ERIC Number: ED553163
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
Reference Count: 11
Indicators of College Readiness: A Comparison of High School and College Measures
Connolly, Faith; Olson, Linda S.; Durham, Rachel E.; Plank, Stephen B.
Baltimore Education Research Consortium
This report compares high school indicators of college readiness for the Baltimore City Schools Class of 2011 with actual readiness as determined by Maryland colleges. Each Maryland college determines its own criteria for entering credit bearing courses or taking developmental courses. As a result, findings are reported separately by college rather than the district or high school. This analysis focuses on the four colleges in which most graduates enrolled, the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC), Baltimore City Community College (BCCC), Morgan State, and Coppin State Universities. This report provides: (1) A brief look at "all members of the City Schools Class of 2011" including a description of their high school and middle school indicators, demographic characteristics, and college enrollment rates; (2) A look at "the graduates who went to Maryland colleges" focusing on the colleges that enrolled at least 10 members of the City Schools Class of 2011; (3) A look at "the graduates who, upon enrolling, were assessed for developmental course need," and then were "deemed as needing developmental courses," with a special focus on the match or mismatch between high school indicators of readiness and the colleges' assessment of students who needed developmental courses; and (4) A look at "the graduates who, upon enrolling, were not assessed for developmental course need," again with a special focus on the match or mismatch between high school indicators of readiness and colleges' judgments about readiness. The following are appended: (1) Methodology; (2) High School Indicators by High School Type; (3) PSAT Test-Taking by High School; (4) High School Indicators of College Readiness for Students Assessed as Needing Developmental Courses by College; and (5) High School Indicators of College Readiness for Non Assessed Students.
Descriptors: College Preparation, Educational Indicators, Readiness, Urban Schools, Colleges, Admission Criteria, Community Colleges, State Colleges, High School Students, High Schools, College Entrance Examinations, Developmental Programs, Middle School Students, High School Graduates, College Applicants, Academic Achievement, Demography, Grade 9, High School Seniors, Student Behavior, Advanced Placement, Scores, Enrollment Trends, College Attendance, Student Characteristics, Student Placement, Mathematics Achievement, Reading Achievement, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 12, Standardized Tests
Baltimore Education Research Consortium. 2701 North Charles Street Suite 300, Baltimore, MD 21218. Tel: 410-516-4044; Web site: http://www.baltimore-berc.org
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reports - Research-practitioner Partnerships
Education Level: Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges; High Schools; Middle Schools; Junior High Schools; Grade 9; Grade 7; Elementary Education; Grade 8; Grade 12
Sponsor: Abell Foundation
Authoring Institution: Baltimore Education Research Consortium (BERC)
Identifiers - Location: Maryland
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test; SAT (College Admission Test)