Preparing students for college means giving them more than a grounding in academics. Time-management skills, an ability to persevere to solve problems, and a sense of personal responsibility are also skills that schools can instill to help students navigate the challenges of higher education.
Fewer districts will require help from county offices, but colors tell a bigger story; disparities among student groups persist.
Lawsuits challenge freshman admissions process for the University of California which requires students to take the SAT or ACT standardized test
Many schools serving low-income students already fail to offer all the courses needed for admission to CSU campuses.
High SAT and ACT scores still provide an edge even if colleges don't require them.
UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol Christ makes strongest remarks yet against the use of college admissions tests at Berkeley as university awaits faculty report on the issue.
Focusing primarily on academic achievement and test scores not enough to prepare students for future challenges.
Opponents include state leaders and activists, who reiterated fears that the change will harm black, Latino and low-income students.
Two California community colleges stand out in efforts to help students take for-credit math courses instead of remedial courses.
After much controversy, the revised admissions proposal would start with students now in the fifth grade.
Three other states already require aid applications. Proposed legislation to do that in California awaits action.
If we raise the bar and also provide the right support for kids, teachers and parents, students will meet or exceed our expectations.
UC should not wait for a study on standardized testing, group says.
California’s new science standards emphasize an approach that combines scientific disciplines.
In veto message, Newsom says giving districts the test option would widen inequities in college admission that the bill was intended to narrow.
The new law, which takes effect this fall, aims to move more students out of remedial math and English classes.