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With support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
The findings from Diplomas Count 2007 underscore that to earn a decent wage in the United States, young people need to anticipate completing at least some college.
There is plenty of confusion about what it means to fully prepare students for life after high school.
A new geographical Web interface where users can create interactive maps and download special reports for any school district in the country that includes comparisons to state and national statistics.
Special policy reports that supplement Diplomas Count 2007. Features detailed data on high school graduation rates at the national, state, and district level. State-specific reports also examine state graduation rates, requirement and future readiness.
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This policy brief provides 50-state data on graduation policies in four broad categories: coursetaking requirements, exit exams, completion credentials, and mandatory-attendance age.
Take a look at how states are carrying out federal requirements for calculating and reporting graduation rates
under the No Child Left Behind Act and determining whether schools have made adequate progress.
Report examines statewide testing for general education students in grades 9-12 during the 2006-07 school year, including end-of-course tests, exit exams, and college-admissions tests.
This year's Diplomas Count explores what it means to ensure that high school students graduate and are prepared for both higher education and the workplace.
An analysis shows the relationship between education and pay.
Some experts say the push for higher-level coursework isn’t a good fit with the skills used in the workplace.
Interest in teaching students habits of mind for success in life is on the rise.
Some states are placing their bets on blending academics with high school classes related to the world of work.
We should take the Education Gospela view that schooling focused on preparing students for the world of work can solve society's problemsvery seriously, writes W. Norton Grubb.
Unless we dramatically increase postsecondary attainment, we cannot produce enough skilled workers for the jobs of the future, and we risk further expanding the American family-income divide.
While it would be desirable to have all students meet the standards for college-placement tests, it’s not clear that the labor market demands that.
Only a handful have spelled out what it means for students to be ready for college or the workplace.
TableGraduation Policies for the Class of 2007
Detailed analysis of high school graduation rates for each state and the District of Columbia, the nation's 50 largest districts, as well as racial, ethnic, and gender groups.
High School Graduation Rates, 2003-04