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Author(s):Mwase, G
Title:Better together: Realigning pre-college skills development programs to achieve greater academic success for adult learners
Organization:Jobs for the Future
Short Description:Better Together is part of a series of state policy reports from Breaking Through, a multiyear initiative of Jobs for the Future and the National Council for Workforce Education. Breaking Through is helping community colleges identify and develop institutional strategies that can enable low-skilled adult students to enter into and succeed in occupational and technical degree programs at community colleges.
Annotation:How can states help working adults bolster pre-collegiate skills that restrain them from taking full advantage of college credit-level career and technical programs? Better Together offers examples of a better way to meet this challenge through the alignment of two distinct systems for strengthening pre-collegiate skills: adult education and developmental education. Better Together is part of a series of state policy reports from Breaking Through, a multiyear initiative of Jobs for the Future and the National Council for Workforce Education. Breaking Through is helping community colleges identify and develop institutional strategies that can enable low-skilled adult students to enter into and succeed in occupational and technical degree programs at community colleges.
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Adult Students
Community Colleges
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A better measure of skills gaps: Utilizing ACT skill profile and assessment data for strategic skill research
Getting ready for college: An implementation and early impacts study of eight Texas developmental summer bridge programs
The road ahead: A look at trends in the educational attainment of community college students
Assets & opportunity scorecard
The role of minority-serving institutions in redefining and improving developmental education
Sealing the gaps: Supporting low-income, first-generation students at four-year institutions in Texas post-transfer
Raising job quality and skills for American workers: Creating more effective education and workforce development systems in the states
A public education primer: Basic (and sometimes surprising) facts about the U.S. education system
A stronger nation through higher education: A detailed look at college attainment-nationally, by state and by metro area
Campaign for the Future of Higher Education
Keeping students on course: An impact study of a student success course at Guilford Technical Community College
Make me a match: Helping low-income and first generation students make good college choices
Implementing the common core state standards: An action agenda for higher education
The college keys compact: 2011 catalog of effective practices: Programs and practices that expand options for students from low-income backgrounds
Evaluating programs for community college students: How do we know what works?
National Governor's Association: Complete to Compete Resources
Latino college completion: Texas
Can simple be equitable? Lessons from state grant programs
Ensuring America's future: Federal policy and Latino college completion
A green career pathways framework: Postsecondary and employment success for low-income, disconnected youth
Transforming the rural south: A roadmap to improving rural education
The midwest challenge: Matching jobs with education in the post-recession economy
Up to the challenge: The role of career and technical education in college and career readiness
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
Lining up: The relationship between the common core state standards and five sets of comparison standards
Completing the mission: A pilot study of veteran students' progress toward degree attainment in the post 9/11 era
Focus on education for the formerly incarcerated
Time is the enemy: The surprising truth about why today's college students aren't graduating... And what needs to change
The college completion agenda: 2011 Progress report: Latino edition
Education and the economy: The economic benefits of helping high school dropouts earn both high school diplomas and college degrees
Unrealized promises: Unequal access, affordability, and excellence at community colleges in Southern California
Where to begin? The evolving role of placement exams for students starting college
The effects of learning communities for students in developmental education
Leading by example: A case study of peer leader programs at two Achieving the Dream colleges
Operation College Promise
Complexity in college admission: The barriers between aspiration and enrollment for lower-income students
Understanding the K-12 common core standards in English language arts and literacy in history/social studies, science, and technical subjects
Freshman transition initiatives: Long term and comprehensive
Promoting work-based learning: Efforts in Connecticut and Kentucky
The power of the education-industry partnership: Fostering innovation in collaboration between community colleges and businesses
Setting students' sights on college: Chicago public schools
Preparing Oklahoma students for the future
Students with learning disabilities transitioning from high school to college
Project stepping stone: A college preparation program for Hispanic youth
Critical conditions for equity and diversity in college access: Informing policy and monitoring results
Making the dream a reality: Action steps for states to prepare all students for college and career
