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Author(s):Southern Regional Education Board
Title:High school to college and careers: Aligning state policies
Short Description:This report provides a one-page summary of your state’s current policies, programs and requirements for high school completion and readiness for college study.
Annotation:Getting Students Ready for College and Careers recommends better alignment of the policies that guide students from high school to college and careers. Building on that report, this report provides a one-page summary of your state’s current policies, programs and requirements for high school completion and readiness for college study.
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Career Development
Developmental Education/Remediation
High School
High School Graduation/Dropout Prevention
P-16 (Pre K - Grade 16) Alignment and Initiatives
Preparation/College Readiness
Senior Year of High School
State-Level Information
Transition to College

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Common Standards: The Time Is Now
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Multiple Pathways in California: A New Option for High School Reform
A Profile of California Partnership Academies 2004–2005
NAEP reading 2009 state snapshot reports
The nation's report card: Reading 2009
Reaching higher: Strategic initiatives for higher education in Indiana (Updated 2010 Version)
Career and college planning needs of ninth graders: As reported by ninth graders
Developmental Education Initiative: State policy framework and strategy
Education reform 101: A primer on the new Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)
High school career academies: A 40-year proven model for improving college and career readiness
Poised to lead: How school counselors can drive college and career readiness
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From birth to college: Findings from Year 1 of a process evaluation of the University of chicago charter school model
Pathway to recovery: Implementing a back on track through college model
Data that matters: Giving high schools useful feedback on grads' outcomes
The state of preschool 2011: State preschool yearbook
Third grade literacy policies: Identification, intervention, retention
Remediation: Higher education's bridge to nowhere
2012 State of the state addresses: Governors' top education issues
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Dual enrollment: Reviewing programs to promote college completion
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2012 Brown Center report on American education: How well are American students learning?
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The Future Ready Project
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Putting it all together: Supporting continuous improvement in education through strategic use of data systems
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Early college graduates: Adapting, thriving, and leading in college
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Pathways to Prosperity: Meeting the challenge of preparing young Americans for the 21st century
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Digest of education statistics 2010, and mini-digest of education statistics 2010
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7th Annual AP report to the nation
Science achievement and occupational career/technical education coursetaking in high school: The class of 2005
Building capacity to promote college- and career-readiness for secondary-level English language learners: Policy brief featuring Austin, Texas
A sharper focus on technical workers: How to educate and train for the global economy
Reinventing alternative education: An assessment of current state policy and how to improve it
The linked learning approach: Building the capacity of teachers to prepare students for college and careers
College admissions tests as measures of accountability
No time to waste: Policy recommendations for increasing college completion
A policymaker's guide to early college designs: Expanding a strategy for achieving college readiness for all
Transitioning out of high school: A quick stats fact sheet
Aligning high school graduation requirements with the real world: A road map for states
Setting the stage for new high schools: Municipal leadership in supporting high school alternatives
Database of 21st century skills assessments
American Indian and Alaska Native students in U.S. high schools
Change, and response to change, in Florida's public schools
Institutional Student Profiles Fall 2006 for the State of Alabama
Educational programs and projects that address the needs of low-income students
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Using PLAN to identify student readiness for advanced courses in high school
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State and district-level support for successful transitions into high school
Beating the odds: An analysis of student performance and achievement gaps on state assessments: 2005-06 School year
Translations for success
Helping Teens Succeed
Hispanic students’ ACT scores hold steady as number of those testing increases at record pace
The first year of high school: A quick stats fact sheet
K-12 R&D and STEM Education Report Cards
The status of African Americans in engineering: Confronting the "new" American dilemma
Career and technical education in the United States: 1990-2005
The building blocks of success: Higher-level math for all students
Dropout prevention practice guide
Counting on graduation: An agenda for state leadership
College tools for schools
California State University: Early assessment program
Sizing up state standards: 2008
Measuring up 2008
Access to success: Patterns of advanced placement participation in U.S. high schools
Creating change one step at a time: Efforts to improve college access and success in Indiana
Dual enrollment policies and practices: Earning college credit in California high schools
YouthBuild USA
Dual enrollment students in Florida and New York City: Postsecondary outcomes
The 4th annual AP report to the nation
Avoidable Losses: High-Stakes Accountability and the Dropout Crisis
Getting students to meet challenging academic and career goals: Involving school mentors, parents, and community leaders
IU School of Education Center for Research and P-16 Collaboration: Presentation
Early intervention programs: Opening the doors to higher education
Big ideas dropout prevention strategies: Check and Connect
Early college high schools in Ohio: Core principles
Reaching higher college completion (working paper)
Reaching higher with Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana: Focusing on the roll of community colleges
State high school exit exams: Students with disabilities
Building community learning systems: The Columbus learning center
Career planning: Students need help starting early and staying focused
Ready for college and ready for work: Same or different
Redesigning high schools to prepare students for the future
Integrating grades 9 through 14: State policies to support and sustain early college high school
State strategies for redesigning high schools and promoting high school to college transitions
The averaged freshman graduation rate for public high schools from the common core of data: School years 2001-02 and 2002-03
Projections of education statistics to 2015
What works clearinghouse
School-business partnerships: Seven strategies for success
P-16 Data systems: An alignment status report
High school reform and work: Facing labor market realities
Latino students and the educational pipeline: From middle school to the workforce
Beyond college for all: Policies and practices to improve transitions into college and jobs
The education pipeline in the U.S., 1970-2000
The graduation gap: Using promoting power to examine the number and characteristics of high schools with high and low graduation rates in the nation and in each state
Measuring up 2004
College access in Indiana and the United States: A 2003-04 status report
Getting it done: Ten steps to a state action agenda
The 2003 Brown Center report on American education: How well are American students learning?
