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Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, 2018
Precollege courses, also known as "developmental" courses, help students prepare for introductory college courses, most often in math and English language arts (reading/writing). Most colleges use entrance exams, prior coursework, or other evaluations to determine whether students should start in a college level or precollege course for…
Descriptors: Developmental Studies Programs, College Readiness, Student Placement, Remedial Instruction
Harvey, Darcie – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2017
Many states are experimenting with mechanisms for making college more affordable while maintaining quality and access. This report examines promising or innovative state programs to improve college affordability and credential attainment. Many of these approaches show innovative thinking and bear watching to see if they result in meaningful…
Descriptors: Paying for College, State Policy, Educational Policy, Access to Education
Goldhaber, Dan; Long, Mark C.; Person, Ann; Rooklyn, Jordan – Center for Education Data & Research, 2016
Why individuals choose not to sign up for social programs, particularly when the costs of sign-up are low and the benefits generous, is a crucial question for policy scholars. In this paper, we show that a substantial share of qualified middle school students fail to sign up for Washington State's College Bound Scholarship program, and this…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, College Bound Students, Mixed Methods Research, Program Evaluation
Light, Noreen – Washington Student Achievement Council, 2016
In 2015, legislation to improve access to dual-credit programs and to reduce disparities in access and completion--particularly for low income and underrepresented students--was enacted. The new law focused on expanding access to College in the High School but acknowledged issues in other dual-credit programs and reinforced the notion that cost…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, College Credits, Access to Education, State Legislation
American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), 2015
The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium is one of two multi-state consortia that have built new assessment systems aligned to the Common Core State Standards. The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium is composed of 18 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands that have worked together to develop a comprehensive assessment system aligned to the…
Descriptors: Summative Evaluation, Formative Evaluation, Educational Assessment, College Readiness
Midwestern Higher Education Compact, 2014
This report portrays various performance indicators that are intended to facilitate an assessment of the postsecondary education system in Illinois. Descriptive statistics are presented for Illinois and five other comparison states as well as the nation. Comparison states were selected according to the degree of similarity of population…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Educational Indicators, Enrollment, Graduation Rate
Midwestern Higher Education Compact, 2014
This report portrays various performance indicators that are intended to facilitate an assessment of the postsecondary education system in Minnesota. Descriptive statistics are presented for Minnesota and five other comparison states as well as the nation. Comparison states were selected according to the degree of similarity of population…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Educational Indicators, Enrollment, Graduation Rate
Bransberger, Peace – Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2014
This report presents findings from Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education's (WICHE) "Multistate Longitudinal Data Exchange Pilot" ("MLDE" or "Exchange"), which includes an array of analyses of the combined dataset covering 192,689 students from the four states (Hawai'i, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington) that…
Descriptors: Data, Pilot Projects, Longitudinal Studies, Higher Education
Smith, Karl – Washington Student Achievement Council, 2014
Since 1990, high school students in Washington have had the choice of earning college credit through the Running Start program. Running start is a dual enrollment and dual credit program that allows eleventh and twelfth grade high school students to take college courses at any of Washington's 34 community and technical colleges, Central Washington…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Student Diversity, Dual Enrollment, High Schools
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, 2014
The "Fall Enrollment and Staffing Report 2014" provides a snapshot of enrollments in community and technical colleges during fall quarter 2014. The report addresses the questions most commonly raised regarding the community and technical colleges in Washington. The primary source of information for this document is the State Board for…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Financial Support, Enrollment, Full Time Equivalency
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013
National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for Washington related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Attainment, Ethnicity, High School Graduates
MDRC, 2013
Over the next ten years, more than half of all jobs will require some education beyond high school. The majority of students entering college do not earn a college credential that would give them better access to these jobs. While the Common Core State Standards should lead to more college-ready students over time, students will still need…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, State Standards, Academic Standards
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, 2013
The "Fall Enrollment and Staffing Report 2013" provides a snapshot of enrollments in community and technical colleges during fall quarter 2013. The report addresses the questions most commonly raised regarding the community and technical colleges in Washington. The primary source of information for this document is the State Board for…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Financial Support, Enrollment, Full Time Equivalency
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Gill, Andrew M.; Gratton-Lavoie, Chiara – Journal of Economic Education, 2011
The authors extend the literature on the efficacy of high school economics instruction in two directions. First, they assess how much economic knowledge that California students acquired in their compulsory high school course is retained on their entering college. Second, using as a control group some college students from the state of Washington,…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Secondary Education, Retention (Psychology), Knowledge Level
Conley, David T.; McGaughy, Charis L.; Kirtner, Jody; van der Valk, Adrienne; Martinez-Wenzl, Mary Theresa – Online Submission, 2010
Educational Policy Improvement Center (EPIC) researchers visited 38 public high schools around the United States in 2007 and 2008 with the goal of validating and operationalizing a definition of college readiness. Schools in the sample were selected because they were demonstrating success at enabling more students from underrepresented groups to…
Descriptors: High Schools, Public Schools, College Preparation, School Readiness
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