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Transitions to Postsecondary: Analysis of 2008 Quality Counts. Jennifer Dounay Education Commission of the States Presentation to the Governor’s P-20 Education Coordinating Council Colorado Springs, CO February 4, 2008. Education Week’s Quality Counts 2008.

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Transitions to postsecondary analysis of 2008 quality counts

Transitions to Postsecondary: Analysis of 2008 Quality Counts

Jennifer Dounay

Education Commission of the States

Presentation to the Governor’s P-20 Education Coordinating Council Colorado Springs, CO

February 4, 2008


Education week s quality counts 2008
Education Week’sQuality Counts 2008

  • CO: “D”, 64.3%; NY and TN: “A”, 92.9%

  • Five “college readiness” indicators:

    • State has defined college readiness

    • State requires all HS students to take college-prep curriculum to earn diploma

    • HS course credits aligned w/PS entry req’ts

    • State HS assts. aligned with PS system

    • State HS assts. used in state PS admission, placement, scholarship decisions

Education Commission of the States


State has defined college readiness
State Has Defined College Readiness

  • 15 states = “yes”

  • Four categories earned states a “yes”

    • Courses – CA’s A-G curriculum

    • Skills – TN “Vision of a HS Graduate”

    • Standards – ADP alignment “complete”

    • Assessments – AR, TN ACT scores

Education Commission of the States


Caveats
Caveats

  • CA A-G: Remediation still often needed

    • No state measure of student learning

  • TN: Nearly 50% req. remediation

    • State assts. not aligned w/ “vision”

Education Commission of the States


College prep curriculum required for all grads
College-Prep Curriculum Required for All Grads

  • 3 states = “yes” (NY, TX, RI)

    • NY = Regents courses/exams

    • TX = “Recommended” curriculum

    • RI = Readiness may be demonstrated via proficiency-based credit

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Course credits aligned w ps
Course Credits Aligned w/PS

  • 6 states = “yes”

  • Results differ with ECS 2006 findings

  • ECS

    • 2010 - SD and OK

    • 2011 - IN

Education Commission of the States


State tests aligned w ps
State Tests Aligned w/PS

  • 10 states = “yes”

  • Two categories earned states a “yes”

    • ACT/SAT statewide HS assessment

    • State demonstrated alignment (study, etc.)

      • Georgia – ADP-facilitated alignment study

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Hs tests and admissions placement or scholarships
HS Tests and Admissions, Placement or Scholarships

  • 9 states = “yes”

  • Scholarships = AZ, MA

  • Admission – MD allowed, not required

  • Placement

    • TX – benchmark scores on grade 11 TAKS

    • NY – Regents and CUNY/SUNY placement

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Conclusion
Conclusion

  • No silver bullets

  • EOCs help ensure course content

    • IN experience promising

  • Common HS and PS expectations send clear messages to students/parents

Education Commission of the States



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