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ERIC Number: ED538724
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Public Higher Education Performance Accountability Framework Report: Goal--College Readiness Measure: Levels in English and Mathematics. Commission Report 07-24
California Postsecondary Education Commission
As part of its work in developing a performance accountability framework for higher education, the Commission conducted an analysis of student performance on standardized tests at the high school and middle school levels. National test results show that California is behind most other states in giving its students a high school education of the quality that prepares them for success at college. State figures show that, within California, Latino and African American students and students from schools in poor neighborhoods tend to have low test scores, indicating that the state is not delivering opportunities to qualify for higher education equally to all of its residents. One of the goals of California's public higher education system is to give all high school students, regardless of their background, the opportunity to enter and succeed at a college or university. Providing students with a high school education that prepares them for college-level work is important for meeting this goal. Although students can refresh their skills at community colleges or take remedial classes while enrolled at a university, those who are well prepared by the education they get at high school are more likely to qualify to enter colleges and universities and complete their studies successfully and in a timely manner. Performance on standardized tests is one indicator of how well California high schools are preparing students for college. Proficiency in English and mathematics is an essential grounding for college work in any discipline, so performance in these subjects has the widest applicability for assessing preparation for college. (Contains 5 displays.)
California Postsecondary Education Commission. 770 L Street Suite 1160, Sacramento, CA 95814. Tel: 916-322-9268; Fax: 916-327-4417; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Postsecondary Education Commission
Identifiers - Location: California