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Author(s):McCombs, J., Augustine, C., Schwartz, H., Bodilly, S., McInnis, B., Lichter, D., and Cross, A.
Title:Making summer count: How summer programs can boost children's learning
Source:http://www.wallacefoundation.org/knowledge-cent...
Date:2011
Organization:The Wallace Foundation
Short Description:To focus attention on the potential of summer learning programs, this monograph reviews the literature on summer learning loss and the effectiveness of summer learning programs, determines key cost drivers of and available funds for summer programs, and gathers information about how such programs operate in district and city contexts, including facilitators and challenges.
Annotation:Summer learning programs have the potential to help children and youth improve their academic and other outcomes. This is especially true for children from low-income families who might not have access to educational resources throughout the summer months and for low-achieving students who need additional time to master academic content. However, summer learning programs are often an afterthought of school districts or not offered at all, especially in restrictive funding environments. To focus attention on the potential of such programs, this monograph reviews the literature on summer learning loss and the effectiveness of summer learning programs, determines key cost drivers of and available funds for summer programs, and gathers information about how such programs operate in district and city contexts, including facilitators and challenges. The findings should be of interest to policymakers and practitioners involved in improving the performance of and expanding opportunities for low-income and low achieving students, including school district and city leaders, the National Summer Learning Association, the Council of the Great City Schools, the U.S. Department of Education, funders of summer learning programs, state departments of education, state legislators, and the education research community.
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Evaluating student success interventions: Principles and practices of student success
Effective instructional strategies
Mandating supplemental intervention services: Is New York state doing enough to help all students succeed?
National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities
Creating jobs and supporting homeless students
Promising practices: What works in the Midwest: New approaches to improving college access, persistence, and success: Three exemplary postsecondary opportunity programs
Communities of color: A critical perspective in the Common Standards movement
Chronic early absence: Providing solutions for increasing achievement in the early grades and preventing school drop-out
Time for learning: Education policy whitepaper
National Center on Intervention: RTI state database
Response to Instruction (RtI) guidance document
RTI classification tool and resource locator
Response to Intervention resources for high schools
Early reading proficiency (Leading Indicators Series)
Effective college access, persistence and completion programs and strategies for underrepresented student populations: Opportunities for scaling up
State high school tests: Exit exams and other assessments
A first look at the common core and college and career readiness
The advanced placement program benefits mainly well-prepared students who pass AP exams
Housing policy is school policy: Economically integrative housing promotes academic success in Montgomery County, Maryland
Beyond the bubble: Technology and the future of student assessment
Young Hispanic children: Boosting opportunities for learning
School-based mentoring: Weighing future investments
Student mobility in rural and nonrural districts in five Central region states
Partnerships that promote success: Lessons from the evaluation of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's Community College Transfer Initiative
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
New approaches to improving college access, persistence, and success: Three exemplary postsecondary opportunity programs
America's private public schools
Working with teachers to develop fair and reliable measures of effective teaching
Ensuring youth transitioning from foster care are connected by 25: Lessons learned from the foster care work group
National Opportunity to Learn Campaign
Stretching the school dollar: A brief for state policymakers
Expanding options for struggling students and out-of-school youth: State financing of education pathways
Opening doors to student success: A synthesis of findings from an evaluation at six community colleges
High expectations and strong supports yield postsecondary success
Planning a school-based mentoring program
Education and the economy: Boosting state and national economies by improving high school graduation rates
Accelerating college readiness: Lessons from North Carolina's innovator early colleges
How non-academic supports work: Four mechanisms for improving student outcomes
Reauthorizing ESEA: Considerations for dropout prevention and recovery
National High School Center early warning system tool 2.0
Closing the gap between high school and college
Fully online programs in K-12: A snapshot of effective practices at virtual high schools
