ERIC Number: ED367217
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Mar-1
Reference Count: N/A
Undergraduate Education: Access and Preparation Reexamined. Item #5.
Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield.
This report continues for a second-year analysis of progress made in implementing Illinois State Board of Higher Education policy on secondary education requirements for college admission and improving undergraduate education in Illinois. In particular this report examines the preparation of students for college and their achievement in their first year in college. The first section examines recent trends in high school completion in Illinois and in various standard measures of the preparation of high school students for college. The second section examines trends in freshman enrollment and achievement in Illinois. The final section draws conclusions and suggest issues for further study. The report concludes that students completing the required units of a subject in high school scored higher on national achievement tests and that more Illinois high School students are completing a core college-preparatory curriculum. The information presented is drawn from (1) the individual public university and community college undergraduate education review reports that were submitted in summer 1993, (2) the Board of Higher Education's Fall Enrollment Surveys, (3) the public universities' High School Feedback System, (4) state reports from the American College Testing program and the College Board, and (5) State Board of Education data systems. Some comparative national data are also provided. (JB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, Admission Criteria, Board of Education Policy, College Freshmen, College Preparation, College Students, Community Colleges, Enrollment, High School Students, High Schools, Higher Education, Minority Groups, Program Implementation, State Colleges, State Legislation, State Programs, State Standards, Undergraduate Study
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield.
Note: For the prior report, see ED 350 960.