ERIC Number: ED500442
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Moving Indiana Forward: High Standards and High Graduation Rates. A Strategic Assessment for Indiana Education Policymakers
Indiana was selected to participate in a new initiative--"Moving Forward: High Standards and High Graduation Rates"--jointly sponsored by Achieve, Inc. and Jobs for the Future and funded by Carnegie Corporation of New York. This effort is designed to spotlight the importance of pursuing a dual agenda of high standards and high graduation rates. The project aims to demonstrate how states and districts can create a more coherent, intentional, and aligned use of standards and support-based high school reform strategies and policies to improve both achievement and graduation rates for struggling and out-of-school students. This report provides a strategic assessment for Indiana policymakers on how they can use standards and support-based high school reform strategies to improve both achievement and graduation rates. Specifically, the report presents findings and recommendations from a policy analysis centered on three major areas to improve both proficiency and diploma attainment: data and accountability; interventions in the high schools losing the most students; and quality pathways to graduation. The recommendations include counting and accounting for all students, while keeping in mind the goal of college and career readiness; identifying the high schools that are losing the most youth and targeting those schools for immediate and significant intervention; and analyzing the supply of high-quality options and creating new pathways to high school graduation for struggling youth. (Contains 10 endnotes/references.)
Descriptors: High Schools, Graduation Rate, Policy Analysis, Academic Standards, State Standards, Educational Planning, Educational Improvement, Statewide Planning, Research Reports, Effective Schools Research, Accountability, Intervention, Educational Quality, Educational Strategies, Change Strategies, Educational Assessment, Educational Indicators
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: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Achieve, Inc., Washington, DC.; Jobs for the Future, Boston, MA.
Identifiers - Location: Indiana