Looking for new high school-related resources? Here are some pieces that other organizations have recently released:*
- A snapshot of how various organizations are framing their college and career readiness discussion in terms of outcomes, where those outcomes overlap, and prevalence of those outcomes.
- A compilation of definitions from organizations that have developed explicit language around what college and career readiness means for their work.
Dr. David Conley, CEO of the Educational Policy Improvement Center (EPIC) and a professor at the University of Oregon, discusses challenges and strategies for addressing the increasingly complex landscape of college and career readiness on this National High School Center Webinar held June 5, 2012. This session incorporates and expands upon a presentation shared by Dr. Conley at the National High School Center's College and Career Readiness Symposium, held on April 24, 2012 in Washington, DC.
This study analyzes Career Technical Education (CTE) transition programs, which aim to create formal partnerships between secondary and postsecondary institutions and support the completion of a degree program. Longitudinal academic achievement data from 6,000 students who transitioned into college were used to determine the effects of participation in CTE on student outcomes.
This study addresses if the high school exit exam influences educational attainment and employment outcomes through analysis of data from the 2000 Census and the National Center for Education Statistics’ Common Core of data. The results revealed that this exam has the capacity to improve student and school performance and college enrollment and employment outcomes, but appears to exacerbate the inequality in educational attainment.