There continues to be significant momentum behind efforts to raise K-12 education standards across the country so that more students graduate high school prepared for postsecondary success. In this new era of P-20 education, Higher education has a significant role to play in the pathway from K-12 to college completion.
NASH, in partnership with Higher Ed for Higher Standards and the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO), has developed the attached set of recommendations for how system leaders can take action and engage in this work. As the foundation for the K–16 pipeline, college-ready standards and assessments can help ensure that more students arrive on our campuses prepared for college-level work and are on track from day one to earn a degree or certificate.
This is an important period for strengthening college ready standards in your state, and I urge you to be part of the decision making process, so that all students ready our doors prepared to succeed.