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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Remediation at Community Colleges

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...

California State University System Eliminates Remedial Education

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...

Kansas Districts Offering College Transition Courses Co-Developed with Community College Faculty

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...

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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.