ERIC Number: ED273223
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Getting Students Ready for College. Why and How We Must Change What We Are Doing. A Report to the Southern Regional Education Board by Its Commission for Educational Quality.
Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.
Steps that states, schools, and colleges should take to prepare students to meet higher college standards are identified, with a focus on two points: developing higher and clearer college entry standards and developing statewide assessments to identify high school students who need additional preparation. Eight suggestions are offered: (1) states should expect colleges and schools to develop statements of minimum skills and knowledge students need to begin degree-credit study at public colleges; (2) states should expect high schools to ensure that certain courses in their curriculum lead to the skills and knowledge needed to begin college; (3) the beginning college standards should be stated in terms that are understandable to high school students; (4) the standards should be communicated widely to parents and students; (5) states should require schools to assess the progress made by students in meeting the statewide standards; (6) the purpose of the assessments is to inform students of their progress in meeting the statewide standards for college entry and to diagnose how unprepared students can be helped; (7) states should ensure that these assessments reflect statewide standards and are applied in all schools and colleges; and (8) states should expect that college/school boards at state and local levels establish joint councils of their members and staffs. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Change Strategies, College Preparation, College School Cooperation, Educational Assessment, Educational Quality, Higher Education, Minimum Competencies, State Standards, Statewide Planning, Student Evaluation
Southern Regional Education Board, 592 Tenth Street, N. W., Atlanta, GA 30318-5790 ($4.00).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.