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Report Claims Oregon Schools Falling Short of Goals for Sending Students to College

Report claims Oregon falling short of  college-bound student goals
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Two years ago, Oregon adopted goals to send 80 percent of its high school seniors to college.

According to a new report issued by the National Student Clearinghouse,  Oregon has not met that goal and is behind the national average.

According to the report, 61 percent of Oregon’s graduating seniors attended some sort of two- or four-year post-secondary school. The national average is 68 percent. Of Oregon’s 180 public school districts, only one met the goal.

The Riverdale School District in Portland saw 81 percent of its seniors enroll in college following the 2011 school year. Oregon had adopted the new standards in time for them to go into effect for the 2009-2010 school year.

The National Student Clearinghouse tracks student performance at schools across the country, degree and enrollment verification, and how school districts perform in meeting educational goals.

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