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Author(s):Hyslop, A.
Title:Data that matters: Giving high schools useful feedback on grads' outcomes
Organization:Education Sector
Short Description:Today, there is a growing agreement that students should leave high school "college- and career-ready." But what does that mean? And how can high schools tell if they are meeting the goal?
Annotation:Today, there is a growing agreement that students should leave high school "college- and career-ready." But what does that mean? And how can high schools tell if they are meeting the goal? It's not easy, says Policy Analyst Anne Hyslop, in Data That Matters: Giving High Schools Useful Feedback on Grads' Outcomes. In it, Hyslop lays out the benefits of a unified data system that could provide high schools with timely information about their graduates.
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California policy options to accelerate Latino success in higher education
College affordability for students from low and lower-middle income families
The state role in accelerating student growth in low-performing high schools
Cramming: The effects of school accountability on college-bound students
The productivity argument for investing in young children
10 Ideas to ensure college readiness in the No Child Left Behind and Higher Education Acts
Race to the Top: Accelerating college and career readiness in states: Teacher effectiveness
From high school to the future: Making hard work pay off: The road to college for students in CPS's academically advanced programs
From No Child Left Behind to Every Child a Graduate
Access to success: Patterns of advanced placement participation in U.S. high schools
Between two worlds: How young Latinos come of age in America
Strengthening institutional research and information technology capacity through Achieving the Dream: Principles and practices of student success
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
Connected by 25: Effective policy solutions for vulnerable youth
Education watch 2009
From assets to school outcomes: How finances shape children's perceived possibilities and intentions
Dual enrollment: Postsecondary/secondary partnerships to prepare students
Charting the path from engagement to achievement: A report on the 2009 High School Survey of Student Engagement
The 6th annual AP report to the nation
Subprime opportunity: The unfulfilled promsie of for-profit colleges and universities
Postsecondary and labor force transitions among public high school career and technical education participants
Expanded measures of school performance
The digital learning imperative: How technology and teaching meet today's education challenges
Why access matters: The community college student body
It takes a whole society: Opening up the learning landscape in the high school years
Engineering solutions to the national crisis in literacy: How to make good on the promise of common core state standards
Lumina Foundation Focus: Off the charts: Columns of data provide support for student achievement
Institutional variation in credential completion: Evidence from Washington State Community and Technical colleges
Interim report on the evaluation of the growth model pilot project
Front and center: Critical choices for higher education
Teacher voices: Immigration, language and culture
7th Annual AP report to the nation
Divided we fail in LA: Improving completion and closing racial gaps in the Los Angeles community college district
Getting past go: Remedial and developmental education policy at a crossroads
Scaling up learning communities: The experience of six community colleges
Opportunity for action: Preparing youth for 21st century livelihoods
Rethinking higher education business models: Steps toward a disruptive innovation approach to understanding and improving higher education outcomes
Instructional supports: The missing piece in state educational standards
Testing the impact of Higher Achivement's year-round out-of-school-time program on academic outcomes
Increasing return on investment from federal student aid
Highlights from TIMSS 2011: Mathematics and science achievement of U.S. fourth and eighth-grade students in an international context
Aid and innovation: How federal financial aid policy impacts student success and how states can respond
Professional college knowledge: Re-envisioning how we prepare our college readiness workforce
Opportunities suspended: The disparate impact of disciplinary exclusion from school
Connecting the dots between learning and resources
Housing costs, zoning, and access to high quality schools
A dozen facts about k-12 education
The truth behind higher education disclosure laws
Class differences: Online education in the United States, 2010
College success for all: How the Hidalgo independent school district is adopting early college as a district-wide strategy
Dollars for degrees: Structuring post-secondary scholarships to increase student success
Annotated bibliography of resources for transforming school counseling
Altered state: How the Virginia community college system has used Achieving the Dream to improve student success
Short sighted: How America's lack of attention to international education studies impedes improvement
State test score trends through 2007-08: Has progress been made in raising achievement for students with disabilities?
