As more schools prepare students for a high school diploma and college and career readiness, how are states tracking the effectiveness of these programs? Are states tracking the right measures, like whether students are taking and passing advanced courses, completing industry certifications, or pursuing other work-based learning opportunities?
College and Career Readiness, or a New Form of Tracking? looks at what data states are collecting and reporting to ensure all students are on track to be successful in college and career. We found:
- Four states — Alaska, Maine, Nebraska, and Oregon — are not yet reporting any college- and career-readiness measures;
- Three states — Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Virginia — track the five most common college- and career-readiness measures;
- Twelve states do not incorporate college- and career-ready measures into state accountability measures; and
- Only 16 states disaggregate their college and career readiness measures by subgroups, as required by federal education law.