Confronting the graduation rate crisis in the south
Helping students make good decisions and act on them: The real meaning of guidance and advisement
The postsecondary educational experiences of high school career and technical education concentrators: Selected results from the NELS: 88/2000 Postsecondary education transcript study
School-to-career and post-secondary education: Evidence from the Philadelphia educational longitudinal study
Closing educational achievement gaps for Latino/a students in Utah
Inside the black box of high-performing high-poverty schools
The career pathways how-to guide
Career pathways: Aligning public resources to support individual and regional economic advancement in the knowledge economy
Graduation rates in Indiana: An analysis of various methods of caluculating graduation rates
The progress of education reform: Dual enrollment
A synthesis of recommendations for improving U.S. science and mathematics education
Thinking outside the box: Policy strategies for readiness, access, and success
ACT national curriculum survey, 2005–2006
Transitioning adults to college: Adult basic education program models
National Indian education study part I: The performance of American Indian and Alaska Native fourth- and eighth-grade students on NAEP 2005 reading and mathematics assessments
High school planner: Your guide to planning for college
Distance education
Course credit accrual and dropping out of high school
Charting a new course for career and technical education
Career academies: Impacts on labor market outcomes and educational attainment
Public education and Black male students: The 2006 state report card
Moving on: State policies to address academic brain drain in the South
Paving the way to postsecondary education: K-12 intervention programs for underrepresented youth
Mathematics and science education in the states
Tennessee higher education commission: The case for P-16 education in Tennessee
Tennessee P-16 policy roundtable: Summary report
Federal, state, and local roles supporting alternative education
Strategic instruction model
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Measuring what matters: Creating a longitudinal data system using data to improve student achievement
Keeping students in school: What other states are doing for at-risk students
Academic pathways to college: Policies and practices of the fifty states to reach underserved students
The role of the guidance profession in a shifting education system
High standards help struggling students: New evidence
2012 College-bound seniors: Total group profile report
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Common core state standards & career and technical education: Bridging the divide between college and career readiness
Driving K-12 reform through a college-access and success agenda
Raising the bar from Ready by 21 to credentialed by 26: Highlights from community and state efforts
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The common core standards: What do they mean for out-of-school time?
Educational attainment of foster youth: Achievement and graduation outcomes for children in state care
SREB State progress reports 2012
Trends among young adults over three decades, 1974-2006
The nation's report card: Science 2011
NOSCA's eight components of college and career readiness counseling: Elementary school counselor's guide
Broadening the benefits of dual enrollment: Reaching underachieving and underrepresented students with career-focused programs
ERIN Project: Education Resource Information Navigator
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Dropping out of high school: Prevalence, risk factors, and remediation strategies
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The condition of education 2012 (Website)
Fault lines in our democracy: Civic knowledge, voting behavior and civic engagement in the United States
Stopped short: 2.1 Million adults in Florida went to college but didn't finish
Common Core implementation workbook
Overcoming the poverty challenge to enable college and career readiness for all: The crucial role of student supports
Learning what it takes: An initial look at how schools are using early warning data and collaborative response teams to keep all students on track to success
Bridging the gap: An impact study of eight developmental summer bridge programs in Texas
The effects of learning communities for students in developmental education
Preparing high school students for college: An exploratory study of college readiness programs in Texas
Review of the effects of school vouchers on college enrollment: Experimental evidence from New York City
A problem still in search of a solution: A state policy roadmap for improving early education
A framework for advancing career and technical education: Recommendations for the reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Act
Men of color: A role for policymakers in improving the status of black male students in U.S. higher education
Information and college access: Evidence from a randomized field experiment
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
The talent development high school model: Context, components, and initial impacts on ninth-grade students' engagement and performance
Economic outcomes of high school completers and non-completers 8 years later
State and district approaches to school improvement: Helping all students meet high academic standards
From high school to the future: A first look at Chicago public school graduates' college enrollment, college preparation, and graduation from four-year colleges
Indiana P-16 policy roundtable: Education strengthened when treated as a seamless whole
Student success: Statewide P-16 systems -- data and accountability systems
Moving Indiana forward: High standards and high graduation rates
From college access to college success: College preparation and persistence of BPS graduates
Improving literacy outcomes for English language learners in high school: Considerations for states and districts in developing a coherent policy framework
America's perfect storm: Three forces changing our nation's future
Kids Count state-level data online
P-16 Collaboration in the States
Schools to watch
Projections of 2003-04 high school graduates: Supplemental analyses based on findings from who graduates? Who doesn't?
