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Quality Counts 2007: From Cradle to Career


"Published by Education Week and supported by the Pew Center on the States, the report, Quality Counts 2007: From Cradle to Career - Connecting American Education from Birth Through Adulthood, is based on the Chance-for-Success Index, which tracks state efforts to connect education from preschool through postsecondary education and training. The index provides a perspective on the importance of education throughout a person's lifetime and is based on thirteen indicators that highlight whether young children get off to a good start, succeed in elementary and secondary school, and hit key educational and income benchmarks as adults.

For the first time since its 1997 debut, the report tracks state efforts to create a more seamless education system, based on more than eighty indicators in childhood well-being, K-12 education, postsecondary education, and economy and workforce development. The report also examines the extent to which states have defined what young people need to know and do to move successfully from one stage of education to the next."