K12 Educators, Join Our Exciting Journey this Academic Year
By Rick Torres, President and CEO, National Student Clearinghouse
Dear K12 Education Community:
The National Student Clearinghouse is celebrating 25 years of non-profit service to education this year and we want to THANK YOU for making it possible!
As part of our continuing 25th anniversary celebration, the Clearinghouse is kicking off the fall season with a full lineup of new services, events, and more coming your way this academic year, including:
Expanded Client Services Team
The Clearinghouse has expanded our Client Services team, adding more Regional Directors to better serve our clients. As a result, a number of our Regional Director and Client Relationship Manager territory assignments have been changed, you can view your Client Services team’s contact information online. Please feel free to contact your new team members to discuss new services or if you have any questions regarding your existing services.
Get Ready for ESSA
Are you ready for the new reporting requirements for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)? Through our StudentTracker for High Schools service, the Clearinghouse is uniquely positioned to support ESSA reporting requirements for postsecondary outcomes and validate Career and College Readiness Indicator programs using the nation’s most robust postsecondary outcomes database. StudentTracker is affordable, accurate, and comprehensive.
2018 High School Benchmarks Report Coming Soon
Each fall, the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center publishes its free nationwide High School Benchmarks Report, which provides high school-to-college transition rates for public high school graduates and covers public and private high schools from all 50 states and most of the 100 largest school districts. Using the findings from the High School Benchmarks report, StudentTracker users can compare the college enrollment, persistence, and graduation rates for your high school or district to those of similar schools across the country. Watch for the release of our sixth annual High School Benchmarks Report in October.
New Clearinghouse Web Sites
We’ve redesigned the Clearinghouse web site, studentclearinghouse.org, to provide a more engaging user experience and show how Clearinghouse services support the learner’s journey across the K-20 to workforce continuum. We’ve also redesigned our Research Center site, nscresearchcenter.org, making it easy for you to search our large library of reports by topic, publication year, scope, or a combination of custom filters.
Over 150 Live In-Person and Online Events
The Clearinghouse has a full schedule of new events – more than 150 — to share with you this academic year. More events will be added throughout the year, so make sure you bookmark our events calendar and check back often.
The Clearinghouse’s 25th Anniversary Sweepstakes
Between now through December 2018, the Clearinghouse is giving away monthly prizes in our 25th anniversary sweepstakes, with a grand prize awarded at the end of the year. It’s easy to enter to win, learn more now.
As the Clearinghouse enters the fall season of our 25th anniversary year, we are more committed than ever to providing high value services that meet the needs of you and your students today and beyond. I invite you to join our exciting journey now by contacting your Regional Director to get started on any of our services or visiting clearinghouseacademy.org to sign up for our events and access our latest training resources.
After 25 years, our journey together is just getting started!