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Shankster, Lexi; Larson, Kara; Kwakye, Isaac – Washington Student Achievement Council, 2017
The College Bound Scholarship (CBS) is designed to inspire and encourage Washington middle school students from low-income families to prepare for and pursue postsecondary education. Postsecondary enrollment rates of College Bound students match or exceed those of non-College Bound Washington high school graduates; however, the postsecondary…
Descriptors: Scholarships, Middle School Students, Low Income Students, Postsecondary Education
Larson, Kara; Gaeta, Cristina; Sager, Lou – Washington Student Achievement Council, 2016
In January 2014, the GED Testing Service significantly redesigned the GED test to incorporate the Common Core State Standards and the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education. The purpose of this study was to examine the significant changes made to the test in 2014, examine the impact of the changes on Washingtonians, and make…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Common Core State Standards, College Readiness, Career Readiness
Light, Noreen – Washington Student Achievement Council, 2016
In 2015, legislation to improve access to dual-credit programs and to reduce disparities in access and completion--particularly for low income and underrepresented students--was enacted. The new law focused on expanding access to College in the High School but acknowledged issues in other dual-credit programs and reinforced the notion that cost…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, College Credits, Access to Education, State Legislation
Washington Student Achievement Council, 2016
Education is the catalyst for families, communities, and businesses to thrive. While Washington's employers report a growing need for a more educated workforce in order to stay competitive, many individuals need higher levels of education to obtain work that can support themselves and their families. Washington's Roadmap goals identify the…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Labor Force Development, Economic Factors, Educational Attainment
Smith, Karl – Washington Student Achievement Council, 2014
Since 1990, high school students in Washington have had the choice of earning college credit through the Running Start program. Running start is a dual enrollment and dual credit program that allows eleventh and twelfth grade high school students to take college courses at any of Washington's 34 community and technical colleges, Central Washington…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Student Diversity, Dual Enrollment, High Schools
Burke, Rachel; Martin, Gloria – Washington Student Achievement Council, 2014
Washington Student Achievement Council's 10-Year Roadmap sets a goal for 2023 of having 70 percent of Washington adults (ages 25-44) receive a postsecondary credential. At the same time, dramatic cuts in state funding for higher education, particularly since 2008, have shifted more of the cost of higher education onto students and families, making…
Descriptors: Public Colleges, Paying for College, Student College Relationship, Dual Enrollment