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ERIC Number: ED511231
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug-5
Pages: 15
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Setting Statewide College- and Career-Ready Goals. Issue Brief
NGA Center for Best Practices
The changing economy requires that states focus on postsecondary education and training as the goal for all students. Recognizing this, states have led the charge to increase expectations for all students. Unfortunately, the newfound support for college and career readiness has not yet led to significant improvements in student outcomes. To stimulate improvement in the preparation of students for postsecondary education and training, states can set statewide college- and career-ready goals. In setting state education goals, governors can define the vision and inspire the change necessary to prepare all students for success in college and careers. However, to date, very little guidance exists for states seeking to create education goals. This Issue Brief provides direction to state leaders on establishing college- and career-ready performance goals. Appendices include: (1) Power Indicators Cross-Reference Table; and (2) Arkansas Performance Goals and Measures. (Contains 47 notes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Governors Association, Center for Best Practices