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Author(s):Education Trust
Title:Getting it right: Crafting federal accountability for higher student performance and a stronger America
Organization:Education Trust
Short Description:Whether through reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act or using the Department of Education’s waiver authority, federal policymakers must fix what No Child Left Behind got wrong, while salvaging what it got right: a focus on improving achievement and closing gaps for all groups of students.
Annotation:Whether through reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act or using the Department of Education’s waiver authority, federal policymakers must fix what No Child Left Behind got wrong, while salvaging what it got right: a focus on improving achievement and closing gaps for all groups of students. In this report, The Education Trust details its recommendations for new federal accountability policy.
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Accountability and Productivity (K-12)
Achievement Gap
Elementary School
High School
Low-Income Students
Middle School
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The narrowing gap in New York City teacher qualifications and its implications for student achievement in high-poverty schools
Putting English language learners on the educational map: The No Child Left Behind Act implemented
Preserving integration options for Latino children: A manual for educators, civil rights leaders, and the community
The last have become the first: Rural and small town America lead the way on desegregation
Baltimore city's high school reform initiative: Schools, students, and outcomes
Head Start participants, programs, families, and staff in 2005
Quality counts 2008
The 2007 Brown Center report on American education: How well are American students learning?
Raising graduation rates in an era of high standards: Five commitments for state action
The costs and benefits of an excellent education for all of America's children
Avoidable Losses: High-Stakes Accountability and the Dropout Crisis
Course-taking patterns and preparation for postsecondary education in California's public university systems among minority youth
Examining gaps in mathematics achievement among racial-ethnic groups, 1972-1992
On ramp to college: A state policymaker's guide to dual enrollment
Early intervention programs: Opening the doors to higher education
National Indian Education Study 2007 Part II: The educational experiences of American Indian and Alaska Native students in grades 4 and 8
Closing the gap in science achievement: Using NAEP science assessment scores to analyze state trends
A descriptive study of urban school counseling
Facts for education advocates
Critical conditions for equity and diversity in college access: Informing policy and monitoring results
What keeps good teachers in the classroom? Understanding and reducing teacher turnover
Status and trends in the education of American Indians and Alaska Natives: 2008
Short sighted: How America's lack of attention to international education studies impedes improvement
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Recommendations for addressing the needs of English Language Learners
Some perspectives from rural school districts on the No Child Left Behind Act
Tuition equity legislation: Investing in Colorado high school graduates through equal opportunity to postsecondary education
Minority youth: Overrepresented & underserved in Indiana's systems
Ensuring equal opportunity in public education: How local school district funding policies hurt disadvantaged students and what federal policy can do about it
Barriers to college attainment: Lessons from Chicago
Using student achievement data to support instructional decision making
Lessons from Achieving the Dream for federal efforts to improve college completion rates
Bringing off-track youth into the center of high school reform: Lessons and tools from leading communities
Guiding the way to higher education: Step by step to college workshops for students curriculum (middle school, early high school, late high school)
Investing in disadvantaged young children is an economically efficient policy
Achieving a wealth of riches: Delivering on the promise of data to transform teaching and learning
Whole-school reform: Transforming the nation's low-performing high schools
Improving accountability in public education
The nation's report card: 2007 At a glance
Center on Reinventing Public Education
Teacher turnover, tenure policies, and the distribution of teacher quality: Can high-poverty schools catch a break?
Finding a way: Practical examples of how a principal-counselor relationship can lead to success for all students
Achievement gaps: How black and white students in public schools perform in mathematics and reading on the National Assessment of Educational Progress
Financial education in TRIO programs
Best practices in statewide articulation and transfer systems
Mathematics benchmarks grades K-12
Gauging the gaps: A deeper look at student achievement
Mandating supplemental intervention services: Is New York state doing enough to help all students succeed?
Race to the Top: Accelerating college and career readiness in states: Standards and assessments guide
Top gap closers: Some public four-year colleges and universities have made good progress in closing graduation rate gaps
Drowning in debt: The emerging student loan crisis
Charting a necessary path: The baseline report of public higher education systems in the Access to Success initiative
2009 What works for Latinos in higher education
Georgia Graduation Coach Initiative
Community colleges as gateway and gatekeeper: Moving beyond the access "saga" to outcome equity
A survival analysis of student mobility and retention in Indiana charter schools:
College readiness issue brief: High expectations: A key to success for all
A shared agenda: P-12 and postsecondary policy recommendations: Moving toward a more cohesive continuum of federal support for college opportunity
Equity scorecard: A process for building institutional capacity to educate young men of color
Financial literacy at minority-serving institutions
Up for grabs: The gains and prospects of first- and second generation young adults
Advocacy in action toolkit
Making the case: Engaging education partners in addressing the education needs of children in foster care
Federal efforts to improve the lowest-performing schools: District views on school improvement grants
State test score trends through 2008-09, Part 5: Progress lags in high school, especially for advanced achievers
Parents want to know
The hidden costs of community colleges
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
Gateways to the principalship: State power to improve the quality of school leaders
Expanded measures of school performance
State education agencies as agents of change: What will it take for the states to step up on education reform
Unlocking doors and expanding opportunity: Moving beyond the limiting reality of college and career readiness in California high schools
Parent involvement and extended learning activities in school improvement plans in the Midwest region
The effects of in-state tuition for non-citizens: A systematic review of the evidence
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)
The condition of education 2012 (Report)
Not the ceiling, but the floor: Innovative Harlem early childhood education effort complicated by varying government regulations
America's children in brief: Key national indicators of well-being, 2012
Advancing to completion: Increasing degree attainment by improving graduation rates and closing gaps for African-American students
2012: Closing the expectations gap: 50-state progress report on the alignment of K-12 policies and practice with the demands of college and careers
Teacher voices: Teachers talk about some of the big problems they face in the classroom and how these impede student learning
Atlanta civic site: Climbing the ladder of civic proficiency
A dozen facts about k-12 education
Students and teachers talk about school reform and student engagement
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
Movin' it and improvin' it! Using both education strategies to increase teaching effectiveness
Waiving away high school graduation rate accountability?
