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.
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(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.)
ECS High School Database: Highlights of Local Initiatives - This database identifies innovative and proven state and district high school reform efforts. To be included in the database, initiatives need to meet all of the following criteria: (1) Serving a substantial population of traditionally underserved students (minority, low-income, special needs, first-generation college students, etc.) (2) Stable - most initiatives in this database have been in place for at least three years, although ECS is allowing exceptions for programs producing outstanding results. (3) Producing results based on data rather than anecdote or perception. Results may be measured in improved student attendance, graduation rates, student achievement, postsecondary transition rates, etc. (4) Replicable - that efforts can be reproduced elsewhere and do not hinge on the impact of one extraordinary leader. (5) Fiscally sustainable. (6) Bold/innovative.
(Education Commission of the States)