Graduation and Completion Requirements

Resources on topics such as competency-based education, multiple pathways, diplomas and endorsements and postsecondary admissions requirements

  • Case Study
  • Snapshots
January 2017

This snapshot profile describes Nevada's work during Phase One of the New Skills for Youth initiative. 

  • Guide/Tool
January 2018

This rubric from the Ohio Department of Education outlines the 14 criteria used to evaluate students pursuing the OhioMeansJobs-Readiness Seal.

  • Research/ Report
February 2018

This report from the Education Commission of the States outlines three common approaches states take to providing alternative pathways to graduation outside of a regular high school diploma that meet federal requirements.

  • Research/ Report
April 2018

This report from the Center for American Progress analyzes state high school graduation requirements for a basic, nonadvanced high school diploma to understand the extent to which diploma requirements align with eligibility requirements for a student's chosen postsecondary pathway of choice.

  • Policy
June 2013

Vermont's Flexible Pathways Initiative provides flexibility for school districts and enables learners to pursue personalized pathways to college and career readiness that include dual enrollment and work-based learning opportunities.

  • Case Study
  • Snapshots
April 2018

This snapshot profiles Nevada's progress in the New Skills for Youth initiative. 

  • Policy
June 2005

New Hampshire has a statewide competency-based education and assessment system, requiring all students to complete competency-based pathways to graduate and demonstrate their mastery of knowledge and skills, rather than just accumulate credits based on seat time.

  • Case Study
June 2017

This policy snapshot from the Education Commission of the States provides a summary of 2016 and 2017 state policies, including legislative activities, board policies and programs, related to competency-based education.

The Learning that Works Resource Center was developed through the New Skills for Youth initiative, a partnership of the Council of Chief State School Officers, Advance CTE and the Education Strategy Group, generously funded by JPMorgan Chase & Co