Retaining students in grade: A literature review of the effects of retention on students' academic and nonacademic outcomes
Mentoring in schools: An impact study of Big Brothers Big Sisters school-based mentoring
PISA 2009 results: What students know and can do: Student performance in reading, mathematics and science
Accounting for socioeconomic differences in delaying the transition to college
Making connections: Dimensions of student engagement (2009 CCSSE Findings)
Fighting for quality and equality, too: How states and policymakers can ensure the drive to improve teacher quality doesn't just trickle down to poor and minority children
Achieving the Dream Equity Resource Center
Interventions to support readiness, recruitment, access, transition, and retention for postsecondary education success: An equity of opportunity policy and practice analysis
Race to the Top: Accelerating college and career readiness in states: Low-performing schools
College- and career-ready: Using outcomes data to hold high schools accountable for student success
Deloitte 2009 education survey overview: Redefining high school as a launch pad
Comprehensive school reform: Meta-analytic evidence of black-white achievement gap narrowing
Work-based learning in California: Opportunities and models for expansion
What states can do to improve teacher effectiveness
Achieving success: The state policy newsletter of Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count: Winter 2010
Adult education for work: Transforming adult education to build a skilled workforce
Prioritizing the nation's dropout factories: The need for federal policy that targets the nation's lowest performing high schools
Investing early: Intervention programs in selected U.S. states
Educational equity profiles: Practical leadership tools for equitable and excellent schools
The President's Forum
Serving those who serve: Higher education and America's veterans
From high school to the future: Making hard work pay off: The road to college for students in CPS's academically advanced programs
The schools teachers leave: Workforce mobility in Chicago public schools
Reducing behavior problems in the elementary school classroom
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009: Using ARRA funds to drive school reform and improvement
Race to the top: Promising approaches to achieving college- and career-ready goals
Race to the top: Promising approaches to achieving teacher-related goals
Learning around the clock: Benefits of expanded learning opportunities for older youth
Building a better bridge: Helping young adults enter and succeed in college
The transformative individual school counseling model: An accountability model for urban school counselors
The Equity Project
The economic impact of the achievement gap in America's schools
Alternative High School Initiative (AHSI)
Supporting success: Improving higher education outcomes for students from foster care—A framework for program enhancement: Version 2.0
What happens to high school dropouts who reenroll?
Gaining traction, gaining ground: How some high schools accelerate learning for struggling students
Best evidence encyclopedia: Center for data-driven reform in education
The challenge and call for cultural adjustments in educating African American males: Implications for school counselors and leaders
Making the grade in college prep: A guide for improving college preparation programs
Left behind: Unequal opportunity in higher education
All students reaching the top: Strategies for closing academic achievement gaps
A look at immigrant youth: Prospects and promising practices
Closing educational achievement gaps for Latino/a students in Utah
Inside the black box of high-performing high-poverty schools
Promoting a systematic focus on learning supports to address barriers to learning and teaching
Lost learning, forgotten promises: A national analysis of school racial segregation, student achievement, and "controlled choice" plans
How outreach programs are implemented affects student achievement
Buried treasure: Developing a management guide from mountains of school data
The economic promise of investing in high-quality preschool: Using early education to improve economic growth and the fiscal sustainability of states and the nation
PK-3: An aligned and coordinated approach to education for children 3 to 8 years old
Transitioning adults to college: Adult basic education program models
Middle school practices improve student achievement in high poverty schools
What works for Latino students
Straight from the source: What works for first-generation college students
Educational vouchers for universal preschools
Breaking barriers: A case study of two high performing high schools
Orange juice or orange drink? Ensuring that "advanced courses" live up to their labels
School funding's tragic flaw
Out of many, one: Toward rigorous common core standards from the ground up
Research brief: Practices that support data use in urban high schools
Modeling Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs): Campus practices that work for Latino students
Best practices: Resource for TRIO directors
Best practices: TRIO student support programs & Upward Bound
I-BEST a program integrating adult basic education and workforce training
Supporting English language acquisition: Opportunities for foundations to strengthen the social and economic well-being of immigrant families
Who graduates in California?
