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Author(s):Bangser, M
Title:Evaluating the impact of interventions that promote successful transitions from high school
Source:http://www.betterhighschools.org/docs/ResearchB...
Date:2008
Organization:National High School Center
Short Description:A number of policies and programs have been developed to prepare high school students for the transition to postsecondary education and employment. This Research Brief focuses on the challenges and opportunities presented in evaluating whether the interventions achieve their goals of increasing students’ educational attainment, employment, and earnings after high school.
Annotation:A number of policies and programs have been developed to prepare high school students for the transition to postsecondary education and employment. The interventions include, for example, efforts to enhance the rigor of high school curricula and to provide counseling, assessment, financial aid, and other supports to students. This Research Brief focuses on the challenges and opportunities presented in evaluating whether the interventions achieve their goals of increasing students’ educational attainment, employment, and earnings after high school.
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Counseling/Guidance
Curriculum/Course-taking/Rigor
Earnings/Income
Educational Attainment/College Degree Completion
Employment and Workforce Development
Evidence-based Interventions/Promising Practices
Financial Aid, Affordability, Tuition, and Costs
High School
Low-Income Students
Preparation/College Readiness
Transition to College

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Balancing acts: How high school counselors view risks and opportunities of student loans
Breaking through the barriers to college: Empowering low-income communities, schools, and families for college opportunity and student financial aid
Catching the Dream
The relationship between advanced placement and college graduation
Effective preschool curricula and teaching strategies
California Community Colleges: Making them stronger and more affordable
Rigor plus support: How science teachers use literacy techniques to get students ready for college
Accelerated learning for all
A multi-institution analysis of the effects of campus-based financial aid on student persistence at public four-year institutions
Addressing America's dropout challenge: State efforts to boost graduation rates require federal support
Charter high schools: Closing the achievement gap
Promoting a systematic focus on learning supports to address barriers to learning and teaching
Helping students make good decisions and act on them: The real meaning of guidance and advisement
Early childhood investment yields big payoff
Hiring and higher education: Business executives talk about the costs and benefits of college
Sending veterans to school: Fast facts on the post-9/11 GI Bill
Make me a match: Helping low-income and first generation students make good college choices
Hard choices ahead: Performance and policy in Texas higher education
Using dual enrollment policy to improve college & career readiness: A web tool for decision makers
Weighing the evidence: A conversation with community college presidents on using research to support student success outcomes
Transforming the educational experience of young men of color
Transforming the educational experience of young men of color: Companion workbook
The role of Pell Grants in access, persistence and completion
Beyond the master plan: The case for restructuring baccalaureate education in California
Education and the economy: The economic benefits of helping high school dropouts earn both high school diplomas and college degrees
A matter of degrees: Promising practices for community college student success
Lightening the load: A look at four ways that community schools can support effective teaching
Western Policy Exchanges
Campaign for the Future of Higher Education
Statewide aid policies to improve college access and success
The great cost shift: How higher education cuts undermine the future middle class
Smart spending: Reforming federal financial aid for higher education
Determinants of students' success: The role of advanced placement and dual enrollment programs
Designing high quality evaluation systems for high school teachers: Challenges sand potential solutions
State policy profiles for completion by design
Can simple be equitable? Lessons from state grant programs
Good policy, good practice II: Improving outcomes and productivity in higher education: A guide for policymakers
Including more student voices in higher education policymaking: Rising tuitions and student debts mean rising stakes for college students
Dropout recovery is national recovery: How federal policies can support the spread of Back on Track through College pathways
Career clusters: Forecasting demand for high school through college jobs 2008-2018
Up for grabs: The gains and prospects of first- and second generation young adults
Testing the impact of Higher Achivement's year-round out-of-school-time program on academic outcomes
The road ahead: A look at trends in the educational attainment of community college students
Five ways education pays initiative
No time to waste: Policy recommendations for increasing college completion
Easy come - EZ-GO: A federal role in removing jurisdictional impediments to college education
Building capacity to promote college- and career-readiness for secondary-level English language learners: Policy brief featuring Austin, Texas
Underperforming schools and the education of vulnerable children
Center on Education and the Workforce
What are we doing to middle school English learners? Findings and recommendations for change from a study of California EL programs
Advancing by degrees: A framework for increasing college completion
Guiding the way to higher education: Families, counselors, and communities together
Pre-algebra and algebra enrollment and achievement (Leading Indicators Series)
The case to adopt common college- and career-ready standards (state cards)
Making the transition: Interim results of the National Guard Youth Challenge Evaluation
Understanding the K-12 common core state standards in mathematics
The evaluation of charter school impacts: Final report
Southern Regional Education Board: Moving Ahead: State progress reports on Challenge to Lead goals
Southern Regional Education Board annual report: The essentials: What really counts in improving education
Rebalancing the mission: The community college completion challenge
Collaborating to create change: How El Paso Community College improved the readiness of its incoming students through Achieving the Dream
What does research say about 21st century skills?
Who borrows most? Bachelor's degree recipients with high levels of student debt
Child poverty and intergenerational mobility
Lumina Foundation Focus: Off the charts: Columns of data provide support for student achievement
Communities of color: A critical perspective in the Common Standards movement
FY 2011 budget proposal: Thoughts and recommendations for increasing college access and success
Can I get a little advice here? How an overstretched high school guidance system is undermining students' college aspirations
Using the right data to determine if high school interventions are working to prepare students for college and careers
The high cost of low educational performance: The long-run economic impact of improving PISA outcomes
Promising practices: What works in the midwest: A report from the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE)
Ready by 21 case study: Austin, TX
Accelerating college readiness: Lessons from North Carolina's innovator early colleges
We dream a world: The 2025 vision for black men and boys
Meeting the challenge: The role of school leaders in turning around the lowest-performing high schools
Working systematically in action: Engaging family and community: A guide for facilitators
Profiting from health care: The role of for-profit schools in training the health care workforce
Redesigning community colleges for completion: Lessons from research on high performance organizations
Improving undergraduate learning: Findings and policy recommendations from the SSRC-CLA longitudinal project
College access challenge grants: Including adult learners, strengthening student success
Dollars for degrees: Structuring post-secondary scholarships to increase student success
Do institutions respond asymmetrically to changes in state need- and merit-based aid?
Getting students ready for college and careers: Transitional senior mathematics
Public school choice in the District of Columbia: A descriptive analysis
Who wins? Who pays? The economic returns and costs of a Bachelor's degree
Unfulfilled expectations: Recent college graduates struggle in a troubled economy
Developing 20/20 vision on the 2020 degree attainment goal: The threat of income based inequality in education
Economic change effects on men and implications for the education of boys
Affirming the goal: Is college and career readiness an internationally competitive standard?
Priced out: How the wrong financial-aid policies hurt low-income students
Driving innovation: How six states are organizing to improve outcomes in developmental education
Postsecondary and labor force transitions among public high school career and technical education participants
How non-academic supports work: Four mechanisms for improving student outcomes
Incentivizing school turnaround: A proposal for reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
The educational experience of young men of color (website)
Gender inequalities in education
Optimism, college major, and post-secondary dropout
Saving now and saving later: How high school reform can reduce the nation's wasted remediation dollars
Affordability and transfer: Critical to increasing Baccalaureate degree completion
Four steps to finishing first: An agenda for increasing college productivity to create a better educated society
Building integrated pathways to sustainable careers: An introduction to the Accelerated Opportunity Initiative
Designing common assessments to be measures of college and career readiness: Challenges and opportunities
A green career pathways framework: Postsecondary and employment success for low-income, disconnected youth
Cornerstones of completion: State policy support for accelerated, structured pathways to college credentials and transfer
Increasing return on investment from federal student aid
High standards help struggling students: New evidence
Challenge the status quo: Academic success among school-age African-American males
Sustaining service learning in your school: Staying the course
Making loans work: How community colleges support responsible borrowing
Denied? The impact of student debt on the ability to buy a house
Finding your workforce: The top 25 institutions graduating Latinos in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) by academic level 2009-2010
For this place, for these people: An exploration of best practices among charter schools serving native students
The effects of learning communities for students in developmental education
Farther, faster: Six promising programs show how career pathway bridges help basic skills students earn credentials that matter
Aligning community colleges to their local labor markets: The emerging role of online job ads for providing real-time intelligence about occupations and skills in demand
Reawakening the dream deferred: Can comprehensive intervention programs increase college awareness among at-risk students?
GEAR UP: Current project overviews 2002
Boosting college completion for a new economy
The undereducated American
Closing achievement gaps: Improving educational outcomes for Hispanic children: English language acquisition and middle school preparation: Keys to Latino educational success
Wealth, income, and academic achievement in the college-going process
Research support for school counseling
Creating opportunities in health care: The community college role in workforce partnerships
Giving credit where credit is due: Creating a competency-based qualifications framework for postsecondary education and training
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)
Presidential leadership for public policy: A special report by the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education
Class differences: Online education in the United States, 2010
Tapping HSI-STEM funds to improve Latina and Latino Access to STEM professions
An extreme degree of difficulty: The educational demographics of urban neighborhood high schools
A model for success: CART's linked learning program increases college enrollment
Filling in the blanks: How information can affect choice in higher education
PISA 2009 results: What students know and can do: Student performance in reading, mathematics and science
Return on educational investment: A district-by-district evaluation of U.S. educational productivity
Illinois adult education bridge evaluation: Technical report
Pathways to Prosperity: Meeting the challenge of preparing young Americans for the 21st century
Introduction to the Community College Research Center (CCRC) assessment of evidence series
Service members in school: Military veterans' experiences using the post-9/11 GI Bill and pursuing postsecondary education
Parents' guide to student success
Ready by 21 case study: Georgetown Divide
An analysis of inquiry, nonstart and drop reasons in nontraditional university student populations
Strengthening institutional research and information technology capacity through Achieving the Dream: Principles and practices of student success
College- and career-ready: Using outcomes data to hold high schools accountable for student success
Education reform starts early: Lessons from New Jersey's PreK-3rd reform efforts
Interventions to support readiness, recruitment, access, transition, and retention for postsecondary education success: An equity of opportunity policy and practice analysis
Top gap closers: Some public four-year colleges and universities have made good progress in closing graduation rate gaps
Achieve Standards Alignment Tool
Service-learning and Hispanic students: What works in the field
Transition and alignment: Two keys to assuring student success
High school dropouts and the economic losses from juvenile crime in California
Improving access to higher education by promoting saving
Reaching higher: Strategic initiatives for higher education in Indiana (Updated 2010 Version)
What educators should learn from ER
The tax and transfer fiscal impacts of dropping out of high school in Philidelphia city and suburbs
The economic benefits of reducing the dropout rate among students of color in the nation's largest metropolitan areas
Using college admission test scores to clarify high school placement (Leading Indicators Series)
Funding career pathways and career pathway bridges: A federal policy toolkit for states
Welfare reform and intergenerational mobility
The Pell Institute and Pathways to College Network Evaluation Toolkit
Afterschool and workforce development: Helping kids compete
Postsecondary education and training as we know it is not enough: Why we need to leaven postsecondary strategy with more attention to employment policy, social policy, and career and technical education in high school
ACT college readiness case study: "You can go to college": Foster High School
A sharper focus on technical workers: How to educate and train for the global economy
Enhancing tax credits to encourage saving for higher education: Advancing the American opportunity tax credit and reforming the saver's credit
Seeking assistance: Who gets financial aid at California community colleges?
Partnerships between community colleges and prisons: Providing workforce education and training to reduce recidivism
Time to act: Closing the racial achievement gap
Youth in foster care: Easing the transition to adulthood
Academic preparation for college in the high school senior class of 2003-04
After-school toolkit: TIps, techniques, and templates for improving program quality
Forgotten middle-skill jobs: State by state snapshots
Scaling up Breaking Through: 2010 evaluation
The mission of the high school: a new consensus of the purposes of public education?
