ERIC Number: ED469019
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Lesser and Greater Expectations: The Wasted Senior Year and College-Level Study in High School. Briefing Papers.
A preliminary report from the National Commission on the High School Senior Year confirms that the senior year of high school is a time of little significant academic engagement for many U.S. students. This wasted year affects both high and low achievers. Those who have gained early admission to college may not work much the rest of the year, and those who are not going to college may exhibit a "party time" mentality. Compounding the problem is the fact that many students work long hours for spending money and have little time for school work. Many remedies have been suggested, and several programs are described that place increased academic demands on students. The National Commission on the High School Senior Year has planned to release recommendations on restructuring K-12 education in June 2001. College-level study in high school can provide students academic challenges while enabling them to earn credits that may reduce their eventual college costs. There are many issues related to college-level study in high school that must be explored to make greater expectations for college students come true. (SLD)
Descriptors: College Credits, High School Seniors, High Schools, Higher Education, Time Factors (Learning)
For full text: http://www.aacu-edu.org/gex/briefingpapers/.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Association of American Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.