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  1. What Are the ACT College Readiness Benchmarks? Information Brief

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    ACT, Inc., 2013

    2013-01-01

    The ACT College Readiness Benchmarks are the minimum ACT® college readiness assessment scores required for students to have a high probability of success in credit-bearing college courses--English Composition, social sciences courses, College Algebra, or Biology. This report identifies the College Readiness Benchmarks on the ACT Compass scale…

  2. Updating the ACT College Readiness Benchmarks. ACT Research Report Series 2013 (6)

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    Allen, Jeff

    2013-01-01

    The ACT College Readiness Benchmarks are the ACT® College Readiness Assessment scores associated with a 50% chance of earning a B or higher grade in typical first-year credit-bearing college courses. The Benchmarks also correspond to an approximate 75% chance of earning a C or higher grade in these courses. There are four Benchmarks, corresponding…

  3. Interpreting Changes over Time in High School Average ACT® College Readiness Assessment Composite Scores and ACT College Readiness Benchmark Attainment Rates. ACT Research Report Series, 2013 (9)

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    Sawyer, Richard

    2013-01-01

    Education officials and journalists frequently track changes over time in the average ACT® College Readiness Assessment Composite scores and ACT College Readiness Benchmark attainment rates of individual high schools. Using standard statistical methods, I examined how often changes in these statistics are unambiguously positive or negative, rather…

  4. The Illinois College and Career Readiness Act: Year-One Evaluation Results

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    Baber, Lorenzo DuBois; Barrientos, Jessica I.; Bragg, Debra D.; Castro, Erin; Khan, Sadya

    2009-01-01

    Rising remediation rates among college students are leading to increased time for completion of degree, additional costs for students and colleges, and financial aid being used on courses that do not count towards a degree. In response to these issues, in 2007 the state of Illinois passed the College and Career Readiness Act, Public Act 095-0694,…

  5. The College and Career Readiness Act: Findings from Evaluation--Year One. In Brief

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    Khan, Sadya; Castro, Erin; Bragg, Debra D.; Barrientos, Jessica I.; Baber, Lorenzo

    2009-01-01

    Rising remediation rates among college students are leading to increased time for completion of degree, additional costs for students and colleges, and financial aid being used on courses that do not count towards a degree. In response to these issues, in 2007 the state of Illinois passed the College and Career Readiness Act (CCR Act), Public Act…

  6. College Readiness

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    Chapa, Marisa; Galvan-De Leon, Vanessa; Solis, Judith; Mundy, Marie-Anne

    2014-01-01

    During the 79th Texas Legislature, the bill "Advancement of College Readiness in Curriculum" was passed (THECB). As a response to this, high schools and colleges have combined forming an early college high school. The result of this union was a program that condensed the time it took to complete both the high school diploma and up to two…

  7. Using ACT Assessment Scores to Set Benchmarks for College Readiness. ACT Research Report Series, 2005-3

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    Allen, Jeff; Sconing, Jim

    2005-01-01

    In this report, we establish benchmarks of readiness for four common first-year college courses: English Composition, College Algebra, Social Science, and Biology. Using grade data from a large sample of colleges, we modeled the probability of success in these courses as a function of ACT test scores. Success was defined as a course grade of B or…

  8. Gaps in College Readiness: ACT and SAT Differences by Ethnicity across 10 School Years

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    Harvey, Donzel Wayne

    2013-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the college-readiness rates of Black, Hispanic, White, and Asian graduates of public secondary schools in Texas using archival data from the Texas Education Agency Academic Excellence Indicator System. Data examined were the average ACT and SAT scores for the past 10 school years (i.e., 2001-2002…

  9. The Impact of Selected Academic and Demographic Variables on Mathematics College Readiness Predicted by ACT

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    Smith, Marcia

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of the study was to determine the degree to which academic and demographic variables affected the ACT results used in determining college readiness. This quantitative research study followed a non-experimental correlational design. A multiple regression was used to analyze archival data to determine the impact the combined Arkansas…

  10. Building Momentum: The Condition of Progress toward College Readiness. A Profile of 2013 ACT Explore®- and ACT Plan®-Tested Students

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    ACT, Inc., 2015

    2015-01-01

    Since 1959, ACT has collected and reported data on students' academic readiness for college. As a trusted, nonprofit leader in research on college and career readiness, ACT is committed to continuing efforts to provide data and information to help solve the daunting problems faced by our nation. This report is part of a series of reports that…

  11. ACT: A Benchmark for College Readiness, 2007-2011

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    Uzzell, Renata; Lewis, Sharon; Simon, Candace; Palacios, Moses; Guzman, Amilcar; Casserly, Michael

    2012-01-01

    This report was prepared by the Council of Great City Schools in collaboration with ACT to collect and analyze urban student performance between 2007 and 2011 and to examine student achievement by race and gender. Following is a summary of the study's findings: (1) The total number of ACT test takers increased both nationally and in CGCS districts…

  12. The Condition of College & Career Readiness, 2011

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    ACT, Inc., 2011

    2011-01-01

    Since 1959, ACT has collected and reported data on students' academic readiness for college. This report provides a college and career readiness snapshot of the ACT-tested high school class of 2011. ACT has long defined college and career readiness as the acquisition of the knowledge and skills a student needs to enroll and succeed in…

  13. The Condition of College Readiness, 2009

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    ACT, Inc., 2009

    2009-01-01

    Since 1959, ACT has collected and reported data on students' academic readiness for college. Because becoming ready for college is a process that occurs throughout elementary and secondary education, measuring academic performance over time in the context of college readiness provides meaningful and compelling information about the college…

  14. The Condition of College & Career Readiness, 2010

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    ACT, Inc., 2010

    2010-01-01

    Since 1959, ACT has collected and reported data on students' academic readiness for college. Because becoming ready for college and career is a process that occurs throughout elementary and secondary education, measuring academic performance over time in the context of college and career readiness provides meaningful and compelling information…

  15. Texas College and Career Readiness, 2010

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    National Center for Educational Achievement, 2011

    2011-01-01

    This document presents the percentage of Texas students achieving the National Center for Educational Achievement's (NCEA) College and Career Readiness Targets and ACT's College Readiness Benchmarks. The key to all students graduating college and career ready is to be able to identify whether or not students, starting in elementary school, are on…

  16. College Readiness for All?

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    Hess, Frederick M.

    2016-01-01

    In recent years, American education has enthusiastically adopted the mantra of "college readiness for all." What's not to like about that? Frederick Hess says that although he considers college readiness an admirable goal, he has serious reservations about advocates, funders, and policymakers imposing this norm across all schools. His…

  17. College Readiness Standards[TM] for EXPLORE[R], PLAN[R], and the ACT[R]: Includes Ideas for Progress

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    ACT, Inc., 2008

    2008-01-01

    At the foundation of the Educational Planning and Assessment System (EPAS) programs are ACT's College Readiness Standards. The Standards offer learning strategies that are likely to help students meet state standards and acquire the more advanced concepts associated with higher EPAS test scores and, more importantly, increased college readiness.…

  18. Ready for College and Ready for Work: Same or Different?

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    American College Testing (ACT), Inc., 2006

    2006-01-01

    Results of a new ACT study provide empirical evidence that, whether planning to enter college or workforce training programs after graduation, high school students need to be educated to a comparable level of readiness in reading and mathematics. Graduates need this level of readiness if they are to succeed in college-level courses without…

  19. The Reality of College Readiness, 2012. South Dakota

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    ACT, Inc., 2012

    2012-01-01

    Annually, ACT provides each state with "The Condition of College & Career Readiness," a report that details the college readiness of students who took the ACT[R] test. This report is a companion to "The Condition of College & Career Readiness." This paper traces the college enrollment, retention, re-enrollment, and migration patterns of the 2010…

  20. The Reality of College Readiness, 2012. New Mexico

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    ACT, Inc., 2012

    2012-01-01

    Annually, ACT provides each state with "The Condition of College & Career Readiness," a report that details the college readiness of students who took the ACT[R] test. This report is a companion to "The Condition of College & Career Readiness." This paper traces the college enrollment, retention, re-enrollment, and migration patterns of the 2010…

  1. College and Career Readiness

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    ICF International (NJ1), 2012

    2012-01-01

    Graduating high school students must be adequately prepared to enter post-secondary training or employment, without the need for remediation, in order to take their places as independent adults and informed citizens. College and career readiness has taken the forefront of national and state education policy. ICF's information brief on college and…

  2. The Condition of College & Career Readiness, 2012

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    ACT, Inc., 2012

    2012-01-01

    This report focuses on the college and career readiness levels of the ACT[R]-tested US high school graduating class of 2012. The report represents 52 percent of all 2012 graduates in the United States. Findings in the report suggest that for this cohort of tested students, the condition of college and career readiness has slightly improved over…

  3. The Condition of College & Career Readiness 2013: National

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    ACT, Inc., 2013

    2013-01-01

    For nearly a decade, ACT has measured student progress in the context of college readiness. This report is ACT's annual report on the college readiness of the high school graduating class of 2013. The data in this report provides insights to catalyze and guide efforts to improve college and career readiness for the next generation of young people…

  4. The Perkins Act of 2006: Connecting Career and Technical Education with the College and Career Readiness Agenda. January 2008 Policy Brief

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    Meeder, Hans

    2008-01-01

    There currently are 32 states in the American Diploma Project (ADP) Network, each dedicated to developing and implementing a college and career readiness agenda. At the same time, all fifty states are implementing requirements of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006. The Perkins Act and the American Diploma…

  5. The Condition of College & Career Readiness 2014: National

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    ACT, Inc., 2014

    2014-01-01

    Since 1959, ACT has collected and reported data on students' academic readiness for college. This annual report focuses on the progress of the graduating class of 2014 relative to college readiness on a national level. In 2014, 57% of the graduating class took the ACT® college readiness assessment. The increased number of test takers over the past…

  6. The Condition of College & Career Readiness 2013: Students from Low-Income Families

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    ACT, Inc., 2014

    2014-01-01

    ACT has been measuring college readiness trends for several years. "The Condition of College & Career Readiness" is ACT's annual report on the progress of the graduating class relative to college readiness. This year, 54.3% of the graduating class took the ACT® college readiness assessment. This report is designed to help inform…

  7. ACT's College Readiness System: Meeting the Challenge of a Changing World

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    ACT, Inc., 2008

    2008-01-01

    The United States faces the challenge of adapting to the demands of a globalized economy. Jobs have become more specialized and more driven by technology, requiring higher levels of education and training than did many of the jobs available to high school graduates of the past. Students must graduate from high school ready for the demands of…

  8. Ready or Not: Recognizing and Preparing College-Ready Students

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    Springer, Sheree E.; Wilson, Tonia J.; Dole, Janice A.

    2015-01-01

    Research shows that many students entering postsecondary education are unprepared for college reading demands. This article highlights college reading readiness according to four essential reading skills. We illustrate these skills by featuring vignettes of high school seniors who are college-ready and not college-ready. Then we contextualize the…

  9. ACT Test Preparation Course and Its Impact on Students' College- and Career-Readiness

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    Parrott, Timothy Nolan

    2012-01-01

    This study examined the effectiveness of an ACT intervention course developed for high school juniors at Anderson County High School during the 2011-2012 school year. This study compared the ACT composite test scores of the treatment group to the ACT composite test scores of the control group by using their PLAN scores as a baseline, to determine…

  10. Catching up to College and Career Readiness in Arkansas. ACT Research Report Series. 2014 (3)

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    Dougherty, Chrys; Hiserote, Linda; Shaw, Teresa

    2014-01-01

    This report focuses on the extent to which students who are academically far off track in fourth or eighth grade in Arkansas catch up by eighth or eleventh and twelfth grades. We studied two recent cohorts of Arkansas students whose eighth-grade ACT Explore® scores were more than one standard deviation below the ACT Explore Benchmark scores…

  11. Catching up to College and Career Readiness

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    ACT, Inc., 2012

    2012-01-01

    In recent years educators and policymakers have set a goal that students graduate from high school ready for college and careers. However, as a nation we are far from achieving this goal, particularly for low-income and minority students. For example, in states where all eleventh-graders take the ACT[R], only 27 percent of low-income students in…

  12. Using ACT Data as Part of a State Accountability System. Issues in College Readiness

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    ACT, Inc., 2009

    2009-01-01

    Accountability in the nation's public schools has become a matter of considerable urgency since the 2001 amendment of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965. Under this most recent version of the ESEA, as of the 2007-08 academic year states and districts must assess the mathematics and reading proficiency of students…

  13. College and Career Readiness

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    Pittman, Karen J.

    2010-01-01

    The seriousness of the readiness gap--the gap between being fully credentialed and fully prepared--is the reason why the Forum for Youth Investment started the Ready by 21 partnership and the reason why American Association of School Administrators (AASA) joined. Numerous organizations and associations interested in the K-12 system's end…

  14. The Condition of College & Career Readiness, 2014: Florida

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    ACT, Inc., 2014

    2014-01-01

    Annually American College Testing (ACT) provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is designed to help educators understand and answer the following questions: (1) Are students prepared for college and career, and are younger students on target? (2) Are enough students taking core…

  15. New England's State of College Readiness

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    Menson, Roxanna P.; Patelis, Thanos; Doyle, Arthur

    2009-01-01

    In continuing its mission of connecting students to college success, the College Board is developing a multi-indicator system that provides educators with a comprehensive view of their students' college readiness. The information used to measure progress toward college readiness comes from the College Board's nationally administered assessments…

  16. The Condition of College & Career Readiness, 2012: North Carolina

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    ACT, Inc., 2012

    2012-01-01

    Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report is…

  17. The Condition of College & Career Readiness, 2012: Connecticut

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ACT, Inc., 2012

    2012-01-01

    Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report is…

  18. The Condition of College & Career Readiness, 2012: Minnesota

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ACT, Inc., 2012

    2012-01-01

    Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report is…

  19. The Condition of College & Career Readiness, 2012: Utah

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ACT, Inc., 2012

    2012-01-01

    Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report is…

  20. The Condition of College and Career Readiness, 2011: Minnesota

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ACT, Inc., 2011

    2011-01-01

    Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report for the…

  1. The Condition of College & Career Readiness, 2012: Colorado

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ACT, Inc., 2012

    2012-01-01

    Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report is…

  2. The Condition of College & Career Readiness, 2012: Delaware

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ACT, Inc., 2012

    2012-01-01

    Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report is…

  3. The Condition of College and Career Readiness, 2011: Montana

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ACT, Inc., 2011

    2011-01-01

    Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report for the…

  4. The Condition of College and Career Readiness, 2011: Indiana

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ACT, Inc., 2011

    2011-01-01

    Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report for the…

  5. The Condition of College & Career Readiness, 2012: Arizona

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    ACT, Inc., 2012

    2012-01-01

    Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report is…

  6. The Condition of College and Career Readiness, 2011: New Jersey

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ACT, Inc., 2011

    2011-01-01

    Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report for the…

  7. The Condition of College and Career Readiness, 2011: California

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ACT, Inc., 2011

    2011-01-01

    Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report for the…

  8. The Condition of College and Career Readiness, 2011: Michigan

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ACT, Inc., 2011

    2011-01-01

    Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report for the…

  9. The Condition of College and Career Readiness, 2011: South Dakota

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ACT, Inc., 2011

    2011-01-01

    Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report for the…

  10. The Condition of College and Career Readiness, 2011: Massachusetts

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ACT, Inc., 2011

    2011-01-01

    Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report for the…

  11. The Condition of College & Career Readiness, 2012: Florida

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ACT, Inc., 2012

    2012-01-01

    Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report is…

  12. The Condition of College and Career Readiness, 2011: Iowa

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ACT, Inc., 2011

    2011-01-01

    Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report for the…

  13. The Condition of College & Career Readiness, 2012: Hawaii

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ACT, Inc., 2012

    2012-01-01

    Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report is…

  14. The Condition of College & Career Readiness, 2012: Pennsylvania

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ACT, Inc., 2012

    2012-01-01

    Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report is…

  15. The Condition of College & Career Readiness, 2012: Ohio

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ACT, Inc., 2012

    2012-01-01

    Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report is…

  16. The Condition of College & Career Readiness, 2012: Massachusetts

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ACT, Inc., 2012

    2012-01-01

    Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report is…

  17. The Condition of College and Career Readiness, 2011: Utah

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ACT, Inc., 2011

    2011-01-01

    Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report for the…

  18. The Condition of College & Career Readiness, 2012: Montana

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ACT, Inc., 2012

    2012-01-01

    Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report is…

  19. The Condition of College & Career Readiness, 2012: Vermont

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ACT, Inc., 2012

    2012-01-01

    Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report is…

  20. The Condition of College & Career Readiness, 2012: Idaho

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ACT, Inc., 2012

    2012-01-01

    Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report is…

  1. The Condition of College and Career Readiness, 2011: Connecticut

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ACT, Inc., 2011

    2011-01-01

    Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report for the…

  2. The Condition of College and Career Readiness, 2011: Arkansas

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ACT, Inc., 2011

    2011-01-01

    Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report for the…

  3. The Condition of College & Career Readiness, 2012: District of Columbia

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ACT, Inc., 2012

    2012-01-01

    Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report is…

  4. The Condition of College and Career Readiness, 2011: Kentucky

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ACT, Inc., 2011

    2011-01-01

    Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report for the…

  5. The Condition of College & Career Readiness, 2012: Virginia

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ACT, Inc., 2012

    2012-01-01

    Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report is…

  6. The Condition of College and Career Readiness, 2011: New Hampshire

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ACT, Inc., 2011

    2011-01-01

    Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report for the…

  7. The Condition of College & Career Readiness, 2012: Missouri

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ACT, Inc., 2012

    2012-01-01

    Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report is…

  8. The Condition of College & Career Readiness, 2012: South Carolina

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ACT, Inc., 2012

    2012-01-01

    Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report is…

  9. The Condition of College and Career Readiness, 2011: Wyoming

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ACT, Inc., 2011

    2011-01-01

    Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report for the…

  10. The Condition of College & Career Readiness, 2012: California

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ACT, Inc., 2012

    2012-01-01

    Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report is…

  11. The Condition of College & Career Readiness, 2012: West Virginia

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ACT, Inc., 2012

    2012-01-01

    Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report is…

  12. The Condition of College and Career Readiness, 2011: Idaho

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ACT, Inc., 2011

    2011-01-01

    Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report for the…

  13. The Condition of College & Career Readiness, 2012: Illinois

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ACT, Inc., 2012

    2012-01-01

    Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report is…

  14. The Condition of College & Career Readiness, 2012: Kentucky

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ACT, Inc., 2012

    2012-01-01

    Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report is…

  15. The Condition of College & Career Readiness, 2012: New Hampshire

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ACT, Inc., 2012

    2012-01-01

    Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report is…

  16. The Condition of College & Career Readiness, 2012: North Dakota

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ACT, Inc., 2012

    2012-01-01

    Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report is…

  17. The Condition of College & Career Readiness, 2012: Georgia

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ACT, Inc., 2012

    2012-01-01

    Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report is…

  18. The Condition of College & Career Readiness, 2012: Iowa

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ACT, Inc., 2012

    2012-01-01

    Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report is…

  19. The Condition of College & Career Readiness, 2012: South Dakota

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ACT, Inc., 2012

    2012-01-01

    Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report is…

  20. The Condition of College & Career Readiness, 2012: Arkansas

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ACT, Inc., 2012

    2012-01-01

    Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report is…

  1. The Condition of College & Career Readiness, 2012: Nevada

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ACT, Inc., 2012

    2012-01-01

    Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report is…

  2. The Condition of College & Career Readiness, 2012: Indiana

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ACT, Inc., 2012

    2012-01-01

    Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report is…

  3. The Condition of College & Career Readiness, 2012: Wisconsin

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ACT, Inc., 2012

    2012-01-01

    Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report is…

  4. The Condition of College & Career Readiness, 2012: Louisiana

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ACT, Inc., 2012

    2012-01-01

    Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report is…

  5. The Condition of College and Career Readiness, 2011: Vermont

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ACT, Inc., 2011

    2011-01-01

    Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report for the…

  6. The Condition of College & Career Readiness, 2012: Tennessee

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ACT, Inc., 2012

    2012-01-01

    Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report is…

  7. The Condition of College & Career Readiness, 2012: Rhode Island

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ACT, Inc., 2012

    2012-01-01

    Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report is…

  8. The Condition of College & Career Readiness, 2012: Washington

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ACT, Inc., 2012

    2012-01-01

    Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report is…

  9. The Condition of College and Career Readiness, 2011: Nevada

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ACT, Inc., 2011

    2011-01-01

    Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report for the…

  10. The Condition of College & Career Readiness, 2012: New York

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ACT, Inc., 2012

    2012-01-01

    Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report is…

  11. The Condition of College & Career Readiness, 2012: Texas

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ACT, Inc., 2012

    2012-01-01

    Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report is…

  12. The Condition of College and Career Readiness, 2011: Ohio

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ACT, Inc., 2011

    2011-01-01

    Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report for the…

  13. The Condition of College and Career Readiness, 2011: Washington

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ACT, Inc., 2011

    2011-01-01

    Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report for the…

  14. The Condition of College & Career Readiness, 2012: Maine

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ACT, Inc., 2012

    2012-01-01

    Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report is…

  15. The Condition of College and Career Readiness, 2011: Hawaii

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ACT, Inc., 2011

    2011-01-01

    Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report for the…

  16. The Condition of College and Career Readiness, 2011: Colorado

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ACT, Inc., 2011

    2011-01-01

    Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report for the…

  17. The Condition of College & Career Readiness, 2012: Mississippi

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ACT, Inc., 2012

    2012-01-01

    Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report is…

  18. The Condition of College and Career Readiness, 2011: Georgia

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ACT, Inc., 2011

    2011-01-01

    Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report for the…

  19. The Condition of College and Career Readiness, 2011: Alaska

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ACT, Inc., 2011

    2011-01-01

    Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report for the…

  20. The Condition of College and Career Readiness, 2011: Mississippi

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ACT, Inc., 2011

    2011-01-01

    Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report for the…

  1. The Condition of College and Career Readiness, 2011: Arizona

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ACT, Inc., 2011

    2011-01-01

    Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report for the…

  2. The Condition of College & Career Readiness, 2012: New Jersey

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ACT, Inc., 2012

    2012-01-01

    Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report is…

  3. The Condition of College and Career Readiness, 2011: New Mexico

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ACT, Inc., 2011

    2011-01-01

    Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report for the…

  4. The Condition of College and Career Readiness, 2011: Maine

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ACT, Inc., 2011

    2011-01-01

    Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report for the…

  5. The Condition of College & Career Readiness, 2012: Alabama

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ACT, Inc., 2012

    2012-01-01

    Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report is…

  6. The Condition of College & Career Readiness, 2012: New Mexico

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ACT, Inc., 2012

    2012-01-01

    Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report is…

  7. The Condition of College and Career Readiness, 2011: Delaware

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ACT, Inc., 2011

    2011-01-01

    Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report for the…

  8. The Condition of College and Career Readiness, 2011: Louisiana

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ACT, Inc., 2011

    2011-01-01

    Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report for the…

  9. The Condition of College & Career Readiness, 2012: Kansas

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ACT, Inc., 2012

    2012-01-01

    Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report is…

  10. The Condition of College & Career Readiness, 2012: Maryland

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ACT, Inc., 2012

    2012-01-01

    Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report is…

  11. The Condition of College & Career Readiness, 2012: Nebraska

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ACT, Inc., 2012

    2012-01-01

    Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report is…

  12. The Condition of College & Career Readiness, 2012: Oregon

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ACT, Inc., 2012

    2012-01-01

    Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report is…

  13. The Condition of College & Career Readiness, 2012: Oklahoma

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ACT, Inc., 2012

    2012-01-01

    Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report is…

  14. The Condition of College and Career Readiness, 2011: Kansas

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ACT, Inc., 2011

    2011-01-01

    Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report for the…

  15. The Condition of College and Career Readiness, 2011: Missouri

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ACT, Inc., 2011

    2011-01-01

    Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report for the…

  16. The Condition of College and Career Readiness, 2011: Illinois

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ACT, Inc., 2011

    2011-01-01

    Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report for the…

  17. The Condition of College and Career Readiness, 2011: Florida

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ACT, Inc., 2011

    2011-01-01

    Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report for the…

  18. The Condition of College and Career Readiness, 2011: Maryland

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ACT, Inc., 2011

    2011-01-01

    Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report for the…

  19. The Condition of College and Career Readiness, 2011: Alabama

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ACT, Inc., 2011

    2011-01-01

    Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report for the…

  20. The Condition of College & Career Readiness, 2012: Alaska

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ACT, Inc., 2012

    2012-01-01

    Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report is…

  1. The Condition of College & Career Readiness, 2012: Michigan

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ACT, Inc., 2012

    2012-01-01

    Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report is…

  2. The Condition of College & Career Readiness, 2012: Wyoming

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ACT, Inc., 2012

    2012-01-01

    Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report is…

  3. Not Ready for College, but Ready for the Military: A Policy Challenge for the College- and Career-Readiness Agenda

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    Castro, Erin L.

