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The College and Career Readiness and Success Center - Launched October 1, 2012, under a five-year grant from the United States Department of Education (ED), the center’s mission is to help states and other CCRS stakeholders better inform, align, and support efforts to ensure that all students are ready for success in college and careers....

Early Warning System Middle Grades Tool - The National High School Center's Early Warning System (EWS) Middle Grades Tool enables schools and districts to identify students who may be at risk for academic failure and to monitor these students’ responses to interventions. (National High School Center)...

High School Knowledge Database - The High School Knowledge Database is a repository for collected resources – research, tools, and products – that address a number of high school improvement areas...

Michigan Department of Career Development - This site provides insight into the more than 60 career-focused high schools in Michigan. The schools work with employers, K-12 schools and community colleges to fully integrate career preparation into Michigan’s education system. The program consists of six "career pathways" – Arts & Communication; Business Management, Marketing & Technology; Engineering, Manufacturing & Industrial Technology; Health Sciences; Human Services; and Natural Resources & Agriscience. Detailed information on the program and its components are included....

Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) High Schools That Work - Through its members states, SREB works to prepare high school students for college by providing Advanced Placement courses, developing college-to-school reporting systems, raising academic standards and improving teacher preparation. ...

American Diploma Project - Through the American Diploma Project (ADP) Network governors, state education officials, postsecondary leaders, and business executives work together to improve postsecondary preparation by aligning high school standards, graduation requirements and assessment, and accountability systems with the demands of college and careers. To close the expectations gap, ADP Network states have committed to four actions: align high school standards and assessments with the knowledge and skills required for the demands of college and careers; establish graduation requirements that require all high school graduates to complete a college- and career-ready curriculum so that earning a diploma assures a student is prepared for postsecondary education; develop statewide high school assessment systems anchored to college- and career-ready expectations; and create comprehensive accountability and reporting systems that promote college and career readiness for all students. ...


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