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Author(s):Alliance for Excellent Education
Title:Meeting the challenge: The role of school leaders in turning around the lowest-performing high schools
Organization:Alliance for Excellent Education
Short Description:This policy brief examines the limitations of previous high school reforms and describes new approaches showing promise in producing substantive changes in secondary level teaching and learning.
Annotation:As the national policy community has coalesced around the priority of graduating all students ready for college and careers, the challenge of improving the lowest-performing high schools serving the most challenged populations remains. This policy brief examines the limitations of previous high school reforms and describes new approaches showing promise in producing substantive changes in secondary level teaching and learning. It highlights the central role of school leaders and districts in creating high school learning environments that can engage and support students with widely divergent learning needs. The brief concludes with a set of policy recommendations for the design of coherent systems to build human capital and foster the conditions for high school transformation.
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Accountability and Productivity (K-12)
Evidence-based Interventions/Promising Practices
High School
Low-Income Students
Preparation/College Readiness
School Reform
Teaching/Teacher Quality

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Making the dream a reality: Action steps for states to prepare all students for college and career
Making college and career readiness the mission for high schools: A guide for state policymakers
Doing What Works - Research based education practices online
Building a better bridge: Helping young adults enter and succeed in college
Fixing No Child Left Behind
Dropouts, diplomas, and dollars: U.S. high schools and the nation's economy
On ramp to college: A state policymaker's guide to dual enrollment
The status of African Americans in engineering: Confronting the "new" American dilemma
Science and mathematics education indicators
The costs and benefits of an excellent education for all of America's children
Their fair share: How Texas-sized gaps in teacher quality shortchange low-income and minority students
Best practices: Resource for TRIO directors
Course-taking patterns and preparation for postsecondary education in California's public university systems among minority youth
Educational equity profiles: Practical leadership tools for equitable and excellent schools
College readiness issue brief: High expectations: A key to success for all
Linking secondary and postsecondary systems: Lessons from Indiana
Georgia Graduation Coach Initiative
Mobilizing a cross-sector collaborative for systemic change: Lessons from project U-turn, Philadelphia's campaign to reduce the dropout rate
Comprehensive school reform: Meta-analytic evidence of black-white achievement gap narrowing
Work-based learning in California: Opportunities and models for expansion
Teaching for a new world: Preparing high school educators to deliver college- and career-ready information
BC AVID: Early Implementation Report -- Executive Summary
Unfulfilled promise: The dimensions and characteristics of Philadelphia's dropout crisis, 2000-2005
Effective teaching: A key to success for all high school students
College readiness for all: The challenge for urban high schools
Close the hidden funding gaps in our schools
Retaining teacher talent: Convergence and contradictions in teachers' perceptions of policy reform ideas
Common Standards: The Time Is Now
Promising practices: What works in the midwest: A report from the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE)
This school works for me: Creating choices to boost student achievement: A guide for data analysts
Mind the (other) gap!: The growing excellence gap in k-12 education
Indiana Growth Model Factsheet
The historic opportunity to get college readiness right: The Race to the Top fund and postsecondary education
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
Top gap closers: Some public four-year colleges and universities have made good progress in closing graduation rate gaps
Achieving the Dream: Evidence of change
Current challenges and opportunities in preparing rural high school students for success in college and careers: What federal policymakers need to know
High school career academies: A 40-year proven model for improving college and career readiness
Asian Pacific Islander American Students and U.S. high schools
Affirmation and discovery: Learning from successful community college developmental programs in Texas
Colorado Reports
Education watch Alabama: Key education facts and figures 2006
Education watch Florida: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Florida: Key education facts and figures 2006
Opportunity in America: The role of education
The Breakthrough High School project
Are private high schools better academically than public high schools?
Transitioning out of high school: A quick stats fact sheet
Building a culture of evidence for community college student success: Early progress in the Achieving the Dream initiative
Teacher credentials and student achievement in high school: A cross-subject analysis with student fixed effects
Who graduates in California?
Education in the age of accountability: A research focus of the Urban Institute
Pre-K and Latinos: The foundation for America's future
Emerging evidence on improving high school graduation and improvement rates: The effects of four popular improvement programs
Graduation matters: Improving accountability for high school graduation
The challenge of scaling up educational reform: Findings and lesson from First Things First
Under-prepared community college students: Implications of attitudinal and experiential differences
The school to college transition: Challenges and prospects
Add it up: Using research to improve education for low-income and minority students
How is school reform tied to increasing college access and success for low income and minority youth
Best evidence encyclopedia: Center for data-driven reform in education
Academic pathways to college: Policies and practices of the fifty states to reach underserved students
Middle Start
Orange juice or orange drink? Ensuring that "advanced courses" live up to their labels
Ladders of learning: Fighting fade-out by advancing pK-3 alignment
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
High Tech High Foundation
Georgia's HOPE scholarship and minority and low-income students: Program effects and proposed reforms
Increasing the achievement of Native American youth at early college high schools
Accelerated learning options: A promising strategy for states
Crisis or possibility? Conversations about the American high school
Strategic instruction model
The advanced placement expansion of the '90's: How did traditionally underserved students fare
How do pre-collegiate outreach programs impact college-going among underrepresented students
What works clearinghouse
Who goes to preschool and why does it matter?
Pathways to and through college: Linking policy with research and practice
Paths to persistence: An analysis of research on program effectiveness at community colleges
Challenging the myths: Rethinking the role of school counselors
Pathways to a four-year degree: Determinants of transfer and degree completion
With diploma in hand: Hispanic high school seniors talk about their future
On course for success: A close look at high school courses that prepare students for college
Ensuring rigor in the high school curriculum: What states are doing
Powerful pathways: Framing options and opportunities for vulnerable youth
The governance divide: A report on a four-state study on improving college readiness and success
It's kind of different: Student experiences in two early college high schools
Foundation for excellent schools
High school guidance counselors: Facilitators or preemptors of social stratification in education
Promise abandoned: How policy choices and institutional practices restrict college opportunity
Federal support for adolescent literacy: A solid investment
Beating the odds: An analysis of student performance and achievement gaps on state assessments: 2005-06 School year
Education watch Washington: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Washington: Key education facts and figures 2006
Helping equip teachers to answer students' questions on college knowledge
PK-3: An aligned and coordinated approach to education for children 3 to 8 years old
Inside the black box of high-performing high-poverty schools
How outreach programs are implemented affects student achievement
The progress of education reform: Dual enrollment
What works for Latino students
Middle school practices improve student achievement in high poverty schools
Building bridges to college and careers: Contextualized basic skills programs at community colleges
National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER)
Quality counts 2008
Advanced placement report to the nation: 2007
College readiness: Helping all students access and succeed in higher education
Redesigning schools: 10 features of effective schools
SREB states lead the nation in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Programs
Putting English language learners on the educational map: The No Child Left Behind Act implemented
A framework and recommendations for federal action on secondary school reform
Raising the Bar: Policy Recommendations for high school reform
Education watch Alabama: Key education facts and figures 2004
A state leader's action guide to 21st century skills
Strengthening institutional research and information technology capacity through Achieving the Dream: Principles and practices of student success
Using Achieving the Dream to meet accreditation requirements: Principles and practices of student success
Using the right data to determine if high school interventions are working to prepare students for college and careers
Race to the Top: Accelerating college and career readiness in states: Sustaining the Race to the Top reforms
Mathematics benchmarks grades K-12
Ed.gov Open Innovation Portal
Service-learning and Hispanic students: What works in the field
How state education agencies support data-driven decision-making in districts and schools
Promising practices: What works in the Midwest: New approaches to improving college access, persistence, and success: Three exemplary postsecondary opportunity programs
Expanded time, enriching experiences: Expanded learning time schools and community organization partnerships
Emerging Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs): Serving Latino students
Expanded learning: Making it work for high school students
Multiple Pathways in California: A New Option for High School Reform
College- and career-ready (video presentation): Giving students extra support to meet standards in challenging academic and career courses.
Rising to the challenge: Hispanic college graduation rates as a national priority
Principles for a comprehensive assessment system
Raising their voices: Engaging students, teachers, and parents to help end the dropout epidemic
High school dropouts and the economic losses from juvenile crime in California
Beating the odds: Analysis of student performance on state assessments and NAEP: Results from the 2008-09 school year
Expanded learning time by the numbers: The traditional school calendar is failing to meet many students' needs
BC AVID: Early implementation report
Helping students navigate the path to college: What high schools can do
Structuring out-of-school time to improve academic achievement
Financing higher education: A myriad of problems, a myriad of solutions
Toward informative assessment and a culture of evidence: Results from strengthening pre-collegiate education in community colleges
Reinventing the federal role in education: Supporting the goal of college and career readiness for all students
Social programs that work: What works and what doesn't work in social policy: Findings from well-designed randomized controlled trials
Annotated bibliography of resources for transforming school counseling
Innovations in college readiness: How early college schools are preparing students underrepresented in higher education for college success
Investing early: Intervention programs in selected U.S. states
Higher education success among historically marginalized males
Employers, low-income young adults, and post-secondary credentials: A practical typology for business, education, and community leaders
Growing pains: Scaling up the nation's best charter schools
How bold is "bold?" Responding to Race to the Top with a bold, actionable plan on teacher effectiveness
Achieving the Dream Equity Resource Center
It's about time: Temporal dimensions of college preparation programs
Opportunity adrift: Our flagship universities are straying from their public mission
The economic benefits from halving the dropout rate: A boom to businesses in the nation's largest metropolitan areas
Top 10 higher education state policy issues for 2010
Removing roadblocks to rigor: Linking academic and social supports to ensure college readiness and success: Annotated bibliography
Department of Upward Bound programs: Strategic plan
The minds of boys
A study of the Talent Search program: Analysis and highlights
Best practices in recruiting and retaining minority graduate students
Cities in crisis: A special analytic report on high school graduation
Helping low-wage workers persist in education programs
Using student engagement to improve adolescent literacy
The 4th annual AP report to the nation
From high school to the future: Potholes on the road to college
From No Child Left Behind to Every Child a Graduate
What happens to high school dropouts who reenroll?
