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Author(s):Steinberg, A., and Almeida, C.
Title:Pathway to recovery: Implementing a back on track through college model
Organization:Jobs for the Future
Short Description:National youth-serving networks, low-income school districts, and community colleges are all on the front lines of helping disconnected youth gain the education and skills they need to contribute to a productive workforce and to rebuild our communities. This paper highlights one such effort to create Back on Track pathways, the Postsecondary Success Initiative, launched in 2008.
Annotation:Across the country, social entrepreneurs are refusing to give up on those who are most often written off: young people who leave high school without a diploma. At the same time, these innovators are demonstrating how dropout recovery can be part of national recovery as the country struggles to escape from recession. National youth-serving networks, low-income school districts, and community colleges are all on the front lines of helping disconnected youth gain the education and skills they need to contribute to a productive workforce and to rebuild our communities. This paper highlights one such effort to create Back on Track pathways, the Postsecondary Success Initiative, launched in 2008 as a collaboration of JFF, YouthBuild USA, the National Youth Employment Coalition, and, as of 2011, the Corps Network with generous support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Open Society Foundations. Working with JFF, the national networks are helping local affiliated programs (both diploma-granting and GED) collaborate with postsecondary partners to: •Enrich their academic offerings; •Create bridges to postsecondary education; and •Build first-year supports to ensure that young people get the academic momentum they need to attain a postsecondary credential. The entrepreneurial energy unleashed by the strategic, cross-sectoral partnerships being forged to offer Back on Track pathways suggests an innovative and potentially cost-effective solution to the challenges of helping low-income young people attain a meaningful credential and participate in economic recovery.
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College Access
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High School Graduation/Dropout Prevention
Non-traditional Students
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Response to Intervention: Possibilities for service delivery at the secondary school level
Preventing future high school dropouts: An advocacy and action guide for NEA state and local affiliates
Enhancing school reform through expanded learning
"I came in unsure of everything": Community college shifts in students' confidence
Taking college courses in high school: A strategy for college readiness
The first year of high school
Accelerating college knowledge: Examining the feasibility of a targeted early commitment Pell Grant program
Transforming the educational experience of young men of color: Companion workbook
The importance of being in school: A report on absenteeism in the nation's public schools
Raising the bar from Ready by 21 to credentialed by 26: Highlights from community and state efforts
Raising the roof: Explore California public school data
The financial aid challenge: Successful practices that address the underutilization of financial aid in community colleges
Lumina Foundation Lessons: When networks build a platform, students step up
SREB/Go Alliance
Schools, families, and Response to Intervention:
Building capacity to promote college- and career-readiness for secondary-level English language learners: Policy brief featuring Austin, Texas
Recognition and response: An early intervening system for young children at-risk for learning disabilities: Research synthesis and recommendations
On the road to implementation: Achieving the promise of the common core state standards
Six pillars of effective dropout prevention and recovery: An assessment of current state policy and how to improve it
Summer reading, summer not: How project READS (Reading Enhances Achievement During Summer) can advance equity
Effectiveness of fully online courses for college students: Response to a department of education meta-analysis
What's possible: Turning around America's lowest achieving schools
Cost perceptions and college-going for low-income students
The connection between health and high school dropout
California high schools that beat the odds in high school graduation
Implementing strategies to achieve successful student transitions
Basics of longitudinal cohort analysis: Principles and practices of student success
Evaluating student success interventions: Principles and practices of student success
Creating jobs and supporting homeless students
This school works for me: Creating choices to boost student achievement: An implementation guide for school district administrators
A coherent approach to high school improvement: A district and school self-assessment tool
Expanded learning: Making it work for high school students
Communities of color: A critical perspective in the Common Standards movement
Summer bridge programs: Helping eighth-grade students successfully transition to high school
A comparison study of 12th grade students' college anticipations, aspirations, and college preparatory measures
Family literacy: A valuable gateway to postsecondary education
Improving student transfer from community colleges to four-year institutions-The perspective of leaders from baccalaureate-granting institutions
Teachers are the center of education: Mentoring, teaching and improving student learning
Lumina Foundation Focus: Un nuevo dia: As Latino population grows, so must college attainment
Standing on the shoulders of giants: An American agenda for education reform
Innovations in developmental math: Community colleges enhance support for nontraditional students
The effects of student coaching in college: An evaluation of a randomized experiment in student mentoring
State policies regarding undocumented college students: A narrative of unresolved issues, ongoing debate and missed opportunities
Experiencing integration in Louisville: How parents and students see the gains and challenges
Keeping students enrolled: How community colleges are boosting financial resources for their students
Monitoring progress: Response to intervention (RTI)'s promise and pitfalls
Learning communities for students in developmental math: Impact studies at Queensborough and Houston community colleges
Ready by 21 case study: Georgetown Divide
Early college graduates: Adapting, thriving, and leading in college
School tracking and access to higher education among disadvantaged groups
Forward thinking teens: The effects of college costs on adolescent risky behavior
Professional development for afterschool practitioners: The first year of the Palm Beach County Afterschool Educator Certificate program
Maximizing the promise of community schools: Streamlining wraparound services for ESEA
Partnerships that promote success: Lessons from the evaluation of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's Community College Transfer Initiative
ABE career connections: A manual for integrating Adult Basic Education into Career Pathways
Partnerships between community colleges and prisons: Providing workforce education and training to reduce recidivism
Course-taking patterns, policies, and practices in developmental education in the California community colleges
College choice process of Latino undocumented students: Implications for recruitment and retention
Dual enrollment: A strategy for educational advancement of all students
Turning the tide: Five years of Achieving the Dream in community colleges
Momentum: Sustaining efforts to improve life outcomes among African-American males
Pathways to Prosperity: Meeting the challenge of preparing young Americans for the 21st century
Turning around the nation's lowest performing schools: Five steps districts can take to improve their chances of success
Developmental education in community colleges
The advanced placement program benefits mainly well-prepared students who pass AP exams
Promoting quality: State strategies for overseeing dual enrollment programs
Transforming teacher education through clinical practice: A national strategy to prepare effective teachers
Kentucky school-based family support: Twenty years later
National High School Center early warning system tool 2.0
Complexity in college admission: The barriers between aspiration and enrollment for lower-income students
What four states are doing to support data-driven decision-making: Policies, practices, and programs
Operation College Promise
Emotional and behavioral disorders: Promoting prevention and positive interventions in school settings
Dropout prevention services and programs in public school districts: 2010-11
Summer snapshot: Exploring the impact of higher achievement's year-round out-of-school time program on summer learning
Community college access and affordability for occupational and nontraditional students
Merit aid for undergraduates: Trends from 1995-96 to 2007-08
A parent's guide to Response to Intervention (RTI)
When school stability requires transportation: State considerations
Making the case: Engaging education partners in addressing the education needs of children in foster care
Title I and high schools: Addressing the needs of disadvantaged students at all grade levels
Farther, faster: Six promising programs show how career pathway bridges help basic skills students earn credentials that matter
Double jeopardy: How third-grade reading skills and poverty influence high school graduation
Think College Indiana!
Incentives for early graduation: How can state policies encourage students to complete high school in less than four years
P21 common core toolkit: A guide to aligning the common core state standards with the framework for 21st century skills
Afterzone: Outcomes for youth participating in Providence's citywide after-school system
Dual enrollment for high school students
High school longitudinal study of 2009: A first look at fall 2009 ninth-graders parents', teachers, school counselors, and school administrators
Unrealized promises: Unequal access, affordability, and excellence at community colleges in Southern California
Maximizing the College Choice Process to Increase Fit & Match for Underserved Students
Waiving away high school graduation rate accountability?
Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education
Black male student success in higher education: A report from the national black male college achievement study
Early warning system middle grades tool
Transforming education in America
Determinants of students' success: The role of advanced placement and dual enrollment programs
Hearing on non-traditional students
The arts and achievement in at-risk youth: Findings from four longitudinal studies
Building a grad nation: Progress and challenge in ending the high school dropout epidemic (2012 Update)
2012 Brown Center report on American education: How well are American students learning?
Instructional supports: The missing piece in state educational standards
Off the clock: What more time can (and can't) do for school turnarounds
Closing the college participation gap: A national summary
Paying double: Inadequate high schools and community college remediation
Improving educational outcomes for students with disabilities
Dollars and sense II: Lessons from good, cost-effective small schools
Increasing rates of school completion: Moving from policy and research to practice
Crisis or possibility? Conversations about the American high school
The expectations gap: A 50 state review of high school graduation requirements
Under-prepared community college students: Implications of attitudinal and experiential differences
Negotiating their futures: Ethnographic research informing K-16 college policies and practices through urban youth’s eyes
How is school reform tied to increasing college access and success for low income and minority youth
The dream deferred: Increasing the college preparedness of at-risk students
Encouraging news for college bound foster youth
The link between high school reform and college access and success for low-income and minority youth
An action agenda for improving America's high schools
National Dropout Prevention Centers
Childcare and early childhood education: More information sharing and program review by HHS could enhance access for families with limited English proficiency
Building pathways to success for low-skill adult students: Lessons for community college policy and practice from a longitudinal student tracking study
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
A voice from the middle
Building bridges to college and careers: Contextualized basic skills programs at community colleges
Urgent but overlooked: The literacy crisis among adolescent English language learners
Paving the way to postsecondary education: K-12 intervention programs for underrepresented youth
Opening doors: Support success: Services that may help low-income students succeed in community college
Guide to creating community-based college access programs
Reading to achieve: A governor's guide to adolescent literacy
Talent Development High Schools
Are private high schools better academically than public high schools?
A framework and recommendations for federal action on secondary school reform
The national articulation and transfer network
College is possible: A guide for undocumented students
Financing asset building and financial education programs for youth transitioning out of foster care
Preparing all Indiana youth for life in the global human capital economy
Findings from the early college high school initiative: A look at best practices and lessons learned regarding a dual enrollment program
Guidance and career counselor's toolkit: Advising high school students with disabilities on postsecondary options
A report on the status of Hispanics in education: Overcoming a history of neglect
College affordability for students from low and lower-middle income families
Innovations in education: Creating strong supplemental educational services programs
The misplaced math student: Lost in eighth-grade Algebra
Meaningful measurement: The role of assessments in improving high school education in the twenty-first century
Putting middle grades students on the graduation path: A policy and practice brief
Assessing school engagement: A guide for out-of-school time program practitioners
Enhancing college student success through developmental education
Transforming America's community colleges: A federal policy proposal to expand opportunity and promote economic prosperity
Do increases in Pell and other grant awards increase college-going among lower income high school graduates? Evidence from a 'natural experiment'
Cities in crisis 2009: Closing the graduation gap: Educational and economic conditions in America's largest cities
Short sighted: How America's lack of attention to international education studies impedes improvement
US Department of Labor Youth Services: Summaries of education models
Youth transition funders group
Ready to succeed: Changing systems to give California's foster children the opportunities they deserve to be ready for and succeed in school
Race to the top: Promising approaches to achieving college- and career-ready goals
Improving student success by strengthening developmental education in community colleges: The role of state policy
Noncognitive assessment and college success: The case of the Gates Millennium Scholars
Postsecondary opportunity programs: Defining and improving an educational policy innovation
Common Core State Standards Initiative
State and community-based promise programs: Early commitments of financial aid for college
Assisting students struggling with mathematics: Response to Intervention (RtI) for elementary and middle schools
Helping Latinas succeed in school: How schools can address barriers to high school graduation
Serving those who serve: Higher education and America's veterans
Work-based learning in California: Opportunities and models for expansion
Developing a college-going culture in a middle school: A toolkit
College readiness issue brief: High expectations: A key to success for all
What matters for staying on-track and graduating in Chicago public schools: A focus on students with disabilities
No Excuses University Network
Making connections: Dimensions of student engagement (2009 CCSSE Findings)
The value of value-added data
Growing What Works Database
Strong students, strong workers: Models for student success through workforce development and community college partnerships
Are charter schools making a difference? A study of student outcomes in eight states
Between two worlds: How young Latinos come of age in America
2009 What works for Latinos in higher education
Ensuring college success: Scaffolding experiences for students and faculty in an early college high school
Apply to succeed: Ensuring community college students benefit from need-based financial aid
Indiana by the numbers
Flexible learning options for adult students
High schools as launch pads: How college-going culture improves graduation rates in low-income high schools
Postsecondary connection: Making the link between high school preparation and college success
Modeling Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs): Campus practices that work for Latino students
New England Journal of Higher Education
I-BEST a program integrating adult basic education and workforce training
Test drive: Six states pilot better ways to measure and compare community college performance
Dropout prevention practice guide
Reach higher, America: Overcoming crisis inthe U. S. workforce
Achieving college access goals: The relevance of new media in reaching first-generation and low-income teens
IU School of Education Center for Research and P-16 Collaboration: Presentation
State high school exit exams: Students with disabilities
Breaking through: Factsheet
Building a culture of evidence for community college student success: Early progress in the Achieving the Dream initiative
Approaches to dropout prevention: Heeding early warning signs with appropriate interventions
Transitioning out of high school: A quick stats fact sheet
Students with learning disabilities transitioning from high school to college
Getting students to meet challenging academic and career goals: Involving school mentors, parents, and community leaders
Cognitive behavioral interventions: An effective approach to help students with disabilities stay in school
Orphan Foundation of America
Project stepping stone: A college preparation program for Hispanic youth
National dropout prevention center for students with disabilities
Educational attainment of foster youth: Achievement and graduation outcomes for children in state care
The role of student learning outcomes for institutional accountability and transparency
Can scholarships alone help students succeed? Lessons from two New York City community colleges
Atlanta civic site: Climbing the ladder of civic proficiency
High standards help struggling students: New evidence
Challenge the status quo: Academic success among school-age African-American males
Transfer access to elite colleges and universities in the United States: Threading the needle of the American dream
Reaching higher college completion (working paper)
How does the United States stack up? International comparisons of academic achievement
Avoidable Losses: High-Stakes Accountability and the Dropout Crisis
The costs and benefits of an excellent education for all of America's children
Cities in crisis: A special analytic report on high school graduation
The enhanced reading opportunities study: Early impact and implementation findings
Best practices in recruiting and retaining minority graduate students
National evaluation of Upward Bound: Summary of first-year impacts and program operations
Best practices: Resource for TRIO directors
The building blocks of success: Higher-level math for all students
Out of many, one: Toward rigorous common core standards from the ground up
What happens to high school dropouts who reenroll?
