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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 01, 2011

Illinois High Schools' Scores Sink as State Tightens Up Rules

More than half of Illinois' high schools see test scores drop as the state closes a loophole that veiled poor performance.

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 26, 2011

College-Readiness Data Could Lower NYC High Schools' Grades

New York City is collecting college-readiness data that could lower the grades assigned to many of its high schools, but the information won't be included on school report cards until next year.

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.

October 05, 2011

Study: State Test Scores Lag at High School Level

A new study of state tests scores finds that gains are slower at the high school level than at the 4th or 8th grade levels.

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.

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.

June 10, 2011

High School Advocates Push Interests in ESEA Renewal

A coalition of minority groups pushes for key high-school-improvement measures to be included in a reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

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