The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) recently released updates to its State Education Reform website, including an overview of the 2011 state high school policies related to college- and career- readiness. With the advent of the Common Core State Standards, it comes as no surprise that 47 states plus the District of Columbia have aligned high school standards with the expectations of college and the workplace, but many states have made progress in other areas as well.
- 20 states and the District of Columbia have graduation requirements that are aligned with college- and career- ready standards
- 14 states have developed college- and career- ready assessment systems
- 22 states have developed PK-20 longitudinal data systems