ERIC Number: ED483852
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Reference Count: 51
Schools Involving Parents in Early Postsecondary Planning. ACT Policy Report.
Wimberly, George L.; Noeth, Richard J.
American College Testing ACT Inc
This study, reflects the American College Testing Program's (ACT's) interest in analyzing the critical issues affecting the preparation of the postsecondary applicant pool and the high school experience. It offers recommendations that policymakers, educators, and others can use to enhance the transition from high school to postsecondary education. The purpose of this report is to help schools engage parents in educational and postsecondary planning by focusing on major points in the process when this can effectively happen. The report describes programs, practices, and initiatives that schools use to effectively deliver educational planning information to parents, including ways that schools involve parents in their children's planning and decision making at key transition points: academic preparation--including program and course selection; understanding and using assessment information; formulating postsecondary plans; and learning about and obtaining financial aid for college.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: American Coll. Testing Program, Iowa City, IA.