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ERIC Number: ED539189
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jul
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 8
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Preparing High School Students for College: An Exploratory Study of College Readiness Partnership Programs in Texas. NCPR Brief
Barnett, Elisabeth A.; Corrin, William; Nakanishi, Aki; Bork, Rachel Hare; Mitchell, Claire; Sepanik, Susan
National Center for Postsecondary Research
Nationwide, about 40 percent of college students take at least one remedial course to prepare for college-level coursework. One cause of this high rate of remedial enrollment is the misalignment of high school graduation standards and college academic expectations. College readiness partnership programs attempt to address this problem by facilitating students' transition to college. This study examines 37 state and local college readiness partnership programs in Texas as well as the partnerships that created these programs. The findings are based on a review of the relevant research and Texas policy literature, analysis of an online scan of college readiness partnership programs in Texas with a web presence, and site visits to high schools, colleges, and community-based organizations in the Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth areas. The authors define college readiness partnership programs as programmatic interventions co-sponsored by secondary and postsecondary institutions and offered to high school students with the goal of increasing students' college readiness. [This report was written with the assistance of Heather D. Wathington, Joshua Pretlow, Beth Hustedt, Nikki Edgecombe, Alissa Gardenhire, and Nicole Clabaugh. This Brief is based on a National Center for Postsecondary Research (NCPR) report titled "Preparing High School Students for College: An Exploratory Study of College Readiness Partnership Programs in Texas." To access this report, see ED532393.]
National Center for Postsecondary Research. Teachers College, Columbia University, Box 174, 525 West 120th Street, New York, NY 10027. Tel: 212-678-3091; Fax: 212-678-3699; e-mail: ncpr@columbia.edu; Web site: http://www.postsecondaryresearch.org/
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED); Houston Endowment Inc.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Postsecondary Research (ED)
Identifiers - Location: Texas