Home Home
Annotated Bibliography

Author(s):Goldberger, S., and Bayerl, K
Title:Beating the odds: The real challenges behind the math achievement gap - and what high-achieving schools can teach us about how to close it
Source:http://www.jff.org/Documents/mathachievementpix...
Date:2008
Organization:Jobs for the Future
Short Description:This paper highlights a promising trend—the growing number of academically rigorous small schools that are beating the odds by bringing the highest-need students to high levels of math achievement.
Annotation:This paper highlights a promising trend—the growing number of academically rigorous small schools that are beating the odds by bringing the highest-need students to high levels of math achievement. Their success stems from their willingness to address the deep-rooted instructional and organizational flaws of traditional school design. Taking the best ideas from the “small schools movement” of the 1980s and 1990s, which created effective learning environments for students at risk of failure in large urban settings, these new small schools have been able not only to retain struggling students but also to prepare them for college work.
Link: View Full Text

Print Bibliography: HyperLink 

Is this item's link broken? Report Broken Link

Associated Keywords:
Documents
High School
Low-Income Students
Preparation/College Readiness
School Reform
Small Schools Initiatives
Teaching/Teacher Quality
Urban

Similar Items:
Inside the black box of high-performing high-poverty schools
Closing educational achievement gaps for Latino/a students in Utah
Qualified teachers for at-risk schools: A national imperative
Charter high schools: Closing the achievement gap
Beating the odds: An analysis of student performance and achievement gaps on state assessments: 2005-06 School year
Achivement and attainment in Chicago charter schools
Out before the game begins: Hispanic leaders talk about what's needed to bring more Hispanic youngsters into science, technology and math professions
Learning in a new key
Urban school reform: Achievement and school climate outcomes for the Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP)
School context, student attitudes and behavior, and student achievement: An exploratory analysis
Primary progress, secondary challenge
Beating the odds: A city-by-city analysis of student performance and achievement gaps on state assessments
Who's left behind? Immigrant children in high and low LEP schools
Improving academic achievement in urban districts: What state policymakers can do
Talent Development High Schools
Effective preschool curricula and teaching strategies
Asian Pacific Islander American Students and U.S. high schools
Turning around chronically low-performing schools
Are teachers prepared for racially diverse schools? Teachers describe their preparation, resources, and practices for racially diverse schools
Their fair share: How Texas-sized gaps in teacher quality shortchange low-income and minority students
The Benwood plan: A lesson in comprehensive teacher reform
Condition of education 2008
The connection strategy: Preparing young people to succeed in college and beyond
Given half a chance: The Schott 50 state report on public education and black males
The 4th annual AP report to the nation
Who graduates in California?
Overcoming obstacles, optimizing opportunities: State policies to increase postsecondary attainment for low-skilled adults
Baltimore city's high school reform initiative: Schools, students, and outcomes
Middle school practices improve student achievement in high poverty schools
In need of improvement: NCLB & high schools
Realizing the college dream (English and Spanish versions)
States' progress toward high school restructuring
Increasing the achievement of Native American youth at early college high schools
How well are states educating our neediest children?: The Fordham report 2006
What role can dual enrollment programs play in easing the transition between high school and postsecondary education
The access challenge: Rethinking the causes of the new inequality
Ticket to nowhere: The gap between leaving high school and entering college and high performance jobs
Our impoverished view of education reform
Yes we can: Telling truths and dispelling myths about race and education in America
Education watch Alabama: Key education facts and figures 2006
Education watch Florida: Key education facts and figures 2004
How outreach programs are implemented affects student achivement
Improving urban student achievement through early childhood reform: What state policymakers can do
Pre-K and Latinos: The foundation for America's future
The narrowing gap in New York City teacher qualifications and its implications for student achievement in high-poverty schools
How far behind in math and reading are English Language Learners?
A plan to improve the quality of teaching in American schools
SREB states lead the nation in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Programs
The narrowing gap in New York City teacher qualifications and its implications for student achievement in high-poverty schools
Raising graduation rates in an era of high standards: Five commitments for state action
How does the United States stack up? International comparisons of academic achievement
On ramp to college: A state policymaker's guide to dual enrollment
The Pangloss Index: How states game the No Child Left Behind Act
The learning communities demonstration: Rationale, sites, and research design
Early intervention program and college partnerships
Helping low-wage workers persist in education programs
The Chafee Educational and Training Voucher (ETV) program: Six states experiences
College readiness: Helping all students access and succeed in higher education
Teacher credentials and student achievement in high school: A cross-subject analysis with student fixed effects
Advanced placement report to the nation: 2007
Busting the myth that poor, urban schools can't succeed
The economic promise of investing in high-quality preschool: Using early education to improve economic growth and the fiscal sustainability of states and the nation
Ladders of learning: Fighting fade-out by advancing pK-3 alignment
Childcare and early childhood education: More information sharing and program review by HHS could enhance access for families with limited English proficiency
Breaking through the barriers to college: Empowering low-income communities, schools, and families for college opportunity and student financial aid
Breaking barriers: A case study of two high performing high schools
Orange juice or orange drink? Ensuring that "advanced courses" live up to their labels
