Portrait of a Graduate
When speaking about students who graduate from high school, Kay and Boss define the readiness gap as “where they need to be if they are going to be ready for the challenges they will face in life, citizenship, and work”. To do this, schools must identify their “core beliefs around students and learning”.
The significance of a school creating a Portrait of a Graduate for their institution is 3 fold:
- A Shared Vision
- Alignment of Implemented Initiatives Across the School
- Promotes Student Agency and Self-Direction