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Document Number: 4631

The K-16 Model MS Word PDF - This paper proposes an accountability model based on viewing public education from kindergarten through college, or "K-16" as a single, integrated system. It focuses, in particular, on the crucial connection between the secondary and postsecondary levels. Two assumptions are central to this model. First, a logical continuum of academic standards and assessments spanning all levels of the education system elementary, secondary and postsecondary would enable students to better navigate the system, and more easily make the transition from one level to the next. Second, creating stronger connections between the K-12 and postsecondary systems through curriculum, assessment, data collection and other major policy structures could provide the means to increase students' participation in, and readiness for, postsecondary education, particularly economically disadvantaged and minority students....
Author: Andrea Venezia
Publisher: ECS

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