Increasing college success: A roadmap for governors
Estimating the return to college selectivity over the career using administrative earnings data
The quality imperative: Match ambitious goals for college attainment with an ambitious vision for learning
Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE)
The impact of new college graduates on intrastate labor markets
Measuring up 2008: Online state report cards
Understanding the K-12 common core standards in English language arts and literacy in history/social studies, science, and technical subjects
Postsecondary expectations and plans for the high school senior class of 2003-04
Services to students with disabilities: A study of workload and costs
Putting data into practice: Lessons from New York City
Monitoring progress: Response to intervention (RTI)'s promise and pitfalls
Roadmap for ensuring America's future
Making every diploma count: Using extended-year graduation rates to measure student success
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
The degree qualifications profile
College graduation rates: Behind the numbers
Transforming the educational experience of young men of color: Companion workbook
Ensuring America's future: Federal policy and Latino college completion
Up to the challenge: The role of career and technical education in college and career readiness
The urgency of now: The Schott 50-state report on public education and black males
The Future Ready Project
From GED to college degree: Creating pathways to postsecondary success for high school dropouts
Education and the economy: The economic benefits of helping high school dropouts earn both high school diplomas and college degrees
The nation's report card: Trial urban district assessment mathematics 2011
The Equity Scorecard: A collaborative approach to assess and respond to racial and ethnic disparities in student outcomes
Moving beyond AYP: High school performance indicators
Do community colleges provide a viable pathway to a Baccalaureate degree?
Sexual orientation and outcomes in college
Projections of education statistics to 2018
Charting a necessary path: The baseline report of public higher education systems in the Access to Success initiative
Delta project on postsecondary education costs, productivity, and accountability
Overcoming obstacles, optimizing opportunities: State policies to increase postsecondary attainment for low-skilled adults
Beating the odds: The real challenges behind the math achievement gap - and what high-achieving schools can teach us about how to close it
National opportunity to learn campaign: State data and analysis
Community college success: Is it a pathway to opportunity?
The future workforce of Indiana
Status and trends in the education of American Indians and Alaska Natives: 2008
A profile of the Talent Search program: 1999-2000
A study of the Talent Search program: Analysis and highlights
Lumina Foundation for Education: Accomplishments and challenges
Life after high school: Young people talk about their hopes and prospects
Access and persistence: Winter 2006
Success for All Foundation
Ladders of learning: Fighting fade-out by advancing pK-3 alignment
Latino students and the educational pipeline: Latino high school and baccalaureate graduates: A comparison
Bridge Partnership
Analyzing state and regional K-16 policies: A toolkit for researchers and policy analysts
Postsecondary access for Latino middle-grades students (PALMS)
Economic outcomes of high school completers and non-completers 8 years later
Innovation America: A compact for postsecondary education
Setting the stage for new high schools: Municipal leadership in supporting high school alternatives
Are private high schools better academically than public high schools?
U.S. student and adult performance on international assessments of educational achievement
What it's worth: Field of training and economic status: 2001
Education watch Texas: Key education facts and figures 2004
Texas public universities' data and performance report: Part A
Great expectations: A guide to Alabama's high school graduation exam
Education watch Florida: Key education facts and figures 2006
Developing the STEM education pipeline
In need of improvement: NCLB & high schools
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; Washington state report
Projections of education statistics to 2016
The role of the guidance profession in a shifting education system
Forgotten students: American Indian high school students' narratives on college going
The completion arch: Measuring community college student success
Teaching and learning in the era of the Common Core: The Students at the Center series ebook
The common core standards: What do they mean for out-of-school time?
Getting ready for success: Bridging the gap between high school and college in Tacoma, Washington
High standards help struggling students: New evidence
Common measures for college access and success
Transfer: An indispensable part of the community college mission
K-12 postsecondary alignment and school accountability: Investigating high school responses to California's early assessment program
Collegiate remediation: A review of the causes and consequences
An overview of classes taken and credits earned by beginning postsecondary students
Completing college: A national view of student attainment rates
Competency-based degree programs in the US: Postsecondary credentials for measurable student learning and performance
Completion matters: The high cost of low community college graduation rates
The heart of student success: Teaching, learning, and college completion
Modeling the role of community colleges in increasing educational attainment and workforce preparedness
Developmental education in community colleges
New approaches to improving college access, persistence, and success: Three exemplary postsecondary opportunity programs
Big gaps, small gaps: Some colleges and universities do better than others in graduating African-American students
Which students to serve? Universal or targeted eligibility for postsecondary opportunity programs
State test score trends through 2008-09, Part 2: Slow and uneven progress in narrowing gaps
Everybody ready for school: How can we ensure high quality early childhood programs?
