ERIC Number: ED492563
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Building Transitions from High School to College and Careers for Tennessee's Youth
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)
On September 8, 2005, 43 Tennessee state educational and policy leaders participated in the Tennessee Education Forum in Nashville, Tennessee, to discuss ways to improve students' transitions from high school to postsecondary education and careers. The forum was sponsored by the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) and the League for Innovation in the Community College and supported by the U.S. Department of Education. The forum focused on five desired outcomes: (1) decreased need for remediation at the postsecondary level; (2) increased enrollment and persistence in postsecondary education; (3) increased academic and technical achievement at the secondary and postsecondary levels; (4) increased attainment of postsecondary degrees, certificates or other recognized credentials; and (5) increased entry into employment or further education. This report organizes information from the forum in terms of how Tennessee fares in building transitions, what challenges it faces improving transitions and what actions it can take to improve high school to college and career transitions. The following are appended: (1) "HSTW" Goals for continuous improvement, Key Practices for improving student achievement, and recommended curriculum; and (2) Example Career Pathway Implementation Strategies. (Contains 1 figure and 93 footnotes.)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Higher Education, College Preparation, Career Development, Academic Standards, Elementary Secondary Education, Articulation (Education), Cooperation, Partnerships in Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.; League for Innovation in the Community Coll.
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee