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Bousselot, Tracy; Chadwick, Kristine L. – Educational Policy Improvement Center, 2017
The Quality Elementary Science Teaching (QuEST) program is designed to deliver high-quality professional development (PD) in science content to elementary school teachers. QuEST includes both content and pedagogical instruction combined with a controlled teaching experience situated within a larger professional development context. The design of…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Science Instruction, Science Education, Science Teachers
McGaughy, Charis; Hopper-Moore, Greg; Fukuda, Erin; Phillips, Rachel; Rooseboom, Jennifer; Chadwick, Kristine – Educational Policy Improvement Center, 2016
"Understanding Entry-Level Courses in American Institutions of Higher Education" outlines a study conducted by Educational Policy Improvement Center (EPIC) that empirically identifies the characteristics of work at the college- and career-readiness level in English/language arts, science, and social sciences courses. Using a previously…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Higher Education, College Readiness, Career Readiness
Thier, Michael; Beach, Paul; Lench, Sarah Collins; Austin, Ellie; Coleman, Matt – Educational Policy Improvement Center, 2016
This policy brief discusses the United State's bias toward college-going as the gold standard and how to counteract that singular mode of thinking. The Educational Policy Improvement Center (EPIC) outlines why definitions of K-12 success should balance an emphasis on each C (college and career). EPIC also shows the related pitfalls of districts…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education
Fukuda, Erin; Hopper-Moore, Greg – Educational Policy Improvement Center, 2016
In 2012, the "Educational Policy Improvement Center" (EPIC) analyzed more than 2,000 entry-level course documents collected from a stratified sample of two- and four-year public and private institutions of higher education (IHEs) to establish an empirical understanding of entry-level college course expectations. Based on the findings of…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Two Year Colleges, Public Colleges, Private Colleges
Beach, Paul; Thier, Michael; Lench, Sarah Collins; Coleman, Matt – Educational Policy Improvement Center, 2015
"Understanding Entry-Level Courses in American Institutions of Higher Education" outlines a study conducted by EPIC that empirically identifies the characteristics of work at the college- and career-readiness level in English/language arts, science, and social sciences courses. Using a previously collected national sample of over two…
Descriptors: Accountability, School District Autonomy, Educational Planning, Educational Policy
Beach, Paul; Thier, Michael; Lench, Sarah Collins; Coleman, Matt – Educational Policy Improvement Center, 2015
Educators have the increasingly difficult task of preparing students to live, learn, and work in the 21st century. Amidst those challenges, a growing body of research suggests that college and career readiness depends upon students' ability to think critically, learn how to learn, communicate, and collaborate. The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) era…
Descriptors: Accountability, Alignment (Education), School District Autonomy, College Readiness
Chadwick, Kristine; Ward, Terri; Hopper-Moore, Greg – Educational Policy Improvement Center, 2014
To facilitate a more seamless transition from high school to postsecondary education, high schools and colleges need to build new relationships and examine educational programming on both sides of the critical juncture between the senior year in high school and the first year in college. This South Carolina College and Career Readiness Toolkit was…
Descriptors: High Schools, Postsecondary Education, Transitional Programs, High School Seniors
Conley, David; McGaughy, Charis; Davis-Molin, Whitney; Farkas, Rachel; Fukuda, Erin – Educational Policy Improvement Center, 2014
The International Baccalaureate (IB) works with schools, governments, and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. This three-phase study prepared by the Educational Policy Improvement Center (EPIC) on behalf of the International Baccalaureate Organization explored the impact…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, College Readiness, High School Students, Metacognition
Educational Policy Improvement Center, 2014
The National Assessment Governing Board is an independent, bipartisan organization that sets policy for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). The Governing Board established the NAEP Program of 12th Grade Preparedness Research to assess what NAEP can report on the academic preparedness of 12th grade students entering college and…
Descriptors: National Competency Tests, Grade 12, College Preparation, Career Readiness
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
McGaughy, Charis; Bryck, Rick; de Gonzalez, Alicia – Educational Policy Improvement Center (NJ1), 2012
This study is a validity study of the recently revised version of the Health Science Standards. The purpose of this study is to understand how the Health Science Standards relate to college and career readiness, as represented by survey ratings submitted by entry-level college instructors of health science courses and industry representatives. For…
Descriptors: Validity, Academic Standards, State Standards, Vocational Education
Conley, David T. – Educational Policy Improvement Center (NJ1), 2012
In many circles, efforts are under way to develop definitions of college readiness, career readiness, or both. This brief contains a definition that is the culmination of 18 years of study and research on this topic. This definition, then, is based on both empirical evidence gathered via multiple research studies and on-the-ground interactions…
Descriptors: Evidence, Definitions, College Readiness, Career Readiness
McGaughy, Charis; de Gonzalez, Alicia – Educational Policy Improvement Center (NJ1), 2012
The Educational Policy Improvement Center (EPIC) conducted an investigation of the Intersegmental Committee for the Academic Senates (ICAS) Statements of Competencies for Mathematics and Academic Literacy. The purpose of this work is to understand how the ICAS competencies relate to college and career readiness, as represented by the augmented…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, State Standards, Alignment (Education), Competence
McGaughy, Charis; de Gonzalez, Alicia – Educational Policy Improvement Center (NJ1), 2012
The California Department of Education is in the process of revising the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Model Curriculum Standards. The Educational Policy Improvement Center (EPIC) conducted an investigation of the draft version of the Health Sciences and Medical Technology Standards (Health Science). The purpose of the study is to…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, State Standards, Alignment (Education), Vocational Education
Conley, David T.; Drummond, Kathryn V.; de Gonzalez, Alicia; Rooseboom, Jennifer; Stout, Odile – Educational Policy Improvement Center (NJ1), 2011
In June 2010, the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) released the Common Core State Standards[C]. The stated aim of the Common Core State Standards is to define the knowledge and skills students should achieve in order to graduate from high school ready to…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, State Standards, Career Readiness, College Readiness
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