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Author(s):Bridgeland, J., and Bruce, M.
Title:2011 National survey of school counselors: School counseling at a crossroads
Organization:National Office for School Counselor Advocacy (NOSCA)
Short Description:This survey sought insight into how school counselors view their roles and missions and spend their days, as researchers believe counselors might be more strategically deployed to better serve students.
Annotation:School counselors’ roles have been as diverse as the students they serve, often resulting in an unclear mission, a lack of accountability for student success, and having school counseling seen as “a profession in search of identity.” Consequently, even though there are nearly as many school counselors as administrators across America, counselors have been largely left out of the education reform movement. To understand the perspectives of counselors, the College Board Advocacy & Policy Center, Civic Enterprises, and Peter D. Hart Research Associates collaborated to survey 5,308 middle and high school counselors, which is the largest and broadest national survey of these education professionals to date. The survey sought insight into how they view their roles and missions and spend their days, as researchers believe counselors might be more strategically deployed to better serve students. Researchers also were interested in their perspectives on measures of accountability and education policies and practices that could strengthen their roles and the systems in which they work. Researchers hoped to learn what challenges they face and what solutions might be found to better leverage the extraordinary resource that school counselors represent.
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Accountability and Productivity (K-12)
College Access
College-going Culture
Elementary School
High School
Middle School
Preparation/College Readiness
School Reform

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Making high school students into "college material"
Innovations in education: Creating strong supplemental educational services programs
Common Core State Standards Initiative
How schools can shape peer relations to promote achievement among Mexican-origin youth
College-going cultures in urban high schools
Can the American high school become an avenue of advancement for all?
Race to the top: Promising approaches to achieving teacher-related goals
The nation's report card: 2007 At a glance
The Education Equality Project: Improving teacher quality
National Center for Summer Learning
Center on Reinventing Public Education
A critical mission: Making adolescent reading an immediate priority in SREB states
Grad nation: A guidebook to help cities tackle the dropout crisis
Legal Center for Foster Care and Education
Improving academic preparation for college: What we know and how state and federal policy can help
Evaluating the impact of interventions that promote successful transitions from high school
College access and success state data
Access to success: Patterns of advanced placement participation in U.S. high schools
Career academies: Long-term impacts on labor market outcomes, educational attainment, and transitions to adulthood
Out before the game begins: Hispanic leaders talk about what's needed to bring more Hispanic youngsters into science, technology and math professions
State indicators of science and mathematics education: 2007
Strategic designs: Lessons from leading edge small urban high schools
UpwardBound Math-Science: STEM education that works
Out of many, one: Toward rigorous common core standards from the ground up
Sizing up state standards: 2008
The role of the school counselor in the new era of RTI
Transforming statewide high school assessment systems: A guide for state policymakers
High schools as launch pads: How college-going culture improves graduation rates in low-income high schools
Core problems: Out-of-field teaching persists in key academic courses and high-poverty schools
The Condition of Latinos in education: 2008 Factbook
Diplomas count 2008 (Indiana state report): School to college: Can P-16 councils ease the transition
National Office for School Counselor Advocacy (NOSCA)
Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and student benefits: Implications for the safe schools/healthy students core elements
Background on Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)
Some perspectives from rural school districts on the No Child Left Behind Act
Closing the expectations gap 2009: Fourth annual 50-state progress report on the alignment of high school policies with the demands of college and careers
Charter schools in eight states: Effects on achievement, attainment, integration, and competition
Ithaca College - Frederick Douglass Academy Partnership
Academic pathways to college: Policies and practices of the fifty states to reach underserved students
Getting ready for college: What student engagement data can tell us
Promoting college access and success: A review of credit-based transition programs
Findings from the Condition of Education 2001: Students whose parents did not go to college
Mixed messages: What state high school tests communicate about student readiness for college
American student achievement institute
What research tells us about college access: Assuring the success of all students
Research brief: How do career interventions impact the educational choices of eighth grade students
School counselors by state, 2002
Pathways to a four-year degree: Determinants of transfer and degree completion
Bridging the gap: Academic preparation and postsecondary success of first generation students
Beyond college for all: Policies and practices to improve transitions into college and jobs
The school to college transition: Challenges and prospects
Raising our sights: No high school senior left behind
