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Mary Fulton

Remediation: Higher Education's Bridge to Nowhere - 0 views

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    Discusses the failures of the current college remediation policies and programs, offers suggestions to fully prepare students for college, and suggests that co-requisite and additional academic supports could help unprepared students succeed. Link provides access to Full Report, Executive Summary, Data Tables and State Profiles. (Complete College America, April 2012)
Mary Fulton

Do High-Stakes Placement Exams Predict College Success? - 0 views

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    Analyzes the predictive validity of commonly used placement assessments and finds that they are more predictive of success in math than in English, and more predictive of who is likely to do well in college-level coursework than of who is likely to fail. Also finds that using multiple measures could reduce remediation misplacements or rates. (Community College Research Center, February 2012))
Mary Fulton

Predicting Success in College: The Importance of Placement Tests and High School Transc... - 0 views

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    Examines the validity of placement tests and high school information in predicting course grades and college performance. Finds that the ACCUPLACER and COMPASS placement tests do not yield strong predictions of how students will perform in college. In contrast, high school GPAs are useful for predicting many aspects of students' college performance. (Community College Research Center, February 2012)
Mary Fulton

2011 Colorado Legislative Report on Remedial Education - 0 views

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    The annual report shows an increase in the percentage of students requiring remediation - possibly due to more students enrolling in college - but also higher retention rates for these students. The comprehensive report looks at remedial participation, success and cost, and also includes high school feedback reports. (Colorado Commission on Higher Education, February 2012)
Mary Fulton

Using Data to Increase College and Career Readiness: A Primer for State Policymakers - 0 views

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    Discusses actions for state policymakers to take to strengthen their P-20 data systems to increase college and career readiness. (Data Quality Campaign, January 2012)
Mary Fulton

Seizing the Measurement Moment: Why Now Is the Time for States to Help High Schools Get... - 0 views

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    Urges states to track how well high school graduates perform in college so that the schools can better prepare students for and succeed in postsecondary education. States should track postsecondary enrollment, remediation and credit accumulation. Recommends four actions for states to take to track and publish these data. (J.B. Schramm and E. Kinney Zalesne, October 2011)
Bruce Vandal

Why Fairfax Should Ax the Substandard 'Standard Diploma' | Education Sector - 0 views

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    Piece on Fairfax County School District in Virginia's standard high school diploma and the high incidence of remediation at Northern Virginia Community College
Mary Fulton

Task Force Calls for Big Changes in Alaska Education System - 0 views

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    Article mentions a task force's recommendations that cover P-20 issues and include mandating a high school diploma or equivalency for everyone under age 21. The recommendations aim to better prepare students for success in college or careers. A final report is due to the legislature by April 1. (Anchorage Daily News, 03/10/11)
Bruce Vandal

College Readiness Benchmark - 1 views

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    Benchmarks set by College_Board for PSAT on college readiness
Bruce Vandal

The Development of a Multidimensional College Readiness Index - 0 views

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    College Board study on developing multi-dimensional college ready benchmarks
Bruce Vandal

SAT College Ready Benchmarks - 0 views

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    2007 study on the scores that predict college readiness on SAT
Mary Fulton

CUNY Adjusts Amid Tide of Remedial Students - 0 views

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    Discusses the increasing number of students at CUNY that require remediation, including those with deficits in multiple subjects. (NYT, 03/03/11)
Mary Fulton

Shining a Light on College Remediation in Colorado - 2 views

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    Analysis of ACT and 10th-grade CSAP scores shows that students needing remediation in their first year of
    college could have been identified by an examination of assessment results as early as 6th grade. The Colorado departments of K-12 and higher education jointly developed a description of postsecondary and workforce readiness. (Colorado Department of Education and Colorado Department of Higher Education, March 2011)
Mary Fulton

VDOE, SCHEV & VCCS Agree on College & Career Ready Performance Expectations for English... - 2 views

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    The Virginia agencies responsible for secondary and postsecondary education have approved an agreement on the performance expectations in English and mathematics high school graduates must meet to be successful in freshman-level college courses or career training.
Mary Fulton

Many Michigan High School Grads Not Ready for College, Data Show - 0 views

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    An analysis by the Michigan Department of Education shows that at more than half of high schools, fewer than 10% of students graduating this spring are college ready. For the first time, state data measures the extent of college readiness at every high school. (Detroit Free Press, 02/21/11)
    Also See:
    http://www.michigan.gov/documents/mde/Many_Michigan_high_school_grads_not_ready_for_college_346220_7.pdf
Mary Fulton

Most New York Students Are Not College-Ready - 0 views

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    Article and data show that only 41% of 2009 New York high school graduates met the English and math state Regents scores that experts predict would allow students to earn a C or higher is college course in same subject. (New York Times, 02/07/11)
    Link to NYT data document
    http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/nyregion/20110208regentsGradRates.PDF
Mary Fulton

2010 Colorado Legislative Report on Remedial Education - 2 views

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    Annual remedial report includes data on participation, student success and cost, as well as high school feedback data. This year's report includes detailed graduation information for remedial students. (Colorado Commission on Higher Education, February 2011)
Mary Fulton

Closing the Expectations Gap 2011 - 3 views

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    Annual survey summarizes whether states and the District of Columbia have adopted standards, graduation requirements, assessments and
    accountability systems aligned to the expectations of two- and four-year colleges and employers. (Achieve Inc., January 2011)
Bruce Vandal

Mille Lacs County Times - Better prepared high school graduates will save money - 1 views

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    Commentary from Joe Nathan making the case that reductions in remedial rates for recent high school grads will save Minnesota money
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