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Author(s):Achieve, Inc
Title:Closing the expectations gap, 2008
Source:http://www.achieve.org/files/50-state-2008-fina...
Date:2008
Organization:Achieve, Inc
Short Description:Achieve, Inc.’s recent report, Closing the Expectations Gap 2008 is the latest of its annual 50-state progress report on the alignment of high school policies with the demands of college and careers.
Annotation:Achieve, Inc.’s recent report, Closing the Expectations Gap 2008 is the latest of its annual 50-state progress report on the alignment of high school policies with the demands of college and careers. Findings indicate that states have made the most progress in aligning academic standards and raising graduation requirements, but they have moved more slowly on putting complementary tests, data, and accountability systems into place. “In addition to raising graduation requirements, states have also achieved significant progress in making academic standards rigorous enough in English and mathematics so that they reflect the expectations of colleges and employers. Nineteen states now report that their high school standards are aligned with college and workplace expectations, and 26 more are in the process of aligning standards or plan to do so. In comparison, far fewer states have developed college and career-ready testing systems or moved to hold high schools accountable for the readiness of their students.”
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Cities in crisis 2009: Closing the graduation gap: Educational and economic conditions in America's largest cities
Short sighted: How America's lack of attention to international education studies impedes improvement
Dropouts, diplomas, and dollars: U.S. high schools and the nation's economy
State policies on student transitions: Results of a 50-state inventory
Indiana's K-12 STEM Ed Report Card
The building blocks of success: Higher-level math for all students
An early alert system for remediation needs of entering community college students: Leveraging the California standards test
The condition of college and career readiness 2010
National Opportunity to Learn Campaign
The linked learning approach: Building the capacity of teachers to prepare students for college and careers
College admissions tests as measures of accountability
Strong foundations: The state of postsecondary data systems
National Center on Intervention: RTI state database
Collaborating to create change: How El Paso Community College improved the readiness of its incoming students through Achieving the Dream
STEM coursetaking among high school graduates, 1990-2005
A return to the "Mexican room": The segregation of Arizona's English learners
Course-taking patterns, policies, and practices in developmental education in the California community colleges
The nation's report card: Science 2009
Examining the role of summer bridge programs in promoting college readiness and completion: Lessons learned from Texas' developmental summer bridges
Now what? Imperatives and options for common core implementation and governance
The advanced placement program benefits mainly well-prepared students who pass AP exams
Do high school grade configurations affect student achievement and outcomes?
Ready by 21
Dual credit in Indiana: Bridging the gap between high school and college
Learning connection: Providing data, resources, and tools to support student achievement
Reaching higher: Strategic initiatives for higher education in Indiana (Updated 2010 Version)
Enhancing school reform through expanded learning
Keeping the promise of change in California's lowest performing schools
Restructuring 'restructuring': Improving interventions for low-performing schools and districts
Hispanics, high school dropouts, and the GED
2009 Report on Indiana's dropout student population
Helping students get a "head start" on the real world: State strategies for early high school graduation
High school remediation
Promoting a comprehensive approach to educational opportunity: A pilot inventory of education-related federal programs for children and youth
Expanding access and opportunity: The Washington State Achievers Program
One in seven: Ranking youth disconnection in the 25 largest metro areas
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
Graduating to a pay gap: The earnings of women and men one year after college graduation
Educational attainment of foster youth: Achievement and graduation outcomes for children in state care
States need to fill in the gaps on expanded learning time: Troubling lack of detail seen in No Child Left Behind waiver applications
Aid and innovation: How federal financial aid policy impacts student success and how states can respond
2012 National survey of school counselors
Highlights from PIRLS 2011: Reading achievement of U.S. fourth grade students in an international context
The economic benefits of postsecondary degrees: A state and national level analysis
Cornerstones of completion: State policy support for accelerated, structured pathways to college credentials and transfer
The nation's report card: Trial urban district assessment mathematics 2011
Early warning system middle grades tool
The impacts of state performance funding systems on higher education institutions: Research literature review and policy implications
AYP results for 2010-11
A new mission for the middle-grades: Preparing students for a changing world
It takes a whole society: Opening up the learning landscape in the high school years
A public education primer: Basic (and sometimes surprising) facts about the U.S. education system
8th Annual AP report to the nation
Using data and inquiry to build equity-focused college-going cultures
Data that matters: Giving high schools useful feedback on grads' outcomes
What four states are doing to support data-driven decision-making: Policies, practices, and programs
Breaking schools' rules: A statewide study of how school discipline relates to students' success and juvenile justice involvement
Test, punish, and push out: How zero tolerance and high-stakes testing funnel youth into the school to prison pipeline
Caught in the crisis: Students with disabilities in U.S. high schools
Why we're behind: What top nations teach their children but we don't
The mission of the high school: a new consensus of the purposes of public education?
Testing the impact of Higher Achivement's year-round out-of-school-time program on academic outcomes
A measured approach to improving teacher preparation
Building roads to success: Key considerations for communities and states reconnecting youth to education
Assessing developmental assessment in community colleges
Data Quality Campaign: Data for action 2010: Executive summary
Making the grade: Texas early college high schools prepare students for the future
Speaking of salaries: What it will take to get qualified, effective teachers in all classrooms
Incentivizing school turnaround: A proposal for reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
The false promise of class-size reduction
Some states still leave low-income students behind; Others make surprising gains
Overlooked and underpaid: How Title 1 shortchanges high schools, and what ESEA can do about it
The educational experience of young men of color: A review of research, pathways, and progress
Mapping state proficiency standards onto the NAEP scales: Variation and change in state standards for reading and mathematics, 2005-09
Clearing the path: Creating innovation space for serving over-age, under-credited students in competency-based pathways
Double jeopardy: How third-grade reading skills and poverty influence high school graduation
State education agencies as agents of change: What will it take for the states to step up on education reform
Designing common assessments to be measures of college and career readiness: Challenges and opportunities
Linking data across state agencies: States that are making it work
Putting it all together: Supporting continuous improvement in education through strategic use of data systems
Four steps to finishing first: An agenda for increasing college productivity to create a better educated society
Debt to degree: A new way of measuring college success
Using linked data to drive education and training improvement
The condition of college and career readiness 2011
Expanded measures of school performance
The Future Ready Project
Reaching the goal: The applicability and importance of the Common Core State Standards to college and career readiness
Linking costs and postsecondary degrees: Key issues for policymakers
Affirming the goal: Is college and career readiness an internationally competitive standard?
School tracking and access to higher education among disadvantaged groups
ESEA Briefing Book
State test score trends through 2008-09, Part 3: Student achievement at 8th grade
Spotlight on the common core state standards: What do parents need to know?
Education and the economy: Boosting state and national economies by improving high school graduation rates
High expectations and strong supports yield postsecondary success
Race to the top and teacher preparation: Analyzing state strategies for ensuring real accountability and fostering program innovation
7th Annual AP report to the nation
Everybody ready for college
Meeting the challenge: The role of school leaders in turning around the lowest-performing high schools
Ramp-up to Readiness: The Ramp-up goals
From remediation to acceleration: Early lessons from two Philadelphia back on track schools
The midwest challenge: Matching jobs with education in the post-recession economy
High school longitudinal study of 2009: A first look at fall 2009 ninth-graders parents', teachers, school counselors, and school administrators
Resisters, rejectors, and ridas: How to make urban schools work for disengaged students and critically conscious teachers
Including more student voices in higher education policymaking: Rising tuitions and student debts mean rising stakes for college students
Different approaches to dual enrollment: Understanding program features and their implications
A better measure of skills gaps: Utilizing ACT skill profile and assessment data for strategic skill research
Parents want to know
Comparative indicators of education in the United States and other G-8 countries:
Reauthorization of the elementary and secondary education act offers a new chance to improve education
A matter of degrees: Promising practices for community college student success
Predicting success in college: The importance of placement tests and high school transcripts
The road to high-quality early education
State high school tests: Changes in state policies and the impact of the college and career readiness movement
Comparability of state local expenditures among schools within districts: A report from the study of school-level expenditures
Striving for student success: A model of shared accountability
Determinants of students' success: The role of advanced placement and dual enrollment programs
Why rural matters 2011-12: Statistical indicators of the condition of rural education in the 50 states
Movin' it and improvin' it! Using both education strategies to increase teaching effectiveness
Lightening the load: A look at four ways that community schools can support effective teaching
Improving the college scorecard: Using student feedback to create an effective disclosure
Core principles for transforming remedial education: A joint statement
A framework for advancing career and technical education: Recommendations for the reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Act
Leaders & laggards: A state-by-state report card on public postsecondary education
NAEP Science 2011 State Snapshot Reports
Teaching and learning in the era of the Common Core: The Students at the Center series ebook
The condition of education 2012 (Website)
What is "career ready"?
