technical Colleges
Developmental Education Initiative (DEI) self-assessment tool
Title I and high schools: Addressing the needs of disadvantaged students at all grade levels
Performance-based funding: A re-emerging strategy in public higher education financing
The educational experience of young men of color: Federal legal implications and policy guidance
Education watch Indiana: Key education facts and figures 2006
Average ACT® score for the high school class of 2006 is the highest since 1991
No child left behind: What it means for parents
Incorporating ACT scores into your statewide assessment
Highlights of the 2007 Accountability System in the State of Texas
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; Alabama state report
Change, and response to change, in Florida's public schools
Standards for quality online teaching
The progress of education reform: Dual enrollment
State fiscal crises and cuts in higher education: The implications for access, institutional performance, and strategic reengineering
A synthesis of recommendations for improving U.S. science and mathematics education
Names, expectations and the Black-White test score gap
Inside the black box of high-performing high-poverty schools
Below the accountability radar screen: What does state policy say about school counseling
New faces, old patterns: Segregation in the multiracial south
Brown at 50: King's dream or Plessy's nightmare
Can separate be equal? The overlooked flaw at the center of No Child Left Behind
Childcare and early childhood education: More information sharing and program review by HHS could enhance access for families with limited English proficiency
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
Developing the STEM education pipeline
EPAS®: A system that works
Access to college: The role of tuition, financial aid, scholastic preparation and college supply in public college enrollments
Building a strong community college system for the state of Indiana: A best practices 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
Fragile futures: Risk and vulnerability among Latino high achievers
Raising our sights: No high school senior left behind
Work-based learning and higher education: A research perspective
Under-prepared community college students: Implications of attitudinal and experiential differences
College access in Indiana and the United States: A 2005 status report
Ready for tomorrow: Helping all students achieve secondary and postsecondary success
Betraying the college dream: How disconnected K-12 and postsecondary education systems undermine student aspirations
Do graduation tests measure up: A closer look at state high school exit exams
Does diversity make a difference? Three research studies on diversity in college classrooms
Is the achievement gap in Indiana narrowing
State high school exit exams: A maturing reform
Ticket to nowhere: The gap between leaving high school and entering college and high performance jobs
The funding gap 2004: Many states still shortchange low-income and minority students
African American achievement in America
Ensuring rigor in the high school curriculum: What states are doing
Dollars and sense II: Lessons from good, cost-effective small schools
Redesigning high schools to prepare students for the future
Prekindergarteners left behind: Expulsion rates in state pre-kindergarten systems
Minority student achievement network
A test of leadership: Charting the future of U.S. higher education
Designing and financing an integrated program of college study: Lessons from the California Academy of Liberal Studies
The dropout crisis: Promising approaches in prevention and recovery
Miles to go: Louisiana
Priming the pump: Strategies for increasing the achievement of underrepresented minority undergraduates
Bridging the gap between high school and college
Public education and Black male students: The 2006 state report card
Hoosiers on Jupiter
Strategic instruction model
Promise abandoned: How policy choices and institutional practices restrict college opportunity
ACSFA policy brief: The toolbox and student aid policy
High school to college and careers: Aligning state policies
America's high school graduates: Results from the 2005 NAEP high school transcript study
Quality Counts 2007: State Highlights Reports
Data proposals threaten education and civil rights accountability
Benefits of a high school core curriculum
Strategies for improving student success in postsecondary education
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Recommendations for addressing the needs of English Language Learners
The impact of afterschool programs that promote personal and social skills
Youth and schools today: Why SEL is needed
CAPE Network: Universal Encouragement Program (UEP) Guidance Assessments
First-year programs: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Minority youth: Overrepresented & underserved in Indiana's systems
Sizing up state standards: 2008
Core problems: Out-of-field teaching persists in key academic courses and high-poverty schools
From high school to the future: The pathway to 20
Tuition equity legislation: Investing in Colorado high school graduates through equal opportunity to postsecondary education
Beyond social justice: The threat of inequality to workforce development in the Western United States
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
Indiana Partnerships Center
An early alert system for remediation needs of entering community college students: Leveraging the California standards test
State indicators of science and mathematics education: 2007
Closing the gap in science achievement: Using NAEP science assessment scores to analyze state trends
National Indian Education Study 2007 Part II: The educational experiences of American Indian and Alaska Native students in grades 4 and 8
I-STEM Resource Network
The minds of boys
Raising boys' achievement
Connecting schools, families, and communities: Stories and results from the Annie E. Casey Foundation's education investments
Closing the achievement gap: School, community, family connections
Race matters: Unequal opportunities in education
PISA 2006: OECD Briefing notes for the United States
Not black and white: Making sense of the United States Supreme Court decisions regarding race-conscious student assignment plans
What works clearinghouse: Middle school math
Educational programs and projects that address the needs of low-income students
The learning season: The untapped power of summer to advance student achievement
Student loans and public accountability
Rethinking high school: Preparing students for success in college, career, and life
The family: America's smallest school
Private school participants in programs under the No Child Left Behind Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act: Private school and public school district perspectives
The funding gap 2007
The funding gap (Spanish version)
Latino students and disproportionality in special education
Ohio's career development program
The enhanced reading opportunities study: Early impact and implementation findings
Research brief: Practices that support data use in urban high schools
State high school exit exams: Students with disabilities
Beating the odds: The real challenges behind the math achievement gap - and what high-achieving schools can teach us about how to close it
End-of-course exams: A growing trend in high school-level assessments
How do middle-school grade configurations impact student achievement and behavior?
