We’ve organized the following reports and publications with the goal of making them easy to find.  They fall into three categories: Good ReadsResearch; and User Guides.

Good Reads

This section includes publications such as New Directions for Community Colleges, IEBC articles from the Huffington Post, Hechinger, Medium and other publications; and IEBC Fact Sheets on a variety of subjects, including cultural competence, statewide longitudinal data systems, and CtCC (curriculum to career choices). Highlighted journals, articles and fact sheets are all in Good Reads.

*New Big Data Alone Won’t Help Students  by Brad C. Phillips and Jordan E. Horowitz in the Chronicle of Higher Education, points out that the information that comes out of big-data systems must be usable, useful, and actionable by educators who know how to make sense of it.


Research publications include IEBC reports on the groundbreaking work linking social service data and education data to learn more about foster youth. Read the Foster Youth reports and the news release. Other research publications include “Learning Outcomes and Tuning at Colleges and Universities in the United States,” the Los Angeles County Youth Linkages Project that involved linking data from multiple data systems; Linked Learning research; and the Postsecondary Metrics Reporting Project funded by the Gates Foundation.

User Guides

From geographic areas such as a single high school district and a single college or a regional area with multiple school districts and colleges to guides that focus on academic disciplines and their contextualization with career technical disciplines, the user guides cover specific subject areas, career areas, and multiple segments. Their commonality is that all have been developed by faculty groups facilitated by IEBC and working collaboratively locally, regionally or statewide in a variety of structures. Click here for the User Guides.

The User Guides section also includes a document “Promises, Promises, Promises” previewing an about-to-be published guide on: “Authentic Collaboration to Improve Curriculum Alignment.”