Single mothers and college success: Charting paths out of poverty
Strategies for success in career development: The career coach curriculum guide
National Office for School Counselor Advocacy: Transition from high school graduation to college enrollment
Resisters, rejectors, and ridas: How to make urban schools work for disengaged students and critically conscious teachers
Expanded learning opportunities: A more comprehensive approach to preparing high school students for college and a career
Community college access and affordability for occupational and nontraditional students
Summer snapshot: Exploring the impact of higher achievement's year-round out-of-school time program on summer learning
Assessing deeper learning
A better measure of skills gaps: Utilizing ACT skill profile and assessment data for strategic skill research
Providing effective financial aid assistance to students from foster care and unaccompanied homeless youth: A key to higher education access and success: Version 2.0
Operation College Promise
Learn and earn: Modeling the success of Metropolitan College: The Business-Higher Education Forum's simulation series
Today's promise, tomorrow's future: The social and educational factors contributing to the outcomes of Hispanics in urban schools
What explains trends in labor supply among U.S. undergraduates, 1970-2009?
Why policymakers should care about children's savings
Creating the workforce of the future: The STEM interest and proficiency challenge
Jobs, jobs, jobs: Challenges community colleges face to reach the unemployed
Off the clock: What more time can (and can't) do for school turnarounds
Rethinking higher education business models: Steps toward a disruptive innovation approach to understanding and improving higher education outcomes
Information constraints and financial aid policy
The progress of education reform: Pre-K-12 literacy: State of the nation
Raising job quality and skills for American workers: Creating more effective education and workforce development systems in the states
Pell grants and the lifting of rural America's future
Pathways to success: Integrating learning with life and work to increase national college completion
Building pathways to transfer: Community colleges that break the chain of failure for students of color
8th Annual AP report to the nation
Finding your workforce: The top 25 institutions graduating Latinos in health professions and related programs by academic level
Professional college knowledge: Re-envisioning how we prepare our college readiness workforce
Certificates: Gateway to gainful employment and college degrees
Refocusing adult education on career and postsecondary success: An analysis of adult education (Title II) in WIA reauthorization proposals
Using state policies to ensure effective assessment and placement in postsecondary education
A strong start: Positioning young black boys for educational success: A statistical profile
50-state mathematics requirements for the standard high school diploma
2012 State of the state addresses: Governors' top education issues
Easing the transition from combat to classroom: Preserving America's investment in higher education for military veterans through institutional assessment
Housing wealth and higher education: Building a foundation for economic mobility
Proven benefits of early childhood interventions
The postsecondary educational experiences of high school career and technical education concentrators: Selected results from the NELS: 88/2000 Postsecondary education transcript study
The (un)changing face of the Ivy League
Improving educational opportunties for students who work
How outreach programs are implemented affects student achievement
Hitting home: Quality, cost, and access challenges confronting higher education today
Income and financial aid effects on persistence and degree attainment in public colleges
Hispanic Scholarship Fund: Steps to success (English and Spanish Versions)
Urgent but overlooked: The literacy crisis among adolescent English language learners
Schools to watch
National football league high school website: Academics
Georgia's HOPE scholarship and minority and low-income students: Program effects and proposed reforms
Destination university: A guide to college for students and their families (Spanish Version)
America's perfect storm: Three forces changing our nation's future
Mathematics and science achievement and course-taking for college-bound high school students
Latest ACT National Curriculum Survey® shows lack of content alignment between high school and college
Using PLAN to identify student readiness for advanced courses in high school
Guide for parents: Ten steps to prepare your child for college
Helping equip teachers to answer students' questions on college knowledge
Reaching Higher: Strategic Directions for Higher Education in Indiana
The growing importance of inherited educational opportunity
College Access: Indiana
Hacia Adelante - Pathways to College - A Guide for Latino Families
The professional mentor program plus: An academic success and retention tool for adult learners
Asking the right questions: A judicial checklist to ensure that the educational needs of children and youth in foster care are being addressed
Chicago Public Schools Department of Postsecondary Education
Guidance and career counselor's toolkit: Advising high school students with disabilities on postsecondary options
Institutional Student Profiles Fall 2006 for the State of Alabama
ACT high school profile report: The graduating class of 2007 (National)
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; Alabama state report
Educational programs and projects that address the needs of low-income students
The role of the guidance profession in a shifting education system
On the road to college: Developing mobile and regional outreach services
Youth indicators 2005: Trends in the well-being of American youth
Paying for college: The rising cost of higher education
Postsecondary Education English Spanish Glossary
Financial aid issues for students from low income families
What works clearinghouse
Mortgaging our future: How financial barriers to college undercut America's global competitiveness
The postsecondary education experiences of high school career and technical education concentrators
Twenty-first Century Scholars Program
Measuring up 2006 state report card on education: Indiana
The impact of advice on price: Evidence from research
Dollars and sense II: Lessons from good, cost-effective small schools
Do expenditures for student support services lead to demonstrable gains in student achievement
College preparation information from Peterson's Education Center
The effects of students' middle-school and high school experiences on completion of the bachelor's degree: How can school counselors make a difference
Effects of students’ middle school and high school experiences on completion of the bachelor’s degree: How can school counselors make a difference?
Empty promises: The myth of college access in America
Debt burden: Repaying student debt
Missed opportunities: A new look at disadvantaged college aspirants
College access in Indiana and the United States: A 2005 status report
From the prison track to the college track: Pathways to postsecondary success for out of school youth
Building a career pathways system: Promising practices in community college-centered workforce development
Borrowers who drop out: A neglected aspect of the college student loan trend
Paths to persistence: An analysis of research on program effectiveness at community colleges
Show us the money: Low-income students, families, and financial aid
USA Funds
2006-2007 NASFAA financial aid night and counselor's materials
Powerful pathways: Framing options and opportunities for vulnerable youth
It's kind of different: Student experiences in two early college high schools
Ensuring rigor in the high school curriculum: What states are doing
Achieving success: The state policy newsletter of Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count: Winter 2010
Baccalaureate success of transfers and rising four-year college juniors
Annotated bibliography of resources for transforming school counseling
State and community-based promise programs: Early commitments of financial aid for college
The value of value-added data
Making the connections: Connecting state and institutional policies to improve student success
Lumina Foundation Focus: No more kid stuff: Colleges and universities take a mature approach to serving adult students
Postsecondary opportunity programs: Defining and improving an educational policy innovation
Inequalities at the outset: Identifying factors that affect parents' perceptions of paying for college
Parental transfers, student achievement, and the labor supply of college students
Mind the access gap: Breaking down barriers to post-secondary education
The price of knowledge: Access and student finance in Canada -- Third edition
Reengaging high school dropouts: Early results of the national guard youth challenge program evaluation
Are student employment and academic success linked?
Bringing off-track youth into the center of high school reform: Lessons and tools from leading communities
Toward informative assessment and a culture of evidence: Results from strengthening pre-collegiate education in community colleges
Preparing the workers of today for the jobs of tomorrow
How much are college students borrowing?
More guidance, better results? Three-year effects of an enhanced student services program at two community colleges
The core components of RTI: A closer look at evidence-based core curriculum, assessment and progress monitoring, and data-based decision making
Promoting economic mobility by increasing postsecondary education
The path to career success: High school achievement, certainty of career choice, and college readiness make a difference
A plan for success: Communities of color define policy priorities for high school reform
SREB Factbook on higher education
Ready to assemble: A model state higher education accountability system
Bridges to opportunity for underprepared adults: A state policy guide for community college leaders
Building tomorrow's workforce: Promoting the education and advancement of Hispanic immigrant workers in America
The case for more attention to financial assistance for adult learners in Indiana who will need to seek Bachelor's degree completion at a distance
Creating a high school culture of college-going: The case of Washington State Achievers
The economic impact of the achievement gap in America's schools
Race to the top: Promising approaches to achieving college- and career-ready goals
Short sighted: How America's lack of attention to international education studies impedes improvement
Learning around the clock: Benefits of expanded learning opportunities for older youth
College outcomes comparisons by AP and non-AP high school experiences
10 New higher education ideas for a new Congress
Second to none in attainment, discovery, and innovation: The national agenda for higher education
National study of student support services. Third-year longitudinal study results and program implementation study update
CollegeAnswer.com
Counselors and Mentors Handbook on Federal Student Aid: A Guide for Those Helping Students Prepare for Postsecondary Education
Upward Bound Math-Science: Program description and interim impact estimates
I-STEM Resource Network
Indiana's K-12 STEM Ed Report Card
Learning better together: The impact of learning communities on the persistence of low-income students
Starting right: A first look at engaging entering students
Center for Law and Social Policy
Promoting student success in community colleges by increasing student support services
Passing the torch: Strategies for innovation in community college ESL
Lifelong learning: New strategies for the education of working adults
College.gov
The impact of new college graduates on intrastate labor markets
College credit in high school: Access and success for low-income and minority students
The community college transfer calculator: Identifying the course-taking patterns that predict transfer to a four-year institution
Measuring up 2008: Online state report cards
Building a better bridge: Helping young adults enter and succeed in college
Financial aid pledges to reduce student debt (list of colleges and universities reducing or eliminating student loans for low-income families)
Encouraging girls in math and science
PISA 2006: OECD Briefing notes for the United States
High school dropout: A quick stats fact sheet
Manchester College: Fast forward program
Five academic reasons why state virtual schools are important to your state
SREB states lead the nation in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Programs
Beyond myths: The growth and diversity of Asian American college freshmen: 1971-2005
Constrained after college: Student loans and early career occupational choices
A framework and recommendations for federal action on secondary school reform
EFC (Expected Family Contribution) Formula Guide, 2010-11
Explaining financial aid
Breaking through: Factsheet
How does the United States stack up? International comparisons of academic achievement
Best practices: Resource for TRIO directors
Achievement and attainment in Chicago charter schools
Preparing high school students for college: An exploratory study of college readiness programs in Texas
Strategies for improving outcomes for disconnected youth (Executive Summary)
The competition that really matters: Comparing U.S., Chinese, and Indian investments in the next-generation workforce
Students and teachers talk about school reform and student engagement
Adding it all up in 2012: Are college net price calculators easy to find, use and compare?
The limited career prospects for high school graduates without additional education and training
The impact of time between cognitive tests on performance: Evidence from Advanced Placement exams
Big ideas dropout prevention strategies: Check and Connect
Crafting a new vision for high school: How states can join academic and technical studies to promote more powerful learning
Strategic directions in Indiana education
The student to counselor ratio: Does it matter?
State policies to bring adult learning into focus
Consider college now! A handbook for students in middle school and junior high school
Parent expectations and planning for college: Statistical analysis report
Closing the expectations gap, 2008
Low-income students and college success: More than money
Overlooked gems: A national perspective on low-income promising learners
Dual enrollment students in Florida and New York City: Postsecondary outcomes
Indiana's guide to paying for college
From high school to the future: Potholes on the road to college
Economic mobility: Is the American Dream alive and well?
Economic mobility project
How much does the federal government spend to promote economic mobility and for whom?
A science-based framework for early childhood policy
Using rigorous evidence to improve policy and practice
Putting English language learners on the educational map: The No Child Left Behind Act implemented
'Restoring value' to the high school diploma: The rhetoric and practice of higher standards
Postsecondary Access and Success
The study of economic, informational, and cultural barriers to community college student transfer access at selective institutions: National estimates of transfer access and baccalaureate degree attainment at four-year colleges and universities
Voces (Voices): A profile of today's Latino college students
2007 Status report on the Pell Grant program
Raising achievement and graduation rates by supporting teachers in developing quality classroom instruction
Getting students to meet challenging academic and career goals: Involving school mentors, parents, and community leaders
Missouri guidance and placement lessons: Applying employment readiness skills and the skills for on-the-job success
Into the eye of the storm: Assessing the evidence on science and engineering education, quality, and workforce demand
Who graduates in California?
Do support services at community colleges encourage success or reproduce disadvantage?
