This field research study reports on findings from Partnerships for Student Success (PSS), a four-state study that analyzed K–16 educational governance and policies at the state level that included analysis of organizational structures, leadership, finance, curricula and assessment, accountability, and data systems. Sources of the data included interviews conducted in Florida, Georgia, New York, and Oregon, a review of related literature and research, and data from relevant Web sites. The primary finding of this study is to “create a permanent Education Roundtable or Commission to foster coordination between early childhood, K–12, and higher education." In addition reform efforts need to be comprehensive and not piecemeal or added on.
The governance divide: A report on a four-state study of improving college readiness and success
The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education