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Contreras, Frances; Fujimoto, Maria Oropeza – Peabody Journal of Education, 2019
English Learners (ELs) represent critical mass of K-12 students in public schools across the nation. However, states have failed to improve EL student academic outcomes, including college readiness. In 2013, California altered its school funding policy, providing additional support for English learners. Drawing on Vertical Equity and a Critical…
Descriptors: College Readiness, English Language Learners, School Districts, Hispanic American Students
Atwell, Matthew N.; Balfanz, Robert; Bridgeland, John; Ingram, Erin – Civic, 2019
This year's annual update to the nation includes three new features. The first is a Secondary School Improvement Index to assess whether gains in high school graduation rates nationally and by state are translating into better preparation for postsecondary education. The second feature is a focus on homeless students with graduation rate data…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, High School Graduates, Educational Trends, Education Work Relationship
Allensworth, Elaine M.; Nagaoka, Jenny; Johnson, David W. – University of Chicago Consortium on School Research, 2018
In districts across the country, school practitioners rely on early warning indicator systems (EWI) to identify students in need of support to graduate high school and be prepared for college. By organizing pieces of data on student performance into indicators, practitioners can develop and test school strategies to improve students' educational…
Descriptors: High School Students, High School Graduates, At Risk Students, Identification
Bottoms, Gene; Sundell, Kirsten – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2017
This publication explores how state accountability systems currently address college readiness and academic and technical career readiness and offers recommendations and examples of policies and practices that incentivize and reward districts and schools for preparing more students to earn credentials and degrees in high-demand career fields.
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, Accountability, Educational Policy
Coca, Vanessa; Black, Kristin – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2017
Like other major school districts throughout the country, the New York City Department of Education (NYC DOE) has shifted its focus over the last decade from holding high schools accountable for graduation rates to holding them accountable for rates of college and career readiness. There are two major challenges facing both research and policy…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, High Schools, Accountability, Graduation Rate
Koppich, Julia; Humphrey, Daniel; Venezia, Andrea; Nodine, Thad; Jaeger, Laura – Education Insights Center, 2017
Over the next three years, the California State Board of Education (SBE) and the California Department of Education (CDE) will refine the college and career readiness (CCR) measures in the state's school accountability system. Determining which measures to use, given that they need to be robust, useful, equitable, and cost effective--and…
Descriptors: Measurement, Educational Indicators, College Readiness, Career Readiness
Southeast Comprehensive Center, 2017
The Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC) at American Institutes for Research (AIR) publishes this biannual update of college- and career-readiness standards and assessment (CCRS-A) resources. This list of resources is designed to assist staff in state education agencies (SEAs) and other educators in their curricula, instruction, standards, and…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, State Standards, Academic Standards
Iowa Department of Education, 2016
This report is Iowa's response to the four questions that the United States Department of Education, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE), requires of all states and territories receiving federal funding through the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), Title II, Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA). The overall goal of…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Career Education, Technical Education
Washington State Board of Education, 2016
The Washington State Board of Education (SBE) and the Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB) submitted this 6th biennial joint report to the Governor, Legislative Education Committees, and Superintendent of Public Instruction. The report outlines the collaborative work of the Boards, highlights accomplishments, and provides goals and…
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Academic Achievement, Standards, Superintendents
Achieve, Inc., 2015
Today's economy demands that "all" young people develop high-level literacy, quantitative reasoning, problem solving, communication and collaboration skills, all grounded in a rigorous, content-rich K-12 curriculum. Acquiring this knowledge and these skills ensures that high school graduates are academically prepared to pursue the…
Descriptors: Graduation Requirements, Accountability, Elementary Secondary Education, Global Approach
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Welton, Anjale; Williams, Montrischa – High School Journal, 2015
Currently school reform discourse encourages states to adopt college readiness standards. Meanwhile, federal and state accountability and related mandated reforms remain a policy concern. As such, it is important to examine the interplay between accountability and the establishment of a college-going culture in high "minority", high…
Descriptors: Accountability, College Readiness, College Bound Students, High School Students
Bayerl, Katie – Achieve, Inc., 2015
"Best of Both Worlds: How Massachusetts Vocational Schools are Preparing Students for College and Careers," highlights the state's policies that promote strong programming. Massachusetts encourages the completion of MassCore, the state's college- and career-ready course of study, incentivizes rigorous academic standards through school…
Descriptors: Vocational Schools, College Readiness, Career Readiness, Educational Policy
Glancy, Emmy; Fulton, Mary; Anderson, Lexi; Zinth, Jennifer Dounay; Millard, Maria – Education Commission of the States, 2014
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…
Descriptors: College Readiness, State Policy, Educational Policy, High Schools
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Murphy, Daniel L.; Gaertner, Matthew N. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2014
This study evaluates four growth prediction models--projection, student growth percentile, trajectory, and transition table--commonly used to forecast (and give schools credit for) middle school students' future proficiency. Analyses focused on vertically scaled summative mathematics assessments, and two performance standards conditions (high…
Descriptors: Prediction, Models, Achievement Gains, Middle School Students
Le, Cecilia; Wolfe, Rebecca E.; Steinberg, Adria – Jobs For the Future, 2014
Competency education is attracting significant interest as a promising way to help meet our national priority of ensuring that all young people are ready for college and careers. In competency-based schools, students advance at different rates, based on their ability to demonstrate mastery of learning objectives. Teachers provide customized…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Individualized Instruction, High Schools, Career Readiness
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