ERIC Number: ED500315
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Closing the Expectations Gap, 2008. An Annual 50-State Progress Report on the Alignment of High School Policies with the Demands of College and Careers
This survey updates the efforts of all 50 states to align their high school standards, graduation requirements, assessments, and accountability systems with the demands of college and work. Thirty-two states have voluntarily joined the American Diploma Project (ADP) Network and are working to close the expectations gap that has left many young people unprepared for life after high school. States outside the Network are also taking steps to close the gap. States have made the greatest progress aligning their K-12 standards and graduation requirement with the demands of colleges and careers; progress on the alignment of high school assessments and K-12 data and accountability systems has been slower. Achieve's Third Annual Survey of Policies is appended. (Contains 8 endnotes, 19 figures, and 4 tables.) [For 2007 report, see ED496186.]
Descriptors: High Schools, Graduation Requirements, Accountability, Academic Achievement, High School Students, High School Graduates, Education Work Relationship, Educational Policy, College Preparation, State Standards, College Entrance Examinations, State Surveys, Job Skills, Student Evaluation
Achieve, Inc. 1775 Eye Street NW Suite 410, Washington, DC 20006. Tel: 202-419-1540; Fax: 202-828-0911; Web site: http://www.achieve.org
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
Sponsor: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Authoring Institution: Achieve, Inc., Washington, DC.