Why the crisis in adolescent literacy demands a national response
Teacher attrition: A costly loss to the nation and to the states
Making opportunity affordable: Reinvesting in college access and success
Hitting home: Quality, cost, and access challenges confronting higher education today
Early childhood education: Investing in quality makes sense
Career development interventions and academic self-efficacy: A pilot study
Supporting high school students in the transition to college
A study of admissions officers' perceptions of and attitudes toward homeschooled students
College access: A framework for systemic program development
Quality counts 2007: From cradle to career: Connecting education from birth through adulthood (Indiana state report)
Early college planning pays big dividends: Louisiana
The sensitivity of the ACT to instruction
Using PLAN to identify student readiness for advanced courses in high school
Below the accountability radar screen: What does state policy say about school counseling
ACT national curriculum survey, 2005–2006
Addressing America's dropout challenge: State efforts to boost graduation rates require federal support
Establishing an effective guidance and advisement system
The postsecondary achievement of participants in dual enrollment: An analysis of student outcomes in two states
New directions in enhancing educational results: Policymakers' guide to restructuring student support resources to address barriers to learning (guidebook)
School Redesign Network
ACT high school profile report: The graduating class of 2007 (National)
Results that matter: Twenty-first century skills and high school reform
Statement of principals: Twenty-first century skills and the reauthorization of NCLB/ESEA
A framework and recommendations for federal action on secondary school reform
Quality counts 2008: Indiana report
Setting the stage for new high schools: Municipal leadership in supporting high school alternatives
The benefits of statewide use of the ACT test
EPAS®: A system that works
Balancing acts: How high school counselors view risks and opportunities of student loans
In need of improvement: NCLB & high schools
Chicago Public Schools Department of Postsecondary Education
Findings from the early college high school initiative: A look at best practices and lessons learned regarding a dual enrollment program
Improving math performance
Rigor plus support: How science teachers use literacy techniques to get students ready for college
Dropout prevention for students with disabilities: A critical issue for state education agencies
Toward ensuring a smooth transition into high school
Leveraging postsecondary partners to build a college-going culture: Tools for high school-postsecondary partnerships
Science and mathematics education indicators
Starting right: A first look at engaging entering students
The Benwood plan: A lesson in comprehensive teacher reform
The Pangloss Index: How states game the No Child Left Behind Act
Course-taking patterns and preparation for postsecondary education in California's public university systems among minority youth
On ramp to college: A state policymaker's guide to dual enrollment
Big ideas dropout prevention strategies: Check and Connect
Achievement and attainment in Chicago charter schools
National evaluation of GEAR UP: A summary of the first two years
Missouri guidance and placement lessons: Applying employment readiness skills and the skills for on-the-job success
Every student counts: The case for graduation rate accountability
EFC (Expected Family Contribution) Formula Guide, 2010-11
Cramming: The effects of school accountability on college-bound students
From high school to the future: Potholes on the road to college
Online learning: Does it help low-income and underprepared students?
False impression: How a widely stated study vastly overstates the benefits of charter schools
Focus on the alternative school calendar: Year-round school programs and update on the four-day school week
After the bell: What do we want our afterschool programs to do?
Community college student survey
Examining the role of summer bridge programs in promoting college readiness and completion: Lessons learned from Texas' developmental summer bridges
Breaking barriers: Plotting the path to academic success for school-age african-american males
Profiting from health care: The role of for-profit schools in training the health care workforce
Strengthening college opportunity and performance: Federal, state and institutional leadership
States' progress and challenges in implementing common core state standards
How many schools and districts have not made adequate yearly progress? Four-year trends
Housing policy is school policy: Economically integrative housing promotes academic success in Montgomery County, Maryland
Winning by degrees: The strategies of highly productive higher-education institutions
Subprime opportunity: The unfulfilled promise of for-profit colleges and universities
Transforming teacher education through clinical practice: A national strategy to prepare effective teachers
Getting past go: Remedial and developmental education policy at a crossroads
Dollars for degrees: Structuring post-secondary scholarships to increase student success
Doing more with less: The inequitable funding of community colleges
Improving teacher quality: Here's how (guidebook)
Cracks in the ivory tower? The views of education professors circa 2010
Postsecondary expectations and plans for the high school senior class of 2003-04
Beyond the bubble: Technology and the future of student assessment
The black-white achievement gap: When progress stopped
Big gaps, small gaps: Some colleges and universities do better than others in graduating Hispanic students
Achieving the possible: What Americans think about the college- and career-ready agenda
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?
