The American Diploma Project was created in 1996 by the National Governor's Association and business leaders to help states raise academic standards in order to better prepare young people for postsecondary education, work and citizenship.
Currently in 30 States across the U.S., the American Diploma Project has four specific actions:
1.Align standards and assessments with the knowledge and skills required beyond high school.
2.Require all high school students to take challenging courses that actually prepare them for life after high school.
3.Build college and work-ready measures into statewide accountability systems
4.Hold schools accountable for graduating students who are college and/or workforce ready, and hold postsecondary accountable for students’ success once enrolled.
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More information on the new High School Graduation standards
The Common Core of Data (CCD): program of the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics that annually collects fiscal and non-fiscal data about all public schools, public school districts and state education agencies in the United States.
Achieve is an independent, bipartisan, non-profit education reform organization based in Washington, D.C. that helps states raise academic standards and graduation requirements, improve assessments and strengthen accountability
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Tennessee Diploma Project Archives
Tennessee schools are in the process of implementing new tests and more rigorous graduation requirements through an initiative called the Tennessee Diploma Project. Read the State Newsletter Archives. click to read more...
HOW can parents can make a difference?
Getting involved in your childs curriculum and future now. click to read more...