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Author(s):Vargas, J., and Quiara, J.
Title:Policies paved the way: Early college innovation in North Carolina
Organization:Jobs for the Future
Short Description:This brief describes how North Carolina has spurred and supported early college high schools. It is told from the perspective of leaders of early college schools who were asked about the state policies that have supported their success. It provides a model to other states for creating effective, financially sustainable pathways from high school through the first critical years of postsecondary education.
Annotation:Since 2004, the state of North Carolina has started over 100 innovative high schools, including 70 early college high schools. Although the schools are young, they show early outcomes that are better than those of other high schools in the state: lower grade-to-grade dropout rates and higher scores on end-of-course exams than those at schools with comparable student compositions. A substantial number of early college students are also completing college courses before high school graduation. This brief describes how North Carolina has spurred and supported this successful educational innovation. It is told from the perspective of leaders of early college schools who were asked about the state policies that have supported their success. It provides a model to other states for creating effective, financially sustainable pathways from high school through the first critical years of postsecondary education.
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Early/Middle College High Schools
Earning College Credit in High School: Dual Enrollment, Advanced Placement, and International Baccalaureate Programs
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Pathway to the baccalaureate: How one community college is helping underprepared students succeed
Career and college planning needs of ninth graders: As reported by ninth graders
Developmental Education Initiative: State policy framework and strategy
Ohio State University Department of Mathematics Early Mathematics Placement Testing
College readiness issue brief: Aligning P-12 and postsecondary education: Toward a seamless P-16 education system
Race to the Top: Accelerating college and career readiness in states: P-20 longitudinal data systems
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
Current challenges and opportunities in preparing rural high school students for success in college and careers: What federal policymakers need to know
High school career academies: A 40-year proven model for improving college and career readiness
Mind the (other) gap!: The growing excellence gap in k-12 education
How state education agencies support data-driven decision-making in districts and schools
High school remediation
Mandating supplemental intervention services: Is New York state doing enough to help all students succeed?
Using the right data to determine if high school interventions are working to prepare students for college and careers
Expanding access and opportunity: The impact of the Gates Millennium Scholars program (2010 Update)
Expanding learning time in high schools
How outreach programs are implemented affects student achievement
Yes, you can: A guide to establishing mentoring programs to prepare youth for college
Articulation, alignment, and the challenge of college-readiness
Course credit accrual and dropping out of high school
Access to college: The role of tuition, financial aid, scholastic preparation and college supply in public college enrollments
Urgent but overlooked: The literacy crisis among adolescent English language learners
Helping students make good decisions and act on them: The real meaning of guidance and advisement
Building pathways to success for low-skill adult students: Lessons for community college policy and practice from a longitudinal student tracking study
School-to-career and post-secondary education: Evidence from the Philadelphia educational longitudinal study
College access: A framework for systemic program development
Using EPAS™ to evaluate school-based intervention programs: GEAR UP
Federal support for adolescent literacy: A solid investment
Beating the odds: An analysis of student performance and achievement gaps on state assessments: 2005-06 School year
EPAS®: A system that works
Statewide administration of the ACT: A key component in improving student preparation for college and work
Do Current State Standards and Assessments Reflect College Readiness?: A Case Study
Education watch Washington: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Washington: Key education facts and figures 2006
Digest of education statistics: 2006
A commitment to America's future: Responding to the crisis in mathematics and science education
State college- and career-ready high school graduation requirements
Setting the stage for new high schools: Municipal leadership in supporting high school alternatives
Using student engagement to improve adolescent literacy
Are public schools really losing their "best"? Assessing the career transitions of teachers and their implications for the quality of the teacher workforce
Projections of education statistics to 2016
Opening doors to earning credentials: Changing courses - Instructional innovations that help low income students succeed in community college
The nation's report card: Mathematics 2007
The nation's report card: Reading 2007
Schools need good leaders now: State progress in creating a learning-centered school leadership system
Partnership for 21st Century Skills
Building a science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) agenda
Great expectations: A guide to Alabama's high school graduation exam
Embedding college readiness indicators in high school curriculum and assessment
Beyond NCLB: Fulfilling the promise to our nation's children
Preparing today's high school students for tomorrow's opportunities
American diploma project network Indiana action plan
Orange juice or orange drink? Ensuring that "advanced courses" live up to their labels
Just for the kids
Closing the achievement gap series part 1: Is Indiana ready for state-sponsored prekindergarten programs?
