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ERIC Number: ED504318
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
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College-Entry Level Biology Aligned to High School and Middle School Curriculum
Saxon, David; Lennex, Lesia; Duvall, Dale
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Many students believe they are equipped for college only to discover that they need additional preparation in understanding how to apply content and/or improvement of study skills. How can public schools work together with colleges to better prepare students? Great scrutiny of the curriculum in conjunction with determination of college-entrance readiness can determine needs. This paper describes an examination of 7-12 science curriculum in an Eastern Kentucky public school system and entry-level readiness in sections of a biology class at a regional Kentucky university. Results indicated that students at greatest readiness tended to score a B in entry-level courses. In response to the readiness and performance findings, teachers in grades 7-12 called for more vertical alignment of curriculum, traditional classes instead of block scheduling, a change in diploma options, and more science unit requirements for a high school diploma. (A bibliography is included. Contains 2 tables.)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 10; Grade 11; Grade 12; Grade 7; Grade 8; Grade 9; High Schools; Higher Education; Middle Schools
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Language: English
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