Reaching higher with accountability (working paper)
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; Washington state report
The future workforce of Indiana
The adult learning gap: Why states need to change their policies toward adult learners
The education liason model
Work-based learning and higher education: A research perspective
Update to state dual enrollment policies: Addressing access and quality
Analyzing state and regional K-16 policies: A toolkit for researchers and policy analysts
Increasing the achievement of Native American youth at early college high schools
Postsecondary access for Latino middle-grades students (PALMS)
Pathways to improving practice: How can pre-college outreach programs use data to make decisions
Ready for tomorrow: Six proven ideas to graduate and prepare more students for college and 21st-century careers
Race to the Top: Accelerating college and career readiness in states: P-20 longitudinal data systems
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Academic outcomes of high risk students
Foster youth who have succeeded in higher education: Common themes
A first look at the common core and college and career readiness
The effects of in-state tuition for non-citizens: A systematic review of the evidence
Are we there yet? What policymakers can learn from Tennessee's growth model
The impact of "going green" on the Latino community
National Indian Education Study 2007 Part II: The educational experiences of American Indian and Alaska Native students in grades 4 and 8
Creating change one step at a time: Efforts to improve college access and success in Indiana
Finding a way: Practical examples of how a principal-counselor relationship can lead to success for all students
All Kinds of Minds
Lumina Foundation for Education: Accomplishments and challenges
Adult learning in focus: National and state-by-state data
The future of middle-skill jobs
Strengthening institutional research and information technology capacity through Achieving the Dream: Principles and practices of student success
Reality check: Hispanic-serving institutions on the Texas border strategzing financial aid
Strong foundations: The state of postsecondary data systems
A grounded theory of adult student persistence
Promising practices: What works in the Midwest: New approaches to improving college access, persistence, and success: Three exemplary postsecondary opportunity programs
Developmental Education Initiative (DEI) self-assessment tool
The Springboard Project: Getting ahead - staying ahead: Helping America's workforce succeed in the 21st century
Unconventional wisdom: A profile of the graduates of early college high school
Hearing on non-traditional students
Why access matters: The community college student body
Overcoming the poverty challenge to enable college and career readiness for all: The crucial role of student supports
Promoting quality individualized learning plans: A "how to guide" focused on the high school years
The nation's report card: Science 2011
"I came in unsure of everything": Community college shifts in students' confidence
High flyers: Policies and strategies that boost developmental education success in Florida's community colleges
What gets measured gets done: Adding college-course completion to K-12 accountability systems
The economic case for higher education
NOSCA's eight components of college and career readiness counseling: Elementary school counselor's guide
Defining college readiness: Where are we now, are where do we need to be?
Mathematics and science achievement and course-taking for college-bound high school students
The community college transfer calculator: Identifying the course-taking patterns that predict transfer to a four-year institution
Setting the '08 education agenda for the nation: Education as an engine for regional economic and workforce development
"Careers for the future" education program
The Perkins Act of 2006: Connecting career and technical education with the college and career readiness agenda
Early college planning pays big dividends: Louisiana
Serving adult learners in higher education: Principles of effectiveness
Giving students a chance to achieve: Getting off to a fast and successful start in grade nine
SREB states lead the nation in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Programs
Establishing an effective guidance and advisement system
Midwest PERL: Postsecondary education resource library
The talent development high school model: Context, components, and initial impacts on ninth-grade students' engagement and performance
Successful bilingual schools: Six effective programs in California
Ensuring academic success for English learners
National forum to accelerate middle grades reform
Helping adult learners make the transition to postsecondary education
Catching the Dream
Education Trust, Inc
From soldier to student: Easing the transition of service members on campus
Learning better together: The impact of learning communities on the persistence of low-income students
College access and success state data
Bringing off-track youth into the center of high school reform: Lessons and tools from leading communities
Improving lives: State and federal programs for low-income adults (searchable database)
College readiness issue brief: High expectations: A key to success for all
Corporate investments in college readiness and access
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
Creating a high school culture of college-going: The case of Washington State Achievers
Closing the expectations gap 2009: Fourth annual 50-state progress report on the alignment of high school policies with the demands of college and careers
Boys and schools: Improving the health, education, and well-being of boys
Building Educated Leaders for Life (BELL)
Noncognitive assessment and college success: The case of the Gates Millennium Scholars
Achieving the Dream Equity Resource Center
Lifelong learning: New strategies for the education of working adults
Using increased funding under the Workforce Investment Act to create multiple pathways to marketable postsecondary credentials and middle-class employment
Smart options: Investing the recovery funds for student success
Indiana campus compact
Community colleges under stress
The Chafee Educational and Training Voucher (ETV) program: Six states' experiences
The benefits of statewide use of the ACT test
Yes, you can: A guide to establishing mentoring programs to prepare youth for college
Rigor plus support: How science teachers use literacy techniques to get students ready for college
Postsecondary success begins with high school preparation
NCHEMS information center
Creating schools that work
Redesigning high schools to prepare students for the future
Inside the black box of high-performing high-poverty schools
Making accountability work: Community colleges and statewide higher education accountability systems
Lessons from the Lone Star state: Designing a sustainable model to expand early college high school in Texas
National opportunity to learn campaign: Lost opportunity: A 50 state report on the oppotunity to learn in America
Removing the roadblocks: Fair college opportunities for all California students
The early assessment program: Helping high school students meet college expectations in mathematics and English
Camino de la universidad: The road to college
College Access: Indiana
Opening doors to postsecondary education and training: Planning for life after high school
Adult learning in focus: Individual state profiles and downloadable data
Crafting a new vision for high school: How states can join academic and technical studies to promote more powerful learning
Starting right: A first look at engaging entering students
Cost, commitment, and attainment in higher education: An international comparison
Academic competitiveness and national SMART grant programs: First-year lessons learned
Making high school students into "college material"
The opportunity illusion: Subsidized housing and failing schools in California
The rising price of inequality: How inadequate grant aid limits college access and persistence
Removing roadblocks to rigor: Linking academic and social supports to ensure college readiness and success
Driving K-12 reform through a college-access and success agenda
Charter schools in SREB states: Critical questions and next steps for states
For this place, for these people: An exploration of best practices among charter schools serving native students
Commencement day: Six-year effects of a college learning community program at Kingsborough Community College
What works for Latino student success in higher education: 2012 Compendium, profiles of selected programs
Latino college completion: Florida
Pathways through graduate school and into careers
Vendor product review: A consumer's guide to real-time labor market information
Staying on track: Early findings from a performance-based scholarship program at the University of New Mexico
Building capacity to promote college- and career-readiness for secondary-level English language learners: Policy brief featuring Austin, Texas
From remediation to acceleration: Early lessons from two Philadelphia back on track schools
Promoting a culture of student success: How colleges and universities are improving degree completion
Unlocking doors and expanding opportunity: Moving beyond the limiting reality of college and career readiness in California high schools
Lightening the load: A look at four ways that community schools can support effective teaching
Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education
Complete to compete: Common college completion metrics
Buying college: What consumers need to know
Education as a data-driven enterprise: A primer for leaders in business, philanthropy, and education
Closing the door, increasing the gap: Who's not going to (community) college?
Reinventing alternative education: State policy profiles
Time to act: Closing the racial achievement gap
Participation and success in the advanced placement program continue to grow in the SREB states
Postsecondary preparation and remediation: Examining the effect of the early assessment program at California State University
Transition and alignment: Two keys to assuring student success
National Coalition for College Completion
Education reform starts early: Lessons from New Jersey's PreK-3rd reform efforts
International trends in adult education and lifelong learning
High school remediation
Mandating supplemental intervention services: Is New York state doing enough to help all students succeed?
Race to the Top: Accelerating college and career readiness in states: Standards and assessments guide
Adult education for work: Transforming adult education to build a skilled workforce
Building student success from the ground up: A case study of an Achieving the Dream college
BC AVID: Early implementation report
On the cusp in California: How PreK-3rd strategies could improve education in the Golden State
A shared agenda: P-12 and postsecondary policy recommendations: Moving toward a more cohesive continuum of federal support for college opportunity
Do the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) prepare students for Algebra in grade 8?
