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John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities, 2014
Educators nationwide confront a troubling phenomenon: Increasingly, students leave high school unready for college, as evidenced by high rates of placement into remedial courses and low rates of college completion. Many students also lack either the attitudes or skills essential to succeed in a postsecondary setting, or knowledge of how to apply…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Educational Indicators, Predictor Variables, College Bound Students
Frey, Susan; Perry, Mary; Brazil, Noli; Oregon; Isabel – EdSource, 2005
The typical high school has not changed significantly over the past 50 years. Faculty members are segregated into departments based on their subject, and students rush from one 50-minute class to another throughout the seven-hour day. Reform efforts, however, are growing both nationally and in California. Reformers say that high school students…
Descriptors: Dropout Rate, Socioeconomic Status, Ethnicity, High School Students
Austin, G.; Duerr, M. – WestED (NJ1), 2004
The California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) is a comprehensive youth health risk and resilience data collection service for local education agencies (LEAs) sponsored by the California Department of Education (CDE). It is an easily customized, comprehensive self-report youth survey for grades 5-12. It assesses all major areas of health-related risk…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Needs Assessment, Health Needs, Student Surveys