My blog discusses the important and complex subjects of college completion, college success, student risk factors (for failing), college readiness, and academic preparation. I will explore the pieces of the college puzzle that heavily influence, if not determine, college success rates.
Data Lacking On College Preparation
States are making slow progress on k-16 data systems according to a new report by The Data Quality Campaign-www.DataQualityCampaign
.org. Only 15 states collect student level college readiness scores. Only 11 states link data for students across k-12 and postsecondary, and just 10 states regularly report postsecondary data to high schools. High schools do not know if their students are prepared for college. At the high school level only 17 states collect student transcript data.
Four states have all the necessary data elements- AR,DE,Fl, and UT. Data is a first step for accountability in the k-16 system, so we are a long way from an outcomes based college preparation
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