Authors: Greg Cumpton, Deanna Schexnayder, Christopher T. King
Date: September 2009
Publication Type: Report, 62pp.
The Central Texas Student Futures Project is a research partnership of the Ray Marshall Center and ten Central Texas independent school districts (ISDs). The project follows the progress of Central Texas high school graduates as they make the critical transition from high school to postsecondary education and the labor market. This effort grew out of concerns among key education, business, workforce development, and community stakeholders that the region’s economy and it’s residents would not prosper in the near- and longer-term unless more of its graduates obtained higher levels of enrollment in postsecondary education and better labor market outcomes. Graduates’ actual postsecondary education and work outcomes are computed annually (for at least four years beyond graduation) using postsecondary enrollment and employment records. Findings are shared annually with local educators, business and community leaders, and policymakers committed to improving education and supporting local initiatives.