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Author(s):Ramsey, J
Title:Noncognitive assessment and college success: The case of the Gates Millennium Scholars
Organization:Insitute for Higher Education Policy
Short Description:Noncognitive measures evaluate such characteristics as adjustment, motivation, and student perceptions, which are not measurable using typical standardized tests (Sedlacek 2005). These measures are viewed as strong predictors of success for students who are not traditionally represented in higher education.
Annotation:Noncognitive measures evaluate such characteristics as adjustment, motivation, and student perceptions, which are not measurable using typical standardized tests (Sedlacek 2005). These measures are viewed as strong predictors of success for students who are not traditionally represented in higher education. These students often need to work during high school, which restricts time spent on academic and extracurricular pursuits, and they may also have parents with lower levels of education and less involvement in their children’s educational plans. Noncognitive assessment helps account for the different experiences of such students rather than treating all students as though they come from similar environments.
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Achievement Gap
College Access
Low-Income Students
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Stuck schools: A framework for identifying schools where students need change--now!
Achievement gap patterns of grade 8 American Indian and Alaska Native students in reading and mathematics
This school works for me: Creating choices to boost student achievement: An implementation guide for school district administrators
And after high school? A pan-Canadian study of grade 12 students in French-language schools in minority settings: Educational aspirations and plans to pursue a career in their home regions -- Executive Summary
Foundations for success: Short-term impacts report
Postsecondary opportunity programs: Defining and improving an educational policy innovation
Latinos and education: Explaining the attainment gap
Educational Policy Improvement Center
Measuring the Effectiveness of Student Assistance (MESA) -- Annual Report 2007
LE,NONET pilot project: Interim evaluation report
Inequalities at the outset: Identifying factors that affect parents' perceptions of paying for college
A new kind of student aid: Creating, implementing and assessing the Millennium Access Bursaries
Benchmarking the success of Latina and Latino students in STEM to achieve national graduation goals
Drowning in debt: The emerging student loan crisis
The value of value-added data
Making connections: Dimensions of student engagement (2009 CCSSE Findings)
Improving education and employment for disadvantaged young men: Proven and promising strategies
Learning communities for students in developmental reading: An impact study at Hillsborough Community College
Ensuring America's future: Federal policy and Latino college completion
College admissions tests as measures of accountability
Dream vs. reality: An analysis of potential Dream Act beneficiaries
Building a learning agenda around disconnected youth
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
A policymaker's guide to early college designs: Expanding a strategy for achieving college readiness for all
Helping former foster youth graduate from college: Campus support programs in California and Washington state
Which achievement gap?
Web tables - profiles of students in graduate and first-professional education: 2007-08
Doing more with less: The inequitable funding of community colleges
Insulating the education pipeline to increase postsecondary success
Expanding access and opportunity: The Washington State Achievers Program
Improving transfer access to STEM bachelor's degrees at Hispanic Serving Institutions through the America COMPETES Act
Rising to the challenge: Hispanic college graduation rates as a national priority
High school dropouts and the economic losses from juvenile crime in California
Lumina Foundation Focus: Off the charts: Columns of data provide support for student achievement
Florida policy options to accelerate Latino student success in higher education
Characteristics of effective urban college preparation programs
Comparing achievement between K-8 and middle schools: A large empirical study
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Attendance and completion patterns
America after 3pm: Special report on summer: Missed opportunities, unmet demand
Federal higher education policy priorities and the Asian American and Pacific Islander community
Transforming the high school experience: How New York City's new small schools are boosting student achievement and graduation rates
The evaluation of charter school impacts: Final report
Summer reading, summer not: How project READS (Reading Enhances Achievement During Summer) can advance equity
Is it live or is it Internet? Experimental estimates of the effects of online instruction on student learning
Promise abandoned: How policy choices and institutional practices restrict college opportunity
Addressing achievement gaps: Leading the challenge of developing high-potential youth
Recent changes in the entry of Hispanic and White youth into college
High school guidance counselors: Facilitators or preemptors of social stratification in education
Foundation for excellent schools
Beating the odds: A city-by-city analysis of student performance and achievement gaps on state assessments
Paying for persistence: Early results of a Louisiana scholarship program for low-income parents attending community college
Yes we can: Telling truths and dispelling myths about race and education in America
Who goes to preschool and why does it matter?
Latino achievement in the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics
Cultural issues related to high school reform: Deciphering the case of black males
American student achievement institute
School context, student attitudes and behavior, and student achievement: An exploratory analysis
Our impoverished view of education reform
The power to change: High schools that help all students achieve
With diploma in hand: Hispanic high school seniors talk about their future
Ticket to nowhere: The gap between leaving high school and entering college and high performance jobs
Pathways to a four-year degree: Determinants of transfer and degree completion
Low-income adults in profile: Improving lives through higher education
Improving lives through higher education: Campus programs and policies for low-income adults
African American achievement in America
Annotated bibliography of minority achievement
College success programs
How is school reform tied to increasing college access and success for low income and minority youth
A deficit of understanding: Confronting the funding crisis in higher education and the threat to low-income and minority access
Double the numbers: Postsecondary attainment and underrepresented youth
Gender equity in higher education: Are males at a disadvantage
How curriculum influences college persistence in Indiana and the nation
Fifty years after Brown v. Board of Education: A two-tiered education system
Closing educational achievement gaps for Latino/a students in Utah
Who's left behind? Immigrant children in high and low LEP schools
What works for Latino students
African American students and U.S. high schools
In need of improvement: NCLB & high schools
New faces, old patterns: Segregation in the multiracial south
CSO College Center: A student gateway to college access, opportunity, and success
Center for Student Opportunity
Academic pathways to college: Policies and practices of the fifty states to reach underserved students
American Indian higher education consortium
Engines of inequality: Diminishing equity in the nation's premier public universities
Reflections on college access and persistence
Georgia's HOPE scholarship and minority and low-income students: Program effects and proposed reforms
Opening doors: Promoting student success in community college and beyond
Orange juice or orange drink? Ensuring that "advanced courses" live up to their labels
Tracking achievement gaps and assessing the impact of NCLB on the gaps
Catching the Dream
Sallie Mae: First in my family scholarship
Proven benefits of early childhood interventions
Creating role models for change: A survey of tribal college graduates
Ladders of learning: Fighting fade-out by advancing pK-3 alignment
Indiana's adult education and workforce skills performance report: Preparing adults for a brighter future
Improving academic performance among Native American students: A review of the research literature
Transition matters: Community college to bachelor's degree
Minority males: Race/ethnicity, gender, and student outcomes
Are teachers prepared for racially diverse schools? Teachers describe their preparation, resources, and practices for racially diverse schools
An overview of post-secondary support programs for former foster youth
Promoting academic momentum at community colleges: Challenges and opportunities
