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While no one was looking – Community-based solutions to linking early learning and the early grades: Implications for state policy - Lessons from the SPARK Initiative PDF - SPARK (Supporting Partnerships to Assure Ready Kids) — a five-year initiative funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation — is one good example of what can and is being accomplished at the community level to create continuity across early childhood and K-12 education. This policy brief discusses three high-impact strategies used at SPARK sites. Additionally, the brief provides implementation examples and policy opportunities associated with each strategy. (Mimi Howard, Education Commission of the States, January 2009)...

Key Features of P-16 and P-20 Councils in Midwestern States MS Word PDF - Information was compiled in spring 2008, and was drawn from executive orders, statutes, state board rules and P-16/P-20 council Web sites. At least one council member or staff member confirmed the accuracy of information. (Jennifer Dounay, Education Commission of the States, December 2008)...

P-16 Collaboration in the States MS Word PDF - This ECS StateNote provides information on the activity of state P-16 councils nationwide, including each council's start date, whether the council's work is P-16, K-16 or P-20 in scope, funding to start or maintain the council's work, the council's goals, whether early learning, high school reform or business involvement is a component of the council's efforts and progress to date. (Carl Krueger, Education Commission of the States, June 2006)...

Alignment of High School Graduation Requirements and State-Set College Admissions PDF - This ECS StateNote compares high school graduation requirements in the 50 states with state-set college admissions requirements. The note compares college admissions requirements to standard or technical diploma requirements as well as to the more challenging college prep or honors diploma options offered in 25 states. (Jennifer Dounay, Education Commission of the States, April 2006)...

Embedding College Readiness Indicators in High School Curricula and Assessments MS Word PDF - This ECS Policy Brief describes the methods a growing number of states are using to place college readiness indicators in high school coursework and assessments. (Jennifer Dounay, Education Commission of the States, April 2006)...

The Progress of P-16 Collaboration in the States MS Word PDF - The fractured nature of the current education system in the United States has led to declining rates of postsecondary participation and educational attainment. P-16 – an integrated system of education designed to raise student achievement at all levels, preschool through a baccalaureate degree – has gained interest in many states because of its focus on collaboration, alignment and student achievement. This ECS Policy Brief tracks the progress of P-16 collaboration in the states by summarizing the concept, the challenges and the achievements of select states with P-16 initiatives. (Carl Krueger, Education Commission of the States, April 2006)...

P-16 Collaboration in the States PDF - Throughout the country, individual states and local communities are looking for ways to improve student performance and access to college. To do this, states and local communities are trying to create a "seamless system of education" in which all levels of education — pre-kindergarten through college — coordinate, communicate and educate as one system instead of several. These efforts most commonly are named K-16, P-16 and P-20 (also called P-16+) systems. (Terese Rainwater, Education Commission of the States, August 2000)...

States, Schools and Colleges: Policies to Improve Student Readiness for College and Strengthen Coordination Between Schools and Colleges - One key component of any strategy to improve college completion and attainment must be to increase the numbers of young Americans who graduate from high school and enroll in higher eudcation prepared to undertake college-level coursework. Included in this report are a three-part national perspective of the the history, efforts in the states for alignment, and case studies of P-16 and P-20 councils. (National Center for Public Policy in Higher Education, November 2009)...

It’s Not About the Cut Score: Redesigning Placement Assessment Policy to Improve Student Success - This brief: describes the experiences of Virginia, Connecticut and North Carolina as they revised their placement assessment policies; explores current policies in all states; and makes recommendations for states that seek to evaluate and revise their policies. Virginia, Connecticut and North Carolina all participated in the Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count, a multiyear, national initiative designed to help more community college student succeed—complete courses, earn certificates and earn degrees. This brief also includes a detailed resource guide on policies in Achieving the Dream states. (Michael Lawrence Collins, Jobs for the Future Inc., July 2008)...

Investigating the Alignment of High School and Community College Assessments in California - This report examines the math and English expectations for high school students entering California's community colleges, and reveals the degree of alignment between what students master in high school versus what is expected for college-level work. (Richard Brown and David Niemi, The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, June 2007) ...

Washington Learns November 2006: World-class, Learner-focused, Seamless Education - This report focuses on five major initiatives as basic strategies to reform the education system in Washington: (1) Investing in early learning so children start off as lifelong learners; (2) Improving math and science teaching so the state's citizens have a competitive edge; (3) Personalizing learning so every student has the opportunity to succeed; (4) Offering college and workforce training for everyone; and (5) Holding the system accountable for results. (Washington Learns, 2006) ...

Miles to Go - Louisiana - This report uses data and statistics that document the reality of education in Louisiana before Hurricane Katrina occurred with its devastating toll on all in its path. Recent data on education since Katrina suggests that the problems identified in this report have deepened and become even more complex. Long-term systemic problems, such as those identified in this report, have been exacerbated in the storm’s aftermath. (Southern Education Foundation, 2006) ...

Linking Economic Development and Child Care - This database provides an overview of all current, national sources of comparative data on the early care and education sector including: child care economic data, demographic data, and early care and education program (policy) data. Thirty one sources are profiled. These include federal census and administrative data, federal survey data, and national organizations that collect or maintain comparative data on children and families or early care and education more generally. (Cornell University, 2006)...

Advancing Ohio’s P-16 Agenda - The author examines the current role of exit exams in Ohio and nationwide, as well as the content and potential role of the EPAS system (EXPLORE, PLAN and the ACT Assessment) and how a handful of states are incorporating these exams into their state assessment programs. Analyzing the correlations between the Ohio standards and the EPAS tests in 8th- and 10th-grade language arts, science and math, the report finds that “the ACT assessments (social studies excluded) do an adequate to excellent job of measuring Ohio’s academic content standards at the 10th grade and beyond into the 11th and 12th grades.” The author offers recommendations for policymakers, and proposes areas of future research. One recommendation: that the Ohio Department of Education give waivers to districts to use the ACT and/or ACT WorkKeys instead of the Ohio Graduation Test in conjunction with end of course tests. (Joseph A. Rochford, Stark County P-16 Compact and the Stark Education Partnership, Inc., November 2004)...

Academic Preparation and College Success: Analyses of Indiana’s 2000 High School Class - This report analyzes a database that follows a cohort of students from high school through the first two years in college, focusing explicitly on the impact of high school curricula on college success. The findings provide strong, compelling evidence that a college preparatory curriculum improves academic success in college and indicate that the combination of polices used in Indiana substantially improved academic preparation and college success. The Indiana strategy includes financial incentives for high schools to offer preparatory curricula and for students to complete these programs. (Edward P. St. John, Glenda D. Musoba and Choong-Guen Chung, Indiana University, October 2004)...

KnowledgeWorks Foundation P-16 Initiatives - The KnowledgeWorks Foundation is committed to furthering universal access to education opportunities for individuals to achieve success and for the betterment of society. The foundation supports a P-16 approach by providing assistance to a state-level council, and funding and providing technical support to the formation of local Councils throughout Ohio. These coalitions will use a data-driven process to identify the “leaks” in the alignment of local educational systems, agree upon priorities, and work together to address those goals. ...


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