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American Diploma Project Network. ADP Policy Agenda. Align high school standards with college and work expectations. Require all students to take more challenging college- and work-prep courses. Administer tests that measure readiness for college and work to all high school students.

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American diploma project network

American Diploma Project Network


Adp policy agenda

ADP Policy Agenda

  • Align high school standards with college and work expectations.

  • Require all students to take more challenging college- and work-prep courses.

  • Administer tests that measure readiness for college and work to all high school students.

  • Hold high school and postsecondary institutions accountable for student success.


Progress since the 2005 national education summit

Progress since the 2005 National Education Summit

Source: Achieve Survey/Research, 2006.


Progress since the 2005 national education summit1

Progress since the 2005 National Education Summit

Source: Achieve Survey/Research, 2006.


Progress since the 2005 national education summit2

Progress since the 2005 National Education Summit

Source: Achieve Survey/Research, 2006.


Progress since the 2005 national education summit3

Progress since the 2005 National Education Summit

Source: Achieve Survey/Research, 2006.


Progress since the 2005 national education summit4

Progress since the 2005 National Education Summit

Source: Achieve Survey/Research, 2006.


Progress since the 2005 national education summit5

Progress since the 2005 National Education Summit

Source: Achieve Survey/Research, 2006.


Issues to consider

Issues To Consider

  • Who sets the curriculum in local control states?

    • Michigan shifted dramatically to state control

    • Pennsylvania is providing financial incentives to encourage local districts to adopt recommended curriculum

    • Colorado is trying to determine best course of action


Issues to consider1

Issues to Consider

  • What are the incentives for students to take the core curriculum?

    • Arkansas, Indiana and Texas have made it the “default option”

    • Kentucky has required for all students

    • Indiana initially provided outreach and additional financial aid

    • The State Scholars Program provides encouragment and recognition

    • The federal Academic Challenge Program targets additional financial aid to low income students


College and work ready curriculum indiana s core 40

College- and Work-Ready Curriculum: Indiana’s Core 40

19861992199620002002

Indiana37.5%50%57.9%60%62%

Nation43%53.6%58.5%56.7%57%

40th in nation

10th in nation


Issues to consider2

Flexibility in organizing and delivering curriculum

Carnegie Units/Seat Time vs. Proficiency

Issues to Consider


Michigan graduation requirements

Michigan Graduation Requirements

  • Successfully complete X credits aligned with state subject area content expectations

  • Successful completion based in part on performance on state or local assessments

  • Credit also awarded by earning qualifying score on local assessment


Boston graduation requirements

Boston Graduation Requirements


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