Early childhood investment yields big payoff
The role of the guidance profession in a shifting education system
National forum to accelerate middle grades reform
Federal, state, and local roles supporting alternative education
The American diploma project: Overview of research
Increasing the preparedness of at-risk students
On course for success: A close look at high school courses that prepare students for college
State high school exit exams: A maturing reform
Who goes to preschool and why does it matter?
Bridge Partnership
Success for All Foundation
High-stakes testing in PreK-12 education
Transition from high school to postsecondary education and employment for students with disabilities
State strategies for redesigning high schools and promoting high school to college transitions
Education and the economy: The economic benefits of helping high school dropouts earn both high school diplomas and college degrees
Adolescent literacy
Pell grants and the lifting of rural America's future
Student success courses and educational outcomes at Virginia community colleges
Bullying and open enrollment
Raising job quality and skills for American workers: Creating more effective education and workforce development systems in the states
Lightening the load: A look at four ways that community schools can support effective teaching
Meeting the STEM workforce demand: Accelerating math learning among students interested in STEM
The impacts of state performance funding systems on higher education institutions: Research literature review and policy implications
The long-term impacts of teachers: Teacher value-added and student outcomes in adulthood
Opportunity road: The promise and challenge of America's forgotten youth
Striving for student success: A model of shared accountability
Experimental evidence on the effect of childhood investments on postsecondary attainment and degree completion
Trends in Chicago's schools across three eras of reform: Full report
Pathway to recovery: Implementing a back on track through college model
Up for grabs: The gains and prospects of first- and second generation young adults
What four states are doing to support data-driven decision-making: Policies, practices, and programs
From birth to college: Findings from Year 1 of a process evaluation of the University of chicago charter school model
Strong support, low awareness: Public perception of the common core state standards
American Association of Community Colleges: Report on the 21st century initiative listening tour
State test score trends through 2008-09, Part 4: Is achievement improving and are gaps narrowing for Title 1 students?
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
The 'personalization' of higher education: Using technology to enhance the college experience
Getting ready for college: An implementation and early impacts study of eight Texas developmental summer bridge programs
Four steps to finishing first: An agenda for increasing college productivity to create a better educated society
What gets measured gets done: Adding college-course completion to K-12 accountability systems
Congressional budget action for fiscal year 2012 and its impact on education funding
Early warning indicator systems
Expanded measures of school performance
Measuring the education pipeline: Critical data elements indicating readiness, transition and success
The college keys compact: 2011 catalog of effective practices: Programs and practices that expand options for students from low-income backgrounds
Young children of immigrants and the path to educational success: Key themes from an Urban Institute roundtable
Public school choice in the District of Columbia: A descriptive analysis
The effects of in-state tuition for non-citizens: A systematic review of the evidence
Creating opportunities in health care: The community college role in workforce partnerships
The educational experience of young men of color: A review of research, pathways, and progress
Closing achievement gaps: Improving educational outcomes for Hispanic children: English language acquisition and middle school preparation: Keys to Latino educational success
Credit recovery and proficiency-based credit: Maintaining high expectations while providing flexibility
The common core state standards: Implications for higher education in the west
Debt to degree: A new way of measuring college success
Linking costs and postsecondary degrees: Key issues for policymakers
Online and hybrid course enrollment and performance in Washington State Community and Technical Colleges
Shifting trends in special education
Helping students get back on track: What federal policymakers can learn from New York City's multiple pathways to graduation initiative
Building capacity for reconnecting youth
Projections of education statistics to 2019
Education and the economy: Boosting state and national economies by improving high school graduation rates
Education as a data-driven enterprise: A primer for leaders in business, philanthropy, and education
Greening community colleges: An environmental path to improving educational outcomes
Performance incentives to improve community college completion: Learning from Washington State's Student Achievement Initiative (a state policy brief)
America's high school graduates: Results from the 2009 NAEP High School Transcript Study
Research support for school counseling
Working systematically in action: Engaging family and community: A guide for facilitators
Accountability & continuous improvement in remedial education: Getting Past Go Project
Everybody ready for school: How can we ensure high quality early childhood programs?
