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Supporting school leaders in helping all students become college and career-ready and to succeed in post-secondary education and training
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Core Course Work Predicts College and Career Readiness

Core Course Work Predicts College and Career Readiness | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

A core curriculum is defined as:

  • four or more years of English
  • at least three or more years of math, science, and social science or history.


Forty-nine percent of those who completed a core curriculum achieved the SAT (College and Career Readiness) Benchmark, compared to only 30 percent of those who did not – nearly a 20-point improvement.

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57-60% of High school kids lack skills for college, workplace

57-60% of High school kids lack skills for college, workplace | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
High school graduates who took a college entrance exam did not have the skills to succeed in college, reports say.


57% of 2012 graduating seniors who took the SATearned a combined score below what it says demonstrates that students are likely to earn a B-minus or better in their first year at a four-year college.


ACT found that at least 60% of 2012 high school graduates who took its test are similarly at risk of not succeeding in college.


61% increase since 2008 in the number of low-income test takers

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Expand Support of Training for 'Middle Jobs'

Expand Support of Training for 'Middle Jobs' | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
A new report calls for federal investment in training for jobs that require education beyond high school, but short of a bachelor's degree, calling such jobs a crucial ticket to a middle-class life.


The study, released today by Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce, mines a territory that's drawing increasing amounts of attention: the swath of the education landscape that begins with a high school diploma and stops short of a four-year college degree.


The authors define "middle jobs" as those requiring more education than a high school diploma but less than a bachelor's degree, and that pay at least $35,000 per year. Twenty-nine million—21 percent—of the economy's 139 million jobs are middle jobs, the report says, and two-fifths of them pay more than $50,000 per year.


Most middle jobs are reached through five key "pathways:" employer-based training, industry-based certifications, apprenticeships, postsecondary certificates, and associate's degrees. Of the $524 billion spent annually on training for these five pathways, by far the most is spent on employer-based training, both on-the-job and in the form of formal courses.

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States With High-School Exit Exams Focus More on College Readiness

States With High-School Exit Exams Focus More on College Readiness | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
National goals to produce more college graduates may have influenced the shift, says a report from a policy center at George Washington University.


"growing recognition that we are sending too many students into postsecondary education unprepared."

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Actualizing College and Career Readiness via NHSC @AIR

The importance of aligning college and career readiness initiatives—from the common core and career technical education standards, to funding streams like Ti...
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Testing Group Wrestles With 'College Readiness' Meaning

Testing Group Wrestles With 'College Readiness' Meaning | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Unable to reach consensus, one of the common assessment consortia goes back to the drawing board to define "college readiness."...
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ACTE: New Report Urges Education Leaders to Engage CTE Community in Common Core State Standards Implementation

ACTE: New Report Urges Education Leaders to Engage CTE Community in Common Core State Standards Implementation | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
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CTE and the Common Core Standards

CTE and the Common Core Standards | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc) will release the common core standards, know as CCTC standards.


"With so much talk and public attention focused on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in English language arts and Mathematics these days, career technical education (CTE) certainly seems to be taking a back seat in the classroom… But CTE is what makes math and language arts relevant for many students. And so, no, common core standards for CTE are not becoming irrelevant!"

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New goals in math tests outlined for Virginia students

New goals in math tests outlined for Virginia students | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

Superintendent of Public Instruction, Patricia I. Wright will present to the State Board of Education the restructured math objectives she is calling "aggressive," as Virginia attempts to close the achievement gap between high and low performing schools and students.


Virginia officials proposed the changes after criticism that expectations were too low in the wake of expected poor results on new, more difficult math tests. On those tests, overall pass rates fell from 87% in the 2010-2011 school year to 68% last year.

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"scores are going to be bad and there is going to be hell to pay politically" - Grant Wiggins

"scores are going to be bad and there is going to be hell to pay politically" - Grant Wiggins | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

The harm of local grading in a world of standards: what NAEP reveals (Thoughtlessness part 4)


By Grant Wiggins


"Once again the recently released NAEP results reveal that American student achievement in writing is far worse than local report cards would have us believe. If the new assessments for Common Core are going to be as demanding as NAEP tests are – a likely bet – then we have a disaster in the making: scores are going to be bad and there is going to be hell to pay politically (since NAEP is not district-level reported and typically flies below the layperson radar)."

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Half the workforce do not have the skills required to land jobs that pay a family-sustaining wage.

Half the workforce do not have the skills required to land jobs that pay a family-sustaining wage. | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

Four Ways Higher Education Can Close the Skills Gap

By Dr. Tracey Wilen-DaugentiVice President and Managing Director of Apollo Research Institute


As thought leaders, the higher education community must stay ahead of the curve to prepare a workforce that will be globally competitive and equipped to meet the challenges of an unpredictable future.


A bachelor's degree is increasingly the minimum employment requirement, but according to the National Commission on Adult Literacy, 80 million to 90 million adults today -- about half the workforce -- do not have the skills required to land jobs that pay a family-sustaining wage.

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The importance of basic academic skills … and much, much more | Dangerously Irrelevant

The importance of basic academic skills … and much, much more | Dangerously Irrelevant | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

By Scott McLeod


The following table represents the responses in 2005 of representative samples of American adults, state legislators, school board members, and...

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CCCRA Moving Toward College and Career Readiness for All Students | Alliance For Excellent Education Media

CCCRA Moving Toward College and Career Readiness for All Students | Alliance For Excellent Education Media | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
  • Sunny Deye, Program Principal, National Conference of State Legislatures
  • Michelle Exstrom, Program Principal, National Conference of State Legislatures
  • Phillip Lovell, Vice President of Federal Advocacy, Alliance for Excellent Education
  • Elizabeth Schneider, Sr. Vice President for Strategic Initiatives, Alliance for Excellent Education
  • Daniel Thatcher, Policy Specialist, National Conference of State Legislatures
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One Size After High School Does Not Fit All

One Size After High School Does Not Fit All | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
We do our high school students a great disservice by suggesting they should immediately go to a four-year college upon graduation from high school -- or they'll be sentenced to a life of unskilled labor.
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College comes to high school

College comes to high school | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

Washington Post

May 23, 2012

By Donna St. George


As AP and IB courses proliferate, some schools are taking the next step: bringing in instructors to teach actual university classes.


Students are having early experiences of college life, taking full-on college courses as high school seniors in Montgomery County (MD) to get a glimpse of what lies ahead: fewer scheduled hours of class, more independent work and less hand-holding from instructors.

They reflect a growing interest in many areas of the country to go beyond work that is college-level and try college itself.

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