Supporting English language acquisition: Opportunities for foundations to strengthen the social and economic well-being of immigrant families
Race matters: Unequal opportunities in education
A model of success: The model institution's for excellence program's successful leadership in STEM education (1995-2007)
Given half a chance: The Schott 50 state report on public education and black males
The early assessment program: Helping high school students meet college expectations in mathematics and English
College credit in high school: Access and success for low-income and minority students
Counting on graduation: An agenda for state leadership
Urban school counseling: Implications for practice and training
The transformative individual school counseling model: An accountability model for urban school counselors
Gaining support from campus leaders: A project brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
A stronger nation through higher education: How and why Americans must meet a "big goal" for college attainment
Barriers to college attainment: Lessons from Chicago
Cities in crisis 2009: Closing the graduation gap: Educational and economic conditions in America's largest cities
Campaign for High School Equity
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
A developmental perspective for high school practitioners on college and workplace readiness
Center on Reinventing Public Education
The nation's report card: 2007 At a glance
Educating English language learners at the high school level: A coherent approach to district- and school-level support
Moving beyond AYP: High school performance indicators
Improving low performing high schools: Searching for evidence of promise
Finding your workforce: The top 25 institutions graduating Latinos in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) by academic level 2009-2010
The role of student learning outcomes for institutional accountability and transparency
Bridging the gap: An impact study of eight developmental summer bridge programs in Texas
The college completion agenda may sacrifice college access for low-income, minority and other at-risk students
Increasing college and career readiness through dual enrollment: Research, policies, and effective practices
Broadening the benefits of dual enrollment: Reaching underachieving and underrepresented students with career-focused programs
Educational attainment of foster youth: Achievement and graduation outcomes for children in state care
Staying in school: A proposal to raise high school graduation rates
Lifting Latinos up by their 'rootstraps': Moving beyond trauma through a healing-informed framework for Latino boys and men
A problem still in search of a solution: A state policy roadmap for improving early education
What works for Latino student success in higher education: 2012 Compendium, profiles of selected programs
From capacity to success: HSIs and Latino student success through Title V
Rethinking remedial education: The role of MSIs in serving underreprepared students in the 21st century
Beyond the numbers: Data use for continuous improvement of programs serving disconnected youth
High school improvement: Indicators of effectiveness and school-level benchmarks
A strong start: Positioning young black boys for educational success: A statistical profile
Building a grad nation: Progress and challenge in ending the high school dropout epidemic (2012 Update)
What's in your cabinet? How agencies can collectively improve the lives of children and youth
Launching early college districtwide: Pharr San Juan-Alamo's "college for all" strategy
2012 State of the state addresses: Governors' top education issues
The importance of being in school: A report on absenteeism in the nation's public schools
Providing greater opportunities for deeper learning in NCLB waivers
Meeting the STEM workforce challenge: Leveraging higher education's untapped potential to prepare tomorrow's STEM workforce
Pathways to success: Integrating learning with life and work to increase national college completion
Duration and intensity: No time for cutting corners
Bullying and open enrollment
Black male student success in higher education: A report from the national black male college achievement study
The evaluation of charter school impacts: Final report
Beyond the rhetoric: Improving college readiness through coherent state policy
The opportunity illusion: Subsidized housing and failing schools in California
ETS Policy Notes: Advancing learning for our diverse adult population
New approaches to improving college access, persistence, and success: Three exemplary postsecondary opportunity programs
The economic benefits of reducing the dropout rate among students of color in the nation's largest metropolitan areas
Understanding the K-12 common core state standards in mathematics
Better late than never? Examining late high school graduates
Lumina Foundation Lessons: When networks build a platform, students step up
High school mentors in brief: Findings from the Big Brothers Big Sisters school-based mentoring impact study
National Center on Intervention: RTI state database
Response to Instruction (RtI) guidance document
Response to Intervention policy
Six reasons the Keep our Educators Working Act should be amended to require states receiving funds to end seniority-only teacher-layoff policies
College Board Advocacy and Policy Center
Education and achievement: A focus on Latino "immigrant" children
State high school tests: Exit exams and other assessments
Not prepared for class: High poverty schools continue to have fewer in-field teachers
The advanced placement program benefits mainly well-prepared students who pass AP exams
Redesigning community colleges for completion: Lessons from research on high performance organizations
Improving Hispanic achievement: Implications for state policy
Young Hispanic children: Boosting opportunities for learning
Which achievement gap?
Is school funding fair? A national report card
Suspended education: Urban middle schools in crisis
Postsecondary educational trajectories of urban youth: Addressing vulnerabilities and barriers to enrollment and persistence
Doing more with less: The inequitable funding of community colleges
Distinct subgroups of former foster youth during young adulthood: Implications for policy and practice
School tracking and access to higher education among disadvantaged groups
Accelerating college readiness: Lessons from North Carolina's innovator early colleges
Ready by 21 case study: Georgetown Divide
The effects of student coaching in college: An evaluation of a randomized experiment in student mentoring
America's Promise Alliance dropout prevention summits
Front and center: Critical choices for higher education
The federal comprehensive school reform program and school turnaround: Key evaluation findings
Gender inequalities in education
A comparison study of 12th grade students' college anticipations, aspirations, and college preparatory measures
Some states still leave low-income students behind; Others make surprising gains
Four steps to finishing first: An agenda for increasing college productivity to create a better educated society
Successful school-community partnerships: Using lessons learned from practice and research to expand learning
Integrating suburban schools: How to benefit from growing diversity and avoid segregation
Innovation at scale: How Virginia community colleges are collaborating to improve developmental education and increase student success
Strong support, low awareness: Public perception of the common core state standards
Whether and how to use state tests to measure student achievement in a multi-state randomized experiment: An empirical assessment based on four recent evaluations
Comparative indicators of education in the United States and other G-8 countries:
The relevance of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the college completion agenda
Data that matters: Giving high schools useful feedback on grads' outcomes
Transforming education in America
State high school tests: Changes in state policies and the impact of the college and career readiness movement
A parent's guide to Response to Intervention (RTI)
Ramp-up to Readiness: The Ramp-up goals
State test score trends through 2008-09, Part 4: Is achievement improving and are gaps narrowing for Title 1 students?
Hidalgo early college district toolkit
Crossing the finish line: A national effort to address near completion
Designing STEM pathways through early college: Ohio's metro early college high school
Incentives for early graduation: How can state policies encourage students to complete high school in less than four years
Putting it all together: Supporting continuous improvement in education through strategic use of data systems
Using linked data to drive education and training improvement
The common core state standards: Implications for higher education in the west
The College Match Program
State policies and procedures on Response to Intervention (RTI) in the Midwest region
IES What Works Clearinghouse: Find what works
Why we're behind: What top nations teach their children but we don't
TIered interventions in high schools: Using preliminary 'lessons learned' to guide ongoing discussion
Underserved students who earn credit through prior learning assessment have higher degree completion rates and shorter time-to-degree
Missed opportunity: How New York can do a better job of reconnecting youth on public assistance to education and jobs
10 Pieces of advice from students for teachers
When school stability requires transportation: State considerations
The educational experience of young men of color: A review of research, pathways, and progress
A way forward: A progressive vision for reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
How students are making it: Perspectives on getting through college from recent graduates of the Boston Public Schools (Full Report)
How students are making it: Perspectives on getting through college from recent graduates of the Boston Public Schools (Short Version)
Linking costs and postsecondary degrees: Key issues for policymakers
GEAR UP: Current project overviews 2002
Slow off the mark: Elementary school teachers and the crisis in science, technology, engineering, and math education
From GED to college degree: Creating pathways to postsecondary success for high school dropouts
The economic value of higher teacher quality
The effects of in-state tuition for non-citizens: A systematic review of the evidence
Education and the economy: Boosting the nation's economy by improving high school graduation rates among students of color and native students
Race to the top and teacher preparation: Analyzing state strategies for ensuring real accountability and fostering program innovation
Cross-system collaboration for reconnecting youth
State and local policy for reconnecting youth
Expanding options for struggling students and out-of-school youth: State financing of education pathways
After the bell: What do we want our afterschool programs to do?
Data-driven School Counseling Annotated Bibliography
The need for institutional fiscal responsibility
Engaging adjunct and full-time faculty in student success innovation
Extending foster care to age 21: Weighing the costs to government against the benefits to youth
A stronger nation through higher education: Why Americans must achieve a "big goal" for college attainment
Cracks in the ivory tower? The views of education professors circa 2010
Achieving the possible: What Americans think about the college- and career-ready agenda
Yes we can: The Schott state report on black males and education (national and state reports)
The black-white achievement gap: When progress stopped
College admissions tests as measures of accountability
Ensuring America's future: Federal policy and Latino college completion
School connectedness: Strategies for increasing proactive factors among youth
A return to the "Mexican room": The segregation of Arizona's English learners
Dual enrollment: A strategy for educational advancement of all students
Beyond the bubble: Technology and the future of student assessment
The return on the federal investment in for-profit education: Debt without a diploma
Profiting from health care: The role of for-profit schools in training the health care workforce
A model for success: CART's linked learning program increases college enrollment
P-20 governance
2010 census of male-focused programs: A snapshot of programs and organzations supporting American males
Turning the tide: Five years of Achieving the Dream in community colleges
Reauthorizing ESEA: Considerations for dropout prevention and recovery
Building a grad nation: Progress and challenge in ending the high school dropout epidemic
What are we doing to middle school English learners? Findings and recommendations for change from a study of California EL programs
The Condition of Education 2010
A portrait of low-income young adults in education
Understanding costs of credit-based transition programs in Indiana
The breaking through practice guide
Preventing future high school dropouts: An advocacy and action guide for NEA state and local affiliates
The state of preschool 2009: State preschool yearbook
Southern Regional Education Board: Moving Ahead: State progress reports on Challenge to Lead goals
Complete to compete: Common college completion metrics
Ensuring youth transitioning from foster care are connected by 25: Lessons learned from the foster care work group
Afterschool and workforce development: Helping kids compete
Federal higher education policy priorities and the Asian American and Pacific Islander community
Pre-algebra and algebra enrollment and achievement (Leading Indicators Series)
Education and the economy: The economic benefits of helping high school dropouts earn both high school diplomas and college degrees
Making the move: Transition strategies at California schools with high graduation rates
Meeting the STEM workforce demand: Accelerating math learning among students interested in STEM
The roll of Pell grants in access, persistence and completion
The causes and consequences of attending historically black colleges and universities
Preparing all teachers to meet the needs of English Language Learners: Applying research to policy and practice for teacher effectiveness
What are the implications of possible selves research for school counseling practice?
State Cards (statistical snapshots of high school data by state) Updated 2012
Much accomplished, much at stake: Performance and policy in Maryland higher education
Tying funding to community college outcomes: Models, tools, and recommendations for states
What we know about dual enrollment
Closing the door, increasing the gap: Who's not going to (community) college?
Campaign for the Future of Higher Education
Raising the bar: Aligning and elevating teacher preparation and the teaching profession
Collegiate remediation: A review of the causes and consequences
A framework for advancing career and technical education: Recommendations for the reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Act
One in seven: Ranking youth disconnection in the 25 largest metro areas
Do schools challenge our students? What student surveys tell us about the state of education in the United States
Aid and innovation: How federal financial aid policy impacts student success and how states can respond
Professional college knowledge: Re-envisioning how we prepare our college readiness workforce
Strategies for improving outcomes for disconnected youth (Executive Summary)
Where to begin? The evolving role of placement exams for students starting college
The effects of learning communities for students in developmental education
Opportunities suspended: The disparate impact of disciplinary exclusion from school
On the front lines of schools: Perspectives of teachers and principals on the high school dropout problem
Finding a way: Practical examples of how a principal-counselor relationship can lead to success for all students
Improving accountability in public education
Assessing school engagement: A guide for out-of-school time program practitioners
Smart options: Investing the recovery funds for student success
Grad nation: A guidebook to help cities tackle the dropout crisis
Poverty and potential: Out-of-school factors and school success
The economic impact of the achievement gap in America's schools
Raising graduation rates: A series of data briefs: Progress toward increasing national and state graduation rates
Improving student success by strengthening developmental education in community colleges: The role of state policy
Noncognitive assessment and college success: The case of the Gates Millennium Scholars
Deciding on 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
Eight elements of high school improvement: A mapping framework
Increasing student engagement through faculty development: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Cultivating generative connections, commitment, and engagement among campus constituencies: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
First-year programs: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Advocacy as a critical role for urban school counselors: Working toward equity and social justice
Gateway to College
Ensuring college success: Scaffolding experiences for students and faculty in an early college high school
Community college success: Is it a pathway to opportunity?
