“Hodge Podge” of State Approaches to Measuring Post-High School Readiness

“Hodge Podge” of State Approaches to Measuring Post-High School Readiness

January 22, 2019

States are taking a varied approach to measuring post-high school readiness. According to Education Week’s Alyson Klein, “nearly every state is gauging school performance in part by whether students show that they are ready for life after high school.”  She notes thatthe big reason for this is “states had to choose at least one measure of school quality or student success—something beyond test scores—under the Every Student Succeeds Act. Career readiness was by far one of the most popular choices.” In total, 44 states have college and/or career readiness as part of their accountability systems.