Check out this Indy Star article about a new study on college readiness and high school diploma type.
Indiana offers three types of degrees–Academic Honors, Core 40, and general. In this IUPUI study of IPS schools, the authors examine what effects a diploma type may have on a student’s college or career readiness. As could be expected, students with an Honors degree are more likely to go to college. But the college matriculation rates differ considerably between diploma types. 93% of Academic Honors recipients enter college, while only 65% of Core 40 degree holders are college bound, and a paltry 47% of general degree students went to college. Visit the Indy Star’s website to find more information about the authors’ conclusions and the policy implications.