The National Academies Press recently released Supporting Students' College Success: The Role of Assessing Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Competencies. Chaired by Dr. Joan Herman, the Committee on Assessing Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Competencies reviewed the research literature to determine whether there were relationships between these sets of competencies, as well as between the competencies and students' success in undergraduate school. The report is free to download from the National Academies Press website (linked above).
A new guide to help Latino students and their families navigate the process of going to college is available from the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics and the U.S. Department of Education. The guide is available in English and Spanish. Click here for more information.
New America created an interactive map of college and career ready policies of the 50 states. The map provides a current landscape of higher education policies, and clicking a state shows its particular alignment between college expectations and high school standards for college and career readiness.
Colleges and universities in California, Delaware, Hawaii, Oregon, South Dakota, and Washington will use the Smarter Balanced high school scores as evidence that students are ready for entry-level, credit-bearing courses and may be exempted from remedial courses. For more information, please click on the link above.
The Illinois Community College Chief Academic Officers and Illinois Council Community College Chief Student Services Officers have endorsed a statewide approach to the utilization of PARCC scores for placement. A PARCC score of 4 or 5 would be accepted for placement of students into college-level courses in Math and English Language arts for community colleges across Illinois.