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High school graduation is a major milestone for Kansas students, but it’s no longer the finish line it once was.
A study conducted by the Georgetown Center for Education and the Workforce predicts that 71% of the jobs in Kansas will require some additional form of education after high school. That means 70 to 75% of all Kansas high school graduates must complete some level of postsecondary education, whether that is a four-year degree, two-year degree, certification program or entering the military, in order to meet Kansas’ workforce needs.
To help districts determine if students are continuing on the road to success two years after graduation, Kansas looks at three different measures, using a five-year average.
The Postsecondary Effectiveness Star Award recognizes districts that exceed the predicted effectiveness rates (including risk factors) compared to their actual effectiveness rate within a margin of error, with the highest recognition for those districts at or above 70%.
To be eligible for this recognition, a district must be performing at or above its predicted postsecondary effectiveness rate (allowing for a -.4 variance).
The Kansas State Department of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. (more information...)
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