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Document Number: 9169

Closing the Expectations Gap 2011: Sixth Annual 50-State Progress Report on the Alignment of High School Policies with the Demands of College and Careers - This is the sixth annual report in this series on closing the expectations gap. The report details state progress implementing the American Diploma Project policy agenda that advocates states to: (1) Align high school standards and tests with the knowledge and skills required for success after high school; (2) Require all high school graduates to complete a college- and career-ready curriculum so that earning a diploma assures a student is prepared for opportunities after high school; (3) Build assessments into the statewide system that measure studentsí readiness for college and careers; and (4)Develop an accountability system that promotes college and career readiness. (Achieve, February 2011)...

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