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Author(s):New Leadership Alliance for Student Learning and Accountability
Title:Committing to quality: Guidelines for assessment and accountability in higher education
Organization:New Leadership Alliance for Student Learning and Accountability
Short Description:This report gives colleges strategies they can use to take these critical steps. It has been endorsed by endorsed by 27 national higher education organizations.
Annotation:Are students learning? Colleges and universities should expect to hear this question more often and more forcefully. They must act to ensure that their college degrees reflect a high level of student achievement — and to reaffirm the quality of these credentials. They can do so by gathering, using, and publicly reporting evidence of student learning. This report gives colleges strategies they can use to take these critical steps. It has been endorsed by endorsed by 27 national higher education organizations.
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Accountability and Productivity (Postsecondary)
Improving Postsecondary Student Success
Testing/Assessment/Standardized Test Results

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Changing the conversation about productivity: Strategies for engaging faculty and institutional leaders
If only we told our story better...Reenvisioning state-university relations through the lens of public engagement
Improving student transfer from community colleges to four-year institutions-The perspective of leaders from baccalaureate-granting institutions
Optimism, college major, and post-secondary dropout
Overlooked and underpaid: How Title 1 shortchanges high schools, and what ESEA can do about it
Boosting college completion for a new economy
Supporting data use while protecting the privacy, security and confidentiality of student information: A primer for state policymakers
Priced out: How the wrong financial-aid policies hurt low-income students
How four-year colleges and universities organize themselves to promote student persistence: The emerging national picture
Promising practices supporting low-income, first-generation students at DeVry University
Performance-based funding: A re-emerging strategy in public higher education financing
Federal higher education policy and the profitable nonprofits
Promoting postsecondary educational success for adults and families-A practical partnership guide
Front and center: Critical choices for higher education
The false promise of class-size reduction
Closing achievement gaps: Improving educational outcomes for Hispanic children: English language acquisition and middle school preparation: Keys to Latino educational success
Presidential perspectives: The 2011 Inside Higher Ed survey of college and university presidents
Financing community schools: Leveraging resources to support student success
Accountability & continuous improvement in remedial education: Getting Past Go Project
Protecting the federal investment in higher education: The gainful employment rule
Transforming high schools: Performance systems for powerful teaching
The effects of student coaching in college: An evaluation of a randomized experiment in student mentoring
Working systematically in action: Engaging family and community: A guide for facilitators
Turning around the nation's lowest performing schools: Five steps districts can take to improve their chances of success
Community college student survey
Service members in school: Military veterans' experiences using the post-9/11 GI Bill and pursuing postsecondary education
The impact of enhancing students' social and emotional learning: A meta-analysis of school-based universal interventions
Opening doors to student success: A synthesis of findings from an evaluation at six community colleges
Implementing the common core state standards: An action agenda for higher education
What should count? Frontline perspectives on student success and college accountability
Incentivizing school turnaround: A proposal for reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
The transition to adulthood: How states can support older youth in foster care
Achieving success: The latest news in achieving community college success (2011)
Giving credit where credit is due: Creating a competency-based qualifications framework for postsecondary education and training
Winning the future: Improving education for the Latino community
Greening community colleges: An environmental path to improving educational outcomes
Innovations in developmental math: Community colleges enhance support for nontraditional students
Creating opportunities in health care: The community college role in workforce partnerships
High school longitudinal study of 2009: A first look at fall 2009 ninth-graders parents', teachers, school counselors, and school administrators
Mapping state proficiency standards onto the NAEP scales: Variation and change in state standards for reading and mathematics, 2005-09
Getting it right: Crafting federal accountability for higher student performance and a stronger America
Getting through: Higher education's plan to increase the college completion rates of Boston public schools graduates
Smart money: Informing higher education philanthropy
Learning at a distance: Undergraduate enrollment in distance education courses and degree programs
Test, punish, and push out: How zero tolerance and high-stakes testing funnel youth into the school to prison pipeline
Expanded learning opportunities: A more comprehensive approach to preparing high school students for college and a career
Digital learning and technology: Federal policy recommendations to seize the opportunity-and promising practices that inspire them
What gets measured gets done: Adding college-course completion to K-12 accountability systems
Higher education spending and the state fiscal stabilization fund, part 3: State case studies
American Association of Community Colleges: Report on the 21st century initiative listening tour
Getting ready for college: An implementation and early impacts study of eight Texas developmental summer bridge programs
Strong support, low awareness: Public perception of the common core state standards
The CollegeKeys Compact: Getting into college: A cross-cohort examination of college preparations by lower-SES students
Civic engagement through digital citizenship: Engaging youth in active, participatory citizenship
Caught in the crisis: Students of color and native students in U.S. high schools
The digital learning imperative: How technology and teaching meet today's education challenges
The 8th annual AP report to the nation
Money, politics, and the rise of for-profit higher education in the US: A story of supply, demand and the brazilian effect