Beyond access: Explaining socioeconomic differences in college transfer
ETS Policy Notes: Addressing achievement gaps: The language acquisition and educational achievement of English-language learners
Starting right: A first look at engaging entering students
Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE)
Passing the torch: Strategies for innovation in community college ESL
Test drive: Six states pilot better ways to measure and compare community college performance
The connection strategy: Preparing young people to succeed in college and beyond
Striking the balance: Career academies combine academic rigor and workplace relevance
Education at a glance 2008: OECD indicators
Confronting the "new" American dilemma: Underrepresented minorities in engineering: A data-based look at diversity (Executive Summary)
National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy
National Indian Education Study 2007 Part II: The educational experiences of American Indian and Alaska Native students in grades 4 and 8
Lessons learned: New teachers talk about their jobs, challenges, and long-range plans
I-STEM Resource Network
McNair scholar handbook
New England Journal of Higher Education
Avoidable Losses: High-Stakes Accountability and the Dropout Crisis
The future of public education in New Orleans
State Cards (statistical snapshots of high school data by state)
Every student counts: The case for graduation rate accountability
North Central Regional Educational Research Laboratory: Data Primer
Indiana's adult education and workforce skills performance report: Preparing adults for a brighter future
Still looking to the future: Voluntary K-12 student integration: A manual for parents, educators, and advocates
Encouraging girls in math and science
Organizing instruction and study to improve student learning
Best practices: TRIO student support programs & Upward Bound
Big ideas dropout prevention strategies: Check and Connect
Knocking at the college door: Projections of high school graduates by state and race/ethnicity 1992-2022
Que pasa? Are English language learning students remaining in English learning classes too long?
The economic benefits from halving Indianapolis's dropout rate: A boon to regional business
Benchmarking the success of Latina and Latino students in STEM to achieve national graduation goals
Accountability for equitable outcomes in higher education
Ready for tomorrow: Six proven ideas to graduate and prepare more students for college and 21st-century careers
Keeping middle grades students on the path to success in high school: Increasing engagement and achievement in SREB states
Developing a college-going culture in a middle school: A toolkit
No Excuses University Network
Prevention of disproportionate special education representation using response to education (RTI)
The President's Forum
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
Breakthrough Collaborative
Projecting the economic benefits of reducing high school dropout rates in America's 45 largest metropolitan areas
Reducing behavior problems in the elementary school classroom
Common Core State Standards Initiative
Helping Latinas succeed in school: How schools can address barriers to high school graduation
The schools teachers leave: Workforce mobility in Chicago public schools
Field guide for improving student success
Florida policy options to accelerate Latino student success in higher education
PERSIST (Guide to improve higher education persistence, retention, and success)
Untapped potential: Early labor market outcomes of dropouts and graduates from Philadelphia's public schools
Education reform 101: A primer on the new Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)
California high schools that beat the odds in high school graduation
Expanding Pathways: Transforming High School Education in California
Processes and challenges in identifying learning disabilities among English Language Learner students in three New York state districts
Summer bridge programs: Helping eighth-grade students successfully transition to high school
Race to the Top: Accelerating college and career readiness in states: Standards and assessments guide
The past, present, and future of comprehensive school reform
On the cusp in California: How PreK-3rd strategies could improve education in the Golden State
Effective instructional strategies
High school remediation
Educational programs and projects that address the needs of low-income students
The challenges of change: Learning from the child care and early education experiences of immigrant families
New directions in enhancing educational results: Policymakers' guide to restructuring student support resources to address barriers to learning (guidebook)
Afterschool programs as an oasis of hope for black parents in four cities
Rethinking high school: Preparing students for success in college, career, and life
Understanding Latino parental involvement in education: Perceptions, expectations, and recommendations
Educating English language learners: Implementing instructional practices
Creating a college-going culture guide
The 2007 Brown Center report on American education: How well are American students learning?
State and local implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act - Accountability under NCLB: Interim report
Improving quality and equity in education: Inspriring a new century of excellence in teaching and assessment
No Child Left Behind: What's in it for parents (Spanish Language Version)
Historic reversals, accelerating resegregation and the need for new integration strategies
Raising achievement and graduation rates by supporting teachers in developing quality classroom instruction
Supporting ninth-grade students to achieve in high school and preparing seniors for postsecondary education and a career
Closing the racial achievement gap: The role of reforming instructional practices
How desegregation changed us: The effects of racially mixed schools on students and society
Achievement gaps and correlates of early mathematics achievement: Evidence from the ECLS K-first grade sample
Improving academic achievement in urban districts: What state policymakers can do
School readiness: Closing racial and ethnic gaps
Successful bilingual schools: Six effective programs in California
Education issues 2007
Rigor plus support: How science teachers use literacy techniques to get students ready for college
Differential grading standards among high schools
The promise of Baldrige for K-12 education
Using EPAS™ to evaluate school-based intervention programs: GEAR UP
U.S. student and adult performance on international assessments of educational achievement
Mathematics and science achievement and course-taking for college-bound high school students
African American students and U.S. high schools
Closing the college participation gap: A national summary
Yes we can: Telling truths and dispelling myths about race and education in America
Improving educational outcomes for students with disabilities
American student achievement institute
Our impoverished view of education reform
Beyond the tunnel problem: Addressing cross-cutting issues that impact vulnerable youth
Student readiness for college: Connecting state policies
The power to change: High schools that help all students achieve
School context, student attitudes and behavior, and student achievement: An exploratory analysis
Pathways to college access and success
Primary progress, secondary challenge
What role can dual enrollment programs play in easing the transition between high school and postsecondary education
Fifty years after Brown v. Board of Education: A two-tiered education system
Building a career pathways system: Promising practices in community college-centered workforce development
The funding gap 2004: Many states still shortchange low-income and minority students
African American achievement in America
Student success: Statewide P-16 systems -- curriculum and assessment systems
Unfinished business: More measured approaches in standards-based reform
Miles to go: Louisiana
Forgotten students: American Indian high school students' narratives on college going
Ithaca College - Frederick Douglass Academy Partnership
College scholarships for Latino students: Are opportunities being missed?
Next steps: Research and practice to advance Indian education
An investigation of factors influencing classroom motivation for postsecondary American Indian/Alaska native students
Every child, every promise: Turning failure into action
National forum to accelerate middle grades reform
The high cost of high school dropouts: What the nation pays for inadequate high schools
Increasing academic rigor in high schools: Stakeholder perspectives
Making opportunity affordable: Reinvesting in college access and success
Quality Counts 2007: State Highlights Reports
Improving urban student achievement through early childhood reform: What state policymakers can do
Promoting school readiness through universal preschool
Can separate be equal? The overlooked flaw at the center of No Child Left Behind
Accelerating college knowledge: Examining the feasibility of a targeted early commitment Pell Grant program
The first year of high school
Recent STEM initiatives
Early childhood education: Investing in quality makes sense
The unraveling of No Child Left Behind: How negotiated changes unravel the law
Higher education, higher cost and higher debt: Paying for college in the future
Turning Points
Talent Development High Schools
Breaking through the barriers to college: Empowering low-income communities, schools, and families for college opportunity and student financial aid
Destination university: A guide to college for students and their families (Spanish Version)
Paving the way to postsecondary education: K-12 intervention programs for underrepresented youth
America's high schools: The frontline in the battle for our economic future
Indian students and college preparation
Bridging the gap between high school and college
Career development interventions and academic self-efficacy: A pilot study
An exploration of what we know about the formation and impact of perceptions of college prices, student aid, and the affordability of college-going and a prospectus for future research
Beating the odds: A city-by-city analysis of student performance and achievement gaps on state assessments
Report on key practices and policies of consistently higher performing high schools
Educational equity center at AED
Student success: Statewide P-16 systems -- data and accountability systems
Student success: Statewide P-16 systems -- high quality teaching
Analyzing state and regional K-16 policies: A toolkit for researchers and policy analysts
State and district approaches to school improvement: Helping all students meet high academic standards
Parent power and urban school reform: The story of Mothers on the Move
Finance and resource issues in high school reform
Immigrant students and secondary school reform: Compendium of best practices
Latino achievement in America
Achievement in America
Beyond high school: Improving transition programs for postsecondary education
Ready for tomorrow: Helping all students achieve secondary and postsecondary success
Show us the money: Low-income students, families, and financial aid
First generation college students: A literature review
School relationships foster success for African American students
State high school exit exams: A maturing reform
Characteristics of minority students who excel on the SAT and in the classroom
College knowledge: What Latino parents need to know and why they don't know it
Latino students and the educational pipeline: From middle school to the workforce
Latino students and the educational pipeline: Latino high school and baccalaureate graduates: A comparison
The expectations gap: A 50 state review of high school graduation requirements
Improving college access for minority, low-income, and first-generation students
Increasing the preparedness of at-risk students
All students reaching the top: Strategies for closing academic achievement gaps
The early college high school: The initiative at a glance
A shared agenda: A leadership challenge to improve college access and success
Investing in the education of older students: A summary of the evidence
Best practice: Indiana University Bloomington groups program
ACSFA policy brief: The toolbox and student aid policy
The link between high school reform and college access and success for low-income and minority youth
Rising to the challenge: Are high school graduates prepared for college and work
Diversity and persistence in Indiana higher education: The impact of preparation, major choices, and financial aid
Focus on results: An academic impact analysis of the Knowledge is Power Program
Meeting five critical challenges of high school reform: Lessons from research on three reform models
Teachers and the gender gaps in student achievement
Engaging Mexican Immigrant Parents in Their Children's Education: A Guide for Teachers
Helping Teens Succeed
Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans Website and Secondary School Toolkit - Spanish Version
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
The effects of using ACT® Composite score and high school average on college admission decisions for racial/ethnic groups
Action plan: Educators/Policymakers
Demography is not destiny: Increasing the graduation rates of low-income college students at large public universities
Do Current State Standards and Assessments Reflect College Readiness?: A Case Study
Accelerated learning for all
Quality counts 2007: From cradle to career: Connecting education from birth through adulthood (Indiana state report)
MALDEF Federal education rights pamphlet (spanish version)
Achievement gaps: An examination of differences in student achievement and growth
The alternative pathways project: A framework for dropout reduction and recovery
Who's left behind? Immigrant children in high and low LEP schools
Children at risk: Consequences for school readiness and beyond
Proven benefits of early childhood interventions
Mathematics and science education in the states
Early childhood investment yields big payoff
Straight from the source: What works for first-generation college students
Opening the door to the American Dream: Increasing higher education access and success for immigrants
Improving high-school-to-college transition through leadership and governance
Expanding learning time in high schools
Keeping America competitive: Five strategies to improve mathematics and science education
Improving college readiness and success for all students: A joint responsibility between K-12 and postsecondary education
The progress of education reform: Closing the achievement gap
Lost learning, forgotten promises: A national analysis of school racial segregation, student achievement, and "controlled choice" plans
Looking to the future: Volunatary K-12 school integration
Education Commission of the States: Research studies database
Starfish Initiative: Mentoring application
Head Start participants, programs, families, and staff in 2005
