January 2016

      Last year, one Canadian province devised a long-range plan that would implement a  "MyBlueprint "database for Grade 9 students, to develop a ‘graduation and transition from high school plan’ and test it out for 2015-2016. What objectives would that program target?  By June 2020, students would report higher levels of engagement in  learning and per year, achieve a 3% increase in the provincial graduation rate at Grade 12.

     Other objectives included analysis of data regarding students between grades 7 and 10 to develop a transition action plan for improvement, alternate ways to support graduation such as off campus education, credit/outcome recovery, and hands-on learning.  Ultimately, by 2020,  the  provincial graduation rate would rise to 85%. Would you support such a program in your state or province?

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