Policy Analysis

Overview

Policy Analysis

SREB analysts regularly monitor, measure and report on SREB’s six Challenge to Lead 2020 Goals for education, which span the education continuum from school readiness through higher education and workforce competitiveness. Detailed state-level reports help state leaders make informed decision about what works to improve education in every area addressed in the Challenge 2020 goals. 

SREB’s Challenge 2020 Goals for Education

Pre-K

All children entering school will have the knowledge and exhibit the social and developmental skills needed for success in first grade.

Elementary School

Student achievement for all groups in the early grades will exceed state standards and national averages –– at rates that close achievement gaps between groups.

Middle School

Student achievement for all groups in the middle grades will exceed state standards and national averages –– at rates that close achievement gaps between groups.

High School

Eighty percent of all groups of ninth-graders will graduate from high school ready for college and career training.

College

Sixty percent of working-age adults will have a postsecondary credential: an associate’s or bachelor’s degree, or a career certificate. 

Lifelong

Increasing percentages of adults without high school or postsecondary credentials will pursue opportunities to earn high school alternative certificates, college degrees or career certificates.