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In 2004, the University of California embarked on a mission to dramatically increase the number of students who satisfied its admissions requirements and those of the California State University. The idea behind this journey is that providing students with credible information about their course taking progress and "a-g" eligibility would help motivate them to get - and stay - college ready. Equally important, the information would help educators identify and mitigate barriers to students' achievement at both the school and district levels.

Since its inception, over 3.5 million transcripts from nearly 200 high schools and 75 districts have received an evaluation from the University of California's Transcript Evaluation Service. On average schools experienced 10 to 30 percent increases in student UC and CSU eligibility within two to four years of implementing TES.