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Conley, David T. – Educational Policy Improvement Center, 2011
The purpose of this paper is to provide an operational definition of college readiness that differs in scope from current representations of this concept. This paper suggests that, although much has been learned about this phenomenon, particularly during the past 20 years, few systematic attempts have been made to integrate the various aspects or…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Definitions, Concept Formation, Integrated Activities
Dillon, Sarah A. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This study examined college admission criteria and college readiness in an effort to reduce barriers in college admission. The Academic Motivation Scale (AMS) was administered to a convenience sample of 74 participants among 503 students during their first semester at a two-year college. Scale scores were compared to demographic characteristics,…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, College Freshmen, Academic Achievement, Technical Institutes
Conley, David T. – Educational Policy Improvement Center (NJ1), 2007
The purpose of this paper is to provide an operational definition of college readiness that differs from current representations of this concept primarily in its scope. The paper suggests that, while much has been learned about this phenomenon, particularly during the past 20 years, few systematic attempts have been made to integrate the various…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Academic Achievement, College Readiness, Definitions
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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
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Brown, Robert S.; Gallagher-Mackay, Kelly; Parekh, Gillian – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2020
While there is a widespread consensus that students' pathways towards postsecondary education are influenced early in life, there is little research on the elementary school factors that shape them. Identifying educational 'risk factors' directs attention to barriers that may warrant scrutiny or action under human rights legislation. New findings…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, At Risk Students, Special Education, Suspension
Patrick, Susan; Worthen, Maria; Truong, Natalie – iNACOL, 2017
This policy issue brief provides recommendations for state policymakers to generate a shared vision for student success that prepares all students for college, career and civic life. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides states with an unprecedented opportunity to transform K-12 education systems with new flexibility. The new law makes it…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
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Rothman, Robert – Educational Leadership, 2012
The common core state standards, which have now been adopted by 46 states and the District of Columbia, were designed around the goal of ensuring college and career readiness for all students. In this article, Rothman discusses research showing that a large proportion of U.S. high school graduates are ill-prepared to succeed in college or a…
Descriptors: Core Curriculum, State Standards, Alignment (Education), Goal Orientation
Institute for Higher Education Policy, 2014
To complement the 40-minute documentary, "Degrees of Hope: Redefining Access for the 21st Century Student," the "Institute for Higher Education Policy" (IHEP) has developed a viewing guide to help facilitate thought-provoking and meaningful dialogue. This guide provides a film synopsis, suggested discussion formats, profiles of…
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Students, Educational Policy, Guides
Jessen, Sarah B.; Johnson, Amy F. – Center for Education Policy, Applied Research, and Evaluation, 2020
For the past several years, attention has turned toward reviewing and reframing the curricular pathways in math for students, particularly at the postsecondary level. Focus has shifted not only to math preparedness, but also to redefining the curricular pathways that lead to academic and career success. In higher education, the central principle…
Descriptors: Educational Change, College Mathematics, Community Colleges, Elementary Secondary Education
Vargas, Joel – Jobs For the Future, 2014
In order to prepare the large number of postsecondary-educated youth our economy demands, high schools and higher education must break through the boundaries that have traditionally separated them and assume joint responsibility for student success. This brief describes an unusual school district partnership with colleges that has achieved…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation, Dual Enrollment, Acceleration (Education)
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Cheng, May M. H.; Li, Dora D. Y. – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2020
This paper draws on the experiences of nine secondary school teachers in Hong Kong who conducted practitioner research (PR) in their Liberal Studies classrooms. The purpose of the study is to 1) investigate the impact and effectiveness of PR as a teacher professional development strategy and 2) identify effective support from the university team…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Researchers, Liberal Arts
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Jackson, Denise – Higher Education Research and Development, 2016
Despite efforts to broaden the concept of graduate employability, there remains an overarching focus on developing industry-relevant employability skills. The skills-based approach is, however, too narrow and does not fully capture the complexity of graduate work-readiness. This paper argues for the redefining of graduate employability by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Graduates, Employment Potential, Professional Identity
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Jones, Allison G.; King, Jacqueline E. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2012
These are exciting times in American education. While higher education has been preoccupied with its own challenges, its colleagues in K-12 have been adopting new standards, building new assessments and curricula, and redefining success for America's schools. For decades, the end-goal and primary success measure of most school systems was high…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Higher Education, State Standards, Elementary Secondary Education
A+ Education Partnership, 2014
Effective public education is necessary for a democratic, prosperous, and civil society. Alabama's employers need a highly qualified workforce to sustain the state's economic growth. At the same time, we live in a global society where digital technologies are rapidly redefining jobs, communities, and opportunities for students. While Alabama is…
Descriptors: Public Education, Partnerships in Education, College Readiness, Career Readiness
Regional Educational Laboratory Pacific, 2014
Effective evidence-based action requires getting the right data into the right hands at the right time to help make decisions. The Data Quality Campaign (2011) has provided suggestions to state education agencies for effectively using data within state longitudinal data systems. One suggestion is to identify "the variety of ways available…
Descriptors: Data, Information Sources, Access to Information, State Departments of Education
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