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Author(s):Chait, R., and Venezia, A
Title:Improving academic preparation for college: What we know and how state and federal policy can help
Organization:Center for American Progress
Short Description:This paper reviews the research and makes the case for a definition of postsecondary readiness that includes academic rigor, grades, specific academic skills that students will need to be successful in a college level course, and “college knowledge”— knowledge about how to apply, enroll, and succeed in a college environment.
Annotation:This paper reviews the research and makes the case for a definition of postsecondary readiness that includes academic rigor, grades, specific academic skills that students will need to be successful in a college level course, and “college knowledge”— knowledge about how to apply, enroll, and succeed in a college environment. It may be difficult to come up with objective measures for all these aspects of college readiness, but it is important to consider them all in defining readiness and in helping students meet a threshold of it.
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College Access
College-going Culture
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Under-prepared community college students: Implications of attitudinal and experiential differences
Dual enrollment: Accelerating the transition to college
Improving college access for minority, low-income, and first-generation students
Ticket to nowhere: The gap between leaving high school and entering college and high performance jobs
How is school reform tied to increasing college access and success for low income and minority youth
Characteristics of minority students who excel on the SAT and in the classroom
Primary progress, secondary challenge
Ready to succeed: All students prepared for college and work
Enriching the high school curriculum through postsecondary credit-based transition programs
Improving educational outcomes for students with disabilities
National college access network
Education Trust, Inc
The power to change: High schools that help all students achieve
Pathways to college access and success
It's kind of different: Student experiences in two early college high schools
Rigor plus support: How science teachers use literacy techniques to get students ready for college
States' progress toward high school restructuring
ACT high school profile report: The graduating class of 2007 (National)
High school teaching for the twenty-first century: Preparing students for college
The Breakthrough High School project
Camino de la universidad: The road to college
Reaching higher college completion (working paper)
Closing the expectations gap, 2008
Overcoming obstacles, optimizing opportunities: State policies to increase postsecondary attainment for low-skilled adults
Achievement and attainment in Chicago charter schools
Setting the record straight: How trendy approaches to college access might or might not be helping low-income students
New England Journal of Higher Education
Best practices: TRIO student support programs & Upward Bound
Department of Upward Bound programs: Strategic plan
Dropout risk factors and exemplary programs: A technical report
Building a culture of evidence for community college student success: Early progress in the Achieving the Dream initiative
Academic competitiveness grants
Their fair share: How Texas-sized gaps in teacher quality shortchange low-income and minority students
The misplaced math student: Lost in eighth-grade Algebra
The core components of RTI: A closer look at evidence-based core curriculum, assessment and progress monitoring, and data-based decision making
Campaign for High School Equity
A plan for success: Communities of color define policy priorities for high school reform
Grade retention: Achievement and mental health outcomes
When Johnny (or Janelle) comes marching home: National, state, and institutional efforts in support of veterans' education
Investing early: Intervention programs in selected U.S. states
Promoting partnerships for student success: Lessons from the SSPIRE Initiative
College readiness and high school-to-college success
The challenge of college readiness
Family firsts: Reach for your dreams
Measuring up 2008
Noncognitive assessment and college success: The case of the Gates Millennium Scholars
From assets to school outcomes: How finances shape children's perceived possibilities and intentions
Deciding on postsecondary education
Education watch 2009
Out before the game begins: Hispanic leaders talk about what's needed to bring more Hispanic youngsters into science, technology and math professions
National Indian Education Study 2007 Part II: The educational experiences of American Indian and Alaska Native students in grades 4 and 8
State indicators of science and mathematics education: 2007
Race matters: Unequal opportunities in education
The early assessment program: Helping high school students meet college expectations in mathematics and English
Strategic designs: Lessons from leading edge small urban high schools
Case studies of leading edge small urban high schools
Community college success: Is it a pathway to opportunity?
Pushing the envelope: State policy innovations in financing postsecondary education for workers who study
Using early-warning data to improve graduation rates: Closing cracks in the education system
Work-based learning in California: Opportunities and models for expansion
Race to the Top: Accelerating college and career readiness in states: Standards and assessments guide
The past, present, and future of comprehensive school reform
It's about time: Temporal dimensions of college preparation programs
Fighting for quality and equality, too: How states and policymakers can ensure the drive to improve teacher quality doesn't just trickle down to poor and minority children
Growing What Works Database
No Excuses University Network
Expanding access and opportunity: The impact of the Gates Millennium Scholars program (2010 Update)
Promising practices: What works in the midwest: A report from the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE)
Common Standards: The Time Is Now
Preparing students for college and career: Linked learning in California
High school dropouts and the economic losses from juvenile crime in California
California high schools that beat the odds in high school graduation
Lumina Foundation Focus: Off the charts: Columns of data provide support for student achievement
The Condition of Education 2010
Response to Intervention (RTI) and English Learners (ELLs)
Rebalancing the mission: The community college completion challenge
The rising price of inequality: How inadequate grant aid limits college access and persistence
State college- and career-ready high school graduation requirements comparison table
The state of preschool 2009: State preschool yearbook
Enhancing school reform through expanded learning
Keeping the promise of change in California's lowest performing schools
Preventing future high school dropouts: An advocacy and action guide for NEA state and local affiliates
Curriculum and instruction: A 21st century skills implementation guide
The quality imperative: A state guide to achieving the promise of extended learning opportunities
The breaking through practice guide
Reducing dropout rates through expanded learning opportunities
Effective teaching: A key to success for all high school students
PERSIST (Guide to improve higher education persistence, retention, and success)
Guiding developmental math students to campus services: An impact evaluation of the Beacon program at South Texas College
Expanded learning: Making it work for high school students
Summer bridge programs: Helping eighth-grade students successfully transition to high school
Mind the (other) gap!: The growing excellence gap in k-12 education
Choice without equity: Charter school segregation and the need for civil rights standards
Current challenges and opportunities in preparing rural high school students for success in college and careers: What federal policymakers need to know
Top gap closers: Some public four-year colleges and universities have made good progress in closing graduation rate gaps
Effective instructional strategies
Equity overlooked: Charter schools and civil rights policy
Are charter schools making a difference? A study of student outcomes in eight states
Charting a necessary path: The baseline report of public higher education systems in the Access to Success initiative
Between two worlds: How young Latinos come of age in America
Taking stock: Higher education and Latinos
Benchmarking the success of Latina and Latino students in STEM to achieve national graduation goals
Achieving success: The state policy newsletter of Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count: Winter 2010
The next step in systems-building: Early childhood advisory councils and federal efforts to promote policy alignment in early childhood
College readiness issue brief: Using data to improve educational outcomes
Deloitte 2009 education survey overview: Redefining high school as a launch pad
Improving the distribution of teachers in low-performing high schools
When girls don't graduate, we all fail
What happens to high school dropouts who reenroll?
Ensuring college success: Scaffolding experiences for students and faculty in an early college high school
Starting right: A first look at engaging entering students
Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE)
The Pangloss Index: How states game the No Child Left Behind Act
Back to basics: Improving college readiness of community college students
A model of success: The model institution's for excellence program's successful leadership in STEM education (1995-2007)
Beyond access: Explaining socioeconomic differences in college transfer
Science and mathematics education indicators
Confronting the "new" American dilemma: Underrepresented minorities in engineering: A data-based look at diversity (Executive Summary)
Supporting English language acquisition: Opportunities for foundations to strengthen the social and economic well-being of immigrant families
The connection strategy: Preparing young people to succeed in college and beyond
The economic impact of the achievement gap in America's schools
Grad nation: A guidebook to help cities tackle the dropout crisis
Improving student success by strengthening developmental education in community colleges: The role of state policy
Eight elements of high school improvement: A mapping framework
High schools as launch pads: How college-going culture improves graduation rates in low-income high schools
Core problems: Out-of-field teaching persists in key academic courses and high-poverty schools
The role of nonacademic factors in college readiness and success
Sizing up state standards: 2008
Listening to Latinas: Barriers to high school graduation
Structuring out-of-school time to improve academic achievement
Social programs that work: What works and what doesn't work in social policy: Findings from well-designed randomized controlled trials
Reengaging high school dropouts: Early results of the national guard youth challenge program evaluation
Prioritizing the nation's dropout factories: The need for federal policy that targets the nation's lowest performing high schools
The price of knowledge: Access and student finance in Canada -- Third edition
Southern Education Foundation (SEF)
Making the connections: Connecting state and institutional policies to improve student success
Summer Search
A developmental perspective for high school practitioners on college and workplace readiness
Young lives on hold: The college dreams of undocumented students
Financing higher education: A myriad of problems, a myriad of solutions
The Everyone Graduates Center
From soldier to student: Easing the transition of service members on campus
Lessons from Achieving the Dream for federal efforts to improve college completion rates
Indiana's adult education and workforce skills performance report: Preparing adults for a brighter future
School strategies and the "college linking" process: Reconsidering the effects of high schools on college enrollment
Who graduates in California?
Raising achievement and graduation rates by supporting teachers in developing quality classroom instruction
Starfish Initiative: Mentoring application
Feeling the Florida heat? How low-performing schools respond to voucher and accountability pressure
Transfer access to elite colleges and universities in the United States: Threading the needle of the American dream
A college access contract
Advanced placement report to the nation: 2007
A study of the Talent Search program: Analysis and highlights
McNair scholar handbook
The student to counselor ratio: Does it matter?
