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February 27, 2012

Kentucky: Building a Bumpy Road From K-12 Through College

A forum designed to show off Kentucky's postsecondary and K-12 partnership on the common standards also reveals the heavy lift required of teachers to reach the partnership's lofty goals.

January 27, 2012

Obama Proposes College-Ready Exit Standards for High School

President Obama proposes a $1 billion Race to the Top challenge for higher education, which would require states to ensure that high school exit standards are appropriate for college entry.

December 08, 2011

High School Test Terrain Shifting From Exit Exams to College-Readiness

A new report finds high school testing shifting toward college-readiness. A new report, and states' No Child Left Behind waiver applications, find schools shifting to college-readiness testing.

November 07, 2011

Chicago Details College-Readiness Plans

Chicago is reporting new college-readiness metrics to parents, such as schools' rates of student eligibility for "selective or highly selective" colleges. But the district isn't evaluating schools on that information yet.

October 27, 2011

Chicago to Judge High Schools by College-Readiness Metric

Chicago will begin evaluating high schools in part on college-readiness metrics.

October 13, 2011

UPDATED: NCLB Waivers for States That Decline Common Standards, Tests?

Three of those intending to seek waivers from No Child Left Behind have not adopted common standards or signed up to work on common tests, two key areas of judgment in the waiver process.

October 11, 2011

Draft ESEA Bill Requires High Schools to Report College-Going Rates

A draft bill to reauthorize No Child Left Behind requires high schools to report on how many of their students go to college and how many must take remedial classes.

October 11, 2011

Will NCLB Rewrite Have the Teeth to Improve Schools?

Some activists are worried that a new draft NCLB reauthorization will lack the teeth to hold schools accountable for improvement.

October 06, 2011

High Schools Under More Pressure to Report College Data

States are under increasing pressure to report their high schools' college-going rates.

September 29, 2011

Ed. Dept. to Scrutinize Standards and Test Plans for NCLB Waiver

The U.S. Department of Education will closely evaluate states' plans to adopt college- and career-ready academic standards and tests.

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