Helping community college students cope with financial emergencies: Lessons from the Dreamkeepers and Angel Fund financial aid programs
Out before the game begins: Hispanic leaders talk about what's needed to bring more Hispanic youngsters into science, technology and math professions
Engaged for success: Service-learning as a tool for high school dropout prevention
Passing the torch: Strategies for innovation in community college ESL
The Equity Project
Making the dream a reality: Action steps for states to prepare all students for college and career
A developmental perspective on college and workplace readiness
Removing the roadblocks: Fair college opportunities for all California students
The transformative individual school counseling model: An accountability model for urban school counselors
It's about time: Temporal dimensions of college preparation programs
Re-imagining community colleges in the twenty-first century
Training tomorrow's workforce: Community college and apprenticeship as collaborative routes to rewarding careers
Providing effective financial aid assistance to students from foster care and unaccompanied homeless youth
College readiness issue brief: Social support: An essential ingredient to success
A shared agenda: P-12 and postsecondary policy recommendations: Moving toward a more cohesive continuum of federal support for college opportunity
Community colleges as gateway and gatekeeper: Moving beyond the access "saga" to outcome equity
Achieving success: The state policy newsletter of Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count: Winter 2010
Pathways to College Network
Coalition for Evidence-based Policy
The American high school graduation rate: Trends and levels
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Characteristics of students who stop out
Educational Policy Improvement Center
College readiness and high school-to-college success
Assisting students struggling with reading: Response to Intervention (RtI) and multi-tier intervention in the primary grades
Structuring out-of-school time to improve academic achievement
No time to lose: Why America needs an education amendment to the US Constitution to improve public education
Ready or not? Literacy skills and post-secondary education
Background and supporting evidence for Adult Education for Work
Building student success from the ground up: A case study of an Achieving the Dream college
Parent and caregiver activities to create a college-going culture
Latinos and education: Explaining the attainment gap
Legal Center for Foster Care and Education
Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act (H.R. 6893) Summary
The impact of increases in Pell Grant awards on college-going among lower income youth: Results from a natural experiment
From assets to school outcomes: How finances shape children's perceived possibilities and intentions
National Association for College Admission Counseling: Statement of prinicples of good practice
Educational outcomes for children and youth in foster and out-of-home care
From high school to the future: The pathway to 20
Learning around the clock: Benefits of expanded learning opportunities for older youth
National opportunity to learn campaign: Lost opportunity: A 50 state report on the oppotunity to learn in America
Improving low performing high schools: Searching for evidence of promise
On the front lines of schools: Perspectives of teachers and principals on the high school dropout problem
Mathematics and science achievement and course-taking for college-bound high school students
Using EXPLORE® and PLAN® Data to Evaluate GEAR UP Programs
Comprehensive school reform quality center report on middle and high school comprehensive school reform models
College access in Indiana and the United States 2007: Improving college access and success for Indiana adults 25 and over
The first year of high school: A quick stats fact sheet
States' progress toward high school restructuring
Rethinking high school: Preparing students for success in college, career, and life
Power tools: Designing state community college data and performance measurement systems to increase student success
Education longitudinal study of 2002 (ELS:2002): A first look at the initial postsecondary experiences of the high school Sophomore class of 2002
The postsecondary achievement of participants in dual enrollment: An analysis of student outcomes in two states
What your community can do to end it's drop-out crisis: Learnings from research and practice
Fighting poverty through incentives and work mandates for young men
Forming a college-going community in U.S. public high schools
Educational programs and projects that address the needs of low-income students
Education watch Florida: Key education facts and figures 2004
No Child Left Behind: State report card 2005-2006
Learning in a new key
A supporting role: How accreditors can help promote the success of community college students
Improving literacy outcomes for English language learners in high school: Considerations for states and districts in developing a coherent policy framework
Promising practices: School to career and postsecondary education for foster care youth
Career academies: Impacts on labor market outcomes and educational attainment
Quality Counts 2007: State Highlights Reports
The challenge and call for cultural adjustments in educating African American males: Implications for school counselors and leaders
Increasing academic rigor in high schools: Stakeholder perspectives
Promoting school readiness through universal preschool
Returning to learning: Adults' success in college is key to America's future
The progress of education reform: Dual enrollment
How outreach programs are implemented affects student achievement
Improving high-school-to-college transition through leadership and governance
Helping equip teachers to answer students' questions on college knowledge
PERSIST: A comprehensive guide for student success in higher education
U.S. student and adult performance on international assessments of educational achievement
Bridge program planning guide
Charter high schools: Closing the achievement gap
Improving college readiness and success for all students: A joint responsibility between K-12 and postsecondary education
Qualified teachers for at-risk schools: A national imperative
School-to-career and post-secondary education: Evidence from the Philadelphia educational longitudinal study
National college access network
Indiana higher education opportunity data book
With diploma in hand: Hispanic high school seniors talk about their future
Pathways to a four-year degree: Determinants of transfer and degree completion
Show us the money: Low-income students, families, and financial aid
Mentoring programs: An annotated bibliography of online resources
Transitions to college: From theory to practice
Breaking through: Helping low-skilled adults enter and succeed in college and careers
The education liason model
Higher education reform: Incorporating the needs of foster youth
From the prison track to the college track: Pathways to postsecondary success for out of school youth
College access in Indiana and the United States: A 2003-04 status report
Creating seamless educational transitions for urban African American and Hispanic students
Latino youth and the pathway to college
Closing the gap: High achievement for students of color
The seventh generation: Native students speak about finding the good path
Pathways to improving practice: Data-driven pre-college outreach programs
Pathways to improving practice: How can pre-college outreach programs work with schools
Postsecondary Education English Spanish Glossary
Youth indicators 2005: Trends in the well-being of American youth
Measuring what matters: Creating a longitudinal data system using data to improve student achievement
Miles to go: Louisiana
Academic pathways, preparation, and performance: A descriptive overview of the transcripts from the high school graduating class of 2003-04
Richard Stockton College Community of Scholars
Foundation for excellent schools
Institutional grants and baccalaureate degree attainment
Project GRAD
Preparate para la universidad: A college planning guide in Spanish for students in grades 9 through 12
Third grade literacy policies: Identification, intervention, retention
Campaign for the Future of Higher Education
Completion matters: The high cost of low community college graduation rates
Taking action for America: A CEO plan for jobs and economic growth: A skilled, prepared workforce
It's a matter of time: Low-income students and community colleges
Boosting postsecondary education performance
Pathways through graduate school and into careers
The CollegeKeys Compact 2012 catalog of effective practices: Programs and practices that expand options for students from low-income backgrounds
The other pipeline: From prison to diploma: Community colleges and correctional education programs
It can be done, it's being done, and here's how
Designing high quality evaluation systems for high school teachers: Challenges sand potential solutions
Caught in the crisis: Students of color and native students in U.S. high schools
Achieving results through community school partnerships: How districts and community leaders are building effective, sustainable relationships
The roll of Pell grants in access, persistence and completion
Pell grants and the lifting of rural America's future
A green career pathways framework: Postsecondary and employment success for low-income, disconnected youth
Building integrated pathways to sustainable careers: An introduction to the Accelerated Opportunity Initiative
Ramp-up to Readiness: The Ramp-up goals
The hidden costs of community colleges
Suggested practices to improve educational outcomes of children living in foster care: Recommendations for school districts
Providing effective financial aid assistance to students from foster care and unaccompanied homeless youth: A key to higher education access and success: Version 2.0
Getting ready for college: An implementation and early impacts study of eight Texas developmental summer bridge programs
College access challenge grants: Including adult learners, strengthening student success
A new vision to increase the academic achievement for English language learners and immigrant students
Closing the expectations gap 2011
Return on educational investment: A district-by-district evaluation of U.S. educational productivity
Charter schools that work: Economically integrated schools with teacher voice
Accounting for socioeconomic differences in delaying the transition to college
Everybody ready for school: How can we ensure high quality early childhood programs?
The heart of student success: Teaching, learning, and college completion
Getting past go: Remedial and developmental education policy at a crossroads
Putting data into practice: Lessons from New York City
Achieving the dream data notes: Outcomes of first-year persisting students
School connectedness: Strategies for increasing proactive factors among youth
On track to complete? A taxonomy of beginning community college students and their outcomes 3 years after enrolling: 2003-04 through 2006
A stronger nation through higher education: Why Americans must achieve a "big goal" for college attainment
Clearinghouse on foster youth and transition
Time to act: Closing the racial achievement gap
Tuition discounting: Institutional aid patterns at public and private colleges and universities, 2000-01 to 2008-09
Center for Postsecondary and Economic Success (C-PES)
Stuck schools revisited: Beneath the averages
Advancing teacher and prinicpal effectiveness: Four recommendations for reforming the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
Facilitating student learning through contextualization
Community college students and grant aid: Bringing equity to the provision of grant aid by states and institutions
Education and the economy: Boosting state and national economies by improving high school graduation rates
Opening doors to student success: A synthesis of findings from an evaluation at six community colleges
Podcast: Getting high school dropouts in and out of college
Achieving ambitious goals: Case studies of scaling up programs for advancing low-skilled adults
Leaving no worker behind: Community colleges retrain the Michigan workforce-and themselves
Improving community college success
Public school choice in the District of Columbia: A descriptive analysis
The condition of education 2011
Education and the economy: Boosting the nation's economy by improving high school graduation rates among students of color and native students
Healthy steps toward student achievement: Research based recommendations for policy and practice
The false promise of class-size reduction
Opportunity-rich schools and sustainable communities: Seven steps to align high-quality education with innovations in city and metropolitan planning and development
Affordability and transfer: Critical to increasing Baccalaureate degree completion
The educational experience of young men of color (website)
Building a campus support network for students emerging from foster care
Promising practices: What works in the Midwest: New approaches to improving college access, persistence, and success: Three exemplary postsecondary opportunity programs
Transition and alignment: Two keys to assuring student success
Chronic early absence: Providing solutions for increasing achievement in the early grades and preventing school drop-out
This school works for me: Creating choices to boost student achievement: Supplement to the analysts' guide
Ed.gov Open Innovation Portal
Stuck schools: A framework for identifying schools where students need change--now!