School readiness: Closing racial and ethnic gaps
Achievement gaps: An examination of differences in student achievement and growth
A report on the status of Hispanics in education: Overcoming a history of neglect
Using EPAS™ to evaluate school-based intervention programs: GEAR UP
Education watch Florida: Key education facts and figures 2006
Educational programs and projects that address the needs of low-income students
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; California state report
California: State accountability report card 2005-06
No Child Left Behind: State report card 2005-2006
Closing the college participation gap: A national summary
Project GRAD
Increasing the college preparedness of at-risk students
American student achievement institute
Talent Development Middle Schools
Miles to go: Louisiana
The power to change: High schools that help all students achieve
College access in Indiana and the United States: A 2005 status report
How is school reform tied to increasing college access and success for low income and minority youth
On course for success: A close look at high school courses that prepare students for college
Crisis at the core: Preparing all students for college and work
Locating the dropout crisis: Which high schools produce the nation’s dropouts? Where are they located? Who attends them
Persistence and attainment of beginning students with Pell Grants
Gaining traction, gaining ground: How some high schools accelerate learning for struggling students
Education Trust, Inc
Who goes to college? High school context, academic preparation, the college choice process, and college attendance
A new core curriculum for all: Aiming high for other peoples' children
Ithaca College - Frederick Douglass Academy Partnership
Academic pathways to college: Policies and practices of the fifty states to reach underserved students
Every child, every promise: Turning failure into action
CPS: A leader in AP growth
The challenge of scaling up educational reform: Findings and lesson from First Things First
ACSFA policy brief: The toolbox and student aid policy
It's kind of different: Student experiences in two early college high schools
Raising the Bar: Policy Recommendations for high school reform
Education watch Alabama: Key education facts and figures 2004
Using EXPLORE® and PLAN® Data to Evaluate GEAR UP Programs
Helping Teens Succeed
Education watch Washington: Key education facts and figures
Education watch Washington: Key Education Facts and Figures
Straight from the source: What works for first-generation college students
Successful bilingual schools: Six effective programs in California
Ensuring academic success for English learners
Promoting a systematic focus on learning supports to address barriers to learning and teaching
The progress of education reform: Closing the achievement gap
Promoting school readiness through universal preschool
Tracking achievement gaps and assessing the impact of NCLB on the gaps
Opening doors: Support success: Services that may help low-income students succeed in community college
The turnaround challenge: Why America's best opportunity to dramatically improve student achievement lies in our worst-performing schools
A college access contract
Starfish Initiative: Mentoring application
Community colleges and rural America: Progress and prospects
The study of economic, informational, and cultural barriers to community college student transfer access at selective institutions: National estimates of transfer access and baccalaureate degree attainment at four-year colleges and universities
Teacher credentials and student achivement in high school: A cross-subject analysis with student fixed effects
Indiana's adult education and workforce skills performance report: Preparing adults for a brighter future
2007-08 Directory of colleges cooperating with the SAT program fee-waiver service
Course-taking patterns and preparation for postsecondary education in California's public university systems among minority youth
Closing the gap in science achievement: Using NAEP science assessment scores to analyze state trends
Fixing No Child Left Behind
Confronting the "new" American dilemma: Underrepresented minorities in engineering: A data-based look at diversity (Executive Summary)
From assets to school outcomes: How finances shape children's perceived possibilities and intentions
Putting money on the table: Information, financial aid, and access to college
Opportunity adrift: Our flagship universities are straying from their public mission
Working too hard to make the grade: How fewer work hours and more financial aid can help California community college students succeed
Schools, Skills, and Synapses
Back to basics: Improving college readiness of community college students
School funding's tragic flaw
College For Every Student
McNair scholar handbook
Gap or gaps? Challenging the singular definition of the achievement gap
Leveraging postsecondary partners to build a college-going culture: Tools for high school-postsecondary partnerships
State policies to bring adult learning into focus
Examining gaps in mathematics achievement among racial-ethnic groups, 1972-1992
National evaluation of GEAR UP: A summary of the first two years
Avoidable Losses: High-Stakes Accountability and the Dropout Crisis
The costs and benefits of an excellent education for all of America's children
Making pre-kindergarten work for low-income working families
Transfer between community colleges and four-year colleges: The all-American game
Building a culture of evidence for community college student success: Early progress in the Achieving the Dream initiative
The future of public education in New Orleans
Transitioning out of high school: A quick stats fact sheet
Understanding Latino parental involvement in education: Perceptions, expectations, and recommendations
Starfish Initiative
The unraveling of No Child Left Behind: How negotiated changes unravel the law
Educational vouchers for universal preschools
Hitting home: Quality, cost, and access challenges confronting higher education today
Early childhood investment yields big payoff
Setting students' sights on college: Chicago public schools
Condition of education 2007
Building bridges to college and careers: Contextualized basic skills programs at community colleges
Improving math performance
Forming a college-going community in U.S. public high schools
Postsecondary success begins with high school preparation
Education watch Indiana: Key education facts and figures
Colorado Reports
Left behind: Unequal opportunity in higher education.
Vital voices: Building constituencies for public school reform
