Readiness for College

One of the factors driving the rapid growth of the high stakes testing movement is the contention by many education reformers that our high school students are not ready for college.  A review of research literature on noncognitive factors by a group of academicians from the University of Chicago, however, suggests that college success rests on a combination of the cognitive and noncognitive factors that students bring from high school to the post-secondary context, as well as the post-secondary context itself.  These factors are discussed in a thought-provoking article entitled Readiness for College: The Role of Noncognitive Factors and Context.

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