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ERIC Number: ED507794
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Linking Secondary and Postsecondary Systems: Lessons from Indiana. Issue Brief
American Youth Policy Forum
This issue brief is focused on policies and practices that improve college and career readiness by strengthening the transition from high school to postsecondary education. The brief is largely based on a February, 2009 American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF) field trip to Indiana, and details the cross-system efforts implemented to help more of the state's students access and succeed in college and the workforce. This issue brief frames the overall issue of linking the secondary and postsecondary systems and describes the elements of success in Indiana including cross-system collaboration to align high school education with skills and knowledge needed at the postsecondary level and in the workplace; use of acceleration mechanisms and other academic strategies to bridge the educational systems; innovative approaches for teacher preparation and professional development; and the state's ongoing efforts to develop a data system linking K-12, higher education, and the labor market. (Contains 2 endnotes.)
American Youth Policy Forum. 1836 Jefferson Place NW, Washington, DC 20036. Tel: 202-775-9731; Fax: 202-775-9733; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Authoring Institution: American Youth Policy Forum
Identifiers - Location: Colorado; District of Columbia; Hawaii; Indiana; Minnesota; Utah