Graduation and Completion Requirements

Resources on topics such as competency-based education, multiple pathways, diplomas and endorsements and postsecondary admissions requirements

  • Research/ Report
July 2021

The goal of the survey series is to understand and track the landscape of postsecondary competency based education (CBE) providing stakeholders with a better understanding of the current landscape.

  • Research/ Report
February 2021

This Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed) report provides state policymakers and advocates with an analysis of the various graduation pathways currently in effect. It also offers recommendations to help lawmakers and others focus graduation pathway policies on equity and excellence.

  • Guide/Tool
December 2020

This toolkit features multiple examples of exemplary postsecondary credit transfer and learning recognition policy and is intended to be used by state leaders to examine their current environment for consistent ways to recognize, reward and transfer learning.

  • Guide/Tool
March 2020

This resource spotlights equity concerns for statewide college Promise programs and provides considerations for state policymakers as they design and implement Promise programs that advance equity. Specifically, the guide addresses affordability, access, and success for special populations

  • Research/ Report
September 2019

This report examines the Career Technical Education coursetaking of high school graduates from different locales — city, suburb, town and rural — using data from the High School Longitudinal Study of 2009.

  • Guide/Tool
February 2019

This guide from the College Board describes AP Seminar’s course contents and provides state, district, and student examples of how AP Seminar could be potentially embedded into a CTE program of study.

  • Case Study
  • Research/ Report
October 2018

This report from Advance CTE explores state approaches to middle school CTE and career exploration and provides considerations for states when implementing or expanding middle school CTE.

  • Policy
August 2018

Washington State created Direct Transfers Agreements (DTA) across all public colleges. This guarantees that a student who obtains a DTA associate degree from a public community or technical college will have completed the core requirements of a public four-year institution.