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Alvarado, Marty; Vargas, Joel – Jobs for the Future, 2019
State reforms and philanthropic investments seeking to improve public education in California have made substantial changes in recent years--from what students learn and how they learn it to how schools are funded and evaluated. Most efforts have focused on one level at a time, either K-12 schools, community colleges, or four-year postsecondary…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Leadership Effectiveness, Leadership Qualities, Academic Achievement
Hoffman, Nancy; Schwartz, Robert B. – Harvard Education Press, 2017
Learning for Careers provides a comprehensive account of the Pathways to Prosperity Network, a national initiative focused on helping more young people successfully complete high school, attain a first postsecondary credential with value in the labor market, and get started on a career without foreclosing the opportunity for further education. It…
Descriptors: High School Students, Academic Achievement, Career Readiness, Partnerships in Education
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
Surr, Wendy; Redding, Sam – College and Career Readiness and Success Center, 2017
In order to be successful in the 21st century, students will need to master an expanded set of competencies that extends beyond discrete academic standards. Competency-based education (CBE) is an educational approach that focuses on mastery of these competencies -- rather than seat time -- as a measure of student learning. This approach is being…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, College Readiness, Career Readiness, Competence
Topper, Amelia M.; Howard, Melissa – National Postsecondary Education Cooperative, 2017
Issues of postsecondary education access and attainment have a direct impact on individuals' social and economic mobility, the labor market, and the nation's ability to stay globally competitive. Sample surveys--cross-sectional or longitudinal surveys of a subpopulation of individuals--on precollege experiences and preparation, postsecondary…
Descriptors: National Surveys, Postsecondary Education, Alignment (Education), Educational Policy
Nagaoka, Jenny; Healey, Kaleen – University of Chicago Consortium on School Research, 2016
The Chicago Public Schools' (CPS) vision is that every student graduates from high school prepared for success in college, career, and life. To help the city reach that goal, the To&Through Project is providing data that track the progress of students in Chicago and identify where students are falling off the path to college degree attainment.…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Public Schools, Urban Schools, College Readiness
ACT, Inc., 2016
This report is the ACT annual report on the progress of U.S. high school graduates relative to college readiness. This year's report shows that 64% of students in the 2016 US graduating class took the ACT test, up from 59% in 2015 and 49% in 2011. The increased number of test takers over the past several years enhances the breadth and depth of the…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, Core Curriculum, College Preparation
Day, Beth, Ed.; Edwards, Matia, Ed. – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2016
"Challenge to Lead 2020 Goals for Education: Refreshed 2016" offers six critical goals. They were designed to help SREB state leaders connect measures of student achievement to essential state policies. Each goal includes background information and the steps states need to take to meet each goal in the years ahead.
Descriptors: Educational Policy, State Policy, Academic Achievement, Student Educational Objectives
Sepanik, Susan; Corrin, William; Roy, David; Gray, Aracelis; Fernandez, Felix; Briggs, Ashley; Wang, Kathleen K. – MDRC, 2015
Too many students in high-poverty, urban communities drop out of high school, and too few graduate prepared for college and careers. Three national organizations--Talent Development Secondary, City Year, and Communities In Schools--have formed "Diplomas Now" in an effort to transform urban secondary schools so fewer students drop out and…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Secondary Schools, Dropout Prevention, College Readiness
ACT, Inc., 2015
This report is the ACT annual report on the progress of U.S. high school graduates relative to college readiness. This year's report shows that 59% of students in the 2015 U.S. graduating class took the ACT® test, up from 57% last year and 49% in 2011. The increased number of test takers over the past several years enhances the breadth and depth…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, Core Curriculum, College Preparation
ACT, Inc., 2014
Since 1959, ACT has collected and reported data on students' academic readiness for college. This annual report focuses on the progress of the graduating class of 2014 relative to college readiness on a national level. In 2014, 57% of the graduating class took the ACT® college readiness assessment. The increased number of test takers over the past…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aspiration, Academic Persistence, Academic Standards
ACT, Inc., 2013
For nearly a decade, ACT has measured student progress in the context of college readiness. "The Condition of College & Career Readiness" is ACT's annual report on the college readiness of the most recent high school graduating class. The data herein provide insights to catalyze and guide efforts to improve college and career…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aspiration, Academic Persistence, Academic Standards
ACT, Inc., 2012
How well are our nation's high schools preparing students for college and career? Recent analyses by ACT show low rates of college and career readiness among United States high school graduates. Data from postsecondary institutions reveal high remediation rates and low second-year retention rates among first-year college students. Employers lament…
Descriptors: School Effectiveness, Postsecondary Education, College Preparation, High School Graduates
Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, 2012
The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium is creating next-generation assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in English language arts/literacy and mathematics. With more than 40 states implementing the CCSS, the Smarter Balanced assessment system will allow states to certify that students have the knowledge and skills to…
Descriptors: Core Curriculum, State Standards, Alignment (Education), English
ACT, Inc., 2012
This report focuses on the college and career readiness levels of the ACT[R]-tested US high school graduating class of 2012. The report represents 52 percent of all 2012 graduates in the United States. Findings in the report suggest that for this cohort of tested students, the condition of college and career readiness has slightly improved over…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aspiration, Academic Persistence, Academic Standards
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