Civic engagement through digital citizenship: Engaging youth in active, participatory citizenship
Replenishing opportunity in America: The 2012 midterm report of public higher education systems in the Access to Success Initiative
On her majesty's school inspection service
Closing the door, increasing the gap: Who's not going to (community) college?
Campaign for the Future of Higher Education
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?
On the road to implementation: Achieving the promise of the common core state standards
Postsecondary educational trajectories of urban youth: Addressing vulnerabilities and barriers to enrollment and persistence
The evaluation of charter school impacts: Final report
The 'bottom' seventy percent: What America's elite institutions of higher learning owe to everyone else
Subprime opportunity: The unfulfilled promise of for-profit colleges and universities
Achieving the dream data notes: Outcomes of first-year persisting students
State test score trends through 2008-09, Part 1: Rising scores on state tests and NAEP
The impact of loan repayment rates on minority students
Value added of teachers in high-poverty schools and lower-poverty schools
The impact of enhancing students' social and emotional learning: A meta-analysis of school-based universal interventions
Implementing the common core state standards: An action agenda for higher education
School tracking and access to higher education among disadvantaged groups
Research support for school counseling
Achieving success: The latest news in achieving community college success (2011)
Financing community schools: Leveraging resources to support student success
Data Quality Campaign: Data for action 2010: Executive summary
Roadmap for ensuring America's future
The effects of student coaching in college: An evaluation of a randomized experiment in student mentoring
Protecting the federal investment in higher education: The gainful employment rule
Race to the top and teacher preparation: Analyzing state strategies for ensuring real accountability and fostering program innovation
National Center on Intervention: RTI state database
How do middle-school grade configurations impact student achievement and behavior?
High school mentors in brief: Findings from the Big Brothers Big Sisters school-based mentoring impact study
2009 State Teacher Policy Yearbook (State Reports)
2009 State Teacher Policy Yearbook (National Report)
Expanding access and opportunity: The impact of the Gates Millennium Scholars program (2010 Update)
This school works for me: Creating choices to boost student achievement: Supplement to the analysts' guide
Mind the (other) gap: State profiles
Achievement gap patterns of grade 8 American Indian and Alaska Native students in reading and mathematics
Processes and challenges in identifying learning disabilities among English Language Learner students in three New York state districts
Rising to the challenge: Hispanic college graduation rates as a national priority
College readiness for all: The challenge for urban high schools
Raising their voices: Engaging students, teachers, and parents to help end the dropout epidemic
Child poverty and intergenerational mobility
Minority student success: The role of teachers in Advanced Placement Program (AP) courses
Florida policy options to accelerate Latino student success in higher education
Who are America's poor children: The official story
Implementing data-informed decision making in schools: Teacher access, supports, and use
High school dropouts and the economic losses from juvenile crime in California
State and local implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act: Volume IX - Accountability under NCLB: Final report
Succeeding with English language learners: Lessons learned from the Great City Schools
Common Standards: The Time Is Now
Teaching for a New World: Preparing High School Educators to Deliver College- and Career-Ready Instruction
State test score trends through 2007-08, Part 5: Are there differences in achievement between boys and girls?
Expanding access and opportunity: The Washington State Achievers Program
Lowering student loan default rates: What one consortium of historically black institutions did to succeed
Promising practices: What works in the Midwest: New approaches to improving college access, persistence, and success: Three exemplary postsecondary opportunity programs
Transition and alignment: Two keys to assuring student success
The dropout/graduation crisis among American Indian and Alaska Native students: Failure to respond places the future of native peoples at risk
Indiana's Growth Model (for measuring student achievement)
The online learning imperative: A solution to three looming crises in education
Research to practice: The future of the regional educational labs
State test score trends through 2007-08: Are achievement gaps closing and is achievement rising for all?
