Using Oklahoma as a case study, this article provides analysis of what happens to students after high school graduation.
Transition: High School to Career
This report examines the reasons why California’s current accountability system is not producing students who are graduating from high school ready for college and careers, and proposes a better alternative.
This series of essays explores the challenges of implementing so many education reforms—such as new Common Core standards, new assessments, new accountability systems, new teacher evaluations, new data systems, and for some states, Race to the Top—all at once, provides a framework for policymakers to think about the choices ahead, as well as strategies and solutions to unexpected conflicts.
This report argues that college and career readiness information should be collected and shared publicly in order to support data-driven decision making aimed at increasing student success.This report also defines the four characteristics of a successful college readiness report - transparent, thorough, timely, and tailored.
This report examines the need for improving high school accountability for preparing students for college and careers. The report also provides examples of how states use outcomes data to track student success beyond high school and how that data is used to hold schools accountable.
This brief explores measures states can use to hold high schools accountable for developing students' career readiness. The brief focuses on implementing one specific indicator: obtaining a satisfactory performance rating by a supervisor in a job, internship, school-based enterprise or other experience that demonstrates a student's career-related transferable skills. In addition to this indicator, other indicators are also recommended by the author.
This brief focuses on the role that career and technical education (CTE) teachers can play in ensuring college and career readiness (CCR) for all students. The authors introduce who CTE teachers are and how current policies support and integrate them into schools. The authors argue that these teachers are critical to meeting the needs of students who may wish to enter a career without obtaining a 4-year college degree or for those who wish to gain experience in a field before obtaining a higher degree.
This report provides an overview of the job market and a projection of the jobs expected to be available through 2020 as well as the educational demands for those jobs. Key kindings include: 1) following the recession, jobs will be restored at a slow and steady pace, with healthcare and STEM being two of the fastest growing industries; 2) the highest job growth has been for those who have attained a bachelor's degree or higher; 3) by 2020, 65% of all jobs will require postsecondary education and training.
If you picked out random Americans on the street and asked them if they know what public-school teachers are and what they do, you would almost certainly receive universally affirmative responses. Everyone knows what a teacher is—it’s practically self-evident. Teachers teach students, of course.