Promising practices for community college developmental education
YouthBuild USA
Beyond social justice: The threat of inequality to workforce development in the Western United States
The early assessment program: Helping high school students meet college expectations in mathematics and English
Measuring up 2008
Flexible learning options for adult students
Paving the way: How financial aid awareness affects college access and success
Doing What Works - Research based education practices online
The costs of failure factories in American higher education
Schools, skills, and synapses
Sizing up state standards: 2008
Response to Intervention: Resources for student service professionals
Given half a chance: The Schott 50 state report on public education and black males
Preparing high school students for successful transitions to postsecondary education and employment
Making the transition to four-year institutions: Academic preparation and transfer
Building a data sharing network of scholarship programs for alumni of foster care
State future workforce gap summaries
The future workforce of Indiana
Education beyond the rhetoric: Making rigor something "real"
I-BEST a program integrating adult basic education and workforce training
Education and training for TANF recipients: Opportunities and challenges under the final rule
An early alert system for remediation needs of entering community college students: Leveraging the California standards test
Tapping America's Potential: Gaining momentum, losing ground: Progress report 2008
Setting the record straight: How trendy approaches to college access might or might not be helping low-income students
Education at a glance 2007: OECD indicators
Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Program
Recent changes to eligibility requirements and additional efforts to promote awareness could increase Academic Competitiveness and SMART Grant participation
My future, my way: How to go, how to pay
Cities in crisis 2009: Closing the graduation gap: Educational and economic conditions in America's largest cities
Gaining support from campus leaders: A project brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Increasing student engagement through faculty development: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
The future of middle-skill jobs
Science bound program (for Indianapolis public school students)
Report of the national panel for evidence-based school counseling: Outcome research coding protocol and evaluation of Student Success Skills and Second Step
CAPE Network: Universal Encouragement Program (UEP) Guidance Assessments
Benefits of additional high school coursework and improved course performance in preparing students for college
Think college? Me? Now?
A developmental perspective on college and workplace readiness
Tuition equity legislation: Investing in Colorado high school graduates through equal opportunity to postsecondary education
The effectiveness of student aid policies: What the research tells us
High schools as launch pads: How college-going culture improves graduation rates in low-income high schools
Recommended policies and practices for advancing Indiana's system of adult education and workforce training
Moving beyond AYP: High school performance indicators
Finding a way: Practical examples of how a principal-counselor relationship can lead to success for all students
Cost, commitment, and attainment in higher education: An international comparison
Summer Search
Transforming America's community colleges: A federal policy proposal to expand opportunity and promote economic prosperity
Young lives on hold: The college dreams of undocumented students
When Johnny (or Janelle) comes marching home: National, state, and institutional efforts in support of veterans' education
Building Educated Leaders for Life (BELL)
Transparency by design: Principles of good practice for higher education institutions serving adults at a distance
Financing higher education: A myriad of problems, a myriad of solutions
Dynamic annotated bibliographies from the IPCN online college access library
Military service members and veterans in higher education: What the new GI Bill may mean for postsecondary institutions
IDA pays: A missing piece of the access puzzle
Building student success from the ground up: A case study of an Achieving the Dream college
Institutional transfer and the management of risk in higher education
Future to Discover: Early Implementation Report
Future to discover: Early implementation report -- Executive summary
The Millennium Bursary in British Columbia: Exploring its impact: Summary report (2004)
Latinos and education: Explaining the attainment gap
Field guide for improving student success
Background and supporting evidence for Adult Education for Work
The challenge of college readiness
College readiness and high school-to-college success
What we must to do to create a system that prepares students for college success
Student Success Skills
Student Success Skills: Tools and strategies for improved academic and social outcomes
Providing effective financial aid assistance to students from foster care and unaccompanied homeless youth
Innovations in college readiness: How early college schools are preparing students underrepresented in higher education for college success
Higher education performance funding 2.0 - Funding degrees (tip sheet)
Achieving the Dream Equity Resource Center
No Excuses University Network
Training tomorrow's workforce: Community college and apprenticeship as collaborative routes to rewarding careers
Strong students, strong workers: Models for student success through workforce development and community college partnerships
Student loan forgiveness programs: An evolving workforce development tool
Putting money on the table: Information, financial aid, and access to college
It's about time: Temporal dimensions of college preparation programs
Drowning in debt: The emerging student loan crisis
Benchmarks: WICHE Region 2009
Between two worlds: How young Latinos come of age in America
Benchmarking the success of Latina and Latino students in STEM to achieve national graduation goals
Ohio State University Department of Mathematics Early Mathematics Placement Testing
Credit/skills recovery pilot project: Documentation report for the Boston public schools
Top 10 higher education state policy issues for 2010
College readiness issue brief: Early commitment of financial aid: Individual development accounts (IDAs) for higher education
College readiness issue brief: Using data to improve educational outcomes
Pathways to College Network
Postsecondary education opportunity
Income of U.S. workforce projected to decline if education doesn't improve
A summary of career beginnings impact evaluation: Findings from a program for disadvantaged high school students
Investing in America's future: Why student aid pays off for society and individuals
Model college-preparatory curriculum
With diploma in hand: Hispanic high school seniors talk about their future
State Scholars Initiative
Pathways to a four-year degree: Determinants of transfer and degree completion
Educational attainment in the United States: 2003
The access challenge: Rethinking the causes of the new inequality
The big payoff: Educational attainment and synthetic estimates of work-life earnings
What we know about access and success in postsecondary education: Informing Lumina Foundation's strategic direction
The burden of borrowing: A report on the rising rates of student debt
Lumina Foundation focus: Restricted access: The doors to higher education remain closed to many deserving students
Held back: How student aid programs fail working adults
An overview of higher education in the United States: Diversity, access, and the role of the marketplace
How do career interventions impact the educational choices of eighth-grade students
Do grants matter?
The expectations gap: A 50 state review of high school graduation requirements
Crisis at the core: Preparing all students for college and work
Increasing the preparedness of at-risk students
College choice website
What are the expected benefits associated with implementing a comprehensive guidance program
Enriching the high school curriculum through postsecondary credit-based transition programs
Working their way through college: Student employment and its impact on the college experience
Mapping your future
Research brief: How do career interventions impact the educational choices of eighth grade students
The art of student retention
Bridge Partnership
College access, financial aid, and college success for undergraduates from foster care
State of college admission 2007
Postsecondary access for Latino middle-grades students (PALMS)
NDSFA: State financial aid and college access
The advanced placement expansion of the '90's: How did traditionally underserved students fare
The college ladder: Linking secondary and postsecondary education for success for all students
Academic pathways to college: Policies and practices of the fifty states to reach underserved students
Education pays 2006: The benefits of higher education for individuals and society
Engines of inequality: Diminishing equity in the nation's premier public universities
Statement of principals: Twenty-first century skills and the reauthorization of NCLB/ESEA
Partnership for 21st Century Skills
Redesigning schools: 10 features of effective schools
Opportunity in America: The role of education
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; Colorado state report
Education watch Texas: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Texas: Key education facts and figures 2006
Closing the gaps by 2015: The Texas higher education plan
Texas public universities' data and performance report: Part A
YMCA
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; California state report
Education watch California: Key facts and figures
College: Making It Happen
FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid
Federal Student Aid (FSA)
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA)
Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans Website and Secondary School Toolkit - English
Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans Website and Secondary School Toolkit - Spanish Version
Connected by 25: Financing entrepreneurship programs for youth transitioning out of foster care
Forging new partnerships: Adult and developmental education in community colleges
Break down the bill: What's it going to cost?
A report on the status of Hispanics in education: Overcoming a history of neglect
Using EPAS™ to evaluate school-based intervention programs: GEAR UP
Great summer jobs: Explore careers and gain valuable experience
California policy options to accelerate Latino success in higher education
Where the scholarships are: How to develop a scholarship strategy
Stats Indiana
Talent Development High Schools
The contributions of economics to the study of college access and success
Next steps: Research and practice to advance Indian education
Miles to go: Louisiana
Charting a new course for career and technical education
Healthier and wealthier: Decreasing healthcare costs by increasing educational attainment
Saving futures, saving dollars: The impact of education on crime reduction and earnings
Increasing academic rigor in high schools: Stakeholder perspectives
Inventing Hispanic serving institutions (HSIs): The basics
The promise and practice of employer educational assistance programs: 2004 State of the field strategies and trends
College scholarships for Latino students: Are opportunities being missed?
Access to college: The role of tuition, financial aid, scholastic preparation and college supply in public college enrollments
Rigor at risk: Reaffirming quality in the high school core curriculum
U.S. student and adult performance on international assessments of educational achievement
PERSIST: A comprehensive guide for student success in higher education
Liberal education outcomes: A preliminary report on student achievement in college
What it's worth: Field of training and economic status: 2001
Inside the black box of high-performing high-poverty schools
Children at risk: Consequences for school readiness and beyond
Pre-K and Latinos: The foundation for America's future
Qualified teachers for at-risk schools: A national imperative
The alternative pathways project: A framework for dropout reduction and recovery
Improving academic achievement in urban districts: What state policymakers can do
Labor force participation in formal work-related education in 2000-01
How does institutional grant aid impact college choice?
What are the implications of possible selves research for school counseling practice?
Remediation: Higher education's bridge to nowhere
Providing greater opportunities for deeper learning in NCLB waivers
Putting a price tag on the Common Core: How much will smart implementation cost?
