This report provides a roadmap for policymakers who are interested in the development of statewide college degree attainment goals, it includes strategies to ensure that students of color are prioritized as part of statewide higher education attainment goals.
Credentials have currency in two primary ways: they (1) help an individual find employment or advance in the workforce and/or (2) accelerate a student’s progression into and through postsecondary education and training. It is critical that states place their greatest focus on the credentials that provide the greatest value to students and employers. This report…
This report examines the impact of various multiple measures placement polices on student course placement and course completion in the first semester of college. The report also highlights the experience of community colleges during their implementation of a multiple measures placement system.
To understand how high school graduation requirements match up with student’s chosen postsecondary pathway of choice, the Center for American Progress reviewed high school coursework requirements for each state, including Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. The report highlights opportunities for K-12 and higher education to collaborate to align standards to ensure student success.
This report provides an assessment of the effectiveness of state career advising and development systems. The report provides recommendations that state and local leaders should consider to align career awareness, exploration, and planning initiatives across grade levels and policy initiatives.
This report provides helpful information about steps states can take to improve report cards so that they meet the needs of parents, communities, and legislators. Report cards are one of the most powerful ways states can promote transparency, strengthen accountability, and ensure that everyone with a stake in education has access to the information they…