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."
"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."
October 10, 2017 — In South Dakota, 11th grade students who score at Level 3 or 4 in English and math on Smarter Balanced assessments, or earn an ACT composite score of 18, are now guaranteed “general acceptance”...
September 21, 2017 — Tennessee Promise’s students are showing signs of improvement from previous year. 56 percent of Tennessee Promise students who entered college in 2015 had graduated, transferred to a four-year university or remained in school two years...
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...
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.
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.