Double the Numbers: Increasing Postsecondary Credentials for Underrepresented Youth

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781891792229
  • Publisher: Harvard Education Publishing Group (H E P G)
  • Publication date: 5/1/2004
  • Pages: 314

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Sect. 1 Strategies for improving postsecondary success : high schools, postsecondary institutions, and their alignment 17
1 Multiple pathways - and how to get there 21
2 A core curriculum for all students 35
3 High school and beyond : the system is the problem - and the solution 47
4 The case for improving connections between K-12 schools and colleges 61
5 More high school options, better information : low-cost approaches to getting more youth prepared for and into college 73
6 Merit scholarships for the many : doubling the number of high school students who work hard in high school 87
7 An accountability system for "doubling the numbers" 101
8 Financing tied to postsecondary outcomes : examples from states 113
9 Using institutional incentives to improve student performance 123
Sect. 2 Lessons from the field : innovations in systems, states, and schools 135
10 Connecting measures for success in high school and college 139
11 Do American high school diplomas guarantee postsecondary success? 145
12 Using a K-12 assessment for college placement 155
13 Data and accountability systems : from kindergarten through college 161
14 Twenty-first century scholars : Indiana's program of incentives for college-going 169
15 The national survey of student engagement : a new tool for postsecondary accountability 175
16 Balancing autonomy and accountability in higher education 181
17 Theme schools : a model for restructuring high schools 189
18 Making the most of a university/high school partnership : University Park Campus School 197
19 Dual enrollment : lessons from Washington and Texas 205
20 Challenge, not remediation : The Early College High School Initiative 213
21 Pathways to postsecondary credentials : schools and programs that blend education and employment 221
22 Beyond the revolving door : learning communities and the first two years of college 231
Sect. 3 Building support and public will for reform 241
23 Capacity and public will : mustering support for postsecondary reform 245
24 Beyond "providers" and "clients" : can multiple pathways advance civic aims? 255
25 How states can help promote secondary and postsecondary success in tough economic times 265
26 "Be favorable to bold undertakings" : next steps for a campaign to double the numbers 271
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