By John Fensterwald
EdSource

A new way of determining students’ readiness for college courses could be the missing link that will allow the much heralded Long Beach College Promise to fulfill its promise.

The College Promise, which celebrated its fifth birthday with the release of a report last week, is a model of cooperation between a K-12 district – Long Beach Unified – and the public colleges it feeds: Long Beach City College and California State University, Long Beach. The College Promise asks students and their parents to sign a pledge to stay on track for college and to take courses required for admission.

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