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ERIC Number: ED544240
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Improving College Readiness in the Age of the Common Core
Over the next ten years, more than half of all jobs will require some education beyond high school. The majority of students entering college do not earn a college credential that would give them better access to these jobs. While the Common Core State Standards should lead to more college-ready students over time, students will still need programmatic supports from secondary and postsecondary educational institutions to better prepare them for a successful postsecondary educational career. Some promising program models exist. However, they should be refined based on more formative research, and then expanded to scale and rigorously evaluated. As part of MDRC's "Looking Forward" series, this memo provides suggestions for policymakers on ways to make progress on this critical issue.
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education; Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: MDRC
Identifiers - Location: New York; Texas; Washington