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Michigan K-12 College-Readiness

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March 2019

Taylor Smith

Abstract

When exploring the K-12 curriculum structure, it is important to note what the most effective methods are when it comes to making sure that students are getting all of the training that they need in order to be ready for college when the time comes. Grant Blume and William Zumeta note that almost all 50 states across the U.S. have overall low college-readiness policy efforts (Blume & Zumeta 2014). This is a clear indication that new college-readiness policies need to be implemented across all states. There are a few factors that determine the outcomes what the college-readiness process is like for students in K-12 such as race, test scores, disabilities, and family economic background. Teachers also play a major role in the college readiness process in that it is their job to ensure that all students are ready. The research conducted for this paper strictly pertains to the K-12 school structure in the state of Michigan.

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