How do pre-collegiate outreach programs impact college-going among underrepresented students
Strategies for success: Six stories of increasing college access
The advanced placement expansion of the '90's: How did traditionally underserved students fare
Enhancing high school reform: Lessons from site visits to four cities
Pathways to improving practice: How can pre-college outreach programs work with schools
The social prerequisites of success: Can college structure reduce the need for social know-how
Add it up: Using research to improve education for low-income and minority students
Achievement in America
African American achievement in America
Income of U.S. workforce projected to decline if education doesn't improve
The link between high school reform and college access and success for low-income and minority youth
Access to the most selective private colleges by high-ability, low-income students: Are they out there?
Educational needs index
Under-prepared community college students: Implications of attitudinal and experiential differences
Improving college access for minority, low-income, and first-generation students
Challenging the myths: Rethinking the role of school counselors
Pathways to a four-year degree: Determinants of transfer and degree completion
Show us the money: Low-income students, families, and financial aid
First generation college students: A literature review
State data systems and privacy concerns: Strategies for balancing public interests
TRIO Programs
The dream deferred: Increasing the college preparedness of at-risk students
The school to college transition: Challenges and prospects
Debt burden: Repaying student debt
Increasing the preparedness of at-risk students
The challenges of financial aid awareness and college access
Transitions to college: From theory to practice
Latino achievement in America
Richard Stockton College Community of Scholars
Kids Count state-level data online
Engines of inequality: Diminishing equity in the nation's premier public universities
Pathways to improving practice: Data-driven pre-college outreach programs
Education watch online
Creating college opportunity for all: Prepared students and affordable colleges
NDSFA: State financial aid and college access
Parent power and urban school reform: The story of Mothers on the Move
The seventh generation: Native students speak about finding the good path
High school guidance counselors: Facilitators or preemptors of social stratification in education
Diversity and persistence in Indiana higher education: The impact of preparation, major choices, and financial aid
Bridges to success
Foundation for excellent schools
Education watch Texas: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Texas: Key education facts and figures 2006
2005-2006 Alabama Board of Education report card: A state summary
The learning season: The untapped power of summer to advance student achievement
Achievement trap: How America is failing millions of high-achieving students from lower-income families
Finding the right college for you
Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans Website and Secondary School Toolkit - Spanish Version
Preparing all Indiana youth for life in the global human capital economy
College access for the working poor: Overcoming burdens to succeed in higher education
The professional mentor program plus: An academic success and retention tool for adult learners
African American students and U.S. high schools
Children at risk: Consequences for school readiness and beyond
Racial transformation and the changing nature of segregation
Destination university: A guide to college for students and their families (Spanish Version)
College scholarships for Latino students: Are opportunities being missed?
A whole 'nother world: Students navigating community college
2007 Status report on the Pell Grant program
Preventing student disengagement in middle schools and keeping students on the graduation track in high-poverty middle-grades schools: Early identification and effective interventions
Academic competitiveness grant
Historic reversals, accelerating resegregation and the need for new integration strategies
Enhancing student services at Lorain County Community College: Early results from the Opening the Doors demonstration in Ohio
Enhancing student services at Owens Community College: Early results from the Opening Doors demonstration in Ohio
Transfer access to elite colleges and universities in the United States: Threading the needle of the American dream
Frequently asked questions about college access and success
A new majority: Low income students in the South's public schools
Opportunity in America: The role of education
The Breakthrough High School project
From high school to the future: Potholes on the road to college
Consortium on Chicago school research at the University of Chicago
Reaching higher with Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana: Focusing on the roll of community colleges
Cities in crisis: A special analytic report on high school graduation
Denied: Community college students lack access to affordable loans
2008-09 EFC (Expected Family Contribution) Formula Guide
Low-income students and college success: More than money
Lumina Foundation Lessons: Students aren't just data points, but numbers do count
Race, schools, and neighborhoods: Reducing barriers to achievement
Strategic directions in Indiana education
A study of the Talent Search program: Analysis and highlights
Early intervention programs: Opening the doors to higher education
Dropout risk factors and exemplary programs: A technical report
Engaged for success: Service-learning as a tool for high school dropout prevention
Research brief: Practices that support data use in urban high schools
Upward Bound Math-Science: Program description and interim impact estimates
Beyond access: Explaining socioeconomic differences in college transfer
The status of African Americans in engineering: Confronting the "new" American dilemma
Supporting English language acquisition: Opportunities for foundations to strengthen the social and economic well-being of immigrant families
Strengthening financial aid policies for low-income working adults
Race matters: Unequal opportunities in education
Starting right: A first look at engaging entering students
A mission of the heart: What does it take to transform a school?
Flexible learning options for adult students
The effectiveness of student aid policies: What the research tells us
Achieving college access goals: The relevance of new media in reaching first-generation and low-income teens
Counting on graduation: An agenda for state leadership
What We Must Do To Create a System That Prepares Students for College Success