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ERIC Number: ED562538
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Apr
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
Mathematics from High School to Community College: Using Existing Tools to Increase College-Readiness Now. Policy Brief 14-1
Jaffe, Louise
Policy Analysis for California Education, PACE
The adoption and implementation of the Common Core State Standards and Smarter Balanced assessments in mathematics are intended to provide all students in California with the knowledge and skills required to transition from high school to college-level coursework. This implementation will take time. Concurrent with these efforts, policymakers and educators can begin to increase college-readiness now, especially for community college-bound students, by using two existing tools--the California High School Exit Exam in mathematics and the Academic Performance Index--to identify 10th-graders who need remediation and to reward high schools for encouraging all students to enroll in appropriate Grade 12 mathematics. This policy brief explains the benefits of these straightforward policy changes. The following are appended: (1) Demographic Overview of Sample;(2) Community College's ACT COMPASS Cut Scores for Placement in Mathematics; and (3) Summary Table of Multinomial Logistic Regression Model.
Policy Analysis for California Education, PACE. 3653 Tolman Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720-1670. Tel: 510-642-7223; Fax: 510-642-9148; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; High Schools; Two Year Colleges; Grade 10; Grade 12
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: California Education Policy Fund (CEPF); Dirk and Charlene Kabcenell Foundation; Noyce Foundation; Stuart Foundation
Authoring Institution: Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE)
Identifiers - Location: California
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment; COMPASS (Computer Assisted Test)