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College Readiness and Developmental Education Bibliography

Recommended Reading for College Readiness and Developmental Education Bibliography

Updated 9/21/2011

Compiled by Dr. Sue Cain,
Coordinator Developmental Education and College Readiness Initiative

Achieve, American Diploma Project Network. (2010). Closing the Expectrations Gap. Fifth annual 50-State Progress Report on the Alignment of High School Policies with the Demands of College and Careers. Washington, DC: Achieve.

Achieve, Inc. (2011). Closing the Expectations Gap 2011: Sixth annual 50-state progress report on the alignment of high school policies with the demands of college and careers. Washington, DC: Achieve, Inc.

Achieve, Inc. (2007). Aligned Expectations? A Closer Look at College Admissions and Placement Tests. Washington, DC: Achieve, Inc.

Achieve, American Diploma Project Network. (2004). Ready or Not: Creating a High School Diploma That Counts. Washington, DC: Achieve.

ACT, Inc. (2010). A First Look at the Common Core and College and Career Readiness. Iowa City, IA: ACT, Inc.

ACT, Inc. (2010). Mind the Gaps: How College Readiness Narrows Achievement Gaps in College Success. Iowa City, IA: ACT, Inc.

ACT, Inc. (2010). The Condition of College & Career Readiness: Class of 2010. Iowa City, IA: ACT, Inc.

ACT, Inc. (2010). What Works in Student Retention? Fourth National Survey. Public Four-Year Colleges and Univesities Report. Iowa City, IA: ACT, Inc.

ACT, Inc. (2010). What Works in Student Retention? Fourth National Survey. Community Colleges Report. Iowa City, IA: ACT, Inc.

ACT, Inc. (2007). Aligning Postsecondary Expectations and High School Practice: The gap defined. Iowa City, IA: ACT, Inc.

ACT, Inc. (2006). College Readiness Standards: For Explore, PLAN, and the ACT. Iowa City, IA: Act, Inc.

ACT, Inc. (2006). College Readiness: Reading Between the Lines (What the ACT Reveals About College Readiness in Reading). Iowa City, IA: ACT, Inc.

Alfred, R., Shults,C., and Seybert, J. (2007). Core Indicators of Effectiveness for Community Colleges. Washington, DC: American Association of Community.

American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (September 2010). 21st Century Knowledge and Skills in Educator Preparation. www.aacte.org.

American Association of State Colleges and Universities State Relations and Policy Analysis Research Team. (January, 2011). Policy Matters: Top ;10 Higher Education State Policy Issues for 2011. A Higher Education Policy Brief. American Association of State Colleges and Universities.

Anderson, D. F. (2007). Challenges in Assessing for Postsecondary Readiness. New York, NY: Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy.

Baldridge National Quality Program (2008). Education Criteria for Performance Excellence. Gaithersburg, MD: National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (2005). An Analysis of Barriers to College Access and Completion. http://www.gatesfoundation.org/education.

Blackboard Institute. (2011). Closing the Gap between High School and College. Washington, DC: Blackboard Institute. http://www.blackboardinstitute.com.

Bottoms, G. and Young, M. (2010). Skills for a Lifetime: Teaching students the habits of success. Atlanta, GA: Southern Regional Education Board.

Bottoms, G. and Young, M. (2008). Lost in Transition: Building a Better Path from School to College and Careers. Atlanta, GA: Southern Regional Education Board.

Boylan, H. (2002). What Works: Research-based Best Practices in Developmental Education. Boone, NC: Continuous Quality Improvement Network with the national Center for Developmental Education.

Bridges to Opportunity Initiative. (2008). Bridges to Opportunity for Underpreapred Adults: A State Policy Guide for Community College Leaders. Bridges to Opportunity Initiative.

Bozick, R. and Ingels, S. (2008). Mathematics Coursetaking and Achievement at the End of High School: Evidence from the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS:2002) (NCES 2008-310. Wahsing, DC: National Center for Education Statistics, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education.

Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching (2008). Strengthening Pre-collegiate Education in Community Colleges: Project Summary and Recommendations. A Report from Strengthening Pre-collegiate Education in community Colleges (SPECC). Standford, CA: The Carengie foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Casazza, M. and Silverman, S. (1996). Learning Assistance and Developmental Education: A Guide for Effective Practice. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Center for Mental Health in Schools (2010). Interventions to Support Readiness, Recruitment, Access, Transition, and Retention for Postsecondary Success: An Equity of Opportunity Policy and Practice Analysis. Los Angeles, CA: University of California at Los Angeles.

Clark-Thayer, S. and Putnam Cole, L. (2009). NADE Self-Evaluation Guides (2nd Ed): Best Practice in Academic Support Programs. Clearwater, FL: H& H Publishing.

Cohen, M. (2008). Closing the Expectations Gap: An Annual 50-State Progress Report on the Alignment of High School Policies with the Demands of College and Careers. Washington, DC: Achieve, Inc.

College Board (2010). The College Completion Agenda: State Policy Guide. http://completionagenda.collegeboard.org/?CampaignID=PR12204.

College Board (2010). The College Completion Agenda: 2010 Progress Report. http://completionagenda.collegeboard.org/?CampaignID=PR12204

College Summit (2010). College Summit Launch: Building a College-Going Culture. Washington, DC: College Summit.

Cook, B with King, J. (2004). Low-Income Adults in Profile: Improving lives through higher education. American Council on Education Center for Policy Analysis. Washington, DC: ACE

Conley, D., Drummond, K.V., de Gonzalez, A., Rooseboom, J., & Stout, O. (2011). Reaching the Goal: The applicability and importance of the common core state standards to college and career readiness. Eugene, OR: Educational Policy Improvement Center.

Conley, D. (2007). Redefining College Readiness. Eugene, OR: Educational Policy Improvement Center.

The Conference Board, Inc. (2006). Are They Really Ready to Work? Employers' Perspectives on the Basic Knowledge and Applied Skills of New Entrants to the 21st Century U.S. Workforce.

Conley, D. (2007). Toward a More Comprehensive Conception of College Readiness. Eugene, OR: Educational Policy Improvement Center.

Conley, D. (2003). Mixed Messages: What Stat High School Tests Communicate About Student Readiness for College. Eugene, OR: University of Oregon Center for Educational Policy Research.

Conley, D. T. (2007). Redefining College Readiness. Eugene, OR: Educational Policy Improvement Center.

Conley, D. (2003). Understanding University Success: A Project of the Association fo American Universities and the Pew Charitable Trusts. Eugene, OR: Center for Educational Policy Research.

Elder, R. P. (2006). The International Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing Test . Dillon Beach, CA, USA: The Foundation for Critical Thinking.

Getting Past Go (2010). Rebuilding the Remedial Education Bridge to College Success. Denver, CO: gettingpastgo.org.

Habley, W. and McClanahan (2004). What Works in Student Retention? Four-Year Public Colleges. Iowa City, IA: ACT, Inc.

Habley, W. and McClanahan (2004). What Works in Student Retention? Two-Year Public Colleges. Iowa City, IA: ACT, Inc.

Higher Education Work Group. (2009). Expanding College Access and Affordabiilty in the Commonwealth. Frankfort, KY: Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Hoffman, N. and Vargas, J. (October 2010). A Policymaker's Guide To Early College Designs: Expanding a strategy for achieving college readiness for all. Jobs For The Future. http://www.jff.org.

Inside Higher Education (2009). Lost Before They Start. (2009, January 19). Retrieved February 5, 2009, from insidehighered.com: http:/www.insidehighered.com/news/2009/01/19/remedial.

Jobs for the Future (April 2010). The Developmental Education Initiative: State Policy Framework and Strategy. http://www.jff.org.