Starfish Initiative: Mentoring application
Leveraging postsecondary partners to build a college-going culture: Tools for high school-postsecondary partnerships
Transitions to adulthood for homeless adolescents: Education and public policy
Second to none in attainment, discovery, and innovation: The national agenda for higher education
Early intervention program and college partnerships
McNair scholar handbook
National study of student support services. Third-year longitudinal study results and program implementation study update
Best practices in student support services: A study of five exemplary sites
Advanced placement report to the nation: 2007
Characteristics of minority-serving institutions and minority undergraduates enrolled in these institutions
College readiness: Helping all students access and succeed in higher education
Education pays 2007: The benefits of higher education for individuals and society
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
The Breakthrough High School project
In-state tuition for undocumented immigrants: States' rights and educational opportunity
Transfer between community colleges and four-year colleges: The all-American game
Putting English language learners on the educational map: The No Child Left Behind Act implemented
New kids on the block: Results from the Moving to Opportunity experiment
Status and trends in the education of racial and ethnic minorities
Achievement trap: How America is failing millions of high-achieving students from lower-income families
The College and Financial Aid Guide for Undocumented AB540 Immigrant Students
Guidance and career counselor's toolkit: Advising high school students with disabilities on postsecondary options
No Child Left Behind: State report card 2005-2006
States' progress toward high school restructuring
The Education Equality Project: Improving teacher quality
Young lives on hold: The college dreams of undocumented students
Deciding on postsecondary education
Building Educated Leaders for Life (BELL)
Education watch 2009
Student aversion to borrowing: Who borrows and who doesn't
Cultivating generative connections, commitment, and engagement among campus constituencies: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Gaining support from campus leaders: A project brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Collecting survey data for assessment: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Characteristics of students who stop out
Fixing No Child Left Behind
Back to basics: Improving college readiness of community college students
Closing the gap in science achievement: Using NAEP science assessment scores to analyze state trends
National Indian Education Study 2007 Part II: The educational experiences of American Indian and Alaska Native students in grades 4 and 8
Strengthening financial aid policies for low-income working adults
Promoting student success in community colleges by increasing student support services
Starting right: A first look at engaging entering students
Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE)
Supporting success: Improving higher education outcomes for students from foster care—A framework for program enhancement: Version 2.0
Beyond access: Explaining socioeconomic differences in college transfer
ETS Policy Notes: Addressing achievement gaps: The language acquisition and educational achievement of English-language learners
Given half a chance: The Schott 50 state report on public education and black males
Wealth mobility and volatility in black and white
Schools, skills, and synapses
Critical conditions for equity and diversity in college access: Informing policy and monitoring results
Urban school counseling: Implications for practice and training
Beyond social justice: The threat of inequality to workforce development in the Western United States
Pathways to boosting the earnings of low-income students by increasing their educational attainment
Benefits of additional high school coursework and improved course performance in preparing students for college
Recommended policies and practices for advancing Indiana's system of adult education and workforce training
Making the dream a reality: Action steps for states to prepare all students for college and career
EPAS® state of the nation report 2007: Mathematics
Joining the conversation about educating our poorest children: Emerging leadership roles for school counselors in high-poverty schools
Measuring up 2008
Promising instructional reforms in developmental education: A case study of three Achieving the Dream colleges
Apply to succeed: Ensuring community college students benefit from need-based financial aid
Advocacy as a critical role for urban school counselors: Working toward equity and social justice
"Careers for the future" education program
Achieving college access goals: The relevance of new media in reaching first-generation and low-income teens
It's not about the cut score: Redesigning placement assessment policy to improve student success
ETS Policy Notes: Adult education in America
Learning better together: The impact of learning communities on the persistence of low-income students
The Benwood plan: A lesson in comprehensive teacher reform
Dropouts, diplomas, and dollars: U.S. high schools and the nation's economy
Diverse issues in higher education
The learning communities demonstration: Rationale, sites, and research design
For the benefit of all: Ensuring immigrant health and well-being
Lumina Foundation Focus: No more kid stuff: Colleges and universities take a mature approach to serving adult students
Raising rigor, getting results: Lessons learned from AP expansion
Investing in Indiana's adult workers: Increasing financial aid opportunities
Guiding the way to higher education: Step by step to college workshops for students curriculum (middle school, early high school, late high school)
Global Policy Fellows Program: Lessons learned
Diplomas and dropouts: Which colleges actually graduate their students (and which don't)
Summer Search
SREB Factbook on higher education
Meaningful measurement: The role of assessments in improving high school education in the twenty-first century
Financing higher education: A myriad of problems, a myriad of solutions
The 2008 Brown Center report on American education: How well are American students learning
The misplaced math student: Lost in eighth-grade Algebra
Creating a high school culture of college-going: The case of Washington State Achievers
Increasing student engagement through faculty development: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
The economic impact of the achievement gap in America's schools
Cities in crisis 2009: Closing the graduation gap: Educational and economic conditions in America's largest cities
New measures of student success in public higher education
Grade retention: Achievement and mental health outcomes
Action required: Addressing the nation's lowest performing high schools
The impact of increases in Pell Grant awards on college-going among lower income youth: Results from a natural experiment
Race to the top: Promising approaches to achieving college- and career-ready goals
Race to the top: Promising approaches to achieving teacher-related goals
Race to the top: Promising approaches to assisting the lowest-performing schools
Campaign for High School Equity
Imagine success: Engaging entering students
Raising the Bar: Policy Recommendations for high school reform
Closing the gaps by 2015: The Texas higher education plan
Demography is not destiny: Increasing the graduation rates of low-income college students at large public universities
College is possible: A guide for undocumented students
The learning season: The untapped power of summer to advance student achievement
Opportunity in America: The role of education
Transfer access to elite colleges and universities in the United States: Threading the needle of the American dream
National Council of La Raza
Opening doors to earning credentials: Changing courses - Instructional innovations that help low income students succeed in community college
Enhancing student services at Owens Community College: Early results from the Opening Doors demonstration in Ohio
Baltimore city's high school reform initiative: Schools, students, and outcomes
The turnaround challenge: Why America's best opportunity to dramatically improve student achievement lies in our worst-performing schools
Starfish Initiative
Redesigning the ninth-grade experience: Reduce failure, improve achievement, and increase high school graduation rates
Transitional jobs for ex-prisoners: Early impacts from a random assignment evaluation of the Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) Prisoner Reentry Program
Big ideas: Dropout prevention strategies: Achievement for Latinos through Academic Success (ALAS)
A profile of the Ronald McNair postbaccalaureate achievement program: 1999-2000
Middle-class schools for all
Condition of education 2008
A new majority: Low income students in the South's public schools
Do student success courses actually help community college students succeed?
