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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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Opportunity for action: Preparing youth for 21st century livelihoods
Completion matters: The high cost of low community college graduation rates
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
On her majesty's school inspection service
It takes a whole society: Opening up the learning landscape in the high school years
The digital learning imperative: How technology and teaching meet today's education challenges
Education and the economy: The economic benefits of helping high school dropouts earn both high school diplomas and college degrees
The widening academic achievement gap between the rich and the poor: New evidence and possible explanations
Why access matters: The community college student body
SREB: State data exchange report: 42 Years and still counting: 2010-11 Indicators report
Black male student success in higher education: A report from the national black male college achievement study
A measured approach to improving teacher preparation
Closing the expectations gap 2011
7th Annual AP report to the nation
Developmental education in community colleges
Everybody ready for school: How can we ensure high quality early childhood programs?
Roadmap for ensuring America's future
Building capacity for reconnecting youth
Monitoring progress: Response to intervention (RTI)'s promise and pitfalls
Which students to serve? Universal or targeted eligibility for postsecondary opportunity programs
The degree qualifications profile
State test score trends through 2008-09, Part 2: Slow and uneven progress in narrowing gaps
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
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
Modeling the role of community colleges in increasing educational attainment and workforce preparedness
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
Dollars for degrees: Structuring post-secondary scholarships to increase student success
Institutional variation in credential completion: Evidence from Washington State Community and Technical colleges
Front and center: Critical choices for higher education
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?
Teacher voices: Immigration, language and culture
Estimating the return to college selectivity over the career using administrative earnings data
Engineering solutions to the national crisis in literacy: How to make good on the promise of common core state standards
The effects of student coaching in college: An evaluation of a randomized experiment in student mentoring
From GED to college degree: Creating pathways to postsecondary success for high school dropouts
Postsecondary and labor force transitions among public high school career and technical education participants
Digest of education statistics 2010, and mini-digest of education statistics 2010
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
Advancing teacher and prinicpal effectiveness: Four recommendations for reforming the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
Subprime opportunity: The unfulfilled promsie of for-profit colleges and universities
ESEA Briefing Book
Testing the impact of Higher Achivement's year-round out-of-school-time program on academic outcomes
Using community colleges to build a STEM-skilled workforce
Top ten higher education policy issues for 2011
The Future Ready Project
High flyers: Policies and strategies that boost developmental education success in Florida's community colleges
Missed opportunity: How New York can do a better job of reconnecting youth on public assistance to education and jobs
P21 common core toolkit: A guide to aligning the common core state standards with the framework for 21st century skills
Up to the challenge: The role of career and technical education in college and career readiness
Measuring inequity in school funding
Making every diploma count: Using extended-year graduation rates to measure student success
Expanded measures of school performance
Closing achievement gaps: Improving educational outcomes for Hispanic children: English language acquisition and middle school preparation: Keys to Latino educational success
Complete to Compete: Higher education data dashboards (state reports)
Equity scorecard: A process for building institutional capacity to educate young men of color
The nation's report card: Trial urban district assessment mathematics 2011
Higher education: Use of new data could help improve oversight of distance education
The truth behind higher education disclosure laws
Crossing the finish line: A national effort to address near completion
Strong support, low awareness: Public perception of the common core state standards
State test score trends through 2008-09, Part 4: Is achievement improving and are gaps narrowing for Title 1 students?
The economic value of opportunity youth
From high school to the future: Making hard work pay off: The road to college for students in CPS's academically advanced programs
Progress and gaps in college preparation policy
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
Annotated bibliography of resources for transforming school counseling
Charting a necessary path: The baseline report of public higher education systems in the Access to Success initiative
Why have college completion rates declined? An analysis of changing student preparation and collegiate resources
Sexual orientation and outcomes in college
2009 College-bound seniors: Total group profile report
The productivity argument for investing in young children
How schools can shape peer relations to promote achievement among Mexican-origin youth
Projections of education statistics to 2018
Deloitte 2009 education survey overview: Redefining high school as a launch pad
10 Ideas to ensure college readiness in the No Child Left Behind and Higher Education Acts
Interventions to support readiness, recruitment, access, transition, and retention for postsecondary education success: An equity of opportunity policy and practice analysis
College readiness issue brief: Using data to improve educational outcomes
Race to the Top: Accelerating college and career readiness in states: Teacher effectiveness
Between two worlds: How young Latinos come of age in America
The Equity Scorecard: A collaborative approach to assess and respond to racial and ethnic disparities in student outcomes
Strengthening institutional research and information technology capacity through Achieving the Dream: Principles and practices of student success
The quality imperative: Match ambitious goals for college attainment with an ambitious vision for learning
High school career academies: A 40-year proven model for improving college and career readiness
Postsecondary preparation and remediation: Examining the effect of the early assessment program at California State University
State test score trends through 2007-08: Has progress been made in raising achievement for students with disabilities?
