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.
Read more about the alarming stats in this article from the New York Times.
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.
Can digital badges help educators measure students’ competency and college readiness? Read more in this Huffington Post article.
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.
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.
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.
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.