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Author(s):Youth Development Institute
Title:The best of two worlds: Lessons from a community college-community organization collaboration to increase student success
Source:http://www.jff.org/sites/default/files/BestOfTw...
Date:2012
Organization:Jobs for the Future
Short Description:This brief seeks to build understanding of: the needs and strengths of young people who are underrepresented in higher education and who too rarely complete a credential; and the ways that youth development organizations and colleges—institutions that rarely work together and that have differing strengths, sizes, and professional cultures—can collaborate to improve student success.
Annotation:This brief seeks to build understanding of: the needs and strengths of young people who are underrepresented in higher education and who too rarely complete a credential; and the ways that youth development organizations and colleges—institutions that rarely work together and that have differing strengths, sizes, and professional cultures—can collaborate to improve student success. The brief discusses both in the context of New York City’s College Access and Success Initiative (CAS), which focuses on improving the odds of success for young people who have graduated from failing high schools, are recent immigrants, or who have dropped out and then attained a GED. Begun in 2004, it demonstrates how colleges and community organizations can integrate education and youth development to improve student success. CAS represents a new level of collaboration between a college and a CBO. The partners have worked hard to clarify a variety of elements, such as: what it means to have high expectations in each organization; how to create continuity of supports for individual students in a complicated and large institution; what kinds of relationship must be in place to create wraparound supports; and what staff skills must be developed to do this work.
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Estimating the return to college selectivity over the career using administrative earnings data
Reawakening the dream deferred: Can comprehensive intervention programs increase college awareness among at-risk students?
Gender inequalities in education
More is less: Extra time does little to boost college grad rates
Minority male student success programs at community colleges
Lumina Foundation Focus: Discerning learning: Colleges find new ways to show what students know
Data tools for accelerating Latino student success (ALASS)
Disrupting college: How disruptive innovation can deliver quality and affordability to postsecondary education
Introduction to the Community College Research Center (CCRC) assessment of evidence series
Profiting from health care: The role of for-profit schools in training the health care workforce
Institutional variation in credential completion: Evidence from Washington State Community and Technical colleges
Capacity building to diversify STEM: Realizing potential among HBCUs
Latino college completion: State series
Promising practices supporting low-income, first-generation students at DeVry University
Improving community college success
From GED to college degree: Creating pathways to postsecondary success for high school dropouts
The College Access Challenge Grant (CACG) program
Early college graduates: Adapting, thriving, and leading in college
Greening community colleges: An environmental path to improving educational outcomes
Innovations in developmental math: Community colleges enhance support for nontraditional students
Engaging adjunct and full-time faculty in student success innovation
School tracking and access to higher education among disadvantaged groups
Facilitating student learning through contextualization
College success for all: How the Hidalgo independent school district is adopting early college as a district-wide strategy
Subprime opportunity: The unfulfilled promise of for-profit colleges and universities
Access without equity: Longitudinal analysis of institutional stratification by race and ethnicity: 1972-2004
Evaluating programs for community college students: How do we know what works?
Rewarding progress, reducing debt: Early results from Ohio's performance-based scholarship demonstration for low-income parents
Central Indiana Talent Alliance
Conducting a scan of your college access and success system: Why it matters, how to do it, how to use it
The social life of college information: Relationships and experiences as tools for enhancing college decision making
Factors contributing to the upward transfer of baccalaureate aspirants beginning at community colleges
Academic competitiveness and national SMART grant programs: First-year lessons learned
The impact of Pell grants on academic outcomes for low-income California community college students
Changes in postsecondary awards below the bachelor's degree: 1997-2007
Education pays 2010
Yes we can: The Schott 50-state report on public education and black males
Big gaps, small gaps: Some colleges and universities do better than others in graduating Hispanic students
The 'bottom' seventy percent: What America's elite institutions of higher learning owe to everyone else
From access to success: A funder's guide to ensuring more Americans earn postsecondary degrees
Collaborating to create change: How El Paso Community College improved the readiness of its incoming students through Achieving the Dream
Achieving success: The state policy newsletter of Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count: Spring issue
Engaging older youth: Program and city-level strategies to support sustained participation in out-of-school time
YourWordsToday.org
Florida policy options to accelerate Latino student success in higher education
Minority student success: The role of teachers in Advanced Placement Program (AP) courses
Characteristics of effective urban college preparation programs
Lumina Foundation Focus: Off the charts: Columns of data provide support for student achievement
College readiness for all: The challenge for urban high schools
Promoting a culture of student success: How colleges and universities are improving degree completion
Child poverty and intergenerational mobility
Open-access colleges responsible for greatest gains in graduation rates
Keeping the promise of opportunity: Redesigning financial aid to support post-secondary completion among low-income young adults
Economic Diversity Among Selective Colleges: Measuring the Enrollment Impact of "No-loan" Programs
The effects of learning communities for students in developmental education
The state of Latinos in the United States: Although the growing population has experienced marked success, barriers remain
The impact of affirmative action bans in graduate education
Performance-based funding of higher education: A detailed look at best practices in six states
For this place, for these people: An exploration of best practices among charter schools serving native students
Leaders & laggards: A state-by-state report card on public postsecondary education
Close, but no degree: Removing barriers to degree-completion and economic advancement in New Jersey
The effect of housing wealth on college choice: Evidence from the housing boom
Does more money matter? An introduction to the performance-based scholarship demonstration in California
Healthcare
APSCU's five tenents of veteran education
What can a multifaceted program do for community college students?
Latino college completion in 50 states
The great cost shift: How higher education cuts undermine the future middle class
The role of minority-serving institutions in national college completion goals
Jobs, jobs, jobs: Challenges community colleges face to reach the unemployed
Meeting the STEM workforce challenge: Leveraging higher education's untapped potential to prepare tomorrow's STEM workforce
Sealing the gaps: Supporting low-income, first-generation students at four-year institutions in Texas post-transfer
Western Policy Exchanges
Open educational resources: Tools to help 21st century students achieve their postsecondary eduation goals and keep America competitive
A matter of degrees: Promising practices for community college student success
Documenting uncertain times: Post-graduate transitions of the Academically Adrift cohort
The role of Pell Grants in access, persistence and completion
The hidden costs of community colleges
Young adult outcomes of youth exiting dependent or delinquent care in Los Angeles county
School counselors literature and landscape review: The state of school counseling in America
Gains and gaps: Changing inequality in U.S. college entry and completion
The impacts of state performance funding systems on higher education institutions: Research literature review and policy implications
Increasing return on investment from federal student aid
Working credentials: Sub-baccalaureate degrees and certificates are paying off for students and their employers
Higher education, merit-based scholarships and post-baccalaureate migration
Review of the effects of school vouchers on college enrollment: Experimental evidence from New York City
College Greenlight
Common measures for college access and success
A better affirmative action: State universities that created alternatives to racial preferences
Adult college completion toolkit
Autonomy and innovation: Systemic change in a decentralized state
Business resources for a college- and career-ready America
Can simple be equitable? Lessons from state grant programs
STEM: Science, technology, engineering, mathematics (Full Report)
Striving for student success: A model of shared accountability
Performance-based scholarships: Emerging findings from a national demonstration
Innovation at scale: How Virginia community colleges are collaborating to improve developmental education and increase student success
Using data and inquiry to build equity-focused college-going cultures
Three policies to reduce time to degree
Transfer & mobility: A national view of pre-degree student movement in postsecondary institutions
Statewide aid policies to improve college access and success
Improving the odds for failing schools
It can be done, it's being done, and here's how
The long-term impacts of teachers: Teacher value-added and student outcomes in adulthood
Issues facing historically black colleges and unversities: Results of a focused discussion and survey
Action plan for improving measures of postsecondary student success
Pathways through graduate school and into careers
Refocusing adult education on career and postsecondary success: An analysis of adult education (Title II) in WIA reauthorization proposals
Weighing the evidence: A conversation with community college presidents on using research to support student success outcomes
California's economic payoff: Investing in college access and completion
Measuring nontraditional student success: An imperative for colleges and universities
Broadening the benefits of dual enrollment: Reaching underachieving and underrepresented students with career-focused programs
Student voices on the higher education pathway: Preliminary insights & stakeholder engagement concerns
The competition that really matters: Comparing U.S., Chinese, and Indian investments in the next-generation workforce
Expanding access and opportunity: The Washington State Achievers Program
Raising their voices: Engaging students, teachers, and parents to help end the dropout epidemic
Toward reduced poverty across generations: Early findings from New York City's conditional cash transfer program
Scaling up learning communities: The experience of six community colleges
Developmental Education Initiative: State policy framework and strategy
High school dropouts and the economic losses from juvenile crime in California
A next social contract for the primary years of education
College for Every Student (CFES): Assessment of student outcomes 2007-08
High school mentors in brief: Findings from the Big Brothers Big Sisters school-based mentoring impact study
Untapped potential: Early labor market outcomes of dropouts and graduates from Philadelphia's public schools
The tax and transfer fiscal impacts of dropping out of high school in Philidelphia city and suburbs
Who benefits most from college? Evidence for negative selection in heterogeneous economic returns to higher education
Project U-turn
Employment experience of youths: Results from a longitudinal survey
SREB/Go Alliance
Minorities and the recession era college enrollment boom
Federal higher education policy priorities and the Asian American and Pacific Islander community
The path forward: The future of graduate education in the United States
Learning communities for students in developmental reading: An impact study at Hillsborough Community College
Turning community college drop-outs into graduates
Lumina Foundation focus: The productivity push: System wide reform allows Arizona to serve more students
Effectiveness of fully online courses for college students: Response to a department of education meta-analysis
Grantmakers for Education
Helping former foster youth graduate from college: Campus support programs in California and Washington state
Back on track to college: A Texas school district leverages state policy to put dropouts back on the path to success
A gathering force: A survey of two cohorts of Hispanic Scholarship Fund scholars
The return on the federal investment in for-profit education: Debt without a diploma
Center for Postsecondary and Economic Success (C-PES)
Five strategies to help low-income adults and youth attain community college credentials
Higher education web portals: Serving state and student transfer needs
Bringing adults back to college: Designing and implementing a statewide concierge model
Major differences: Explaining student engagement by field of study: Annual results 2010
The condition of education in brief: 2005
Time to completion: States and systems must tackle the time dilemma
Dollars for degrees: Structuring post-secondary scholarships to increase student success
Get with the program: Accelerating community college students' entry into and completion of programs of study
A grounded theory of adult student persistence
Adult College Completion Network
Degrees for what jobs? Raising expectations for colleges and universities in a global economy
Achieving ambitious goals: Case studies of scaling up programs for advancing low-skilled adults
K-12 education reform: Implications and opportunities for public colleges and universities
When opportunity knocks, who answers? New evidence on college achievement awards
Meeting the challenge: The role of school leaders in turning around the lowest-performing high schools
Ready by 21 case study: Austin, TX
High expectations and strong supports yield postsecondary success
Opening doors to student success: A synthesis of findings from an evaluation at six community colleges
Cross-system collaboration for reconnecting youth
Building capacity for reconnecting youth
Working systematically in action: Engaging family and community: A guide for facilitators
Improving student transfer from community colleges to four-year institutions-The perspective of leaders from baccalaureate-granting institutions
What's it worth: The economic value of college majors
Affirming the goal: Is college and career readiness an internationally competitive standard?
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Time to completion
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Characteristics of credential completers
The college keys compact: 2011 catalog of effective practices: Programs and practices that expand options for students from low-income backgrounds
Latino college completion: Pennsylvania
En camino (on our way): Educational toolkit for families
A community college instructor like me: Race and ethnicity interactions in the classroom
Moving the starting line through prior learning assessment
Four steps to finishing first: An agenda for increasing college productivity to create a better educated society
A guide for African-American parents: How to help your child prepare for college and career
Successful school-community partnerships: Using lessons learned from practice and research to expand learning
Strategies for success in career development: The career coach curriculum guide
Focus on education for the formerly incarcerated
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute: Youth site
Economic mobility: Is the American Dream alive and well?