Fault lines in our democracy: Civic knowledge, voting behavior and civic engagement in the United States
Third grade literacy policies: Identification, intervention, retention
2012 State of the state addresses: Governors' top education issues
Pathways through graduate school and into careers
Instructional supports: The missing piece in state educational standards
Do race/ethnicity-based student achievement gaps grow over time?
The educational experience of young men of color: A review of research, pathways and progress
ERIN Project: Education Resource Information Navigator
Education for life and work: Developing transferable knowledge and skills in the 21st century
Preparing high school students for college: An exploratory study of college readiness programs in Texas
Sustaining service learning in your school: Staying the course
Autonomy and innovation: Systemic change in a decentralized state
A problem still in search of a solution: A state policy roadmap for improving early education
"I came in unsure of everything": Community college shifts in students' confidence
Challenge the status quo: Academic success among school-age African-American males
Overcoming the poverty challenge to enable college and career readiness for all: The crucial role of student supports
State high school exit exams: A policy in transition
Don't leave accountability behind: A call for ESEA reauthorization
The 2009 Brown Center report on American education: How well are American students learning?
California high schools that beat the odds in high school graduation
Interim report on the evaluation of the growth model pilot project
State R&D and k-12 STEM Education Report Cards
NAEP reading 2009 state snapshot reports
The nation's report card: Reading 2009
Principles for a comprehensive assessment system
New York City's Strategy for Improving High Schools: An Overview
Common Standards: The Time Is Now
A Profile of California Partnership Academies 2004–2005
College- and career-ready (video presentation): Giving students extra support to meet standards in challenging academic and career courses.
This school works for me: Creating choices to boost student achievement: A guide for America's leaders
This school works for me: Creating choices to boost student achievement: An implementation guide for school district administrators
2009 State Teacher Policy Yearbook (State Reports)
Guiding developmental math students to campus services: An impact evaluation of the Beacon program at South Texas College
State high school exit exams: Trends in test programs, alternate pathways, and pass rates
Gaining ground in the middle grades: Why some schools do better
Pre-algebra and algebra enrollment and achievement (Leading Indicators Series)
What are we doing to middle school English learners? Findings and recommendations for change from a study of California EL programs
Why Algebra II?
Achieving dramatic school improvement: An exploratory study
Recommendations for incorporating postsecondary and workforce data into statewide longitudinal data systems
Close the hidden funding gaps in our schools
Expanded learning time by the numbers: The traditional school calendar is failing to meet many students' needs
Mapping the road to college: First generation students' math track, planning strategies, and context of support
College for Every Student (CFES): Assessment of student outcomes 2007-08
How does extended learning time impact student achivement?
Participation and success in the advanced placement program continue to grow in the SREB states
A call to action to raise achievement for African American students
Central Indiana Talent Alliance
Improving achievement for the growing Latino population is critical to the nation's future
Policy implications of trends for Asian American students
P-20 governance
A policymaker's guide to early college designs: Expanding a strategy for achieving college readiness for all
Putting data into practice: Lessons from New York City
Academic competitiveness and national SMART grant programs: First-year lessons learned
Young Hispanic children: Boosting opportunities for learning
Time to act: Closing the racial achievement gap
Doing more with less: The inequitable funding of community colleges
No time to waste: Policy recommendations for increasing college completion
Framework for providing all students an opportunity to learn through reauthorization of the elementary and secondary education act
The 6th annual AP report to the nation
The economic benefits of reducing the dropout rate among students of color in the nation's largest metropolitan areas
Managing contracts for educational equity: Emerging trends and issues
Charting the path from engagement to achievement: A report on the 2009 High School Survey of Student Engagement
Six pillars of effective dropout prevention and recovery: An assessment of current state policy and how to improve it
Effective dropout prevention and recovery: State dropout policy profiles
A stronger nation through higher education: Why Americans must achieve a "big goal" for college attainment
Mind the gaps: How college readiness narrows achievement gaps in college success
Annie E. Casey Foundation 2010 Kids Count Data Book
Annie E. Casey Foundation 2010 Kids Count Data Book: State Profiles
The black-white achievement gap: When progress stopped
When girls don't graduate, we all fail
The status of African Americans in engineering: Confronting the "new" American dilemma
Dual enrollment policies and practices: Earning college credit in California high schools
Measuring and improving the effectiveness of high school teachers
Striking the balance: Career academies combine academic rigor and workplace relevance
Evaluating the impact of interventions that promote successful transitions from high school
The economic impact of the achievement gap in America's schools
Think again: The connection between education and true independence
Indiana Graduation Plan Statute
Removing the roadblocks: Fair college opportunities for all California students
The forgotten middle: Ensuring that all students are on target for college and career readiness before high school
EPAS® state of the nation report 2007: Mathematics
Evolving No Child Left Behind
College readiness issue brief: Using data to improve educational outcomes
Growing pains: Scaling up the nation's best charter schools
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
Are charter schools making a difference? A study of student outcomes in eight states
Achieving graduation for all: A governor's guide to dropout prevention and recovery
NAEP Mathematics 2009 state snapshot reports
Moving beyond AYP: High school performance indicators
Meaningful measurement: The role of assessments in improving high school education in the twenty-first century
Toward informative assessment and a culture of evidence: Results from strengthening pre-collegiate education in community colleges
U.S. performance across international assessments of student achievement: Special supplement to The Condition of Education 2009
Raising rigor, getting results: Lessons learned from AP expansion
On the front lines of schools: Perspectives of teachers and principals on the high school dropout problem
State early commitment programs: A contract for college success?
The nation's report card: 2007 At a glance
Improving literacy outcomes for English language learners in high school: Considerations for states and districts in developing a coherent policy framework
The relationship between advanced placement and college graduation
The career pathways how-to guide
The postsecondary educational experiences of high school career and technical education concentrators: Selected results from the NELS: 88/2000 Postsecondary education transcript study
Building academic skills in context: Testing the value of advanced math learning in career and technical education
Strategies for improving student success in postsecondary education
Graduation rates in Indiana: An analysis of various methods of caluculating graduation rates
Student success: Statewide P-16 systems -- data and accountability systems
High school coursework: Policy trends and implications for higher education
Strategic instruction model
Measuring what matters: Creating a longitudinal data system using data to improve student achievement
Mentoring programs: An annotated bibliography of online resources
School and college partnerships: The missing link
Getting it done: Ten steps to a state action agenda
Latino youth and the pathway to college
The relationship of high school graduation exams to graduation rates and SAT scores
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
State high school exit exams: A maturing reform
Rising to the challenge: Are high school graduates prepared for college and work
Student readiness for college: Connecting state policies
P-16: Building a cohesive education system from preschool through postsecondary
National inventory of academic pathways
Ready for college and ready for work: Same or different
Career planning: Students need help starting early and staying focused
The silent epidemic: Perspectives of high school dropouts
Closing the aspirations-attainment gap: Implications for high school reform
Knocking at the college door: Projections of high school graduates by state and race/ethnicity 1992-2022
The 4th annual AP report to the nation
Federal Education Budget Project
Parent expectations and planning for college: Statistical analysis report
State high school exit exams: Students with disabilities
Windows on achievement and inequality
Every student counts: The case for graduation rate accountability
Overcoming obstacles, optimizing opportunities: State policies to increase postsecondary attainment for low-skilled adults
Dual enrollment students in Florida and New York City: Postsecondary outcomes
Projections of education statistics to 2016
Getting students to meet challenging academic and career goals: Involving school mentors, parents, and community leaders
'Restoring value' to the high school diploma: The rhetoric and practice of higher standards
The nation's report card: Reading 2007
Fifty states of achieving the dream: State policies to enhance access to community colleges across the United States
Asian Pacific Islander American Students and U.S. high schools
SREB states lead the nation in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Programs
Setting the stage for new high schools: Municipal leadership in supporting high school alternatives
Postsecondary Access and Success
The proficiency illusion
QualityCore™: Every student deserves to be ready for college
Alternatives to the grade point average as measures of academic achievement in college
Emerging evidence on improving high school graduation and improvement rates: The effects of four popular improvement programs
Dropout prevention for students with disabilities: A critical issue for state education agencies
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; Washington state report
Closing the gaps by 2015: The Texas higher education plan
Early college planning pays big dividends: Louisiana
The sensitivity of the ACT to instruction
Thinking outside the box: Policy strategies for readiness, access, and success
