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The 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 1T: Student preparedness for workforce and post-graduate success; collection and disbursement of data

[Text of section added by 2019, 132, Sec. 5 effective February 24, 2020.]

  Section 1T. (a) The secretary of education, in consultation with the data advisory commission established in section 17 of chapter 70 and in conjunction with each public school district, the department of elementary and secondary education, the department of higher education and other relevant state agencies, shall collect and make publicly available data on student preparedness for workforce and post-graduate success by school district and high school. The data shall provide information on the success of students in completing coursework, matriculating to post-secondary education or training coursework, completing post-secondary coursework or training and entering the workforce. The data collected and made publicly available shall include, but not be limited to:

  (i) student access to high quality instruction and coursework, including, but not limited to, the number of students enrolled in: (A) a MassCore curriculum; and (B) advanced placement coursework;

  (ii) student participation rates in college and career readiness programming and the percentage of students in internships and earning industry-recognized credentials;

  (iii) post-secondary application, acceptance, persistence and graduation rates at Massachusetts public higher education institutions and, to the extent that relevant data are available, private institutions of higher education and out-of-state public institutions of higher education; and

  (iv) the percentage of students who, 16 months after their high school graduation, are attending an institution of higher education or another type of educational or training program or are employed with a sustainable wage.

  (b) Annually, not later than December 31, the secretary shall report on student preparedness for workforce and post-graduate success by school district and high school, including any factors that limit access to any programs indicated in this section, to the clerks of the house of representatives and the senate, the chairs of the joint committee on education and the chairs of the joint committee on labor and workforce development.

  (c) The department may authorize school districts to combine the reporting required in this section with the reporting required from school districts pursuant to section 1I.