Still looking to the future: Voluntary K-12 student integration: A manual for parents, educators, and advocates
Low-income students and college success: More than money
The costs and benefits of an excellent education for all of America's children
Improving academic performance among Native American students: A review of the research literature
Department of Upward Bound programs: Strategic plan
Best practices in student support services: A study of five exemplary sites
Moving into students' spaces: The impact of academic advising on student engagement among undecided students
Project Complete
Early intervention program and college partnerships
McNair scholar handbook
Connecting schools, families, and communities: Stories and results from the Annie E. Casey Foundation's education investments
Beyond social justice: The threat of inequality to workforce development in the Western United States
Measuring up 2008
The Condition of Latinos in education: 2008 Factbook
Do increases in Pell and other grant awards increase college-going among lower income high school graduates? Evidence from a 'natural experiment'
The Bologna Process for US eyes: Re-learning higher education in the Age of Convergence
Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP)
Improving student success by strengthening developmental education in community colleges: The role of state policy
Learning better together: The impact of learning communities on the persistence of low-income students
The learning communities demonstration: Rationale, sites, and research design
A model of success: The model institution's for excellence program's successful leadership in STEM education (1995-2007)
Given half a chance: The Schott 50 state report on public education and black males
Community colleges under stress
Evaluating the impact of interventions that promote successful transitions from high school
It's not about the cut score: Redesigning placement assessment policy to improve student success
"Careers for the future" education program
Current challenges and opportunities in preparing rural high school students for success in college and careers: What federal policymakers need to know
Evaluating student success interventions: Principles and practices of student success
Core commitments of participating (Achieving the Dream) colleges
Expanded learning: Making it work for high school students
FY 2011 budget proposal: Thoughts and recommendations for increasing college access and success
Family factors and student outcomes
Socioeconomic stratification of community college transfer access in the 1980s and 1990s: Evidence from HS&B and NELS
Re-imagining community colleges in the twenty-first century
Drowning in debt: The emerging student loan crisis
Baccalaureate success of transfers and rising four-year college juniors
College readiness issue brief: High expectations: A key to success for all
Removing roadblocks to rigor: Linking academic and social supports to ensure college readiness and success: Executive summary
Opportunity adrift: Our flagship universities are straying from their public mission
Changes in postsecondary degrees below the Bachelor's: 1997-2007
Why have college completion rates declined? An analysis of changing student preparation and collegiate resources
Getting started at community colleges: Reducing unplanned pregnancy and strengthening academic achievement
Making the connections: Connecting state and institutional policies to improve student success
The price of knowledge: Access and student finance in Canada -- Third edition
Innovations in college readiness: How early college schools are preparing students underrepresented in higher education for college success
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
The changing pathways of Hispanic youth into adulthood
Parent and caregiver activities to create a college-going culture
Field guide for improving student success
Aboriginal peoples and post-secondary education: What educators have learned
Future to Discover: Early Implementation Report
Working learners: Educating our entire workforce for success in the 21st century
Financing higher education: A myriad of problems, a myriad of solutions
From soldier to student: Easing the transition of service members on campus
Diplomas and dropouts: Which colleges actually graduate their students (and which don't)
Falling off track during the transition to high school: What we know and what can be done
Keeping score when it counts: Sweet 16 men's and women's teams: A look at their academic success
Keeping score when it counts: Graduation rates and academic progress rates (APR) for 2009 NCAA women's and men's division I basketball tournament teams
Education Equality Project
Transforming America's community colleges: A federal policy proposal to expand opportunity and promote economic prosperity
Keeping score when it counts: Graduation rates and academic progress rates (APR) for 2009 NCAA men's division I basketball tournament teams
Realizing the promise: How state policy can support alternative certification programs
Opening doors: Promoting student success in community college and beyond
Every child, every promise: Turning failure into action
Access and achievement: Building educational and career pathways for Latinos in advanced technology
Placing college graduation rates in context: How 4-Year college graduation rates vary with selectivity and the size of low-income enrollment
Ithaca College - Frederick Douglass Academy Partnership
Gender gap grows
Adolescence: Are parents relevant to students' high school achievement and postsecondary attainment
Promise abandoned: How policy choices and institutional practices restrict college opportunity
Who goes to preschool and why does it matter?
Bridge Partnership
The school to college transition: Challenges and prospects
A matter of degrees: Improving graduation rates in four-year colleges and universities
How curriculum influences college persistence in Indiana and the nation
How is school reform tied to increasing college access and success for low income and minority youth
Pathways to a four-year degree: Determinants of transfer and degree completion
National college access network
Show us the money: Low-income students, families, and financial aid
College is possible
Mexican Americans and other Latinos in postsecondary education: Institutional influences
Increasing success for underserved students: Redesigning introductory courses
The link between high school reform and college access and success for low-income and minority youth
Beyond the open door: Increasing student success in the California community colleges
Understanding Latino parental involvement in education: Perceptions, expectations, and recommendations
Education longitudinal study of 2002 (ELS:2002): A first look at the initial postsecondary experiences of the high school Sophomore class of 2002
The postsecondary achievement of participants in dual enrollment: An analysis of student outcomes in two states
The family: America's smallest school
College readiness: Helping all students access and succeed in higher education
Transitioning out of high school: A quick stats fact sheet
High school dropout: A quick stats fact sheet
Education in the United States: Parent primer (English Language Version)
The CollegeKeys Compact: Getting ready, getting in, and getting through college: Expanding options for low-income students
Innovation America: A compact for postsecondary education
Results that matter: Twenty-first century skills and high school reform
New kids on the block: Results from the Moving to Opportunity experiment
Community college student success: What institutional characteristics make a difference
Education watch Alabama: Key education facts and figures 2004
Status and trends in the education of racial and ethnic minorities
Educational programs and projects that address the needs of low-income students
Breaking the cycle of poverty starts with learning
Promoting a systematic focus on learning supports to address barriers to learning and teaching
Looking to the future: Volunatary K-12 school integration
The path of many journeys: The benefits of higher education for native people and communities
Who's left behind? Immigrant children in high and low LEP schools
Building pathways to success for low-skill adult students: Lessons for community college policy and practice from a longitudinal student tracking study
Ladders of learning: Fighting fade-out by advancing pK-3 alignment
Strategies for improving student success in postsecondary education
Focus on foster care: Building educational support for youth in care
California Community Colleges: Making them stronger and more affordable
Hitting home: Quality, cost, and access challenges confronting higher education today
Building a strong community college system for the state of Indiana: A best practices study
College affordability for students from low and lower-middle income families
California policy options to accelerate Latino success in higher education
The impact of diversity on college students: The latest research
Student African American Brotherhood
Adult learning focused institution (ALFI) initiative
Graduating to a pay gap: The earnings of women and men one year after college graduation
A national talent strategy: Ideas for securing US competitiveness and economic growth
Forging new pathways: The impact of the breaking through initiative in michigan
Black male student athletes and racial inequities in NCAA division I college sports
Reverse transfer: A national view of student mobility from four-year to two-year institutions
Rethinking remedial education: The role of MSIs in serving underreprepared students in the 21st century
Critical perspectives on race and equity in review of higher education
Paying for college: A brief look at student financial aid programs
Demography is not destiny: Increasing the graduation rates of low-income college students at large public universities
College access for the working poor: Overcoming burdens to succeed in higher education
Liberal education outcomes: A preliminary report on student achievement in college
Students entering and leaving postsecondary occupational education: 1995-2001
Demography as destiny: How America can build a better future
Act on fact: Using data to improve student success
Effective preschool curricula and teaching strategies
The postsecondary educational experiences of high school career and technical education concentrators: Selected results from the NELS: 88/2000 Postsecondary education transcript study
Closing educational achievement gaps for Latino/a students in Utah
Successful bilingual schools: Six effective programs in California
Supporting adult English language learners' transitions to postsecondary education
Collegiate learning assessement project
Degree completions in areas of national need: 1996-97 to 2001-02
The road less traveled? Students who enroll in multiple institutions
Forming a college-going community in U.S. public high schools
Choosing Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs): A closer look at Latino students college choices
Asking the right questions: A judicial checklist to ensure that the educational needs of children and youth in foster care are being addressed
Is student success labeled institutional failure? Student goals and graduation rates in the accountability debate at community colleges
Raising the Bar: Policy Recommendations for high school reform
Postsecondary success begins with high school preparation
Making performance accountability work: English lessons for U.S. community colleges
The Breakthrough High School project
Enhancing student services at Owens Community College: Early results from the Opening Doors demonstration in Ohio
Unmasking the effects of student engagement on college grades and persistence
A plan to improve the quality of teaching in American schools
Early Head Start and teen parent families: Partnerships for success
Beyond myths: The growth and diversity of Asian American college freshmen: 1971-2005
Establishing an effective guidance and advisement system
The study of economic, informational, and cultural barriers to community college student transfer access at selective institutions: National estimates of transfer access and baccalaureate degree attainment at four-year colleges and universities
Educational needs index
Educational needs index state report: Indiana
Status and trends in the education of American Indians and Alaska Natives
The challenges of financial aid awareness and college access
Beyond the tunnel problem: Addressing cross-cutting issues that impact vulnerable youth
Educational attainment in the United States: 2003
With diploma in hand: Hispanic high school seniors talk about their future
Education Trust, Inc
Lumina Foundation for Education
A deficit of understanding: Confronting the funding crisis in higher education and the threat to low-income and minority access
Improving student attainment in community colleges: Institutional characteristics and policies
Powerful partnerships: Independent colleges share high-impact strategies for low-income students’ success
Lumina Foundation focus: Refuse to lose: Today’s colleges and universities must work to foster student success
Choosing to improve: Voices from colleges and universities with better graduation rates
Student success: Understanding graduation and persistence rates
Effects of students’ middle school and high school experiences on completion of the bachelor’s degree: How can school counselors make a difference?
Crisis at the core: Preparing all students for college and work
College knowledge: What Latino parents need to know and why they don't know it
Closing the college participation gap: A national summary
Leaving boys behind: Public high school graduation rates
Postsecondary access for Latino middle-grades students (PALMS)
Paying for persistence: Early results of a Louisiana scholarship program for low-income parents attending community college
Student success: Statewide P-16 systems -- early outreach
Pathways to and through college: Linking policy with research and practice
Part II: Institutional strategies, strategies to increase student success
National Urban League: Campaign for African American Achievement
What community college practices and policies are effective in promoting student success: A study of high- and low-impact institutions
ACSFA policy brief: The toolbox and student aid policy
Center for Student Opportunity
Career development interventions and academic self-efficacy: A pilot study
Designing and financing an integrated program of college study: Lessons from the California Academy of Liberal Studies
Education pays 2006: The benefits of higher education for individuals and society
Accelerated learning options: A promising strategy for states
Focus on families: How to build and support family-centered practices after school
How do pre-collegiate outreach programs impact college-going among underrepresented students
Making opportunity affordable: Reinvesting in college access and success
Pacific Islanders lagging behind in higher educational attainment
Georgia's HOPE scholarship and minority and low-income students: Program effects and proposed reforms
America's perfect storm: Three forces changing our nation's future
Young lives on hold: The college dreams of undocumented students
Improving academic preparation for college: What we know and how state and federal policy can help
Action required: Addressing the nation's lowest performing high schools
Non-traditional student success in public two-year colleges
The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES)
Putting kids on the pathway to college: How is your school doing? A college pathways rubric
When Johnny (or Janelle) comes marching home: National, state, and institutional efforts in support of veterans' education
The public realities of private student loans
SREB Factbook on higher education
Setting up success in developmental education: How state policy can help community colleges improve student success outcomes
Future to discover: Early implementation report -- Executive summary
Foundations for success: Early implementation report
A family affair: The impact of paying for college or university
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Late stop-outs
Are student employment and academic success linked?
