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ERIC Number: EJ1000663
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0893-0384
Rice University: Innovation to Increase Student College Readiness
Gigliotti, Jennifer
Continuing Higher Education Review, v76 p166-174 Fall 2012
"College readiness" means that a student can enter a college classroom without remediation and successfully complete entry-level college requirements (Conley, 2012). In order for students to be considered college ready, they must acquire skills, content knowledge, and behaviors before leaving high school. Research on high-school performance illustrates that large numbers of high-school graduates are not adequately prepared for postsecondary education. This article will discuss the importance of college-readiness initiatives, explore the Rice University model for increasing student college readiness and building K-12 strategic partnerships, and discuss programming that could be implemented by any continuing education unit with the goal of increasing the pipeline of college-ready students in their own communities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Higher Education
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Language: English
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