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Making Every Moment Count: Maximizing Quality Instructional Time

Multiple associations, 2007. (PDF, 31 pgs.)

A collaborative project that includes short papers by the National Association of Secondary School Principals, the International Reading Association, the National Council for the Social Studies, and many other educational groups on their recommendations to promote effective use of class time.

Learning, Arts, and the Brain

Dana Foundation, 2008. (PDF, 126 pgs.)

A multi-university report on arts and cognition reveals new insights into the arts-thinking skills connection.

Instructional Time in Elementary Schools: A Closer Look at Changes for Specific Subjects

Center on Education Policy (CEP), 2008. (PDF, 8 pgs.)

This report examines the magnitude of changes in instructional time in elementary schools in the years since NCLB took effect in 2002.

Immigrant Students and Secondary School Reform: Compendium of Best Practices

Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), 2004. (PDF, 84 pgs.)

A broad review of literature about immigrant students and recommendations of best practices collected through surveys, interviews, and conversations with school district leaders.



The Progress of Education Reform - Dropout Prevention

Education Commission of the States, 2007. (PDF 6 pgs.)

This issue of The Progress of Education Reform summarizes the findings of five recent studies that address early predictors for dropping out of school, 9th-grade predictors of risk in an urban environment, school characteristics linked to higher graduation rates, economic benefits of several programs that positively influence high school completion rates, and a synthesis of the research on dropping out and the importance of state data systems to support dropout prevention efforts.

The Progress of Education Reform - Summer Learning

Education Commission of the States, 2009. (PDF 6 pgs.)

Transcending the punitive and remedial model of summer school, summer learning’s new form is an artful blend of core academic learning, hands-on activities, 21st century skills, arts, sports and meaningful relationships.

The Progress of Education Reform – Middle Grades

Education Commission of the States, 2009. (PDF 6 pgs.)

The middle grades are in crisis. By state and national measures, student achievement gains realized in the elementary grades all too often diminish by grade 8. This issue of The Progress of Education Reform highlights key findings from recent research and publications on improving student success in the middle grades—and identifies actions states can take to translate these findings into sound policy.

Trends in High School Dropout and Completion Rates in the United States: 1972–2009

National Center for Education Statistics, 2011. (PDF, 108 pgs.)

This report builds upon a series of National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) reports on high school dropout, completion, and graduation rates that began in 1988. It presents estimates of rates for 2009 and provides data about trends in dropout and completion rates over the last three and a half decades (1972-2009) along with more recent estimates of on-time graduation from public high schools.



Democracy for Some: The Civic Opportunity Gap in High School

Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE), 2008. (PDF, 30 pgs.)

This paper documents the "civic opportunity gap" that often denies lower-income students a quality civic education.

Crafting A New Vision for High School: How States Can Join Academic and Technical Studies to Promote More Powerful Learning

Southern Regional Education Board, 2008. (PDF, 22 pgs.)

This report outlines challenges states face in combining technical and academic studies for improved learning, provides actions states can take to overcome these challenges, and highlights current best practices and policies.

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Designed for use in schools and districts, the free ASCD School Improvement Tool offers educators a comprehensive and completely online needs assessment.