The condition of education 2012 (Report)
Raising the bar from Ready by 21 to credentialed by 26: Highlights from community and state efforts
Reducing undergraduate debt to increase Latina and Latino participation in STEM professions
Middle school counselor's guide: NOSCA's eight components of college and career readiness counseling
The American middle class, income inequality, and the strength of our economy: New evidence in economics
Sustained positive effects on graduation rates produced by New York City's small public high schools of choice
Prison vs. Princeton
Achieving results through community school partnerships: How districts and community leaders are building effective, sustainable relationships
Predicting success in college: The importance of placement tests and high school transcripts
Launching early college districtwide: Pharr San Juan-Alamo's "college for all" strategy
Financial trends in public and private nonprofit institutions
Instructional supports: The missing piece in state educational standards
On her majesty's school inspection service
2011 Survey of differential tuition at public higher education institutions
The best of two worlds: Lessons from a community college-community organization collaboration to increase student success
State high school tests: Changes in state policies and the impact of the college and career readiness movement
General education, vocational education, and labor-market outcomes over the life-cycle
It can be done, it's being done, and here's how
Evaluate mentoring programs
No DREAMers left behind: The economic potential of DREAM Act beneficiaries
STEM: Science, technology, engineering, mathematics (Full Report)
Equity scorecard: A process for building institutional capacity to educate young men of color
Hearing on non-traditional students
Preserving the federal Pell Grant Program
Emotional and behavioral disorders: Promoting prevention and positive interventions in school settings
For profit schools: Experiences of undercover students enrolled in online classes at selected institutions
Trends in student aid 2011
Whether and how to use state tests to measure student achievement in a multi-state randomized experiment: An empirical assessment based on four recent evaluations
Making the case: Engaging education partners in addressing the education needs of children in foster care
The relevance of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the college completion agenda
Using community colleges to build a STEM-skilled workforce
Unlocking the gate: What we know about improving developmental education
Education at a glance 2011: OECD indicators
Time is the enemy: The surprising truth about why today's college students aren't graduating... And what needs to change
The midwest challenge: Matching jobs with education in the post-recession economy
P21 common core toolkit: A guide to aligning the common core state standards with the framework for 21st century skills
The Future Ready Project
Science achievement and occupational career/technical education coursetaking in high school: The class of 2005
Attendance counts: Advancing student success by reducing chronic absence
Understanding the working college student
Course-taking patterns, policies, and practices in developmental education in the California community colleges
Lumina Foundation focus: The cost quandary: Hard times intensify the nation's urgent need for college graduates
Degree completion beyond institutional borders: Responding to the new reality of mobile and non-traditional learners
The heart of student success: Teaching, learning, and college completion
Postsecondary educational trajectories of urban youth: Addressing vulnerabilities and barriers to enrollment and persistence
On the road to implementation: Achieving the promise of the common core state standards
Dream vs. reality: An analysis of potential Dream Act beneficiaries
Mind the gaps: How college readiness narrows achievement gaps in college success
Are you gainfully employed? Setting standards for for-profit degrees
Eight components of college and career readiness counseling
The relationship between AP exam performance and college outcomes
The financial aid challenge: Successful practices that address the underutilization of financial aid in community colleges
Investing in change: How much do Achieving the Dream colleges spend - and from what resources - to become data-driven institutions
The path forward: The future of graduate education in the United States
Transforming the high school experience: How New York City's new small schools are boosting student achievement and graduation rates
National Center for Academic Transformation
Summer reading, summer not: How project READS (Reading Enhances Achievement During Summer) can advance equity
Vision 2020: Creating opportunity for America's next generation
Business Higher Education Forum (BHEF)
Understanding the K-12 common core standards in English language arts and literacy in history/social studies, science, and technical subjects
Effectiveness of fully online courses for college students: Response to a department of education meta-analysis
Dual enrollment: Postsecondary/secondary partnerships to prepare students
Ensuring youth transitioning from foster care are connected by 25: Lessons learned from the foster care work group
Project U-turn
The foreclosure generation: The long-term impact of the foreclosure crisis on Latino children and families
Getting ready for college: Financial concerns and preparation among the high school senior class of 2003-04
Engaging older youth: Program and city-level strategies to support sustained participation in out-of-school time
Career and college planning needs of ninth graders: As reported by ninth graders
Writing to read: Evidence for how writing can improve reading
What's possible: Turning around America's lowest achieving schools
Pathway to the baccalaureate: How one community college is helping underprepared students succeed
The impact of "going green" on the Latino community
YourWordsToday.org
Scaling up learning communities: The experience of six community colleges
A new national approach to career navigation for working learners
Promoting a comprehensive approach to educational opportunity: A pilot inventory of education-related federal programs for children and youth
PERSIST (Guide to improve higher education persistence, retention, and success)
Preparing students for college and career: Linked learning in California
Guiding developmental math students to campus services: An impact evaluation of the Beacon program at South Texas College
Current challenges and opportunities in preparing rural high school students for success in college and careers: What federal policymakers need to know
Ed.gov Open Innovation Portal
Implementing strategies to achieve successful student transitions
New York City's Strategy for Improving High Schools: An Overview
Common Standards: The Time Is Now
Policies paved the way: Early college innovation in North Carolina
American community colleges and the academic crisis of basic skills: Adult student success
Global Skills for Global Completion
Mathematics benchmarks grades K-12
Race to the Top: Accelerating college and career readiness in states: Low-performing schools
Emerging Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs): Serving Latino students
American Diploma Project (ADP) end-of-course exams: 2009 Annual report
Using data to increase student success: A focus on diagnosis: Principles and practices of student success
The educational crisis facing young men of color: Reflections on four days of dialogue on the educational challenges of minority males
Basics of longitudinal cohort analysis: Principles and practices of student success
Engaging faculty in the Achieving the Dream initiative: Principles and practices of student success
Focusing on the essentials for college and career readiness: Policy implications of the ACT national curriculum survey results 2009
CollegeFish.org
Transforming high schools: Performance systems for powerful teaching
State and local policy for reconnecting youth
Expanding options for struggling students and out-of-school youth: State financing of education pathways
Across the great divide: Perspectives of CEOs and college presidents on America's higher education and skills gap
Disrupting college: How disruptive innovation can deliver quality and affordability to postsecondary education
Turning the tide: Five years of Achieving the Dream in community colleges
What do you want in an afterschool program?
A measured approach to improving teacher preparation
Building roads to success: Key considerations for communities and states reconnecting youth to education
Effects of welfare reform on vocational education and training
Top 10 higher education state policy issues for 2011
Cracking the student aid code: Parent and student perspectives on paying for college
The state of communities of color in the U.S. economy
Education and achievement: A focus on Latino "immigrant" children
From Wall Street to Wal-Mart: Why college graduates are not getting good jobs
Ensuring success for returning veterans
Untapped potential: Fulfilling the promise of Big Brother Big Sisters and the bigs and littles they represent
The (un)productivity of American higher education: From cost "dis-ease"to cost effectiveness
Benefitting whom? For-profit education companies and the growth of military educational benefits
Divided we fail in LA: Improving completion and closing racial gaps in the Los Angeles community college district
Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC)
Community college and high school partnerships
Certificates count: An analysis of sub-baccalaureate certificates
Measuring success by degrees: The status of college completion in SREB states
Slow off the mark: Elementary school teachers and the crisis in science, technology, engineering, and math education
Trends in for-profit postsecondary education: Enrollment, prices, student aid and outcomes
Capacity building to diversify STEM: Realizing potential among HBCUs
What's it worth: The economic value of college majors
Ready by 21 case study: Petaluma
America's Promise Alliance dropout prevention summits
Lumina Foundation Focus: Un nuevo dia: As Latino population grows, so must college attainment
Achieving ambitious goals: Case studies of scaling up programs for advancing low-skilled adults
Greening community colleges: An environmental path to improving educational outcomes
Innovations in developmental math: Community colleges enhance support for nontraditional students
Get with the program: Accelerating community college students' entry into and completion of programs of study
America's high school graduates: Results from the 2009 NAEP High School Transcript Study
The differential impact of wealth vs. income in the college-going process
Early college graduates: Adapting, thriving, and leading in college
Implementing the common core state standards: An action agenda for higher education
The false promise of class-size reduction
Not just kid stuff anymore: The economic imperative for more adults to complete college
New path to federal student aid for those with no high school diploma or GED
The educational experience of young men of color: Federal legal implications and policy guidance
Education and the economy: Boosting the nation's economy by improving high school graduation rates among students of color and native students
A comparison study of 12th grade students' college anticipations, aspirations, and college preparatory measures
Promoting postsecondary educational success for adults and families-A practical partnership guide
Family literacy: A valuable gateway to postsecondary education
Engineering solutions to the national crisis in literacy: How to make good on the promise of common core state standards
Incentives for early graduation: How can state policies encourage students to complete high school in less than four years
The college payoff: Education, occupations, and lifetime earnings
Promoting educational opportunity: The Pell Grant program at community colleges
National Governor's Association: Complete to Compete Resources
Racial gaps in early childhood: Socio-emotional health, development, and educational outcomes among African-American males
The high cost of low graduation rates: Taxpayers lose millions
Transforming the rural south: A roadmap to improving rural education
State policies to improve the effectiveness of school principals
Clearing the path: Creating innovation space for serving over-age, under-credited students in competency-based pathways
Staying in school: A proposal to raise high school graduation rates
The SAT report on college & career readiness: 2012
Graduating to a pay gap: The earnings of women and men one year after college graduation
The student debt crisis
Using incentives to change how teenagers spend their time: The effects of New York City's conditional cash transfer program
Cracking the credit hour
Economic Diversity Among Selective Colleges: Measuring the Enrollment Impact of "No-loan" Programs
Preparing students to transition from high school to college: A review of the perceptions surrounding college and the challenges students face as they prepare for their collegiate experience
The college advantage: Weathering the economic storm
Trends among young adults over three decades, 1974-2006
Atlanta civic site: Climbing the ladder of civic proficiency
Improving the college scorecard: Using student feedback to create an effective disclosure
Portable, stackable credentials: A new education model for industry-specific career pathways
Working credentials: Sub-baccalaureate degrees and certificates are paying off for students and their employers
Profile of 2007-08 first-time bachelor's degree recipients in 2009
Successful school-community partnerships: Using lessons learned from practice and research to expand learning
Driving innovation from the middle: Middle-skill jobs in the American South's economy
Operation Military Kids
Afterzone: Outcomes for youth participating in Providence's citywide after-school system
41st annual survey report on state-sponsored student financial aid: 2009-2010 Academic year
Using linked data to drive education and training improvement
Implementing common core state standards and assessments: A workbook for state and district leaders
Title I and high schools: Addressing the needs of disadvantaged students at all grade levels
Estimating the return to college selectivity over the career using administrative earnings data
One degree of separation: How young Americans who don't finish college see their chances for success
Making summer count: How summer programs can boost children's learning
Online and hybrid course enrollment and performance in Washington State Community and Technical Colleges
Advancing teacher and prinicpal effectiveness: Four recommendations for reforming the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
Maximizing the promise of community schools: Streamlining wraparound services for ESEA
Stuck schools revisited: Beneath the averages
Leaving no worker behind: Community colleges retrain the Michigan workforce-and themselves
Improving community college success
Standing on the shoulders of giants: An American agenda for education reform
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Time to completion
The role of mentoring in college access and success
The bottom line: Ensuring that students and parents understand the net price of college
Healthy steps toward student achievement: Research based recommendations for policy and practice
Federal higher education policy and the profitable nonprofits
Teachers are the center of education: Mentoring, teaching and improving student learning
A diversity action blueprint: Policy parameters and model practices for higher education institutions
Five ways ed pays (Spanish language version)
FIve ways ed pays: Five powerful ways a college degree can transform your life and your lifestyle
The condition of education 2011
Promising practices supporting low-income, first-generation students at DeVry University
Conducting a scan of your college access and success system: Why it matters, how to do it, how to use it
A first look at the common core and college and career readiness
National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP)
Factors contributing to the upward transfer of baccalaureate aspirants beginning at community colleges
College choice process of Latino undocumented students: Implications for recruitment and retention
Top ten ways college counselors can help undocumented students
Developmental education in community colleges
Participation and success in the advanced placement program continue to grow in the SREB states
The rise of college student borrowing
Evaluating programs for community college students: How do we know what works?
States' progress and challenges in implementing common core state standards
Bringing adults back to college: Designing and implementing a statewide concierge model
A new vision to increase the academic achievement for English language learners and immigrant students
Accountability & continuous improvement in remedial education: Getting Past Go Project
National Youth Employment Coalition
More is less: Extra time does little to boost college grad rates
Experiencing integration in Louisville: How parents and students see the gains and challenges
Everybody ready for school: How can we ensure high quality early childhood programs?
False impression: How a widely stated study vastly overstates the benefits of charter schools
Charter schools that work: Economically integrated schools with teacher voice
The impact of enhancing students' social and emotional learning: A meta-analysis of school-based universal interventions
Assessing developmental assessment in community colleges
Turning around the nation's lowest performing schools: Five steps districts can take to improve their chances of success
The College Access Challenge Grant (CACG) program
Making the grade: Texas early college high schools prepare students for the future
Degrees for what jobs? Raising expectations for colleges and universities in a global economy
Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS) Effective Schoolwide Interventions
Community college students and grant aid: Bringing equity to the provision of grant aid by states and institutions
Race to the Top: Accelerating college and career readiness in states: Standards and assessments guide
Race to the Top: Accelerating college and career readiness in states: Teacher effectiveness
Assessing the use and impact of ECMC Foundation's Realizing the College Dream curriculum
Achieving the Dream: Evidence of change
Multiple Pathways in California: A New Option for High School Reform
College- and career-ready (video presentation): Giving students extra support to meet standards in challenging academic and career courses.
Stuck schools: A framework for identifying schools where students need change--now!
Early-childhood poverty and adult attainment, behavior, and health
Promising practices: What works in the Midwest: New approaches to improving college access, persistence, and success: Three exemplary postsecondary opportunity programs
Leadership to enhance college access and success
High school policy reform: A plan for success (California)
Summer bridge programs: Helping eighth-grade students successfully transition to high school
Lowering student loan default rates: What one consortium of historically black institutions did to succeed
Policy on dual credit opportunities in Indiana
Enrollment in postsecondary institutions Fall 2008; graduation rates, 2002 and 2005 cohorts; and financial statistics, 2008
State Higher Education Finance FY 2009
End-of-course exams: A growing trend in high school-level assessments
A next social contract for the primary years of education
Effective teaching: A key to success for all high school students
Florida policy options to accelerate Latino student success in higher education
Good data. Better policy. Stronger commitment. Improved outcomes.
