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From high school to college : improving opportunities for success in postsecondary education
Kirst, Michael W.
First edition.
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San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, [2004]

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xii, 424 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Bridging the great divide : how the K-12 and post-secondary split hurts students, and what can be done about it / Michael W. Kirst, Kathy Reeves Bracco -- Working toward K-16 coherence in California / Anthony Lising Antonio, Samuel H. Bersola -- K-16 turmoil in Texas / Andrea Venezia -- Roadblocks to effective K-16 reform in Illinois / Betty Merchant -- Oregon's K-16 reforms : a blueprint for change? / Andrea Conklin Bueschel, Andrea Venezia -- Georgia's P-16 reforms and the promise of a seamless system / Caroline Sotello Viernes Turner, Lisa M. Jones, James C. Hearn -- K-16 reform in Maryland : the first steps / Heinrich Mintrop ... [et al.] -- The missing link : the role of community colleges in the transition between high school and college / Andrea Conklin Bueschel -- What have we learned and where do we go next? / Michael W. Kirst, Andrea Venezia, Anthony Lising Antonio.
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LC89 .F76 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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In From High School to College educational policy expertsMichael W. Kirst, Andrea Venezia, and their contributors reveal whyso many students are entering college unprepared for college levelwork and often unable to complete a degree. This importantbook presents the findings of the Bridge Project¾a majornational research study conducted by Stanford University and fundedby The Pew Charitable Trusts and the U.S. Department of Education.The researchers examined the fit between what high schools weredoing to prepare students for college admissions and course work,and what colleges considered when admitting and placing incomingfreshman. Based on hundreds of interviews with teachers andcounselors, thousands of surveys with students and parents, and athorough examination of the policies and practices in California,Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Oregon, and Texas, From HighSchool to College offers recommendations for bridging the gapbetween high school and college and for improving college admissionand graduation rates.

Author Notes

Michael W. Kirst is professor of education and businessadministration at Stanford University. He is a prolific author andthe co-director of Policy Analysis for California Education, aCalifornia state education policy research group funded by theHewlett Foundation. He is a member of the management and researchstaff of the Consortium for Policy Research in Education.
Andrea Venezia is Senior Policy Consultant and Project Director atthe National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education. Priorto joining the National Center, she directed K--16 projects inthe Stanford Institute for Higher Education, including the BridgeProject.

Table of Contents

Michael W. Kirst and Kathy Reeves BraccoAnthony Lising Antonio and Samuel H. BersolaAndrea VeneziaBetty MerchantAndrea Conklin Bueschel and Andrea VeneziaCaroline Sotello Viernes Turner and Lisa M. Jones and James C. HearnHeinrich Mintrop and Toby H. Milton and Frank A. Schmidtlein and Ann Merck MacLellanAndrea Conklin BueschelMichael W. Kirst and Andrea Venezia and Anthony Lising Antonio
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
1. Bridging the Great Divide: How the K-12 and Postsecondary Split Hurts Students, and What Can Be Done About Itp. 1
2. Working Toward K-16 Coherence in Californiap. 31
3. K-16 Turmoil in Texasp. 77
4. Roadblocks to Effective K-16 Reform in Illinoisp. 115
5. Oregon's K-16 Reforms: A Blueprint for Change?p. 151
6. Georgia's P-16 Reforms and the Promise of a Seamless Systemp. 183
7. K-16 Reform in Maryland: The First Stepsp. 220
8. The Missing Link: The Role of Community Colleges in the Transition Between High School and Collegep. 252
9. What Have We Learned, and Where Do We Go Next?p. 285
Appendix A Research Design and Methodologyp. 321
Appendix B RAND Datap. 325
The Authorsp. 393
Indexp. 399