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Author(s):Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)
Title:Recommendations for incorporating postsecondary and workforce data into statewide longitudinal data systems
Organization:Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)
Short Description:These recommendations are intended to inform governors, state legislators, state agencies, leaders in the postsecondary and public workforce systems, and other key stakeholders of the actions needed to build statewide longitudinal data systems that measure the educational transitions, completions, and labor market outcomes of adult students and workers.
Annotation:These recommendations are intended to inform governors, state legislators, state agencies, leaders in the postsecondary and public workforce systems, and other key stakeholders of the actions needed to build statewide longitudinal data systems that measure the educational transitions, completions, and labor market outcomes of adult students and workers. These actions are essential for improving educational and skills development practices, policies, programs, and strategies that serve the largest portion of our future workforce – adults who are in the workforce today.
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Educational Attainment/College Degree Completion
Employment and Workforce Development
P-16 (Pre K - Grade 16) Alignment and Initiatives

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Building roads to success: Key considerations for communities and states reconnecting youth to education
From Wall Street to Wal-Mart: Why college graduates are not getting good jobs
Pathways to Prosperity: Meeting the challenge of preparing young Americans for the 21st century
Extending foster care to age 21: Weighing the costs to government against the benefits to youth
Helping former foster youth graduate from college: Campus support programs in California and Washington state
Are you gainfully employed? Setting standards for for-profit degrees
Education pays 2010
Call for action: Transforming teaching and learning to prepare high school students for college and careers
The college completion agenda: State policy guide
College and university commitments to student access and success: An overview of institutional postsecondary opportunity programs
The key to prosperity: The skills of the American worker
Strong foundations: The state of postsecondary data systems
Turning community college drop-outs into graduates
Interview with Anthony P. Carnevale
The competition that really matters: Comparing U.S., Chinese, and Indian investments in the next-generation workforce
Freshman transition initiatives: Long term and comprehensive
Career and technical education: Five ways that pay along the way to the B.A.
The college advantage: Weathering the economic storm
Using state policies to ensure effective assessment and placement in postsecondary education
The completion arch: Measuring community college student success
The condition of education 2012 (Report)
What is "career ready"?
Finding your workforce: The top 25 institutions graduating Latinos in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) by academic level 2009-2010
The role of student learning outcomes for institutional accountability and transparency
Competency-based degree programs in the US: Postsecondary credentials for measurable student learning and performance
Evaluating student outcomes at for-profit colleges
College rewired: Innovative approaches help higher education connect to productivity
The impact of affirmative action bans in graduate education
K-12 postsecondary alignment and school accountability: Investigating high school responses to California's early assessment program
The earning power of recent graduates from Virginia's colleges and universities: How are graduates from different degree programs doing in the labor market?
The earning power of graduates from Tennessee's colleges and universities: How are graduates from different degree programs doing in the labor market?
Working credentials: Sub-baccalaureate degrees and certificates are paying off for students and their employers
Mobility makers
Including more student voices in higher education policymaking: Rising tuitions and student debts mean rising stakes for college students
Learning at a distance: Undergraduate enrollment in distance education courses and degree programs
Career clusters: Forecasting demand for high school through college jobs 2008-2018
Community college access and affordability for occupational and nontraditional students
Meeting the STEM workforce challenge: Leveraging higher education's untapped potential to prepare tomorrow's STEM workforce
Creating the workforce of the future: The STEM interest and proficiency challenge
A crucible moment: College learning & democracy's future
America's youth: Transitions to adulthood
Sealing the gaps: Supporting low-income, first-generation students at four-year institutions in Texas post-transfer
Good policy, good practice II: Improving outcomes and productivity in higher education: A guide for policymakers
The other pipeline: From prison to diploma: Community colleges and correctional education programs
Compendium of practices to increase Latino college completion 2012: Profiles of organizational efforts
Finding your workforce: The top 25 institutions graduating Latinos
Hiring and higher education: Business executives talk about the costs and benefits of college
A stronger nation through higher education: A detailed look at college attainment-nationally, by state and by metro area
Much accomplished, much at stake: Performance and policy in Maryland higher education
Completion matters: The high cost of low community college graduation rates
The great cost shift: How higher education cuts undermine the future middle class
A matter of degrees: Promising practices for community college student success
Documenting uncertain times: Post-graduate transitions of the Academically Adrift cohort
Money, politics, and the rise of for-profit higher education in the US: A story of supply, demand and the brazilian effect
Chartering equity: Using charter school legislation and policy to advance equal educational opportunity
On the road to success
12 for 2012: Issues to move education forward in 2012
Education and the economy: The economic benefits of helping high school dropouts earn both high school diplomas and college degrees
Overcoming obstacles to college attendance and degree completion: Toward a pro-college savings agenda
Reforming the state's transfer progress on senate bill 1440
The effect of housing wealth on college choice: Evidence from the housing boom
Young, underemployed, and optimistic: Coming of age, slowly, in a tough economy
Using dual enrollment policy to improve college & career readiness: A web tool for decision makers
The causes and consequences of attending historically black colleges and universities
Providing greater opportunities for deeper learning in NCLB waivers
The state of preschool 2011: State preschool yearbook
Action plan for improving measures of postsecondary student success
Does more money matter? An introduction to the performance-based scholarship demonstration in California
Science and engineering indicators 2012
Hard times: College majors, unemployment and earnings: Not all college degrees are created equal
Opportunity road: The promise and challenge of America's forgotten youth
What explains trends in labor supply among U.S. undergraduates, 1970-2009?
