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Jobs for the Future, 2018
Many states and districts are working toward developing and implementing high-quality systems that align assessments with each other, and to college and career readiness, and a comprehensive set of higher-order thinking skills. In order to support states, districts, and communities in this, the following 10 principles as guidance and common…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Career Readiness, College Readiness, Alignment (Education)
Rothman, Robert – Jobs for the Future, 2018
This executive summary synthesizes recent research on formative assessment to elucidate its core components, then examines some new approaches currently being tried in schools. It considers the evidence for them, as well as the questions and issues they continue to raise, and takes a look at the challenges schools and school systems face in…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Summative Evaluation, Learner Engagement, Models
Rothman, Robert – Jobs for the Future, 2018
This paper synthesizes recent research on formative assessment to elucidate its core components, then examines some new approaches currently being tried in schools. It considers the evidence for them, as well as the questions and issues they continue to raise, and takes a look at the challenges schools and school systems face in implementing both…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Models, Academic Achievement, Testing
Calkins, Andrew; Conley, David; Heritage, Margaret; Merino, Nicole; Pecheone, Raymond; Pittenger, Linda; Udall, Denis; Wells, Justin – Jobs for the Future, 2018
This brief focuses on: (1) Student autonomy as learners and (2) Assessments that inform the development of student self-knowledge and their capacity to become autonomous learners. It presents research showing that, when these concepts are explored, implemented, and measured, students will become more competent and confident learners ready to…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Self Concept, Self Management, Equal Education
Pecheone, Raymond – Jobs for the Future, 2018
Emboldened by the provisions of the Every Student Succeeds Act, state and local education leaders are increasingly interested in redesigning their systems of assessment to further align with college and career readiness and to support meaningful learning for all students. This paper presents stories from three states undertaking this work:…
Descriptors: State Government, Local Government, Educational Assessment, Evaluation Methods
Pecheone, Raymond – Jobs for the Future, 2018
Emboldened by the provisions of the Every Student Succeeds Act, state and local education leaders are increasingly interested in redesigning their systems of assessment to further align with college and career readiness and to support meaningful learning for all students. This paper presents stories from three states undertaking this work:…
Descriptors: State Government, Local Government, Educational Assessment, Evaluation Methods
Rothman, Robert – Jobs for the Future, 2018
This report examines the potential for school quality reviews to assess and promote a broader set of outcomes than are currently being measured in most districts and states. These outcomes include a deep understanding of content as well as the ability to use that knowledge to think critically to solve complex problems, communicate effectively,…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Accountability, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
Rothman, Robert – Jobs for the Future, 2018
This executive summary highlights research findings regarding the potential for school quality reviews to assess and promote a broader set of outcomes than are currently being measured in most districts and states. These outcomes include a deep understanding of content as well as the ability to use that knowledge to think critically to solve…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Accountability, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
Hilliard, Tom; Bushway, Deb; Krauss, Stephanie; Anderson, Nate – Jobs for the Future, 2018
Competency-based education (CBE) is widely viewed as an innovative alternative to traditional higher education, yet most programs serve only a narrow slice of the postsecondary population. Few are intended for adults who need to boost basic skills in order to succeed in college coursework. However, if designed with the needs of a broader range of…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, College Students, College Readiness, College Preparation
Hooker, Sarah – Jobs for the Future, 2018
The Central Ohio Partnership for College and Career Readiness Expansion (CCRE) is a collaboration led by Columbus State Community College in partnership with Jobs for the Future (JFF), the Educational Service Center of Central Ohio (ESC), the SERVE Center at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and seven school districts that aims to…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Role, High Schools, Educational Change
Deegan, Joe – Jobs for the Future, 2018
Competency-based education (CBE) is widely viewed as an innovative alternative to traditional higher education, yet most programs serve only a narrow slice of the postsecondary population. Few are intended for adults who need to boost basic skills in order to succeed in college coursework. However, if designed with the needs of a broader range of…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, College Students, College Readiness, Mastery Learning
Sullivan, Myriam – Jobs for the Future, 2018
As of March 2018, there were 6.6 million job vacancies in the US, signaling a shortage of skilled workers. Furthermore, a 2017 McKinsey survey of young people and employers reported that 40 percent of employers said a lack of skills was the principal reason for entry-level job vacancies, which demonstrates that the current education and training…
Descriptors: Employers, Job Skills, Job Training, Apprenticeships
Vargas, Joel; Sabados, Krista – Jobs for the Future, 2018
Jobs for the Future (JFF) set out a little over a year ago to create such models for bridging the secondary-postsecondary divide, developing strategies for high schools and colleges to build paths from the 12th grade through critical milestones of success in the first year of college. These partnerships of school districts and community colleges…
Descriptors: High School Seniors, High School Graduates, College Freshmen, College School Cooperation
Jobs for the Future, 2017
While the U.S. economy has certainly improved since the great recession, far too many Americans are still without a high-quality degree or credential despite the economy's increasing demand for postsecondary education to meet workforce needs. Low credential attainment has resulted in millions of Americans without high-quality jobs, and numerous…
Descriptors: Career Development, College Students, Career Readiness, Academic Degrees
Girardi, Amy – Jobs for the Future, 2017
Competency-based education (CBE) is widely viewed as an innovative alternative to traditional higher education, yet most programs serve only a narrow slice of the postsecondary population. Few are intended for adults who need to boost basic skills in order to succeed in college coursework. However, if designed with the needs of a broader range of…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, College Students, College Readiness, College Preparation
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