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Graduation Pathways Panel Approves Recommendations For New Graduation Requirements
Updated November 8, 2017 7:39 AM | Filed under: Education
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(INDIANAPOLIS) - Tuesday, the Graduation Pathways Panel, a subcommittee of the Indiana State Board of Education, approved recommendations for new graduation pathway requirements to be implemented for the 2019-2020 school year.

"I am very excited for the future of students in Indiana," said Dr. Byron Ernest who chaired the panel. Through ten meetings, we have convened and worked with collaborators to create opportunities for Hoosier students to choose a pathway they believe will help prepare them for post-secondary success."

The collaborators included students, parents and advocates, teachers and counselors, school leadership and technical specialists as well as business and higher education.

Highlights from the recommendations include:

  • Transitioning away from End-of-Course Assessments (ECAs) to a demonstration of employability skills and postsecondary-ready competencies
  • Instead of a one-size-fits-all test, students can choose a path that fits their postsecondary goals

The panel, which met between August and November, voted to send these requirements to the Board for their consideration. The Board will have two work sessions and then consider adoption at the December meeting.
The complete list of final recommendations can be found here.

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