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SREB High School to College and Careers 2013 reports

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Beth Day, SREB Director of Communications
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Jeff Gagne, SREB Director of Education Policies, (404) 875-9211

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The Southern Regional Education Board works with 16 member states: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia. A nonprofit, nonpartisan organization based in Atlanta, SREB was created in 1948 by Southern governors and legislatures to help leaders in education and government advance education and improve the social and economic life of the region.


SREB Reports Help States Narrow the Readiness Gap

How do state requirements for high school graduation align with policies for college admission and placement? 
Atlanta — January 25, 2013 — The Southern Regional Education Board today released its 2013 High School to College and Careers reports to help states in their ongoing work to smooth students' transition from high school to college and careers.
 
The reports bring together complex requirements, which vary from state to state, for high school graduation, college admission and placement, and programs to get more students across the threshold from high school into career training and college.
They allow state leaders, policy analysts and education media to more easily review how their policies align, learn what is working in other states, and answer key questions about improving student access to college. Users may view online reports for all related policies in one state, or by policy category across all 16 states. 
 
“While there is still a significant gap between requirements for the high school diploma and what it takes to be ready for college and career, states continue to narrow the gap,” said Dave Spence, SREB president. “This is a tool that can help with that task.”

"This year's report shows that states have raised the rigor of courses, exams and graduation requirements to get more students ready for college and careers after graduation," said Jeff Gagne, SREB director of education policies. 
 
The High School to College and Careers reports include expanded information about policies and programs in SREB’s 16 member states:
  • High school graduation requirements for current seniors
  • High school graduation exam requirements such as comprehensive exams and end-of-course exams
  • Early outreach and career planning services to encourage students to prepare for college and careers
  • Dual enrollment and early admission opportunities
  • Policies to admit students to postsecondary institutions (universities, colleges and certificate programs)
  • Policies to place students in credit-bearing or remedial courses in postsecondary institutions 
  • Feedback reports from colleges to  high schools showing how their graduates performed and progressed in college
  • State need-based and merit-based financial aid programs and eligibility
Aligning policies and raising standards to close the gap between high school graduation and college readiness has been a priority for SREB member states in recent years. SREB is working with policy-makers in many states to help implement a model college-readiness agenda to improve students' readiness to succeed in college and careers.

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