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Holstead, Michael S.; Spradlin, Terry E.; McGillivray, Margaret E.; Burroughs, Nathan – Center for Evaluation and Education Policy, Indiana University, 2010
In December of 2009, Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels announced that the latest state revenue forecasts predict that the state of Indiana will spend $1.8 billion more than it receives in tax revenue collections through July 2011. Therefore, Governor Daniels announced that he will cut at least $300 million from K-12 education spending in the next…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, Incentives, Advanced Placement Programs, Program Effectiveness
Stanley, Kylie R.; Spradlin, Terry E.; Plucker, Jonathan A. – Center for Evaluation and Education Policy, Indiana University, 2008
Reports consistently demonstrate that the attainment of a high school diploma is not simply of value to the individual student, but that the benefit of a high school diploma is reaped by the graduate's community as well. Most educators readily acknowledge the importance of dropout prevention and the significance of a high school diploma. A…
Descriptors: Cohort Analysis, High School Students, Graduation Rate, Dropout Prevention
Stanley, Kylie R.; Plucker, Jonathan A. – Center for Evaluation and Education Policy, Indiana University, 2008
In May 2008, the Center for Evaluation & Education Policy (CEEP) issued the Education Policy Brief, "Calculating High School Graduation Rates," which discussed the importance of accurate and reliable high school graduation data, various graduation rate calculation methods, the history behind the use of particular methodologies, and…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Intervention, Graduation Rate, Dropout Prevention
Yazzie-Mintz, Ethan – Center for Evaluation and Education Policy, Indiana University, 2007
The goal of the High School Survey of Student Engagement (HSSSE) is to document, describe, and monitor student engagement in secondary schools nationally. HSSSE is a powerful tool in the assessment arena that can complement performance tests and stimulate discussions on teaching and learning. This overview report highlights findings from across…
Descriptors: School Surveys, Performance Tests, Student Attitudes, Time on Task
Plucker, Jonathan A.; Chien, Rosanne W.; Zaman, Khadija – Center for Evaluation and Education Policy, Indiana University, 2006
The future prosperity of the United States relies strongly upon the success of its higher education system. With an increasingly technological and competitive world economy, more jobs require the advanced skills and knowledge that higher education provides. Yet despite the significant efforts toward improving elementary and secondary education in…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Secondary Education, College Credits, Dual Enrollment
Zapf, Jason S.; Spradlin, Terry E.; Plucker, Jonathan A. – Center for Evaluation and Education Policy, Indiana University, 2006
In December 2004, the Center for Evaluation and Education Policy (CEEP) examined the issue of high school reform in its Education Policy Brief, "Redesigning High Schools to Prepare Students for the Future" (ED488911). Since the publication of that report, many new policies and programs have been established across the country at the…
Descriptors: High Schools, School Restructuring, Vocational Education, Educational Change
Plucker, Jonathan A.; Zapf, Jason S.; Spradlin, Terry E. – Center for Evaluation and Education Policy, Indiana University, 2004
To be successful in the workforce or in postsecondary education, high school graduates must have achieved competency in the areas of reading, writing, mathematics, and science. Yet, many students leave high school without competency in these areas, putting them at a significant disadvantage both in the workplace and in postsecondary education…
Descriptors: High School Students, High School Graduates, Educational Change, Education Work Relationship