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Author(s):Manning, T.
Title:Using Achieving the Dream to meet accreditation requirements: Principles and practices of student success
Organization:Achieving the Dream
Short Description:This guide is designed to show how colleges can use the methodology of Achieving the Dream to provide evidence of compliance with key accreditation standards and to drive their institution’s quality improvement agenda.
Annotation:During the past decade, the six regional accrediting agencies have changed their requirements and now encourage colleges to adopt processes and practices that demonstrate effectiveness in teaching and learning and improvements in institutional quality. Those processes and practices involve planning, evaluation, and outcomes assessment with the goals of enhancing student learning, strengthening programs, and improving services. This guide is designed to show how colleges can use the methodology of Achieving the Dream to provide evidence of compliance with key accreditation standards and to drive their institution’s quality improvement agenda.
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Accountability and Productivity (Postsecondary)
Community Colleges
Evidence-based Interventions/Promising Practices
Improving Postsecondary Student Success

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The impact of enhancing students' social and emotional learning: A meta-analysis of school-based universal interventions
Return on educational investment: A district-by-district evaluation of U.S. educational productivity
All accounted for: What do we want out of our afterschool & summer school programs?
Hear us out: High school students in two cities talk about going to college
The degree qualifications profile
Community college student survey
Graduating America: Meeting the challenge of low-graduation rate high schools
UpwardBound Math-Science: STEM education that works
The Everyone Graduates Center
Meaningful measurement: The role of assessments in improving high school education in the twenty-first century
Assessing school engagement: A guide for out-of-school time program practitioners
National Association for College Admission Counseling: Statement of prinicples of good practice
Moving into students' spaces: The impact of academic advising on student engagement among undecided students
Best practices in recruiting and retaining minority graduate students
Best practices in student support services: A study of five exemplary sites
Early intervention program and college partnerships
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
Evaluating the impact of interventions that promote successful transitions from high school
Strategic designs: Lessons from leading edge small urban high schools
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Developmental education: Completion status and outcomes
The community college transfer calculator: Identifying the course-taking patterns that predict transfer to a four-year institution
Powerful partnerships: Independent colleges share high-impact strategies for low-income students’ success
Best evidence encyclopedia: Center for data-driven reform in education
High school academic preparation and postsecondary progress
Beyond NCLB: Fulfilling the promise to our nation's children
Hitting home: Quality, cost, and access challenges confronting higher education today
Charter high schools: Closing the achievement gap
Collegiate learning assessement project
Latino student success at Hispanic serving institutions
What works for Latino students
Do Current State Standards and Assessments Reflect College Readiness?: A Case Study
Alternatives to the grade point average as measures of academic achievement in college
Course-taking patterns and preparation for postsecondary education in California's public university systems among minority youth
Big ideas: Dropout prevention strategies: Achievement for Latinos through Academic Success (ALAS)
Promising practices for community college developmental education
Accelerated remedial math education: How institutional innovation and state policy interact
Study of institutional research capacity and use of data at community colleges
Emerging evidence on improving high school graduation and improvement rates: The effects of four popular improvement programs
Building a culture of evidence for community college student success: Early progress in the Achieving the Dream initiative
Lumina Foundation Lessons: When networks build a platform, students step up
Keeping the promise of change in California's lowest performing schools
Improving education and employment for disadvantaged young men: Proven and promising strategies
Raising the roof: Explore California public school data
Altered state: How the Virginia community college system has used Achieving the Dream to improve student success
Dollars and sense: How "career first" programs like Year Up benefit youth and employers
Using college admission test scores to clarify high school placement (Leading Indicators Series)
The financial aid challenge: Successful practices that address the underutilization of financial aid in community colleges
RTI classification tool and resource locator
Center on Instruction: Response to Intervention (RTI) resources
ETS Policy Notes: Advancing learning for our diverse adult population
Response to Intervention (RTI) and English Learners (ELLs)
Working with teachers to develop fair and reliable measures of effective teaching
Restoring the balance: Dollars, values, and the future of college sports
Writing to read: Evidence for how writing can improve reading
Good data. Better policy. Stronger commitment. Improved outcomes.
