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Author(s):National Forum to Accelerate Middle Grades Reform
Title:Schools to watch
Short Description:"Schools to Watch" is an initiative launched by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform in 1999. The National Forum is an alliance of more than 60 educators, researchers, and officers of national associations and foundations dedicated to improving schools for young adolescents across the country.
Annotation:"Schools to Watch" is an initiative launched by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform in 1999. The National Forum is an alliance of more than 60 educators, researchers, and officers of national associations and foundations dedicated to improving schools for young adolescents across the country. Through the Schools to Watch initiative, the National Forum identified four schools across the United States that were well on their way to meeting the Forum's criteria for high performance
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Online learning: Does it help low-income and underprepared students?
The impact of enhancing students' social and emotional learning: A meta-analysis of school-based universal interventions
Expanding options for struggling students and out-of-school youth: State financing of education pathways
A measured approach to improving teacher preparation
PISA 2009 results: What students know and can do: Student performance in reading, mathematics and science
Ready by 21 case study: Georgetown Divide
Beyond basic skills: State strategies to connect low-skilled students to an employer-valued postsecondary education
Opening doors to student success: A synthesis of findings from an evaluation at six community colleges
Making the grade: Texas early college high schools prepare students for the future
Parents' guide to student success
Early college graduates: Adapting, thriving, and leading in college
Plugged in: Positive development strategies for disconnected Latino youth
ESEA Briefing Book
Stuck schools revisited: Beneath the averages
Building a grad nation: Progress and challenge in ending the high school dropout epidemic
Course-taking patterns, policies, and practices in developmental education in the California community colleges
Putting data into practice: Lessons from New York City
Rewarding progress, reducing debt: Early results from Ohio's performance-based scholarship demonstration for low-income parents
Does extending foster care beyond age 18 promote postsecondary educational attainment?
The linked learning approach: Building the capacity of teachers to prepare students for college and careers
Building an early childhood professional development system
Keeping the promise of change in California's lowest performing schools
Dollars and sense: How "career first" programs like Year Up benefit youth and employers
The Condition of Education 2010
Advancing by degrees: A framework for increasing college completion
Pre-algebra and algebra enrollment and achievement (Leading Indicators Series)
A next social contract for the primary years of education
Engaging older youth: Program and city-level strategies to support sustained participation in out-of-school time
The breaking through practice guide
Challenges, assets, and innovations: Considerations for secondary education in rural communities
Investing in change: How much do Achieving the Dream colleges spend - and from what resources - to become data-driven institutions
National Center on Intervention: RTI state database
Response to Intervention (RTI) and English Learners (ELLs)
Transforming the high school experience: How New York City's new small schools are boosting student achievement and graduation rates
Recruiting and retaining older African American and Hispanic boys in after-school programs: What we know and what we still need to learn
Understanding the K-12 common core standards in English language arts and literacy in history/social studies, science, and technical subjects
College and university commitments to student access and success: An overview of institutional postsecondary opportunity programs
New approaches to improving college access, persistence, and success: Three exemplary postsecondary opportunity programs
Collaborating to create change: How El Paso Community College improved the readiness of its incoming students through Achieving the Dream
Devil in the details: An analysis of state teacher dismissal laws
Primary sources: America's teachers on America's schools
Summer reading, summer not: How project READS (Reading Enhances Achievement During Summer) can advance equity
IDEA Partnership: Collaborative work on Response to Intervention
Culturally responsive Response to Intervention
Schools, families, and Response to Intervention:
Afterschool and workforce development: Helping kids compete
What are we doing to middle school English learners? Findings and recommendations for change from a study of California EL programs
Center on Instruction: Response to Intervention (RTI) resources
ETS Policy Notes: Advancing learning for our diverse adult population
Online learning: Addressing challenges and seizing opportunities
15 Effective strategies for dropout prevention
Lumina Foundation Lessons: When networks build a platform, students step up
Connected by 25: Effective policy solutions for vulnerable youth
Ready by 21
Project U-turn
Cost perceptions and college-going for low-income students
Pathway to the baccalaureate: How one community college is helping underprepared students succeed
Curriculum and instruction: A 21st century skills implementation guide
Turning community college drop-outs into graduates
Improving education and employment for disadvantaged young men: Proven and promising strategies
Getting past go project: State reports on the cost of remedial education
The 6th annual AP report to the nation
From access to success: A funder's guide to ensuring more Americans earn postsecondary degrees
Underperforming schools and the education of vulnerable children
Strong foundations: The state of postsecondary data systems
Partnerships that promote success: Lessons from the evaluation of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's Community College Transfer Initiative
Helping former foster youth graduate from college: Campus support programs in California and Washington state