Revving the education engine: Effectively aligning education, workforce, and economic development policy
Can I get a little advice here? How an overstretched high school guidance system is undermining students' college aspirations
Emerging Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs): Serving Latino students
Multiple Pathways in California: A New Option for High School Reform
A blueprint for reform: The reauthorization of the elementary and secondary education act
College readiness for all: The challenge for urban high schools
High school dropouts and the economic losses from juvenile crime in California
What educators should learn from ER
Ready by 21
Effective teaching: A key to success for all high school students
Good data. Better policy. Stronger commitment. Improved outcomes.
Higher education commission helps high schools track graduates' progress
PERSIST (Guide to improve higher education persistence, retention, and success)
The evaluation of charter school impacts: Final report
Beyond the rhetoric: Improving college readiness through coherent state policy
Understanding the K-12 common core state standards in mathematics
Funding career pathways and career pathway bridges: A federal policy toolkit for states
Dual enrollment: Postsecondary/secondary partnerships to prepare students
Yes we can: The Schott state report on black males and education (national and state reports)
Reinventing alternative education: State policy profiles
Afterschool and workforce development: Helping kids compete
The economic benefits of reducing the dropout rate in the nations largest metropolitan areas
Investing in change: How much do Achieving the Dream colleges spend - and from what resources - to become data-driven institutions
Parent engagement toolkit
Response to Intervention: The future for secondary schools
RTI classification tool and resource locator
Guiding the way to higher education: Families, counselors, and communities together
Making graduation a priority
The case to adopt common college- and career-ready standards (state cards)
Hispanics, high school dropouts, and the GED
A national talent strategy: Ideas for securing US competitiveness and economic growth
2012: Closing the expectations gap: 50-state progress report on the alignment of K-12 policies and practice with the demands of college and careers
Using incentives to change how teenagers spend their time: The effects of New York City's conditional cash transfer program
The role of language and literacy in college- and career-ready standards: Rethinking policy and practice in support of English language learners
Men of color: A role for policymakers in improving the status of black male students in U.S. higher education
Cornerstones of completion: State policy support for accelerated, structured pathways to college credentials and transfer
Finding your workforce: The top 25 institutions graduating Latinos in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) by academic level 2009-2010
Where to begin? The evolving role of placement exams for students starting college
Learning what it takes: An initial look at how schools are using early warning data and collaborative response teams to keep all students on track to success
The condition of college and career readiness 2012: National report
The SAT report on college & career readiness: 2012
The college completion agenda may sacrifice college access for low-income, minority and other at-risk students
Broadening the benefits of dual enrollment: Reaching underachieving and underrepresented students with career-focused programs
Professional college knowledge: Re-envisioning how we prepare our college readiness workforce
The condition of education 2012 (Report)
Using state policies to ensure effective assessment and placement in postsecondary education
APSCU's five tenents of veteran education
High school dropout and completion rates in the United States: 2007
Eight components of college and career readiness counseling
Keeping the promise of change in California's lowest performing schools
State college- and career-ready high school graduation requirements comparison table
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Attendance and completion patterns
Response to Instruction (RtI) guidance document
Response to Intervention (RTI) and English Learners (ELLs)
Turning community college drop-outs into graduates
Helping students get a "head start" on the real world: State strategies for early high school graduation
A portrait of low-income young adults in education
Response to Intervention (RTI): A primer for parents
The path forward: The future of graduate education in the United States
Online learning: Addressing challenges and seizing opportunities
Federal higher education policy priorities and the Asian American and Pacific Islander community
Afterschool: A high school dropout prevention tool
IDEA Partnership: Collaborative work on Response to Intervention
Culturally responsive Response to Intervention
Strong foundations: The state of postsecondary data systems
Dream vs. reality: An analysis of potential Dream Act beneficiaries
The 'bottom' seventy percent: What America's elite institutions of higher learning owe to everyone else
Getting past go project: State reports on the cost of remedial education
National Research Center on Learning Disabilities (NRCLD)
A contexualized reading-writing intervention for community college students
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
National Opportunity to Learn Campaign
Complete to compete: Common college completion metrics
Rebalancing the mission: The community college completion challenge
Challenges, assets, and innovations: Considerations for secondary education in rural communities
Fewer, clearer, higher: Moving forward with consistent, rigorous standards for all students
The economic benefits of reducing the dropout rate among students of color in the nation's largest metropolitan areas (aggregate analysis)
Believing the College Dream (Curriculum guide for college planning)
Untapped potential: Early labor market outcomes of dropouts and graduates from Philadelphia's public schools
A next social contract for the primary years of education
Lumina Foundation Focus: Off the charts: Columns of data provide support for student achievement
A new national approach to career navigation for working learners
Don't leave accountability behind: A call for ESEA reauthorization
Global Skills for Global Completion
The educational crisis facing young men of color: Reflections on four days of dialogue on the educational challenges of minority males
National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities
Engaging faculty in the Achieving the Dream initiative: Principles and practices of student success
Expanding access and opportunity: The impact of the Gates Millennium Scholars program (2010 Update)
Race to the Top: Accelerating college and career readiness in states: Sustaining the Race to the Top reforms
Top gap closers: Some public four-year colleges and universities have made good progress in closing graduation rate gaps
The historic opportunity to get college readiness right: The Race to the Top fund and postsecondary education
Guiding developmental math students to campus services: An impact evaluation of the Beacon program at South Texas College
College InSight
Gaining ground in the middle grades: Why some schools do better
Expanded time, enriching experiences: Expanded learning time schools and community organization partnerships
Teacher voices: Immigration, language and culture
Promoting postsecondary educational success for adults and families-A practical partnership guide
Engineering solutions to the national crisis in literacy: How to make good on the promise of common core state standards
Conditional cash transfers and college persistence: Evidence from a randomized need-based grant program
Overlooked and underpaid: How Title 1 shortchanges high schools, and what ESEA can do about it
Gender inequalities in education
The role of mentoring in college access and success
A portrait of school improvement grantees
Accelerating the academic achievement of students referred to developmental education
Greening community colleges: An environmental path to improving educational outcomes
Race to the top and teacher preparation: Analyzing state strategies for ensuring real accountability and fostering program innovation
Ready by 21 case study: Massachusetts
Performance incentives to improve community college completion: Learning from Washington State's Student Achievement Initiative (a state policy brief)
The differential impact of wealth vs. income in the college-going process
Education as a data-driven enterprise: A primer for leaders in business, philanthropy, and education
Digest of education statistics 2010, and mini-digest of education statistics 2010
Talking it through: Communication skills for mentors: Real-life examples to guide you through your mentoring relationship
Research support for school counseling
Five strategies to help low-income adults and youth attain community college credentials
Doing more with less: The inequitable funding of community colleges
Investing in education and equity: Our nation's best future
Mind the gaps: How college readiness narrows achievement gaps in college success
Web tables: Choosing a postsecondary institution
Youth in foster care: Easing the transition to adulthood
Academic preparation for college in the high school senior class of 2003-04
Something's got to give: California can't improve college completions without rethinking developmental education at its community colleges
Hours of opportunity: Lessons from five cities on building systems to improve after-school, summer school, and other out-of-school time programs
The return on the federal investment in for-profit education: Debt without a diploma
Academic competitiveness and national SMART grant programs: First-year lessons learned
Dollars for degrees: Structuring post-secondary scholarships to increase student success
Divided we fail: Improving completion and closing racial gaps in California community colleges
PISA 2009 results: What students know and can do: Student performance in reading, mathematics and science
False impression: How a widely stated study vastly overstates the benefits of charter schools
The impact of enhancing students' social and emotional learning: A meta-analysis of school-based universal interventions
The social life of college information: Relationships and experiences as tools for enhancing college decision making
Bringing adults back to college: Designing and implementing a statewide concierge model
State test score trends through 2008-09, Part 2: Slow and uneven progress in narrowing gaps
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
Crossing the finish line: A national effort to address near completion
2011 National survey of school counselors: School counseling at a crossroads
Characteristics of GED recipients in high school: 2002-06
Career clusters: Forecasting demand for high school through college jobs 2008-2018
Including more student voices in higher education policymaking: Rising tuitions and student debts mean rising stakes for college students
Completing college: Assessing graduation rates at four-year institutions
Using community colleges to build a STEM-skilled workforce
Strategies for success in career development: The career coach curriculum guide
Trends in student aid 2011
Performance-based scholarships: Emerging findings from a national demonstration
Racial gaps in early childhood: Socio-emotional health, development, and educational outcomes among African-American males
Tackling tough topics: An educator's guide to working with military kids
State policies to improve the effectiveness of school principals
10 Pieces of advice from students for teachers
Breaking schools' rules: A statewide study of how school discipline relates to students' success and juvenile justice involvement
Test, punish, and push out: How zero tolerance and high-stakes testing funnel youth into the school to prison pipeline
Telling it like it is: Youth speak out on the school to prison pipeline
The 8th annual AP report to the nation
The role of minority-serving institutions in redefining and improving developmental education
Western Policy Exchanges
Why policymakers should care about children's savings
The American freshman: National norms fall 2011
Duration and intensity: No time for cutting corners
Jobs, jobs, jobs: Challenges community colleges face to reach the unemployed
Sealing the gaps: Supporting low-income, first-generation students at four-year institutions in Texas post-transfer
Mobility makers
Gains and gaps: Changing inequality in U.S. college entry and completion
What are the implications of possible selves research for school counseling practice?
The effect of housing wealth on college choice: Evidence from the housing boom
Refocusing adult education on career and postsecondary success: An analysis of adult education (Title II) in WIA reauthorization proposals
Remediation: Higher education's bridge to nowhere
Easing the transition from combat to classroom: Preserving America's investment in higher education for military veterans through institutional assessment
The cruel divide: How California's education finance system shortchanges its poorest school districts
States need to fill in the gaps on expanded learning time: Troubling lack of detail seen in No Child Left Behind waiver applications
State Cards (statistical snapshots of high school data by state) Updated 2012
Tying funding to community college outcomes: Models, tools, and recommendations for states
Overcoming obstacles to college attendance and degree completion: Toward a pro-college savings agenda
Race to the top: What have we learned from the states so far? A state-by-state evaluation of Race to the Top performance
Whatever it takes: How twelve communities are reconnecting out-of-school youth
Citizen Schools
Success for All Foundation
Promise abandoned: How policy choices and institutional practices restrict college opportunity
Who goes to preschool and why does it matter?
Critical postsecondary education issues in Indiana
Bridges to Success
Career advancement for low-income workers through community college and community-based organization partnerships
Dollars and sense: The cost effectiveness of small schools
Appropriate use of high stakes testing in our schools: How should student learning and achievement be measured
Ready to succeed: All students prepared for college and work
Waiting to attend college: Students who delay postsecondary enrollment
The challenge of scaling up educational reform: Findings and lesson from First Things First
The higher dropout rate of foreign-born teens: The role of schooling abroad
Investing in the education of older students: A summary of the evidence
Access and persistence: Winter 2006
Learning to finish: A best practices "Wiki" sponsored by the Pew Partnership
The college and financial aid guide for: AB540 undocumented immigrant students
Enhancing high school reform: Lessons from site visits to four cities
The talent development high school model: Context, components, and initial impacts on ninth-grade students' engagement and performance
The college ladder: Linking secondary and postsecondary education for success for all students
Stepping stones to a degree: The impact of enrollment pathways and milestones on older community college student outcomes
P-16 Data systems: An alignment status report
Making good on a promise: What policymakers can do to support the educational persistence of dropouts
Pathways to and through college: Linking policy with research and practice
Peak experiences
Pathways to improving practice: How can pre-college outreach programs use data to make decisions
Pathways to improving practice: Improving college access through mentoring
Effects of students’ middle school and high school experiences on completion of the bachelor’s degree: How can school counselors make a difference?
