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Author(s):Pathways to College Network
Title:A shared agenda: P-12 and postsecondary policy recommendations: Moving toward a more cohesive continuum of federal support for college opportunity
Organization:Pathways to College Network
Short Description:Together, these policy recommendations will move policymakers and stakeholders toward a more cohesive continuum of federal support for education reform from pre-kindergarten – when preparation for college begins – to the completion of a college degree, resulting in stronger educational, social, and financial outcomes for our nation, our states, and our students.
Annotation:While many Pathways’ partners have issued their own organizational policy platforms, this document serves to summarize the recommendations that cut across multiple stakeholders groups and reflecte the Network’s principles and research findings. Together, these policy recommendations will move policymakers and stakeholders toward a more cohesive continuum of federal support for education reform from pre-kindergarten – when preparation for college begins – to the completion of a college degree, resulting in stronger educational, social, and financial outcomes for our nation, our states, and our students.
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College Access
Elementary School
High School
Improving Postsecondary Student Success
Middle School
P-16 (Pre K - Grade 16) Alignment and Initiatives
Preparation/College Readiness

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Critical conditions for equity and diversity in college access: Informing policy and monitoring results
P-16 Data systems: An alignment status report
Making opportunity affordable: Reinvesting in college access and success
Early college high school model: Strategy for high school completion, college access and success
Increasing the achievement of Native American youth at early college high schools
Report of Rhode Island case study site visit
Literature review: Intervention methods and programs for pre-college entry for disadvantaged students
Ensuring rigor in the high school curriculum: What states are doing
Indiana's P-16 plan for improving student achievement (Powerpoint)
KnowledgeWorks Foundation
Redesigning high schools to prepare students for the future
Involving families in high school and college expectations
School relationships foster success for African American students
School and college partnerships: The missing link
Education for foster children: Removing barriers to academic success
National college access network
Standards for what? The economic roots of K-16 reform
NCHEMS information center
Powerful pathways: Framing options and opportunities for vulnerable youth
On course for success: A close look at high school courses that prepare students for college
What role can dual enrollment programs play in easing the transition between high school and postsecondary education
The school to college transition: Challenges and prospects
A shared agenda: A leadership challenge to improve college access and success
Beyond empty promises: Policies to improve transitions into colleges and jobs
Effects of students’ middle school and high school experiences on completion of the bachelor’s degree: How can school counselors make a difference?
Project Mentor
Using PLAN to identify student readiness for advanced courses in high school
Mathematics and science achievement and course-taking for college-bound high school students
Guidance and career counselor's toolkit: Advising high school students with disabilities on postsecondary options
In need of improvement: NCLB & high schools
Redesigning schools: 10 features of effective schools
LearnMore Indiana 2006-07 report: Results of Indiana's career and college information survey of students in grades 9 and 11
The postsecondary achievement of participants in dual enrollment: An analysis of student outcomes in two states
Childcare and early childhood education: More information sharing and program review by HHS could enhance access for families with limited English proficiency
ACT national curriculum survey, 2005–2006
What is P-16? A primer for legislators - a practical introduction to the concept, language and policy issues of an integrated system of public education
Returning to learning: Adults' success in college is key to America's future
Closing educational achievement gaps for Latino/a students in Utah
Qualified teachers for at-risk schools: A national imperative
Adult learning focused institution (ALFI) initiative
Squeeze play: How parents and the public look at higher education today
Closing the expectations gap 2007: An annual 50-state progress report on the alignment of high school policies with the demands of college and work
Addressing America's dropout challenge: State efforts to boost graduation rates require federal support
Expanding opportunities: Postsecondary career and technical education and preparing tomorrow’s workforce
The progress of education reform: Dual enrollment
U.S. student and adult performance on international assessments of educational achievement
Alignment of high school graduation requirements and state-set college admissions requirements
Reading--Young children's achievement and classroom experiences
What works for Latino students
Helping equip teachers to answer students' questions on college knowledge
EPAS®: A system that works
Using EPAS™ to evaluate school-based intervention programs: GEAR UP
Improving academic achievement in urban districts: What state policymakers can do
One day I will make it: A study of adult student persistence in library literacy programs
Helping students make good decisions and act on them: The real meaning of guidance and advisement
Pre-K and Latinos: The foundation for America's future
Moving Indiana forward: High standards and high graduation rates
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
Why the crisis in adolescent literacy demands a national response
Strategies for improving student success in postsecondary education
Writing next: Effective strategies to improve writing of adolescents in middle and high school
The Breakthrough High School project
SREB states lead the nation in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Programs
Results that matter: Twenty-first century skills and high school reform
Status and trends in the education of racial and ethnic minorities
Learning in a new key
College access in Indiana and the United States 2007: Improving college access and success for Indiana adults 25 and over
Asking the right questions: A judicial checklist to ensure that the educational needs of children and youth in foster care are being addressed
Predicting different levels of academic success in college using high school GPA and ACT Composite score
Action plan: Educators/Policymakers
Crisis at the core: Preparing all students for college and work
Under-prepared community college students: Implications of attitudinal and experiential differences
How is school reform tied to increasing college access and success for low income and minority youth
College access in Indiana and the United States: A 2005 status report
The challenge of access and persistence