Building student success from the ground up: A case study of an Achieving the Dream college
Hispanicity and educational inequality: Risks, opportunities and the nation's future
Educational Policy Improvement Center
More guidance, better results? Three-year effects of an enhanced student services program at two community colleges
Guiding the way to higher education: Step by step to college workshops for students curriculum (middle school, early high school, late high school)
Community college student outcomes: Limitations of the Intergrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and recommendations for improvement
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
The economic benefits from halving the dropout rate: A boom to businesses in the nation's largest metropolitan areas
College readiness issue brief: Social support: An essential ingredient to success
A shared agenda: Action alert for community leaders
Taking stock: Higher education and Latinos
Benchmarking the success of Latina and Latino students in STEM to achieve national graduation goals
A social capital framework for the study of institutional agents & their role in the empowerment of low-status students & youth
Expanded time, enriching experiences: Expanded learning time schools and community organization partnerships
Engaging faculty in the Achieving the Dream initiative: Principles and practices of student success
Basics of longitudinal cohort analysis: Principles and practices of student success
The quality imperative: Match ambitious goals for college attainment with an ambitious vision for learning
Education reform starts early: Lessons from New Jersey's PreK-3rd reform efforts
Graduation championship series: If a school's graduation rates mattered on the gridiron, college football's national rankings would look quite different
Race to the Top: Accelerating college and career readiness in states: Low-performing schools
Good Shepherd Services
The building blocks of success: Higher-level math for all students
Characteristics and destinations of students who transfer: Second report
Economic state of young America
The Benwood plan: A lesson in comprehensive teacher reform
Education and training for TANF recipients: Opportunities and challenges under the final rule
Imagine success: Engaging entering students
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: When do students stop out?
College-ready students, student-ready colleges: An agenda for improving degree completion in postsecondary education
Mapping new directions: Higher education for older adults
Coming to our senses: Education and the American future
Joining the conversation about educating our poorest children: Emerging leadership roles for school counselors in high-poverty schools
Apply to succeed: Ensuring community college students benefit from need-based financial aid
Commonwealth Corporation
Creating postsecondary pathways to good jobs for young high school dropouts: The possibilities and the challenges
The costs of failure factories in American higher education
Urban school counseling: Implications for practice and training
The status of Latinos/as in engineering: Confronting the "new" American dilemma
Engaged for success: Service-learning as a tool for high school dropout prevention
National Indian Education Study 2007 Part II: The educational experiences of American Indian and Alaska Native students in grades 4 and 8
Advancing adults into community college programs: Data tools from Breaking Through
I-STEM Resource Network
National study of student support services. Third-year longitudinal study results and program implementation study update
On ramp to college: A state policymaker's guide to dual enrollment
GEAR UP Resources Clearinghouse Homepage
A profile of the Ronald McNair postbaccalaureate achievement program: 1999-2000
A profile of the Talent Search program: 1998-99
Breaking through: Factsheet
Reaching higher with Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana: Focusing on the roll of community colleges
Reaching higher with accountability (working paper)
State policies to bring adult learning into focus
Achievement and attainment in Chicago charter schools
Crafting a new vision for high school: How states can join academic and technical studies to promote more powerful learning
From high school to the future: Potholes on the road to college
Promoting academic momentum at community colleges: Challenges and opportunities
Do student success courses actually help community college students succeed?
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
Overlooked gems: A national perspective on low-income promising learners
Community college access and affordability for occupational and nontraditional students
Recruitment, retention and the minority teacher shortage
Scaling up Breaking Through: 2010 evaluation
High flyers: Policies and strategies that boost developmental education success in Florida's community colleges
Aligning community colleges to their local labor markets: The emerging role of online job ads for providing real-time intelligence about occupations and skills in demand
Building integrated pathways to sustainable careers: An introduction to the Accelerated Opportunity Initiative
Debt to degree: A new way of measuring college success
The midwest challenge: Matching jobs with education in the post-recession economy
After-school toolkit: TIps, techniques, and templates for improving program quality
The high cost of low graduation rates: Taxpayers lose millions
Improving college performance and retention the easy way: Unpacking the ACT exam
America's Promise Alliance dropout prevention summits
How four-year colleges and universities organize themselves to promote student persistence: The emerging national picture
Teacher voices: Immigration, language and culture
One degree of separation: How young Americans who don't finish college see their chances for success
Making summer count: How summer programs can boost children's learning
Developmental Education Initiative (DEI) self-assessment tool
Linking costs and postsecondary degrees: Key issues for policymakers
Service members in school: Military veterans' experiences using the post-9/11 GI Bill and pursuing postsecondary education
Accelerating college readiness: Lessons from North Carolina's innovator early colleges
Keeping score when it counts: Graudation success and academic progress rates for the 2011 NCAA Division1 men's basketball tournament teams
Accountability & continuous improvement in remedial education: Getting Past Go Project
Community college student survey
Breaking barriers: Plotting the path to academic success for school-age african-american males
The degree qualifications profile
Illinois adult education bridge evaluation: Technical report
Catalyst for completion: Performance-based funding in higher education: A case study of three states
Education and the economy: Boosting the nation's economy by improving high school graduation rates among students of color and native students
Giving credit where credit is due: Creating a competency-based qualifications framework for postsecondary education and training
A phenomenological study of high school counselor advocacy as it relates to the college access of underrepresented students
Unconventional wisdom: A profile of the graduates of early college high school
Performance incentives to improve community college completion: Learning from Washington State's Student Achievement Initiative (a state policy brief)
Getting what we pay for: State community college funding strategies that benefit low-income, lower-skilled students
Modeling the role of community colleges in increasing educational attainment and workforce preparedness
Just how similar? Community colleges and the for-profit sector
A call for change: The social and eductational factors contributing to the outcomes of black males in urban schools
Next generation learning: The intelligent use of technology to develop innovative learning models and personalized educational pathways
Tracking students to 200 percent of normal time: Effect on institutional graduation rates
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?
Ensuring success for returning veterans
Grading higher education: Giving consumers the information they need
Certificates count: An analysis of sub-baccalaureate certificates
Measuring success by degrees: The status of college completion in SREB states
The progress of education reform: Investing in college completion
No time to waste: Policy recommendations for increasing college completion
One-shot deal? Students' perceptions of assessment and course placement in California's community colleges
The power of the education-industry partnership: Fostering innovation in collaboration between community colleges and businesses
Web tables - student financing of undergraduate education: 2007-08
Time to act: Closing the racial achievement gap
Setting statewide college- and career-ready goals
Strong foundations: The state of postsecondary data systems
Ensuring America's future: Benchmarking Latino college completion to meet national goals: 2010 to 2020
Recruiting and retaining older African American and Hispanic boys in after-school programs: What we know and what we still need to learn
Status and trends in the education of minority groups
The college completion agenda: State policy guide
Ensuring youth transitioning from foster care are connected by 25: Lessons learned from the foster care work group
The Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Network
Investing in change: How much do Achieving the Dream colleges spend - and from what resources - to become data-driven institutions
The Pell Institute and Pathways to College Network Evaluation Toolkit
College for all?
Community College 2.0
State of metropolitan America: On the front lines of demographic transformation
Who borrows most? Bachelor's degree recipients with high levels of student debt
A new national approach to career navigation for working learners
Keeping score when it counts: Graduation rates for 2010 NCAA men's division 1 basketball tournament teams
Academic progress/graduation success rate study of Division I NCAA women’s and men’s basketball tournament teams
Keeping score when it counts: Assessing the 2009-10 bowl-bound college football teams - academic performance improves but race still matters
Hispanic student enrollments reach new high in 2011
Promising and practical strategies to improve postsecondary education
Does race matter in educational diversity? A legal and empirical analysis
Connecting the dots between learning and resources
Preparing high school students for college: An exploratory study of college readiness programs in Texas
America's children in brief: Key national indicators of well-being, 2012
What Works Clearinghouse review of the report "The effects of student coaching in college: An evaluation of a randomized experiment in student mentoring"
Factbook Bulletin: Minority enrollment gains show region's progress toward college completion goals
Competency-based degree programs in the US: Postsecondary credentials for measurable student learning and performance
The economic case for higher education
Reforming the state's transfer progress on senate bill 1440
Valuable learning or "spinning their wheels"?: Understanding excess credits earned by community college associate degree completers
Make me a match: Helping low-income and first generation students make good college choices
Dual enrollment: Reviewing programs to promote college completion
Driving K-12 reform through a college-access and success agenda
Housing costs, zoning, and access to high quality schools
The Adult Education and Economic Growth Act: Toward a modern adult education system and a more educated workforce
State HIgher Education Finance 2011
Rethinking higher education business models: Steps toward a disruptive innovation approach to understanding and improving higher education outcomes
AACC statement on the American Enterprise Institute's "Completion Matters: The High Cost of Low Community College Graduation Rates"
Overcoming obstacles to college attendance and degree completion: Toward a pro-college savings agenda
Do high stakes placement exams predict college success?
Predicting success in college: The importance of placement tests and high school transcripts
Positive student outcomes in community schools: Providing services that meet the many needs of students and parents
A stronger nation through higher education: A detailed look at college attainment-nationally, by state and by metro area
The truth behind higher education disclosure laws
A better measure of skills gaps: Utilizing ACT skill profile and assessment data for strategic skill research
Achieving the Dream data notes: What's in a name? Are they really credential-seeking students?
Trends in Chicago's schools across three eras of reform: Full report
Middle-class societies invest more in public education: A stronger middle class is associated with higher levels of spending on education
Operation College Promise
Good policy, good practice II: Improving outcomes and productivity in higher education: A guide for policymakers
Today's promise, tomorrow's future: The social and educational factors contributing to the outcomes of Hispanics in urban schools
Advocacy in action toolkit
Still on the sidelines: What role will higher education trustees play in higher education reform?
The college completion agenda: 2011 progress report
Accelerating college knowledge: Examining the feasibility of a targeted early commitment Pell Grant program
The economic benefits of postsecondary degrees: A state and national level analysis
Inseparable imperatives: Equity in education and the future of the American economy
2012 National survey of school counselors: True north: Charting the course to college and career readiness
Debt, jobs, diversity and who gets in: A survey of admissions directors
The urgency of now: The Schott 50-state report on public education and black males
Lifting Latinos up by their 'rootstraps': Moving beyond trauma through a healing-informed framework for Latino boys and men
"They never told me what to expect, so I didn't know what to do": Defining and clarifying the role of a community college student
Staying in school: A proposal to raise high school graduation rates
The college completion agenda: 2011 state policy guide
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
Career clusters: Forecasting demand for high school through college jobs 2008-2018
New measures, new perspectives: Graduates time-and-credits-to degree in SREB states
Increasing teacher diversity: Strategies to improve the teacher workforce
NSSE Annual results 2011: Fostering student engagement campuswide
Leveraging data for college completion
The state of young America: Economic barriers to the American dream
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
Learn and earn: Modeling the success of Metropolitan College: The Business-Higher Education Forum's simulation series
Ramp-up to Readiness
Get with the program: Accelerating community college students' entry into and completion of programs of study (2012)
Assets & opportunity scorecard
Illinois community college: Focus on the finish: A report to Governor Pat Quinn and the Illinois General Assembly
The 8th annual AP report to the nation
Pell grants and the lifting of rural America's future
Hard times: College majors, unemployment and earnings: Not all college degrees are created equal
National postsecondary enrollment trends: Before, during, and after the great recession
America's youth: Transitions to adulthood
What can we learn from law school? Legal education reflects issues found in all of higher education
Achieving results through community school partnerships: How districts and community leaders are building effective, sustainable relationships
The Aspen Prize for community college excellence
A strong start: Positioning young black boys for educational success: A statistical profile
Hiring and higher education: Business executives talk about the costs and benefits of college
Keeping students on course: An impact study of a student success course at Guilford Technical Community College
An analysis of learning outcomes of underrepresented students at urban institutions
The completion arch: Measuring community college student success
What is "career ready"?