Improving college access for minority, low-income, and first-generation students
Increasing the preparedness of at-risk students
What role can dual enrollment programs play in easing the transition between high school and postsecondary education
One-third of a nation: Rising drop-out rates and declining opportunity
Left behind: Unequal opportunity in higher education
Findings from the Condition of Education 2001: Students whose parents did not go to college
Empty promises: The myth of college access in America
Opening doors: Expanding educational opportunities for low-income workers
Paths to persistence: An analysis of research on program effectiveness at community colleges
It's kind of different: Student experiences in two early college high schools
Higher education opportunities for foster youth: A primer for policymakers
National Council for Community and Education Partnerships
The governance divide: A report on a four-state study on improving college readiness and success
The economic benefits of the Dream Act and the Student Adjustment Act
Ticket to nowhere: The gap between leaving high school and entering college and high performance jobs
African American achievement in America
Latino achievement in America
The 2003 Brown Center report on American education: How well are American students learning?
Building academic skills in context: Testing the value of advanced math learning in career and technical education
Closing educational achievement gaps for Latino/a students in Utah
Profile of undergraduates in U.S. postsecondary education institutions: 2003-04, With a special analysis of community college students
Pre-K and Latinos: The foundation for America's future
Educational vouchers for universal preschools
Effective preschool curricula and teaching strategies
Quality counts 2007: From cradle to career: Connecting education from birth through adulthood (Indiana state report)
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
Student African American Brotherhood
Adult learning focused institution (ALFI) initiative
Your senior year
Opening the door to the American Dream: Increasing higher education access and success for immigrants
Standards for quality online teaching
Engaging students, challenging the odds
Making opportunity affordable: Reinvesting in college access and success
Paying back, not giving back: Student debt's negative influence on public service career opportunities
Indian students and college preparation
The relationship between advanced placement and college graduation
New Technology Foundation
Every child, every promise: Turning failure into action
Represent Magazine
Ithaca College - Frederick Douglass Academy Partnership
Pacific Islanders lagging behind in higher educational attainment
Georgia's HOPE scholarship and minority and low-income students: Program effects and proposed reforms
Rethinking high school: Five profiles of innovative models for student success
LearnMore Indiana 2006-07 report: Results of Indiana's career and college information survey of students in grades 9 and 11
The Breakthrough High School project
Building a science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) agenda
Postsecondary success begins with high school preparation
Results that matter: Twenty-first century skills and high school reform
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; Colorado state report
Great expectations: A guide to Alabama's high school graduation exam
Independent Evaluation of the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE): Third Biennial Report
Education watch Florida: Key education facts and figures 2006
Education watch Alabama: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Alabama: Key education facts and figures 2006
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; Alabama state report
What community college management practices are effective in promoting student success? A study of high- and low-impact institutions
High school teaching for the twenty-first century: Preparing students for college
SREB states lead the nation in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Programs
Keeping kids in school: What research says about preventing dropouts
Educating English language learners: Implementing instructional practices
Frequently asked questions about college access and success
National Council of La Raza
New Hampshire's multi-tiered approach to dropout prevention
Education watch Indiana: Key education facts and figures 2006
State approaches to more reliable and uniform dropout and graduation data
Beating the odds: An analysis of student performance and achievement gaps on state assessments: 2005-06 School year
Connected by 25: Financing entrepreneurship programs for youth transitioning out of foster care
Do Current State Standards and Assessments Reflect College Readiness?: A Case Study
Action plan: Educators/Policymakers
Guide for parents: Ten steps to prepare your child for college
Relationships between students' high school and middle school experiences and later completion of a Bachelor's degree
Post-secondary education options for low-income students
Graduation matters: Improving accountability for high school graduation
The implementation checklist for college awareness: A product of the High School Reform Strategy Toolkit
Connected by 25: Financing housing supports for youth transitioning out of high school
Creating a college-going culture: A resource guide
Falling off track during the transition to high school: What we know and what can be done
National opportunity to learn campaign: State data and analysis
Diplomas and dropouts: Which colleges actually graduate their students (and which don't)
Getting back on track: Effects of a community college program for probationary students
The nation's report card: 2007 At a glance
State early commitment programs: A contract for college success?
A critical mission: Making adolescent reading an immediate priority in SREB states
Late high school dropouts: Characteristics, experiences, and changes across cohorts
Setting up success in developmental education: How state policy can help community colleges improve student success outcomes
Moving beyond AYP: High school performance indicators
Dynamic annotated bibliographies from the IPCN online college access library
The 2008 Brown Center report on American education: How well are American students learning
The President's Forum
Lessons from Achieving the Dream for federal efforts to improve college completion rates
Toward informative assessment and a culture of evidence: Results from strengthening pre-collegiate education in community colleges
Preparing the workers of today for the jobs of tomorrow
Lessons from the Lone Star state: Designing a sustainable model to expand early college high school in Texas
Tuition equity legislation: Investing in Colorado high school graduates through equal opportunity to postsecondary education
Bridges to opportunity for underprepared adults: A state policy guide for community college leaders
Think again: The connection between education and true independence
The forgotten middle: Ensuring that all students are on target for college and career readiness before high school
10 New higher education ideas for a new Congress
Grade retention: Achievement and mental health outcomes
Race to the top: Promising approaches to establishing meaningful data systems fostering continuous improvement
The Education Equality Project: Improving teacher quality
Smart options: Investing the recovery funds for student success
From high school to the future: Making hard work pay off: The road to college for students in CPS's academically advanced programs
Adult education for work: Transforming adult education to build a skilled workforce
Investing early: Intervention programs in selected U.S. states
Annotated bibliography of resources for transforming school counseling
Work less, study more, & succeed: How financial supports can improve postsecondary success
Achieving graduation for all: A governor's guide to dropout prevention and recovery
Mind the access gap: Breaking down barriers to post-secondary education
Future to Discover: Early Implementation Report
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Academic outcomes of high risk students
Reducing behavior problems in the elementary school classroom
Family firsts: Reach for your dreams
What we must to do to create a system that prepares students for college success
Helping Latinas succeed in school: How federal policymakers can address barriers to high school graduation
Projecting the economic benefits of reducing high school dropout rates in America's 45 largest metropolitan areas
Investing in disadvantaged young children is an economically efficient policy
Guiding the way to higher education: Step by step to college workshops for students curriculum (middle school, early high school, late high school)
Assessing the use and impact of ECMC Foundation's Realizing the College Dream curriculum
The economic benefits from halving Indianapolis's dropout rate: A boon to regional business
A shared agenda: Action alert for school superintendents & middle & high school principals
College readiness issue brief: Aligning P-12 and postsecondary education: Toward a seamless P-16 education system
College readiness issue brief: Using data to improve educational outcomes
Why have college completion rates declined? An analysis of changing student preparation and collegiate resources
Innovations in college readiness: How early college schools are preparing students underrepresented in higher education for college success
Making the connections: Connecting state and institutional policies to improve student success
Steps to success: Analyzing milestone achievement to improve community college student outcomes
The promise of proficiency: How college proficiency information can help high schools drive student success
Better together: Realigning pre-college skills development programs to achieve greater academic success for adult learners
Critical conditions for equity and diversity in college access: Informing policy and monitoring results
Indiana Graduation Plan Statute
Promise lost: College-qualified students who don't enroll in college
Recommended policies and practices for advancing Indiana's system of adult education and workforce training
National League of Cities
Creating change one step at a time: Efforts to improve college access and success in Indiana
College access and success state data
Striking the balance: Career academies combine academic rigor and workplace relevance
Communities in Schools
Commonwealth Corporation
Lifelong learning: New strategies for the education of working adults
Condition of education 2008
Supporting English language acquisition: Opportunities for foundations to strengthen the social and economic well-being of immigrant families
Opportunity matters: A journal of research informing educational opportunity, practice and programs
Race matters: Unequal opportunities in education
Starting right: A first look at engaging entering students
Advancing adults into community college programs: Data tools from Breaking Through
National Indian Education Study 2007 Part II: The educational experiences of American Indian and Alaska Native students in grades 4 and 8
The status of African Americans in engineering: Confronting the "new" American dilemma
Preparing high school students for successful transitions to postsecondary education and employment
An early alert system for remediation needs of entering community college students: Leveraging the California standards test
The learning communities demonstration: Rationale, sites, and research design
Best practices: TRIO student support programs & Upward Bound
Department of Upward Bound programs: Strategic plan
Transitions to adulthood for homeless adolescents: Education and public policy
Archdiocese of Indianapolis: The Church in central and southern Indiana
Knocking at the college door: Projections of high school graduates by state and race/ethnicity 1992-2022
National study of student support services. Third-year longitudinal study results and program implementation study update
Transition matters: Community college to bachelor's degree
Achievement and attainment in Chicago charter schools
Transitional jobs for ex-prisoners: Early impacts from a random assignment evaluation of the Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) Prisoner Reentry Program
State policies to bring adult learning into focus
Dual enrollment students in Florida and New York City: Postsecondary outcomes
Are teachers prepared for racially diverse schools? Teachers describe their preparation, resources, and practices for racially diverse schools
From high school to the future: Potholes on the road to college
Lost in transition: Building a better path from school to college and careers
State Cards (statistical snapshots of high school data by state)
Graduation rate watch: Making minority student success a priority
Parent expectations and planning for college: Statistical analysis report
Reaching higher with Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana: Focusing on the roll of community colleges
What works in remediation: Lessons from 30 years of research
High school dropout: A quick stats fact sheet
College admission for homeschoolers
Five academic reasons why state virtual schools are important to your state
Dead ends: The need for more pathways to graduation for overage, under-credited students in New York City
State college- and career-ready high school graduation requirements
2007 Status report on the Pell Grant program
From aspirations to action: The role of middle school parents in making the dream of college a reality
Effective instruction: An inconspicuous strategy for dropout prevention
Feeling the Florida heat? How low-performing schools respond to voucher and accountability pressure
Teacher credentials and student achievement in high school: A cross-subject analysis with student fixed effects
Do support services at community colleges encourage success or reproduce disadvantage?
Indiana's adult education and workforce skills performance report: Preparing adults for a brighter future
The 4th annual AP report to the nation
Encouraging girls in math and science
The Kalamazoo Promise
Overlooked gems: A national perspective on low-income promising learners
What is "career ready"?
Teaching and learning in the era of the Common Core: The Students at the Center series ebook
Middle school counselor's guide: NOSCA's eight components of college and career readiness counseling
From soft skills to hard data: Measuring youth program outcomes
The stealth inequities of school funding: How state and local school finance systems perpetuate inequitable school spending
Keeping the promise of opportunity: Redesigning financial aid to support post-secondary completion among low-income young adults
Using No Child Left Behind waivers to improve english language learner education
The common core standards: What do they mean for out-of-school time?
College rewired: Innovative approaches help higher education connect to productivity
Commencement day: Six-year effects of a college learning community program at Kingsborough Community College
Portable, stackable credentials: A new education model for industry-specific career pathways
The missing "one-offs": The hidden supply of high achieving, low-income students
Core principles for transforming remedial education: A joint statement
A framework for advancing career and technical education: Recommendations for the reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Act
Learning from the past: Drawing on California's CLAS experience to inform assessment of the Common Core
Completing college: A national view of student attainment rates
A better affirmative action: State universities that created alternatives to racial preferences
Advancing to completion: Increasing degree attainment by improving graduation rates and closing gaps for Hispanic students
Common measures for college access and success
The impact of time between cognitive tests on performance: Evidence from Advanced Placement exams
"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
Transfer: An indispensable part of the community college mission
An overview of post-secondary support programs for former foster youth
A Better Chance.org
Organizing instruction and study to improve student learning
EFC (Expected Family Contribution) Formula Guide, 2010-11
Recent participation in formal learning among working-age adults with different levels of education
Promising practices for community college developmental education
Starfish Initiative
Starfish Initiative: Mentoring application
2007-08 Directory of colleges cooperating with the SAT program fee-waiver service
State merit aid programs: Responses by Florida community colleges
Center for native education
Supporting ninth-grade students to achieve in high school and preparing seniors for postsecondary education and a career
Quality counts 2008
What matters for staying on-track and graduating in Chicago public high schools
Indiana campus compact
Community colleges and rural America: Progress and prospects
Every student counts: The case for graduation rate accountability
Closing the expectations gap, 2008
The student to counselor ratio: Does it matter?
