This report shows that recent progress in holding schools accountable for how many students they graduate from high school may be slowed in some states.
Bipartisan National Public Opinion Poll on the Need for Immediate Education Reform Report/Fact SheetJuly 13, 2010
Improving the quality of public high schools through the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) is a voting issue for over eight in ten voters.
Don’t Leave Accountability Behind: A Call for ESEA Reauthorization Report/Fact SheetMarch 01, 2010
This report describes four distinct reasons ESEA reauthorization is necessary to support long-term reform and ensure strong accountability for student outcomes and improvement.
Principles for a Comprehensive Assessment System Report/Fact SheetFebruary 25, 2010
Recognizing that no single test can fulfill all the needs for information by all stakeholders, this report suggests the need for a comprehensive system of assessments that needs to be coherent and cohesive and aligned to standards for college and career readiness.
New York City’s Strategy for Improving High Schools: An Overview Report/Fact SheetJanuary 26, 2010
As the nation has embraced the need to graduate every student ready for college and careers, high school reform has emerged at the top of the education agenda.
The problem is clear: an unacceptable number of America’s students are not graduating from high school, and many who do are still not adequately prepared for success in college and career.
Reinventing the Federal Role in Education: Supporting the Goal of College and Career Readiness for All Students Report/Fact SheetJuly 10, 2009
From the highest levels of leadership there is a call to action to address the high school crisis, focus on the lowest-performing schools, and graduate students college and career ready.
Moving Beyond AYP: High School Performance Indicators Report/Fact SheetJune 29, 2009
As education stakeholders look ahead to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) reauthorization, there is near-universal consensus that the current federal accountability and school improvement systems need to be reinvented, infused with more and better data, and tailored to meet the individual needs of schools and students.
Urgent but Overlooked: The Literacy Crisis Among Adolescent English Language Learners Report/Fact SheetFebruary 01, 2007
America’s secondary schools enroll roughly two million English language learners (ELLs), students whose proficiency in spoken and/or written English is not yet strong enough to permit them to succeed in an English-language classroom setting without extra support.
Why the Crisis in Adolescent Literacy Demands a National Response Report/Fact SheetJune 18, 2006
Over the past four decades, Congress has directed substantial resources toward improving young children’s literacy skills, and that investment has grown significantly in recent years.