The progress of education reform: Dual enrollment
States that raise their high school graduation rates could generate millions more in higher wages
Helping students make good decisions and act on them: The real meaning of guidance and advisement
A noble opportunity: Leading education change through a P-16 accountability model
Who graduates in the South: Minority students lag behind, effects of segregation persist
Improving academic achievement in urban districts: What state policymakers can do
Latinos in secondary education
What works for Latino students
Closing the achievement gap: An overview
State education reforms – Standards, assessment, and accountability
Helping equip teachers to answer students' questions on college knowledge
EPAS®: A system that works
State and district-level support for successful transitions into high school
Differential grading standards among high schools
Course credit accrual and dropping out of high school
Knocking at the college door: California state report
Change, and response to change, in Florida's public schools
Education watch Indiana: Key education facts and figures 2006
The first year of high school: A quick stats fact sheet
Hispanic students’ ACT scores hold steady as number of those testing increases at record pace
School Redesign Network
Learning in a new key
American Indian and Alaska Native students in U.S. high schools
Rethinking high school: Five profiles of innovative models for student success
Standardization vs. flexibility: State policy options on placement testing for developmental education in community colleges
Advanced placement report to the nation: 2007
Setting the '08 education agenda for the nation: Aligning early learning, K-12, and postsecondary systems
What matters for staying on-track and graduating in Chicago public high schools
Building a culture of evidence for community college student success: Early progress in the Achieving the Dream initiative
The nation's report card: Mathematics 2007
Supporting ninth-grade students to achieve in high school and preparing seniors for postsecondary education and a career
National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER)
Cramming: The effects of school accountability on college-bound students
Avoidable Losses: High-Stakes Accountability and the Dropout Crisis
The costs and benefits of an excellent education for all of America's children
The Kalamazoo Promise
Indiana's adult education and workforce skills performance report: Preparing adults for a brighter future
Big ideas: Dropout prevention strategies: Achievement for Latinos through Academic Success (ALAS)
Making sense of data-driven decision making in education
Archdiocese of Indianapolis: The Church in central and southern Indiana
IU School of Education Center for Research and P-16 Collaboration: Presentation
Redesigning high schools to prepare students for the future
Appropriate use of high stakes testing in our schools: How should student learning and achievement be measured
Enriching the high school curriculum through postsecondary credit-based transition programs
Focus on results: An academic impact analysis of the Knowledge is Power Program
Primary progress, secondary challenge
Investing in the education of older students: A summary of the evidence
2004 Public opinion survey on education in Indiana
Investing wisely in adult learning is key to state prosperity
Reading between the lines: What ACT reveals about college readiness in reading
Confronting the graduation rate crisis in the south
Indiana's P-16 initiative
Detail to the key components of Indiana's P-16 plan for improving student preparation for college success
The 2003 Brown Center report on American education: How well are American students learning?
Choosing to improve: Voices from colleges and universities with better graduation rates
Measuring up 2004
High school academic preparation and postsecondary progress
Student success: Statewide P-16 programs
High school graduation rankings and rates for fifty states 2002
Latino students and the educational pipeline: From middle school to the workforce
Staying on course: Standards based reform in America's schools
Characteristics of minority students who excel on the SAT and in the classroom
Measured progress: Achievement rises, and gaps narrow, but too slowly
Indiana Core 40 Scholars Initiative fact sheet
The educational pipeline: Big investment, big returns
Losing our future: How minority youth are being left behind by the graduation rate crisis
The college ladder: Linking secondary and postsecondary education for success for all students
What do we know: Seeking effective math and science instruction
Tennessee P-16 policy roundtable: Summary report
State of decline? Gaps in college access and achievement call for renewed commitment to educating Californians
Keeping students in school: What other states are doing for at-risk students
The dropout crisis: Promising approaches in prevention and recovery
Office of Indian education programs
Leaving boys behind: Public high school graduation rates
Implementing graduation counts: State progress to date
Claiming common ground: State policymaking for improving college readiness and success
Identifying potential dropouts: Key lessons for building an early warning data system: A dual agenda of high standards and high graduation rates
All over the map: State policies to improve the high school
School-business partnerships: Seven strategies for success
Breaking barriers: A case study of two high performing high schools
Urgent but overlooked: The literacy crisis among adolescent English language learners
Just for the kids
School-to-career and post-secondary education: Evidence from the Philadelphia educational longitudinal study
Career pathways: Aligning public resources to support individual and regional economic advancement in the knowledge economy
Indian students and college preparation
Bridging the gap between high school and college
Education watch 2006 state summary reports
Paving the way to postsecondary education: K-12 intervention programs for underrepresented youth
Talent Development High Schools
Education Equality Project
Race to the top: Promising approaches to assisting the lowest-performing schools
Diplomas and dropouts: Which colleges actually graduate their students (and which don't)
National opportunity to learn campaign: State data and analysis
Meeting the invention challenge
The American high school graduation rate: Trends and levels
Projections of education statistics to 2018
The challenge of college readiness
Helping Latinas succeed in school: How schools can address barriers to high school graduation
Helping Latinas succeed in school: How federal policymakers can address barriers to high school graduation
Bringing off-track youth into the center of high school reform: Lessons and tools from leading communities
Are achievement gaps closing and is achievement rising for all?
Educational equity profiles: Practical leadership tools for equitable and excellent schools
No accounting for fairness: Equitable education funding remains elusive in Ohio
Turnaround schools that work: Moving beyond separate but equal
Ready for tomorrow: Six proven ideas to graduate and prepare more students for college and 21st-century careers
Between two worlds: How young Latinos come of age in America
2009 ACT National and State Scores
Standards in practice: An instructional gap analysis
Aligning secondary and postsecondary education: Lessons from the past
What states can do to improve teacher effectiveness
Pathways to College Network
Top gainers: Some public four-year colleges and universities make big improvements in minority graduation rates
Top gap closers: Some public four-year colleges and universities have made good progress in closing graduation rate gaps
The role of nonacademic factors in college readiness and success
Core problems: Out-of-field teaching persists in key academic courses and high-poverty schools
Building a college culture: Needs, goals, principles. and a case study
College tools for schools
From high school to the future: The pathway to 20
Raising graduation rates: A series of data briefs: Progress toward increasing national and state graduation rates
A synthesis of grade retention research: Looking backward and moving forward
Parsing the achievement gap II
Improving student success by strengthening developmental education in community colleges: The role of state policy
Developing early warning systems to identify potential high school dropout
Using early-warning data to improve graduation rates: Closing cracks in the education system
Gateway to College
The early assessment program: Helping high school students meet college expectations in mathematics and English
YouthBuild USA
Career and technical education in the United States: 1990-2005
The impact of new college graduates on intrastate labor markets
Trends among high school seniors 1972-2004
Confronting the "new" American dilemma: Underrepresented minorities in engineering: A data-based look at diversity (Executive Summary)
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
Student mobility in rural and nonrural districts in five Central region states
Postsecondary success
Building a learning agenda around disconnected youth
ACT college readiness case study: "You can go to college": Foster High School
State test score trends through 2008-09, Part 1: Rising scores on state tests and NAEP
2010 College-bound seniors: Total group profile report
Reinventing alternative education: An assessment of current state policy and how to improve it
The opportunity illusion: Subsidized housing and failing schools in California
Funding career pathways and career pathway bridges: A federal policy toolkit for states
Online learning: Addressing challenges and seizing opportunities
Using college admission test scores to clarify high school placement (Leading Indicators Series)
New approaches to improving college access, persistence, and success: Three exemplary postsecondary opportunity programs
School connectedness: Strategies for increasing proactive factors among youth
Taking the next step: The promise of intermediate measures for meeting postsecondary completion goals
An extreme degree of difficulty: The educational demographics of urban neighborhood high schools
Pathways to Prosperity: Meeting the challenge of preparing young Americans for the 21st century
Turning around the nation's lowest performing schools: Five steps districts can take to improve their chances of success
Comparing achievement between K-8 and middle schools: A large empirical study
Writing to read: Evidence for how writing can improve reading
Career and college planning needs of ninth graders: As reported by ninth graders
Education Trust-West
Improving education and employment for disadvantaged young men: Proven and promising strategies
SREB/Go Alliance
The Condition of Education 2010
How state education agencies support data-driven decision-making in districts and schools
Improving low-performing schools: Lessons from five years of studying school restructuring under No Child Left Behind
Stuck schools: A framework for identifying schools where students need change--now!