Indiana Chafee Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Program
The Chafee Educational and Training Voucher (ETV) program: Six states' experiences
Who graduates in California?
Denied: Community college students lack access to affordable loans
Reaching higher with affordability (working paper)
School strategies and the "college linking" process: Reconsidering the effects of high schools on college enrollment
Economic mobility: Is the American Dream alive and well?
Effective preschool curricula and teaching strategies
A new way on school integration
Promoting school readiness through universal preschool
National Indian education study part II: The educational experiences of fourth- and eighth-grade American Indian and Alaska Native students
Children at risk: Consequences for school readiness and beyond
One day I will make it: A study of adult student persistence in library literacy programs
College scholarships for Latino students: Are opportunities being missed?
After Michigan, what? Next steps for affirmative action
Knowledge for practice: A training program for college access advisors
American Indian Education Foundation: Tools for success scholarship handbook
Higher education, higher cost and higher debt: Paying for college in the future
California Community Colleges: Making them stronger and more affordable
Breaking barriers: A case study of two high performing high schools
Urgent but overlooked: The literacy crisis among adolescent English language learners
Double the work: Challenges and solutions to acquiring academic literacy for adolescent English language learners
Bridging the gap between high school and college
Postsecondary transitions among Navajo Indians
Miles to go: Louisiana
The relationship between advanced placement and college graduation
America's perfect storm: Three forces changing our nation's future
First year college performance: A study of home school graduates and traditional school graduates
Homeschooled adults: Are they ready for college
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
Pathways to college policy forum
Forgotten students: American Indian high school students' narratives on college going
The college and financial aid guide for: AB540 undocumented immigrant students
Realizing the college dream (English and Spanish versions)
MALDEF Federal education rights pamphlet (spanish version)
Using EXPLORE® and PLAN® Data to Evaluate GEAR UP Programs
Incorporating ACT scores into your statewide assessment
Using PLAN to identify student readiness for advanced courses in high school
Mounting pressures facing the U.S. workforce and the increasing need for adult education and literacy
Condition of education 2002: Special analysis, nontraditional undergraduates
Latino students and U.S. high schools
College affordability for students from low and lower-middle income families
The professional mentor program plus: An academic success and retention tool for adult learners
Graduation matters: Improving accountability for high school graduation
Diversity workshops: Gender equity--a closer look
Closing the racial achievement gap: The role of reforming instructional practices
The alternative pathways project: A framework for dropout reduction and recovery
School readiness: Closing racial and ethnic gaps
Promoting a systematic focus on learning supports to address barriers to learning and teaching
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
Transitioning adults to college: Adult basic education program models
Supporting adult English language learners' transitions to postsecondary education
On course for success: A close look at high school courses that prepare students for college
How do educators’ cultural belief systems affect underserved students’ pursuit of postsecondary education
Under-prepared community college students: Implications of attitudinal and experiential differences
The school to college transition: Challenges and prospects
A shared agenda: A leadership challenge to improve college access and success
Closing the gap: High achievement for students of color
Education dedicated to black males still relevant
Who should we help? The negative social consequences of merit aid scholarships
Latino achievement in America
First in the family: Advice about college from first generation students
Bridging the widest gap: Raising the achievement of Black boys
Mexican Americans and other Latinos in postsecondary education: Institutional influences
Education Trust, Inc
Income of U.S. workforce projected to decline if education doesn't improve
An overview of higher education in the United States: Diversity, access, and the role of the marketplace
Challenging the myths: Rethinking the role of school counselors
Higher education reform: Incorporating the needs of foster youth
Preparing diverse adolescents for the transition to adulthood
Reflecting on reconnecting males to higher education
Getting through college: Voices of low-income and minority students in New England
Achievement in America
Public attitudes on higher education
Show us the money: Low-income students, families, and financial aid
At what cost? The price that working students pay for a college education
A new core curriculum for all: Aiming high for other peoples' children
Gaining traction, gaining ground: How some high schools accelerate learning for struggling students
The challenges of financial aid awareness and college access
The trouble with Black boys: The role and influence of environmental and cultural factors on the academic performance of African American Boys
Beyond the tunnel problem: Addressing cross-cutting issues that impact vulnerable youth
They can't go home again: Undocumented aliens and access to U.S. higher education
The challenge of scaling up educational reform: Findings and lesson from First Things First
Diversity and persistence in Indiana higher education: The impact of preparation, major choices, and financial aid
Appropriate use of high stakes testing in our schools: How should student learning and achievement be measured
Vital voices: Building constituencies for public school reform
Minorities in higher education twenty-first annual status report, 2003-04
Parent power and urban school reform: The story of Mothers on the Move
Impact of student aid program design, operations, and marketing on the formation of family college-going plans and resulting college-going behaviors of potential students
College access, financial aid, and college success for undergraduates from foster care
Education watch online
Making college affordable: A work-book on financial aid, loans, and scholarships for college-bound students and their families (Spanish version)
College knowledge: Addressing information barriers to college
Measuring up 2006
Closing the college participation gap: A national summary
Restoring the balance: Dollars, values, and the future of college sports
The opportunity illusion: Subsidized housing and failing schools in California
Response to Intervention (RTI) and English Learners (ELLs)
High school mentors in brief: Findings from the Big Brothers Big Sisters school-based mentoring impact study
Better late than never? Examining late high school graduates
College Board Advocacy and Policy Center
The relationship between AP exam performance and college outcomes
Restructuring 'restructuring': Improving interventions for low-performing schools and districts
Altered state: How the Virginia community college system has used Achieving the Dream to improve student success
How does extended learning time impact student achivement?
