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.
Check out the new resources on supporting K–12 and higher education partnerships in ESSA plans from CCSSO, NASH, SHEEO and Higher Ed for Higher Standards
"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."
September 14, 2016 —A new report from the National Center for Educational Statistics examines the impact of remediation course-taking on key postsecondary outcomes, including earning college-level English and math credits and persisting through college for both 2-...
September 12, 2016 —According to a recent survey, Americans are increasingly uncertain about the necessity of college for success in the workforce. From 2000-2009, increasing numbers of Americans said that college is necessary, yet now just 42...
August 26, 2016 — Listen or read this compelling piece that discusses the history and current context of the issue of remediation, while also focusing in on several students’ stories as examples. Stay informed! Sign up to receive...
Higher Ed for Higher Standards is a growing coalition of college and university leaders who believe college- and career-ready standards 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 college- and career-ready standards will improve college access and success.