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Feb 07

New Reports Bridge K-12 & Higher Education Data Divide

The Virginia Department of Education has just released information on postsecondary enrollment and achievement of Virginia high school graduates.  These reports are a part of the state’s efforts to improve on the quality and detail of the data on educational outcomes for educators and in particular, high school principals and guidance counselors.  The busy schedules for administrators and counselors often leave little time to produce / review data that is helpful in making decisions regarding curriculum and programs.  Information is now readily available with these reports.

These reports “present a clearer picture of the success of schools, school divisions and the commonwealth in preparing young Virginians for postsecondary education and training,” commented Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Patricia I. Wright.  “For the first time, we are able to link high school records of individual students to higher education student data, while protecting privacy and keeping personal information secure.”

You may access the reports at http://www.doe.virginia.gov/news/news_releases/2012/feb06.shtml