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Bottoms, Gene; Sundell, Kirsten – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2017
This publication explores how state accountability systems currently address college readiness and academic and technical career readiness and offers recommendations and examples of policies and practices that incentivize and reward districts and schools for preparing more students to earn credentials and degrees in high-demand career fields.
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, Accountability, Educational Policy
Anderson, Kimberly; Mire, Mary Elizabeth – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2016
This report presents a multi-year study of how states are implementing their state college- and career-readiness standards. In this report, the Southern Regional Education Board's (SREB's) Benchmarking State Implementation of College- and Career-Readiness Standards project studied state efforts in 2014-15 and 2015-16 to foster effective…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, State Standards, State Policy, State Programs
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2015
For decades, classroom instruction was dominated by lectures, textbooks and note-taking. And for decades, students have often been bored and unengaged. They took notes and did what they had to do to memorize lessons just long enough to pass an exam. But short-term memorization does not help much in preparing students for college, advanced training…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Mastery Learning, High School Students, Effective Schools Research
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2015
Too often school leaders, teachers and counselors invest their energies into preparing students for college. In today's society, that's not enough. Students must be prepared for multiple options after high school including gainful employment. This newsletter looks at ways schools can ensure more students are college and career-ready by creating…
Descriptors: College Preparation, College Readiness, Best Practices, Career Readiness
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2015
Superintendents and principals can have a positive and decisive impact on student achievement and higher graduation rates. Their essential leadership can illuminate the path to excellence for faculty and students. In upgrading curriculum and instruction, school leaders need to keep abreast of practices proven effective in other districts and…
Descriptors: High Schools, Best Practices, High Achievement, Graduation Rate
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2015
The Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) incorporates challenging literacy standards into middle grades and high school content areas within a variety of academic disciplines, not just English/language arts courses. The Mathematics Design Collaborative (MDC) provides schools with instructional tools needed to help teachers understand and implement…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Literacy, Mathematics Education, Educational Strategies
Anderson, Kimberly; Mira, Mary Elizabeth – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2015
Implementation of college- and career-readiness standards is some of the most important work currently underway in states to improve student achievement and public education overall. SREB examined the efforts of 14 states--including 11 SREB states--to support implementation of new college- and career-readiness standards. The goal of the research…
Descriptors: Benchmarking, State Standards, Program Implementation, College Readiness
Anderson, Kimberly; Mira, Mary Elizabeth – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2015
The following profiles address decisions and actions that state education policy-makers--in the state departments of education, unless otherwise noted--are taking to foster successful statewide implementation of their states' new college- and career-readiness standards and aligned assessments. These profiles provide a descriptive overview of each…
Descriptors: State Standards, Profiles, State Policy, College Readiness
Anderson, Kimberly; Mira, Mary Elizabeth – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2015
The following profiles address how the state departments of education are supporting local educators in classroom implementation of the states' new college- and career-readiness standards by providing (or facilitating the development of) aligned instructional resources and materials. These resources and materials are supplementary supports that…
Descriptors: Alignment (Education), State Policy, State Standards, State Programs
Anderson, Kimberly; Mira, Mary Elizabeth – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2015
The following profiles address how the state departments of education are helping educators prepare for and implement their states' new college- and career-readiness standards and aligned assessments, through professional learning. SREB researchers examined each state's major professional development efforts around its new standards in order to…
Descriptors: State Standards, State Policy, State Programs, Career Readiness
Anderson, Kimberly; Mira, Mary Elizabeth – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2015
By 2012, all of the states in this study had started implementing new or revised teacher and leader evaluation systems. The systems include many and varying updates. In some cases, the updates were designed to meet conditions for a state's "Race to the Top" grant. In others, the updates were made to meet conditions for a state's waiver…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Administrator Evaluation, State Standards, State Policy
Anderson, Kimberly; Mira, Mary Elizabeth – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2015
All of the states in this study have recently been involved in school accountability system reform. Since 2011, the states have taken advantage of a federal program to give them flexibility around certain requirements of the "No Child Left Behind Act" of 2001 (NCLB), the most recent reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary…
Descriptors: Accountability, State Policy, State Programs, State Standards
Blanco, Cheryl; Spence, Dave – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2015
Community colleges are vital to the states and the nation. The importance of community colleges as providers of postsecondary education and training is well documented. Fulfilling both economic and social roles, these institutions have successfully created new markets and empowered new populations through educational opportunity. This report…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, State Colleges, College Readiness, Student Placement
Blanco, Cheryl; Spence, Dave – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2015
Community colleges are essential to achieving state goals--increasing the educational attainment of the population, increasing access and completion, eliminating achievement gaps, closing opportunity gaps, and addressing workforce and economic development objectives. These institutions are flexible, adaptable, affordable, community-based,…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, State Colleges, College Readiness, Student Placement
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2015
Southern Regional Education Board's (SREB's) Commission on Career and Technical Education challenges states to build bridges from high school to postsecondary attainment and career advancement by developing rigorous, relevant career pathways that align secondary, postsecondary, and workplace learning and lead to high-skill, high-wage jobs in…
Descriptors: Credentials, Regional Programs, Alignment (Education), Articulation (Education)
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