High school academic preparation and postsecondary progress
Improving the middle grades: Actions that can be taken now
The middle grades: Putting all students on track for college
Transition from high school to postsecondary education and employment for students with disabilities
Closing the expectations gap: 2006
Pathways to college access and success
Primary progress, secondary challenge
Financial aid: A shared agenda to achieve access and success for under-served students
Questions that matter: Setting the research agenda on access and success in postsecondary education
Transitions to college: From theory to practice
Integrating grades 9 through 14: State policies to support and sustain early college high school
USA Funds
Pathways to a four-year degree: Determinants of transfer and degree completion
The educational pipeline: Big investment, big returns
What research tells us about college access: Assuring the success of all students
Postsecondary access for Latino middle-grades students (PALMS)
A test of leadership: Charting the future of U.S. higher education
Academic pathways to college: Policies and practices of the fifty states to reach underserved students
The relationship between career development and educational development: A selected review of the literature
Career development interventions and academic self-efficacy: A pilot study
Pathways to improving practice: How can pre-college outreach programs use data to make decisions
Hitting home: Quality, cost, and access challenges confronting higher education today
From college access to college success: College preparation and persistence of BPS graduates
Turning Points
Improving literacy outcomes for English language learners in high school: Considerations for states and districts in developing a coherent policy framework
National forum to accelerate middle grades reform
Bridging the gap between high school and college
A road map for learning: Improving educational outcomes in foster care: A strategic guide for success in school
Removing the roadblocks: Fair college opportunities for all California students
Learning to reason and communicate in college: Initital report of findings from the CLA longitudinal study
Measuring up 2008
Gateway to College
National League of Cities
Out of many, one: Toward rigorous common core standards from the ground up
It's not about the cut score: Redesigning placement assessment policy to improve student success
Preparing high school students for successful transitions to postsecondary education and employment
Dropouts, diplomas, and dollars: U.S. high schools and the nation's economy
Literacy instruction in the content areas: Getting to the core of middle and high school improvement
Access to success: Patterns of advanced placement participation in U.S. high schools
Community college success: Is it a pathway to opportunity?
Creating change one step at a time: Efforts to improve college access and success in Indiana
Fulfilling the commitment: Recommendations for reforming federal student aid
Making sense of data-driven decision making in education
Second to none in attainment, discovery, and innovation: The national agenda for higher education
Indiana's K-12 STEM Ed Report Card
The education success program
Early intervention program and college partnerships
Boys and schools: Improving the health, education, and well-being of boys
Evaluation: Commonly faced challenges and practical tips to channel your efforts toward success
Indiana Partnerships Center
An early alert system for remediation needs of entering community college students: Leveraging the California standards test
Race matters: Unequal opportunities in education
National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy
Lifelong learning: New strategies for the education of working adults
Discovery Education Homework Help
All Kinds of Minds
Archdiocese of Indianapolis: The Church in central and southern Indiana
Cramming: The effects of school accountability on college-bound students
What every college access practitioner should know: About the importance of commitment
Reaching higher with accountability (working paper)
Windows on achievement and inequality
The enhanced reading opportunities study: Early impact and implementation findings
A commitment to America's future: Responding to the crisis in mathematics and science education
A college access contract
Making pre-kindergarten work for low-income working families
National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER)
Students with learning disabilities transitioning from high school to college
The Chafee Educational and Training Voucher (ETV) program: Six states' experiences
Missouri guidance and placement lessons: Applying employment readiness skills and the skills for on-the-job success
A Better Chance.org
Using student engagement to improve adolescent literacy
Do support services at community colleges encourage success or reproduce disadvantage?
Starfish Initiative: Mentoring application
The 2007 Brown Center report on American education: How well are American students learning?
A synthesis of grade retention research: Looking backward and moving forward
From assets to school outcomes: How finances shape children's perceived possibilities and intentions
Campus commons? What faculty, financial officers, and others think about controlling college costs
Squeeze play 2009: The public's views on college costs today
Legal Center for Foster Care and Education
Fostering Connections Act: Implementation Checklists for Education Provisions
Race to the top: Promising approaches to achieving teacher-related goals
Race to the top: Promising approaches to achieving college- and career-ready goals
Realizing the promise: How state policy can support alternative certification programs
Center on Reinventing Public Education
Developmental Education Toolkit
Education Equality Project
The Education Equality Project: Improving teacher quality
The role of nonacademic factors in college readiness and success
Benefits of additional high school coursework and improved course performance in preparing students for college
Big questions, practical answers: New strategies for setting and moving a higher education agenda
Education watch 2009
Ensuring equal opportunity in public education: How local school district funding policies hurt disadvantaged students and what federal policy can do about it
Aligning multiple campus initiatives: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
CAPE Network: Universal Encouragement Program (UEP) Guidance Assessments
Roadmap to RTI: Applying response to intervention in preschool settings
Gaining support from campus leaders: A project brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Increasing student engagement through faculty development: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Moving beyond access: College success for low-income, first generation students
The 2008 Brown Center report on American education: How well are American students learning
Falling off track during the transition to high school: What we know and what can be done
Creating a college-going culture: A resource guide
State early commitment programs: A contract for college success?