What every college access practitioner should know: About the importance of commitment
More student success: A systemic solution
A good start: Two-year effects of a freshman learning community program at Kingsborough Community College
National Center for Learning Disabilities
The impacts of regular Upward Bound: Results from the third follow-up data collection
Education at a glance 2007: OECD indicators
First-generation students: Undergraduates whose parents never enrolled in postsecondary education
Adult learning in focus: Individual state profiles and downloadable data
The education success program
What every college access practitioner should know about: Economic diversity in Indiana and U.S. colleges and universities
Second to none in attainment, discovery, and innovation: The national agenda for higher education
A model of success: The model institution's for excellence program's successful leadership in STEM education (1995-2007)
Career and technical education in the United States: 1990-2005
When girls don't graduate, we all fail
Back to basics: Improving college readiness of community college students
It's not about the cut score: Redesigning placement assessment policy to improve student success
Improving the distribution of teachers in low-performing high schools
What keeps good teachers in the classroom? Understanding and reducing teacher turnover
From No Child Left Behind to Every Child a Graduate
Education beyond the rhetoric: Making rigor something "real"
Confronting the "new" American dilemma: Underrepresented minorities in engineering: A data-based look at diversity (Executive Summary)
Setting the record straight: How trendy approaches to college access might or might not be helping low-income students
Learn and Serve America
Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE)
Connecting schools, families, and communities: Stories and results from the Annie E. Casey Foundation's education investments
Learning better together: The impact of learning communities on the persistence of low-income students
Strengthening state adult education policies for low-skilled workers
National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy
Strengthening financial aid policies for low-income working adults
Promoting student success in community colleges by increasing student support services
Black Alliance for Educational Options
Corporate investments in college readiness and access
See Forever Foundation
Community colleges under stress
State policies on student transitions: Results of a 50-state inventory
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Developmental education: Completion status and outcomes
Promising instructional reforms in developmental education: A case study of three Achieving the Dream colleges
Core problems: Out-of-field teaching persists in key academic courses and high-poverty schools
Building tomorrow's workforce: Promoting the education and advancement of Hispanic immigrant workers in America
Diplomas count 2008 (Indiana state report): School to college: Can P-16 councils ease the transition
College tools for schools
Doing What Works - Research based education practices online
RTI Action Network
Sizing up state standards: 2008
Benchmarking the success of Latina and Latino students in STEM to achieve national graduation goals
Rising by Degrees
Charting a necessary path: The baseline report of public higher education systems in the Access to Success initiative
Transfer access from community colleges and the distribution of elite higher education
Insuring college failure risk
Top 10 higher education state policy issues for 2010
Ohio State University Department of Mathematics Early Mathematics Placement Testing
Rethinking developmental education in community colleges
Prevention of disproportionate special education representation using response to education (RTI)
Future to discover: Early implementation report -- Executive summary
The price of knowledge: Access and student finance in Canada -- Third edition
Transitions -- First-generation students: A promising concept?
Field guide for improving student success
Counselor and college access provider activities to create a college-going culture
Realizing the promise: How state policy can support alternative certification programs
Education Equality Project
Facts for education advocates: School counseling, access and persistence
A synthesis of grade retention research: Looking backward and moving forward
Mythbusting: Breaking down confidentiality and decision-making barriers to meet the education needs of children in foster care
Non-traditional student success in public two-year colleges
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009: Selected funding streams for struggling students and disconnected youth
Report of the national panel for evidence-based school counseling: Outcome research coding protocol and evaluation of Student Success Skills and Second Step
Youth and schools today: Why SEL is needed
College outcomes comparisons by AP and non-AP high school experiences
Changes in Graduation Rates by State (Progress and Challenge Indexes)
Education watch 2009
A profile of successful Pell Grant recipients: Time to Bachelor's degree and early graduate school enrollment
Promoting economic mobility by increasing postsecondary education
Healthy Teen Network
Breakthrough Collaborative
Investing in Indiana's adult workers: Increasing financial aid opportunities
The savvy teacher's guide: Reading interventions that work
How colleges organize themselves to increase student persistence: Four-year institutions (College Board study on student retention)
National Center for Summer Learning
Finishing high school: Alternative pathways and dropout recovery
Connected by 25: Financing policies and practices that support permanency for youth transitioning out of foster care
The state of learning disabilities 2009
Federal support for adolescent literacy: A solid investment
College degree nearly doubles annual earnings; Indiana lags nation in attainment of bachelor's degree
Demography is not destiny: Increasing the graduation rates of low-income college students at large public universities
Predicting different levels of academic success in college using high school GPA and ACT Composite score
College access for the working poor: Overcoming burdens to succeed in higher education
College readiness crisis spurs call for change by ACT in nation's core high school curriculum
Helping Teens Succeed
How to Choose a College: A Guide for the Student with a Disability
Postsecondary education options for students with intellectual disabilities
Getting ready for college: Advising high school students with learning disabilities
A postsecondary resource guide for students with psychiatric disabilities
Using rigorous evidence to improve policy and practice
Access to success initiative
Child care assistance in 2004: States have fewer funds for child care
Understanding Latino parental involvement in education: Perceptions, expectations, and recommendations
Camino de la universidad: The road to college
Establishing an effective guidance and advisement system
Schools need good leaders now: State progress in creating a learning-centered school leadership system
ACT high school profile report: The graduating class of 2007 (National)
Affirmation and discovery: Learning from successful community college developmental programs in Texas
Raising the Bar: Policy Recommendations for high school reform
Knocking at the college door: California state report
Colorado Reports
A state leader's action guide to 21st century skills
Rethinking high school: An introduction to New York City's experience
Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG.org)
What is a college culture? Facilitating college preparation through organizational change
Moving on: State policies to address academic brain drain in the South
High school to college and careers: Aligning state policies
A study of admissions officers' perceptions of and attitudes toward homeschooled students
From college access to college success: College preparation and persistence of BPS graduates
Helping adult learners make the transition to postsecondary education
Making middle grades work
Middle Start
High Tech High Foundation
Public education and Black male students: The 2006 state report card
Higher education, higher cost and higher debt: Paying for college in the future
Catching the Dream
America's high school graduates: Results from the 2005 NAEP high school transcript study
Destination university: A guide to college for students and their families (English Version)
Destination university: A guide to college for students and their families (Spanish Version)
Working together: Aligning state systems and policies for individual and regional prosperity
Economic diversity on campus
College learning for the new global century
Ladders of learning: Fighting fade-out by advancing pK-3 alignment
Early childhood education: Investing in quality makes sense
Just for the kids
The high cost of high school dropouts: What the nation pays for inadequate high schools
Why the crisis in adolescent literacy demands a national response
Teacher attrition: A costly loss to the nation and to the states
Writing next: Effective strategies to improve writing of adolescents in middle and high school
Latinos in secondary education
Expanding opportunities: Postsecondary career and technical education and preparing tomorrow’s workforce
Yes, you can: A guide to establishing mentoring programs to prepare youth for college
Accelerated learning for all
College guide for students with disabilities
Nontraditional undergraduates
Going to scale with high-quality early education: Choices and consequences in universal pre-Kindergarten efforts
Narrowing the gaps in educational attainment: A policymaker's guide for assessing and responding to needs for community college services
Inside the black box of high-performing high-poverty schools
Achieve, Inc.
Education Trust, Inc
Career-related predictors of work-bound and college-bound status of adolescents in rural and nonrural areas
Vocational mentoring: An experience-based career mentoring program for high school juniors and seniors at risk of not graduating
Achievement in America
Crucial choices: How students financial decisions affect their academic success
Pushed out or pulled up: Exit exams and dropout rates in public high schools
The ABC's of early awareness: A resource guide and toolkit for helping students achieve a higher education
The middle grades: Putting all students on track for college
Rising to the challenge: Are high school graduates prepared for college and work
Questions that matter: Setting the research agenda on access and success in postsecondary education
College is possible
Beyond high school: Improving transition programs for postsecondary education
The student debt dilemma: Debt aversion as a barrier to college access
Investing wisely in adult learning is key to state prosperity
The power to change: High schools that help all students achieve
Gaining traction, gaining ground: How some high schools accelerate learning for struggling students
Public high school graduation and college-readiness rates: 1991-2002
Ready for tomorrow: Helping all students achieve secondary and postsecondary success
Preparing students for success in college
Held back: How student aid programs fail working adults
Low-income adults in profile: Improving lives through higher education
Improving lives through higher education: Campus programs and policies for low-income adults
Education for foster children: Removing barriers to academic success
Disconnected youth: Educational pathways to reconnection
Every child a graduate: A framework for an excellent education for all middle and high school students
ACT policy report: Schools involving parents in early postsecondary planning
Persistence and attainment of beginning students with Pell Grants
On course for success: A close look at high school courses that prepare students for college
College knowledge: What Latino parents need to know and why they don't know it
How do educators’ cultural belief systems affect underserved students’ pursuit of postsecondary education
Dual enrollment: Accelerating the transition to college
The school to college transition: Challenges and prospects
The relationship of high school graduation exams to graduation rates and SAT scores
Beyond empty promises: Policies to improve transitions into colleges and jobs
Fast track to college: Increasing postsecondary success for all students
All students reaching the top: Strategies for closing academic achievement gaps
The education pipeline in the U.S., 1970-2000
Knocking at the college door: Projections of high school graduates by state, income, and race/ethnicity
Locating the dropout crisis: Which high schools produce the nation’s dropouts? Where are they located? Who attends them
Where have all the students gone
College success programs
Strategic instruction model
How do pre-collegiate outreach programs impact college-going among underrepresented students
Parental and family involvement literature review and bibliography: Exploratory report
Postsecondary access for Latino middle-grades students (PALMS)
Student success: Statewide P-16 systems -- curriculum and assessment systems
Student success: Statewide P-16 systems -- early outreach
Final report of the NISS/ESSI task force on graduation, completion, and dropout indicators
Analyzing state and regional K-16 policies: A toolkit for researchers and policy analysts
Creating helping environments for college-going: The CHEPA CHEC-list for counselors
Economic outcomes of high school completers and non-completers 8 years later
Best evidence encyclopedia: Center for data-driven reform in education
Engines of inequality: Diminishing equity in the nation's premier public universities
National College Access Program Directory
Dropout rates in the United States: 2004
Forgotten students: American Indian high school students' narratives on college going
National High School Center
School context, student attitudes and behavior, and student achievement: An exploratory analysis
College access: Results from a survey of low-income teens and parents
Ready for college and ready for work: Same or different
College access in Indiana and the United States: A 2006 status report
Locked up and locked out: An educational perspective on the U.S. prison pipeline
High schools for the new millennium
KnowledgeWorks Foundation
What community college practices and policies are effective in promoting student success: A study of high- and low-impact institutions
Mortgaging our future: How financial barriers to college undercut America's global competitiveness
Leaving boys behind: Public high school graduation rates
Minority student achievement network
Forum for youth investment
Identifying potential dropouts: Key lessons for building an early warning data system: A dual agenda of high standards and high graduation rates
High school guidance counselors: Facilitators or preemptors of social stratification in education
The effects of students' middle-school and high school experiences on completion of the bachelor's degree: How can school counselors make a difference
Does implementing a research based school counseling curriculum enhance student achievement
What are the expected benefits associated with implementing a comprehensive guidance program
50-state mathematics requirements for the standard high school diploma
Do high stakes placement exams predict college success?
Predicting success in college: The importance of placement tests and high school transcripts
Financial trends in public and private nonprofit institutions
Work-integrated learning and career-ready students: Examining the evidence
Reclaiming the American Dream: Community colleges and the nation's future: A report from the 21st century commission on the future of community colleges
Replenishing opportunity in America: The 2012 midterm report of public higher education systems in the Access to Success Initiative
California District Report Cards
The college completion agenda: 2011 state policy guide
Can simple be equitable? Lessons from state grant programs
Equity scorecard: A process for building institutional capacity to educate young men of color
The for-profit postsecondary school sector: Nimble critters or agile predators?