Scaling up is hard to do: Progress and challenges during the first year of Achieving the Dream Developmental Education Initiative
Rising to the challenge: Hispanic college graduation rates as a national priority
State R&D and k-12 STEM Education Report Cards
Global Skills for Global Completion
The impact of enhancing students' social and emotional learning: A meta-analysis of school-based universal interventions
A measured approach to improving teacher preparation
Grading higher education: Giving consumers the information they need
Closing the expectations gap 2011
Giving credit where credit is due: Creating a competency-based qualifications framework for postsecondary education and training
Race to the top: What have we learned from the states so far? A state-by-state evaluation of Race to the Top performance
Compendium of practices to increase Latino college completion 2012: Profiles of organizational efforts
2012 State of the state addresses: Governors' top education issues
Get with the program: Accelerating community college students' entry into and completion of programs of study
Framework for providing all students an opportunity to learn through reauthorization of the elementary and secondary education act
Expanding the mission: Community colleges and the functions of workforce intermediaries
Unbundling youth, family, and community involvement in college access: On the ground in Austin, Texas
A guide for Hispanic parents: How to help your child prepare for college and career
Why rural matters 2011-12: Statistical indicators of the condition of rural education in the 50 states
Boosting college completion for a new economy
Measuring nontraditional student success: An imperative for colleges and universities
Learning at a distance: Undergraduate enrollment in distance education courses and degree programs
Forgotten middle-skill jobs: State by state snapshots
Successful school-community partnerships: Using lessons learned from practice and research to expand learning
Charting pathways to completion for low-income community college students
Completing college: Assessing graduation rates at four-year institutions
The role of language and literacy in college- and career-ready standards: Rethinking policy and practice in support of English language learners
The importance of being in school: A report on absenteeism in the nation's public schools
Finding your workforce: The top 25 institutions graduating Latinos in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) by academic level 2009-2010
Raising the bar from Ready by 21 to credentialed by 26: Highlights from community and state efforts
A clear and present danger to institutional and student success: A training model for embedding student loan default aversion within strategic enrollment management
The role of parents in dropout prevention: Strategies that promote graduation and school achievement
National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment
Meaningful measurement: The role of assessments in improving high school education in the twenty-first century
Community college students: Goals, academic preparation, and outcomes
Degree completion beyond institutional borders: Responding to the new reality of mobile and non-traditional learners
Dual enrollment: A strategy for educational advancement of all students
Minority student success: The role of teachers in Advanced Placement Program (AP) courses
Early colllege high school: Increased rigor, enhanced support (videos of Indiana early college high schools)
Dropouts, diplomas, and dollars: U.S. high schools and the nation's economy
Course-taking patterns and preparation for postsecondary education in California's public university systems among minority youth
Annotated bibliography: Adult learning in focus: National and state data report
Building tomorrow's workforce: Promoting the education and advancement of Hispanic immigrant workers in America
Measuring up 2008
International Benchmarking Toolkit
When Johnny (or Janelle) comes marching home: National, state, and institutional efforts in support of veterans' education
College-ready students, student-ready colleges: An agenda for improving degree completion in postsecondary education
Learning around the clock: Benefits of expanded learning opportunities for older youth
West Valley College: Study Skills
College For Every Student
Survey finds that Hoosier students are setting their sights on higher education
Condition of education 2008
Confronting the "new" American dilemma: Underrepresented minorities in engineering: A data-based look at diversity (Executive Summary)
Expanding opportunities: Postsecondary career and technical education and preparing tomorrow’s workforce
Affirmation and discovery: Learning from successful community college developmental programs in Texas
Citizen Schools
Engaging students, challenging the odds
Career advancement for low-income workers through community college and community-based organization partnerships
Every child, every promise: Turning failure into action
Lumina Foundation for Education
National college access network
Building the foundation for bright futures: A governors guide to school readiness
The economic promise of investing in high-quality preschool: Using early education to improve economic growth and the fiscal sustainability of states and the nation
Proven benefits of early childhood interventions
Straight from the source: What works for first-generation college students
The role of academic and non-academic factors in improving college retention
American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian education in the states
Results that matter: Twenty-first century skills and high school reform
School Redesign Network
The global state of higher education and the rise of private finance
The relationship between advanced placement and college graduation
Statewide administration of the ACT: A key component in improving student preparation for college and work
Postsecondary Access and Success
Ticket to nowhere: The gap between leaving high school and entering college and high performance jobs
Are teachers prepared for racially diverse schools? Teachers describe their preparation, resources, and practices for racially diverse schools
Helping equip teachers to answer students' questions on college knowledge
Who graduates in California?