Mind the gaps: How college readiness narrows achievement gaps in college success
Insulating the education pipeline to increase postsecondary success
Higher education web portals: Serving state and student transfer needs
School connectedness: Strategies for increasing proactive factors among youth
The heart of student success: Teaching, learning, and college completion
Winning by degrees: The strategies of highly productive higher-education institutions
Top ten ways college counselors can help undocumented students
Getting students ready for college and careers: Transitional senior mathematics
Subprime opportunity: The unfulfilled promise of for-profit colleges and universities
Hours of opportunity: Lessons from five cities on building systems to improve after-school, summer school, and other out-of-school time programs
The advanced placement program benefits mainly well-prepared students who pass AP exams
P-20 governance
Improving undergraduate learning: Findings and policy recommendations from the SSRC-CLA longitudinal project
The federal comprehensive school reform program and school turnaround: Key evaluation findings
Maximizing the promise of community schools: Streamlining wraparound services for ESEA
Engaging adjunct and full-time faculty in student success innovation
Performance incentives to improve community college completion: Learning from Washington State's Student Achievement Initiative (a state policy brief)
How non-academic supports work: Four mechanisms for improving student outcomes
A phenomenological study of high school counselor advocacy as it relates to the college access of underrepresented students
Roadmap for ensuring America's future
Everybody ready for school: How can we ensure high quality early childhood programs?
False impression: How a widely stated study vastly overstates the benefits of charter schools
Charter schools that work: Economically integrated schools with teacher voice
Stretching the school dollar: A brief for state policymakers
Cross-system collaboration for reconnecting youth
State and local policy for reconnecting youth
Building roads to success: Key considerations for communities and states reconnecting youth to education
Assessing developmental assessment in community colleges
Mentoring in schools: An impact study of Big Brothers Big Sisters school-based mentoring
The nation's report card: Science 2009
Taking the next step: The promise of intermediate measures for meeting postsecondary completion goals
A new vision to increase the academic achievement for English language learners and immigrant students
Opportunity-rich schools and sustainable communities: Seven steps to align high-quality education with innovations in city and metropolitan planning and development
A way forward: A progressive vision for reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
National Coalition for College Completion
GEAR UP: Current project overviews 2002
Title I and high schools: Addressing the needs of disadvantaged students at all grade levels
Affirming the goal: Is college and career readiness an internationally competitive standard?
Accelerating the academic achievement of students referred to developmental education
Scaling up is hard to do: Progress and challenges during the first year of Achieving the Dream Developmental Education Initiative
Digest of education statistics 2010, and mini-digest of education statistics 2010
Stepping stones: Principal career paths and school outcomes
The Future Ready Project
Afterzone: Outcomes for youth participating in Providence's citywide after-school system
Clearing the path: Creating innovation space for serving over-age, under-credited students in competency-based pathways
Key considerations for serving disconnected youth
Four steps to finishing first: An agenda for increasing college productivity to create a better educated society
Think College Indiana!
Percentage of states with alignment between K-12 and higher education standards
Parent involvement and extended learning activities in school improvement plans in the Midwest region
Staying on track: Early findings from a performance-based scholarship program at the University of New Mexico
National Office for School Counselor Advocacy: Transition from high school graduation to college enrollment
Dropout prevention services and programs in public school districts: 2010-11
Testing the impact of Higher Achivement's year-round out-of-school-time program on academic outcomes
Ramp-up to Readiness: The Ramp-up standards
A parent's guide to Response to Intervention (RTI)
Digital learning and technology: Federal policy recommendations to seize the opportunity-and promising practices that inspire them
Getting ready for college: An implementation and early impacts study of eight Texas developmental summer bridge programs
Innovation at scale: How Virginia community colleges are collaborating to improve developmental education and increase student success
Emotional and behavioral disorders: Promoting prevention and positive interventions in school settings
Good policy, good practice II: Improving outcomes and productivity in higher education: A guide for policymakers
Evaluate mentoring programs
State high school tests: Changes in state policies and the impact of the college and career readiness movement
Early warning system middle grades tool
Bullying and open enrollment
Charter-school management organizations: Diverse strategies and diverse student impacts
Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education
Student learning plans: Supporting every student's transition to college and career
Tying funding to community college outcomes: Models, tools, and recommendations for states
Positive student outcomes in community schools: Providing services that meet the many needs of students and parents
On the road to success
Predicting success in college: The importance of placement tests and high school transcripts
It takes a whole society: Opening up the learning landscape in the high school years
Refocusing adult education on career and postsecondary success: An analysis of adult education (Title II) in WIA reauthorization proposals
The importance of being in school: A report on absenteeism in the nation's public schools
Closing the door, increasing the gap: Who's not going to (community) college?
