Independent think tank Education Sector released a new report about needing an education system in California that is “truly focused on postsecondary readiness.” Specifically, they argue that a new system should give educators “detailed information about how their students fare after graduation so they could learn whether those students were ready for college or the workforce, and if they weren’t, how they could be served better.”
The report cites College Summit as an “innovative partner” for school districts to work toward improving postsecondary readiness. The report features a College Summit partner high school and educators as well as Northern California’s Executive Director.
“What teachers really care about, beyond college enrollment, is whether their students are being successful,” notes Paul Collins, executive director of College Summit, Northern California. While the overall data picture is essential, hearing specific names of students failing or succeeding “really makes it real,” he says. Surveys, Facebook pages, alumni groups, and even formal counseling programs all help to connect graduates back with their high schools.
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