New Data Tool Demonstrates College and Career Readiness Gap

New Data Tool Demonstrates College and Career Readiness Gap

August 28, 2019

“Researchers probing a new, interactive ‘data explorer’ that matches students’ outcomes with college and career readiness measures found that—while nearly all students are graduating from high school in some states—fewer than half are considered ready for college or careers,” reports Michele Molnar for EdWeek Market Brief. “The digital database, released by non-profit organization Achieve, is a one-stop aggregation of available information that connects student outcomes with college and career readiness indicators from all 50 states.” What the researchers found isn’t very encouraging, according to the report, with may “gaps in high school graduates’ readiness for college, the military, or the job market,” and “major holes” in the data. Molnar also notes that “forty of the 46 states that have defined a college- and career-ready measure have also included it as part of their high school accountability system under the Every Student Succeeds Act.”