A Level Playing Field: How College Readiness Standards Change the Accountability Game

This study tracks the academic growth of a large sample of students, all of them high achievers within their own schools, over a three-year period. Their achievement scores were matched with their associated probability of being on track to meet ACT college readiness benchmarks. The study yielded several major findings and policy implications.

By Michael Dahlin and Beth Tarasawa

Resource Type

Research Report