Encouraging girls in math and science
Are teachers prepared for racially diverse schools? Teachers describe their preparation, resources, and practices for racially diverse schools
Graduation matters: Improving accountability for high school graduation
Using EPAS™ to evaluate school-based intervention programs: GEAR UP
Education watch Indiana: Key education facts and figures 2006
Raising the Bar: Policy Recommendations for high school reform
Asian Pacific Islander American Students and U.S. high schools
Early warning indicator systems
Documenting and archiving service-learning over time: It's not just a story anymore
Time is the enemy: The surprising truth about why today's college students aren't graduating... And what needs to change
Common core state standards: Progress and challenges in school districts' implementation
Operation Military Kids
We serve, too: A toolkit about military teens
The College Match Program
A green career pathways framework: Postsecondary and employment success for low-income, disconnected youth
Designing STEM pathways through early college: Ohio's metro early college high school
Promoting full-time attendance among adults in community college: Early impacts from the performance-based scholarship demonstration in New York
K-12 education reform: Implications and opportunities for public colleges and universities
The federal comprehensive school reform program and school turnaround: Key evaluation findings
Own the Turf: College and Career Readiness Counseling Campaign
From GED to college degree: Creating pathways to postsecondary success for high school dropouts
Overlooked and underpaid: How Title 1 shortchanges high schools, and what ESEA can do about it
A comparison study of 12th grade students' college anticipations, aspirations, and college preparatory measures
GEAR UP: Current project overviews 2002
Charter-school management organizations: Diverse strategies and diverse student impacts
Western Policy Exchanges
The American freshman: National norms fall 2011
Toolfind: Youth outcomes measurement tools directory
CYFERNet program evaluation
State high school tests: Changes in state policies and the impact of the college and career readiness movement
Equity scorecard: A process for building institutional capacity to educate young men of color
Today's promise, tomorrow's future: The social and educational factors contributing to the outcomes of Hispanics in urban schools
Dropout recovery is national recovery: How federal policies can support the spread of Back on Track through College pathways
Ramp-up to Readiness: The Ramp-up goals
Performance-based scholarships: Emerging findings from a national demonstration
Teaching in a learner-centered environment powered by digital learning
Educational attainment of foster youth: Achievement and graduation outcomes for children in state care
Dropping out of high school: Prevalence, risk factors, and remediation strategies
The importance of being in school: A report on absenteeism in the nation's public schools
Learning denied: The case for equitable access to effective teaching in California's largest school district
What's in your cabinet? How agencies can collectively improve the lives of children and youth
Closing the door, increasing the gap: Who's not going to (community) college?
Third grade literacy policies: Identification, intervention, retention
Building a grad nation: Progress and challenge in ending the high school dropout epidemic (2012 Update)
Sustained positive effects on graduation rates produced by New York City's small public high schools of choice
The digital learning imperative: How technology and teaching meet today's education challenges
Adolescent literacy
Students and teachers talk about school reform and student engagement
Ahead of the curve: State success in the developmental education initiative
Learning from the successes and failures of charter schools
Staying in school: A proposal to raise high school graduation rates
Taking college courses in high school: A strategy for college readiness
Beyond the numbers: Data use for continuous improvement of programs serving disconnected youth
Highlights from TIMSS 2011: Mathematics and science achievement of U.S. fourth and eighth-grade students in an international context
Highlights from PIRLS 2011: Reading achievement of U.S. fourth grade students in an international context
The first year of high school
High standards help struggling students: New evidence
Middle skills jobs and the growing importance of postsecondary education
Inseparable imperatives: Equity in education and the future of the American economy
College and career readiness: A quick stats fact sheet
A public education primer: Basic (and sometimes surprising) facts about the U.S. education system
Education and the economy: The economic benefits of helping high school dropouts earn both high school diplomas and college degrees
The widening academic achievement gap between the rich and the poor: New evidence and possible explanations
Pathways to success: Integrating learning with life and work to increase national college completion
Taking action for America: A CEO plan for jobs and economic growth: A skilled, prepared workforce
Opportunities and obstacles: Implementing stimulus-funded school improvement grants in Maryland, Michigan, and Idaho
State implementation and perceptions of Title 1 school improvement grants under the Recovery Act: One year later
State HIgher Education Finance 2011
State aid to nonpublic schools
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
The other pipeline: From prison to diploma: Community colleges and correctional education programs
Housing costs, zoning, and access to high quality schools
Moving on up: How tuition tax breaks increasingly favor the upper middle-class
On her majesty's school inspection service
Promoting quality individualized learning plans: A "how to guide" focused on the high school years
Workforce Investment Act reauthorization may move youth development field back a decade: Analysis of H.R. 4297 through a youth advocacy lens
Keeping students on course: An impact study of a student success course at Guilford Technical Community College
The nation's report card: Science 2011
Measuring nontraditional student success: An imperative for colleges and universities
Increasing college and career readiness through dual enrollment: Research, policies, and effective practices
Weighing the evidence: A conversation with community college presidents on using research to support student success outcomes
Broadening the benefits of dual enrollment: Reaching underachieving and underrepresented students with career-focused programs
Performance-based funding of higher education: A detailed look at best practices in six states
Freshman transition initiatives: Long term and comprehensive
The stealth inequities of school funding: How state and local school finance systems perpetuate inequitable school spending
Cracking the credit hour
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
Ramp-up to Readiness: The Ramp-up standards
State Policies Affecting the “Adult Re-Entry Pipeline” in Postsecondary Education: Results of a Fifty-State Inventory
Merit aid for undergraduates: Trends from 1995-96 to 2007-08
The middle class is key to a better-educated nation: A stronger middle class is associated with better educational outcomes
State test score trends through 2008-09, Part 4: Is achievement improving and are gaps narrowing for Title 1 students?
