Student Outcomes

Diplomas Count: An Essential Guide to Graduation Policy and Rates

Author: Editorial Projects in Education Research Center

Summary: A state-by-state breakdown of graduation rates, finding that nationally nearly 1 in 3 high school students do not graduate.

Incentives and Test-Based Accountability in Education

Author: National Research Council of the National Academies

Summary: This extensive and nearly 10-year long study undertaken by leading educators, economists, and psychologists with support from the U.S. Department of Education and several foundations carries a strong message:... Read on...

One Year Out: Class of 2010 Shares Lessons Learned About College Readiness

Author: Hart Research Associate

Summary: One year after graduating from high school, most members of the Class of 2010 believe that earning a college degree is “definitely” worth it, according to a survey released by the College Board, a not-for-profit... Read on...

Strong Connections at School Can Lead to Healthier Choices

Author: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Summary: The studies referenced here demonstrate the importance of students being connected to their school, both for social and developmental benefits as well as student achievement. School Connectedness is described in these... Read on...

The Positive Impact of Social and Emotional Learning for Kindergarten to Eighth-Grade Students

Author: John Payton, Roger P. Weissberg, Joseph A. Durlak, Allison B. Dymnicki, Rebecca D. Taylor, Kriston B. Schellinger, Molly Pachan

Summary: This review summarizes the vast research and many benefits of social and emotional learning (SEL). It finds that SEL programs improved students' social-emotional skills, attitudes about self and others, connection to... Read on...

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