    2015-01-01

    This essay examines the "Armed Forces Recruiter Access to Students and Student Recruiting Information" (Section 9528) provision of the No Child Left Behind Act and its influence on the success of intervention programming for college and career readiness in Title I high schools. Using critical policy analysis, I show how Federal and State…

  4. Reading and College Readiness

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    Pyne, Kimberly B.

    2012-01-01

    The lobby of the college building echoes with the noise of teenagers milling around a table filled with books. Hands flutter over the bright covers, picking them up, flipping them over, thumbing through pages. Welcome to an Elon Academy Saturday at break time, the mid-point pause in this monthly gathering of the more than 70 student participants…

  5. Testing College Readiness

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    Nichols-Barrer, Ira; Place, Kate; Dillon, Erin; Gill, Brian P.

    2016-01-01

    The state of Massachusetts introduced a system of standardized testing in its public schools three years before the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 mandated such practices for all 50 states. Although the tests have evolved over time, the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) has been in place ever since. After Massachusetts…

  6. Differential Effects on Student Demographic Groups of Using ACT® College Readiness Assessment Composite Score, Act Benchmarks, and High School Grade Point Average for Predicting Long-Term College Success through Degree Completion. ACT Research Report Series, 2013 (5)

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    Radunzel, Justine; Noble, Julie

    2013-01-01

    In this study, we evaluated the differential effects on racial/ethnic, family income, and gender groups of using ACT® College Readiness Assessment Composite score and high school grade point average (HSGPA) for predicting long-term college success. Outcomes included annual progress towards a degree (based on cumulative credit-bearing hours…

  7. College-Readiness Program Hard to Gauge

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    Gewertz, Catherine

    2011-01-01

    Stubbornly high college remediation rates have revealed a painful equation: High school completion does not equal college readiness. That disconnection has prompted national leaders to focus like never before on figuring out how to ensure that high school graduates are truly ready to succeed in college. In that quest, a California program is often…

  8. Overview: Texas College and Career Readiness Standards

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    Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2009

    2009-01-01

    The Texas College and Career Readiness Standards define what students should know and be able to accomplish in order to succeed in entry-level college courses or skilled workforce opportunities upon graduation from high school. This paper answers the following questions: (1) Who developed the Texas College and Career Readiness Standards?; (2) What…

  9. ACT and College Success

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    Bleyaert, Barbara

    2010-01-01

    What is the relationship between ACT scores and success in college? For decades, admissions policies in colleges and universities across the country have required applicants to submit scores from a college entrance exam, most typically the ACT (American College Testing) or SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test). This requirement suggests that high school…

  10. Pathways to Mathematics College Readiness in Maine

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    Silvernail, David L; Batista, Ida A.; Sloan, James E.; Stump, Erika K.; Johnson, Amy F.

    2014-01-01

    The goal of this study was to examine the pathways to being college ready in mathematics. Students who enter high school already having demonstrated mathematics proficiency on a standardized test in the 8th grade have already taken a significant step towards being college ready. The best scenario is to enter high school proficient in mathematics…

  11. Are We Ready for College-Ready?

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    McGriff, Deborah

    2012-01-01

    Through the years, educators, parents, and the general public believed that a college degree is one of the most powerful strategies for our nation's war on poverty. The increased earning power of individuals with college degrees and the contribution to our economic security were frequently acknowledged. Our commitment and attention to college…

  12. Community College Students' Perceptions of Academic Readiness

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    Millar, Bradbury Stewart

    2010-01-01

    This study compares community college students' perceptions of their academic readiness before and after they participated in community college coursework. Students enroll in community colleges for many reasons but many drop-out before reaching their goals. High rates of attrition suggest that students may not accurately assess their levels of…

  13. Readiness to Act: Use of the Health Belief Model in Understanding Parental Communication about Alcohol for Incoming College Students

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    Neifeld Wheeler, Wendy S.

    2010-01-01

    Harmful and detrimental effects associated with college student alcohol use have been well documented in scholarly research, the popular press, numerous government- produced reports and by medical associations. Despite the fact that parental involvement in the college experience has increased significantly in the last 20 years, the literature on…

  14. Affirming the Goal: Is College and Career Readiness an Internationally Competitive Standard? Executive Summary

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    ACT, Inc., 2011

    2011-01-01

    ACT examined the international competitiveness of college and career ready standards in the policy research report, Affirming the Goal: Is College and Career Readiness an Internationally Competitive Standard? In this study, ACT performed a linking analysis to identify the PISA (Program for International Student Assessment) scores in reading and…

  15. College Readiness and the Postsecondary Outcomes of Illinois High School Students. Policy Research: IERC 2012-1

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    Lichtenberger, Eric J.; Dietrich, Cecile

    2012-01-01

    This study presents longitudinal description of the association between college readiness--as measured by college readiness benchmarks set by the ACT--and a series of postsecondary outcomes of the Illinois High School Class of 2003. In addition to describing how college readiness is distributed among the cohort, this study establishes the college…

  16. Middle School Student Factors as Predictors of College Readiness

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    Karnick, Kelley

    2013-01-01

    In this study, several middle school factors of students from two consecutive graduating classes were analyzed to determine what relation they had to college readiness, as measured by ACT subtest scores. The academic factors included: 8th grade EXPLORE composite score, 7th grade spring reading and math MAP scores, highest math course completed in…

  17. Relationship between College Readiness, Oklahoma State Testing Program, and EXPLORE

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    Martin, Rick

    2010-01-01

    Scope and Method of Study: The study investigated the relationship between performance on the Oklahoma State Testing Program (OSTP) for grades 3-7 and the EXPLORE in math and reading for 586 students. The EXPLORE test, a part of the ACT, is given in the eighth grade and provides college readiness benchmarks and a national percentile ranking (NPR)…

  18. A Developmental Perspective on College & Workplace Readiness

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    Lippman, Laura; Atienza, Astrid; Rivers, Andrew; Keith, Julie

    2008-01-01

    This report provides a developmental perspective on what competencies young people need to be ready for college, the workplace, and the transition to adulthood. National hand-wringing about the lack of preparedness of high school graduates for college and the workplace has catalyzed researchers, educators, and policymakers to define the skills and…

  19. Corporate Investments in College Readiness and Access

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    Erisman, Wendy; Looney, Shannon M.

    2008-01-01

    This report examines major corporations' philanthropic support for "college readiness and access initiatives," defined as efforts to increase the likelihood that students will graduate from high school fully prepared to enroll and succeed in college. The report supplements substantial research that highlights the importance of higher education to…

  20. Statistical Properties of School Value-Added Scores Based on Assessments of College Readiness. ACT Research Report Series. 2015 (5)

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    Bassiri, Dina

    2015-01-01

    The 2001 reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) known as No Child Left Behind and more recent federal initiatives such as Race to the Top and the ESEA flexibility waiver have brought student growth to the forefront of education reform for assessing school and teacher effectiveness. This study examined growth…

  1. Multiple Measures for College Readiness

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    Anderson, Lexi; Fulton, Mary

    2015-01-01

    Roughly one third of all U.S. high school graduates do not enroll in college soon after earning a diploma. There are many reasons why students do not do so, including work obligations, affordability concerns and lack of academic preparation. Yet research suggests that many of these students often aspire to a college education. Helping these…

  2. State College and Career Readiness Initiative: Statewide Transitional Courses for College Readiness

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    Barger, Kenna; Murray, Renee; Smith, Janie

    2011-01-01

    Through the "Strengthening Statewide College/Career Readiness Initiative" (SSCRI), Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) has collaborated with states on state policy goals and actions needed to improve high school students' academic readiness for postsecondary study and reduce the need for remedial work. SREB created and implemented…

  3. Building Common College-Ready Standards

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    Haycock, Kati

    2010-01-01

    Many people in higher education were caught by surprise when the nation's governors and chief state school officers announced their intention to adopt common standards for American high schools that aim at college readiness. In this article, the author explores what this common standards is all about and how it can be helpful in college…

  4. College and Career Readiness in Context

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    Siskin, Leslie Santee

    2013-01-01

    The shift in education reform to a goal of college and career readiness for all students is a change that has been embraced widely across the country. The challenge of designing new policies and programs that could accomplish the goal that all students should graduate from high school with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in college…

  5. The Condition of College & Career Readiness 2015: National

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    ACT, Inc., 2015

    2015-01-01

    This report is the ACT annual report on the progress of U.S. high school graduates relative to college readiness. This year's report shows that 59% of students in the 2015 U.S. graduating class took the ACT® test, up from 57% last year and 49% in 2011. The increased number of test takers over the past several years enhances the breadth and depth…

  6. Rice University: Innovation to Increase Student College Readiness

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    Gigliotti, Jennifer

    2012-01-01

    "College readiness" means that a student can enter a college classroom without remediation and successfully complete entry-level college requirements (Conley, 2012). In order for students to be considered college ready, they must acquire skills, content knowledge, and behaviors before leaving high school. Research on high-school performance…

  7. Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Predictors of College Readiness and Performance: Role of Academic Discipline

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    Komarraju, Meera; Ramsey, Alex; Rinella, Virginia

    2013-01-01

    Identifying the best predictors of academic performance is crucial for postsecondary institutions seeking students with the greatest promise. We investigated the relative strength of standardized test scores (ACT), high school GPA, and non-cognitive, college readiness skills in predicting college GPA. College freshmen (505) completed the 108-item…

  8. A Systematic Comparison of the American Diploma Project English Language Arts College Readiness Standards with those of the ACT, College Board, and Standards for Success. Issues & Answers. REL 2010-086

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    Rolfhus, Eric; Decker, Lauren E.; Brite, Jessica L.; Gregory, Lois

    2010-01-01

    This study of four national English language arts college readiness standards sets compares content alignment and level of alignment of the standards statements in three comparison sets to a benchmark set, the American Diploma Project (ADP), and analyzes the cognitive complexity of all four sets. Specifically, this report addresses two primary…

  9. College knowledge: a critical component of college and career readiness.

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    Hooker, Sarah; Brand, Betsy

    2010-01-01

    Policy has traditionally emphasized the completion of academic requirements as the gateway to postsecondary education. There is, however, growing understanding that youth need to develop a wide range of knowledge, skills, abilities, and personal resources for career success, civic engagement, and lifelong learning. It also is necessary to address the social, informational, and financial barriers to college that many first-generation and low-income youth come up against. Allowing youth to participate in programs that provide access to college campuses and classes, through dual or concurrent enrollment, early college models, or expanded learning opportunities, is an effective way to help students gain college knowledge and see themselves as college students. This article offers an expanded definition of college and career readiness and profiles three programs drawn from a larger review of twenty-three programs designed to support college and career success for students from underrepresented groups. PMID:20973075

  10. Assessment of the Florida College and Career Readiness Initiative: Year 1 Report

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    Mokher, Christine; Jacobson, Louis; Rosenbaum, James; LaLonde, Robert

    2013-01-01

    The intent of the Florida College and Career Readiness Initiative (FCCRI) is to help students become college-ready by high school graduation, and subsequently to succeed in obtaining college credentials. This is done by testing college readiness in grade 11 and requiring that students testing below college-ready take college readiness and success…

  11. Cross-Cultural Communities of Practice for College Readiness

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    Leonard, Jack

    2014-01-01

    College readiness is a social construct requiring both student and adult preparedness. This paper used a case study methodology to explore how teaching in an early college program might promote adult college readiness in the instructors. A community of practice, enhanced by a co-teaching model, in two separate high school settings under one early…

  12. A Technical Guide to College Readiness Indicators. College Readiness Indicator Systems (CRIS) Resource Series

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    University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research, 2014

    2014-01-01

    Districts now have access to a wealth of new information that can help target students with appropriate supports and bring focus and coherence to college readiness efforts. However, the abundance of data has brought its own challenges. Schools and school systems are often overwhelmed with the amount of data available. The capacity of districts to…

  13. Alliance College-Ready Public Schools: Alice M. Baxter College-Ready High School

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    EDUCAUSE, 2015

    2015-01-01

    The largest charter organization in Los Angeles serving more than 11,000 low-income students aims to prove it is possible to educate students at high levels across an entire system of schools. Alliance College-Ready Public Schools developed the PACE blended learning model, launched at the new Baxter High School, to more effectively prepare its…

  14. Catching up to College and Career Readiness: The Challenge Is Greater for At-Risk Students. Issue Brief

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    Dougherty, Chrys

    2014-01-01

    Educators and policymakers have set a goal that all students graduate from high school ready for college and careers. A substantial body of research supports the idea that the path to college and career readiness begins well before middle and high school. In an earlier policy report, ACT examined the percentage of academically far off track…

  15. Assessing the College Readiness of Two Rural Wisconsin School Districts

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    Jacobson, Amanda

    2013-01-01

    The issue of college readiness and student degree completion has become an issue in educational research over the past decade. The topic of college readiness is more than just academic; it involves a deeper understanding of student familial backgrounds, emotional preparedness, and other non-academic experiences, such as study skills and time…

  16. Performance, Perseverance, and the Full Picture of College Readiness

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    Gaertner, Matthew N.; McClarty, Katie Larsen

    2015-01-01

    Although college readiness is a centerpiece of major educational initiatives such as the Common Core State Standards, few systems have been implemented to track children's progress toward this goal. Instead, college-readiness information is typically conveyed late in a student's high-school career, and tends to focus solely on academic…

  17. Communicating College and Career Readiness through Proficiency Standards. Issue Brief

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    Croft, Michelle; Guffy, Gretchen; Vitale, Dan

    2014-01-01

    The need to adequately prepare all students for the next stage in their lives has led a number of states to adopt new educational standards that reflect the expectation that all high school students will be ready for college and career when they graduate. The report "Communicating College and Career Readiness through Proficiency…

  18. Math College-Readiness of Texas Community College Students: A Multi-Year Analysis

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    Abraham, Reni A.

    2013-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the college-readiness in math of Texas community college students using archival data from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB). Data analyzed were the rate of all first-time in college (FTIC) developmental education students who scored below the Texas college-readiness standards…

  19. College readiness for all: the challenge for urban high schools.

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    Roderick, Melissa; Nagaoka, Jenny; Coca, Vanessa

    2009-01-01

    Melissa Roderick, Jenny Nagaoka, and Vanessa Coca focus on the importance of improving college access and readiness for low-income and minority students in urban high schools. They stress the aspirations-attainment gap: although the college aspirations of all U.S. high school students, regardless of race, ethnicity, and family income, have increased dramatically over the past several decades, significant disparities remain in college readiness and enrollment. The authors emphasize the need for researchers and policy makers to be explicit about precisely which sets of knowledge and skills shape college access and performance and about how best to measure those skills. They identify four essential sets of skills: content knowledge and basic skills; core academic skills; non-cognitive, or behavioral, skills; and "college knowledge," the ability to effectively search for and apply to college. High schools, they say, must stress all four. The authors also examine different ways of assessing college readiness. The three most commonly recognized indicators used by colleges, they say, are coursework required for college admission, achievement test scores, and grade point averages. Student performance on all of these indicators of readiness reveals significant racial and ethnic disparities. To turn college aspirations into college attainment, high schools and teachers need clear indicators of college readiness and clear performance standards for those indicators. These standards, say the authors, must be set at the performance level necessary for high school students to have a high probability of gaining access to four-year colleges. The standards must allow schools and districts to assess where their students currently stand and to measure their progress. The standards must also give clear guidance about what students need to do to improve. College readiness indicators can be developed based on existing data and testing systems. But districts and states will require new

  20. College Readiness Program Evaluation 1988-1989. Summary Report.

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    Brierley, Miriam; Thompson, Gary

    This document summarizes an evaluation of the 1988/89 College Readiness Program (CRP) in the Columbus (Ohio) Public Schools. The CRP targets middle school students who demonstrate potential for success in college but who are not planning to attend college because of their families' financial status or because higher education is not part of their…

  1. Validating a Learning Progression in Mathematical Functions for College Readiness

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    Wilmot, Diana Bernbaum; Schoenfeld, Alan; Wilson, Mark; Champney, Danielle; Zahner, William

    2011-01-01

    Current college admissions tests inadequately predict college success (Geiser & Studley, 2002) and provide insufficient information for students and teachers regarding college readiness at earlier stages of students' academic careers (Olson, 2006). This article reports on the creation and validation of a more informative test rooted in college…

  2. Maximizing College Readiness for All through Parental Support

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    Leonard, Jack

    2013-01-01

    The lack of college readiness skills is a national problem, particularly for underachieving high school students. One solution is to offer authentic early college coursework to build confidence and academic momentum. This case study explored a partnership between a traditional, suburban high school (600 students) and a community college to…

  3. College Tries "Mini-Mesters" and More to Improve Readiness

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    Gross, Karen; DeCiccio, Albert

    2010-01-01

    The Vermont Community Foundation's (VCF) 2009 report on postsecondary education asserts that college graduates live longer, healthier, more lucrative lives than their peers who did not graduate college. But the report is harsh in its assessment of the readiness of Vermont high school students for college. Vermont's expenditures for high school…

  4. Improving College Readiness in the Age of the Common Core

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    MDRC, 2013

    2013-01-01

    Over the next ten years, more than half of all jobs will require some education beyond high school. The majority of students entering college do not earn a college credential that would give them better access to these jobs. While the Common Core State Standards should lead to more college-ready students over time, students will still need…

  5. Indicators of College Readiness: A Comparison of High School and College Measures

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    Connolly, Faith; Olson, Linda S.; Durham, Rachel E.; Plank, Stephen B.

    2014-01-01

    This report compares high school indicators of college readiness for the Baltimore City Schools Class of 2011 with actual readiness as determined by Maryland colleges. Each Maryland college determines its own criteria for entering credit bearing courses or taking developmental courses. As a result, findings are reported separately by college…

  6. Assessment of the Florida College and Career Readiness Initiative: Year 2 Report

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    Mokher, Christine; Jacobson, Lou

    2014-01-01

    The Florida College and Career Readiness Initiative is a statewide policy that mandates college placement testing of 11th-graders who meet high school graduation criteria but are unlikely to meet college readiness criteria. Students who score below college-ready on the Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT) are required to take math and…

  7. "Program of Studies" and College Readiness Standards Alignment

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    Kentucky Department of Education (NJ1), 2008

    2008-01-01

    In July 2006, Senate Bill 130 was passed by the Kentucky legislature. The bill amended KRS 158.6453 to include the provision that "no later than the 2007-2008 school year, and each year thereafter" the Commonwealth's assessment program shall include a high school readiness examination in grade 8, a college readiness examination in grade 10 and the…

  8. A Complete Definition of College and Career Readiness

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    Conley, David T.

    2012-01-01

    In many circles, efforts are under way to develop definitions of college readiness, career readiness, or both. This brief contains a definition that is the culmination of 18 years of study and research on this topic. This definition, then, is based on both empirical evidence gathered via multiple research studies and on-the-ground interactions…

  9. Career Readiness: Has Its Time Finally Come?

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    DeWitt, Stephen

    2012-01-01

    In 2010, the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) released a "What Is Career Ready?" definition. As the career-readiness definition explains, there is much overlap between "college readiness" and "career readiness," but academic preparedness for college alone is not enough to be truly career-ready. Career readiness requires…

  10. The Next Act: College for the Second Half of Life

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    Freedman, Marc

    2013-01-01

    Fewer than half of all Americans will be financially ready to retire at age 65, according to a recent Boston College study. Two coinciding needs, purpose and a paycheck, are driving a huge surge of interest in meaningful "encore careers"--paid second acts in areas such as education, human services, the environment, and fighting poverty.…

  11. The College Readiness Data Catalog Tool: User Guide. REL 2014-042

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    Rodriguez, Sheila M.; Estacion, Angela

    2014-01-01

    As the name indicates, the College Readiness Data Catalog Tool focuses on identifying data that can indicate a student's college readiness. While college readiness indicators may also signal career readiness, many states, districts, and other entities, including the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI), do not systematically collect career readiness…

  12. Faculty Perceptions of Change Readiness in Liberal Arts Colleges

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    Rupert, Lyle M.

    2015-01-01

    Due to the increasingly competitive environment in which liberal arts colleges operate and the constantly changing needs of students, colleges must continuously adapt and change in order to survive. Due to the high probability of failure when implementing change, it would serve an institution well to increase its readiness to change. This study…

  13. School Counselors Role in College Readiness for Students with Disabilities

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    Temple, Michell; Roy, Jon; Gonder, Ty; Whisenhunt, Julia

    2015-01-01

    This article discusses the importance of the professional school counselors' participation in the development of self-determination skills students with disabilities need to transition from high school to college. An intervention is proposed to guide high school counselors' involvement. Strategies to promote college readiness through the…

  14. Academic Readiness for College: The Role of School Administrators

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    Lee, Chul; Kim, Eunyoung

    2010-01-01

    The study utilized the National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS:88) to identify which characteristics of academically effective high schools are key determinants of students' academic readiness for college. A multilevel analysis shows that high school characteristics affect student preparation for college in four core subject areas:…

  15. Exploring Mathematics College Readiness in the United States

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    McCormick, Nancy J.; Lucas, Marva S.

