High Schools May Play Role In College Success, Report Suggests

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Monday, October 15, 2012

Although the responsibility for improving college graduation rates has fallen primarily to higher education, a new study suggests high schools may have a role to play, as well.

The National School Boards Association's Center for Public Education released the report, called “High School Rigor and Good Advice: Setting Up Students to Succeed,” on Thursday.

According to the study, the rigor of the courses students take in high school is a strong predictor of whether they'll succeed in college.

The study outlines certain factors in high school that make students more successful in college, regardless of the student's socioeconomic background or how well the student achieved academically.

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