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Promoting Student Success

Higher education is speaking out in support of college- and career-ready standards. College and university leaders agree: Higher K-12 academic standards can help reduce postsecondary remediation rates and improve student success.

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Higher Ed & Business Speak Out

Learn more about the importance of higher standards and why the voices of higher education and business matter.

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"Meeting standards 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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Recognizing the ‘Golden’ Opportunity of Testing in California

October 6, 2015  — As test results are released across the country, the 101 campuses of California State University and California’s community colleges will use the results of the college-ready assessments to determine their placement into credit-bearing courses. The...

Michigan Higher Ed & Business: Stay the Course on Rigorous Standards

September 17, 2015  — President of the Business Roundtable, John Engler, former Michigan Governor, and Daniel Hurley, CEO of the President’s Council, State Universities of Michigan published a joint op-ed urging parents, students, elected officials and business...

Achieving Tomorrow: The Business Perspective on Higher Standards

September 16, 2015 — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has a new website presenting the business perspective on the importance of higher standards, including state-by-state information and a toolkit to help business leaders make the case for higher...


About Us

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.

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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.