Lumina Foundation Lessons: When networks build a platform, students step up
Close the hidden funding gaps in our schools
Who borrows most? Bachelor's degree recipients with high levels of student debt
What's possible: Turning around America's lowest achieving schools
Pathway to the baccalaureate: How one community college is helping underprepared students succeed
America's future: Latino child well-being in numbers and trends
Good data. Better policy. Stronger commitment. Improved outcomes.
Keeping score when it counts: Assessing the 2009-10 bowl-bound college football teams - academic performance improves but race still matters
Web tables - student financing of undergraduate education: 2007-08
Time to act: Closing the racial achievement gap
Enhancing tax credits to encourage saving for higher education: Advancing the American opportunity tax credit and reforming the saver's credit
The impact of Pell grants on academic outcomes for low-income California community college students
The black-white achievement gap: When progress stopped
Does extending foster care beyond age 18 promote postsecondary educational attainment?
Collaborating to create change: How El Paso Community College improved the readiness of its incoming students through Achieving the Dream
Recruiting and retaining older African American and Hispanic boys in after-school programs: What we know and what we still need to learn
Framework for providing all students an opportunity to learn through reauthorization of the elementary and secondary education act
The Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Network
Innovations in college readiness: How early college schools are preparing students underrepresented in higher education for college success
Fighting for quality and equality, too: How states and policymakers can ensure the drive to improve teacher quality doesn't just trickle down to poor and minority children
Growing pains: Scaling up the nation's best charter schools
Deciding about post-secondary education: Hearing the voices of non-attendees
Access and persistence: Fall 2009
Growing What Works Database
Re-imagining community colleges in the twenty-first century
Keeping middle grades students on the path to success in high school: Increasing engagement and achievement in SREB states
Between two worlds: How young Latinos come of age in America
Turnaround schools that work: Moving beyond separate but equal
Canada's Tuition and Education Tax Credits
The Millennium Bursary in British Columbia: Exploring its impact: Summary report (2004)
Does money matter? II
The American high school graduation rate: Trends and levels
The changing pathways of Hispanic youth into adulthood
Building student success from the ground up: A case study of an Achieving the Dream college
Promoting partnerships for student success: Lessons from the SSPIRE Initiative
This school works for me: Creating choices to boost student achievement: Supplement to the analysts' guide
Empowering effective teachers: Readiness for reform
This school works for me: Creating choices to boost student achievement: A guide for America's leaders
Choice without equity: Charter school segregation and the need for civil rights standards
Mind the (other) gap!: The growing excellence gap in k-12 education
Expanded learning: Making it work for high school students
A snapshot of African Americans in higher education
A social capital framework for the study of institutional agents & their role in the empowerment of low-status students & youth
Guiding developmental math students to campus services: An impact evaluation of the Beacon program at South Texas College
Promoting a comprehensive approach to educational opportunity: A pilot inventory of education-related federal programs for children and youth
Principles for a comprehensive assessment system
Teaching for a New World: Preparing High School Educators to Deliver College- and Career-Ready Instruction
The economic benefits from halving the dropout rate: A boom to businesses in the nation's largest metropolitan areas
The economic benefits from halving Indianapolis's dropout rate: A boon to regional business
Early college placement testing opportunities in Maine
College readiness brief: Academic rigor: At the heart of college access and success
College readiness issue brief: Social support: An essential ingredient to success
Removing roadblocks to rigor: Linking academic and social supports to ensure college readiness and success: Executive summary
The Equity Scorecard: A collaborative approach to assess and respond to racial and ethnic disparities in student outcomes
Socioeconomic stratification of community college transfer access in the 1980s and 1990s: Evidence from HS&B and NELS
On the cusp in California: How PreK-3rd strategies could improve education in the Golden State
The past, present, and future of comprehensive school reform
Latino college completion: Pennsylvania
The college keys compact: 2011 catalog of effective practices: Programs and practices that expand options for students from low-income backgrounds
Improving college performance and retention the easy way: Unpacking the ACT exam
Developing 20/20 vision on the 2020 degree attainment goal: The threat of income based inequality in education
Students speak! Understanding the value of HBCUs from student perspectives
Facilitating student learning through contextualization
Improving child care access to promote postsecondary success among low-income parents
The College Access Challenge Grant (CACG) program
Unconventional wisdom: A profile of the graduates of early college high school
The differential impact of wealth vs. income in the college-going process
An extreme degree of difficulty: The educational demographics of urban neighborhood high schools
Evaluating programs for community college students: How do we know what works?
Introduction to the Community College Research Center (CCRC) assessment of evidence series
When opportunity knocks, who answers? New evidence on college achievement awards
Minority male student success programs at community colleges
Experiencing integration in Louisville: How parents and students see the gains and challenges
Service members in school: Military veterans' experiences using the post-9/11 GI Bill and pursuing postsecondary education
School counselors literature and landscape review: The state of school counseling in America
Catalyst for change: The CIC/CLA consortium
Complexity in college admission: The barriers between aspiration and enrollment for lower-income students
New measures, new perspectives: Graduates time-and-credits-to degree in SREB states
Advocacy in action toolkit
The American freshman: National norms fall 2011
Western Policy Exchanges
Caught in the crisis: Students of color and native students in U.S. high schools
Pell grants and the lifting of rural America's future
It can be done, it's being done, and here's how
Meeting the STEM workforce challenge: Leveraging higher education's untapped potential to prepare tomorrow's STEM workforce
Getting ready for college: An implementation and early impacts study of eight Texas developmental summer bridge programs
Getting it right: Crafting federal accountability for higher student performance and a stronger America
Assessing deeper learning
US Department of Education Civil Rights Data Collection
Reawakening the dream deferred: Can comprehensive intervention programs increase college awareness among at-risk students?
