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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.

September 14, 2011

SAT Scores: A Gauge of College Readiness?

The latest SAT scores show a decline in all areas, but the College Board says four in 10 of those taking the test meet its definition of "college ready."

August 30, 2011

High School Shortchanged Us, Students Report

Most recent high school graduates say they wished they had taken tougher courses in high school to be better prepared for college.

August 26, 2011

College Instructors Weigh in on Common Standards

The first study to explore college instructors' views of the common standards finds support for their role in college readiness, but leaves key areas unexplored.

August 17, 2011

ACT Seeks to Connect Test Scores, Career Readiness

ACT's annual score report attempts to link scores on the college-entrance exam to career readiness.

June 22, 2011

Study: The Promise of Free Tuition Boosts Student Motivation

A study of the Kalamazoo Promise finds that offering free college tuition to students gives them the incentive to work harder and aim for college.

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