ERIC Number: EJ709737
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jan-13
Reference Count: N/A
Report: High School Rigor Essential for Students of Color
Black Issues in Higher Education, v21 n24 p6 Jan 2005
A new study on the link between high school coursework and postsecondary success paints a challenging picture for education advocates: African Americans can succeed in rigorous courses, but too few get the opportunity. The report from Achieve Inc., finds that few states set high curricula and content standards that prepare students for college. Moreover, low-income and underrepresented students are most likely to feel the effects of this trend. This document briefly analyzes that report. The report cites access to three math courses as particularly critical to a student's success in postsecondary education: Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II. Such courses are vital for students to succeed on college entrance exams and, ultimately, in higher education.
Descriptors: High Schools, Secondary School Curriculum, Minority Groups, White Students, Postsecondary Education, Graduation Requirements, Algebra, Academic Achievement, College Preparation, Geometry
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas; District of Columbia; Indiana; Texas