The CollegeKeys Compact: Getting into college: A cross-cohort examination of college preparations by lower-SES students
Gains and gaps: Changing inequality in U.S. college entry and completion
High school dual enrollment programs: Are we fast-tracking students too fast?
Making the move: Transition strategies at California schools with high graduation rates
Comparability of state local expenditures among schools within districts: A report from the study of school-level expenditures
Evaluate mentoring programs
Black male student success in higher education: A report from the national black male college achievement study
Open educational resources: Tools to help 21st century students achieve their postsecondary eduation goals and keep America competitive
The road to high-quality early education
State policies and procedures on Response to Intervention (RTI) in the Midwest region
IES What Works Clearinghouse: Find what works
Measuring the education pipeline: Critical data elements indicating readiness, transition and success
The educational experience of young men of color: A review of research, pathways, and progress
Opportunity-rich schools and sustainable communities: Seven steps to align high-quality education with innovations in city and metropolitan planning and development
Credit recovery and proficiency-based credit: Maintaining high expectations while providing flexibility
Veteran's education benefits: Enhanced guidance and collaboration could improve administration of the Post-911 GI Bill program
Speaking of salaries: What it will take to get qualified, effective teachers in all classrooms
Ready by 21 case study: Petaluma
Family literacy: A valuable gateway to postsecondary education
National Coalition for College Completion
Changing the odds for children and youth community profile: Northern Kentucky: Building a leadership council
Making every diploma count: Using extended-year graduation rates to measure student success
Employer-paid tuition advancement for low-income workers
Designing common assessments to be measures of college and career readiness: Challenges and opportunities
Five ways education pays initiative
10 Pieces of advice from students for teachers
The mission of the high school: a new consensus of the purposes of public education?
