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ERIC Number: EJ850373
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1938-5978
New England's State of College Readiness
Menson, Roxanna P.; Patelis, Thanos; Doyle, Arthur
New England Journal of Higher Education, v23 n5 p22-23 Spr 2009
In continuing its mission of connecting students to college success, the College Board is developing a multi-indicator system that provides educators with a comprehensive view of their students' college readiness. The information used to measure progress toward college readiness comes from the College Board's nationally administered assessments such as the SAT and Advanced Placement (AP) exams. These indicators are validated by research that links them to college performance and success. This system currently reflects four indicators of college readiness: (1) academic knowledge and skills; (2) success in college-level courses; (3) advanced academic skills; and (4) college and career planning skills. The College Board has prepared more than 40 tables and charts exploring New England trends in academic preparation, success in AP courses, SAT performance and college and career planning, which may be viewed at In this article, the authors present some highlights from the College Board data. All in all, the data suggest that New England high schools and students have made great strides towards college readiness in the past five years. A larger number of New England students are striving to attain the academic knowledge and skills needed to be successful in college as evidenced through increased participation in rigorous coursework. More New England high school students are participating in the SAT and choosing to send their scores to institutions suggesting increased interest in attending college. The increased participation within the AP Program and the subsequent increased success rates (as evidenced by achieving grade 3 or higher on at least one AP examination) among students suggest that more New England students are getting a head start on college-level work.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: SAT (College Admission Test)