Using Assessments to Inform 12th-grade Interventions and Accelerations

Although nearly all states and the District of Columbia have adopted college and career readiness assessments for high school students, few are using the tests to: (1) identify students who demonstrate college readiness and provide these students with opportunities to enroll in advanced coursework during their senior year and (2) identify students who are not college ready and provide these students with interventions to put them back on track toward postsecondary matriculation. This resource briefly reviews extant acceleration and intervention options for high school students and outlines key components for states to consider when developing acceleration and intervention systems.

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Education Commission of the States, Education Policy Analysis
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