Response to Instruction (RtI) guidance document
Response to Intervention (RTI) and English Learners (ELLs)
Getting past go project: State reports on the cost of remedial education
Postsecondary success
Building a learning agenda around disconnected youth
Lumina Foundation focus: The productivity push: System wide reform allows Arizona to serve more students
The opportunity illusion: Subsidized housing and failing schools in California
Devil in the details: An analysis of state teacher dismissal laws
The rising price of inequality: How inadequate grant aid limits college access and persistence
Afterschool Alliance
Online learning: Addressing challenges and seizing opportunities
Teacher evaluation: New approaches for a new decade
SREB/Go Alliance
State college- and career-ready high school graduation requirements comparison table
College going culture baseline expectations
Center on Innovation and Improvement
Foster youth who have succeeded in higher education: Common themes
Breaking the habit of low performance: Successful school restructuring stories
Projections of education statistics to 2019
Accelerating college readiness: Lessons from North Carolina's innovator early colleges
A phenomenological study of high school counselor advocacy as it relates to the college access of underrepresented students
Ready by 21 case study: Austin, TX
Data Quality Campaign: Data for action 2010: Executive summary
Building roads to success: Key considerations for communities and states reconnecting youth to education
Advancing teacher and prinicpal effectiveness: Four recommendations for reforming the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
Shut out of the military: Today's high school education doesn't mean you're ready for today's army
Unconventional wisdom: A profile of the graduates of early college high school
Helping students get back on track: What federal policymakers can learn from New York City's multiple pathways to graduation initiative
Saving now and saving later: How high school reform can reduce the nation's wasted remediation dollars
Engineering solutions to the national crisis in literacy: How to make good on the promise of common core state standards
The common core state standards: Implications for higher education in the west
Debt to degree: A new way of measuring college success
Parent involvement and extended learning activities in school improvement plans in the Midwest region
Percentage of states with alignment between K-12 and higher education standards
What savings are produced by moving to a four-day school week?
Linking costs and postsecondary degrees: Key issues for policymakers
Estimating the return to college selectivity over the career using administrative earnings data
Achievement gaps: How Hispanic and white students in public schools perform in mathematics and reading perform on the national assessment of educational progress
The false promise of class-size reduction
Slow off the mark: Elementary school teachers and the crisis in science, technology, engineering, and math education
A way forward: A progressive vision for reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
Shifting trends in special education
Integrating suburban schools: How to benefit from growing diversity and avoid segregation
Clearing the path: Creating innovation space for serving over-age, under-credited students in competency-based pathways
Improving college performance and retention the easy way: Unpacking the ACT exam
Overlooked and underpaid: How Title 1 shortchanges high schools, and what ESEA can do about it
P21 common core toolkit: A guide to aligning the common core state standards with the framework for 21st century skills
Test, punish, and push out: How zero tolerance and high-stakes testing funnel youth into the school to prison pipeline
Emotional and behavioral disorders: Promoting prevention and positive interventions in school settings
Up for grabs: The gains and prospects of first- and second generation young adults
Different approaches to dual enrollment: Understanding program features and their implications
What gets measured gets done: Adding college-course completion to K-12 accountability systems
Data: The missing piece to improving student achievement
The educational experience of young men of color: A review of research, pathways and progress
Reauthorization of the elementary and secondary education act offers a new chance to improve education
50-state mathematics requirements for the standard high school diploma
Waiving away high school graduation rate accountability?
The 8th annual AP report to the nation
Reviving magnet schools: Strengthening a successful choice option
Building pathways to transfer: Community colleges that break the chain of failure for students of color
Transfer & mobility: A national view of pre-degree student movement in postsecondary institutions
Predicting success in college: The importance of placement tests and high school transcripts
Men of color: Ensuring the academic success of Latinos in higher education
Experimental evidence on the effect of childhood investments on postsecondary attainment and degree completion
Making the move: Transition strategies at California schools with high graduation rates
AYP results for 2010-11
Still on the sidelines: What role will higher education trustees play in higher education reform?
