More students than ever before are graduating from high school, but other measures of graduates’ academic preparation have not seen corresponding gains. What are students ready for, exactly? States are grappling with creating the right pathways through high school to best prepare students for life after high school. This paper presents the complicated and fluid graduation requirements landscape across states, analyzes states’ recent student outcomes data, and prioritizes key actions for state education leaders looking to improve student outcomes.

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