Nineteen councils define their scope as P-16, while 16 councils propose a P-20 scope. One state, South Dakota, has a P-21 council. Many of the first councils created in the 1990s espoused a K-16 scope of work; this was replaced with a P-16 scope late in the decade and in the early 2000s. Many of the councils with a P-20 scope were either created or reconstituted since 2003.
Why does it matter?
Sources for all data points are accessible through this link.
Methodology: ECS performed an initial search of statutes, regulations and executive orders. However, because many P-16 and P-20 councils are established independently of these means, ECS conducted interviews with and had all data verified by at least one contact in the state (typically a P-16 or P-20 council member or staff member supporting the council).
Last update: May 28, 2008
This database was compiled by Jennifer Dounay, project manager, ECS High School Policy Center. For questions, additions or corrections: 303.299.3689 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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