The tax and transfer fiscal impacts of dropping out of high school in Philidelphia city and suburbs
Curriculum and instruction: A 21st century skills implementation guide
The quality imperative: A state guide to achieving the promise of extended learning opportunities
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act: A Primer on Reauthorization in 2010
School turnaround teachers: Competencies for success
Culturally responsive Response to Intervention
The Pell Institute and Pathways to College Network Evaluation Toolkit
Beyond the rhetoric: Improving college readiness through coherent state policy
Response to Intervention policy
Center on Instruction: Response to Intervention (RTI) resources
A portrait of low-income young adults in education
Advancing by degrees: A framework for increasing college completion
Welfare reform and intergenerational mobility
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
2009 Report on Indiana's dropout student population
Data-driven School Counseling Annotated Bibliography
PISA 2009 results: What students know and can do: Student performance in reading, mathematics and science
Stretching the school dollar: A brief for state policymakers
Are bad schools immortal?
Americans want more coverage of teacher performance and student achievement
Transforming high schools: Performance systems for powerful teaching
After the bell: What do we want our afterschool programs to do?
The 2010 Brown Center report on American education
Digital learning now! Ten elements of high quality digital learning
The impact of school counseling on student educational outcomes in high schools: What can we learn about effectiveness from statewide evaluations of school counseling practice in Nebraska and Utah
College choice process of Latino undocumented students: Implications for recruitment and retention
The advanced placement program benefits mainly well-prepared students who pass AP exams
Doing more with less: The inequitable funding of community colleges
A policymaker's guide to early college designs: Expanding a strategy for achieving college readiness for all
The heart of student success: Teaching, learning, and college completion
Dual enrollment: A strategy for educational advancement of all students
College success for all: How the Hidalgo independent school district is adopting early college as a district-wide strategy
Primary sources: America's teachers on America's schools
Recruiting and retaining older African American and Hispanic boys in after-school programs: What we know and what we still need to learn
Annie E. Casey Foundation 2010 Kids Count Data Book
The linked learning approach: Building the capacity of teachers to prepare students for college and careers
Big gaps, small gaps: Some colleges and universities do better than others in graduating Hispanic students
Mind the gaps: How college readiness narrows achievement gaps in college success
A stronger nation through higher education: A detailed look at college attainment-nationally, by state and by metro area
The best of two worlds: Lessons from a community college-community organization collaboration to increase student success
The great cost shift: How higher education cuts undermine the future middle class
The causes and consequences of attending historically black colleges and universities
Charter schools in SREB states: Critical questions and next steps for states
The arts and achievement in at-risk youth: Findings from four longitudinal studies
Ensuring America's Future - Sector briefs
The digital learning imperative: How technology and teaching meet today's education challenges
Bullying and open enrollment
Reviving magnet schools: Strengthening a successful choice option
Opportunities and obstacles: Implementing stimulus-funded school improvement grants in Maryland, Michigan, and Idaho
2012 National survey of school counselors: True north: Charting the course to college and career readiness
Rethinking remedial education: The role of MSIs in serving underreprepared students in the 21st century
Ahead of the curve: State success in the developmental education initiative
Make me a match: Helping low-income and first generation students make good college choices
Do schools challenge our students? What student surveys tell us about the state of education in the United States
Educational attainment of foster youth: Achievement and graduation outcomes for children in state care
Aid and innovation: How federal financial aid policy impacts student success and how states can respond
The nation's report card: Science 2011
NAEP Science 2011 State Snapshot Reports
Federal higher education policy and the profitable nonprofits
Shifting trends in special education
A diversity action blueprint: Policy parameters and model practices for higher education institutions
Maximizing the promise of community schools: Streamlining wraparound services for ESEA
Measuring inequity in school funding
Clearing the path: Creating innovation space for serving over-age, under-credited students in competency-based pathways
Engineering solutions to the national crisis in literacy: How to make good on the promise of common core state standards
Racial gaps in early childhood: Socio-emotional health, development, and educational outcomes among African-American males
A big apple for educators: New York City's experiment with schoolwide performance bonuses
Afterzone: Outcomes for youth participating in Providence's citywide after-school system
Don't count us out: How an overreliance on accountability could undermine the public's confidence in schools, business, government and more
Why we're behind: What top nations teach their children but we don't
Common core state standards: Progress and challenges in school districts' implementation
New school year brings steep cuts in state funding for schools
Underserved students who earn credit through prior learning assessment have higher degree completion rates and shorter time-to-degree
Principal-counselor toolkit
Data: The missing piece to improving student achievement
Emotional and behavioral disorders: Promoting prevention and positive interventions in school settings
The CollegeKeys Compact: Getting into college: A cross-cohort examination of college preparations by lower-SES students
Whose schools? Our schools! Get involved: An action guide for parent participation in education
What gets measured gets done: Adding college-course completion to K-12 accountability systems
The road ahead: A look at trends in the educational attainment of community college students
A parent's guide to Response to Intervention (RTI)
Ramp-up to Readiness
Charter-school management organizations: Diverse strategies and diverse student impacts
Smart spending: Reforming federal financial aid for higher education
The nation's report card: Trial urban district assessment mathematics 2011
The nation's report card: Trial urban district assessment reading 2011
Including more student voices in higher education policymaking: Rising tuitions and student debts mean rising stakes for college students