Do support services at community colleges encourage success or reproduce disadvantage?
Setting the '08 education agenda for the nation: Benchmarking to international standards while protecting the public's traditional commitment to a comprehensive education
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
Beyond the open door: Increasing student success in the California community colleges
Race to the top: Promising approaches to assisting the lowest-performing schools
A developmental perspective for high school practitioners on college and workplace readiness
A developmental perspective on workplace readiness: Preparing high school students for success
Connected by 25: Financing policies and practices that support permanency for youth transitioning out of foster care
Education beyond the rhetoric: Making rigor something "real"
Center for Law and Social Policy
The ESL logjam: Waiting times for adult ESL classes and the impact on English language learners
The building blocks of success: Higher-level math for all students
Out of many, one: Toward rigorous common core standards from the ground up
From No Child Left Behind to Every Child a Graduate
Non-traditional student success in public two-year colleges
Making connections: Dimensions of student engagement (2009 CCSSE Findings)
Legal Center for Foster Care and Education
K-12 R&D and STEM Education Report Cards
Dual credit in Indiana: Bridging the gap between high school and college
Getting past go: Remedial and developmental education policy at a crossroads
Community colleges and higher education: How do state transfer and articulation policies impact student pathways?
Do institutions respond asymmetrically to changes in state need- and merit-based aid?
The next step in systems-building: Early childhood advisory councils and federal efforts to promote policy alignment in early childhood
Seize the moment: The need for a comprehensive federal investment in adolescent literacy
Graduating America: Meeting the challenge of low-graduation rate high schools
The state of preschool 2009: State preschool yearbook
Divided we fail: Improving completion and closing racial gaps in California community colleges
On track to complete? A taxonomy of beginning community college students and their outcomes 3 years after enrolling: 2003-04 through 2006
The impact of postsecondary remediation using a regression discontinuity approach: Addressing endogenous sorting and noncompliance
Powerful pathways: Framing options and opportunities for vulnerable youth
Fragile futures: Risk and vulnerability among Latino high achievers
Raising our sights: No high school senior left behind
College access in Indiana and the United States: A 2005 status report
State and district approaches to school improvement: Helping all students meet high academic standards
Postsecondary Education English Spanish Glossary
SPIDO (State Policy Inventory Database Online)
Access to the future: Preparing college students with disabilities for careers
After prison: Roadblocks to reentry: A report on state legal barriers facing people with criminal records
Student success: Statewide P-16 systems -- early outreach
Beating the odds: A city-by-city analysis of student performance and achievement gaps on state assessments
Educational vouchers for universal preschools
On the road to college: Developing mobile and regional outreach services
Focus on results: An academic impact analysis of the Knowledge is Power Program
Measuring up internationally: Developing skills and knowledge for the global economy
LearnMore Indiana 2006-07 report: Results of Indiana's career and college information survey of students in grades 9 and 11
American Indian and Alaska Native students in U.S. high schools
Asian Pacific Islander American Students and U.S. high schools
Adult learners and state policy
A test of leadership: Charting the future of U.S. higher education
Richard Stockton College Community of Scholars
Career development interventions and academic self-efficacy: A pilot study
Incorporating ACT scores into your statewide assessment
Do Current State Standards and Assessments Reflect College Readiness?: A Case Study
Beating the odds: An analysis of student performance and achievement gaps on state assessments: 2005-06 School year
Engaging parents in education: Lessons from five parental information and resource centers
Making the transition to four-year institutions: Academic preparation and transfer
E4Me Ohio
Project Mentor
Quality counts 2008: Indiana report
State Cards (statistical snapshots of high school data by state)
Big ideas: Dropout prevention strategies: Achievement for Latinos through Academic Success (ALAS)
State HIgher Education Finance 2011
The great cost shift: How higher education cuts undermine the future middle class
Latino college completion in 50 states: Executive summary
Hard choices ahead: Performance and policy in Texas higher education
Leaders & laggards: A state-by-state report card on public postsecondary education
College and career development organizer
Single mothers and college success: Charting paths out of poverty
Five strategies to help low-income adults and youth attain community college credentials
A return to the "Mexican room": The segregation of Arizona's English learners
The relevance of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the college completion agenda
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
Crossing the finish line: A national effort to address near completion
Achieving the Dream data notes: What's in a name? Are they really credential-seeking students?