Meeting the challenge: The role of school leaders in turning around the lowest-performing high schools
The nation's report card: Science 2009
Illinois adult education bridge evaluation: Technical report
Pathways to Prosperity: Meeting the challenge of preparing young Americans for the 21st century
Closing the expectations gap 2011
The condition of education in brief: 2005
Academic competitiveness and national SMART grant programs: First-year lessons learned
Course-taking patterns, policies, and practices in developmental education in the California community colleges
Putting data into practice: Lessons from New York City
Enhancing tax credits to encourage saving for higher education: Advancing the American opportunity tax credit and reforming the saver's credit
How increasing college access is increasing inequality, and what to do about it
The social life of college information: Relationships and experiences as tools for enhancing college decision making
Getting students ready for college and careers: Transitional senior mathematics
A first look at the common core and college and career readiness
Online learning: Does it help low-income and underprepared students?
Hear us out: High school students in two cities talk about going to college
State test score trends through 2008-09, Part 2: Slow and uneven progress in narrowing gaps
Schools without diversity: Education management organizations, charter schools, and the demographic stratification of the American school system
State college- and career-ready high school graduation requirements comparison table
Understanding the common core state standards
Understanding the K-12 common core state standards in mathematics
College for Every Student (CFES): Assessment of student outcomes 2007-08
Curriculum and instruction: A 21st century skills implementation guide
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act: A Primer on Reauthorization in 2010
Strong foundations: The state of postsecondary data systems
ACT college readiness case study: "You can go to college": Foster High School
The state of state standards - and the Common Core - in 2010
A sharper focus on technical workers: How to educate and train for the global economy
Achieving the possible: What Americans think about the college- and career-ready agenda
Chidren's Budget 2010
Building an early childhood professional development system
Getting past go project: State reports on the cost of remedial education
Learning communities for students in developmental reading: An impact study at Hillsborough Community College
Southern Regional Education Board: Moving Ahead: State progress reports on Challenge to Lead goals
Southern Regional Education Board annual report: The essentials: What really counts in improving education
Good data. Better policy. Stronger commitment. Improved outcomes.
Students and teachers talk about school reform and student engagement
The limited career prospects for high school graduates without additional education and training
Middle skills jobs and the growing importance of postsecondary education
A national talent strategy: Ideas for securing US competitiveness and economic growth
Supporting our youngest children: Early Head Start programs in 2010
Weighing the evidence: A conversation with community college presidents on using research to support student success outcomes
Digest of Education Statistics 2011
The nation's report card: Science 2011
NAEP Science 2011 State Snapshot Reports
Students with disabilities: Better federal coordination could lessen challenges in transition from high school
No child left behind waivers: Promising ideas from second round applications
The great cost shift: How higher education cuts undermine the future middle class
Remediation: Higher education's bridge to nowhere
Pathways through graduate school and into careers
Third grade literacy policies: Identification, intervention, retention
Race to the top: What have we learned from the states so far? A state-by-state evaluation of Race to the Top performance
Promoting quality individualized learning plans: A "how to guide" focused on the high school years
Raising the bar from Ready by 21 to credentialed by 26: Highlights from community and state efforts
Survey of income and program participation data on educational attainment
Providing greater opportunities for deeper learning in NCLB waivers
MTE Partnership seeks to transform mathematics teacher preparation in support of common core standards
2012 National survey of school counselors
Higher education, merit-based scholarships and post-baccalaureate migration
Forging new pathways: The impact of the breaking through initiative in michigan
The reality of college readiness 2012: National report
Men of color: A role for policymakers in improving the status of black male students in U.S. higher education
College and career development organizer
The role of community-based organizations in the college access and success movement
Improving the college scorecard: Using student feedback to create an effective disclosure
High standards help struggling students: New evidence
Highlights from TIMSS 2011: Mathematics and science achievement of U.S. fourth and eighth-grade students in an international context
Core principles for transforming remedial education: A joint statement
Inseparable imperatives: Equity in education and the future of the American economy
The condition of education 2012 (Report)
Certificates: Gateway to gainful employment and college degrees
Fault lines in our democracy: Civic knowledge, voting behavior and civic engagement in the United States
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
What can a multifaceted program do for community college students?
Instructional supports: The missing piece in state educational standards
On her majesty's school inspection service
Taking action for America: A CEO plan for jobs and economic growth: A skilled, prepared workforce
Tying funding to community college outcomes: Models, tools, and recommendations for states
End-of-course exams
The cruel divide: How California's education finance system shortchanges its poorest school districts
2012 State of the state addresses: Governors' top education issues
State aid to nonpublic schools
Education, job openings, and unemployment in metropolitan America
The college completion agenda may sacrifice college access for low-income, minority and other at-risk students
Education at a glance 2012: OECD indicators
Freshman transition initiatives: Long term and comprehensive
The economic case for higher education
Measuring nontraditional student success: An imperative for colleges and universities
Adding it all up in 2012: Are college net price calculators easy to find, use and compare?
"I came in unsure of everything": Community college shifts in students' confidence
A problem still in search of a solution: A state policy roadmap for improving early education
Structure in community college career-technical programs: A qualitative analysis
Autonomy and innovation: Systemic change in a decentralized state
Using state data to promote continuous improvement of workforce programs: Guidance for states preparing applications to the U.S. DOL workforce data quality initiative
New approaches to improving college access, persistence, and success: Three exemplary postsecondary opportunity programs
The condition of college and career readiness 2010
Yes we can: The Schott state report on black males and education (national and state reports)
Clearinghouse on foster youth and transition
Doing more with less: The inequitable funding of community colleges
Improving teacher quality: Here's how (guidebook)
No time to waste: Policy recommendations for increasing college completion
Higher education web portals: Serving state and student transfer needs
2010 College-bound seniors: Total group profile report
Foster youth who have succeeded in higher education: Common themes
The breaking through practice guide
What does research say about 21st century skills?
Learning connection: Providing data, resources, and tools to support student achievement
Dollars and sense: How "career first" programs like Year Up benefit youth and employers
Strengthening partnerships and building public will for out-of-school time programs
Keeping the promise of change in California's lowest performing schools
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
Eight components of college and career readiness counseling
Understanding the K-12 common core standards in English language arts and literacy in history/social studies, science, and technical subjects
Increasing baccalaureate attainment in Louisville: A proposed blueprint for community action
The rising price of inequality: How inadequate grant aid limits college access and persistence
Welfare reform and intergenerational mobility
Turning community college drop-outs into graduates
The impact of school counseling on student educational outcomes in high schools: What can we learn about effectiveness from statewide evaluations of school counseling practice in Nebraska and Utah
State high school tests: Exit exams and other assessments
College access challenge grants: Including adult learners, strengthening student success
Education and achievement: A focus on Latino "immigrant" children
Building a grad nation: Progress and challenge in ending the high school dropout epidemic
Update on Indiana school referrenda
A model for success: CART's linked learning program increases college enrollment
A call for change: The social and eductational factors contributing to the outcomes of black males in urban schools
How military veterans are using the post-9/11 GI Bill and adapting to life in college
Access without equity: Longitudinal analysis of institutional stratification by race and ethnicity: 1972-2004
Do institutions respond asymmetrically to changes in state need- and merit-based aid?
