Policies must support career pathways and career tech programs within schools, college preparation, and ways to ensure success in colleges and/ or careers for all public education students.
Key goals of the public education system are to help students plan for their next steps in life and to prepare them for college and careers. It is important for school systems to offer students clear pathways for post-secondary success. Over time, the needs of the workforce change, and the education system must stay abreast of these changes to provide students with their best chance for success. To ensure that Georgia continues to have a prepared workforce and economic opportunities for all, the state must have policies in place that support career education and college preparation, and innovative programs that promote and ensure post-secondary achievement.
Two-Page Policy Summary, Updated Aug. 2020
These are a collection of indicators that reflect the state of Georgia students with regard to being college and career ready, making postsecondary progress, receiving financial aid, and completing postsecondary degrees or credentials.
Readiness for College and Career
Post-Secondary Progress – High School Graduating Class of 2016
High School Graduating Class of 2014
Governor’s Office of Student Achievement, High School Graduate Outcomes Report, found at https://hsgrad.gosa.ga.gov
College Board. (2019). Trends in Student Aid 2016. New York: College Board.
Continue to promote and expand high school graduation pathways and CTAE programs.
Focus on nontraditional students.
Georgia must develop a statewide need-based aid program.