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Hite, Jenny; Lord, Joan – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2014
This brief report offers analysis of ACT and SAT results from 2008 to 2013 in the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) region. The brief focuses on the increase in test participation rates and points to policies that SREB states initiated that affected these rates. Five SREB states currently require 100 percent student participation on the…
Descriptors: College Admission, College Entrance Examinations, Enrollment Rate, Enrollment Influences
Gagne, Jeff; Lord, Joan; Corrente, Michaela – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2014
America and the South seem to have turned a corner on the deep and prolonged recession that started in 2008. The stranglehold it has had on jobs and job prospects caught many by surprise, and it has caused education leaders to refocus state policy on the relationship between career preparation and education. This report provides updates on the…
Descriptors: Labor Force Development, Community Colleges, Technical Institutes, Career Education
Jackson, Jenny; Lord, Joan – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2007
The Southern Regional Education Board's (SREB) "Challenge to Lead" Goals for Education call for more students to take college admission tests, to score higher on those tests and for SREB states to reduce gaps in test scores among all groups of students. For states, achieving higher statewide scores is one sign that more students can go…
Descriptors: Test Results, College Entrance Examinations, Scholarships, College Admission
Wade, Robin; Daugherty, Rebecca; Lord, Joan – Southern Regional Education Board, 2005
In America without excuse every child should start first grade ready to learn. This goal will require that we make high quality preschool available to all 3 and 4 year olds who are at risk of starting first grade behind. Otherwise, gaps in academic achievement between at risk and more affluent children will widen in the first, critically…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Preschool Education, Educational Objectives, High Risk Students
Lord, Joan; Marks, Joe – Southern Regional Education Board, 2005
No single factor will determine the future quality of life for all residents in Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) states more than whether enough adults earn college degrees and technical certificates. Gone is the dominance of agriculture and manufacturing in most SREB states. These states now must compete in a knowledge economy, but are…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, College Preparation, Paying for College, Geographic Regions
Kaye, Rebecca Daugherty; Lord, Joan; Bottoms, Gene – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2006
This document is an important companion to the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) report "Getting Serious About High School Graduation." Together, they make powerful statements to policymakers and education leaders about the problems in high schools and what can be done to fix them. Teachers, policymakers, and parents have long agreed that…
Descriptors: College Preparation, Career Development, High Schools, Higher Education
Diaz, Alicia A.; Lord, Joan; Marks, Joseph L. – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2006
Kentucky, Oklahoma, and Tennessee have given all the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) states a new tool to help focus their colleges and universities on state needs. These three states have created plans for their higher education institutions by drawing on leadership from a broad range of state agencies. They identified state needs and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Research and Development, State Agencies, Graduation Rate
Lord, Joan; Wade, Robin; Creech, Joseph – Southern Regional Education Board, 2004
The "Challenge to Lead" goal for early grades students is first about student achievement in reading and mathematics. The goal is that students in the early grades, regardless of their economic status, school location, ethnicity or gender will be as proficient in reading and mathematics as youngsters anywhere in the nation. "Challenge to Lead"…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Reading Skills, Achievement Gains
Diaz, Alicia; Lord, Joan – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2005
This report, Focusing on Student Performance Through Accountability, shows that more students, in all groups, are meeting state standards. And parents, communities and education leaders are better informed about student performance than ever before. It shows that large gaps remain in every state. If the state is to reach the No Child Left Behind…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accountability, Academic Achievement, Educational Improvement
Daugherty, Rebecca; Lord, Joan – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2005
This Challenge to Lead report, Getting Serious About High School Graduation, not only describes the challenges SREB states face in meeting the goal that all young adults have a high school diploma, but it also provides policies and strategies that each state can--and should--use to get serious about high school graduation. It is possible to adjust…
Descriptors: High Schools, Young Adults, Technical Institutes, Graduation Rate