Indiana's Growth Model (for measuring student achievement)
State test score trends through 2007-08: Are achievement gaps closing and is achievement rising for all?
This school works for me: Creating choices to boost student achievement: A guide for data analysts
Mandating supplemental intervention services: Is New York state doing enough to help all students succeed?
Mind the (other) gap!: The growing excellence gap in k-12 education
The dropout/graduation crisis among American Indian and Alaska Native students: Failure to respond places the future of native peoples at risk
State test score trends through 2007-08, Part 5: Are there differences in achievement between boys and girls?
Teaching for a New World: Preparing High School Educators to Deliver College- and Career-Ready Instruction
Multiple Pathways in California: A New Option for High School Reform
High school dropouts and the economic losses from juvenile crime in California
Alternative pathways to high school graduation: An international comparison
Effects of state-mandated standardized tests on student achievement
Development, discouragement, or diversion? New evidence on the effects of college remediation
Education at a glance 2012: OECD indicators
The competition that really matters: Comparing U.S., Chinese, and Indian investments in the next-generation workforce
Using No Child Left Behind waivers to improve english language learner education
The limited career prospects for high school graduates without additional education and training
Taking college courses in high school: A strategy for college readiness
The effects of learning communities for students in developmental education
Where to begin? The evolving role of placement exams for students starting college
Close, but no degree: Removing barriers to degree-completion and economic advancement in New Jersey
Broadening the benefits of dual enrollment: Reaching underachieving and underrepresented students with career-focused programs
Tying funding to community college outcomes: Models, tools, and recommendations for states
Off the clock: What more time can (and can't) do for school turnarounds
On her majesty's school inspection service
The state of preschool 2011: State preschool yearbook
Housing costs, zoning, and access to high quality schools
Preparing all teachers to meet the needs of English Language Learners: Applying research to policy and practice for teacher effectiveness
Stopped short: 2.1 Million adults in Florida went to college but didn't finish
MTE Partnership seeks to transform mathematics teacher preparation in support of common core standards
Supporting education policy and practice through common data standards: A policymaker's guide
Certificates: Gateway to gainful employment and college degrees
Professional college knowledge: Re-envisioning how we prepare our college readiness workforce
Forging new pathways: The impact of the breaking through initiative in michigan
The College Board 2012 national survey of school counselors and administrators: Report on survey findings: Barriers and supports to school counselor success
The first year of high school
View from the field: How to launch district virtual learning
Information and college access: Evidence from a randomized field experiment
Committing to quality: Guidelines for assessment and accountability in higher education
The economic value of opportunity youth
Creating the workforce of the future: The STEM interest and proficiency challenge
Meeting the STEM workforce demand: Accelerating math learning among students interested in STEM
It can be done, it's being done, and here's how
Making the move: Transition strategies at California schools with high graduation rates
Can simple be equitable? Lessons from state grant programs
Five things education supporters should know about pension reform
Beyond the master plan: The case for restructuring baccalaureate education in California
Sustained positive effects on graduation rates produced by New York City's small public high schools of choice
Building a grad nation: Progress and challenge in ending the high school dropout epidemic (2012 Update)
Completing the mission: A pilot study of veteran students' progress toward degree attainment in the post 9/11 era
Increasing teacher diversity: Strategies to improve the teacher workforce
Gateways to the principalship: State power to improve the quality of school leaders
The CollegeKeys Compact: Getting into college: A cross-cohort examination of college preparations by lower-SES students
2011 National survey of school counselors: School counseling at a crossroads
The nation's report card: Findings in brief: Reading and mathematics 2011: National assessment of educational progress at grades 4 and 8
Reading on grade level in the third grade: How is it related to high school performance and college enrollment
Testing the impact of Higher Achievement's year-round out-of-school time program on academic outcomes
2011 College-bound seniors: Total group profile report
Innovation at scale: How Virginia community colleges are collaborating to improve developmental education and increase student success
Community college access and affordability for occupational and nontraditional students
Scaling and sustaining: State progress in the developmental education initiative
Transforming high schools: Performance systems for powerful teaching
False impression: How a widely stated study vastly overstates the benefits of charter schools
Elementary/Secondary Information System (ESLi)
Expanding options for struggling students and out-of-school youth: State financing of education pathways
Accelerating college readiness: Lessons from North Carolina's innovator early colleges
Innovations in developmental math: Community colleges enhance support for nontraditional students
The effects of in-state tuition for non-citizens: A systematic review of the evidence
A portrait of school improvement grantees
SREB State Data Exchange: 2009-10 Indicators report
Young children of immigrants and the path to educational success: Key themes from an Urban Institute roundtable
Stepping stones: Principal career paths and school outcomes
The federal comprehensive school reform program and school turnaround: Key evaluation findings
Education and the economy: Boosting the nation's economy by improving high school graduation rates among students of color and native students
Shifting trends in special education
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Time to completion
Teacher voices: Immigration, language and culture
What savings are produced by moving to a four-day school week?
Gender inequalities in education
Not just kid stuff anymore: The economic imperative for more adults to complete college
Designing STEM pathways through early college: Ohio's metro early college high school
Incentives for early graduation: How can state policies encourage students to complete high school in less than four years
Measuring inequity in school funding
State policies and procedures on Response to Intervention (RTI) in the Midwest region
Complete to Compete: Higher education data dashboards (state reports)
Early warning indicator systems
Top ten higher education policy issues for 2011
Don't count us out: How an overreliance on accountability could undermine the public's confidence in schools, business, government and more
The high school longitudinal study of 2009: A first look at Fall 2009 ninth graders
How students are making it: Perspectives on getting through college from recent graduates of the Boston Public Schools (Full Report)
How students are making it: Perspectives on getting through college from recent graduates of the Boston Public Schools (Short Version)
A way forward: A progressive vision for reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
Opportunity-rich schools and sustainable communities: Seven steps to align high-quality education with innovations in city and metropolitan planning and development
Supporting data use while protecting the privacy, security and confidentiality of student information: A primer for state policymakers
Digest of education statistics 2010, and mini-digest of education statistics 2010
Power play: Teacher characteristics and class assignments
Who wins? Who pays? The economic returns and costs of a Bachelor's degree
Winning the future: Improving education for the Latino community
Shut out of the military: Today's high school education doesn't mean you're ready for today's army
Advancing teacher and prinicpal effectiveness: Four recommendations for reforming the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
State policies regarding undocumented college students: A narrative of unresolved issues, ongoing debate and missed opportunities
Unconventional wisdom: A profile of the graduates of early college high school
Teacher and leader effectiveness in high-performing education systems
Financing community schools: Leveraging resources to support student success
Focus on the alternative school calendar: Year-round school programs and update on the four-day school week
Working systematically in action: Engaging family and community: A guide for facilitators
Ramp-up to Readiness: The Ramp-up standards
Telling it like it is: Youth speak out on the school to prison pipeline
Dropout prevention services and programs in public school districts: 2010-11
Getting through: Higher education's plan to increase the college completion rates of Boston public schools graduates
Getting it right: Crafting federal accountability for higher student performance and a stronger America
Data for action 2011
From birth to college: Findings from Year 1 of a process evaluation of the University of chicago charter school model
Teaching children well: New evidence-based approaches to teacher professional development and training
Men of color: Ensuring the academic success of Latinos in higher education
Dropout recovery is national recovery: How federal policies can support the spread of Back on Track through College pathways
Up for grabs: The gains and prospects of first- and second generation young adults
Pathway to recovery: Implementing a back on track through college model
The truth behind higher education disclosure laws
Ramp-up to Readiness
State pre-k assessment policies: Issues and status
Positive student outcomes in community schools: Providing services that meet the many needs of students and parents
The role of minority-serving institutions in redefining and improving developmental education
Improving the odds for failing schools
Civic engagement through digital citizenship: Engaging youth in active, participatory citizenship
Bullying and open enrollment
Advocacy in action toolkit
Challenging success: Can college degree completion be increased as states cut budgets?
