Feedback Reports Postsecondary to High School

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Postsecondary Feedback to High Schools

Statewide policies govern postsecondary feedback reports to high schools. These contain information such as college enrollment rates and performance of recent graduates. These reports help to influence K-12 education policies and inform schools on whether they are adequately preparing graduates for postsecondary endeavors. (Updated October, 2017)

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Alabama
Postsecondary Feedback to High Schools

The Alabama Commission on Higher Education provides feedback reports on the postsecondary enrollment of recent high school graduates. The Commission tracks the feeder high schools for each public two- and four-year college. Each high school also receives a report that includes the number of students taking remedial courses.

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Arkansas
Postsecondary Feedback to High Schools

The Arkansas Department of Education, in collaboration with ACT Inc., issues annual feedback reports, providing information on Arkansas high school graduates enrolled in college, subdivided by district, school, and institution. The reports include data on (1) high school and fall semester college GPAs; (2) scores on college entrance and placement tests; (3) the percentage of students who completed the Smart Core; and (4) the number of students enrolled in remedial courses.

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Delaware
Postsecondary Feedback to High Schools

The Delaware Department of Education releases annual College Success reports that include data on student enrollment and remediation rates in Delaware public and private colleges. In addition, the state report includes data on average first-year credit accumulation and GPAs accompanied by recommendations for future goals and strategies.

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Florida
Postsecondary Feedback to High Schools

The Florida Department of Education’s Office of Articulation provides high schools and the state, district, and school levels with information about the number and percentage of graduates who have gone to college, their scores on placement tests, and the number enrolled in remedial courses. The reports also include the Performance on the Common Placement Tests report which provides assessment results for the subtests of the SAT, ACT, PERT and the Common Placement Test across the state’s postsecondary institutions.

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Georgia
Postsecondary Feedback to High Schools

The Georgia Department of Education, through the Statewide Longitudinal Data System, releases annual feedback reports to high schools including information about their graduates’ postsecondary enrollment within and outside the state of Georgia, choice of major, and required remediation rates. This information is further disaggregated by subgroup.

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Kentucky
Postsecondary Feedback to High Schools

The Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics, through the Kentucky Longitudinal Data System, provides state, district and school reports including the following:

  • Postsecondary enrollment rates by subgroup and major selection (instate)
  • Education rates by college readiness benchmark performance
  • Number of freshman year courses attempted and earned
  • Comparison of high school performance and college GPA
  • Freshman retention rates
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Louisiana
Postsecondary Feedback to High Schools

The Louisiana Department of Education publishes state, district and school level data on the number and percentage of individual high school’s graduates who attend college, and of those, rates of students applying in-state and to two- and four- year institutions.

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Maryland
Postsecondary Feedback to High Schools

The Maryland Department of Education, through the Maryland Longitudinal Data System, issues initial postsecondary enrollment data by year, county, and subgroup. The department also issues high school completion data and compares these to workforce participation information.

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Mississippi
Postsecondary Feedback to High Schools

Mississippi Lifetracks releases annual state- level data and trends statewide and by subgroup on the following information:

  • Postsecondary enrollment rates
  • Number and rate of graduates taking remedial courses
  • Graduates attaining 24 credit hours within two years of enrollment
  • Freshman retention rates
  • Graduation rates of first-time, full-time college-enrolled public high school graduates
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North Carolina
Postsecondary Feedback to High Schools

The University of North Carolina System of Higher Learning provides schools with three feedback reports by state, school type, county, or high school: Freshman Application Report; Freshman Performance Measures Report; and Freshman Retention Report. These reports include subgroup specific information about enrollment rates, student performance, and graduation rates.

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Oklahoma
Postsecondary Feedback to High Schools

The South Carolina Department of Education compiles the College Freshman Report on the numbers and percentages of South Carolina high school graduates who attend college. The report indicates the numbers of college courses that students passed or failed by subject area. The summary also includes a percentage breakdown by high school of the postsecondary activities of high school graduates, including college enrollment, gainful employment, and military enlistment.

The South Carolina Commission on Higher Education compiles an annual report on the admission standards for first-time entering freshmen. The report includes data on applications, acceptances, and enrollment and specifies the minimum SAT score required of most applicants for admission.

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Tennessee
Postsecondary Feedback to High Schools

The Tennessee Higher Education Commission, in collaboration with ACT Inc., publishes annual Freshman Feedback Success reports. The reports provide information on recent high school graduates enrolled in college, subdivided by district, school, college, and postsecondary system. These reports, which are limited to outcomes from Tennessee’s ACT-tested public and private high school graduates, track college enrollment, first-year college GPA, average ACT courses, and median course loads.

The commission publishes an annual higher education fact book, which provides detailed information about higher education enrollment and persistence in the state.

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Texas
Postsecondary Feedback to High Schools

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board provides high schools with a number of feedback reports. The report High School Graduates Enrolled in Higher Education the Following Fall by High School County, School District, High School provides high schools with information on the numbers of their graduates who enrolled in college the following fall and which institutions they attended. Other reports provide high schools with information on graduates’ college readiness, freshman year performance (i.e., college GPA), and degree completion rates.

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Virginia
Postsecondary Feedback to High Schools

The Virginia Department of Education publishes annual postsecondary enrollment reports by school and district. The data tables break down enrollment by institutional sector and demographic subgroup. Districts have access to remedial enrollment, credit accumulation, and degree and certificate completion, and graduates’ employment rates, and share this information with students and families annually. School divisions can do so by linking to the SCHEV Research website. All public and private institutions receiving any general fund support (including the Tuition Assistance Grant) link to the website to provide the same information to students and prospective students.

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West Virginia
Postsecondary Feedback to High Schools

The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission and Council of Community and Technical Colleges produce an annual report on college-going rates of recent high school graduates, by county and school. The statewide West Virginia Higher Education Report Card discusses college developmental education, placement, first-time freshman progress, GPA, and retention.