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Document Number: 11054

Early Assessments and Transition Curricula: What States Can Do - When states start using Common Core assessments or similar tests a lot of 11th graders are going to find out theyre not college ready and, barring some kind of intervention, are headed for remedial college classes which are expensive and offer no credit. This brief, based on a longer study, discusses potential ways to help students avoid that costly, unrewarding path. Some states, districts and schools already offer 12th-grade transition classes, but of the 38 states who assess college readiness in some way, not all provide an intervention. Transition curricula are offered in 29 states; of these eight are statewide initiatives. (CCRC, January 2014)...

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