College Success: What It Means and How to Make It Happen

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About two out of three high-school graduates currently enroll at one of America's 4,000 colleges or universities within a year of graduation.  But even though college enrollment has increased over the past few decades, college completion rates have fallen.  How do so many talented and promising students get derailed along the way?  This book examines the financial and social roadblocks as well as the level of college-prep readiness that can affect learning and ultimately graduation rates. In light of the staggering differences that characterize American higher education and a student body with diverse socioeconomic backgrounds, College Success: What It Means and How to Make It Happen by The College Board provides a guide to promoting truly effective teaching and redefining success in a way that makes sense in today's heterogeneous world. 

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The College Board, a not-for-profit membership association, connects students to college success and opportunity through major programs and services in college admissions, guidance, assessment, financial aid, enrollment, and teaching and learning. Among its best-known programs are the SAT®, the PSAT/NMSQT®, and the Advanced Placement Program® (AP). Students, parents, educators, and librarians recognize the College Board as a source of expertise on SAT and CLEP®test preparation, college admissions, and financial aid. The Board publishes the bestselling Official SAT Study Guide, the College Handbook, the Book of Majors, and other books that help students prepare for college, research their options, and succeed in higher education. It also maintains the popular collegeboard.com Web site, which is visited by more than two million unique visitors per month.

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