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ERIC Number: ED537029
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Aug
Pages: 19
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Evidence Based Education Request Desk. EBE #833B
Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast
College readiness, operationally defined by David Conley (2007), one of the contemporary "thought leaders" in the measurement of college readiness, as "the level of preparation a student needs in order to enroll and succeed--without remediation--in a credit-bearing general education course at a postsecondary institution that offers a baccalaureate degree or transfer to a baccalaureate program," requires a stronger alignment between standards, assessments, policies, and coursework at the high school and postsecondary levels. The growth of local and state-level P-16/P-20 Councils, including in California, and their work in vertical curriculum alignment is an outgrowth of this recognized need for improved college readiness (see the Education Commission of the States website for information on state level councils, which have been established in a majority of states: In fact, college and career readiness is at the center of the Obama administration's education agenda. A national leader on this issue has been the American Diploma Project Network (ADP). This coalition of 34 states is dedicated to aligning standards, graduation requirements, assessments, and accountability policies with the demands of postsecondary study and careers. This paper presents examples of college and career-readiness programs. It is a response to a request asking for indicators that students are on track to graduate from high school ready for college and careers. An annotated bibliography is included. (Contains 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast (ED)