"Many K–12 administrators, teachers, staff and students already rely on mobile devices to do their jobs, complete their assignments and collaborate with peers. Others are just beginning to explore how mobility — and the anytime, anywhere connectivity, functionality and productivity that it enables — can enhance the teaching and learning experience."
PARCC's policy will be that students earn the "college readiness" determination by performing at level 4 on a 5-level test.
Reaching that level on the language arts part of the exam will mean that students have "demonstrated the academic knowledge, skills, and practices necessary" to skip remedial classes and go directly into entry-level, credit-bearing courses in "college English composition, literature, and technical courses requiring college-level reading and writing."
Scoring at level 4 in math allows students to enroll directly in entry-level, credit-bearing courses in algebra, introductory statistics, and "technical courses requiring an equivalent level" of math.
High Schools Bolstering College-Readiness AssessmentsEducation Week News (blog)However, college- and career-readiness assessments are gaining popularity, and many states are gearing up for new assessments based on the Common Core State Standards.
Testing Group Picks 'College Readiness' Exam Education Week News The decision by the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for Colleges and Careers, or PARCC, resolves the question of which tests would be used to decide whether students may skip...
Here's a thought experiment, if there were no students fees and higher education were free, what would that do to MOOCs? I mean, obviously it'll never happen... oh, wait, Germany just abolished student fees.
A free new online math course being developed by the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse could dramatically cut the need for students to take remedial math when they enter college, and put them on a faster, less expensive track to graduation, the UW...
Twenty-five states have taken a big step toward designing a shared assessment: They've drafted an initial definition of what college readiness means, and descriptions of the skills and knowledge students must demonstrate at each step of the way toward that goal.
Released today, the college-readiness definition and the descriptors of achievement on each level of the test are part of the work of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, one of two federally funded groups of states that are designing assessment systems for the Common Core State Standards.
The path to readiness for college-bound youthIndianapolis StarAs states move to implement the Common Core State Standards, the positive impact core coursework and advanced study can have on college readiness is already evident in the SAT...
The Common Core has brought the concept of college and career readiness…so, what is college readiness? This infographic explores this question. It looks a traditional factors that high schools and colleges value as well as performance in college courses. Key cognitive strategies, academic knowledge and skills, academic behaviors and contextual skills and awareness are also address as are what schools and students may due to foster college readiness.
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