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ERIC Number: ED555533
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
College Counseling in High Schools: Advising State Policy. The Progress of Education Reform. Volume 15, Number 6
Zinth, Jennifer Dounay
Education Commission of the States
In recent years, many states have set ambitious postsecondary completion or attainment goals, driven in part by concerns that other OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) nations are outpacing the United States in the number of adults holding a postsecondary credential. While the U.S. has made modest gains since 2000 in the number of adults who have completed postsecondary credentials or degrees, many other OECD nations, including Canada, Japan and Korea, have made markedly larger gains over the same period of time. Postsecondary redesign efforts aimed at achieving states' postsecondary completion or attainment goals are joined by a variety of state policies and initiatives intended to enhance secondary students' college and career readiness. This issue of "The Progress of Education Reform" explores: (1) Current state approaches to college advising that may not provide the hoped-for gains in college-going; (2) Recent research on approaches correlated with increased postsecondary enrollment, including approaches with traditionally underrepresented students; and (3) Promising state approaches to triage counselors' efforts with other means to provide college counseling.
Education Commission of the States. ECS Distribution Center, 700 Broadway Suite 1200, Denver, CO 80203-3460. Tel: 303-299-3692; Fax: 303-296-8332; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education; High Schools; Postsecondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: GE Foundation
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States
Identifiers - Location: Colorado; Illinois; Minnesota; West Virginia