Promoting Student Success
Higher education is speaking out in support of college- and career-ready standards. College and university leaders agree: K-12 academic expectations that align with higher education can help reduce postsecondary remediation rates and improve student success.
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"Meeting college-ready expectations will mean that students are prepared for successful transition into credit-bearing college coursework and training opportunities."
"We must harness the new assessments to provide targeted supports and opportunities for acceleration for our high school students."
"Setting higher expectations for student learning is absolutely necessary to close the gaps that now leave our young people at a competitive disadvantage."
August 30, 2017 — Associate’s degrees are increasingly important in connecting students to to good jobs, but it’s also clear that entering community college unprepared means a much lower chance of actually earning the degree. In an effort...
August 2, 2017 — California State University (CSU) will be eliminating remedial education and placement testing starting in fall 2018, in an effort to “facilitate equitable opportunity for first-year students to succeed.” Students who would otherwise be enrolled in remedial...
July 17, 2017 — The Kansas Board of Regents charged high school educators and two-year college math faculty with creating a course to enable more graduating high school seniors to enroll into college-level math courses when they start college. Last school...
Higher Ed for Higher Standards is a growing coalition of higher education leaders who believe aligned expectations and strong partnerships between K-12 and postsecondary leaders are critical to improving student success.
Mission & Principles
Higher Ed for Higher Standards supports K-12 efforts to raise academic standards in the classroom and urges policymakers to stay the course on standards-based reforms. Check out our mission and principles.
Add your name to the growing list of higher education leaders who agree that aligned expectations and strong partnerships between K-12 and postsecondary leaders will improve college access and success.