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College Prep for All? What We've Learned from Chicago's Efforts

August, 2010
Authors: 
Christopher Mazzeo

As states and districts across the country implement college-preparatory curriculum standards for all students, the report, College Prep for All? What We've Learned from Chicago's Efforts, suggests that these efforts could have the opposite effects of those intended. Specifically, the brief finds that Chicago’s 1997 policy eliminating remedial classes and requiring all high school students to take college-preparatory coursework had no positive effects on student achievement and may actually have hurt the college prospects of some top students. See the working paper to learn about the full research study.

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