Experimental evidence on the effect of childhood investments on postsecondary attainment and degree completion
Creating the workforce of the future: The STEM interest and proficiency challenge
Fall 2011: Estimated headcount enrollment and Pell Grant trends
Toolfind: Youth outcomes measurement tools directory
Bullying and open enrollment
The Aspen Prize for community college excellence
The role of Pell Grants in access, persistence and completion
Information constraints and financial aid policy
A public education primer: Basic (and sometimes surprising) facts about the U.S. education system
Single mothers and college success: Charting paths out of poverty
Unlocking the gate: What we know about improving developmental education
Student voices: What makes a great teacher?
A community college instructor like me: Race and ethnicity interactions in the classroom
The Future Ready Project
Charting pathways to completion for low-income community college students
Five ways education pays initiative
A guide for Hispanic parents: How to help your child prepare for college and career
Parent involvement and extended learning activities in school improvement plans in the Midwest region
Percentage of states with alignment between K-12 and higher education standards
Education and the economy: Boosting the nation's economy by improving high school graduation rates
The common core state standards: Implications for higher education in the west
Trends in college pricing 2011
Serving adult learners in higher education: Prinicples of effectiveness (Executive summary)
The relevance of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the college completion agenda
Ramp-up to Readiness: The Ramp-up standards
Digital learning and technology: Federal policy recommendations to seize the opportunity-and promising practices that inspire them
Focus on education for the formerly incarcerated
Smart money: Informing higher education philanthropy
Scaling and sustaining: State progress in the developmental education initiative
STEM: Science, technology, engineering, mathematics (Full Report)
Data that matters: Giving high schools useful feedback on grads' outcomes
Gateways to the principalship: State power to improve the quality of school leaders
Completing the mission: A pilot study of veteran students' progress toward degree attainment in the post 9/11 era
Achieving the Dream data notes: What's in a name? Are they really credential-seeking students?
Strong support, low awareness: Public perception of the common core state standards
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
State high school tests: Exit exams and other assessments
Getting students ready for college and careers: Transitional senior mathematics
Certificates count: An analysis of sub-baccalaureate certificates
Education and achievement: A focus on Latino "immigrant" children
The shapeless river: Does a lack of structure inhibit students' progress at community colleges?
Profiting from health care: The role of for-profit schools in training the health care workforce
Retaining students in grade: A literature review of the effects of retention on students' academic and nonacademic outcomes
Illinois adult education bridge evaluation: Technical report
All accounted for: What do we want out of our afterschool & summer school programs?
Mentoring in schools: An impact study of Big Brothers Big Sisters school-based mentoring
7th Annual AP report to the nation
A measured approach to improving teacher preparation
Ready by 21: Making quality count
Top ten ways college counselors can help undocumented students
Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC)
Getting what we pay for: State community college funding strategies that benefit low-income, lower-skilled students
Modeling the role of community colleges in increasing educational attainment and workforce preparedness
Community college students: Goals, academic preparation, and outcomes
Lumina Foundation focus: The cost quandary: Hard times intensify the nation's urgent need for college graduates
Major differences: Explaining student engagement by field of study: Annual results 2010
The power of the education-industry partnership: Fostering innovation in collaboration between community colleges and businesses
Gaining ground: High schools closing the achievement gap
Web tables - student financing of undergraduate education: 2007-08
Education pays 2010
America's best (and worst) cities for school reform: Attracting entrepreneurs and change agents
Higher education web portals: Serving state and student transfer needs
ESEA Briefing Book
Planning a school-based mentoring program
Best practices in social media: Summary of findings from the second comprehensive study of social media use by schools, colleges, and universities
Postsecondary and labor force transitions among public high school career and technical education participants
K-12 education reform: Implications and opportunities for public colleges and universities
Giving credit where credit is due: Creating a competency-based qualifications framework for postsecondary education and training
Parents' guide to student success
Degrees for what jobs? Raising expectations for colleges and universities in a global economy
Subprime opportunity: The unfulfilled promsie of for-profit colleges and universities
America's high school graduates: Results from the 2009 NAEP High School Transcript Study
Get with the program: Accelerating community college students' entry into and completion of programs of study
Don't stop collaborating - Just stop creating new collaboratives
Data-driven School Counseling Annotated Bibliography
Improving child care access to promote postsecondary success among low-income parents
Projections of education statistics to 2019
Veteran's education benefits: Enhanced guidance and collaboration could improve administration of the Post-911 GI Bill program
Who wins? Who pays? The economic returns and costs of a Bachelor's degree
Promising practices supporting low-income, first-generation students at DeVry University
Scaling up is hard to do: Progress and challenges during the first year of Achieving the Dream Developmental Education Initiative
Affirming the goal: Is college and career readiness an internationally competitive standard?
Yesterday's nontraditional student is today's traditional student
New path to federal student aid for those with no high school diploma or GED
The high school longitudinal study of 2009: A first look at Fall 2009 ninth graders
Online and hybrid course enrollment and performance in Washington State Community and Technical Colleges
Estimating the return to college selectivity over the career using administrative earnings data
On our way: Educational toolkit for families (A program instructional guide)
Turning points: A case study of family literacy-Community college partnerships
The educational experience of young men of color: Federal legal implications and policy guidance
The undereducated American
Promising practices: What works in the midwest: A report from the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE)
A social capital framework for the study of institutional agents & their role in the empowerment of low-status students & youth
Complete College America
How state education agencies support data-driven decision-making in districts and schools
Family factors and student outcomes
Race to the Top: Accelerating college and career readiness in states: P-20 longitudinal data systems
Mathematics benchmarks grades K-12
Working too hard to make the grade: How fewer work hours and more financial aid can help California community college students succeed
Postsecondary preparation and remediation: Examining the effect of the early assessment program at California State University
The quality imperative: Match ambitious goals for college attainment with an ambitious vision for learning
Using data to increase student success: A focus on diagnosis: Principles and practices of student success
The nature of innovation in the community college
Expanding Pathways: Transforming High School Education in California
Beating the odds: Analysis of student performance on state assessments and NAEP: Results from the 2008-09 school year
Teaching for a New World: Preparing High School Educators to Deliver College- and Career-Ready Instruction
Developmental Education Initiative: State policy framework and strategy
Toward reduced poverty across generations: Early findings from New York City's conditional cash transfer program
Child poverty and intergenerational mobility
Mapping the road to college: First generation students' math track, planning strategies, and context of support
Expanded learning time by the numbers: The traditional school calendar is failing to meet many students' needs
Sample state legislation to extend foster care, adoption, and guardianship protections, services, and payments to young adults age 18 and over
The 6th annual AP report to the nation
The Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Network
Using state data to promote continuous improvement of workforce programs: Guidance for states preparing applications to the U.S. DOL workforce data quality initiative
Recognition and response: Pathways to school success for young children
The condition of college and career readiness 2010
Achieving the possible: What Americans think about the college- and career-ready agenda
The Network on Transitions to Adulthood
The linked learning approach: Building the capacity of teachers to prepare students for college and careers
Call for action: Transforming teaching and learning to prepare high school students for college and careers
RTI Progress monitoring tools chart
Models of Response to Intervention in the Northwest Region States
Charting the path from engagement to achievement: A report on the 2009 High School Survey of Student Engagement
"Ahead of the curve" charter school policies
The opportunity illusion: Subsidized housing and failing schools in California
RTI Action Network: High school resources
Tiered intervention on the high school level
Pre-algebra and algebra enrollment and achievement (Leading Indicators Series)
FloridaCAN! Empowering communities to work alongside our schools for student success
Center on Instruction: Response to Intervention (RTI) resources
What does research say about 21st century skills?
Community College 2.0
Breaking the habit of low performance: Successful school restructuring stories
Achieving dramatic school improvement: An exploratory study
Welfare reform and intergenerational mobility
Diploma to nowhere
What are we doing to middle school English learners? Findings and recommendations for change from a study of California EL programs
Adult college completion toolkit
A problem still in search of a solution: A state policy roadmap for improving early education
Sustaining service learning in your school: Staying the course
What works for Latino student success in higher education: 2012 Compendium, profiles of selected programs
RTTD guidance: Implementing continuous improvement metrics and strategies for the foundational conditions for personalized learning
2012 National survey of school counselors
Forging new pathways: The impact of the breaking through initiative in michigan
Autonomy and innovation: Systemic change in a decentralized state
College 101 courses for applied learning and student success
A systemic approach to implementing response to intervention in three Colorado high schools
College and career development organizer
High school improvement: Indicators of effectiveness and school-level benchmarks
Increasing return on investment from federal student aid
Information and college access: Evidence from a randomized field experiment
The effects of learning communities for students in developmental education
Opportunities suspended: The disparate impact of disciplinary exclusion from school
Preparing students to transition from high school to college: A review of the perceptions surrounding college and the challenges students face as they prepare for their collegiate experience
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
An examination of the information technology job market
Student voices on the higher education pathway: Preliminary insights & stakeholder engagement concerns
Housing wealth and higher education: Building a foundation for economic mobility
Reducing undergraduate debt to increase Latina and Latino participation in STEM professions
An analysis of learning outcomes of underrepresented students at urban institutions
Driving K-12 reform through a college-access and success agenda
Education Trust-West
Schools without diversity: Education management organizations, charter schools, and the demographic stratification of the American school system
Who benefits most from college? Evidence for negative selection in heterogeneous economic returns to higher education
National Center on Intervention: RTI state database
Ensuring America's future: Federal policy and Latino college completion
An employment training and job placement program for foster youth making the transition to adulthood in Cook County, Illinois
The key to prosperity: The skills of the American worker
2010 College-bound seniors: Total group profile report
Big gaps, small gaps: Some colleges and universities do better than others in graduating African-American students
A sharper focus on technical workers: How to educate and train for the global economy
From access to success: A funder's guide to ensuring more Americans earn postsecondary degrees
Building an early childhood professional development system
Annie E. Casey Foundation 2010 Kids Count Data Book
Annie E. Casey Foundation 2010 Kids Count Data Book: State Profiles
Working with teachers to develop fair and reliable measures of effective teaching
Vision 2020: Creating opportunity for America's next generation
Career and college planning needs of ninth graders: As reported by ninth graders
Florida policy options to accelerate Latino student success in higher education
Getting ready for college: Financial concerns and preparation among the high school senior class of 2003-04
Afterzones: Creating a citywide system to support and sustain high-quality after-school programs
California Dropout Research Project (CDRP)
State and local implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act: Volume IX - Accountability under NCLB: Final report
Why students drop out of school: A review of 25 years of research
Can middle school reform increase high school graduation rates?
Alternative pathways to high school graduation: An international comparison
How youth plan to fund college
Improving access to higher education by promoting saving
A Profile of California Partnership Academies 2004–2005
Rising to the challenge: Hispanic college graduation rates as a national priority
Alternative schools and programs for public school students at risk of educational failure: 2007-08
Education reform 101: A primer on the new Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)
Paving the way through paid internships: A proposal to expand educational and economic opportunities for low-income college students
Using Achieving the Dream to meet accreditation requirements: Principles and practices of student success
Special populations: Tips for completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Achieving the Dream: Evidence of change
Effective instructional strategies
Race to the Top: Accelerating college and career readiness in states: Teacher effectiveness
American Diploma Project (ADP) end-of-course exams: 2009 Annual report
The past, present, and future of comprehensive school reform
The next step in systems-building: Early childhood advisory councils and federal efforts to promote policy alignment in early childhood
The Springboard Project: Getting ahead - staying ahead: Helping America's workforce succeed in the 21st century
Council for Exceptional Children
Principles for a comprehensive assessment system
Lowering student loan default rates: What one consortium of historically black institutions did to succeed
Processes and challenges in identifying learning disabilities among English Language Learner students in three New York state districts
Scaling community college interventions
Accomodating student veterans with traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder: Tips for campus faculty and staff
Boosting college completion for a new economy
Not just kid stuff anymore: The economic imperative for more adults to complete college
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Time to completion
Developing 20/20 vision on the 2020 degree attainment goal: The threat of income based inequality in education
Economic change effects on men and implications for the education of boys
How four-year colleges and universities organize themselves to promote student persistence: The emerging national picture
A diversity action blueprint: Policy parameters and model practices for higher education institutions
Performance-based funding: A re-emerging strategy in public higher education financing
Stepping stones: Principal career paths and school outcomes
An analysis of inquiry, nonstart and drop reasons in nontraditional university student populations
Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS) Effective Schoolwide Interventions
Protecting the federal investment in higher education: The gainful employment rule
The need for institutional fiscal responsibility
Across the great divide: Perspectives of CEOs and college presidents on America's higher education and skills gap
Data tools for accelerating Latino student success (ALASS)
Stretching the school dollar: A brief for state policymakers
A grounded theory of adult student persistence
The College Access Challenge Grant (CACG) program
Wealth, income, and academic achievement in the college-going process
Student success in higher education
Achieving success: The latest news in achieving community college success (2011)
The impact of Pell grants on academic outcomes for low-income California community college students
The condition of education in brief: 2005
Seeking assistance: Who gets financial aid at California community colleges?