Indian students and college preparation
Academic pathways, preparation, and performance: A descriptive overview of the transcripts from the high school graduating class of 2003-04
Women on the rise
Articulation, alignment, and the challenge of college-readiness
State education reforms – Standards, assessment, and accountability
A voice from the middle
Accelerated learning for all
Keeping America competitive: Five strategies to improve mathematics and science education
All students college-ready: Findings from the Foundation's education work, 2000-2006
Latinos in secondary education
Writing next: Effective strategies to improve writing of adolescents in middle and high school
Saving futures, saving dollars: The impact of education on crime reduction and earnings
Healthier and wealthier: Decreasing healthcare costs by increasing educational attainment
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Full-day Kindergarten: A study of state policies in the United States
Early childhood investment yields big payoff
Pre-K and Latinos: The foundation for America's future
The economic promise of investing in high-quality preschool: Using early education to improve economic growth and the fiscal sustainability of states and the nation
Building pathways to success for low-skill adult students: Lessons for community college policy and practice from a longitudinal student tracking study
The alternative pathways project: A framework for dropout reduction and recovery
Improving academic achievement in urban districts: What state policymakers can do
Building the foundation for bright futures: A governors guide to school readiness
Multiple pathways and state policy: Toward education and training beyond high school
ACT policy report: Schools involving parents in early postsecondary planning
Student success: Statewide P-16 programs
Pushed out or pulled up: Exit exams and dropout rates in public high schools
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Comparison of selected education data and rankings for 50 states
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Stalled in secondary: A look at student achievement since the No Child Left Behind act
Under-prepared community college students: Implications of attitudinal and experiential differences
The school to college transition: Challenges and prospects
One-third of a nation: Rising drop-out rates and declining opportunity
The American diploma project: Overview of research
Latino youth and the pathway to college
Work-based learning and higher education: A research perspective
Closing the aspirations-attainment gap: Implications for high school reform
Success for All Foundation
User's guide to computing high school graduation rates, Volume 2: Technical evaluation of proxy graduation indicators
Accelerated learning options: Moving the needle on access and success
Residence and migration for college freshmen for Indiana
Forum guide to education indicators
All over the map: State policies to improve the high school
Critical postsecondary education issues in Indiana
Investing wisely in adult learning is key to state prosperity
Improving education outcomes for foster youth: The Guardian Scholars Project Year 1
Ohio early college high school initiative
Dollars and sense: The cost effectiveness of small schools
The Gates effect
Archdiocese of Indianapolis: The Church in central and southern Indiana
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
Crafting a new vision for high school: How states can join academic and technical studies to promote more powerful learning
Every student counts: The case for graduation rate accountability
Big ideas: Dropout prevention strategies: Achievement for Latinos through Academic Success (ALAS)
Windows on achievement and inequality
Parent expectations and planning for college: Statistical analysis report
National Indian Education Study 2007 Part II: The educational experiences of American Indian and Alaska Native students in grades 4 and 8
Science and engineering indicators 2008: State data tool
Early intervention program and college partnerships
Supporting ninth-grade students to achieve in high school and preparing seniors for postsecondary education and a career
Are teachers prepared for racially diverse schools? Teachers describe their preparation, resources, and practices for racially diverse schools
UpwardBound Math-Science: STEM education that works
Gateway to College
Good Shepherd Services
2008-2009 Alternative education programs (by Indiana county)
Making the transition to four-year institutions: Academic preparation and transfer
The early assessment program: Helping high school students meet college expectations in mathematics and English
Using early-warning data to improve graduation rates: Closing cracks in the education system
What happens to high school dropouts who reenroll?
Tapping America's Potential: Gaining momentum, losing ground: Progress report 2008
The Pangloss Index: How states game the No Child Left Behind Act
Back to basics: Improving college readiness of community college students
Predicting different levels of academic success in college using high school GPA and ACT Composite score
Managing the transition to ninth grade in a comprehensive urban school
Colorado Reports
Washington Data and Reports
Project Mentor
College is possible: A guide for undocumented students
Guidance and career counselor's toolkit: Advising high school students with disabilities on postsecondary options
Comprehensive school reform quality center report on middle and high school comprehensive school reform models
Understanding high school graduation rates (updated): National and state-specific information
Preparing Oklahoma students for the future
EPAS®: A system that works
Postsecondary success begins with high school preparation
Closing the gaps by 2015: The Texas higher education plan
SREB states lead the nation in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Programs
Learning in a new key
Redesigning schools: 10 features of effective schools
Rethinking high school: Five profiles of innovative models for student success
Education longitudinal study of 2002 (ELS:2002): A first look at the initial postsecondary experiences of the high school Sophomore class of 2002
Making pre-kindergarten work for low-income working families
Child care and early education state-by-state data
PISA 2006: OECD Briefing notes for the United States
The nation's report card: Reading 2007
What matters for staying on-track and graduating in Chicago public high schools
Advanced placement report to the nation: 2007
Achieving the dream data notes: Outcomes of first-year persisting students
One-shot deal? Students' perceptions of assessment and course placement in California's community colleges
Attendance counts: Advancing student success by reducing chronic absence
Reinventing alternative education: State policy profiles
Effective dropout prevention and recovery: State dropout policy profiles
ED Data Express
A smart move in tough times: How SREB states can strengthen adult learning and the work force
Annie E. Casey Foundation 2010 Kids Count Data Book
Insulating the education pipeline to increase postsecondary success
Fully online programs in K-12: A snapshot of effective practices at virtual high schools
The 2010 Brown Center report on American education
The US STEM education model (simulation)
The high school longitudinal study of 2009: A first look at Fall 2009 ninth graders
Not just kid stuff anymore: The economic imperative for more adults to complete college
Saving now and saving later: How high school reform can reduce the nation's wasted remediation dollars
The educational experience of young men of color: A review of research, pathways, and progress
Slow off the mark: Elementary school teachers and the crisis in science, technology, engineering, and math education
Education and the economy: Boosting the nation's economy by improving high school graduation rates among students of color and native students
Accelerating college readiness: Lessons from North Carolina's innovator early colleges
Making the grade: Texas early college high schools prepare students for the future
PISA 2009 results: What students know and can do: Student performance in reading, mathematics and science
Cross-system collaboration for reconnecting youth
State and local policy for reconnecting youth
ESEA Briefing Book
Postsecondary and labor force transitions among public high school career and technical education participants
The condition of college and career readiness 2011
Linking data across state agencies: States that are making it work
Expanded measures of school performance
Clearing the path: Creating innovation space for serving over-age, under-credited students in competency-based pathways
High school longitudinal study of 2009: A first look at fall 2009 ninth-graders parents', teachers, school counselors, and school administrators
Early warning indicator systems
The college payoff: Education, occupations, and lifetime earnings
Comparative indicators of education in the United States and other G-8 countries:
State test score trends through 2008-09, Part 4: Is achievement improving and are gaps narrowing for Title 1 students?
