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Mokher, Christine; Leeds, Daniel; Harris, Julie – CNA Corporation, 2018
Florida enacted legislation in 2008 for a statewide program known as the Florida College and Career Readiness Initiative (FCCRI), which was intended to reduce the need for postsecondary remediation. The FCCRI consisted of testing grade 11 students to determine their college readiness and offering math and English college readiness and success…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, College Readiness, Grade 11, Grade 12
Mokher, Christine; Leeds, Daniel; Harris, Julie – CNA Corporation, 2018
Florida enacted legislation in 2008 for a statewide program known as the Florida College and Career Readiness Initiative (FCCRI), which was intended to reduce the need for postsecondary remediation. The FCCRI consisted of testing grade 11 students to determine their college readiness and offering math and English college readiness and success…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, College Readiness, Grade 11, Grade 12
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Mokher, Christine; Leeds, Daniel; Harris, Julie – Grantee Submission, 2018
The Florida College and Career Readiness Initiative (FCCRI) was a statewide policy requiring college readiness testing and participation in college readiness courses for high school students. We used regression discontinuity to compare outcomes for students scoring just above and below test score cutoffs for assignment to FCCRI. We also examined…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, College Readiness, Regression (Statistics), High School Students
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Lansing, Jiffy; Ahearn, Caitlin; Rosenbaum, James E.; Mokher, Christine; Jacobson, Lou – Educational Forum, 2017
This paper analyzes teacher responses to a distinctive reform that sought to ¬≠implement alignment between high schools and colleges. A survey of 225 teachers is used to examine teachers' perceptions of the reform's effectiveness, further resources needed, and how perceptions changed over time. The reform was perceived as effective for…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Articulation (Education), Alignment (Education), High Schools
Lansing, Jiffy; Ahearn, Caitlin; Rosenbaum, James; Mokher, Christine; Jacobson, Lou – Grantee Submission, 2017
This paper analyzes teacher responses to a distinctive reform that sought to implement alignment between high schools and colleges. A survey of 225 teachers is used to examine teachers' perceptions of the reform's effectiveness, further resources needed, and how perceptions changed over time. The reform was perceived as effective for college-bound…
Descriptors: Alignment (Education), High Schools, Colleges, Educational Change
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Mokher, Christine; Pearson, Juliana Louise – Grantee Submission, 2017
The Florida College and Career Readiness Initiative is a statewide policy that requires college readiness testing for grade 11 students and participation in college readiness and success courses for grade 12 students who do not test college-ready. During the first year of an evaluation of this initiative, data collection on program implementation…
Descriptors: State Surveys, Recruitment, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Surveys
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Mokher, Christine; Jacobson, Louis – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
There is a nationwide concern that too many students leave high school unprepared for college-level coursework and that students lack awareness of their level of preparation. Florida enacted Senate Bill 1908 creating a statewide program, the Florida College and Career Readiness Initiative (FCCRI), to reduce the need for postsecondary remediation.…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, State Legislation, Educational Legislation
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Cramer, Eric; Mokher, Christine – Regional Educational Laboratory Appalachia, 2015
This study examines Kentucky high school students' participation and pass rates in college preparatory transition courses, voluntary remedial courses in math and reading offered to grade 12 students. These courses are targeted to students scoring just below the state's college readiness benchmarks on the ACT in grade 11. The study found that:…
Descriptors: College Preparation, College Entrance Examinations, High School Students, Remedial Instruction
Jacobson, Louis; Mokher, Christine – CNA Corporation, 2014
A key goal of the "Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006" ("Perkins IV") is to ensure career and technical education (CTE) programs are widely available for preparing high school and college students for "high skill, high wage, or high demand occupations in current or emerging professions"…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Outcomes of Education, High School Seniors, Enrollment
Mokher, Christine; Jacobson, Lou – CNA Corporation, 2014
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…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, High School Students, Grade 11
Mokher, Christine; Jacobson, Lou – CNA Corporation, 2014
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…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, High School Students, Grade 11
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Mokher, Christine – Regional Educational Laboratory Appalachia, 2014
The purpose of this study was to examine Kentucky high school students' participation and pass rates in college preparatory transition courses, which are voluntary remedial courses in math and reading offered to grade 12 students in the state. Three groups of students were compared using the population of grade 12 students in Kentucky public…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Academic Achievement, College Preparation, Benchmarking
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Mokher, Christine – Regional Educational Laboratory Appalachia, 2014
In response to growing concerns about college readiness, the Kentucky legislature revised the state's assessment and accountability system in an effort to increase the number of students who are ready for college when they graduate. The Kentucky Department of Education and the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education responded by redefining…
Descriptors: College Preparation, Benchmarking, College Entrance Examinations, Scores
Mokher, Christine; Jacobson, Louis; Rosenbaum, James; LaLonde, Robert – CNA Corporation, 2013
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…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, High School Students, Grade 11
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Cavalluzzo, Linda; Lowther, Deborah L.; Mokher, Christine; Fan, Xitao – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2012
The 2006-11 Regional Educational Laboratory Appalachia at CNA conducted a rigorous evaluation of the Kentucky Virtual Schools hybrid algebra I curriculum. The curriculum combines traditional face-to-face instruction with an online program. This study used a two-cohort sample with 25 high schools in year 1 (SY 07/08: 13 treatment and 12 control)…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Mathematics Achievement, Teacher Surveys, Grade 9
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