The nation's report card: Trial urban district assessment reading 2011
What can we learn from law school? Legal education reflects issues found in all of higher education
Meeting the STEM workforce challenge: Leveraging higher education's untapped potential to prepare tomorrow's STEM workforce
Opportunity road: The promise and challenge of America's forgotten youth
Unbundling youth, family, and community involvement in college access: On the ground in Austin, Texas
The role of community-based organizations in the college access and success movement
Accelerating college knowledge: Examining the feasibility of a targeted early commitment Pell Grant program
Forgotten youth: Re-engaging students through dropout recovery
Men of color: A role for policymakers in improving the status of black male students in U.S. higher education
Transforming the educational experience of young men of color
Middle school counselor's guide: NOSCA's eight components of college and career readiness counseling
Driving K-12 reform through a college-access and success agenda
Washington state student achivement initiative: Achievement points analysis for academic years 2007-2011
Promoting quality individualized learning plans: A "how to guide" focused on the high school years
Data quality campaign 2012 snapshot
Remediation: Higher education's bridge to nowhere
The cruel divide: How California's education finance system shortchanges its poorest school districts
Rising the the challenge: The strategies of social service intermediaries
From soft skills to hard data: Measuring youth program outcomes
The impact of affirmative action bans in graduate education
Measuring nontraditional student success: An imperative for colleges and universities
The complexity of college and career readiness
Weighing the evidence: A conversation with community college presidents on using research to support student success outcomes
Performance-based funding of higher education: A detailed look at best practices in six states
2012 SREB Annual Report
Diverse charter schools: Can racial and socioeconomic integration promote better outcomes for students?
Third grade reading policies
Opportunities suspended: The disparate impact of disciplinary exclusion from school
A national talent strategy: Ideas for securing US competitiveness and economic growth
2012 College-bound seniors: Total group profile report
Learning from the successes and failures of charter schools
Progress of education reform: Producing quality credentials: Why data and analytics matter
Unequal education: Federal loophole enables lower spending on students of color
An examination of the information technology job market
Review of the effects of school vouchers on college enrollment: Experimental evidence from New York City
The stealth inequities of school funding: How state and local school finance systems perpetuate inequitable school spending
The urgency of now: The Schott 50-state report on public education and black males
Advancing civic learning and engagement in democracy: A road map and call to action
A new national approach to career navigation for working learners
Ringing the bell for K-12 teacher tenure reform
Gold Star School Counseling
2009 State Teacher Policy Yearbook (National Report)
New data reveal percent of college credits taken by high school students
College going culture baseline expectations
Achieving success: The state policy newsletter of Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count: Spring issue
The achievement gap where you live
Public school graduates and dropouts from the common core of data: School year 2007-08
What's possible: Turning around America's lowest achieving schools
Early colllege high school: Increased rigor, enhanced support (videos of Indiana early college high schools)
Reducing dropout rates through expanded learning opportunities
Promoting a culture of student success: How colleges and universities are improving degree completion
Should sixth grade be in elementary school or middle school?
What are examples of state legislation focused on high school dropout prevention?
Comparing NCLB and the Obama administration's blueprint
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act: A Primer on Reauthorization in 2010
15 Effective strategies for dropout prevention
Retaining students in grade: A literature review of the effects of retention on students' academic and nonacademic outcomes
Return on educational investment: A district-by-district evaluation of U.S. educational productivity
Fully online programs in K-12: A snapshot of effective practices at virtual high schools
The social life of college information: Relationships and experiences as tools for enhancing college decision making
Improving undergraduate learning: Findings and policy recommendations from the SSRC-CLA longitudinal project
Reauthorizing ESEA: Considerations for dropout prevention and recovery
Grad nation: Progress and challenge in ending the high school dropout epidemic
Developmental education in community colleges
One-shot deal? Students' perceptions of assessment and course placement in California's community colleges
Which achievement gap?
Cracks in the ivory tower? The views of education professors circa 2010
Are you gainfully employed? Setting standards for for-profit degrees
Is school funding fair? A national report card
The condition of education in brief: 2005
Something's got to give: California can't improve college completions without rethinking developmental education at its community colleges
Divided we fail in LA: Improving completion and closing racial gaps in the Los Angeles community college district
Measuring adequate yearly progress: What "other" factors besides reading and math
Winning by degrees: The strategies of highly productive higher-education institutions
Achieving the dream data notes: Outcomes of first-year persisting students
College Board AP Summary Reports: 2009
Learning communities for students in developmental reading: An impact study at Hillsborough Community College
6th Annual AP Report to the Nation: State Reports
Building an early childhood professional development system
Increasing baccalaureate attainment in Louisville: A proposed blueprint for community action
Teacher evaluation: New approaches for a new decade
No time to delay: Delivering the statewide data systems California's students deserve
The economic benefits of reducing the dropout rate in the nations largest metropolitan areas
Response to Instruction (RtI) guidance document
Response to Intervention policy
Response to Intervention (RTI) and English Learners (ELLs)
The evaluation of charter school impacts: Final report
The rising price of inequality: How inadequate grant aid limits college access and persistence
Ensuring America's future: Benchmarking Latino college completion to meet national goals: 2010 to 2020
Building capacity to promote college- and career-readiness for secondary-level English language learners: Policy brief featuring Austin, Texas
Rethinking high school: Supporting all students to be college-ready in math
Strengthening state adult education policies for low-skilled workers
50-state analysis of the preparation of teachers and the conditions for teaching: Results from the NCES schools and staffing survey
Career academies: Long-term impacts on labor market outcomes, educational attainment, and transitions to adulthood
Good Shepherd Services
The role of schools in the English language learner achievement gap
It's not about the cut score: Redesigning placement assessment policy to improve student success
Test drive: Six states pilot better ways to measure and compare community college performance
Dropout prevention practice guide
Access to success: Patterns of advanced placement participation in U.S. high schools
Noncognitive assessment and college success: The case of the Gates Millennium Scholars
Deciding on postsecondary education
Grade retention: Achievement and mental health outcomes
Grad nation: A guidebook to help cities tackle the dropout crisis
Chasing the high school graduation rate: Getting the data we need and using it right
Indianapolis Star Data Central: School profile reports
Advanced placement subcommittee: Policy barriers identified
Flexible learning options for adult students
The transformative individual school counseling model: An accountability model for urban school counselors
Measuring up 2008
Ready to assemble: A model state higher education accountability system
The educational crisis facing young men of color: Reflections on four days of dialogue on the educational challenges of minority males
Credit/skills recovery pilot project: Documentation report for the Boston public schools
Georgia Graduation Coach Initiative
College readiness issue brief: High expectations: A key to success for all
The economic benefits from halving Indianapolis's dropout rate: A boon to regional business
Work-based learning in California: Opportunities and models for expansion
Mapping state proficiency standards onto NAEP scales: 2005-2007
Measuring college and career readiness: ACT profile report - national: Graduating class of 2009
How bold is "bold?" Responding to Race to the Top with a bold, actionable plan on teacher effectiveness
Putting the customer first in college: Why we need an office of consumer protection in higher education
Features of state response to intervention initatives in Northeast and Islands Region states
Southern Education Foundation (SEF)
Teaching for a new world: Preparing high school educators to deliver college- and career-ready information
Still a freshman: Examining the prevalence and characteristics of ninth-grade retention across six states
Lessons from Achieving the Dream for federal efforts to improve college completion rates
Achievement gaps: How black and white students in public schools perform in mathematics and reading on the National Assessment of Educational Progress
2009 College-bound seniors: Total group profile report
Taking the easy way out: How the GED testing program induces students to drop out
Making high school students into "college material"
College readiness for the 21st century: A blog on college readiness in practice and policy
Prioritizing the nation's dropout factories: The need for federal policy that targets the nation's lowest performing high schools
Redefining college readiness
Projecting the economic benefits of reducing high school dropout rates in America's 45 largest metropolitan areas
Reinventing the federal role in education: Supporting the goal of college and career readiness for all students
Assessing school engagement: A guide for out-of-school time program practitioners
Late high school dropouts: Characteristics, experiences, and changes across cohorts
Falling off track during the transition to high school: What we know and what can be done
The Everyone Graduates Center
Ready to assemble: Grading state higher education accountability systems
2008 College-bound seniors
Smart options: Investing the recovery funds for student success
Race to the top: Promising approaches to achieving teacher-related goals
Center on Reinventing Public Education
Putting kids on the pathway to college: How is your school doing? A college pathways rubric
Why high stakes accountability sounds good but doesn't work - And why we keep on doing it anyway
Mathematics and science education in the states
Tracking achievement gaps and assessing the impact of NCLB on the gaps
The unraveling of No Child Left Behind: How negotiated changes unravel the law
Career academies: Impacts on labor market outcomes and educational attainment
Projections of 2003-04 high school graduates: Supplemental analyses based on findings from who graduates? Who doesn't?
