Research suggests that for high school graduates to be prepared for success in post-secondary settings, they need to take four years of challenging mathematics, including content at least through Algebra II or its equivalent, and four years of rigorous English aligned with college- and career-ready standards. This resource shows how 19 states (and the District of Columbia), which have adopted college- and career-ready graduation requirements, have structured those requirements.
The content of this resource is specific in showing which 19 states (and the District of Columbia) have adopted college- and career-ready graduation requirements. The tables and charts profile graduation expectations for identified states and provide specific and targeted information in a concise document (7 pages) that is useful to those interested in the topic. It is difficult to ascertain its impact on other states considering policy or practice guidance relative to college and career graduation requirements.