Caught in the crisis: Students of color and native students in U.S. high schools
Bullying and open enrollment
The American freshman: National norms fall 2011
Opportunity road: The promise and challenge of America's forgotten youth
Freshman transition initiatives: Long term and comprehensive
"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
Advancing civic learning and engagement in democracy: A road map and call to action
APSCU's five tenents of veteran education
Increasing online learning options for K-12 students: The role of school districts
States need to fill in the gaps on expanded learning time: Troubling lack of detail seen in No Child Left Behind waiver applications
Improving the college scorecard: Using student feedback to create an effective disclosure
Rethinking remedial education: The role of MSIs in serving underreprepared students in the 21st century
Accelerating college knowledge: Examining the feasibility of a targeted early commitment Pell Grant program
A systemic approach to implementing response to intervention in three Colorado high schools
Highlights from TIMSS 2011: Mathematics and science achievement of U.S. fourth and eighth-grade students in an international context
A problem still in search of a solution: A state policy roadmap for improving early education
The role of language and literacy in college- and career-ready standards: Rethinking policy and practice in support of English language learners
RTTD Action brief: Establishing the foundational conditions for personalized learning
K-12 postsecondary alignment and school accountability: Investigating high school responses to California's early assessment program
The reality of college readiness 2012: National report
A framework for advancing career and technical education: Recommendations for the reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Act
College and career readiness: A quick stats fact sheet
Progress of education reform: Producing quality credentials: Why data and analytics matter
Lost without a map: A survey about students' experiences navigating the financial aid process
Taking college courses in high school: A strategy for college readiness
Highlights from PIRLS 2011: Reading achievement of U.S. fourth grade students in an international context
College and career development organizer
High school improvement: Indicators of effectiveness and school-level benchmarks
The first year of high school
A critical moment: Child and youth homelessness in our nation's schools
Reclaiming the American Dream: Community colleges and the nation's future: A report from the 21st century commission on the future of community colleges
Hiring and higher education: Business executives talk about the costs and benefits of college
Easing the transition from combat to classroom: Preserving America's investment in higher education for military veterans through institutional assessment
Smart class-size policies for lean times
Learning denied: The case for equitable access to effective teaching in California's largest school district
Moving on up: How tuition tax breaks increasingly favor the upper middle-class
The effect of housing wealth on college choice: Evidence from the housing boom
Providing greater opportunities for deeper learning in NCLB waivers
The condition of education 2012 (Website)
Digest of Education Statistics 2011
The nation's report card: Science 2011
Teaching and learning in the era of the Common Core: The Students at the Center series ebook
ERIN Project: Education Resource Information Navigator
The complexity of college and career readiness
Growing awareness, growing support: Teacher and voter understanding of the common core state standards and assessments
SREB State progress reports 2012
The role of student learning outcomes for institutional accountability and transparency
Staying in school: A proposal to raise high school graduation rates
Common measures for college access and success
Adding it all up in 2012: Are college net price calculators easy to find, use and compare?
Balancing passion and practicality: The role of debt and major on students' financial outcomes
An examination of the information technology job market
The college completion agenda may sacrifice college access for low-income, minority and other at-risk students
Students with disabilities: Better federal coordination could lessen challenges in transition from high school
Education for life and work: Developing transferable knowledge and skills in the 21st century
Student voices on the higher education pathway: Preliminary insights & stakeholder engagement concerns
Learning what it takes: An initial look at how schools are using early warning data and collaborative response teams to keep all students on track to success
Preparing for college: A national perspective on common core state standards implementation planning
Achieving results through community school partnerships: How districts and community leaders are building effective, sustainable relationships
Early warning system middle grades tool
Completing college: Assessing graduation rates at four-year institutions
The for-profit postsecondary school sector: Nimble critters or agile predators?
Testing the impact of Higher Achievement's year-round out-of-school time program on academic outcomes
Striving for student success: A model of shared accountability
It takes a whole society: Opening up the learning landscape in the high school years
Positive student outcomes in community schools: Providing services that meet the many needs of students and parents
Information constraints and financial aid policy
Beyond the master plan: The case for restructuring baccalaureate education in California
Adolescent literacy
Student learning plans: Supporting every student's transition to college and career
Opportunity for action: Preparing youth for 21st century livelihoods
Compendium of practices to increase Latino college completion 2012: Profiles of organizational efforts
Third grade literacy policies: Identification, intervention, retention
Is high school tough enough?
On her majesty's school inspection service
Lining up: The relationship between the common core state standards and five sets of comparison standards
Trends in college pricing 2011
Hidalgo early college district toolkit
The road ahead: A look at trends in the educational attainment of community college students
Community college access and affordability for occupational and nontraditional students
The nation's report card: Findings in brief: Reading and mathematics 2011: National assessment of educational progress at grades 4 and 8
The truth behind higher education disclosure laws
Special education in high school redesign
Parents want to know
Higher education findings from a nationwide bipartisan survey of 872 respondents age 18-34
NSSE Annual results 2011: Fostering student engagement campuswide
Complexity in college admission: The barriers between aspiration and enrollment for lower-income students
Assessing deeper learning
Breaking schools' rules: A statewide study of how school discipline relates to students' success and juvenile justice involvement
Getting it right: Crafting federal accountability for higher student performance and a stronger America
National adult learners satisfaction-priorities report
10 Pieces of advice from students for teachers
Student voices: What makes a great teacher?