Opportunity adrift: Our flagship universities are straying from their public mission
Accountability for equitable outcomes in higher education
What matters for staying on-track and graduating in Chicago public schools: A focus on students with disabilities
Standards in practice: An instructional gap analysis
Keeping middle grades students on the path to success in high school: Increasing engagement and achievement in SREB states
Between two worlds: How young Latinos come of age in America
The promise of proficiency: How college proficiency information can help high schools drive student success
High school remediation
Gold Star School Counseling
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
The historic opportunity to get college readiness right: The Race to the Top fund and postsecondary education
Financing higher education: A myriad of problems, a myriad of solutions
The rapid growth and changing complexion of suburban public schools
Moving beyond access: College success for low-income, first generation students
Meaningful measurement: The role of assessments in improving high school education in the twenty-first century
From qualifications to results: Promoting teacher effectiveness through federal policy
Improving academic preparation for college: What we know and how state and federal policy can help
National Center for Summer Learning
The accountability illusion
Putting kids on the pathway to college: How is your school doing? A college pathways rubric
Creating college readiness: Profiles of 38 schools that know how
Educational Policy Improvement Center
The American high school graduation rate: Trends and levels
National education standards: Getting beneath the surface
The schools teachers leave: Workforce mobility in Chicago public schools
Changing schools: A look at student mobility trends in Chicago public schools since 1995
Higher education success among historically marginalized males
Steps to success: Analyzing milestone achievement to improve community college student outcomes
The changing pathways of Hispanic youth into adulthood
Raising rigor, getting results: Lessons learned from AP expansion
Projecting the economic benefits of reducing high school dropout rates in America's 45 largest metropolitan areas
Raising graduation rates: A series of data briefs: Progress toward increasing national and state graduation rates
The Condition of Latinos in education: 2008 Factbook
Creating a high school culture of college-going: The case of Washington State Achievers
10 New higher education ideas for a new Congress
Community college transfer and articulation policies: Looking beneath the surface
Charter schools in eight states: Effects on achievement, attainment, integration, and competition
Parsing the achievement gap II
Grade retention: Achievement and mental health outcomes
Deciding on postsecondary education
Race to the top: Promising approaches to establishing meaningful data systems fostering continuous improvement
Gateway to College
Measuring and improving the effectiveness of high school teachers
Removing the roadblocks: Fair college opportunities for all California students
The costs of failure factories in American higher education
Next generation state data system: What is needed to support the next generation assessment and accountability systems
Benchmarking for success: Ensuring US students receive a world-class education
Beyond access: Explaining socioeconomic differences in college transfer
What happens to high school dropouts who reenroll?
Starting right: A first look at engaging entering students
State indicators of science and mathematics education: 2007
Confronting the "new" American dilemma: Underrepresented minorities in engineering: A data-based look at diversity (Executive Summary)
The status of African Americans in engineering: Confronting the "new" American dilemma
The connection strategy: Preparing young people to succeed in college and beyond
For every 100 girls...
A mission of the heart: What does it take to transform a school?
Out before the game begins: Hispanic leaders talk about what's needed to bring more Hispanic youngsters into science, technology and math professions
Leveraging postsecondary partners to build a college-going culture: Tools for high school-postsecondary partnerships
Condition of education 2008
Early intervention program and college partnerships
Denied: Community college students lack access to affordable loans
Helping low-wage workers persist in education programs
Big ideas: Dropout prevention strategies: Achievement for Latinos through Academic Success (ALAS)
Cramming: The effects of school accountability on college-bound students
From high school to the future: Potholes on the road to college
Beating the odds: The real challenges behind the math achievement gap - and what high-achieving schools can teach us about how to close it
White students are racially isolated
Quality counts 2008: Indiana report
National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER)
The state role in accelerating student growth in low-performing high schools
Teacher quality in a changing policy landscape: Improvements in the teacher pool
State-level high school improvement systems checklist
The 4th annual AP report to the nation
Racial disparities and the new federalism
Starfish Initiative: Mentoring application
Education longitudinal study of 2002 (ELS:2002): A first look at the initial postsecondary experiences of the high school Sophomore class of 2002
Afterschool programs as an oasis of hope for black parents in four cities
Not black and white: Making sense of the United States Supreme Court decisions regarding race-conscious student assignment plans
College readiness: Helping all students access and succeed in higher education
Characteristics of minority-serving institutions and minority undergraduates enrolled in these institutions
A college access contract
Achievement trap: How America is failing millions of high-achieving students from lower-income families
School Redesign Network
Opening the door to the American Dream: Increasing higher education access and success for immigrants
Closing the racial achievement gap: The role of reforming instructional practices
The progress of education reform: Closing the achievement gap
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
Successful bilingual schools: Six effective programs in California
Inside the black box of high-performing high-poverty schools
Lost learning, forgotten promises: A national analysis of school racial segregation, student achievement, and "controlled choice" plans
Expanding learning time in high schools
Academic and noncognitive variables related to PLAN scores
Colorado Reports
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
Education watch California: Key education facts and figures
Funding Gaps 2006
Knocking at the college door: California state report
Answering the question that matters most: Has student achievement increased since No Child Left Behind?
