ERIC Number: ED410903
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Improving College Preparation in Ohio: A Total System Approach.
Ohio Board of Regents, Columbus.; Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.
This document proposes a plan to significantly increase the number of fully prepared freshmen at Ohio's colleges and universities by the year 2001. The plan, prepared by the Ohio Secondary and Higher Education Remediation Advisory Commission, makes five recommendations: (1) communicate a consistent set of college-level expectations and articulate a clear college-readiness path for students; (2) begin promoting college readiness early in the educational process; (3) support and share successful teaching and learning strategies through a collaborative learning extension program; (4) target a percentage of each year's developmental funds toward collaborative programs that focus on college readiness; and (5) support development of a total system approach of the K-12 and higher education communities. The report supports these recommendations by defining the fundamental problem to be an educational system that identifies and remediates only after students have graduated from high school and entered college; by answering several key questions regarding developmental education; by listing benefits to be derived from the proposed plan; and by suggesting ways to use funding incentives to reduce developmental enrollments. Appendixes define terms, review data sources, summarize existing strengths of the state system, review experiences of other states, and list the names of interested persons. (CH)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Admissions Counseling, College Admission, College Bound Students, College Preparation, College School Cooperation, Compensatory Education, Cooperative Programs, Developmental Studies Programs, Educational Counseling, Educational Finance, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Extension Education, High Risk Students, High School Graduates, Higher Education, Instructional Systems, Remedial Programs, State Boards of Education, Systems Approach
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Ohio Board of Regents, Columbus.; Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio