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P-16 Councils: A National Perspective Jennifer Dounay Education Commission of the States Presentation to the Nevada P-16 Council Las Vegas, NV December.

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1 P-16 Councils: A National Perspective Jennifer Dounay Education Commission of the States Presentation to the Nevada P-16 Council Las Vegas, NV December 12, 2007

2 Education Commission of the States Overview of Presentation About ECS What states are doing: –Teacher recruitment –Successful transitions –K-12/postsecondary data linkages –HS/PS alignment –Business/academic/political collaboration –Workforce development Additional resources

3 Education Commission of the States About ECS 50-state education compact est’d 1965 Nonpartisan, nonprofit Serves all state-level education policymakers and their staffs: –Governors –Legislators –State board members –State superintendents –SHEEOs and higher education boards

4 Education Commission of the States Teacher Recruitment Georgia: –Birth-Age 5 Teacher Preparation Consortium –Teacher Preparation Recruitment Initiative –Double Double Initiative Double the # of new teachers by 2010 Double the # of minority teachers by 2010 Increase teacher retention –www.usg.edu/p16/initiatives

5 Education Commission of the States Georgia Educator Preparation Program Improvement

6 Education Commission of the States Successful Transitions Elementary to middle school Middle school to high school –EXPLORE and PLAN –Graduation plans (i.e., NV 2007 A.B. 212) High school to postsecondary –Teachers and “college knowledge” –Dual enrollment –Early college high schools

7 Education Commission of the States Transitions and Parental Involvement Involving Families policy brief: –Information on college entrance expectations –Set goals/annually choose HS courses –Annual updates on student progress –Transitions: admissions/financial aid apps Research: –Parent involvement = middle grades achievement –Parents need to know importance of grades/attendance

8 Education Commission of the States K-12/Postsec. Data Linkages DQC: 10 essential elements –Nevada has 8 of 10 essential elements –Missing: HS indicators that are indicators of PS/workplace success –“Yes” states = AR, DE, FL, GA, TX, UT –www.dataqualitycampaign.orgwww.dataqualitycampaign.org Postsecondary feedback systems –Districts not required to use feedback information –Data used in AR, FL, NC, TX

9 Education Commission of the States HS/PS Alignment Coursework –Future alignment of courses: IN, OK, SD Standards –American Diploma Project studies –KY and IN Assessment –Cut scores –Stand-alone voluntary/mandatory

10 Education Commission of the States Business/Academic/Political Collaboration Business representation: Most P-16 councils Local/regional P-16 councils NC and TN Early College HS

11 Education Commission of the States Workforce Development ECS Economic Development brief (09/07) –Collaborative research initiatives –Workforce development programs –Economic development boards, commissions, councils

12 Education Commission of the States Want to Learn More? ECS issue site on P-16: > A-Z Index > P-16www.ecs.org –P-16 Collaboration in the States (June 2006) –Recent State Policies/Activities (on WSAD page) –What Is P-16 Education? A Primer for Legislators Coming soon! ECS database on P- 16/P-20 councils

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