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ERIC Number: ED556058
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Oct
Pages: 163
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Blueprint for College Readiness: A 50-State Policy Analysis
Glancy, Emmy; Fulton, Mary; Anderson, Lexi; Zinth, Jennifer Dounay; Millard, Maria
Education Commission of the States
The Education Commission of the States launched the Blueprint for College Readiness initiative to provide guidance and support to the growing number of states working to improve student success and transition from high school into postsecondary. Designed by state leaders for state leaders, the Blueprint features a menu of 10 critical policies promoting college readiness and success. This 50-state analysis explores the extent to which states are pursuing these policies. The accompanying resources, technical assistance and online database are designed to respond to the unique needs of states. The Blueprint is designed to serve as a framework to help K-12 and higher education leaders conceptualize the multitude of education reform efforts underway in their states. The analysis includes four high school policies, four postsecondary policies and two "bridge" policies that impact both stakeholders. Collectively, the 10 policies described in the Blueprint enable states to bring together college and career readiness, transition and degree attainment goals. The second section of the report contains individual state profiles as a way for leaders to quickly discern where strengths and opportunities exist and where they can get more information and resources should they decide to take action. Finally, a 50-state searchable data portal will provide an array of content-rich, easy-to-understand features.
Education Commission of the States. ECS Distribution Center, 700 Broadway Suite 1200, Denver, CO 80203-3460. Tel: 303-299-3692; Fax: 303-296-8332; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education; Higher Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States
IES Cited: ED565798