Mapping the road to college: First generation students' math track, planning strategies, and context of support
Indiana's Cash for College
Curriculum and instruction: A 21st century skills implementation guide
Early colllege high school: Increased rigor, enhanced support (videos of Indiana early college high schools)
Turning it around: A collective effort to understand and resolve Philadelphia's dropout crisis
Recommendations for incorporating postsecondary and workforce data into statewide longitudinal data systems
Community College 2.0
Who benefits most from college? Evidence for negative selection in heterogeneous economic returns to higher education
15 Effective strategies for dropout prevention
Hispanics, high school dropouts, and the GED
Employment experience of youths: Results from a longitudinal survey
The role of parents in dropout prevention: Strategies that promote graduation and school achievement
Achieving dramatic school improvement: An exploratory study
Keeping the promise of change in California's lowest performing schools
Using state data to promote continuous improvement of workforce programs: Guidance for states preparing applications to the U.S. DOL workforce data quality initiative
Recruiting and retaining older African American and Hispanic boys in after-school programs: What we know and what we still need to learn
Do the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) prepare students for Algebra in grade 8?
Understanding the common core state standards
The economic benefits of reducing the dropout rate in the nations largest metropolitan areas
FloridaCAN! Empowering communities to work alongside our schools for student success
Culturally responsive Response to Intervention
Parent engagement toolkit
Why Algebra II?
Call for action: Transforming teaching and learning to prepare high school students for college and careers
GetMeToCollege.org (How to prepare, pay for, and succeed in college for first-generation college students)
How America pays for college 2010: A national study by Sallie Mae and Gallup
From access to success: A funder's guide to ensuring more Americans earn postsecondary degrees
Recognition and response: An early intervening system for young children at-risk for learning disabilities: Research synthesis and recommendations
How increasing college access is increasing inequality, and what to do about it
Higher education web portals: Serving state and student transfer needs
School connectedness: Strategies for increasing proactive factors among youth
Web tables - student financing of undergraduate education: 2007-08
CollegeMeasures.org
Charting pathways to completion for low-income community college students
Dual enrollment for high school students
Early warning indicator systems
Why we're behind: What top nations teach their children but we don't
Dropout prevention services and programs in public school districts: 2010-11
Military service members and veterans: A profile of those enrolled in undergraduate and graduate education in 2007-08
Underserved students who earn credit through prior learning assessment have higher degree completion rates and shorter time-to-degree
Student voices: What makes a great teacher?
Women Employed
Ramp-up to Readiness: The Ramp-up goals
Merit aid for undergraduates: Trends from 1995-96 to 2007-08
Suggested practices to improve educational outcomes of children living in foster care: Recommendations for school districts
Learning at a distance: Undergraduate enrollment in distance education courses and degree programs
Cheap for whom? How much education costs taxpayers
Gateways to the principalship: State power to improve the quality of school leaders
Lining up: The relationship between the common core state standards and five sets of comparison standards
Trends in college pricing 2011
Completing college: Assessing graduation rates at four-year institutions
Lifting the fog on inequitable financial aid policies: A companion brief to priced out: How the wrong financial aid policies hurt low-income students
Higher education findings from a nationwide bipartisan survey of 872 respondents age 18-34
2011 National survey of school counselors: School counseling at a crossroads
Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education
Toolfind: Youth outcomes measurement tools directory
Meeting the STEM workforce demand: Accelerating math learning among students interested in STEM
Early warning system middle grades tool
The college completion agenda: 2011 progress report
Meeting the STEM workforce challenge: Leveraging higher education's untapped potential to prepare tomorrow's STEM workforce
Cohort default rates in context
Defining college readiness: Where are we now, are where do we need to be?
State HIgher Education Finance 2011
Race to the top: What have we learned from the states so far? A state-by-state evaluation of Race to the Top performance
Is high school tough enough?
A stronger nation through higher education: A detailed look at college attainment-nationally, by state and by metro area
Work-integrated learning and career-ready students: Examining the evidence
Student success courses and educational outcomes at Virginia community colleges
Get with the program: Accelerating community college students' entry into and completion of programs of study (2012)
Positive student outcomes in community schools: Providing services that meet the many needs of students and parents
Preparing for change: A national perspective on common core state standards implementation planning
Beginning subbaccalaureate students' labor market experiences: Six years later in 2009
Black male student success in higher education: A report from the national black male college achievement study
SREB: State data exchange report: 42 Years and still counting: 2010-11 Indicators report
Dramatically bringing down the cost of education with OER: How open education resources unlock the door to free learning
The widening academic achievement gap between the rich and the poor: New evidence and possible explanations
Leaders & laggards: A state-by-state report card on public postsecondary education
42nd Annual survey report on state sponsored student financial aid
Stopped short: 2.1 Million adults in Florida went to college but didn't finish
The causes and consequences of attending historically black colleges and universities
Common Core implementation workbook
Choosing who delivers: The impact of placing limits on the delivery of remedial education at four-year institutions
Moving on up: How tuition tax breaks increasingly favor the upper middle-class
The other pipeline: From prison to diploma: Community colleges and correctional education programs
Third grade literacy policies: Identification, intervention, retention
Keeping students on course: An impact study of a student success course at Guilford Technical Community College
Do schools challenge our students? What student surveys tell us about the state of education in the United States
Education for life and work: Developing transferable knowledge and skills in the 21st century
Close, but no degree: Removing barriers to degree-completion and economic advancement in New Jersey
Employment by summary education and training assignment, 2010 and projected 2020
Examining economic mobility and the American Dream across demographics
One day I will make it: A study of adult student persistence in library literacy programs
Successful bilingual schools: Six effective programs in California
Ladders of learning: Fighting fade-out by advancing pK-3 alignment
Building academic skills in context: Testing the value of advanced math learning in career and technical education
Thinking outside the box: Policy strategies for readiness, access, and success
Hidden in plain sight: Adult learners forge a new tradition in higher education
Serving adult learners in higher education: Principles of effectiveness
Championing success: A report on the progress of tribal college and university alumni
What works for Latino students
Collegiate learning assessement project
The language of opportunity: Expanding employment prospects for adults with limited English skills
The progress of education reform: Dual enrollment
Finding the right college for you
Improving high-school-to-college transition through leadership and governance
KnowHow2GO
Paying back, not giving back: Student debt's negative influence on public service career opportunities
College grants on a postcard: A proposal for simple and predictable federal student aid
Embedding college readiness indicators in high school curriculum and assessment
Going to the source: A practical way to simplify the FAFSA
Student debt and the class of 2005: Average debt by state, sector, and school
Federal Pell Grant program of the Higher Education Act: Background and reauthorization
Federal Pell Grants: Implications of increasing the maximum reward
Campus-based student financial aid programs under the higher education act
Strategies for improving student success in postsecondary education
Tough choices or tough times: The report of the new commission on the skills of the American workforce
Bridging the gap between high school and college
Middle Start
Beyond NCLB: Fulfilling the promise to our nation's children
The effects of merit-based financial aid on course enrollment, withdrawal, and completion in college
Destination university: A guide to college for students and their families (English Version)
American Indian Education Foundation: Tools for success scholarship handbook
The challenge and call for cultural adjustments in educating African American males: Implications for school counselors and leaders
How to apply for a scholarship: The money is there, but you have to ask for it
Can you spot a scholarship scam? Be a smart consumer
Volunteer opportunities: Helping others can help your child
Demography is not destiny: Increasing the graduation rates of low-income college students at large public universities
In need of improvement: NCLB & high schools
What's wrong with guys?
Preparing for college
Paying for college: A brief look at student financial aid programs
Financial aid FAQ (frequently asked questions)
Financial aid glossary: Some terms you may enounter on the road
Why community colleges?
Indiana's occupational employment outlook to 2012
Graduate migration from Indiana's postsecondary institutions
Adventures in Education - High School (English and Spanish Versions)
Mission: Possible!
The College and Financial Aid Guide for Undocumented AB540 Immigrant Students
Fund Your Future: Counselors' Guide
Fund Your Future: Student Financial Aid Workbook
Findings from the early college high school initiative: A look at best practices and lessons learned regarding a dual enrollment program
Earnings by attainment
Independent Evaluation of the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE): Third Biennial Report
Dream it! Do it!
Great expectations: A guide to Alabama's high school graduation exam
No Child Left Behind: State report card 2005-2006
High school teaching for the twenty-first century: Preparing students for college
A call to action: Why America must innovate
Innovation America: A compact for postsecondary education
Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG.org)
The Breakthrough High School project
American Indian and Alaska Native students in U.S. high schools
LearnMore Indiana 2006-07 report: Results of Indiana's career and college information survey of students in grades 9 and 11
Recession, retrenchment, and recovery: State higher education funding and student financial aid
American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian education in the states
Indiana project on academic success: Retention Bibliography
Center for Student Opportunity
The relationship between career development and educational development: A selected review of the literature
Education and the economy: An indicators report
National Center for College Costs
Unfinished business: More measured approaches in standards-based reform
An exploration of what we know about the formation and impact of perceptions of college prices, student aid, and the affordability of college-going and a prospectus for future research
Best evidence encyclopedia: Center for data-driven reform in education
Increasing rates of school completion: Moving from policy and research to practice
Quality, affordability and access: Americans speak on higher education
Admission possible
The connection collection: School-family-community connections database
Pathways to improving practice: How can pre-college outreach programs work with schools
Does public funding for higher education matter?
Grappling with the access problem
National association of state approving agencies
State Student Assistance Commission of Indiana
EducationQuest
Part II: Institutional strategies, strategies to increase student success
Merit aid and college access
College planning center
Characteristics of undergraduate borrowers: 1999-2000
Tuition discounting: Not just a private college practice
Ready for college and ready for work: Same or different
Educational needs index state report: Indiana
Career advancement for low-income workers through community college and community-based organization partnerships
The George Lucas Educational Foundation
Foundation for excellent schools
Center for School Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation (CSCORE)
What effect does a career intervention have on at-risk middle school students' career maturity levels, self-esteem, and academic achievement
Decisions without direction: Career guidance and decision-making among American youth
One-third of a nation: Rising drop-out rates and declining opportunity
Work-based learning and higher education: A research perspective
Creating seamless educational transitions for urban African American and Hispanic students
Just and efficient college finance
Who should we help? The negative social consequences of merit aid scholarships
State merit scholarship programs and racial inequality
Preparing students for success in college
Improving lives through higher education: Campus programs and policies for low-income adults
Indiana Core 40 Scholars Initiative fact sheet
2003 status report on the Pell grant program
What's at stake? The social and economic benefits of higher education
Discounting toward disaster: Tuition discounting, college finances, and enrollments of low-income undergraduates
How is school reform tied to increasing college access and success for low income and minority youth
Rhetoric and reality: Effects and consequences of the HOPE scholarship
State financial aid: Policies to enhance articulation and transfer
Affordability of postsecondary education: Equity and adequacy across the 50 states
Equal access to postsecondary education? The case of undocumented immigrant students
Gender gap among undergraduates could stem from wage premium for women, study finds
What students pay for college: Changes in net price of college attendance between 1992-93 and 1999-2000
Cultural barriers to incurring debt: An exploration of borrowing and impact on access to postsecondary education
Advisory committee on student financial assistance
National college access network
School context, student attitudes and behavior, and student achievement: An exploratory analysis
Education Planner
Lumina Foundation focus
Postsecondary institutions in the United States: Fall 2004 and degrees and other awards conferred: 2003-04
The challenges of financial aid awareness and college access
Federal student loan debt:1993-2004
Rising to the challenge: Are high school graduates prepared for college and work
Persistence among first-generation college students in Indiana: The impact of precollege preparation, college experiences, and financial aid
Swimming against the tide: The poor in American higher education
Waiting to attend college: Students who delay postsecondary enrollment
A shared agenda: P-12 and postsecondary policy recommendations: Moving toward a more cohesive continuum of federal support for college opportunity
Early college placement testing opportunities in Maine
Mobilizing a cross-sector collaborative for systemic change: Lessons from project U-turn, Philadelphia's campaign to reduce the dropout rate
The economic benefits from halving the dropout rate: A boom to businesses in the nation's largest metropolitan areas
Georgia Graduation Coach Initiative
Hopes & hurdles: California foster youth and college financial aid
Promoting gatekeeper course success among community college students needing remediation: Findings and recommendations from a Virginia study
Charting a necessary path: The baseline report of public higher education systems in the Access to Success initiative
ACE Online Information Center
Coalition for Evidence-based Policy
New strategies in delivering education IDAs: Rethinking program design
Hispanicity and educational inequality: Risks, opportunities and the nation's future
Family firsts: Reach for your dreams
The work-based learning self assessment tool
Adult education for work: Transforming adult education to build a skilled workforce
Postsecondary institutions and price of attendance in the United States: Fall 2008 and degrees and other awards conferred: 2007-08, and 12-month enrollment 2007-08
From high school to the future: Making hard work pay off: The road to college for students in CPS's academically advanced programs
A family affair: The impact of paying for college or university
Why stop after high school?: A descriptive analysis of the most important reasons that high school graduates do not continue to PSE
The class of 2003 high school follow-up survey
Showing them the money: The role of institutional financial aid policies and communication strategies in attracting low-income students
Investing in their future: A survey of student and parental support for learning
Access to Medical Education in Canada: Do Differing Tuition Regimes Affect Access and Career Choice?