Postsecondary expectations and plans for the high school senior class of 2003-04
STEM coursetaking among high school graduates, 1990-2005
Turning around the nation's lowest performing schools: Five steps districts can take to improve their chances of success
Changing the odds for students: Spotlight on Kingsborough College
A measured approach to improving teacher preparation
Keeping students enrolled: How community colleges are boosting financial resources for their students
State test score trends through 2008-09, Part 3: Student achievement at 8th grade
Get with the program: Accelerating community college students' entry into and completion of programs of study
The College Access Challenge Grant (CACG) program
Developmental Education Initiative (DEI) self-assessment tool
State policies and procedures on Response to Intervention (RTI) in the Midwest region
Promoting full-time attendance among adults in community college: Early impacts from the performance-based scholarship demonstration in New York
Not just kid stuff anymore: The economic imperative for more adults to complete college
Conditional cash transfers and college persistence: Evidence from a randomized need-based grant program
Spotlight on the common core state standards: What do parents need to know?
Spotlight on the common core state standards: What do teachers need to know?
Catalyst for completion: Performance-based funding in higher education: A case study of three states
Leaving no worker behind: Community colleges retrain the Michigan workforce-and themselves
A portrait of school improvement grantees
Slow off the mark: Elementary school teachers and the crisis in science, technology, engineering, and math education
The condition of education 2011
Putting it all together: Supporting continuous improvement in education through strategic use of data systems
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
State education agencies as agents of change: What will it take for the states to step up on education reform
Farther, faster: Six promising programs show how career pathway bridges help basic skills students earn credentials that matter
A green career pathways framework: Postsecondary and employment success for low-income, disconnected youth
2011 ACT national and state scores: State reports
Designing common assessments to be measures of college and career readiness: Challenges and opportunities
After-school toolkit: TIps, techniques, and templates for improving program quality
Top ten higher education policy issues for 2011
The Future Ready Project
The case for change in college admissions
The midwest challenge: Matching jobs with education in the post-recession economy
Forgotten middle-skill jobs: State by state snapshots
2011 College-bound seniors: Total group profile report
Common core state standards: Progress and challenges in school districts' implementation
Up to the challenge: The role of career and technical education in college and career readiness
Breaking schools' rules: A statewide study of how school discipline relates to students' success and juvenile justice involvement
Expanded learning opportunities: A more comprehensive approach to preparing high school students for college and a career
Dropout prevention services and programs in public school districts: 2010-11
Assessing deeper learning
Caught in the crisis: Students with disabilities in U.S. high schools
The road ahead: A look at trends in the educational attainment of community college students
Community college access and affordability for occupational and nontraditional students
Crossing the finish line: A national effort to address near completion
Testing the impact of Higher Achievement's year-round out-of-school time program on academic outcomes
Challenging success: Can college degree completion be increased as states cut budgets?
Making the move: Transition strategies at California schools with high graduation rates
State high school tests: Changes in state policies and the impact of the college and career readiness movement
The college completion agenda: 2011 state policy guide
Why rural matters 2011-12: Statistical indicators of the condition of rural education in the 50 states
State policy profiles for completion by design
Preparing for college: A national perspective on common core state standards implementation planning
The economic value of opportunity youth
Waiving away high school graduation rate accountability?
