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Research Studies provide concise, bulleted Findings, Policy Implications, and Recommendations on key issues, such as:

  • High school rigor and exit exams
  • Better serving English language learners
  • Boosting reading and math achievement
  • College entry and completion
  • Reducing dropout rates and increasing graduation rates
  • And many more!  (Go to the database.)

progress of education reform
progress of ed reformThe Progress of Education Reform addresses the hottest education issue and provides information in a concise and easy-to-read format based on the most recent studies and reports.

ECS Document Collections
ECS regularly issues useful compilations, summaries and/or comparisons of state policies—enacted or pending—on a wide variety of education topics, listed on the right. For a list of our most current documents, please see our What's New page.

Please use the links below to download PDFs that include all the documents for a given year.

If you'd like to order a print copy, contact the ECS Distribution Center at 303.299.3692 or jivey@ecs.org.

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ECS is pleased to have other organizations or individuals share its materials with their constituents. To request permission to excerpt part of our publications either in print
or electronically, please e-mail ecs@ecs.org, subject: Reprint Permission. State the full name of the document, and supply detail about how the permission will be used (audience, quantity, etc).  A response will be provided within 24 hours.

 

 

ECS Policy Analysis Topics:

(Note: Not all topics have an ECS document associated with them. If you are looking for information on a specific topic, you can use our search function.)


Accountability

Accountability--Sanctions/Interventions

Adult Basic Education

Assessment

Athletics/Extracurricular Activities

At-Risk (incl. Dropout Prevention)

Attendance

Brain Research

Business Involvement

Career/Technical Education

Choice of Schools

Choice of Schools--Charter Schools

Civic Education

Class Size

Common Core State Standards and Assessments

Competency-Based Education (K-12)

Counseling/Guidance

Curriculum

Data-Driven Improvement

Demographics

Desegregation

Economic/Workforce Development

Education Research

English Language Learner/Bilingual

Equity

Federal

Finance

Governance

Health

High School

Instructional Approaches

Integrated Services/Full-Service Schools

International Baccalaureate

International Benchmarking

Jargon

Leadership--District Superintendent

Leadership--Principal/School

Mentoring/Tutoring

Middle School

Minority/Diversity Issues

No Child Left Behind

Online Learning--Digital/Blended Learning

Online Learning--Virtual Schools/Courses

P-16 or P-20

P-3

P-3 Child Care

P-3 Content Standards and Assessment

P-3 Data Systems

P-3 Early Intervention (0-3)

P-3 English Language Learners (ELL)

P-3 Ensuring Quality

P-3 Evaluation/Economic Benefits

P-3 Finance

P-3 Governance

P-3 Grades 1-3

P-3 Health and Mental Health

P-3 International Benchmarking

P-3 Kindergarten

P-3 Parent Engagement

P-3 Preschool

P-3 Special Ed./Inclusion

P-3 Teaching Quality/Professional Development

P-3 Technology

Parent/Family

Postsecondary Academic Affairs

Postsecondary Accountability

Postsecondary Affordability

Postsecondary Faculty

Postsecondary Finance

Postsecondary Governance and Structures

Postsecondary Institutions

Postsecondary Online Instruction

Postsecondary Participation

Postsecondary Students

Postsecondary Success

Private Schools

Privatization

Promising Practices

Promotion/Retention

Public Attitudes

Public Involvement

Reading/Literacy

Religion

Remediation (K-12)

Rural

Scheduling/School Calendar

School Climate/Culture

School Safety

School/District Structure/Operations

Service-Learning

Social/Emotional Learning and Non-Cognitive Skills

Special Education

Special Populations

Standards

State Comparisons/Statistics

State Longitudinal Data Systems

State Policymaking

STEM

Student Achievement

Students

Teaching Quality

Technology

Textbooks and Open Source

Urban

Whole-School Reform Models

Online Databases
Roll over each database for a description.

p-3 archived databases
kindergarten artscan
k-12 choice
charter highly qualified requirements for special ed
choice-open enrollment NCLB
citizen-ed NCLB snaps
dual kindergarten
high school leadership
K-12 Paraprofessionals: Explore our findings for Title I Instructional Paraprofessional qualifications and certification requirements, paraprofessional professional development programs and state assessments for paraprofessionals.
school accountability literacy
service-learning teacher certification
teacher tenure teacher comp
postsecondary Teacher Professional Development
Postsecondary teacher prep
transfer and articulation special-ed teacher certification
  dual
charter
 
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