Recent Advocacy and Policy Center Reports
The College Completion Agenda 2010 Progress Report
In its initial report, the Commission on Access, Admissions and Success in Higher Education set a goal to return the United States to the top ranks of countries with a college-educated workforce. To do that, the commission reported, the country would have to increase the proportion of 25- to 34-year-olds who hold an associate degree or higher to 55 percent by the year 2025. The 2010 Progress Report looks at each state and recommends a 10-part action agenda to move the country toward this goal.
The College Completion Agenda State Policy Guide
Today we face a crisis across the educational landscape: High school completion rates are dropping. Achievement gaps persist, with significant disparities for students from low-income families and for minority students. The proportion of adults with postsecondary credentials is not keeping pace with that of other industrialized nations, and the United States is facing an alarming education deficit that threatens our global competitiveness and economic future.
Complexity in College Admissions: Fact or Urban Myth
The purpose of this research is to better understand how complicated or confusing the college application process is for students applying to college; to determine if this process is more complicated for various subgroups; and to examine its impact on college access and enrollment.
Teachers are the Center of Education: Writing, Learning and Leading in the Digital Age
Part of the Teachers Are the Center of Education series of reports, this report was developed to highlight the importance of teachers and the quality of their work. A partnership among the College Board, the National Writing Project and Phi Delta Kappa International, this report shines the spotlight on one aspect of teacher work: the revolutionary use of technology to teach writing skills.
Own the Turf Campaign for School Counselors
The College Board’s National Office for School Counselor Advocacy (NOSCA) introduces Own the Turf, a national advocacy campaign to galvanize and mobilize school counselors to “own the turf” of college and career readiness counseling and to take the lead in establishing a college-going culture in their schools, districts and communities.
The Educational Crisis Facing Young Men of Color
This report summarizes four one-day seminars organized by the College Board to explore the educational challenges facing young men of color in the United States. The Dialogue Days brought together more than 60 scholars, practitioners and activists from the African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American and Pacific Islander, and Native American communities.