The College and Career Readiness of U.S. High School Graduates
For more than a decade, Achieve has issued an annual 50-state report on each state’s adoption of college- and career-ready (CCR) policies as reflected in state standards, graduation requirements, assessments, and accountability systems. Having the right policies is necessary to ensure that students graduate academically prepared for college and careers, but policy alone is insufficient. Implementation of policy matters.
So how do states— and their citizens—know whether their policies are having the intended impact? As graduation rates continue to rise, how do states know whether more students are graduating college and career ready?
To know the answer to this question, Achieve looked at actual student performance against CCR measures in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.