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Alignment of Standards ~ Examples from Other States

(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. (www.msde.state.md.us/programs/partnershipfactsheet.html External Link, retrieved 2004)
  • 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.

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