Spaces of inclusion? Teachers' perceptions of school communities with differing student racial & socioeconomic contexts
Increasing college and career readiness through dual enrollment: Research, policies, and effective practices
What can a multifaceted program do for community college students?
The nation's report card: Science 2011
The condition of education 2012 (Report)
"I came in unsure of everything": Community college shifts in students' confidence
The effects of learning communities for students in developmental education
The condition of college and career readiness 2012: National report
Teacher voices: Teachers talk about some of the big problems they face in the classroom and how these impede student learning
K-12 postsecondary alignment and school accountability: Investigating high school responses to California's early assessment program
High school improvement: Indicators of effectiveness and school-level benchmarks
The first year of high school
View from the field: How to launch district virtual learning
Aligning competencies to rigorous standards for off-track youth: A case study of Boston Day and Evening Academy
Beyond the numbers: Data use for continuous improvement of programs serving disconnected youth
Promoting college access and success: A review of credit-based transition programs
The relationship between advanced placement and college graduation
Effective preschool curricula and teaching strategies
Recent STEM initiatives
College learning for the new global century
Preparing today's high school students for tomorrow's opportunities
American diploma project network Indiana action plan
Teacher attrition: A costly loss to the nation and to the states
One day I will make it: A study of adult student persistence in library literacy programs
Liberal education outcomes: A preliminary report on student achievement in college
Practical guidelines for the education of English language learners: Research based recommendations for instruction and academic interventions
What is P-16? A primer for legislators - a practical introduction to the concept, language and policy issues of an integrated system of public education
ACT national curriculum survey, 2005–2006
Using EPAS™ to evaluate school-based intervention programs: GEAR UP
The benefits of statewide use of the ACT test
All students college-ready: Findings from the Foundation's education work, 2000-2006
Developing the STEM education pipeline
Realizing the college dream (English and Spanish versions)
Helping equip teachers to answer students' questions on college knowledge
Academic interventions to help states meet rigorous standards: Policy options
A call to action: Transforming high school for all youth
Dollars and sense II: Lessons from good, cost-effective small schools
Analyzing state and regional K-16 policies: A toolkit for researchers and policy analysts
SPIDO (State Policy Inventory Database Online)
Success for All Foundation
Unfinished business: More measured approaches in standards-based reform
What do we know: Seeking effective math and science instruction
Report on key practices and policies of consistently higher performing high schools
Tennessee P-16 policy roundtable: Summary report
Student success: Statewide P-16 systems -- data and accountability systems
Student success: Statewide P-16 systems -- early outreach
The middle grades: Putting all students on track for college
National inventory of academic pathways
Pathways to college access and success
Mixed messages: What state high school tests communicate about student readiness for college
School relationships foster success for African American students
Negotiating their futures: Ethnographic research informing K-16 college policies and practices through urban youth’s eyes
How is school reform tied to increasing college access and success for low income and minority youth
On course for success: A close look at high school courses that prepare students for college
Beyond empty promises: Policies to improve transitions into colleges and jobs
Students as allies in improving their schools
Redesigning schools: 10 features of effective schools
Giving students a chance to achieve: Getting off to a fast and successful start in grade nine
A commitment to America's future: Responding to the crisis in mathematics and science education
State college- and career-ready high school graduation requirements
State-level high school improvement systems checklist
The national articulation and transfer network
Planning resources for teachers in small high schools
New directions in enhancing educational results: Policymakers' guide to restructuring student support resources to address barriers to learning (guidebook)
Project Mentor
Asking the right questions: A judicial checklist to ensure that the educational needs of children and youth in foster care are being addressed
Easing the transition to high school: Research and best practices designed to support high school learning
In need of improvement: NCLB & high schools
Predicting different levels of academic success in college using high school GPA and ACT Composite score
Latest ACT National Curriculum Survey® shows lack of content alignment between high school and college
Education watch Alabama: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Florida: Key education facts and figures 2004
A state leader's action guide to 21st century skills
Results that matter: Twenty-first century skills and high school reform
25 Steps to effective developmental education
Mental health in school and school improvement: Current status, concerns, and new directions
Their fair share: How Texas-sized gaps in teacher quality shortchange low-income and minority students
If small is not enough...The characteristics of successful small high schools in Chicago
State and local implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act - Accountability under NCLB: Interim report
Quality counts 2008: Indiana report
Remediation in the community college: An evaluator's perspective
The CollegeKeys Compact: Getting ready, getting in, and getting through college: Expanding options for low-income students
Cognitive behavioral interventions: An effective approach to help students with disabilities stay in school
