Data released to help Kentucky school districts break down college barriers for students

August 17, 2015

The SDP College-Going Diagnostic for Kentucky is featured in the following cn|2 article.

A new online tool aimed at removing barriers for high school and college students to allow them to achieve academic success was unveiled Monday.

The Strategic Data Project — an initiative of the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University in partnership with the Kentucky Department of Education, the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, 55,000 Degrees and Jefferson County Public Schools that was announced at a news conference at the Gheens Academy in Louisville Monday — includes data on college-going pathways, high school graduation, college enrollment and college persistence, or measuring how successful the student is once he or she reaches college.

The data included in the project show very different outcomes for different groups of Kentucky students. For example, top achievers are very likely to graduate high school on time and enroll in and persist in college. While students in the bottom quartile of achievement are likely to graduate from high school, they are unlikely to enroll in any post-secondary education, which will impact their future earnings and outcomes.


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