AN INTEGRATED MODEL OF
PUBLIC SCHOOLING

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The abstracts used in this resource were taken from the websites of organizations supplying the referenced documents.

What Works Clearinghouse Topic Page: School Organization and Governance
The WWC review of school organization and governance examines how the way schools organize staff, students, and resources affects learning. The impact of changing the governing structures of schools is also examined.


What Works Clearinghouse Topic Page: School Choice
The WWC review of school choice interventions examines the effect of different education models and school types on student achievement.


Li, J. (2009). Are charter schools making a difference? A study of student outcomes in eight states. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation.
Charter schools do not generally draw the top students from other public schools. Their test-score gains are similar to those of traditional public schools, but they have higher rates of students graduating high school and attending college.


Regional Education Laboratory-Southeast. (2011). Evidence Based Education Request Desk #774: Charter school effectiveness. Greensboro, NC: SERVE Center at UNC-Greensboro.
This document provides a summary of the impact of charter schools on student achievement, school improvement, and student body compositions, and also includes an annotated bibliography of relevant research.
(pdf, 1.6mb)


Regional Education Laboratory-Southeast. (2011). Evidence Based Education Request Desk #890: State funding of dual enrollment programs. Greensboro, NC: SERVE Center at UNC-Greensboro.
This document provides a summary of the literature on dual enrollment program funding and a table of state-level policies.
(pdf, 233kb)


Regional Education Laboratory-Southeast. (2010). Evidence Based Education Request Desk #713: Dual enrollment effects on secondary school effects. Greensboro, NC: SERVE Center at UNC-Greensboro.
This document provides a summary of research on secondary school impacts, an annotated bibliography, and links to dual enrollment programs in the Southeast.
(pdf, 1.5mb)


Regional Education Laboratory-Southeast. (2011). Evidence Based Education Request Desk #755: Early College. Greensboro, NC:SERVE Center at UNC-Greensboro.
This document provides a summary of research on early college outcomes and an annotated bibliography.
(pdf, 1.5mb)


DROPOUT/COLLEGE READINESS INDICATORS

Regional Education Laboratory-Southeast. (2011). Evidence Based Education Request Desk #833A: Early warning indicators of dropping out for elementary, middle, and high school grade levels. Greensboro, NC: SERVE Center at UNC-Greensboro.
This document provides a summary of the research on early warning indicators. It includes an annotated bibliography of the literature on elementary, middle, and high school-level indicators of dropping out, and a summary of state- and district-level programs.
(pdf, 454kb)


Regional Education Laboratory-Southeast. (2011). Evidence Based Education Request Desk #833B: College-and career-readiness indicators. Greensboro, NC: SERVE Center at UNC-Greensboro.
This document provides a summary of the literature on career and college readiness indicators and an annotated bibliography.
(pdf, 316kb)


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Innosight Institute. White Papers and Policy Briefs


What Works Clearinghouse Topic Page: College and Career Preparation