Summer Search
A critical mission: Making adolescent reading an immediate priority in SREB states
Improving accountability in public education
Counselor and college access provider activities to create a college-going culture
Postsecondary opportunity programs: Defining and improving an educational policy innovation
American Diploma Project Network: State Profiles
Preparing the workers of today for the jobs of tomorrow
BC AVID: Early Implementation Report -- Executive Summary
Seamless Pathways : A Symposium on Improving Transitions From High School to College
Ready or not? Literacy skills and post-secondary education
Developing a college-going culture in a middle school: A toolkit
Writing to read: Evidence for how writing can improve reading
Improving access to higher education by promoting saving
Scaling up learning communities: The experience of six community colleges
Open-access colleges responsible for greatest gains in graduation rates
Don't leave accountability behind: A call for ESEA reauthorization
Enhancing school reform through expanded learning
Early colllege high school: Increased rigor, enhanced support (videos of Indiana early college high schools)
Route 21: 21st century skills information, resources, and community tools
Learning connection: Providing data, resources, and tools to support student achievement
Community College 2.0
Foster youth who have succeeded in higher education: Common themes
Funding career pathways and career pathway bridges: A federal policy toolkit for states
Dual enrollment: Postsecondary/secondary partnerships to prepare students
Collaborating to create change: How El Paso Community College improved the readiness of its incoming students through Achieving the Dream
Ready for tomorrow: Six proven ideas to graduate and prepare more students for college and 21st-century careers
The facts: Postsecondary access and success
Removing roadblocks to rigor: Linking academic and social supports to ensure college readiness and success: Annotated bibliography
College readiness brief: Academic rigor: At the heart of college access and success
College- and career-ready: Using outcomes data to hold high schools accountable for student success
Promising practices: What works in the midwest: A report from the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE)
Transforming schools to meet the needs of students: Improving school quality and increasing learning time in ESEA
Expanded time, enriching experiences: Expanded learning time schools and community organization partnerships
FY 2011 budget proposal: Thoughts and recommendations for increasing college access and success
State R&D and k-12 STEM Education Report Cards
Guiding developmental math students to campus services: An impact evaluation of the Beacon program at South Texas College
Chronic early absence: Providing solutions for increasing achievement in the early grades and preventing school drop-out
Recognition and response: Pathways to school success for young children
A smart move in tough times: How SREB states can strengthen adult learning and the work force
The College Completion Agenda
The state of state standards - and the Common Core - in 2010
Postsecondary success
A stronger nation through higher education: Why Americans must achieve a "big goal" for college attainment
Achieving the possible: What Americans think about the college- and career-ready agenda
Winning by degrees: The strategies of highly productive higher-education institutions
Strengthening college opportunity and performance: Federal, state and institutional leadership
Time to act: Closing the racial achievement gap
Academic competitiveness and national SMART grant programs: First-year lessons learned
Access without equity: Longitudinal analysis of institutional stratification by race and ethnicity: 1972-2004
College success for all: How the Hidalgo independent school district is adopting early college as a district-wide strategy
Next generation learning: The intelligent use of technology to develop innovative learning models and personalized educational pathways
Student success in higher education
Beyond basic skills: State strategies to connect low-skilled students to an employer-valued postsecondary education
Professional development for afterschool practitioners: The first year of the Palm Beach County Afterschool Educator Certificate program
Slow off the mark: Elementary school teachers and the crisis in science, technology, engineering, and math education
Young children of immigrants and the path to educational success: Key themes from an Urban Institute roundtable
Stepping stones: Principal career paths and school outcomes
Winning the future: Improving education for the Latino community
Developing 20/20 vision on the 2020 degree attainment goal: The threat of income based inequality in education
Service members in school: Military veterans' experiences using the post-9/11 GI Bill and pursuing postsecondary education
The impact of enhancing students' social and emotional learning: A meta-analysis of school-based universal interventions
A measured approach to improving teacher preparation
Monitoring progress: Response to intervention (RTI)'s promise and pitfalls
Financing community schools: Leveraging resources to support student success
When opportunity knocks, who answers? New evidence on college achievement awards
Online learning: Does it help low-income and underprepared students?
Turning around the nation's lowest performing schools: Five steps districts can take to improve their chances of success
A model for success: CART's linked learning program increases college enrollment
Hear us out: High school students in two cities talk about going to college
The nation's report card: Science 2009
Examining the role of summer bridge programs in promoting college readiness and completion: Lessons learned from Texas' developmental summer bridges
Successful school-community partnerships: Using lessons learned from practice and research to expand learning
Clearing the path: Creating innovation space for serving over-age, under-credited students in competency-based pathways
Double jeopardy: How third-grade reading skills and poverty influence high school graduation
State education agencies as agents of change: What will it take for the states to step up on education reform
New school year brings steep cuts in state funding for schools
The mission of the high school: a new consensus of the purposes of public education?