2012 Brown Center report on American education: How well are American students learning?
Transfer & mobility: A national view of pre-degree student movement in postsecondary institutions
Building institutional capacity for data-informed decision making
The economic value of opportunity youth
Opportunity road: The promise and challenge of America's forgotten youth
State policy profiles for completion by design
What four states are doing to support data-driven decision-making: Policies, practices, and programs
Men of color: Ensuring the academic success of Latinos in higher education
Hearing on non-traditional students
Mobility makers
The nation's report card: Trial urban district assessment mathematics 2011
Financial literacy at minority-serving institutions
Cohort default rates in context
I-STEM Resource Network
The Bologna club: What U.S. higher education can learn from a decade of higher education reconstruction
Passing the torch: Strategies for innovation in community college ESL
Lifelong learning: New strategies for the education of working adults
The Benwood plan: A lesson in comprehensive teacher reform
An early alert system for remediation needs of entering community college students: Leveraging the California standards test
Corporate investments in college readiness and access
Fulfilling the commitment: Recommendations for reforming federal student aid
The costs of failure factories in American higher education
Essential elements of engagement: High expectations and high support
Next generation state data system: What is needed to support the next generation assessment and accountability systems
Benefits of additional high school coursework and improved course performance in preparing students for college
CAPE Network: Universal Encouragement Program (UEP) Guidance Assessments
Creating a high school culture of college-going: The case of Washington State Achievers
Postsecondary education spending priorities for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
Barriers to college attainment: Lessons from Chicago
Imagine success: Engaging entering students
Using increased funding under the Workforce Investment Act to create multiple pathways to marketable postsecondary credentials and middle-class employment
College rankings: History, criticism and reform
Moving into students' spaces: The impact of academic advising on student engagement among undecided students
Redesigning the ninth-grade experience: Reduce failure, improve achievement, and increase high school graduation rates
Course-taking patterns and preparation for postsecondary education in California's public university systems among minority youth
Reaching higher with accountability (working paper)
A Culture of Evidence: An Evidence-Centered Approach to Accountability for Student Learning Outcomes
Beating the odds: The real challenges behind the math achievement gap - and what high-achieving schools can teach us about how to close it
The 4th annual AP report to the nation
The postsecondary achievement of participants in dual enrollment: An analysis of student outcomes in two states
Validity of high-school grades in predicting student success beyond the freshman year: High-school record vs. standardized tests as indicators of four-year college outcomes
Results that matter: Twenty-first century skills and high school reform
Giving students a chance to achieve: Getting off to a fast and successful start in grade nine
Beyond the open door: Increasing student success in the California community colleges
Students with learning disabilities transitioning from high school to college
Power tools: Designing state community college data and performance measurement systems to increase student success
The role of interim assessments in a comprehensive assessment system: A policy brief
2007 Status report on the Pell Grant program
2007 College-bound seniors: Total group profile report
Add it up: Using research to improve education for low-income and minority students
Characteristics of minority students who excel on the SAT and in the classroom
Mixed messages: What state high school tests communicate about student readiness for college
P-16 Data systems: An alignment status report
Community college survey of student engagement: 2005
Appropriate use of high stakes testing in our schools: How should student learning and achievement be measured
Powerful partnerships: Independent colleges share high-impact strategies for low-income students’ success
Ready for tomorrow: Helping all students achieve secondary and postsecondary success
Report of Rhode Island case study site visit
Student success: Statewide P-16 systems -- data and accountability systems
Student success: Statewide P-16 systems -- early outreach
Improving student assessment: A toolkit for developing organizational and administrative support for student assessment
Strategies for improving student success in postsecondary education
Opening doors: Support success: Services that may help low-income students succeed in community college
America's high school graduates: Results from the 2005 NAEP high school transcript study
Quality Counts 2007: State Highlights Reports
Charting a new course for career and technical education
The relationship between advanced placement and college graduation
What works for Latino students
Opening the door to the American Dream: Increasing higher education access and success for immigrants
Keeping America's promise: A report on the future of the community college
Squeeze play: How parents and the public look at higher education today
Using EPAS™ to evaluate school-based intervention programs: GEAR UP
Improving high-school-to-college transition through leadership and governance
Rigor plus support: How science teachers use literacy techniques to get students ready for college
Building a strong community college system for the state of Indiana: A best practices study
U.S. student and adult performance on international assessments of educational achievement
Liberal education outcomes: A preliminary report on student achievement in college
Transitioning adults to college: Adult basic education program models