Results that matter: New technology high school at a glance
Moving on: State policies to address academic brain drain in the South
Childcare and early childhood education: More information sharing and program review by HHS could enhance access for families with limited English proficiency
Educational vouchers for universal preschools
Rigor and relevance: A new vision for career and technical education
Charter high schools: Closing the achievement gap
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
Qualified teachers for at-risk schools: A national imperative
The alternative pathways project: A framework for dropout reduction and recovery
College bound seniors state profile report tutorial
Orange juice or orange drink? Ensuring that "advanced courses" live up to their labels
Building the foundation for bright futures: Final report of the NGA task force on school readiness
Dual enrollment of high school students at postsecondary institutions: 2002-03
Tennessee higher education commission: The case for P-16 education in Tennessee
User's guide to computing high school graduation rates, Volume 2: Technical evaluation of proxy graduation indicators
Update to state dual enrollment policies: Addressing access and quality
Projections of education statistics to 2015
Forum guide to education indicators
Critical postsecondary education issues in Indiana
Charting a new course for career and technical education
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
Education and the economy: An indicators report
Academic pathways, preparation, and performance: A descriptive overview of the transcripts from the high school graduating class of 2003-04
Beating the odds: A city-by-city analysis of student performance and achievement gaps on state assessments
Making progress toward graduation: Evidence from the talent development high school model
The talent development high school model: Context, components, and initial impacts on ninth-grade students' engagement and performance
Data quality campaign: Using data to improve student achievement
Federal, state, and local roles supporting alternative education
Pushed out or pulled up: Exit exams and dropout rates in public high schools
ACT policy report: Schools involving parents in early postsecondary planning
Learning to earn
How is school reform tied to increasing college access and success for low income and minority youth
Encouraging news for college bound foster youth
State data systems and privacy concerns: Strategies for balancing public interests
On course for success: A close look at high school courses that prepare students for college
What role can dual enrollment programs play in easing the transition between high school and postsecondary education
High school curriculum, diplomas, and SAT Scores: How high school curriculum and diploma choices relate to SAT scores and college choice
Dual enrollment: Accelerating the transition to college
Comparison of selected education data and rankings for 50 states
High school graduation rates, college continuation rates, and chance for college by state: 1986, 1988, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, and 2000
Public high school graduation and college readiness rates in the United States
The education pipeline in the U.S., 1970-2000
Closing the gap: High achievement for students of color
Where have all the students gone
Getting honest about grad rates: How states play the numbers and students lose
Integrating grades 9 through 14: State policies to support and sustain early college high school
Multiple pathways and state policy: Toward education and training beyond high school
Improving the middle grades: Actions that can be taken now
The averaged freshman graduation rate for public high schools from the common core of data: School years 2001-02 and 2002-03
The power to change: High schools that help all students achieve
Reforming public high schools: The greatest educational challenge
The higher dropout rate of foreign-born teens: The role of schooling abroad
Measuring up on college-level learning
Ohio early college high school initiative
Meeting five critical challenges of high school reform: Lessons from research on three reform models
ScholarShop
High school reform and work: Facing labor market realities
Success for All Foundation
Diplomas count: An essential guide to graduation policy and rates
Early college high schools in Ohio: Core principles
Building community learning systems: The Columbus learning center
No Child Left Behind - standards, assessment, and accountability
K-12 R&D and STEM Education Report Cards
College For Every Student
Big ideas dropout prevention strategies: Check and Connect
Turning around chronically low-performing schools
How does the United States stack up? International comparisons of academic achievement
Reaching higher with accountability (working paper)
Academic competitiveness grants
Teacher credentials and student achievement in high school: A cross-subject analysis with student fixed effects
Schools need good leaders now: State progress in creating a learning-centered school leadership system
Making pre-kindergarten work for low-income working families
The national articulation and transfer network
Child care and early education state-by-state data
Education longitudinal study of 2002 (ELS:2002): A first look at the initial postsecondary experiences of the high school Sophomore class of 2002
Evaluation of new century high schools: Profile of an initiative to create and sustain small, successful high schools
A commitment to America's future: Responding to the crisis in mathematics and science education
High school - Advanced placement
What community college management practices are effective in promoting student success? A study of high- and low-impact institutions
Postsecondary success begins with high school preparation
Status and trends in the education of racial and ethnic minorities
A state leader's action guide to 21st century skills
Database of 21st century skills assessments
The narrowing gap in New York City teacher qualifications and its implications for student achievement in high-poverty schools
Average ACT® score for the high school class of 2006 is the highest since 1991
Answering the question that matters most: Has student achievement increased since No Child Left Behind?
Enlace: Engaging Latino communities for education
Translations for success
Project Mentor
College is possible: A guide for undocumented students
Predicting different levels of academic success in college using high school GPA and ACT Composite score
What are ACT's college readiness benchmarks?
What kind of test preparation is best?
Academic and noncognitive variables related to PLAN scores
Colorado Reports
Managing the transition to ninth grade in a comprehensive urban school
Washington Data and Reports
Understanding high school graduation rates (updated): National and state-specific information
High school planner: Your guide to planning for college
Reading--Young children's achievement and classroom experiences
Using EXPLORE® and PLAN® Data to Evaluate GEAR UP Programs
Setting students' sights on college: Chicago public schools
Education issues 2007
Returning to learning: Adults' success in college is key to America's future
Promoting a systematic focus on learning supports to address barriers to learning and teaching
Achievement gaps and correlates of early mathematics achievement: Evidence from the ECLS K-first grade sample
Middle school practices improve student achievement in high poverty schools
Narrowing the gaps in educational attainment: A policymaker's guide for assessing and responding to needs for community college services
The progress of education reform: Closing the achievement gap
Who's left behind? Immigrant children in high and low LEP schools
The progress of education reform 2007: Same-sex schooling
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
Standards for quality online teaching
How outreach programs are implemented affects student achievement
Championing success: A report on the progress of tribal college and university alumni
A synthesis of recommendations for improving U.S. science and mathematics education
Keeping America competitive: Five strategies to improve mathematics and science education
All students college-ready: Findings from the Foundation's education work, 2000-2006
Best practices and programs in career and technical education
A report on the status of Hispanics in education: Overcoming a history of neglect
Statewide administration of the ACT: A key component in improving student preparation for college and work
Incorporating ACT scores into your statewide assessment
The nation's report card: U.S. history 2006
U.S. student and adult performance on international assessments of educational achievement
Distance education
Accelerated learning for all
Building a strong community college system for the state of Indiana: A best practices study
Women on the rise
Raising the compulsory school attendance age: The case for reform
Action plan: Educators/Policymakers
Action plan: Business/Community leaders
Relationships between EPAS scores and college preparatory course work in high school
The effects of using ACT® Composite score and high school average on college admission decisions for racial/ethnic groups
Selected state data
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
Sustaining focus on secondary school reading: Lessons and recommendations from the Alabama reading initiative
College affordability for students from low and lower-middle income families
No county left behind: The persistence of educational deprivation in Indiana
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
Student debt and the class of 2006
How far behind in math and reading are English Language Learners?