Online and hybrid course enrollment and performance in Washington State Community and Technical Colleges
Percentage of states with alignment between K-12 and higher education standards
Four steps to finishing first: An agenda for increasing college productivity to create a better educated society
A green career pathways framework: Postsecondary and employment success for low-income, disconnected youth
Employer-paid tuition advancement for low-income workers
Racial gaps in early childhood: Socio-emotional health, development, and educational outcomes among African-American males
After-school toolkit: TIps, techniques, and templates for improving program quality
A stronger nation through higher education: A detailed look at college attainment-nationally, by state and by metro area
On the road to success
Rethinking higher education business models: Steps toward a disruptive innovation approach to understanding and improving higher education outcomes
The great cost shift: How higher education cuts undermine the future middle class
A strong start: Positioning young black boys for educational success: A statistical profile
One dream, two realities: Perspectives of parents on America's high schools
Ensuring America's Future - Sector briefs
Keeping students on course: An impact study of a student success course at Guilford Technical Community College
The causes and consequences of attending historically black colleges and universities
The condition of education 2012 (Report)
Finding your workforce: The top 25 institutions graduating Latinos in health professions and related programs by academic level
Not the ceiling, but the floor: Innovative Harlem early childhood education effort complicated by varying government regulations
Aid and innovation: How federal financial aid policy impacts student success and how states can respond
From soldier to student II: Assessing campus programs for veterans and service members
Where to begin? The evolving role of placement exams for students starting college
SREB State progress reports 2012
Factbook Bulletin: Minority enrollment gains show region's progress toward college completion goals
The stealth inequities of school funding: How state and local school finance systems perpetuate inequitable school spending
The condition of college and career readiness 2012: National report
Keeping the promise of opportunity: Redesigning financial aid to support post-secondary completion among low-income young adults
Portable, stackable credentials: A new education model for industry-specific career pathways
Aligning competencies to rigorous standards for off-track youth: A case study of Boston Day and Evening Academy
The missing "one-offs": The hidden supply of high achieving, low-income students
Black male student athletes and racial inequities in NCAA division I college sports
Adult college completion toolkit
Autonomy and innovation: Systemic change in a decentralized state
A framework for advancing career and technical education: Recommendations for the reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Act
"They never told me what to expect, so I didn't know what to do": Defining and clarifying the role of a community college student
Staying in school: A proposal to raise high school graduation rates
Are the sleeping giants awake? Non-profit universities enter online education at scale
Core principles for transforming remedial education: A joint statement
Increasing return on investment from federal student aid
Information and college access: Evidence from a randomized field experiment
Bridging the gap: An impact study of eight developmental summer bridge programs in Texas
State high school exit exams: A policy in transition
One in seven: Ranking youth disconnection in the 25 largest metro areas
Accelerating college knowledge: Examining the feasibility of a targeted early commitment Pell Grant program
New Americans in postsecondary education: A profile of immigrant and second-generation American undergraduates
Enrollment management trends report: A snapshot of the 2011 ACT tested high school graduates
College rewired: Innovative approaches help higher education connect to productivity
Leaders & laggards: A state-by-state report card on public postsecondary education
Competency-based degree programs in the US: Postsecondary credentials for measurable student learning and performance
Performance-based funding of higher education: A detailed look at best practices in six states
Commencement day: Six-year effects of a college learning community program at Kingsborough Community College
Diverse charter schools: Can racial and socioeconomic integration promote better outcomes for students?
Students with disabilities: Better federal coordination could lessen challenges in transition from high school
The importance of being in school: A report on absenteeism in the nation's public schools
How does institutional grant aid impact college choice?
Repository of resources for undocumented students
Certificates: Gateway to gainful employment and college degrees
APSCU's five tenents of veteran education
What are the implications of possible selves research for school counseling practice?
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
The arts and achievement in at-risk youth: Findings from four longitudinal studies
State HIgher Education Finance 2011
Moving on up: How tuition tax breaks increasingly favor the upper middle-class
Latino college completion in 50 states
Latino college completion in 50 states: Executive summary
Do high stakes placement exams predict college success?
Predicting success in college: The importance of placement tests and high school transcripts
Why access matters: The community college student body
Documenting uncertain times: Post-graduate transitions of the Academically Adrift cohort
Higher education reform: Next-generation models to increase success and control costs
The high cost of low graduation rates: Taxpayers lose millions
Designing common assessments to be measures of college and career readiness: Challenges and opportunities
Making every diploma count: Using extended-year graduation rates to measure student success
The common core state standards: Implications for higher education in the west
Estimating the return to college selectivity over the career using administrative earnings data
Overlooked and underpaid: How Title 1 shortchanges high schools, and what ESEA can do about it
Closing achievement gaps: Improving educational outcomes for Hispanic children: English language acquisition and middle school preparation: Keys to Latino educational success
Making summer count: How summer programs can boost children's learning
Optimism, college major, and post-secondary dropout
Caught in the crisis: Students with disabilities in U.S. high schools
Breaking schools' rules: A statewide study of how school discipline relates to students' success and juvenile justice involvement
Scaling up Breaking Through: 2010 evaluation
Single mothers and college success: Charting paths out of poverty
Strategies for success in career development: The career coach curriculum guide
Community college access and affordability for occupational and nontraditional students
Ramp-up to Readiness
American Association of Community Colleges: Report on the 21st century initiative listening tour
Preserving the federal Pell Grant Program
Young adult outcomes of youth exiting dependent or delinquent care in Los Angeles county
Meeting the STEM workforce demand: Accelerating math learning among students interested in STEM
Why policymakers should care about children's savings
The role of minority-serving institutions in national college completion goals
Increasing opportunities for immigrant students: Community college strategies for success
The Aspen Prize for community college excellence
Waiving away high school graduation rate accountability?
