States link exit exams to college readiness

Eight states have linked high-school exit exams to college-readiness standards such as Common Core and 10 more plan to do so.

After collecting $105,000 in student loans and grants to attend community college, a Pennsylvania man faces fraud charges. The college he allegedly attended would have cost less than $16,000 for a full-time student over three years.

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  1. Bostonian says:

    We already have the SAT reasoning and subject tests, Advanced Placement tests, and the ACT. We don’t need states coming up with their own tests of college readiness.

    Many people are not smart enough to go to college, and an accurate test of college readiness will reveal this. Do we stamp all those people as “high school dropouts”?
    Most employers of high school graduates and college graduates who majored in the humanities care more about the manners and reliability of job applicants than their ability to solve algebra problems.

  2. Bostonian,

    Actually, employers are interested in the ability of their employees to follow instructions, handle simple and sometimes complex tasks with minimal assistance, and a bunch of other things. Courtesy and reliability of employees in most cases is a given, since most people who are constantly late, fail to show up to work (without calling in), and various other things usually won’t last more than a month (at best).

    Employers are interested in how well their employees can read and write as well, in addition to handling basic math tasks, and other things expected of a high school (or college) graduate.