Employer-paid tuition advancement for low-income workers
Title I and high schools: Addressing the needs of disadvantaged students at all grade levels
The false promise of class-size reduction
Online and hybrid course enrollment and performance in Washington State Community and Technical Colleges
If only we told our story better...Reenvisioning state-university relations through the lens of public engagement
Overlooked and underpaid: How Title 1 shortchanges high schools, and what ESEA can do about it
National Coalition for College Completion
The college keys compact: 2011 catalog of effective practices: Programs and practices that expand options for students from low-income backgrounds
How students are making it: Perspectives on getting through college from recent graduates of the Boston Public Schools (Full Report)
How students are making it: Perspectives on getting through college from recent graduates of the Boston Public Schools (Short Version)
The condition of education 2011
Testing the impact of Higher Achivement's year-round out-of-school-time program on academic outcomes
Getting it right: Crafting federal accountability for higher student performance and a stronger America
High flyers: Policies and strategies that boost developmental education success in Florida's community colleges
Crossing the finish line: A national effort to address near completion
Using data and inquiry to build equity-focused college-going cultures
American Association of Community Colleges: Report on the 21st century initiative listening tour
Emotional and behavioral disorders: Promoting prevention and positive interventions in school settings
Getting ready for college: An implementation and early impacts study of eight Texas developmental summer bridge programs
Comparative indicators of education in the United States and other G-8 countries:
Innovation at scale: How Virginia community colleges are collaborating to improve developmental education and increase student success
Hidalgo early college district toolkit
Meeting the STEM workforce demand: Accelerating math learning among students interested in STEM
Charter-school management organizations: Diverse strategies and diverse student impacts
Opportunity road: The promise and challenge of America's forgotten youth
Transforming education in America
Leveraging data for college completion
Testing the impact of Higher Achievement's year-round out-of-school time program on academic outcomes
A new mission for the middle-grades: Preparing students for a changing world
Today's promise, tomorrow's future: The social and educational factors contributing to the outcomes of Hispanics in urban schools
Using dual enrollment policy to improve college & career readiness: A web tool for decision makers
Refocusing adult education on career and postsecondary success: An analysis of adult education (Title II) in WIA reauthorization proposals
The importance of being in school: A report on absenteeism in the nation's public schools
APSCU's five tenents of veteran education
What can a multifaceted program do for community college students?
What is "career ready"?
Promoting quality individualized learning plans: A "how to guide" focused on the high school years
Does more money matter? An introduction to the performance-based scholarship demonstration in California
Boosting postsecondary education performance
The cruel divide: How California's education finance system shortchanges its poorest school districts
Off the clock: What more time can (and can't) do for school turnarounds
Campaign for the Future of Higher Education
The best of two worlds: Lessons from a community college-community organization collaboration to increase student success
Race to the top: What have we learned from the states so far? A state-by-state evaluation of Race to the Top performance
Opportunity for action: Preparing youth for 21st century livelihoods
It takes a whole society: Opening up the learning landscape in the high school years
Transfer & mobility: A national view of pre-degree student movement in postsecondary institutions
On the road to success
Do high stakes placement exams predict college success?
Chartering equity: Using charter school legislation and policy to advance equal educational opportunity
2012 Brown Center report on American education: How well are American students learning?
A public education primer: Basic (and sometimes surprising) facts about the U.S. education system
Western Policy Exchanges
Why policymakers should care about children's savings
Increasing opportunities for immigrant students: Community college strategies for success
The economic value of opportunity youth
A matter of degrees: Promising practices for community college student success
Improving the odds for failing schools
Transforming the educational experience of young men of color
Transforming the educational experience of young men of color: Companion workbook
Overcoming the poverty challenge to enable college and career readiness for all: The crucial role of student supports
Close, but no degree: Removing barriers to degree-completion and economic advancement in New Jersey
Strategies for improving outcomes for disconnected youth (Executive Summary)
The common core standards: What do they mean for out-of-school time?
For this place, for these people: An exploration of best practices among charter schools serving native students
Third grade reading policies
Advancing civic learning and engagement in democracy: A road map and call to action
The stealth inequities of school funding: How state and local school finance systems perpetuate inequitable school spending
Taking college courses in high school: A strategy for college readiness
Staying in school: A proposal to raise high school graduation rates
Raising the bar: Aligning and elevating teacher preparation and the teaching profession
The College Board 2012 national survey of school counselors and administrators: Report on survey findings: Barriers and supports to school counselor success
Portable, stackable credentials: A new education model for industry-specific career pathways
From capacity to success: HSIs and Latino student success through Title V
Highlights from TIMSS 2011: Mathematics and science achievement of U.S. fourth and eighth-grade students in an international context
College and career readiness: A quick stats fact sheet
Inseparable imperatives: Equity in education and the future of the American economy
Rethinking remedial education: The role of MSIs in serving underreprepared students in the 21st century
Increasing return on investment from federal student aid
Information and college access: Evidence from a randomized field experiment
Forging new pathways: The impact of the breaking through initiative in michigan
Autonomy and innovation: Systemic change in a decentralized state
"I came in unsure of everything": Community college shifts in students' confidence
The effects of learning communities for students in developmental education
Keeping the promise of opportunity: Redesigning financial aid to support post-secondary completion among low-income young adults
The economic case for higher education
Spaces of inclusion? Teachers' perceptions of school communities with differing student racial & socioeconomic contexts
Where to begin? The evolving role of placement exams for students starting college
Performance-based funding of higher education: A detailed look at best practices in six states
Diverse charter schools: Can racial and socioeconomic integration promote better outcomes for students?