Thinking outside the box: Policy strategies for readiness, access, and success
In need of improvement: NCLB & high schools
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
Building bridges to college and careers: Contextualized basic skills programs at community colleges
Guidance and career counselor's toolkit: Advising high school students with disabilities on postsecondary options
Independent Evaluation of the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE): Third Biennial Report
Institutional research and the culture of evidence at community colleges
State grant aid and it's effects on students' college choices
Fifty states of achieving the dream: State policies to enhance access to community colleges across the United States
Education reform 101: A primer on the new Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)
Expanding access and opportunity: The Washington State Achievers Program
Guiding developmental math students to campus services: An impact evaluation of the Beacon program at South Texas College
Rising to the challenge: Hispanic college graduation rates as a national priority
High school dropouts and the economic losses from juvenile crime in California
Characteristics of effective urban college preparation programs
Pathway to the baccalaureate: How one community college is helping underprepared students succeed
College for Every Student (CFES): Assessment of student outcomes 2007-08
Curriculum and instruction: A 21st century skills implementation guide
Making the connections: Connecting state and institutional policies to improve student success
Indiana Growth Model Factsheet
Improving low-performing schools: Lessons from five years of studying school restructuring under No Child Left Behind
Mathematics benchmarks grades K-12
Top gainers: Some public four-year colleges and universities make big improvements in minority graduation rates
Top gap closers: Some public four-year colleges and universities have made good progress in closing graduation rate gaps
Achieving the Dream: Evidence of change
Using data to increase student success: A focus on diagnosis: Principles and practices of student success
Expanding access and opportunity: The impact of the Gates Millennium Scholars program (2010 Update)
Re-imagining community colleges in the twenty-first century
Achieving success: The state policy newsletter of Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count: Winter 2010
Pathways to College Network
Best practices in statewide articulation and transfer systems
Interventions to support readiness, recruitment, access, transition, and retention for postsecondary education success: An equity of opportunity policy and practice analysis
Benchmarks: WICHE Region 2009
Making connections: Dimensions of student engagement (2009 CCSSE Findings)
Fighting for quality and equality, too: How states and policymakers can ensure the drive to improve teacher quality doesn't just trickle down to poor and minority children
Assessment for improvement: Tracking student engagement over time (NSSE 2009 Annual Report)
College readiness for the 21st century: A blog on college readiness in practice and policy
Lessons from Achieving the Dream for federal efforts to improve college completion rates
Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA): Returning to learning
The role and relevance of rankings in higher education policymaking
Field guide for improving student success
Adult education for work: Transforming adult education to build a skilled workforce
National opportunity to learn campaign: Lost opportunity: A 50 state report on the oppotunity to learn in America
When Johnny (or Janelle) comes marching home: National, state, and institutional efforts in support of veterans' education
Cost, commitment, and attainment in higher education: An international comparison
Transparency by design
Transparency by design: Principles of good practice for higher education institutions serving adults at a distance
Effective college access, persistence and completion programs and strategies for underrepresented student populations: Opportunities for scaling up
Investing in change: How much do Achieving the Dream colleges spend - and from what resources - to become data-driven institutions
Restoring the balance: Dollars, values, and the future of college sports
Transforming the high school experience: How New York City's new small schools are boosting student achievement and graduation rates
Managing contracts for educational equity: Emerging trends and issues
Lumina Foundation Focus: Off the charts: Columns of data provide support for student achievement
The breaking through practice guide
A national study of institutional policies for the evaluation of transfer applicants
Comparing NCLB and the Obama administration's blueprint
For-profit colleges: Undercover testing finds colleges encouraged fraud and engaged in deceptive and questionable marketing practices
Partnerships that promote success: Lessons from the evaluation of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's Community College Transfer Initiative
The condition of college and career readiness 2010
Leisure college USA: The decline in student study time
Big gaps, small gaps: Some colleges and universities do better than others in graduating African-American students
Big gaps, small gaps: Some colleges and universities do better than others in graduating Hispanic students
Southern Regional Education Board: Moving Ahead: State progress reports on Challenge to Lead goals
The relationship between AP exam performance and college outcomes
Complete to compete: Common college completion metrics
Conducting a scan of your college access and success system: Why it matters, how to do it, how to use it
Closing the college completion gap: A guidebook for the faith community
College choice process of Latino undocumented students: Implications for recruitment and retention
Community colleges and higher education: How do state transfer and articulation policies impact student pathways?
Can transfer and articulation policies propel communtiy college students to a bachelor's degree-and is that the only goal?