Giving students extra support to meet standards in challenging academic and career courses
Increasing college success: A roadmap for governors
Lumina Foundation Focus: Off the charts: Columns of data provide support for student achievement
Writing to read: Evidence for how writing can improve reading
Education reform 101: A primer on the new Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)
Interim report on the evaluation of the growth model pilot project
Scaling up learning communities: The experience of six community colleges
The heart of student success: Teaching, learning, and college completion
Putting data into practice: Lessons from New York City
Achieving the dream data notes: Outcomes of first-year persisting students
Academic preparation for college in the high school senior class of 2003-04
Postsecondary expectations and plans for the high school senior class of 2003-04
Services to students with disabilities: A study of workload and costs
Community college students: Goals, academic preparation, and outcomes
Big gaps, small gaps: Some colleges and universities do better than others in graduating African-American students
A draft degree qualifications profile: A transformational challenge for US higher education
Doing more with less: The inequitable funding of community colleges
Ensuring America's future: Federal policy and Latino college completion
Partnerships that promote success: Lessons from the evaluation of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's Community College Transfer Initiative
College graduation rates: Behind the numbers
School connectedness and meaningful student participation
Dual enrollment: Postsecondary/secondary partnerships to prepare students
Managing contracts for educational equity: Emerging trends and issues
Understanding the K-12 common core standards in English language arts and literacy in history/social studies, science, and technical subjects
New approaches to improving college access, persistence, and success: Three exemplary postsecondary opportunity programs
The 6th annual AP report to the nation
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
College and career ready graduation: Strengthening the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
A next social contract for the primary years of education
Connected by 25: Effective policy solutions for vulnerable youth
Curriculum and instruction: A 21st century skills implementation guide
Better late than never? Examining late high school graduates
Minorities and the recession era college enrollment boom
Charting the path from engagement to achievement: A report on the 2009 High School Survey of Student Engagement
Working with teachers to develop fair and reliable measures of effective teaching
Altered state: How the Virginia community college system has used Achieving the Dream to improve student success
Schools without diversity: Education management organizations, charter schools, and the demographic stratification of the American school system
National opportunity to learn campaign: State data and analysis
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
The implementation checklist for college awareness: A product of the High School Reform Strategy Toolkit
Setting up success in developmental education: How state policy can help community colleges improve student success outcomes
Ready to assemble: Grading state higher education accountability systems
Moving beyond AYP: High school performance indicators
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
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
IPEDS Data Center
Facts for education advocates: School counseling, access and persistence
Race to the top: Promising approaches to establishing meaningful data systems fostering continuous improvement
Deciding on postsecondary education
From assets to school outcomes: How finances shape children's perceived possibilities and intentions
Education watch 2009
Short sighted: How America's lack of attention to international education studies impedes improvement
The role of nonacademic factors in college readiness and success
Ready to assemble: A model state higher education accountability system
Eight elements of high school improvement: A mapping framework
The economic benefits of academic and career preparation
UpwardBound Math-Science: STEM education that works
Community college success: Is it a pathway to opportunity?
The future workforce of Indiana
Access to success: Patterns of advanced placement participation in U.S. high schools
Indiana by the numbers
The costs of failure factories in American higher education
Measuring up 2008
Measuring up 2008: Online state report cards
Status and trends in the education of American Indians and Alaska Natives: 2008
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
Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE)
Learning better together: The impact of learning communities on the persistence of low-income students
The impact of new college graduates on intrastate labor markets
The status of Latinos/as in engineering: Confronting the "new" American dilemma
Descriptive summary of 2003-04 beginning postsecondary students: Three years later
The building blocks of success: Higher-level math for all students
Out of many, one: Toward rigorous common core standards from the ground up
Community colleges: Special supplement to the Condition of Education 2008
Test drive: Six states pilot better ways to measure and compare community college performance
Using early-warning data to improve graduation rates: Closing cracks in the education system
From No Child Left Behind to Every Child a Graduate
How educators in three states are responding to standards-based accountability under No Child Left Behind
For every 100 girls...
I-STEM Resource Network
Do community colleges provide a viable pathway to a Baccalaureate degree?
Lumina Foundation for Education: Accomplishments and challenges
State and Local Implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act
Strategic directions in Indiana education
A profile of the Talent Search program: 1999-2000
A study of the Talent Search program: Analysis and highlights
Delta project on postsecondary education costs, productivity, and accountability
The growing imbalance: Recent trends in U.S. postsecondary education finance
Good policy, good practice: Improving outcomes and productivity in higher education, a guide for policymakers
A good start: Two-year effects of a freshman learning community program at Kingsborough Community College
Cramming: The effects of school accountability on college-bound students
Closing the expectations gap, 2008
Overcoming obstacles, optimizing opportunities: State policies to increase postsecondary attainment for low-skilled adults
Reaching higher college completion (working paper)
Reaching higher with Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana: Focusing on the roll of community colleges
Beating the odds: The real challenges behind the math achievement gap - and what high-achieving schools can teach us about how to close it
Every student counts: The case for graduation rate accountability
The 4th annual AP report to the nation
North Central Regional Educational Research Laboratory: Data Primer
Into the eye of the storm: Assessing the evidence on science and engineering education, quality, and workforce demand
Do support services at community colleges encourage success or reproduce disadvantage?