The high school senior class of 2003-04: Steps toward postsecondary enrollment
Postsecondary expectations and plans for the high school senior class of 2003-04
Science achievement and occupational career/technical education coursetaking in high school: The class of 2005
Web tables - profiles of students in graduate and first-professional education: 2007-08
Enhancing tax credits to encourage saving for higher education: Advancing the American opportunity tax credit and reforming the saver's credit
Unexpected pathways: Transfer patterns of California community college students
Services to students with disabilities: A study of workload and costs
Evaluating programs for community college students: How do we know what works?
Community college student survey
The degree qualifications profile
The nation's report card: Science 2009
The state of communities of color in the U.S. economy
When opportunity knocks, who answers? New evidence on college achievement awards
P-20 governance
Teacher leaders: Boosting teacher effectiveness and student achievement
Measuring success by degrees: The status of college completion in SREB states
National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP)
Access/Acceso: Rising to the challenge of improving higher education opportunities for Latinos
Participation and success in the advanced placement program continue to grow in the SREB states
Strengthening college opportunity and performance: Federal, state and institutional leadership
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?
Growth in the residential segregation of families by income, 1970-2009
College application week: A toolkit for increasing access to higher education
The college completion agenda: 2011 Progress report: Latino edition
Comparative indicators of education in the United States and other G-8 countries:
Promoting educational opportunity: The Pell Grant program at community colleges
National Governor's Association: Complete to Compete Resources
Using linked data to drive education and training improvement
State policies and procedures on Response to Intervention (RTI) in the Midwest region
A guide for African-American parents: How to help your child prepare for college and career
Operation Military Kids
Driving innovation from the middle: Middle-skill jobs in the American South's economy
The high cost of low graduation rates: Taxpayers lose millions
Transforming the rural south: A roadmap to improving rural education
Latino college completion: California
One year out: Findings from a national survey among members of the high school graduating class of 2010
A state policymaker's guide to expanding learning time
Using data to drive change: A guide for college access and success stakeholders
National adult learners satisfaction-priorities report
Underserved students who earn credit through prior learning assessment have higher degree completion rates and shorter time-to-degree
The midwest challenge: Matching jobs with education in the post-recession economy
Scaling up Breaking Through: 2010 evaluation
Trends in community college education: Enrollment, prices, student aid, and debt levels
TIered interventions in high schools: Using preliminary 'lessons learned' to guide ongoing discussion
2011 College-bound seniors: Total group profile report
Documenting uncertain times: Post-graduate transitions of the Academically Adrift cohort
8th Annual AP report to the nation
Why access matters: The community college student body
Building institutional capacity for data-informed decision making
Summertime program tune-up: Taking advantage of "down" time for needed program enhancements
Oregon Mentors evaluation instrument toolkit
Why rural matters 2011-12: Statistical indicators of the condition of rural education in the 50 states
State policy profiles for completion by design
No DREAMers left behind: The economic potential of DREAM Act beneficiaries
What can we learn from law school? Legal education reflects issues found in all of higher education
Good policy, good practice II: Improving outcomes and productivity in higher education: A guide for policymakers
Smart spending: Reforming federal financial aid for higher education
Moving on up: How tuition tax breaks increasingly favor the upper middle-class
A strong start: Positioning young black boys for educational success: A statistical profile
Increasing online learning options for K-12 students: The role of school districts
An undeveloped national resource: The unrealized potential of the nation's career/technical centers
What's in your cabinet? How agencies can collectively improve the lives of children and youth
A stronger nation through higher education: A detailed look at college attainment-nationally, by state and by metro area
On the road to success
Degreeless in debt: What happens to borrowers who drop out
Transfer & mobility: A national view of pre-degree student movement in postsecondary institutions
Rethinking higher education business models: Steps toward a disruptive innovation approach to understanding and improving higher education outcomes
Defining college readiness: Where are we now, are where do we need to be?
Student learning plans: Supporting every student's transition to college and career
Interventions for helping students at risk of dropping out of school
Effective college transition planning for students with learning disabilities: What does the research tell us?
Meeting five critical challenges of high school reform: Lessons from research on three reform models
National Urban League: Campaign for African American Achievement
Puente Project
Rethinking high school graduation rates and trends
Measuring up 2006
Toward resiliency: At-risk students who make it to college
Involving families in high school and college expectations
Grants for students: What they do, why they work
College access, financial aid, and college success for undergraduates from foster care
State of college admission 2007
High school counselors handbook 2004-05
Knowledge is power program
National Association of Street Schools
Redesigning high schools to prepare students for the future
Enriching the high school curriculum through postsecondary credit-based transition programs
Focus on results: An academic impact analysis of the Knowledge is Power Program
Academic pathways to access and student success
American student achievement institute
What research tells us about college access: Assuring the success of all students
The college track: America's sorting machine
Improving education outcomes for foster youth: The Guardian Scholars Project Year 1
It's my life: Postsecondary education and training
The Gates effect
Student Retention.org
Career planning: Students need help starting early and staying focused
ACSFA policy brief: The toolbox and student aid policy
A call to action: Transforming high school for all youth
Middle College National Consortium
Linking career/technical studies to broader high school reform
The role of the guidance profession in a shifting education system
Learning communities and student success in postsecondary education
CSO College Center: A student gateway to college access, opportunity, and success
Center for Student Opportunity
A test of leadership: Charting the future of U.S. higher education
The dropout crisis: Promising approaches in prevention and recovery
Placing college graduation rates in context: How 4-Year college graduation rates vary with selectivity and the size of low-income enrollment
Raising minority academic achievement: A compendium of education programs and practices
College access: From the inside out
Fair test: Schools that do not use SAT or ACT scores for admitting substantial numbers of students into Bachelor's degree program
The on-track indicator as a predictor of high school graduation
What do we know: Seeking effective math and science instruction
The nation's dropout crisis: Indiana's tool-box to help students succeed
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and the Pathways to College Network framework: Mutually supportive visions and complementary goals
Federal, state, and local roles supporting alternative education
On the road to college: Developing mobile and regional outreach services
The averaged freshman graduation rate for public high schools from the Common Core of Data: School years 2002-03 and 2003-04
Bridge Partnership
Lumina Foundation focus: Front porch pathfinders
From high school to the future: A first look at Chicago public school graduates' college enrollment, college preparation, and graduation from four-year colleges
Capturing the college potential of students from under-served populations: An analysis of efforts to overcome social and financial barriers to college, executive summary
Building a strong community partnership
School-business partnerships: Seven strategies for success
State and district approaches to school improvement: Helping all students meet high academic standards
Montana P-16 policy roundtable: Summary report
Literature review: Intervention methods and programs for pre-college entry for disadvantaged students
Pathways to improving practice: How can schools develop relationships with pre-college outreach programs
Strategies for success: Six stories of increasing college access
Beating the odds: A city-by-city analysis of student performance and achievement gaps on state assessments
CPS: A leader in AP growth
Education watch online
A profile of the American high school sophomore in 2002
Finance and resource issues in high school reform
Immigrant students and secondary school reform: Compendium of best practices
Reclaiming the American dream
Getting ready for college: What student engagement data can tell us
The role of finances in the persistence process.: A structural model
High school graduation rankings and rates for fifty states 2002
High school graduation rates by race/ethnicity, limited English proficiency, free and reduced price lunch
Public high school graduation and college readiness rates in the United States
How do career interventions impact the educational choices of eighth-grade students
Work-based learning and higher education: A research perspective
College readiness begins in middle school
Raising our sights: No high school senior left behind
A shared agenda: A leadership challenge to improve college access and success
Counseling and college counseling in America’s high schools
Latino students and the educational pipeline: From middle school to the workforce
The American diploma project: Overview of research
Do grants matter?
Just and efficient college finance
The access challenge: Rethinking the causes of the new inequality
Learning to earn
Is access to college in jeopardy in the west? Projections of high school graduates to 2012
Pathways to a four-year degree: The higher education story of one generation
TRIO Programs
Identifying and implementing educational practices supported by rigorous evidence: A user friendly guide
Thinking college early
Foster youth educational attainment: An annotated bibliography of online resources
An overview of higher education in the United States: Diversity, access, and the role of the marketplace
Do graduation tests measure up: A closer look at state high school exit exams
A guide to establishing community-based college access centers
Primary progress, secondary challenge
Ensuring rigor in the high school curriculum: What states are doing
Status and trends in the education of American Indians and Alaska Natives
Global debt patterns: An international comparison of student loan burdens and repayment conditions
The averaged freshman graduation rate for public high schools from the common core of data: School years 2001-02 and 2002-03
Beyond the tunnel problem: Addressing cross-cutting issues that impact vulnerable youth
Net price to family for dependent and independent undergraduate students by institutional type/control and parental income quartiles, 2004
Access to the most selective private colleges by high-ability, low-income students: Are they out there?
Indiana inventory of academic pathways
National inventory of academic pathways
Confronting the graduation rate crisis in the south
The real truth about low graduation rates: An evidence-based commentary
State strategies for redesigning high schools and promoting high school to college transitions
Mixed messages: What state high school tests communicate about student readiness for college
P-16: Building a cohesive education system from preschool through postsecondary
First generation college students: A literature review
School relationships foster success for African American students
The social prerequisites of success: Can college structure reduce the need for social know-how
Students with disabilities: Preparing for postsecondary education: Know your rights and responsibilities
Access to the future: Preparing college students with disabilities for careers
First generation students in postsecondary education: A look at their college transcripts
First in the family: Advice about college from first generation students
Projections of education statistics to 2014
A step toward college success: Assessing attainment among Indiana's Twenty-first Century Scholars
TRIO Mid-America Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel (MAEOPP)
Early college high school initiative
Indiana high school graduation requirements
Overcoming obstacles to preparing for college: Perspectives from a rural Upward Bound program
Posse Foundation
Council for Opportunity in Education
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
Serving adult learners in higher education: Principles of effectiveness
Career academy national standards of practice
Keeping America's promise: A report on the future of the community college
Achievement gaps: An examination of differences in student achievement and growth
Supporting adult English language learners' transitions to postsecondary education
Early childhood investment yields big payoff
Career pathways: Aligning public resources to support individual and regional economic advancement in the knowledge economy
PK-3: An aligned and coordinated approach to education for children 3 to 8 years old
The language of opportunity: Expanding employment prospects for adults with limited English skills
National Indian education study part II: The educational experiences of fourth- and eighth-grade American Indian and Alaska Native students
Improving academic achievement in urban districts: What state policymakers can do
Practical guidelines for the education of English language learners: Research based recommendations for instruction and academic interventions
Successful bilingual schools: Six effective programs in California
Ensuring academic success for English learners
The postsecondary educational experiences of high school career and technical education concentrators: Selected results from the NELS: 88/2000 Postsecondary education transcript study
Event Dropout Rates for Public School Students in grades 9-12: 2002-3 and 2003-4
Rigor plus support: How science teachers use literacy techniques to get students ready for college
Twenty things you need to know about financing college
MALDEF Federal education rights pamphlet (spanish version)
All students college-ready: Findings from the Foundation's education work, 2000-2006
Alignment of high school graduation requirements and state-set college admissions requirements
Expanding learning time in high schools
Tapping America's potential: The education for innovation initiative
What works for Latino students
States that raise their high school graduation rates could generate millions more in higher wages
A whole 'nother world: Students navigating community college
The context of "choice" in college pathways
Strategies for improving student success in postsecondary education
Healthier and wealthier: Decreasing healthcare costs by increasing educational attainment
Double the work: Challenges and solutions to acquiring academic literacy for adolescent English language learners
American diploma project network Indiana action plan
Orange juice or orange drink? Ensuring that "advanced courses" live up to their labels
Embedding college readiness indicators in high school curriculum and assessment
Correctional education facts
Saving futures, saving dollars: The impact of education on crime reduction and earnings
Hidden benefits: The impact of high school graduation on household income
Knowledge for practice: A training program for college access advisors
California Community Colleges: Making them stronger and more affordable
College grants on a postcard: A proposal for simple and predictable federal student aid
Career development in context: Selected trends in education, economics, labor, and society
New Technology High School postsecondary student success study
Evidence-based policy help desk
Turning Points
What keeps children in foster care from succeeding in school? Views of early adolescents and the adults in their lives
Casey Life Skills Learning Plan
How well are states educating our neediest children?: The Fordham report 2006
Homeschoolers on to college: What research shows us
Homeschooled adults: Are they ready for college
Indiana's 2006 graduation rate
America's perfect storm: Three forces changing our nation's future
Improving math performance
Achievement trap: How America is failing millions of high-achieving students from lower-income families
High school dropouts in America
Retooling career and technical education
Alabama education quick facts 2007
How far behind in math and reading are English Language Learners?