Evaluate mentoring programs
12 for 2012: Issues to move education forward in 2012
Western Policy Exchanges
The road to high-quality early education
State Cards (statistical snapshots of high school data by state) Updated 2012
Information constraints and financial aid policy
2012 Brown Center report on American education: How well are American students learning?
Student learning plans: Supporting every student's transition to college and career
Rethinking higher education business models: Steps toward a disruptive innovation approach to understanding and improving higher education outcomes
Primary progress, secondary challenge
Focus on results: An academic impact analysis of the Knowledge is Power Program
Diversity and persistence in Indiana higher education: The impact of preparation, major choices, and financial aid
Ready to succeed: All students prepared for college and work
Analyzing state and regional K-16 policies: A toolkit for researchers and policy analysts
SPIDO (State Policy Inventory Database Online)
The state of preschool 2005: State preschool yearbook
School relationships foster success for African American students
Mixed messages: What state high school tests communicate about student readiness for college
Crisis at the core: Preparing all students for college and work
How do career interventions impact the educational choices of eighth-grade students
Beyond college for all: Policies and practices to improve transitions into college and jobs
Latino youth and the pathway to college
Effects of students’ middle school and high school experiences on completion of the bachelor’s degree: How can school counselors make a difference?
Every child a graduate: A framework for an excellent education for all middle and high school students
Findings from the Condition of Education 2001: Students whose parents did not go to college
ACT policy report: Schools involving parents in early postsecondary planning
Education for foster children: Removing barriers to academic success
Outcomes of learning: Results from the 2000 program for international student assessment of 15 year-olds in reading, mathematics, and science literacy
Advancing high school reform in the states: Policies and programs
Bridging the gap between high school and college
Public education and Black male students: The 2006 state report card
The relationship between career development and educational development: A selected review of the literature
AVID -- school-college transition for underachievers
Designing and financing an integrated program of college study: Lessons from the California Academy of Liberal Studies
Student success: Statewide P-16 systems -- early outreach
Creating helping environments for college-going: The CHEPA CHEC-list for counselors
Evaluating the effectiveness of technology in our schools
Fair test: Schools that do not use SAT or ACT scores for admitting substantial numbers of students into Bachelor's degree program
The dropout crisis: Promising approaches in prevention and recovery
Online interactive pre-kindergarten database
Online interactive kindergarten database
Miles to go: Louisiana
Academic pathways, preparation, and performance: A descriptive overview of the transcripts from the high school graduating class of 2003-04
A test of leadership: Charting the future of U.S. higher education
Ithaca College - Frederick Douglass Academy Partnership
The career pathways how-to guide
Career pathways: Aligning public resources to support individual and regional economic advancement in the knowledge economy
Proven benefits of early childhood interventions
PK-3: An aligned and coordinated approach to education for children 3 to 8 years old
Early childhood education: Investing in quality makes sense
Full-day Kindergarten: A study of state policies in the United States
Reading to achieve: A governor's guide to adolescent literacy
Georgia's HOPE scholarship and minority and low-income students: Program effects and proposed reforms
Hispanic Scholarship Fund: Steps to success (English and Spanish Versions)
Making opportunity affordable: Reinvesting in college access and success
Student debt and the class of 2005: Average debt by state, sector, and school
Breaking barriers: A case study of two high performing high schools
Writing next: Effective strategies to improve writing of adolescents in middle and high school
Reading next: A vision for action and research in middle and high school literacy
Education watch Alabama: Key education facts and figures 2004
School Redesign Network
Lumina Foundation focus: Campus connections
State grant aid and it's effects on students' college choices
Fifty states of achieving the dream: State policies to enhance access to community colleges across the United States
Giving students a chance to achieve: Getting off to a fast and successful start in grade nine
Building a culture of evidence for community college student success: Early progress in the Achieving the Dream initiative
Child care assistance in 2004: States have fewer funds for child care
Making pre-kindergarten work for low-income working families
Establishing an effective guidance and advisement system
Rethinking high school: Preparing students for success in college, career, and life
The future of public education in New Orleans
Remediation in the community college: An evaluator's perspective
Who graduates in California?