Guiding the way to higher education: Step by step to college workshops for students curriculum (middle school, early high school, late high school)
Rethinking developmental education in community colleges
Economic and noneconomic outcomes for GED credential recipients
Serving those who serve: Higher education and America's veterans
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
Graduating America: Meeting the challenge of low-graduation rate high schools
Innovations in education: Creating strong supplemental educational services programs
Financial aid in theory and practice
The nation's report card: 2007 At a glance
Race to the top: Promising approaches to assisting the lowest-performing schools
Using increased funding under the Workforce Investment Act to create multiple pathways to marketable postsecondary credentials and middle-class employment
The Everyone Graduates Center
Quick facts about financial aid and community colleges, 2007-08
Coming to our senses: Education and the American future
Admissions in the 21st Century
Making college and career readiness the mission for high schools: A guide for state policymakers
Ready to succeed: Changing systems to give California's foster children the opportunities they deserve to be ready for and succeed in school
Aligning multiple campus initiatives: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Enrollment in postsecondary institutions, Fall 2006; Graduation rates, 2000 and 2003 cohorts; and financial statistics, Fiscal Year 2006
Cultivating generative connections, commitment, and engagement among campus constituencies: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
First-year programs: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Squeeze play 2009: The public's views on college costs today
Facts for education advocates: School counseling, access and persistence
The contract for college: A policy proposal to increase college access and affordability
Official cohort default rates for schools
Funding education beyond high school: The guide to federal student aid 2009-10 (Spanish language version)
Paving the road to college: How school counselors help students succeed
National Indian Education Study 2007 Part II: The educational experiences of American Indian and Alaska Native students in grades 4 and 8
Fast foward: Find your place - faster
Moving into students' spaces: The impact of academic advising on student engagement among undecided students
On ramp to college: A state policymaker's guide to dual enrollment
Back to basics: Improving college readiness of community college students
The learning communities demonstration: Rationale, sites, and research design
Toward a national workforce education and training policy
Skills2Compete
Institute for a Competitive Workforce
America's forgotten middle-skill jobs: Education and training requirements in the next decade and beyond
Strengthening state adult education policies for low-skilled workers
Is college opportunity slipping away? Parents and the public voice concerns about higher education access and affordability
Using early-warning data to improve graduation rates: Closing cracks in the education system
Dropouts, diplomas, and dollars: U.S. high schools and the nation's economy
Test drive: Six states pilot better ways to measure and compare community college performance
The fiscal impacts of college attainment
Career and technical education in the United States: 1990-2005
Economic state of young America
Better together: Realigning pre-college skills development programs to achieve greater academic success for adult learners
Urban school counseling: Implications for practice and training
Funding education beyond high school: The guide to federal student aid 2009-10
Student loans: Avoiding deceptive offers
Indiana Latino Institute, Inc.
Despite surging endowments, high-ranking universities and colleges show disappointing results in enrolling low-income students
State policies on student transitions: Results of a 50-state inventory
Remediation in the community college: An evaluator's perspective
State merit aid programs: Responses by Florida community colleges
Education Commission of the States: Research studies database
The Chafee Educational and Training Voucher (ETV) program: Six states' experiences
Parent primer on career exploration
The Black Collegian Online: The Career Site for Students of Color
Do student success courses actually help community college students succeed?
What works in remediation: Lessons from 30 years of research
Enhancing student services at Lorain County Community College: Early results from the Opening the Doors demonstration in Ohio
The national articulation and transfer network
Accelerated developmental education project
Experiences that matter: Enhancing student learning and success
Economic mobility of black and white families
Recent participation in formal learning among working-age adults with different levels of education
College planning resource directory
Education and economic mobility
The 4th annual AP report to the nation
Raising graduation rates in an era of high standards: Five commitments for state action
Reaching higher with affordability (working paper)
The growing imbalance: Recent trends in U.S. postsecondary education finance
Window of opportunity: Targeting federal grant aid to students with the lowest incomes
Windows on achievement and inequality
Transition matters: Community college to bachelor's degree
Opening doors to postsecondary education and training: Planning for life after high school
Dropout risk factors and exemplary programs: A technical report
The enhanced reading opportunities study: Early impact and implementation findings
Adult learning in focus: National and state-by-state data
Adult learning in focus: Individual state profiles and downloadable data
The earning power of recent graduates from Virginia's colleges and universities: How are graduates from different degree programs doing in the labor market?
RTTD guidance: Implementing continuous improvement metrics and strategies for the foundational conditions for personalized learning
The earning power of graduates from Tennessee's colleges and universities: How are graduates from different degree programs doing in the labor market?
2012 National survey of school counselors
An overview of classes taken and credits earned by beginning postsecondary students
Inseparable imperatives: Equity in education and the future of the American economy
Core principles for transforming remedial education: A joint statement
The first year of high school
The role of student learning outcomes for institutional accountability and transparency
Broadening the benefits of dual enrollment: Reaching underachieving and underrepresented students with career-focused programs
From soft skills to hard data: Measuring youth program outcomes
Educational attainment of foster youth: Achievement and graduation outcomes for children in state care
Where to begin? The evolving role of placement exams for students starting college
Performance-based funding of higher education: A detailed look at best practices in six states
Students with disabilities: Better federal coordination could lessen challenges in transition from high school
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
Business resources for a college- and career-ready America
Adult college completion toolkit
Progress of education reform: Producing quality credentials: Why data and analytics matter
Trends in student aid 2012
Career and technical education: Five ways that pay along the way to the B.A.
The urgency of now: The Schott 50-state report on public education and black males
How do recent college grads really stack up? Employment and earnings for graduates of the Great Recession
A national talent strategy: Ideas for securing US competitiveness and economic growth
Denied: Community college students lack access to affordable loans
Colleges and universities expand efforts to improve access and affordability
A profile of the Talent Search program: 1998-99
What every college access practitioner should know about: Economic diversity in Indiana and U.S. colleges and universities
Best practices: TRIO student support programs & Upward Bound
More student success: A systemic solution
Delta project on postsecondary education costs, productivity, and accountability
Year end to-do list
Lost in transition: Building a better path from school to college and careers
School strategies and the "college linking" process: Reconsidering the effects of high schools on college enrollment
Center for Native Education: Frequently asked questions and fact sheet
Getting ahead or losing ground: Economic mobility in America
Gates Millenium Scholars Program
Families forgotten: Administration’s priorities put child care low on list
Are private high schools better academically than public high schools?
Education longitudinal study of 2002 (ELS:2002): A first look at the initial postsecondary experiences of the high school Sophomore class of 2002
Establishing an effective guidance and advisement system
What works clearinghouse: Middle school math
Validity of high-school grades in predicting student success beyond the freshman year: High-school record vs. standardized tests as indicators of four-year college outcomes
Camino de la universidad: The road to college
Transfer access to elite colleges and universities in the United States: Threading the needle of the American dream
Enhancing student services at Owens Community College: Early results from the Opening Doors demonstration in Ohio
Tips for parents with high school teens: Countdown to college
Starfish Initiative: Mentoring application
College Board scholarship search
Feeling the Florida heat? How low-performing schools respond to voucher and accountability pressure
Approaches to dropout prevention: Heeding early warning signs with appropriate interventions
State-level high school improvement systems checklist
Advanced placement report to the nation: 2007
Setting the '08 education agenda for the nation: Education as an engine for regional economic and workforce development
A Better Chance.org
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
2006-2007 National directory of scholarships, internships, and fellowships for Latino youth
Adventures in education: For parents
Indiana Chafee Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Program
Good Shepherd Services
Indiana by the numbers
Trends in college pricing 2008
Parent and student guide to federal tax benefits for tuition and fees for tax year 2007
Joining the conversation about educating our poorest children: Emerging leadership roles for school counselors in high-poverty schools
The Equity Project
Student aversion to borrowing: Who borrows and who doesn't
Intervention Central
It's not about the cut score: Redesigning placement assessment policy to improve student success
Corporate investments in college readiness and access
Community colleges under stress
What do we know about the economic benefits of the GED? A synthesis of evidence from recent research
National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy
What are they and how do I use them? Strategies and tools to increase and improve filing of the federal Hope and Lifetime Learning education tax credits by low-income filers
Opportunity matters: A journal of research informing educational opportunity, practice and programs
Back to College (Back2College)
Beyond access: Explaining socioeconomic differences in college transfer
National Center for Postsecondary Education
The Student Guide for High School Seniors/College Students
Scholarships for Hispanics
GEAR UP Resources Clearinghouse Homepage
McNair scholar handbook
Transitions to adulthood for homeless adolescents: Education and public policy
Promoting student success: Indiana educational and career services
Science and mathematics education indicators
Advancing adults into community college programs: Data tools from Breaking Through
In-state tuition for undocumented immigrants
Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Scholarship Program
Anderson University: ADVANCE
Research brief: Practices that support data use in urban high schools
Collaborative for acadmic, social, and emotional learning (CASEL)
The Bologna Process for US eyes: Re-learning higher education in the Age of Convergence
Value of a college education (calculator)
Comparative indicators of education in the United States and other G-8 countries: 2009
Education watch 2009
Community college transfer and articulation policies: Looking beneath the surface
Race to the top: Promising approaches to achieving teacher-related goals
Action required: Addressing the nation's lowest performing high schools
Deciding on postsecondary education
Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act (H.R. 6893) Summary
Eight elements of high school improvement: A mapping framework
FAFSA tips and resources for foster and unaccompanied youth without stable housing
An overview of tax benefits for higher education expenses
Montgomery GI bill - active duty
Big questions, practical answers: New strategies for setting and moving a higher education agenda
USA Funds Unlock the Future
FinAid: Income-based repayment
The state of learning disabilities 2009
National opportunity to learn campaign: Lost opportunity: A 50 state report on the oppotunity to learn in America
National opportunity to learn campaign: State data and analysis
Impact of college rankings on institutional decision making: Four country case studies
A developmental perspective on workplace readiness: Preparing high school students for success
Assessing school engagement: A guide for out-of-school time program practitioners
Moving beyond access: College success for low-income, first generation students
Improving low performing high schools: Searching for evidence of promise
Smart options: Investing the recovery funds for student success
Campaign for High School Equity
Growing pains in the advanced placement program: Do tough trade-offs lie ahead?