Development, discouragement, or diversion? New evidence on the effects of college remediation
Information constraints and financial aid policy
Veteran's education benefits: Enhanced guidance and collaboration could improve administration of the Post-911 GI Bill program
A problem still in search of a solution: A state policy roadmap for improving early education
Designing common assessments to be measures of college and career readiness: Challenges and opportunities
Moving the starting line through prior learning assessment
Mobility makers
Incentives for early graduation: How can state policies encourage students to complete high school in less than four years
A new paradigm for economic development: How higher education insitutions are working to revitalize their regional and state economies
Teacher voices: Immigration, language and culture
On our way: Educational toolkit for families (A program instructional guide)
Think College Indiana!
New path to federal student aid for those with no high school diploma or GED
Complete College America
Degrees for what jobs? Raising expectations for colleges and universities in a global economy
The transition to adulthood: How states can support older youth in foster care
Helping former foster youth graduate from college: Campus support programs in California and Washington state
Building capacity for reconnecting youth
Minority male student success programs at community colleges
Expanding access and opportunity: The impact of the Gates Millennium Scholars program (2010 Update)
Achieving the possible: What Americans think about the college- and career-ready agenda
On the road to implementation: Achieving the promise of the common core state standards
Yes we can: The Schott state report on black males and education (national and state reports)
Postsecondary success
Race to the Top: Accelerating college and career readiness in states: Sustaining the Race to the Top reforms
Achieve Standards Alignment Tool
Creating jobs and supporting homeless students
The Bologna Process for US eyes: Re-learning higher education in the Age of Convergence
Remedial and developmental education at Ivy Tech
Ivy Tech programs: Fast track to college and double up for college
Redesigning the ninth-grade experience: Reduce failure, improve achievement, and increase high school graduation rates
A plan for success: Communities of color define policy priorities for high school reform
The promise of proficiency: How college proficiency information can help high schools drive student success
National opportunity to learn campaign: State data and analysis
Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE)
Science and mathematics education indicators
Passing the torch: Strategies for innovation in community college ESL
The public realities of private student loans
Outcomes of high impact practices for underserved students: A review of the literature
Health and health-related behaviors: Minnesota postsecondary student veterans
College Savings Foundation
Breaking barriers: Plotting the path to academic success for school-age african-american males
The degree qualifications profile
Turning the tide: Five years of Achieving the Dream in community colleges
Principles for a comprehensive assessment system
American community colleges and the academic crisis of basic skills: Adult student success
Evaluating student success interventions: Principles and practices of student success
Unions as partners: Expanding the role of organized labor in workforce development
College success for all: How the Hidalgo independent school district is adopting early college as a district-wide strategy
SREB/Go Alliance
Employer guide to adult education for work: Transforming adult eduction to build a skilled workforce
The educational crisis facing young men of color: Reflections on four days of dialogue on the educational challenges of minority males
Work-based learning in California: Opportunities and models for expansion
The economic benefits from halving the dropout rate: A boom to businesses in the nation's largest metropolitan areas
Achieving success: The state policy newsletter of Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count: Winter 2010
English language learners: Boosting academic achievement
Promoting college access and success: A review of credit-based transition programs
Double the work: Challenges and solutions to acquiring academic literacy for adolescent English language learners
Building a strong community partnership
Student readiness for college: Connecting state policies
As America becomes more diverse: The impact of state higher education inequality
ACT policy report: Schools involving parents in early postsecondary planning
Middle Start
Turning Points
Lottery funded merit scholarships: Some lessons from the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship program
A whole 'nother world: Students navigating community college
Access to college: The role of tuition, financial aid, scholastic preparation and college supply in public college enrollments
U.S. student and adult performance on international assessments of educational achievement
The Mind Trust
Writing next: Effective strategies to improve writing of adolescents in middle and high school
Just for the kids
Pre-K and Latinos: The foundation for America's future
Children at risk: Consequences for school readiness and beyond
Pathways to college access and success
National High School Center
Puente Project
