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SAT High-Level Blueprint

Blueprint for SAT Redesign

Changes to the SAT test—the first since 2005—are designed to reinforce evidence-based thinking in students and promote college and career readiness and success, says the College Board. Among the forthcoming changes: “relevant” vocabulary words, a focus on fewer math topics, More »

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The Great Cost Shift Continues

Per-student state spending on public higher education is down nearly 27 percent from 2008 to 2012, according to this report from Demos. At the same time, the average tuition at four-year public universities has increased approximately 20 percent, the study More »

The American Freshman: National Norms Fall 2013

The American Freshman

Academic reputation and future job prospects are two of the primary reasons students choose a college to attend, but costs and financial aid issues increasingly weigh on their final enrollment decision, says The American Freshman: National Norms Fall 2013 from More »


Labor Intensive or Labor Intrusive?

This report from the Delta Cost Project at AIR looks at long-term employment changes on college and university campuses during the past two decades and the effect those changes have on total compensation, institutional spending patterns and, ultimately, college tuition.


Finding Common Ground to Increase Community College Completion

Collaboration is key to promoting student success, says this report from Jobs for the Future. The study, which describes how Texas education leaders joined forces with local businesses and other organizations to improve the state’s low community college completion rates, More »


Higher Education Earnings Premium

This policy brief from the Urban Institute examines some of the different ways that the financial benefits of higher education can be measured.


Get With the Program and Finish It

This paper from the Community College Research Center describes how more postsecondary institutions are redesigning their academic and support programs to create “guided pathways” as a way to help students persist and compete a degree or credential.

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