In this week’s College Readiness News Roundup, check out articles about Florida’s new placement test, how schools are encouraging more rural students to go to college, and more.
A new report details how Florida’s Division of Colleges and K-12 partners designed and launched a new placement test as a part of a great college readiness plan. Read more in this article from Getting Smart.
One of the biggest challenges in increasing college attendance rates among rural students involves convincing the students’ parents to get on-board. Read more about the challenge and solutions in this article from Ed Week.
Iowa governor Terry Branstad recently announced “a reform plan that raises the bar for admittance to teacher preparation programs, replaces a century-old pay system for teachers and makes strides in eliminating social promotion,” according to the Des Moines Register.
“If high schools are going to better prepare students for college and careers, experts say they need to track graduates enrolling in higher education, whether they take remedial courses to get up to speed, and whether they earn a degree.” Read more in this article from Education Week.
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