Improving Academic Preparation for College

This paper reviews research and makes the case for a definition of academic preparation that includes academic rigor, grades, and specific academic skills that students will need to be successful in a college level course. The authors assert that though it may be difficult to measure, it is important to consider all of these aspects in defining readiness and in helping students meet a threshold of it. They conclude that the federal government should create incentives for states, districts, and schools to address needs by providing widespread public information about how students can prepare for college and supporting innovative college readiness activities focused on traditionally underserved students.

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Center for American Progress
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