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College Readiness News Roundup: Three of Four NYC Students Not Prepared for College

Posted in Test Prep on October 28, 2011 by

In this week’s College Readiness News Roundup, read articles about the recent stats released by New York City, the intensive remediation program at CUNY, digital badges as measures of college readiness, and more.

1. Three of Four Students Not Prepared for College, City Says

Read more about the alarming stats in this article from the New York Times.

2. In College, Working Hard to Learn High School Material

CUNY now offers an intensive semester-long remediation program, part of an effort to increase graduation rates for incoming freshman. Read more in this article from the New York Times.

3. Digital Badges: The Great Equalizer?

Can digital badges help educators measure students’ competency and college readiness? Read more in this Huffington Post article.

4. Ohio Chancellor Wants to End Remedial Education at Public Universities

Jim Petro, Ohio’s Chancellor of Education, says that universities are not the place for remedial education. Others disagree. Read more in this article from Inside Higher Ed.

5. Community Colleges: A Partial Fix

Nearly half of Virginia’s high-school graduates entering community colleges in the state require remedial education. While efforts to improve remedial courses are inspiring, they remain a band-aid solution. Read more in this article from the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

6. College Readiness Hits Progress Reports but Doesn’t Sway Scores

The New York City Department of Education is adding three “college readiness” data points to its annual reports, which many interpret as an acknowledge of the fact that a high school diploma does not necessarily predict college success. Read more in this article from GothamSchools.

7. Common Core Found to Rank With Respected Standards

Researchers at the Educational Policy Improvement Center compared several other career- and college-readiness standards to those of the Common Core. Read more in this article from Education Week.