Pathways to a four-year degree: Determinants of transfer and degree completion
Beyond percentage plans: The challenge of equal opportunity in higher education
High school graduation rates by race/ethnicity, limited English proficiency, free and reduced price lunch
Knocking at the college door: Projections of high school graduates by state, income, and race/ethnicity
All students reaching the top: Strategies for closing academic achievement gaps
High school academic preparation and postsecondary progress
Who should we help? The negative social consequences of merit aid scholarships
Getting through college: Voices of low-income and minority students in New England
The expectations gap: A 50 state review of high school graduation requirements
Under-prepared community college students: Implications of attitudinal and experiential differences
The school to college transition: Challenges and prospects
College enrollment gender gap widens for White and Hispanic students, but race and income disparities still most significant new ACE report finds
Gender gap grows
The challenge of scaling up educational reform: Findings and lesson from First Things First
Focus on results: An academic impact analysis of the Knowledge is Power Program
The link between high school reform and college access and success for low-income and minority youth
Helping children move from bad schools to good ones
Prekindergarteners left behind: Expulsion rates in state pre-kindergarten systems
Promise abandoned: How policy choices and institutional practices restrict college opportunity
Dispelling the myth - online
How well are states educating our neediest children?: The Fordham report 2006
The challenge and call for cultural adjustments in educating African American males: Implications for school counselors and leaders
Beating the odds: A city-by-city analysis of student performance and achievement gaps on state assessments
CPS: A leader in AP growth
Enhancing high school reform: Lessons from site visits to four cities
Children at risk: Consequences for school readiness and beyond
Effective preschool curricula and teaching strategies
Early childhood education: Investing in quality makes sense
Breaking barriers: A case study of two high performing high schools
Kids Count state-level data online
Higher education, higher cost and higher debt: Paying for college in the future
College scholarships for Latino students: Are opportunities being missed?
Promoting school readiness through universal preschool
Can separate be equal? The overlooked flaw at the center of No Child Left Behind
A road map for learning: Improving educational outcomes in foster care: A strategic guide for success in school
Urgent but overlooked: The literacy crisis among adolescent English language learners
The high cost of high school dropouts: What the nation pays for inadequate high schools
Proven benefits of early childhood interventions
The alternative pathways project: A framework for dropout reduction and recovery
State of decline? Gaps in college access and achievement call for renewed commitment to educating Californians
Accelerated learning options: A promising strategy for states
Academic pathways to college: Policies and practices of the fifty states to reach underserved students
Forgotten students: American Indian high school students' narratives on college going
Designing and financing an integrated program of college study: Lessons from the California Academy of Liberal Studies
American Indian student achievement in Montana public schools: Features of the achievement gap and policy prescriptions
Bridging the gap between high school and college
Destination university: A guide to college for students and their families (Spanish Version)
Leaving boys behind: Public high school graduation rates
Who goes to preschool and why does it matter?
Diversity, school, family, and community connections
How do pre-collegiate outreach programs impact college-going among underrepresented students
Postsecondary access for Latino middle-grades students (PALMS)
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
Pathways to college policy forum
Addressing the shame of higher education: Programs that support college enrollment and retention of African-American males
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
Beyond the tunnel problem: Addressing cross-cutting issues that impact vulnerable youth
Fragile futures: Risk and vulnerability among Latino high achievers
Powerful pathways: Framing options and opportunities for vulnerable youth
The challenges of financial aid awareness and college access
ACSFA policy brief: The toolbox and student aid policy
Convergence: Trends threatening to narrow college opportunity in America
Increasing the college preparedness of at-risk students
Reforms that could help narrow the achievement gap
Success for All Foundation
Diversity and persistence in Indiana higher education: The impact of preparation, major choices, and financial aid
How curriculum influences college persistence in Indiana and the nation
Improving college access for minority, low-income, and first-generation students
On course for success: A close look at high school courses that prepare students for college
What role can dual enrollment programs play in easing the transition between high school and postsecondary education
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
Missed opportunities: A new look at disadvantaged college aspirants
The early college high school: The initiative at a glance
Education dedicated to black males still relevant
A matter of degrees: Improving graduation rates in four-year colleges and universities
Achieving diversity: Race neutral alternatives in American education
Gender equity in higher education: Are males at a disadvantage
Losing our future: How minority youth are being left behind by the graduation rate crisis
Public attitudes on higher education
Show us the money: Low-income students, families, and financial aid
Rural education at a glance
Add and subtract: Dual enrollment as a state strategy to increase postsecondary success for underrepresented students
Rescuing Brown v. Board of Education: Profiles of twelve school districts pursuing socioeconomic school integration
Mounting pressures facing the U.S. workforce and the increasing need for adult education and literacy
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
New Hampshire's multi-tiered approach to dropout prevention
Engaging Mexican Immigrant Parents in Their Children's Education: A Guide for Teachers
Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans Website and Secondary School Toolkit - Spanish Version
Choosing Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs): A closer look at Latino students college choices
The ASCA national model
