Pathways and Supports for College and Career Preparation: What Policies, Programs, and Structures Will Help High School Graduates Meet Expectations?

This brief, the third in the College and Career Development Organizer series, summarizes the pathways and supports of college and career preparation that have been collected and organizes this information into three key threads:  1) Personalized Learning Supports; 2) Rigorous Programs of Study; 3) Aligned Resources, Structures, and Supports.  Along with a brief description of each thread, key components are highlighted and examples of each type of pathway and support are provided. The brief concludes with key factors that schools, districts, and states may want to consider as they begin to build, analyze, and address pathways and supports specific to college and career readiness in their contexts.
Policy: District
Policy: Federal
Policy: State
College: 2-year
College: 4-year