Guiding developmental math students to campus services: An impact evaluation of the Beacon program at South Texas College
Case studies of three community colleges: The policy and practice of assessing and placing students in developmental education courses
Rising to the challenge: Hispanic college graduation rates as a national priority
Terms of engagement: Men of color discuss their experiences in community college
Global Skills for Global Completion
The quality imperative: Match ambitious goals for college attainment with an ambitious vision for learning
Removing roadblocks to rigor: Linking academic and social supports to ensure college readiness and success: Executive summary
Employers, low-income young adults, and post-secondary credentials: A practical typology for business, education, and community leaders
The value of value-added data
Re-imagining community colleges in the twenty-first century
Strong students, strong workers: Models for student success through workforce development and community college partnerships
2009 What works for Latinos in higher education
Benchmarking the success of Latina and Latino students in STEM to achieve national graduation goals
Baccalaureate success of transfers and rising four-year college juniors
Lumina Foundation Focus: No more kid stuff: Colleges and universities take a mature approach to serving adult students
Helping students navigate the path to college: What high schools can do
Structuring out-of-school time to improve academic achievement
Combat2College: Facilitating college success for combat veterans
BC AVID: Early Implementation Report -- Executive Summary
Aligning state approval and regional accreditation for online postsecondary institutions: A national strategy
Adult education for work: Transforming adult education to build a skilled workforce
Reducing behavior problems in the elementary school classroom
Creating college readiness: Profiles of 38 schools that know how
Student Success Skills
The Equity Scorecard: A collaborative approach to assess and respond to racial and ethnic disparities in student outcomes
Ready for tomorrow: Six proven ideas to graduate and prepare more students for college and 21st-century careers
Developing a college-going culture in a middle school: A toolkit
Steps to success: Analyzing milestone achievement to improve community college student outcomes
Credit/skills recovery pilot project: Documentation report for the Boston public schools
Mobilizing a cross-sector collaborative for systemic change: Lessons from project U-turn, Philadelphia's campaign to reduce the dropout rate
Opportunity adrift: Our flagship universities are straying from their public mission
Removing roadblocks to rigor: Linking academic and social supports to ensure college readiness and success: Annotated bibliography
Education reform starts early: Lessons from New Jersey's PreK-3rd reform efforts
Race to the Top: Accelerating college and career readiness in states: Teacher effectiveness
Race to the Top: Accelerating college and career readiness in states: Low-performing schools
Mathematics benchmarks grades K-12
Interventions to support readiness, recruitment, access, transition, and retention for postsecondary education success: An equity of opportunity policy and practice analysis
Effective instructional strategies
Expanding access and opportunity: The impact of the Gates Millennium Scholars program (2010 Update)
Promising practices: What works in the Midwest: New approaches to improving college access, persistence, and success: Three exemplary postsecondary opportunity programs
Transition and alignment: Two keys to assuring student success
Revving the education engine: Effectively aligning education, workforce, and economic development policy
Service-learning and Hispanic students: What works in the field
Beyond the indicators: An integrated school-level approach to dropout prevention
Latinos and the culture of college: How to build a commitment-to-college curriculum
Are we there yet? What policymakers can learn from Tennessee's growth model
Open-access colleges responsible for greatest gains in graduation rates
New York City's Strategy for Improving High Schools: An Overview
Promising practices: What works in the midwest: A report from the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE)
Reducing dropout rates through expanded learning opportunities
Pathway to the baccalaureate: How one community college is helping underprepared students succeed
A next social contract for the primary years of education
Connected by 25: Effective policy solutions for vulnerable youth
Cost perceptions and college-going for low-income students
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Attendance and completion patterns
15 Effective strategies for dropout prevention
The role of parents in dropout prevention: Strategies that promote graduation and school achievement
Rebalancing the mission: The community college completion challenge
Beyond the rhetoric: Improving college readiness through coherent state policy
Culturally responsive Response to Intervention
Response to Instruction (RtI) guidance document
Pre-algebra and algebra enrollment and achievement (Leading Indicators Series)
Response to Intervention: Possibilities for service delivery at the secondary school level
Response to Intervention: The future for secondary schools
The course of innovation: Using technology to transform higher education
A national study of institutional policies for the evaluation of transfer applicants
Creating a college-going culture guide
Experiences that matter: Enhancing student learning and success
The national articulation and transfer network
Camino de la universidad: The road to college
Do student success courses actually help community college students succeed?
