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10th Annual AP Report to the Nation
2014 | College Board

http://apreport.collegeboard.org/


Top 10 Higher Education State Policy Issues for 2014
2014 | American Association of State Colleges and Universities

http://www.aascu.org/policy/publications/policy-matters/Top10StatePolicyIssues2014.pdf


Early Assessments and Transition Curricula: What States Can Do
2014 | Community College Research Center

http://ccrc.tc.columbia.edu/media/k2/attachments/reshaping-college-transition-policy-brief.pdf


Promoting College and Career Readiness: A Pocket Guide for State and District Leaders
2014 | American Institutes for Research

http://www.air.org/focus-area/education/index.cfm?fa=viewContent&content_id=2332&id=141


Closing the Expectations Gap: 2013 Annual Report on the Alignment of State K?12 Policies and Practice with the Demands of College and Careers
2014 | Achieve, Inc.

http://www.achieve.org/files/2013ClosingtheExpectationsGapReport.pdf


Top 10 Higher Education State Policy Issues for 2013
2013 | American Association of State Colleges and Universities

http://www.aascu.org/policy/publications/policy-matters/topten2013.pdf


The Common Core State Standards: Implications for Community Colleges and Student Preparedness for College
2013 | National Center for Postsecondary Research

http://www.postsecondaryresearch.org/i/a/document/25958_common-core-state-standards_2.pdf


The Condition of College & Career Readiness 2013
2013 | ACT

http://www.act.org/research/policymakers/cccr13/index.html


Advancing Competency-Based Pathways to College and Career Readiness: A State Policy Framework for Graduation Requirements, Assessment and Accountability
2013 | Achieve, Inc.

http://www.achieve.org/files/13-195%20Achieve_CBP_07018.pdf


Time for the U.S. to Reskill?
2013 | Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

http://skills.oecd.org/Survey_of_Adult_Skills_US.pdf


? Performance of U.S. 15-Year-Old Students in an International Context
2013 | National Center for Education Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/surveys/pisa/pisa2012/


Washington State Student Achievement Initiative: Achievement Points Analysis for Academic Years 2007?2011
2012 | Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University

http://ccrc.tc.columbia.edu/Publication.asp?UID=1081&utm_source=AYPF&utm_campaign=UA-2832117-7&utm_medium=email


Implementing Common Core State Standards and Assessments
2012 | Achieve; U.S. Education Delivery Initiative

http://www.achieve.org/files/Common_Core_Workbook.pdf


The Condition of College & Career Readiness 2012
2012 | ACT

http://www.act.org/newsroom/data/2012/index.html


The Common Core State Standards: Implications for Higher Education in the West
2011 | Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education

http://wiche.edu/info/publications/PI-CommonCoreStateStandards.pdf


ACT National Curriculum Survey
2010 | ACT

http://www.act.org/research/policymakers/pdf/NationalCurriculumSurvey2009.pdf


AP Report to the Nation
2010 | College Board

http://www.collegeboard.com/html/aprtn/pdf/ap_report_to_the_nation.pdf


Gauging the Gaps: A Deeper Look at Student Achievement
2010 | The Education Trust

http://www.edtrust.org/sites/edtrust.org/files/publications/files/NAEP%20Gap.pdf


Top 10 Higher Education State Policy Issues for 2010
2010 | The American Association of State Colleges and Universities

http://www.congressweb.com/aascu/docfiles/AASCU_Top_Ten_Policy_Issues_2010.pdf


Can I Get a Little Advice Here? How an Overstretched High School Guidance System is Undermining Students' College Aspirations
2010 | Public Agenda

http://www.publicagenda.org/files/pdf/can-i-get-a-little-advice-here.pdf


Getting Past Go: Rebuilding the Remedial Education Bridge to College Success
2010 | Education Commission of the States, Knowledge in the Public Interest, and the University of Massachusetts Boston

http://www.gettingpastgo.org/docs/GPGpaper.pdf


Better Late Than Never? Examining Late High School Graduates
2010 | Center for Public Education

http://www.centerforpubliceducation.org/site/c.lvIXIiN0JwE/b.5057773/k.B0C2/Better_late_than_never__Examining_late_high_school_graduates.htm


