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Report 05-5: University Preparedness of Public High School Graduates

Published by The California Postsecondary Education Commission

March 2005

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This report is another in a series of reports stemming from the Commissionís 2003 Eligibility Study. It describes important changes in the academic characteristics of public high school students. The data show that:
  • A lower proportion of students are enrolling in a-g coursework;
  • A lower proportion of students are taking the SAT I admissions test;
  • SAT I and ACT test performance has improved;
  • A higher proportion of students are enrolling in AP courses and taking AP examinations;
  • A lower proportion of students are passing the AP examination.

Related Topics: Equity, Access, and College Preparation | Eligibility for UC and CSU, Admission Policies

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