Smart spending: Reforming federal financial aid for higher education
American Association of Community Colleges 2011 Advocacy Toolkit Factsheet
Transforming education in America
Challenging success: Can college degree completion be increased as states cut budgets?
Determinants of students' success: The role of advanced placement and dual enrollment programs
Can applying to more colleges increase enrollment rates?
Completing the mission: A pilot study of veteran students' progress toward degree attainment in the post 9/11 era
Three policies to reduce time to degree
Leveraging service blueprinting to rethink higher education
Comparative indicators of education in the United States and other G-8 countries:
STEM: Science, technology, engineering, mathematics (Full Report)
Postsecondary education student outcomes vary at for-profit, non-profit, and public schools
The limited career prospects for high school graduates without additional education and training
Highlights from PIRLS 2011: Reading achievement of U.S. fourth grade students in an international context
Can scholarships alone help students succeed? Lessons from two New York City community colleges
Accelerating college knowledge: Examining the feasibility of a targeted early commitment Pell Grant program
The role of community-based organizations in the college access and success movement
Increasing return on investment from federal student aid
An overview of classes taken and credits earned by beginning postsecondary students
Higher education, merit-based scholarships and post-baccalaureate migration
2012 SREB Annual Report
New Americans in postsecondary education: A profile of immigrant and second-generation American undergraduates
Employment by summary education and training assignment, 2010 and projected 2020
The American middle class, income inequality, and the strength of our economy: New evidence in economics
Students with disabilities: Better federal coordination could lessen challenges in transition from high school
Measuring nontraditional student success: An imperative for colleges and universities
The common core standards: What do they mean for out-of-school time?
Weighing the evidence: A conversation with community college presidents on using research to support student success outcomes
Certificates: Gateway to gainful employment and college degrees
The promise of career pathways systems change
Choosing who delivers: The impact of placing limits on the delivery of remedial education at four-year institutions
Labor market returns to sub-baccalaureate credentials: How much does a community college degree or certificate pay?
Development, discouragement, or diversion? New evidence on the effects of college remediation
Left out. Forgotten? Recent high school graduates and the Great Recession
Higher education: Gaps in access and persistence study
One in seven: Ranking youth disconnection in the 25 largest metro areas
Education at a glance 2012: OECD indicators
"I came in unsure of everything": Community college shifts in students' confidence
Debt, jobs, diversity and who gets in: A survey of admissions directors
Regardless of the cost, college still matters
The effects of learning communities for students in developmental education
Graduating to a pay gap: The earnings of women and men one year after college graduation
Field of degree and earnings by selected employment characteristics: 2011
Better late than never? Examining late high school graduates
The workplace realities
Hispanics, high school dropouts, and the GED
Achieving success: The state policy newsletter of Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count: Spring issue
The case to adopt common college- and career-ready standards (state cards)
The path forward: The future of graduate education in the United States
Understanding the common core state standards
Vision 2020: Creating opportunity for America's next generation
Grantmakers for Education
Setting statewide college- and career-ready goals
Postsecondary success
Lumina Foundation focus: The productivity push: System wide reform allows Arizona to serve more students
Complete to compete: Common college completion metrics
Building an early childhood professional development system
Partnerships that promote success: Lessons from the evaluation of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's Community College Transfer Initiative
Insulating the education pipeline to increase postsecondary success
Closing the expectations gap 2011
Breaking new ground: Building a national workforce skills credentialing system
Service members in school: Military veterans' experiences using the post-9/11 GI Bill and pursuing postsecondary education
Improving undergraduate learning: Findings and policy recommendations from the SSRC-CLA longitudinal project
Adults with college degrees in the United States, by county
The state of communities of color in the U.S. economy
Degree completion beyond institutional borders: Responding to the new reality of mobile and non-traditional learners
Achieving the dream data notes: Outcomes of first-year persisting students
On track to complete? A taxonomy of beginning community college students and their outcomes 3 years after enrolling: 2003-04 through 2006
Evaluating programs for community college students: How do we know what works?
Achieving success: The latest news in promoting community college success
Tapping HSI-STEM funds to improve Latina and Latino Access to STEM professions
Charting pathways to completion for low-income community college students
New school year brings steep cuts in state funding for schools
Most Americans see college as essential to getting a good job
State education agencies as agents of change: What will it take for the states to step up on education reform
P21 common core toolkit: A guide to aligning the common core state standards with the framework for 21st century skills
Up to the challenge: The role of career and technical education in college and career readiness
Scaling up Breaking Through: 2010 evaluation
Forgotten middle-skill jobs: State by state snapshots
The hidden costs of community colleges
Performance-based scholarships: Emerging findings from a national demonstration
Whether and how to use state tests to measure student achievement in a multi-state randomized experiment: An empirical assessment based on four recent evaluations
Learn and earn: Modeling the success of Metropolitan College: The Business-Higher Education Forum's simulation series
Cheap for whom? How much education costs taxpayers
The truth behind higher education disclosure laws
Crossing the finish line: A national effort to address near completion
Achieving the Dream data notes: What's in a name? Are they really credential-seeking students?