Leveraging postsecondary partners to build a college-going culture: Tools for high school-postsecondary partnerships
On ramp to college: A state policymaker's guide to dual enrollment
How educators in three states are responding to standards-based accountability under No Child Left Behind
Boys and schools: Improving the health, education, and well-being of boys
Overcoming obstacles, optimizing opportunities: State policies to increase postsecondary attainment for low-skilled adults
All Kinds of Minds
The minds of boys
On the front lines of schools: Perspectives of teachers and principals on the high school dropout problem
Setting up success in developmental education: How state policy can help community colleges improve student success outcomes
Falling off track during the transition to high school: What we know and what can be done
Outcomes of high impact practices for underserved students: A review of the literature
Finding a way: Practical examples of how a principal-counselor relationship can lead to success for all students
The Everyone Graduates Center
Moving beyond AYP: High school performance indicators
National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment
The President's Forum
Innovations in education: Creating strong supplemental educational services programs
Council of the Great City Schools
From qualifications to results: Promoting teacher effectiveness through federal policy
Selected states response to supporting high school English language learners
A critical mission: Making adolescent reading an immediate priority in SREB states
State early commitment programs: A contract for college success?
Core problems: Out-of-field teaching persists in key academic courses and high-poverty schools
National Association for College Admission Counseling: Statement of prinicples of good practice
Action required: Addressing the nation's lowest performing high schools
International Benchmarking Toolkit
Aligning multiple campus initiatives: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
College outcomes comparisons by AP and non-AP high school experiences
Improving student success by strengthening developmental education in community colleges: The role of state policy
What keeps good teachers in the classroom? Understanding and reducing teacher turnover
Striking the balance: Career academies combine academic rigor and workplace relevance
Dropouts, diplomas, and dollars: U.S. high schools and the nation's economy
Literacy instruction in the content areas: Getting to the core of middle and high school improvement
It's not about the cut score: Redesigning placement assessment policy to improve student success
Indiana's K-12 STEM Ed Report Card
Passing the torch: Strategies for innovation in community college ESL
Given half a chance: The Schott 50 state report on public education and black males
The building blocks of success: Higher-level math for all students
The impact of postsecondary remediation using a regression discontinuity approach: Addressing endogenous sorting and noncompliance
Corporate investments in college readiness and access
State policies on student transitions: Results of a 50-state inventory
The early assessment program: Helping high school students meet college expectations in mathematics and English
Evolving No Child Left Behind
Eight elements of high school improvement: A mapping framework
Cultivating generative connections, commitment, and engagement among campus constituencies: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
First-year programs: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Gaining support from campus leaders: A project brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Increasing student engagement through faculty development: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
College-ready students, student-ready colleges: An agenda for improving degree completion in postsecondary education
Benchmarking for success: Ensuring US students receive a world-class education
Transforming statewide high school assessment systems: A guide for state policymakers
Making college and career readiness the mission for high schools: A guide for state policymakers
Next generation state data system: What is needed to support the next generation assessment and accountability systems
Global Skills for Global Completion
The nature of innovation in the community college
California high schools that beat the odds in high school graduation
Policies paved the way: Early college innovation in North Carolina
Service-learning and Hispanic students: What works in the field
Retaining Teacher Talent Study
This school works for me: Creating choices to boost student achievement: A guide for data analysts
Basics of longitudinal cohort analysis: Principles and practices of student success
How state education agencies support data-driven decision-making in districts and schools
Building and using longitudianal data systems for effective reporting and to improve student achievement
Chronic early absence: Providing solutions for increasing achievement in the early grades and preventing school drop-out
Top gap closers: Some public four-year colleges and universities have made good progress in closing graduation rate gaps
Successful school turnarounds: Seven steps for school leaders
The historic opportunity to get college readiness right: The Race to the Top fund and postsecondary education
The promise of proficiency: How college proficiency information can help high schools drive student success
It's about time: Temporal dimensions of college preparation programs
Making connections: Dimensions of student engagement (2009 CCSSE Findings)
How bold is "bold?" Responding to Race to the Top with a bold, actionable plan on teacher effectiveness
Reducing behavior problems in the elementary school classroom
Student Success Skills
Social programs that work: What works and what doesn't work in social policy: Findings from well-designed randomized controlled trials
Achieving a wealth of riches: Delivering on the promise of data to transform teaching and learning
Investing early: Intervention programs in selected U.S. states
Innovations in college readiness: How early college schools are preparing students underrepresented in higher education for college success