    2011-01-01

    Large numbers of students graduate high school unprepared for post-secondary education and ill-equipped for the labor force of the 21st century. Research on college readiness reveals the prominent role that mathematics preparedness plays in the fulfillment of hopes and dreams for a college degree. As requirements for post-secondary education and…

  16. Efforts to Define College Readiness in the United States

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    Patelis, Thanos; Camara, Wayne; Wiley, Andrew

    2009-01-01

    Presented at the 11th International Conference on Education (ICE) in 2009. This presentation provides an overview of the College Board and its efforts to develop college readiness indicators. The information provided includes a conceptual overview of the indicators and the research and development components in the development and validation of…

  17. College Readiness for All: The Challenge for Urban High Schools

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    Roderick, Melissa; Nagaoka, Jenny; Coca, Vanessa

    2009-01-01

    Melissa Roderick, Jenny Nagaoka, and Vanessa Coca focus on the importance of improving college access and readiness for low-income and minority students in urban high schools. They stress the aspirations-attainment gap: although the college aspirations of all U.S. high school students, regardless of race, ethnicity, and family income, have…

  18. Improving College and Career Readiness for Students with Disabilities

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    Brand, Betsy; Valent, Andrew; Danielson, Louis

    2013-01-01

    This issue brief is intended to assist state policymakers in better understanding strategies to prepare students with disabilities and special needs for college and career. The brief provides context and background on the numbers of students with disabilities who are college and career ready; examines issues related to preparation and readiness…

  19. The College and Career Readiness and Success Organizer

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    Balestreri, Kathryn; Sambolt, Megan; Duhon, Chad; Smerdon, Becky; Harris, Joseph

    2014-01-01

    The "College and Career Readiness and Success Organizer" is a graphic that displays a consolidated overview of the many elements that impact a learner's ability to succeed in college and careers at both the institutional and individual levels. The "Organizer" is intended to be a comprehensive and visual representation of the…

  20. Facilitating College Readiness through Campus Life Experiences

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    Schaefer, Mary Beth

    2014-01-01

    In a program called "College Immersion," middle grades students spend up to one week on a local college campus, attending specially designed college classes and experiencing collegiate activities. This research study reports on findings related to two different college-middle school partnerships involved in a College Immersion program.…

  1. Assessment of the Florida College and Career Readiness Initiative: Year 2 Report, Executive Summary

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    Mokher, Christine; Jacobson, Lou

    2014-01-01

    The Florida College and Career Readiness Initiative (FCCRI) is a statewide program designed to assess the college readiness of high school students in 11th grade, and for those assessed as not college-ready, to provide instruction in the 12th grade that will lead to their college success. The assessment used is the Postsecondary Education…

  2. A Multidimensional Perspective of College Readiness: Relating Student and School Characteristics to Performance on the ACT®. ACT Research Report Series 2015 (6)

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    McNeish, Daniel M.; Radunzel, Justine; Sanchez, Edgar

    2015-01-01

    This study examined the contributions of students' noncognitive characteristics toward explaining performance on the ACT® test, over and above traditional predictors such as high school grade point average (HSGPA), coursework taken, and school characteristics. The sample consisted of 6,440 high school seniors from 4,541 schools who took the ACT in…

  3. Untangling Our Web: A Statewide Approach Is Needed to Improve/Judge College Readiness and to Increase College Success

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    Howard-Vital, Michelle Rachel

    2006-01-01

    This paper examines the broad concept of college readiness, the research on advanced placement courses in high schools, and recommends that a statewide effort is needed to increase college readiness, college acclimation, college persistence, and college graduation rates. This effort needs to include a shared vision and the inclusion of multiple…

  4. Ready, Fire, Aim: The College Campus Gunfight

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    Birnbaum, Robert

    2012-01-01

    Twenty-three State legislatures in 2011 considered bills to permit the carrying of firearms at their public institutions of higher education, and some public colleges in at least six states now allow weapons on college grounds or in college buildings. The lawful possession of guns on campus is a recent and limited phenomenon, but decisions by the…

  5. Reshaping the College Transition: States That Offer Early College Readiness Assessments and Transition Curricula

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    Barnett, Elisabeth A.; Fay, Maggie P.; Bork, Rachel Hare; Weiss, Madeline Joy

    2013-01-01

    Early college readiness assessments as well as "transition" curricula designed to help high school students avoid remedial coursework upon arrival to college represent promising approaches to decrease the numbers of entering college students who are academically underprepared. Yet little is known about the availability of these…

  6. Defining College Readiness from the inside out: First-Generation College Student Perspectives

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    Byrd, Kathleen L.; Macdonald, Ginger

    2005-01-01

    This study provides understanding of college readiness from the perspectives of older first-generation college students who transferred from community colleges. Results indicate that life experiences contribute to academic skills, time management, goal focus, and self-advocacy. Research is recommended to improve nontraditional student advising and…

  7. The Relationship between a College Preparation Program and At-Risk Students' College Readiness

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    Cates, Jennifer T.; Schaefle, Scott E.

    2011-01-01

    This study evaluates the relationship between elements of a college preparation program and the college readiness of low-income and/or Latina/o students at the completion of 6 years of participation in the program. Hours of participation in tutoring, mentoring, advising, college campus visits, summer programs, and educational field trips are…

  8. Mathematics from High School to Community College: Preparation, Articulation, and College Un-Readiness

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    Jaffe, Louise

    2012-01-01

    This research studied the role of mathematics as a roadblock to college completion for community college-bound students in California. Using longitudinal quantitative analysis, I observed the educational pipeline between high school and community college and analyzed how different high school mathematics histories predicted readiness, or…

  9. Early Colleges: A New Model of Schooling Focusing on College Readiness

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    Edmunds, Julie A.

    2012-01-01

    Postsecondary educators have expressed concerns for many years about how prepared high school students are for college. As a result, states and organizations have launched a variety of initiatives designed to increase high school students' readiness for college, including increased access to college-level courses. One of the most promising…

  10. "Por Los Ojos De Madres": Latina Mothers' Understandings of College Readiness

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    Cortez, Laura Jean; Martinez, Melissa Ann; Sáenz, Victor B.

    2014-01-01

    In this study, data from six focus groups with 30 Latina mothers in South Texas were analyzed utilizing a "funds of knowledge" approach to uncover their understandings of college readiness and their role in ensuring their children are college ready. Findings indicate that Latina mothers perceived college readiness in a holistic fashion,…

  11. Racialized Readiness for College and Career: Toward an Equity-Grounded Social Science of Intervention Programming

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    Castro, Erin L.

    2013-01-01

    Social science methodologies of intervention programming for college and career readiness, particularly in regard to evaluation, must be situated within a larger context of racialized readiness for college and career. The policy context for this argument is a state-level evaluation of college and career readiness legislation in Illinois using…

  12. Collaborative Instructional Design for College Readiness

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    Boyer, Brenda L.

    2015-01-01

    High school seniors' success in making the transition to college hinges greatly on their ability to perform college-level research. Studies pointing out failure to provide this critical preparation abound (Head 2013; Head and Eisenberg 2010). Helping students make this leap is the topic of much research and discussion between members of the…

  13. Are We Ready for Charter Colleges?

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    Sjogren, Jane; Fay, James

    2010-01-01

    Community colleges are under increasing pressure today from a number of directions. Student demand is at an all-time high, fueled by demographics, student and employer need for new and increased skills; structural changes in labor markets have pushed the under- or unemployed to community colleges to acquire new job skills; and students who would…

  14. College Board Readies Plans for AP Audits

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    Klein, Alyson

    2006-01-01

    This article describes the educators mixed reviews regarding the audit system planned by the College Board to scrutinize high school Advanced Placement courses. Teachers of AP courses are required to submit materials to the College Board proving that their course syllabuses meet the program's curricular requirements. It is the most extensive…

  15. El Paso's College Readiness Initiative: Cooperation at Work

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    Stein, Kathy

    2008-01-01

    In El Paso, Texas, the public institutions of higher education have joined with area school districts to create the El Paso College Readiness Initiative. Through a great deal of coordination and cooperation among the participating institutions, high school faculty, students, and parents are introduced to the placement test used by the city's…

  16. Blueprint for College Readiness: A 50-State Policy Analysis

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    Glancy, Emmy; Fulton, Mary; Anderson, Lexi; Zinth, Jennifer Dounay; Millard, Maria

    2014-01-01

    The Education Commission of the States launched the Blueprint for College Readiness initiative to provide guidance and support to the growing number of states working to improve student success and transition from high school into postsecondary. Designed by state leaders for state leaders, the Blueprint features a menu of 10 critical policies…

  17. Creating College Readiness: Profiles of 38 Schools That Know How

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    Conley, D. T.

    2009-01-01

    In June 2007, the Educational Policy Improvement Center (EPIC) was awarded a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to develop the College Ready School Diagnostic, a web-based diagnostic instrument. The purpose of this tool is to provide individual school profiles and customized recommendations, enabling each institution to make…

  18. English Learners (ELs) and College and Career Readiness. Fast Facts

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    Office of English Language Acquisition, US Department of Education, 2015

    2015-01-01

    The Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) has synthesized key data on English learners (ELs) into two-page PDF sheets, by topic, with graphics, plus key contacts. This document presents highlights relating to English learners and college and career readiness covering school-year (SY) 2011-2012. The topics for this report include: (1)…

  19. Community Schools Seek to Improve High School Achievement, College Readiness

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    Gilroy, Marilyn

    2011-01-01

    The Coalition for Community Schools, an alliance of more than 150 national, state, and local organizations, is bringing public schools in partnership with community resources to improve student success. While that might seem like an abstract idea, it has very concrete goals, such as boosting high school graduation rates and college readiness.…

  20. College and Career Readiness in the Middle Grades

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    Schaefer, Mary Beth; Rivera, Lourdes M.

    2012-01-01

    The development and implementation of a comprehensive and systemic career development program, The Career Institute, provided the mechanism through which one school community addressed students' career development and college readiness needs while also attending to their academic and personal-social development. The Career Institute consisted of a…

  1. Accountability Policies and Readiness for College for Diverse Students

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    Musoba, Glenda Droogsma

    2011-01-01

    Following a national trend, state policy has focused on accountability measures such as high-stakes high school exit exams, standards-based reforms, and graduation curriculum requirements. Yet the effect of these accountability policies on students' readiness for college is relatively untested. In a multilevel model (students within states), the…

  2. Factors Affecting Minority Students' College Readiness in Mathematics

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    Houser, Latisha Cheree-Square; An, Shuhua

    2015-01-01

    This study examined how gender; race/ethnicity; language; socioeconomic status; California Standards Test (CST) scores in mathematics, science, and ELA; and California High School Exit Exam mathematics predict college-ready results on the Early Assessment Program (EAP) in mathematics in urban areas of southern California. Approximately 1,700 high…

  3. Professional Accountability for Improving Life, College, and Career Readiness

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    Snyder, Jon; Bristol, Travis J.

    2015-01-01

    This article builds on Darling-Hammond, Wilhoit, and Pittenger's (2014) new paradigm on "Accountability for College and Career Readiness" by focusing on one of its three pillars--professional accountability. The article begins by offering a conceptual framework for professional accountability for improvement. Next, it highlights slices…

  4. Defining and Measuring College and Career Readiness: A Validation Framework

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    Camara, Wayne

    2014-01-01

    This article reviews the intended uses of these college- and career-readiness assessments with the goal of articulating an appropriate validity argument to support such uses. These assessments differ fundamentally from today's state assessments employed for state accountability. Current assessments are used to determine if students have…

  5. Overview: State Definitions of College and Career Readiness

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    Mishkind, Anne

    2014-01-01

    The purpose of this overview is to highlight select common elements of state definitions of "college and career readiness." Although preparing students for postgraduation opportunities has long been a priority for states, districts, and schools, a burgeoning global economy and ongoing labor market shifts call for renewed attention to the…

  6. Accelerating College Readiness: Lessons from North Carolina's Innovator Early Colleges

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    Le, Cecilia; Frankfort, Jill

    2011-01-01

    More than 200 early college high schools serving 50,000 students have opened across the United States since 2002--and they are achieving results. Eighty-six percent of early college graduates enroll in college immediately after high school, compared with two-thirds of high school graduates nationwide. Of the 3,000 early college graduates in 2009,…

  7. College Readiness Practices at 38 High Schools and the Development of the CollegeCareerReady School Diagnostic Tool

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    Conley, David T.; McGaughy, Charis L.; Kirtner, Jody; van der Valk, Adrienne; Martinez-Wenzl, Mary Theresa

    2010-01-01

    Educational Policy Improvement Center (EPIC) researchers visited 38 public high schools around the United States in 2007 and 2008 with the goal of validating and operationalizing a definition of college readiness. Schools in the sample were selected because they were demonstrating success at enabling more students from underrepresented groups to…

  8. College-Readiness in Math: A Conceptual Analysis of the Literature

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    Abraham, Reni A.; Slate, John R.; Saxon, D. Patrick; Barnes, Wally

    2014-01-01

    In this article, we examined the extant literature regarding college-readiness in math for students entering community colleges. Included in this review are the following topics: (a) the role of community colleges between secondary and postsecondary institutions; (b) national initiatives for college-readiness standards in math; (c) Texas…

  9. Math Readiness of Texas Community College Developmental Education Students: A Multiyear Statewide Analysis

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    Abraham, Reni A.; Slate, John R.; Saxon, D. Patrick; Barnes, Wally

    2014-01-01

    In this investigation, we examined the college readiness in math of Texas community college students using archival data from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Data analyzed were the rate of all first-time in college (FTIC) developmental education students who scored below the Texas college readiness standards in math and the rates of…

  10. College Readiness: A Guide to the Field

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    McAlister, Sara; Mevs, Pascale

    2012-01-01

    In recent years, the education spotlight in the United States has shifted from focusing on high school graduation to postsecondary success. This shift in attention has been accompanied by a wealth of policies and initiatives aimed at preparing students to enter and succeed in college, including federal competitive grants programs, schoolwide…

  11. Yes, Everyone Can Be College Ready

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    Burris, Carol Corbett; Murphy, John

    2014-01-01

    The authors, pioneers in detracking and in shrinking achievement gaps, pose a question: Is it possible to have all students in a large high school successfully complete a challenging curriculum that gives them practice in the habits and skills necessary for success in college? The answer, they say, "is a resounding yes." This article…

  12. Dual Enrollment Credit and College Readiness

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    Ganzert, Bart

    2014-01-01

    This causal-comparative study researched the effects of dual enrollment and Huskins Bill course experience on traditional-age North Carolina community college students. The study examined course effects on academic success and graduation rate using quantitative statistical measures including parametric and nonparametric means comparisons. The…

  13. Closing the Gaps by 2015: College Readiness Initiative and Student Ethnicity in Texas Community Colleges

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    Spangler, J. Mark

    2012-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this causal-comparative quantitative study was to examine the effect of Texas' Closing the Gaps by 2015 college readiness plan on graduation and persistence rates in community colleges. Specifically examined in this study were the graduation and persistence rates and the 4-year and 6-year graduation rates of Texas…

  14. Does College Readiness Translate to College Completion? Research Note 2013-9

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    Mattern, Krista D.; Shaw, Emily J.; Marini, Jessica

    2013-01-01

    The current study examines the relationship between the SAT® College Readiness Benchmark with the outcome of graduation from college in either four or six years. The results indicate that the SAT benchmark is indeed differentiating between those students who graduate within four years and those who do not, as well as between those who graduate…

  15. Adults Must Be College-Ready Too: ABE-to-College Transition Project Inspires Lives

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    Wilson, Blenda J.

    2006-01-01

    In this article, the author shares the voices of adults whose lives have been changed by their enrollment in a set of innovative college readiness programs geared toward adults. These women and men have overcome obstacles between them and college that they believed were insurmountable--fear, inadequate academic preparation, lack of information…

  16. College Ready--What Can We Learn from First-Year College Assignments? An Examination of Assignments in Iowa Colleges and Universities

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    Donham, Jean

    2014-01-01

    College readiness has several dimensions, but of particular import is readiness to produce scholarly work that meets the expectations of college instructors. Differences from high school and college are well documented in the literature, and this study adds to that body of work by delineating the characteristics of first-year college assignments…

  17. College and Career Readiness: What Do We Mean?--Maria's Story

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    Darche, Svetlana; Stam, Brad

    2012-01-01

    WestEd, a research and development agency, and ConnectEd: The California Center for College and Career have partnered to develop a framework for college and career readiness. In this article, the authors look at one student's successful journey from high school to college to career, and highlights a career-readiness framework to ensure more…

  18. Exploring College Readiness: Self-Perceptions of Early College Students

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    Ramsey-White, Kim Renee

    2012-01-01

    Research shows that too many students are graduating from high school ill-prepared to be successful in the postsecondary environment. This study examined the high school experiences of dual-enrollment students who participated in an Early College High School, and how the students perceived their high school experiences in preparing them for…

  19. Readiness Matters: The Impact of College Readiness on College Persistence and Degree Completion. Policy Report

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    ACT, Inc., 2013

    2013-01-01

    Today, a majority of high school graduates aspire to earn a college degree, and yet only 68% of them immediately enroll in a two-or four-year postsecondary institution after completing high school. Even among students who do enroll in college many of them fail to complete a degree--only about 60% of students at four-year institutions complete a…

  20. Ready for College in Colorado: Evaluation of the Colorado SUN and the College Connection Program

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    Bragg, Debra D.

    2010-01-01

    In fall 2007, the state of Colorado received one of four federal grants from the Ready for College (RFC) grant program of the Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE), U.S. Department of Education. The Colorado (CO) SUN project (where SUN stands for Success UNlimited) was designed to identify and enhance innovative practices from Colorado's…

  1. Perceptions of College Readiness and Social Capital of GED Completers in Entry-Level College Courses

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    Lott, Donalyn Leufroy

    2012-01-01

    Examining the efficacy of literacy improvement, general education development (GED) completion, and GED completers' perceptions of college readiness and social capital was the purpose of this study. The participant sample (n = 321), derived from the target population (N = 1050), consisted of former participants of Adult Literacy Education…

  2. College Readiness vs College Admissions: Will We Resolve the Chasm between K-12 and Higher Education?

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    Camara, Wayne

    2008-01-01

    Presented at the conference for USC Center for Enrollment Research, Policy and Practice (CERRP). This provides an overview of the various studies currently underway to establish the validity of noncognitive measures of success as a supplement to current cognitive measures which are used. Comparisons between what is defined as college readiness and…

  3. Does an Early College Readiness Signal Discourage College Application and Enrollment?

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    Jackson, Jacob S.

    2015-01-01

    States are currently seeking ways to improve alignment between K-12 and postsecondary education and better prepare students for postsecondary schooling. Some states have begun implementing policies that inform high school students that they are not ready for college-level courses well before they graduate, in order to give both notice and time to…

  4. The Impact of Dual and Articulated Credit on College Readiness and Retention in Four Community Colleges

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    Kim, JoHyun; Bragg, Debra D.

    2008-01-01

    Using Astin's I-E-O model, relationships among the input (I) variables of gender, high school percentile rank, Tech Prep participation, and high school course-taking; environmental (E) variables of academic, career and technical education (CTE), and total dual credit and articulated credit; and output (O) variables of college readiness and total…

  5. Putting College and Career Readiness at the Forefront of District Priorities in Dallas

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    Hall, Shane

    2013-01-01

    Dallas Independent School District's (ISD) efforts to develop a system of college readiness indicators began in 2008, when they received a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant under the foundation's College-Ready Education initiative. With this grant, Dallas ISD's Performance Management and Analytics department developed a…

  6. Moving Beyond High School Expectations: Examining Stakeholders' Responsibility for Increasing Latina/o Students' College Readiness

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    Yamamura, Erica K.; Martinez, Melissa A.; Saenz, Victor B.

    2010-01-01

    In an effort to improve college readiness for Latina/o students, this article examines the meaning and significance of college readiness among multiple stakeholders (teachers, counselors, parents, students, and superintendents) in the South Texas border region. Using focus group data, this article explores the assets embedded within college…

  7. University-District Partnership Research to Understand College Readiness among Baltimore City Students

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    Durham, Rachel E.; Bell-Ellwanger, Jennifer; Connolly, Faith; Robinson, Kimberly Howard; Olson, Linda S.; Rone, Tracy

    2015-01-01

    The concept of college readiness is complex because of its many components, and its meaning is further complicated by disparate definitions applied by different postsecondary institutions. The research featured in this study attempts to measure college readiness according to traditional indicators, such as high school GPA and course taking, but…

  8. The Perception of School Board Members and Their Role in Improving College and Career Readiness

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    Farris, Sara Elaine

    2012-01-01

    The national focus of graduating America's students ready for college and a career has heightened the importance of and the need for school board members to rethink their purpose on what and how they spend their time. Improving the college and career readiness of K-12 students will need school boards that are willing to receive the training…

  9. Do Resources Matter? An Analysis of Instructional Spending on College Readiness Indicators in Texas

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    Franklin, Treva

    2012-01-01

    Expectations and legislation have placed new accountability measures on educators to ensure that students are college ready upon high school graduation. Research was necessary to analyze the relationship between instructional spending and college readiness measures as reported on the Academic Excellence Indicator System (AEIS) in Texas. The…

  10. Linking Counselor Activities and Students' College Readiness: How They Matter for Disadvantaged Students

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    Fitzpatrick, Daniel; Schneider, Barbara

    2016-01-01

    Students' college readiness has important links with their access to and success in postsecondary education. College readiness measures appear to be malleable based on high school counselors' work. Unfortunately, the research-to-date provides only minimal guidance for what high school counselors should actually do in order to help their students.…

  11. Are Dual Enrollment Students College Ready? Evidence from the Wabash National Study of Liberal Arts Education

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    An, Brian P.; Taylor, Jason L.

    2015-01-01

    We examine whether dual enrolled students display greater levels of college readiness than nonparticipants. Advocates assert that dual enrollment improves students' college readiness, but despite these assertions, few researchers have evaluated this relationship. Moreover, researchers that do consider whether dual enrollment improves college…

  12. The Demographics and Academics of College Readiness in Illinois. Policy Research Report: IERC 2005-3

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    Presley, Jennifer B.; Gong, Yuqin

    2005-01-01

    In order to help Illinois policymakers and education administrators assess whether the State's public high school graduates are ready to enter and succeed in college, the IERC is undertaking a six-year longitudinal study of the Illinois Class of 2002. This first report shows that only about one third of the Class of 2002 is college-ready, and that…

  13. Readiness for College: A Case Study of Three Hispanic Immigrant Students Who Overcame the Odds

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    Fields, Holly Kay

    2012-01-01

    This study is about Hispanic, immigrant, low-income students who have graduated from high school college ready and the contexts from which they achieved such success. Few studies exist relative to immigrant, Hispanic student college readiness. This research hopes to provide insight into how institutional, peer and family culture helped to produce…

  14. The Influence of Dual Enrollment on Academic Performance and College Readiness: Differences by Socioeconomic Status

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    An, Brian P.