The college completion agenda: 2011 progress report
The impacts of state performance funding systems on higher education institutions: Research literature review and policy implications
Comparability of state local expenditures among schools within districts: A report from the study of school-level expenditures
The nation's report card: Trial urban district assessment mathematics 2011
The for-profit postsecondary school sector: Nimble critters or agile predators?
Assimilation tomorrow: How America's immigrants will integrate by 2030
Growth in the residential segregation of families by income, 1970-2009
For profit schools: Experiences of undercover students enrolled in online classes at selected institutions
Dropout recovery is national recovery: How federal policies can support the spread of Back on Track through College pathways
The CollegeKeys Compact: Getting into college: A cross-cohort examination of college preparations by lower-SES students
2011 National survey of school counselors: School counseling at a crossroads
Strong support, low awareness: Public perception of the common core state standards
PISA 2009 results: What students know and can do: Student performance in reading, mathematics and science
Disrupting college: How disruptive innovation can deliver quality and affordability to postsecondary education
7th Annual AP report to the nation
Changing the odds for students: Spotlight on Kingsborough College
Filling in the blanks: How information can affect choice in higher education
The 2010 Brown Center report on American education
Profiting from health care: The role of for-profit schools in training the health care workforce
I Need a Pencil.com
Adults with college degrees in the United States, by county
A call to action to raise achievement for African American students
The degree qualifications profile
Illinois adult education bridge evaluation: Technical report
The shapeless river: Does a lack of structure inhibit students' progress at community colleges?
Enrollment management, Inc.: External influences on our practice
Getting what we pay for: State community college funding strategies that benefit low-income, lower-skilled students
College success for all: How the Hidalgo independent school district is adopting early college as a district-wide strategy
Building a higher skilled workforce: Results and implications from the Bridgeconnect national survey
Improving Hispanic achievement: Implications for state policy
How military veterans are using the post-9/11 GI Bill and adapting to life in college
College access challenge grants: Including adult learners, strengthening student success
A new vision to increase the academic achievement for English language learners and immigrant students
Ensuring success for returning veterans
Developmental education in community colleges
Community colleges and higher education: How do state transfer and articulation policies impact student pathways?
Persistence and attainment of 2003–04 beginning postsecondary students: After six years
Get with the program: Accelerating community college students' entry into and completion of programs of study
Early college graduates: Adapting, thriving, and leading in college
Student success in higher education
The transition to adulthood: How states can support older youth in foster care
How college pricing undermines financial aid
Opening doors to student success: A synthesis of findings from an evaluation at six community colleges
Keeping score when it counts: Graudation success and academic progress rates for the 2011 NCAA Division1 men's basketball tournament teams
Performance incentives to improve community college completion: Learning from Washington State's Student Achievement Initiative (a state policy brief)
K-12 education reform: Implications and opportunities for public colleges and universities
Leaving no worker behind: Community colleges retrain the Michigan workforce-and themselves
Scaling up is hard to do: Progress and challenges during the first year of Achieving the Dream Developmental Education Initiative
Teacher voices: Immigration, language and culture
What's it worth: The economic value of college majors
Affirming the goal: Is college and career readiness an internationally competitive standard?
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Time to completion
A comparison study of 12th grade students' college anticipations, aspirations, and college preparatory measures
National Coalition for College Completion
The educational experience of young men of color: Capturing the student voice
Healthy steps toward student achievement: Research based recommendations for policy and practice
American Diploma Project (ADP) end-of-course exams: 2009 Annual report
Equitable resources in low income schools: Teacher equity and the Federal Title 1 comparability requirement
Using data to increase student success: A focus on diagnosis: Principles and practices of student success
La Plaza's scholarship and financial aid guide for Latino's in Indiana - Fall 2009
Transfer access from community colleges and the distribution of elite higher education
Assessing the use and impact of ECMC Foundation's Realizing the College Dream curriculum
Fueling the race to postsecondary success: A 48-institution study of prior learning assessment and adult student outcomes
Keeping score when it counts: Graduation rates for 2010 NCAA men's division 1 basketball tournament teams
Building a campus support network for students emerging from foster care
Mind the (other) gap: State profiles
Current challenges and opportunities in preparing rural high school students for success in college and careers: What federal policymakers need to know
Are student employment and academic success linked?
The schools teachers leave: Workforce mobility in Chicago public schools
Investing in disadvantaged young children is an economically efficient policy
Aboriginal peoples and post-secondary education: What educators have learned
Research on retention and attrition
Ready or not? Literacy skills and post-secondary education
The impact of bursaries: Debt and student persistence in post-secondary education
Funding university education in Ontario: Ontario University applicant survey report
“Why access matters” revisited: A review of the latest research
Transitions -- First-generation students: A promising concept?
Leading in a changing America: Presidential perspectives from Hispanic-serving institutions
Baccalaureate success of transfers and rising four-year college juniors
The facts: Postsecondary access and success
Equity overlooked: Charter schools and civil rights policy
Putting money on the table: Information, financial aid, and access to college
Providing effective financial aid assistance to students from foster care and unaccompanied homeless youth
Why stop after high school?: A descriptive analysis of the most important reasons that high school graduates do not continue to PSE
No time to lose: Why America needs an education amendment to the US Constitution to improve public education
Annotated bibliography of resources for transforming school counseling
Making the connections: Connecting state and institutional policies to improve student success
Getting started at community colleges: Reducing unplanned pregnancy and strengthening academic achievement
Rising by Degrees
Benchmarks: WICHE Region 2009
6th Annual AP Report to the Nation: State Reports
The Harlem Children's Zone, Promise Neighborhoods, and the Broader, Bolder Approach to Education
Beyond the rhetoric: Improving college readiness through coherent state policy
College and university commitments to student access and success: An overview of institutional postsecondary opportunity programs
Distinct subgroups of former foster youth during young adulthood: Implications for policy and practice
Underperforming schools and the education of vulnerable children
Extending foster care to age 21: Weighing the costs to government against the benefits to youth
Back on track to college: A Texas school district leverages state policy to put dropouts back on the path to success
The condition of college and career readiness 2010
Lumina Foundation focus: The productivity push: System wide reform allows Arizona to serve more students
The college completion agenda: 2010 progress report
On track to complete? A taxonomy of beginning community college students and their outcomes 3 years after enrolling: 2003-04 through 2006
Is school funding fair? A national report card
Unexpected pathways: Transfer patterns of California community college students
How increasing college access is increasing inequality, and what to do about it
Beyond the bubble: Technology and the future of student assessment
Course-taking patterns, policies, and practices in developmental education in the California community colleges
State test score trends through 2008-09, Part 1: Rising scores on state tests and NAEP
The progress of education reform: Investing in college completion
The impact of loan repayment rates on minority students
Young Hispanic children: Boosting opportunities for learning
Case studies of three community colleges: The policy and practice of assessing and placing students in developmental education courses
The 2009 Brown Center report on American education: How well are American students learning?