A Culture of Evidence: An Evidence-Centered Approach to Accountability for Student Learning Outcomes
Overcoming obstacles, optimizing opportunities: State policies to increase postsecondary attainment for low-skilled adults
Raising graduation rates in an era of high standards: Five commitments for state action
Big ideas dropout prevention strategies: Check and Connect
A good start: Two-year effects of a freshman learning community program at Kingsborough Community College
The student to counselor ratio: Does it matter?
All Kinds of Minds
Graduation matters: Improving accountability for high school graduation
Benchmarks: Indicators of effective educational practice
Mathematics and science achievement and course-taking for college-bound high school students
Using posttesting to show the effectiveness of developmental/remedial college courses
Improving educational opportunties for students who work
Institutional practices and student persistence: Extending the empirical record
Rigor plus support: How science teachers use literacy techniques to get students ready for college
Nontraditional undergraduates
Adult learning focused institution (ALFI) initiative
Engaged learning: Fostering success for all students
A whole 'nother world: Students navigating community college
Transfer college quality and student performance
Returning to learning: Adults' success in college is key to America's future
Liberal education outcomes: A preliminary report on student achievement in college
Breaking barriers: A case study of two high performing high schools
Act on fact: Using data to improve student success
A culture of evidence: Postsecondary assessment and learning outcomes
The relationship between advanced placement and college graduation
Unfinished business: More measured approaches in standards-based reform
A new core curriculum for all: Aiming high for other peoples' children
Mixed messages: What state high school tests communicate about student readiness for college
What community college practices and policies are effective in promoting student success: A study of high- and low-impact institutions
Does implementing a research based school counseling curriculum enhance student achievement
Choosing to improve: Voices from colleges and universities with better graduation rates
Converting data into action: Expanding the boundaries of institutional improvement
Essential elements of engagement: High expectations and high support
Creating postsecondary pathways to good jobs for young high school dropouts: The possibilities and the challenges
The role of nonacademic factors in college readiness and success
Bridges to opportunity for underprepared adults: A state policy guide for community college leaders
Alternative High School Initiative (AHSI)
Corporate investments in college readiness and access
Pushing the envelope: State policy innovations in financing postsecondary education for workers who study
Starting right: A first look at engaging entering students
Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE)
An early alert system for remediation needs of entering community college students: Leveraging the California standards test
The learning communities demonstration: Rationale, sites, and research design
A model of success: The model institution's for excellence program's successful leadership in STEM education (1995-2007)
Leveraging postsecondary partners to build a college-going culture: Tools for high school-postsecondary partnerships
How educators in three states are responding to standards-based accountability under No Child Left Behind
Grade retention: Achievement and mental health outcomes
Action required: Addressing the nation's lowest performing high schools
Race to the top: Promising approaches to assisting the lowest-performing schools
Smart options: Investing the recovery funds for student success
Transforming America's community colleges: A federal policy proposal to expand opportunity and promote economic prosperity
Selected states response to supporting high school English language learners
Putting kids on the pathway to college: How is your school doing? A college pathways rubric
Doing What Works - Research based education practices online
Collecting survey data for assessment: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Learning around the clock: Benefits of expanded learning opportunities for older youth
The Bologna Process for US eyes: Re-learning higher education in the Age of Convergence
Grad nation: A guidebook to help cities tackle the dropout crisis
Moving beyond access: College success for low-income, first generation students
A developmental perspective for high school practitioners on college and workplace readiness
Investing in Indiana's adult workers: Increasing financial aid opportunities
Transparency by design
Assessing developmental assessment in community colleges
Mentoring in schools: An impact study of Big Brothers Big Sisters school-based mentoring
Illinois adult education bridge evaluation: Technical report
Breaking barriers: Plotting the path to academic success for school-age african-american males
After the bell: What do we want our afterschool programs to do?