    2013-01-01

    I examine the influence of dual enrollment, a program that allows students to take college courses and earn college credits while in high school, on academic performance and college readiness. Advocates consider dual enrollment as a way to transition high school students into college, and they further claim that these programs benefit students…

  15. Menu of College Readiness Indicators and Supports. College Readiness Indicator Systems (CRIS) Resource Series

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    John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities, 2014

    2014-01-01

    School communities across the country are working hard to comply with state and federal policies requiring that all students be prepared for success in college. Technological advances and new reporting requirements make data on students and schools more accessible than ever--but more and better data alone are not enough to meet the challenges…

  16. Career Readiness in the United States 2015. ACT Insights in Education and Work

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    LeFebvre, Mary

    2015-01-01

    ACT has conducted over 20,000 job analyses for occupations across a diverse array of industries and occupations since 1993. This report highlights the levels of career readiness for various subgroups of ACT Work Keys® examinees in the United States and provides career readiness benchmarks for selected ACT WorkKeys cognitive skills by career…

  17. College Ready: A 7M NSF MSP project to prepare pre- and in-service teachers

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    Stewart, Gay; Stewart, John

    2009-05-01

    The College Ready in Mathematics and Physics Partnership is comprised of 38 school districts, UA Fort Smith, and UA, Fayetteville, which will serve as the lead among these core partners, with supporting partners AAPT, APS, College Board, Mathematical Association of America, Maplesoft, and Northwest Arkansas Community College. College Ready will build vertical and horizontal learning communities among school and college faculty in order to improve major articulation issues that impact the successful transition of students from high school to college, targeting physics. College Ready will achieve these ends through a series of interconnected activities including vertical alignment of high school and college expectations, intensive content driven workshops, articulation conferences, university course revisions, the creation of professional learning communities, and the opportunity for teachers to earn advanced degrees and endorsements. It builds on and looks to establish synergy between established efforts of PhysTEC and PMET.

  18. ACT/SAT College Survey.

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    Stafford, John E.

    1998-01-01

    Reports on findings of a survey designed to discover whether higher education institutions' admission standards accept SAT I or ACT and if there is preference for either, and whether ACT could be submitted in lieu of SAT II subject tests. Eighty-six percent of the reporting schools indicated no preference; 28 schools indicated that the ACT was an…

  19. Relationship of Tech Prep and Dual Credit to College Readiness and Retention

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    Kim, JoHyun

    2014-01-01

    This study examined the relationship of tech prep and dual credit to college readiness in reading, writing, and math and retention, measured as total college-level credit hours earned. A sample of 612 high school graduates who enrolled in a community college in two consortia, one in Florida (n = 339) and the other in Oregon…

  20. Developing MOOCs to Narrow the College Readiness Gap: Challenges and Recommendations for a Writing Course

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    Bandi-Rao, Shoba; Devers, Christopher J.

    2015-01-01

    Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have demonstrated the potential to deliver quality and cost effective course materials to large numbers of students. Approximately 60% of first-year students at community colleges are underprepared for college-level coursework. One reason for low graduation rates is the lack of the overall college readiness.…

  1. Improving Alignment between Postsecondary and Secondary Education: The Texas College and Career Readiness Initiative

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    Conley, David T.; Hiatt, Evelyn; McGaughy, Charis; Seburn, Mary; Venezia, Andrea

    2010-01-01

    This paper presents findings from five separate investigations undertaken as part of the Texas College and Career Readiness Initiative, a legislatively mandated program to increase the number of students attending and succeeding in college. It highlights activities designed to improve alignment between high school and college. These activities…

  2. College Readiness for Rural Youth Initiative: Creating a Climate for Success

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    Hedrick, Jason; Light, Mark; Dick, Jeff

    2013-01-01

    College Readiness for Rural Youth is an innovative, postsecondary education bridge program that gives youth the opportunity to explore college attainability, admissions, financial aid, and application processes. The initiative aims to support academic success and transition to college for rural youth.

  3. Self-Determination, Success, and College Readiness of First Generation Students in a Higher Education Institution

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    Ochoa, Manuel

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of the study was to describe and compare if self-determination factors differed in first and non-first generation college students and success levels. Additionally, comparisons of college readiness levels were measured, and finally a measure of factors that contribute to college success based in first and second semester grade point…

  4. SAT Benchmarks: Development of a College Readiness Benchmark and Its Relationship to Secondary and Postsecondary School Performance. Research Report 2011-5

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    Wyatt, Jeffrey; Kobrin, Jennifer; Wiley, Andrew; Camara, Wayne J.; Proestler, Nina

    2011-01-01

    The current study was part of an ongoing effort at the College Board to establish college readiness benchmarks on the SAT[R], PSAT/NMSQT[R], and ReadiStep[TM] as well as to provide schools, districts, and states with a view of their students' college readiness. College readiness benchmarks were established based on SAT performance, using a…

  5. Schools Take Major Steps to Prepare Students to Be College- and Career-Ready

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    Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2013

    2013-01-01

    More high school students today are graduating college-ready, career-ready or both, thanks to an emphasis by modern business and industry, strong support from states and more rigorous learning experiences at schools across the nation. It has been said many times, but now it is sinking in. From hospitals to factories, employees need to know how to…

  6. Urban High School Students' Experiences in an Afterschool College Readiness Program

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    Parikh, Sejal B.

    2013-01-01

    This transcendental phenomenological investigation examined urban students' experiences in Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP), an afterschool college readiness program. The federally funded program provides low-income and minority students information and access to services that lead to increased…

  7. Are College Faculty and First-Generation, Low-Income Students Ready for Each Other?

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    Schademan, Alfred R.; Thompson, Maris R.

    2016-01-01

    Utilizing current research on college readiness as well as the role of cultural agents as a conceptual framework, this qualitative study investigates student and faculty beliefs about readiness and the pedagogical practices that allow instructors to effectively serve as cultural agents for first-generation, low-income students. Three major…

  8. Assessing E-Learning Readiness at the Kenya Technical Teachers College

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    Okinda, Robert Alfred

    2014-01-01

    The purpose of this survey was to assess the level of e-learning readiness at the Kenya Technical Teachers College (KTTC). This was part of an institution-wide strategy to guide the adoption and implementation of e-learning at KTTC. The main objectives of the survey were, to: assess the level of e-learning readiness by establishing a baseline…

  9. The Impact of GEAR UP on College Readiness for Students in Low Income Schools

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    Bausmith, Jennifer Merriman; France, Megan

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Program (GEAR UP) on college readiness outcomes using a quasi-experimental design. GEAR UP is designed to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education by providing 6-year…

  10. College Readiness and the Potentially Overlapping Outcomes of Community College Entrants. Policy Research IERC 2012-3

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    Lichtenberger, Eric J.; Dietrich, Cecile

    2012-01-01

    The focus of this report is to describe the diverse, potentially overlapping range of student outcomes for community college entrants, such as vertical transfer, earning an associate degree, or earning a certificate while taking into consideration differences in college readiness as well as other student characteristics. (Contains 5 figures, 7…

  11. Can Scores on an Interim High School Reading Assessment Accurately Predict Low Performance on College Readiness Exams? REL 2016-124

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    Koon, Sharon; Petscher, Yaacov

    2016-01-01

    During the 2013/14 school year two Florida school districts sought to develop an early warning system to identify students at risk of low performance on college readiness measures in grade 11 or 12 (such as the SAT or ACT) in order to support them with remedial coursework prior to high school graduation. The study presented in this report provides…

  12. Affirming the Goal: Is College and Career Readiness an Internationally Competitive Standard? Advance Brief for State Policymakers

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    ACT, Inc., 2011

    2011-01-01

    According to MetLife's March 2011 Survey of the American Teacher: Preparing Students for College and Careers, approximately 93% of secondary school parents, 85% of secondary teachers, and 80% of business executives believe college and career readiness should be a priority in the nation's classrooms. This college and career readiness priority is…

  13. Ramping up for College Readiness in Minnesota High Schools: Implementation of a Schoolwide Program. REL 2016-146

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    Lindsay, Jim; Davis, Elisabeth; Stephan, Jennifer; Bonsu, Pamela; Narlock, Jason

    2016-01-01

    The College Readiness Consortium at the University of Minnesota has developed Ramp-Up to Readiness™ (Ramp-Up), a schoolwide advisory program to increase students' likelihood of college enrollment and completion by enhancing five dimensions of college readiness (academic, admissions, career, financial, and personal-social) among students in middle…

  14. Teacher Effectiveness. Race to the Top: Accelerating College and Career Readiness in States

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    Hassel, Bryan C.; Hassel, Emily Ayscue

    2010-01-01

    To make dramatic improvements in all students' preparation for college and careers, states need thoughtful, intentional human capital strategies that get the right teachers in the right places in the right subjects. The need is especially acute in states that have or plan to adopt college- and career-ready academic standards and graduation…

  15. The Readiness Agenda: Texas Aligns High School, Entry-Level College Standards

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    Gewertz, Catherine

    2009-01-01

    A lot of hope is riding on a little document in the big state of Texas. Educators and policymakers who have long agonized over how the Lone Star State's low college-going rate and its high remediation rate are charting a course they hope will lead to better outcomes. This article discusses the Texas College and Career Readiness Standards as a key…

  16. The Development of a Multidimensional College Readiness Index. Research Report 2010-3

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    Wiley, Andrew; Wyatt, Jeffrey; Camara, Wayne J.

    2011-01-01

    This report presents a methodology for the measurement and tracking of the college readiness level of high school students who are engaged in the college admission process. The proposed index uses the three distinct hurdles of SAT scores, high school GPA and a newly developed measure of academic rigor. Appendix A contains tables and numerical…

  17. Let's Not Forget the "Career" in College and Career Ready

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    Gillis, Victoria R.; Jones-Moore, Lisa; Haynes, Chris J.; Van Wig, Ann

    2016-01-01

    The recent focus on preparing K-12 students to be college and career ready has increased the attention to college-level literacies but has almost ignored career and technical courses as part of the landscape of adolescent literacy. This article explores literacies embedded in career and technical education courses, provides examples from…

  18. District Self-Assessment Tool. College Readiness Indicator Systems Resource Series

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    Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University, 2014

    2014-01-01

    The purpose of the "District Self-Assessment Tool" is to provide school district and community stakeholders with an approach for assessing district capacity to support a college readiness indicator system and track progress over time. The tool draws on lessons from the collective implementation experiences of the four College Readiness…

  19. Diplomas Count: Ready for What? Preparing Students for College, Careers, and Life after High School

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    2007-01-01

    Today's high school graduates are entering a world in which they will need at least some college to gain access to decent-paying careers, according to the 2007 edition of "Diplomas Count." Those without even a high school diploma will face increasingly bleak labor-market prospects. This report, "Ready for What? Preparing Students for College,…

  20. Correlates of Critical Thinking and College and Career Readiness for Students with and without Disabilities

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    Lombardi, Allison R.; Kowitt, Jennifer S.; Staples, Frank E.

    2015-01-01

    Considered a non-academic factor that is not necessarily measured by academic indicators of college and career readiness (e.g., grade point average, college admissions exams scores), critical thinking is an important aspect of 21st century learning and thus should be embedded into secondary school instruction and assessment. In this study,…

  1. Ethics Readiness: An Analysis of Virginia Community College Students' Moral Sensitivity Scores

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    Wallace, Julie Marie

    2013-01-01

    In this retrospective causal-comparative study, the readiness of Virginia community college students to receive an accounting ethics curriculum was analyzed by measuring and comparing their moral sensitivity scores to the moral sensitivity scores of a group of four year university students. A sample of college students attending community college…

  2. Plan. Act. Learn. Go. Applying to College Starts Now

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    New Visions for Public Schools, 2007

    2007-01-01

    Getting ready for college is a process--one that starts as soon as one enters high school. It has many steps and many deadlines. The good news: There are resources to help you stay organized. Talk to your college advisor, and use the resources in this guide to get information and to identify test dates and other important deadlines. Make your…

  3. How Can Community Colleges Strengthen America's Defense Readiness?

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    Bennett, Charles E.; And Others

    1985-01-01

    Essays by Florida Congressman Charles Bennett; Bill Burnett, director of Management Development Training at Tri-County Technical College (SC); John Hunter, president of College of Lake County (IL); and Wayne Newton, trustee of Kirkwood Community College (IA) look at the role of community colleges in revitalizing U.S. military strength. (DMM)

  4. Problem Internet Overuse Behaviors in College Students: Readiness-to-Change and Receptivity to Treatment.

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    O'Brien, Jennifer E; Li, Wen; Snyder, Susan M; Howard, Matthew O

    2016-01-01

    This mixed methods study explores college students' readiness-to-change and receptivity to treatment for problem Internet overuse behaviors. Focus groups were conducted with 27 college students who self-identified as Internet over-users, and had experienced biopsychosocial problems related to Internet overuse. Participants completed standardized questionnaires assessing their Internet use and sociodemographic forms. Focus groups explored readiness to change problem Internet overuse behaviors and receptivity to treatment. Similar to college students with other addictive behaviors, students with problem Internet overuse fall along a continuum vis-à-vis readiness-to-change their behaviors. Over half of the participants were receptive to treatment for their problem Internet overuse behaviors. PMID:26963733

  5. Building the Talent Pipeline: Policy Recommendations for "The Condition of STEM 2013." BHEF/ACT Policy Brief

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    ACT, Inc., 2014

    2014-01-01

    ACT has been a leader in measuring college and career readiness trends for decades. Each August, ACT releases "The Condition of College & Career Readiness" (www.act.org/newsroom/data/2013), our annual report on the progress of the ACT-tested graduating class relative to college readiness. Nationally, 54.3% of the 2013 graduating…

  6. Students' Perceptions of Their Readiness for Community College Study

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    Millar, Brad; Tanner, David

    2011-01-01

    Although the drop-out problem is particularly acute at the community college, there is very little research on student attrition that is specific to community colleges. Differences between the community college and four-year institutions stems are accented by entrance requirements that are traditionally much more rigorous at traditional colleges…

  7. Should Pell Grants Target the College-Ready?

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    Sawhill, Isabel; Goldrick-Rab, Sara

    2014-01-01

    Ensuring college access amid rising tuition costs has hovered near the top of the nation's education agenda for years. Facing heightened concern about the student debt burden and disappointing college graduation rates, policymakers are hungry for fresh ideas. Federal Pell Grants, the primary means for subsidizing college tuition for…

  8. Strategies to Advance College-Ready Writing Competencies

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    Wang, Manhui Amy

    2013-01-01

    While many college students at two-year public colleges need Basic Writing classes before entering college-level writing courses, only 34% have successfully passed their Basic Writing classes (Ternes, 2008). Troyo (2000) maintained that the reason students failed in Basic Writing classes was that more research-based effective teaching strategies…

  9. Taking College Courses in High School: A Strategy Guide for College Readiness--The College Outcomes of Dual Enrollment in Texas

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    Struhl, Ben; Vargas, Joel

    2012-01-01

    States and school districts are searching for strategies to raise the college and career readiness of high school graduates--imperative in an era when postsecondary credentials are the key to good jobs, better pay, and stronger economies. The creation and implementation of higher graduation standards aligned to college and career expectations is…

  10. Drinking and Dating: Examining the Link among Relationship Satisfaction, Hazardous Drinking, and Readiness-to-Change in College Dating Relationships

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    Khaddouma, Alexander; Shorey, Ryan C.; Brasfield, Hope; Febres, Jeniimarie; Zapor, Heather; Elmquist, Joanna; Stuart, Gregory L.

    2016-01-01

    For this study we examined the association between relationship satisfaction and readiness-to-change alcohol use, as well as the associations between hazardous drinking and readiness-to-change relationship issues in college dating relationships. A sample of 219 college students in a current dating relationship (aged 18-25) completed self-report…

  11. Cross-State Findings. Benchmarking State Implementation of College- and Career-Readiness Standards, Aligned Assessments and Related Reforms

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    Anderson, Kimberly; Mira, Mary Elizabeth

    2015-01-01

    Implementation of college- and career-readiness standards is some of the most important work currently underway in states to improve student achievement and public education overall. SREB examined the efforts of 14 states--including 11 SREB states--to support implementation of new college- and career-readiness standards. The goal of the research…

  12. Evaluating the Influence of an Urban High School Reform Effort on College Readiness and Access Outcomes: A Quasiexperimental Cohort Study

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    Sondergeld, Toni A.; Fischer, John M.; Samel, Arthur N.; Knaggs, Christine M.

    2013-01-01

    It is widely accepted that postsecondary education has become a necessity for US youth. College access, however, has been found not to be equal for all. As a result, federally funded college-readiness programs, such as Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP), have been established to increase the numbers of…

  13. College and Career Ready: Using Outcomes Data to Hold High Schools Accountable for Student Success. Education Sector Reports

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    Aldeman, Chad

    2010-01-01

    The goal of helping all students become college- and career-ready has become a focal point of American education. But most high school accountability systems are lagging behind, failing to recognize college- and career-ready goals. Most high schools are rated on only two measures: graduation rates and student scores on basic skills tests given in…

  14. In Their Own Words: Using Self-Assessments of College Readiness to Develop Strategies for Self-Regulated Learning

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    Verrell, Paul A.; McCabe, Norah R.

    2015-01-01

    The pathway to success in college can be bumpy. To smooth it we first investigated self-assessment of college readiness by undergraduates in terms of skills and habits required for college success. In a survey of almost 700 students, one of every two reported that their college work was more challenging than expected. Although 70% reported that…

  15. Preparing Students for College Learning and Work: Investigating the Capstone Course Component of Virginia's College and Career Readiness Initiative. An NCPR Working Paper

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    Wathington, Heather D.; Barnett, Elisabeth A.; Fay, Maggie P.; Mitchell, Claire; Pretlow, Joshua; Bork, Rachel Hare

    2012-01-01

    The authors investigated the design and implementation of the capstone courses that are part of Virginia's College and Career Readiness Initiative. Based on a set of performance expectations for college readiness, two capstone courses--one in English and one in mathematics--were developed to help support high school juniors and seniors who intend…

  16. College Readiness: The Evaluation of Students Participating in the Historically Black College and University Program in Pre-Calculus and the Calculus Sequence

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    Hall, Angela Renee

    2011-01-01

    This investigative research focuses on the level of readiness of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) students entering Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) in the college Calculus sequence. Calculus is a fundamental course for STEM courses. The level of readiness of the students for Calculus can very well play a…

  17. Reshaping the College Transition: Early College Readiness Assessments and Transition Curricula in Four States. A State Policy Report

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    Barnett, Elisabeth A.; Fay, Maggie P.; Trimble, Madeline Joy; Pheatt, Lara

    2013-01-01

    Based largely on interviews with stakeholders in California, New York, Tennessee, and West Virginia, this report describes how these states have established initiatives related to early college readiness assessments and transition curricula. It then compares the development of these interventions across states and identifies factors that have…

  18. A Standard-Setting Study to Establish College Success Criteria to Inform the SAT® College and Career Readiness Benchmark. Research Report 2012-3

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    Kobrin, Jennifer L.; Patterson, Brian F.; Wiley, Andrew; Mattern, Krista D.

    2012-01-01

    In 2011, the College Board released its SAT college and career readiness benchmark, which represents the level of academic preparedness associated with a high likelihood of college success and completion. The goal of this study, which was conducted in 2008, was to establish college success criteria to inform the development of the benchmark. The…

  19. Predictors of College Readiness: An Analysis of the Student Readiness Inventory

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    Wilson, James K., III

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to better predict how a first semester college freshman becomes prepared for college. The theoretical framework guiding this study is Vrooms' expectancy theory, motivation plays a key role in success. This study used a hierarchical multiple regression model. The independent variables of interest included high…

  20. College and Career Readiness: An Initial Validation Argument

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    Camara, Wayne

    2011-01-01

    This presentation was presented at the 2011 National Conference on Student Assessment (CCSSO). The focus of this presentation is how to validate the common core state standards (CCSS) in math and ELA and the subsequent assessments that will be developed by state consortia. The CCSS specify the skills students need to be ready for post-secondary…

  1. Effectiveness of Summer Bridge Programs in Enhancing College Readiness

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    Kallison, James M., Jr.; Stader, David L.

    2012-01-01

    An alarmingly high percentage of recent high school graduates are not prepared to succeed in college-level courses, and the impact of this educational shortcoming is substantial. Underprepared college students incur a monetary cost of enrolling in remedial courses, and states and taxpayers subsidize much of the overall cost of developmental…

  2. Dual Enrollment: The Missing Link to College Readiness

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    Swanson, Joni

    2010-01-01

    Dual enrollment programs have sparked the interest of educational researchers and practitioners who want to determine whether offering college courses to high school students might positively affect their persistence in college or other postsecondary education. Current research suggests that participating in dual enrollment programs improves…

  3. Virginia's College and Career Ready Mathematics Performance Expectations

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    Virginia Department of Education, 2011

    2011-01-01

    The Mathematics Performance Expectations (MPE) define the content and level of achievement students must reach to be academically prepared for success in entry-level, credit-bearing mathematics courses in college or career training. They were developed through a process that involved faculty from Virginia's two- and four-year colleges and…

  4. Is Your College Really Ready for a Crisis?

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    Connolly, Maureen

    2012-01-01

    Community colleges are responsible not only for the education but also for the safety and welfare of their students. That responsibility includes keeping students free from physical and psychological harm from the moment they enter the campus. In recent years, it has become distressingly apparent that colleges are not well prepared for this…

  5. Flexibility Principle 1: College- and Career-Ready Expectations for All Students

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    National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition & Language Instruction Educational Programs, 2012

    2012-01-01

    Within the US Department of Education's new flexibility initiative, there are three key and fundamental areas of interest, each referred to as a "principle." The first of these is that State Education Agencies (SEAs) must adopt and implement college- and career-ready (CCR) standards for all students. This brief provides information on…

  6. Improving College and Career Readiness by Incorporating Social and Emotional Learning

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    Dymnicki, Allison; Sambolt, Megan; Kidron, Yael

    2013-01-01

    This issue brief was written to assist state policymakers in better understanding how social and emotional learning (SEL) can help students to be college and career ready. The brief provides a short description of what SEL is, why it is needed, and what it looks like in practice. In addition, examples of standards that support SEL at the federal…

  7. College and Career Ready? Perceptions of High School Students Related to WorkKeys Assessments

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    Schultz, Deanna D.