American community colleges and the academic crisis of basic skills: Adult student success
Addressing the American male imperative in higher education: Implications for public and research universities
State Higher Education Finance FY 2009
The connection between health and high school dropout
Minority student success: The role of teachers in Advanced Placement Program (AP) courses
The foreclosure generation: The long-term impact of the foreclosure crisis on Latino children and families
Untapped potential: Early labor market outcomes of dropouts and graduates from Philadelphia's public schools
Engaging older youth: Program and city-level strategies to support sustained participation in out-of-school time
The breaking through practice guide
Schools without diversity: Education management organizations, charter schools, and the demographic stratification of the American school system
The financial aid challenge: Successful practices that address the underutilization of financial aid in community colleges
Education Trust-West
Effectiveness, not seniority: Keeping the best teachers in high-need schools
ETS Policy Notes: Advancing learning for our diverse adult population
The Pell Institute and Pathways to College Network Evaluation Toolkit
Rebalancing the mission: The community college completion challenge
El Puente Project
Leaving boys behind: Public high school graduation rates
The impact of advice on price: Evidence from research
As America becomes more diverse: The impact of state higher education inequality
Puente Project
Does implementing a research based school counseling curriculum enhance student achievement
Hoosiers on Jupiter
Stepping stones to a degree: The impact of enrollment pathways and milestones on older community college student outcomes
CPS: A leader in AP growth
Student success: Statewide P-16 systems -- early outreach
Moving into town - and moving on: The community college in the lives of traditional age students
OECD Programme for international student assessment
Prekindergarteners left behind: Expulsion rates in state pre-kindergarten systems
What community college practices and policies are effective in promoting student success: A study of high- and low-impact institutions
Increasing the college preparedness of at-risk students
Ready to succeed: All students prepared for college and work
Focus on results: An academic impact analysis of the Knowledge is Power Program
Best practice: Indiana University Bloomington groups program
Access and persistence: Winter 2006
ACSFA policy brief: The toolbox and student aid policy
Addressing the needs of under-prepared students in higher education: Does college remediation work
Ensuring rigor in the high school curriculum: What states are doing
It's kind of different: Student experiences in two early college high schools
Retaining minority students in higher education
Higher education opportunities for foster youth: A primer for policymakers
Does diversity make a difference? Three research studies on diversity in college classrooms
Educational needs index
Pathways to college access and success
The funding gap 2004: Many states still shortchange low-income and minority students
Achieving equitable educational outcomes with all students: The institutions' roles and responsibilities
Disconnected youth: Educational pathways to reconnection
Powerful pathways: Framing options and opportunities for vulnerable youth
The link between high school reform and college access and success for low-income and minority youth
Add and subtract: Dual enrollment as a state strategy to increase postsecondary success for underrepresented students
National college access network
Add it up: Using research to improve education for low-income and minority students
Poverty and Race Research Action Council
Minority student retention and academic achievement in community colleges
Rural education at a glance
State merit scholarship programs and racial inequality
College access in Indiana and the United States: A 2005 status report
Pathways to a four-year degree: The higher education story of one generation
The expectations gap: A 50 state review of high school graduation requirements
Empty promises: The myth of college access in America
Opening doors: Students’ perspectives on juggling work, family, and college
Adult persistence and success in higher education: A brief annotated bibliography of online resources
Foster youth educational attainment: An annotated bibliography of online resources
Access for all? Debating in-state tuition for undocumented alien students
HBCU graduates: Employment, earnings, and success after college
Beyond percentage plans: The challenge of equal opportunity in higher education
All students reaching the top: Strategies for closing academic achievement gaps
High school graduation rates by race/ethnicity, limited English proficiency, free and reduced price lunch
Knocking at the college door: Projections of high school graduates by state, income, and race/ethnicity
Public education and black male students: The 2004 state report card
Latino youth finishing college: The role of selective pathways
Improving college access for minority, low-income, and first-generation students
One-third of a nation: Rising drop-out rates and declining opportunity
College knowledge: What Latino parents need to know and why they don't know it
Collegiate learning assessement project
Achievement gaps and correlates of early mathematics achievement: Evidence from the ECLS K-first grade sample
Names, expectations and the Black-White test score gap
Middle school practices improve student achievement in high poverty schools
Narrowing the gaps in educational attainment: A policymaker's guide for assessing and responding to needs for community college services
Returning to learning: Adults' success in college is key to America's future
The (un)changing face of the Ivy League
U.S. student and adult performance on international assessments of educational achievement
Literacy behind bars: Results from the 2003 national assessment of adult literacy prison survey
A multi-institution analysis of the effects of campus-based financial aid on student persistence at public four-year institutions
Expanding learning time in high schools
College access for the working poor: Overcoming burdens to succeed in higher education
Helping Teens Succeed
Opening Doors project publications
Post-secondary education options for low-income students
Funding Gaps 2006
EPAS®: A system that works
Do Current State Standards and Assessments Reflect College Readiness?: A Case Study
Preparing Oklahoma students for the future
The effects of using ACT® Composite score and high school average on college admission decisions for racial/ethnic groups
Alternatives to the grade point average as measures of academic achievement in college
Federal policy and Latinos in higher education
California policy options to accelerate Latino success in higher education
Adult learning focused institution (ALFI) initiative
Aligned expectations: A closer look at college admissions and placement tests
Native American higher education initiative: Educating the mind and spirit
Designing and financing an integrated program of college study: Lessons from the California Academy of Liberal Studies
Trends in African American and Native American participation in STEM higher education
College rankings reformed: The case for a new order in higher education
Placing college graduation rates in context: How 4-Year college graduation rates vary with selectivity and the size of low-income enrollment
Education pays 2006: The benefits of higher education for individuals and society
American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian education in the states
Understanding college access for under-represented students: Trends, issues, and strategies
Pacific Islanders lagging behind in higher educational attainment
Lottery funded merit scholarships: Some lessons from the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship program