Opening doors to postsecondary education and training: Planning for life after high school
Denied: Community college students lack access to affordable loans
Lost in transition: Building a better path from school to college and careers
From high school to the future: Potholes on the road to college
'Restoring value' to the high school diploma: The rhetoric and practice of higher standards
Learning in a new key
Asian Pacific Islander American Students and U.S. high schools
Opportunity in America: The role of education
Raising the Bar: Policy Recommendations for high school reform
Improving math performance
What works for Latino students
The progress of education reform: Dual enrollment
Latest ACT National Curriculum Survey® shows lack of content alignment between high school and college
Graduation matters: Improving accountability for high school graduation
Using PLAN to identify student readiness for advanced courses in high school
Setting students' sights on college: Chicago public schools
Mathematics and science achievement and course-taking for college-bound high school students
The governance divide: A report on a four-state study on improving college readiness and success
Focus on results: An academic impact analysis of the Knowledge is Power Program
School context, student attitudes and behavior, and student achievement: An exploratory analysis
Academic pathways to access and student success
Minority student achievement network
High school guidance counselors: Facilitators or preemptors of social stratification in education
Pathways to a four-year degree: Determinants of transfer and degree completion
School relationships foster success for African American students
Show us the money: Low-income students, families, and financial aid
African American achievement in America
Add and subtract: Dual enrollment as a state strategy to increase postsecondary success for underrepresented students
A shared agenda: A leadership challenge to improve college access and success
Increasing the preparedness of at-risk students
Latino youth and the pathway to college
Improving literacy outcomes for English language learners in high school: Considerations for states and districts in developing a coherent policy framework
Every child, every promise: Turning failure into action
Career development interventions and academic self-efficacy: A pilot study
Forgotten students: American Indian high school students' narratives on college going
Bridging the gap between high school and college
Postsecondary access for Latino middle-grades students (PALMS)
Reclaiming the American dream
Beating the odds: A city-by-city analysis of student performance and achievement gaps on state assessments
Promise abandoned: How policy choices and institutional practices restrict college opportunity
Closing the college participation gap: A national summary
Who goes to preschool and why does it matter?
Ensuring academic success for English learners
Achievement gaps: An examination of differences in student achievement and growth
Embedding college readiness indicators in high school curriculum and assessment
Opening doors: Support success: Services that may help low-income students succeed in community college
Catching the Dream
Improving urban student achievement through early childhood reform: What state policymakers can do
Ladders of learning: Fighting fade-out by advancing pK-3 alignment
Benefits of a high school core curriculum
Teachers are the center of education: Mentoring, teaching and improving student learning
Family literacy: A valuable gateway to postsecondary education
Front and center: Critical choices for higher education
America's Promise Alliance dropout prevention summits
Slow off the mark: Elementary school teachers and the crisis in science, technology, engineering, and math education
Speaking of salaries: What it will take to get qualified, effective teachers in all classrooms
Winning the future: Improving education for the Latino community
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
Early college graduates: Adapting, thriving, and leading in college
Advancing teacher and prinicpal effectiveness: Four recommendations for reforming the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
Improving undergraduate learning: Findings and policy recommendations from the SSRC-CLA longitudinal project
Cracking the student aid code: Parent and student perspectives on paying for college
Everybody ready for school: How can we ensure high quality early childhood programs?
Reality check: Hispanic-serving institutions on the Texas border strategzing financial aid
The impact of enhancing students' social and emotional learning: A meta-analysis of school-based universal interventions
Assessing developmental assessment in community colleges
Cross-system collaboration for reconnecting youth
State and local policy for reconnecting youth
Expanding options for struggling students and out-of-school youth: State financing of education pathways
Accelerating college readiness: Lessons from North Carolina's innovator early colleges
Roadmap for ensuring America's future
The effects of student coaching in college: An evaluation of a randomized experiment in student mentoring
Ready by 21 case study: Georgetown Divide
The return on the federal investment in for-profit education: Debt without a diploma
Youth in foster care: Easing the transition to adulthood
Improving Hispanic achievement: Implications for state policy
Rewarding progress, reducing debt: Early results from Ohio's performance-based scholarship demonstration for low-income parents
Winning by degrees: The strategies of highly productive higher-education institutions
Subprime opportunity: The unfulfilled promise of for-profit colleges and universities
How increasing college access is increasing inequality, and what to do about it
Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC)
Do institutions respond asymmetrically to changes in state need- and merit-based aid?
State test score trends through 2008-09, Part 2: Slow and uneven progress in narrowing gaps
Insulating the education pipeline to increase postsecondary success
Call for action: Transforming teaching and learning to prepare high school students for college and careers
Postsecondary educational trajectories of urban youth: Addressing vulnerabilities and barriers to enrollment and persistence
Yes we can: The Schott state report on black males and education (national and state reports)
Suspended education: Urban middle schools in crisis
Strong foundations: The state of postsecondary data systems
Southern Regional Education Board annual report: The essentials: What really counts in improving education
College and university commitments to student access and success: An overview of institutional postsecondary opportunity programs
Managing contracts for educational equity: Emerging trends and issues
A portrait of low-income young adults in education
The evaluation of charter school impacts: Final report
Understanding the K-12 common core standards in English language arts and literacy in history/social studies, science, and technical subjects
Weighing the evidence: A conversation with community college presidents on using research to support student success outcomes
Do schools challenge our students? What student surveys tell us about the state of education in the United States
The cruel divide: How California's education finance system shortchanges its poorest school districts
Pathways to success: Integrating learning with life and work to increase national college completion
Caught in the crisis: Students of color and native students in U.S. high schools
Education and the economy: The economic benefits of helping high school dropouts earn both high school diplomas and college degrees
Bullying and open enrollment
Black male student success in higher education: A report from the national black male college achievement study
Preparing for change: A national perspective on common core state standards implementation planning
Evaluate mentoring programs
Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education
The economic value of opportunity youth
Compendium of practices to increase Latino college completion 2012: Profiles of organizational efforts
A strong start: Positioning young black boys for educational success: A statistical profile
50-state mathematics requirements for the standard high school diploma
The CollegeKeys Compact 2012 catalog of effective practices: Programs and practices that expand options for students from low-income backgrounds
Campaign for the Future of Higher Education
Opportunity for action: Preparing youth for 21st century livelihoods
Digital learning and technology: Federal policy recommendations to seize the opportunity-and promising practices that inspire them
The mission of the high school: a new consensus of the purposes of public education?
Successful school-community partnerships: Using lessons learned from practice and research to expand learning
Title I and high schools: Addressing the needs of disadvantaged students at all grade levels
The educational experience of young men of color: Federal legal implications and policy guidance
Key considerations for serving disconnected youth
The common core state standards: Implications for higher education in the west
A guide for Hispanic parents: How to help your child prepare for college and career
Incentives for early graduation: How can state policies encourage students to complete high school in less than four years
State high school tests: Changes in state policies and the impact of the college and career readiness movement
Making the move: Transition strategies at California schools with high graduation rates
Charter-school management organizations: Diverse strategies and diverse student impacts
Up for grabs: The gains and prospects of first- and second generation young adults
What four states are doing to support data-driven decision-making: Policies, practices, and programs
Can simple be equitable? Lessons from state grant programs
Transforming education in America
Challenging success: Can college degree completion be increased as states cut budgets?
The relevance of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the college completion agenda
From remediation to acceleration: Early lessons from two Philadelphia back on track schools
Gateways to the principalship: State power to improve the quality of school leaders
Forgotten youth: Re-engaging students through dropout recovery
Men of color: A role for policymakers in improving the status of black male students in U.S. higher education
Information and college access: Evidence from a randomized field experiment
Lifting Latinos up by their 'rootstraps': Moving beyond trauma through a healing-informed framework for Latino boys and men
A framework for advancing career and technical education: Recommendations for the reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Act
Middle skills jobs and the growing importance of postsecondary education
K-12 postsecondary alignment and school accountability: Investigating high school responses to California's early assessment program
Staying in school: A proposal to raise high school graduation rates
The impact of time between cognitive tests on performance: Evidence from Advanced Placement exams
A problem still in search of a solution: A state policy roadmap for improving early education
The role of language and literacy in college- and career-ready standards: Rethinking policy and practice in support of English language learners
2012 National survey of school counselors
Adding it all up in 2012: Are college net price calculators easy to find, use and compare?
Unequal education: Federal loophole enables lower spending on students of color
What works for Latino student success in higher education: 2012 Compendium, profiles of selected programs
High school improvement: Indicators of effectiveness and school-level benchmarks
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
2011 National survey of school counselors: School counseling at a crossroads
Increasing teacher diversity: Strategies to improve the teacher workforce
Innovation at scale: How Virginia community colleges are collaborating to improve developmental education and increase student success
Ramp-up to Readiness: The Ramp-up standards
When school stability requires transportation: State considerations
Suggested practices to improve educational outcomes of children living in foster care: Recommendations for school districts
Equity scorecard: A process for building institutional capacity to educate young men of color
Dropout recovery is national recovery: How federal policies can support the spread of Back on Track through College pathways
Opportunity road: The promise and challenge of America's forgotten youth
Expanded measures of school performance
A guide for African-American parents: How to help your child prepare for college and career
Think College Indiana!
Why we're behind: What top nations teach their children but we don't
Time is the enemy: The surprising truth about why today's college students aren't graduating... And what needs to change
Getting it right: Crafting federal accountability for higher student performance and a stronger America
Launching early college districtwide: Pharr San Juan-Alamo's "college for all" strategy
Is high school tough enough?
Much accomplished, much at stake: Performance and policy in Maryland higher education
Taking action for America: A CEO plan for jobs and economic growth: A skilled, prepared workforce
Third grade literacy policies: Identification, intervention, retention
On her majesty's school inspection service
Waiving away high school graduation rate accountability?
Meeting the STEM workforce demand: Accelerating math learning among students interested in STEM
12 for 2012: Issues to move education forward in 2012
A matter of degrees: Promising practices for community college student success
The roll of Pell grants in access, persistence and completion
Improving the odds for failing schools
The role of minority-serving institutions in redefining and improving developmental education
The arts and achievement in at-risk youth: Findings from four longitudinal studies
Replenishing opportunity in America: The 2012 midterm report of public higher education systems in the Access to Success Initiative
What are the implications of possible selves research for school counseling practice?