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; California state report
Change, and response to change, in Florida's public schools
Closing the gaps by 2015: The Texas higher education plan
The effects of using ACT® Composite score and high school average on college admission decisions for racial/ethnic groups
California policy options to accelerate Latino success in higher education
Demography is not destiny: Increasing the graduation rates of low-income college students at large public universities
Using EPAS™ to evaluate school-based intervention programs: GEAR UP
Setting students' sights on college: Chicago public schools
Black, White and Brown: Latino school desegragation efforts in the pre- and post- Brown vs. the Board of Education era
Improving high-school-to-college transition through leadership and governance
Timing and duration of student participation in special education in the primary grades
Realizing the college dream (English and Spanish versions)
Academic interventions to help states meet rigorous standards: Policy options
Who graduates in the South: Minority students lag behind, effects of segregation persist
Brown at 50: King's dream or Plessy's nightmare
Engaging students, challenging the odds
Education issues 2007
Learning in a new key
In-state tuition for undocumented immigrants: States' rights and educational opportunity
Redesigning schools: 10 features of effective schools
Schools need good leaders now: State progress in creating a learning-centered school leadership system
SREB states lead the nation in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Programs
American Indian and Alaska Native students in U.S. high schools
Making performance accountability work: English lessons for U.S. community colleges
The role of interim assessments in a comprehensive assessment system: A policy brief
Building a culture of evidence for community college student success: Early progress in the Achieving the Dream initiative
The family: America's smallest school
Rethinking high school: Preparing students for success in college, career, and life
The challenges of change: Learning from the child care and early education experiences of immigrant families
The national articulation and transfer network
Access to success initiative
Education Commission of the States: Research studies database
Race, schools, and neighborhoods: Reducing barriers to achievement
Indiana's adult education and workforce skills performance report: Preparing adults for a brighter future
Transitioning out of high school: A quick stats fact sheet
High school dropout: A quick stats fact sheet
Advanced placement report to the nation: 2007
Education in the United States: Parent primer (English Language Version)
State and local implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act - Accountability under NCLB: Interim report
Center for native education
Windows on achievement and inequality
Every student counts: The case for graduation rate accountability
Reaching higher college completion (working paper)
Reaching higher with affordability (working paper)
Closing the expectations gap, 2008
Getting ahead or losing ground: Economic mobility in America
Economic mobility: Is the American Dream alive and well?
Economic mobility project
Redesigning the ninth-grade experience: Reduce failure, improve achievement, and increase high school graduation rates
Programs at higher education institutions for disadvantaged precollege students
McNair scholar handbook
Knocking at the college door: Projections of high school graduates by state and race/ethnicity 1992-2022
A profile of the Ronald McNair postbaccalaureate achievement program: 1999-2000
Lessons learned: New teachers talk about their jobs, challenges, and long-range plans
New England Journal of Higher Education
Making sense of data-driven decision making in education
No Child Left Behind - standards, assessment, and accountability
Closing the achievement gap: School, community, family connections
Using early-warning data to improve graduation rates: Closing cracks in the education system
Indiana Partnerships Center
Out of many, one: Toward rigorous common core standards from the ground up
Test drive: Six states pilot better ways to measure and compare community college performance
Transforming statewide high school assessment systems: A guide for state policymakers
Measuring up 2008
Student aversion to borrowing: Who borrows and who doesn't
College credit in high school: Access and success for low-income and minority students
UpwardBound Math-Science: STEM education that works
Alternative High School Initiative (AHSI)
Black Alliance for Educational Options
One-in-five and growing fast: A profile of Hispanic public school students
Strategic designs: Lessons from leading edge small urban high schools
State policies on student transitions: Results of a 50-state inventory
Beyond social justice: The threat of inequality to workforce development in the Western United States
Indianapolis Star Data Central: School profile reports
Accelerating Latino success at Texas border institutions: Possibilities and challenges
Smart options: Investing the recovery funds for student success
Race to the top: Promising approaches to achieving college- and career-ready goals
Squeeze play 2009: The public's views on college costs today
College-ready students, student-ready colleges: An agenda for improving degree completion in postsecondary education
Building tomorrow's workforce: Promoting the education and advancement of Hispanic immigrant workers in America
Why Boys Fail (whyboysfail.com)
Ready to succeed: Changing systems to give California's foster children the opportunities they deserve to be ready for and succeed in school
Integration defended: Berkley Unified's strategy to maintain school diversity
From high school to the future: Making hard work pay off: The road to college for students in CPS's academically advanced programs
NAEP Mathematics 2009 state snapshot reports
The price of knowledge: Access and student finance in Canada -- Third edition
Background and context for equity audits
Global Policy Fellows Program: Lessons learned
Helping Latinas succeed in school: How schools can address barriers to high school graduation
Hispanicity and educational inequality: Risks, opportunities and the nation's future
Reinventing the federal role in education: Supporting the goal of college and career readiness for all students
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Academic outcomes of high risk students
Social programs that work: What works and what doesn't work in social policy: Findings from well-designed randomized controlled trials
Beyond test scores: Leading indicators for education
State early commitment programs: A contract for college success?