State test score trends through 2008-09, Part 5: Progress lags in high school, especially for advanced achievers
Innovation at scale: How Virginia community colleges are collaborating to improve developmental education and increase student success
Hidalgo early college district toolkit
Common core state standards: Progress and challenges in school districts' implementation
Test, punish, and push out: How zero tolerance and high-stakes testing funnel youth into the school to prison pipeline
Testing the impact of Higher Achivement's year-round out-of-school-time program on academic outcomes
Common core state standards alignment
High flyers: Policies and strategies that boost developmental education success in Florida's community colleges
Instructional supports: The missing piece in state educational standards
The role of minority-serving institutions in redefining and improving developmental education
State pre-k assessment policies: Issues and status
The road to high-quality early education
End-of-course exams
The nation's report card: Trial urban district assessment mathematics 2011
High school dual enrollment programs: Are we fast-tracking students too fast?
The impacts of state performance funding systems on higher education institutions: Research literature review and policy implications
Creating the workforce of the future: The STEM interest and proficiency challenge
Unbundling youth, family, and community involvement in college access: On the ground in Austin, Texas
The long-term impacts of teachers: Teacher value-added and student outcomes in adulthood
Mandating supplemental intervention services: Is New York state doing enough to help all students succeed?
Focusing on the essentials for college and career readiness: Policy implications of the ACT national curriculum survey results 2009
Summer bridge programs: Helping eighth-grade students successfully transition to high school
The dropout/graduation crisis among American Indian and Alaska Native students: Failure to respond places the future of native peoples at risk
Gaining ground in the middle grades: Why some schools do better
Are we there yet? What policymakers can learn from Tennessee's growth model
California Dropout Research Project (CDRP)
Can middle school reform increase high school graduation rates?
Interim report on the evaluation of the growth model pilot project
Reducing dropout rates through expanded learning opportunities
Alternative schools and programs for public school students at risk of educational failure: 2007-08
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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
Understanding costs of credit-based transition programs in Indiana
Hispanics, high school dropouts, and the GED
High school dropout and completion rates in the United States: 2007
The relationship between AP exam performance and college outcomes
Postsecondary education and training as we know it is not enough: Why we need to leaven postsecondary strategy with more attention to employment policy, social policy, and career and technical education in high school
Achieving dramatic school improvement: An exploratory study
Keeping the promise of change in California's lowest performing schools
College Board AP Summary Reports: 2009
6th Annual AP Report to the Nation: State Reports
The economic benefits of reducing the dropout rate among students of color in the nation's largest metropolitan areas
FloridaCAN! Empowering communities to work alongside our schools for student success
The rising price of inequality: How inadequate grant aid limits college access and persistence
Transforming the high school experience: How New York City's new small schools are boosting student achievement and graduation rates
Charting the path from engagement to achievement: A report on the 2009 High School Survey of Student Engagement
Work-based learning in California: Opportunities and models for expansion
Credit/skills recovery pilot project: Documentation report for the Boston public schools
Early college placement testing opportunities in Maine
North Carolina Early Mathematics Placement Testing
Creating college readiness: Profiles of 38 schools that know how
Listening to Latinas: Barriers to high school graduation
Helping Latinas succeed in school: How schools can address barriers to high school graduation
Public school graduates and dropouts from the Common Core of Data: School year 2006-07
No accounting for fairness: Equitable education funding remains elusive in Ohio
Prioritizing the nation's dropout factories: The need for federal policy that targets the nation's lowest performing high schools
Meaningful measurement: The role of assessments in improving high school education in the twenty-first century
American Diploma Project Network: State Profiles
Taking the easy way out: How the GED testing program induces students to drop out
The American high school graduation rate: Trends and levels
Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates by State and Race/Ethnicity, 1992-2022 (State Profiles)
Reinventing the federal role in education: Supporting the goal of college and career readiness for all students
Preparing the workers of today for the jobs of tomorrow
Chasing the high school graduation rate: Getting the data we need and using it right
From high school to the future: The pathway to 20
The economic impact of the achievement gap in America's schools
Cities in crisis 2009: Closing the graduation gap: Educational and economic conditions in America's largest cities
Grad nation: A guidebook to help cities tackle the dropout crisis
Education watch 2009
Deciding on postsecondary education
Grade retention: Achievement and mental health outcomes
A synthesis of grade retention research: Looking backward and moving forward
Race to the top: Promising approaches to achieving teacher-related goals
Putting kids on the pathway to college: How is your school doing? A college pathways rubric
Smart options: Investing the recovery funds for student success
Perspectives on the key K-12 legislation of 2009
Creating a college-going culture: A resource guide
The Everyone Graduates Center
Ready to assemble: Grading state higher education accountability systems
Moving beyond AYP: High school performance indicators
Falling off track during the transition to high school: What we know and what can be done
Improving academic preparation for college: What we know and how state and federal policy can help