Using dual enrollment policy to improve college & career readiness: A web tool for decision makers
Dropping out of high school: Prevalence, risk factors, and remediation strategies
Using state policies to ensure effective assessment and placement in postsecondary education
How does institutional grant aid impact college choice?
Aid and innovation: How federal financial aid policy impacts student success and how states can respond
College rewired: Innovative approaches help higher education connect to productivity
From soft skills to hard data: Measuring youth program outcomes
The condition of college and career readiness 2012: National report
No child left behind waivers: Promising ideas from second round applications
A comparison of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for mathematics (June 2, 2010) to the American Diploma Project (ADP) benchmarks for mathematics (2004)
A comparison of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English language arts and literacy in history/social studies, science, and technical subjects (June 2, 2010) to the American Diploma Project (ADP) benchmarks for English (2004)
Effectiveness of fully online courses for college students: Response to a department of education meta-analysis
Fewer, clearer, higher: Moving forward with consistent, rigorous standards for all students
Complete to compete: Common college completion metrics
The 6th annual AP report to the nation
6th Annual AP Report to the Nation: State Reports
Building an early childhood professional development system
The state of state standards - and the Common Core - in 2010
Six pillars of effective dropout prevention and recovery: An assessment of current state policy and how to improve it
Effective dropout prevention and recovery: State dropout policy profiles
Reinventing alternative education: An assessment of current state policy and how to improve it
Partnerships that promote success: Lessons from the evaluation of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's Community College Transfer Initiative
Investing in education and equity: Our nation's best future
A stronger nation through higher education: Why Americans must achieve a "big goal" for college attainment
Improving achievement for the growing Latino population is critical to the nation's future
Policy implications of trends for Asian American students
States' progress and challenges in implementing common core state standards
Dollars for degrees: Financial aid and its impact on post-secondary degree completion in Texas
The heart of student success: Teaching, learning, and college completion
Achieving the dream data notes: Outcomes of first-year persisting students
Web tables - student financing of undergraduate education: 2007-08
Academic preparation for college in the high school senior class of 2003-04
Opening doors to student success: A synthesis of findings from an evaluation at six community colleges
Building roads to success: Key considerations for communities and states reconnecting youth to education
Return on educational investment: A district-by-district evaluation of U.S. educational productivity
Turning around the nation's lowest performing schools: Five steps districts can take to improve their chances of success
Retaining students in grade: A literature review of the effects of retention on students' academic and nonacademic outcomes
Turning the tide: Five years of Achieving the Dream in community colleges
What do you want in an afterschool program?
Education as a data-driven enterprise: A primer for leaders in business, philanthropy, and education
Parents' guide to student success
The College Access Challenge Grant (CACG) program
ESEA Briefing Book
How non-academic supports work: Four mechanisms for improving student outcomes
A portrait of school improvement grantees
K-12 education reform: Implications and opportunities for public colleges and universities
The federal comprehensive school reform program and school turnaround: Key evaluation findings
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
Ready by 21 case study: Petaluma
Education and the economy: Boosting the nation's economy by improving high school graduation rates among students of color and native students
On our way: Educational toolkit for families (A program instructional guide)
National Coalition for College Completion
Double the work: Challenges and solutions to acquiring academic literacy for adolescent English language learners
Strategies for improving student success in postsecondary education
Early childhood education: Investing in quality makes sense
Can separate be equal? The overlooked flaw at the center of No Child Left Behind
Destination university: A guide to college for students and their families (Spanish Version)
Knowledge for practice: A training program for college access advisors
Tracking achievement gaps and assessing the impact of NCLB on the gaps
Getting there–and beyond: Building a culture of college-going in high schools
Inside the black box of high-performing high-poverty schools
Promoting a systematic focus on learning supports to address barriers to learning and teaching
Helping students make good decisions and act on them: The real meaning of guidance and advisement
Lost learning, forgotten promises: A national analysis of school racial segregation, student achievement, and "controlled choice" plans
Pre-K and Latinos: The foundation for America's future
Practical guidelines for the education of English language learners: Research based recommendations for instruction and academic interventions
Children at risk: Consequences for school readiness and beyond
Proven benefits of early childhood interventions
Early childhood investment yields big payoff
What works clearinghouse
Yes we can: Telling truths and dispelling myths about race and education in America
College knowledge: Addressing information barriers to college
Impact of student aid program design, operations, and marketing on the formation of family college-going plans and resulting college-going behaviors of potential students
Focus on families: How to build and support family-centered practices after school
CPS: A leader in AP growth
Creating helping environments for college-going: The CHEPA CHEC-list for counselors
Education watch online
Unfinished business: More measured approaches in standards-based reform
Next steps: Research and practice to advance Indian education
The relationship between advanced placement and college graduation
Indian students and college preparation
Analyzing state and regional K-16 policies: A toolkit for researchers and policy analysts
An exploration of what we know about the formation and impact of perceptions of college prices, student aid, and the affordability of college-going and a prospectus for future research
Promoting college access and success: A review of credit-based transition programs
College access: From the inside out
Accelerated learning options: A promising strategy for states
Engines of inequality: Diminishing equity in the nation's premier public universities
All students reaching the top: Strategies for closing academic achievement gaps
Who should we help? The negative social consequences of merit aid scholarships
Socioeconomic status, race/ethnicity, and selective college admissions
Latino students and the educational pipeline: Latino high school and baccalaureate graduates: A comparison
How do educators’ cultural belief systems affect underserved students’ pursuit of postsecondary education
Crisis at the core: Preparing all students for college and work
High school curriculum, diplomas, and SAT Scores: How high school curriculum and diploma choices relate to SAT scores and college choice
Achievement in America
Latino achievement in America
With diploma in hand: Hispanic high school seniors talk about their future
Preparing students for success in college
Diversity and persistence in Indiana higher education: The impact of preparation, major choices, and financial aid
Bridges to Success
Knowledge is power program
The challenge of scaling up educational reform: Findings and lesson from First Things First
Best practice: Indiana University Bloomington groups program
Rising to the challenge: Are high school graduates prepared for college and work
Fragile futures: Risk and vulnerability among Latino high achievers
Income of U.S. workforce projected to decline if education doesn't improve
Confronting the graduation rate crisis in the south
Powerful pathways: Framing options and opportunities for vulnerable youth
Action plan: Educators/Policymakers
The benefits of statewide use of the ACT test
EPAS®: A system that works
Do Current State Standards and Assessments Reflect College Readiness?: A Case Study
Early college planning pays big dividends: Louisiana
Using EXPLORE® and PLAN® Data to Evaluate GEAR UP Programs
Federal support for adolescent literacy: A solid investment
Returning to learning: Adults' success in college is key to America's future
Opening the door to the American Dream: Increasing higher education access and success for immigrants
Improving college readiness and success for all students: A joint responsibility between K-12 and postsecondary education
The progress of education reform: Closing the achievement gap
Rigor at risk: Reaffirming quality in the high school core curriculum
Improving high-school-to-college transition through leadership and governance
High school planner: Your guide to planning for college
MALDEF Federal education rights pamphlet (spanish version)
A report on the status of Hispanics in education: Overcoming a history of neglect
Postsecondary success begins with high school preparation
Educational programs and projects that address the needs of low-income students
No Child Left Behind: State report card 2005-2006
Education watch Florida: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Florida: Key education facts and figures 2006
Guidance and career counselor's toolkit: Advising high school students with disabilities on postsecondary options
College is possible: A guide for undocumented students
The College and Financial Aid Guide for Undocumented AB540 Immigrant Students
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; California state report
Education watch Indiana: Key education facts and figures 2006
Early college high school initiative: Brochure (2007)
A supporting role: How accreditors can help promote the success of community college students
A framework and recommendations for federal action on secondary school reform
Using rigorous evidence to improve policy and practice
The national articulation and transfer network
The postsecondary achievement of participants in dual enrollment: An analysis of student outcomes in two states
Center for Native Education: Frequently asked questions and fact sheet
The costs and benefits of an excellent education for all of America's children
Reaching higher with affordability (working paper)
State policies to bring adult learning into focus
Examining gaps in mathematics achievement among racial-ethnic groups, 1972-1992
Second to none in attainment, discovery, and innovation: The national agenda for higher education
Knocking at the college door: Projections of high school graduates by state and race/ethnicity 1992-2022
Research brief: Practices that support data use in urban high schools
The state role in accelerating student growth in low-performing high schools
Historic reversals, accelerating resegregation and the need for new integration strategies
State-level high school improvement systems checklist
Transitioning out of high school: A quick stats fact sheet
The study of economic, informational, and cultural barriers to community college student transfer access at selective institutions: National estimates of transfer access and baccalaureate degree attainment at four-year colleges and universities
Transfer between community colleges and four-year colleges: The all-American game
Not black and white: Making sense of the United States Supreme Court decisions regarding race-conscious student assignment plans
Head Start participants, programs, families, and staff in 2005
Opening doors to earning credentials: Changing courses - Instructional innovations that help low income students succeed in community college
Creating a college-going culture guide
Starfish Initiative
A Better Chance.org
Toward informative assessment and a culture of evidence: Results from strengthening pre-collegiate education in community colleges
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
Guiding the way to higher education: Step by step to college workshops for students curriculum (middle school, early high school, late high school)
College readiness for the 21st century: A blog on college readiness in practice and policy
Transparency by design: Principles of good practice for higher education institutions serving adults at a distance
Dynamic annotated bibliographies from the IPCN online college access library
Meaningful measurement: The role of assessments in improving high school education in the twenty-first century
Setting up success in developmental education: How state policy can help community colleges improve student success outcomes
Education Equality Project
Assessing school engagement: A guide for out-of-school time program practitioners
Moving beyond access: College success for low-income, first generation students
Funding dual credit programs: What do we know? What should we know?