Just how similar? Community colleges and the for-profit sector
Access without equity: Longitudinal analysis of institutional stratification by race and ethnicity: 1972-2004
Increasing the number of STEM graduates: Insights from the US STEM education and modeling project
Hear us out: High school students in two cities talk about going to college
The US STEM education model (simulation)
State test score trends through 2008-09, Part 2: Slow and uneven progress in narrowing gaps
How many schools and districts have not made adequate yearly progress? Four-year trends
A policymaker's guide to early college designs: Expanding a strategy for achieving college readiness for all
Finishing the first lap: The cost of first-year student attrition in America's four-year colleges and universities
Partnerships between community colleges and prisons: Providing workforce education and training to reduce recidivism
On track to complete? A taxonomy of beginning community college students and their outcomes 3 years after enrolling: 2003-04 through 2006
Services to students with disabilities: A study of workload and costs
Rewarding progress, reducing debt: Early results from Ohio's performance-based scholarship demonstration for low-income parents
Mind the gaps: How college readiness narrows achievement gaps in college success
Investing in education and equity: Our nation's best future
Improving teacher quality: Here's how (guidebook)
Cracks in the ivory tower? The views of education professors circa 2010
Higher education web portals: Serving state and student transfer needs
Attendance counts: Advancing student success by reducing chronic absence
The impact of loan repayment rates on minority students
Does extending foster care beyond age 18 promote postsecondary educational attainment?
Distinct subgroups of former foster youth during young adulthood: Implications for policy and practice
Extending foster care to age 21: Weighing the costs to government against the benefits to youth
Class differences: Online education in the United States, 2010
Dual enrollment: A strategy for educational advancement of all students
Building a higher skilled workforce: Results and implications from the Bridgeconnect national survey
The impact of Pell grants on academic outcomes for low-income California community college students
The return on the federal investment in for-profit education: Debt without a diploma
Degree completion beyond institutional borders: Responding to the new reality of mobile and non-traditional learners
Benefitting whom? For-profit education companies and the growth of military educational benefits
When opportunity knocks, who answers? New evidence on college achievement awards
The shapeless river: Does a lack of structure inhibit students' progress at community colleges?
A report of GAO undercover testing on for-profit colleges: GAO bias evident in report to HELP committee
The 2010 Brown Center report on American education
A model for success: CART's linked learning program increases college enrollment
Improving undergraduate learning: Findings and policy recommendations from the SSRC-CLA longitudinal project
Profiting from health care: The role of for-profit schools in training the health care workforce
Evaluating programs for community college students: How do we know what works?
Now what? Imperatives and options for common core implementation and governance
Dollars for degrees: Structuring post-secondary scholarships to increase student success
Participation and success in the advanced placement program continue to grow in the SREB states
A contexualized reading-writing intervention for community college students
From access to success: A funder's guide to ensuring more Americans earn postsecondary degrees
National Opportunity to Learn Campaign
What impacts student success in college persistence and completion?
The linked learning approach: Building the capacity of teachers to prepare students for college and careers
Ensuring America's future: Federal policy and Latino college completion
A draft degree qualifications profile: A transformational challenge for US higher education
They rallying call: Bring game changing results to developmental education: The colloquium on state policy support for developmental education innovation
Postsecondary educational trajectories of urban youth: Addressing vulnerabilities and barriers to enrollment and persistence
A five year comparison between an extended school year and a conventional year school: Effects on academic achievement
Foster youth who have succeeded in higher education: Common themes
Raising the roof: Explore California public school data
Trends in eLearning: Tracking the impact of eLearning at community colleges
The numbers we need: Bringing balanced scorecards to education data
Response to Intervention (RTI) and English Learners (ELLs)
Understanding the K-12 common core state standards in mathematics
Fewer, clearer, higher: Moving forward with consistent, rigorous standards for all students
The Pell Institute and Pathways to College Network Evaluation Toolkit
Is it live or is it Internet? Experimental estimates of the effects of online instruction on student learning
Achieving success: The state policy newsletter of Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count: Spring issue
Charting the path from engagement to achievement: A report on the 2009 High School Survey of Student Engagement
Rebalancing the mission: The community college completion challenge
The rising price of inequality: How inadequate grant aid limits college access and persistence
From soldier to student: Easing the transition of service members on campus
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
2008 College-bound seniors
Finding a way: Practical examples of how a principal-counselor relationship can lead to success for all students
Outcomes of high impact practices for underserved students: A review of the literature
Removing roadblocks to rigor: Linking academic and social supports to ensure college readiness and success
Employer guide to adult education for work: Transforming adult eduction to build a skilled workforce
Background and supporting evidence for Adult Education for Work
2009 College-bound seniors: Total group profile report
More guidance, better results? Three-year effects of an enhanced student services program at two community colleges
Achieving a wealth of riches: Delivering on the promise of data to transform teaching and learning
College readiness and high school-to-college success
Public institution and university system financial conditions survey
MAPP: Measure of Academic Proficiency and Progress
Access to Learning
No time to lose: Why America needs an education amendment to the US Constitution to improve public education
Success at every step: How 23 programs support youth on the path to college and beyond
Higher education success among historically marginalized males
The Nation's Report Card: Mathematics 2009
BC AVID: Early implementation report
The Canadian student financial aid system: The case for modernization
Mind the access gap: Breaking down barriers to post-secondary education
Work less, study more, & succeed: How financial supports can improve postsecondary success
