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"Sycamore's college credit option allows students to get ahead" - Daily Chronicle

"Costs, Quality on Radar as Dual Enrollment Rises" - Education Week

"Transitional Courses Catch on as College Prep Strategy" - Hechinger Report

"Who Has Access to Dual Credit in Illinois?" - Illinois Education Research Council

Elgin Community College - 2013 Bellwether Award Winner, Alliance for College Readiness Initiative

PARCC Practice Tests

English Language Arts/Literacy: Grades 3-11 Performance Based Tests

Mathematics: Grades 3-8, Algebra I and geometry End of Year Tests


The Regional College Readiness Partnership focuses on improving the preparation of incoming students so that they succeed in college and graduate in a reasonable time. 

Northern Illinois University is proud to partner with five excellent community colleges in the Regional College Readiness Partnership.

NIU's Partner Community Colleges including Elgin Community College, Kishwaukee College, McHenry Count College, Rock Valley College, and Waubonsee, College Kishwaukee College McHenry County College Rock Valley College Waubonsee Community College