A Better Chance.org
The Kalamazoo Promise
Are teachers prepared for racially diverse schools? Teachers describe their preparation, resources, and practices for racially diverse schools
Their fair share: How Texas-sized gaps in teacher quality shortchange low-income and minority students
The Perkins Act of 2006: Connecting career and technical education with the college and career readiness agenda
The role of interim assessments in a comprehensive assessment system: A policy brief
PISA 2006: OECD Briefing notes for the United States
Indiana's best buys: An in-depth look at Hoosier high schools
Easing the transition to high school: Research and best practices designed to support high school learning
Dropout prevention for students with disabilities: A critical issue for state education agencies
College is possible: A guide for undocumented students
States' progress toward high school restructuring
Texas public universities' data and performance report: Part A
Helping Teens Succeed
Project Mentor
What are ACT's college readiness benchmarks?
Predicting different levels of academic success in college using high school GPA and ACT Composite score
In need of improvement: NCLB & high schools
The benefits of statewide use of the ACT test
Developing the STEM education pipeline
Black, White and Brown: Latino school desegragation efforts in the pre- and post- Brown vs. the Board of Education era
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
State and district-level support for successful transitions into high school
Charter high schools: Closing the achievement gap
One day I will make it: A study of adult student persistence in library literacy programs
Straight from the source: What works for first-generation college students
Successful bilingual schools: Six effective programs in California
The postsecondary educational experiences of high school career and technical education concentrators: Selected results from the NELS: 88/2000 Postsecondary education transcript study
Building academic skills in context: Testing the value of advanced math learning in career and technical education
Thinking outside the box: Policy strategies for readiness, access, and success
Improving college readiness and success for all students: A joint responsibility between K-12 and postsecondary education
National Indian education study part I: The performance of American Indian and Alaska Native fourth- and eighth-grade students on NAEP 2005 reading and mathematics assessments
Quality counts 2007: From cradle to career: Connecting education from birth through adulthood (Indiana state report)
U.S. student and adult performance on international assessments of educational achievement
An historical overview of revenues and expenditures for public elementary and secondary education, by state: Fiscal years 1990-2002
College guide for students with disabilities
Alignment of high school graduation requirements and state-set college admissions requirements
States that raise their high school graduation rates could generate millions more in higher wages
What works for Latino students
Keeping America competitive: Five strategies to improve mathematics and science education
On the cusp in California: How PreK-3rd strategies could improve education in the Golden State
Mathematics benchmarks grades K-12
The educational crisis facing young men of color: Reflections on four days of dialogue on the educational challenges of minority males
Transition and alignment: Two keys to assuring student success
Ed.gov Open Innovation Portal
Mind the (other) gap: State profiles
Promising practices: What works in the midwest: A report from the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE)
Work-based learning in California: Opportunities and models for expansion
The economic benefits from halving the dropout rate: A boom to businesses in the nation's largest metropolitan areas
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
What states can do to improve teacher effectiveness
Pathways to College Network
Credit/skills recovery pilot project: Documentation report for the Boston public schools
Interim report on the evaluation of the growth model pilot project
Reaching higher: Strategic initiatives for higher education in Indiana (Updated 2010 Version)
Mapping the road to college: First generation students' math track, planning strategies, and context of support
End-of-course exams: A growing trend in high school-level assessments
Council for Exceptional Children
How many schools have not made adequate yearly progress under the No Child Left Behind Act?
New York City's Strategy for Improving High Schools: An Overview
Education reform 101: A primer on the new Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)
Multiple Pathways in California: A New Option for High School Reform
A Profile of California Partnership Academies 2004–2005
Educational Policy Improvement Center
Helping students navigate the path to college: What high schools can do
National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment
Innovations in education: Creating strong supplemental educational services programs
Achieving graduation for all: A governor's guide to dropout prevention and recovery
Seamless Pathways : A Symposium on Improving Transitions From High School to College
Closing the access gap: Does information matter?