Trends in community college education: Enrollment, prices, student aid, and debt levels
2011 College-bound seniors: Total group profile report
Investing in education powers US competitiveness: Education funding must be preserved
Don't count us out: How an overreliance on accountability could undermine the public's confidence in schools, business, government and more
New school year brings steep cuts in state funding for schools
Using data to drive change: A guide for college access and success stakeholders
Affirming the goal: Is college and career readiness an internationally competitive standard?
Federal higher education policy and the profitable nonprofits
The educational experience of young men of color: A review of research, pathways, and progress
Ready by 21 case study: Petaluma
Gender inequalities in education
The College Match Program
Some states still leave low-income students behind; Others make surprising gains
Parents' guide to student success
The differential impact of wealth vs. income in the college-going process
Wealth, income, and academic achievement in the college-going process
Public school graduates and dropouts from the Common Core of Data: School year 2008-09
Digest of education statistics 2010, and mini-digest of education statistics 2010
Creating opportunities in health care: The community college role in workforce partnerships
Counseling Outfitters
Presidential perspectives: The 2011 Inside Higher Ed survey of college and university presidents
Across the great divide: Perspectives of CEOs and college presidents on America's higher education and skills gap
State policies regarding undocumented college students: A narrative of unresolved issues, ongoing debate and missed opportunities
Elementary/Secondary Information System (ESLi)
Race to the top and teacher preparation: Analyzing state strategies for ensuring real accountability and fostering program innovation
School turnaround teachers: Competencies for success
Keeping the promise of change in California's lowest performing schools
Response to Intervention: Possibilities for service delivery at the secondary school level
Response to Intervention: The future for secondary schools
Center on Instruction: Response to Intervention (RTI) resources
National Center on Intervention: RTI state database
Charting the path from engagement to achievement: A report on the 2009 High School Survey of Student Engagement
Transforming the high school experience: How New York City's new small schools are boosting student achievement and graduation rates
The National Indian Education Study
The Harlem Children's Zone, Promise Neighborhoods, and the Broader, Bolder Approach to Education
Southern Regional Education Board annual report: The essentials: What really counts in improving education
The 6th annual AP report to the nation
Response to Intervention policy
Understanding the common core state standards
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
Postsecondary educational trajectories of urban youth: Addressing vulnerabilities and barriers to enrollment and persistence
2010 College-bound seniors: Total group profile report
Suspended education: Urban middle schools in crisis
College admissions tests as measures of accountability
Underperforming schools and the education of vulnerable children
Clearinghouse on foster youth and transition
State test score trends through 2008-09, Part 1: Rising scores on state tests and NAEP
Achieving the dream data notes: Outcomes of first-year persisting students
How increasing college access is increasing inequality, and what to do about it
Science achievement and occupational career/technical education coursetaking in high school: The class of 2005
Web tables: Choosing a postsecondary institution
A policymaker's guide to early college designs: Expanding a strategy for achieving college readiness for all
America's best (and worst) cities for school reform: Attracting entrepreneurs and change agents
School-based mentoring: Weighing future investments
A return to the "Mexican room": The segregation of Arizona's English learners
Not prepared for class: High poverty schools continue to have fewer in-field teachers
Untapped potential: Fulfilling the promise of Big Brother Big Sisters and the bigs and littles they represent
Promoting quality: State strategies for overseeing dual enrollment programs
Divided we fail in LA: Improving completion and closing racial gaps in the Los Angeles community college district
Access without equity: Longitudinal analysis of institutional stratification by race and ethnicity: 1972-2004
College success for all: How the Hidalgo independent school district is adopting early college as a district-wide strategy
Building a higher skilled workforce: Results and implications from the Bridgeconnect national survey
Improving Hispanic achievement: Implications for state policy
A call to action to raise achievement for African American students
Improving achievement for the growing Latino population is critical to the nation's future
Policy implications of trends for Asian American students
A model for success: CART's linked learning program increases college enrollment
Redesigning community colleges for completion: Lessons from research on high performance organizations
Pathways to Prosperity: Meeting the challenge of preparing young Americans for the 21st century
Return on educational investment: A district-by-district evaluation of U.S. educational productivity
The nation's report card: Science 2009
Assessing developmental assessment in community colleges
All accounted for: What do we want out of our afterschool & summer school programs?