A critical mission: Making adolescent reading an immediate priority in SREB states
Innovations in college readiness: How early college schools are preparing students underrepresented in higher education for college success
Teaching for a new world: Preparing high school educators to deliver college- and career-ready information
The class of 2003 high school follow-up survey
State and community-based promise programs: Early commitments of financial aid for college
Counselor and college access provider activities to create a college-going culture
What we must to do to create a system that prepares students for college success
The changing pathways of Hispanic youth into adulthood
From high school to the future: Making hard work pay off: The road to college for students in CPS's academically advanced programs
Urban school counseling: Implications for practice and training
Building a college culture: Needs, goals, principles. and a case study
Doing What Works - Research based education practices online
Making college and career readiness the mission for high schools: A guide for state policymakers
Benefits of additional high school coursework and improved course performance in preparing students for college
A stronger nation through higher education: How and why Americans must meet a "big goal" for college attainment
Cultivating generative connections, commitment, and engagement among campus constituencies: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
First-year programs: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Gaining support from campus leaders: A project brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Do increases in Pell and other grant awards increase college-going among lower income high school graduates? Evidence from a 'natural experiment'
Poverty and potential: Out-of-school factors and school success
Cities in crisis 2009: Closing the graduation gap: Educational and economic conditions in America's largest cities
Raising graduation rates: A series of data briefs: Progress toward increasing national and state graduation rates
Passing the torch: Strategies for innovation in community college ESL
National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy
Gateway to College
Indiana Latino Institute, Inc.
Supporting success: Improving higher education outcomes for students from foster care—A framework for program enhancement: Version 2.0
Dropouts, diplomas, and dollars: U.S. high schools and the nation's economy
Credit/skills recovery pilot project: Documentation report for the Boston public schools
A shared agenda: P-12 and postsecondary policy recommendations: Moving toward a more cohesive continuum of federal support for college opportunity
Race to the Top: Accelerating college and career readiness in states: P-20 longitudinal data systems
The economic benefits from halving the dropout rate: A boom to businesses in the nation's largest metropolitan areas
Ohio State University Department of Mathematics Early Mathematics Placement Testing
On the cusp in California: How PreK-3rd strategies could improve education in the Golden State
Calculating cost-return for investments in students success
Drowning in debt: The emerging student loan crisis
Employers, low-income young adults, and post-secondary credentials: A practical typology for business, education, and community leaders
Emerging Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs): Serving Latino students
Mathematics benchmarks grades K-12
American Diploma Project (ADP) end-of-course exams: 2009 Annual report
How much growth toward college readiness is reasonable to expect in high school?
Focusing on the essentials for college and career readiness: Policy implications of the ACT national curriculum survey results 2009
This school works for me: Creating choices to boost student achievement: An implementation guide for school district administrators
Latinos and the culture of college: How to build a commitment-to-college curriculum
How state education agencies support data-driven decision-making in districts and schools
Promising practices: What works in the Midwest: New approaches to improving college access, persistence, and success: Three exemplary postsecondary opportunity programs
Ed.gov Open Innovation Portal
Indiana Growth Model Factsheet
Family factors and student outcomes
Teaching for a New World: Preparing High School Educators to Deliver College- and Career-Ready Instruction
Florida policy options to accelerate Latino student success in higher education
Raising their voices: Engaging students, teachers, and parents to help end the dropout epidemic
Principles for a comprehensive assessment system
Rising to the challenge: Hispanic college graduation rates as a national priority
Terms of engagement: Men of color discuss their experiences in community college
Implementing strategies to achieve successful student transitions
Close the hidden funding gaps in our schools
Who borrows most? Bachelor's degree recipients with high levels of student debt
Mapping the road to college: First generation students' math track, planning strategies, and context of support
End-of-course exams: A growing trend in high school-level assessments
A next social contract for the primary years of education
High school mentors in brief: Findings from the Big Brothers Big Sisters school-based mentoring impact study
Cost perceptions and college-going for low-income students
Breaking the habit of low performance: Successful school restructuring stories
College Board Advocacy and Policy Center
Schools without diversity: Education management organizations, charter schools, and the demographic stratification of the American school system
The financial aid challenge: Successful practices that address the underutilization of financial aid in community colleges
Why Algebra II?
Center on Education and the Workforce
Working with teachers to develop fair and reliable measures of effective teaching
Challenges, assets, and innovations: Considerations for secondary education in rural communities
Charting the path from engagement to achievement: A report on the 2009 High School Survey of Student Engagement
Online learning: Addressing challenges and seizing opportunities
America after 3pm: Special report on summer: Missed opportunities, unmet demand
Federal higher education policy priorities and the Asian American and Pacific Islander community
FloridaCAN! Empowering communities to work alongside our schools for student success
Response to Intervention: Possibilities for service delivery at the secondary school level
Effectiveness, not seniority: Keeping the best teachers in high-need schools
Turning community college drop-outs into graduates
RTI classification tool and resource locator
Center on Instruction: Response to Intervention (RTI) resources
IDEA Partnership: Collaborative work on Response to Intervention
Models of Response to Intervention in the Northwest Region States
Afterschool and workforce development: Helping kids compete
The path forward: The future of graduate education in the United States
ETS Policy Notes: Advancing learning for our diverse adult population
"Ahead of the curve" charter school policies
Six reasons the Keep our Educators Working Act should be amended to require states receiving funds to end seniority-only teacher-layoff policies
Making the transition: Interim results of the National Guard Youth Challenge Evaluation
Welfare reform and intergenerational mobility
Hispanics, high school dropouts, and the GED
The role of parents in dropout prevention: Strategies that promote graduation and school achievement
15 Effective strategies for dropout prevention
Education Trust-West
The tax and transfer fiscal impacts of dropping out of high school in Philidelphia city and suburbs
Early colllege high school: Increased rigor, enhanced support (videos of Indiana early college high schools)
Comparing achievement between K-8 and middle schools: A large empirical study
The impact of "going green" on the Latino community
Ready by 21
Untapped potential: Early labor market outcomes of dropouts and graduates from Philadelphia's public schools
A blueprint for reform: The reauthorization of the elementary and secondary education act
Scaling up learning communities: The experience of six community colleges
California Dropout Research Project (CDRP)
The connection between health and high school dropout
Child poverty and intergenerational mobility
Good data. Better policy. Stronger commitment. Improved outcomes.
Multiple Pathways in California: A New Option for High School Reform
College InSight
Beyond the indicators: An integrated school-level approach to dropout prevention
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
Can I get a little advice here? How an overstretched high school guidance system is undermining students' college aspirations
Revving the education engine: Effectively aligning education, workforce, and economic development policy
Lowering student loan default rates: What one consortium of historically black institutions did to succeed
Expanded time, enriching experiences: Expanded learning time schools and community organization partnerships
Bitter pill, better formula: Toward a single, fair, and equitable formula for ESEA Title 1, Part A
Strengthening institutional research and information technology capacity through Achieving the Dream: Principles and practices of student success
Basics of longitudinal cohort analysis: Principles and practices of student success
Evaluating student success interventions: Principles and practices of student success
This school works for me: Creating choices to boost student achievement: A guide for data analysts
This school works for me: Creating choices to boost student achievement: Supplement to the analysts' guide
A coherent approach to high school improvement: A district and school self-assessment tool
This school works for me: Creating choices to boost student achievement: A guide for America's leaders
Race to the Top: Accelerating college and career readiness in states: Sustaining the Race to the Top reforms
Achieve Standards Alignment Tool
Achieving the Dream: Evidence of change
Using data to increase student success: A focus on diagnosis: Principles and practices of student success
Standards in practice: An instructional gap analysis
Paying for college success: An introduction to the performance-based scholarship demonstration
Keeping middle grades students on the path to success in high school: Increasing engagement and achievement in SREB states
What matters for staying on-track and graduating in Chicago public schools: A focus on students with disabilities
Socioeconomic stratification of community college transfer access in the 1980s and 1990s: Evidence from HS&B and NELS
Community colleges as gateway and gatekeeper: Moving beyond the access "saga" to outcome equity
Comprehensive school reform: Meta-analytic evidence of black-white achievement gap narrowing
The economic benefits from halving Indianapolis's dropout rate: A boon to regional business
The historic opportunity to get college readiness right: The Race to the Top fund and postsecondary education
College readiness issue brief: Aligning P-12 and postsecondary education: Toward a seamless P-16 education system
Pathways to College Network
A new diverse majority: Students of color in the South's public schools
Early college placement testing opportunities in Maine
Test drive: Six states pilot better ways to measure and compare community college performance
Dropout prevention practice guide
Beyond social justice: The threat of inequality to workforce development in the Western United States
YouthBuild USA
The role of schools in the English language learner achievement gap
Community colleges under stress
Strengthening financial aid policies for low-income working adults
A mission of the heart: What does it take to transform a school?