PISA 2009 results: What students know and can do: Student performance in reading, mathematics and science
Changing the odds for students: Spotlight on Kingsborough College
Experiencing integration in Louisville: How parents and students see the gains and challenges
Financing community schools: Leveraging resources to support student success
A detection model of college withdrawal
State and local policy for reconnecting youth
Lumina Foundation Focus: Discerning learning: Colleges find new ways to show what students know
Presidential perspectives: The 2011 Inside Higher Ed survey of college and university presidents
Data-driven School Counseling Annotated Bibliography
College completion toolkit
Buying college: What consumers need to know
Research support for school counseling
A grounded theory of adult student persistence
Across the great divide: Perspectives of CEOs and college presidents on America's higher education and skills gap
Get with the program: Accelerating community college students' entry into and completion of programs of study
Recruiting and retaining older African American and Hispanic boys in after-school programs: What we know and what we still need to learn
For-profit colleges: Undercover testing finds colleges encouraged fraud and engaged in deceptive and questionable marketing practices
An employment training and job placement program for foster youth making the transition to adulthood in Cook County, Illinois
No time to waste: Policy recommendations for increasing college completion
Higher education web portals: Serving state and student transfer needs
Strong foundations: The state of postsecondary data systems
ACT college readiness case study: "You can go to college": Foster High School
Services to students with disabilities: A study of workload and costs
Beyond the bubble: Technology and the future of student assessment
Next generation learning: The intelligent use of technology to develop innovative learning models and personalized educational pathways
Major differences: Explaining student engagement by field of study: Annual results 2010
Gaining ground: High schools closing the achievement gap
College graduation rates: Behind the numbers
Grading higher education: Giving consumers the information they need
Measuring success by degrees: The status of college completion in SREB states
Just how similar? Community colleges and the for-profit sector
The social life of college information: Relationships and experiences as tools for enhancing college decision making
Filling in the blanks: How information can affect choice in higher education
Strengthening college opportunity and performance: Federal, state and institutional leadership
Closing the college completion gap: A guidebook for the faith community
Community college access and affordability for occupational and nontraditional students
The relevance of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the college completion agenda
Using community colleges to build a STEM-skilled workforce
Summer snapshot: Exploring the impact of higher achievement's year-round out-of-school time program on summer learning
Scaling and sustaining: State progress in the developmental education initiative
When school stability requires transportation: State considerations
Bringing business analytics to the college campus: Using fiscal metrics to steer innovation in postsecondary educations
Staying on track: Early findings from a performance-based scholarship program at the University of New Mexico
Unlocking the gate: What we know about improving developmental education
Underserved students who earn credit through prior learning assessment have higher degree completion rates and shorter time-to-degree
National Office for School Counselor Advocacy: Transition from high school graduation to college enrollment
10 Pieces of advice from students for teachers
State high school tests: Changes in state policies and the impact of the college and career readiness movement
Early warning system middle grades tool
Determinants of students' success: The role of advanced placement and dual enrollment programs
Teaching and learning in large classes at Ontario Universities
Challenging success: Can college degree completion be increased as states cut budgets?
A new mission for the middle-grades: Preparing students for a changing world
For profit schools: Experiences of undercover students enrolled in online classes at selected institutions
Operation College Promise
Performance-based scholarships: Emerging findings from a national demonstration
The truth behind higher education disclosure laws
A better measure of skills gaps: Utilizing ACT skill profile and assessment data for strategic skill research
Lumina Foundation Focus: Flexing the faculty
Performance-based funding: A re-emerging strategy in public higher education financing
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Time to completion
Priced out: How the wrong financial-aid policies hurt low-income students
America's Promise Alliance dropout prevention summits
Stepping stones: Principal career paths and school outcomes
Front and center: Critical choices for higher education
Standing on the shoulders of giants: An American agenda for education reform
National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment: Providing evidence of student learning: A transparency framework
Catalyst for completion: Performance-based funding in higher education: A case study of three states
Forward thinking teens: The effects of college costs on adolescent risky behavior
Greening community colleges: An environmental path to improving educational outcomes
Innovations in developmental math: Community colleges enhance support for nontraditional students
Best practices in social media: Summary of findings from the second comprehensive study of social media use by schools, colleges, and universities
Plugged in: Positive development strategies for disconnected Latino youth
A portrait of school improvement grantees
The federal comprehensive school reform program and school turnaround: Key evaluation findings
Own the Turf: College and Career Readiness Counseling Campaign
Align new policies with existing efforts to collaborate
Giving credit where credit is due: Creating a competency-based qualifications framework for postsecondary education and training
High school longitudinal study of 2009: A first look at fall 2009 ninth-graders parents', teachers, school counselors, and school administrators
Transforming the rural south: A roadmap to improving rural education
From information to action: Revamping higher education accountability systems
Debt to degree: A new way of measuring college success
Developmental Education Initiative (DEI) self-assessment tool
Four steps to finishing first: An agenda for increasing college productivity to create a better educated society
Think College Indiana!
