Aligning High School Graduation Requirements with the Real World: A Road Map for States

This policy brief describes programs and initiatives from different states and districts that have been implemented to retain students, lower dropout rates, and help provide students with life skills to make them successful through and after high school. The authors start with a discussion of how to determine the parameters of graduation policy, i.e., identifying which courses students should be required to take and anchoring courses in standards that are aligned with college and career expectations. They follow this with a discussion on how to design an accountability system that provides incentives to graduate students college and career ready.

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Achieve, Inc.
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