Resources from the Field

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March 2016 | Foundation Core Capacity Assessment Tool
TCC Group

The FCCAT is an online, statistically validated assessment measure developed to help foundations make sense of their institutional capacity strengths and challenges.

March 2016 | Building Guided Pathways: Practical Lessons from Completion by Design Colleges
Completion by Design

The Completion by Design initiative, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, works to increase college graduation rates for low income students.

March 2016 | Collective Impact and the New Generation of Cross-Sector Collaborations for Education: A Nationwide Scan
The Wallace Foundation

This publication looks at current trends in collaborative efforts to improve education.

February 2016 | 2012-2015 Emergency Grant Closing Report and Best Practices
Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation

This report highlights best practices from the Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation's emergency grant assistance program. Creating institution-wide support is one of the primary lessons learned.

February 2016 | Classroom Guide: Top Ten Tips for Assessing Project-based Learning
George Lucas Educational Foundation

This classroom guide provides design tips for assessing learning projects, from planning through the final product and reflection.

January 2016 | Corequisite Remediation: Spanning the Completion Divide
Complete College America

This interactive report highlights dramatic results from remediation efforts in five states. The report investigates the state of traditional remediation and shows how remediation as a corequisite is doubling and tripling success in certain instances.

January 2016 | Preparing a Globally Competent Workforce through High-Quality Career and Technical Education
Longview Foundation for International Affairs and Asia Society

This paper makes the case that high-quality career and technical education must include global perspectives and issues.

January 2016 | Roadmap for Early Childhood and K-12 Data Linkages
Data Quality Campaign (DQC) and the Early Childhood Data Collaborative (ECDC)

The DQC and the EDCD created this report to propose best practices in the process of linking the limited data on early childhood and K-12 education. Once this linked data can be accessed and engaged effectively, it can be used for crucial conversations about the success of education programs and policies.

November 2015 | Core Principles for Transforming Remediation within a Comprehensive Student Success Strategy
Charles A. Dana Center at the University of Texas at Austin; Achieving the Dream; American Association of Community Colleges; Complete College America; Education Commission of the States; Jobs for the Future

The report highlights practices that have been shown to significantly increase the number of students completing college and close attainment gaps for low-income and underserved populations.

November 2015 | Exploring International and Intercultural Understanding through Global Literature
Longview Foundation for International Affairs and World of Words

This report shows how K-12 teachers in 19 states worked in study groups to integrate global children’s and adolescent literature to develop international understanding among students and teachers.