Caught in the crisis: Students of color and native students in U.S. high schools
Adolescent literacy
The 8th annual AP report to the nation
The roll of Pell grants in access, persistence and completion
Pathways to success: Integrating learning with life and work to increase national college completion
Unrealized promises: Unequal access, affordability, and excellence at community colleges in Southern California
Positive student outcomes in community schools: Providing services that meet the many needs of students and parents
Why access matters: The community college student body
Overcoming obstacles to college attendance and degree completion: Toward a pro-college savings agenda
Much accomplished, much at stake: Performance and policy in Maryland higher education
Rethinking higher education business models: Steps toward a disruptive innovation approach to understanding and improving higher education outcomes
Compendium of practices to increase Latino college completion 2012: Profiles of organizational efforts
50-state mathematics requirements for the standard high school diploma
2012 State of the state addresses: Governors' top education issues
Action plan for improving measures of postsecondary student success
Easing the transition from combat to classroom: Preserving America's investment in higher education for military veterans through institutional assessment
Make me a match: Helping low-income and first generation students make good college choices
Replenishing opportunity in America: The 2012 midterm report of public higher education systems in the Access to Success Initiative
The nation's report card: Trial urban district assessment mathematics 2011
Data that matters: Giving high schools useful feedback on grads' outcomes
Hearing on non-traditional students
Can simple be equitable? Lessons from state grant programs
Smart spending: Reforming federal financial aid for higher education
Why rural matters 2011-12: Statistical indicators of the condition of rural education in the 50 states
State policy profiles for completion by design
Making the move: Transition strategies at California schools with high graduation rates
Ramp-up to Readiness
Complexity in college admission: The barriers between aspiration and enrollment for lower-income students
Missed opportunity: How New York can do a better job of reconnecting youth on public assistance to education and jobs
Single mothers and college success: Charting paths out of poverty
Resisters, rejectors, and ridas: How to make urban schools work for disengaged students and critically conscious teachers
Staying on track: Early findings from a performance-based scholarship program at the University of New Mexico
Scaling and sustaining: State progress in the developmental education initiative
Making the case: Engaging education partners in addressing the education needs of children in foster care
Digital learning and technology: Federal policy recommendations to seize the opportunity-and promising practices that inspire them
Caught in the crisis: Students with disabilities in U.S. high schools
Dropout prevention services and programs in public school districts: 2010-11
Front and center: Critical choices for higher education
Lumina Foundation Focus: Un nuevo dia: As Latino population grows, so must college attainment
Affirming the goal: Is college and career readiness an internationally competitive standard?
The role of mentoring in college access and success
A comparison study of 12th grade students' college anticipations, aspirations, and college preparatory measures
Performance-based funding: A re-emerging strategy in public higher education financing
On our way: Educational toolkit for families (A program instructional guide)
Turning points: A case study of family literacy-Community college partnerships
Family literacy: A valuable gateway to postsecondary education
The high school longitudinal study of 2009: A first look at Fall 2009 ninth graders
Boosting college completion for a new economy
Conditional cash transfers and college persistence: Evidence from a randomized need-based grant program
The educational experience of young men of color: Capturing the student voice
The educational experience of young men of color (website)
New path to federal student aid for those with no high school diploma or GED
Affordability and transfer: Critical to increasing Baccalaureate degree completion
Gender inequalities in education
The common core state standards: Implications for higher education in the west
Debt to degree: A new way of measuring college success
Linking data across state agencies: States that are making it work
The case for change in college admissions
High school longitudinal study of 2009: A first look at fall 2009 ninth-graders parents', teachers, school counselors, and school administrators
Why we're behind: What top nations teach their children but we don't
Illinois adult education bridge evaluation: Technical report
Pathways to Prosperity: Meeting the challenge of preparing young Americans for the 21st century
Community college student survey
2010 census of male-focused programs: A snapshot of programs and organzations supporting American males
Improving undergraduate learning: Findings and policy recommendations from the SSRC-CLA longitudinal project
The 2010 Brown Center report on American education
Fully online programs in K-12: A snapshot of effective practices at virtual high schools
Data Quality Campaign: Data for action 2010: Executive summary
Building capacity for reconnecting youth
Stretching the school dollar: A brief for state policymakers
Ready by 21 case study: Austin, TX
Keeping students enrolled: How community colleges are boosting financial resources for their students
7th Annual AP report to the nation
Transforming high schools: Performance systems for powerful teaching
The effects of in-state tuition for non-citizens: A systematic review of the evidence
Digest of education statistics 2010, and mini-digest of education statistics 2010
Promising practices supporting low-income, first-generation students at DeVry University
Stuck schools revisited: Beneath the averages
Giving credit where credit is due: Creating a competency-based qualifications framework for postsecondary education and training
Creating opportunities in health care: The community college role in workforce partnerships
Improving community college success
Veteran's education benefits: Enhanced guidance and collaboration could improve administration of the Post-911 GI Bill program
A portrait of school improvement grantees
Accelerating college readiness: Lessons from North Carolina's innovator early colleges
The transition to adulthood: How states can support older youth in foster care
A phenomenological study of high school counselor advocacy as it relates to the college access of underrepresented students
What should count? Frontline perspectives on student success and college accountability
Teacher and leader effectiveness in high-performing education systems
Engaging adjunct and full-time faculty in student success innovation
School tracking and access to higher education among disadvantaged groups
Shut out of the military: Today's high school education doesn't mean you're ready for today's army
How increasing college access is increasing inequality, and what to do about it
Dollars for degrees: Structuring post-secondary scholarships to increase student success
College choice process of Latino undocumented students: Implications for recruitment and retention
Community colleges and higher education: How do state transfer and articulation policies impact student pathways?
Can transfer and articulation policies propel communtiy college students to a bachelor's degree-and is that the only goal?
Partnerships between community colleges and prisons: Providing workforce education and training to reduce recidivism
No time to waste: Policy recommendations for increasing college completion
Higher education web portals: Serving state and student transfer needs
Benefitting whom? For-profit education companies and the growth of military educational benefits
Untapped potential: Fulfilling the promise of Big Brother Big Sisters and the bigs and littles they represent
College access challenge grants: Including adult learners, strengthening student success
Improving Hispanic achievement: Implications for state policy
Measuring success by degrees: The status of college completion in SREB states
Conducting a scan of your college access and success system: Why it matters, how to do it, how to use it
State test score trends through 2008-09, Part 1: Rising scores on state tests and NAEP
Investing in education and equity: Our nation's best future
Helping former foster youth graduate from college: Campus support programs in California and Washington state
New approaches to improving college access, persistence, and success: Three exemplary postsecondary opportunity programs
Lumina Foundation focus: The productivity push: System wide reform allows Arizona to serve more students
Building capacity to promote college- and career-readiness for secondary-level English language learners: Policy brief featuring Austin, Texas
The college completion agenda: 2010 progress report
Revving the education engine: Effectively aligning education, workforce, and economic development policy
Common Standards: The Time Is Now
Terms of engagement: Men of color discuss their experiences in community college
Retaining Teacher Talent Study
Committee for Economic Development (CED)
A Profile of California Partnership Academies 2004–2005
College- and career-ready (video presentation): Giving students extra support to meet standards in challenging academic and career courses.
How state education agencies support data-driven decision-making in districts and schools
Stuck schools: A framework for identifying schools where students need change--now!
Improving low-performing schools: Lessons from five years of studying school restructuring under No Child Left Behind
Ed.gov Open Innovation Portal
Implementing strategies to achieve successful student transitions
High school policy reform: A plan for success (California)
Engaging faculty in the Achieving the Dream initiative: Principles and practices of student success
The Center for Public Education
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
10 Ideas to ensure college readiness in the No Child Left Behind and Higher Education Acts
College readiness issue brief: Using data to improve educational outcomes
Socioeconomic stratification of community college transfer access in the 1980s and 1990s: Evidence from HS&B and NELS
A comparison of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for mathematics (June 2, 2010) to the American Diploma Project (ADP) benchmarks for mathematics (2004)
A comparison of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English language arts and literacy in history/social studies, science, and technical subjects (June 2, 2010) to the American Diploma Project (ADP) benchmarks for English (2004)
Rebalancing the mission: The community college completion challenge
Devil in the details: An analysis of state teacher dismissal laws
Primary sources: America's teachers on America's schools
The evaluation of charter school impacts: Final report
Managing contracts for educational equity: Emerging trends and issues
Altered state: How the Virginia community college system has used Achieving the Dream to improve student success
The Condition of Education 2010
State college- and career-ready high school graduation requirements comparison table
Welfare reform and intergenerational mobility
New America Foundation Early Education Initiative
Turning community college drop-outs into graduates
Effective college access, persistence and completion programs and strategies for underrepresented student populations: Opportunities for scaling up
How does extended learning time impact student achivement?
Comparing NCLB and the Obama administration's blueprint
Understanding costs of credit-based transition programs in Indiana
Dual credit in Indiana: Bridging the gap between high school and college
What does research say about 21st century skills?