Southern Education Foundation (SEF)
Teaching for a new world: Preparing high school educators to deliver college- and career-ready information
The Nation's Report Card: Mathematics 2009
Adult education for work: Transforming adult education to build a skilled workforce
Prioritizing the nation's dropout factories: The need for federal policy that targets the nation's lowest performing high schools
Teacher and staff activities to create a college-going culture
Reengaging high school dropouts: Early results of the national guard youth challenge program evaluation
Reinventing the federal role in education: Supporting the goal of college and career readiness for all students
Seize the moment: The need for a comprehensive federal investment in adolescent literacy
Lumina Foundation Focus: No more kid stuff: Colleges and universities take a mature approach to serving adult students
Coalition for Evidence-based Policy
Student Success Skills: Tools and strategies for improved academic and social outcomes
Helping Latinas succeed in school: How schools can address barriers to high school graduation
National Dropout Prevention Center/Network: Model Programs Database
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
Achieving the Dream Equity Resource Center
2009 What works for Latinos in higher education
Georgia Graduation Coach Initiative
College readiness issue brief: Aligning P-12 and postsecondary education: Toward a seamless P-16 education system
What states can do to improve teacher effectiveness
Mobilizing a cross-sector collaborative for systemic change: Lessons from project U-turn, Philadelphia's campaign to reduce the dropout rate
Top 10 higher education state policy issues for 2010
The past, present, and future of comprehensive school reform
Equitable resources in low income schools: Teacher equity and the Federal Title 1 comparability requirement
National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities
Achieving the Dream: Evidence of change
Revving the education engine: Effectively aligning education, workforce, and economic development policy
Promising practices: What works in the midwest: A report from the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE)
High school policy reform: A plan for success (California)
Principles for a comprehensive assessment system
Expanding Pathways: Transforming High School Education in California
Beating the odds: Analysis of student performance on state assessments and NAEP: Results from the 2008-09 school year
Beyond the indicators: An integrated school-level approach to dropout prevention
Research to practice: The future of the regional educational labs
Developmental Education Initiative: State policy framework and strategy
Good data. Better policy. Stronger commitment. Improved outcomes.
Common Standards: The Time Is Now
The role of nonacademic factors in college readiness and success
The Equity Project
Barriers to college attainment: Lessons from Chicago
Ready to succeed: Changing systems to give California's foster children the opportunities they deserve to be ready for and succeed in school
College tools for schools
College credit in high school: Access and success for low-income and minority students
Indiana Graduation Plan Statute
Pushing the envelope: State policy innovations in financing postsecondary education for workers who study
An early alert system for remediation needs of entering community college students: Leveraging the California standards test
Condition of education 2008
National Indian Education Study 2007 Part II: The educational experiences of American Indian and Alaska Native students in grades 4 and 8
Rethinking high school: Supporting all students to be college-ready in math
Confronting the "new" American dilemma: Underrepresented minorities in engineering: A data-based look at diversity (Executive Summary)
Forbes College Rankings
Dropout prevention practice guide
Using early-warning data to improve graduation rates: Closing cracks in the education system
Education at a glance 2008: OECD indicators
Legal Center for Foster Care and Education
Building Educated Leaders for Life (BELL)
From assets to school outcomes: How finances shape children's perceived possibilities and intentions
Collecting survey data for assessment: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Assessing school engagement: A guide for out-of-school time program practitioners
A plan for success: Communities of color define policy priorities for high school reform
InService: The ASCD community blog
College readiness for the 21st century: A blog on college readiness in practice and policy
Prevention of disproportionate special education representation using response to education (RTI)
Rethinking developmental education in community colleges
Combat2College: Facilitating college success for combat veterans
A new goal for America's high schools: College preparation for all
Diplomas and dropouts: Which colleges actually graduate their students (and which don't)
Creating a college-going culture: A resource guide
A study of the Talent Search program: Analysis and highlights
Best practices in recruiting and retaining minority graduate students
PATH: Pupils Ask, Teachers Help
Discovery Education Homework Help
The Study Skills Guide for Students
Virtual Pamphlet Collection - Study Skills
Raising graduation rates in an era of high standards: Five commitments for state action
Course-taking patterns and preparation for postsecondary education in California's public university systems among minority youth
State and Local Implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act
What every college access practitioner should know: About the importance of commitment
More student success: A systemic solution
National study of student support services. Third-year longitudinal study results and program implementation study update
Early intervention programs: Opening the doors to higher education
Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement
Into the eye of the storm: Assessing the evidence on science and engineering education, quality, and workforce demand
Promising practices for community college developmental education
A little now for a lot later: A look at a Texas advanced placement incentive program
