Lawmakers aim to give schools access to more long-term data

Education leaders aiming to close the achievement gap in postsecondary outcomes would provide more information needed to better assess and adjust their K-12 college and career programs under a bill pending in the Legislature. SB 1224 would require the CDE as well as higher education systems to track student data from Kindergarten through their transition into the workforce.

Districts are now required to determine how well schools are preparing students for college and careers after they graduate. School leaders must monitor student progress through the LCAP process, focusing on at-risk subgroups and engaging with stakeholders to develop strategies and monitor their effectiveness to ensure continuous improvement. To do that, however, they must have access to reliable data that shows what became of their graduates after high school.

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