March 9, 2017

New Report on Assessing Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Competencies

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).

October 11, 2016

New College Planning Guide for Latino Students

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.

August 4, 2015

Mapping College Ready Policies

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.

April 16, 2015

197 Colleges and Universities in 6 States to Use Smarter Balanced Scores

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.

April 2, 2015

Illinois Community Colleges Endorse PARCC Scores

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.