Creating a college-going culture guide
College readiness: Helping all students access and succeed in higher education
Windows on achievement and inequality
National Center for Learning Disabilities
Lost in transition: Building a better path from school to college and careers
Fifty states of achieving the dream: State policies to enhance access to community colleges across the United States
A resource guide for adolescent literacy
Forming a college-going community in U.S. public high schools
No Child Left Behind: State report card 2005-2006
Education watch Washington: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Washington: Key education facts and figures 2006
Great summer jobs: Explore careers and gain valuable experience
Parent-teacher conferences: Make the most of your meeting
No child left behind: What it means for parents
The key to success in community college
What are ACT's college readiness benchmarks?
What kind of test preparation is best?
Translations for success
Camino de la universidad: The road to college
Building a culture of evidence in community colleges: Lessons from exemplary institutions
Putting English language learners on the educational map: The No Child Left Behind Act implemented
Setting the '08 education agenda for the nation: Aligning early learning, K-12, and postsecondary systems
Setting the '08 education agenda for the nation: Education as an engine for regional economic and workforce development
The state role in accelerating student growth in low-performing high schools
A disturbing trend in law school diversity
SREB states lead the nation in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Programs
Establishing an effective guidance and advisement system
Building a science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) agenda
Retooling career and technical education
The narrowing gap in New York City teacher qualifications and its implications for student achievement in high-poverty schools
The postsecondary achievement of participants in dual enrollment: An analysis of student outcomes in two states
Making the grade in college prep: A guide for improving college preparation programs
How curriculum influences college persistence in Indiana and the nation
The early college high school: The initiative at a glance
The American diploma project: Overview of research
Raising our sights: No high school senior left behind
Beyond college for all: Policies and practices to improve transitions into college and jobs
From the prison track to the college track: Pathways to postsecondary success for out of school youth
Courses count: Preparing students for postsecondary success
Crisis at the core: Preparing all students for college and work
Improving the middle grades: Actions that can be taken now
Detail to the key components of Indiana's P-16 plan for improving student preparation for college success
National college access network
Questions that matter: Setting the research agenda on access and success in postsecondary education
Transitions to college: From theory to practice
Primary progress, secondary challenge
Ensuring rigor in the high school curriculum: What states are doing
Student readiness for college: Connecting state policies
Standards for what? The economic roots of K-16 reform
Transition from high school to postsecondary education and employment for students with disabilities
The talent development high school model: Context, components, and initial impacts on ninth-grade students' engagement and performance
High School Survey of Student Engagement
Learning to finish: A best practices "Wiki" sponsored by the Pew Partnership
Early college high school model: Strategy for high school completion, college access and success
Measuring what matters: Creating a longitudinal data system using data to improve student achievement
Center for School Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation (CSCORE)
Does implementing a research based school counseling curriculum enhance student achievement
Research brief: How do career interventions impact the educational choices of eighth grade students
Involving families in high school and college expectations
Indiana P-16 policy roundtable: Summary report
Meeting five critical challenges of high school reform: Lessons from research on three reform models
KnowledgeWorks Foundation
Dollars and sense: The cost effectiveness of small schools
Enriching the high school curriculum through postsecondary credit-based transition programs
College access: A framework for systemic program development
Reading--Young children's achievement and classroom experiences
Closing the expectations gap 2007: An annual 50-state progress report on the alignment of high school policies with the demands of college and work
Statewide administration of the ACT: A key component in improving student preparation for college and work
The promise of Baldrige for K-12 education
Buried treasure: Developing a management guide from mountains of school data
A synthesis of recommendations for improving U.S. science and mathematics education
Keeping America competitive: Five strategies to improve mathematics and science education
Improving academic achievement in urban districts: What state policymakers can do
Middle school practices improve student achievement in high poverty schools
Returning to learning: Adults' success in college is key to America's future
Standards for quality online teaching
Why the crisis in adolescent literacy demands a national response
Joint platform for education reform
Tracking achievement gaps and assessing the impact of NCLB on the gaps
Increasing academic rigor in high schools: Stakeholder perspectives
Just for the kids
Reading next: A vision for action and research in middle and high school literacy
Ladders of learning: Fighting fade-out by advancing pK-3 alignment
Resource guide for action: Transforming high schools for all youth
A test of leadership: Charting the future of U.S. higher education
Mathematics and science education in the states
Reading to achieve: A governor's guide to adolescent literacy
The challenge and call for cultural adjustments in educating African American males: Implications for school counselors and leaders
Talent Development High Schools
