Graduation and Completion Requirements

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

  • 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.

  • Research/ Report
April 2018

This report from the Center for American Progress analyzes state high school graduation requirements for a basic, nonadvanced high school diploma to understand the extent to which diploma requirements align with eligibility requirements for a student's chosen postsecondary pathway of choice.

  • Guide/Tool
April 2018

This report from iNACOL provides a vision and definition of educational equity and framework for personalized, competency-based education.

  • Research/ Report
February 2018

This report from the Education Commission of the States outlines three common approaches states take to providing alternative pathways to graduation outside of a regular high school diploma that meet federal requirements.