The twenty-first-century economy necessitates, and rewards, higher education credentials and skill development. Earning a high school diploma is a necessary step toward entering the workplace, a fact not lost on education leaders and policymakers. The Graduation Effect: Interventions That Support High School Graduation and Workforce Readiness offers a collection of fact sheets that focus in depth on instructional models and interventions proven to move students toward high school graduation and college and career readiness.
The fact sheets are grouped in the following categories:
- The College Connection: Replicating proven early college/ dual- and concurrent-enrollment programs.
- The Rigor Connection: Bringing high-caliber courses and programs that can improve academic preparedness, especially for first-generation college students from low-income families.
- The Workplace Connection: Investing in industry pathways and interventions that provide remedies for the aptitude-education mismatch as it relates to industry-readiness training.