Employer-paid tuition advancement for low-income workers
Making every diploma count: Using extended-year graduation rates to measure student success
The high school longitudinal study of 2009: A first look at Fall 2009 ninth graders
Ten facts about the recovery
Graduating at-risk students: a cross-sector analysis
Online and hybrid course enrollment and performance in Washington State Community and Technical Colleges
Future skill shortages in the U.S. economy?
How non-academic supports work: Four mechanisms for improving student outcomes
Achieving success: The latest news in achieving community college success (2011)
Students speak! Understanding the value of HBCUs from student perspectives
Creating opportunities in health care: The community college role in workforce partnerships
Unlocking potential: Results of a national survey of postsecondary education in state prisons
Cross-system collaboration for reconnecting youth
An analysis of inquiry, nonstart and drop reasons in nontraditional university student populations
A sound investment: The community college dividend
Improving child care access to promote postsecondary success among low-income parents
The educational experience of young men of color (website)
Promoting postsecondary educational success for adults and families-A practical partnership guide
Who wins? Who pays? The economic returns and costs of a Bachelor's degree
How four-year colleges and universities organize themselves to promote student persistence: The emerging national picture
The college keys compact: 2011 catalog of effective practices: Programs and practices that expand options for students from low-income backgrounds
The condition of education 2011
The effects of in-state tuition for non-citizens: A systematic review of the evidence
Veteran's education benefits: Enhanced guidance and collaboration could improve administration of the Post-911 GI Bill program
Moving beyond access: College success for low-income, first generation students
Lessons from Achieving the Dream for federal efforts to improve college completion rates
Ready to assemble: Grading state higher education accountability systems
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
College readiness and high school-to-college success
How much are college students borrowing?
The productivity argument for investing in young children
Making the connections: Connecting state and institutional policies to improve student success
Community college student outcomes: Limitations of the Intergrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and recommendations for improvement
Assets and liabilities, educational expectations, and children's college degree attainment
Are student employment and academic success linked?
Work less, study more, & succeed: How financial supports can improve postsecondary success
Students who study science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in postsecondary education
Hispanicity and educational inequality: Risks, opportunities and the nation's future
The changing pathways of Hispanic youth into adulthood
The foreclosure generation: The long-term impact of the foreclosure crisis on Latino children and families
Untapped potential: Early labor market outcomes of dropouts and graduates from Philadelphia's public schools
Florida policy options to accelerate Latino student success in higher education
Good data. Better policy. Stronger commitment. Improved outcomes.
Maximizing the potential of older adults: Benefits to state economies and individual well-being
Increasing college success: A roadmap for governors
A new paradigm for economic development: How higher education insitutions are working to revitalize their regional and state economies
Child poverty and intergenerational mobility
Open-access colleges responsible for greatest gains in graduation rates
A blueprint for reform: The reauthorization of the elementary and secondary education act
Closing the expectations gap 2010
Benchmarking the success of Latina and Latino students in STEM to achieve national graduation goals
Achieving success: The state policy newsletter of Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count: Winter 2010
10 Ideas to ensure college readiness in the No Child Left Behind and Higher Education Acts
Keeping middle grades students on the path to success in high school: Increasing engagement and achievement in SREB states
Chasing the same dream, climbing different ladders: Economic mobility in the United States and Canada
Race to the Top: Accelerating college and career readiness in states: Standards and assessments guide
Race to the Top: Accelerating college and career readiness in states: Teacher effectiveness
Alignment and the states: Three approaches to aligning the national assessment of educational progress with state assessments, other assessements, and standards
Education attainment levels for the states: Degree completion overview charts (by state)
Examining the pre-college attributes and values of Latina/o graduates
Federal access policies and higher education for working adults
Noncredit enrollment in workforce education: State policies and community college practices
The contribution of adult learning to health and social capital
Status and trends in the education of American Indians and Alaska Natives: 2008
Test drive: Six states pilot better ways to measure and compare community college performance
Evaluating the impact of interventions that promote successful transitions from high school
Community colleges: Special supplement to the Condition of Education 2008
Pushing the envelope: State policy innovations in financing postsecondary education for workers who study
Ready to assemble: A model state higher education accountability system
Cultivating generative connections, commitment, and engagement among campus constituencies: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Community college transfer and articulation policies: Looking beneath the surface
Comparative indicators of education in the United States and other G-8 countries: 2009
Redesigning the ninth-grade experience: Reduce failure, improve achievement, and increase high school graduation rates
Lumina Foundation for Education: Accomplishments and challenges
Project Complete
Indiana college success coalition
Higher Education in Michigan: Overcoming Challenges to Expand Access
Second to none in attainment, discovery, and innovation: The national agenda for higher education
Indiana R&D 2008: Meeting the global challenge for innovation
Wising up: How government can partner with business to increase skills and advance low-wage workers
Strengthening state policies to increase the education and skills of low-wage workers
Back to basics: Improving college readiness of community college students
An early alert system for remediation needs of entering community college students: Leveraging the California standards test
The impact of postsecondary remediation using a regression discontinuity approach: Addressing endogenous sorting and noncompliance
A model of success: The model institution's for excellence program's successful leadership in STEM education (1995-2007)
ETS Policy Notes: Adult education in America
The costs and benefits of an excellent education for all of America's children
Economic mobility of black and white families
Cramming: The effects of school accountability on college-bound students
Economic mobility: Is the American Dream alive and well?
The real technology challenge
Using longitudianal data to increase community college student success: A guide to measuring milestone and momentum point achievement
Reaching all children? Understanding early care and education participation among immigrant families
Career pathways: A strategy for transforming America's workforce education systems to support economic growth
Raising achievement and graduation rates by supporting teachers in developing quality classroom instruction
Workers need training, not tough talk
Better outcomes for all: Promoting partnerships between Head Start and state Pre-K
Child care and early education state-by-state data
Families forgotten: Administration’s priorities put child care low on list
Opportunity in America: The role of education
Education longitudinal study of 2002 (ELS:2002): A first look at the initial postsecondary experiences of the high school Sophomore class of 2002
Education and public safety
Keeping America's promise: A report on the future of the community college
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
The benefits of statewide use of the ACT test
More states using the ACT as part of alignment efforts
State of college opportunity in Ohio 2005
Indiana State Profile
College access for the working poor: Overcoming burdens to succeed in higher education
Return on investment: Educational choices and demographic change in California's future
Asking the right questions: A judicial checklist to ensure that the educational needs of children and youth in foster care are being addressed
Raising the Bar: Policy Recommendations for high school reform
No Child Left Behind: State report card 2005-2006
Highlights of the 2007 Accountability System in the State of Texas
States that raise their high school graduation rates could generate millions more in higher wages
Latinas in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)
Addressing America's dropout challenge: State efforts to boost graduation rates require federal support
College access: A framework for systemic program development
Beyond NCLB: Fulfilling the promise to our nation's children
Stats Indiana
Data quality campaign: Using data to improve student achievement
Education pays 2006: The benefits of higher education for individuals and society
State of decline? Gaps in college access and achievement call for renewed commitment to educating Californians
Tennessee P-16 policy roundtable: Summary report
Washington P-16 policy roundtable: Summary report
Financing lifelong learning: Potential of and problems with individual learning accounts in three countries
Aligning postsecondary expectations and high school practice: The gap defined
Early childhood investment yields big payoff
Recent STEM initiatives
Increasing academic rigor in high schools: Stakeholder perspectives
Healthier and wealthier: Decreasing healthcare costs by increasing educational attainment
Effects of students’ middle school and high school experiences on completion of the bachelor’s degree: How can school counselors make a difference?
Student success: Statewide P-16 programs
Negotiating their futures: Ethnographic research informing K-16 college policies and practices through urban youth’s eyes
Improving student attainment in community colleges: Institutional characteristics and policies
Educational attainment in the United States: 2003
1992-93 Bachelor's degree recipients and their opinions about education in 2003
Gender gap among undergraduates could stem from wage premium for women, study finds
Educational needs index
P-16: Building a cohesive education system from preschool through postsecondary
2004 Public opinion survey on education in Indiana
Swimming against the tide: The poor in American higher education
The size and characteristics of the unauthorized migrant population in the U.S.
Postsecondary institutions in the United States: Fall 2004 and degrees and other awards conferred: 2003-04
To ensure America's future: Building a national opportunity system for adults
Participation in adult education and lifelong learning: 2000-01
Measuring up 2006 state report card on education: Indiana
American higher education: How does it measure up for the twenty-first century
Youth indicators 2005: Trends in the well-being of American youth
Indiana P-16 policy roundtable: Education strengthened when treated as a seamless whole
Montana P-16 policy roundtable: Summary report
Doors of opportunity opening or closing: We are using tax credits and tuition discounts to appease middle-class voters instead of expanding educational opportunity
2002 State new economy index
Forum guide to education indicators
Does implementing a research based school counseling curriculum enhance student achievement
Enrollment in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2004; Graduation Rates; 1998 and 2001 Cohorts; and Financial Statistics; Fiscal Year 2004
Critical postsecondary education issues in Indiana
Characteristics of undergraduate borrowers: 1999-2000
Promise abandoned: How policy choices and institutional practices restrict college opportunity
A new look at the institutional component of higher education finance: A guide for evaluating performance relative to financial resources
Examining college remediation trends in Indiana
Addressing the shame of higher education: Programs that support college enrollment and retention of African-American males
National inventory of academic pathways
Equal access to postsecondary education? The case of undocumented immigrant students
A new core curriculum for all: Aiming high for other peoples' children
Postsecondary education opportunity
Detail to the key components of Indiana's P-16 plan for improving student preparation for college success
Integrating grades 9 through 14: State policies to support and sustain early college high school
Mixed messages: What state high school tests communicate about student readiness for college
The governance divide: A report on a four-state study on improving college readiness and success
Beyond college for all: Policies and practices to improve transitions into college and jobs
Mentoring programs: An annotated bibliography of online resources
First generation college students: A literature review
Adult learners and state policy
Opening doors: Expanding educational opportunities for low-income workers
An overview of higher education in the United States: Diversity, access, and the role of the marketplace
The big payoff: Educational attainment and synthetic estimates of work-life earnings
Early exit: Understanding adult attrition in accelerated and traditional postsecondary programs
Building a career pathways system: Promising practices in community college-centered workforce development
Comparison of selected education data and rankings for 50 states
Measuring up 2004
A matter of degrees: Improving graduation rates in four-year colleges and universities
Choosing to improve: Voices from colleges and universities with better graduation rates
The challenge of access and persistence
Strategies for improving student success in postsecondary education
California Community Colleges: Making them stronger and more affordable
Focus on foster care: Building educational support for youth in care
Just for the kids
Going to scale with high-quality early education: Choices and consequences in universal pre-Kindergarten efforts
The career pathways how-to guide
Career pathways: Aligning public resources to support individual and regional economic advancement in the knowledge economy
Hidden in plain sight: Adult learners forge a new tradition in higher education
Adult learners and new traditions in higher education
Measuring up internationally: Developing skills and knowledge for the global economy
National Indian education study part II: The educational experiences of fourth- and eighth-grade American Indian and Alaska Native students
Practical guidelines for the education of English language learners: Research based recommendations for instruction and academic interventions
Promoting a systematic focus on learning supports to address barriers to learning and teaching
Helping students make good decisions and act on them: The real meaning of guidance and advisement
Lost learning, forgotten promises: A national analysis of school racial segregation, student achievement, and "controlled choice" plans
Economic outcomes of high school completers and non-completers 8 years later
College rankings reformed: The case for a new order in higher education
Measuring what matters: Creating a longitudinal data system using data to improve student achievement
Tennessee higher education commission: The case for P-16 education in Tennessee
Increasing the achievement of Native American youth at early college high schools
Career development interventions and academic self-efficacy: A pilot study
Trends in African American and Native American participation in STEM higher education
Career academies: Impacts on labor market outcomes and educational attainment
Every child, every promise: Turning failure into action
Promising practices: School to career and postsecondary education for foster care youth
The role of the guidance profession in a shifting education system
Access and achievement: Building educational and career pathways for Latinos in advanced technology
Paving the way to postsecondary education: K-12 intervention programs for underrepresented youth
Income and financial aid effects on persistence and degree attainment in public colleges
The path through graduate school: A longitudinal examination 10 years after bachelor’s degree
Literacy in everyday life: Results from the 2003 national assessment of adult literacy`
Accelerated learning for all
For better science, just add color
Where are the Black scientists?
Opening the door to the American Dream: Increasing higher education access and success for immigrants
Championing success: A report on the progress of tribal college and university alumni
Institutional practices and student persistence: Extending the empirical record
A multi-institution analysis of the effects of campus-based financial aid on student persistence at public four-year institutions
Engaging students, challenging the odds
The road less traveled? Students who enroll in multiple institutions
The context of "choice" in college pathways
Building bridges to college and careers: Contextualized basic skills programs at community colleges
Profile of undergraduates in U.S. postsecondary education institutions: 2003-04, With a special analysis of community college students
Is student success labeled institutional failure? Student goals and graduation rates in the accountability debate at community colleges
Status and trends in the education of racial and ethnic minorities
Beyond access: How the first semester matters for community college students' aspirations and persistence
In pursuit of a diverse science, technology, engineering, and mathematics workforce: Recommended research priorities to enhance participation by underrepresented minorities
Translations for success
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; Washington state report
Three-year graduation rates for associate students
Opening Doors project publications
Enlace: Engaging Latino communities for education
College of Adult and Professional Studies
Answering the question that matters most: Has student achievement increased since No Child Left Behind?
A report on the status of Hispanics in education: Overcoming a history of neglect
A supporting role: How accreditors can help promote the success of community college students
Comparative indicators of education in the United States and other G-8 countries: 2006
LearnMore Indiana 2006-07 report: Results of Indiana's career and college information survey of students in grades 9 and 11
Are they really ready to work? Employers perspectives on the basic knowledge and applied skills of new entrants to the 21st century U.S. workforce
The global state of higher education and the rise of private finance
The national articulation and transfer network
Beyond the open door: Increasing student success in the California community colleges
Title I and early childhood programs: A look at investments in the NCLB era
The right data to the right people at the right time: How interoperability helps America's students succeed
Validity of high-school grades in predicting student success beyond the freshman year: High-school record vs. standardized tests as indicators of four-year college outcomes
Child care and development block grant participation in 2005
Child care assistance in 2004: States have fewer funds for child care
National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER)
Quality counts 2008: Indiana report
The road ahead: Improving diversity in graduate education
Transitioning out of high school: A quick stats fact sheet
High school dropout: A quick stats fact sheet
Feeling the Florida heat? How low-performing schools respond to voucher and accountability pressure
Do student success courses actually help community college students succeed?
