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ERIC Number: ED503664
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 24
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 17
High School to Community College: New Efforts to Build Shared Expectations
Rosin, Matthew; Wilson, Kathy
Although K-12 schools and community colleges share responsibility for the futures of a vast number of young Californians, and both are under pressure to improve student academic achievement, the groups operate under separate governance systems, pursue distinct missions, gauge success based on different measures, and are seldom looked at together. This report focuses on where California's K-12 and community college systems meet and explores some of the potential opportunities currently under discussion for building better bridges between them. The report emphasizes the issue of student readiness for college-level academic work in English language arts and math. Strengthening practices and policies related to student transitions could help California make faster progress toward its goals for well-educated young people who are better prepared for productive citizenship in the 21st century. Appended are data relating to: (1) Early Assessment Program (EAP) eligibility and participation among 11th graders in 2008; (2) Early Assessment Program (EAP) results in 2008 among EAP participants; (3) High school graduates in 2006-07 who enrolled immediately in a public college or university in fall 2007; (4) 18- and 19-year olds (with a high school diploma) who enrolled in a basic skills course in fall 2007 at a California community college, by subject area; and (5) Retention and success rates among 18- and 19-year-olds (with a high school diploma) in credit basic skills courses at a California community college in fall 2007, by subject area. A list of links of interest; and an annotated list of recent reports and studies on college readiness, basic academic skills, and placement and assessment in the California Community Colleges are included. (Contains 7 figures and 6 tables.) [Additional funding for researching, publishing, and widely disseminating this publication was provided by the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation.]
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Authoring Institution: EdSource
Identifiers - Location: California