Rethinking high school: Supporting all students to be college-ready in math
The status of Latinos/as in engineering: Confronting the "new" American dilemma
ETS Policy Notes: Addressing achievement gaps: The language acquisition and educational achievement of English-language learners
The impact of postsecondary remediation using a regression discontinuity approach: Addressing endogenous sorting and noncompliance
Collecting survey data for assessment: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Ensuring equal opportunity in public education: How local school district funding policies hurt disadvantaged students and what federal policy can do about it
Increasing student engagement through faculty development: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Community college transfer and articulation policies: Looking beneath the surface
Pathways to boosting the earnings of low-income students by increasing their educational attainment
High school literacy: A quick stats fact sheet
CAPE Network: Universal Encouragement Program (UEP) Guidance Assessments
Reviving the goal of an integrated society: A 21st century challenge
The effectiveness of student aid policies: What the research tells us
The Condition of Latinos in education: 2008 Factbook
Advocacy as a critical role for urban school counselors: Working toward equity and social justice
Counting on graduation: An agenda for state leadership
Better together: Realigning pre-college skills development programs to achieve greater academic success for adult learners
Flexible learning options for adult students
The American high school graduation rate: Trends and levels
Projecting the economic benefits of reducing high school dropout rates in America's 45 largest metropolitan areas
Redefining college readiness
Assisting students struggling with mathematics: Response to Intervention (RtI) for elementary and middle schools
The impact of peers on college preparation: A review of the literature
College readiness for all toolbox
Teacher and staff activities to create a college-going culture
College Awareness Month: Resources for building a college-going culture
College-going culture rubric
Parent and caregiver activities to create a college-going culture
Creating a college-going culture for English-language learners
Six aspects to laying the groundwork for a college-going culture
Mind the access gap: Breaking down barriers to post-secondary education
No accounting for fairness: Equitable education funding remains elusive in Ohio
Changing course: Improving Aboriginal access to post-secondary education in Canada
Embracing differences: Post-secondary education among Aboriginal students, students with children and students with disabilities (2005)
Hopes & hurdles: California foster youth and college financial aid
Higher education success among historically marginalized males
Falling off track during the transition to high school: What we know and what can be done
Improving low performing high schools: Searching for evidence of promise
Smart options: Investing the recovery funds for student success
The contract for college: A policy proposal to increase college access and affordability
Race to the top: Promising approaches to establishing meaningful data systems fostering continuous improvement
Putting middle grades students on the graduation path: A policy and practice brief
SREB Factbook on higher education
The implementation checklist for college awareness: A product of the High School Reform Strategy Toolkit
Connected by 25: Financing policies and practices that support permanency for youth transitioning out of foster care
How colleges organize themselves to increase student persistence: Four-year institutions (College Board study on student retention)
Innovations in education: Creating strong supplemental educational services programs
Global Policy Fellows Program: Lessons learned
2007-08 Directory of colleges cooperating with the SAT program fee-waiver service
Still looking to the future: Voluntary K-12 student integration: A manual for parents, educators, and advocates
Racial disparities and the new federalism
Effective instruction: An inconspicuous strategy for dropout prevention
Encouraging girls in math and science
Do support services at community colleges encourage success or reproduce disadvantage?
The future of public education in New Orleans
The CollegeKeys Compact: Getting ready, getting in, and getting through college: Expanding options for low-income students
Remediation in the community college: An evaluator's perspective
Mentors en Español
The funding gap 2007
The funding gap (Spanish version)
Preventing student disengagement in middle schools and keeping students on the graduation track in high-poverty middle-grades schools: Early identification and effective interventions
Orphan Foundation of America
No Child Left Behind: What's in it for parents (Spanish Language Version)
The turnaround challenge: Why America's best opportunity to dramatically improve student achievement lies in our worst-performing schools
Getting students to meet challenging academic and career goals: Involving school mentors, parents, and community leaders
Five academic reasons why state virtual schools are important to your state
Educating English language learners: Implementing instructional practices
Improving educational attainment through extensive postsecondary encouragement services
National Council of La Raza
Center for native education
A disturbing trend in law school diversity
2007 Status report on the Pell Grant program
Approaches to dropout prevention: Heeding early warning signs with appropriate interventions
National evaluation of Upward Bound: Summary of first-year impacts and program operations
GEAR UP Resources Clearinghouse Homepage
In-state tuition for undocumented immigrants
IU School of Education Center for Research and P-16 Collaboration: Presentation
What every college access practitioner should know: About the importance of commitment
Big ideas dropout prevention strategies: Check and Connect
Transition matters: Community college to bachelor's degree
Avoidable Losses: High-Stakes Accountability and the Dropout Crisis
Empowering students: How Georgia College early college changes student aspirations
State Cards (statistical snapshots of high school data by state)
Are private high schools better academically than public high schools?
Access to success initiative
Retooling career and technical education
How far behind in math and reading are English Language Learners?
A plan to improve the quality of teaching in American schools
The narrowing gap in New York City teacher qualifications and its implications for student achievement in high-poverty schools
Knocking at the college door: California state report
Choosing Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs): A closer look at Latino students college choices
Asking the right questions: A judicial checklist to ensure that the educational needs of children and youth in foster care are being addressed
Graduate education: The backbone of American competitiveness and innovation
Forming a college-going community in U.S. public high schools
Colorado Reports
Education watch Alabama: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Alabama: Key education facts and figures 2006
The learning season: The untapped power of summer to advance student achievement
New kids on the block: Results from the Moving to Opportunity experiment
A state leader's action guide to 21st century skills
American Indian and Alaska Native students in U.S. high schools
Student African American Brotherhood
Access to college: The role of tuition, financial aid, scholastic preparation and college supply in public college enrollments
ACT national curriculum survey, 2005–2006
Achievement gaps and correlates of early mathematics achievement: Evidence from the ECLS K-first grade sample
Engaging students, challenging the odds
All students college-ready: Findings from the Foundation's education work, 2000-2006
Latinos in secondary education
Hacia Adelante - Pathways to College - A Guide for Latino Families
College affordability for students from low and lower-middle income families
Action plan: Business/Community leaders
What kind of test preparation is best?
The effects of using ACT® Composite score and high school average on college admission decisions for racial/ethnic groups
Predicting different levels of academic success in college using high school GPA and ACT Composite score
QualityCore™: Every student deserves to be ready for college
Transition from high school to postsecondary education and employment for students with disabilities
They can't go home again: Undocumented aliens and access to U.S. higher education
National inventory of academic pathways
Beyond high school: Improving transition programs for postsecondary education
Questions that matter: Setting the research agenda on access and success in postsecondary education
Transitions to college: From theory to practice
Add it up: Using research to improve education for low-income and minority students
The trouble with Black boys: The role and influence of environmental and cultural factors on the academic performance of African American Boys
Mexican Americans and other Latinos in postsecondary education: Institutional influences
ACSFA policy brief: The toolbox and student aid policy
Child, adolescent, family intervention science initiative (CAFISI)
Locked up and locked out: An educational perspective on the U.S. prison pipeline
Cultural issues related to high school reform: Deciphering the case of black males
American student achievement institute
The silent epidemic: Perspectives of high school dropouts
Increasing the college preparedness of at-risk students
National Association of Street Schools
Puente Project
The dream deferred: Increasing the college preparedness of at-risk students
Challenging the myths: Rethinking the role of school counselors
Indiana Core 40 Scholars Initiative fact sheet
Paths to persistence: An analysis of research on program effectiveness at community colleges
Missed opportunities: A new look at disadvantaged college aspirants
Building a career pathways system: Promising practices in community college-centered workforce development
First in the family: Advice about college from first generation students
Mentoring programs: An annotated bibliography of online resources
First generation college students: A literature review
The funding gap 2004: Many states still shortchange low-income and minority students
The American diploma project: Overview of research
Latino students and the educational pipeline: From middle school to the workforce
Beyond empty promises: Policies to improve transitions into colleges and jobs
Creating seamless educational transitions for urban African American and Hispanic students
College success programs
Knocking at the college door: Projections of high school graduates by state, income, and race/ethnicity
State merit scholarship programs and racial inequality
Learning to finish: A best practices "Wiki" sponsored by the Pew Partnership
State of decline? Gaps in college access and achievement call for renewed commitment to educating Californians
Best evidence encyclopedia: Center for data-driven reform in education
Enhancing high school reform: Lessons from site visits to four cities
National College Access Program Directory
Lottery funded merit scholarships: Some lessons from the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship program
Moving on: State policies to address academic brain drain in the South
What do we know: Seeking effective math and science instruction
Strategic instruction model
Dual credit and exam-based courses in US public high schools:2002-03
Literature review: Intervention methods and programs for pre-college entry for disadvantaged students
Pathways to improving practice: Data-driven pre-college outreach programs
Pathways to improving practice: How can pre-college outreach programs use data to make decisions
Parent power and urban school reform: The story of Mothers on the Move
State and district approaches to school improvement: Helping all students meet high academic standards
Bridge Partnership
Prep for prep
Successful bilingual schools: Six effective programs in California
The alternative pathways project: A framework for dropout reduction and recovery
Preliminary report on No Child Left Behind in Indiana country
School readiness: Closing racial and ethnic gaps
The unraveling of No Child Left Behind: How negotiated changes unravel the law
Paving the way to postsecondary education: K-12 intervention programs for underrepresented youth
Quality Counts 2007: State Highlights Reports
College scholarships for Latino students: Are opportunities being missed?
Teacher attrition: A costly loss to the nation and to the states
Preparing today's high school students for tomorrow's opportunities
American diploma project network Indiana action plan
GEAR UP Data: An information center of data, research, and analysis on GEAR UP
The educational experience of young men of color (website)
Promoting postsecondary educational success for adults and families-A practical partnership guide
Promising practices supporting low-income, first-generation students at DeVry University
Developing 20/20 vision on the 2020 degree attainment goal: The threat of income based inequality in education
Innovations in developmental math: Community colleges enhance support for nontraditional students
Spotlight on the common core state standards: What do parents need to know?
Achieving success: The latest news in achieving community college success (2011)
The differential impact of wealth vs. income in the college-going process
After the bell: What do we want our afterschool programs to do?
