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Collins, Crystal – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2012
Reform efforts in America's public high schools over the last decade have focused on graduating all students and ensuring they are ready for college and careers. One way policy-makers have increased the rigor of the high school curriculum and bridged the readiness gap between high school and college is through accelerated learning…
Descriptors: High Schools, Disadvantaged Youth, College Credits, Acceleration (Education)
Collins, Crystal – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2010
In 2010, the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) convened an advisory panel of state leaders to study college completion, answer key questions and make policy recommendations to guide states toward improvement. The commitment of these leaders and philanthropic groups to address the problems of college completion--both nationwide and in SREB…
Descriptors: College Graduates, College Freshmen, High School Graduates, High School Freshmen
Thomas, Marilyn; Collins, Crystal – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2009
This report documents the stall of progress in middle grades reading and math achievement. It analyzes results on state assessments and the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) and indicates steps that will help states regain progress in achievement. It also lays out five specific strategies states can use to keep middle grades…
Descriptors: Scores, Algebra, Career Planning, Grades (Scholastic)
Collins, Crystal – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2009
The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) states lead the nation in student participation in Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) programs. The region also continued to match the nation in the success rates of high school students on AP exams in 2008. SREB's "Challenge to Lead" Goals for Education recognize the…
Descriptors: Advanced Courses, Advanced Placement, Student Participation, Academic Achievement
Thomas, Marilyn; Collins, Crystal – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2009
Recent scores on state tests show that middle grades students have made some progress in meeting their state's academic standards over the last half-decade. Yet a closer look at state standards indicates that too many Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) states have set them too low. Quite a few states have taken steps to improve their…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Learner Engagement, Academic Achievement, Academic Standards
Collins, Crystal; Thomas, Marilyn; Lord, Joan M.; Street, Sue – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2008
This report, part of the "Challenge to Lead" education goals series, documents the continued progress of SREB [Southern Regional Education Board] states in preparing early grades students for success in the middle grades--and beyond. It analyzes scores on state assessments and the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) and…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Mathematics Achievement, National Competency Tests, Reading Achievement
Collins, Crystal; Lenard, Matthew – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2007
Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) courses continue to receive national recognition for their rigorous curricula, and many colleges and universities award credit to students who score well on end-of-course exams in AP classes. Research suggests that students are better prepared for college if they take these courses and…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Recognition (Achievement), Secondary School Curriculum, Low Income