Choosing who delivers: The impact of placing limits on the delivery of remedial education at four-year institutions
Transforming the educational experience of young men of color
Transforming the educational experience of young men of color: Companion workbook
Leading by example: A case study of peer leader programs at two Achieving the Dream colleges
Washington state student achivement initiative: Achievement points analysis for academic years 2007-2011
Increasing college and career readiness through dual enrollment: Research, policies, and effective practices
A new classification scheme for for-profit institutions
5 Education factors in focus
Evaluating student outcomes at for-profit colleges
Pursuing the American Dream: Economic mobility across generations
Students with disabilities: Better federal coordination could lessen challenges in transition from high school
From soldier to student II: Assessing campus programs for veterans and service members
Trends among young adults over three decades, 1974-2006
Using assessment results: Promising practices of institutions that do it well
Higher education: Gaps in access and persistence study
Cracking the credit hour
Overcoming the poverty challenge to enable college and career readiness for all: The crucial role of student supports
An examination of the information technology job market
The role of two-year institutions in four-year success
Graduated success: Sustainable economic opportunity through one- and two-year credentials
State Higher Education Finance FY 2009
Reaching higher: Strategic initiatives for higher education in Indiana (Updated 2010 Version)
What's possible: Turning around America's lowest achieving schools
Pathway to the baccalaureate: How one community college is helping underprepared students succeed
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Attendance and completion patterns
Restructuring 'restructuring': Improving interventions for low-performing schools and districts
Altered state: How the Virginia community college system has used Achieving the Dream to improve student success
The course of innovation: Using technology to transform higher education
The relationship between AP exam performance and college outcomes
The financial aid challenge: Successful practices that address the underutilization of financial aid in community colleges
Educational attainment in the United States: 2009
ETS Policy Notes: Advancing learning for our diverse adult population
The Condition of Education 2010
Using state data to promote continuous improvement of workforce programs: Guidance for states preparing applications to the U.S. DOL workforce data quality initiative
National Opportunity to Learn Campaign
Increasing baccalaureate attainment in Louisville: A proposed blueprint for community action
The rising price of inequality: How inadequate grant aid limits college access and persistence
Summer reading, summer not: How project READS (Reading Enhances Achievement During Summer) can advance equity
Beyond the rhetoric: Improving college readiness through coherent state policy
The college completion agenda: 2010 progress report
ACT college readiness case study: "You can go to college": Foster High School
Are you gainfully employed? Setting standards for for-profit degrees
Underperforming schools and the education of vulnerable children
Taking the next step: The promise of intermediate measures for meeting postsecondary completion goals
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
Finishing the first lap: The cost of first-year student attrition in America's four-year colleges and universities
College graduation rates: Behind the numbers
Understanding the working college student
Strengthening college opportunity and performance: Federal, state and institutional leadership
Persistence and attainment of 2003–04 beginning postsecondary students: After six years
Effects of welfare reform on vocational education and training
Closing the gap between high school and college
Transfer and articulation policies
Achieving success: The latest news in promoting community college success
Housing policy is school policy: Economically integrative housing promotes academic success in Montgomery County, Maryland
Enhancing tax credits to encourage saving for higher education: Advancing the American opportunity tax credit and reforming the saver's credit
Getting past go: Remedial and developmental education policy at a crossroads
The differential impact of wealth vs. income in the college-going process
What should count? Frontline perspectives on student success and college accountability
Parents' guide to student success
Education and the economy: Boosting state and national economies by improving high school graduation rates
The need for institutional fiscal responsibility
Speaking of salaries: What it will take to get qualified, effective teachers in all classrooms
Scaling up is hard to do: Progress and challenges during the first year of Achieving the Dream Developmental Education Initiative
Podcast: Getting high school dropouts in and out of college
Young children of immigrants and the path to educational success: Key themes from an Urban Institute roundtable
Examining the role of summer bridge programs in promoting college readiness and completion: Lessons learned from Texas' developmental summer bridges
Assessing developmental assessment in community colleges
Adults with college degrees in the United States, by county
Cracking the student aid code: Parent and student perspectives on paying for college
The shapeless river: Does a lack of structure inhibit students' progress at community colleges?
Ready by 21 case study: Georgetown Divide
Buying college: What consumers need to know
College completion toolkit
A detection model of college withdrawal
Saving now and saving later: How high school reform can reduce the nation's wasted remediation dollars
Complete to Compete: Higher education data dashboards (state reports)
Scaling community college interventions
Online and hybrid course enrollment and performance in Washington State Community and Technical Colleges
Higher education: Students at the heart of the system
Opportunities for efficiency and innovation: A primer on how to cut college costs
The false promise of class-size reduction
Not just kid stuff anymore: The economic imperative for more adults to complete college
FIve ways ed pays: Five powerful ways a college degree can transform your life and your lifestyle
Optimism, college major, and post-secondary dropout
The educational experience of young men of color: Capturing the student voice
Project WIn-Win
High school longitudinal study of 2009: A first look at fall 2009 ninth-graders parents', teachers, school counselors, and school administrators
Using data to drive change: A guide for college access and success stakeholders
Impacting college-going and completion rates in your community: Taking a systems approach
Breaking schools' rules: A statewide study of how school discipline relates to students' success and juvenile justice involvement
Unlocking the gate: What we know about improving developmental education
Smart money: Informing higher education philanthropy
Recent participation in formal learning among working-age adults with different levels of education
Are teachers prepared for racially diverse schools? Teachers describe their preparation, resources, and practices for racially diverse schools
Racial disparities and the new federalism
Using longitudianal data to increase community college student success: A guide to measuring milestone and momentum point achievement
The real technology challenge
The 4th annual AP report to the nation
Enrollment status and outcomes
Engaging faculty and staff: An imperative for fostering retention, advising, and smart borrowing
An overview of post-secondary support programs for former foster youth
The Black Collegian Online: The Career Site for Students of Color
Dropout risk factors and exemplary programs: A technical report
Adult learning in focus: National and state-by-state data
Adult learning in focus: Individual state profiles and downloadable data
Parent expectations and planning for college: Statistical analysis report
Turning around chronically low-performing schools
All Kinds of Minds
National evaluation of Upward Bound: Summary of first-year impacts and program operations
Upward Bound Math-Science: Program description and interim impact estimates
Leveraging postsecondary partners to build a college-going culture: Tools for high school-postsecondary partnerships
Helping community college students cope with financial emergencies: Lessons from the Dreamkeepers and Angel Fund financial aid programs
In-state tuition for undocumented immigrants
National Center for Family Literacy
ADULT ENGLISH LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION IN THE UNITED STATES: Determining Need and Investing Wisely
Closing the achievement gap: School, community, family connections
The transformative individual school counseling model: An accountability model for urban school counselors
Better together: Realigning pre-college skills development programs to achieve greater academic success for adult learners
Flexible learning options for adult students
Critical conditions for equity and diversity in college access: Informing policy and monitoring results
High schools as launch pads: How college-going culture improves graduation rates in low-income high schools
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Developmental education: Completion status and outcomes
Creating a high school culture of college-going: The case of Washington State Achievers
The future of middle-skill jobs
The other college: Retention and completion rates among two-year college students
Educational outcomes for children and youth in foster and out-of-home care
Tuition equity legislation: Investing in Colorado high school graduates through equal opportunity to postsecondary education
Cities in crisis 2009: Closing the graduation gap: Educational and economic conditions in America's largest cities
College outcomes comparisons by AP and non-AP high school experiences
For the benefit of all: Ensuring immigrant health and well-being
An early alert system for remediation needs of entering community college students: Leveraging the California standards test
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders: Facts, not fiction: Setting the record straight
National League of Cities
YouthBuild USA
Pushing the envelope: State policy innovations in financing postsecondary education for workers who study
College access and success state data
2009 Student retention practices and strategies at four-year and two-year institutions
The historic opportunity to get college readiness right: The Race to the Top fund and postsecondary education
Deloitte 2009 education survey overview: Redefining high school as a launch pad
Financial education in TRIO programs
Assessing the use and impact of ECMC Foundation's Realizing the College Dream curriculum
The high cost of low educational performance: The long-run economic impact of improving PISA outcomes
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: Supplement to the analysts' guide
Processes and challenges in identifying learning disabilities among English Language Learner students in three New York state districts
Fueling the race to postsecondary success: A 48-institution study of prior learning assessment and adult student outcomes
Time to Completion Web Site
Transfer access from community colleges and the distribution of elite higher education
Linking secondary and postsecondary systems: Lessons from Indiana
Removing roadblocks to rigor: Linking academic and social supports to ensure college readiness and success: Annotated bibliography
The value of value-added data
College enrollment hits an all-time high, fueled by community college surge
No time to lose: Why America needs an education amendment to the US Constitution to improve public education
Rising by Degrees
Benchmarks: WICHE Region 2009
Growing pains: Scaling up the nation's best charter schools
Leadership for challenging times: Report of the Commission on presidential leadership and global competitiveness (Executive Summary)
Making high school students into "college material"
The American high school graduation rate: Trends and levels
The productivity argument for investing in young children
Investing in disadvantaged young children is an economically efficient policy
Lumina Foundation Focus: No more kid stuff: Colleges and universities take a mature approach to serving adult students
The schools teachers leave: Workforce mobility in Chicago public schools
Leading in a changing America: Presidential perspectives from Hispanic-serving institutions
Background and supporting evidence for Adult Education for Work
Foundations for success: Short-term impacts report
Mind the access gap: Breaking down barriers to post-secondary education
Early-college high school: Modest experiment or national movement?
National opportunity to learn campaign: Lost opportunity: A 50 state report on the oppotunity to learn in America
Quick facts about financial aid and community colleges, 2007-08
Transparency by design: Principles of good practice for higher education institutions serving adults at a distance
College portrait of undergraduate education (search and comparison tool for participating college and universities by state)
Rising tuition and enrollment in public higher education
From assets to school outcomes: How finances shape children's perceived possibilities and intentions
Priming the pump: Strategies for increasing the achievement of underrepresented minority undergraduates
Reflections on college access and persistence
Opening doors: Support success: Services that may help low-income students succeed in community college
Catching the Dream
Questbridge
Revelations and recommendations: The 2000 HSF Hispanic education study
Excelencia in education
Paving the way to postsecondary education: K-12 intervention programs for underrepresented youth
College scholarships for Latino students: Are opportunities being missed?
After Michigan, what? Next steps for affirmative action
Paying for college: The rising cost of higher education
Does public funding for higher education matter?