A commitment to America's future: Responding to the crisis in mathematics and science education
High school dropout: A quick stats fact sheet
Indiana's best buys: An in-depth look at Hoosier high schools
State-level high school improvement systems checklist
The narrowing gap in New York City teacher qualifications and its implications for student achievement in high-poverty schools
Schools need good leaders now: State progress in creating a learning-centered school leadership system
The postsecondary achievement of participants in dual enrollment: An analysis of student outcomes in two states
The national articulation and transfer network
25 Steps to effective developmental education
The learning season: The untapped power of summer to advance student achievement
A supporting role: How accreditors can help promote the success of community college students
Education watch Colorado: Key education facts and figures
Education watch Colorado: Key education facts and figures 2006
Education watch Texas: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Texas: Key education facts and figures 2006
Texas public universities' data and performance report: Part A
Basics of longitudinal cohort analysis: Principles and practices of student success
Evaluating student success interventions: Principles and practices of student success
The next step in systems-building: Early childhood advisory councils and federal efforts to promote policy alignment in early childhood
Successful school turnarounds: Seven steps for school leaders
Financial education in TRIO programs
The high cost of low educational performance: The long-run economic impact of improving PISA outcomes
Empowering effective teachers: Readiness for reform
This school works for me: Creating choices to boost student achievement: Supplement to the analysts' guide
Chronic early absence: Providing solutions for increasing achievement in the early grades and preventing school drop-out
Complete College America
A social capital framework for the study of institutional agents & their role in the empowerment of low-status students & youth
Research to practice: The future of the regional educational labs
Retaining teacher talent: Teaching for a living
Retaining Teacher Talent Study
State and local implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act: Volume IX - Accountability under NCLB: Final report
Case studies of three community colleges: The policy and practice of assessing and placing students in developmental education courses
Reducing dropout rates through expanded learning opportunities
Who borrows most? Bachelor's degree recipients with high levels of student debt
Teacher and staff activities to create a college-going culture
Assisting students struggling with mathematics: Response to Intervention (RtI) for elementary and middle schools
Assisting students struggling with reading: Response to Intervention (RtI) and multi-tier intervention in the primary grades
College readiness for the 21st century: A blog on college readiness in practice and policy
Transparency by design: Principles of good practice for higher education institutions serving adults at a distance
Guiding the way to higher education: Step by step to college workshops for students curriculum (middle school, early high school, late high school)
Global Policy Fellows Program: Lessons learned
Whole-school reform: Transforming the nation's low-performing high schools
Paying for college success: An introduction to the performance-based scholarship demonstration
Equity overlooked: Charter schools and civil rights policy
Are charter schools making a difference? A study of student outcomes in eight states
Features of state response to intervention initatives in Northeast and Islands Region states
The promise of proficiency: How college proficiency information can help high schools drive student success
Background and context for equity audits
The Equity Scorecard: A collaborative approach to assess and respond to racial and ethnic disparities in student outcomes
College readiness issue brief: Social support: An essential ingredient to success
College readiness issue brief: Aligning P-12 and postsecondary education: Toward a seamless P-16 education system
Deloitte 2009 education survey overview: Redefining high school as a launch pad
All Kinds of Minds
Reaching higher college completion (working paper)
Middle-class schools for all
State and Local Implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act
Examining gaps in mathematics achievement among racial-ethnic groups, 1972-1992
What every college access practitioner should know: About the importance of commitment
The student to counselor ratio: Does it matter?
Effective instruction: An inconspicuous strategy for dropout prevention
Cognitive behavioral interventions: An effective approach to help students with disabilities stay in school
Making sense of data-driven decision making in education
A mission of the heart: What does it take to transform a school?
Condition of education 2008
Pushing the envelope: State policy innovations in financing postsecondary education for workers who study
Dropout prevention practice guide
Supporting success: Improving higher education outcomes for students from foster care—A framework for program enhancement: Version 2.0
The role of schools in the English language learner achievement gap
Community colleges under stress
EdVisions Cooperative
Status and trends in the education of American Indians and Alaska Natives: 2008
Measuring up 2008
Joining the conversation about educating our poorest children: Emerging leadership roles for school counselors in high-poverty schools
Transforming statewide high school assessment systems: A guide for state policymakers
Collecting survey data for assessment: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Evolving No Child Left Behind
Tuition equity legislation: Investing in Colorado high school graduates through equal opportunity to postsecondary education
Some perspectives from rural school districts on the No Child Left Behind Act
Reviving the goal of an integrated society: A 21st century challenge
Facts for education advocates: School counseling, access and persistence
Grade retention: Achievement and mental health outcomes
State early commitment programs: A contract for college success?
A critical mission: Making adolescent reading an immediate priority in SREB states
Summer Search
Dynamic annotated bibliographies from the IPCN online college access library
Setting up success in developmental education: How state policy can help community colleges improve student success outcomes
Putting middle grades students on the graduation path: A policy and practice brief
Performance-based funding of higher education: A detailed look at best practices in six states
The common core standards: What do they mean for out-of-school time?
Not the ceiling, but the floor: Innovative Harlem early childhood education effort complicated by varying government regulations
MTE Partnership seeks to transform mathematics teacher preparation in support of common core standards
Weighing the evidence: A conversation with community college presidents on using research to support student success outcomes
ERIN Project: Education Resource Information Navigator
Student voices on the higher education pathway: Preliminary insights & stakeholder engagement concerns
America's children in brief: Key national indicators of well-being, 2012
A better affirmative action: State universities that created alternatives to racial preferences
Advancing to completion: Increasing degree attainment by improving graduation rates and closing gaps for African-American students
The impact of time between cognitive tests on performance: Evidence from Advanced Placement exams
K-12 postsecondary alignment and school accountability: Investigating high school responses to California's early assessment program
Taking college courses in high school: A strategy for college readiness
A dozen facts about k-12 education
Using incentives to change how teenagers spend their time: The effects of New York City's conditional cash transfer program
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
2012 National survey of school counselors
RTTD Action brief: Establishing the foundational conditions for personalized learning
Portable, stackable credentials: A new education model for industry-specific career pathways
Completion matters: The high cost of low community college graduation rates
The best of two worlds: Lessons from a community college-community organization collaboration to increase student success
Ensuring America's Future - Sector briefs
State implementation and perceptions of Title 1 school improvement grants under the Recovery Act: One year later
Do race/ethnicity-based student achievement gaps grow over time?
Opportunity for action: Preparing youth for 21st century livelihoods
Defining college readiness: Where are we now, are where do we need to be?
Dual enrollment: Reviewing programs to promote college completion
Driving K-12 reform through a college-access and success agenda
50-state mathematics requirements for the standard high school diploma
California District Report Cards
Does more money matter? An introduction to the performance-based scholarship demonstration in California
Movin' it and improvin' it! Using both education strategies to increase teaching effectiveness
Committing to quality: Guidelines for assessment and accountability in higher education
Opportunity road: The promise and challenge of America's forgotten youth
Getting better at teacher preparation and state accountability: Strategies, innovations, and challenges under the federal race to the top program
Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education
The economic value of opportunity youth
Evaluate mentoring programs
The role of minority-serving institutions in national college completion goals
Still on the sidelines: What role will higher education trustees play in higher education reform?
Financial literacy at minority-serving institutions
Five things education supporters should know about pension reform
A matter of degrees: Promising practices for community college student success
Sustained positive effects on graduation rates produced by New York City's small public high schools of choice
The widening academic achievement gap between the rich and the poor: New evidence and possible explanations
8th Annual AP report to the nation
Models of Response to Intervention in the Northwest Region States
America after 3pm: Special report on summer: Missed opportunities, unmet demand
Schools, families, and Response to Intervention:
Afterschool: A high school dropout prevention tool
The rising price of inequality: How inadequate grant aid limits college access and persistence
Improving education through collaboration: A case study of the Long Beach seamless education partnership
The National Indian Education Study
Fewer, clearer, higher: Moving forward with consistent, rigorous standards for all students
The 'bottom' seventy percent: What America's elite institutions of higher learning owe to everyone else
Recognition and response: An early intervening system for young children at-risk for learning disabilities: Research synthesis and recommendations
6th Annual AP Report to the Nation: State Reports
The Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Network
Understanding the K-12 common core standards in English language arts and literacy in history/social studies, science, and technical subjects
Effectiveness of fully online courses for college students: Response to a department of education meta-analysis
The economic benefits of reducing the dropout rate among students of color in the nation's largest metropolitan areas (aggregate analysis)
Comparing NCLB and the Obama administration's blueprint
School turnaround teachers: Competencies for success
The role of parents in dropout prevention: Strategies that promote graduation and school achievement
Foster youth who have succeeded in higher education: Common themes
Strengthening partnerships and building public will for out-of-school time programs
Cost perceptions and college-going for low-income students
Afterzones: Creating a citywide system to support and sustain high-quality after-school programs
Response to Intervention: Possibilities for service delivery at the secondary school level
Turning community college drop-outs into graduates
Welfare reform and intergenerational mobility
Dollars and sense: How "career first" programs like Year Up benefit youth and employers
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
Closing the college completion gap: A guidebook for the faith community
Digital learning now! Ten elements of high quality digital learning
College choice process of Latino undocumented students: Implications for recruitment and retention
Top ten ways college counselors can help undocumented students
Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC)
Factors contributing to the upward transfer of baccalaureate aspirants beginning at community colleges
Assessing developmental assessment in community colleges
Cracking the student aid code: Parent and student perspectives on paying for college
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
Ready by 21: Making quality count
Taking the next step: The promise of intermediate measures for meeting postsecondary completion goals
Partnerships that promote success: Lessons from the evaluation of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's Community College Transfer Initiative
Strong foundations: The state of postsecondary data systems
Does extending foster care beyond age 18 promote postsecondary educational attainment?
Reinventing alternative education: An assessment of current state policy and how to improve it
Investing in education and equity: Our nation's best future
Insulating the education pipeline to increase postsecondary success
Improving teacher quality: Here's how (guidebook)
Mind the gaps: How college readiness narrows achievement gaps in college success
Innovations in developmental math: Community colleges enhance support for nontraditional students
Research support for school counseling
Achieving success: The latest news in achieving community college success (2011)
Subprime opportunity: The unfulfilled promsie of for-profit colleges and universities
America's high school graduates: Results from the 2009 NAEP High School Transcript Study
Early college graduates: Adapting, thriving, and leading in college
The College Access Challenge Grant (CACG) program
Making the grade: Texas early college high schools prepare students for the future
The transition to adulthood: How states can support older youth in foster care
All accounted for: What do we want out of our afterschool & summer school programs?
What do you want in an afterschool program?
Opening doors to student success: A synthesis of findings from an evaluation at six community colleges
Are bad schools immortal?
Accountability & continuous improvement in remedial education: Getting Past Go Project
Affirming the goal: Is college and career readiness an internationally competitive standard?