California State University: Early assessment program
Independent Evaluation of the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE): Third Biennial Report
Benchmarks: Indicators of effective educational practice
Dropout prevention for students with disabilities: A critical issue for state education agencies
Transition matters: Community college to bachelor's degree
College access in Indiana and the United States 2007: Improving college access and success for Indiana adults 25 and over
Distance learning and adults with disabilities
Using longitudianal data to increase community college student success: A guide to measuring milestone and momentum point achievement
Child care assistance in 2004: States have fewer funds for child care
State college- and career-ready high school graduation requirements
Working credentials: Sub-baccalaureate degrees and certificates are paying off for students and their employers
After-school toolkit: TIps, techniques, and templates for improving program quality
Winning the future: Improving education for the Latino community
Unlocking potential: Results of a national survey of postsecondary education in state prisons
Slow off the mark: Elementary school teachers and the crisis in science, technology, engineering, and math education
Driving innovation from the middle: Middle-skill jobs in the American South's economy
Improving education through collaboration: A case study of the Long Beach seamless education partnership
Understanding the common core state standards
Creating the workforce of the future: The STEM interest and proficiency challenge
Preparing for college: A national perspective on common core state standards implementation planning
From birth to college: Findings from Year 1 of a process evaluation of the University of chicago charter school model
Striving for student success: A model of shared accountability
Implementing common core state standards and assessments: A workbook for state and district leaders
Credit recovery and proficiency-based credit: Maintaining high expectations while providing flexibility
Promoting full-time attendance among adults in community college: Early impacts from the performance-based scholarship demonstration in New York
Turning points: A case study of family literacy-Community college partnerships
Roadmap for ensuring America's future
Common Core implementation workbook
Does more money matter? An introduction to the performance-based scholarship demonstration in California
An undeveloped national resource: The unrealized potential of the nation's career/technical centers
A community college instructor like me: Race and ethnicity interactions in the classroom
Underserved students who earn credit through prior learning assessment have higher degree completion rates and shorter time-to-degree
The cruel divide: How California's education finance system shortchanges its poorest school districts
State Cards (statistical snapshots of high school data by state) Updated 2012
Different approaches to dual enrollment: Understanding program features and their implications
College rewired: Innovative approaches help higher education connect to productivity
Podcast: Getting high school dropouts in and out of college
K-12 postsecondary alignment and school accountability: Investigating high school responses to California's early assessment program
Aligning competencies to rigorous standards for off-track youth: A case study of Boston Day and Evening Academy
High standards help struggling students: New evidence
Finding your workforce: The top 25 institutions graduating Latinos in health professions and related programs by academic level
Making summer count: How summer programs can boost children's learning
Linking costs and postsecondary degrees: Key issues for policymakers
Supporting data use while protecting the privacy, security and confidentiality of student information: A primer for state policymakers
A diversity action blueprint: Policy parameters and model practices for higher education institutions
Using linked data to drive education and training improvement
A guide for African-American parents: How to help your child prepare for college and career
Effective dropout prevention and recovery: State dropout policy profiles
Western Policy Exchanges
Building institutional capacity for data-informed decision making
The progress of education reform: Investing in college completion
Southern Regional Education Board annual report: The essentials: What really counts in improving education
Beating the odds: Analysis of student performance on state assessments and NAEP: Results from the 2008-09 school year
Improving child care access to promote postsecondary success among low-income parents
New data reveal percent of college credits taken by high school students
Guiding developmental math students to campus services: An impact evaluation of the Beacon program at South Texas College
Building a campus support network for students emerging from foster care
Mind the access gap: Breaking down barriers to post-secondary education
Bringing adults back to college: Designing and implementing a statewide concierge model
Closing the college completion gap: A guidebook for the faith community
State test score trends through 2008-09, Part 2: Slow and uneven progress in narrowing gaps
Central Indiana Talent Alliance
Communities of color: A critical perspective in the Common Standards movement
The heart of student success: Teaching, learning, and college completion
