Background Information on Outcomes of High Schools

While there is little argument that college preparation in high school is imperative​, there is debate ​among scholars ​as to what extent high schools should prepare students for college and careers. In order to better understand this, we need to recognize current statistics associated with College and Career Outcomes of High Schools. Here is some information by YouthTruth that we should keep in mind.

As you can see, in the survey below, most high school students feel unprepared for college despite wanting to go. Additionally, students feel even more unprepared for careers.

So what can high schools do to change these numbers? In our next blog we will discuss programs that have been put in place to make a difference.

Join us at World Future Forum for more research findings and best practices on College and Career Outcomes of High Schools!

College and Career Outcomes of High Schools

During the month of January, we will focus on College and Career Outcomes of High Schools, which will be one of the topics further discussed during the first annual World Future Forum.

Youth Truth Student Survey found that only 45 percent of students feel positively about their college and career readiness.

The question is: to what extent can high schools prepare students for college and career? This topic examines the different perspectives on college and career preparedness in ​high schools. ​Ar​e current high school programs​ effective? We will discuss employment rates, dropout and graduation statistics, outcome variations between different types of schools, and programs that are working and those that are not. Stay tuned to find out.

Join us at World Future Forum for more research findings and best practices on College and Career Outcomes of High Schools!