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Document Number: 5955

On Course for Success: A Close Look at Selected High School Courses That Prepare All Students for College - The authors examined the college-track courses in 10 high-achieving high schools nationwide some of which serve high-minority, high-poverty student populations to identify common components of these successful programs. Students in the college-oriented trajectory were found to have: (1) college-oriented course content; (2) qualified and experienced teachers; (3) teaching that is flexible and responsive to students; and (4) extra student support when needed. The report also presents model course syllabi for grades 10 and 11 English, geometry, Algebra II, precalculus, and the college-preparatory counterparts in these subjects as well as biology, chemistry and physics. Numerous recommendations are provided, including that all students be taught a rigorous, college-oriented curriculum.Check out the summary in our Research Studies Database.(ACT and The Education Trust, 2005)...

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