State education leaders need to devise programs to help students make the transition from high school to college, a report by three education research organizations argues.
The study’s authors recommend that states institute K-16 improvements by addressing four policy areas: assessment and curricula, finance, data systems, and accountability. Their conclusions are based on case studies in Florida, Georgia, New York, and Oregon.
Researchers from the Washington-based Institute for Educational Leadership, the San Jose, Calif.-based National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, and the Stanford Institute for Higher Education Research contributed to the report.
A version of this article appeared in the September 28, 2005 edition of Education Week