Using Oklahoma as a case study, this article provides analysis of what happens to students after high school graduation.
This report examines the reasons why California’s current accountability system is not producing students who are graduating from high school ready for college and careers, and proposes a better alternative.
This report examines both the educational and political dimensions of time reform, presents the findings of a wide range of research on time reform, discusses the impact of various time reforms on the life of schools and beyond, and makes recommendations for policymakers about how to best leverage time in and out of school to improve student achievement.
This issue brief examines the effect high standards on student achievement, and concludes that not only is there is no evidence that high standards have hurt low-achieving student, but there is also evidence that higher standards have helped those same students.
This series of essays explores the challenges of implementing so many education reforms—such as new Common Core standards, new assessments, new accountability systems, new teacher evaluations, new data systems, and for some states, Race to the Top—all at once, provides a framework for policymakers to think about the choices ahead, as well as strategies and solutions to unexpected conflicts.
This report offers an analysis of current, voluntary accountability systems which exist in higher education, and suggests that in order to improve consumer choice and exert meaningful pressure on schools to improve, new accountability systems need to be more complete, comparison-friendly, and designed to highlight institutional differences.
This report examines the need for improving high school accountability for preparing students for college and careers. The report also provides examples of how states use outcomes data to track student success beyond high school and how that data is used to hold schools accountable.
This brief explores measures states can use to hold high schools accountable for developing students' career readiness. The brief focuses on implementing one specific indicator: obtaining a satisfactory performance rating by a supervisor in a job, internship, school-based enterprise or other experience that demonstrates a student's career-related transferable skills. In addition to this indicator, other indicators are also recommended by the author.
In a recent collaboration, the Georgetown Public Policy Institute, the Georgetown Center on Poverty, The Business Roundtable, and The College Board published an issue brief, titled The Promise of High-Quality Career and Technical Educati
This report provides a progress update on the work the Southern Regional Education Board and its partner states completed on the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation funded grant project, Strengthening Statewide College/Career Readiness Initiative (SSCRI). The grant focused on strengthening the college- and career-readiness initiatives in five states: Florida, Kentucky, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia. This report focuses on the progress these states have made in regards to the design and implementation of transitional courses in reading, writing, and mathematics.