    2011-01-01

    Concern about college and career readiness has been expressed in both the business and education arenas. Employers are calling for entry-level employees with basic academic skills and educators are being held accountable for student achievement in academic areas similar to those required by employers. In this environment, WorkKeys has emerged as a…

  8. Providing High School Feedback: Using Data to Improve Students' College and Career Readiness. Data for Action

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    Data Quality Campaign, 2014

    2014-01-01

    Educators, administrators, and policymakers are all working to ensure that students graduate high school ready for success in college and the workforce. High school feedback reports, reports that provide information on how a class of high school graduates fares in postsecondary, let school and district leaders know where their students go after…

  9. Get College- and Career-Ready at a Vo-Tech High School

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    Demarest, Kathy K.; Gehrt, Victoria C.

    2015-01-01

    While talk abounds in the buzzword-happy education arena of what it means to develop students who are college and career ready, the author paints a portrait of a vocational-technical school district in northern Delaware that is actually doing both with its students, and has been for some 40 years. The vo-tech experience is not for students who…

  10. Secondary Mathematics: Four Credits, Block Schedules, Continuous Enrollment? What Maximizes College Readiness

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    Zelkowski, Jeremy

    2010-01-01

    This paper posits the position that if higher education and secondary schools wish to increase students' college readiness, specifically in mathematics and critical thinking skills, continuous enrollment in secondary mathematics is one avenue worth exploring as opposed to increasing mathematics graduation requirements only in terms of Carnegie…

  11. Creating a College-Ready System: Findings from Four Case Studies

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    Ramsey, Brinton S.

    2009-01-01

    This is an analytical report that looks across four district case studies (published between 2007 and 2009 by the Small Schools Project) to reflect on what happens when a district commits to the goal of graduating each student ready for college, career, and citizenship. The report describes four challenge areas--differentiation and…

  12. High School Graduates' Perceptions of Senior Project and College and Work Readiness: A Mixed Methods Study

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    Pennacchia, Donna

    2010-01-01

    State testing or end-of-course exams are recommended to determine if high school graduates are ready to enter college or the workforce because these assessments are aligned to content area expectations and standards that are measurable within each state as well as from state to state (Achieve, 2006). However, such assessments do not measure all…

  13. College and Career Ready? Perceptions of High School Students Related to WorkKeys Assessments

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    Schultz, Deanna; Stern, Sam

    2013-01-01

    College and career readiness is a concern in both business and education arenas. Employers are calling for entry-level employees with basic academic skills and educators are being held accountable for student achievement in similar academic areas. In this environment, WorkKeys has emerged as a set of assessments that could respond to the needs of…

  14. Development and Initial Validation of a Measure of Academic Behaviors Associated with College and Career Readiness

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    Lombardi, Allison; Seburn, Mary; Conley, David

    2011-01-01

    In this cross-validation study, the authors examined the psychometric properties of a measure of academic behaviors associated with college and career readiness intended for high school students. An exploratory factor analysis (EFA) was conducted with a randomly selected portion of the sample (n = 413) and resulted in four reliable factors:…

  15. Strategies to Prepare Middle School and High School Students for College and Career Readiness

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    Radcliffe, Rich A.; Bos, Beth

    2013-01-01

    Trends among adolescents continue to be discouraging in terms of career and college readiness based on National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) achievement reports and high school graduation rate data. In response, this article presents five goals and eight strategies we have engaged in during a seven-year research study focused on…

  16. Affirming the Goal: Is College and Career Readiness an Internationally Competitive Standard?

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    ACT, Inc., 2011

    2011-01-01

    This report examines how performance standards in reading and math on PLAN[R], the organization's college and career readiness assessment for 10th graders, compare to performance on the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), a worldwide assessment of 15-year-old students' academic achievement. The results show that the performance…

  17. College and Career Readiness Assessment: Validation of the Key Cognitive Strategies Framework

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    Lombardi, Allison R.; Conley, David T.; Seburn, Mary A.; Downs, Andrew M.

    2013-01-01

    In this study, the authors examined the psychometric properties of the key cognitive strategies (KCS) within the CollegeCareerReady[TM] School Diagnostic, a self-report measure of critical thinking skills intended for high school students. Using a cross-validation approach, an exploratory factor analysis was conducted with a randomly selected…

  18. Profile of State College and Career Readiness Assessments (CCR) Policy. Alaska

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    Center on Education Policy, 2011

    2011-01-01

    This individual profile provides information on Alaska's college and career readiness assessment policy. Some of the categories presented include: (1) CCR assessment policy; (2) Purpose; (3) Major changes in CCR assessment policy since the 2009-10 school year for financial reasons; (4) State financial support for students to take the CCR…

  19. College and Career Readiness: The Importance of Early Learning. Policy Report

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    ACT, Inc., 2013

    2013-01-01

    As the nation strives to have all students graduate from high school ready for college and other postsecondary learning opportunities, Americans have to confront the reality that they are far from achieving this goal. The problem is most severe with economically disadvantaged students. For many students, especially those from disadvantaged…

  20. An Evaluation of the Summer Readiness Program: NYC Goes to College, Summer 1972.

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    MacMillan, Thomas F.; And Others

    The Summer Readiness Program, sponsored by Santa Barbara City College (California) and Neighborhood Youth Corps (NYC) is an orientation program for disadvantaged students. The 65 students enrolled during summer 1972 were given tutorial assistance and group-counseling and were placed in part-time jobs. In addition to making recommendations, one…

  1. Career Placement Project: A Career Readiness Program for Community College Students with Disabilities.

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    Norton, Susan Croy; Field, Kay F.

    1998-01-01

    Examines the effect of "Career Placement Project" which uses enhanced career services specifically designed for community college students with disabilities. Examines career exploration, job readiness, job-seeking skills, and job shadowing. Data suggest that Career Placement Project is effective in increasing the career preparedness of…

  2. Profile of State College and Career Readiness Assessments (CCR) Policy. Minnesota

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    Center on Education Policy, 2011

    2011-01-01

    This individual profile provides information on Minnesota's college and career readiness assessment policy. Some of the categories presented include: (1) CCR assessment policy; (2) Purpose; (3) Major changes in CCR assessment policy since the 2009-10 school year for financial reasons; (4) State financial support for students to take the CCR…

  3. Profile of State College and Career Readiness Assessments (CCR) Policy. Florida

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    Center on Education Policy, 2011

    2011-01-01

    This individual profile provides information on Florida's college and career readiness assessment policy. Some of the categories presented include: (1) CCR assessment policy; (2) Purpose; (3) Major changes in CCR assessment policy since the 2009-10 school year for financial reasons; (4) State financial support for students to take the CCR…

  4. Profile of State College and Career Readiness Assessments (CCR) Policy. Georgia

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    Center on Education Policy, 2011

    2011-01-01

    This individual profile provides information on Georgia's college and career readiness assessment policy. Some of the categories presented include: (1) CCR assessment policy; (2) Purpose; (3) Major changes in CCR assessment policy since the 2009-10 school year for financial reasons; (4) State financial support for students to take the CCR…

  5. Profile of State College and Career Readiness Assessments (CCR) Policy. Kentucky

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    Center on Education Policy, 2011

    2011-01-01

    This individual profile provides information on Kentucky's college and career readiness assessment policy. Some of the categories presented include: (1) CCR assessment policy; (2) Purpose; (3) Major changes in CCR assessment policy since the 2009-10 school year for financial reasons; (4) State financial support for students to take the CCR…

  6. Profile of State College and Career Readiness Assessments (CCR) Policy. South Carolina

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    Center on Education Policy, 2011

    2011-01-01

    This individual profile provides information on South Carolina's college and career readiness assessment policy. Some of the categories presented include: (1) CCR assessment policy; (2) Purpose; (3) Major changes in CCR assessment policy since the 2009-10 school year for financial reasons; (4) State financial support for students to take the CCR…

  7. Profile of State College and Career Readiness Assessments (CCR) Policy. California

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    Center on Education Policy, 2011

    2011-01-01

    This individual profile provides information on California's college and career readiness assessment policy. Some of the categories presented include: (1) CCR assessment policy; (2) Purpose; (3) Major changes in CCR assessment policy since the 2009-10 school year for financial reasons; (4) State financial support for students to take the CCR…

  8. Profile of State College and Career Readiness Assessments (CCR) Policy. Alabama

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    Center on Education Policy, 2011

    2011-01-01

    This individual profile provides information on Alabama's college and career readiness assessment policy. Some of the categories presented include: (1) CCR assessment policy; (2) Purpose; (3) Major changes in CCR assessment policy since the 2009-10 school year for financial reasons; (4) State financial support for students to take the CCR…

  9. Profile of State College and Career Readiness Assessments (CCR) Policy. Arkansas

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    Center on Education Policy, 2011

    2011-01-01

    This individual profile provides information on Arkansas' college and career readiness assessment policy. Some of the categories presented include: (1) CCR assessment policy; (2) Purpose; (3) Major changes in CCR assessment policy since the 2009-10 school year for financial reasons; (4) State financial support for students to take the CCR…

  10. Profile of State College and Career Readiness Assessments (CCR) Policy. Tennessee

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    Center on Education Policy, 2011

    2011-01-01

    This individual profile provides information on Tennessee's college and career readiness assessment policy. Some of the categories presented include: (1) CCR assessment policy; (2) Purpose; (3) Major changes in CCR assessment policy since the 2009-10 school year for financial reasons; (4) State financial support for students to take the CCR…

  11. Profile of State College and Career Readiness Assessments (CCR) Policy. North Dakota

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    Center on Education Policy, 2011

    2011-01-01

    This individual profile provides information on North Dakota's college and career readiness assessment policy. Some of the categories presented include: (1) CCR assessment policy; (2) Purpose; (3) Major changes in CCR assessment policy since the 2009-10 school year for financial reasons; (4) State financial support for students to take the CCR…

  12. Profile of State College and Career Readiness Assessments (CCR) Policy. West Virginia

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    Center on Education Policy, 2011

    2011-01-01

    This individual profile provides information on West Virginia's college and career readiness assessment policy. Some of the categories presented include: (1) CCR assessment policy; (2) Purpose; (3) Major changes in CCR assessment policy since the 2009-10 school year for financial reasons; (4) State financial support for students to take the CCR…

  13. Aligned Teaching Resources. State Implementation of College- and Career-Readiness Standards

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    Anderson, Kimberly; Mira, Mary Elizabeth

    2015-01-01

    The following profiles address how the state departments of education are supporting local educators in classroom implementation of the states' new college- and career-readiness standards by providing (or facilitating the development of) aligned instructional resources and materials. These resources and materials are supplementary supports that…

  14. Professional Development. State Implementation of College- and Career-Readiness Standards

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    Anderson, Kimberly; Mira, Mary Elizabeth

    2015-01-01

    The following profiles address how the state departments of education are helping educators prepare for and implement their states' new college- and career-readiness standards and aligned assessments, through professional learning. SREB researchers examined each state's major professional development efforts around its new standards in order to…

  15. Laying the Groundwork: The Journey of an Urban High School District Implementing a College Readiness Initiative

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    Franco, Antonia O.

    2012-01-01

    National and state education reforms are centered on developing higher academic expectations and standards to ensure students transitions into postsecondary options, college and career ready. What does this national emphasis signify for urban school districts that are educating a significant proportion of first-generation students and that…

  16. College-Readiness Rates of Special Needs High School Graduates in Texas Public Schools

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    Chandler, Jacob Ross

    2013-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the college-readiness rates of high school graduates in Texas designated as being (a) economically disadvantaged, (b) Limited English Proficient (LEP), or (c) enrolled in special education using archival data from the Texas Education Agency (TEA) Academic Excellence Indicator System (AEIS). Data,…

  17. Charter Schools: The 65% Instructional Expenditure Ratio and College-Readiness

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    Schulte, Don P.; Slate, John R.

    2011-01-01

    We investigated for all of the charter school districts (n = 192) in the State of Texas for the 2008-2009 school year the relationship between the 65% instructional expenditures ratio mandate and college-readiness rates in reading, math, and in both subjects for all high school students and then separately for African American, Hispanic, and White…

  18. Accelerating the College and Career Readiness of Diverse K-5 Literacy Learners

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    Turner, Jennifer D.; Danridge, Jocelyn C.

    2014-01-01

    Given the increasing demand for a well-educated American workforce, college and career readiness has become a significant educational priority. New educational initiatives, including the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts, are being developed and implemented to prepare students for success in postsecondary education and the…

  19. College and Career Readiness for Gifted African American Girls: A Call to School Counselors

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    Mayes, Renae D.; Hines, Erik M.

    2014-01-01

    Current literature on college and career readiness highlights the role of educators in promoting the success of all students. However, few studies have focused on the specific needs of gifted African American girls. This article discusses the school experiences and career development of gifted African American girls and it provides a culturally…

  20. Profile of State College and Career Readiness Assessments (CCR) Policy. New Mexico

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    Center on Education Policy, 2011

    2011-01-01

    This individual profile provides information on New Mexico's college and career readiness assessment policy. Some of the categories presented include: (1) CCR assessment policy; (2) Purpose; (3) Major changes in CCR assessment policy since the 2009-10 school year for financial reasons; (4) State financial support for students to take the CCR…

  1. The Readiness of Models of College and University Administration for the Reform of Higher Education

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    Eliseeva, Anna Mikhailovna

    2010-01-01

    Higher education in Russia is going through a period of large-scale transformation. The new tasks confronting higher education require changes in the administration of this vital link in education. What is the degree of readiness of college and university systems of administration to deal with the transition to the new final outcomes that…

  2. High School Size and White Student College Readiness: A Statewide, Multiyear Analysis

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    Moore, Robin L.; Combs, Julie P.; Slate, John R.

    2014-01-01

    We analyzed 5 years of Texas statewide data on high school size and college readiness in English Language Arts, math, and in both subjects for White students. Using Greeney and Slate's (2012) criteria, large-size high schools had over 1,500 students, medium-size high schools had 401 to 1,500 students, and small-size high schools had enrollments…

  3. State Policy Recommendations for Providing Educators Access to College- and Career-Ready Open Educational Resources

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    Voss, Hans

    2015-01-01

    As states and districts transition to college- and career-ready standards and aligned assessments, the need for high-quality instructional materials is clear. Open Educational Resources (OER) offer a low-cost solution with high potential to assist teachers nationwide in helping students meet the demands of higher standards. More and more…

  4. The Influence of Higher Education Policies on College Readiness at Two Texas Hispanic-Serving Institutions

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    Bailey, Anthony R.

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of the dissertation is to gain insight into how higher education policies can influence institutional performance in Latino postsecondary degree completion; specifically, through an examination of the college readiness efforts of two Hispanic-Serving Institutions in Texas. Over half of all Latinos in postsecondary education in the…

  5. Timeline and Approach to Standards and Assessments. State Implementation of College- and Career-Readiness Standards

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    Anderson, Kimberly; Mira, Mary Elizabeth

    2015-01-01

    The following profiles address decisions and actions that state education policy-makers--in the state departments of education, unless otherwise noted--are taking to foster successful statewide implementation of their states' new college- and career-readiness standards and aligned assessments. These profiles provide a descriptive overview of each…

  6. Improving Students' Readiness for College: Homewood-Flossmoor High School, Illinois District 233. Case Study

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    ACT, Inc., 2004

    2004-01-01

    This paper illustrates how Homewood-Flossmoor High School, Illinois District 233 addressed the decline in its student achievement results and improved college readiness among its students. This sharp decline caused school officials to stop and reevaluate what they were doing. A review of the facts led to a clear conclusion: "Rigorous coursework is…

  7. Common Core State Standards & Career and Technical Education: Bridging the Divide between College and Career Readiness

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    Meeder, Hans; Suddreth, Thom

    2012-01-01

    As states are working to align their education systems with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in support of the goal of graduating all students ready for college, careers and life, academic and career and technical education (CTE) leaders at the state and local levels can and should maximize this opportunity to finally break down the silos…

  8. Lifelong Learning Skills for College and Career Readiness: An Annotated Bibliography

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    McGarrah, Michael W.

    2014-01-01

    The sources contained within this annotated bibliography can help inform state efforts to define the competencies that students need to be able to demonstrate, determine how schools and districts can ensure that students master these competencies, and measure school and student progress toward college and career readiness and success goals. This…

  9. A Correlation of Community College Math Readiness and Student Success

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    Brown, Jayna Nicole

    Although traditional college students are more prepared for college-level math based on college admissions tests, little data have been collected on nontraditional adult learners. The purpose of this study was to investigate relationships between math placement tests and community college students' success in math courses and persistence to degree or certificate completion. Guided by Tinto's theory of departure and student retention, the research questions addressed relationships and predictability of math Computer-adaptive Placement Assessment and Support System (COMPASS) test scores and students' performance in math courses, persistence in college, and degree completion. After conducting correlation and regression analyses, no significant relationships were identified between COMPASS Math test scores and students' performance (n = 234) in math courses, persistence in college, or degree completion. However, independent t test and chi-squared analyses of the achievements of college students who tested into Basic Math (n = 138) vs. Introduction to Algebra (n = 96) yielded statistically significant differences in persistence (p = .039), degree completion (p < .001), performance (p = .008), and progress ( p = .001), indicating students who tested into Introduction to Algebra were more successful and persisted more often to degree completion. In order to improve instructional methods for Basic Math courses, a 3-day professional development workshop was developed for math faculty focusing on current, best practices in remedial math instruction. Implications for social change include providing math faculty with the knowledge and skills to develop new instructional methods for remedial math courses. A change in instructional methods may improve community college students' math competencies and degree achievement.

  10. The College Readiness Program: A Program for Third World Students at the College of San Mateo, California. The Study of Collegiate Compensatory Programs for Minority Group Youth.

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    Lopate, Carol

    This report describes the two and one-half year history of the College Readiness Program (CRP) at the College of San Mateo in California. The program aimed at increasing the number of Third World students in the College and insuring that, once admitted, these students would be given necessary financial, emotional and academic backing to succeed…

  11. Ready, Steady, Go! Strategies to Improve Texans' Financial Readiness to Pay for College

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    Helmcamp, Leslie

    2011-01-01

    Texas faces numerous challenges, but also abundant opportunities to build the middle class and increase prosperity. Unfortunately, too many Texans are sidelined, lacking access to opportunities to learn, earn, and save to secure a prosperous future for themselves and their families. A college education provides opportunities for Texans to obtain…

  12. Accelerating the College and Career Readiness of Oklahoma's Students

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    Alliance for Excellent Education, 2011

    2011-01-01

    Oklahoma is in the process of transitioning to new English language arts and mathematics standards that will better prepare students to be successful in college and their careers. Time, effort, and resources must be dedicated to effective implementation in order to realize the promise of these new common core state standards. This paper captures…

  13. Accelerating the College and Career Readiness of Rhode Island's Students

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    Alliance for Excellent Education, 2011

    2011-01-01

    Rhode Island is in the process of transitioning to new English language arts and mathematics standards that will better prepare students to be successful in college and their careers. Time, effort, and resources must be dedicated to effective implementation in order to realize the promise of these new common core state standards. This paper…

  14. Course Access: Equitable Opportunities for College and Career Ready Students

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    Worthen, Maria; Patrick, Susan

    2014-01-01

    Imagine a high school student who does not have the opportunity to take all of the courses she needs to get into college. Today, for far too many young people, this is a sobering reality. Public schools around the country may lack the resources, staff, or demand to offer a full catalog of courses. According to recent data from the U.S. Department…

  15. College Students' Perceptions of Studying Abroad and Their Readiness

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    Chang, Dian-Fu

    2012-01-01

    This study aims to determine what college students believe is essential on studying abroad and investigates which programs they prefer for outbound study. The trend of globalization and expansion of higher education have resulted in changes for studying abroad programs in numerous Asian countries. In particular, the overprovided undergraduate and…

  16. Accelerating the College and Career Readiness of Georgia's Students

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    Alliance for Excellent Education, 2011

    2011-01-01

    Georgia is in the process of transitioning to new English language arts and mathematics standards that will better prepare students to be successful in college and their careers. Time, effort, and resources must be dedicated to effective implementation in order to realize the promise of these new common core state standards. This paper captures…

  17. Accelerating the College and Career Readiness of West Virginia's Students

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    Alliance for Excellent Education, 2011

    2011-01-01

    West Virginia is in the process of transitioning to new English language arts and mathematics standards that will better prepare students to be successful in college and their careers. Time, effort, and resources must be dedicated to effective implementation in order to realize the promise of these new common core state standards. This paper…

  18. Accelerating the College and Career Readiness of Virginia's Students

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    Alliance for Excellent Education, 2011

    2011-01-01

    Virginia is in the process of transitioning to new English language arts and mathematics standards that will better prepare students to be successful in college and their careers. Time, effort, and resources must be dedicated to effective implementation in order to realize the promise of these new common core state standards. This document…

  19. Accelerating the College and Career Readiness of North Carolina's Students

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    Alliance for Excellent Education, 2011

    2011-01-01

    North Carolina is in the process of transitioning to new English language arts and mathematics standards that will better prepare students to be successful in college and their careers. Time, effort, and resources must be dedicated to effective implementation in order to realize the promise of these new common core state standards. This paper…

  20. Accelerating the College and Career Readiness of Kansas' Students

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    Alliance for Excellent Education, 2011

    2011-01-01

    Kansas is in the process of transitioning to new English language arts and mathematics standards that will better prepare students to be successful in college and their careers. Time, effort, and resources must be dedicated to effective implementation in order to realize the promise of these new common core state standards. This paper captures the…

  1. Accelerating the College and Career Readiness of South Dakota's Students

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    Alliance for Excellent Education, 2011

    2011-01-01

    South Dakota is in the process of transitioning to new English language arts and mathematics standards that will better prepare students to be successful in college and their careers. Time, effort, and resources must be dedicated to effective implementation in order to realize the promise of these new common core state standards. This paper…

  2. The Learning Object Economy: Will Your College Be Ready?

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    Sullivan, Leila Gonzalez

    This paper addresses the issue of future educational technology and where community colleges will position themselves in this new world of learning. In December of 2000, the U.S. Department of Education's Web-Based Education Commission issued its final report, "The Power of the Internet for Learning: Moving from Promise to Practice." The report…

  3. Accelerating the College and Career Readiness of New York's Students

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    Alliance for Excellent Education, 2011

    2011-01-01

    New York is in the process of transitioning to new English language arts and mathematics standards that will better prepare students to be successful in college and their careers. Time, effort, and resources must be dedicated to effective implementation in order to realize the promise of these new common core state standards. This paper captures…

  4. Ready, Fire, Aim: The College Campus Gun Fight

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    Birnbaum, Robert

    2013-01-01

    The question of whether guns should be permitted on college and university campuses in the United States reflects the tension between two competing perspectives. America has both a robust gun culture and an equally robust (if less well known) gun-control culture. The gun culture is as American as apple pie: There may be as many as 300 million…

  5. Accelerating the College and Career Readiness of Minnesota's Students

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    Alliance for Excellent Education, 2011

    2011-01-01

    Minnesota is in the process of transitioning to new English language arts and mathematics standards that will better prepare students to be successful in college and their careers. Time, effort, and resources must be dedicated to effective implementation in order to realize the promise of these new common core state standards. This state card…

  6. Anticipating Stimulus Money for Campus Projects, Colleges Get "Shovel Ready"

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    Carlson, Scott

    2009-01-01

    Help for colleges may be on the way in the $825-billion stimulus package being pressed by Congressional leaders. The bill that House Democrats introduced this month includes $7-billion for higher-education modernization, renovation, and repair that could kick-start projects like upgrading heating and cooling systems, fixing roofs, and doing…

  7. Accelerating the College and Career Readiness of Tennessee's Students

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    Alliance for Excellent Education, 2011

    2011-01-01

    Tennessee is in the process of transitioning to new English language arts and mathematics standards that will better prepare students to be successful in college and their careers. Time, effort, and resources must be dedicated to effective implementation in order to realize the promise of these new common core state standards. This paper captures…

  8. Accelerating the College and Career Readiness of New Mexico's Students

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    Alliance for Excellent Education, 2011

    2011-01-01

    New Mexico is in the process of transitioning to new English language arts and mathematics standards that will better prepare students to be successful in college and their careers. Time, effort, and resources must be dedicated to effective implementation in order to realize the promise of these new common core state standards. This paper captures…

  9. Developmental Strategies for College Readiness and Success {What State Policymakers and Education Leaders Need to Know}. Resource Guide

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    Fulton, Mary; Gianneschi, Matt; Blanco, Cheryl; DeMaria, Paolo

    2014-01-01

    The Developmental Strategies for College Readiness and Success Resource Guide was produced by the Education Commission of the States and the Southern Regional Education Board for the "Countdown to 2015: Developmental Strategies to Advance Readiness in the Common Core Era" convening held April 21-23, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The…

  10. A Developmental Perspective for High School Practitioners On College and Workplace Readiness. Research Brief. Publication #2009-23

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    Lippman, Laura; Whitney, Camille

    2009-01-01

    What skills and competencies do high school students need to master for future success? And what can high schools do to develop these skills? Research on skills has tended to focus either on college readiness or on workplace readiness, often in isolation and frequently without reference to what the broader field of youth development tells us…

  11. Even with Improved Screens, e-Book Devices Not Ready for College

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    Young, Jeffrey R.

