The goal of these programs is to leverage well designed partnerships between public institutions of higher education and One Stop Career Centers to provide targeted students with pathways to success. The primary targets of this initiative are post-12th grade students from the classes of 2003-2015 who need further assistance to pass the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) in order to complete the state required Competency Determination for high school graduation.
The services provided by this initiative build on a region's existing opportunities for remediation services in English language arts, mathematics, and science and technology/engineering, while also addressing the unique academic, work readiness and social/emotional needs of participating students. Outreach and services may additionally be offered to current juniors and seniors who have scored at level 1 (Failing) on the MCAS tests.
These services are to supplement currently funded local, state, and federal programs.