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Betraying the College Dream: How Disconnected K-12 and Post-Secondary Systems Undermine Student Aspirations is a report describes the disconnect between high school graduation requirements and academic expectations at the college and university level.
Closing the Expectations Gap 2013: An Annual 50-State Progress Report on the Alignment of High School Policies with the Demands of College and Work (February 2011) is a 50 state survey of high school graduation requirements, academic standards, assessment and accountability systems.
The High Schools Hispanics Attend is an assessment report of basic characteristics of public high schools of Hispanic students and other students at the national and state levels.
Locating the Drop-Out Crisis is a report presenting findings concerning the locations and students of high schools with high dropout rates.
On Course for Success: A Close Look at Selected High School Courses that Prepare All Students for College and Work is a 17 month study by ACT, Inc. and The Education Trust in high achieving high schools that serve substantial numbers of students that are underrepresented in post-secondary education.
Ready or Not: Creating a High School Diploma that Counts is a report from Achieve, Inc. that argues that states' expectations for high school graduation remain largely disconnected from the real-world demands graduates face in postsecondary education and in high-growth, high-performance jobs.
Scaling Up: Reform Lessons for Urban Comprehensive High Schools is a report from The Rennie Center that lays out an action agenda for large comprehensive high schools and clarifies what needs to happen at the school, district, and state levels in order for sustainable change to take effect.
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