A critical mission: Making adolescent reading an immediate priority in SREB states
Improving low performing high schools: Searching for evidence of promise
Breakthrough Collaborative
The Center for Public Education
10 Ideas to ensure college readiness in the No Child Left Behind and Higher Education Acts
Achieving the Dream: Evidence of change
Creating jobs and supporting homeless students
Building and using longitudianal data systems for effective reporting and to improve student achievement
Empowering effective teachers: Readiness for reform
This school works for me: Creating choices to boost student achievement: A guide for data analysts
College- and career-ready: Using outcomes data to hold high schools accountable for student success
Features of state response to intervention initatives in Northeast and Islands Region states
The Equity Scorecard: A collaborative approach to assess and respond to racial and ethnic disparities in student outcomes
Calculating cost-return for investments in students success
School improvement by design: Lessons from a study of comprehensive school reform programs
The economic benefits from halving the dropout rate: A boom to businesses in the nation's largest metropolitan areas
The economic benefits from halving Indianapolis's dropout rate: A boon to regional business
College readiness issue brief: Aligning P-12 and postsecondary education: Toward a seamless P-16 education system
College readiness brief: Academic rigor: At the heart of college access and success
Removing roadblocks to rigor: Linking academic and social supports to ensure college readiness and success: Executive summary
Dropout recovery is national recovery: How federal policies can support the spread of Back on Track through College pathways
Data that matters: Giving high schools useful feedback on grads' outcomes
Can simple be equitable? Lessons from state grant programs
Meeting the STEM workforce challenge: Leveraging higher education's untapped potential to prepare tomorrow's STEM workforce
Meeting the STEM workforce demand: Accelerating math learning among students interested in STEM
Making the move: Transition strategies at California schools with high graduation rates
Early warning system middle grades tool
Opportunity road: The promise and challenge of America's forgotten youth
The role of minority-serving institutions in national college completion goals
Getting teacher evaluation right: A brief for policymakers
Digital learning and technology: Federal policy recommendations to seize the opportunity-and promising practices that inspire them
Test, punish, and push out: How zero tolerance and high-stakes testing funnel youth into the school to prison pipeline
The middle class is key to a better-educated nation: A stronger middle class is associated with better educational outcomes
The truth behind higher education disclosure laws
Crossing the finish line: A national effort to address near completion
Up to the challenge: The role of career and technical education in college and career readiness
A state policymaker's guide to expanding learning time
High school longitudinal study of 2009: A first look at fall 2009 ninth-graders parents', teachers, school counselors, and school administrators
Number of instructional days/hours in the school year
Double jeopardy: How third-grade reading skills and poverty influence high school graduation
Making every diploma count: Using extended-year graduation rates to measure student success
The common core state standards: Implications for higher education in the west
State policies and procedures on Response to Intervention (RTI) in the Midwest region
IES What Works Clearinghouse: Find what works
Linking costs and postsecondary degrees: Key issues for policymakers
Helping students get back on track: What federal policymakers can learn from New York City's multiple pathways to graduation initiative
Public school graduates and dropouts from the Common Core of Data: School year 2008-09
Latino college completion: Florida
What's it worth: The economic value of college majors
The condition of education 2011
Developing 20/20 vision on the 2020 degree attainment goal: The threat of income based inequality in education
Economic change effects on men and implications for the education of boys
Education and the economy: Boosting the nation's economy by improving high school graduation rates among students of color and native students
The undereducated American
Increasing college and career readiness through dual enrollment: Research, policies, and effective practices
The impact of affirmative action bans in graduate education
Students with disabilities: Better federal coordination could lessen challenges in transition from high school
Economic Diversity Among Selective Colleges: Measuring the Enrollment Impact of "No-loan" Programs
Higher education: Gaps in access and persistence study
Using No Child Left Behind waivers to improve english language learner education
Third grade reading policies
Does race matter in educational diversity? A legal and empirical analysis
A better affirmative action: State universities that created alternatives to racial preferences
Advancing civic learning and engagement in democracy: A road map and call to action
A problem still in search of a solution: A state policy roadmap for improving early education
Education at a glance 2012: OECD indicators
2012 National survey of school counselors
The role of language and literacy in college- and career-ready standards: Rethinking policy and practice in support of English language learners
Highlights from PIRLS 2011: Reading achievement of U.S. fourth grade students in an international context
Black male student athletes and racial inequities in NCAA division I college sports
A critical moment: Child and youth homelessness in our nation's schools
Accelerating college knowledge: Examining the feasibility of a targeted early commitment Pell Grant program
8th Annual AP report to the nation