Johnson, J. and Rochkind, J. (2010). With Their Whole Lives Ahead of Them: Myths and realities about why so many students fail to finish college. Retrieved February 15, 2011 from http://www.publicagenda.org/TheirWholeLivesAheadofThem.

Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (2011). Stronger by Degrees: A strategic agenda for Kentucky Postsecondary and Adult Education 2011-15. Frankfort, KY: Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education. http://www.cpe.ky.gov/NR/rdonlyres/DE99F133-347B-47F7-9521-32F76A848585/0/StrongerbyDegrees_final.pdf.

Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (2009). Helping Adults Succeed in Postsecondary Education: A Policy Framework. Frankfort, KY: The Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education. (2007). Securing Kentucky's Future: A Plan for Improving College Readiness and Success. Frankfort, KY: The Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (2004). Statewide Public Postsecondary Placement Policy. Frankfort: KY: The Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Kentucky Higher Education Work Group (2009). The Final Report of the Higher Education Work Group. Frankfort, KY: http://cpe.ky.gov/NR/rdonlyres/CFCC3CB9-29B6-4A4F-9EB6-F32992CDF054/0/FINALHEWGNovemberReport.pdf.

Kozeracki, C. A., Ed. (2005). Responding to the Challenges of Developmental Education. New Directions for Community Colleges: no. 129. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

King, J. (2011). Implementing the Common core State Standards: An action agenda for higher education. Washington, DC: American Council on Higher Education

Kuh, G. (2006). What Matters to Student Success: A Review of the Literature. Washington, DC: National Postsecondary Education Cooperative.

Kuh, G. and Ikenberry, S. (2009). More Than You Think, Less Than We Need: Learning Outcomes Assessment in American Higher Education. National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment. learningoutcomesassessment.org.

Levin, H. and Calcagno, J. (2008). "Remediation in the Community College: An Evaluator's Perspective." Community College Review 35(3) 2008: 181-207.

Lumina. (2011). The Degree Qualifications Profile: Defining degrees: A new direction for American higher education to be tested and developed in partnership with faculty, students, leaders and stakeholders. Indianapolis, IN: Lunina Foundation for Education.

Lumina. (2010). The Productivity Push: System-wide reform allows Arizona to serve more students. Indianapolis, IN: Lumina Foundation for Education.

Lumina. (September 2010). A Stronger Nation through Higher Education: How and why Americans must achieve a "big goal" for college attainment. Indianapolis, IN: Lumina Foundation for Education.

Maxwell, M. (1997). Improving Student Learning Skill: A New Edition. Clearwater, FL: H& H Publishing.

McCabe, R.H. (2003). Yes, We Can! A Community College Guide for Developing America's Underprepared. Phoenix, AZ: League for Innovation in the Community College.

McKiernan, H. and Birtwistle, T. (2010). Making the Implicit Explicit: Demonstrating the value added of higher education by a qualifications framework. The Journal of College and University Law Volume 26, Number 2.

Mellow, G.O. (2008). "Each and All: Creating a Sustainable American Higher Education System." LaGuardia Community college Atwell Lecture.

Murray, Linda (2011). Diploma Matters: A field guide for college and career readiness. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Nodine, T. (October 2010). College Success for All. Jobs for the Future. http://www.jff.org.

Parker, T., Bustillos, L., Behringer, L. (August 2010). Remedial and Developmental Education Policy at a Crossroads. Getting Past Go PRePARE: Policy Research on Preparation Access and Remedial Education: UMASS: Boston, MA.

Pathways to College Network. A Shared Agenda: A Leadership Challenge to Improve College Access and Success. Boston, MA: Pathways to College Network/The Education Resources Institute.

Patrick M. Callan, J. E. (2006). Claiming Common Ground: State Policymaking for Improving College Readiness and Success. The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education.

