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SAT exam to be redesigned

SAT exam to be redesigned | college and career ready | Scoop.it
The famed SAT college admissions exam will undergo a thorough redesign by the College Board, which is calling the effort an "ambitious effort" to "better meets" the needs of students and schools.

 

The College Board, the nonprofit organization that owns the SAT, late last year appointed a new president, David Coleman, who was a co-writer of the Common Core State Standards. In a recent speech at the Brookings Institution,Coleman said he has a number of problems with the SAT as now written, including with its essay and vocabulary words. (You can read about that here.)


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Increasing Student Voice in Local Schools and Districts @edutopia

Increasing Student Voice in Local Schools and Districts @edutopia | college and career ready | Scoop.it
Students deserve a say in running their schools and districts, and board members could easily make room for student representatives to share their wisdom and insight.

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America's "No Confidence" Vote on College Grads' Work Readiness

America's "No Confidence" Vote on College Grads' Work Readiness | college and career ready | Scoop.it
Only 13% of Americans strongly agree college graduates in this country are well-prepared for success in the workplace. That's down from 14% two years ago and 19% three years ago. This is effectively a "no confidence" vote in college graduates' work readiness, and if we don't work to fix it, there will be catastrophic effects for the American education system and economy.

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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, Today, 9:40 AM

This doesn't surprise me. We talk about the appropriate social and emotional skills as well as the need for problem-solving and critical thinking skills, but too often faculty don't work collaboratively within or across departments nor do they have realistic conversations with the folks who might be hiring graduates. While I don't think the only reason to get a college education is to get a job, I know that's the driving force for most people. In most cases, however, getting a job means being with other people which means those social and emotional skills as well as those collaborative problem-solving and critical thinking skills are pretty important.

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When Should a State Consider a School Officially "Turned Around"?

When Should a State Consider a School Officially "Turned Around"? | college and career ready | Scoop.it
Under NCLB waivers, states have to identify 5 percent of their lowest performing schools for major interventions. But that hasn't always gone super smoothly

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What Community Engagement in Education Looks Like . . . and Can Do @edutopia @AnneLOBrien1

What Community Engagement in Education Looks Like . . . and Can Do @edutopia @AnneLOBrien1 | college and career ready | Scoop.it
See how community businesses in one Tennessee school district became heavily involved with local high schools and graduation rates dramatically increased.

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