Public Schools and Higher Education Alignment
What is P-16 education?
“P-16” is a term used to describe the goal of creating a seamless educational system of public education. It refers to the spectrum of Pre-School through college completion.
The goals of P-16 initiatives are to maximize student success by:
- reducing drop out rates
- reducing the number of high school graduates needing remedial education
- increasing participation in higher education
- increasing the numbers completing college degrees and certificates
- ensuring a qualified workforce necessary to support economic development.
P-16 initiatives are designed to respond to the challenges of Texas' Closing the Gaps initiative.