Changing course: Improving Aboriginal access to post-secondary education in Canada
Paying for college success: An introduction to the performance-based scholarship demonstration
Achieving the Dream Equity Resource Center
Measuring student achievement at postsecondary institutions
Higher education performance funding 2.0 - Funding degrees (tip sheet)
Metrics for improving cost accountability
Insuring college failure risk
Top 10 higher education state policy issues for 2010
Bridging the gaps to success: Promising practices for promoting transfer among low-income and first generation students: An in-depth study of six exemplary community colleges in Texas
Financial education in TRIO programs
Education reform starts early: Lessons from New Jersey's PreK-3rd reform efforts
2009 What works for Latinos in higher education
Baccalaureate success of transfers and rising four-year college juniors
A cost estimate of standards-based remediation in a community college developmental education program
A shared agenda: P-12 and postsecondary policy recommendations: Moving toward a more cohesive continuum of federal support for college opportunity
Postsecondary preparation and remediation: Examining the effect of the early assessment program at California State University
Building and using longitudianal data systems for effective reporting and to improve student achievement
Evaluating student success interventions: Principles and practices of student success
Strengthening institutional research and information technology capacity through Achieving the Dream: Principles and practices of student success
Latinos and the culture of college: How to build a commitment-to-college curriculum
Race to the Top: Accelerating college and career readiness in states: Teacher effectiveness
Transition and alignment: Two keys to assuring student success
Complete College America
Financial incentives for institutions and individuals: Survey findings from the Midwest and the Nation
Lowering student loan default rates: What one consortium of historically black institutions did to succeed
Communities of color: A critical perspective in the Common Standards movement
This school works for me: Creating choices to boost student achievement: A guide for America's leaders
This school works for me: Creating choices to boost student achievement: An implementation guide for school district administrators
This school works for me: Creating choices to boost student achievement: A guide for data analysts
Effective teaching: A key to success for all high school students
California high schools that beat the odds in high school graduation
Scaling up learning communities: The experience of six community colleges
Increasing college success: A roadmap for governors
The nation's report card: Reading 2009
Multiple Pathways in California: A New Option for High School Reform
Fueling the race to postsecondary success: A 48-institution study of prior learning assessment and adult student outcomes
Retaining teacher talent: Teaching for a living
New York City's Strategy for Improving High Schools: An Overview
A state leader's action guide to 21st century skills
Learning in a new key
What's Fair?
Community college student success: What institutional characteristics make a difference
Great expectations: A guide to Alabama's high school graduation exam
Affirmation and discovery: Learning from successful community college developmental programs in Texas
Policy recommendations for reauthorization of NCLB and HEA
Adult learners in higher education: Barriers to success and strategies to improve results
College access in Indiana and the United States 2007: Improving college access and success for Indiana adults 25 and over
Demography is not destiny: Increasing the graduation rates of low-income college students at large public universities
Using PLAN to identify student readiness for advanced courses in high school
Academic and noncognitive variables related to PLAN scores
Action plan: Educators/Policymakers
Preparing Oklahoma students for the future
Mathematics and science achievement and course-taking for college-bound high school students
Adult learners and new traditions in higher education
Improving academic achievement in urban districts: What state policymakers can do
Charter high schools: Closing the achievement gap
Middle school practices improve student achievement in high poverty schools
National Indian education study part I: The performance of American Indian and Alaska Native fourth- and eighth-grade students on NAEP 2005 reading and mathematics assessments
The nation's report card: U.S. history 2006
Aligned expectations: A closer look at college admissions and placement tests
Helping equip teachers to answer students' questions on college knowledge
Adult learning focused institution (ALFI) initiative
EPAS®: A system that works
Value added assessment: Accountability's new frontier
Engaging students, challenging the odds
Making accountability work: Community colleges and statewide higher education accountability systems
Institutional practices and student persistence: Extending the empirical record
All students college-ready: Findings from the Foundation's education work, 2000-2006
Education issues 2007
New Technology High School postsecondary student success study
Priming the pump: Strategies for increasing the achievement of underrepresented minority undergraduates
Bridging the gap between high school and college
Schools to watch
Homeschooled adults: Are they ready for college
Critical connections: Linking states’ unit record systems to track student progress
Paying back, not giving back: Student debt's negative influence on public service career opportunities
Moving Indiana forward: High standards and high graduation rates
Urgent but overlooked: The literacy crisis among adolescent English language learners
State systems of performance accountability for community colleges: Impact and lessons for policymakers
Promoting college access and success: A review of credit-based transition programs
Learning communities and student success in postsecondary education
Accelerated learning options: A promising strategy for states
Tennessee P-16 policy roundtable: Summary report
Moving into town - and moving on: The community college in the lives of traditional age students
SPIDO (State Policy Inventory Database Online)
Analyzing state and regional K-16 policies: A toolkit for researchers and policy analysts
Improving student attainment in community colleges: Institutional characteristics and policies
The adult learning gap: Why states need to change their policies toward adult learners
Reorienting the HEA reauthorization to reflect what research-based knowledge says about what works
Data sources for improving college access and success
Low-income adults in profile: Improving lives through higher education
Challenging times, clear choices: An action agenda for college access and success
Paths to persistence: An analysis of research on program effectiveness at community colleges
Converting data into action: Expanding the boundaries of institutional improvement
College affordability: Overlooked long-term trends and recent 50 state patterns
Hope works: Student use of education tax credits.