Minorities and the recession era college enrollment boom
Facts for education advocates: School counseling, access and persistence
Education reform 101: A primer on the new Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)
Achieving the dream data notes: Outcomes of first-year persisting students
High school career academies: A 40-year proven model for improving college and career readiness
2009 College-bound seniors: Total group profile report
A next social contract for the primary years of education
Better late than never? Examining late high school graduates
SREB: State data exchange report: 42 Years and still counting: 2010-11 Indicators report
The economic value of opportunity youth
The effects of student coaching in college: An evaluation of a randomized experiment in student mentoring
Advancing teacher and prinicpal effectiveness: Four recommendations for reforming the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
California District Report Cards
The cruel divide: How California's education finance system shortchanges its poorest school districts
Does more money matter? An introduction to the performance-based scholarship demonstration in California
School connectedness and meaningful student participation
State test score trends through 2008-09, Part 4: Is achievement improving and are gaps narrowing for Title 1 students?
Using community colleges to build a STEM-skilled workforce
Digest of education statistics 2010, and mini-digest of education statistics 2010
Ready to assemble: A model state higher education accountability system
Eight elements of high school improvement: A mapping framework
Deloitte 2009 education survey overview: Redefining high school as a launch pad
Interventions to support readiness, recruitment, access, transition, and retention for postsecondary education success: An equity of opportunity policy and practice analysis
Career-related predictors of work-bound and college-bound status of adolescents in rural and nonrural areas
Descriptive summary of 2003-04 beginning postsecondary students: Three years later
Test drive: Six states pilot better ways to measure and compare community college performance
The economic benefits of academic and career preparation
Promising practices for community college developmental education
Strategic designs: Lessons from leading edge small urban high schools
Case studies of leading edge small urban high schools
The cost of small high schools: A literature review
Why have college completion rates declined? An analysis of changing student preparation and collegiate resources
A good start: Two-year effects of a freshman learning community program at Kingsborough Community College
Good policy, good practice: Improving outcomes and productivity in higher education, a guide for policymakers
The implementation checklist for college awareness: A product of the High School Reform Strategy Toolkit
Is student success labeled institutional failure? Student goals and graduation rates in the accountability debate at community colleges
With diploma in hand: Hispanic high school seniors talk about their future
Opening doors to earning credentials: Changing courses - Instructional innovations that help low income students succeed in community college
Transitioning out of high school: A quick stats fact sheet
2007 College-bound seniors: Total group profile report
Results that matter: New technology high school at a glance
The postsecondary education experiences of high school career and technical education concentrators
School-to-career and post-secondary education: Evidence from the Philadelphia educational longitudinal study
Forum guide to education indicators
Moving on: State policies to address academic brain drain in the South
Strategies for improving student success in postsecondary education
College learning for the new global century
Early childhood investment yields big payoff
High school academic preparation and postsecondary progress
How do pre-collegiate outreach programs impact college-going among underrepresented students
Data quality campaign: Using data to improve student achievement
Measuring up 2006
It's kind of different: Student experiences in two early college high schools
Moving beyond access: College success for low-income, first generation students
Removing roadblocks to rigor: Linking academic and social supports to ensure college readiness and success
Setting up success in developmental education: How state policy can help community colleges improve student success outcomes
Meaningful measurement: The role of assessments in improving high school education in the twenty-first century
Dynamic annotated bibliographies from the IPCN online college access library
UpwardBound Math-Science: STEM education that works
How schools can shape peer relations to promote achievement among Mexican-origin youth
Progress and gaps in college preparation policy
Measuring up 2008
The role of nonacademic factors in college readiness and success
State and local implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act - Accountability under NCLB: Interim report
Education watch California: Key education facts and figures
Creating a college-going culture guide
Building a culture of evidence for community college student success: Early progress in the Achieving the Dream initiative
PISA 2006: OECD Briefing notes for the United States
Closing the expectations gap, 2008
The growing imbalance: Recent trends in U.S. postsecondary education finance
State and Local Implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act
Do support services at community colleges encourage success or reproduce disadvantage?
