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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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Massachusetts Higher Ed and Business: ‘MCAS not good enough for today’s world’

November 3, 2015 — Richard Freeland, former state commissioner of higher education from 2008 to 2015 and president of Northeastern University 1996-2006, and John Davis, chairman and CEO of the American Saw and Manufacturing Company, cite high remediation rates, and an...

Tennessee Higher Education Leaders Support Aligned Assessments

October 30, 2015 — Leaders representing the Tennessee Board of Regents, Tennessee Independent Colleges & Universities Association, and University of Tennessee have resoundingly supported TNReady, the state’s new assessment aligned to the more rigorous Tennessee State Standards. Read the...

New Jersey Higher Ed Leader On the Value Aligned Assessments

October 26, 2015 — In the wake of the statewide release of PARCC results, Tom Kean, former governor of NJ and president of Drew University, underscores the importance of PARCC assessments, not only in closing the ‘honesty gap’...


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.