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Domaleski, Chris; Gong, Brian; Hess, Karin; Marion, Scott; Curl, Cory; Peltzman, Alissa – Achieve, Inc., 2015
Across the nation, state and local leaders have embraced two critical goals for public education: quality and equity. Students should be better prepared than they have been in the past; the goal now is for all students to graduate from high school ready for college and career. All students, regardless of race, economic background or geographic…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Student Evaluation, Summative Evaluation, Educational Assessment
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
Achieve, Inc., 2015
In December 2013, while attending Achieve's Annual State Leadership Team Meeting in Alexandria, VA, leaders from Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont issued a call to action to create a national movement for postsecondary leaders to signal their support for proficiency-based and competency-based high school diplomas and…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Academic Records, High Schools, Postsecondary Education
Voss, Hans – Achieve, Inc., 2015
As states and districts transition to college- and career-ready standards and aligned assessments, the need for high-quality instructional materials is clear. Open Educational Resources (OER) offer a low-cost solution with high potential to assist teachers nationwide in helping students meet the demands of higher standards. More and more…
Descriptors: State Policy, College Readiness, Career Readiness, State Standards
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 and content-rich K-12 curriculum. Acquiring these skills ensures that high school graduates are academically prepared to pursue the future of their choosing.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Standardized Tests, Scores, State Standards
Guarino, Heidi; Yoder, Shaun – Achieve, Inc., 2015
"Seizing the Future: How Ohio's Career and Technical Education Programs Fuse Academic Rigor and Real-World Experiences to Prepare Students for College and Work," demonstrates Ohio's progress in developing strong policies for career and technical education (CTE) programs to promote rigor, including college- and career-ready graduation…
Descriptors: Technical Education, Career Education, Career Readiness, College Readiness
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
Achieve, Inc., 2015
Earning college credit in high school matters to students and parents. Students who earn college credits by taking a college-level course while in high school are more likely to enter college and succeed. Through these experiences, students become familiar with college expectations, academic behaviors, and habits of mind; get a head start on…
Descriptors: High School Students, Dual Enrollment, College Credits, Accountability
Achieve, Inc., 2015
Even as graduation rates rise, policymakers and families wonder: Does a high school diploma mean that students are ready for what comes next? Graduates wonder: Did I take the right classes and have the experiences I need to pursue the future I envision for myself? State leaders should be reflecting too: Do our state policies set the right…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, College Readiness, Career Readiness, Parents
Achieve, Inc., 2014
Since June 2010, 46 states and Washington DC have adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)--K-12 standards in mathematics and English language arts/literacy developed through a multi-state initiative led by the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers. Implementation of the standards is underway in all of…
Descriptors: State Standards, Academic Standards, Reading Achievement, Educational Assessment
Achieve, Inc., 2014
In joint partnership, Achieve, The Council of Chief State School Officers, and Student Achievement Partners have developed a Toolkit for Evaluating the Alignment of Instructional and Assessment Materials to the Common Core State Standards. The Toolkit is a set of interrelated, freely available instruments for evaluating alignment to the CCSS; each…
Descriptors: State Standards, Alignment (Education), Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods
Achieve, Inc., 2014
In joint partnership, Achieve, The Council of Chief State School Officers, and Student Achievement Partners have developed a Toolkit for Evaluating the Alignment of Instructional and Assessment Materials to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The Toolkit is a set of interrelated, freely available instruments for evaluating alignment to the…
Descriptors: State Standards, Alignment (Education), Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods
Kreamer, Kate Blosveren; O'Hara, Marie; Curl, Cory – Achieve, Inc., 2014
There is growing consensus in states across the nation that the goal of the K-12 education system is to "prepare all students to graduate from high school ready for college and careers". Yet, in all but a handful of states, the priority goals set to drive student performance toward and beyond college and career readiness sputter out…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, College Readiness, Educational Indicators, Educational Trends
Curl, Cory – Achieve, Inc., 2014
States across the nation are turning their aspirations for college and career readiness for all students into action. They are moving beyond policy and practice centered on a floor--aiming for students to attain minimal proficiency on basic academic standards--to a new focus on ensuring that all students develop the capacity to demonstrate mastery…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, College Readiness, Career Readiness, Academic Standards
Achieve, Inc., 2013
The call to ensure that every student, including students with disabilities, graduates from high school well prepared for college and careers is acknowledged by policymakers, professionals and business leaders. This policy brief was developed to provide guidance to state education policy leaders to support the goal of ensuring that students with…
Descriptors: Graduation Requirements, Disabilities, Career Readiness, College Readiness
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