Strengthening partnerships and building public will for out-of-school time programs
Center on Innovation and Improvement
Keeping the promise of change in California's lowest performing schools
Breaking the habit of low performance: Successful school restructuring stories
Achieving dramatic school improvement: An exploratory study
Education reform 101: A primer on the new Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)
Promoting a culture of student success: How colleges and universities are improving degree completion
Policy on dual credit opportunities in Indiana
Minority student success: The role of teachers in Advanced Placement Program (AP) courses
Mapping the road to college: First generation students' math track, planning strategies, and context of support
Achieving the Dream Equity Resource Center
Making the connections: Connecting state and institutional policies to improve student 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
Charting a necessary path: The baseline report of public higher education systems in the Access to Success initiative
BC AVID: Early implementation report
Teaching for a new world: Preparing high school educators to deliver college- and career-ready information
Annotated bibliography of resources for transforming school counseling
Helping students navigate the path to college: What high schools can do
Raising rigor, getting results: Lessons learned from AP expansion
Creating college readiness: Profiles of 38 schools that know how
Educational Policy Improvement Center
The challenge of college readiness
The Nation's Report Card: Mathematics 2009
Institutional transfer and the management of risk in higher education
Listening to Latinas: Barriers to high school graduation
Helping Latinas succeed in school: How schools can address barriers to high school graduation
Helping Latinas succeed in school: How federal policymakers can address barriers to high school graduation
Background and supporting evidence for Adult Education for Work
Putting kids on the pathway to college: How is your school doing? A college pathways rubric
Beyond test scores: Leading indicators for education
Enhancing college student success through developmental education
Diplomas and dropouts: Which colleges actually graduate their students (and which don't)
The school environment and adolescent well-being: Beyond academics
The state of learning disabilities 2009
Setting up success in developmental education: How state policy can help community colleges improve student success outcomes
National studies find TRIO programs effective at increasing college enrollment and graduation
IPEDS Data Center
The impact of peers on college preparation: A review of the literature
Social programs that work: What works and what doesn't work in social policy: Findings from well-designed randomized controlled trials
Achieving a wealth of riches: Delivering on the promise of data to transform teaching and learning
Indiana Pathways to College Network (IPCN) Groupsite
Breakthrough Collaborative
Investing in Indiana's adult workers: Increasing financial aid opportunities
Lessons from Achieving the Dream for federal efforts to improve college completion rates
Toward informative assessment and a culture of evidence: Results from strengthening pre-collegiate education in community colleges
Creating a high school culture of college-going: The case of Washington State Achievers
Cultivating generative connections, commitment, and engagement among campus constituencies: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
First-year programs: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Recommendations for addressing the needs of English Language Learners
Paving the road to college: How school counselors help students succeed
Ready to assemble: A model state higher education accountability system
From high school to the future: The pathway to 20
Making the dream a reality: Action steps for states to prepare all students for college and career
Eight elements of high school improvement: A mapping framework
High school literacy: A quick stats fact sheet
Bridges to opportunity for underprepared adults: A state policy guide for community college leaders
Using increased funding under the Workforce Investment Act to create multiple pathways to marketable postsecondary credentials and middle-class employment
Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics
Campaign for High School Equity
A plan for success: Communities of color define policy priorities for high school reform
Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 - Education provisions
Solving the data puzzle: A "how-to" guide on collecting and sharing information to improve educational outcomes for children in out-of-home care
Learning around the clock: Benefits of expanded learning opportunities for older youth
The nation's report card: NAEP 2008: Trends in academic progress
Is your local high school making the grade? 10 Elements of a successful high school
Facts for education advocates: School counseling, access and persistence
Starfish Initiative
The CollegeKeys Compact: Getting ready, getting in, and getting through college: Expanding options for low-income students
Feeling the Florida heat? How low-performing schools respond to voucher and accountability pressure
The Mind Trust
Central Indiana Educational Service Center
Encouraging girls in math and science
From aspirations to action: The role of middle school parents in making the dream of college a reality
The state role in accelerating student growth in low-performing high schools
State and local implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act - Accountability under NCLB: Interim report
State college- and career-ready high school graduation requirements
A good start: Two-year effects of a freshman learning community program at Kingsborough Community College
Big ideas dropout prevention strategies: Check and Connect
Consortium on Chicago school research at the University of Chicago
Reaching higher college completion (working paper)
The 4th annual AP report to the nation
Beating the odds: The real challenges behind the math achievement gap - and what high-achieving schools can teach us about how to close it
College planning resource directory
Study Guides and Strategies
Virtual Pamphlet Collection - Study Skills
Study Strategies
Early college high schools in Ohio: Core principles
The male achievement gap in Indiana
Homework Hotline
Student persistence in college: More than counting caps and gowns
Rethinking high school: Supporting all students to be college-ready in math
The status of African Americans in engineering: Confronting the "new" American dilemma
National Indian Education Study 2007 Part II: The educational experiences of American Indian and Alaska Native students in grades 4 and 8
Learning better together: The impact of learning communities on the persistence of low-income students
The Benwood plan: A lesson in comprehensive teacher reform
Back to basics: Improving college readiness of community college students
Tapping America's Potential: Gaining momentum, losing ground: Progress report 2008
ETS Policy Notes: Addressing achievement gaps: The language acquisition and educational achievement of English-language learners
For every 100 girls...
