This study examines high school characteristics that influence high school graduates to be college-ready. The analysis used longitudinal data from a nationally representative sample of eighth grade students. Findings indicated that an increase in academic rigor and higher expectations; greater emphasis on students being continuously enrolled in mathematics courses throughout high school; and completion of senior year mathematics homework out of school all contribute to a college-ready graduate.
Defining the Intensity Of High School Mathematics: Distinguishing the Difference Between College-Ready and College-Eligible Students
CCRS Center Publication
American Secondary Education