Beyond High School, Before Baccalaureate
June 9, 2011
- College & Workforce Readiness Sources & NotesDEFINING READINESS
College-readiness definition: State has formal expectations for what students will need to know and be able to do in order to be admitted to state’s two-year and/or four-year institutions and enroll in credit-bearing courses. State approaches to defining college readiness have been classified into the following categories: courses, skills, standards, and tests. Some states’ definitions may include elements that do not fall into categories established for this analysis. EPE Research Center annual state policy survey (2010-11 school year), 2010.College & Workforce Readiness How Does the EPE Research Center Calculate Graduation Rates?Diplomas Count uses the Cumulative Promotion Index (CPI) method to calculate high school graduation rates for American public schools.College & Workforce Readiness Schools Strengthen Counseling on Postsecondary OptionsPointing students to postsecondary options other than a four-year college is a challenge for already-overworked counselors.College & Workforce Readiness School Network Readies Students for College and CareerWith a program called Linked Learning, some California educators are showing that career training and academics don't have to be mutually exclusive.College & Workforce Readiness Mich. Early College Builds Pipeline into Health CareersAt Henry Ford Early College in Dearborn, students get a diploma, a degree, and a leg up on a job in the local health industry.College & Workforce Readiness Popularity Offers Challenges for Community CollegesOn the front lines of the debate over whether four-year colleges are for everyone, community colleges are responding to new opportunities and some vexing problems.College & Workforce Readiness Harsh Spotlight Shines on Fast-Growing For-ProfitsWhen it comes to the fastest-growing sector of higher education, some experts and federal officials want buyers to beware.College & Workforce Readiness Reform College Counseling for a Stronger K-16 BridgeHigh schools, particularly those serving poor students, face a critical shortage of college counselors, writes Omari Scott Simmons.