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Developing High-Potential Youth Program: A Return on Investment Study
    for U.S. Programs

Developing High-Potential Youth Program: A Return on Investment Study for U.S. Programs

By Catherine M. Millett and Michael T. Nettles
December 2009

This report provides an external evaluation of the return on the investment of The Goldman Sachs Foundation (GSF) resources in the United States. ETS evaluates and profiles the return-on-investment of seven of the U.S.-based programs.
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Parsing the Achievement Gap II

Parsing the Achievement Gap II

By Paul E. Barton and Richard J. Coley
April 2009

This updated report tracks 16 factors related to academic performance, ranging from low birth weight to teacher quality. While some gaps have narrowed, others have widened.
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Hispanicity and Educational Inequality: Risks, Opportunities and the
    Nation's Future

Hispanicity and Educational Inequality: Risks, Opportunities and the Nation's Future

By Marta Tienda
March 2009

The 2009 Tomás Rivera Lecture, presented by Marta Tienda, explores the opportunities and challenges experienced by the rapidly growing school-age Hispanic population in the United States.
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A Culture of Evidence: An Evidence-Centered Approach to
    Accountability for Student Learning Outcomes

A Culture of Evidence: An Evidence-Centered Approach to Accountability for Student Learning Outcomes

By Catherine M. Millett, David G. Payne, Carol A. Dwyer, Leslie M. Stickler, and Jon J. Alexiou
2008

This report presents a practical approach to help the educational community meet the call for accountability while respecting the diverse attributes of students, faculty and the institutions themselves.
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Access to Success: Patterns of Advanced Placement Participation in
     U.S. High Schools

Access to Success: Patterns of Advanced Placement Participation in U.S. High Schools

By Philip Handwerk, Namrata Tognatta, Richard J. Coley and Drew H. Gitomer
July 2008

This report describes differences in AP® program activity across high schools with different enrollment, geographic, racial/ethnic and socioeconomic characteristics.
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Windows on Achievement and Inequality

Windows on Achievement and Inequality

By Paul E. Barton and Richard J. Coley
May 2008

This report provides a panoramic view of educational achievement by examining a variety of data and measures beyond those that are typically reported.
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The Family: America's Smallest School

The Family: America's Smallest School

By Paul E. Barton and Richard J. Coley
September 2007

This report addresses the challenges of helping families prepare their children for school success, which was the subject of "The Family: America's Smallest School," the 14th in ETS's series of Addressing Achievement Gaps Symposia.
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America's Perfect Storm: Three Forces Changing Our Nation's Future

America's Perfect Storm: Three Forces Changing Our Nation's Future

By Irwin Kirsch, Henry Braun, Kentaro Yamamoto and Andrew Sum
January 2007

This report looks at the convergence of three powerful sociological and economical forces that are changing our nation's future: substantial disparities in skill levels (reading and math), seismic economic changes (widening wage gaps), sweeping demographic shifts (less education, lower skills). There is little chance that economic opportunities will improve among key segments of our population if we follow our current path.
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Fragile Futures: Risk and Vulnerability Among Latino High-Achievers

Fragile Futures: Risk and Vulnerability Among Latino High-Achievers

By Patricia Gándara
December 2005

This Policy Information Report focuses on the unique needs of high-achieving Latino students, a group frequently overlooked in discussions about the achievement gap.
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One-Third of a Nation: Rising Dropout Rates and Declining Opportunities

One-Third of a Nation: Rising Dropout Rates and Declining Opportunities

By Paul E. Barton
February 2005

This Policy Information Report documents high and rising high school dropout rates, declining investments in second-chance programs, and deteriorating opportunities for dropouts in the job market.
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Characteristics of Minority Students Who Excel on the SAT® and in the Classroom

Characteristics of Minority Students Who Excel on the SAT® and in the Classroom

By Brent Bridgeman and Cathy Wendler
January 2005

This report finds that, regardless of race/ethnicity, students who take rigorous courses and actively participate in their high schools can achieve high scores on the SAT®.
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