February 14, 2017 — Boston College ‘s Learning to Learn model is getting results – 95 percent of the 150+ low-income, underrepresented and first-generation college students who completed the course in the last decade successfully earned a degree in four years. This alternative to remedial courses teaches critical thinking, reading, note-taking and test preparation skills through a 3 credit course, leading to “sustained, long term impact” in the way students learn. For more information, read the full article
from the Washington Post here, or check out our report Seizing the Moment
for more information on the ways colleges are transforming first year experiences, including remediation.
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Additional Resources from Higher Ed for Higher Standards
Tags: Alignment, Massachusetts, Redesigning First Year Experiences, Remediation
The Leveraging ESSA series to provides several resources to support higher ed and K-12 collaboration in state ESSA plans.
The Aligning Expectations toolkit helps higher education leaders get involved in states’ reviews of standards and/or assessments.
The Seizing the Moment report on community college alignment shows how collaboration with K–12 can better support students.