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."

Joint statement by HEfHS, NASH, SHEEO

"We must harness the new assessments to provide targeted supports and opportunities for acceleration for our high school students."

Joint statement by HEfHS, NASH, SHEEO

"Setting higher expectations for student learning is absolutely necessary to close the gaps that now leave our young people at a competitive disadvantage."

Joint statement by HEfHS, NASH, SHEEO

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Reforming Remediation to Support College Completion

March 21, 2017 — A new report College Completion: Focus on the Finish Line from the National Center for Developmental Education calls for closer collaboration between community colleges, public schools, and community services, improved teaching and learning...

Destination Known: Valuing College and Career Readiness in State Accountability Systems

March 2, 2017 — A new report Destination Known: Valuing College and Career Readiness in State Accountability Systems, urges state K-12 systems to place a greater emphasis on student preparation for and success in postsecondary education...

The State of American High School Graduates: What States Know (and don’t) about Student Performance

March 1, 2017 — State leaders need timely, actionable data in order to measure if supports to improve readiness are working. Achieve collected states’ publicly reported student performance against college- and career-ready indicators in all 50 states...

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About Us


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.

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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.