Aligning community colleges to their local labor markets: The emerging role of online job ads for providing real-time intelligence about occupations and skills in demand
Conditional cash transfers and college persistence: Evidence from a randomized need-based grant program
National Coalition for College Completion
Improving college performance and retention the easy way: Unpacking the ACT exam
The educational experience of young men of color: A review of research, pathways, and progress
GEAR UP: Current project overviews 2002
Improving student transfer from community colleges to four-year institutions-The perspective of leaders from baccalaureate-granting institutions
Title I and high schools: Addressing the needs of disadvantaged students at all grade levels
Helping students get back on track: What federal policymakers can learn from New York City's multiple pathways to graduation initiative
Saving now and saving later: How high school reform can reduce the nation's wasted remediation dollars
AACC statement on the American Enterprise Institute's "Completion Matters: The High Cost of Low Community College Graduation Rates"
Ensuring America's Future - Sector briefs
It's a matter of time: Low-income students and community colleges
What we know about dual enrollment
A strong start: Positioning young black boys for educational success: A statistical profile
Rising the the challenge: The strategies of social service intermediaries
Off the clock: What more time can (and can't) do for school turnarounds
2011 Survey of differential tuition at public higher education institutions
Measuring efficiency in the community college sector
Rethinking higher education business models: Steps toward a disruptive innovation approach to understanding and improving higher education outcomes
Why access matters: The community college student body
Building a grad nation: Progress and challenge in ending the high school dropout epidemic (2012 Update)
Much accomplished, much at stake: Performance and policy in Maryland higher education
Pathways to success: Integrating learning with life and work to increase national college completion
Waiving away high school graduation rate accountability?
State policy profiles for completion by design
Bullying and open enrollment
Why policymakers should care about children's savings
Jobs, jobs, jobs: Challenges community colleges face to reach the unemployed
A framework for advancing career and technical education: Recommendations for the reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Act
College and career readiness: A quick stats fact sheet
Middle skills jobs and the growing importance of postsecondary education
"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
ECAR study of undergraduate students and information technology, 2012
Challenge the status quo: Academic success among school-age African-American males
Debt, jobs, diversity and who gets in: A survey of admissions directors
Advancing to completion: Increasing degree attainment by improving graduation rates and closing gaps for African-American students
The competition that really matters: Comparing U.S., Chinese, and Indian investments in the next-generation workforce
What Works Clearinghouse review of the report "The effects of student coaching in college: An evaluation of a randomized experiment in student mentoring"
Where to begin? The evolving role of placement exams for students starting college
Measuring nontraditional student success: An imperative for colleges and universities
Effective practices for developing the literacy skills of english language learners in the english language arts classroom
Professional college knowledge: Re-envisioning how we prepare our college readiness workforce
Leaders & laggards: A state-by-state report card on public postsecondary education
A disruptive look at competency-based education: How the innovative use of technology will transform the college experience
An analysis of learning outcomes of underrepresented students at urban institutions
Stopped short: 2.1 Million adults in Florida went to college but didn't finish
The causes and consequences of attending historically black colleges and universities
Common Core implementation workbook
The completion arch: Measuring community college student success
The condition of education 2012 (Report)
Rethinking remedial education: The role of MSIs in serving underreprepared students in the 21st century
Forging new pathways: The impact of the breaking through initiative in michigan
Forgotten youth: Re-engaging students through dropout recovery
RTTD guidance: Implementing continuous improvement metrics and strategies for the foundational conditions for personalized learning
2012 National survey of school counselors
Data for action 2012: Focus on people to change data culture