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ERIC Number: ED498836
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 36
Abstractor: ERIC
College Readiness: Benefits of a High School Core Curriculum. A Joint Report by the Council of the Great City Schools and ACT
Council of the Great City Schools
This report focuses on the role of the college-preparatory curriculum in improving the academic achievement and college readiness of students from high schools in the member districts of the Council of the Great City Schools. Specifically, the report addresses the following questions: (1) Is taking a core college-preparatory curriculum and additional courses beyond the core associated with increased academic achievement and college readiness for urban students?; and (2) Is greater readiness for college related to increased college enrollment and increased college persistence among urban students? Section 1 examines improvements in academic achievement and college readiness. Section 2 examines improvements in college enrollment and retention. The final section presents recommendations. (Contains 15 figures. Appended are: (1) Council of the Great City Schools Member Districts (2006); (2) Table 1: Demographic Information for ACT-tested Graduates; (3) Table 2: Average ACT Scores, by Subject Area; (4) Table 3: Average ACT Composite Scores, by Race/Ethnicity, Gender, and Income (5) Table 4: Percentages of Students Taking Specific Course Sequences; and (6) Table 5: Average ACT Test Scores for Students Taking Specific Course Sequences.)
Council of the Great City Schools. 1301 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Suite 702, Washington, DC 20004. Tel: 202-393-2427; Fax: 202-393-2400; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of the Great City Schools, Washington, DC.; ACT, Inc., Iowa City, IA.
Identifiers - Location: United States