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Venezia, Andrea; Voloch, Daniel – New Directions for Higher Education, 2012
A promising strategy for promoting successful college transition and increasing college completion rates is to help students avoid developmental coursework by preparing them for placement exams before they enroll in college. A lack of content alignment between high school exit exams and college entrance exams is one of many troubling disconnects…
Descriptors: High Schools, Student Placement, College Programs, Exit Examinations
Venezia, Andrea; Finney, Joni E. – National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, 2006
This case study is part of a broader research project examining state policies and governance structures that span K-12 and postsecondary education. Florida has implemented some of the most sweeping education governance changes of any state; all levels of education are housed in the Department of Education, which is overseen by a commissioner who…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Governance, Educational Change
Venezia, Andrea; Callan, Patrick M.; Kirst, Michael W.; Usdan, Michael D. – National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, 2006
This case study is part of a broader research project examining state policies and governance structures that span K-12 and postsecondary education. Georgia was the first state to have state and regional P-16 councils, and its regents' office in the University System of Georgia oversees a variety of projects that focus on connecting K-12 and…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Governance, Educational Change
Venezia, Andrea; Kirst, Michael W.; Usdan, Michael D. – National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, 2006
This case study is part of a broader research project examining state policies and governance structures that span K-12 and postsecondary education. The New York Board of Regents oversees all education in the state and has been in place for over 200 years; this lends the regents' office a legitimacy and tradition unlike any other state education…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Governance, Governing Boards
Venezia, Andrea; Kirst, Michael W. – National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, 2006
This case study is part of a broader research project examining state policies and governance structures that span K-12 and postsecondary education. Oregon has been a leader in K-16 reform through its development of the Proficiency-based Admission Standards System (PASS), which articulated postsecondary expectations and linked them with K-12…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Governance, Educational Change
Blanco, Cheryl; Crowe, Ed; Lingenfelter, Paul E.; Longanecker, David A.; L'Orange, Hans P.; Rainwater, Terese; Somerville, Janis; Venezia, Andrea; Voorhees, Richard A.; Yi, Yun – 2003
The P-16 initiative of the State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO), which produced the essays in this collection, began in 2000. This initiative has included case studies of P-16 activities in five states and full-day discussions of P-16 issues involving educators and policymakers. These essays articulate what state educational systems…
Descriptors: Accountability, Case Studies, Curriculum Development, Educational Change