Projections of education statistics to 2016
Dual enrollment students in Florida and New York City: Postsecondary outcomes
Encouraging girls in math and science
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
Recent participation in formal learning among working-age adults with different levels of education
Career academies: Long-term impacts on labor market outcomes, educational attainment, and transitions to adulthood
The fiscal impacts of college attainment
Passing the torch: Strategies for innovation in community college ESL
America's forgotten middle-skill jobs: Education and training requirements in the next decade and beyond
Science and engineering indicators 2008: State data tool
Institute for a Competitive Workforce
Windows on achievement and inequality
Annotated bibliography: Adult learning in focus: National and state data report
Achievement and attainment in Chicago charter schools
The growing imbalance: Recent trends in U.S. postsecondary education finance
Raising graduation rates in an era of high standards: Five commitments for state action
Breaking through: Factsheet
How does the United States stack up? International comparisons of academic achievement
Parent expectations and planning for college: Statistical analysis report
I-STEM Resource Network
The Bologna club: What U.S. higher education can learn from a decade of higher education reconstruction
Strategic directions in Indiana education
Transitions to adulthood for homeless adolescents: Education and public policy
Partnerships for public purposes: Engaging higher education in societal challenges of the 21st Century
Educational policies for integrating college competencies and workforce needs: Cases from Brazil, Mongolia, Ukraine, and the United States
Barriers to college attainment: Lessons from Chicago
Community colleges: A route of upward economic mobility
The economic impact of the achievement gap in America's schools
Non-traditional student success in public two-year colleges
Enrollment in postsecondary institutions, Fall 2006; Graduation rates, 2000 and 2003 cohorts; and financial statistics, Fiscal Year 2006
Building tomorrow's workforce: Promoting the education and advancement of Hispanic immigrant workers in America
Tuition equity legislation: Investing in Colorado high school graduates through equal opportunity to postsecondary education
Flexible learning options for adult students
Corporate investments in college readiness and access
Creating change one step at a time: Efforts to improve college access and success in Indiana
The economic benefits of academic and career preparation
Wealth mobility and volatility in black and white
Investing in lasting change: Productivity and U.S. higher education
Supporting success: Improving higher education outcomes for students from foster care—A framework for program enhancement: Version 2.0
National Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islander Research in Education
Fulfilling the commitment: Recommendations for reforming federal student aid
The future workforce of Indiana
The Working Poor Families Project
The costs of failure factories in American higher education
Early-childhood poverty and adult attainment, behavior, and health
Achieve Standards Alignment Tool
College- and career-ready: Using outcomes data to hold high schools accountable for student success
Top gainers: Some public four-year colleges and universities make big improvements in minority graduation rates
Top gap closers: Some public four-year colleges and universities have made good progress in closing graduation rate gaps
Using data to increase student success: A focus on diagnosis: Principles and practices of student success
Expanding access and opportunity: The impact of the Gates Millennium Scholars program (2010 Update)
Best practices in statewide articulation and transfer systems
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
Socioeconomic stratification of community college transfer access in the 1980s and 1990s: Evidence from HS&B and NELS
Community colleges as gateway and gatekeeper: Moving beyond the access "saga" to outcome equity
Higher education performance funding 2.0 - Funding degrees (tip sheet)
Taking stock: Higher education and Latinos
Moving success from the shadows: Data systems that link education and workforce outcomes
Promoting a comprehensive approach to educational opportunity: A pilot inventory of education-related federal programs for children and youth
Education reform 101: A primer on the new Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)
Expanding access and opportunity: The Washington State Achievers Program
Improving transfer access to STEM bachelor's degrees at Hispanic Serving Institutions through the America COMPETES Act
Enrollment in postsecondary institutions Fall 2008; graduation rates, 2002 and 2005 cohorts; and financial statistics, 2008
Developmental Education Initiative: State policy framework and strategy
Promoting a culture of student success: How colleges and universities are improving degree completion
A national study of institutional policies for the evaluation of transfer applicants
Improving education and employment for disadvantaged young men: Proven and promising strategies
State of metropolitan America: On the front lines of demographic transformation
Special report on the transfer admission process: National Association for College Admission Counseling
What does research say about 21st century skills?