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
Profiting from health care: The role of for-profit schools in training the health care workforce
I Need a Pencil.com
The social life of college information: Relationships and experiences as tools for enhancing college decision making
Introduction to the Community College Research Center (CCRC) assessment of evidence series
Reauthorizing ESEA: Considerations for dropout prevention and recovery
Enrollment management, Inc.: External influences on our practice
Stretching the school dollar: A brief for state policymakers
Accounting for socioeconomic differences in delaying the transition to college
STEM coursetaking among high school graduates, 1990-2005
Science achievement and occupational career/technical education coursetaking in high school: The class of 2005
Which achievement gap?
Putting data into practice: Lessons from New York City
Divided we fail: Improving completion and closing racial gaps in California community colleges
Seeking assistance: Who gets financial aid at California community colleges?
Is school funding fair? A national report card
Housing policy is school policy: Economically integrative housing promotes academic success in Montgomery County, Maryland
Tapping HSI-STEM funds to improve Latina and Latino Access to STEM professions
Getting what we pay for: State community college funding strategies that benefit low-income, lower-skilled students
Participation and success in the advanced placement program continue to grow in the SREB states
Transforming teacher education through clinical practice: A national strategy to prepare effective teachers
Getting past go: Remedial and developmental education policy at a crossroads
Factors contributing to the upward transfer of baccalaureate aspirants beginning at community colleges
Teacher leaders: Boosting teacher effectiveness and student achievement
Kentucky school-based family support: Twenty years later
State high school tests: Exit exams and other assessments
Does extending foster care beyond age 18 promote postsecondary educational attainment?
Clearinghouse on foster youth and transition
School-based mentoring: Weighing future investments
America's best (and worst) cities for school reform: Attracting entrepreneurs and change agents
The linked learning approach: Building the capacity of teachers to prepare students for college and careers
Recognition and response: An early intervening system for young children at-risk for learning disabilities: Research synthesis and recommendations
Getting past go project: State reports on the cost of remedial education
Improving education through collaboration: A case study of the Long Beach seamless education partnership
Understanding the common core state standards
Making loans work: How community colleges support responsible borrowing
Higher education: Gaps in access and persistence study
The role of student learning outcomes for institutional accountability and transparency
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
Educational attainment of foster youth: Achievement and graduation outcomes for children in state care
The importance of being in school: A report on absenteeism in the nation's public schools
NAEP Science 2011 State Snapshot Reports
Raising the bar from Ready by 21 to credentialed by 26: Highlights from community and state efforts
Not the ceiling, but the floor: Innovative Harlem early childhood education effort complicated by varying government regulations
What is "career ready"?
It's a matter of time: Low-income students and community colleges
Chartering equity: Using charter school legislation and policy to advance equal educational opportunity
No DREAMers left behind: The economic potential of DREAM Act beneficiaries
Western Policy Exchanges
The American freshman: National norms fall 2011
Achieving results through community school partnerships: How districts and community leaders are building effective, sustainable relationships
Latino college completion in 50 states: Executive summary
Remediation: Higher education's bridge to nowhere
Housing costs, zoning, and access to high quality schools
Moving on up: How tuition tax breaks increasingly favor the upper middle-class
State Cards (statistical snapshots of high school data by state) Updated 2012
What's in your cabinet? How agencies can collectively improve the lives of children and youth
Recruitment, retention and the minority teacher shortage
Unlocking the gate: What we know about improving developmental education
Student voices: What makes a great teacher?
National Office for School Counselor Advocacy: Transition from high school graduation to college enrollment
Common core state standards alignment
Investing in education powers US competitiveness: Education funding must be preserved
Breaking schools' rules: A statewide study of how school discipline relates to students' success and juvenile justice involvement
The college completion agenda: 2011 Progress report: Latino edition
High school longitudinal study of 2009: A first look at fall 2009 ninth-graders parents', teachers, school counselors, and school administrators
The Future Ready Project
Reaching the goal: The applicability and importance of the Common Core State Standards to college and career readiness
Latino college completion: California
Farther, faster: Six promising programs show how career pathway bridges help basic skills students earn credentials that matter
Five ways education pays initiative
Dual enrollment for high school students
Early warning indicator systems
Putting it all together: Supporting continuous improvement in education through strategic use of data systems
Percentage of states with alignment between K-12 and higher education standards
Using linked data to drive education and training improvement
Summertime program tune-up: Taking advantage of "down" time for needed program enhancements
Toolfind: Youth outcomes measurement tools directory
Complexity in college admission: The barriers between aspiration and enrollment for lower-income students
The college completion agenda: 2011 state policy guide
Including more student voices in higher education policymaking: Rising tuitions and student debts mean rising stakes for college students
A parent's guide to Response to Intervention (RTI)
Comparative indicators of education in the United States and other G-8 countries:
State Policies Affecting the “Adult Re-Entry Pipeline” in Postsecondary Education: Results of a Fifty-State Inventory
Can scholarships alone help students succeed? Lessons from two New York City community colleges
RTTD guidance: Implementing continuous improvement metrics and strategies for the foundational conditions for personalized learning
RTTD Action brief: Establishing the foundational conditions for personalized learning
The common core state standards: Caution and opportunity for early childhood education
Beyond the numbers: Data use for continuous improvement of programs serving disconnected youth
A systemic approach to implementing response to intervention in three Colorado high schools
One in seven: Ranking youth disconnection in the 25 largest metro areas
College Greenlight
A national talent strategy: Ideas for securing US competitiveness and economic growth
Advancing to completion: Increasing degree attainment by improving graduation rates and closing gaps for Hispanic students
Using incentives to change how teenagers spend their time: The effects of New York City's conditional cash transfer program
"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
Adult college completion toolkit
Collegiate remediation: A review of the causes and consequences
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
"I came in unsure of everything": Community college shifts in students' confidence
College and career development organizer
Improving the college scorecard: Using student feedback to create an effective disclosure
Rethinking remedial education: The role of MSIs in serving underreprepared students in the 21st century
Data sharing in public benefit programs: An action agenda for removing barriers
Cornerstones of completion: State policy support for accelerated, structured pathways to college credentials and transfer
View from the field: How to launch district virtual learning
The first year of high school
Portable, stackable credentials: A new education model for industry-specific career pathways
Critical perspectives on race and equity in review of higher education
Merit aid for undergraduates: Trends from 1995-96 to 2007-08
Getting ready for college: An implementation and early impacts study of eight Texas developmental summer bridge programs
Scaling and sustaining: State progress in the developmental education initiative
State test score trends through 2008-09, Part 4: Is achievement improving and are gaps narrowing for Title 1 students?
Data that matters: Giving high schools useful feedback on grads' outcomes
Strong support, low awareness: Public perception of the common core state standards
Emotional and behavioral disorders: Promoting prevention and positive interventions in school settings
Lifting the fog on inequitable financial aid policies: A companion brief to priced out: How the wrong financial aid policies hurt low-income students
College application week: A toolkit for increasing access to higher education
Good policy, good practice II: Improving outcomes and productivity in higher education: A guide for policymakers
Financial literacy at minority-serving institutions
Smart spending: Reforming federal financial aid for higher education
Early warning system middle grades tool
Determinants of students' success: The role of advanced placement and dual enrollment programs
Why rural matters 2011-12: Statistical indicators of the condition of rural education in the 50 states
Preparing for college: A national perspective on common core state standards implementation planning
State education agencies as agents of change: What will it take for the states to step up on education reform
Employer-paid tuition advancement for low-income workers
Making every diploma count: Using extended-year graduation rates to measure student success
Debt to degree: A new way of measuring college success
Parent involvement and extended learning activities in school improvement plans in the Midwest region
State policies and procedures on Response to Intervention (RTI) in the Midwest region
Online and hybrid course enrollment and performance in Washington State Community and Technical Colleges
A state policymaker's guide to expanding learning time
A community college instructor like me: Race and ethnicity interactions in the classroom
We serve, too: A toolkit about military teens
Tackling tough topics: An educator's guide to working with military kids
Underserved students who earn credit through prior learning assessment have higher degree completion rates and shorter time-to-degree
Dropout prevention services and programs in public school districts: 2010-11
State HIgher Education Finance 2011
Completion matters: The high cost of low community college graduation rates
State implementation and perceptions of Title 1 school improvement grants under the Recovery Act: One year later
Tying funding to community college outcomes: Models, tools, and recommendations for states
Building a grad nation: Progress and challenge in ending the high school dropout epidemic (2012 Update)
On the road to success
Latino college completion in 50 states
Open educational resources: Tools to help 21st century students achieve their postsecondary eduation goals and keep America competitive
Information constraints and financial aid policy
Maximizing the College Choice Process to Increase Fit & Match for Underserved Students
Pell grants and the lifting of rural America's future
Learning denied: The case for equitable access to effective teaching in California's largest school district
States need to fill in the gaps on expanded learning time: Troubling lack of detail seen in No Child Left Behind waiver applications
Increasing online learning options for K-12 students: The role of school districts
Boosting postsecondary education performance
Stopped short: 2.1 Million adults in Florida went to college but didn't finish
The causes and consequences of attending historically black colleges and universities
Providing greater opportunities for deeper learning in NCLB waivers
Finding your workforce: The top 25 institutions graduating Latinos in health professions and related programs by academic level
Effective practices for developing the literacy skills of english language learners in the english language arts classroom
Certificates: Gateway to gainful employment and college degrees
Choosing who delivers: The impact of placing limits on the delivery of remedial education at four-year institutions
The nation's report card: Science 2011
The impact of affirmative action bans in graduate education
Education for life and work: Developing transferable knowledge and skills in the 21st century
Performance-based funding of higher education: A detailed look at best practices in six states
Framework for 21st century learning
SREB State progress reports 2012
Economic Diversity Among Selective Colleges: Measuring the Enrollment Impact of "No-loan" Programs
Cracking the credit hour
Keeping the promise of opportunity: Redesigning financial aid to support post-secondary completion among low-income young adults
The common core standards: What do they mean for out-of-school time?