Federal student aid's oversight and monitoring of guaranty agencies, lenders, and servicers needs improvement
What does a college degree cost? Comparing approaches to measuring "cost per degree"
Top ten state policy issues for higher education in 2009
The 2008 Brown Center report on American education: How well are American students learning
The misplaced math student: Lost in eighth-grade Algebra
Combat2College: Facilitating college success for combat veterans
A clear and present danger to institutional and student success: A training model for embedding student loan default aversion within strategic enrollment management
College readiness for all toolbox
IDA Pays: Examining the potential of education IDAs
IDAs and financial aid: Understanding the puzzle and sharing best practices
Lessons from Achieving the Dream for federal efforts to improve college completion rates
“Why access matters” revisited: A review of the latest research
A new kind of student aid: Creating, implementing and assessing the Millennium Access Bursaries
Measuring the effectiveness of student assistance - Annual report 2006
The millennium bursary in New Brunswick: Impact on debt and persistence
Trends in student aid 2009
Measuring the Effectiveness of Student Assistance (MESA) -- Annual Report 2007
LE,NONET pilot project: Interim evaluation report
Canada's Tuition and Education Tax Credits
Post-secondary access and student financial aid in Canada: Current knowledge and research gaps
College enrollment hits an all-time high, fueled by community college surge
Southern Education Foundation (SEF)
The role of guidance in post-secondary planning
Investing early: Intervention programs in selected U.S. states
Strategies to empower low-income and minority students in gaining admission to and paying for college
Parent and caregiver activities to create a college-going culture
Counselor and college access provider activities to create a college-going culture
Prioritizing the nation's dropout factories: The need for federal policy that targets the nation's lowest performing high schools
The changing pathways of Hispanic youth into adulthood
Projecting the economic benefits of reducing high school dropout rates in America's 45 largest metropolitan areas
Structuring out-of-school time to improve academic achievement
Reducing behavior problems in the elementary school classroom
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Academic outcomes of high risk students
Education at a glance 2009: OECD indicators
Projections of education statistics to 2018
Steps to success: Analyzing milestone achievement to improve community college student outcomes
Standards in practice: An instructional gap analysis
Student Financial Survey: Baseline Results (2001)
Higher education success among historically marginalized males
Keeping middle grades students on the path to success in high school: Increasing engagement and achievement in SREB states
With their whole lives ahead of them: Myths and realities about why so many students fail to finish college
Access and persistence: Fall 2009
Help wanted: Postsecondary education and training required
National Dropout Prevention Center/Network: Model Programs Database
Why have college completion rates declined? An analysis of changing student preparation and collegiate resources
The promise of proficiency: How college proficiency information can help high schools drive student success
Time to Completion Web Site
Accountability for equitable outcomes in higher education
The Equity Scorecard: A collaborative approach to assess and respond to racial and ethnic disparities in student outcomes
College readiness issue brief: Social support: An essential ingredient to success
Community colleges as gateway and gatekeeper: Moving beyond the access "saga" to outcome equity
Calculating cost-return for investments in students success
College readiness issue brief: High expectations: A key to success for all
Deloitte 2009 education survey overview: Redefining high school as a launch pad
Financial education in TRIO programs
The link between high school reform and college access and success for low-income and minority youth
Education Commission of the States: Postsecondary Issues
CollegeSummit.org
Beyond the tunnel problem: Addressing cross-cutting issues that impact vulnerable youth
Missed opportunities revisited: New information on students who do not apply for financial aid
Net price to family for dependent and independent undergraduate students by institutional type/control and parental income quartiles, 2004
The student debt dilemma: Debt aversion as a barrier to college access
Investing wisely in adult learning is key to state prosperity
State higher education finance: FY 2004
Lumina Foundation focus: Dreams detoured: Rising college costs alter plans and threaten futures
The power to change: High schools that help all students achieve
Gaining traction, gaining ground: How some high schools accelerate learning for struggling students
Increasing success for underserved students: Redesigning introductory courses
Addressing the needs of under-prepared students in higher education: Does college remediation work
Lumina Foundation focus: Barrier busters: Community colleges and their students embrace challenges
Child, adolescent, family intervention science initiative (CAFISI)
Convergence: Trends threatening to narrow college opportunity in America
The challenge of scaling up educational reform: Findings and lesson from First Things First
Course corrections: Experts offer solutions to the college cost crisis
Indiana University Independent Study Program
Beyond high school: Improving transition programs for postsecondary education
Indiana dollars for scholars
Easy money: How congress could increase federal student aid funding at no additional cost to taxpayers
Preparing diverse adolescents for the transition to adulthood
Paying for college: Changes between 1990 and 2000 for full-time dependent undergraduates
How families of low- and middle-income undergraduates pay for college: Full-time dependent students in 1999-2000
Public attitudes on higher education
Student aid and tax benefits: Better research and guidance will facilitate comparison of effectiveness and student use
U.S. Department of Education: The Hope Scholarship and Lifetime Learning Credit
When saving means losing: Weighing the benefits of college-savings plans
Findings from the Condition of Education 2001: Students whose parents did not go to college
Challenging the myths: Rethinking the role of school counselors
No merit in these scholarships
Education as crime prevention: Reinstating Pell Grant eligibility for the incarcerated
Encouraging news for college bound foster youth
A closer look at the President's proposal for changes in student assistance
The dream deferred: Increasing the college preparedness of at-risk students
Workforce contingent financial aid: How states link financial aid to employment
Reorienting the HEA reauthorization to reflect what research-based knowledge says about what works
A deficit of understanding: Confronting the funding crisis in higher education and the threat to low-income and minority access
Getting ready to pay for college: What students and their parents know about the cost of college tuition and what they are doing to find out
Ready for tomorrow: Helping all students achieve secondary and postsecondary success
Getting through college: Voices of low-income and minority students in New England
College affordability: Overlooked long-term trends and recent 50 state patterns
College access in Indiana and the United States: A 2003-04 status report
Debts and decisions: Student loans and their relationship to graduate school and career choice
Indiana’s postsecondary indicators: 2004 performance and descriptive indicators
Choosing to improve: Voices from colleges and universities with better graduation rates
Raising the graduation rates of low-income college students
Raising our sights: No high school senior left behind
High school curriculum, diplomas, and SAT Scores: How high school curriculum and diploma choices relate to SAT scores and college choice
On course for success: A close look at high school courses that prepare students for college
Under-prepared community college students: Implications of attitudinal and experiential differences
Latino students and the educational pipeline: From middle school to the workforce
Effective college transition planning for students with learning disabilities: What does the research tell us?
Education Online Search
College Prep 101
The Princeton Review
U Links
Early college cost estimator
Sallie Mae financial aid calculators
Federal financial aid
National Association of Street Schools
High school guidance counselors: Facilitators or preemptors of social stratification in education
College Board online college planning resources
Appropriate use of high stakes testing in our schools: How should student learning and achievement be measured
Academic pathways to access and student success
Financial access: What it is, what it isn't, and how to educate people about it
Career planning: Students need help starting early and staying focused
Low educational attainments continue to penalise people in many OECD countries
Cashing in on the GI bill
The Montgomery GI bill: Less than meets the eye
FInAid: Veterans and the FAFSA
Financial aid and postsecondary opportunity for nontraditional age pre-college students: The roles of information and education delivery systems
Involving families in high school and college expectations
Update to state dual enrollment policies: Addressing access and quality
Part I: Barriers to student success on college campuses
Accelerated learning options: Moving the needle on access and success
College guidance
Internet inequalities: Financial aid, the internet, and low-income students
College Compass
Indiana family college savings program
Making college affordable: A work-book on financial aid, loans, and scholarships for college-bound students and their families
Making college affordable: A work-book on financial aid, loans, and scholarships for college-bound students and their families (Spanish version)
Perceptions of college financial aid among California Latino youth
GI bill education benefits
Paying double: Inadequate high schools and community college remediation
Documenting the shift to merit
Doors of opportunity opening or closing: We are using tax credits and tuition discounts to appease middle-class voters instead of expanding educational opportunity
Need versus merit: Focusing student financial aid for diversity
Creating helping environments for college-going: The CHEPA CHEC-list for counselors
Immigrant students and secondary school reform: Compendium of best practices
Reclaiming the American dream
Pathways to improving practice: Data-driven pre-college outreach programs
Paying for persistence: Early results of a Louisiana scholarship program for low-income parents attending community college
School-business partnerships: Seven strategies for success
AVID -- school-college transition for underachievers
Measuring what matters: Creating a longitudinal data system using data to improve student achievement
Data quality campaign: Using data to improve student achievement
Position paper on the reauthorization of higher education act
The high cost of failing to reform public education in Indiana
Economic outcomes of high school completers and non-completers 8 years later
What do we know: Seeking effective math and science instruction
Stepping stones to a degree: The impact of enrollment pathways and milestones on older community college student outcomes
Fair test: Schools that do not use SAT or ACT scores for admitting substantial numbers of students into Bachelor's degree program
The talent development high school model: Context, components, and initial impacts on ninth-grade students' engagement and performance
Forgotten students: American Indian high school students' narratives on college going
The college and financial aid guide for: AB540 undocumented immigrant students
CSO College Center: A student gateway to college access, opportunity, and success
Are they really ready to work? Employers perspectives on the basic knowledge and applied skills of new entrants to the 21st century U.S. workforce
What community college management practices are effective in promoting student success? A study of high- and low-impact institutions
Asian Pacific Islander American Students and U.S. high schools
Breaking the cycle of poverty starts with learning
Status and trends in the education of racial and ethnic minorities
Building a science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) agenda
State grant aid and it's effects on students' college choices
Learning in a new key
Early college high school initiative: Brochure (2007)
Fighting poverty through incentives and work mandates for young men
Colorado Reports
Raising the Bar: Policy Recommendations for high school reform
Price isn't the only consideration: Look beyond the cost side of the equation
Graduate education: The backbone of American competitiveness and innovation
Emerging evidence on improving high school graduation and improvement rates: The effects of four popular improvement programs
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; Washington state report
The College Dream: A Guide for Parents
Financing workforce development programs for youth transitioning out of foster care
Adventures in Education - Middle School (English and Spanish Versions)
College degree nearly doubles annual earnings; Indiana lags nation in attainment of bachelor's degree
Indiana State Profile
No county left behind: The persistence of educational deprivation in Indiana
Back to school: Federal student aid policy and adult college enrollment
Getting college credit before college: The Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) and College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP®)
Tips for finding a college match: Characteristics your child should consider
Your child's college degree options: The right degree for your child's career path
Graduate Retention Program
Scholarship guide
Frequently asked questions
Financial aid and scholarship information for undocumented students
Hispanic Scholarship Fund: Frequently asked questions
Do Current State Standards and Assessments Reflect College Readiness?: A Case Study
College-bound or headed for workforce training: High school graduates need similar math, reading skills
Action plan: Educators/Policymakers
Action plan: Business/Community leaders
College readiness crisis spurs call for change by ACT in nation's core high school curriculum
Policy recommendations for reauthorization of NCLB and HEA
Choosing a college major
Fact book bulletin: Latest data confirms a college affordability gap for students from middle- and lower-income families
Opening doors: Support success: Services that may help low-income students succeed in community college
America's high school graduates: Results from the 2005 NAEP high school transcript study
The money manual: A personal finance guide from the Hispanic Scholarship Fund
High school to college and careers: Aligning state policies
Lottery funded merit scholarships: Some lessons from the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship program
From college access to college success: College preparation and persistence of BPS graduates
Study of the effect of the Talent Search program on secondary and postsecondary outcomes in Florida, Indiana and Texas
Every child, every promise: Turning failure into action
Trip to college
New Technology High School postsecondary student success study
Policy indicators for higher education WICHE states
American diploma project network Indiana action plan
Orange juice or orange drink? Ensuring that "advanced courses" live up to their labels
Just for the kids
Recent STEM initiatives
College learning for the new global century
Childcare and early childhood education: More information sharing and program review by HHS could enhance access for families with limited English proficiency
Education and incarceration
Demography as destiny: How America can build a better future
Career development in context: Selected trends in education, economics, labor, and society
Student debt: Bigger and bigger
Quality Counts 2007: State Highlights Reports
Money on the table: State initiatives to improve financial aid participation
Course credit accrual and dropping out of high school
Building a strong community college system for the state of Indiana: A best practices study
How do I pay for college?
