Achieve and the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc), with research support from the College and Career Readiness and Success Center, jointly released a report, “Making Career Readiness Count.”
This report presents data on remediation practices for incoming post-secondary students, collected from 33 states that participate in the Complete College America/National Governors Association Common Completion Metrics. The authors provide an introduction to remediation practices and a description of their methodology for studying outcomes, which is followed by an analysis and recommendations for making changes in state policy and practice. The guide is organized into three parts.
This guide introduces the model for the Diploma Plus high schools. The schools are small, alternative high schools run by districts, or charter schools, and some alternative programs supported by community colleges in partnership with school districts. The students served are primarily those who are over-age, under-credit, and at-risk for dropout. The guide provides a detailed explanation of how Diploma Plus high schools function, an explanation of their effectiveness, and easy-to-use charts and lists to understand the components of the school system and curriculum.
This is a quarterly publication of the Annenberg Institute for School Improvement featuring articles from several authors. The topics covered are related to establishing College Readiness Indicator Systems (CRIS). Specifically, the chapters include the need to develop robust data systems, building and implementing a CRIS in a school district, the perspective of three school principals implementing CRIS, supporting minority students in STEM, and the role of the central school district office in implementing and utilizing CRIS.