Resources from the Field

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November 2019 | 2019 NAEP Report Card Analysis
Southern Education Foundation

Referred to as “The Nation’s Report Card”, the biennial National Assessment for Educational Progress (NAEP) is a comprehensive measurement of students’ performance. This analysis includes which states saw improvement, how they achieved it and recommendations.

November 2019 | A First Try at ROI: Ranking 4,500 Colleges
Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce

Using data from the expanded College Scorecard, this report ranks 4,500 colleges and universities by return on investment.

November 2019 | Postsecondary Workforce Development Policies
Education Commission of the States

This Policy Snapshot reviews 2019 enacted legislation pertaining to postsecondary education and workforce development.

November 2019 | State Policymakers Must Include Information About Teachers on Report Cards
Data Quality Campaign

This resource emphasizes what states are required to share on their report cards and highlights where they should be including additional information to ensure that families understand the full picture of teacher effectiveness and experience.

November 2019 | Why Rural Matters: 2018-2019 The Time Is Now
The Rural School and Community Trust

Why Rural Matters 2018-19 is the ninth in a series of reports analyzing the contexts and conditions of rural education in each of the 50 states and calling attention to the need for policymakers to address rural education issues in their respective states.

November 2019 | Young Learners, Missed Opportunities
The Education Trust

High-quality early childhood education (ECE) is important to the rapid development that happens in the first five years of a child’s life and has long-lasting benefits well into adulthood.

October 2019 | 2019 What Works for Latino Students in Higher Education
Excelencia in Education

What works to increase Latino student success in higher education? Since 2005, Excelencia in Education has led the only national effort to recognize evidence-based practices that accelerate Latino student success in higher education through Examples of Excelencia.

October 2019 | An Analysis of State Postsecondary Governance Structures
Education Commission of the States

This Policy Guide examines the various state postsecondary governance models and their components, and also offers questions for further consideration.

October 2019 | Disproportionality in School Discipline: An Assessment in Maryland through 2018
Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic

Across the nation, Black students, economically disadvantaged students, and students with disabilities are disproportionately subjected to disciplinary removals.

October 2019 | Philanthropy in Higher Education, Priorities and Approaches of Private Foundations
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors & TIAA Institute

This report seeks to expand and test the trends discussed in an earlier report by including foundations more varied in asset size, geographical focus, and type.