Employer guide to adult education for work: Transforming adult eduction to build a skilled workforce
The work-based learning self assessment tool
Embracing differences: Post-secondary education among Aboriginal students, students with children and students with disabilities (2005)
Strengthening community colleges' influence on economic mobility
LE,NONET pilot project: Interim evaluation report
Employers, low-income young adults, and post-secondary credentials: A practical typology for business, education, and community leaders
A matter of degrees: Tomorrow's fastest growing jobs, and why community college graduates will get them
Steps to success: Analyzing milestone achievement to improve community college student outcomes
The spaces between the numbers: Getting international data on higher education straight
The benefits to taxpayers from increases in students' educational attainment
Benchmarks: WICHE Region 2009
Charting a necessary path: The baseline report of public higher education systems in the Access to Success initiative
With their whole lives ahead of them: Myths and realities about why so many students fail to finish college
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Characteristics of students who stop out
Military service members and veterans in higher education: What the new GI Bill may mean for postsecondary institutions
Projections of education statistics to 2018
National education standards: Getting beneath the surface
When Johnny (or Janelle) comes marching home: National, state, and institutional efforts in support of veterans' education
Race to the top: Promising approaches to establishing meaningful data systems fostering continuous improvement
Young lives on hold: The college dreams of undocumented students
Commission to Build a Healthier America
The state of learning disabilities 2009
From soldier to student: Easing the transition of service members on campus
Dynamic annotated bibliographies from the IPCN online college access library
Stepping stones: Principal career paths and school outcomes
Podcast: Getting high school dropouts in and out of college
Institutional variation in credential completion: Evidence from Washington State Community and Technical colleges
A diversity action blueprint: Policy parameters and model practices for higher education institutions
On our way: Educational toolkit for families (A program instructional guide)
Basic concepts and definitions for privacy and confidentiality in student education records
The educational experience of young men of color: Federal legal implications and policy guidance
Affordability and transfer: Critical to increasing Baccalaureate degree completion
Gender inequalities in education
Early college graduates: Adapting, thriving, and leading in college
Engaging adjunct and full-time faculty in student success innovation
Implementing the common core state standards: An action agenda for higher education
Data tools for accelerating Latino student success (ALASS)
Trends in the receipt of Pell Grants: Selected years 1995-96 to 2007-08
Trends in for-profit postsecondary education: Enrollment, prices, student aid and outcomes
Catalyst for completion: Performance-based funding in higher education: A case study of three states
Educational attainment in the United States: 2010 Detailed tables
Innovations in developmental math: Community colleges enhance support for nontraditional students
A grounded theory of adult student persistence
Get with the program: Accelerating community college students' entry into and completion of programs of study
The differential impact of wealth vs. income in the college-going process
Incentivizing school turnaround: A proposal for reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
Six year attainment, persistence, transfer, retention, and withdrawal rates of students who began postsecondary education in 2003-04
Conditional cash transfers and college persistence: Evidence from a randomized need-based grant program
New path to federal student aid for those with no high school diploma or GED
The high cost of low graduation rates: Taxpayers lose millions
Driving innovation from the middle: Middle-skill jobs in the American South's economy
One year out: Findings from a national survey among members of the high school graduating class of 2010
Time is the enemy: The surprising truth about why today's college students aren't graduating... And what needs to change
Strategies for success in career development: The career coach curriculum guide
Women Employed
Getting through: Higher education's plan to increase the college completion rates of Boston public schools graduates
Bringing business analytics to the college campus: Using fiscal metrics to steer innovation in postsecondary educations
High flyers: Policies and strategies that boost developmental education success in Florida's community colleges
High school longitudinal study of 2009: A first look at fall 2009 ninth-graders parents', teachers, school counselors, and school administrators
A community college instructor like me: Race and ethnicity interactions in the classroom
The Future Ready Project
Higher education reform: Next-generation models to increase success and control costs
Factors contributing to the upward transfer of baccalaureate aspirants beginning at community colleges
How military veterans are using the post-9/11 GI Bill and adapting to life in college
Subprime opportunity: The unfulfilled promise of for-profit colleges and universities
Services to students with disabilities: A study of workload and costs
Course-taking patterns, policies, and practices in developmental education in the California community colleges
One-shot deal? Students' perceptions of assessment and course placement in California's community colleges
College graduation rates: Behind the numbers
Building a higher skilled workforce: Results and implications from the Bridgeconnect national survey
Changes in postsecondary awards below the bachelor's degree: 1997-2007
Online learning: Does it help low-income and underprepared students?
When opportunity knocks, who answers? New evidence on college achievement awards
Tracking students to 200 percent of normal time: Effect on institutional graduation rates
Promoting quality: State strategies for overseeing dual enrollment programs
Closing the college completion gap: A guidebook for the faith community
Grading higher education: Giving consumers the information they need
Reality check: Hispanic-serving institutions on the Texas border strategzing financial aid
Assessing developmental assessment in community colleges
Accountability & continuous improvement in remedial education: Getting Past Go Project
PISA 2009 results: What students know and can do: Student performance in reading, mathematics and science
Enrollment in postsecondary institutions, fall 2009; Graduation rates, 2003 & 2006 cohorts; and financial statistics, Fiscal Year 2009
Slip sliding away: An anxious public talks about today's economy and the American Dream
Understanding the working college student
Mind the gaps: How college readiness narrows achievement gaps in college success
The progress of education reform: Investing in college completion
Time to act: Closing the racial achievement gap
New approaches to improving college access, persistence, and success: Three exemplary postsecondary opportunity programs
Southern Regional Education Board: Moving Ahead: State progress reports on Challenge to Lead goals