The role of minority-serving institutions in redefining and improving developmental education
The road to high-quality early education
Preparing for change: A national perspective on common core state standards implementation planning
The roll of Pell grants in access, persistence and completion
It's a matter of time: Low-income students and community colleges
Fault lines in our democracy: Civic knowledge, voting behavior and civic engagement in the United States
Smart class-size policies for lean times
Increasing online learning options for K-12 students: The role of school districts
Reducing undergraduate debt to increase Latina and Latino participation in STEM professions
A strong start: Positioning young black boys for educational success: A statistical profile
Compendium of practices to increase Latino college completion 2012: Profiles of organizational efforts
Tying funding to community college outcomes: Models, tools, and recommendations for states
Education pays 2010
College admissions tests as measures of accountability
ED Data Express
Annie E. Casey Foundation 2010 Kids Count Data Book: State Profiles
Setting statewide college- and career-ready goals
The economic benefits of reducing the dropout rate among students of color in the nation's largest metropolitan areas (aggregate analysis)
Lumina Foundation focus: The productivity push: System wide reform allows Arizona to serve more students
Getting what we pay for: State community college funding strategies that benefit low-income, lower-skilled students
Now what? Imperatives and options for common core implementation and governance
Enhancing tax credits to encourage saving for higher education: Advancing the American opportunity tax credit and reforming the saver's credit
Measuring adequate yearly progress: What "other" factors besides reading and math
Divided we fail: Improving completion and closing racial gaps in California community colleges
Taking the next step: The promise of intermediate measures for meeting postsecondary completion goals
Improving teacher quality: Here's how (guidebook)
School-based mentoring: Weighing future investments
School connectedness and meaningful student participation
School connectedness: Strategies for increasing proactive factors among youth
Factors contributing to the upward transfer of baccalaureate aspirants beginning at community colleges
Dollars for degrees: Financial aid and its impact on post-secondary degree completion in Texas
Momentum: Sustaining efforts to improve life outcomes among African-American males
All accounted for: What do we want out of our afterschool & summer school programs?
Turning the tide: Five years of Achieving the Dream in community colleges
Unconventional wisdom: A profile of the graduates of early college high school
Professional development for afterschool practitioners: The first year of the Palm Beach County Afterschool Educator Certificate program
America's high school graduates: Results from the 2009 NAEP High School Transcript Study
Accounting for socioeconomic differences in delaying the transition to college
A measured approach to improving teacher preparation
State policies regarding undocumented college students: A narrative of unresolved issues, ongoing debate and missed opportunities
Making the grade: Texas early college high schools prepare students for the future
Funding education equitably: The "comparability provision" the move to fair and transparent school budgeting systems
Building a grad nation: Progress and challenge in ending the high school dropout epidemic (March 2011 Update)
The case to adopt common college- and career-ready standards (state cards)
College Board Advocacy and Policy Center
Understanding the K-12 common core state standards in mathematics
Do the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) prepare students for Algebra in grade 8?
Working with teachers to develop fair and reliable measures of effective teaching
Fewer, clearer, higher: Moving forward with consistent, rigorous standards for all students
Effective college access, persistence and completion programs and strategies for underrepresented student populations: Opportunities for scaling up
Charting the path from engagement to achievement: A report on the 2009 High School Survey of Student Engagement
Federal higher education policy priorities and the Asian American and Pacific Islander community
No time to delay: Delivering the statewide data systems California's students deserve
Time for learning: Education policy whitepaper
Strengthening partnerships and building public will for out-of-school time programs
Center on Innovation and Improvement
Turning it around: A collective effort to understand and resolve Philadelphia's dropout crisis
Project U-turn
Engaging older youth: Program and city-level strategies to support sustained participation in out-of-school time
Do high school grade configurations affect student achievement and outcomes?
The foreclosure generation: The long-term impact of the foreclosure crisis on Latino children and families
Untapped potential: Early labor market outcomes of dropouts and graduates from Philadelphia's public schools
Who borrows most? Bachelor's degree recipients with high levels of student debt
Retaining teacher talent: Convergence and contradictions in teachers' perceptions of policy reform ideas
Moving targets: What it now means to make adequate yearly progress under NCLB
Effects of state-mandated standardized tests on student achievement
Impact of homework on student achievement
NAEP reading 2009 state snapshot reports
Terms of engagement: Men of color discuss their experiences in community college
Interim report on the evaluation of the growth model pilot project
California Dropout Research Project (CDRP)
Promoting a culture of student success: How colleges and universities are improving degree completion
Writing to read: Evidence for how writing can improve reading
Good data. Better policy. Stronger commitment. Improved outcomes.