Beyond the Rhetoric: Improving College Readiness Through Coherent State Policy
2010 | National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education and Southern Regional Educational Board

http://www.highereducation.org/reports/college_readiness/CollegeReadiness.pdf


The Condition of College and Career Readiness 2010
2010 | ACT

http://www.act.org/research/policymakers/cccr10/pdf/ConditionofCollegeandCareerReadiness2010.pdf


The Linked Learning Approach: Building the Capacity of Teachers to Prepare Students for College and Careers
2010 | Alliance for an Excellent Education

http://www.all4ed.org/files/LinkedLearningBuildingCapacity.pdf


Top 10 State Policy Issues for Higher Education in 2009
2009 | American Association of State Colleges and Universities

http://www.aascu.org/media/pm/pdf/pmjan09.pdf


Lessons from the Lone Star State: Designing a Sustainable Financial Model to Expand Early College High School in Texas
2009 | Jobs for the Future

http://www.jff.org/Documents/ECHStexasmodel.pdf


Impact Evaluation of the U.S. Department of Education?s Student Mentoring Program
2009 | Institute of Education Sciences

http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/pubs/20094047/pdf/20094047.pdf


State Early Commitment Programs: A Contract for College Success?
2009 | American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)

http://congressweb.com/aascu/docfiles/State_Early_Commitment_Programs.pdf


Understanding and Reporting on Academic Rigor
2009 | Hechinger Institute

http://pocketknowledge.tc.columbia.edu/home.php/viewfile/download/99181


Raising Rigor, Getting Results: Lessons Learned from AP Expansion
2009 | National Governor?s Association (NGA)

http://www.nga.org/Files/pdf/0908APREPORT.PDF


Achieving Graduation for All: A Governor?s Guide to Dropout Prevention and Recovery
2009 | National Governor?s Association (NGA)

http://www.nga.org/Files/pdf/0910ACHIEVINGGRADUATION.PDF)


Success at Every Step: How 23 Programs Support Youth on the Path to College and Beyond
2009 | American Youth Policy Forum

http://www.aypf.org/publications/SuccessAtEveryStep.pdf


The Perkins Act of 2006: Connecting Career and Technical Education with the College and Career Readiness Agenda
2008 | Achieve, Inc.

http://www.achieve.org/files/Achieve-CTEPolicyBrief-02-07-08.pdf


Closing the Expectations Gap, 2008
2008 | Achieve, Inc.

http://www.achieve.org/files/50-state-2008-final02-25-08.pdf


Technology Counts
2008 | Education Week

http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2008/03/27/30dsr.h27.html


Education Beyond the Rhetoric: Making "Rigor" Something Real
2008 | State Scholars Initiative

pub/12894


Creating a High School Culture of College - Going: The Case of Washington State Achievers
2008 | Institute for Higher Education Policy

http://www.ihep.org/assets/files/publications/a-f/Creating_a_High_School_Culture_of_College_Going.pdf


Out of Many, One: Toward Rigorous Common Core Standards from the Ground Up
2008 | Achieve, Inc.

http://www.achieve.org/files/CommonCore.pdf


Kids Count
2008 | The Annie E. Casey Foundation

http://www.aecf.org/~/media/PublicationFiles/AEC178%202008KCDB.pdf


Reclaiming the American Dream
2007 | Bridgespan Group

http://www.bridgespangroup.org/PDF/ReclaimingtheAmericanDreamWhitePaper.pdf


Quality Counts 2007: From Cradle to Career: Connecting American Education From Birth to Adulthood
2007 | Education Week

http://www.edweek.org/ew/toc/2007/01/04/index.html


High School to College and Careers: Aligning State Policies 2007
2007 | Southern Regional Education Board

http://www.sreb.org/main/Goals/Publications/06E20_Aligning_2007.pdf


Thinking Outside the Box: Policy Strategies for Readiness, Access, and Success
2007 | Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education

pub/11550


Aligning Postsecondary Expectations and High School Practice: The Gap Defined
2007 | ACT

http://www.act.org/path/policy/pdf/NCSPolicyBrief.pdf


Closing the Expectations Gap 2007: An Annual 50 - State Progress Report on the Alignment of High School Policies with the Demands of College and Work
2007 | Achieve, Inc.

