ERIC Number: ED498020
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May
Reference Count: N/A
Building Transitions from High School to College and Careers for Texas' Youth. High Schools That Work Series
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)
On September 13, 2006, Texas state educational and policy leaders participated in the Texas Education Forum to discuss ways to improve student transition from high school to postsecondary education and careers. The forum was sponsored by the League for Innovation in the Community College and the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) and supported by the U.S. Department of Education. The forum focused on five targeted outcomes: (1) decreased need for remediation at the postsecondary level; (2) increased enrollment and persistence in postsecondary education; (3) increased academic and technical achievement at the secondary and postsecondary levels; (4) increased attainment of postsecondary degrees, certificates or other recognized credentials; and (5) increased entry into employment or further education. This report synthesizes forum discussion, other forums in the program, and experiences of SREB and the League for Innovation in the Community College with helping state and education systems improve student outcomes. Information is organized by looking at how Texas fares in building successful transitions, what challenges it faces in improving transitions and what actions it can take to improve high school to college and career transitions. Model and template for Career Pathway Implementation Strategies is appended. (Contains 120 footnotes.) [This publication is also supported by the Career Transitions Initiative (CCTI) and SREB's High Schools That Work (HSTW) initiative.]
Descriptors: Credentials, Postsecondary Education, Enrollment Trends, Community Colleges, Transitional Programs, College Bound Students, Educational Policy, Noncollege Bound Students, Career Development, College Preparation, Academic Persistence, Academic Achievement, High School Students, Educational Attainment, Outcomes of Education, State Standards, Vocational Education, Access to Education, Educational Quality, Government Role
Southern Regional Education Board. 592 10th Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30318-5790. Tel: 404-875-9211; Fax: 404-872-1477; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.sreb.org/main/Publications/catalog/srebcatalog.asp
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.; League for Innovation in the Community Coll.
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.
Identifiers - Location: Texas