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Moore, Colleen – Education Insights Center, 2020
The Education Insights Center produced a series of reports culminating in recommendations for the structure and governance of a preschool through higher education and into the workforce (known as a P20W data system). This brief follows up on that series, with a focus on data quality; the brief was informed by the author's experience using…
Descriptors: Governance, Preschool Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
Nodine, Thad R. – Education Insights Center, 2019
California is home to more of the "super rich" than any other state (Pastor & Braun 2015), and yet Californians, on average, have become poorer since the turn of the century. With cost of living taken into account, California now claims the nation's highest rate of poverty (Fox 2017). California's disparities extend beyond economic…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Educational Policy, Educational Objectives, Fellowships
Nodine, Thad; Jaeger, Laura; Bracco, Kathy Reeves – Education Insights Center, 2019
In 2016, a team of education leaders from the Long Beach College Promise joined Bridging the Gap to build and strengthen student transitions from high school to college. The partners sought to assess and improve the partnership's dual enrollment programs spanning the three public institutions, pilot and implement new career exploration tools and…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, High School Students, College Bound Students, Partnerships in Education
Nodine, Thad; Jaeger, Laura; Bracco, Kathy Reeves – Education Insights Center, 2019
A group of public education institutions throughout the Salinas Valley came together in 2016 to help more youth in the valley prepare for and succeed in college. In this brief, we draw from interviews with faculty, staff, and administrators, as well as with student focus groups, in order to answer the following question for those interested in…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, High School Students, College Bound Students, Partnerships in Education
Nodine, Thad; Bracco, Kathy Reeves; Jaeger, Laura – Education Insights Center, 2019
Long Beach and the Salinas Valley joined Bridging the Gap to smooth transitions for students from high school to postsecondary education. Due to policy reforms at the state and system levels, working across systems increasingly became an immediate and practical need for those seeking to improve student transitions from high school to postsecondary…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, High School Students, College Bound Students, Partnerships in Education
Education Insights Center, 2019
Bridging the Gap (BtG) supports successful student transitions from high school to postsecondary, via cross-system, education partnerships. With funding from The James Irvine Foundation, BtG partnerships focus on first-generation college students, students of color, and low-income students who face substantial barriers in meeting their educational…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, High School Students, College Bound Students, Partnerships in Education
Moore, Colleen; Bracco, Kathy Reeves; Nodine, Thad; Esch, Camille; Grubb, Brock – Education Insights Center, 2019
California does not have a statewide data system that tracks student progress through K-12 and higher education and into the workforce. As a result, educators and policymakers cannot answer critical questions about student progress, which limits their ability to make evidence-based changes to support better and more equitable opportunities for…
Descriptors: Progress Monitoring, Data Collection, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
Moore, Colleen; Bracco, Kathy Reeves – Education Insights Center, 2018
California's education data, at least as they currently are collected, managed, and made available, are not sufficient for understanding and addressing the needs of California's students. That's the conclusion of the first three reports in the series "California Education Policy, Student Data, and the Quest to Improve Student Progress,"…
Descriptors: Information Needs, Longitudinal Studies, Educational Policy, Educational Improvement
Moore, Colleen; Bracco, Kathy Reeves – Education Insights Center, 2018
In the first of this four-part series of policy briefs on student data in California, we noted a disconnect in the views of state policy staff and local educators on the need for a statewide longitudinal student data system (see "About This Series"). The local educators we interviewed expressed a readiness to participate in a state data…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Educational Policy, Instructional Improvement, Student Records
Moore, Colleen; Tan, Connie – Education Insights Center, 2018
The primary goal of the California State University's (CSU) Graduation Initiative 2025 (GI 2025) is to reduce time to degree. The results of a survey and focus groups involving students at three CSU campuses, undertaken by the Education Insights Center (EdInsights) on behalf of the CSU Student Success Network, indicate that this goal is consistent…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, College Students, Time to Degree, Focus Groups
Moore, Colleen; Schrager, Cynthia; Jaeger, Laura – Education Insights Center, 2018
Many campuses across the California State University (CSU) system are seeking to improve academic advising as part of their efforts to increase student progress and graduation rates. In this exploratory study of efforts to improve academic advising at five CSU campuses, researchers at the Education Insights Center (EdInsights) working on behalf of…
Descriptors: Academic Advising, State Universities, Change Strategies, Improvement
Lewis, Jodi; Nodine, Thad; Venezia, Andrea – Education Insights Center, 2017
This brief focuses on the potential role of County Offices of Education (COEs) in bridging the state's vision for college and career readiness with the implementation needs of local districts and schools. After summarizing the work of 10 COEs that are known for supporting districts in increasing college and career readiness, the brief raises…
Descriptors: Counties, County School Districts, Public Agencies, College Readiness
Moore, Colleen; Bracco, Kathy Reeves; Nodine, Thad – Education Insights Center, 2017
California collects expansive sets of data about students in its public K-12 and higher education systems--data that, collectively, have great potential to meet the information needs of state policymakers, local educators, and other stakeholders. But the data are collected and maintained in systems that are not connected, were designed for…
Descriptors: Student Records, Data Collection, Progress Monitoring, College Students
Koppich, Julia; Humphrey, Daniel; Venezia, Andrea; Nodine, Thad; Jaeger, Laura – Education Insights Center, 2017
Over the next three years, the California State Board of Education (SBE) and the California Department of Education (CDE) will refine the college and career readiness (CCR) measures in the state's school accountability system. Determining which measures to use, given that they need to be robust, useful, equitable, and cost effective--and…
Descriptors: Measurement, Educational Indicators, College Readiness, Career Readiness
Moore, Colleen; Schrager, Cynthia; Bracco, Kathy Reeves – Education Insights Center, 2017
This report provides campus and system leaders with a scan of the current state of reform within the California State University (CSU), together with contextual insight into the obstacles and possibilities for broader scale adoption of coordinated, systemic change. Researchers: (1) Reviewed information on evidence-based student success strategies…
Descriptors: State Universities, Student Improvement, Educational Change, Graduation Rate
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