    2006-01-01

    Hoping to do for electronic books what the iPod has done for digital music, a new generation of e-book devices recently hit the market. This article argues that even with improved screens, the new e-book devices are not ready for college. The screen is the big innovation in the new e-book devices, the most prominent example of which is the Sony…

  12. The ACT of Enrollment: The College Enrollment Effects of State-Required College Entrance Exam Testing

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    Klasik, Daniel

    2013-01-01

    Since 2001 Colorado, Illinois, and Maine have all enacted policies that require high school juniors to take college entrance exams--the SAT or the ACT. One goal of these policies was to increase college enrollment based on the belief that requiring students to take these exams would make students more likely to consider college as a viable option.…

  13. Are High School Grades Inflated? Issues in College Readiness

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    ACT, Inc., 2005

    2005-01-01

    To find out whether high school grade inflation exists, data drawn from students who took the ACT in the eleventh or twelfth grades and graduated from public high schools were examined. Because grade inflation is by definition a factor that develops over time, data from a relatively long period, 1991 to 2003, or 13 years were used. The number of…

  14. Accountability. State Implementation of College- and Career-Readiness Standards

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    Anderson, Kimberly; Mira, Mary Elizabeth

    2015-01-01

    All of the states in this study have recently been involved in school accountability system reform. Since 2011, the states have taken advantage of a federal program to give them flexibility around certain requirements of the "No Child Left Behind Act" of 2001 (NCLB), the most recent reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary…

  15. Motivational and Skills, Social, and Self-Management Predictors of College Outcomes: Constructing the Student Readiness Inventory

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    Le, Huy; Casillas, Alex; Robbins, Steven B.; Langley, Ronelle

    2005-01-01

    The authors used a rational-empirical approach to construct the Student Readiness Inventory, measuring psychosocial and academic-related skill factors found to predict two important college outcomes, academic performance and retention, in a recent meta-analysis. The initial item pool was administered to 5,970 first-year college students and high…

  16. College and Career Readiness: Course Taking Of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Secondary School Students.

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    Nagle, Katherine; Newman, Lynn A; Shaver, Debra M; Marschark, Marc

    2016-01-01

    Research shows that deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) students frequently enter college and the workplace relatively unprepared for success in math, science, and reading. Based on data from the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2 (NLTS2), the present study focused on DHH students' college and career readiness by investigating their opportunities in secondary school to acquire college and career skills. DHH students earned more credits overall than hearing peers; both groups earned a similar number of credits in academic courses. However, DHH students took more vocational and nonacademic courses and fewer courses in science, social science, and foreign languages. There was evidence that DHH students' academic courses in math lacked the rigor of those taken by hearing peers, as DHH students earned more credits in basic math and fewer credits in midlevel math courses, and even fewer in advanced math courses, than hearing peers. PMID:26853066

  17. Accountability Strain, College Readiness Drain: Sociopolitical Tensions Involved in Maintaining a College-Going Culture in a High "Minority", High Poverty, Texas High School

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    Welton, Anjale; Williams, Montrischa

    2015-01-01

    Currently school reform discourse encourages states to adopt college readiness standards. Meanwhile, federal and state accountability and related mandated reforms remain a policy concern. As such, it is important to examine the interplay between accountability and the establishment of a college-going culture in high "minority", high…

  18. Implications of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 for Community Colleges.

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    Salomon, Kenneth D.; Gray, Todd D.

    The enactment of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 contains a number of provisions that clearly affect community college and university use of telecommunications and information services. The Telecommunications Act expands the concept of universal service, or the idea that all Americans should have access to basic telephone service; requires…

  19. Community College Act of 1966. Act 331 of 1966 (as Amended through March 23, 1999).

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    Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing. Community Coll. Services Unit.

    The Community College Act of 1966 was enacted to redraft and unite the laws relating to community colleges in the state of Michigan. This document includes the original document plus amendments passed as of March 1999. The first part deals with the creation and government of districts. This includes districts comprised of elementary and…

  20. Beyond the Dream: Improving College-Readiness of Underprepared Community College Students

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    Kindle, Joan L.

    2012-01-01

    The majority of the nation's first-year college students are not prepared to assume postsecondary level studies. Many are diverted to developmental education programs and most never attain postsecondary credentials. Educational reform is on the national agenda and challenges community colleges to address the growing lack of postsecondary…

  1. The Role of Nonacademic Factors in College Readiness and Success. Issues in College Success

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    ACT, Inc., 2007

    2007-01-01

    By definition, success in college means fulfilling academic requirements, but nonacademic factors also matter, since they can influence student performance and persistence in college. Nonacademic factors includes: (1) individual psychosocial factors, such as motivation (e.g., academic self-discipline, commitment to school) and self-regulation…

  2. Core to College Evaluation: Statewide Networks. Connecting Education Systems and Stakeholders to Support College Readiness

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    Bracco, Kathy Reeves; Klarin, Becca; Broek, Marie; Austin, Kim; Finkelstein, Neal; Bugler, Daniel; Mundry, Susan

    2014-01-01

    The Core to College initiative aims to facilitate greater coordination between K-12 and postsecondary education systems around implementation of the Common Core State Standards and aligned assessments. Core to College grants have been awarded to teams in Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Oregon,…

  3. College-Ready Urban Black, Hispanic, and Biracial Students: Why Are They Not Applying to College?

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    Lindsey, DeLois

    2012-01-01

    The study explored reasons why Black, Hispanic, and Biracial, first generation high school seniors who wish to attend college, do not apply. The literature indicated that these populations have consistently lower rates of college enrollment and educational attainment than Whites and Asians (Ashburn, 2008). Enrollment challenges included…

  4. A Policymaker's Guide to Early College Designs: Expanding a Strategy for Achieving College Readiness for All

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    Hoffman, Nancy; Vargas, Joel

    2010-01-01

    Today, states and the federal government recognize the potential of early college designs to improve the economic prospects of future generations. But individuals are just beginning to put in place public policies that promote and support early college designs on a significant scale. Jobs for the Future (JFF) prepared this guide to help…

  5. Defining College Readiness: Where Are We Now, and Where Do We Need to Be? The Progress of Education Reform. Volume 13, Number 2

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    Zinth, Jennifer Dounay

    2012-01-01

    Multiple catalysts are fueling states' increased urgency to establish a definition of "college readiness". Some states are creating a "college readiness" definition that describes what a student will know and be able to do in such core academic courses as English language arts and math, and that identifies items or benchmarks on state assessments…

  6. Unlocking Doors and Expanding Opportunity: Moving Beyond the Limiting Reality of College and Career Readiness in California High Schools. K-12 Policy

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    Education Trust-West, 2011

    2011-01-01

    This report finds that only five in ten graduates were college-ready in the districts studied and presents data finding that only one in ten graduates were both college and career-ready. Latino, African-American, and low-income students fared far worse than their more advantaged peers. The report calls for a more integrated and equitable approach…

  7. Math Literacy: The Relationship of Algebra, Gender, Ethnicity, Socioeconomic Status, and AVID Enrollment with High School Math Course Completion and College Readiness

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    Edge, Donna L.

    2009-01-01

    The questions guiding this research seek to discover the factors that affect high school math course completion and college readiness in a Texas suburban public school district. The first research question examines the relationship between 8th grade completion of Algebra I and high school mathematics course taking patterns and college readiness.…

  8. Readiness to Change among a Group of Heavy-Drinking College Students: Correlates of Readiness and a Comparison of Measures

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    Harris, T. Robert; Walters, Scott T.; Leahy, Matthew M.

    2008-01-01

    Objective: Although several multi-item scales assess readiness to change alcohol consumption, some researchers have proposed that a small number of single-item rulers may assess readiness nearly as well. Participants: In fall 2006 and spring 2007, the authors assessed 279 participants who reported at least 1 heavy drinking episode in the 2 weeks…

  9. State College- and Career-Ready High School Graduation Requirements. Updated

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    Achieve, Inc., 2013

    2013-01-01

    Research by Achieve, ACT, and others suggests that for high school graduates to be prepared for success in a wide range of postsecondary settings, they need to take four years of challenging mathematics--covering Advanced Algebra; Geometry; and data, probability, and statistics content--and four years of rigorous English aligned with college- and…

  10. Are Your Students Ready for College? Technology Literacy at Georgetown College.

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    Rafaill, William S.; Peach, Andrea C.

    In 1999, Georgetown College (Kentucky) established the Information Technology Literacy Program that requires new students to demonstrate basic proficiencies in the use of information-technology resources in several proficiency areas (i.e., Internet, library Web-based databases and online catalogs, e-mail, word processing, spreadsheets, databases,…

  11. Academic Rigor at the Heart of College Access and Success. A College Readiness Issue Brief

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    TERi (The Education Resources Institute, Inc), 2007

    2007-01-01

    America's economic and social well-being is increasingly dependent upon the capacity of public education system to prepare all students for college and high-performance careers. With almost 80 percent of today's fastest-growing jobs requiring some postsecondary education, all students--regardless of their race/ethnicity, gender, socio-economic or…

  12. The Early College High School and Student Self-Perceptions of College Readiness

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    Farrell, Tina L.

    2009-01-01

    High schools in the United States represent the stepping-off point to adulthood, the threshold for students to enter formal training in college, trade school, or the workforce. As our society faces increased demands for creative solutions, innovation, and a more technological workforce, the current high school model is simply antiquated. The Early…

  13. From High School to the Future: Getting to College Readiness and College Graduation

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    Roderick, Melissa; Holsapple, Matthew; Kelley-Kemple, Thomas; Johnson, David W.

    2014-01-01

    Over the past 20 years, gaps in students' educational aspirations have shrunk considerably (Roderick et al., 2008; Roderick, Nagaoka, & Coca, 2011; Kao & Tienda, 1998; Avery & Kane, 2004; Turner, 2007; Deil-Amen & Tevis, 2010). Similarly, racial and ethnic gaps in college enrollment have shrunk. The one area in which postsecondary…

  14. Text messaging to increase readiness to change alcohol use in college students.

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    Mason, Michael; Benotsch, Eric G; Way, Thomas; Kim, Hannah; Snipes, Daniel

    2014-02-01

    We tested the feasibility and effectiveness of an alcohol counseling intervention delivered via personalized text messages for college students with problem alcohol use. College students aged 18-23 completed online substance use and mental health questionnaires that served as a screening tool for problem alcohol use. We invited students who screened positive to be randomized to intervention (n = 8) or control groups (n = 10) and assessed them at 1 month after they received their last text message. The intervention group received between four and six text messages daily for 4 days that required brief participant responses during the week following the web-based baseline assessment. Participants in the intervention group could also request booster texts for additional support. We personalized all texts, using data collected at baseline. Using a repeated measures ANOVA, we found that compared to the control group, the intervention group increased in readiness to change from baseline to follow-up (p < .01). Other promising trends were an increase in the intervention relative to the control group's confidence in their ability to change drinking behavior, and an increase in intentions to reduce alcohol use. These exploratory results indicate that the automated texting program we developed works well with college students and that text messaging as a means to deliver preventive interventions is a promising delivery platform. PMID:24114551

  15. Principals and School Counselors: Separate Entities in Identifying Achievement Gaps in College Readiness for African American Students With Disabilities

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    Roberts, Laura A.; Bouknight, Tamisha M.

    2015-01-01

    This case illustrates an example of how one school relied solely on aggregate data and failed to address the college readiness needs of African American students with disabilities. However, the way in which the school counselor identified this opportunity gap may not have been the most ethical approach, and now she is faced with a dilemma. This…

  16. Academic College Readiness Indicators of Seniors Enrolled in University-Model Schools® and Traditional, Comprehensive Christian Schools

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    Brobst, Sharon Christian

    2013-01-01

    This correlational study examined the relationship between type of high school a senior attends (University-Model SchoolRTM (UMS RTM) or traditional, comprehensive Christian) and academic college readiness, when controlling for prior academic achievement and gender. The study compared archival data from Christian school graduates from six schools…

  17. Readiness to Lead: Perspectives of Graduates and Advanced Doctoral Students on Answering the Call to Lead in Community Colleges

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    Taylor, Gregrey M.; Killacky, Jim

    2010-01-01

    Community colleges are facing a shortage in qualified individuals to fill the projected gaps in leadership roles, as the industry is facing an upcoming wave of vacancies due to the retirement of faculty and administrators. This phenomenological, qualitative study explored leadership readiness perspectives of graduates and advanced doctoral…

  18. "Moving the Needle": Exploring Key Levers to Boost College Readiness among Black and Latino Males in New York City. Report

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    Villavicencio, Adriana; Bhattacharya, Dyuti; Guidry, Brandon

    2013-01-01

    College readiness is becoming an increasingly important standard by which to measure school success and student achievement. While high school graduation and dropout prevention remain critical issues for educators, there is a substantial gap in outcomes between students who only earn a high school diploma and those who go on to obtain a college…

  19. Effectiveness of Selected Advanced Placement Programs on the Academic Performance and College Readiness of High School Students

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    Lewis, Traschell S.

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of selected Advanced Placement (AP) programs on the academic performance and college readiness of high school students. Specifically, the researcher was concerned with ascertaining the effectiveness of social science, math, science, English, music/art and language AP programs on the…

  20. Formative Assessment for College Readiness: Measuring Skill and Growth in Five Key Cognitive Strategies Associated with Postsecondary Success

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    Conley, David; Lombardi, Allison; Seburn, Mary; McGaughy, Charis

    2009-01-01

    This study reports the preliminary results from a field test of the College-readiness Performance Assessment System (C-PAS), a large-scale, 6th-12th grade criterion-referenced assessment system that utilizes classroom-embedded performance tasks to measure student progress toward the development of key cognitive skills associated with success in…

  1. Ged® Completers' Perceptions of College Readiness and Social Capital: Linking Adult Literacy to a Greater Quality of Life

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    Lott, Donalyn; O'Dell, Jade

    2014-01-01

    This study examined the efficacy of general education development (GED®) acquisition and GED® completers' perceptions of college readiness and social capital using a quantitative methodology. Also, the study used a descriptive, cross-sectional research design framed by the social capital theoretical perspective. The conceptual framework developed…

  2. Role of State Boards of Education in Professional Learning for Implementing College- and Career-Ready Standards

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    Killion, Joellen; Hirsh, Stephanie

    2012-01-01

    Implementation of Common Core State Standards (CCSS), now adopted in a large majority of states, requires significant support. To realize the potential of these new college- and career-ready standards, states must focus significant attention on how to prepare educators for implementation. Key among the strategies is high-quality, sustained…

  3. Treatment of Nonresponse Items on Scale Validation: What "Don't Know" Responses Indicate about College Readiness

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    Lombardi, Allison; Seburn, Mary; Conley, David

    2011-01-01

    In this study, Don't Know/Not Applicable (DK/NA) responses on a measure of academic behaviors associated with college readiness for high school students were treated with: (a) casewise deletion, (b) scale inclusion at the lowest level, and (c) imputation using E/M algorithm. Significant differences in mean responses according to treatment…

  4. Using Dual Enrollment Policy to Improve College & Career Readiness: A Web Tool for Decision Makers. A Policy Brief. Design Matters

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    Ward, Diane S.; Vargas, Joel

    2012-01-01

    As demand for a highly educated and skilled workforce grows, many governors have made student college and career readiness a priority in 2012. In their State of the State addresses, governors in Mississippi, Missouri, Virginia, and Wisconsin promoted the expansion of dual enrollment programs as a key strategy for strengthening academic…

  5. Getting College and Career Ready during State Transition toward the Common Core State Standards. Working Paper 127

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    Xu, Zeyu; Cepa, Kennan

    2015-01-01

    This study provides a first look at how student college- and career-readiness have progressed in the early years of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) implementation. It is motivated by concern that changes triggered by the standards transition might be disruptive to student learning in the short run, even when those changes may become…

  6. The Path to Career Success: High School Achievement, Certainty of Career Choice, and College Readiness Make a Difference. Issues In College Success

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    ACT, Inc., 2009

    2009-01-01

    It is essential for all students to be ready for college and career when they graduate from high school. Postsecondary educators expect high school graduates to be prepared academically for success in postsecondary education, which in turn influences success in the work world. Employers continue to call for workers to have the tools needed to…

  7. Validation Study II: Alignment of Texas College and Career Readiness Standards with Entry-Level Career and Technical Education College Courses at Texas Postsecondary Institutions

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    Conley, David T.; McGaughy, Charis; Cadigan, Katie; Forbes, Jennifer; Young, Brittney

    2009-01-01

    This report is the third in a series of five reports resulting from the Texas College and Career Readiness Initiative (TCCRI) established by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) under contract with the Educational Policy Improvement Center (EPIC). The purpose of the TCCRI is the facilitation of the development and implementation…

  8. College Readiness of Urban High School Students in the United States: The Role of Technology in Preparing All Students for College

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    O'Kane, Eileen Vollert

    2010-01-01

    As we enter deeper into the 21st Century, there is a more urgent need to transform our educational system in the United States to better prepare our youth for the careers and technology of the future. This study examines how improving technology education at the high school level can improve the learning and college readiness of urban youth. It…

  9. 75 FR 26773 - Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program...

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    2010-05-12

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness... CICP administers the compensation program authorized by the Public Readiness and Emergency...

  10. Readiness to change and gender: Moderators of the relationship between social desirability and college drinking

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    Foster, Dawn W.

    2014-01-01

    This study evaluates the influence of readiness to change (RTC) and gender in the relationship between social desirability (SD) and drinking among college students. Need to avoid social disapproval may lead to underreporting of stigmatized behavior and as such, we expected that SD (Crowne & Marlowe, 1960) would negatively associate with drinking. Further, we sought to facilitate understanding of mixed findings in the RTC literature by parsing out effects separately for the precontemplation, contemplation, and action stage, as measured via three validated subscales of the RTC questionnaire (Rollnick et al., 1992). Motivational enhancement efforts tend to focus on increasing RTC among drinkers in the precontemplation and contemplation stage (e.g., Miller & Rollnick, 1992) as these individuals have not yet begun to engage in behavior change, and as such, we will focus on these two subscales. Based on the mixed literature, we hypothesized that RTC would be differentially associated with drinking for precontemplators and contemplators. Moreover, we considered gender and RTC as moderators of the effect of SD on drinking and expected that moderating effects would be different for precontemplators relative to contemplators. Participants included 676 undergraduate students (M age = 22.92, SD = 5.43, 82.44% female). Findings supported predictions. RTC was differentially associated with drinking; for precontemplators, RTC negatively predicted drinking, whereas for contemplators RTC positively predicted drinking, and effects were different for each gender. Hierarchical regressions revealed multiple two- and three-way interactions between RTC, SD, and gender in predicting drinking. Implications of results are discussed. PMID:25568893

  11. The Effects of Transitional Bilingual and Dual Language Education Programs on the College Readiness of English Language Learners in a South Texas School District

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    Garza-Reyna, Gina Lydia

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this quantitative study was to track, compare, and analyze the college readiness of two cohorts of Hispanic English Language Learners (ELLs) by examining scores on state exit-level and national college entrance exams. One cohort was enrolled in the early-exit Transitional Bilingual Education (TBE) program, while the other cohort was…

  12. The Effect of College Readiness on the Success of Students in a Non-Gateway Course, CIS 100: The Revolving Door of Online Education

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    Quillen, Michael Duane

    2011-01-01

    Taking online courses has become a delivery mode of choice for many students. This study focused on the impact of college readiness, technological resources, and course design on student success in an online computer literacy course offered in the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS). Recent statistics of student success in…

  13. University Ready: Examining the Relationships between Social Capital and an Online College Access Program

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    Marshall, Wendy

    2012-01-01

    Despite aspirations of college enrollment, low-income and minority students face great obstacles in reaching their college dreams. Prior research indicates that college enrollment relates to the aspirations and support that families communicate to their children regarding college. Families in greatest need of information to support their children…

  14. Early College Designs: An Increasingly Popular College-Readiness Strategy for School Districts to Reach More Traditionally Underserved Students

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    Vargas, Joel H.; Miller, Marc S.