Best practices in student support services: A study of five exemplary sites
Lumina Foundation for Education: Accomplishments and challenges
Ensuring college success: Scaffolding experiences for students and faculty in an early college high school
Improving the distribution of teachers in low-performing high schools
Measuring and improving the effectiveness of high school teachers
Using early-warning data to improve graduation rates: Closing cracks in the education system
Building a better bridge: Helping young adults enter and succeed in college
The costs of failure factories in American higher education
Counting on graduation: An agenda for state leadership
The Condition of Latinos in education: 2008 Factbook
High schools as launch pads: How college-going culture improves graduation rates in low-income high schools
RTI Action Network
Sizing up state standards: 2008
Better together: Realigning pre-college skills development programs to achieve greater academic success for adult learners
The transformative individual school counseling model: An accountability model for urban school counselors
Breaking through the barriers to college: Empowering low-income communities, schools, and families for college opportunity and student financial aid
Hispanic Scholarship Fund: Steps to success (English and Spanish Versions)
California Community Colleges: Making them stronger and more affordable
Pathways to improving practice: How can pre-college outreach programs work with schools
What do we know: Seeking effective math and science instruction
Evaluating the effectiveness of technology in our schools
Strategic instruction model
The advanced placement expansion of the '90's: How did traditionally underserved students fare
The college ladder: Linking secondary and postsecondary education for success for all students
The talent development high school model: Context, components, and initial impacts on ninth-grade students' engagement and performance
America's high schools: The frontline in the battle for our economic future
Richard Stockton College Community of Scholars
Promoting college access and success: A review of credit-based transition programs
Pathways to improving practice: Data-driven pre-college outreach programs
SPIDO (State Policy Inventory Database Online)
Accelerated learning options: Moving the needle on access and success
Indiana P-16 policy roundtable: Education strengthened when treated as a seamless whole
Dollars and sense II: Lessons from good, cost-effective small schools
National High School Center
Claiming common ground: State policymaking for improving college readiness and success
Update to state dual enrollment policies: Addressing access and quality
Bridge Partnership
High school guidance counselors: Facilitators or preemptors of social stratification in education
Achievement in America
Early college high school initiative
Indiana's Education Roundtable
The student debt dilemma: Debt aversion as a barrier to college access
Indiana inventory of academic pathways
State strategies for redesigning high schools and promoting high school to college transitions
Bridging the gap: Academic preparation and postsecondary success of first generation students
The link between high school reform and college access and success for low-income and minority youth
Beyond college for all: Policies and practices to improve transitions into college and jobs
Missed opportunities: A new look at disadvantaged college aspirants
Challenging times, clear choices: An action agenda for college access and success
Every child a graduate: A framework for an excellent education for all middle and high school students
What we know about access and success in postsecondary education: Informing Lumina Foundation's strategic direction
Increasing the preparedness of at-risk students
Latino students and the educational pipeline: From middle school to the workforce
How do educators’ cultural belief systems affect underserved students’ pursuit of postsecondary education
Stalled in secondary: A look at student achievement since the No Child Left Behind act
The early college high school: The initiative at a glance
The key to success in community college
College affordability for students from low and lower-middle income families
Financing workforce development programs for youth transitioning out of foster care
What helps or hinders students' chances of success in college?
What are ACT's college readiness benchmarks?
Academic and noncognitive variables related to PLAN scores
Homework helper: Help your child take control
Ten ways to help your child become self-reliant
Volunteer opportunities: Helping others can help your child
Great summer jobs: Explore careers and gain valuable experience
College is possible: A guide for undocumented students
Chicago Public Schools Department of Postsecondary Education
Easing the transition to high school: Research and best practices designed to support high school learning
Managing the transition to ninth grade in a comprehensive urban school
Independent Evaluation of the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE): Third Biennial Report
Education watch Florida: Key education facts and figures 2006
Forming a college-going community in U.S. public high schools
Great expectations: A guide to Alabama's high school graduation exam
First ask, then listen: How to get your students to help you teach them better
Opportunity in America: The role of education
Retooling career and technical education
Student loans and public accountability
Postsecondary success begins with high school preparation
Educational programs and projects that address the needs of low-income students
New kids on the block: Results from the Moving to Opportunity experiment
A supporting role: How accreditors can help promote the success of community college students
High school teaching for the twenty-first century: Preparing students for college
A state leader's action guide to 21st century skills
Frequently asked questions about college access and success
Improving educational attainment through extensive postsecondary encouragement services
College readiness: Helping all students access and succeed in higher education
Camino de la universidad: The road to college
The nation's report card: Reading 2007
The family: America's smallest school
Reforming American high schools: Case studies and resources on best practices
A study of admissions officers' perceptions of and attitudes toward homeschooled students
Critical connections: Linking states’ unit record systems to track student progress
Going to scale with high-quality early education: Choices and consequences in universal pre-Kindergarten efforts
Educational vouchers for universal preschools
College learning for the new global century
Inside the black box of high-performing high-poverty schools
Straight from the source: What works for first-generation college students
The language of opportunity: Expanding employment prospects for adults with limited English skills
Standards for quality online teaching
Closing the achievement gap: An overview
Achievement gaps and correlates of early mathematics achievement: Evidence from the ECLS K-first grade sample
Using EXPLORE® and PLAN® Data to Evaluate GEAR UP Programs
Differential grading standards among high schools
Early college planning pays big dividends: Louisiana
Enhancing student success in education: Summary report of the NPEC Initiative and National Symposium on Postsecondary Student Success
MALDEF Federal education rights pamphlet (spanish version)
A synthesis of recommendations for improving U.S. science and mathematics education
Keeping America competitive: Five strategies to improve mathematics and science education
MALDEF Federal education rights pamphlet (English version)
All students college-ready: Findings from the Foundation's education work, 2000-2006
Realizing the college dream (English and Spanish versions)
Women on the rise
Articulation, alignment, and the challenge of college-readiness