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Document Number: 6014

College Readiness Begins in Middle School - This study reporting findings from a survey and focus group discussion with middle and high school students from 15 schools in six districts examines the extent of early exploration and planning in certain college readiness areas and explores how parents, school staff and school experiences help students with their early educational planning. The authors recommend that college readiness begin in middle school and that schools should (1) explain to students and their parents the effects of taking a challenging curriculum on their future educational, career and income options; (2) use multiple sources of information, including standardized assessments, to help inform students and their parents of the student's progress toward college readiness; and (3) work with families to calculate college costs and develop a plan to meet those costs. (George L. Wimberly and Richard J. Noeth, ACT, Inc., 2005)...

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