An exploration of what we know about the formation and impact of perceptions of college prices, student aid, and the affordability of college-going and a prospectus for future research
A test of leadership: Charting the future of U.S. higher education
American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian education in the states
Miles to go: Louisiana
American student achievement institute
It's my life: Postsecondary education and training
Dollars and sense II: Lessons from good, cost-effective small schools
Alpha Phi Alpha: Go to high school, go to college initiative
College enrollment gender gap widens for White and Hispanic students, but race and income disparities still most significant new ACE report finds
Addressing achievement gaps: Leading the challenge of developing high-potential youth
Teachers and the gender gaps in student achievement
High school guidance counselors: Facilitators or preemptors of social stratification in education
Does implementing a research based school counseling curriculum enhance student achievement
Grants for students: What they do, why they work
Achieving the dream: Community colleges count
Vital voices: Building constituencies for public school reform
On course for success: A close look at high school courses that prepare students for college
How do educators’ cultural belief systems affect underserved students’ pursuit of postsecondary education
Under-prepared community college students: Implications of attitudinal and experiential differences
Improving college access for minority, low-income, and first-generation students
Paths to persistence: An analysis of research on program effectiveness at community colleges
Access denied: Restoring the nation’s commitment to equal educational opportunity
Held back: How student aid programs fail working adults
Opening doors: Expanding educational opportunities for low-income workers
Gender gap among undergraduates could stem from wage premium for women, study finds
An overview of higher education in the United States: Diversity, access, and the role of the marketplace
Higher education reform: Incorporating the needs of foster youth
Preparing diverse adolescents for the transition to adulthood
Cultural barriers to incurring debt: An exploration of borrowing and impact on access to postsecondary education
Migrant students attending college: Facilitating their success
Add and subtract: Dual enrollment as a state strategy to increase postsecondary success for underrepresented students
A new core curriculum for all: Aiming high for other peoples' children
Ticket to nowhere: The gap between leaving high school and entering college and high performance jobs
Addressing the shame of higher education: Programs that support college enrollment and retention of African-American males
It's kind of different: Student experiences in two early college high schools
Powerful pathways: Framing options and opportunities for vulnerable youth
A look at immigrant youth: Prospects and promising practices
Life after high school: Young people talk about their hopes and prospects
The road ahead: Improving diversity in graduate education
Student success in college: Puzzle, pipeline, or pathway?
The narrowing gap in New York City teacher qualifications and its implications for student achievement in high-poverty schools
Putting English language learners on the educational map: The No Child Left Behind Act implemented
Setting the stage for new high schools: Municipal leadership in supporting high school alternatives
What works in remediation: Lessons from 30 years of research
A college access contract
Starfish Initiative
Starfish Initiative: Mentoring application
Getting students to meet challenging academic and career goals: Involving school mentors, parents, and community leaders
No Child Left Behind: What's in it for parents (Spanish Language Version)
From aspirations to action: The role of middle school parents in making the dream of college a reality
Adding it up: State challenges for increasing college access and success
Accelerated remedial math education: How institutional innovation and state policy interact
Learning in a new key
Retooling career and technical education
A state leader's action guide to 21st century skills
Beyond access: How the first semester matters for community college students' aspirations and persistence
Education watch Alabama: Key education facts and figures 2006
Alabama: Featured facts from the SREB Fact Book on higher education
College is possible: A guide for undocumented students
Forging new partnerships: Adult and developmental education in community colleges
Preparing all Indiana youth for life in the global human capital economy
Connected by 25: Financing entrepreneurship programs for youth transitioning out of foster care
Engaging Mexican Immigrant Parents in Their Children's Education: A Guide for Teachers
Project Mentor
Return on investment: Educational choices and demographic change in California's future
Echoes of Bakke: A fractured Supreme Court invalidates two race-conscious K-12 student assignment plans but affirms the compelling interest in the educational benefit of diversity
Colorado Reports
Institutional Student Profiles Fall 2006 for the State of Alabama
Engaged learning: Fostering success for all students
Improving college readiness and success for all students: A joint responsibility between K-12 and postsecondary education
Helping students make good decisions and act on them: The real meaning of guidance and advisement
Understanding recent changes in child poverty
College learning for the new global century
Children at risk: Consequences for school readiness and beyond
Student retention and graduation: Facing the truth, living with the consequences
Promoting school readiness through universal preschool
School and parent interaction by household language and poverty status: 2002–03
Inventing Hispanic serving institutions (HSIs): The basics
The high cost of high school dropouts: What the nation pays for inadequate high schools
Healthier and wealthier: Decreasing healthcare costs by increasing educational attainment
Championing success: A report on the progress of tribal college and university alumni
Leading by example
In need of improvement: NCLB & high schools
What's wrong with guys?
Addressing the needs of adult learners
Action plan: Educators/Policymakers
Guide for parents: Ten steps to prepare your child for college
The benefits of racial/ethnic student groups: A psychologist explains
Transfer: An indispensable part of the community college mission
Progress of education reform: Producing quality credentials: Why data and analytics matter
The SAT report on college & career readiness: 2012
The stealth inequities of school funding: How state and local school finance systems perpetuate inequitable school spending
Completing college: A national view of student attainment rates
The earning power of recent graduates from Virginia's colleges and universities: How are graduates from different degree programs doing in the labor market?
The earning power of graduates from Tennessee's colleges and universities: How are graduates from different degree programs doing in the labor market?
Middle skills jobs and the growing importance of postsecondary education
Cornerstones of completion: State policy support for accelerated, structured pathways to college credentials and transfer
Information and college access: Evidence from a randomized field experiment
Preparing for college
MALDEF Federal education rights pamphlet (spanish version)
Do Current State Standards and Assessments Reflect College Readiness?: A Case Study
Adult learners in higher education: Barriers to success and strategies to improve results
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning
Opening Doors project publications
College degree nearly doubles annual earnings; Indiana lags nation in attainment of bachelor's degree
Better outcomes for low-income youth and adults: Lessons from MetLife foundation awards
Institute for Educational Leadership
Latinas in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)
Accelerated learning for all
How diversity affects teaching and learning
Educational opportunity for all?
U.S. student and adult performance on international assessments of educational achievement
Nontraditional undergraduates
Improving educational opportunties for students who work
Institutional practices and student persistence: Extending the empirical record
A multi-institution analysis of the effects of campus-based financial aid on student persistence at public four-year institutions
Expanding opportunities: Postsecondary career and technical education and preparing tomorrow’s workforce
Addressing America's dropout challenge: State efforts to boost graduation rates require federal support
How outreach programs are implemented affects student achievement
Improving high-school-to-college transition through leadership and governance
Enacting diverse learning environments: Improving the climate for racial/ethnic diversity in higher education
Urgent but overlooked: The literacy crisis among adolescent English language learners
Just for the kids
Equality and education, A Century Foundation project
Breaking barriers: A case study of two high performing high schools
Educational vouchers for universal preschools
One day I will make it: A study of adult student persistence in library literacy programs
A summary of research and publications on early childhood for American Indian and Alaska Native children
Ensuring academic success for English learners
School readiness: Closing racial and ethnic gaps
How desegregation changed us: The effects of racially mixed schools on students and society
Keeping America's promise: A report on the future of the community college
Narrowing the gaps in educational attainment: A policymaker's guide for assessing and responding to needs for community college services
The context of "choice" in college pathways
Great expectations: A guide to Alabama's high school graduation exam
Earnings by attainment
Benchmarks: Indicators of effective educational practice
Motivating the unmotivated student
Graduate education: The backbone of American competitiveness and innovation
Pathways to excellence
College access in Indiana and the United States 2007: Improving college access and success for Indiana adults 25 and over
Guidance and career counselor's toolkit: Advising high school students with disabilities on postsecondary options
Critical hours: Afterschool programs and educational success
Are they really ready to work? Employers perspectives on the basic knowledge and applied skills of new entrants to the 21st century U.S. workforce
American Indian and Alaska Native students in U.S. high schools
How far behind in math and reading are English Language Learners?
School Redesign Network
Black college dollars: 2007-2008 Directory of scholarships for African-American students
The turnaround challenge: Why America's best opportunity to dramatically improve student achievement lies in our worst-performing schools
Voces (Voices): A profile of today's Latino college students
A disturbing trend in law school diversity
PISA 2006: OECD Briefing notes for the United States
Committing to student engagement: Reflections on CCSSE's first five years: 2007 findings
Creating a college-going culture guide
Characteristics of minority-serving institutions and minority undergraduates enrolled in these institutions
Graduate enrollment and degrees: 1996-2006
Minorities in higher education twenty-second annual status report: 2007 supplement
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
Afterschool programs as an oasis of hope for black parents in four cities
Cashing in or cashing out: Tools for measuring the effectiveness and outcomes of financial aid events
Education pays 2007: The benefits of higher education for individuals and society
To ensure America's future: Building a national opportunity system for adults
School context, student attitudes and behavior, and student achievement: An exploratory analysis
Access and persistence: Winter 2006
Access to postsecondary education for undocumented students
College access: Results from a survey of low-income teens and parents
Closing achievement gaps: Improving educational outcomes for Hispanic children
Swimming against the tide: The poor in American higher education
Our impoverished view of education reform
Net price to family for dependent and independent undergraduate students by institutional type/control and parental income quartiles, 2004
Higher education opportunities for foster youth: A primer for policymakers
Correcting course: How we can restore the ideals of public higher education in a market-driven era
The power to change: High schools that help all students achieve
First in the family: Advice about college from first generation students
School relationships foster success for African American students
Getting through college: Voices of low-income and minority students in New England
Public attitudes on higher education
Center for leadership development
Postsecondary education opportunity
Mentoring high-school Latino students: Realism versus false hope
State data systems and privacy concerns: Strategies for balancing public interests
Data sources for improving college access and success
College access in Indiana and the United States: A 2003-04 status report
Who should we help? The negative social consequences of merit aid scholarships
Findings from the Condition of Education 2001: Students whose parents did not go to college
A guide to establishing community-based college access centers
HBCU graduates: Employment, earnings, and success after college
The expectations gap: A 50 state review of high school graduation requirements
Fast track to college: Increasing postsecondary success for all students
What role can dual enrollment programs play in easing the transition between high school and postsecondary education
Raising the graduation rates of low-income college students
Socioeconomic status, race/ethnicity, and selective college admissions
Latino youth finishing college: The role of selective pathways
All students reaching the top: Strategies for closing academic achievement gaps
Educational attainment of people 18 years and over, by age, sex, race, and Hispanic origin, for the 25 largest states: March 2000
College access, financial aid, and college success for undergraduates from foster care
Prep for prep
Improving access to the baccalaureate
Latino achievement in the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics
Measuring up 2006
Low educational attainments continue to penalise people in many OECD countries
Rethinking high school graduation rates and trends
Moving into town - and moving on: The community college in the lives of traditional age students
Capturing the college potential of students from under-served populations: An analysis of efforts to overcome social and financial barriers to college, executive summary
The role of academic and non-academic factors in improving college retention
Building a strong community partnership
Building strong families 2004
What are the expected benefits associated with implementing a comprehensive guidance program
Do expenditures for student support services lead to demonstrable gains in student achievement
Involving parents
Connecting the dots: Multifaceted analyses of the relationships between student engagement results from the NSSE, and the institutional practices and conditions that foster student success
As America becomes more diverse: The impact of state higher education inequality
Forum for youth investment
Part I: Barriers to student success on college campuses
Foundation for excellent schools
National Association of Street Schools
Puente Project
ScholarShop
Career advancement for low-income workers through community college and community-based organization partnerships
Raising and educating healthy boys: A report on the growing crisis in boys' education
The George Lucas Educational Foundation
Diversity and persistence in Indiana higher education: The impact of preparation, major choices, and financial aid
Engines of inequality: Diminishing equity in the nation's premier public universities
The relationship between advanced placement and college graduation
The talent development high school model: Context, components, and initial impacts on ninth-grade students' engagement and performance
Indiana project on academic success: Retention Bibliography
Enhancing high school reform: Lessons from site visits to four cities
College rankings reformed: The case for a new order in higher education
Data quality campaign: Using data to improve student achievement
CPS: A leader in AP growth
Knowledge for practice: A training program for college access advisors
Breaking through the barriers to college: Empowering low-income communities, schools, and families for college opportunity and student financial aid
Destination university: A guide to college for students and their families (Spanish Version)
American Indian Education Foundation: Tools for success scholarship handbook
Bridging the gap between high school and college
NCAA Federal Graduation Rates Data Archive
Promoting educational success for young people in foster care
Intercollegiate athletes and effective educational practice: Winning combination or losing effort
Forgotten students: American Indian high school students' narratives on college going
Talent Development High Schools
Is your local high school making the grade? 10 Elements of a successful high school
Race to the top: Promising approaches to achieving teacher-related goals
Race to the top: Promising approaches to assisting the lowest-performing schools
The Education Equality Project: Improving teacher quality
Toward informative assessment and a culture of evidence: Results from strengthening pre-collegiate education in community colleges
National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment
The 2008 Brown Center report on American education: How well are American students learning
Cost, commitment, and attainment in higher education: An international comparison
Connext Postsecondary Assessment System
Getting back on track: Effects of a community college program for probationary students
National opportunity to learn campaign: State data and analysis
How colleges organize themselves to increase student persistence: Four-year institutions (College Board study on student retention)
Parental transfers, student achievement, and the labor supply of college students
Strengthening community colleges' influence on economic mobility
And after high school? A pan-Canadian study of grade 12 students in French-language schools in minority settings: Educational aspirations and plans to pursue a career in their home regions -- Executive Summary
Creating college readiness: Profiles of 38 schools that know how
Helping students navigate the path to college: What high schools can do
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Characteristics of students who stop out
What we must to do to create a system that prepares students for college success
Listening to Latinas: Barriers to high school graduation
Military service members and veterans in higher education: What the new GI Bill may mean for postsecondary institutions
Education & the military spouse: The long road to success
How much are college students borrowing?
