State Higher-Education Leaders Join Push to Set College-Readiness Standards

Public-school officials nationwide have been working for years to develop standards to ensure that high-school graduates are prepared for college-level work or to enter the work force. One problem has been, however, that until recently, people in higher education have taken a limited role in deciding what it means to be college ready.

Now, with 44 states and the District of Columbia signing on to a common set of learning goals for schoolchildren, called the Common Core State