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Keily, Tom – Education Commission of the States, 2019
The notion that the U.S. has a growing skills gap -- the difference between what employers need to fill in-demand positions and the skill of the current workforce -- is a hot topic among policymakers. By 2020, 65 percent of jobs will require postsecondary education and training beyond high school, according to the Georgetown University Center on…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, High School Students, Job Skills, Skill Development
Gittell, Ross; Hieronymus, Bob – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2018
New England colleges and universities are often presented as a source of economic advantage in the New England states for providing a strong talent pool for regional employers. Yet, many state officials and others are questioning the efficacy of colleges and universities in serving regional labor market needs, as employers across New England are…
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Coaching (Performance), Talent Development, College Students
Blauth, Erika; Hadjian, Sarah – New England Board of Higher Education, 2016
The movement toward proficiency-based learning is gaining momentum at secondary schools across New England and beyond. Proficiency-based learning is the system of instruction, assessment and grading based on demonstration of skills that meet performance standards or "proficiencies." The goal of proficiency-based learning is to better…
Descriptors: Selective Admission, Colleges, Universities, High School Graduates
American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), 2015
The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium is one of two multi-state consortia that have built new assessment systems aligned to the Common Core State Standards. The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium is composed of 18 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands that have worked together to develop a comprehensive assessment system aligned to the…
Descriptors: Summative Evaluation, Formative Evaluation, Educational Assessment, College Readiness