Currently, 300,000 American high school students have the skills to succeed in Advanced Placement (AP) but lack access to the courses. If policymakers and principals have the will, we know how to expand access to AP for low-income and minority students in the U.S. RAISING RIGOR GETTING RESULTS shares lessons learned from 51 high schools in six states that were able to improve the percentage scoring at mastery (3 or higher on the AP exam) at a rate faster than the national average.
Career & Technical Education
Seventy percent of the jobs by 2020 will require students to have at least some postsecondary education. Innovative states are reorganizing their old voc-ed programs into broader career clusters that provide students with multiple pathways to employment and postsecondary education. This issue brief, Retooling CTE offers eight recommendations for state and district policy.