Improving literacy outcomes for English language learners in high school: Considerations for states and districts in developing a coherent policy framework
A systemic approach to implementing response to intervention in three Colorado high schools
High standards help struggling students: New evidence
The reality of college readiness 2012: National report
Men of color: A role for policymakers in improving the status of black male students in U.S. higher education
Raising the bar: Aligning and elevating teacher preparation and the teaching profession
Inseparable imperatives: Equity in education and the future of the American economy
Cornerstones of completion: State policy support for accelerated, structured pathways to college credentials and transfer
Lifting Latinos up by their 'rootstraps': Moving beyond trauma through a healing-informed framework for Latino boys and men
Using assessment results: Promising practices of institutions that do it well
The impact of time between cognitive tests on performance: Evidence from Advanced Placement exams
Sustaining service learning in your school: Staying the course
Structure in community college career-technical programs: A qualitative analysis
Adding it all up in 2012: Are college net price calculators easy to find, use and compare?
Data for action 2012: Focus on people to change data culture
Higher education, merit-based scholarships and post-baccalaureate migration
Forgotten youth: Re-engaging students through dropout recovery
Raising the bar from Ready by 21 to credentialed by 26: Highlights from community and state efforts
Dropping out of high school: Prevalence, risk factors, and remediation strategies
Aid and innovation: How federal financial aid policy impacts student success and how states can respond
From soft skills to hard data: Measuring youth program outcomes
Student voices on the higher education pathway: Preliminary insights & stakeholder engagement concerns
Campaign for the Future of Higher Education
Latino college completion in 50 states: Executive summary
States need to fill in the gaps on expanded learning time: Troubling lack of detail seen in No Child Left Behind waiver applications
2012 State of the state addresses: Governors' top education issues
Driving K-12 reform through a college-access and success agenda
MTE Partnership seeks to transform mathematics teacher preparation in support of common core standards
The completion arch: Measuring community college student success
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
Building a grad nation: Progress and challenge in ending the high school dropout epidemic (2012 Update)
Work-integrated learning and career-ready students: Examining the evidence
On her majesty's school inspection service
What we know about dual enrollment
12 for 2012: Issues to move education forward in 2012
Civic engagement through digital citizenship: Engaging youth in active, participatory citizenship
Committing to quality: Guidelines for assessment and accountability in higher education
The roll of Pell grants in access, persistence and completion
Black male student success in higher education: A report from the national black male college achievement study
The digital learning imperative: How technology and teaching meet today's education challenges
The road to high-quality early education
Unrealized promises: Unequal access, affordability, and excellence at community colleges in Southern California
Beyond the master plan: The case for restructuring baccalaureate education in California
Reviving magnet schools: Strengthening a successful choice option
Toolfind: Youth outcomes measurement tools directory
Dropout recovery is national recovery: How federal policies can support the spread of Back on Track through College pathways
Equity scorecard: A process for building institutional capacity to educate young men of color
Experimental evidence on the effect of childhood investments on postsecondary attainment and degree completion
Determinants of students' success: The role of advanced placement and dual enrollment programs
Transforming education in America
Operation College Promise
Crossing the finish line: A national effort to address near completion
State Policies Affecting the “Adult Re-Entry Pipeline” in Postsecondary Education: Results of a Fifty-State Inventory
Summer snapshot: Exploring the impact of higher achievement's year-round out-of-school time program on summer learning
Suggested practices to improve educational outcomes of children living in foster care: Recommendations for school districts
Smart money: Informing higher education philanthropy
Caught in the crisis: Students with disabilities in U.S. high schools
Unlocking the gate: What we know about improving developmental education
Why we're behind: What top nations teach their children but we don't
IES What Works Clearinghouse: Find what works
Incentives for early graduation: How can state policies encourage students to complete high school in less than four years
Unlocking doors and expanding opportunity: Moving beyond the limiting reality of college and career readiness in California high schools
The common core state standards: Implications for higher education in the west
Racial gaps in early childhood: Socio-emotional health, development, and educational outcomes among African-American males
We serve, too: A toolkit about military teens
Linking data across state agencies: States that are making it work
Dual enrollment for high school students
A state policymaker's guide to expanding learning time
Capacity building to diversify STEM: Realizing potential among HBCUs
Improving community college success
How four-year colleges and universities organize themselves to promote student persistence: The emerging national picture
The effects of in-state tuition for non-citizens: A systematic review of the evidence
The high school longitudinal study of 2009: A first look at Fall 2009 ninth graders
Early college designs
Improving college performance and retention the easy way: Unpacking the ACT exam
Healthy steps toward student achievement: Research based recommendations for policy and practice
Making summer count: How summer programs can boost children's learning
PreK-Grade 3: Which reading and literacy practices matter most?
