ERIC Number: ED237026
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
College Admissions and the Transition to Postsecondary Education. Staff Analysis of the Visit to Chicago by the National Commission on Excellence in Education, June 23-24, 1982.
National Commission on Excellence in Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Perspectives concerning college admissions and the transition to postsecondary education are analyzed, based on June 1982 hearings and discussions held in Chicago, Illinois, for the National Commission on Excellence in Education. Issues addressed in the public hearing include: (1) the relationship between declining enrollments and admissions standards; (2) the impact of economic and financial aid changes on college attendance and student choice; (3) the comparative roles of testing, coursework, and grades in admissions standards; (4) the role of parents in the transition from secondary to postsecondary education; and (5) the process of student adaptation to the academic and institutional demands of college. The principle emphasis of the public hearing was secondary education. Themes include the following: education has a significant and complex relationship to our national purpose; articulation is a diffuse and poorly understood concept; college admissions policies, particularly those relying on formulas, cannot play a significant role in the enhancement of educational excellence; and guidance and advisement are important supports for students; college-level programs offered in high school. Issues for further examination include: federal and state roles in education; the high school curriculum; parental roles and perceptions; and identifying and preserving what is working well in American education. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Admission Criteria, Articulation (Education), College Admission, College Attendance, College Bound Students, Declining Enrollment, Economic Factors, Educational Testing, Hearings, Parent Student Relationship, Postsecondary Education, Secondary School Curriculum, Student College Relationship
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Commission on Excellence in Education (ED), Washington, DC.