The effects of learning communities for students in developmental education
The National Indian Education Study
Dual enrollment: Postsecondary/secondary partnerships to prepare students
The Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Network
The 'bottom' seventy percent: What America's elite institutions of higher learning owe to everyone else
Achieving the possible: What Americans think about the college- and career-ready agenda
Dream vs. reality: An analysis of potential Dream Act beneficiaries
The condition of college and career readiness 2010
College admissions tests as measures of accountability
Higher education web portals: Serving state and student transfer needs
Education pays 2010
College access challenge grants: Including adult learners, strengthening student success
When opportunity knocks, who answers? New evidence on college achievement awards
The impact of teacher experience
PreK-Grade 3: Which reading and literacy practices matter most?
Access/Acceso: Rising to the challenge of improving higher education opportunities for Latinos
National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP)
Enhancing tax credits to encourage saving for higher education: Advancing the American opportunity tax credit and reforming the saver's credit
Something's got to give: California can't improve college completions without rethinking developmental education at its community colleges
Young Hispanic children: Boosting opportunities for learning
A return to the "Mexican room": The segregation of Arizona's English learners
A measured approach to improving teacher preparation
Keeping students enrolled: How community colleges are boosting financial resources for their students
Accountability & continuous improvement in remedial education: Getting Past Go Project
Education and the economy: Boosting state and national economies by improving high school graduation rates
Improving child care access to promote postsecondary success among low-income parents
Ready by 21 case study: Massachusetts
Don't stop collaborating - Just stop creating new collaboratives
Protecting the federal investment in higher education: The gainful employment rule
Redesigning community colleges for completion: Lessons from research on high performance organizations
The 2010 Brown Center report on American education
Adults with college degrees in the United States, by county
Pathways to Prosperity: Meeting the challenge of preparing young Americans for the 21st century
Wealth, income, and academic achievement in the college-going process
State test score trends through 2008-09, Part 3: Student achievement at 8th grade
Facilitating student learning through contextualization
Research support for school counseling
Changing the odds for children and youth community profile: Northern Kentucky: Building a leadership council
Power play: Teacher characteristics and class assignments
Leaving no worker behind: Community colleges retrain the Michigan workforce-and themselves
Improving community college success
Economic change effects on men and implications for the education of boys
The role of mentoring in college access and success
New path to federal student aid for those with no high school diploma or GED
Overlooked and underpaid: How Title 1 shortchanges high schools, and what ESEA can do about it
Affordability and transfer: Critical to increasing Baccalaureate degree completion
Writing next: Effective strategies to improve writing of adolescents in middle and high school
The high cost of high school dropouts: What the nation pays for inadequate high schools
Education and incarceration
A new way on school integration
After Michigan, what? Next steps for affirmative action
From college access to college success: College preparation and persistence of BPS graduates
Destination university: A guide to college for students and their families (English Version)
Making opportunity affordable: Reinvesting in college access and success
Paying back, not giving back: Student debt's negative influence on public service career opportunities
Racial transformation and the changing nature of segregation
Who's left behind? Immigrant children in high and low LEP schools
Opportunities for expanding college bridge programs for out of school youth
Looking to the future: Volunatary K-12 school integration
New faces, old patterns: Segregation in the multiracial south
Measuring up internationally: Developing skills and knowledge for the global economy
The progress of education reform 2007: Same-sex schooling
National Indian education study part II: The educational experiences of fourth- and eighth-grade American Indian and Alaska Native students
The career pathways how-to guide
Career pathways: Aligning public resources to support individual and regional economic advancement in the knowledge economy
Building pathways to success for low-skill adult students: Lessons for community college policy and practice from a longitudinal student tracking study
Going to scale with high-quality early education: Choices and consequences in universal pre-Kindergarten efforts
Diversity, school, family, and community connections
Involving families in high school and college expectations
Expanding access and opportunity: The impact of the Gates Millennium Scholars Program
Helping children move from bad schools to good ones
State of college admission 2007
Immigrant students and secondary school reform: Compendium of best practices
Strategies for success: Six stories of increasing college access
The seventh generation: Native students speak about finding the good path
The college ladder: Linking secondary and postsecondary education for success for all students
The talent development high school model: Context, components, and initial impacts on ninth-grade students' engagement and performance
America's perfect storm: Three forces changing our nation's future
Kids Count state-level data online
Middle Start
Talent Development High Schools
Priming the pump: Strategies for increasing the achievement of underrepresented minority undergraduates
An investigation of factors influencing classroom motivation for postsecondary American Indian/Alaska native students
High Tech High Foundation
Career academies: Impacts on labor market outcomes and educational attainment
Dispelling the myth - online
Richard Stockton College Community of Scholars
CSO College Center: A student gateway to college access, opportunity, and success
A test of leadership: Charting the future of U.S. higher education
Raising minority academic achievement: A compendium of education programs and practices
Getting through college: Voices of low-income and minority students in New England
Persistence and attainment of beginning students with Pell Grants
A matter of degrees: Improving graduation rates in four-year colleges and universities
The early college high school: The initiative at a glance
High school graduation rates by race/ethnicity, limited English proficiency, free and reduced price lunch
Stalled in secondary: A look at student achievement since the No Child Left Behind act
Work-based learning and higher education: A research perspective
College readiness begins in middle school
Beyond college for all: Policies and practices to improve transitions into college and jobs
Model college-preparatory curriculum
Who goes to college? High school context, academic preparation, the college choice process, and college attendance
Cultural barriers to incurring debt: An exploration of borrowing and impact on access to postsecondary education
Bridging the widest gap: Raising the achievement of Black boys
Mentoring high-school Latino students: Realism versus false hope
Peer tutoring and mentoring services for disadvantaged secondary school students
The social prerequisites of success: Can college structure reduce the need for social know-how
The 2003 Brown Center report on American education: How well are American students learning?
Every child a graduate: A framework for an excellent education for all middle and high school students
The access challenge: Rethinking the causes of the new inequality
Beyond percentage plans: The challenge of equal opportunity in higher education
Ready for tomorrow: Helping all students achieve secondary and postsecondary success
Access for all? Debating in-state tuition for undocumented alien students
Opening doors: Expanding educational opportunities for low-income workers
Pre-college outreach programs for low-income students: A literature review
Does implementing a research based school counseling curriculum enhance student achievement
Preparate para la universidad: A college planning guide in Spanish for students in grades 9 through 12
Perceptions of college financial aid among California Latino youth
Identifying potential dropouts: Key lessons for building an early warning data system: A dual agenda of high standards and high graduation rates
Accelerated learning options: Moving the needle on access and success
Project GRAD
Prekindergarteners left behind: Expulsion rates in state pre-kindergarten systems
What community college practices and policies are effective in promoting student success: A study of high- and low-impact institutions
Students as allies in improving their schools: A report on work in progress
Redesigning high schools to prepare students for the future
Convergence: Trends threatening to narrow college opportunity in America
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
Educational needs index
Educational needs index state report: Indiana
Status and trends in the education of American Indians and Alaska Natives
The challenges of financial aid awareness and college access
Reality check 2006: Are parents and students ready for more math and science
Increasing success for underserved students: Redesigning introductory courses
Beyond the tunnel problem: Addressing cross-cutting issues that impact vulnerable youth
Correcting course: How we can restore the ideals of public higher education in a market-driven era
Does diversity make a difference? Three research studies on diversity in college classrooms
Policy on dual credit courses taught in high schools by high school faculty
A step toward college success: Assessing attainment among Indiana's Twenty-first Century Scholars
Mixed messages: What state high school tests communicate about student readiness for college
Academic and noncognitive variables related to PLAN scores
Improving students' readiness for college: Homewood-Flossmoor High School, Illinois District 233
What are ACT's college readiness benchmarks?
Incorporating ACT scores into your statewide assessment
The sensitivity of the ACT to instruction
Mounting pressures facing the U.S. workforce and the increasing need for adult education and literacy
Funding Gaps 2006
Should your child take a year off?: It's not the end of the world
Average ACT® score for the high school class of 2006 is the highest since 1991
Hispanic students’ ACT scores hold steady as number of those testing increases at record pace
Homework helper: Help your child take control
Relationships between students' high school and middle school experiences and later completion of a Bachelor's degree
Demography is not destiny: Increasing the graduation rates of low-income college students at large public universities
African American students and U.S. high schools
Enlace: Engaging Latino communities for education
Connected by 25: Financing entrepreneurship programs for youth transitioning out of foster care
Engaging Mexican Immigrant Parents in Their Children's Education: A Guide for Teachers
A multi-institution analysis of the effects of campus-based financial aid on student persistence at public four-year institutions
Keeping America competitive: Five strategies to improve mathematics and science education
Building bridges to college and careers: Contextualized basic skills programs at community colleges
Aligning postsecondary expectations and high school practice: The gap defined
Transitioning adults to college: Adult basic education program models
National Indian education study part I: The performance of American Indian and Alaska Native fourth- and eighth-grade students on NAEP 2005 reading and mathematics assessments
U.S. student and adult performance on international assessments of educational achievement
Returning to our roots: Student access
The knowledge we need about race and racism
A voice from the middle
College guide for students with disabilities
LearnMore Indiana 2006-07 report: Results of Indiana's career and college information survey of students in grades 9 and 11
What community college management practices are effective in promoting student success? A study of high- and low-impact institutions
Beyond access: How the first semester matters for community college students' aspirations and persistence
Affirmation and discovery: Learning from successful community college developmental programs in Texas
Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans Website and Secondary School Toolkit - Spanish Version
Independent Evaluation of the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE): Third Biennial Report
Education watch Washington: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Washington: Key education facts and figures 2006
Echoes of Bakke: A fractured Supreme Court invalidates two race-conscious K-12 student assignment plans but affirms the compelling interest in the educational benefit of diversity
Managing the transition to ninth grade in a comprehensive urban school
Findings from the early college high school initiative: A look at best practices and lessons learned regarding a dual enrollment program
State of college readiness for Latino students
Rethinking high school: Preparing students for success in college, career, and life
Setting the stage for new high schools: Municipal leadership in supporting high school alternatives
In-state tuition for undocumented immigrants: States' rights and educational opportunity
ACT high school profile report: The graduation class of 2007 (Indiana)
Building a culture of evidence in community colleges: Lessons from exemplary institutions
Unmasking the effects of student engagement on college grades and persistence
The challenges of change: Learning from the child care and early education experiences of immigrant families
Education longitudinal study of 2002 (ELS:2002): A first look at the initial postsecondary experiences of the high school Sophomore class of 2002
Establishing an effective guidance and advisement system
Postsecondary Access and Success
Evaluation of new century high schools: Profile of an initiative to create and sustain small, successful high schools
A new majority: Low income students in the South's public schools
Reaching higher with Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana: Focusing on the roll of community colleges
EFC (Expected Family Contribution) Formula Guide, 2010-11
Getting ahead or losing ground: Economic mobility in America
Economic mobility: Is the American Dream alive and well?
