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ERIC Number: ED507679
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 14
The College and Career Readiness Act: Findings from Evaluation--Year One. In Brief
Khan, Sadya; Castro, Erin; Bragg, Debra D.; Barrientos, Jessica I.; Baber, Lorenzo
Office of Community College Research and Leadership
Rising remediation rates among college students are leading to increased time for completion of degree, additional costs for students and colleges, and financial aid being used on courses that do not count towards a degree. In response to these issues, in 2007 the state of Illinois passed the College and Career Readiness Act (CCR Act), Public Act 095-0694, to fund pilot projects consisting of a community college and partner high schools to support the alignment of K-12 curriculum with college level coursework, as well as better prepare students to be successful in transitioning from high school to college. The CCR Act has five main purposes: (1) Align ACT scores to community college courses to diagnose college readiness; (2) Reduce remediation through college prep courses, college readiness skills, and successful transitions; (3) Align high school and college curricula; (4) Provide resources and academic support to students; and (5) Develop an evaluation process to measure the effectiveness of readiness programs. The CCR Act attempts to address the rising remediation rates among high school graduates who enroll in college and find they are ineligible to enroll in collegiate level coursework because they do not meet the cut-off scores on college placement exams. The CCR Act tests the hypothesis that misaligned curriculum between high school and college creates remediation problems for students who seek to enter college-level course work. The Act purports that the remediation problem can be serious because of its impact on time to degree and financial aid. This brief summarizes results presented in year one of the Evaluation of the Illinois College and Career Readiness Act Pilot Projects.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Illinois Community College Board
Authoring Institution: Illinois University, Office of Community College Research and Leadership
Identifiers - Location: Illinois