This study sought to determine if the implementation of standards-based learning in high schools affects students’ transition to learning in university courses. Surveys and interviews with 13 students who had graduated from high schools implementing standards-based learning and who had completed their first academic semester at a midsize, private, Midwest university revealed no detrimental effects. The most frequently mentioned transition difficulties related to social issues and time management. Implications for implementing high school grading reforms are discussed.
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Guskey, Thomas R.; Townsley, Matt; and Buckmiller, Thomas M., "The Impact of Standards-Based Learning: Tracking High School Students’ Transition to the University" (2020). Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology Faculty Publications. 42.