NAEP Mathematics 2009 state snapshot reports
Helping Latinas succeed in school: How schools can address barriers to high school graduation
The promise of proficiency: How college proficiency information can help high schools drive student success
Keeping middle grades students on the path to success in high school: Increasing engagement and achievement in SREB states
College readiness issue brief: High expectations: A key to success for all
A shared agenda: Action alert for state and federal officials
Educational equity profiles: Practical leadership tools for equitable and excellent schools
The Education Equality Project: Improving teacher quality
Developmental Education Toolkit
The public realities of private student loans
The impact of peers on college preparation: A review of the literature
How schools can shape peer relations to promote achievement among Mexican-origin youth
Reinventing the federal role in education: Supporting the goal of college and career readiness for all students
Bringing off-track youth into the center of high school reform: Lessons and tools from leading communities
National education standards: Getting beneath the surface
Guiding the way to higher education: Step by step to college workshops for students curriculum (middle school, early high school, late high school)
Moving beyond AYP: High school performance indicators
Meaningful measurement: The role of assessments in improving high school education in the twenty-first century
On the front lines of schools: Perspectives of teachers and principals on the high school dropout problem
The core components of RTI: A closer look at evidence-based core curriculum, assessment and progress monitoring, and data-based decision making
Diplomas count 2008 (Indiana state report): School to college: Can P-16 councils ease the transition
Paving the way: How financial aid awareness affects college access and success
Doing What Works - Research based education practices online
Study of the effectiveness and efficiency of charter schools in Indiana
EdVisions Cooperative
State future workforce gap summaries
The future workforce of Indiana
The costs of failure factories in American higher education
Indiana Graduation Plan Statute
International Baccalaureate Diploma Program Subcommittee: Policy barriers identified
High school literacy: A quick stats fact sheet
A developmental perspective on college and workplace readiness
Closing the expectations gap 2009: Fourth annual 50-state progress report on the alignment of high school policies with the demands of college and careers
Legal Center for Foster Care and Education (Database)
Facts for education advocates: School counseling, access and persistence
Learning around the clock: Benefits of expanded learning opportunities for older youth
Grad nation: A guidebook to help cities tackle the dropout crisis
ETS Policy Notes: Addressing achievement gaps: The language acquisition and educational achievement of English-language learners
The impact of postsecondary remediation using a regression discontinuity approach: Addressing endogenous sorting and noncompliance
Back to basics: Improving college readiness of community college students
Passing the torch: Strategies for innovation in community college ESL
Education beyond the rhetoric: Making rigor something "real"
Rethinking high school: Supporting all students to be college-ready in math
Federal Education Budget Project
Early and often: Designing a comprehensive system of financial aid information
Career and technical education in the United States: 1990-2005
Test drive: Six states pilot better ways to measure and compare community college performance
Literacy instruction in the content areas: Getting to the core of middle and high school improvement
Corporate investments in college readiness and access
What every college access practitioner should know about: The early college high school initiative – Indiana plans for the early college high school for science and technologies
Archdiocese of Indianapolis: The Church in central and southern Indiana
Course-taking patterns and preparation for postsecondary education in California's public university systems among minority youth
A mission of the heart: What does it take to transform a school?
National Indian Education Study 2007 Part II: The educational experiences of American Indian and Alaska Native students in grades 4 and 8
Indiana college success coalition
How educators in three states are responding to standards-based accountability under No Child Left Behind
Helping low-wage workers persist in education programs
The student to counselor ratio: Does it matter?
Big ideas dropout prevention strategies: Check and Connect
Achievement and attainment in Chicago charter schools
State and Local Implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act
Reaching higher with Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana: Focusing on the roll of community colleges
Reaching higher with accountability (working paper)
Windows on achievement and inequality
State Cards (statistical snapshots of high school data by state)
Closing the expectations gap, 2008