(Source: Double the Numbers: Increasing Postsecondary Credentials for Underrepresented Youth, 2004)
In 1995, Maryland launched the K-16 Partnership for Teaching
and Learning, a voluntary alliance of the Maryland State Department
of Education, the Maryland Commission on Higher Education and
the University System of Maryland. Among several initiatives
to improve student achievement, the partnership has defined the
standards for a C paper in the first-year college composition course.
Oklahoma has aligned cross-sector agreement on both the number
and topics of content standards between K-12 and postsecondary.
The California state university system uses K-12 state
assessments as its placement test for first-year students.
Texas has legislated curricular alignment across the systems,
making college prep the default curriculum for all public high schools
beginning in 2005.