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ERIC Number: EJ893004
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0009-1383
Building Common College-Ready Standards
Haycock, Kati
Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, v42 n4 p14-19 Jul-Aug 2010
Many people in higher education were caught by surprise when the nation's governors and chief state school officers announced their intention to adopt common standards for American high schools that aim at college readiness. In this article, the author explores what this common standards is all about and how it can be helpful in college preparation of the nation's high schools. The author mentions that what this latest "common standards" movement is actually about: trying to clarify what successful college students actually need to know and be able to do, so that they can get serious about teaching and measuring those things rather than simply calculating course credits or passrates on low-level state test. The author believes that this clarity would provide a much more solid foundation for regaining the nation's lead in the granting of high-quality postsecondary degrees. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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