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Table 5.9. Types of state high school policies for college readiness, by state: 2012-13
 
State State has defined college readiness   State requires all high school students to take a college-preparatory curriculum to earn a diploma Course credits required for diploma are aligned with postsecondary system State high school assessments are aligned with postsecondary system Statewide high school assessment results used for admissions, placements or scholarship decisions in state postsecondary system
United States1 38   16 8 21 15
             
Alabama Yes   Yes No No No
Alaska No   No No Class of 2016 No
Arizona Yes   No No Class of 2018 Yes
Arkansas Yes   Yes Yes No Yes
California Yes   No No No Yes
             
Colorado Yes   No No Yes Yes
Connecticut Yes   Class of 2020 No No No
Delaware In process 2 Yes No Yes Yes
District of Columbia Yes   Class of 2014 No No No
Florida Yes   No No Yes Yes
             
Georgia Yes   Yes Yes Yes Yes
Hawaii In process 2 No No No No
Idaho No   No No Yes No
Illinois Yes   No No Yes No
Indiana Yes   Yes No Yes No
             
Iowa Yes   Yes No No No
Kansas In process 2 No No No No
Kentucky Yes   Yes No Yes Yes
Louisiana Yes   Yes Yes No No
Maine Yes   No No Yes No
             
Maryland Yes   No Yes Yes Yes
Massachusetts In process 2 No No No Yes
Michigan Yes   Yes No Yes No
Minnesota Yes   No No No No
Mississippi Yes   No No No No
             
Missouri Yes   No No No No
Montana In process 2 No No Yes No
Nebraska No   Class of 2015 Class of 2015 Yes No
Nevada Yes   No Yes No No
New Hampshire Yes   No No No No
             
New Jersey Yes   Yes No No No
New Mexico Yes   No No Yes No
New York Yes   Yes No No No
North Carolina Yes   Yes No No No
North Dakota Yes   No No Yes Yes
             
Ohio Yes   Class of 2014 Class of 2014 No No
Oklahoma Yes   Yes Yes Yes No
Oregon In process 2 No Class of 2014 Yes Yes
Pennsylvania Yes   No No No No
Rhode Island No   Yes No No No
             
South Carolina Yes   No No No No
South Dakota No   Class of 2014 No No No
Tennessee Yes   Yes No Yes Yes
Texas Yes   Yes No Yes Yes
Utah Yes   No Yes No No
             
Vermont No   No No No No
Virginia Yes   No No No No
Washington No   No No No No
West Virginia Yes   No Yes Yes No
Wisconsin Yes   No No Class of 2015 No
Wyoming Yes   No No Yes Yes
1 National total reflects the number of "Yes" responses for the column.
2 The state is in the process of defining college readiness.
SOURCE: Quality Counts 2013: Code of Conduct, Editorial Projects in Education Research Center, Education Week, 2013. Data Source

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