Student Success

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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Seizing the Moment

Check out the new report from AACC, ACCT and Higher Ed for Higher Standards focused on K-12 and community college alignment.

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"Meeting standards will mean that students are prepared for successful transition into credit-bearing college coursework and training opportunities."

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"We must harness the new assessments to provide targeted supports and opportunities for acceleration for our high school students."

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"Setting higher expectations for student learning is absolutely necessary to close the gaps that now leave our young people at a competitive disadvantage."

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Maryland High Standards Supported by Remediation in Senior Year

July 12, 2016 — Maryland high school students will now have the opportunity to complete remedial work in math and English in their senior year. Following the gradual implementation of high standards, the General Assembly passed a law in 2013 to require school...

How To Fix A Graduation Rate Of 1 In 10? Ask The Dropouts

June 3, 2016 — NPREd’s Weekend edition takes an inside look into San Jose State University through the eyes of students and faculty. With a graduation rate of just 10 percent in four years, San Jose State is...

When College Students Start Behind

June 2, 2016 — A new report from The Century Foundation describes findings from multiple studies on four types of reforms under way at various colleges, and concludes with the view that “a wholesale redesign of the student experience...

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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.