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College Readiness Standards - The College Readiness Standards are sets of statements intended to help explain the meaning of the scores earned in ACT's three curriculum-based assessment programs. They represent learning goals that are necessary for success in high school, college and the world of work, and have been developed for all four academic areas measured by ACT: English, mathematics, reading, and science....

AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) - This college-preparatory program for underserved students is offered at more than 4,900 schools in 46 states. AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a college readiness system for elementary through higher education that is designed to increase schoolwide learning and performance. The AVID College Readiness System (ACRS) accelerates student learning, uses research based methods of effective instruction, provides meaningful and motivational professional learning, and acts as a catalyst for systemic reform and change....

The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education - The National Center’s annual higher education “report card” features information relating to state performance in six key categories, including preparation. Grades for all 50 states can be accessed from an electronic version of the report....

The National Information Center for Higher Education Policymaking and Analysis - This Web site, presented by the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS), features the most up-to-date data and information regarding postsecondary access, affordability, student completion, and more for every state. ...

Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) - The SREB, a compact of Southern states focused on improving every level of the education system, provides research, reports, and support to member states on postsecondary issues including college completion....

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