Measuring student achievement at postsecondary institutions
Four steps to finishing first in higher education: A guide for state policymakers
Are charter schools making a difference? A study of student outcomes in eight states
Promoting gatekeeper course success among community college students needing remediation: Findings and recommendations from a Virginia study
Southern Education Foundation (SEF)
Annotated bibliography of resources for transforming school counseling
Success at every step: How 23 programs support youth on the path to college and beyond
The benefits to taxpayers from increases in students' educational attainment
The role of guidance in post-secondary planning
Providing effective financial aid assistance to students from foster care and unaccompanied homeless youth
The economic benefits from halving Indianapolis's dropout rate: A boon to regional business
Achieving success: The state policy newsletter of Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count: Winter 2010
A shared agenda: P-12 and postsecondary policy recommendations: Moving toward a more cohesive continuum of federal support for college opportunity
What states can do to improve teacher effectiveness
Multiple pathways to STEM: Examining state differences in community college attendance among Latino STEM bachelor's degree holders
Georgia Graduation Coach Initiative
Guiding developmental math students to campus services: An impact evaluation of the Beacon program at South Texas College
Engaged learning in a public university: Trends in the undergraduate experience
Communities of color: A critical perspective in the Common Standards movement
Building a campus support network for students emerging from foster care
The effects of public support on college attainment
Revving the education engine: Effectively aligning education, workforce, and economic development policy
Service-learning and Hispanic students: What works in the field
Using Achieving the Dream to meet accreditation requirements: Principles and practices of student success
High school career academies: A 40-year proven model for improving college and career readiness
On the cusp in California: How PreK-3rd strategies could improve education in the Golden State
The next step in systems-building: Early childhood advisory councils and federal efforts to promote policy alignment in early childhood
Corporate investments in college readiness and access
Improving the distribution of teachers in low-performing high schools
Creating change one step at a time: Efforts to improve college access and success in Indiana
Communities in Schools
Community college success: Is it a pathway to opportunity?
State future workforce gap summaries
Black Alliance for Educational Options
Strategic designs: Lessons from leading edge small urban high schools
Community colleges: Special supplement to the Condition of Education 2008
Examining American Indian perspectives in the Central Region on parent's involvement in education
Reach higher, America: Overcoming crisis inthe U. S. workforce
The impact of postsecondary remediation using a regression discontinuity approach: Addressing endogenous sorting and noncompliance
The Pangloss Index: How states game the No Child Left Behind Act
Postsecondary education spending priorities for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
Community colleges: A route of upward economic mobility
Educational Attainment in the United States: 2007
Poverty and potential: Out-of-school factors and school success
Referral, enrollment, and completion in developmental education sequences in community colleges
Student aversion to borrowing: Who borrows and who doesn't
Reviving the goal of an integrated society: A 21st century challenge
Ready to succeed: Changing systems to give California's foster children the opportunities they deserve to be ready for and succeed in school
The Fortune Society: Prisoner Re-entry
Transitions to adulthood for homeless adolescents: Education and public policy
Huntington College: EXCEL Adult Degree Programs
Research brief: Practices that support data use in urban high schools
Do community colleges provide a viable pathway to a Baccalaureate degree?
Ronald E. McNair Postbaccaluareate Achievement Program: 2002-05 facts and figures at a glance
First-generation students: Undergraduates whose parents never enrolled in postsecondary education
Adult learners: A data and policy perspective
Best practices: TRIO student support programs & Upward Bound
HomeworkSpot
A profile of the Talent Search program: 1999-2000
Lost in transition: Building a better path from school to college and careers
Beating the odds: The real challenges behind the math achievement gap - and what high-achieving schools can teach us about how to close it
Reaching higher with affordability (working paper)
The growing imbalance: Recent trends in U.S. postsecondary education finance
Opening doors to postsecondary education and training: Planning for life after high school
Consortium on Chicago school research at the University of Chicago
Denied: Community college students lack access to affordable loans
More student success: A systemic solution
Examining gaps in mathematics achievement among racial-ethnic groups, 1972-1992
Their fair share: How Texas-sized gaps in teacher quality shortchange low-income and minority students
Minority males: Race/ethnicity, gender, and student outcomes
Dual enrollment students in Florida and New York City: Postsecondary outcomes
Getting ahead or losing ground: Economic mobility in America
Promising practices for community college developmental education
Into the eye of the storm: Assessing the evidence on science and engineering education, quality, and workforce demand
Assessing deeper learning
Making the case: Engaging education partners in addressing the education needs of children in foster care
Merit aid for undergraduates: Trends from 1995-96 to 2007-08
Education at a glance 2011: OECD indicators
Higher education reform: Next-generation models to increase success and control costs
Designing common assessments to be measures of college and career readiness: Challenges and opportunities
One year out: Findings from a national survey among members of the high school graduating class of 2010
Parent involvement and extended learning activities in school improvement plans in the Midwest region
Measuring the education pipeline: Critical data elements indicating readiness, transition and success
Incentives for early graduation: How can state policies encourage students to complete high school in less than four years
GEAR UP Data: An information center of data, research, and analysis on GEAR UP
Five ways ed pays (Spanish language version)
Graduating at-risk students: a cross-sector analysis
From information to action: Revamping higher education accountability systems
A measured approach to improving teacher preparation
Financing community schools: Leveraging resources to support student success
Learning communities for students in developmental math: Impact studies at Queensborough and Houston community colleges
Community college students and grant aid: Bringing equity to the provision of grant aid by states and institutions
Don't stop collaborating - Just stop creating new collaboratives
An analysis of inquiry, nonstart and drop reasons in nontraditional university student populations
Trends in the receipt of Pell Grants: Selected years 1995-96 to 2007-08
Enrollment management, Inc.: External influences on our practice
Voluntary Framework of Accountability (VFA) for community colleges
Voluntary Framework of Acountability (VFA) proposed stage one measures
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
PISA 2009 results: What students know and can do: Student performance in reading, mathematics and science
Reauthorizing ESEA: Considerations for dropout prevention and recovery
What new faculty need to know about assessment
Accelerating the academic achievement of students referred to developmental education
Power play: Teacher characteristics and class assignments
Changing the DNA of higher education from the inside out
Student success in higher education
The Future of Children Journal: Immigrant children
Unions as partners: Expanding the role of organized labor in workforce development
HBCU distance learning 2010
Degree completion beyond institutional borders: Responding to the new reality of mobile and non-traditional learners
Education and achievement: A focus on Latino "immigrant" children
From Wall Street to Wal-Mart: Why college graduates are not getting good jobs
Do institutions respond asymmetrically to changes in state need- and merit-based aid?
Developmental education in community colleges
Community college and high school partnerships
Top ten ways college counselors can help undocumented students
Benefitting whom? For-profit education companies and the growth of military educational benefits
Untapped potential: Fulfilling the promise of Big Brother Big Sisters and the bigs and littles they represent
School connectedness: Strategies for increasing proactive factors among youth
Children of immigrants: 2008 state trends update
Young Hispanic children: Boosting opportunities for learning
Unexpected pathways: Transfer patterns of California community college students
Course-taking patterns, policies, and practices in developmental education in the California community colleges
Hours of opportunity: Lessons from five cities on building systems to improve after-school, summer school, and other out-of-school time programs
Seeking assistance: Who gets financial aid at California community colleges?
Web tables - profiles of students in graduate and first-professional education: 2007-08
Midwest evaluation of the adult functioning of former foster youth
Suspended education: Urban middle schools in crisis
Leisure college USA: The decline in student study time
How America pays for college 2010: A national study by Sallie Mae and Gallup
What impacts student success in college persistence and completion?
Yes we can: The Schott state report on black males and education (national and state reports)
Vision 2020: Creating opportunity for America's next generation
The economic benefits of reducing the dropout rate among students of color in the nation's largest metropolitan areas (aggregate analysis)
The 6th annual AP report to the nation
Afterschool Alliance
National Center for Academic Transformation
Restoring the balance: Dollars, values, and the future of college sports
College and career ready graduation: Strengthening the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
Making the transition: Interim results of the National Guard Youth Challenge Evaluation
The case to adopt common college- and career-ready standards (state cards)
What are we doing to middle school English learners? Findings and recommendations for change from a study of California EL programs
Education Trust-West
15 Effective strategies for dropout prevention
A national study of institutional policies for the evaluation of transfer applicants
The quality imperative: A state guide to achieving the promise of extended learning opportunities
Turning it around: A collective effort to understand and resolve Philadelphia's dropout crisis
First-generation students: Undergraduates whose parents never enrolled in college
Addressing the American male imperative in higher education: Implications for public and research universities
"The State of College Savings Survey" finds parent confidence crashing as they rely on loans, shift debt burden to their children
American community colleges and the academic crisis of basic skills: Adult student success
Global Skills for Global Completion
A blueprint for reform: The reauthorization of the elementary and secondary education act
Don't leave accountability behind: A call for ESEA reauthorization
Paving the way through paid internships: A proposal to expand educational and economic opportunities for low-income college students
Education, job openings, and unemployment in metropolitan America
Development, discouragement, or diversion? New evidence on the effects of college remediation
The college advantage: Weathering the economic storm
Diverse charter schools: Can racial and socioeconomic integration promote better outcomes for students?
Where to begin? The evolving role of placement exams for students starting college
Study: College degrees pay off most for African Americans in California
Taking action for America: A CEO plan for jobs and economic growth
Reducing undergraduate debt to increase Latina and Latino participation in STEM professions
Return on investment to increasing postsecondary credential attainment in the United States
Growing proportion of children in poverty means more education challenges
Beyond need and merit: Strengthening state grant programs
How does institutional grant aid impact college choice?
The condition of education 2012 (Report)
The cruel divide: How California's education finance system shortchanges its poorest school districts
Sending veterans to school: Fast facts on the post-9/11 GI Bill
What explains trends in labor supply among U.S. undergraduates, 1970-2009?
US Students in overseas degree programs: Key destinations and fields of study
Beginning subbaccalaureate students' labor market experiences: Six years later in 2009
Raising job quality and skills for American workers: Creating more effective education and workforce development systems in the states
Dramatically bringing down the cost of education with OER: How open education resources unlock the door to free learning
12 for 2012: Issues to move education forward in 2012
Building institutional capacity for data-informed decision making
Money, politics, and the rise of for-profit higher education in the US: A story of supply, demand and the brazilian effect
The widening academic achievement gap between the rich and the poor: New evidence and possible explanations
Student success courses and educational outcomes at Virginia community colleges
It takes a whole society: Opening up the learning landscape in the high school years
Final report of the task force on undergraduate graduation rates
From remediation to acceleration: Early lessons from two Philadelphia back on track schools
Cheap for whom? How much education costs taxpayers
Complexity in college admission: The barriers between aspiration and enrollment for lower-income students
The middle class is key to a better-educated nation: A stronger middle class is associated with better educational outcomes
Testing the impact of Higher Achievement's year-round out-of-school time program on academic outcomes
General education, vocational education, and labor-market outcomes over the life-cycle
Postsecondary education student outcomes vary at for-profit, non-profit, and public schools
A framework for advancing career and technical education: Recommendations for the reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Act
College and career readiness: A quick stats fact sheet
Learning from the past: Drawing on California's CLAS experience to inform assessment of the Common Core
Core principles for transforming remedial education: A joint statement
Atlanta civic site: Climbing the ladder of civic proficiency
View from the field: How to launch district virtual learning
High standards help struggling students: New evidence
College is affordable: A pilot study
Career and technical education: Five ways that pay along the way to the B.A.