    2011-01-01

    Once a radical concept, early college high schools are flying soundly today. The challenge today--and the excitement of those involved--centers on learning from this successful innovation and bringing the early college design to many more young people. Expansion is taking place through the creation of early college districts covering all students…

  15. College Scholarship Fraud Prevention Act of 2000: Annual Report to Congress

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    US Department of Education, 2004

    2004-01-01

    Every year, millions of high school graduates seek ways to finance the rising costs of a college education, at times falling prey to scholarship and financial aid scams. To help students and their families, on November 5, 2000, Congress passed the College Scholarship Fraud Prevention Act of 2000 (Act) to establish stricter sentencing guidelines…

  16. College Scholarship Fraud Prevention Act of 2000: Annual Report to Congress. May 2007

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    US Department of Education, 2007

    2007-01-01

    Every year, millions of high school graduates seek ways to finance the rising costs of a college education, at times falling prey to scholarship and financial aid scams. To help students and their families, on November 5, 2000, Congress passed the College Scholarship Fraud Prevention Act of 2000 (Act) to establish stricter sentencing guidelines…

  17. College Scholarship Fraud Prevention Act of 2000: Annual Report to Congress. May 2005

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    US Department of Education, 2005

    2005-01-01

    Every year, millions of high school graduates seek ways to finance the rising costs of a college education, at times falling prey to scholarship and financial aid scams. To help students and their families, on November 5, 2000, Congress passed the College Scholarship Fraud Prevention Act of 2000 (Act) to establish stricter sentencing guidelines…

  18. College Scholarship Fraud Prevention Act of 2000: Second Annual Report to Congress. May 2003

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    US Department of Education, 2003

    2003-01-01

    Every year, millions of high school graduates seek ways to finance the rising costs of a college education, at times falling prey to scholarship and financial aid scams. To help students and their families, on November 5, 2000, Congress passed the College Scholarship Fraud Prevention Act of 2000 (Act) to establish stricter sentencing guidelines…

  19. College Scholarship Fraud Prevention Act of 2000: Annual Report to Congress. 2008

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    US Department of Education, 2008

    2008-01-01

    Every year, millions of high school graduates seek ways to finance the rising costs of a college education, at times falling prey to scholarship and financial aid scams. To help students and their families, on November 5, 2000, Congress passed the College Scholarship Fraud Prevention Act of 2000 (Act) to establish stricter sentencing guidelines…

  20. College Scholarship Fraud Prevention Act of 2000: Annual Report to Congress. May 2006

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    US Department of Education, 2006

    2006-01-01

    Every year, millions of high school graduates seek ways to finance the rising costs of a college education, at times falling prey to scholarship and financial aid scams. To help students and their families, on November 5, 2000, Congress passed the College Scholarship Fraud Prevention Act of 2000 (Act) to establish stricter sentencing guidelines…

  1. Working It Out: Community Colleges and the Workforce Investment Act

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    Visher, Mary G.; Fowler, Donna

    2006-01-01

    Not since the Depression, when the unemployed flocked to community colleges for training, have community colleges been more squarely in the workforce development spotlight than now. Long recognized for providing affordable access to students seeking associate's degrees or transfer to four-year postsecondary institutions, community colleges have…

  2. An Act of Faith: The Early Years of Regina College.

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    Pitsula, James M.

    This book traces the history of Regina College (Saskatchewan, Canada) from its founding in 1911 to the outbreak of World War II in 1939. The Methodist Church opened the college to offer academic, music, and business training to youth living in surrounding rural areas. During its early history, the college provided a high school education to youth…

  3. "I Don't Know, I've Never Been to College!" Dual Enrollment as a College Readiness Strategy

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    Karp, Melinda Mechur

    2012-01-01

    There is some evidence that positive academic outcomes in high school and college are related to dual enrollment participation for middle- and even low-achieving students. But the reality is that most dual enrollment programs are intended for students with at least some basic level of college academic skills, as they require students to meet entry…

  4. Community Colleges in the South: Strengthening Readiness and Pathways. The Report of the SREB Community College Commission

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    Blanco, Cheryl; Spence, Dave

    2015-01-01

    Community colleges are vital to the states and the nation. The importance of community colleges as providers of postsecondary education and training is well documented. Fulfilling both economic and social roles, these institutions have successfully created new markets and empowered new populations through educational opportunity. This report…

  5. What Is "Career Ready"?

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    Association for Career and Technical Education, 2010

    2010-01-01

    All too often, the terms "career ready" and "college ready" are used interchangeably, and discussions around career readiness are limited to traditional academic skills that allow students to successfully enroll in postsecondary education. While there is no debate that a rigorous level of academic proficiency, especially in math and literacy, is…

  6. The Latino Student's Guide to College Success.

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    Valverde, Leonard A., Ed.

    This book aims to assist Latinos who are thinking about going to college. The book is divided into four parts and is organized by steps. Part 1 discusses preparing for college. Steps identify 10 new ways of thinking to get ready psychologically for the SAT or ACT exams and college itself; provide forms, tips, and a sample letter to assist in…

  7. Making Career Readiness Count

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    Kreamer, Kate Blosveren; O'Hara, Marie; Curl, Cory

    2014-01-01

    There is growing consensus in states across the nation that the goal of the K-12 education system is to "prepare all students to graduate from high school ready for college and careers". Yet, in all but a handful of states, the priority goals set to drive student performance toward and beyond college and career readiness sputter out…

  8. Ready for All Destinations

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    Boykin, Wesley; Dougherty, Chrys; Lummus-Robinson, Mary

    2010-01-01

    The intensifying attention to college and career readiness of late poses many challenges for public education, but it also presents opportunities for innovative changes in the quality and type of education provided to students. To take full advantage, educators must have a clear answer to this question: What does college and career readiness mean…

  9. Promoting College Completion through Leadership among Underrepresented Urban College Students: A Theory of Change and Evaluation of College Retention Outcomes for the Act Six Leadership and Scholarship Initiative

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    Herron, Timothy J.

    2012-01-01

    The Act Six Leadership and Scholarship Initiative is a leadership development and college retention and success program developed by the Northwest Leadership Foundation that provides intensive cohort-based training and support, along with full-tuition, full-need scholarships, to underrepresented urban college students to attend religiously…

  10. Notes and comments "High and dry?" The Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act and liability protection for pharmaceutical manufacturers.

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    Copper, B Kurt

    2007-01-01

    In an era filled with fears of bioterrorism, Congress approved the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act (PREPA) to encourage development of vaccines and other countermeasures. By providing pharmaceutical manufacturers with protection from liability for potential side effects, Congress has attempted to motivate manufacturers to produce a national stockpile of countermeasures. As part of PREPA, the government established a compensatory system intended to provide compensation to persons injured by countermeasures used during a public health emergency. Although the Act provides for a compensation fund, it fails to allocate monies for that fund. Thus, in the absence of further congressional action, PREPA will not provide compensation to those injured by countermeasures. Failing to assure the American public of a compensation program constitutes bad public policy and risks inspiring potential vaccinees to refuse necessary drugs. Additionally, arguments as to the constitutionality of the Act exist should Congress fail to adequately fund the program, and the existence of those arguments undermines the purpose of the Act--namely to assure pharmaceutical manufacturers that they will not be sued into oblivion should they attempt to aid national pandemic protection. In addition to detailing both the Act and the statutory precedent for congressional attempts to spur biodefense, this Article addresses important issues of healthcare, tort, and constitutional law that will continue to manifest themselves in this new era of bioterrorism. PMID:17549932

  11. Effects of Students' Characteristics on Online Learning Readiness: A Vocational College Example

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    Cigdam, Harun; Yildirim, Osman Gazi

    2014-01-01

    Educational institutions rapidly adopt concepts and practices of online learning systems for students. But many institutions' online learning programs face enormous difficulty in achieving successful strategies. It is essential to evaluate its different aspects and understand factors which influence its effectiveness. Readiness stands out…

  12. Transfer Capacity and Readiness in the California Community Colleges: A Progress Report to the Legislature.

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    California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.

    This report provides descriptive data on the transfer function at the 108 individual California community colleges, introduces a new methodology for calculating transfer rates, provides raw and adjusted rates for all colleges, and discusses the assistance provided to enhance effective transfer. Report highlights include: (1) 95% of the colleges…

  13. Essential Elements in Implementation. College Readiness Indicator Systems (CRIS) Resource Series

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    John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities, 2014

    2014-01-01

    Educators nationwide confront a troubling phenomenon: Increasingly, students leave high school unready for college, as evidenced by high rates of placement into remedial courses and low rates of college completion. Many students also lack either the attitudes or skills essential to succeed in a postsecondary setting, or knowledge of how to apply…

  14. Are College Students Prepared To Work? They May Not Be as Ready as We Think!

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    Gardner, Philip D.

    Asserting that the assumption that simply going to college will lead to a promising, high-paying job is poorly founded, this paper shares information on the areas in which college students are deficient and proposes some options to assist in a seamless school-to-work (STW) transition. Information is listed or summarized in areas including: (1)…

  15. Developmental Education and College Readiness at the University of Alaska. REL 2016-123

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    Hodara, Michelle; Cox, Monica

    2016-01-01

    This study explores developmental education placement rates and how well high school grade point average and exam performance predicted performance in college-level courses among first-time students who enrolled in the University of Alaska system from fall 2008 to spring 2012. Like other colleges and universities, the University of Alaska, the…

  16. Evaluating Your College's Readiness for Technology Adoption. Self-Assessment Tool

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    Karp, Melinda Mechur; Fletcher, Jeffrey

    2014-01-01

    For colleges seeking to improve student outcomes, new technologies often appear to hold the promise of transformative change. Across the country, colleges are using technological tools to enhance reform efforts related to how they teach, how they provide supports to students, and how they guide students through programs of study. In order for…

  17. Rigor Plus Support: How Science Teachers Use Literacy Techniques to Get Students Ready for College

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    Bayerl, Katie

    2007-01-01

    Schoolwide literacy--the teaching of reading, writing, speaking, and thinking practices in all content areas--is generally considered an effective, even necessary, approach to addressing the learning needs of adolescents. In early college high schools, which blend high school and college for students who are underserved in higher education, the…

  18. Self-Advocacy and Perceptions of College Readiness among Students with ADHD

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    Stamp, Lucy; Banerjee, Manju; Brown, Franklin C.

    2014-01-01

    This study examined issues related to college adjustment and self-advocacy from the perspective of students diagnosed with a primarily inattentive presentation of Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) who were unable to meet minimum academic expectations in their first attempt at college. Data were gathered from 12 students with ADHD who,…

  19. Career Planning: Students Need Help Starting Early and Staying Focused. Issues in College Readiness

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    ACT, Inc., 2005

    2005-01-01

    Many students rely heavily on their interests when making college and career choices. Understanding how interests develop and relate to academic achievement will help high school counselors and other educators determine both when and how to help students prepare for college and a career. Students make more informed educational and career plans if…

  20. High-Stakes Testing and Latina/o Students: Creating a Hierarchy of College Readiness

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    Ruecker, Todd

    2013-01-01

    This article examines how high-stakes testing policies can constrain the way teachers at predominately Latina/o high schools teach literacy and subsequently influence the success of Latina/o students at college. It is based on a year and a half study of seven Latina/o students making transition from a high school to a community college or…

  1. Researching College- and Career Ready Standards to Improve Student Outcomes: Technical Working Group Meeting. Meeting Summary (Washington, DC, August 19-20, 2013)

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    Institute of Education Sciences, 2013

    2013-01-01

    In August, IES worked with the National Science Foundation and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to convene a technical working group to discuss research objectives related to college- and career-ready standards in English language arts and mathematics. Forty people (including researchers,…

  2. Technical College Instructors' Perceptions of the Impact of Online Readiness and of Student Support Services on Student Success in Online Courses

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    Dowd, Nathan

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to determine how Wisconsin Technical College (WTCS) administrators and online instructors perceive the impact of online learner readiness and student support services to be on student success in online courses. The study used a modified three-round Delphi technique to determine to collect data. The results indicated…

  3. State Transition to High-Quality, College/Career-Ready Assessments: A Workbook for State Action on Key Policy, Legal, and Technical Issues. Updated

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    Achieve, Inc., 2013

    2013-01-01

    Over the next few years, states will be transitioning to new, high-quality assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) or other state college- and career-ready (CCR) standards. States are committed to making this transition in a manner that is determined and thoughtful--to help transform teaching and learning, advance CCR…

  4. An Evaluation Report: i3 Development Grant Dev07--Sammamish High School. "Re-Imagining Career and College Readiness: STEM, Rigor, and Equity in a Comprehensive High School"

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    Knuth, Randy; Sutton, Paul S.; Levias, Sheldon; Kuo, Annie Camey; Callison, Matthew

    2016-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to describe and examine the structures and policies a public, comprehensive high school put in place to implement problem-based learning (PBL) across content areas. Starting in 2010, the school implemented PBL in the hopes of increasing students' career and college readiness skills. The research took place at a…

  5. Measuring Academic Language Proficiency in School-Age English Language Proficiency Assessments under New College and Career Readiness Standards in the United States

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    Frantz, Roger S.; Bailey, Alison L.; Starr, Laura; Perea, Luis

    2014-01-01

    The current focus across the U.S. on student college and career readiness standards makes clear that both instruction and assessment of academic English will continue to be important for school-age English learner (EL) students. This article presents an overview and summary of key literature on academic language (usually academic English);…

  6. A Comparison of College Readiness among Students Enrolled in Texas Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Academies and Traditional Comprehensive High Schools

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    Phillips, Richard L.

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of the study was to determine if differences existed in the performance of Texas Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (T-STEM) academy programs and the performance of traditional Texas comprehensive high school programs on seven indicators of college readiness defined in the Academic Excellence Indicator System (AEIS)…

  7. Exploring the Leadership Behaviors of System Leaders and Best Practices of High School Counselors That Prepare All Students for College and Career Readiness

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    Patton, Michael N.

    2015-01-01

    This qualitative study explores the leadership behaviors of system leaders and best practices of high school counselors in highly effective school districts that prepare all students for college and career readiness. A total of twelve participants were interviewed for this study including superintendents of schools, high school principals, and…

  8. Toward the Effective Teaching of New College- and Career-Ready Standards: Making Professional Learning Systemic. Research-to-Practice Brief

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    Coggshall, Jane G.

    2012-01-01

    To meet the more rigorous expectations embodied in new college- and career-ready standards, students will need teachers who teach in ways that are distinctly different than how most have been teaching. Students will need, for example, English and science teachers who give students more guided practice in reading nonfiction texts that are more…

  9. Using Quasi-Experimental Methods to Select Comparisons Schools for an Evaluation of the Northeast Tennessee College and Career Ready Consortium

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    Mokher, Christine; Cavalluzzo, Linda

    2011-01-01

    This presentation focuses on the quasi-experimental methods used to select comparison schools for an evaluation of a federal investing in innovation (i3) validation grant. The Northeast Tennessee College and Career Ready Consortium (NETCO) consists of 29 high schools participating in a five-year program to expand students' access to rigorous…

  10. Getting a Handle on the Standards. From the College and Career Ready Standards to Teaching and Learning in the Classroom: A Series of Resources for Teachers

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    Jones, Barbara; Tobiason, Glory; Chang, Sandy; Heritage, Margaret; Herman, Joan

    2015-01-01

    This resource is part of a series produced by the Center for Standards and Assessment Implementation (CSAI) to assist teachers and those who support teachers to plan teaching and learning from College and Career Ready Standards (CCRS) for all students, including students with disabilities, English learners, academically at-risk students, students…

  11. Revisit the Higher Education Act: Make College More Affordable, Improve Teacher Preparation

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    National Education Association, 2015

    2015-01-01

    First passed in 1965 to ensure that every individual has access to higher education, regardless of income, the Higher Education Act (HEA) governs the nation's student-aid programs, federal aid to colleges, and oversight of teacher preparation. This brief report discusses 4 National Education Association (NEA) priorities: (1) Make college more…

  12. Dispossessing Educational Equity: A Critical Exploration of California's Community College Student Success Act

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    Grigorieff, Matt

    2016-01-01

    As a result of the economic recession, the State of California has set in motion new policies for its community college system known as the Student Success Act, fundamentally altering open-access (Yamagata-Noji, 2014; Bennett et. al. 2013). Individuals most vulnerable to the policy shift are under-represented college students who constitute the…

  13. Early Monitoring and Long-Term College Success in Oklahoma. Issue Brief

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    ACT, Inc., 2013

    2013-01-01

    This report describes the differences in early and long-term college outcomes for Oklahoma ACT-tested students between those who were monitored early with ACT Explore® and ACT Plan® and those who did not take these two assessments prior to taking the ACT® Test. Findings support that early monitoring of college and career readiness with ACT Explore…

  14. A Proposal to Use the Community College System to Enhance College and Career Readiness by Developing a Student Success Consortium

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    Keating, Frederick

    2013-01-01

    Residents of New Jersey are becoming increasingly concerned about whether the majority of the state's young people have the skills and knowledge they need for adult success. In looking at strategies for improving students' prospects, the work of both high schools and community colleges is coming under greater scrutiny. But K-12 schools…

  15. College Readiness: A Compendium of M-DCPS Results from the Florida College Placement Test, 2007 to 2010

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    Romanik, Dale; Rembowski, Mary

    2012-01-01

    Section 1008.30 (formerly 240.117), Florida Statutes, requires the State Board of Education to develop and implement a common placement testing program to assess the basic computation and communication skills of students who intend to enter a degree program at any public community college or state university. Every year the State provides reports…

  16. College Readiness: A Compendium of M-DCPS Results from the Florida College Placement Test, 2006 to 2009

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    Romanik, Dale; Rembowski, Mary

    2011-01-01

    Section 1008.30 (formerly 240.117), Florida Statutes, requires the State Board of Education to develop and implement a common placement testing program to assess the basic computation and communication skills of students who intend to enter a degree program at any public community college or state university. Every year the State provides reports…

  17. College Readiness: A Compendium of M-DCPS Results from the Florida College Placement Test, 2004 to 2007

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    Romanik, Dale; Rembowski, Mary

    2009-01-01

    Section 1008.30 (formerly 240.117), Florida Statutes, requires the State Board of Education to develop and implement a common placement testing program to assess the basic computation and communication skills of students who intend to enter a degree program at any public community college or state university. Every year the State provides reports…

  18. Do College-Ready Students Benefit When High Schools and Colleges Collaborate? Experimental Evidence from Albuquerque, New Mexico

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    Castleman, Benjamin L.; Owen, Laura; Page, Lindsay C.

    2015-01-01

    In this article, the authors address what is called the "summer melt," where academically-accomplished, college-intending high school graduates fail to enroll anywhere in the year following high school, or do not attend the quality of institution (measured, for instance, by graduation rates) at which they have the academic credentials to…

  19. An Alignment Analysis of Washington State's College Readiness Mathematics Standards with Various Local Placement Tests

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    Achieve, Inc., 2006

    2006-01-01

    For the past two years, Achieve, Inc. has worked with the Transition Mathematics Project (TMP), a collaborative project of K-12 schools, community and technical colleges, and baccalaureate institutions within the state of Washington, as it developed mathematics standards that "define the core knowledge and skills expected of students entering…

  20. College and Career Readiness in DC: A Snapshot of CTE Integration

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    Blandford, Ayoka

    2012-01-01

    Preparing students for college and careers is a task that has drastically changed over time. The days of post-secondary education or a degree guaranteeing employment are things of the past, especially during times of economic instability. Also gone are the days of someone who is "good with their hands" graduating from high school and securing what…

  1. Developing College and Career Readiness through the Man Up! Men's Leadership Summit

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    Besnoy, Kevin; Clayton-Code, Kimberly; Whitman, Mary

    2013-01-01

    High school guidance counselors have a tremendous job of balancing their administrative responsibilities and providing students with career and college guidance. However, collaborative efforts that bring together guidance counselors, institutions of higher learning, and local community members can provide students with the guidance needed to set…

  2. Low-Performing Schools. Race to the Top: Accelerating College and Career Readiness in States

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    Hassel, Bryan C.; Hassel, Emily Ayscue

    2010-01-01

    States seeking to prepare all high school graduates for college and careers need a strategy for responding to their lowest-performing high schools, which are responsible for a disproportionate number of students who drop out or graduate unprepared for what's ahead. Continuing to rely upon incremental change strategies will not lead to effective…

  3. Timing Is Everything: Getting Students Back on Track to College Readiness in High School

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    Royster, Pamela; Gross, Jacob; Hochbein, Craig

    2015-01-01

    National trends and goals have pushed beyond the dropout crisis and are now focused on raising the percentage of graduates prepared for college and career. This study examined a longitudinal cohort (n = 6443) of students in an urban, public school district in order to explore how districts and communities can redirect off-track high school…

  4. Using Data to Increase College and Career Readiness: A Primer for State Policymakers

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    Data Quality Campaign, 2012

    2012-01-01

    Today's global and knowledge-based economy demands that every student graduate from high school prepared for success in college and careers. Meanwhile, the nation's fiscal and economic environment means that states, districts and schools have fewer resources to allocate. These new expectations--to do more than ever before, and to do it with…

  5. Removing Roadblocks to Rigor: Linking Academic and Social Supports to Ensure College Readiness and Success

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    Savitz-Romer, Mandy; Jager-Hyman, Joie; Coles, Ann

    2009-01-01

    Concerned about the lack of focus on students' needs for support in order to meet rigorous academic standards at the secondary and postsecondary levels, the Pathways to College Network--a partnership of national organizations and funders working to improve postsecondary opportunities for underserved populations--is undertaking a national…

  6. Understanding the Writing Habits of Tomorrow's Students: Technology and College Readiness

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    Relles, Stefani R.; Tierney, William G.

