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ERIC Number: ED500442
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Nov
Pages: 35
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Moving Indiana Forward: High Standards and High Graduation Rates. A Strategic Assessment for Indiana Education Policymakers
Achieve, Inc.
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.)
Achieve, Inc. 1775 Eye Street NW Suite 410, Washington, DC 20006. Tel: 202-419-1540; Fax: 202-828-0911; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Achieve, Inc., Washington, DC.; Jobs for the Future, Boston, MA.
Identifiers - Location: Indiana