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These resources can help schools, districts and states set clear and high standards for high schools that are clearly aligned with elementary and postsecondary requirements. These programs, reports, and research studies are offered to aid high schools ease student transition from secondary to postsecondary education.

National High School Summit issue papers

  • Dual Enrollment: Accelerating the Transition to College
    Students can take rigorous courses and earn college credit while still in high school under dual enrollment programs.
    [downloadable files] MS WORD (259K) | PDF(47K)

  • College Transition Programs: Promoting Success Beyond High School
    Many students lack the knowledge or skills to move easily from high school to college, but transition programs can fill that gap. [downloadable files] MS WORD (280K) | PDF (54K)

OVAE's Resources: Easing Transitions to Postsecondary Education

External Resources: Setting Expectations and Aligning Systems
Link to Department of Education notices

Advancement Via Individual Determination - AVID.

American Youth Policy Forum, featuring the following report:

  • Essentials of High School Reform: New Forms of Assessment and Contextual Teaching and Learning.

The Bridge Project from Stanford University

Center on Education Policy, featuring the following reports

Forum for Youth Investment, featuring the following reports:

  • A Sample Matrix for Analyzing Reform Proposals. .
  • High School Pupil Success Act Technical Assistance
  • Alliances for High School Reform Self-Assessment Tool. .
  • Designing and Implementing Student-Centered High Schools.

Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL), featuring the following reports:

Jobs for the Future, featuring the following reports:

Math, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA)

National Center for School Counseling Outcome Research featuring the report:

National Center on Education and the Economy, featuring the following reports:

National College Access Network

The National High School Alliance, featuring the following report:

Graduation Really Achieves Dreams – Project GRAD

The Puente Project


Please email HighSchools@ed.gov with your questions or comments regarding the Department's High School Initiative.

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