The American diploma project: Overview of research
A shared agenda: A leadership challenge to improve college access and success
Work-based learning and higher education: A research perspective
Making the grade in college prep: A guide for improving college preparation programs
Effects of students’ middle school and high school experiences on completion of the bachelor’s degree: How can school counselors make a difference?
Dollars and sense II: Lessons from good, cost-effective small schools
Measuring up 2006 state report card on education: Indiana
What works clearinghouse
Does implementing a research based school counseling curriculum enhance student achievement
NASPA: Student affairs administrators in higher education
A new look at the institutional component of higher education finance: A guide for evaluating performance relative to financial resources
Beyond high school: Improving transition programs for postsecondary education
School relationships foster success for African American students
The state role in accelerating student growth in low-performing high schools
Opening doors to earning credentials: Changing courses - Instructional innovations that help low income students succeed in community college
Indiana campus compact
Enhancing student services at Lorain County Community College: Early results from the Opening the Doors demonstration in Ohio
Improving quality and equity in education: Inspriring a new century of excellence in teaching and assessment
Adding it up: State challenges for increasing college access and success
Student success in college: Puzzle, pipeline, or pathway?
Improving educational attainment through extensive postsecondary encouragement services
The CollegeKeys Compact: Getting ready, getting in, and getting through college: Expanding options for low-income students
American Indian and Alaska Native students in U.S. high schools
Rethinking high school: Preparing students for success in college, career, and life
Constrained after college: Student loans and early career occupational choices
Schools need good leaders now: State progress in creating a learning-centered school leadership system
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
Framing new terrain: Older adults & higher education
Using rigorous evidence to improve policy and practice
Do support services at community colleges encourage success or reproduce disadvantage?
The Chafee Educational and Training Voucher (ETV) program: Six states' experiences
Lumina Foundation Lessons: Students aren't just data points, but numbers do count
Into the eye of the storm: Assessing the evidence on science and engineering education, quality, and workforce demand
Organizing instruction and study to improve student learning
How does the United States stack up? International comparisons of academic achievement
Lost in transition: Building a better path from school to college and careers
Closing the expectations gap, 2008
Delta project on postsecondary education costs, productivity, and accountability
The growing imbalance: Recent trends in U.S. postsecondary education finance
Youth with disabilities in the foster care system: Barriers to success and proposed policy solutions
State policies to bring adult learning into focus
Achievement and attainment in Chicago charter schools
State and Local Implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act
Examining gaps in mathematics achievement among racial-ethnic groups, 1972-1992
On ramp to college: A state policymaker's guide to dual enrollment
Knocking at the college door: Projections of high school graduates by state and race/ethnicity 1992-2022
Collaborating for success
Transitions to adulthood for homeless adolescents: Education and public policy
State early commitment programs: A contract for college success?