Public education and Black male students: The 2006 state report card
How well are states educating our neediest children?: The Fordham report 2006
From their voices: American Indians in higher education and the phenomenon of stepping out
The unraveling of No Child Left Behind: How negotiated changes unravel the law
Equality and education, A Century Foundation project
Preparing today's high school students for tomorrow's opportunities
Paving the way to postsecondary education: K-12 intervention programs for underrepresented youth
Building pathways to success for low-skill adult students: Lessons for community college policy and practice from a longitudinal student tracking study
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
Can separate be equal? The overlooked flaw at the center of No Child Left Behind
Improving urban student achievement through early childhood reform: What state policymakers can do
Economic mobility project
From high school to the future: Potholes on the road to college
Low-income students and college success: More than money
State high school exit exams: Students with disabilities
Reaching higher with Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana: Focusing on the roll of community colleges
Racial disparities and the new federalism
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
Recent participation in formal learning among working-age adults with different levels of education
Lumina Foundation Lessons: Students aren't just data points, but numbers do count
Helping community college students cope with financial emergencies: Lessons from the Dreamkeepers and Angel Fund financial aid programs
Out before the game begins: Hispanic leaders talk about what's needed to bring more Hispanic youngsters into science, technology and math professions
The status of African Americans in engineering: Confronting the "new" American dilemma
A matter of trust: Ten key insights from recent public opinion research on attitudes about education among Hispanic parents
Gap or gaps? Challenging the singular definition of the achievement gap
Project Complete
Best practices: TRIO student support programs & Upward Bound
Department of Upward Bound programs: Strategic plan
The impacts of regular Upward Bound: Results from the third follow-up data collection
Ronald E. McNair Postbaccaluareate Achievement Program: 2002-05 facts and figures at a glance
College For Every Student
Gates Millennium Scholars Scholarships
Students with learning disabilities transitioning from high school to college
Understanding Latino parental involvement in education: Perceptions, expectations, and recommendations
Educating English language learners: Implementing instructional practices
Evaluation of new century high schools: Profile of an initiative to create and sustain small, successful high schools
Gates Millenium Scholars Program
The national articulation and transfer network
The narrowing gap in New York City teacher qualifications and its implications for student achievement in high-poverty schools
Education longitudinal study of 2002 (ELS:2002): A first look at the initial postsecondary experiences of the high school Sophomore class of 2002
What works clearinghouse: English language learners
Constrained after college: Student loans and early career occupational choices
Standardization vs. flexibility: State policy options on placement testing for developmental education in community colleges
Beyond access: How the first semester matters for community college students' aspirations and persistence
Is student success labeled institutional failure? Student goals and graduation rates in the accountability debate at community colleges
Community college student success: What institutional characteristics make a difference
Alabama: Featured facts from the SREB Fact Book on higher education
College access in Indiana and the United States 2007: Improving college access and success for Indiana adults 25 and over
Education watch Washington: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Washington: Key education facts and figures 2006
Return on investment: Educational choices and demographic change in California's future
Education watch California: Key facts and figures
Education watch California: Key education facts and figures
Knocking at the college door: California state report
Education watch Colorado: Key education facts and figures
Education watch Colorado: Key education facts and figures 2006
Education watch Texas: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Texas: Key education facts and figures 2006
Keeping score when it counts: Assessing the 2008-09 bowl-bound college football teams: Academic performance improves, but race still matters
Education Equality Project
Improving student success by strengthening developmental education in community colleges: The role of state policy
Facts for education advocates: School counseling, access and persistence
Non-traditional student success in public two-year colleges
10 New higher education ideas for a new Congress
Aligning multiple campus initiatives: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Achievement gaps: How black and white students in public schools perform in mathematics and reading on the National Assessment of Educational Progress
Transparency by design: Principles of good practice for higher education institutions serving adults at a distance
A new goal for America's high schools: College preparation for all
National opportunity to learn campaign: State data and analysis
State early commitment programs: A contract for college success?
Making high school students into "college material"
U.S. performance across international assessments of student achievement: Special supplement to The Condition of Education 2009
Economic and noneconomic outcomes for GED credential recipients
Serving those who serve: Higher education and America's veterans
Education & the military spouse: The long road to success
Graduating America: Meeting the challenge of low-graduation rate high schools
Military service members and veterans in higher education: What the new GI Bill may mean for postsecondary institutions
Projecting the economic benefits of reducing high school dropout rates in America's 45 largest metropolitan areas
Creating college readiness: Profiles of 38 schools that know how
A model of success: The model institution's for excellence program's successful leadership in STEM education (1995-2007)
An early alert system for remediation needs of entering community college students: Leveraging the California standards test
State indicators of science and mathematics education: 2007
Lifelong learning: New strategies for the education of working adults
Race matters: Unequal opportunities in education
Corporate investments in college readiness and access
Making the transition to four-year institutions: Academic preparation and transfer
Noncredit enrollment in workforce education: State policies and community college practices
National Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islander Research in Education
Creating postsecondary pathways to good jobs for young high school dropouts: The possibilities and the challenges
Federal access policies and higher education for working adults
Counting on graduation: An agenda for state leadership
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
The poor and the rich: A look at economic stratification and academic performance among undergraduate students in the United States
Learning to reason and communicate in college: Initital report of findings from the CLA longitudinal study
Rewarding persistence: Effects of a performance-based scholarship program for low-income parents
Tuition equity legislation: Investing in Colorado high school graduates through equal opportunity to postsecondary education
Bridges to opportunity for underprepared adults: A state policy guide for community college leaders
Ready to succeed: Changing systems to give California's foster children the opportunities they deserve to be ready for and succeed in school