Meandering Toward Graduation: Transcript Outcomes of High School Graduates (Education Trust)

Meandering Toward Graduation: Transcript Outcomes of High School Graduates (Education Trust)

Earlier this month, the Education Trust published a new report, Meandering Toward Graduation: Transcript Outcomes of High School Graduates (available at https://edtrust.org/resource/meandering-toward-graduation/ or below). Wow, I love that descriptive verb meandering! But it certainly causes me to pause and seriously consider the implications of meandering in the lives and futures of our students. What interested…

Meandering Toward Graduation: Transcript Outcomes of High School Graduates (Education Trust)

Meandering Toward Graduation: Transcript Outcomes of High School Graduates (Education Trust)

In April 2016, The Education Trust published Meandering Toward Graduation: Transcript Outcomes of High School Graduates. The report showcases the results of their analysis of high school transcripts to discover what students’ course-taking behavior reveals about their readiness—or lack thereof—for postsecondary education and careers. From their summary: Despite the rhetoric around college and career readiness…

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Epic Steps Issue 2 – October 2015

T-2-4 and the Four Keys Spokane Public Schools (SPS), the second-largest district in the State of Washington, is committed to making sure that all doors are open to their students after they graduate from high school. To achieve this, SPS has implemented a districtwide campaign called T-2-4 focused on preparing students to successfully complete some…

Student Aspirations, Background Characteristics and a Four-Part Model of College Readiness

This study analyzed what predicted students’ postsecondary aspirations in a sample of 5258 high school students. Variables explored were GPA, gender, race/ethnicity, FRPL eligibility, parent’s education, and student ratings on the importance and occurrence of behaviors associated with a model of college readiness. Race predicted four-year college and work aspirations for Latino students, and four-year…

College Aspirations and College Knowledge: Students’ Preparation for Post-Secondary Aspirations

This study analyzed the relationship between eleventh and twelfth grade students’ postsecondary aspirations and their preparation for achieving those aspirations in a sample of 8106 high school students. Eleventh and twelfth grade student responses to items on a survey measuring the Four-part Model of College and Career Readiness were analyzed to determine which items predict…