Own the Turf: College and Career Readiness Counseling Campaign
Forward thinking teens: The effects of college costs on adolescent risky behavior
Performance-based funding: A re-emerging strategy in public higher education financing
Achievement gaps: How Hispanic and white students in public schools perform in mathematics and reading perform on the national assessment of educational progress
A big apple for educators: New York City's experiment with schoolwide performance bonuses
Double jeopardy: How third-grade reading skills and poverty influence high school graduation
Expanded measures of school performance
Federal policy guidance issued on the rights of undocumented school children
The hidden costs of community colleges
Determinants of students' success: The role of advanced placement and dual enrollment programs
Hearing on non-traditional students
Core principles for transforming remedial education: A joint statement
Can simple be equitable? Lessons from state grant programs
Early warning system middle grades tool
The impacts of state performance funding systems on higher education institutions: Research literature review and policy implications
Special education in high school redesign
Good policy, good practice II: Improving outcomes and productivity in higher education: A guide for policymakers
Including more student voices in higher education policymaking: Rising tuitions and student debts mean rising stakes for college students
Dropout recovery is national recovery: How federal policies can support the spread of Back on Track through College pathways
State Policies Affecting the “Adult Re-Entry Pipeline” in Postsecondary Education: Results of a Fifty-State Inventory
Serving adult learners in higher education: Prinicples of effectiveness (Executive summary)
Ramp-up to Readiness: The Ramp-up standards
Federal efforts to improve the lowest-performing schools: District views on school improvement grants
Documenting and archiving service-learning over time: It's not just a story anymore
Dual enrollment for high school students
Tackling tough topics: An educator's guide to working with military kids
Scaling community college interventions
Investing in education powers US competitiveness: Education funding must be preserved
Test, punish, and push out: How zero tolerance and high-stakes testing funnel youth into the school to prison pipeline
Telling it like it is: Youth speak out on the school to prison pipeline
The role of mentoring in college access and success
Family literacy: A valuable gateway to postsecondary education
Federal higher education policy and the profitable nonprofits
A diversity action blueprint: Policy parameters and model practices for higher education institutions
Key considerations for serving disconnected youth
What savings are produced by moving to a four-day school week?
Shifting trends in special education
Lumina Foundation Focus: Un nuevo dia: As Latino population grows, so must college attainment
Economic change effects on men and implications for the education of boys
What's it worth: The economic value of college majors
The condition of education 2011
Learning communities for students in developmental math: Impact studies at Queensborough and Houston community colleges
Focus on the alternative school calendar: Year-round school programs and update on the four-day school week
Education and the economy: Boosting state and national economies by improving high school graduation rates
Performance incentives to improve community college completion: Learning from Washington State's Student Achievement Initiative (a state policy brief)
State test score trends through 2008-09, Part 3: Student achievement at 8th grade
How non-academic supports work: Four mechanisms for improving student outcomes
Education pays 2010
Helping former foster youth graduate from college: Campus support programs in California and Washington state
The impact of loan repayment rates on minority students
School-based mentoring: Weighing future investments
Youth in foster care: Easing the transition to adulthood
Course-taking patterns, policies, and practices in developmental education in the California community colleges
Partnerships between community colleges and prisons: Providing workforce education and training to reduce recidivism
Science achievement and occupational career/technical education coursetaking in high school: The class of 2005
Achieving the dream data notes: Outcomes of first-year persisting students
Introduction to the Community College Research Center (CCRC) assessment of evidence series
States' progress and challenges in implementing common core state standards
Fully online programs in K-12: A snapshot of effective practices at virtual high schools
Reality check: Hispanic-serving institutions on the Texas border strategzing financial aid
Mentoring in schools: An impact study of Big Brothers Big Sisters school-based mentoring
Pathways to Prosperity: Meeting the challenge of preparing young Americans for the 21st century
Access/Acceso: Rising to the challenge of improving higher education opportunities for Latinos
How many schools and districts have not made adequate yearly progress? Four-year trends
A call to action to raise achievement for African American students
Central Indiana Talent Alliance
PreK-Grade 3: Which reading and literacy practices matter most?
Making the transition: Interim results of the National Guard Youth Challenge Evaluation
2009 Report on Indiana's dropout student population
Parent engagement toolkit
Using college admission test scores to clarify high school placement (Leading Indicators Series)
Early reading proficiency (Leading Indicators Series)
The numbers we need: Bringing balanced scorecards to education data
SREB/Go Alliance
Response to Intervention (RTI): A primer for parents
15 Effective strategies for dropout prevention
Making graduation a priority
The quality imperative: A state guide to achieving the promise of extended learning opportunities
Hispanics, high school dropouts, and the GED
The current status of school counseling outcome research
Status and trends in the education of minority groups
Collaborating to create change: How El Paso Community College improved the readiness of its incoming students through Achieving the Dream
Do the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) prepare students for Algebra in grade 8?
Southern Regional Education Board annual report: The essentials: What really counts in improving education
Building an early childhood professional development system
National Research Center on Learning Disabilities (NRCLD)
A sharper focus on technical workers: How to educate and train for the global economy
Big gaps, small gaps: Some colleges and universities do better than others in graduating African-American students
The condition of college and career readiness 2010
Getting past go project: State reports on the cost of remedial education
Lumina Foundation focus: The productivity push: System wide reform allows Arizona to serve more students
Rebalancing the mission: The community college completion challenge
The path forward: The future of graduate education in the United States
"Ahead of the curve" charter school policies
RTI classification tool and resource locator
Reauthorization of the elementary and secondary education act offers a new chance to improve education
Maximizing the College Choice Process to Increase Fit & Match for Underserved Students
Open educational resources: Tools to help 21st century students achieve their postsecondary eduation goals and keep America competitive
The road to high-quality early education
The 8th annual AP report to the nation
New policies should align with existing goals and plans for children and youth
Smart spending: Reforming federal financial aid for higher education
No DREAMers left behind: The economic potential of DREAM Act beneficiaries
Why rural matters 2011-12: Statistical indicators of the condition of rural education in the 50 states
Preparing for change: A national perspective on common core state standards implementation planning
It's a matter of time: Low-income students and community colleges
The CollegeKeys Compact 2012 catalog of effective practices: Programs and practices that expand options for students from low-income backgrounds
An analysis of learning outcomes of underrepresented students at urban institutions
Smart class-size policies for lean times
The other pipeline: From prison to diploma: Community colleges and correctional education programs
Work-integrated learning and career-ready students: Examining the evidence
Is high school tough enough?
Highlights from TIMSS 2011: Mathematics and science achievement of U.S. fourth and eighth-grade students in an international context
A critical moment: Child and youth homelessness in our nation's schools
The reality of college readiness 2012: National report
The common core state standards: Caution and opportunity for early childhood education
Black male student athletes and racial inequities in NCAA division I college sports
Progress of education reform: Producing quality credentials: Why data and analytics matter
Promoting work-based learning: Efforts in Connecticut and Kentucky
The College Board 2012 national survey of school counselors and administrators: Report on survey findings: Barriers and supports to school counselor success
"I came in unsure of everything": Community college shifts in students' confidence
Advancing to completion: Increasing degree attainment by improving graduation rates and closing gaps for Hispanic students
College rewired: Innovative approaches help higher education connect to productivity
The condition of education 2012 (Report)
Dropping out of high school: Prevalence, risk factors, and remediation strategies
The nation's report card: Science 2011
NAEP Science 2011 State Snapshot Reports
Students with disabilities: Better federal coordination could lessen challenges in transition from high school
The state of Latinos in the United States: Although the growing population has experienced marked success, barriers remain
The competition that really matters: Comparing U.S., Chinese, and Indian investments in the next-generation workforce
The Everyone Graduates Center
The savvy teacher's guide: Reading interventions that work
High school course-taking patterns for English Language Learners: A case study from California
Meeting the invention challenge
International Benchmarking Toolkit
National Association for College Admission Counseling: Statement of prinicples of good practice
Ready to succeed: Changing systems to give California's foster children the opportunities they deserve to be ready for and succeed in school
Aligning multiple campus initiatives: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
High school literacy: A quick stats fact sheet
Pathways to boosting the earnings of low-income students by increasing their educational attainment
Community college transfer and articulation policies: Looking beneath the surface
Postsecondary connection: Making the link between high school preparation and college success
The Equity Project
High schools as launch pads: How college-going culture improves graduation rates in low-income high schools
YouthBuild USA
Urban school counseling: Context, characteristics, and competencies
Schools, skills, and synapses
The costs of failure factories in American higher education
Facts for education advocates
Indiana Latino Institute, Inc.
Preparing high school students for successful transitions to postsecondary education and employment
Literacy instruction in the content areas: Getting to the core of middle and high school improvement
Back to basics: Improving college readiness of community college students
When girls don't graduate, we all fail
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders: Facts, not fiction: Setting the record straight
The status of Latinos/as in engineering: Confronting the "new" American dilemma
Education beyond the rhetoric: Making rigor something "real"
Indiana's K-12 STEM Ed Report Card
School reform and improvement database
Gap or gaps? Challenging the singular definition of the achievement gap
Education at a glance 2007: OECD indicators
Federal Education Budget Project
The impacts of regular Upward Bound: Results from the third follow-up data collection
National evaluation of Upward Bound: Summary of first-year impacts and program operations
IU School of Education Center for Research and P-16 Collaboration: Presentation
A Better Chance.org
Recent participation in formal learning among working-age adults with different levels of education
Economic mobility project
Closing the expectations gap, 2008
Consortium on Chicago school research at the University of Chicago
Dropout risk factors and exemplary programs: A technical report
Crafting a new vision for high school: How states can join academic and technical studies to promote more powerful learning
Reaching higher with affordability (working paper)
Achieving success: The state policy newsletter of Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count: Winter 2010
A shared agenda: P-12 and postsecondary policy recommendations: Moving toward a more cohesive continuum of federal support for college opportunity
Pathways to College Network
A new diverse majority: Students of color in the South's public schools
Credit/skills recovery pilot project: Documentation report for the Boston public schools
Calculating cost-return for investments in students success
Between two worlds: How young Latinos come of age in America
Drowning in debt: The emerging student loan crisis
State and community-based promise programs: Early commitments of financial aid for college
Using student achievement data to support instructional decision making
Making the connections: Connecting state and institutional policies to improve student success
Re-imagining community colleges in the twenty-first century
Growing What Works Database
Standards in practice: An instructional gap analysis
Charting a necessary path: The baseline report of public higher education systems in the Access to Success initiative
Seize the moment: The need for a comprehensive federal investment in adolescent literacy
The American high school graduation rate: Trends and levels
The productivity argument for investing in young children
The impact of peers on college preparation: A review of the literature
How schools can shape peer relations to promote achievement among Mexican-origin youth
Serving those who serve: Higher education and America's veterans
Moving English language learners to college- and career-readiness
Lessons from Achieving the Dream for federal efforts to improve college completion rates
From soldier to student: Easing the transition of service members on campus
Innovations in education: Creating strong supplemental educational services programs
Helping Latinas succeed in school: How federal policymakers can address barriers to high school graduation
Latinos and education: Explaining the attainment gap
College readiness and high school-to-college success
From high school to the future: Making hard work pay off: The road to college for students in CPS's academically advanced programs
Advancing STEM learning across the educational pipeline: Statewide efforts in Ohio
Listening to Latinas: Barriers to high school graduation
The price of knowledge: Access and student finance in Canada -- Third edition
The next generation of school accountability: A blueprint for raising high school achievement and graduation rates in SREB states
Reengaging high school dropouts: Early results of the national guard youth challenge program evaluation
Building student success from the ground up: A case study of an Achieving the Dream college
Promoting partnerships for student success: Lessons from the SSPIRE Initiative
Higher education commission helps high schools track graduates' progress
Good data. Better policy. Stronger commitment. Improved outcomes.
