What is P-16 Education? (P - 16 Initiatives)
“P-16” describes an integrated system of education stretching from preschool (the "P") through a four - year degree ("grade 16"). It is designed to improve student achievement by getting students off to a good start, academic standards, conducting appropriate assessments, improving teacher quality and generally smoothing student transitions from one level of learning to the next. It also focuses on helping all students meet the proficiency levels needed to succeed at the next education level and in the workforce.
The P-16 philosophy supports students during their early education and K-12 public school experience and builds a bridge from high school completion to postsecondary success.