    2013-01-01

    This article reports on a study analyzing the digital skills of 91 low-income students enrolled in writing remediation. Findings suggest that technological demands widen the equity dimensions of the college preparation gap by aggravating the academic challenges remedial writers already face. Suggestions to support the compound literacy needs of…

  7. Community Colleges in the South: Strengthening Readiness and Pathways. Executive Summary

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    Blanco, Cheryl; Spence, Dave

    2015-01-01

    Community colleges are essential to achieving state goals--increasing the educational attainment of the population, increasing access and completion, eliminating achievement gaps, closing opportunity gaps, and addressing workforce and economic development objectives. These institutions are flexible, adaptable, affordable, community-based,…

  8. A Bridge Program's Effect on Non-College Ready Student Veterans

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    Morris, Brett Eugene

    2013-01-01

    This study examined whether a bridge program designed to remediate academic deficiencies for a cohort of student veterans has any bearing on their post-secondary success and persistence. Specifically, this study examined the Veterans Bridge to College Success (VBCS) pilot program at Eastern Kentucky University, which provides an admission pathway…

  9. Transforming Public Reporting to Ensure College and Career Readiness for All

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    Achieve, Inc., 2012

    2012-01-01

    As states adopt and implement bold education reforms intended to dramatically increase a student's likelihood of graduating from high school prepared for college and career, there is a strong sense among many states that reporting the right data to the right people at the right time, and reporting it well, is an essential path toward meeting their…

  10. Transforming Public Reporting to Ensure College and Career Readiness for All. Revised

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    Achieve, Inc., 2013

    2013-01-01

    As states adopt and implement bold education reforms intended to dramatically increase a student's likelihood of graduating from high school prepared for college and career, there is a strong sense among many states that reporting the right data to the right people at the right time, and reporting it well, is an essential path toward meeting their…

  11. High School Career Academies: A 40-Year Proven Model for Improving College and Career Readiness

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    Brand, Betsy

    2009-01-01

    High school career academies are a time-tested model for improving academic outcomes and preparing students for both college and careers. Career academies (1) are smaller learning communities taught by a team of interdisciplinary teachers, (2) provide a rigorous academic curriculum based on a career theme that demonstrates how knowledge is used…

  12. The Transition of Latina Immigrant Community College from ESL to Transfer Readiness

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    Lee, Dirkson

    2014-01-01

    This qualitative study used narrative analysis to gain a greater understanding of the educational experiences of Latina immigrant English language learners (ELLs) and how they achieved and advance academically in the community college. The study used race-based (i.e., critical race theory and Latcrit) and asset-based methodologies (i.e., community…

  13. Dual Enrollment: Breaking the Mold for College Readiness and Persistence in an Urban Charter School

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    Robinson, Robert Lemoyne

    2011-01-01

    In the later part of the twentieth century, the continued growth in high school and college dropout rates led to the development of educational reform measures that would address an education model that was seen as applicable to a disproportionate percentage of the nation's students, thereby leaving the majority of schools and their students…

  14. Moving English Language Learners to College-and Career-Readiness. Issue Brief

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    American Youth Policy Forum, 2009

    2009-01-01

    This issue brief explores effective educational models for serving English Language Learners (ELLs) in ways that build upon these students' assets and prepare them for college and careers. The brief derives from an AYPF field trip to Texas's Rio Grande Valley region. On May 6-8, 2009 AYPF led a group of national policy leaders on a fact-finding…

  15. Improving Urban Students' College Readiness as a Driver of High School Curriculum Enhancement

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    Boboc, Marius; Nordgren, R. D.

    2013-01-01

    Many factors inhibit college completion by African-American high school graduates who come from low socio-economic backgrounds. Some factors are "cognitive," while others can be classified as "non-cognitive." Variables in the latter classification are examined in this study conducted at an urban high school in the Midwest with…

  16. A Measurement of Readiness for Tennessee Hospitals to Implement "Meaningful Use" Criteria Resulting from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, 2009

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    Wilhoit, Kathryn W.

    2012-01-01

    In 2009, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act was signed into law. This legislation provided for monetary rewards for those acute-care hospitals that meet "meaningful use" computerization and reporting criteria. The study used a descriptive, nonexperimental design to answer three research questions (1) What is the level of readiness to meet…

  17. School Readiness Act of 2005. Report Together with Additional Views. House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, First Session (June 16, 2005). Report 109-136

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    US House of Representatives, 2005

    2005-01-01

    The Committee on Education and the Workforce, to whom was referred the bill (H.R. 2123) to reauthorize the Head Start Act to improve the school readiness of disadvantaged children, and for other purposes, having considered the same, report favorably thereon with an amendment and recommend that the bill as amended do pass. Amended sections include:…

  18. Using Research to Improve College Readiness: A Research Partnership Between the Los Angeles Unified School District and the Los Angeles Education Research Institute

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    Phillips, Meredith; Yamashiro, Kyo; Farrukh, Adina; Lim, Cynthia; Hayes, Katherine; Wagner, Nicole; White, Jeffrey; Chen, Hansheng

    2015-01-01

    The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) serves a large majority of socioeconomically disadvantaged students who are struggling academically and are underprepared for high school graduation and college. This article describes the partnership between LAUSD and the Los Angeles Education Research Institute, and how this collaboration endeavors to produce accessible and high-quality research to inform pressing problems of practice. The article also presents findings from an ongoing partnership research project analyzing a district policy focused on improving college readiness by aligning high school graduation and college-eligibility requirements. In a cohort that went through high school before the policy became mandatory for all students, less than 1/5 of all students (and 30% of graduates) met the college eligibility criteria. Our findings indicate that academic and behavioral indicators from 8th and 9th grade can help identify for possible intervention students who are not on track to meet these new graduation requirements. PMID:26709340

  19. What's Learned First, What's Learned Together? Developing a Yearlong Plan from the K-12 College and Career Ready Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy. From the College and Career Ready Standards to Teaching and Learning in the Classroom: A Series of Resources for Teachers. Updated August 2015

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    Mancevice, Nicole; Lozano, Maritza; Jones, Barbara; Tobiason, Glory; Heritage, Margaret; Chang, Sandy; Herman, Joan

    2015-01-01

    This resource is part of a series produced by the Center for Standards and Assessment Implementation (CSAI) to assist educators as they use College and Career Ready Standards (CCRS) to plan instruction for diverse learners. Although the processes described in this resource use the Common Core State Standards (CCSS; National Governors Association…

  20. Clean Air Act Title IV: Lessons learned from Phase I; getting ready for Phase II

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    Miller, M.J.

    1997-12-31

    The 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments have required significant reductions in SO{sub 2} and NO{sub x} emissions from fossil fuel-fired power plants in the US. This paper examines some of the key technical lessons learned in Phase I following retrofit of low NO{sub x} systems, FGD systems, and continuous emissions monitors. Some of the key problems encountered have been waterwall wastage as a result of low NO{sub x} burner retrofits; high LOI (carbon) ash as a result of low NO{sub x} operation; high O&M costs associated with CEMs; and the heat rate discrepancy which has arisen between CEMs and conventional heat rate calculations. As Phase II approaches, EPRI and the electric utility industry are investigating improvements in FGD systems (e.g., clear liquor scrubbing), advances in NO{sub x} control technologies, more robust CEM systems, and tools to help in the technology decision-making process.

  1. 2012 College Choice Report--Part 3: Persistence and Transfer

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    ACT, Inc., 2014

    2014-01-01

    This report builds on a foundation of knowledge about the academic readiness of the ACT-tested high school graduating class of 2012 as presented in "The Condition of College & Career Readiness" (see ED534761). An important conclusion of the "Condition" report is that far too many high school graduates are not prepared for…

  2. 2012 College Choice Report--Part 1: Preferences and Prospects

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    ACT, Inc., 2013

    2013-01-01

    This report builds on a foundation of knowledge about the academic readiness of the ACT-tested high school graduating class of 2012 as presented in "The Condition of College & Career Readiness" (see ED534761). An important conclusion of the "Condition" report is that far too many high school graduates are not prepared for…

  3. 2012 College Choice Report--Part 2: Enrollment Patterns

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    ACT, Inc., 2013

    2013-01-01

    This report builds on a foundation of knowledge about the academic readiness of the ACT-tested high school graduating class of 2012 as presented in "The Condition of College & Career Readiness" (see ED534761). An important conclusion of the "Condition" report is that far too many high school graduates are not prepared for…

  4. What Colleges and Universities Need To Know about the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

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    Lide, Casey

    1999-01-01

    Discusses provisions of interest to college administrators and faculty in the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act, focusing on two sections: limitations on infringement liability for "service providers," and prohibitions on circumvention of technological-protection measures. Definitions and legal implications are examined, and actions campuses…

  5. Implementing PICKUP in LEA Colleges under the Education Reform Act 1988. A Guidance Manual.

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    Thomas, David

    This manual on the provision of Professional, Industrial, and Commercial Updating (PICKUP) programming by colleges in England, Scotland, and Wales consists of a summary of recommendations, an introduction, 8 sections, and 11 appendices. Section 1 discusses planning; the requirements of the 1988 Education Reform Act; provision of programming;…

  6. Influence of Family Perceptions of Acting White on Acculturative Stress in African American College Students

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    Thompson, Keisha V.; Lightfoot, Nicole L.; Castillo, Linda G.; Hurst, Morgan L.

    2010-01-01

    This study examined family-oriented stressors on acculturative stress in 83 African American college students attending a predominately White university. Results showed that family pressure for participants not to acculturate, pressure to maintain ethnic group language, perception of Acting White, and acculturation level were related to higher…

  7. The Illinois Class of 2002 and College Readiness: A Descriptive Summary Four Years after High School. Policy Research: IERC 2009-2

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    White, Bradford R.; Mullin, Christopher M.; Brown, Kathleen Sullivan

    2009-01-01

    In 2001, Illinois began administering the ACT (American College Testing) test to all 11th graders in Illinois public schools as part of the Prairie State Achievement Exam (PSAE). For the first time, ACT scores and background information were available for most public-school students who would be completing high school one year later, rather than…

  8. Project Ready STEM Act

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    Rep. Fudge, Marcia L. [D-OH-11

    2012-04-17

    09/26/2012 Referred to the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education. (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status IntroducedHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  9. Project Ready STEM Act

    THOMAS, 113th Congress

    Rep. Fudge, Marcia L. [D-OH-11

    2013-03-21

    04/23/2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education. (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status IntroducedHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  10. Evaluating the Efficacy of the Complete College Tennessee Act of 2010: A Qualitative Analysis of Leadership and Student Persistence among Colleges and Universities in Tennessee

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    Brown, Celeste M.

    2013-01-01

    The Complete College Tennessee Act of 2010 (CCTA) changed the funding formula from enrollment-based to outcomes-based in order to increase the number of college graduates in Tennessee and as a result altered the landscape of public higher education in the state. The purpose of this qualitative study was to ascertain the impact of the CCTA on…

  11. Are High School Students Ready To Work? A Progress Report from the Work Keys System: ACT's Nationwide Program for Building Workplace Skills.

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    McLarty, Joyce R.; Palmer, Helen T.

    In conjunction with employers, educators, and experts in employment and training requirements, American College Testing (ACT) selected 12 generic employability skills--skills crucial to effective performance in most jobs--to form the basis of the Work Keys System. They are as follows: reading for information, applied mathematics, listening,…

  12. Statewide Administration of the ACT: A Key Component in Improving Student Access to College and Work. Case Study

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    ACT, Inc., 2009

    2009-01-01

    In recent years there has been an increasing focus among states on the importance of preparing all students for college and work. Statewide administration of the ACT provides all students, including those who have never considered college as an option, with the opportunity to identify academic strengths and weaknesses, explore educational and…

  13. Predicting Grades in Specific College Freshman Courses from ACT Test Scores and Self-Reported High School Grades. November 1987.

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    Noble, Julie P.; Sawyer, Richard

    The validity of American College Testing Program (ACT) test scores and self-reported high school grades for predicting grades in specific college freshman courses was studied. Specific course grades are typically used to place students in remedial, standard, or advanced classes. These placement decisions, in turn, have immediate implications for…

  14. The ACT College Outcome Measurement Project: A New Tool for Summative Evaluation of Nontraditional Postsecondary Education Programs?

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    Ward, Eric F.; Pringle, Robert A.

    The American College Testing Program (ACT) developed tests as a result of the College Outcome Measures Project (COMP). These instruments were intended for evaluation of nontraditional and traditional postsecondary education programs. They measure skills rather than information. The study was designed to check on several aspects of use of the COMP…

  15. Handbook for Illinois Public Community Colleges and Illinois Prime Sponsors Under the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA).

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    Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.

    This handbook provides an overview of the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) legislation, the Illinois Public Community College system, and provides the mechanics for the development of contracts for training and services by Illinois community colleges. It includes the following: (1) a summary of each of the eight titles of CETA, and…

  16. Which Advanced Mathematics Courses Influence ACT Score? A State Level Analysis of the Iowa Class of 2012

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    Grinstead, Mary L.

    2013-01-01

    This study explores the relationship between specific advanced mathematics courses and college readiness (as determined by ACT score). The ACT organization has found a consistent relationship between taking a minimum core number of mathematics courses and higher ACT scores (mathematics and composite) (ACT, Inc., 2012c). However, the extent to…

  17. Emotional Intelligence and Self-Directed Learning Readiness among College Students Participating in a Leadership Development Program

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    Radnitzer, Karl David

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate possible relationships between self-directed learning readiness and emotional intelligence in a leadership development program and if self-directed learning leads to greater self-directed learning capabilities. Prior research has examined self-directed learning and emotional intelligence but never have…

  18. Reaching the Goal: The Applicability and Importance of the Common Core State Standards to College and Career Readiness

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    Conley, David T.; Drummond, Kathryn V.; de Gonzalez, Alicia; Rooseboom, Jennifer; Stout, Odile

    2011-01-01

    In June 2010, the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) released the Common Core State Standards[C]. The stated aim of the Common Core State Standards is to define the knowledge and skills students should achieve in order to graduate from high school ready to…

  19. Ready or Not? Criteria for Marriage Readiness among Emerging Adults

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    Carroll, Jason S.; Badger, Sarah; Willoughby, Brian J.; Nelson, Larry J.; Madsen, Stephanie D.; Barry, Carolyn McNamara

    2009-01-01

    This study examined emerging adults' criteria for marriage readiness and explored how these criteria are associated with their current attitudes and behaviors. This article establishes the psychometric value of the Criteria for Marriage Readiness Questionnaire and reports on a study of 788 emerging adults recruited from five college sites across…

  20. Illinois STEM College and Career Readiness: Forging a Pathway to Postsecondary Education by Curbing Math Remediation. In Brief

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    Baber, Lorenzo; Graham, Edmund; Taylor, Jason L.; Reese, George; Bragg, Debra D.; Lang, John; Zamani-Gallaher, Eboni M.

    2015-01-01

    In a knowledge-based economy, a postsecondary credential is vital for gainful employment and upward socioeconomic mobility. Unfortunately, the path a student takes from high school graduation to college course work is too often characterized by a troubling detour, namely, "remediation." According to Complete College America (2012), over…

  1. Ready for Learning: The Contribution of California's Independent Colleges and Universities in Meeting Undergraduate Demand. Report 10-17

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    Wilson, Stacy; Newell, Mallory; Fuller, Ryan

    2010-01-01

    Although public universities account for most of the higher education enrollment in California, independent colleges and universities make an important contribution to meeting enrollment demand. California's 76 independent non-profit colleges and universities provide a wide range of degree and certificate programs. In fall 2008, the independents…

  2. Building Student Momentum from High School into College. Ready or Not: It's Time to Rethink the 12th Grade

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    Barnett, Elisabeth

    2016-01-01

    Elisabeth Barnett of the Community College Research Center proposes a new dimension to the general understanding of how best to prepare high school students for higher education. She suggests considering the accumulation of momentum points--specific to college preparatory "experiences" and markers of educational "attainment" in…

  3. Getting Ready for College: An Implementation and Early Impacts Study of Eight Texas Developmental Summer Bridge Programs

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    Wathington, Heather D.; Barnett, Elisabeth A.; Weissman, Evan; Teres, Jedediah; Pretlow, Joshua; Nakanishi, Aki

    2011-01-01

    In 2007, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) funded 22 colleges to establish developmental summer bridge programs. Aimed at providing an alternative to traditional developmental education, these programs involve intensive remedial instruction in math, reading, and/or writing and college preparation content for students entering…

  4. Getting Ready for College: An Implementation and Early Impacts Study of Eight Texas Developmental Summer Bridge Programs. Executive Summary

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    Wathington, Heather D.; Barnett, Elisabeth A.; Weissman, Evan; Teres, Jedediah; Pretlow, Joshua; Nakanishi, Aki

    2011-01-01

    In 2007, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) funded 22 colleges to establish developmental summer bridge programs. Aimed at providing an alternative to traditional developmental education, these programs involve intensive remedial instruction in math, reading, and/or writing and college preparation content for students entering…

  5. 2012 National Survey of School Counselors: True North--Charting the Course to College and Career Readiness

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    Bruce, Mary; Bridgeland, John

    2012-01-01

    In the next decade, more than half of all new American jobs will require some postsecondary education, yet the current college attainment rate for the nation is 39 percent. The challenges appear well before students begin college: one in four public high school students fails to graduate on time, and of those who graduate, one-third need remedial…

  6. Assessment 2.0: "Next-Generation" Comprehensive Assessment Systems. An Analysis of Proposals by the Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers and SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium

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    Tamayo, Joaquin R., Jr.

    2010-01-01

    On September 2, 2010, the U.S. Department of Education announced the winners of the $350 million Race to the Top Comprehensive Assessment Systems Competition: the Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) and the SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium (SMARTER). In his announcement, Secretary of Education Arne…

  7. Development of STEM Readiness Benchmarks to Assist Educational and Career Decision Making. ACT Research Report Series, 2015 (3)

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    Mattern, Krista; Radunzel, Justine; Westrick, Paul

    2015-01-01

    Although about 40% of high school graduates who take the ACT® test express interest in pursuing a career in a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) field, the percentage of first-year students in college who declare a STEM major is substantially lower. The pool of prospective STEM workers shrinks further as the majority of STEM…

  8. Reauthorizing the Tribally Controlled Community College Assistance Act of 1978 and the Navajo Community College Act. Report (To Accompany S. 2167). 101st Congress, 2nd Session, Senate.

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    Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Select Committee on Indian Affairs.

    This Senate report provides background material to accompany Senate Bill 2167, which reauthorizes tribally controlled community colleges, reauthorizes the tribal college endowment program, and authorizes the establishment of demonstration centers for gifted and talented children in Guam, American Samoa, and Alaska. The 22 tribally controlled…

  9. Early Commitment of Financial Aid: Individual Development Accounts (IDAs) for Higher Education. A College Readiness Issue Brief

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    TERi (The Education Resources Institute, Inc), 2008

    2008-01-01

    The education pipeline in the United States will not produce enough college graduates to stay competitive in the global economy unless current trends are reversed (Callan, Ewell, Finney, & Jones, 2007). The fastest-growing populations--generally low-income and often from racial or ethnic minority groups--do not have the aspirations, academic…

  10. College Readiness for All: Assessing the Impact of English Professional Development on Teaching Practice and Student Learning

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    Hafner, Anne; Joseph, Rebecca; McCormick, Jennifer

    2010-01-01

    This article examines the effects of a statewide effort to reduce college remediation rates by training high school teachers and providing them with an expository reading and writing curriculum. The authors rely on mixed methods, including observations, teacher and student surveys, and test data from urban high schools. Findings suggest that the…

  11. Moving the Needle: Exploring Key Levers to Boost College Readiness Among Black and Latino Males in NYC

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    Villavicencio, Adriana; Bhattacharya, Dyuti; Guidry, Brandon

    2013-01-01

    Increasingly, school districts are recognizing that high school graduation rates may not be the ultimate measure of success, as evidence accumulates that students who obtain a college degree do markedly better than students who only graduate from high school. In New York City, while graduation rates have increased dramatically over the last…

  12. Getting Ready for College: An Implementation and Early Impacts Study of Eight Texas Developmental Summer Bridge Programs. NCPR Brief

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    Wathington, Heather D.; Barnett, Elisabeth A.; Weissman, Evan; Teres, Jedediah; Pretlow, Joshua; Nakanishi, Aki

    2011-01-01

    In 2009, the National Center for Postsecondary Research (NCPR) launched an evaluation of eight developmental summer bridge programs in Texas to assess whether these programs reduce the need for developmental coursework and improve student outcomes in college. The evaluation uses an experimental design to measure the effects of these programs on…

  13. Ready for College: Assessing the Influence of Student Engagement on Student Academic Motivation in a First-Year Experience Program

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    Ellis, Keyana Chamere

    2013-01-01

    The Virginia Tech Summer Academy (VTSA) Program, developed by through a collaborative partnership between faculty, administrators and staff concerned by attrition among first year students, was introduced in summer 2012 as a campus initiative to assist first-year college students transition and acclimate to the academic and social systems of the…

  14. Improving Students' College Math Readiness: A Review of the Evidence on Postsecondary Interventions and Reforms. A CAPSEE Working Paper

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    Hodara, Michelle

    2013-01-01

    This paper reviews current research on the effectiveness of interventions and reforms that seek to improve the math preparedness and success of high school students entering college. Based on gaps in the research knowledge, it also provides recommendations for further inquiry in particular areas. The studies reviewed here are selected from…

  15. Schools Break the Mold to Produce Graduates Ready for Success in College and Careers. High Schools That Work

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    Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2011

    2011-01-01

    Schools are implementing new and effective strategies in an effort to graduate 90 percent of students and to ensure that graduates are prepared to succeed in college, advanced training and work. This newsletter describes how schools have redesigned their schedules, organizational structures and cultures in an effort to graduate 90 percent of…

  16. Public High School Graduation and College Readiness Rates in the United States. Education Working Paper No. 3

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    Greene, Jay P.; Forster, Greg

    2003-01-01

    Students who fail to graduate high school prepared to attend a four-year college are much less likely to gain full access to our country's economic, political, and social opportunities. In this study, the authors estimate the percentage of students in the public high school class of 2001 who actually possess the minimum qualifications for applying…

  17. Implementing an Additive, College Access and Readiness Program for Latina/o High School Students in the U.S.

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    Amaro-Jimenez, Carla; Hungerford-Kresser, Holly

    2013-01-01

    In this article we draw on the experiences of a diverse group of 34 first-generation college students, collected over a year, who served as peer mentors to minority and Latina/o high school students enrolled in four Title I (low-income) high schools in the Southwest U.S. The article identifies the successes and challenges of implementing an…

  18. The Development of an Index of Academic Rigor for College Readiness. Research Report No. 2011-11

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    Wyatt, Jeffrey N.; Wiley, Andrew; Camara, Wayne J.; Proestler, Nina

    2012-01-01

    Academic intensity or academic rigor of students' high school curriculum is positively related to several college outcomes including the avoidance of remediation and graduation attainment. However, research on academic rigor has been limited possibly due to the difficulty in obtaining a quantitative measure applicable across schools and districts.…

  19. Leaping the College-Ready Gap: What Can Be Learned from Schools That Focus on Deeper Learning

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    Martinez, Monica; McGrath, Dennis

    2015-01-01

    Learners of all types can see achievement gains when schools remake themselves as centers of deeper learning. This article highlights eight schools that may be pointing the way to how the nation can finally close the gaps for Latino and black students in beginning and finishing college degrees: (1) King Middle School (Portland, Maine); (2)…

  20. Degrees of Freedom: Diversifying Math Requirements for College Readiness and Graduation (Report 1 of a 3-Part Series)

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    Burdman, Pamela

    2015-01-01

    Since the mid-20th century, the standard U.S. high school and college math curriculum has been based on two years of algebra and a year of geometry, preparing students to take classes in pre-calculus followed by calculus. Students' math pursuits have been differentiated primarily by how far or how rapidly they proceed along a clearly defined…