Opportunity in America: The role of education
Update on advanced placement
2007 ACT National and state scores
High school dropouts in America
Affirmation and discovery: Learning from successful community college developmental programs in Texas
Making performance accountability work: English lessons for U.S. community colleges
Achievement trap: How America is failing millions of high-achieving students from lower-income families
What is a college culture? Facilitating college preparation through organizational change
Transitioning out of high school: A quick stats fact sheet
An early report on comprehensive high school conversions
The role of interim assessments in a comprehensive assessment system: A policy brief
PISA 2006: OECD Briefing notes for the United States
A new majority: Low income students in the South's public schools
Left behind by design: Proficiency counts and test-based accountability
New directions in enhancing educational results: Policymakers' guide to restructuring student support resources to address barriers to learning (guidebook)
Indiana higher education opportunity data book 2007
More information on the methodology, data, and terms used in the AP dropout factory story
Child care assistance in 2004: States have fewer funds for child care
How are states using community-based child care to provide pre-k: State-by-state summaries
Indiana Core Transfer Library
The real technology challenge
The funding gap 2007
The funding gap (Spanish version)
Are public schools really losing their "best"? Assessing the career transitions of teachers and their implications for the quality of the teacher workforce
The turnaround challenge: Why America's best opportunity to dramatically improve student achievement lies in our worst-performing schools
Their fair share: How Texas-sized gaps in teacher quality shortchange low-income and minority students
The effects of cognitive-behavioral interventions on dropout for youth with disabilities
Career development and occupational studies resource guide with core curriculum
Crafting a new vision for high school: How states can join academic and technical studies to promote more powerful learning
Adult learning in focus: National and state-by-state data
State policies to bring adult learning into focus
Ivy Tech programs: Fast track to college and double up for college
Comparison of Indiana eleventh-grade students who have career plans with those who don't
Early intervention programs: Opening the doors to higher education
Raising boys' achievement
The postsecondary education experiences of high school career and technical education concentrators
Frequently asked questions regarding Indiana's new high school course and credit requirements
Preparate para la universidad: A college planning guide in Spanish for students in grades 9 through 12
Minority student achievement network
Dollars and sense: The cost effectiveness of small schools
High-stakes testing in PreK-12 education
Prekindergarteners left behind: Expulsion rates in state pre-kindergarten systems
Whatever it takes: How twelve communities are reconnecting out-of-school youth
The Gates effect
Cultural issues related to high school reform: Deciphering the case of black males
Indiana's P-16 plan for improving student achievement (Powerpoint)
Reality check 2006: Are parents and students ready for more math and science
School context, student attitudes and behavior, and student achievement: An exploratory analysis
Fragile futures: Risk and vulnerability among Latino high achievers
It's kind of different: Student experiences in two early college high schools
Gaining traction, gaining ground: How some high schools accelerate learning for struggling students
Pathways to college access and success
Advanced placement report to the nation: 2006
State strategies for redesigning high schools and promoting high school to college transitions
Education Trust, Inc
Bridging the widest gap: Raising the achievement of Black boys
College access in Indiana and the United States: A 2003-04 status report
Educational attainment of people 18 years and over, by age, sex, race, and Hispanic origin, for the 25 largest states: March 2000
The challenge of access and persistence
Lesser and greater expectations: The wasted senior year and college-level study in high school
The school to college transition: Challenges and prospects
Beyond college for all: Policies and practices to improve transitions into college and jobs
How curriculum influences college persistence in Indiana and the nation
Work-based learning and higher education: A research perspective
One-third of a nation: Rising drop-out rates and declining opportunity
Latino students and the educational pipeline: Latino high school and baccalaureate graduates: A comparison
Decisions without direction: Career guidance and decision-making among American youth
Education for foster children: Removing barriers to academic success
Outcomes of learning: Results from the 2000 program for international student assessment of 15 year-olds in reading, mathematics, and science literacy
State Scholars Initiative
Courses count: Preparing students for postsecondary success
The funding gap 2004: Many states still shortchange low-income and minority students
African American achievement in America
Latino achievement in America
Every child a graduate: A framework for an excellent education for all middle and high school students
Ready or not: Creating a high school diploma that counts
The dream deferred: Increasing the college preparedness of at-risk students
Data sources for improving college access and success
Economic outcomes of high school completers and non-completers 8 years later
Hoosiers on Jupiter
Education watch online
Dual credit and exam-based courses in US public high schools:2002-03
Finance and resource issues in high school reform
A test of leadership: Charting the future of U.S. higher education
Online interactive pre-kindergarten database
Indiana's dropout prevention tool-kit: A legislative primer
Issue brief - What students need, part 1: Dropout prevention and recovery
Career development interventions and academic self-efficacy: A pilot study
Who's counted? Who's counting? Understanding high school graduation rates
Forgotten students: American Indian high school students' narratives on college going
Getting serious about high school graduation
Promise abandoned: How policy choices and institutional practices restrict college opportunity
Residence and migration for college freshmen for Indiana
Accelerated learning options: Moving the needle on access and success
User's guide to computing high school graduation rates, Volume 1: Review of current and proposed graduation indicators
Postsecondary access for Latino middle-grades students (PALMS)
Getting students ready for college and careers
Indiana P-16 policy roundtable: Education strengthened when treated as a seamless whole
SPIDO (State Policy Inventory Database Online)
Building the foundation for bright futures: A governors guide to school readiness
Full-day Kindergarten: A study of state policies in the United States
Can separate be equal? The overlooked flaw at the center of No Child Left Behind
The high cost of high school dropouts: What the nation pays for inadequate high schools
Healthier and wealthier: Decreasing healthcare costs by increasing educational attainment
Writing next: Effective strategies to improve writing of adolescents in middle and high school
Achievement gaps: An examination of differences in student achievement and growth
Closing the achievement gap series part 1: Is Indiana ready for state-sponsored prekindergarten programs?
Building pathways to success for low-skill adult students: Lessons for community college policy and practice from a longitudinal student tracking study
One day I will make it: A study of adult student persistence in library literacy programs
The effects of merit-based financial aid on course enrollment, withdrawal, and completion in college
P-16 Collaboration in the States
Schools to watch
How well are states educating our neediest children?: The Fordham report 2006
American Indian student achievement in Montana public schools: Features of the achievement gap and policy prescriptions
High Tech High Foundation
Data proposals threaten education and civil rights accountability
A study of admissions officers' perceptions of and attitudes toward homeschooled students
Rethinking high school: Inaugural graduations at New York City's new high schools
Improving accountability in public education
Estimating the social value of higher education: Willingness to pay for community and technical colleges
Beyond test scores: Leading indicators for education
Gallup student poll national report
Improving low performing high schools: Searching for evidence of promise
Creating a college-going culture: A resource guide
How do American students measure up? Making sense of international comparisons
Family firsts: Reach for your dreams
Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates by State and Race/Ethnicity, 1992-2022 (State Profiles)
Listening to Latinas: Barriers to high school graduation
Parent and caregiver activities to create a college-going culture
Counselor and college access provider activities to create a college-going culture
The misplaced math student: Lost in eighth-grade Algebra
Finding a way: Practical examples of how a principal-counselor relationship can lead to success for all students
Success at every step: How 23 programs support youth on the path to college and beyond
Annotated bibliography of resources for transforming school counseling
Using student achievement data to support instructional decision making
Reengaging high school dropouts: Early results of the national guard youth challenge program evaluation
Investing early: Intervention programs in selected U.S. states
Public school graduates and dropouts from the Common Core of Data: School year 2006-07
Higher education performance funding 2.0 - Funding degrees (tip sheet)
Leadership for challenging times: Report of the Commission on presidential leadership and global competitiveness (Executive Summary)
10 Ideas to ensure college readiness in the No Child Left Behind and Higher Education Acts
College readiness brief: Academic rigor: At the heart of college access and success
Early college placement testing opportunities in Maine
A survival analysis of student mobility and retention in Indiana charter schools:
Measuring up 2008: Online state report cards
Coming to our senses: Education and the American future
The Condition of Latinos in education: 2008 Factbook
Learning to reason and communicate in college: Initital report of findings from the CLA longitudinal study
College credit in high school: Access and success for low-income and minority students
International Baccalaureate Diploma Program Subcommittee: Policy barriers identified
Promise lost: College-qualified students who don't enroll in college
Some perspectives from rural school districts on the No Child Left Behind Act
Tuition equity legislation: Investing in Colorado high school graduates through equal opportunity to postsecondary education
Creating a high school culture of college-going: The case of Washington State Achievers
Ensuring equal opportunity in public education: How local school district funding policies hurt disadvantaged students and what federal policy can do about it
Barriers to college attainment: Lessons from Chicago
Learning around the clock: Benefits of expanded learning opportunities for older youth
College outcomes comparisons by AP and non-AP high school experiences
Paving the road to college: How school counselors help students succeed
From assets to school outcomes: How finances shape children's perceived possibilities and intentions
The nation's report card: NAEP 2008: Trends in academic progress
The economic benefits of academic and career preparation
Dropout and completion rates in the United States: 2006
Education at a glance 2008: OECD indicators
UpwardBound Math-Science: STEM education that works
Status and trends in the education of American Indians and Alaska Natives: 2008
Building a better bridge: Helping young adults enter and succeed in college
Strategic designs: Lessons from leading edge small urban high schools
2008-2009 Alternative education programs (by Indiana county)
Accelerating Latino success at Texas border institutions: Possibilities and challenges
Reenrollment of high school dropouts in a large, urban school district
Early and often: Designing a comprehensive system of financial aid information
Closing the gap in science achievement: Using NAEP science assessment scores to analyze state trends
The impact of postsecondary remediation using a regression discontinuity approach: Addressing endogenous sorting and noncompliance
ETS Policy Notes: Addressing achievement gaps: The language acquisition and educational achievement of English-language learners
Tapping America's Potential: Gaining momentum, losing ground: Progress report 2008
Fixing No Child Left Behind
Closing the achievement gap: Exploring quality choices: Vouchers
School funding's tragic flaw
The Benwood plan: A lesson in comprehensive teacher reform
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
The Harlem Children's Zone, Promise Neighborhoods, and the Broader, Bolder Approach to Education
Lumina Foundation focus: The productivity push: System wide reform allows Arizona to serve more students
A smart move in tough times: How SREB states can strengthen adult learning and the work force
Suspended education: Urban middle schools in crisis
Reinventing alternative education: State policy profiles
Devil in the details: An analysis of state teacher dismissal laws
FloridaCAN! Empowering communities to work alongside our schools for student success
Using state data to promote continuous improvement of workforce programs: Guidance for states preparing applications to the U.S. DOL workforce data quality initiative
How increasing college access is increasing inequality, and what to do about it
Housing policy is school policy: Economically integrative housing promotes academic success in Montgomery County, Maryland
Improving Hispanic achievement: Implications for state policy
Subprime opportunity: The unfulfilled promise of for-profit colleges and universities
Beyond the bubble: Technology and the future of student assessment
California community college transfer rates: Who is counted makes a difference
School-based mentoring: Weighing future investments
Divided we fail: Improving completion and closing racial gaps in California community colleges
Seeking assistance: Who gets financial aid at California community colleges?
