Education Report Roundup

Preparation for College Success Outlined

By Jessica L. Tonn — May 12, 2006 1 min read

“What We Must Do to Create a System That Prepares Students for College Success” is published by WestEd.

High schools and colleges are not doing their part to ensure that students make a smooth transition to college and end up receiving a bachelor’s degree, a policy report by the San Francisco-based WestEd concludes.

The report by the nonprofit research organization urges, among other recommendations, that states align high school exit exams with entry-level college coursework, that educators at the high school and college levels collaborate more, and that high schools prepare students for the independence they will experience in college.