The connection between health and high school dropout
Child poverty and intergenerational mobility
The foreclosure generation: The long-term impact of the foreclosure crisis on Latino children and families
Ready by 21
The tax and transfer fiscal impacts of dropping out of high school in Philidelphia city and suburbs
Pathway to the baccalaureate: How one community college is helping underprepared students succeed
Implementing data-informed decision making in schools: Teacher access, supports, and use
Are we there yet? What policymakers can learn from Tennessee's growth model
Policies paved the way: Early college innovation in North Carolina
The nation's report card: Reading 2009
Engaged learning in a public university: Trends in the undergraduate experience
Implementing strategies to achieve successful student transitions
Improving low-performing schools: Lessons from five years of studying school restructuring under No Child Left Behind
2009 State Teacher Policy Yearbook (State Reports)
2009 State Teacher Policy Yearbook (National Report)
State test score trends through 2007-08: Has progress been made in raising achievement for students with disabilities?
Family factors and student outcomes
Bitter pill, better formula: Toward a single, fair, and equitable formula for ESEA Title 1, Part A
Transforming schools to meet the needs of students: Improving school quality and increasing learning time in ESEA
Equitable resources in low income schools: Teacher equity and the Federal Title 1 comparability requirement
Expanding access and opportunity: The impact of the Gates Millennium Scholars program (2010 Update)
Using data to increase student success: A focus on diagnosis: Principles and practices of student success
Building and using longitudianal data systems for effective reporting and to improve student achievement
A coherent approach to high school improvement: A district and school self-assessment tool
Dropout prevention for students with disabilities: A critical issue for state education agencies
Forming a college-going community in U.S. public high schools
What community college management practices are effective in promoting student success? A study of high- and low-impact institutions
Results that matter: Twenty-first century skills and high school reform
Building a culture of evidence in community colleges: Lessons from exemplary institutions
'Restoring value' to the high school diploma: The rhetoric and practice of higher standards
Camino de la universidad: The road to college
Evaluation of new century high schools: Profile of an initiative to create and sustain small, successful high schools
Giving students a chance to achieve: Getting off to a fast and successful start in grade nine
How far behind in math and reading are English Language Learners?
Education longitudinal study of 2002 (ELS:2002): A first look at the initial postsecondary experiences of the high school Sophomore class of 2002
Improving educational attainment through extensive postsecondary encouragement services
A college access contract
Reforming American high schools: Case studies and resources on best practices
Not black and white: Making sense of the United States Supreme Court decisions regarding race-conscious student assignment plans
Transfer access to elite colleges and universities in the United States: Threading the needle of the American dream
The study of economic, informational, and cultural barriers to community college student transfer access at selective institutions: National estimates of transfer access and baccalaureate degree attainment at four-year colleges and universities
Frequently asked questions about college access and success
Focus on dropout factories: Associated press article spotlights low-performing high schools, draws criticism from many school officials
Characteristics of minority-serving institutions and minority undergraduates enrolled in these institutions
Indiana campus compact
Culture of evidence
The CollegeKeys Compact: Getting ready, getting in, and getting through college: Expanding options for low-income students
Value-added analysis and education policy
A disturbing trend in law school diversity
Starfish Initiative
Remediation in the community college: An evaluator's perspective
The funding gap 2007
The funding gap (Spanish version)
Orphan Foundation of America
Getting students to meet challenging academic and career goals: Involving school mentors, parents, and community leaders
Five academic reasons why state virtual schools are important to your state
Quality counts 2008: Indiana report
Helping students make good decisions and act on them: The real meaning of guidance and advisement
A noble opportunity: Leading education change through a P-16 accountability model
National Indian education study part I: The performance of American Indian and Alaska Native fourth- and eighth-grade students on NAEP 2005 reading and mathematics assessments
Engaging students, challenging the odds
All students college-ready: Findings from the Foundation's education work, 2000-2006
Leading by example
A synthesis of recommendations for improving U.S. science and mathematics education
Liberal education outcomes: A preliminary report on student achievement in college
Latinos in secondary education
Latino student success at Hispanic serving institutions
Standards for quality online teaching
Financing lifelong learning: Potential of and problems with individual learning accounts in three countries
Building pathways to success for low-skill adult students: Lessons for community college policy and practice from a longitudinal student tracking study
Going to scale with high-quality early education: Choices and consequences in universal pre-Kindergarten efforts
Preliminary report on No Child Left Behind in Indiana country
National Indian education study part II: The educational experiences of fourth- and eighth-grade American Indian and Alaska Native students
Ensuring academic success for English learners
The High Schools Hispanics Attend: Size and Other Key Characteristics
Developing the STEM education pipeline
Teaching and learning across the class divide
Buried treasure: Developing a management guide from mountains of school data
What kind of test preparation is best?
Setting students' sights on college: Chicago public schools
Average ACT® score for the high school class of 2006 is the highest since 1991
Hispanic students’ ACT scores hold steady as number of those testing increases at record pace
Knocking at the college door: California state report
Echoes of Bakke: A fractured Supreme Court invalidates two race-conscious K-12 student assignment plans but affirms the compelling interest in the educational benefit of diversity
Asking the right questions: A judicial checklist to ensure that the educational needs of children and youth in foster care are being addressed
College is possible: A guide for undocumented students
Graduate education: The backbone of American competitiveness and innovation
The College and Financial Aid Guide for Undocumented AB540 Immigrant Students
Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans Website and Secondary School Toolkit - English
Enlace: Engaging Latino communities for education
College affordability for students from low and lower-middle income families
Reforms that could help narrow the achievement gap
National Association of Street Schools
Success for All Foundation
Alpha Phi Alpha: Go to high school, go to college initiative
SMASH Academy
Academic pathways to access and student success
Bridges to Success
Prekindergarteners left behind: Expulsion rates in state pre-kindergarten systems
Enriching the high school curriculum through postsecondary credit-based transition programs
Increasing the college preparedness of at-risk students
Ready to succeed: All students prepared for college and work
Cultural issues related to high school reform: Deciphering the case of black males
Addressing the shame of higher education: Programs that support college enrollment and retention of African-American males
Child, adolescent, family intervention science initiative (CAFISI)
A call to action: Transforming high school for all youth
Educational needs index
Educational needs index state report: Indiana
The challenges of financial aid awareness and college access
Reality check 2006: Are parents and students ready for more math and science
Latino youth and the pathway to college
Work-based learning and higher education: A research perspective
Knocking at the college door: Projections of high school graduates by state, income, and race/ethnicity
Getting through college: Voices of low-income and minority students in New England
Missed opportunities: A new look at disadvantaged college aspirants
How do educators’ cultural belief systems affect underserved students’ pursuit of postsecondary education
Creating seamless educational transitions for urban African American and Hispanic students
The American diploma project: Overview of research
Mentoring programs: An annotated bibliography of online resources
National college access network
Education Trust, Inc
Income of U.S. workforce projected to decline if education doesn't improve
Add and subtract: Dual enrollment as a state strategy to increase postsecondary success for underrepresented students
First in the family: Advice about college from first generation students
Evaluating the effectiveness of technology in our schools
The talent development high school model: Context, components, and initial impacts on ninth-grade students' engagement and performance
Education watch online
Focus on families: How to build and support family-centered practices after school
The seventh generation: Native students speak about finding the good path
Pathways to improving practice: How can pre-college outreach programs work with schools
Youth indicators 2005: Trends in the well-being of American youth
Vital voices: Building constituencies for public school reform
Bridge Partnership
Peak experiences
School-business partnerships: Seven strategies for success
College access: From the inside out
Measuring what matters: Creating a longitudinal data system using data to improve student achievement
State of decline? Gaps in college access and achievement call for renewed commitment to educating Californians
Learning to finish: A best practices "Wiki" sponsored by the Pew Partnership
Engines of inequality: Diminishing equity in the nation's premier public universities
Office of Indian education programs
College rankings reformed: The case for a new order in higher education
The relationship between advanced placement and college graduation
Linking career/technical studies to broader high school reform
Catching the Dream
Improving literacy outcomes for English language learners in high school: Considerations for states and districts in developing a coherent policy framework
Resource guide for action: Transforming high schools for all youth
Joint platform for education reform
Data proposals threaten education and civil rights accountability
Tracking achievement gaps and assessing the impact of NCLB on the gaps
Embedding college readiness indicators in high school curriculum and assessment
Education and incarceration
Demography as destiny: How America can build a better future
Why the crisis in adolescent literacy demands a national response
Writing next: Effective strategies to improve writing of adolescents in middle and high school
Reading next: A vision for action and research in middle and high school literacy
Preparing today's high school students for tomorrow's opportunities
Just for the kids
Equality and education, A Century Foundation project
A new way on school integration
American diploma project network Indiana action plan
College learning for the new global century
Socioeconomic school integration, Race, class, and integration: Gaining new insights
School and parent interaction by household language and poverty status: 2002–03
Moving Indiana forward: High standards and high graduation rates
Racial transformation and the changing nature of segregation
Working together: Aligning state systems and policies for individual and regional prosperity
Career academies: Impacts on labor market outcomes and educational attainment
Public education and Black male students: The 2006 state report card
How well are states educating our neediest children?: The Fordham report 2006
Making middle grades work
America's high school graduates: Results from the 2005 NAEP high school transcript study
Destination university: A guide to college for students and their families (English Version)
Moving on: State policies to address academic brain drain in the South
America's perfect storm: Three forces changing our nation's future
Lottery funded merit scholarships: Some lessons from the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship program
High school to college and careers: Aligning state policies
After Michigan, what? Next steps for affirmative action
Knowledge for practice: A training program for college access advisors
Voices in urban education
Jonathan Kozol interview transcript: Source material for "Segregation and its Calamitous Effects, America's "Apartheid" Schools"
Designing and financing an integrated program of college study: Lessons from the California Academy of Liberal Studies
Charting a new course for career and technical education
Postsecondary transitions among Navajo Indians
Academic pathways, preparation, and performance: A descriptive overview of the transcripts from the high school graduating class of 2003-04
The role of the guidance profession in a shifting education system
Raising minority academic achievement: A compendium of education programs and practices
Promoting college access and success: A review of credit-based transition programs
What do we know: Seeking effective math and science instruction
Student success: Statewide P-16 systems -- early outreach
Diversity, school, family, and community connections
Tennessee P-16 policy roundtable: Summary report
Washington P-16 policy roundtable: Summary report
Prep for prep
All over the map: State policies to improve the high school
Indiana P-16 policy roundtable: Summary report
Pathways to improving practice: Data-driven pre-college outreach programs
Reaching parents: The role of Latino parents in their children's education
Postsecondary access for Latino middle-grades students (PALMS)
Dual credit and exam-based courses in US public high schools:2002-03
Creating helping environments for college-going: The CHEPA CHEC-list for counselors