Opportunity in America: The role of education
The narrowing gap in New York City teacher qualifications and its implications for student achievement in high-poverty schools
Affirmation and discovery: Learning from successful community college developmental programs in Texas
25 Steps to effective developmental education
States' progress toward high school restructuring
IUPUI SAAB summer bridge program
Beating the odds: An analysis of student performance and achievement gaps on state assessments: 2005-06 School year
Helping Teens Succeed
Funding Gaps 2006
The 4th annual AP report to the nation
The costs and benefits of an excellent education for all of America's children
Seven activities for enhancing the replicability of evidence-based practices
Not black and white: Making sense of the United States Supreme Court decisions regarding race-conscious student assignment plans
Approaches to dropout prevention: Heeding early warning signs with appropriate interventions
The funding gap 2007
The funding gap (Spanish version)
Preventing student disengagement in middle schools and keeping students on the graduation track in high-poverty middle-grades schools: Early identification and effective interventions
A new majority: Low income students in the South's public schools
The family: America's smallest school
Passing the torch: Strategies for innovation in community college ESL
The ESL logjam: Waiting times for adult ESL classes and the impact on English language learners
Strengthening financial aid policies for low-income working adults
Closing the achievement gap: School, community, family connections
Test drive: Six states pilot better ways to measure and compare community college performance
A model of success: The model institution's for excellence program's successful leadership in STEM education (1995-2007)
Transitional jobs for ex-prisoners: Early impacts from a random assignment evaluation of the Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) Prisoner Reentry Program
Consortium on Chicago school research at the University of Chicago
National Center for Learning Disabilities
On ramp to college: A state policymaker's guide to dual enrollment
Federal Education Budget Project
Just for the kids
A new way on school integration
Strategies for improving student success in postsecondary education
Effective preschool curricula and teaching strategies
Childcare and early childhood education: More information sharing and program review by HHS could enhance access for families with limited English proficiency
Pre-K and Latinos: The foundation for America's future
Qualified teachers for at-risk schools: A national imperative
Improving academic achievement in urban districts: What state policymakers can do
Early childhood investment yields big payoff
Realizing the college dream (English and Spanish versions)
Looking to the future: Volunatary K-12 school integration
School readiness: Closing racial and ethnic gaps
Our impoverished view of education reform
Primary progress, secondary challenge
Best practice: Indiana University Bloomington groups program
Paths to persistence: An analysis of research on program effectiveness at community colleges
Identifying and implementing educational practices supported by rigorous evidence: A user friendly guide
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
The school to college transition: Challenges and prospects
Campus-based student financial aid programs under the higher education act
Tracking achievement gaps and assessing the impact of NCLB on the gaps
Schools to watch
Georgia's HOPE scholarship and minority and low-income students: Program effects and proposed reforms
Beyond NCLB: Fulfilling the promise to our nation's children
Accelerated learning options: A promising strategy for states
Who goes to preschool and why does it matter?
NDSFA: State financial aid and college access
Focus on families: How to build and support family-centered practices after school
Pathways to improving practice: How can pre-college outreach programs use data to make decisions
Dropout prevention practice guide
Developing early warning systems to identify potential high school dropout
Community college success: Is it a pathway to opportunity?
Ensuring college success: Scaffolding experiences for students and faculty in an early college high school
See Forever Foundation
Commonwealth Corporation
The early assessment program: Helping high school students meet college expectations in mathematics and English
Counting on graduation: An agenda for state leadership
Schools, skills, and synapses
RTI Action Network
Urban school counseling: Implications for practice and training
Advocacy as a critical role for urban school counselors: Working toward equity and social justice
Barriers to college attainment: Lessons from Chicago
The positive impacts of social and emotional learning for kindergarten to eighth grade students
First-year programs: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
10 New higher education ideas for a new Congress
Do increases in Pell and other grant awards increase college-going among lower income high school graduates? Evidence from a 'natural experiment'
Report of the national panel for evidence-based school counseling: Outcome research coding protocol and evaluation of Student Success Skills and Second Step
Ready to succeed: Changing systems to give California's foster children the opportunities they deserve to be ready for and succeed in school
A stronger nation through higher education: How and why Americans must meet a "big goal" for college attainment
Joining the conversation about educating our poorest children: Emerging leadership roles for school counselors in high-poverty schools
Doing What Works - Research based education practices online
The nation's report card: 2007 At a glance
Putting kids on the pathway to college: How is your school doing? A college pathways rubric
Financial aid in theory and practice
Smart options: Investing the recovery funds for student success
Deciding on postsecondary education
National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment
The Everyone Graduates Center
Meaningful measurement: The role of assessments in improving high school education in the twenty-first century
From soldier to student: Easing the transition of service members on campus
