State Data For College Transition and Readiness Getting Better

The data quality campaign – www.DataQuality has released its annual survey of state data systems. Stimulus money and other causes have fueled an expansion of k-16 linkage. 30 state collect data on high school students that require remediation, up from 8 in 2005. 31 states can match records between k-12 and postsecondary education, up from 12 in 2005. Most surprising is that 37 states now have some form of collegereadiness test , up from 7 in 2005 .

I wonder what these state college readiness tests look like. They could be just scores on SAT or ACT rather than something based on state curriculum content standards and career education. Moreover, how is all this data being used for state and local decision making?

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