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Gallup Student Poll National Report

Mission and Purpose

Gallup Education Practice

For over 40 years, the Gallup Education Practice has provided its expertise and tools to school districts across the United States, which drives student success. As a thought leader in education, Gallup research and insights inform discussions from local school boards to college classrooms to national debates. Gallup experts in K-12, higher education, and community engagement can work together to bring your organization the most effective answers to today's most pressing issues.

Gallup is now adding the voice of America's youth to the dialogue around how to ensure a positive future for all American students. The Gallup Student Poll is a landmark new measure that captures the youth voice, a critical but too often missing part of the national dialogue surrounding student performance and success. The Gallup Student Poll will track for 10 years the hope, engagement, and wellbeing of public school students in grades 5 through 12 across the United States. Public schools and districts may participate at no cost. Through a Web-based survey administered in the fall of each school year, the poll supplies teachers, administrators and community leaders with actionable and malleable data related to other key achievement measures. Hope, engagement, and wellbeing results fill the data void, helping schools, districts, and community leaders to build more effective, holistic strategies aimed at student success.

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National Governors Association- The Collective Voice of the Nations Governors

The mission of NGA Office of Federal Relations is to ensure governors’ views are represented in the shaping of federal policy. Policy positions, reflecting governors’ principles on priority issues, guide the association’s work to influence federal laws and regulations.

National Center for Children in Poverty

Addressing the Challenge

The National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) is one of the nation’s leading public policy centers dedicated to promoting the economic security, health, and well-being of America’s low-income families and children. NCCP uses research to inform policy and practice with the goal of ensuring positive outcomes for the next generation. We promote family-oriented solutions at the state and national levels.

Our Vision:

Family economic Security

Strong, nurturing families

Healthy child development


Alliance for Excellent Education

The mission of the Alliance for Excellent Eduction is to promote highschool transformation to make it possible for every child to graduate prepared for postsecondary learning and success in life.

What Your Community Can Do to End Its Drop-Out Crisis — Learnings from Research and Practice

Robert Balfanz, Center for Social Organization of Schools (CSOS), Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, May 2007

This practical guide was prepared for the National Summit on America' Silent Epicemic, held in Washington, DC, May 9, 2007. The paper is based on over a decade of learning at the CSOS and draws upon the work of many individuals, as well the implementation teams of the Talent Development Middle and High School Models.

National Dropout Prevention Center/Network

The mission of the National Dropout Prevention Center/Network is to increase high school graduation rates through research and evidence-based solutions.

Since inception, the National Dropout Prevention/Network has worked to improve opportunities for all young people to fully develop the academic, social, work, and healthy life skills needed to graduate from high school and lead productive lives. By promoting awareness of successful programs and policies related to dropout prevention, the work of the Network and its members has made an impact on education from the local to the national level.


Locating The Dropout Crisis

Robert Balfanz and Nettie Legters, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, September 2004

This report (Report #70) was published by the Center for Research on the Education of Students Placed At Risk (CRESPAR), a national research and development center supported by a grant from the Institute of Education Sciences.

Southern Regional Education Board

SREB helps states focus on what works in both policy and practice. We work hand in hand with policy-makers such as state legislators and education agency officials as they implement policies to improve student achievement, raise high school graduation rates and boost college completion. These sustained partnerships have built a knowledge base we draw on to advise state leaders and provide information they need to create sound policies and take effective action.
SREB brings together member states to forge consensus and work together on initiatives that would not be possible alone. SREB member states have adopted specific goals to lead the nation in education improvement, and SREB analysts track and report progress, state by state, on important benchmarks for reaching them. We conduct research, collect and analyze data, publish reports, and recommend action on current and emerging issues.
SREB also works directly with public schools and educators to improve classroom teaching and learning, career/technical education, online education and school leadership. Some SREB programs help teachers, professors and state education officials realize the promise of technology. Others work to increase the number of minority facultyand researchers; broaden capacity for nursing education; and enable students to reduce out-of-state tuition, find online programs and navigate the path to college.