Roughly one third of all U.S. high school graduates do not enroll in college right after earning a diploma. An important factor in this transition is the demonstration of college readiness. To enhance students’ transitions, statewide and systemwide admission policies are beginning to assess college readiness through multiple measures. This ECS Education Trends report reviews these multiple measures, provides a deeper look at competency-based assessments, and offers policy considerations for state and system leaders.
States are implementing a variety of initiatives and policies to assess and support students’ college and career readiness. To help state leaders and policymakers identify trends and learn about innovative approaches to this work, the College and Career Readiness and Success (CCRS) Center has updated the CCRS Center interactive state map with new and streamlined content. The map provides an easy-to-navigate snapshot of state college and career readiness policies, metrics, and initiatives across all states.
This is the first of a two-part webinar series hosted jointly by the College and Career Readiness and Success Center at AIR (CCRS Center) and American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF) aims to draw connections between the growing understanding of how states can more accurately measure college and career readiness and relevant state policy considerations. (To learn more about the second webinar, click here.)
This blog post is part of a series of posts that draw on technical assistance responses we have prepared for individual regional comprehensive centers and states to answer specific questions and address specific needs related to their CCRS work.