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Linking Research and Resources for Better High Schools

The National High School Center, based at the American Institutes for Research, provides the latest research,
user-friendly tools and products, and high-quality technical assistance on high school improvement issues.

Thank you for your interest in the National High School Center!  The Center’s seven year grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE) and Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) ended on March 31, 2013. The website and all its free resources will remain available indefinitely to users through support from the American Institutes for Research (AIR), but content and external links will not be updated after that date.

The National High School Center has served as a central source of information on high school improvement for the Regional Comprehensive Center network from 2005 until 2013. This technical assistance network supported state education agencies and the districts and schools they served as they worked to implement the goals of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). This website contains all of the Center’s work on College and Career Readiness, Early Warning Systems (EWS), students with disabilities, English Language Learners, high school dropout, and other high school improvement topics.

If you are looking for additional resources on college and career readiness and success, please visit the College & Career Readiness & Success (CCRS) Center or AIR’s  College and Career Readiness webpage. If you have been using or are interested in our EWS resources, a new website has been created ( for this purpose, and if you are looking for additional support and services, please email us at