ERIC Number: ED312336
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-May
Reference Count: N/A
A Joining of Hands: State Policies & Programs To Improve High School-College Linkages.
Brizius, Martine; Cooper, Harry
This report describes collaborative efforts among secondary and postsecondary educators and state policymakers to improve the quality of academic preparation for college and to extend the opportunity for good preparation to more students. The report is divided into three major sections. The first section, "Strategies for Improving College Readiness: Courses and Competencies," presents descriptions and examples of the following linkage strategies: (1) courses for college admission; (2) college preparatory curricula; (3) competencies for college study; and (4) dissemination of information on higher education standards. The second section, "More Strategies: Academic Preparation and Motivation," presents descriptions and examples of the following additional collaborative strategies: (1) early intervention; (2) outreach; (3) acceleration; and (4) feedback and exchange among institutions. The third section, "Guidelines for States," offers 15 recommendations to facilitate linkage between secondary and higher education at the state level. The report includes the following five tables: (1) "Courses for College Admission: 1983 State Actions"; (2) "Comparison of New Statewide Admissions Policies"; (3) "College Preparatory Curricula: 1983 State Actions"; (4) "Special Diplomas: 1983 State Actions"; and (5) "Competencies for Success in College: Planned State Actions." A bibliography lists materials in the following categories: (1) background works; (2) brochures on preparation for college; (3) regional and national surveys; and (4) state reports. Four appendices provide lists of relevant organizations and agencies and names of the members of the project advisory committee. (AF)
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), Articulation (Education), College Preparation, College School Cooperation, Curriculum Development, Early Intervention, Educational Strategies, Feedback, Guidelines, Higher Education, Outreach Programs, Public Policy, Secondary Education, State Programs
State Education Research Center, 701 North Fairfax Street, Suite #340, Alexandria, VA 22314.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: College Board, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Boards of Education, Washington, DC.; Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC.