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From High School to College. Improving Opportunities for Success in Postsecondary Education. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 2240222
  • Book
  • April 2004
  • 448 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
In From High School to College educational policy experts Michael W. Kirst, Andrea Venezia, and their contributors reveal why so many students are entering college unprepared for college level work and often unable to complete a degree.  This important book presents the findings of the Bridge Project¾a major national research study conducted by Stanford University and funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts and the U.S. Department of Education. The researchers examined the fit between what high schools were doing to prepare students for college admissions and course work, and what colleges considered when admitting and placing incoming freshman. Based on hundreds of interviews with teachers and counselors, thousands of surveys with students and parents, and a thorough examination of the policies and practices in California, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Oregon, and Texas,  From High School to College offers recommendations for bridging the gap between high school and college and for improving college admission and graduation rates.
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1. Bridging the Great Divide: How the K–12 and Postsecondary Split Hurts Students, and What Can Be Done About It (Michael W. Kirst, Kathy Reeves Bracco).

2. Working Toward K–16 Coherence in California (Anthony Lising Antonio, Samuel H. Bersola).

3. K–16 Turmoil in Texas (Andrea Venezia).

4. Roadblocks to Effective K–16 Reform in Illinois (Betty Merchant).

5. Oregon’s K–16 Reforms: A Blueprint for Change? (Andrea Conklin Bueschel, Andrea Venezia).

6. Georgia’s P–16 Reforms and the Promise of a Seamless System (Caroline Sotello Viernes Turner, Lisa M. Jones, James C. Hearn).

7. K–16 Reform in Maryland: The First Steps (Heinrich Mintrop, Toby H. Milton, Frank A. Schmidtlein, Ann Merck MacLellan).

8. The Missing Link: The Role of Community Colleges in the Transition Between High School and College (Andrea Conklin Bueschel).

9. What Have We Learned, and Where Do We Go Next? (Michael W. Kirst, Andrea Venezia, Anthony Lising Antonio).

Appendix A: Research Design and Methodology.

Appendix B: RAND Data.

The Authors.


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Michael W. Kirst Stanford University.

Andrea Venezia Stanford University.
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