Adding it all up in 2012: Are college net price calculators easy to find, use and compare?
The limited career prospects for high school graduates without additional education and training
Taking college courses in high school: A strategy for college readiness
The student debt crisis
Are the sleeping giants awake? Non-profit universities enter online education at scale
Regardless of the cost, college still matters
Snapshot report: Concurrent enrollment
Cohort default rates in context
Smart spending: Reforming federal financial aid for higher education
Reading on grade level in the third grade: How is it related to high school performance and college enrollment
From birth to college: Findings from Year 1 of a process evaluation of the University of chicago charter school model
Experimental evidence on the effect of childhood investments on postsecondary attainment and degree completion
A new mission for the middle-grades: Preparing students for a changing world
College application week: A toolkit for increasing access to higher education
Lifting the fog on inequitable financial aid policies: A companion brief to priced out: How the wrong financial aid policies hurt low-income students
Pat Tillman Foundation
The global gender gap index: 2011
Higher education findings from a nationwide bipartisan survey of 872 respondents age 18-34
The CollegeKeys Compact: Getting into college: A cross-cohort examination of college preparations by lower-SES students
Children of immigrants: The changing face of metropolitan America
Leveraging service blueprinting to rethink higher education
Getting ready for college: An implementation and early impacts study of eight Texas developmental summer bridge programs
Hidalgo early college district toolkit
College completion: Who graduates from college, who doesn't and why it matters
Enrollment in postsecondary institutions, Fall 2010; Financial statistics, fiscal year 2010; and graduation rates, selected cohorts, 2002-07
What's in your cabinet? How agencies can collectively improve the lives of children and youth
8th Annual AP report to the nation
Chartering equity: Using charter school legislation and policy to advance equal educational opportunity
The strengths and challenges of community organizing as an education reform strategy: What the research says
The American freshman: National norms fall 2011
Committing to quality: Guidelines for assessment and accountability in higher education
Meeting the STEM workforce demand: Accelerating math learning among students interested in STEM
A crucible moment: College learning & democracy's future
Charter-school management organizations: Diverse strategies and diverse student impacts
The arts and achievement in at-risk youth: Findings from four longitudinal studies
Remediation: Higher education's bridge to nowhere
Moving on up: How tuition tax breaks increasingly favor the upper middle-class
Adoption and adaptation: A framework for institutional reform
What we know about dual enrollment
Using dual enrollment policy to improve college & career readiness: A web tool for decision makers
Calculating the economic value of increasing college credentials by 2025: United States
The American middle class, income inequality, and the strength of our economy: New evidence in economics
Examining economic mobility and the American Dream across demographics
Housing wealth and higher education: Building a foundation for economic mobility
No end in sight? The long term youth jobs gap and what it means for America
Helping youth develop soft skills for job success: Tips for parents and families
Framework for 21st century learning
Denied? The impact of student debt on the ability to buy a house
Commencement day: Six-year effects of a college learning community program at Kingsborough Community College
Bridging the gap: An impact study of eight developmental summer bridge programs in Texas
Innovations in labor market information and their application
Case studies of three community colleges: The policy and practice of assessing and placing students in developmental education courses
Expanded learning time by the numbers: The traditional school calendar is failing to meet many students' needs
Special report on the transfer admission process: National Association for College Admission Counseling
Enrollment in postsecondary institutions Fall 2008; graduation rates, 2002 and 2005 cohorts; and financial statistics, 2008
Believing the College Dream (Curriculum guide for college planning)
Comparing achievement between K-8 and middle schools: A large empirical study
What educators should learn from ER
Children of Immigrants Data Tool
The role of parents in dropout prevention: Strategies that promote graduation and school achievement
Recommendations for incorporating postsecondary and workforce data into statewide longitudinal data systems
The state of preschool 2009: State preschool yearbook
Trends in eLearning: Tracking the impact of eLearning at community colleges
Six reasons the Keep our Educators Working Act should be amended to require states receiving funds to end seniority-only teacher-layoff policies
Schools without diversity: Education management organizations, charter schools, and the demographic stratification of the American school system
Welfare reform and intergenerational mobility
Effectiveness, not seniority: Keeping the best teachers in high-need schools
The Harlem Children's Zone, Promise Neighborhoods, and the Broader, Bolder Approach to Education
Framework for providing all students an opportunity to learn through reauthorization of the elementary and secondary education act
The College Completion Agenda
Dual enrollment: Postsecondary/secondary partnerships to prepare students
Business Higher Education Forum (BHEF)
Managing contracts for educational equity: Emerging trends and issues
Sample state legislation to extend foster care, adoption, and guardianship protections, services, and payments to young adults age 18 and over
The opportunity illusion: Subsidized housing and failing schools in California
Funding career pathways and career pathway bridges: A federal policy toolkit for states
Improving public education: A guide for donors to make a difference
Clearinghouse on foster youth and transition
Tuition discounting: Institutional aid patterns at public and private colleges and universities, 2000-01 to 2008-09
Easy come - EZ-GO: A federal role in removing jurisdictional impediments to college education
The impact of loan repayment rates on minority students
CollegeMeasures.org
A return to the "Mexican room": The segregation of Arizona's English learners
An extreme degree of difficulty: The educational demographics of urban neighborhood high schools
Children of immigrants economic well-being
A new vision to increase the academic achievement for English language learners and immigrant students
The impact of teacher experience
Kentucky school-based family support: Twenty years later
Lumina Foundation focus: The cost quandary: Hard times intensify the nation's urgent need for college graduates
Update on the community college baccalaureate: Evolving trends and issues
Improving Hispanic achievement: Implications for state policy
Expanding apprenticeship: A way to enhance skills and careers
Postsecondary and labor force transitions among public high school career and technical education participants
Americans want more coverage of teacher performance and student achievement
A sound investment: The community college dividend
La Plaza
Unfulfilled expectations: Recent college graduates struggle in a troubled economy
Trends in for-profit postsecondary education: Enrollment, prices, student aid and outcomes
Forward thinking teens: The effects of college costs on adolescent risky behavior
Unlocking potential: Results of a national survey of postsecondary education in state prisons
Educational attainment in the United States: 2010 Detailed tables
Maximizing the promise of community schools: Streamlining wraparound services for ESEA
Adding it all up: An early look at net price calculators
Presidential leadership for public policy: A special report by the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education
Pathways to Prosperity: Meeting the challenge of preparing young Americans for the 21st century
Enrollment in postsecondary institutions, fall 2009; Graduation rates, 2003 & 2006 cohorts; and financial statistics, Fiscal Year 2009
What works in student retention 2010
I Need a Pencil.com
Hear us out: High school students in two cities talk about going to college
How college pricing undermines financial aid
Accounting for socioeconomic differences in delaying the transition to college
False impression: How a widely stated study vastly overstates the benefits of charter schools
Charter schools that work: Economically integrated schools with teacher voice
Promoting educational opportunity: The Pell Grant program at community colleges
Helping students get back on track: What federal policymakers can learn from New York City's multiple pathways to graduation initiative
If only we told our story better...Reenvisioning state-university relations through the lens of public engagement
Six year attainment, persistence, transfer, retention, and withdrawal rates of students who began postsecondary education in 2003-04
2008-09 Baccalaureate and beyond longitudinal study (B&B:08/09)
Ten facts about the recovery
Profile of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students, by control and level of institution
Portraits: Initial college attendance of low-income young adults
The condition of education 2011
Standing on the shoulders of giants: An American agenda for education reform
Pell Institute: TRIO clearinghouse
2011 Kids count data book: State profiles of child well-being:
Racial gaps in early childhood: Socio-emotional health, development, and educational outcomes among African-American males
Think College Indiana!