Developmental Education Toolkit
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Race to the top: Promising approaches to assisting the lowest-performing schools
Paving the road to college: How school counselors help students succeed
Barriers to college attainment: Lessons from Chicago
Raising graduation rates: A series of data briefs: Progress toward increasing national and state graduation rates
Fostering Connections Act: Implementation Checklists for Education Provisions
The nation's report card: NAEP 2008: Trends in academic progress
US Department of Labor Youth Services: Summaries of education models
Creating a high school culture of college-going: The case of Washington State Achievers
Ready to assemble: A model state higher education accountability system
Bridges to opportunity for underprepared adults: A state policy guide for community college leaders
2008 Kids Count data book: State profiles of child well-being
High schools as launch pads: How college-going culture improves graduation rates in low-income high schools
Helping students navigate the path to college: What high schools can do
Seize the moment: The need for a comprehensive federal investment in adolescent literacy
Early-college high school: Modest experiment or national movement?
Bringing off-track youth into the center of high school reform: Lessons and tools from leading communities
No time to lose: Why America needs an education amendment to the US Constitution to improve public education
Helping Latinas succeed in school: How federal policymakers can address barriers to high school graduation
Advancing STEM learning across the educational pipeline: Statewide efforts in Ohio
Projecting the economic benefits of reducing high school dropout rates in America's 45 largest metropolitan areas
Ohio State University Department of Mathematics Early Mathematics Placement Testing
Deloitte 2009 education survey overview: Redefining high school as a launch pad
A survival analysis of student mobility and retention in Indiana charter schools:
What states can do to improve teacher effectiveness
A new diverse majority: Students of color in the South's public schools
Achieving success: The state policy newsletter of Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count: Winter 2010
Between two worlds: How young Latinos come of age in America
Georgia Graduation Coach Initiative
Calculating cost-return for investments in students success
Removing roadblocks to rigor: Linking academic and social supports to ensure college readiness and success: Executive summary
Still a freshman: Examining the prevalence and characteristics of ninth-grade retention across six states
Success at every step: How 23 programs support youth on the path to college and beyond
BC AVID: Early Implementation Report -- Executive Summary
Making the connections: Connecting state and institutional policies to improve student success
Charting a necessary path: The baseline report of public higher education systems in the Access to Success initiative
Features of state response to intervention initatives in Northeast and Islands Region states
Increasing baccalaureate attainment in Louisville: A proposed blueprint for community action
Models of Response to Intervention in the Northwest Region States
The economic benefits of reducing the dropout rate in the nations largest metropolitan areas
National Center on Intervention: RTI state database
Response to Intervention policy
Using state data to promote continuous improvement of workforce programs: Guidance for states preparing applications to the U.S. DOL workforce data quality initiative
Learning communities for students in developmental reading: An impact study at Hillsborough Community College
New approaches to improving college access, persistence, and success: Three exemplary postsecondary opportunity programs
Framework for providing all students an opportunity to learn through reauthorization of the elementary and secondary education act
National Opportunity to Learn Campaign
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Achieving success: The state policy newsletter of Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count: Spring issue
Making the transition: Interim results of the National Guard Youth Challenge Evaluation
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Pathway to the baccalaureate: How one community college is helping underprepared students succeed
Connected by 25: Effective policy solutions for vulnerable youth
Learning connection: Providing data, resources, and tools to support student achievement
Dual credit in Indiana: Policy barriers identified by the CELL high school-to-college transition project
How does extended learning time impact student achivement?
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National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET): Creating opportunities for youth with disabilities to achieve successful futures
College- and career-ready (video presentation): Giving students extra support to meet standards in challenging academic and career courses.
Teaching for a New World: Preparing High School Educators to Deliver College- and Career-Ready Instruction
New York City's Strategy for Improving High Schools: An Overview
Indiana's Cash for College
Minority student success: The role of teachers in Advanced Placement Program (AP) courses
California high schools that beat the odds in high school graduation
Promoting a culture of student success: How colleges and universities are improving degree completion
Believing the College Dream (Curriculum guide for college planning)
Service-learning and Hispanic students: What works in the field
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2009 State Teacher Policy Yearbook (State Reports)
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Science and engineering indicators 2012
Illinois community college: Focus on the finish: A report to Governor Pat Quinn and the Illinois General Assembly
Western Policy Exchanges
AYP results for 2010-11
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Up for grabs: The gains and prospects of first- and second generation young adults
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Refocusing adult education on career and postsecondary success: An analysis of adult education (Title II) in WIA reauthorization proposals
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Do high stakes placement exams predict college success?