Bridging the widest gap: Raising the achievement of Black boys
A step toward college success: Assessing attainment among Indiana's Twenty-first Century Scholars
An action agenda for improving America's high schools
Confronting the graduation rate crisis in the south
Minority student retention and academic achievement in community colleges
The mentoring of disadvantaged youth
Mexican Americans and other Latinos in postsecondary education: Institutional influences
The dream deferred: Increasing the college preparedness of at-risk students
An overview of higher education in the United States: Diversity, access, and the role of the marketplace
Every child a graduate: A framework for an excellent education for all middle and high school students
Learning to earn
Persistence and attainment of beginning students with Pell Grants
Who should we help? The negative social consequences of merit aid scholarships
Crisis at the core: Preparing all students for college and work
Latino students and the educational pipeline: Pathways to the bachelor’s degree for Latino students
The relationship of high school graduation exams to graduation rates and SAT scores
Dual enrollment: Accelerating the transition to college
Discounting toward disaster: Tuition discounting, college finances, and enrollments of low-income undergraduates
College access in Indiana and the United States: A 2005 status report
A matter of degrees: Improving graduation rates in four-year colleges and universities
Socioeconomic status, race/ethnicity, and selective college admissions
Latino youth finishing college: The role of selective pathways
How do career interventions impact the educational choices of eighth-grade students
Beyond empty promises: Policies to improve transitions into colleges and jobs
High school graduation rates by race/ethnicity, limited English proficiency, free and reduced price lunch
Status and trends in the education of American Indians and Alaska Natives
The higher dropout rate of foreign-born teens: The role of schooling abroad
Locked up and locked out: An educational perspective on the U.S. prison pipeline
Summary of Indiana policy environment to support and sustain early college high schools
State strategies for redesigning high schools and promoting high school to college transitions
The middle grades: Putting all students on track for college
Fragile futures: Risk and vulnerability among Latino high achievers
Reforming public high schools: The greatest educational challenge
The trouble with Black boys: The role and influence of environmental and cultural factors on the academic performance of African American Boys
Appropriate use of high stakes testing in our schools: How should student learning and achievement be measured
The silent epidemic: Perspectives of high school dropouts
Dollars and sense: The cost effectiveness of small schools
Redesigning high schools to prepare students for the future
Minority student achievement network
Gender gap grows
Puente Project
The effects of students' middle-school and high school experiences on completion of the bachelor's degree: How can school counselors make a difference
Accelerated learning options: Moving the needle on access and success
College knowledge: Addressing information barriers to college
A teacher like me: Does race, ethnicity, or gender matter
Update to state dual enrollment policies: Addressing access and quality
Impact of student aid program design, operations, and marketing on the formation of family college-going plans and resulting college-going behaviors of potential students
Paying double: Inadequate high schools and community college remediation
Mounting pressures facing the U.S. workforce and the increasing need for adult education and literacy
Rescuing Brown v. Board of Education: Profiles of twelve school districts pursuing socioeconomic school integration
Preparing all Indiana youth for life in the global human capital economy
Choosing Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs): A closer look at Latino students college choices
Hacia Adelante - Pathways to College - A Guide for Latino Families
Latino students and U.S. high schools
College access in Indiana and the United States 2007: Improving college access and success for Indiana adults 25 and over
Benchmarks: Indicators of effective educational practice
Washington Data and Reports
Toward ensuring a smooth transition into high school
Findings from the early college high school initiative: A look at best practices and lessons learned regarding a dual enrollment program
Comprehensive School Reform Quality Center
Easing the transition to high school: Research and best practices designed to support high school learning
California policy options to accelerate Latino success in higher education
No child left behind: What it means for parents
Maintaining a strong engineering workforce
Academic and noncognitive variables related to PLAN scores
Using EXPLORE® and PLAN® Data to Evaluate GEAR UP Programs
Access to college: The role of tuition, financial aid, scholastic preparation and college supply in public college enrollments
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
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)
College access: A framework for systemic program development
Closing the achievement gap series part II: Response to intervention (RTI), basic elements, practical applications, and policy recommendations
The postsecondary educational experiences of high school career and technical education concentrators: Selected results from the NELS: 88/2000 Postsecondary education transcript study
Building academic skills in context: Testing the value of advanced math learning in career and technical education
Career and technical education's role in American competitiveness
One day I will make it: A study of adult student persistence in library literacy programs
Getting there–and beyond: Building a culture of college-going in high schools
A summary of research and publications on early childhood for American Indian and Alaska Native children
American Indian and Alaska Native children: Findings from the base year of the early childhood longitudinal study, birth cohort
The language of opportunity: Expanding employment prospects for adults with limited English skills
States that raise their high school graduation rates could generate millions more in higher wages
Institute for Educational Leadership
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
Thinking outside the box: Policy strategies for readiness, access, and success
ACT national curriculum survey, 2005–2006
Aligning postsecondary expectations and high school practice: The gap defined
New faces, old patterns: Segregation in the multiracial south
A little now for a lot later: A look at a Texas advanced placement incentive program
New teacher support pays off: A return on investment for educators and kids
Baltimore city's high school reform initiative: Schools, students, and outcomes
Center for native education
2007-08 Directory of colleges cooperating with the SAT program fee-waiver service
Into the eye of the storm: Assessing the evidence on science and engineering education, quality, and workforce demand
Latino students and disproportionality in special education
Preventing student disengagement in middle schools and keeping students on the graduation track in high-poverty middle-grades schools: Early identification and effective interventions
Are public schools really losing their "best"? Assessing the career transitions of teachers and their implications for the quality of the teacher workforce
Education pays 2007: The benefits of higher education for individuals and society
Preparing for success: How Head Start helps children with disabilities and their families
2007 Status report on the Pell Grant program
PISA 2006: OECD Briefing notes for the United States
Voces (Voices): A profile of today's Latino college students
Community colleges and rural America: Progress and prospects
Setting the '08 education agenda for the nation: Education as an engine for regional economic and workforce development
Teacher quality in a changing policy landscape: Improvements in the teacher pool
Students with learning disabilities transitioning from high school to college
Setting the stage for new high schools: Municipal leadership in supporting high school alternatives
Minorities in higher education twenty-second annual status report: 2007 supplement
Students as allies in improving their schools
What's Fair?
First ask, then listen: How to get your students to help you teach them better
A new majority: Low income students in the South's public schools
Planning resources for teachers in small high schools
Beyond myths: The growth and diversity of Asian American college freshmen: 1971-2005
What works clearinghouse: Middle school math
Implementing evidence-based practices: six "drivers" of success
Seven activities for enhancing the replicability of evidence-based practices
Transfer between community colleges and four-year colleges: The all-American game
Statement of principals: Twenty-first century skills and the reauthorization of NCLB/ESEA
LearnMore Indiana 2006-07 report: Results of Indiana's career and college information survey of students in grades 9 and 11
Virtual schools and 21st century skills
Postsecondary success begins with high school preparation
Making performance accountability work: English lessons for U.S. community colleges
A resource guide for adolescent literacy
Teaching all students to high standards in mixed-ability classrooms
Status and trends in the education of racial and ethnic minorities
Beyond access: How the first semester matters for community college students' aspirations and persistence
Change, and response to change, in Florida's public schools
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; Alabama state report
Alabama education quick facts 2007
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; Colorado state report
Empowering effective teachers: Strategies for implementing reforms
Mandating supplemental intervention services: Is New York state doing enough to help all students succeed?
Achieve Standards Alignment Tool
Choice without equity: Charter school segregation and the need for civil rights standards
Lowering student loan default rates: What one consortium of historically black institutions did to succeed
Focusing on the essentials for college and career readiness: Policy implications of the ACT national curriculum survey results 2009
Beyond the indicators: An integrated school-level approach to dropout prevention
Does closing schools cause educational harm? A review of the research
A snapshot of African Americans in higher education
Keeping score when it counts: Graduation rates for 2010 NCAA men's division 1 basketball tournament teams
Succeeding with English language learners: Lessons learned from the Great City Schools
Paving the way through paid internships: A proposal to expand educational and economic opportunities for low-income college students
The nature of innovation in the community college
The 2009 Brown Center report on American education: How well are American students learning?
State Higher Education Finance FY 2009
California Dropout Research Project (CDRP)
Retaining teacher talent: The view from Generation Y
Guiding developmental math students to campus services: An impact evaluation of the Beacon program at South Texas College
Council for Exceptional Children
Terms of engagement: Men of color discuss their experiences in community college
America's future: Latino child well-being in numbers and trends
The impact of "going green" on the Latino community
Early colllege high school: Increased rigor, enhanced support (videos of Indiana early college high schools)
Reaching higher: Strategic initiatives for higher education in Indiana (Updated 2010 Version)
And after high school? A pan-Canadian study of grade 12 students in French-language schools in minority settings: Educational aspirations and plans to pursue a career in their home regions -- Executive Summary
The class of 2003 high school follow-up survey
Adult education for work: Transforming adult education to build a skilled workforce
Strategies to empower low-income and minority students in gaining admission to and paying for college
What we must to do to create a system that prepares students for college success
The challenge of college readiness
The changing pathways of Hispanic youth into adulthood
The core components of RTI: A closer look at evidence-based core curriculum, assessment and progress monitoring, and data-based decision making
Rethinking developmental education in community colleges
Loan forgiveness and tax deduction benefits for college admission counseling professionals
College readiness for all toolbox
Combat2College: Facilitating college success for combat veterans
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Academic outcomes of high risk students
Coalition for Evidence-based Policy
Lumina Foundation Focus: No more kid stuff: Colleges and universities take a mature approach to serving adult students
What matters for staying on-track and graduating in Chicago public schools: A focus on students with disabilities
Diversifying the STEM pipeline: The model replication institutions program
The role of boards in college access programs: Creating and maintaining quality
Steps to success: Analyzing milestone achievement to improve community college student outcomes
Seamless Pathways : A Symposium on Improving Transitions From High School to College
Socioeconomic stratification of community college transfer access in the 1980s and 1990s: Evidence from HS&B and NELS
Taking stock: Higher education and Latinos
College readiness issue brief: Early commitment of financial aid: Individual development accounts (IDAs) for higher education
Second to none in attainment, discovery, and innovation: The national agenda for higher education
A profile of the Ronald McNair postbaccalaureate achievement program: 1999-2000
Window of opportunity: Targeting federal grant aid to students with the lowest incomes
The enhanced reading opportunities study: Early impact and implementation findings
Transition matters: Community college to bachelor's degree
National Center for Learning Disabilities
State policies to bring adult learning into focus
Overcoming obstacles, optimizing opportunities: State policies to increase postsecondary attainment for low-skilled adults
Graduation rate watch: Making minority student success a priority
Economic mobility: Is the American Dream alive and well?
