PATHWAYS TO ADULT SUCCESS
2018 – 2019
GUIDING STUDENTS & INSTITUTIONS TOWARD THE FUTURE: CROSS-SECTOR SYSTEMS AND VISUALIZATIONS
This group will consider the architecture and use of cross-sector data systems that link K-12, higher education, and the workforce and local/regional labor markets.
Optimally, the resulting data can inform districts and secondary schools on the progress, persistence, and success of their graduates over various periods and in various institutions, organizations, or careers, promoting better guidance and preparation within the school environment.
It can also inform organizational restructuring to support students and educate them about the nature and variety of pathways to adult success in their community.
To be useful, the data must be easy to access, organize, and present.
POSTSECONDARY SUCCESS FOR ALL: HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION, CERTIFICATES, COLLEGE & CAREERS
This group will dig into the hard, unresolved questions stemming from PAS discussions:
- Do all youth need the same academic preparation for the future?
- If not, where does differentiation occur?
- How can tracking be avoided and equity achieved?
- Are we setting a low bar?
- High school graduation and college/university admission requirements vary widely by state. How reliable are industry certificates as pathways to adult success?
- Are there skills required for workplace success that are not taught in schools?
- If so, what are they, and how do we teach them?
- Would it be useful to include additional indicators beyond the ABCs in helping adults determine where and when to take actions on students’ behalf?
COLLABORATIONS FOR STUDENT SUCCESS
We acknowledge the concepts that “schools and districts can’t do it alone” and “it takes a village to raise a child”; yet we do not always put this into action.
This group will consider how non-profits, businesses of all sizes, and higher education can collaborate locally with schools and districts to operationalize concrete, cross-sector strategies to strengthen pathways to adult success, both in schools and across boundaries and transitions beyond school.
Most particularly, how can we provide all students quality post-secondary navigation guidance and supports, and how can we optimize support after they leave school and are no longer in a structured environment?
2017 – 2018
This collaborative learning community is working to establish how to best display indicator and response data to facilitate insight and action at the individual, school, community, and system level.
This collaborative learning community is working to establish the best set of indicators to keep all students on the pathway to adult success.