It takes a whole society: Opening up the learning landscape in the high school years
Tying funding to community college outcomes: Models, tools, and recommendations for states
Forgotten middle-skill jobs: State by state snapshots
College Bound Seniors 2011
The road ahead: A look at trends in the educational attainment of community college students
Telling it like it is: Youth speak out on the school to prison pipeline
A better measure of skills gaps: Utilizing ACT skill profile and assessment data for strategic skill research
Trends in high school dropout and completion rates in the United States: 1972-2009
Getting ready for college: An implementation and early impacts study of eight Texas developmental summer bridge programs
Ramp-up to Readiness: The Ramp-up standards
One year out: Findings from a national survey among members of the high school graduating class of 2010
After-school toolkit: TIps, techniques, and templates for improving program quality
Mapping state proficiency standards onto the NAEP scales: Variation and change in state standards for reading and mathematics, 2005-09
State education agencies as agents of change: What will it take for the states to step up on education reform
Driving innovation from the middle: Middle-skill jobs in the American South's economy
Four steps to finishing first: An agenda for increasing college productivity to create a better educated society
Building integrated pathways to sustainable careers: An introduction to the Accelerated Opportunity Initiative
National Governor's Association: Complete to Compete Resources
Education and the economy: Boosting the nation's economy by improving high school graduation rates
Debt to degree: A new way of measuring college success
State policies and procedures on Response to Intervention (RTI) in the Midwest region
The College Match Program
Key considerations for serving disconnected youth
Winning the future: Improving education for the Latino community
Innovations in developmental math: Community colleges enhance support for nontraditional students
Spotlight on the common core state standards: What do parents need to know?
Spotlight on the common core state standards: What do teachers need to know?
Incentivizing school turnaround: A proposal for reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
State test score trends through 2008-09, Part 3: Student achievement at 8th grade
Shut out of the military: Today's high school education doesn't mean you're ready for today's army
Accountability & continuous improvement in remedial education: Getting Past Go Project
Monitoring progress: Response to intervention (RTI)'s promise and pitfalls
Elementary/Secondary Information System (ESLi)
State policies regarding undocumented college students: A narrative of unresolved issues, ongoing debate and missed opportunities
Podcast: Getting high school dropouts in and out of college
From GED to college degree: Creating pathways to postsecondary success for high school dropouts
A portrait of school improvement grantees
A comparison study of 12th grade students' college anticipations, aspirations, and college preparatory measures
Shifting trends in special education
Affirming the goal: Is college and career readiness an internationally competitive standard?
Achievement gaps: How Hispanic and white students in public schools perform in mathematics and reading perform on the national assessment of educational progress
Opportunity-rich schools and sustainable communities: Seven steps to align high-quality education with innovations in city and metropolitan planning and development
Gender inequalities in education
Implementing common core state standards and assessments: A workbook for state and district leaders
Helping students get back on track: What federal policymakers can learn from New York City's multiple pathways to graduation initiative
Linking costs and postsecondary degrees: Key issues for policymakers
Reawakening the dream deferred: Can comprehensive intervention programs increase college awareness among at-risk students?
An extreme degree of difficulty: The educational demographics of urban neighborhood high schools
Closing the gap between high school and college
Transforming high schools: Performance systems for powerful teaching
Illinois adult education bridge evaluation: Technical report
Retaining students in grade: A literature review of the effects of retention on students' academic and nonacademic outcomes
Is school funding fair? A national report card
Academic competitiveness and national SMART grant programs: First-year lessons learned
Winning by degrees: The strategies of highly productive higher-education institutions
Divided we fail in LA: Improving completion and closing racial gaps in the Los Angeles community college district
Getting past go: Remedial and developmental education policy at a crossroads
How many schools and districts have not made adequate yearly progress? Four-year trends
A call to action to raise achievement for African American students
Improving achievement for the growing Latino population is critical to the nation's future
Policy implications of trends for Asian American students
Annie E. Casey Foundation 2010 Kids Count Data Book: State Profiles
Young Hispanic children: Boosting opportunities for learning
State test score trends through 2008-09, Part 1: Rising scores on state tests and NAEP
Time to act: Closing the racial achievement gap
Strong foundations: The state of postsecondary data systems
A return to the "Mexican room": The segregation of Arizona's English learners
Postsecondary expectations and plans for the high school senior class of 2003-04
High school dropout: A quick stats fact sheet
High school - Advanced placement
Building a culture of evidence for community college student success: Early progress in the Achieving the Dream initiative
How are states using community-based child care to provide pre-k: State-by-state summaries
Focus on dropout factories: Associated press article spotlights low-performing high schools, draws criticism from many school officials
Accelerated developmental education project
The national articulation and transfer network
'Restoring value' to the high school diploma: The rhetoric and practice of higher standards
Indiana higher education opportunity data book 2007
The nation's report card: Mathematics 2007
Asian Pacific Islander American Students and U.S. high schools
High school teaching for the twenty-first century: Preparing students for college
ACT high school profile report: The graduating class of 2007 (National)
Partnership for 21st Century Skills
A state leader's action guide to 21st century skills
Results that matter: Twenty-first century skills and high school reform
What is a college culture? Facilitating college preparation through organizational change
Raising the compulsory school attendance age: The case for reform
Affirmation and discovery: Learning from successful community college developmental programs in Texas
Statewide administration of the ACT: A key component in improving student preparation for college and work
Are high school grades inflated?
