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.
NCLB Discourages College Prepardness in Other States
The prior blog provides support from Massachusetts of an issue that is not widely discussed- if states set the proficiency standard for secondary schools at a college ready level they risk having many or most students not make AYP. Other states like Ky and AZ are struggling with this. Ca uses an exit test at the 8th grade math level for high school AYP.
One solution is to let states that use college ready proficiency standards to have longer than 2014 to have all students reach the standard for AYP. But I suspect even more time may not resolve this conflict, and a more fundemental rethinking is needed in the 2009 NCLB reauthorization.