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SREB Report Urges States to Develop College-Readiness Standards, Align High
School and College Policies


ATLANTA - States need to develop college-readiness standards that high
school students are expected to meet before graduation, says a new Southern
Regional Education Board report.

High School to College and Careers: Aligning State Policies 2007 calls for
the 16 SREB states to develop clear college-readiness academic standards for
high school students, to rework high school tests to measure the standards,
and to train teachers to use the standards in classrooms. The effort is
aimed at curbing the number of students who must take remedial courses in
college and improving high school and college graduation rates.

"College readiness is one of the most important but overlooked issues in
education today," said SREB President Dave Spence, a former senior higher
education official in California, Florida and Georgia.

"ACT Inc. estimates that as many as four in five college freshmen aren't
ready for college-level course work in English, math and science. We must
help more students make their way to higher levels of education if we are to
see the economic and social progress that all of our states need."

The new report details high school graduation requirements and tests for all
16 SREB states, allowing for easy state-to-state comparisons, and outlines
programs and scholarships these states have implemented to promote smooth
transitions and higher graduation rates.

For more information on your state's progress on college readiness and high
school graduation requirements, please contact SREB Communications.

SREB, a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization based in Atlanta, Georgia,
advises state education leaders on ways to improve education. SREB was
created in 1948 by Southern governors and legislatures to help leaders in
education and government work cooperatively to advance education and improve
the social and economic life of the region. SREB has 16 member states:
Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana,
Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee,
Texas, Virginia and West Virginia. Each is represented by its governor and
four gubernatorial appointees. 

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Source of source: http://insidehighered.com/news/2007/02/07/qt

 

Latest SREB reports including the above mentioned College Readiness:

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High School to College and Careers: Aligning State Policies 2007


Programs and requirements for a student's transition from high school to
college and career vary considerably among SREB states. Differing state
policies govern many key areas of college readiness, including: the courses
and tests required in high school, early outreach, joint enrollment
programs, college admission and placement standards, colleges' reports to
high schools about their graduates' performance, and state financial aid.
This update to the 2005 and 2002 reports provides a one-page summary of each
state's policies in these areas.


Goals <http://www.sreb.org/main/Goals/goals.asp>  that it reflects: 

*	All young adults have a high school diploma - or, if not, pass the
GED tests 

View <http://www.sreb.org/main/Goals/Publications/06E20_Aligning_2007.pdf>
This Publication (163K)

Or: http://www.sreb.org/main/Goals/Publications/06E20_Aligning_2007.pdf

Catalog information: (06E20); 24 pages; 2007; $5 each


This publication is an Adobe PDF file. A free download of Adobe Reader is
available here.

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