Return on educational investment: A district-by-district evaluation of U.S. educational productivity
What do you want in an afterschool program?
Accountability & continuous improvement in remedial education: Getting Past Go Project
Learning communities for students in developmental math: Impact studies at Queensborough and Houston community colleges
Experiencing integration in Louisville: How parents and students see the gains and challenges
Keeping students enrolled: How community colleges are boosting financial resources for their students
The effects of student coaching in college: An evaluation of a randomized experiment in student mentoring
Ready by 21 case study: Massachusetts
Data-driven School Counseling Annotated Bibliography
Race to the top and teacher preparation: Analyzing state strategies for ensuring real accountability and fostering program innovation
Changing the DNA of higher education from the inside out
Across the great divide: Perspectives of CEOs and college presidents on America's higher education and skills gap
Facilitating student learning through contextualization
Teacher and leader effectiveness in high-performing education systems
Research support for school counseling
Changing the odds for children and youth community profile: Northern Kentucky: Building a leadership council
Giving credit where credit is due: Creating a competency-based qualifications framework for postsecondary education and training
Introduction to the Community College Research Center (CCRC) assessment of evidence series
Redesigning community colleges for completion: Lessons from research on high performance organizations
Fully online programs in K-12: A snapshot of effective practices at virtual high schools
When opportunity knocks, who answers? New evidence on college achievement awards
The impact of school counseling on student educational outcomes in high schools: What can we learn about effectiveness from statewide evaluations of school counseling practice in Nebraska and Utah
An extreme degree of difficulty: The educational demographics of urban neighborhood high schools
Value added of teachers in high-poverty schools and lower-poverty schools
Beyond the bubble: Technology and the future of student assessment
Something's got to give: California can't improve college completions without rethinking developmental education at its community colleges
Youth in foster care: Easing the transition to adulthood
America's best (and worst) cities for school reform: Attracting entrepreneurs and change agents
Time to act: Closing the racial achievement gap
Center for Postsecondary and Economic Success (C-PES)
College admissions tests as measures of accountability
National Research Center on Learning Disabilities (NRCLD)
Recognition and response: An early intervening system for young children at-risk for learning disabilities: Research synthesis and recommendations
Six pillars of effective dropout prevention and recovery: An assessment of current state policy and how to improve it
Reinventing alternative education: An assessment of current state policy and how to improve it
Framework for providing all students an opportunity to learn through reauthorization of the elementary and secondary education act
Ensuring youth transitioning from foster care are connected by 25: Lessons learned from the foster care work group
The college completion agenda: State policy guide
The relationship between AP exam performance and college outcomes
SREB/Go Alliance
Response to Intervention: Possibilities for service delivery at the secondary school level
RTI Action Network: High school resources
Response to Intervention: The future for secondary schools
RTI classification tool and resource locator
Parent engagement toolkit
Making the transition: Interim results of the National Guard Youth Challenge Evaluation
The quality imperative: A state guide to achieving the promise of extended learning opportunities
Preventing future high school dropouts: An advocacy and action guide for NEA state and local affiliates
The role of parents in dropout prevention: Strategies that promote graduation and school achievement
The rising price of inequality: How inadequate grant aid limits college access and persistence
Charting the path from engagement to achievement: A report on the 2009 High School Survey of Student Engagement
"Ahead of the curve" charter school policies
Response to Instruction (RtI) guidance document
Response to Intervention policy
Fewer, clearer, higher: Moving forward with consistent, rigorous standards for all students
The Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Network