Add and subtract: Dual enrollment as a state strategy to increase postsecondary success for underrepresented students
Paving the way to postsecondary education: K-12 intervention programs for underrepresented youth
Public education and Black male students: The 2006 state report card
What keeps children in foster care from succeeding in school? Views of early adolescents and the adults in their lives
Improving lives: Ensuring the academic success of low-income adults
Moving on: State policies to address academic brain drain in the South
Ready for tomorrow: Helping all students achieve secondary and postsecondary success
Washington P-16 policy roundtable: Summary report
Creating college opportunity for all: Prepared students and affordable colleges
How do pre-collegiate outreach programs impact college-going among underrepresented students
Data quality campaign: Using data to improve student achievement
National inventory of academic pathways
The expectations gap: A 50 state review of high school graduation requirements
Dual enrollment: Accelerating the transition to college
Beyond empty promises: Policies to improve transitions into colleges and jobs
Latino youth and the pathway to college
Early childhood investment yields big payoff
Promoting school readiness through universal preschool
Building the foundation for bright futures: Final report of the NGA task force on school readiness
A noble opportunity: Leading education change through a P-16 accountability model
Thinking outside the box: Policy strategies for readiness, access, and success
Ohio early college high school initiative
Foundation for excellent schools
Bridging the gap between high school and college
Building academic skills in context: Testing the value of advanced math learning in career and technical education
Career and technical education's role in American competitiveness
Access to community college for undocumented immigrants: A guide for state policy makers
State data systems and privacy concerns: Strategies for balancing public interests
Characteristics of minority students who excel on the SAT and in the classroom
Undocumented immigrant students and access to higher education: An overview of federal and state policy
Narrowing the gaps in educational attainment: A policymaker's guide for assessing and responding to needs for community college services
A synthesis of recommendations for improving U.S. science and mathematics education
Action plan: Educators/Policymakers
Homework helper: Help your child take control
Summer learning programs: Diversifying the high school experience
Ohio's career development program
State grant aid and it's effects on students' college choices
Rethinking high school: Preparing students for success in college, career, and life
Guide for parents: Ten steps to prepare your child for college
EPAS® Meets unique needs of GEAR UP programs
Remediation in the community college: An evaluator's perspective
State merit aid programs: Responses by Florida community colleges
Putting English language learners on the educational map: The No Child Left Behind Act implemented
Enhancing student services at Lorain County Community College: Early results from the Opening the Doors demonstration in Ohio
2007 College-bound seniors: Total group profile report
Feeling the Florida heat? How low-performing schools respond to voucher and accountability pressure
New Hampshire's multi-tiered approach to dropout prevention
College is possible: A guide for undocumented students
Chicago Public Schools Department of Postsecondary Education
National Center for Learning Disabilities
Alternative High School Initiative (AHSI)
Indiana college success coalition
Paving the road to college: How school counselors help students succeed
Grad nation: A guidebook to help cities tackle the dropout crisis
Is your local high school making the grade? 10 Elements of a successful high school
Barriers to college attainment: Lessons from Chicago
Next generation state data system: What is needed to support the next generation assessment and accountability systems
Science and engineering indicators 2008: State data tool
State indicators of science and mathematics education: 2007
ETS Policy Notes: Addressing achievement gaps: The language acquisition and educational achievement of English-language learners
Evaluating the impact of interventions that promote successful transitions from high school
Advancing by degrees: A framework for increasing college completion
The path to career success: High school achievement, certainty of career choice, and college readiness make a difference
Transparency by design: Principles of good practice for higher education institutions serving adults at a distance
College portrait of undergraduate education (search and comparison tool for participating college and universities by state)
College choices for adults: Transparency by design
Helping students navigate the path to college: What high schools can do
College readiness and high school-to-college success
Linking secondary and postsecondary systems: Lessons from Indiana
Bridging the gaps to success: Promising practices for promoting transfer among low-income and first generation students: An in-depth study of six exemplary community colleges in Texas
Interventions to support readiness, recruitment, access, transition, and retention for postsecondary education success: An equity of opportunity policy and practice analysis