Innovations in education: Creating strong supplemental educational services programs
Breakthrough Collaborative
Investing in Indiana's adult workers: Increasing financial aid opportunities
Connected by 25: Financing policies and practices that support permanency for youth transitioning out of foster care
Moving beyond access: College success for low-income, first generation students
Transforming America's community colleges: A federal policy proposal to expand opportunity and promote economic prosperity
Summer Search
Student Success Skills: Tools and strategies for improved academic and social outcomes
No time to lose: Why America needs an education amendment to the US Constitution to improve public education
Southern Education Foundation (SEF)
Making the connections: Connecting state and institutional policies to improve student success
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
Background and supporting evidence for Adult Education for Work
On the cusp in California: How PreK-3rd strategies could improve education in the Golden State
The economic benefits from halving the dropout rate: A boom to businesses in the nation's largest metropolitan areas
Top gap closers: Some public four-year colleges and universities have made good progress in closing graduation rate gaps
Successful school turnarounds: Seven steps for school leaders
Are charter schools making a difference? A study of student outcomes in eight states
Putting money on the table: Information, financial aid, and access to college
Developing a college-going culture in a middle school: A toolkit
Linking secondary and postsecondary systems: Lessons from Indiana
Removing roadblocks to rigor: Linking academic and social supports to ensure college readiness and success: Executive summary
Time to Completion Web Site
A measured approach to improving teacher preparation
Transforming high schools: Performance systems for powerful teaching
Kentucky school-based family support: Twenty years later
College access challenge grants: Including adult learners, strengthening student success
Profiting from health care: The role of for-profit schools in training the health care workforce
Early college graduates: Adapting, thriving, and leading in college
Making the grade: Texas early college high schools prepare students for the future
Creating opportunities in health care: The community college role in workforce partnerships
Data-driven School Counseling Annotated Bibliography
Building capacity for reconnecting youth
Cross-system collaboration for reconnecting youth
State and local policy for reconnecting youth
Annie E. Casey Foundation 2010 Kids Count Data Book
Complete to compete: Common college completion metrics
Reinventing alternative education: An assessment of current state policy and how to improve it
Setting statewide college- and career-ready goals
On the road to implementation: Achieving the promise of the common core state standards
Recognition and response: Pathways to school success for young children
Youth in foster care: Easing the transition to adulthood
Which achievement gap?
Web tables - profiles of students in graduate and first-professional education: 2007-08
Academic competitiveness and national SMART grant programs: First-year lessons learned
A return to the "Mexican room": The segregation of Arizona's English learners
Promoting quality: State strategies for overseeing dual enrollment programs
Transforming teacher education through clinical practice: A national strategy to prepare effective teachers
Certificates count: An analysis of sub-baccalaureate certificates
Not prepared for class: High poverty schools continue to have fewer in-field teachers
Do institutions respond asymmetrically to changes in state need- and merit-based aid?
Winning by degrees: The strategies of highly productive higher-education institutions
How many schools and districts have not made adequate yearly progress? Four-year trends
Investing in change: How much do Achieving the Dream colleges spend - and from what resources - to become data-driven institutions
RTI Progress monitoring tools chart
"Ahead of the curve" charter school policies
The National Indian Education Study
Improving education through collaboration: A case study of the Long Beach seamless education partnership
Pre-algebra and algebra enrollment and achievement (Leading Indicators Series)
Models of Response to Intervention in the Northwest Region States
Afterschool innovations in brief: Focusing on older youth
Extended-day Learning Opportunities Online Resource Center
Evidence-based dropout prevention programs
The current status of school counseling outcome research
Comparing achievement between K-8 and middle schools: A large empirical study
Cost perceptions and college-going for low-income students
Making graduation a priority
Parent engagement toolkit
Education Trust-West
Research to practice: The future of the regional educational labs
High school policy reform: A plan for success (California)
Bitter pill, better formula: Toward a single, fair, and equitable formula for ESEA Title 1, Part A
Emerging Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs): Serving Latino students
Engaging faculty in the Achieving the Dream initiative: Principles and practices of student success
Strengthening institutional research and information technology capacity through Achieving the Dream: Principles and practices of student success
Expanding access and opportunity: The impact of the Gates Millennium Scholars program (2010 Update)
America's future: Latino child well-being in numbers and trends
Ready by 21
Untapped potential: Early labor market outcomes of dropouts and graduates from Philadelphia's public schools
Retaining teacher talent: Convergence and contradictions in teachers' perceptions of policy reform ideas
Beating the odds: Analysis of student performance on state assessments and NAEP: Results from the 2008-09 school year
Succeeding with English language learners: Lessons learned from the Great City Schools
A blueprint for reform: The reauthorization of the elementary and secondary education act
Education reform 101: A primer on the new Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)
The nature of innovation in the community college
Principles for a comprehensive assessment system