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.
Scaling TN SAILS
Our latest policy brief explores how precollege interventions like TN SAILS can increase college readiness and reduce remediation at scale through K–12 and higher education partnerships.
"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."
December 20, 2016 — Eloy Ortiz Oakley, Chancellor of California Community Colleges and Regent of the University of California, wrote a new blog post for Huffington Post on the importance of community colleges in ensuring opportunity for...
December 1, 2016 — City University of New York (CUNY) launched an innovative program of wrap-around support services and incentives, called Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) in 2007. ASAP doubled the three-year graduation rate of students seeking an...
November 21, 2016 — Northampton Community College (NCC) is partnering with Bethlehem Area School District (BASD) to design a math course aimed at ensuring district graduates don’t need college remedial math courses. Currently, about 80 percent...
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.