California needs system to track students as they move from school to the workforce, report says
Despite commanding roughly 40 percent of state spending, California’s system of public education, from kindergarten to college, cannot answer whether students are successfully moving from school to the workforce.
A report released Monday by Education Insights Center, a research group at CSU Sacramento, says that California should be able to answer the following questions about its students:
Which high schools excel at graduating students prepared for college?
Are high schools that receive additional state money to assist low-income students increasing the number of students heading to college?
Do students who don’t immediately head to college after graduating from high school eventually enter a community college, California State University or University of California?
How do these and other outcomes vary by race, region, the incomes of families and other factors?