Promoting Student Success
Higher education is speaking out in support of college- and career-ready standards, including the Common Core State Standards. College and university leaders agree: New K-12 academic standards can help improve student success and reduce postsecondary remediation rates.
Higher Standards 101
Watch a short video explaining how new standards promote critical-thinking skills and prepare students for the future.
"Meeting standards 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 12, 2015 – SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher has released a statement in response to the release of NY state test scores on the importance of ensuring a “higher degree of success for all students, from cradle to...
July 22, 2015 — A new national survey released by Achieve shows that 78% of college faculty and 62% of employers believe that public high schools are not doing enough to prepare students for the expectations they will...
July 20, 2015 – Despite concerns that scores would come back lower than previous years’ with the introduction of the new Smarter Balanced tests aligned to the Common Core Standards, Oregon students scored significantly better than expected,...
Higher Ed for Higher Standards is a growing coalition of college and university leaders who believe college- and career-ready standards, including the Common Core State 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 — and better prepare students for college and career.