ERIC Number: ED305010
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Reporting to High Schools on Students' Readiness for College: An Idea Worth Developing.
Gaines, Gale F.; Musick, Mark D.
Regional Spotlight, v15 n3 Jun 1988
Because of the significant numbers of high school graduates who require remediation upon entering colleges, it is recommended that colleges report to high schools on how well their graduates are prepared to handle college-level work and how these students performed during their first year of college. The college-readiness programs in eight states (Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas) are discussed and compared. The Tennessee Board of Regents program is considered promising, in that it provides detailed placement and assessment results to high school principals, district and school board administrators, state education officials, and legislators. Differences in the reporting process and type of information reported among the states with college-readiness reporting programs are discussed. Problems in making college-readiness reporting programs work are discussed, as are the factors that make a program work. (KM)
Descriptors: College Freshmen, College Preparation, High School Graduates, Higher Education, Institutional Cooperation, Remedial Instruction, Student Placement
Southern Regional Education Board, 592 Tenth St., N.W., Atlanta, GA 30318-5790.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.