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January 15, 2015

Study: Failing a Placement Exam Does Not Discourage College Enrollment

A new article in Education and Finance Policy shows that students who take a placement exam prior to enrolling in college and learn they must take a remedial class are just as likely to enroll as those who pass.

January 14, 2015

Rise in Short-Term Certificates Linked to Accountability Changes for Colleges

Researchers found that a 2007 performance accountability policy in Washington state did not lead to greater retention or associate's degrees at community college, but short-term certificates did increase.

December 31, 2014

A Look at 2014's Most-Viewed Posts in College Bound

Top blog posts this year included coverage of SAT redesign, college affordability, and early readiness efforts.

December 18, 2014

Report: More Supports Needed for Students to Complete College

Jobs for the Future released a report calling for better coordination between state and campus policies to promote college completion, particularly with interventions to assist low-income, nontraditional students.

December 09, 2014

More Students Graduating From Chicago High Schools Are Enrolling in College

A new study from the University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research shows 14 percent of 9th graders will likely earn a bachelor's degree within six years of graduating from high school, up from 8 percent in 2006.

December 04, 2014

Progress Reported on Promises Made at First College Opportunity Summit

The Obama administration released a progress report on commitments from the 100-plus participants at the first College Opportunity Action Summit in January.

December 04, 2014

White House Hosts Second College Opportunity Day of Action in Washington

Leaders from education, business, and philanthropy are expected to participate in today's summit, bringing with them 600 pledges for action to improve students' college access and success.

December 02, 2014

Completing College in Four Years Is a 'Myth,' Says Report Calling for Reforms

A new report from Complete College America outlines the low, on-time graduation rates for college students and recommends major changes in the ways higher education structures its advising and programs.

November 21, 2014

School Counselor Agenda Advances With Convening in San Diego

More than 350 counselors, school leaders, and academics gathered at San Diego State University this week to work in teams to develop plans that would strength the role of school counselors in promoting college access and success.

November 18, 2014

College-Going Rates Up, Six-Year Completion Down, Report Finds

A comprehensive report on first-time college students who started in 2008 and were tracked for six years by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center finds enrollment up 12 percent, but completion down 1 percent.

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