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Are High Schools Failing Their Students? (page 3)

— The Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement
Updated on Jul 9, 2010

Conclusion

“Our progress as a nation,” said John F. Kennedy (1961), “can be no swifter than our progress in education.” Increasing rigor in high school curriculum is one way to ensure that high schools are preparing students—all students—for work, college, and citizenship.

References

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Adelman, C. (1999). Answers in the tool box: Academic intensity, attendance patterns, and bachelor’s degree attainment. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education. Retrieved October 24, 2006, from http://www.ed.gov/pubs/Toolbox/index.html

The American Diploma Project (ADP). (2004). Ready or not: Creating a high school diploma that counts. Washington, DC: Achieve Inc. Retrieved October 24, 2006, from http://www.achieve.org/files/ADPreport.pdf

Balfanz, R., Letgers, N., & Jordan, W. (2004). Catching up: Impact of the Talent Development ninth grade instructional interventions in reading and mathematics in high-poverty high schools (Report 69). Baltimore, MD: Center for Research on the Education of Students Placed At Risk. (ERIC Document No. ED484524). Retrieved October 24, 2006, from http://eric.ed.gov/ERICDocs/data/ericdocs2/content_storage_01/0000000b/80/2b/d8/e4.pdf

Dounay, J. (2006). Ensuring rigor in the high school curriculum: What states are doing. Denver, CO: Education Commission of the States. Retrieved October 24, 2006, from http://www.ecs.org/clearinghouse/66/67/6667.pdf

Indiana Department of Education. (2006). Core 40 InfoCenter: Indiana’s diploma requirements. Retrieved October 24, 2006, from http://www.doe.state.in.us/core40/diploma_requirements.html

Indiana’s Education Roundtable. (2003). Indiana’s P–16 plan for improving student achievement: Phase I. Retrieved October 24, 2006, from http://www.edroundtable.state.in.us/pdf/P16/P-16plan.pdf

Kennedy, J. F. (1961, January 20). Special message to the Congress on education. Retrieved October 24, 2006, from http://www.jfklink.com/speeches/jfk/publicpapers/1961/jfk46_61.html

Martinez, M., & Klopott, S. (2005). The link between high school reform and college access and success for low-income and minority youth. Washington, DC: American Youth Policy Forum and Pathways to College Network. Retrieved October 24, 2006, from http://www.aypf.org/publications/HSReformCollegeAccessandSuccess.pdf

National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). (2004). The condition of education 2004. Education Statistics Quarterly, 6(1/2). Washington, DC: Retrieved October 24, 2006, from http://nces.ed.gov/programs/quarterly/vol_6/1_2/7_1.asp

Texas Education Agency. (n.d.). Promoting a rigorous curriculum. Retrieved October 24, 2006, from http://www.tea.state.tx.us/ed_init/thsp/progs_rigor_curric.html

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