Characteristics of effective urban college preparation programs
Child poverty and intergenerational mobility
Rising to the challenge: Meaningful assessment of student learning
Addressing the American male imperative in higher education: Implications for public and research universities
High school dropouts and the economic losses from juvenile crime in California
Response to Intervention: The future for secondary schools
State college- and career-ready high school graduation requirements comparison table
Effectiveness, not seniority: Keeping the best teachers in high-need schools
The opportunity illusion: Subsidized housing and failing schools in California
Working with teachers to develop fair and reliable measures of effective teaching
No time to delay: Delivering the statewide data systems California's students deserve
Models of Response to Intervention in the Northwest Region States
Hispanics, high school dropouts, and the GED
Setting statewide college- and career-ready goals
Annie E. Casey Foundation 2010 Kids Count Data Book
Annie E. Casey Foundation 2010 Kids Count Data Book: State Profiles
Chidren's Budget 2010
2010 College-bound seniors: Total group profile report
The linked learning approach: Building the capacity of teachers to prepare students for college and careers
Recruiting and retaining older African American and Hispanic boys in after-school programs: What we know and what we still need to learn
The economic benefits of reducing the dropout rate among students of color in the nation's largest metropolitan areas
Student victimization in U.S. schools: Results from the 2007 school crime supplement to the national crime victimization survey
6th Annual AP Report to the Nation: State Reports
Primary sources: America's teachers on America's schools
Understanding the K-12 common core standards in English language arts and literacy in history/social studies, science, and technical subjects
ACT college readiness case study: "You can go to college": Foster High School
School connectedness and meaningful student participation
Finishing the first lap: The cost of first-year student attrition in America's four-year colleges and universities
College graduation rates: Behind the numbers
School-based mentoring: Weighing future investments
How increasing college access is increasing inequality, and what to do about it
Something's got to give: California can't improve college completions without rethinking developmental education at its community colleges
A policymaker's guide to early college designs: Expanding a strategy for achieving college readiness for all
Factors contributing to the upward transfer of baccalaureate aspirants beginning at community colleges
Participation and success in the advanced placement program continue to grow in the SREB states
Getting students ready for college and careers: Transitional senior mathematics
Subprime opportunity: The unfulfilled promise of for-profit colleges and universities
National Center for Summer Learning
Grade retention: Achievement and mental health outcomes
A synthesis of grade retention research: Looking backward and moving forward
Gallup student poll national report
The nation's report card: NAEP 2008: Trends in academic progress
From assets to school outcomes: How finances shape children's perceived possibilities and intentions
The core components of RTI: A closer look at evidence-based core curriculum, assessment and progress monitoring, and data-based decision making
A new goal for America's high schools: College preparation for all
National opportunity to learn campaign: State data and analysis
Assessing school engagement: A guide for out-of-school time program practitioners
How do American students measure up? Making sense of international comparisons
Indiana's vision of Response to Intervention
Beyond test scores: Leading indicators for education
State early commitment programs: A contract for college success?
Diplomas and dropouts: Which colleges actually graduate their students (and which don't)
A critical mission: Making adolescent reading an immediate priority in SREB states
Socioeconomic stratification of community college transfer access in the 1980s and 1990s: Evidence from HS&B and NELS
2009 ACT National and State Scores
No time to lose: Why America needs an education amendment to the US Constitution to improve public education
Southern Education Foundation (SEF)
Investing early: Intervention programs in selected U.S. states
Background and context for equity audits
The schools teachers leave: Workforce mobility in Chicago public schools
Prioritizing the nation's dropout factories: The need for federal policy that targets the nation's lowest performing high schools
Changes in Indiana school funding
Gold Star School Counseling
Using the right data to determine if high school interventions are working to prepare students for college and careers
High school policy reform: A plan for success (California)
Empowering effective teachers: Strategies for implementing reforms
Top gap closers: Some public four-year colleges and universities have made good progress in closing graduation rate gaps
Bitter pill, better formula: Toward a single, fair, and equitable formula for ESEA Title 1, Part A
Transition and alignment: Two keys to assuring student success
Moving targets: What it now means to make adequate yearly progress under NCLB
Processes and challenges in identifying learning disabilities among English Language Learner students in three New York state districts
State policies on homeschooling
Closing the expectations gap 2010
State R&D and k-12 STEM Education Report Cards
Keeping score when it counts: Graduation rates for 2010 NCAA men's division 1 basketball tournament teams
Retaining teacher talent: Teaching for a living
Research to practice: The future of the regional educational labs
Retaining teacher talent: Convergence and contradictions in teachers' perceptions of policy reform ideas