A critical mission: Making adolescent reading an immediate priority in SREB states
Center for College Affordability and Productivity
Transforming America's community colleges: A federal policy proposal to expand opportunity and promote economic prosperity
Improving student success by strengthening developmental education in community colleges: The role of state policy
Is your local high school making the grade? 10 Elements of a successful high school
Race to the top: Promising approaches to achieving college- and career-ready goals
Race to the top: Promising approaches to assisting the lowest-performing schools
Increasing student engagement through faculty development: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
The other college: Retention and completion rates among two-year college students
Ready to succeed: Changing systems to give California's foster children the opportunities they deserve to be ready for and succeed in school
EPAS® state of the nation report 2007: Mathematics
Promising instructional reforms in developmental education: A case study of three Achieving the Dream colleges
The effectiveness of student aid policies: What the research tells us
Promoting engagement for all students: The imperative to look within
Using early-warning data to improve graduation rates: Closing cracks in the education system
Building a better bridge: Helping young adults enter and succeed in college
State policies on student transitions: Results of a 50-state inventory
Accelerating Latino success at Texas border institutions: Possibilities and challenges
Creating postsecondary pathways to good jobs for young high school dropouts: The possibilities and the challenges
College credit in high school: Access and success for low-income and minority students
The community college transfer calculator: Identifying the course-taking patterns that predict transfer to a four-year institution
The learning communities demonstration: Rationale, sites, and research design
The impact of postsecondary remediation using a regression discontinuity approach: Addressing endogenous sorting and noncompliance
The impact of new college graduates on intrastate labor markets
The building blocks of success: Higher-level math for all students
Out of many, one: Toward rigorous common core standards from the ground up
The Pangloss Index: How states game the No Child Left Behind Act
New England Journal of Higher Education
Strengthening financial aid policies for low-income working adults
What are they and how do I use them? Strategies and tools to increase and improve filing of the federal Hope and Lifetime Learning education tax credits by low-income filers
Starting right: A first look at engaging entering students
Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE)
Student persistence in college: More than counting caps and gowns
Diverse issues in higher education
AYP results for 2010-11
It can be done, it's being done, and here's how
Poised to lead: How school counselors can drive college and career readiness
State high school tests: Changes in state policies and the impact of the college and career readiness movement
High school dual enrollment programs: Are we fast-tracking students too fast?
Determinants of students' success: The role of advanced placement and dual enrollment programs
The nation's report card: Trial urban district assessment reading 2011
Equity scorecard: A process for building institutional capacity to educate young men of color
Dropout recovery is national recovery: How federal policies can support the spread of Back on Track through College pathways
A crucible moment: College learning & democracy's future
Grapevine, Fiscal Year 2011-12
Unbundling youth, family, and community involvement in college access: On the ground in Austin, Texas
Preparing for change: A national perspective on common core state standards implementation planning
Movin' it and improvin' it! Using both education strategies to increase teaching effectiveness
SREB: State data exchange report: 42 Years and still counting: 2010-11 Indicators report
Raising job quality and skills for American workers: Creating more effective education and workforce development systems in the states
Duration and intensity: No time for cutting corners
Beyond the master plan: The case for restructuring baccalaureate education in California
A public education primer: Basic (and sometimes surprising) facts about the U.S. education system
Pathways to success: Integrating learning with life and work to increase national college completion
Five things education supporters should know about pension reform
Pathway to recovery: Implementing a back on track through college model
Data that matters: Giving high schools useful feedback on grads' outcomes
Up for grabs: The gains and prospects of first- and second generation young adults
NSSE Annual results 2011: Fostering student engagement campuswide
State test score trends through 2008-09, Part 5: Progress lags in high school, especially for advanced achievers
Increasing teacher diversity: Strategies to improve the teacher workforce
Data: The missing piece to improving student achievement
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
Leveraging service blueprinting to rethink higher education
Performance-based scholarships: Emerging findings from a national demonstration
Providing effective financial aid assistance to students from foster care and unaccompanied homeless youth: A key to higher education access and success: Version 2.0
Gateways to the principalship: State power to improve the quality of school leaders
Time is the enemy: The surprising truth about why today's college students aren't graduating... And what needs to change
Using community colleges to build a STEM-skilled workforce
Comparative indicators of education in the United States and other G-8 countries:
Recruitment, retention and the minority teacher shortage
Up to the challenge: The role of career and technical education in college and career readiness
Missed opportunity: How New York can do a better job of reconnecting youth on public assistance to education and jobs
Moving the starting line through prior learning assessment
The mission of the high school: a new consensus of the purposes of public education?
Spotlight on the common core state standards: What do teachers need to know?
A grounded theory of adult student persistence
State test score trends through 2008-09, Part 3: Student achievement at 8th grade
The College Access Challenge Grant (CACG) program
Who subsidizes whom? An analysis of educational costs and revenues
Aligning education and workforce goals to foster economic development
Degrees for what jobs? Raising expectations for colleges and universities in a global economy
Everybody ready for college
Charter schools that work: Economically integrated schools with teacher voice
A detection model of college withdrawal
Experiencing integration in Louisville: How parents and students see the gains and challenges
Keeping students enrolled: How community colleges are boosting financial resources for their students
Building roads to success: Key considerations for communities and states reconnecting youth to education
How college pricing undermines financial aid
Buying college: What consumers need to know
Changing the odds for students: Spotlight on Kingsborough College
Data Quality Campaign: Data for action 2010: Executive summary
High expectations and strong supports yield postsecondary success
Roadmap for ensuring America's future
Opportunity-rich schools and sustainable communities: Seven steps to align high-quality education with innovations in city and metropolitan planning and development
Affordability and transfer: Critical to increasing Baccalaureate degree completion
New path to federal student aid for those with no high school diploma or GED
The educational experience of young men of color: Federal legal implications and policy guidance
Promoting full-time attendance among adults in community college: Early impacts from the performance-based scholarship demonstration in New York
Teachers are the center of education: Mentoring, teaching and improving student learning
Institutional variation in credential completion: Evidence from Washington State Community and Technical colleges
Who wins? Who pays? The economic returns and costs of a Bachelor's degree
Speaking of salaries: What it will take to get qualified, effective teachers in all classrooms
Developing 20/20 vision on the 2020 degree attainment goal: The threat of income based inequality in education
The effects of in-state tuition for non-citizens: A systematic review of the evidence
The state fiscal stabilization fund and higher education spending
Slow off the mark: Elementary school teachers and the crisis in science, technology, engineering, and math education
National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment: Providing evidence of student learning: A transparency framework
Presidential leadership for public policy: A special report by the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education
Graduating at-risk students: a cross-sector analysis
The undereducated American
Achievement gaps: How Hispanic and white students in public schools perform in mathematics and reading perform on the national assessment of educational progress
Reawakening the dream deferred: Can comprehensive intervention programs increase college awareness among at-risk students?