Mathematics and science achievement and course-taking for college-bound high school students
Your senior year
Setting students' sights on college: Chicago public schools
College-bound or headed for workforce training: High school graduates need similar math, reading skills
Relationships between students' high school and middle school experiences and later completion of a Bachelor's degree
Indiana college completion rates 2007
Tuition and fees in public higher education in the West
Choosing a college major
The key to success in community college
Graduate migration from Indiana's postsecondary institutions
Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans Website and Secondary School Toolkit - Spanish Version
Enlace: Engaging Latino communities for education
QualityCore™: Every student deserves to be ready for college
Sustaining focus on secondary school reading: Lessons and recommendations from the Alabama reading initiative
Emerging evidence on improving high school graduation and improvement rates: The effects of four popular improvement programs
Graduate education: The backbone of American competitiveness and innovation
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
50-state analysis of the preparation of teachers and the conditions for teaching: Results from the NCES schools and staffing survey
The impact of postsecondary remediation using a regression discontinuity approach: Addressing endogenous sorting and noncompliance
A model of success: The model institution's for excellence program's successful leadership in STEM education (1995-2007)
The impact of new college graduates on intrastate labor markets
Confronting the "new" American dilemma: Underrepresented minorities in engineering: A data-based look at diversity (Executive Summary)
Rethinking high school: Supporting all students to be college-ready in math
School funding's tragic flaw
Early and often: Designing a comprehensive system of financial aid information
Dropout and completion rates in the United States: 2006
Literacy instruction in the content areas: Getting to the core of middle and high school improvement
Measuring and improving the effectiveness of high school teachers
Smaller Learning Communities Annotated Bibliography
Measuring up 2008: Online state report cards
Building a college culture: Needs, goals, principles. and a case study
Critical conditions for equity and diversity in college access: Informing policy and monitoring results
International Baccalaureate Diploma Program Subcommittee: Policy barriers identified
Advanced placement subcommittee: Policy barriers identified
The economic benefits of academic and career preparation
Beyond social justice: The threat of inequality to workforce development in the Western United States
Building a better bridge: Helping young adults enter and succeed in college
Strategic designs: Lessons from leading edge small urban high schools
Case studies of leading edge small urban high schools
Project stepping stone: A college preparation program for Hispanic youth
Using student engagement to improve adolescent literacy
From high school to the future: Potholes on the road to college
Beating the odds: The real challenges behind the math achievement gap - and what high-achieving schools can teach us about how to close it
State and local implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act - Accountability under NCLB: Interim report
Effective instruction: An inconspicuous strategy for dropout prevention
Knowing how and where to obtain information about the world of work and post-secondary training/education
Missouri guidance and placement lessons: Applying employment readiness skills and the skills for on-the-job success
Ohio's career development program
Promising practices for community college developmental education
College For Every Student
Ivy Tech programs: Fast track to college and double up for college
Federal Education Budget Project
Dates, deadlines, and details: A monthly activity calendar
Making sense of data-driven decision making in education
Out before the game begins: Hispanic leaders talk about what's needed to bring more Hispanic youngsters into science, technology and math professions
Survey finds that Hoosier students are setting their sights on higher education
Reaching higher with accountability (working paper)
National Center for Learning Disabilities
State policies to bring adult learning into focus
Focus on results: An academic impact analysis of the Knowledge is Power Program
Improving educational outcomes for students with disabilities
Diversity and persistence in Indiana higher education: The impact of preparation, major choices, and financial aid
Talent...Opportunity: Prosperity depends on connecting the dots
Whatever it takes: How twelve communities are reconnecting out-of-school youth
Career advancement for low-income workers through community college and community-based organization partnerships
Reading between the lines: What ACT reveals about college readiness in reading
Public high school graduation and college-readiness rates: 1991-2002
The higher dropout rate of foreign-born teens: The role of schooling abroad
It's kind of different: Student experiences in two early college high schools
2004 Public opinion survey on education in Indiana
Transition from high school to postsecondary education and employment for students with disabilities
High school coursework: Policy trends and implications for higher education
The state of preschool 2005: State preschool yearbook
Implementing graduation counts: State progress to date
State of college admission 2007
Shaping the future of American youth
Increasing rates of school completion: Moving from policy and research to practice
The averaged freshman graduation rate for public high schools from the Common Core of Data: School years 2002-03 and 2003-04
User's guide to computing high school graduation rates, Volume 1: Review of current and proposed graduation indicators
Leaving boys behind: Public high school graduation rates
Claiming common ground: State policymaking for improving college readiness and success
Frequently asked questions regarding Indiana's new high school course and credit requirements
Diplomas count: An essential guide to graduation policy and rates
College preparation checklist
Meeting five critical challenges of high school reform: Lessons from research on three reform models
Effects of students’ middle school and high school experiences on completion of the bachelor’s degree: How can school counselors make a difference?
