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Yeado, Joe – Public Policy Forum, 2017
There has been considerable discussion among policymakers and school leaders in recent years about the need to prepare students as early as junior high and high school for the demands of the 21st Century knowledge economy. Efforts to provide this combination of knowledge and skills often fall under the label of "Career and Technical…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, Public Schools, High Schools, High School Students
Balemian, Kara; Feng, Jing – College Board, 2013
Presented at the AP Annual Conference (APAC) in Las Vegas, NV in July 2013. This analysis takes a close look at first-generation Advanced PlacementĀ® (APĀ®) test takers to better understand the needs and challenges they face on their path to college. The analysis focuses on college-bound AP test takers who also took the SAT and examines a variety of…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Advanced Placement Programs, Achievement Tests, College Bound Students
Brown, Kathleen Sullivan; Mullin, Christopher M.; White, Bradford R. – Illinois Education Research Council, 2009
This longitudinal study focuses on a new generation. Members of the high school class of 2002 were born in the years 1983 and 1984. In order to situate their lives in historical context, it is helpful to think back to some of the major events in the lives of these young Illinois citizens. This analysis of the cohort of 2002 provides leaders of…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Institutional Characteristics, Equal Education, Females