National Governors Association (2003). Ready for Tomorrow: Helping All Students Achieve Secondary and Postsecondary Success - A Guide for Governors. Washington DC/Boston, MA: National Govenors Association Center for Best Practice/Jobs for the Future.

Russell, A. (2008). Policy Matters: Enhancing College Student Success through Developmental Education. Washington, DC: American Association of State Colleges and Universities.

Rutschow, E.Z., and Schneider, E. (2011). Unlocking the Gate: What we know about improving developmental education. MDRC publications.

Schramm, J.B. and Sagawa, S. (2008). High Schools as Launch Pads: How College-Going Culture Improves Graduation Rates in Low-Income High Schools. Washington, DC: College Summit.

Schneider, M. (October, 2010). Finishing the First Lap: The cost of first-year student attrition in America's four-year colleges and universities. American Institutes for Research. Retrieved from www.air.org.

Schramm, J.B. and Zalesne, E.K. (2009). The Promise of Proficiency: How College Proficiency Information Can Help High Schools Drive Student Success. Washington, DC: College Summit.

Schwartz, W. and Jenkins, D. (2007). Promising Practices for Community College Developmental Education. CT: A Discussion Resource for the Connecticut College System.

Silverman, S.L. and Casazza, M.E. (2000). Learning and Development: Making Connections to Enhance Teaching. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Southern Regional Education Board. (2010). Beyond the Rhetoric: Improving college readiness through coherent state policy. Atlanta, GA: SREB.

Southern Regional Education Board. (2010). No Time to Waste: Policy Recommendations for Increasing College Completion. Atlanta, GA: SREB.

Southern Regional Education Board. (2010). Promoting a Culture of Student Success: How Colleges and Universities Are Improving Degree Completion. Atlanta, GA: SREB.

Southern Regional Education Board. (2009). Ready for Tomorrow: Six Proven Ideas to Graduate and Prepare More Students for College and 21st-Century Careers. Atlanta, GA: SREB.

Southern Regional Education Board. (2009). Rising to the Challenge: 2009 annual Report. Atlanta, GA: SREB.

Southern Regional Education Board. (2008). A Critical Mission: Making Adolescent Reading a Major Priority in SREB States. Atlanta, GA: SREB.

Southern Regional Education Board. (2007). High School to College and Careers: Aligning State Policies. Atlanta, GA: SREB.

Strong American Schools. (2008). Diploma to Nowhere. Washington, DC: Strong American Schools (Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors).

The American Diploma Project (Achieve, Inc.). (2004). Ready or Not: Creating a High School Diploma That Counts. Washington, DC: Achieve, Inc.

Taylor Smith, C., Miller A., and Bermeo, C.A. (2009). Bridging the Gaps to Success: Promising Practices for Promoting Transfer among Low-Income and First-Generation Students, an In-Depth Study of Six Exemplary Community Colleges in Texas. Washington, DC: The Pell Institute.

Thomas Bailey, D. W.-J.-W. (2008). Referral, Enrollment, and Compleltion in Developmental Education Sequences in Community Colleges. New York, NY: Community College Research Center.

Tinto, Vincent. ( February 2011). Taking Student Success Seriously in the College Classroom. Paper written with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Tough Choices or Tough Times (2007). Washington, DC: National Center on Educatio and the Economy.

U.S. Department of Education (2011), College Completion Tool Kit, Washington D.C., 2011. Available at http://www.ed.gov/college-completion/governing-win

Vargas, Joel, and Quiara, Jason (2010). Policies Paved The Way: Early College Innovation in North Carolina. Washington, DC: Jobs For The Future.

Wahlstrom, K., Louis, K., Leithwood, K., and Anderson, S. (2010) Learning from Leadership Project: Investigating the Links to Improved Student Learning. Produced by the University of Minnesota and University of Toronto and commissioned by The Wallace Foundation.

Walvoord, B. (2004). Assessment Clear and Simple. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

 

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