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Talent

Talent measures who is working today, and how well the region’s talent pipeline is being prepared for the jobs of tomorrow.

Best Practices & Deeper Dives

How to Read the Tiles How to Read the Tiles

High School Indicators

A high school diploma is a key credential for future study or to enter the workforce. It gives an overview of the talent pipeline and can help flag obstacles to economic mobility. Similarly, high AP exam pass rates and SAT scores facilitate pathways to higher education.

Florida Talent Indicators: AP Passing Rate
Florida Talent Indicators: AP Testing Rate
Florida Talent Indicators: SAT Scores
High School Graduation Rate – Economically Disadvantaged
High School Graduation Rate

2024 Takeaways

The region moved eight spots up in the ranking for high school graduation rates, going from 10th to 2nd in 2024, with rates improving from 89.07% to 92.25%. Inversely, the data shows a decline in rank and performance for economically disadvantaged students’ high school graduation rates. Falling rates may be partially linked to the demands and increased stresses of broader affordability concerns but may also reflect changes to the availability and funding of programmatic support. Solutions that help support this population will be essential to close the educational divide.

INCREASING VALUES

Improvements in high school graduation rates are linked to the individuals’ future social and economic wellbeing and can be an indicator of the overall effectiveness of a program.

College credit earned while still in high school can reduce the expense of pursuing a degree.

DECREASING VALUES

Individuals lacking a high school diploma are more likely to experience lower income potential, experience higher rates of incarceration, and more likely to be dependent on public resources.

CONTRIBUTING FACTORS

  • Attendance and Engagement
  • Course Grades
  • Socioeconomic Status
  • Availability of Resources and Support