Cramming: The effects of school accountability on college-bound students
Cities in crisis: A special analytic report on high school graduation
The enhanced reading opportunities study: Early impact and implementation findings
Crafting a new vision for high school: How states can join academic and technical studies to promote more powerful learning
The impacts of regular Upward Bound: Results from the third follow-up data collection
Archdiocese of Indianapolis: The Church in central and southern Indiana
How educators in three states are responding to standards-based accountability under No Child Left Behind
Scholarships for Hispanics
I-STEM Resource Network
The Bologna club: What U.S. higher education can learn from a decade of higher education reconstruction
A matter of trust: Ten key insights from recent public opinion research on attitudes about education among Hispanic parents
Students with learning disabilities transitioning from high school to college
From aspirations to action: The role of middle school parents in making the dream of college a reality
High school dropout: A quick stats fact sheet
2007 College-bound seniors: Total group profile report
Indiana's best buys: An in-depth look at Hoosier high schools
State college- and career-ready high school graduation requirements
The role of interim assessments in a comprehensive assessment system: A policy brief
The road ahead: Improving diversity in graduate education
Understanding Latino parental involvement in education: Perceptions, expectations, and recommendations
A commitment to America's future: Responding to the crisis in mathematics and science education
Baltimore city's high school reform initiative: Schools, students, and outcomes
State and local implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act - Accountability under NCLB: Interim report
Supporting ninth-grade students to achieve in high school and preparing seniors for postsecondary education and a career
Promising practices for community college developmental education
The Chafee Educational and Training Voucher (ETV) program: Six states' experiences
Using student engagement to improve adolescent literacy
North Central Regional Educational Research Laboratory: Data Primer
Rethinking developmental education in community colleges
Loan forgiveness and tax deduction benefits for college admission counseling professionals
Preparation for college admissions exams
Interventions for struggling readers
The path to career success: High school achievement, certainty of career choice, and college readiness make a difference
National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment
Creating a college-going culture: A resource guide
College-going cultures in urban high schools
On the front lines of schools: Perspectives of teachers and principals on the high school dropout problem
Finding a way: Practical examples of how a principal-counselor relationship can lead to success for all students
Moving beyond AYP: High school performance indicators
Promoting economic mobility by increasing postsecondary education
Using increased funding under the Workforce Investment Act to create multiple pathways to marketable postsecondary credentials and middle-class employment
International Benchmarking Toolkit
Is your local high school making the grade? 10 Elements of a successful high school
From qualifications to results: Promoting teacher effectiveness through federal policy
Educating English language learners at the high school level: A coherent approach to district- and school-level support
Indiana's vision of Response to Intervention
Showing them the money: The role of institutional financial aid policies and communication strategies in attracting low-income students
Leading in a changing America: Presidential perspectives from Hispanic-serving institutions
Latinos and education: Explaining the attainment gap
Taking the easy way out: How the GED testing program induces students to drop out
Combat2College: Facilitating college success for combat veterans
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Academic outcomes of high risk students
Student Success Skills
Reducing behavior problems in the elementary school classroom
Coalition for Evidence-based Policy
Student Success Skills: Tools and strategies for improved academic and social outcomes
Lumina Foundation Focus: No more kid stuff: Colleges and universities take a mature approach to serving adult students
The schools teachers leave: Workforce mobility in Chicago public schools
Field guide for improving student success
Advanced placement subcommittee: Policy barriers identified
Promise lost: College-qualified students who don't enroll in college
Response to Intervention: Resources for student service professionals
A descriptive study of urban school counseling
The transformative individual school counseling model: An accountability model for urban school counselors
Joining the conversation about educating our poorest children: Emerging leadership roles for school counselors in high-poverty schools
Student aversion to borrowing: Who borrows and who doesn't
Recommended policies and practices for advancing Indiana's system of adult education and workforce training
Transforming statewide high school assessment systems: A guide for state policymakers
Next generation state data system: What is needed to support the next generation assessment and accountability systems
Bridges to opportunity for underprepared adults: A state policy guide for community college leaders
Building tomorrow's workforce: Promoting the education and advancement of Hispanic immigrant workers in America
EPAS® state of the nation report 2007: Mathematics
From high school to the future: The pathway to 20
Report of the national panel for evidence-based school counseling: Outcome research coding protocol and evaluation of Student Success Skills and Second Step
Aligning multiple campus initiatives: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
College-ready students, student-ready colleges: An agenda for improving degree completion in postsecondary education
Recent changes to eligibility requirements and additional efforts to promote awareness could increase Academic Competitiveness and SMART Grant participation
Paving the road to college: How school counselors help students succeed
Youth and schools today: Why SEL is needed
National Association for College Admission Counseling: Statement of prinicples of good practice
Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act (H.R. 6893) Summary
College outcomes comparisons by AP and non-AP high school experiences
For the benefit of all: Ensuring immigrant health and well-being
Closing the gap in science achievement: Using NAEP science assessment scores to analyze state trends
Wealth mobility and volatility in black and white
An early alert system for remediation needs of entering community college students: Leveraging the California standards test
Education and training for TANF recipients: Opportunities and challenges under the final rule
Opportunity matters: A journal of research informing educational opportunity, practice and programs
School funding's tragic flaw
I-BEST a program integrating adult basic education and workforce training
Promoting student success in community colleges by increasing student support services
Center for Law and Social Policy
Adult Literacy Education In Immigrant Communities: Identifying Policy and Program Priorities for Helping Newcomers Learn English
Strengthening state adult education policies for low-skilled workers
National Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islander Research in Education
State policies on student transitions: Results of a 50-state inventory
The building blocks of success: Higher-level math for all students
It's not about the cut score: Redesigning placement assessment policy to improve student success
From No Child Left Behind to Every Child a Graduate
College access and success state data
Access to success: Patterns of advanced placement participation in U.S. high schools
Que pasa? Are English language learning students remaining in English learning classes too long?
Top 10 higher education state policy issues for 2010
Insuring college failure risk
Successful school turnarounds: Seven steps for school leaders
Assessing the use and impact of ECMC Foundation's Realizing the College Dream curriculum
Baccalaureate success of transfers and rising four-year college juniors
Beyond the bake sale: A community-based relational approach to parent engagement in schools
National Dropout Prevention Center/Network: Model Programs Database
The promise of proficiency: How college proficiency information can help high schools drive student success
Growing pains: Scaling up the nation's best charter schools
Making connections: Dimensions of student engagement (2009 CCSSE Findings)
Using Achieving the Dream to meet accreditation requirements: Principles and practices of student success
High school remediation
Mandating supplemental intervention services: Is New York state doing enough to help all students succeed?
Working too hard to make the grade: How fewer work hours and more financial aid can help California community college students succeed
Engaging faculty in the Achieving the Dream initiative: Principles and practices of student success
Postsecondary preparation and remediation: Examining the effect of the early assessment program at California State University
Complete College America
A social capital framework for the study of institutional agents & their role in the empowerment of low-status students & youth
Research to practice: The future of the regional educational labs
Council for Exceptional Children
Increasing college success: A roadmap for governors
Policy on dual credit opportunities in Indiana
Believing the College Dream (Curriculum guide for college planning)
State Higher Education Finance FY 2009
Effects of state-mandated standardized tests on student achievement
American community colleges and the academic crisis of basic skills: Adult student success
Global Skills for Global Completion
The nature of innovation in the community college
Policies paved the way: Early college innovation in North Carolina
The nation's report card: Reading 2009
Keeping score when it counts: Assessing the 2009-10 bowl-bound college football teams - academic performance improves but race still matters
America's future: Latino child well-being in numbers and trends
The foreclosure generation: The long-term impact of the foreclosure crisis on Latino children and families
Pathway to the baccalaureate: How one community college is helping underprepared students succeed
Who benefits most from college? Evidence for negative selection in heterogeneous economic returns to higher education
Dual credit in Indiana: Bridging the gap between high school and college
Eight components of college and career readiness counseling
Early reading proficiency (Leading Indicators Series)
College going culture baseline expectations
Sample state legislation to extend foster care, adoption, and guardianship protections, services, and payments to young adults age 18 and over
Investing in change: How much do Achieving the Dream colleges spend - and from what resources - to become data-driven institutions
Response to Intervention: The future for secondary schools
RTI Progress monitoring tools chart
National Center on Intervention: RTI state database
Response to Instruction (RtI) guidance document
Response to Intervention policy
Helping students get a "head start" on the real world: State strategies for early high school graduation