Creating seamless educational transitions for urban African American and Hispanic students
Fast track to college: Increasing postsecondary success for all students
How do career interventions impact the educational choices of eighth-grade students
Lesser and greater expectations: The wasted senior year and college-level study in high school
High school graduation rates, college continuation rates, and chance for college by state: 1986, 1988, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, and 2000
Left behind: Unequal opportunity in higher education
Educational attainment of people 18 years and over, by age, sex, race, and Hispanic origin, for the 25 largest states: March 2000
Educational attainment of the population 25 years and over, by state
The challenge of access and persistence
Where have all the students gone
Persistence and attainment of beginning students with Pell Grants
Education for foster children: Removing barriers to academic success
Getting honest about grad rates: How states play the numbers and students lose
The dream deferred: Increasing the college preparedness of at-risk students
State financial aid: Policies to enhance articulation and transfer
Building a career pathways system: Promising practices in community college-centered workforce development
Every child a graduate: A framework for an excellent education for all middle and high school students
Rising to the challenge: Are high school graduates prepared for college and work
High school graduation, completion, and dropout indicators: A primer and catalog
Career-related predictors of work-bound and college-bound status of adolescents in rural and nonrural areas
Vocational mentoring: An experience-based career mentoring program for high school juniors and seniors at risk of not graduating
Outcomes of learning: Results from the 2000 program for international student assessment of 15 year-olds in reading, mathematics, and science literacy
Pathways to a four-year degree: Determinants of transfer and degree completion
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
Promoting a systematic focus on learning supports to address barriers to learning and teaching
Getting there–and beyond: Building a culture of college-going in high schools
Highlights from the 2003 international adult literacy and lifeskills survey
Childcare and early childhood education: More information sharing and program review by HHS could enhance access for families with limited English proficiency
Building the foundation for bright futures: Final report of the NGA task force on school readiness
College bound seniors 2006
Strategies for improving student success in postsecondary education
Championing success: A report on the progress of tribal college and university alumni
Best practices and programs in career and technical education
Achievement gaps and correlates of early mathematics achievement: Evidence from the ECLS K-first grade sample
Narrowing the gaps in educational attainment: A policymaker's guide for assessing and responding to needs for community college services
Returning to learning: Adults' success in college is key to America's future
Standards for quality online teaching
Closing the achievement gap: An overview
Rigor at risk: Reaffirming quality in the high school core curriculum
An historical overview of revenues and expenditures for public elementary and secondary education, by state: Fiscal years 1990-2002
Helping equip teachers to answer students' questions on college knowledge
Expanding learning time in high schools
Rigor plus support: How science teachers use literacy techniques to get students ready for college
A test of leadership: Charting the future of U.S. higher education
Getting serious about high school graduation
Bridging the gap between high school and college
Talent Development High Schools
A study of admissions officers' perceptions of and attitudes toward homeschooled students
Helping adult learners make the transition to postsecondary education
After prison: Roadblocks to reentry: A report on state legal barriers facing people with criminal records
Breaking through the barriers to college: Empowering low-income communities, schools, and families for college opportunity and student financial aid
The challenge and call for cultural adjustments in educating African American males: Implications for school counselors and leaders
Breaking barriers: A case study of two high performing high schools
Paying back, not giving back: Student debt's negative influence on public service career opportunities
Leaders and laggards: A state-by-state report card on educational effectiveness
Peak experiences
Dropout rates in the United States: 2001
Finance and resource issues in high school reform
Evaluating the effectiveness of technology in our schools
State of decline? Gaps in college access and achievement call for renewed commitment to educating Californians
Issue brief - What students need, part 1: Dropout prevention and recovery
Fair test: Schools that do not use SAT or ACT scores for admitting substantial numbers of students into Bachelor's degree program
The high cost of failing to reform public education in Indiana
Career development interventions and academic self-efficacy: A pilot study
American Indian science and engineering society
Dropout rates in the United States: 2004
Online interactive pre-kindergarten database
National and regional workforce solutions: New industry-higher education projects for the NextGen U.S. workforce
The role of community-based organizations in the college access and success movement
Improving the college scorecard: Using student feedback to create an effective disclosure
Highlights from PIRLS 2011: Reading achievement of U.S. fourth grade students in an international context
College and career development organizer
The first year of high school
Core principles for transforming remedial education: A joint statement
College and career readiness: A quick stats fact sheet
The College Board 2012 national survey of school counselors and administrators: Report on survey findings: Barriers and supports to school counselor success
Forgotten youth: Re-engaging students through dropout recovery
The earning power of recent graduates from Virginia's colleges and universities: How are graduates from different degree programs doing in the labor market?
RTTD guidance: Implementing continuous improvement metrics and strategies for the foundational conditions for personalized learning
The earning power of graduates from Tennessee's colleges and universities: How are graduates from different degree programs doing in the labor market?
Taking college courses in high school: A strategy for college readiness
A national talent strategy: Ideas for securing US competitiveness and economic growth
Promoting work-based learning: Efforts in Connecticut and Kentucky
Education at a glance 2012: OECD indicators
Lifting Latinos up by their 'rootstraps': Moving beyond trauma through a healing-informed framework for Latino boys and men
Third grade reading policies
Making loans work: How community colleges support responsible borrowing
Charter schools in SREB states: Critical questions and next steps for states
Using state policies to ensure effective assessment and placement in postsecondary education
Choosing who delivers: The impact of placing limits on the delivery of remedial education at four-year institutions
No child left behind waivers: Promising ideas from second round applications
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
Weighing the evidence: A conversation with community college presidents on using research to support student success outcomes
Professional college knowledge: Re-envisioning how we prepare our college readiness workforce