Lost in transition: Building a better path from school to college and careers
Preserving integration options for Latino children: A manual for educators, civil rights leaders, and the community
School strategies and the "college linking" process: Reconsidering the effects of high schools on college enrollment
Overlooked gems: A national perspective on low-income promising learners
Effective literacy and English language instruction for English learners in the elementary grades
Career development and occupational studies resource guide with core curriculum
Boys and schools: Improving the health, education, and well-being of boys
In-state tuition for undocumented immigrants
Engaged for success: Service-learning as a tool for high school dropout prevention
Rethinking high school: Supporting all students to be college-ready in math
I-BEST a program integrating adult basic education and workforce training
The building blocks of success: Higher-level math for all students
For the benefit of all: Ensuring immigrant health and well-being
Strengthening financial aid policies for low-income working adults
Access to success: Patterns of advanced placement participation in U.S. high schools
National Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islander Research in Education
Advanced placement subcommittee: Policy barriers identified
Response to Intervention: Resources for student service professionals
College tools for schools
Sizing up state standards: 2008
Good Shepherd Services
The cost of small high schools: A literature review
Beyond social justice: The threat of inequality to workforce development in the Western United States
Noncredit enrollment in workforce education: State policies and community college practices
Black Alliance for Educational Options
Student aversion to borrowing: Who borrows and who doesn't
The Condition of Latinos in education: 2008 Factbook
Benchmarking for success: Ensuring US students receive a world-class education
The role of nonacademic factors in college readiness and success
EPAS® state of the nation report 2007: Mathematics
Do increases in Pell and other grant awards increase college-going among lower income high school graduates? Evidence from a 'natural experiment'
College-ready students, student-ready colleges: An agenda for improving degree completion in postsecondary education
10 New higher education ideas for a new Congress
Building tomorrow's workforce: Promoting the education and advancement of Hispanic immigrant workers in America
From assets to school outcomes: How finances shape children's perceived possibilities and intentions
College outcomes comparisons by AP and non-AP high school experiences
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Recommendations for addressing the needs of English Language Learners
Collaborative for acadmic, social, and emotional learning (CASEL)
A synthesis of grade retention research: Looking backward and moving forward
From qualifications to results: Promoting teacher effectiveness through federal policy
Teacher turnover, tenure policies, and the distribution of teacher quality: Can high-poverty schools catch a break?
Young lives on hold: The college dreams of undocumented students
When Johnny (or Janelle) comes marching home: National, state, and institutional efforts in support of veterans' education
Diplomas and dropouts: Which colleges actually graduate their students (and which don't)
Funding dual credit programs: What do we know? What should we know?
National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment
Evaluation of evidence-based practices in online learning: A meta-analysis and review of online learning studies
Indiana's vision of Response to Intervention
Connected by 25: Financing housing supports for youth transitioning out of high school
Connected by 25: Financing policies and practices that support permanency for youth transitioning out of foster care
Economic Diversity Among Selective Colleges: Measuring the Enrollment Impact of "No-loan" Programs
Development, discouragement, or diversion? New evidence on the effects of college remediation
The SAT report on college & career readiness: 2012
College Greenlight
Does race matter in educational diversity? A legal and empirical analysis
Using assessment results: Promising practices of institutions that do it well
Third grade reading policies
How does institutional grant aid impact college choice?
Certificates: Gateway to gainful employment and college degrees
Data quality campaign 2012 snapshot
Using state policies to ensure effective assessment and placement in postsecondary education
APSCU's five tenents of veteran education
What can a multifaceted program do for community college students?
The impact of affirmative action bans in graduate education
Factbook Bulletin: Minority enrollment gains show region's progress toward college completion goals
Education for life and work: Developing transferable knowledge and skills in the 21st century
Leaders & laggards: A state-by-state report card on public postsecondary education
The economic case for higher education
Advancing civic learning and engagement in democracy: A road map and call to action
A national talent strategy: Ideas for securing US competitiveness and economic growth
Adding it all up in 2012: Are college net price calculators easy to find, use and compare?
"They never told me what to expect, so I didn't know what to do": Defining and clarifying the role of a community college student
Transfer: An indispensable part of the community college mission
Accountability issues to watch under NCLB waivers
Undergraduate teaching faculty: The 2010-11 HERI faculty survey
Structure in community college career-technical programs: A qualitative analysis
Cornerstones of completion: State policy support for accelerated, structured pathways to college credentials and transfer
Improving the college scorecard: Using student feedback to create an effective disclosure
State HIgher Education Finance 2011
Student learning plans: Supporting every student's transition to college and career
A stronger nation through higher education: A detailed look at college attainment-nationally, by state and by metro area
Latino college completion in 50 states: Executive summary
Finding your workforce: The top 25 institutions graduating Latinos
Reduction in force policies
Rethinking higher education business models: Steps toward a disruptive innovation approach to understanding and improving higher education outcomes
Reducing undergraduate debt to increase Latina and Latino participation in STEM professions
Finding your workforce: The top 25 institutions graduating Latinos in health professions and related programs by academic level
Fault lines in our democracy: Civic knowledge, voting behavior and civic engagement in the United States
Common core state standards & career and technical education: Bridging the divide between college and career readiness
Common Core implementation workbook
Charter schools in SREB states: Critical questions and next steps for states
Remediation: Higher education's bridge to nowhere
Supporting education policy and practice through common data standards: A policymaker's guide
Easing the transition from combat to classroom: Preserving America's investment in higher education for military veterans through institutional assessment
Boosting postsecondary education performance
Replenishing opportunity in America: The 2012 midterm report of public higher education systems in the Access to Success Initiative
Western Policy Exchanges
Increasing opportunities for immigrant students: Community college strategies for success
Issues facing historically black colleges and unversities: Results of a focused discussion and survey
What can we learn from law school? Legal education reflects issues found in all of higher education
Creating the workforce of the future: The STEM interest and proficiency challenge
Cohort default rates in context
Summertime program tune-up: Taking advantage of "down" time for needed program enhancements
Toolfind: Youth outcomes measurement tools directory
After the stimulus money ends: The status of state k-12 education funding and reforms
On the road to success
Predicting success in college: The importance of placement tests and high school transcripts
FloridaCAN! Empowering communities to work alongside our schools for student success
IDEA Partnership: Collaborative work on Response to Intervention
RTI Progress monitoring tools chart
Investing in change: How much do Achieving the Dream colleges spend - and from what resources - to become data-driven institutions
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
Big gaps, small gaps: Some colleges and universities do better than others in graduating Hispanic students
The 6th annual AP report to the nation
Dual enrollment: Postsecondary/secondary partnerships to prepare students
Time for learning: Education policy whitepaper
How does extended learning time impact student achivement?
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act: A Primer on Reauthorization in 2010
Who benefits most from college? Evidence for negative selection in heterogeneous economic returns to higher education
What does research say about 21st century skills?
Dual credit in Indiana: Bridging the gap between high school and college
Response to Intervention resources for high schools
Response to Intervention: The future for secondary schools
State college- and career-ready high school graduation requirements comparison table
The financial aid challenge: Successful practices that address the underutilization of financial aid in community colleges
The course of innovation: Using technology to transform higher education
Center on Education and the Workforce
The relationship between AP exam performance and college outcomes
What does it cost to operate a high school organized into small learning communities? When are additional resources needed? How can efficiencies be achieved?
Getting students ready for college and careers: Transitional senior mathematics
Developmental education in community colleges
Dollars for degrees: Financial aid and its impact on post-secondary degree completion in Texas
Do institutions respond asymmetrically to changes in state need- and merit-based aid?
National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP)
The nation's report card: Science 2009
7th Annual AP report to the nation
Retaining students in grade: A literature review of the effects of retention on students' academic and nonacademic outcomes
The 2010 Brown Center report on American education
Improving undergraduate learning: Findings and policy recommendations from the SSRC-CLA longitudinal project
Kentucky school-based family support: Twenty years later
The shapeless river: Does a lack of structure inhibit students' progress at community colleges?
Enrollment management, Inc.: External influences on our practice
Major differences: Explaining student engagement by field of study: Annual results 2010
Web tables - student financing of undergraduate education: 2007-08
Divided we fail: Improving completion and closing racial gaps in California community colleges
Something's got to give: California can't improve college completions without rethinking developmental education at its community colleges
The progress of education reform: Investing in college completion
School connectedness and meaningful student participation
Student mobility in rural and nonrural districts in five Central region states
Dream vs. reality: An analysis of potential Dream Act beneficiaries
Facilitating student learning through contextualization
Americans want more coverage of teacher performance and student achievement
Creating opportunities in health care: The community college role in workforce partnerships
Changing the DNA of higher education from the inside out
State policies regarding undocumented college students: A narrative of unresolved issues, ongoing debate and missed opportunities
College completion toolkit
Across the great divide: Perspectives of CEOs and college presidents on America's higher education and skills gap
Parents' guide to student success
Keeping students enrolled: How community colleges are boosting financial resources for their students
Building roads to success: Key considerations for communities and states reconnecting youth to education
Data Quality Campaign: Data for action 2010: Executive summary
Ready by 21 case study: Massachusetts
Don't stop collaborating - Just stop creating new collaboratives
Data tools for accelerating Latino student success (ALASS)
Beyond basic skills: State strategies to connect low-skilled students to an employer-valued postsecondary education
Protecting the federal investment in higher education: The gainful employment rule
Developing 20/20 vision on the 2020 degree attainment goal: The threat of income based inequality in education
Supporting data use while protecting the privacy, security and confidentiality of student information: A primer for state policymakers
Digest of education statistics 2010, and mini-digest of education statistics 2010
Catalyst for completion: Performance-based funding in higher education: A case study of three states
Accelerating the academic achievement of students referred to developmental education
Improving community college success
US Department of Education Civil Rights Data Collection
Online and hybrid course enrollment and performance in Washington State Community and Technical Colleges
Early college designs
Estimating the return to college selectivity over the career using administrative earnings data
Promoting postsecondary educational success for adults and families-A practical partnership guide
Improving college performance and retention the easy way: Unpacking the ACT exam
The undereducated American
Staying on track: Early findings from a performance-based scholarship program at the University of New Mexico
Scaling and sustaining: State progress in the developmental education initiative
Dropout prevention services and programs in public school districts: 2010-11
National Office for School Counselor Advocacy: Transition from high school graduation to college enrollment
The case for change in college admissions
High flyers: Policies and strategies that boost developmental education success in Florida's community colleges
Congressional budget action for fiscal year 2012 and its impact on education funding
A guide for Hispanic parents: How to help your child prepare for college and career
A green career pathways framework: Postsecondary and employment success for low-income, disconnected youth
Percentage of states with alignment between K-12 and higher education standards
Debt to degree: A new way of measuring college success
Transitioning to the new high school graduation rate
Early warning indicator systems
We serve, too: A toolkit about military teens
Making every diploma count: Using extended-year graduation rates to measure student success
State test score trends through 2008-09, Part 5: Progress lags in high school, especially for advanced achievers
American Association of Community Colleges: Report on the 21st century initiative listening tour
Three policies to reduce time to degree
The truth behind higher education disclosure laws
Principal-counselor toolkit
Using community colleges to build a STEM-skilled workforce
Merit aid for undergraduates: Trends from 1995-96 to 2007-08
Trends in student aid 2011
Performance-based scholarships: Emerging findings from a national demonstration
Teaching children well: New evidence-based approaches to teacher professional development and training
Lifting the fog on inequitable financial aid policies: A companion brief to priced out: How the wrong financial aid policies hurt low-income students
Comparability of state local expenditures among schools within districts: A report from the study of school-level expenditures
For profit schools: Experiences of undercover students enrolled in online classes at selected institutions
The nation's report card: Trial urban district assessment mathematics 2011
Experimental evidence on the effect of childhood investments on postsecondary attainment and degree completion
Can scholarships alone help students succeed? Lessons from two New York City community colleges
Building a new AAU: The case for redefining higher education excellence