Ensuring America's future: Benchmarking Latino college completion to meet national goals: 2010 to 2020
Ensuring America's future: Federal policy and Latino college completion
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)
The economic benefits of reducing the dropout rate among students of color in the nation's largest metropolitan areas
Status and trends in the education of minority groups
Getting past go: Rebuilding the remedial education bridge to college success
Investing in change: How much do Achieving the Dream colleges spend - and from what resources - to become data-driven institutions
Educational attainment in the United States: 2009
Effective college access, persistence and completion programs and strategies for underrepresented student populations: Opportunities for scaling up
Advancing by degrees: A framework for increasing college completion
A portrait of low-income young adults in education
FloridaCAN! Empowering communities to work alongside our schools for student success
College and career ready graduation: Strengthening the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
The relationship between AP exam performance and college outcomes
Enrollment in postsecondary institutions, fall 2011; financial statistics, fiscal year 2011; and graduation rates, selected cohorts, 2003-2008 : First look (preliminary data)
Adult college completion toolkit
The future of the US workforce: A survey of hiring practices across industries
Business resources for a college- and career-ready America
Staying in school: A proposal to raise high school graduation rates
"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
How do recent college grads really stack up? Employment and earnings for graduates of the Great Recession
Innovations in labor market information and their application
Advancing civic learning and engagement in democracy: A road map and call to action
Balancing passion and practicality: The role of debt and major on students' financial outcomes: Executive Summary
Making loans work: How community colleges support responsible borrowing
Keeping the promise of opportunity: Redesigning financial aid to support post-secondary completion among low-income young adults
Connecting the dots between learning and resources
Professional college knowledge: Re-envisioning how we prepare our college readiness workforce
The condition of education 2012 (Website)
California's economic payoff: Investing in college access and completion
Where to begin? The evolving role of placement exams for students starting college
Postsecondary institutions and price of attendance in 2011-12, degrees and other awards conferred: 2010-11, and 12-month enrollment: 2010-11
Student voices on the higher education pathway: Preliminary insights & stakeholder engagement concerns
Examining economic mobility and the American Dream across demographics
Profile of 2007-08 first-time bachelor's degree recipients in 2009
The role of language and literacy in college- and career-ready standards: Rethinking policy and practice in support of English language learners
From capacity to success: HSIs and Latino student success through Title V
Completing college: A national view of student attainment rates
Data sharing in public benefit programs: An action agenda for removing barriers
Men of color: A role for policymakers in improving the status of black male students in U.S. higher education
Can simple be equitable? Lessons from state grant programs
Advocacy in action toolkit
New measures, new perspectives: Graduates time-and-credits-to degree in SREB states
From birth to college: Findings from Year 1 of a process evaluation of the University of chicago charter school model
Pathway to recovery: Implementing a back on track through college model
Data that matters: Giving high schools useful feedback on grads' outcomes
Completing college: Assessing graduation rates at four-year institutions
Scaling and sustaining: State progress in the developmental education initiative
Strong support, low awareness: Public perception of the common core state standards
Operation College Promise
Middle-class societies invest more in public education: A stronger middle class is associated with higher levels of spending on education
2011 National survey of school counselors: School counseling at a crossroads
Gains and gaps: Changing inequality in U.S. college entry and completion
Snapshot report: Mobility
The college completion agenda: 2011 progress report
The college completion agenda: 2011 state policy guide
Financial literacy at minority-serving institutions
Meeting the STEM workforce demand: Accelerating math learning among students interested in STEM
Increasing opportunities for immigrant students: Community college strategies for success
State policy profiles for completion by design
Preparing for college: A national perspective on common core state standards implementation planning
Charter-school management organizations: Diverse strategies and diverse student impacts
Prison vs. Princeton
Unbundling youth, family, and community involvement in college access: On the ground in Austin, Texas
Preparing for change: A national perspective on common core state standards implementation planning
Western Policy Exchanges
Leading by example: A case study of peer leader programs at two Achieving the Dream colleges
Simplifying student aid: What it would mean for states
It's a matter of time: Low-income students and community colleges
Supporting education policy and practice through common data standards: A policymaker's guide
Ensuring America's Future - Sector briefs
Latino college completion in 50 states: Executive summary
Vendor product review: A consumer's guide to real-time labor market information
Reclaiming the American Dream: Community colleges and the nation's future: A report from the 21st century commission on the future of community colleges
A tool using data to inform a state early childhood agenda
Finding your workforce: The top 25 institutions graduating Latinos in health professions and related programs by academic level
Valuable learning or "spinning their wheels"?: Understanding excess credits earned by community college associate degree completers
Dual enrollment: Reviewing programs to promote college completion
Measuring efficiency in the community college sector
Race to the top: What have we learned from the states so far? A state-by-state evaluation of Race to the Top performance
Enrollment in postsecondary institutions, Fall 2010; Financial statistics, fiscal year 2010; and graduation rates, selected cohorts, 2002-07
The educational experience of young men of color: A review of research, pathways and progress
State HIgher Education Finance 2011
Student success courses and educational outcomes at Virginia community colleges
Get with the program: Accelerating community college students' entry into and completion of programs of study (2012)
SREB: State data exchange report: 42 Years and still counting: 2010-11 Indicators report
Open educational resources: Tools to help 21st century students achieve their postsecondary eduation goals and keep America competitive
Caught in the crisis: Students of color and native students in U.S. high schools
Unrealized promises: Unequal access, affordability, and excellence at community colleges in Southern California
Beyond the master plan: The case for restructuring baccalaureate education in California
The role of minority-serving institutions in redefining and improving developmental education