ERIC Number: ED465312
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Student Readiness for College: Connecting State Policies. College Readiness Series.
Lord, Joan M.
The College Readiness Policy Connections initiative is part of the effort by the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) to spotlight student preparation for college and careers. The initiative examines the educational spectrum from early schooling to entry into college and focuses on the policies that are necessary to sustain students' academic achievement along the way. This report lays out a policy framework for states with particular attention to the needs of students and parents. It looks at six themes identified as essential for college readiness: (1) curriculum and standards; (2) assessment and accountability; (3) educational support systems; (4) qualified professional staff; (5) community and parental partnerships; and (6) facilities, equipment, and instructional materials. Questions that must be answered in each of these areas are outlined. These questions demonstrate the complexity of educational reform as they outline the work that must be undertaken. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.