What do you want in an afterschool program?
Accounting for socioeconomic differences in delaying the transition to college
College planning resource directory
The 4th annual AP report to the nation
Still looking to the future: Voluntary K-12 student integration: A manual for parents, educators, and advocates
Beating the odds: The real challenges behind the math achievement gap - and what high-achieving schools can teach us about how to close it
Parent expectations and planning for college: Statistical analysis report
Consortium on Chicago school research at the University of Chicago
White students are racially isolated
Windows on achievement and inequality
Ohio's career development program
A Better Chance.org
Using student engagement to improve adolescent literacy
Starfish Initiative: Mentoring application
Remediation in the community college: An evaluator's perspective
The real technology challenge
Mentors en Español
Education Commission of the States: Research studies database
Into the eye of the storm: Assessing the evidence on science and engineering education, quality, and workforce demand
Encouraging girls in math and science
Organizing instruction and study to improve student learning
Knowing how and where to obtain information about the world of work and post-secondary training/education
Redesigning the ninth-grade experience: Reduce failure, improve achievement, and increase high school graduation rates
Programs at higher education institutions for disadvantaged precollege students
Raising boys' achievement
Counselors and Mentors Handbook on Federal Student Aid: A Guide for Those Helping Students Prepare for Postsecondary Education
GEAR UP Resources Clearinghouse Homepage
Fixing No Child Left Behind
An early alert system for remediation needs of entering community college students: Leveraging the California standards test
The status of African Americans in engineering: Confronting the "new" American dilemma
Rethinking high school: Supporting all students to be college-ready in math
I-STEM Resource Network
Learn and Serve America
A matter of trust: Ten key insights from recent public opinion research on attitudes about education among Hispanic parents
Condition of education 2008
A mission of the heart: What does it take to transform a school?
The first year of high school: A quick stats fact sheet
Comprehensive School Reform Quality Center
Easing the transition to high school: Research and best practices designed to support high school learning
States' progress toward high school restructuring
A supporting role: How accreditors can help promote the success of community college students
Fifty states of achieving the dream: State policies to enhance access to community colleges across the United States
Digest of education statistics: 2006
Getting ready for college: Advising high school students with learning disabilities
College is possible: A guide for undocumented students
My College Options
The effects of using ACT® Composite score and high school average on college admission decisions for racial/ethnic groups
Predicting different levels of academic success in college using high school GPA and ACT Composite score
Preparing Oklahoma students for the future
Improving performance on the ACT assessment
Are private high schools better academically than public high schools?
A college access contract
Indiana's best buys: An in-depth look at Hoosier high schools
Better outcomes for all: Promoting partnerships between Head Start and state Pre-K
Preparing for success: How Head Start helps children with disabilities and their families
Improving educational attainment through extensive postsecondary encouragement services
Student-to-counselor ratios 2006
Understanding Latino parental involvement in education: Perceptions, expectations, and recommendations
Supporting ninth-grade students to achieve in high school and preparing seniors for postsecondary education and a career
Getting students to meet challenging academic and career goals: Involving school mentors, parents, and community leaders
Setting the '08 education agenda for the nation: Education as an engine for regional economic and workforce development
American Indian and Alaska Native students in U.S. high schools
Creating a culture of literacy: A guide for middle and high school principals
A state leader's action guide to 21st century skills
The Breakthrough High School project
The nation's report card: Mathematics 2007
The nation's report card: Reading 2007
Schools need good leaders now: State progress in creating a learning-centered school leadership system
How outreach programs are implemented affects student achievement
Course credit accrual and dropping out of high school
MALDEF Federal education rights pamphlet (English version)
PK-3: An aligned and coordinated approach to education for children 3 to 8 years old
Labor force participation in formal work-related education in 2000-01
Value added assessment: Accountability's new frontier
Standards for quality online teaching
Building academic skills in context: Testing the value of advanced math learning in career and technical education
Charter high schools: Closing the achievement gap
Closing educational achievement gaps for Latino/a students in Utah
What are ACT's college readiness benchmarks?
What kind of test preparation is best?
Using EPAS™ to evaluate school-based intervention programs: GEAR UP
Using EXPLORE® and PLAN® Data to Evaluate GEAR UP Programs
Setting students' sights on college: Chicago public schools
Guide for parents: Ten steps to prepare your child for college
LearnMore Indiana Resource Center
Critical connections: Linking states’ unit record systems to track student progress
The relationship between advanced placement and college graduation
America's high school graduates: Results from the 2005 NAEP high school transcript study
Paving the way to postsecondary education: K-12 intervention programs for underrepresented youth
Financing early colleges for native youth
National forum to accelerate middle grades reform
Middle Start
Talent Development High Schools
Improving literacy outcomes for English language learners in high school: Considerations for states and districts in developing a coherent policy framework
Effective preschool curricula and teaching strategies
National Indian education study part II: The educational experiences of fourth- and eighth-grade American Indian and Alaska Native students
Qualified teachers for at-risk schools: A national imperative
Who's left behind? Immigrant children in high and low LEP schools
Increasing academic rigor in high schools: Stakeholder perspectives
Urgent but overlooked: The literacy crisis among adolescent English language learners
Double the work: Challenges and solutions to acquiring academic literacy for adolescent English language learners
Writing next: Effective strategies to improve writing of adolescents in middle and high school
Promoting school readiness through universal preschool
Recent STEM initiatives
Creating seamless educational transitions for urban African American and Hispanic students
What role can dual enrollment programs play in easing the transition between high school and postsecondary education
The American diploma project: Overview of research
Latino students and the educational pipeline: From middle school to the workforce
Paths to persistence: An analysis of research on program effectiveness at community colleges
Getting ready to pay for college: What students and their parents know about the cost of college tuition and what they are doing to find out
Betraying the college dream: How disconnected K-12 and postsecondary education systems undermine student aspirations
Preparing students for success in college
Challenging the myths: Rethinking the role of school counselors
Education for foster children: Removing barriers to academic success
Encouraging news for college bound foster youth
Standards for what? The economic roots of K-16 reform
Access to the most selective private colleges by high-ability, low-income students: Are they out there?
Our impoverished view of education reform
The student debt dilemma: Debt aversion as a barrier to college access
Pathways to college access and success
Public high school graduation and college-readiness rates: 1991-2002
With diploma in hand: Hispanic high school seniors talk about their future
African American achievement in America
Transitions to college: From theory to practice
An action agenda for improving America's high schools
The link between high school reform and college access and success for low-income and minority youth
College access in Indiana and the United States: A 2005 status report
Every child a graduate: A framework for an excellent education for all middle and high school students
Negotiating their futures: Ethnographic research informing K-16 college policies and practices through urban youth’s eyes
Involving families in high school and college expectations
Who goes to preschool and why does it matter?
Critical postsecondary education issues in Indiana
What works clearinghouse
High school counselors handbook 2004-05
Quality, affordability and access: Americans speak on higher education
Lumina Foundation focus: Front porch pathfinders
Developing and using student data: Bartholomew county's six year follow-up study
Primary progress, secondary challenge
National High School Center
A call to action: Transforming high school for all youth
Summary of Indiana policy environment to support and sustain early college high schools
Crisis or possibility? Conversations about the American high school
The relationship between career development and educational development: A selected review of the literature
How do pre-collegiate outreach programs impact college-going among underrepresented students
Pathways to improving practice: How can pre-college outreach programs use data to make decisions
Big Picture Company
Redesigning high schools to prepare students for the future
Citizen Schools
Minority student achievement network
ASCA National standards for students
Youth and schools today: Why SEL is needed
Connecting social and emotional learning with mental health
1.5 Million homeschooled students in the United States in 2007
Report of the national panel for evidence-based school counseling: Outcome research coding protocol and evaluation of Student Success Skills and Second Step
Educational outcomes for children and youth in foster and out-of-home care
Evolving No Child Left Behind
A descriptive study of urban school counseling
Gateway to College
The poor and the rich: A look at economic stratification and academic performance among undergraduate students in the United States
Building a better bridge: Helping young adults enter and succeed in college
State policies on student transitions: Results of a 50-state inventory
The role of schools in the English language learner achievement gap
50-state analysis of the preparation of teachers and the conditions for teaching: Results from the NCES schools and staffing survey
Reach higher, America: Overcoming crisis inthe U. S. workforce
Career and technical education in the United States: 1990-2005
Developing early warning systems to identify potential high school dropout
Achieving college access goals: The relevance of new media in reaching first-generation and low-income teens
Young lives on hold: The college dreams of undocumented students
Race to the top: Promising approaches to achieving college- and career-ready goals
Squeeze play 2009: The public's views on college costs today
Is your local high school making the grade? 10 Elements of a successful high school
Action required: Addressing the nation's lowest performing high schools
Why high stakes accountability sounds good but doesn't work - And why we keep on doing it anyway
Beyond test scores: Leading indicators for education
Diplomas and dropouts: Which colleges actually graduate their students (and which don't)
Child trends: Education
The school environment and adolescent well-being: Beyond academics
High school course-taking patterns for English Language Learners: A case study from California
Improving low performing high schools: Searching for evidence of promise
On the front lines of schools: Perspectives of teachers and principals on the high school dropout problem
The Everyone Graduates Center
2008 College-bound seniors
College readiness for the 21st century: A blog on college readiness in practice and policy
Student Success Skills
Achieving a wealth of riches: Delivering on the promise of data to transform teaching and learning
What we must to do to create a system that prepares students for college success
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
Breakthrough Collaborative
Bringing off-track youth into the center of high school reform: Lessons and tools from leading communities
National education standards: Getting beneath the surface
Focusing on the essentials for college and career readiness: Policy implications of the ACT national curriculum survey results 2009
Communities of color: A critical perspective in the Common Standards movement
High school policy reform: A plan for success (California)
Expanded time, enriching experiences: Expanded learning time schools and community organization partnerships
Mind the (other) gap!: The growing excellence gap in k-12 education
Lowering student loan default rates: What one consortium of historically black institutions did to succeed
Strengthening institutional research and information technology capacity through Achieving the Dream: Principles and practices of student success
Top gainers: Some public four-year colleges and universities make big improvements in minority graduation rates
Overcoming doubts about online learning
Ohio State University Department of Mathematics Early Mathematics Placement Testing
A shared agenda: Action alert for school superintendents & middle & high school principals
College readiness brief: Academic rigor: At the heart of college access and success
Interventions to support readiness, recruitment, access, transition, and retention for postsecondary education success: An equity of opportunity policy and practice analysis
Comprehensive school reform: Meta-analytic evidence of black-white achievement gap narrowing
No accounting for fairness: Equitable education funding remains elusive in Ohio
Using student achievement data to support instructional decision making
Southern Education Foundation (SEF)
Why have college completion rates declined? An analysis of changing student preparation and collegiate resources
How bold is "bold?" Responding to Race to the Top with a bold, actionable plan on teacher effectiveness
Considerations for state colleges and universities in a post-recession America
Latinos and education: Explaining the attainment gap
Changing schools: A look at student mobility trends in Chicago public schools since 1995
Listening to Latinas: Barriers to high school graduation
The Nation's Report Card: Mathematics 2009
NAEP Mathematics 2009 state snapshot reports
BC AVID: Early Implementation Report -- Executive Summary
The class of 2003 high school follow-up survey
Better late than never? Examining late high school graduates
Comparing NCLB and the Obama administration's blueprint
Time for learning: Education policy whitepaper
A national study of institutional policies for the evaluation of transfer applicants
Early colllege high school: Increased rigor, enhanced support (videos of Indiana early college high schools)
Engaging older youth: Program and city-level strategies to support sustained participation in out-of-school time
Believing the College Dream (Curriculum guide for college planning)
Indiana's Cash for College
Interim report on the evaluation of the growth model pilot project
College readiness for all: The challenge for urban high schools
Good data. Better policy. Stronger commitment. Improved outcomes.
State R&D and k-12 STEM Education Report Cards
Teaching for a New World: Preparing High School Educators to Deliver College- and Career-Ready Instruction
Multiple Pathways in California: A New Option for High School Reform
New York City's Strategy for Improving High Schools: An Overview
NAEP reading 2009 state snapshot reports
New data reveal percent of college credits taken by high school students
Retaining teacher talent: Convergence and contradictions in teachers' perceptions of policy reform ideas
Promoting a comprehensive approach to educational opportunity: A pilot inventory of education-related federal programs for children and youth
Family factors and student outcomes
Ed.gov Open Innovation Portal
A social capital framework for the study of institutional agents & their role in the empowerment of low-status students & youth
High school career academies: A 40-year proven model for improving college and career readiness
Building and using longitudianal data systems for effective reporting and to improve student achievement
Indiana Growth Model Factsheet
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)