Explore the 50-state analysis by clicking the different policies below! Find out which states are pursuing these policies and check out the accompanying resources, such as the State Profiles. The Blueprint is designed to respond to the unique needs of states.
Meeting the workforce needs of businesses requires that a greater number of Americans obtain a postsecondary degree or certification. To help achieve this goal, the Blueprint Report and the following state profiles review important policy approaches designed to increase the number of U.S. students who earn a postsecondary degree or certification.
Designed for state leaders, the Blueprint features a menu of 10 critical policies that promote college readiness and success. The 50-state analysis explores the extent to which states are meeting these benchmarks. The accompanying resources, technical assistance and online database are designed to respond to the unique needs of states. The Blueprint policies ECS reviewed are listed below. You can also use the menu at the top of the page to access them.
|High School Policies||Higher Education Policies||Bridge Policies|
The state profiles in the Blueprint Report summarize the results of the comprehensive policy review. The profiles do not represent the nuances and context for each policy area. In some cases ECS bundled multiple policies to provide a comprehensive look at the policy.
Please note, the two areas where ECS researched multiple questions are the higher education accountability and transfer policies. To receive a “yes” for the policy area, the states had to meet multiple policy expectations.
The higher education accountability policy review asked three questions. The state needed to meet all three policies within the policy area to receive a “yes.” Nineteen states met the high benchmark for comprehensive accountability policies. The three questions are:
1. Has the state set a statewide attainment goal?
2. Has the state embedded completion and/or attainment goals in their strategic plans?
3. Does the state have a performance-based funding model?
In addition to the database links above, you can use the map below to access information about each state.
Map Key - Ten College and Career Readiness Policies
16 states + DC
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