Opportunity in America: The role of education
Evaluation of new century high schools: Profile of an initiative to create and sustain small, successful high schools
Focus on dropout factories: Associated press article spotlights low-performing high schools, draws criticism from many school officials
Creating a college-going culture guide
Early Head Start and teen parent families: Partnerships for success
Building a culture of evidence in community colleges: Lessons from exemplary institutions
Transfer between community colleges and four-year colleges: The all-American game
Unmasking the effects of student engagement on college grades and persistence
Distance learning and adults with disabilities
Comprehensive School Reform Quality Center
Education watch Washington: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Washington: Key education facts and figures 2006
Managing the transition to ninth grade in a comprehensive urban school
The College and Financial Aid Guide for Undocumented AB540 Immigrant Students
Choosing Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs): A closer look at Latino students college choices
Enlace: Engaging Latino communities for education
Translations for success
College Access: Indiana
Chicago Public Schools Department of Postsecondary Education
Graduate education: The backbone of American competitiveness and innovation
Hendricks College Network
Why community colleges?
Hispanic students’ ACT scores hold steady as number of those testing increases at record pace
Indiana college completion rates 2007
Condition of education 2002: Special analysis, nontraditional undergraduates
Digest of Education Statistics
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning
Addressing the needs of adult learners
Preparing for college
Paying for college: A brief look at student financial aid programs
College access: A framework for systemic program development
Cómo obtener su GED (How to obtain your GED)
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
Developing the STEM education pipeline
Differential grading standards among high schools
Action plan: Business/Community leaders
Early college planning pays big dividends: Louisiana
Using PLAN to identify student readiness for advanced courses in high school
The benefits of statewide use of the ACT test
EPAS®: A system that works
SREB Factbook on higher education
College-going cultures in urban high schools
Indiana's vision of Response to Intervention
Quick facts about financial aid and community colleges, 2007-08
Moving beyond access: College success for low-income, first generation students
Can the American high school become an avenue of advancement for all?
Developmental Education Toolkit
Selected states response to supporting high school English language learners
Connext Postsecondary Assessment System
Top ten state policy issues for higher education in 2009
A closer look at the principal-counselor relationship: A survey of principals and counselors
Working learners: Educating our entire workforce for success in the 21st century
Financing higher education: A myriad of problems, a myriad of solutions
The core components of RTI: A closer look at evidence-based core curriculum, assessment and progress monitoring, and data-based decision making
Interventions for struggling readers
Loan forgiveness and tax deduction benefits for college admission counseling professionals
Collaborative for acadmic, social, and emotional learning (CASEL)
The study of implementation in school-based preventative interventions: Theory, research, and practice
Recent changes to eligibility requirements and additional efforts to promote awareness could increase Academic Competitiveness and SMART Grant participation
College-ready students, student-ready colleges: An agenda for improving degree completion in postsecondary education
Raising graduation rates: A series of data briefs: Progress toward increasing national and state graduation rates
New measures of student success in public higher education
The economic impact of the achievement gap in America's schools
Roadmap to RTI: Applying response to intervention in preschool settings
Closing the graduation gap: A superintendent's guide for planning multiple pathways to graduation
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
Cultivating generative connections, commitment, and engagement among campus constituencies: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Increasing student engagement through faculty development: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 - Education provisions
The nation's report card: NAEP 2008: Trends in academic progress
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: When do students stop out?
Is your local high school making the grade? 10 Elements of a successful high school
The contract for college: A policy proposal to increase college access and affordability
International Benchmarking Toolkit
Council of the Great City Schools
Young lives on hold: The college dreams of undocumented students
Gallup student poll national report
Teacher and staff activities to create a college-going culture
The consequences of dropping out of high school: Joblessness and jailing for high school dropouts and the high cost for taxpayers
The next generation of school accountability: A blueprint for raising high school achievement and graduation rates in SREB states
Showing them the money: The role of institutional financial aid policies and communication strategies in attracting low-income students
Closing the access gap: Does information matter?
A family affair: The impact of paying for college or university
Southern Education Foundation (SEF)
Teaching for a new world: Preparing high school educators to deliver college- and career-ready information
Why stop after high school?: A descriptive analysis of the most important reasons that high school graduates do not continue to PSE
A new kind of student aid: Creating, implementing and assessing the Millennium Access Bursaries
Military service members and veterans in higher education: What the new GI Bill may mean for postsecondary institutions
How schools can shape peer relations to promote achievement among Mexican-origin youth
Student Success Skills
Reinventing the federal role in education: Supporting the goal of college and career readiness for all students
Seize the moment: The need for a comprehensive federal investment in adolescent literacy
Projections of education statistics to 2018
Comprehensive school reform: Meta-analytic evidence of black-white achievement gap narrowing
College readiness issue brief: Early commitment of financial aid: Individual development accounts (IDAs) for higher education
A shared agenda: Action alert for state and federal officials
Opportunity adrift: Our flagship universities are straying from their public mission
Calculating cost-return for investments in students success
A shared agenda: Action alert for outreach program leaders
A shared agenda: Action alert for community leaders
What states can do to improve teacher effectiveness
Growing pains: Scaling up the nation's best charter schools
2009 ACT National and State Scores
Baccalaureate success of transfers and rising four-year college juniors
The facts: Postsecondary access and success
Beyond the bake sale: A community-based relational approach to parent engagement in schools
Keeping middle grades students on the path to success in high school: Increasing engagement and achievement in SREB states
Urban school counseling: Implications for practice and training
Learning to reason and communicate in college: Initital report of findings from the CLA longitudinal study
Response to Intervention: Resources for student service professionals
Building a college culture: Needs, goals, principles. and a case study
Big questions, practical answers: New strategies for setting and moving a higher education agenda
The role of nonacademic factors in college readiness and success
EPAS® state of the nation report 2007: Mathematics
Pathways to boosting the earnings of low-income students by increasing their educational attainment
High school literacy: A quick stats fact sheet
Benchmarking for success: Ensuring US students receive a world-class education
Transforming statewide high school assessment systems: A guide for state policymakers
Smaller Learning Communities Annotated Bibliography
The community college transfer calculator: Identifying the course-taking patterns that predict transfer to a four-year institution
The costs of failure factories in American higher education
Indiana Latino Institute, Inc.
2008-2009 Alternative education programs (by Indiana county)
Access to success: Patterns of advanced placement participation in U.S. high schools
Building a data sharing network of scholarship programs for alumni of foster care
The poor and the rich: A look at economic stratification and academic performance among undergraduate students in the United States
Status and trends in the education of American Indians and Alaska Natives: 2008
Fixing No Child Left Behind
I-STEM Resource Network
A mission of the heart: What does it take to transform a school?
Education at a glance 2008: OECD indicators
Developing early warning systems to identify potential high school dropout
The evaluation of enhanced academic instruction in after-school programs: Findings after the first year of implementation
Community colleges: Special supplement to the Condition of Education 2008
Beyond access: Explaining socioeconomic differences in college transfer
ETS Policy Notes: Addressing achievement gaps: The language acquisition and educational achievement of English-language learners
Career academies: Long-term impacts on labor market outcomes, educational attainment, and transitions to adulthood
The impact of postsecondary remediation using a regression discontinuity approach: Addressing endogenous sorting and noncompliance
State indicators of science and mathematics education: 2007
Adult learners: A data and policy perspective
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
Building community learning systems: The Columbus learning center
Programs at higher education institutions for disadvantaged precollege students
McNair scholar handbook
In-state tuition for undocumented immigrants
Counselors and Mentors Handbook on Federal Student Aid: A Guide for Those Helping Students Prepare for Postsecondary Education
GEAR UP Resources Clearinghouse Homepage
Boys and schools: Improving the health, education, and well-being of boys
Upward Bound Math-Science: Program description and interim impact estimates
Denied: Community college students lack access to affordable loans
Youth with disabilities in the foster care system: Barriers to success and proposed policy solutions
Adult learning in focus: National and state-by-state data
Annotated bibliography: Adult learning in focus: National and state data report
Cramming: The effects of school accountability on college-bound students
Window of opportunity: Targeting federal grant aid to students with the lowest incomes
Boomers, Gen-Xers, and Millennials: Understanding the new students
Accelerated developmental education project
Enhancing student services at Lorain County Community College: Early results from the Opening the Doors demonstration in Ohio
Enhancing student services at Owens Community College: Early results from the Opening Doors demonstration in Ohio
Indiana's best buys: An in-depth look at Hoosier high schools
2007 College-bound seniors: Total group profile report
Advanced placement report to the nation: 2007
The state role in accelerating student growth in low-performing high schools
Projections of education statistics to 2016
State and local implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act - Accountability under NCLB: Interim report
Green lights and red tape: Improving access to financial aid at California's community colleges
A disturbing trend in law school diversity
Raising achievement and graduation rates by supporting teachers in developing quality classroom instruction
Historic reversals, accelerating resegregation and the need for new integration strategies
Education Commission of the States: Research studies database
Indiana Chafee Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Program
Remediation in the community college: An evaluator's perspective
Do student success courses actually help community college students succeed?
School strategies and the "college linking" process: Reconsidering the effects of high schools on college enrollment
Low-income students and college success: More than money
The Perkins Act of 2006: Connecting career and technical education with the college and career readiness agenda
The Mind Trust
North Central Regional Educational Research Laboratory: Data Primer
The causes and consequences of attending historically black colleges and universities
The condition of education 2012 (Website)
The nation's report card: Science 2011
NAEP Science 2011 State Snapshot Reports
Do schools challenge our students? What student surveys tell us about the state of education in the United States
Measuring nontraditional student success: An imperative for colleges and universities
How does institutional grant aid impact college choice?
SREB State progress reports 2012
Factbook Bulletin: Minority enrollment gains show region's progress toward college completion goals
Trends among young adults over three decades, 1974-2006
Education at a glance 2012: OECD indicators
State high school exit exams: A policy in transition
The impact of affirmative action bans in graduate education
Making loans work: How community colleges support responsible borrowing
The college advantage: Weathering the economic storm
Using assessment results: Promising practices of institutions that do it well
Improving the college scorecard: Using student feedback to create an effective disclosure
Beyond the numbers: Data use for continuous improvement of programs serving disconnected youth
Working credentials: Sub-baccalaureate degrees and certificates are paying off for students and their employers
Structure in community college career-technical programs: A qualitative analysis
Promoting work-based learning: Efforts in Connecticut and Kentucky
Collegiate remediation: A review of the causes and consequences
Regardless of the cost, college still matters
Learning from the successes and failures of charter schools
Adding it all up in 2012: Are college net price calculators easy to find, use and compare?
Advancing to completion: Increasing degree attainment by improving graduation rates and closing gaps for African-American students