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ERIC Number: EJ798940
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-127X
Partnership Expands the College Track
Hebel, Sara
Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, v73 n2 p34-38 Oct 2007
This article discusses the Compact for Success partnership, whose aim is to get more of San Diego district's high school graduates prepared for college-level work. In a new approach to college readiness, San Diego State University now accepts all students from a large local school system as long as they complete a rigorous curriculum. Under a partnership formed eight years ago, the university has guaranteed a spot in its freshman class to all Sweetwater Union High School District students who complete college-preparatory course work, maintain a grade-point average of at least a 3.0, and meet proficiency standards for university-level work. The school district, as its end of the bargain, has established more-rigorous requirements in mathematics and language arts, and a college-preparatory track that has become the norm for more students. Through the partnership, San Diego State has sought to improve college readiness on a broader scale than that of many traditional university-based outreach programs. Rather than try to help certain students from a handful of schools, as many programs do, the university is trying to improve preparation across California's largest secondary-school district. The Campaign for College Opportunity, a nonprofit group that wants to expand access to higher education in California, has cited the Compact as a model for improving the state's degree-completion rates.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California