Do institutions respond asymmetrically to changes in state need- and merit-based aid?
Measuring success by degrees: The status of college completion in SREB states
Not prepared for class: High poverty schools continue to have fewer in-field teachers
Strengthening college opportunity and performance: Federal, state and institutional leadership
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
National High School Center early warning system tool 2.0
Education Bill Tracking Database
Afterzones: Creating a citywide system to support and sustain high-quality after-school programs
The tax and transfer fiscal impacts of dropping out of high school in Philidelphia city and suburbs
America's future: Latino child well-being in numbers and trends
Believing the College Dream (Curriculum guide for college planning)
Policy on dual credit opportunities in Indiana
Indiana's Cash for College
Who borrows most? Bachelor's degree recipients with high levels of student debt
Effective teaching: A key to success for all high school students
Altered state: How the Virginia community college system has used Achieving the Dream to improve student success
High school dropout and completion rates in the United States: 2007
Eight components of college and career readiness counseling
Turning community college drop-outs into graduates
Response to Intervention: Possibilities for service delivery at the secondary school level
Response to Intervention resources for high schools
Making the transition: Interim results of the National Guard Youth Challenge Evaluation
Schools without diversity: Education management organizations, charter schools, and the demographic stratification of the American school system
Retaining teacher talent: Convergence and contradictions in teachers' perceptions of policy reform ideas
Achievement gap patterns of grade 8 American Indian and Alaska Native students in reading and mathematics
The effects of public support on college attainment
Expanded time, enriching experiences: Expanded learning time schools and community organization partnerships
Choice without equity: Charter school segregation and the need for civil rights standards
Mind the (other) gap: State profiles
Toward more inclusive college savings plans: Sample state legislation
California Dropout Research Project (CDRP)
Implementing data-informed decision making in schools: Teacher access, supports, and use
State and local implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act: Volume IX - Accountability under NCLB: Final report
Impact of homework on student achievement
Scaling up learning communities: The experience of six community colleges
Rising to the challenge: Hispanic college graduation rates as a national priority
Advancing to completion: Increasing degree attainment by improving graduation rates and closing gaps for Hispanic students
Adding it all up in 2012: Are college net price calculators easy to find, use and compare?
Undergraduate teaching faculty: The 2010-11 HERI faculty survey
Business resources for a college- and career-ready America
Does race matter in educational diversity? A legal and empirical analysis
Teacher voices: Teachers talk about some of the big problems they face in the classroom and how these impede student learning
Making loans work: How community colleges support responsible borrowing
Students with disabilities: Better federal coordination could lessen challenges in transition from high school
Study: College degrees pay off most for African Americans in California
5 Education factors in focus
Spaces of inclusion? Teachers' perceptions of school communities with differing student racial & socioeconomic contexts
College rewired: Innovative approaches help higher education connect to productivity
Compendium of practices to increase Latino college completion 2012: Profiles of organizational efforts
What's in your cabinet? How agencies can collectively improve the lives of children and youth
State HIgher Education Finance 2011
Career mapping eyed to prepare students for college
Student learning plans: Supporting every student's transition to college and career
The best of two worlds: Lessons from a community college-community organization collaboration to increase student success
Learning denied: The case for equitable access to effective teaching in California's largest school district
The arts and achievement in at-risk youth: Findings from four longitudinal studies
Smart class-size policies for lean times
Increasing online learning options for K-12 students: The role of school districts
An undeveloped national resource: The unrealized potential of the nation's career/technical centers
The completion arch: Measuring community college student success
Workforce Investment Act reauthorization may move youth development field back a decade: Analysis of H.R. 4297 through a youth advocacy lens
Refocusing adult education on career and postsecondary success: An analysis of adult education (Title II) in WIA reauthorization proposals
Easing the transition from combat to classroom: Preserving America's investment in higher education for military veterans through institutional assessment
Make me a match: Helping low-income and first generation students make good college choices
The economic case for higher education
Transforming the educational experience of young men of color: Companion workbook
The causes and consequences of attending historically black colleges and universities
APSCU's five tenents of veteran education
What can a multifaceted program do for community college students?
Raising the bar: Aligning and elevating teacher preparation and the teaching profession
A systemic approach to implementing response to intervention in three Colorado high schools
Achieving results through community school partnerships: How districts and community leaders are building effective, sustainable relationships
State policy profiles for completion by design
Still on the sidelines: What role will higher education trustees play in higher education reform?
Mobility makers
Black male student success in higher education: A report from the national black male college achievement study
State education agency funding and staffing in the education reform era
Transfer & mobility: A national view of pre-degree student movement in postsecondary institutions
On the road to success
Do high stakes placement exams predict college success?
High debt, low information: A survey of student loan borrowers
Opportunities and obstacles: Implementing stimulus-funded school improvement grants in Maryland, Michigan, and Idaho
Competing for school improvement dollars: State grant-making strategies
Emotional and behavioral disorders: Promoting prevention and positive interventions in school settings
Completing college: Assessing graduation rates at four-year institutions
For profit schools: Experiences of undercover students enrolled in online classes at selected institutions
Recruitment, retention and the minority teacher shortage
Summer snapshot: Exploring the impact of higher achievement's year-round out-of-school time program on summer learning
The road ahead: A look at trends in the educational attainment of community college students
A parent's guide to Response to Intervention (RTI)
The relevance of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the college completion agenda
Trends in high school dropout and completion rates in the United States: 1972-2009
Hidalgo early college district toolkit
Accountability & continuous improvement in remedial education: Getting Past Go Project
Charter schools that work: Economically integrated schools with teacher voice
Cross-system collaboration for reconnecting youth
State and local policy for reconnecting youth
Across the great divide: Perspectives of CEOs and college presidents on America's higher education and skills gap
Degrees for what jobs? Raising expectations for colleges and universities in a global economy
The effects of student coaching in college: An evaluation of a randomized experiment in student mentoring
Data-driven School Counseling Annotated Bibliography
Stuck schools revisited: Beneath the averages
Achieving success: The latest news in achieving community college success (2011)
The economic value of higher teacher quality
Latino college completion: Florida
Podcast: Getting high school dropouts in and out of college
From GED to college degree: Creating pathways to postsecondary success for high school dropouts
Veteran's education benefits: Enhanced guidance and collaboration could improve administration of the Post-911 GI Bill program
Standing on the shoulders of giants: An American agenda for education reform
A comparison study of 12th grade students' college anticipations, aspirations, and college preparatory measures
US Department of Education Civil Rights Data Collection
Online and hybrid course enrollment and performance in Washington State Community and Technical Colleges
Title I and high schools: Addressing the needs of disadvantaged students at all grade levels
Helping students get back on track: What federal policymakers can learn from New York City's multiple pathways to graduation initiative
From information to action: Revamping higher education accountability systems
After-school toolkit: TIps, techniques, and templates for improving program quality
Driving innovation from the middle: Middle-skill jobs in the American South's economy
Parent involvement and extended learning activities in school improvement plans in the Midwest region
The college payoff: Education, occupations, and lifetime earnings
State policies to improve the effectiveness of school principals