http://www.achieve.org/files/50-state-07-Final.pdf


Do We Really Have a College Access Problem?
2007 | Clifford Adelman, Change Magazine




America's Perfect Storm: Three Forces Changing our Nation's Future
2007 | Educational Testing Service's (ETS)

http://www.ets.org/Media/Education_Topics/pdf/AmericasPerfectStorm.pdf


High Schools for Equity: Policy Supports for Student Learning in Communities of Color
2007 | School Redesign Network at Stanford University

http://www.srnleads.org/press/pdfs/hsfe_policy_brief.pdf


High Schools for Equity: Policy Supports for Student Learning in Communities of Color
2007 | School Redesign Network at Stanford University

http://www.srnleads.org/press/pdfs/hsfe_policy_brief.pdf


The Toolbox Revisited: Paths to Degree Completion from High School Through College
2006 | U.S. Department of Education

http://www.ed.gov/rschstat/research/pubs/toolboxrevisit/index.html


Ensuring Rigor in the High School Curriculum: What States Are Doing
2006 | Education Commission of the States

http://www.ecs.org/clearinghouse/66/67/6667.pdf


Claiming Common Ground: State Policymaking for Improving College Readiness and Success
2006 | National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education

http://www.highereducation.org/reports/common_ground/common_ground.pdf


Getting Students Ready for College and Careers
2006 | Southern Regional Education Board

http://www.sreb.org/main/Goals/Publications/06E04-Students_Ready_College_Career.pdf


The Adult Lives of At - Risk Students: The Roles of Attainment and Engagement in High School
2006 | National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2006328


Leaving the Boys Behind: Public High School Graduation Rates
2006 | Manhattan Institute for Policy Research

http://www.manhattan-institute.org/pdf/cr_48.pdf


On Course for Success: A Close Look at Selected High School Courses That Prepare All Students for College
2005 | ACT and Ed Trust

http://www.act.org/path/policy/pdf/success_report.pdf


Courses Count: Preparing Students for Postsecondary Success
2005 | ACT's Office of Policy Research

http://www.act.org/path/policy/pdf/CoursesCount.pdf


The Governance Divide: A Report on a Four - State Study on Improving College Readiness and Success
2005 | National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education

http://www.highereducation.org/reports/governance_divide/governance_divide.pdf


Early Commitment Financial Aid Programs: Promises, Practices, and Policies
2005 | Pathways to College Network, The College Board, and the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE)

info/publications/EarlyCommitmentFinancialAid.pdf


Questions that Matter: Setting the Research Agenda on Access and Success in Postsecondary Education
2005 | Social Science Research Council

http://edtransitions.ssrc.org/home.aspx


Public Education and Black Male Students: A State Report Card
2005 | Schott Foundation for Public Education

http://www.schottfoundation.org/publications/Public_Education_and_Black_Male_Students.pdf


Examining the Gaps in Mathematics Achievement Among Racial - Ethnic Groups, 1972 - 1992
2005 | RAND Corporation

http://www.rand.org/publications/MG/MG255


Getting Students Ready for College: What Student Engagement Data Can Tell Us
2005 | Indiana University's High School Survey of Student Engagement

http://www.iub.edu/~nsse/hssse/pdf/college_prep_hssse05.pdf


National Assessment of Educational Progress: The Nation's Report Card
2005 | National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/


The Averaged Freshman Graduation Rate for Public High Schools from the Common Core of Data: School Years 2001 - 02 and 2002 - 03
2005 | National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2006/2006601.pdf


Latino Student Success at Hispanic - Serving Institutions
2004 | Excelencia in Education

http://www.edexcelencia.org/project/default.asp


Constructing a Universal Scale of High School Course Difficulty
2004 | ACT Inc.

http://www.act.org/research/reports/pdf/ACT_RR2003-4.pdf


The High School Transcript Study: A Decade of Change in Curricula and Achievement, 1990 - 2000
2004 | National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2004455


National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) has released its latest report examining high school dropout and completion rates
2004 | National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2005046


Student Readiness for College: Connecting State Policies
2002 | Southern Regional Education Board

http://www.sreb.org/main/HigherEd/readiness/studentreadiness.asp