Cómo pagar por sus estudios universitarios (Financial aid guide)
Adult learning focused institution (ALFI) initiative
Keeping America's promise: A report on the future of the community college
Engaging students, challenging the odds
Latinos in graduate education
Latinos in undergraduate education
Latinas in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)
Latino student success at Hispanic serving institutions
Opening the door to the American Dream: Increasing higher education access and success for immigrants
Tapping America's potential: The education for innovation initiative
Expanding opportunities: Postsecondary career and technical education and preparing tomorrow’s workforce
Closing the achievement gap: An overview
The context of "choice" in college pathways
Building bridges to college and careers: Contextualized basic skills programs at community colleges
Returning to learning: Adults' success in college is key to America's future
School-to-career and post-secondary education: Evidence from the Philadelphia educational longitudinal study
Lost learning, forgotten promises: A national analysis of school racial segregation, student achievement, and "controlled choice" plans
Looking to the future: Volunatary K-12 school integration
The community college as a nexus for workforce transitions: A critical essay
Participation in adult education for work-related reasons: 2002-03
Who's left behind? Immigrant children in high and low LEP schools
Straight from the source: What works for first-generation college students
Practical guidelines for the education of English language learners: Research based recommendations for instruction and academic interventions
Does America promote mobility as well as other nations?
The arts and achievement in at-risk youth: Findings from four longitudinal studies
It's a matter of time: Low-income students and community colleges
Beyond need and merit: Strengthening state grant programs
The effect of housing wealth on college choice: Evidence from the housing boom
Leading by example: A case study of peer leader programs at two Achieving the Dream colleges
Simplifying student aid: What it would mean for states
Boosting postsecondary education performance
States need to fill in the gaps on expanded learning time: Troubling lack of detail seen in No Child Left Behind waiver applications
Reclaiming the American Dream: Community colleges and the nation's future: A report from the 21st century commission on the future of community colleges
The Adult Education and Economic Growth Act: Toward a modern adult education system and a more educated workforce
The CollegeKeys Compact 2012 catalog of effective practices: Programs and practices that expand options for students from low-income backgrounds
AACC statement on the American Enterprise Institute's "Completion Matters: The High Cost of Low Community College Graduation Rates"
Finding your workforce: The top 25 institutions graduating Latinos
APSCU's five tenents of veteran education
Healthcare
The importance of being in school: A report on absenteeism in the nation's public schools
Evaluating student outcomes at for-profit colleges
Why access matters: The community college student body
Maximizing the College Choice Process to Increase Fit & Match for Underserved Students
Student aid simplification: Looking back and looking ahead
Reviving magnet schools: Strengthening a successful choice option
Does federal student aid raise tuition? New evidence on for-profit colleges
Improving the odds for failing schools
Know before you owe (student loans)
On the road to success
Measuring efficiency in the community college sector
Student learning plans: Supporting every student's transition to college and career
Fall 2011: Estimated headcount enrollment and Pell Grant trends
The college completion agenda: 2011 state policy guide
The impacts of state performance funding systems on higher education institutions: Research literature review and policy implications
Making the move: Transition strategies at California schools with high graduation rates
America's youth: Transitions to adulthood
Sealing the gaps: Supporting low-income, first-generation students at four-year institutions in Texas post-transfer
Hard times: College majors, unemployment and earnings: Not all college degrees are created equal
Summertime program tune-up: Taking advantage of "down" time for needed program enhancements
Increasing opportunities for immigrant students: Community college strategies for success
Can applying to more colleges increase enrollment rates?
Completing the mission: A pilot study of veteran students' progress toward degree attainment in the post 9/11 era
Data that matters: Giving high schools useful feedback on grads' outcomes
STEM: State reports and state level analysis
Getting ready for college: An implementation and early impacts study of eight Texas developmental summer bridge programs
Crossing the finish line: A national effort to address near completion
The global gender gap index: 2011
When school stability requires transportation: State considerations
Comparative indicators of education in the United States and other G-8 countries:
Trends in community college education: Enrollment, prices, student aid, and debt levels
Focus on education for the formerly incarcerated
High school longitudinal study of 2009: A first look at fall 2009 ninth-graders parents', teachers, school counselors, and school administrators
High flyers: Policies and strategies that boost developmental education success in Florida's community colleges
10 Pieces of advice from students for teachers
You can go! Educator resources
Higher education reform: Next-generation models to increase success and control costs
The power of the education-industry partnership: Fostering innovation in collaboration between community colleges and businesses
Gaining ground: High schools closing the achievement gap
Taking the next step: The promise of intermediate measures for meeting postsecondary completion goals
One-shot deal? Students' perceptions of assessment and course placement in California's community colleges
STEM coursetaking among high school graduates, 1990-2005
The impact of loan repayment rates on minority students
How America saves for college: 2010
Tuition discounting: Institutional aid patterns at public and private colleges and universities, 2000-01 to 2008-09
America's best (and worst) cities for school reform: Attracting entrepreneurs and change agents
Major differences: Explaining student engagement by field of study: Annual results 2010
Achieving the dream data notes: Outcomes of first-year persisting students
Hours of opportunity: Lessons from five cities on building systems to improve after-school, summer school, and other out-of-school time programs
The return on the federal investment in for-profit education: Debt without a diploma
Financial aid at California community colleges: Pell grants and fee waivers in 2003-04
For-profit colleges: Undercover testing finds colleges encouraged fraud and engaged in deceptive and questionable marketing practices
A smart move in tough times: How SREB states can strengthen adult learning and the work force
The 'bottom' seventy percent: What America's elite institutions of higher learning owe to everyone else
After the FAFSA: How red tape can prevent eligible students from receiving financial aid
Reinventing alternative education: An assessment of current state policy and how to improve it
A stronger nation through higher education: Why Americans must achieve a "big goal" for college attainment
Investing in education and equity: Our nation's best future
An employment training and job placement program for foster youth making the transition to adulthood in Cook County, Illinois
College for all?
Achieving success: The state policy newsletter of Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count: Spring issue
High hopes, big debts (class of 2008)
State college- and career-ready high school graduation requirements comparison table
Turning community college drop-outs into graduates
A portrait of low-income young adults in education
Response to Intervention: Possibilities for service delivery at the secondary school level
Response to Instruction (RtI) guidance document
RTI Progress monitoring tools chart
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
Fewer, clearer, higher: Moving forward with consistent, rigorous standards for all students
The new net price calculator for college website
The economic benefits of reducing the dropout rate among students of color in the nation's largest metropolitan areas (aggregate analysis)
Getting past go project: State reports on the cost of remedial education
Framework for providing all students an opportunity to learn through reauthorization of the elementary and secondary education act
Lumina Foundation focus: The productivity push: System wide reform allows Arizona to serve more students
The Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Network
The current status of school counseling outcome research
Breaking the habit of low performance: Successful school restructuring stories
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Unfulfilled promise: The dimensions and characteristics of Philadelphia's dropout crisis, 2000-2005
A national study of institutional policies for the evaluation of transfer applicants
Increasing college success: A roadmap for governors
Reducing dropout rates through expanded learning opportunities
The connection between health and high school dropout
How youth plan to fund college
Toward more inclusive college savings plans: Sample state legislation
Building a campus support network for students emerging from foster care
Chronic early absence: Providing solutions for increasing achievement in the early grades and preventing school drop-out
Gaining ground in the middle grades: Why some schools do better
Revving the education engine: Effectively aligning education, workforce, and economic development policy
Paying for college: Students from middle-income backgrounds
The Springboard Project: Getting ahead - staying ahead: Helping America's workforce succeed in the 21st century
Beyond the indicators: An integrated school-level approach to dropout prevention
Council for Exceptional Children
Principles for a comprehensive assessment system
Rising to the challenge: Hispanic college graduation rates as a national priority
Terms of engagement: Men of color discuss their experiences in community college
A blueprint for reform: The reauthorization of the elementary and secondary education act
Race to the Top: Accelerating college and career readiness in states: Sustaining the Race to the Top reforms
Chasing the same dream, climbing different ladders: Economic mobility in the United States and Canada
Squeeze play 2010: Continued public anxiety on cost, harsher judgements on how colleges are run
Special populations: Tips for completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
How much growth toward college readiness is reasonable to expect in high school?
Data tools for accelerating Latino student success (ALASS)
Trends in the receipt of Pell Grants: Selected years 1995-96 to 2007-08
Learning communities for students in developmental math: Impact studies at Queensborough and Houston community colleges
Building a grad nation: Progress and challenge in ending the high school dropout epidemic (March 2011 Update)
Data-driven School Counseling Annotated Bibliography
How college pricing undermines financial aid
Education as a data-driven enterprise: A primer for leaders in business, philanthropy, and education
Improving child care access to promote postsecondary success among low-income parents
Mentoring in schools: An impact study of Big Brothers Big Sisters school-based mentoring
A detection model of college withdrawal
Kentucky school-based family support: Twenty years later
Building a grad nation: Progress and challenge in ending the high school dropout epidemic
The shapeless river: Does a lack of structure inhibit students' progress at community colleges?
The 2010 Brown Center report on American education
Grad nation: Progress and challenge in ending the high school dropout epidemic
Getting past go: Remedial and developmental education policy at a crossroads
Access without equity: Longitudinal analysis of institutional stratification by race and ethnicity: 1972-2004
Unions as partners: Expanding the role of organized labor in workforce development
Getting what we pay for: State community college funding strategies that benefit low-income, lower-skilled students
Modeling the role of community colleges in increasing educational attainment and workforce preparedness
Community colleges and higher education: How do state transfer and articulation policies impact student pathways?
Transforming teacher education through clinical practice: A national strategy to prepare effective teachers
Is college worth it? College presidents, public assess value, quality and mission of higher education
Scaling up is hard to do: Progress and challenges during the first year of Achieving the Dream Developmental Education Initiative
Front and center: Critical choices for higher education
Stepping stones: Principal career paths and school outcomes
How four-year colleges and universities organize themselves to promote student persistence: The emerging national picture
Trends in student aid 2010
Winning the future: Improving education for the Latino community
K-12 education reform: Implications and opportunities for public colleges and universities
Podcast: Getting high school dropouts in and out of college
Aligning education and workforce goals to foster economic development
A grounded theory of adult student persistence
ESEA Briefing Book
Achieving success: The latest news in achieving community college success (2011)
Ten facts about the recovery
Scaling community college interventions
Future skill shortages in the U.S. economy?
Helping students get back on track: What federal policymakers can learn from New York City's multiple pathways to graduation initiative
Key considerations for serving disconnected youth
Improving college performance and retention the easy way: Unpacking the ACT exam
Opportunity-rich schools and sustainable communities: Seven steps to align high-quality education with innovations in city and metropolitan planning and development
Putting it all together: Supporting continuous improvement in education through strategic use of data systems
Parent involvement and extended learning activities in school improvement plans in the Midwest region
Percentage of states with alignment between K-12 and higher education standards
Complete to Compete: Higher education data dashboards (state reports)
Tackling tough topics: An educator's guide to working with military kids
Unequal aid: Discriminatory treatment of gay and transgender applicants and families headed by same-sex couples in the higher education financial aid process
Double jeopardy: How third-grade reading skills and poverty influence high school graduation
Making every diploma count: Using extended-year graduation rates to measure student success
Common measures for college access and success
Field of degree and earnings by selected employment characteristics: 2011
Advancing to completion: Increasing degree attainment by improving graduation rates and closing gaps for Hispanic students
2012: Closing the expectations gap: 50-state progress report on the alignment of K-12 policies and practice with the demands of college and careers
College is affordable: A pilot study
Preventing abuse in federal student aid: Community college practices
K-12 postsecondary alignment and school accountability: Investigating high school responses to California's early assessment program
The role of tuition, financial aid policies, and student outcomes on average student debt
Lost without a map: A survey about students' experiences navigating the financial aid process
Left out. Forgotten? Recent high school graduates and the Great Recession
Using No Child Left Behind waivers to improve english language learner education
The common core standards: What do they mean for out-of-school time?
The state of Latinos in the United States: Although the growing population has experienced marked success, barriers remain
Using assessment results: Promising practices of institutions that do it well
Postsecondary institutions and price of attendance in 2011-12, degrees and other awards conferred: 2010-11, and 12-month enrollment: 2010-11
For profit higher education: The failure to safeguard the federal investment and ensure student success
Four Cornerstones of Financial Literacy Curriculum
Forging new pathways: The impact of the breaking through initiative in michigan
From capacity to success: HSIs and Latino student success through Title V
The College Board 2012 national survey of school counselors and administrators: Report on survey findings: Barriers and supports to school counselor success