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Research Studies provide concise, bulleted Findings, Policy Implications, and Recommendations on key issues, such as:

  • High school rigor and exit exams
  • Better serving English language learners
  • Boosting reading and math achievement
  • College entry and completion
  • Reducing dropout rates and increasing graduation rates
  • And many more!  (Go to the database.)

progress of education reform
progress of ed reformThe Progress of Education Reform addresses the hottest education issue and provides information in a concise and easy-to-read format based on the most recent studies and reports.

ECS Document Collections
ECS regularly issues useful compilations, summaries and/or comparisons of state policies—enacted or pending—on a wide variety of education topics, listed on the right. For a list of our most current documents, please see our What's New page.

Please use the links below to download PDFs that include all the documents for a given year.

If you'd like to order a print copy, contact the ECS Distribution Center at 303.299.3692 or jivey@ecs.org.

Reprint Permission
ECS is pleased to have other organizations or individuals share its materials with their constituents. To request permission to excerpt part of our publications either in print
or electronically, please e-mail ecs@ecs.org, subject: Reprint Permission. State the full name of the document, and supply detail about how the permission will be used (audience, quantity, etc).  A response will be provided within 24 hours.

 

 

ECS Policy Analysis Topics:

(Note: Not all topics have an ECS document associated with them. If you are looking for information on a specific topic, you can use our search function.)

Jargon

Jargon Watch XII MS Word - The twelfth in a series of lists that expose jargon used in education policy. (Jennifer Dounay, Education Commission of the States, November 2004)...

Jargon Watch XI MS Word - The eleventh in a series of lists that expose jargon used in education policy. (Jennifer Dounay, Education Commission of the States, May 2004)...

Jargon Watch IX MS Word PDF - Read the ninth in a series of lists that expose jargon used in education policy. (Jennifer Dounay, Education Commission of the States, August 2003)...

Jargon Watch VIII MS Word PDF - This is the eighth list in a series that exposes jargon used in education policy. (Jennifer Dounay, Education Commission of the States, May 2003)...

Jargon Watch VII MS Word PDF - This is the seventh list in a series that exposes jargon used in education policy. (Jennifer Dounay, Education Commission of the States, April 2003)...

Jargon Watch VI MS Word PDF - This is the sixth list in a series that exposes jargon used in education policy. (Jennifer Dounay, Education Commission of the States, March 2003)...

Jargon Watch V MS Word - This is the fifth list in a series that exposes jargon used in education policy. (Jennifer Dounay, Education Commission of the States, January 2003)...

Jargon Watch X MS Word - The tenth in a series of lists that expose jargon used in education policy. (Jennifer Dounay, Education Commission of the States, December 2003)...

Jargon Watch IV MS Word - Follow this series of education jargon exposed. (Jennifer Dounay, Education Commission of the States, March 2000)...

Jargon Watch III MS Word - More education jargon exposed. (Jennifer Dounay, Education Commission of the States, September 1999)...

Online Databases
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p-3 archived databases
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service-learning teacher certification
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postsecondary Teacher Professional Development
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Postsecondary special-ed teacher certification
transfer and articulation dual
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