High School Excellence

High school excellence matters for our men and boys

After decades of focused efforts across the nation, high school graduation rates are rising across all major demographic groups, including Black males. To build on this momentum CBMA has put a stake in the ground around High School Excellence. The High School Excellence Framework (HSEF) aims to elevate not just high school completion but Black boys’ capacity to be prepared to fully participate in college, career and community.

Degree attainment rates among US adults by population

28

Black

44

White

59

Asian

However, though Black males are graduating high school and enrolling in educational pursuits beyond high school, their proficiency, college persistence and post-secondary completion rates remain frustratingly low, resulting in limited access to further educational, employment and other economic opportunities in an increasingly knowledge-based economy.

Indicators for Success

 
 
Baseline Data
Targets within 5 years

Black male students graduate high school on-time

Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate

56%

>90%

Black male students enroll in quality post-secondary courses

Enroll in 2 or 4 year postsecondary institution within 12 months of graduation

58%

75%

Black male students persist in post-secondary education

Complete 24 credits within 12 months of enrollment

24%

75%

Black male students attain post-secondary credential

Receive two or four year credential w/in 5 years of enrollment

TBD

60%

 
 
Baseline Data
Targets within 5 years

Black male students are present and engaged in school and learning

Average daily attendance rate

85.2%

>93%

Black male students are present and engaged in school and learning

Drop Out Rate

18.31%

<10%

Black male students are present and engaged in school and learning

Suspension, expulsion, discipline referrals

21%

<10%

Black male students are supported to take and pass state’s college/career ready required coursework

Pass Algebra 1/English

43%

75%

 
 
Baseline Data
Targets within 5 years

Black male students are supported to take and pass state’s college/career ready required coursework

Pass coursework, aligned with CCR reqs

40%

75%

Black male students are supported to demonstrate proficiency on state/district high school exit exams

Proficiency Reading - MME 11th grade male

29.2%

50%

Black male students are supported to demonstrate proficiency on state/district high school exit exams

Proficiency Math - MME 11th grade male

8.0%

50%

Black male students are supported to demonstrate proficiency on state/district high school exit exams

Proficiency CCR National (ACT)

3.6%

50%

 
 
Baseline Data
Targets within 5 years

Black male students’ families/ caregivers actively involved in educational/post-secondary planning

Participation levels in HAS/PTA and teacher/report card meetings

TBD

75%

Black male students are provided quality postsecondary and career guidance and exploration

Access post-secondary supports

TBD

90%

Black male students are provided quality postsecondary and career guidance and exploration

Submit College Applications

TBD

75%

Black male students are provided quality postsecondary and career guidance and exploration

Complete FAFSA

TBD

75%

 
 
Baseline Data
Targets within 5 years

Black male students are provided quality postsecondary and career guidance and exploration

Take ACT/SAT/ASVAB

40%

75%

Black male students participate in meaningful employment, career exploration, and are exposed to models to inspire future planning

Percent students in quality YDO

59%

75%

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As part of October's "Black Male Re-Imagined Month," CBMA, in partnership with Education Post, has launched Black Male Educators Speak, a new video series focusing on the stories of four Black male teachers in four different cities and exploring the innovative teaching methods they use to engage Black students.