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ERIC Number: ED558009
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-May
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Beyond College Eligibility: A New Framework for Promoting College Readiness. College Readiness Indicator Systems Resource Series
Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University
The College Readiness Indicator Systems (CRIS) initiative was developed in response to a troubling pattern: More students than ever are enrolling in college after high school, but many of them are not college ready, as evidenced by persistently low rates of college completion. The sense of urgency to close the gap between college eligibility and college success is a growing concern among policymakers, educational leaders, and the business community, and it has been captured by the Common Core State Standards, which are explicitly designed to reflect "the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers." This CRIS Framework is intended as a tool to help districts and schools implement the conditions, processes, and supports needed to increase the number of students who finish high school ready to be successful in college. This means intervening early and matching identified students with the supports they need, but also addressing the skills, capacities, and attitudes of adults working in all parts of the school system.
Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University. Brown University Box 1985, Providence, RI 02912. Tel: 401-863-7990; Fax: 401-863-1290; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education; High Schools
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Authoring Institution: Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University; Stanford University, John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities (JGC); University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research