The college payoff: Education, occupations, and lifetime earnings
Using linked data to drive education and training improvement
HSIs 2009-10
Afterzone: Outcomes for youth participating in Providence's citywide after-school system
Five ways education pays initiative
The Future Ready Project
An economy that works: Job creation and America's future
National adult learners satisfaction-priorities report
Expanded learning opportunities: A more comprehensive approach to preparing high school students for college and a career
Women Employed
Trends in community college education: Enrollment, prices, student aid, and debt levels
Women see value and benefits of college; Men lag on both fronts, survey finds
The case for change in college admissions
Adult College Completion Network: Project Warehouse
A parent's guide to Response to Intervention (RTI)
Summer snapshot: Exploring the impact of higher achievement's year-round out-of-school time program on summer learning
What gets measured gets done: Adding college-course completion to K-12 accountability systems
Parent primer on career exploration
State merit aid programs: Responses by Florida community colleges
Orphan Foundation of America
2007 Survey of parents of college-bound freshman
A Better Chance.org
What every college access practitioner should know: About the needs of latino students and their families
Big ideas: Dropout prevention strategies: Achievement for Latinos through Academic Success (ALAS)
Annotated bibliography: Adult learning in focus: National and state data report
Characteristics and destinations of students who transfer: First report
Transitional jobs for ex-prisoners: Early impacts from a random assignment evaluation of the Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) Prisoner Reentry Program
Good policy, good practice: Improving outcomes and productivity in higher education, a guide for policymakers
Colleges and universities expand efforts to improve access and affordability
Higher education: Tuition continues to rise, but patterns vary by institution type, enrollment, and educational expenditures
Middle-class schools for all
Delta project on postsecondary education costs, productivity, and accountability
Maintaining participation of Millennial Generation students in online learning environments
A study of the Talent Search program: Analysis and highlights
Building community learning systems: The Columbus learning center
Collaborating for success
The education success program
Best practices: Resource for TRIO directors
Advising adult learners: The adult learning focused institution
Lumina Foundation for Education: Accomplishments and challenges
The impacts of regular Upward Bound: Results from the third follow-up data collection
Kids2College
National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) Scholarships
Anderson University: ADVANCE
United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Scholarships
Learn and Serve America
Toward a national workforce education and training policy
Race matters: Unequal opportunities in education
Language rights: An integration agenda for immigrant communities
Strengthening state policies to increase the education and skills of low-wage workers
Why Boys Fail (whyboysfail.com)
Minority youth: Overrepresented & underserved in Indiana's systems
The economic impact of the achievement gap in America's schools
Raising graduation rates: A series of data briefs: Progress toward increasing national and state graduation rates
Comparative indicators of education in the United States and other G-8 countries: 2009
Education watch 2009
Learning around the clock: Benefits of expanded learning opportunities for older youth
Ready to assemble: A model state higher education accountability system
High school literacy: A quick stats fact sheet
Learning to reason and communicate in college: Initital report of findings from the CLA longitudinal study
Promising instructional reforms in developmental education: A case study of three Achieving the Dream colleges
Removing the roadblocks: Fair college opportunities for all California students
Tapping America's Potential: Gaining momentum, losing ground: Progress report 2008
Closing the gap in science achievement: Using NAEP science assessment scores to analyze state trends
Career and technical education in the United States: 1990-2005
The impact of new college graduates on intrastate labor markets
Descriptive summary of 2003-04 beginning postsecondary students: Three years later
Dropouts, diplomas, and dollars: U.S. high schools and the nation's economy
State policies on student transitions: Results of a 50-state inventory
Despite surging endowments, high-ranking universities and colleges show disappointing results in enrolling low-income students
Indiana by the numbers
Building a data sharing network of scholarship programs for alumni of foster care
Student success courses in the community college: An exploratory study of student perspectives
Noncredit enrollment in workforce education: State policies and community college practices
Making the transition to four-year institutions: Academic preparation and transfer
The contribution of adult learning to health and social capital
Measuring and improving the effectiveness of high school teachers
Is college opportunity slipping away? Parents and the public voice concerns about higher education access and affordability
21st Century skills, education, and competitiveness: A resource and policy guide
National Center for the Dissemination of Disability Research
Creating jobs and supporting homeless students
This school works for me: Creating choices to boost student achievement: A guide for America's leaders
Participating Achieving the Dream Colleges
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
Early-childhood poverty and adult attainment, behavior, and health
The Springboard Project: Getting ahead - staying ahead: Helping America's workforce succeed in the 21st century
Preparing students for college and career: Linked learning in California
New York City's Strategy for Improving High Schools: An Overview
Teaching for a New World: Preparing High School Educators to Deliver College- and Career-Ready Instruction
Beating the odds: Analysis of student performance on state assessments and NAEP: Results from the 2008-09 school year
Policies paved the way: Early college innovation in North Carolina
Beyond the bake sale: A community-based relational approach to parent engagement in schools
A new diverse majority: Students of color in the South's public schools
Insuring college failure risk
Top 10 higher education state policy issues for 2010
Help wanted: Postsecondary education and training required
Higher education performance funding 2.0 - Funding degrees (tip sheet)
The promise of proficiency: How college proficiency information can help high schools drive student success
Serving those who serve: Higher education and America's veterans
Rethinking developmental education in community colleges
A clear and present danger to institutional and student success: A training model for embedding student loan default aversion within strategic enrollment management
Moving English language learners to college- and career-readiness
Helping Latinas succeed in school: How schools can address barriers to high school graduation
Whole-school reform: Transforming the nation's low-performing high schools
Projecting the economic benefits of reducing high school dropout rates in America's 45 largest metropolitan areas
Transfer and articulation: Paving the way to degree completion
Reengaging high school dropouts: Early results of the national guard youth challenge program evaluation
The work-based learning self assessment tool
Employer guide to adult education for work: Transforming adult eduction to build a skilled workforce
International trends in adult education and lifelong learning
Showing them the money: The role of institutional financial aid policies and communication strategies in attracting low-income students
Investing in their future: A survey of student and parental support for learning
Postsecondary education: Cultural, scholastic and economic drivers
Research on retention and attrition
Ready or not? Literacy skills and post-secondary education
LE,NONET pilot project: Interim evaluation report
Immigrant parents' investments in their children's post-secondary education
Factors affecting the use of student financial assistance by first nations youth
The state of learning disabilities 2009
Connected by 25: Financing housing supports for youth transitioning out of high school
The misplaced math student: Lost in eighth-grade Algebra
Preparing the workers of today for the jobs of tomorrow
Loan forgiveness and tax deduction benefits for college admission counseling professionals
IDA Pays: Examining the potential of education IDAs
A profile of successful Pell Grant recipients: Time to Bachelor's degree and early graduate school enrollment
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
College readiness for the 21st century: A blog on college readiness in practice and policy
Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics
National Center for Summer Learning
Opportunity.gov
Selected states response to supporting high school English language learners
Estimating the social value of higher education: Willingness to pay for community and technical colleges
Enhancing college student success through developmental education
Trends in the higher education labor force: Identifying changes in worker composition and productivity
The contract for college: A policy proposal to increase college access and affordability
Fostering Connections Act: Implementation Checklists for Education Provisions
Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act (H.R. 6893) Summary
National Association for College Admission Counseling: Statement of prinicples of good practice
Grade retention: Achievement and mental health outcomes
National forum to accelerate middle grades reform
Lottery funded merit scholarships: Some lessons from the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship program
Moving on: State policies to address academic brain drain in the South
What keeps children in foster care from succeeding in school? Views of early adolescents and the adults in their lives
A road map for learning: Improving educational outcomes in foster care: A strategic guide for success in school
Sallie Mae: First in my family scholarship
Sloan career cornerstone center
Beyond NCLB: Fulfilling the promise to our nation's children
Over half of low-income children live with a parent who works regularly
Quality Counts 2007: State Highlights Reports
Education watch online
The college ladder: Linking secondary and postsecondary education for success for all students
Promoting college access and success: A review of credit-based transition programs
College success network.org
New Technology High School postsecondary student success study
American Indian higher education consortium
Academic pathways to college: Policies and practices of the fifty states to reach underserved students
National College Access Program Directory
Richard Stockton College Community of Scholars
State of decline? Gaps in college access and achievement call for renewed commitment to educating Californians
Locked up and locked out: An educational perspective on the U.S. prison pipeline
What kids can do: Voices and work from the next generation
American youth policy forum
SMASH Academy
College knowledge: Addressing information barriers to college
Impact of student aid program design, operations, and marketing on the formation of family college-going plans and resulting college-going behaviors of potential students
Involving families in high school and college expectations
Promoting parent involvement, improving student outcomes
What effect does a career intervention have on at-risk middle school students' career maturity levels, self-esteem, and academic achievement
Making college affordable: A work-book on financial aid, loans, and scholarships for college-bound students and their families
The connection collection: School-family-community connections database
Teens and technology: Youth are leading the transition to a fully wired and mobile nation
Minorities in higher education twenty-first annual status report, 2003-04
State systems of performance accountability for community colleges: Impact and lessons for policymakers
Measuring up 2006 state report card on education: Indiana
Yes we can: Telling truths and dispelling myths about race and education in America
En route to the baccalaureate: Community college student outcomes
Knocking at the college door: Projections of high school graduates by state, income, and race/ethnicity
The early college high school: The initiative at a glance
College readiness begins in middle school
Closing the gap: High achievement for students of color
Public education and black male students: The 2004 state report card
Education dedicated to black males still relevant
Engagement by design
Fifty years after Brown v. Board of Education: A two-tiered education system
Capturing the college potential of students from underserved populations: An analysis of efforts to overcome social and financial barriers to college
Latino students and the educational pipeline: Latino high school and baccalaureate graduates: A comparison
Latino students and the educational pipeline: Pathways to the bachelor’s degree for Latino students
Decisions without direction: Career guidance and decision-making among American youth
Creating seamless educational transitions for urban African American and Hispanic students
Beyond percentage plans: The challenge of equal opportunity in higher education
ACT policy report: Schools involving parents in early postsecondary planning
Do grants matter?
Just and efficient college finance
From the prison track to the college track: Pathways to postsecondary success for out of school youth
What we know about access and success in postsecondary education: Informing Lumina Foundation's strategic direction
Low-income adults in profile: Improving lives through higher education
Gender equity in higher education: Are males at a disadvantage
Characteristics of minority students who excel on the SAT and in the classroom
Reflecting on reconnecting males to higher education
Equal access to postsecondary education? The case of undocumented immigrant students
Minority student retention and academic achievement in community colleges
The social prerequisites of success: Can college structure reduce the need for social know-how
Achieve, Inc.
Questions that matter: Setting the research agenda on access and success in postsecondary education
Transitions to college: From theory to practice
Reaching out to diverse populations: What can schools do to foster family-school connections?
USA Funds
Educational Policy Institute
Early college high school initiative
One step from the finish line: Higher college graduation rates are within our reach
Achievement in America
African American achievement in America
Latino achievement in America
Gaining traction, gaining ground: How some high schools accelerate learning for struggling students
Fragile futures: Risk and vulnerability among Latino high achievers
Waiting to attend college: Students who delay postsecondary enrollment
Education pays update 2005: The benefits of higher education for individuals and society
Transition from high school to postsecondary education and employment for students with disabilities
Focus on results: An academic impact analysis of the Knowledge is Power Program
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing: How perceptions of costs and benefits affect access to education
Best practice: Indiana University Bloomington groups program
The challenge of scaling up educational reform: Findings and lesson from First Things First
Primary progress, secondary challenge
Building a culture of evidence in community colleges: Lessons from exemplary institutions
Educating English language learners: Implementing instructional practices
Families forgotten: Administration’s priorities put child care low on list
Opportunities in place: National assessment of the rural community college initiative
Accelerated developmental education project
A commitment to America's future: Responding to the crisis in mathematics and science education
MHEC in Indiana: 2006-07
Center for native education
Historic reversals, accelerating resegregation and the need for new integration strategies
Giving students a chance to achieve: Getting off to a fast and successful start in grade nine
Asian Pacific Islander American Students and U.S. high schools
High school teaching for the twenty-first century: Preparing students for college
Partnership for 21st Century Skills
Education and public safety
The learning season: The untapped power of summer to advance student achievement
Achievement trap: How America is failing millions of high-achieving students from lower-income families
Improving math performance
Distance learning and adults with disabilities
In pursuit of a diverse science, technology, engineering, and mathematics workforce: Recommended research priorities to enhance participation by underrepresented minorities
Chicago Public Schools Department of Postsecondary Education
Financing workforce development programs for youth transitioning out of foster care
The College and Financial Aid Guide for Undocumented AB540 Immigrant Students
Dream it! Do it!
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; California state report
Knocking at the college door: California state report
Closing the gaps by 2015: The Texas higher education plan
Lost learning, forgotten promises: A national analysis of school racial segregation, student achievement, and "controlled choice" plans
The progress of education reform: Closing the achievement gap
Practical guidelines for the education of English language learners: Research based recommendations for instruction and academic interventions
National Indian education study part II: The educational experiences of fourth- and eighth-grade American Indian and Alaska Native students
Participation in adult education for work-related reasons: 2002-03
Improving urban student achievement through early childhood reform: What state policymakers can do
Early childhood investment yields big payoff
Paying back, not giving back: Student debt's negative influence on public service career opportunities
Income and financial aid effects on persistence and degree attainment in public colleges
Career development in context: Selected trends in education, economics, labor, and society
The unraveling of No Child Left Behind: How negotiated changes unravel the law
Double the work: Challenges and solutions to acquiring academic literacy for adolescent English language learners
Campus diversity initiative evaluation project resource kit
Latinos in graduate education
Standards for quality online teaching
The progress of education reform: Dual enrollment
What it's worth: Field of training and economic status: 2001
For better science, just add color
Women on the rise
The path through graduate school: A longitudinal examination 10 years after bachelor’s degree
Literacy in everyday life: Results from the 2003 national assessment of adult literacy`
Returning to our roots: Student access
Update: State policies regarding in-state tuition for undocumented students
Rigor plus support: How science teachers use literacy techniques to get students ready for college
2003 Graduation rates for 4-year and 2-year Title IV degree granting institutions by sector, race, and gender
College of Adult and Professional Studies
Indiana State Profile
The professional mentor program plus: An academic success and retention tool for adult learners
Graduation matters: Improving accountability for high school graduation
Beating the odds: An analysis of student performance and achievement gaps on state assessments: 2005-06 School year
Relationships between EPAS scores and college preparatory course work in high school
What works in student retention
Squeeze play: How parents and the public look at higher education today
Statewide administration of the ACT: A key component in improving student preparation for college and work
Financial aid and scholarship information for undocumented students
Teaching and learning across the class divide
Transfer students: Planning your successful college transfer
How do recent college grads really stack up? Employment and earnings for graduates of the Great Recession
Field of degree and earnings by selected employment characteristics: 2011
Structure in community college career-technical programs: A qualitative analysis
Trends in student aid 2012
Freshman transition initiatives: Long term and comprehensive
A critical moment: Child and youth homelessness in our nation's schools
College and career development organizer
The missing "one-offs": The hidden supply of high achieving, low-income students
National and regional accreditation information
Forgotten youth: Re-engaging students through dropout recovery