Scaling community college interventions
Unlocking doors and expanding opportunity: Moving beyond the limiting reality of college and career readiness in California high schools
The common core state standards: Implications for higher education in the west
Farther, faster: Six promising programs show how career pathway bridges help basic skills students earn credentials that matter
The digital revolution and higher education: College presidents, public differ on value of online education
Percentage of states with alignment between K-12 and higher education standards
Transforming the rural south: A roadmap to improving rural education
Making every diploma count: Using extended-year graduation rates to measure student success
Successful school-community partnerships: Using lessons learned from practice and research to expand learning
Does race matter in educational diversity? A legal and empirical analysis
The future of higher education
Economic Diversity Among Selective Colleges: Measuring the Enrollment Impact of "No-loan" Programs
Enrollment management trends report: A snapshot of the 2011 ACT tested high school graduates
ERIN Project: Education Resource Information Navigator
The impact of affirmative action bans in graduate education
Broadening the benefits of dual enrollment: Reaching underachieving and underrepresented students with career-focused programs
How America pays for college 2012
ECAR study of undergraduate students and information technology, 2012
Middle skills jobs and the growing importance of postsecondary education
2012 National survey of school counselors
Certificates: Gateway to gainful employment and college degrees
Charter schools in SREB states: Critical questions and next steps for states
The completion arch: Measuring community college student success
Leaders & laggards: A state-by-state report card on public postsecondary education
The nation's report card: Science 2011
Increasing college and career readiness through dual enrollment: Research, policies, and effective practices
Study: College degrees pay off most for African Americans in California
Common Core implementation workbook
Using dual enrollment policy to improve college & career readiness: A web tool for decision makers
Trends in college spending, 1999-2009
The effect of housing wealth on college choice: Evidence from the housing boom
Promoting quality individualized learning plans: A "how to guide" focused on the high school years
What are the implications of possible selves research for school counseling practice?
Valuable learning or "spinning their wheels"?: Understanding excess credits earned by community college associate degree completers
Replenishing opportunity in America: The 2012 midterm report of public higher education systems in the Access to Success Initiative
Preparing all teachers to meet the needs of English Language Learners: Applying research to policy and practice for teacher effectiveness
Does more money matter? An introduction to the performance-based scholarship demonstration in California
Remediation: Higher education's bridge to nowhere
The other pipeline: From prison to diploma: Community colleges and correctional education programs
One dream, two realities: Perspectives of parents on America's high schools
Compendium of practices to increase Latino college completion 2012: Profiles of organizational efforts
AACC statement on the American Enterprise Institute's "Completion Matters: The High Cost of Low Community College Graduation Rates"
End-of-course exams
The Adult Education and Economic Growth Act: Toward a modern adult education system and a more educated workforce
The best of two worlds: Lessons from a community college-community organization collaboration to increase student success
Race to the top: What have we learned from the states so far? A state-by-state evaluation of Race to the Top performance
Instructional supports: The missing piece in state educational standards
Get with the program: Accelerating community college students' entry into and completion of programs of study (2012)
Statewide aid policies to improve college access and success
Work-integrated learning and career-ready students: Examining the evidence
Competing for school improvement dollars: State grant-making strategies
Highlights from TIMSS 2011: Mathematics and science achievement of U.S. fourth and eighth-grade students in an international context
Highlights from PIRLS 2011: Reading achievement of U.S. fourth grade students in an international context
Building a new AAU: The case for redefining higher education excellence
Forging new pathways: The impact of the breaking through initiative in michigan
The role of community-based organizations in the college access and success movement
Inseparable imperatives: Equity in education and the future of the American economy
Men of color: A role for policymakers in improving the status of black male students in U.S. higher education