Outcomes and Measures for College and Career Success: How Do We Know When High School Graduates Meet Expectations?

The purpose of this brief is to summarize and organize the college and career readiness outcomes and measures that the National High School Center has collected as part of a scan of organizations involved in college and career readiness. The brief summarizes outcomes and measures of college and career success and organizes this information into three key threads: On-Track Indicators, Attainment and Authentication, and Accountability and Improvement Feedback. Along with a brief description of each thread, key components are highlighted and examples of each type of outcome and measure are provided. The brief concludes with key factors that schools, districts, and states may want to consider as they begin to build, analyze, and address measures and outcomes specific to college and career readiness in their contexts.

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This brief provides useful guidance related to areas where specific measures for consideration can help SEAs and LEAs as they analyze practices and outcomes to help monitor and adjust programs designed to meet the individual needs of all students in meeting college and career goals.