ERIC Number: ED405387
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
College Admission Standards and School Reform: Toward a Partnership in Education.
Houghton, Mary J.
A desire to raise student achievement levels is leading many educators and parents to work for restructuring and reforming U.S. schools. One of the many areas in which this effort is proving to be complex is the question of changing college admission criteria to respond to the changes in curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment that are occurring at the secondary school level. In January 1993 the National Governors' Association convened a meeting of representatives from secondary schools, colleges, and education associations. Although formal recommendations were not developed, there was broad agreement on the following points: (1) educators at all levels must begin a sustained and serious dialog about the overall goals of the education system; (2) pilot projects should be launched to try out new approaches to admission and ultimately to develop a set of model admission criteria; and (3) governors should try to increase public awareness and dialog by offering visible support to reform efforts. Examples are given of some partnerships between school reformers and higher education leaders in Nebraska, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. An appendix lists seminar participants. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Admission Criteria, College Admission, College School Cooperation, Communication (Thought Transfer), Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Government Role, Higher Education, Pilot Projects, School Restructuring, Secondary Education, State Programs
National Governors' Association Publications, P.O. Box 421, Annapolis Junction, MD 20701; phone: 301-498-3738 (Order Number 08079, $15).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Governors' Association, Washington, DC. Center for Policy Research.