Beyond the Rhetoric: Improving College Readiness Through Coherent State Policy

The CCRS Center’s mission is to serve the federally funded Regional Comprehensive Centers (RCCs) in building the capacity of states across the nation to effectively implement college and career readiness and success initiatives. The College and Career Readiness and Success Center is based at the American Institutes for Research and funded through a grant by the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education at the U.S. Department of Education.

Resource Overview

This brief identifies key issues associated with the college readiness gap and causes of this gap, as well as outlines steps state policymakers and educators can take close the college readiness gap in their states. In order to ensure students are prepared for postsecondary success, a statewide college readiness agenda should be in place. Components of this college readiness agenda include: readiness standards, assessments, curriculum, teacher development, college placement, and state accountability.

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