Promising practices for community college developmental education
State and local implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act - Accountability under NCLB: Interim report
Setting the stage for new high schools: Municipal leadership in supporting high school alternatives
Are private high schools better academically than public high schools?
Projections of education statistics to 2016
The CollegeKeys Compact: Getting ready, getting in, and getting through college: Expanding options for low-income students
Creating a college-going culture guide
Opening doors to earning credentials: Changing courses - Instructional innovations that help low income students succeed in community college
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
Transitioning out of high school: A quick stats fact sheet
2007 College-bound seniors: Total group profile report
The state role in accelerating student growth in low-performing high schools
Economic outcomes of high school completers and non-completers 8 years later
College rankings reformed: The case for a new order in higher education
Measuring up 2006
Promise abandoned: How policy choices and institutional practices restrict college opportunity
The postsecondary education experiences of high school career and technical education concentrators
Data quality campaign: Using data to improve student achievement
The role of the guidance profession in a shifting education system
College learning for the new global century
Ladders of learning: Fighting fade-out by advancing pK-3 alignment
Childcare and early childhood education: More information sharing and program review by HHS could enhance access for families with limited English proficiency
Strategies for improving student success in postsecondary education
Pacific Islanders lagging behind in higher educational attainment
Moving on: State policies to address academic brain drain in the South
America's perfect storm: Three forces changing our nation's future
Forgotten students: American Indian high school students' narratives on college going
Results that matter: New technology high school at a glance
NCHEMS information center
It's kind of different: Student experiences in two early college high schools
With diploma in hand: Hispanic high school seniors talk about their future
Network news: Focus on P-16 partnerships
Career-related predictors of work-bound and college-bound status of adolescents in rural and nonrural areas
High school academic preparation and postsecondary progress
College access in Indiana and the United States: A 2003-04 status report
Measuring up 2004
Increasing the preparedness of at-risk students
Latino students and the educational pipeline: Latino high school and baccalaureate graduates: A comparison
OECD Programme for international student assessment
Bridge Partnership
Forum guide to education indicators
Analyzing state and regional K-16 policies: A toolkit for researchers and policy analysts
Postsecondary access for Latino middle-grades students (PALMS)
How do pre-collegiate outreach programs impact college-going among underrepresented students
Life after high school: Young people talk about their hopes and prospects
Participation in adult education and lifelong learning: 2000-01
Ensuring rigor in the high school curriculum: What states are doing
Access and persistence: Winter 2006
Success for All Foundation
Improving education outcomes for foster youth: The Guardian Scholars Project Year 1
College affordability for students from low and lower-middle income families
California policy options to accelerate Latino success in higher education
In need of improvement: NCLB & high schools
Articulation, alignment, and the challenge of college-readiness
U.S. student and adult performance on international assessments of educational achievement
Developing the STEM education pipeline
Mathematics and science achievement and course-taking for college-bound high school students
Who's left behind? Immigrant children in high and low LEP schools
School-to-career and post-secondary education: Evidence from the Philadelphia educational longitudinal study
One day I will make it: A study of adult student persistence in library literacy programs
Early childhood investment yields big payoff
What it's worth: Field of training and economic status: 2001
What works for Latino students
Institutional practices and student persistence: Extending the empirical record
Closing educational achievement gaps for Latino/a students in Utah
Giving students a chance to achieve: Getting off to a fast and successful start in grade nine
Postsecondary Access and Success
American Indian and Alaska Native students in U.S. high schools
High school teaching for the twenty-first century: Preparing students for college
School Redesign Network
Innovation America: A compact for postsecondary education
Is student success labeled institutional failure? Student goals and graduation rates in the accountability debate at community colleges
Status and trends in the education of racial and ethnic minorities
Education watch Colorado: Key education facts and figures
Education watch Colorado: Key education facts and figures 2006
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; Washington state report
Education watch California: Key facts and figures
Education watch California: Key education facts and figures
Texas public universities' data and performance report: Part A
Great expectations: A guide to Alabama's high school graduation exam
Alabama education quick facts 2007
Education watch Alabama: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Alabama: Key education facts and figures 2006
Education watch Florida: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Florida: Key education facts and figures 2006
Education watch Texas: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Texas: Key education facts and figures 2006