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ERIC Number: ED544766
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Participation and Pass Rates for College Preparatory Transition Courses in Kentucky. Summary. REL 2014-009
Mokher, Christine
Regional Educational Laboratory Appalachia
In response to growing concerns about college readiness, the Kentucky legislature revised the state's assessment and accountability system in an effort to increase the number of students who are ready for college when they graduate. The Kentucky Department of Education and the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education responded by redefining college and career readiness, articulating objectives and outcomes to measure progress, and establishing pathways to achieve those objectives. This summary describes a study that focuses on one of these pathways: college preparatory transition courses in math and reading for grade 12 students scoring below state benchmarks on the ACT assessment administered in grade 11. The study describes the types of students who take these transition courses, along with participation and pass rates. The Southeast/South-Central Educational Cooperative (SE/SC Coop), a research alliance partner with Regional Educational Laboratory Appalachia, worked with a local college to develop its own curricula for these transition courses. The analyses of the participation and pass rates are based on the population of grade 12 students in Kentucky public schools in 2011/12. The results for the SE/SC Coop districts are compared with results for a set of districts in Kentucky with similar characteristics (the matched comparison districts) and with results for the state as a whole. Results are also disaggregated by student and school subgroup. [For the full report, see ED544765.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 12; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Grade 11; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Regional Educational Laboratory Appalachia (ED); National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance (ED)
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment
IES Funded: Yes