Aligned Assessments and Proactive Admissions in South Dakota

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...

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TN Promise Students More Likely to Succeed & Less Likely to Drop Out

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Nationwide Progress Toward Increasing Attainment Goals

June 17, 2017 —  Since 2008, the national attainment rate has risen by 7.9 percentage points. All states still have a long way to go to reach Lumina’s goal that 60 percent of Americans hold...

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Minnesota State Colleges Offering Bridge Program and New Placement Option

May 20, 2017 — Starting this fall, Minnesota students can submit their 10th-grade reading and 11th-grade math scores to the state postsecondary system to demonstrate college readiness & place into credit-bearing coursework. Additionally, this summer, Minnesota State College and Universities...

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Reforming Remediation to Support College Completion

March 21, 2017 — A new report College Completion: Focus on the Finish Line from the National Center for Developmental Education calls for closer collaboration between community colleges, public schools, and community services, improved teaching and...

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Destination Known: Valuing College and Career Readiness in State Accountability Systems

March 2, 2017 — A new report Destination Known: Valuing College and Career Readiness in State Accountability Systems, urges state K-12 systems to place a greater emphasis on student preparation for and success in postsecondary...

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The State of American High School Graduates: What States Know (and don’t) about Student Performance

March 1, 2017 — State leaders need timely, actionable data in order to measure if supports to improve readiness are working. Achieve collected states’ publicly reported student performance against college- and career-ready indicators in all 50...

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