Supporting Literature

“Supporting Literature” has easy links to information that supports CQE’s advocacy efforts.  All the articles and websites here have been referenced before either in letters to our membership or in our annual newsletters. But they are collected here in one place, under “Supporting Literature,” in order to be easily accessed.  As we continue to highlight other works of note, we will add them to the body of literature on this webpage. We hope you’ll browse this page from time to time to learn what CQE’s all about.   Click on the url’s to view each entry.

Breakthrough Collaborative.  Middle School: The Fork in the Road to College. January 2010. http://btresearch.wordpress.com/2010/01/22/middle-grades-the-fork-in-the-road-to-college/

Wimberly, George L. and Richard J. Noeth.  College Readiness Begins in Middle School.  ACT Policy Report.  2005. http://www.act.org/research/policymakers/pdf/CollegeReadiness.pdf

Breakthrough Collaborative.  Reality Check:  Making Sure Your High School Students Are Adequately Prepared for College. October 2009.   http://btresearch.wordpress.com/2009/11/05/making-sure-your-high-school-students-are-adequately-prepared-for-college/

“Powerhouse School District Reaches Beyond the Elite: Port Washington High School Focuses on Average Student.” New York Times (February 5, 2009). http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/06/nyregion/06middle.html

Breakthrough Collaborative.  Breakthrough White Paper:  Four Year Colleges vs. Community Colleges. 2009. http://btresearch.wordpress.com/2009/01/16/whats-the-best-path-4-year-vs-2-year-colleges/

Clark, Kim.  ”Which High School Students are Most Likely to Graduate from College?” U.S. News & World Report (September 9, 2009). http://www.usnews.com/articles/education/2009/09/09/which-high-school-students-are-most-likely-to-graduate-from-college.html

Bowen, William G. et al. ”Helping Students Finish the 4-Year Run,” The Chronicle of Higher Education (September 8, 2009). http://chronicle.com/article/Helping-Students-Finish-the/48329/

Fitzpatrick, Laura. ”Can Community Colleges Save the U.S. Economy,” Time Magazine (July 20, 2009). http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1909623,00.html

“Grading Changes: Next Steps.” Fairfax County Public Schools (January 2009). http://www.fcps.edu/news/grading.htm (check out the video clip at this website too)

“Guidance Counseling: V.I.P.” New York Times (January 6, 2008).http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/06/education/edlife/guidance.html?_r=1

“Rigor at Risk: Reaffirming Quality in the High School Core Curriculum (Executive Summary).” ACT, 2007.

http://www.act.org/research/policymakers/reports/rigor.html