Postsecondary Access and Success
High school teaching for the twenty-first century: Preparing students for college
School Redesign Network
Education watch Florida: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Texas: Key education facts and figures 2006
College rankings reformed: The case for a new order in higher education
Participation in adult education and lifelong learning: 2000-01
Ensuring rigor in the high school curriculum: What states are doing
Institutional practices and student persistence: Extending the empirical record
Articulation, alignment, and the challenge of college-readiness
Measuring up 2004
College access in Indiana and the United States: A 2003-04 status report
America's perfect storm: Three forces changing our nation's future
Pacific Islanders lagging behind in higher educational attainment
NCHEMS information center
Closing the expectations gap 2011
Giving students extra support to meet standards in challenging academic and career courses
Lumina Foundation Focus: Un nuevo dia: As Latino population grows, so must college attainment
Affirming the goal: Is college and career readiness an internationally competitive standard?
Complete to Compete: Higher education data dashboards (state reports)
Measuring inequity in school funding
Writing to read: Evidence for how writing can improve reading
Equity scorecard: A process for building institutional capacity to educate young men of color
Closing achievement gaps: Improving educational outcomes for Hispanic children: English language acquisition and middle school preparation: Keys to Latino educational success
Black male student success in higher education: A report from the national black male college achievement study
Partnerships that promote success: Lessons from the evaluation of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's Community College Transfer Initiative
Curriculum and instruction: A 21st century skills implementation guide
Building student success from the ground up: A case study of an Achieving the Dream college
BC AVID: Early implementation report
Ready or not? Literacy skills and post-secondary education
Why stop after high school?: A descriptive analysis of the most important reasons that high school graduates do not continue to PSE
Academic preparation for college in the high school senior class of 2003-04
How educators in three states are responding to standards-based accountability under No Child Left Behind
Indiana by the numbers
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Community college students: Goals, academic preparation, and outcomes
Deciding on postsecondary education
Race to the top: Promising approaches to establishing meaningful data systems fostering continuous improvement
Postsecondary preparation and remediation: Examining the effect of the early assessment program at California State University
College readiness issue brief: Using data to improve educational outcomes
Community colleges: Special supplement to the Condition of Education 2008
Working with teachers to develop fair and reliable measures of effective teaching
Managing contracts for educational equity: Emerging trends and issues
College and career ready graduation: Strengthening the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
Schools without diversity: Education management organizations, charter schools, and the demographic stratification of the American school system
2012 SREB Annual Report
Washington state student achivement initiative: Achievement points analysis for academic years 2007-2011
P21 common core toolkit: A guide to aligning the common core state standards with the framework for 21st century skills
Providing greater opportunities for deeper learning in NCLB waivers
For this place, for these people: An exploration of best practices among charter schools serving native students
Highlights from PIRLS 2011: Reading achievement of U.S. fourth grade students in an international context
What works for Latino student success in higher education: 2012 Compendium, profiles of selected programs
Inseparable imperatives: Equity in education and the future of the American economy
Advancing to completion: Increasing degree attainment by improving graduation rates and closing gaps for Hispanic students
STEM in postsecondary education: Entrance, attrition, and coursetaking among 2003-2004 beginning postsecondary students
Higher education: Use of new data could help improve oversight of distance education
Strong support, low awareness: Public perception of the common core state standards
An examination of the information technology job market
Top ten higher education policy issues for 2011
The widening academic achievement gap between the rich and the poor: New evidence and possible explanations
AACC statement on the American Enterprise Institute's "Completion Matters: The High Cost of Low Community College Graduation Rates"
2012 State of the state addresses: Governors' top education issues
Pathways through graduate school and into careers
ESEA Briefing Book
Doing more with less: The inequitable funding of community colleges
A measured approach to improving teacher preparation
Education and the economy: Boosting state and national economies by improving high school graduation rates
Education as a data-driven enterprise: A primer for leaders in business, philanthropy, and education