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Achieve, Inc., 2013
This eighth annual report has taken a directional change from prior years where the primary aim was preparing students to graduate from high school. The new focus is on the K-12 alignment where, at the direction of 48 states, the National Governors Association, and the Council of Chief State School Officers, the Common Core State Standards were…
Descriptors: Graduation Requirements, Accountability, Elementary Secondary Education, Global Approach
McIntosh, Shelby – Center on Education Policy, 2012
Since 2002, the Center on Education Policy (CEP) at The George Washington University, a national advocate for public education and improving public schools, has been studying state high school exit examinations--tests students must pass to receive a high school diploma. This year marks the 11th year CEP has reported on exit exams in order to help…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, State Standards, Exit Examinations, High Schools
O'Hara, Marie – Achieve, Inc., 2012
At the 2005 National Education Summit on High Schools, governors from 45 states joined with business leaders and education officials to address a critical problem in American education: Too few students graduate from high school prepared for the demands of college and career in an increasingly competitive global economy. Since then, to monitor and…
Descriptors: Graduation Requirements, Accountability, Graduation, Elementary Secondary Education