Michal Kurlaender, associate professor in the UC Davis School of
Education and Matthew F. Larsen, a postdoctoral teaching fellow
in economics at Tulane University, recently released a study on how high
school achievement tests can be good predictors of how students
will fare in community college. The researchers also point out a
“disturbing” achievement gap, with Latino and black students
being less likely than their Asian and white peers to take and
pass transfer-level college courses. And that the gap occurs even
among students who performed well on their high school tests.
Read Paul Fain’s article at
Inside Higher Ed.