Guiding underprepared students to success in higher education

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dc.contributor.author McCall, Alyson
dc.date.accessioned 2014-04-23T14:51:38Z
dc.date.available 2014-04-23T14:51:38Z
dc.date.issued 2014-04-23
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/17385
dc.description.abstract Students are entering institutions across the country unprepared to meet the demands of higher education. While Kansas is above the national average for students prepared for higher education, only twenty-nine percent of Kansas seniors are considered "prepared” for college in the four determined benchmark areas, compared to the twenty-five percent national average (ACT, 2012). With this statistic, ACT indicates that only one fourth of students complete high school requirements in such a way that leads to success post-graduation. Students are not ready for the expectations of higher education, and as a result this population is less likely to succeed. Further, development opportunities targeted at underprepared students are largely unsuccessful at reaching the population. This report looks at the unprepared student population, the role of higher education, and the projected future for underprepared students in higher education. In an effort to encourage holistic development and successful support initiatives, recommendations for higher education practices and research are discussed. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University en
dc.subject Higher education en_US
dc.subject Underprepared students en_US
dc.subject College readiness en_US
dc.title Guiding underprepared students to success in higher education en_US
dc.type Report en_US
dc.description.degree Master of Science en_US
dc.description.level Masters en_US
dc.description.department Department of Special Education, Counseling and Student Affairs en_US
dc.description.advisor Kenneth Hughey en_US
dc.subject.umi Higher Education (0745) en_US
dc.date.published 2014 en_US
dc.date.graduationmonth May en_US


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