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College Readiness News Roundup: Expanded Learning Opportunities, Where Community Colleges Go Wrong, and More

Posted in Test Prep on September 16, 2011 by

In this week’s College Readiness News Roundup, check out stories about expanded learning opportunities for students, the downside to community college placement tests, and more.

1. How Can Expanded Learning Opportunities Help Prepare Students for a College and Career?

This brief from the Alliance for Excellent Education calls for “expanded learning opportunities for high school students through methods such as work-based experiences, innovative technology, and personalized lesson plans, saying these have the potential to help address projected skill and knowledge shortages in the nation’s workforce.” Check out the full document for more.

2. How the Other Half Tests

“Millions of Americans are denied the chance to take college-level courses by a downscale version of the SAT.” Read more in this article from Washington Monthly.

3. Where Community Colleges Go Wrong

An op-ed in the Washington Post expands on the problems with remedial policies at many community colleges.

4. Indiana Roundtable Looks to Improve College Readiness

The Indiana Education Roundtable voted this week to recommend the State Board of Education adopt stricter standards aimed at improving college and career readiness. Read more in this article from the Herald Bulletin.