Achieve, Inc.: http://achieve.org/
Achieve, Inc. was created by the nation's governors and business leaders in 1996 as a bipartisan, non-profit organization that helps states raise academic standards, improve assessments and strengthen accountability to prepare all young people for postsecondary education, work and citizenship.
ACT is an independent, not-for-profit organization that provides more than a hundred assessment, research, information, and program management services in the broad areas of education and workforce development. ACT: www.act.org
College and Career Ready Policy Institute (CCRPI) : View overview
Education Bill Tracking Database: http://www.ncsl.org/programs/educ/educ_leg.cfm
Maintained by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), the Education Bill Tracking Database provides information on state education-related bills.
Education Commission of the States (ECS): http://www.ecs.org/
ECS helps states develop effective policy and practice for public education by providing data, research, analysis and leadership; and by facilitating collaboration, the exchange of ideas among the states and long-range strategic thinking.
Education Testing Service Policy Information Center: www.ets.org
The Education Testing Service Policy Information Center administers the exam and provides information on relevant policies.
Education Trust: www2.edtrust.org/edtrust
The Education Trust advocates for the high academic achievement of all students at all levels, pre-kindergarten through college.
Jobs for the Future: www.jff.org
Jobs for the Future is a nonprofit research, consulting, and advocacy organization that works to strengthen society by creating educational and economic opportunity for those who need it most.
Lumina Foundation for Education: www.luminafoundation.org
The Lumina Foundation for Education is a private independent foundation that strives to help people achieve their potential by expanding access and success in education beyond high school.
Manhattan Institute for Policy Research: www.manhattan-institute.org/html/ewp_08.html
The Manhattan Institute for Policy Research provides data on graduation rates and college readiness by state, race and ethnicity.
National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS) Information Center for Higher Education Policy Making and Analysis: www.higheredinfo.org
NCHEMS provides higher education policymakers and analysts with the data and information needed to make sound policy decisions.
Partnership for 21st Century Skills: www.21stcenturyskills.org
The Partnership for 21st Century Skills seeks to position 21st century skills at the center of US K-12 education by building collaborative partnerships among education, business, community and government leaders
Pathways to College Network: www.pathwaystocollege.net
The Pathways to College Network is a national alliance of organizations committed to using research-based knowledge to improve postsecondary education access and success for the nation’s underserved students.
Ready or Not Writing: www.readyornotwriting.org
Ready or Not Writing, an initiative of MnSCU works to increase chances for post-secondary writing success by assessing high school students’ college-ready writing skills during their sophomore and junior year.
State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO): http://www.sheeo.org/
SHEEO represents and works with the leaders of state departments of higher education to develop and sustain excellent systems of postsecondary education.
The State Policy Inventory Database Online: www.wiche.edu/Policy/spido
The State Policy Inventory Database provides policies and resources in areas such as student achievement, access and success in higher education. Search by state or issue for statutes, state board policies, links to state agencies, resources and studies.
Work Readiness Credential: www.workreadiness.com
Developed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Work Readiness Credential is a certification of work readiness for entry-level work as defined by employers. It is the first national, standards-based assessment for entry-level workers to provide a universal, transferable, national standard for work readiness.
Toward a More Comprehensive Conception of College Readiness by Dr. David T. Conley
Published in March of 2007, the paper provides a four-component definition of college readiness, with specific examples of indicators and ideas for what schools and students can do to foster and develop college readiness.
The Toolbox Revisited: Paths to Degree Completion from High School Through College by Clifford Adelman
Examines factors in high school and college that make a difference to college graduation rates.
Minnesota’s Promise: World-Class Schools, World-Class State
Report that summarizes the results of a multidimensional stakeholder process that developed a common vision for the future of public education.
The Bridge to Higher Learning: A New Vision for Minnesota’s High Schools in the Global Information Age
Outlines a vision of high schools that prepares all students for postsecondary success.
The Future of the Minnesota P-16 Education Partnership by Dr. Suzanne Tacheny
Summarizes the findings of a consulting project that engaged members of the P-16 Partnership in generating ideas for future P-16 Partnership priorities.