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    • 1. Ann Blackman February 12, 2008 COLLEGE READINESS The Components for Success
    • 2. Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
      • Defines COLLEGE READINESS as:
      • What students should know and be able to do to succeed in an entry-level college course…..
    • 3. Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
      • … also
      • Able to perform at a level in the course sufficient to progress to another course in the subject or to transfer knowledge learned to a course in another subject area when necessary.
    • 4. Components of College Readiness
      • Support and engage students
      • Empower excellent teachers
      • Focus on success at a higher level
    • 5. I. Support and Engage Students
      • Engaging all students
        • http://tinyurl.com/dj77pd
      • What makes today’s students different?
    • 6. Another Component…..
    • 7. II. Empower Excellent Teachers
      • What is excellence?
      • Sometimes it’s knowing what it isn’t…
        • http://tinyurl.com/atwqe5
    • 8. III. Focus on Success at a Higher Level
      • High school standards
        • Vs.
      • Higher education standards
      • Align exit-level assessments of public education with entry-level expectations of higher education and the skilled workforce.
    • 9. III. Focus on Success at a Higher Level
      • A fundamental shift in pedagogy:
      • http://tinyurl.com/2sfu5v
    • 10. What Is Needed? …Students (and Parents) AWARENESS ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT ASPIRATION ACCESS
    • 11. What Is Needed? ….In The Community
      • Partnerships
        • P16
        • Businesses
        • Parents
      • Work Collaboratively and Creatively to close the gaps
    • 12. What Is Needed? … In Education
      • Effective Models
      • 4 Key Dimensions of College Readiness
      • Toward a More Comprehensive Conception of College Readiness . Conley, David. (2007).
    • 13. What Is Needed? … In Education
      • Resources
        • Students
        • Parents
        • Educators
    • 14. What Is Needed?
      • Academic and Community Partnerships
      • Awareness/ Resources/ Consortium
    • 15. Why College Readiness?
      • Collin’s Core Values
      • Recruitment
      • Retention
      • Student Success = Graduates
    • 16. COLLEGE READINESS The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them. ~Albert Einstein
    • 17.  
    • 18. How Big Of A Problem Do We Have?
    • 19. College Readiness In The News… Dallas
      • http://tinyurl.com/d8gttl
      • Leila Gary: How to fix woefully inadequate college prep
        • Dallas Morning News, 03:53 PM CST on Friday, January 30, 2009
    • 20. College Readiness In The News… Ohio
      • http://tinyurl.com/dxjpsv
      • Graduates may face battery of tests, tasks - ACT would be part of four-part requirement for high-schoolers
        • THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH, Sunday, February 1, 2009 3:38 AM
        • By Catherine Candisky and Mark Niquette
    • 21. College Readiness In The News… Tennessee
      • http://tinyurl.com/bdpo38
      • Sweeping changes in education will impact all
        • By Leean Tupper
        • The Oak Ridger, Posted Feb 06, 2009 @ 09:00 AM
    • 22. College Readiness In The News… Minnesota
      • http://tinyurl.com/brsowq
      • St. Paul schools get grant to boost college readiness
        • by Tom Weber, Minnesota Public Radio
        • January 28, 2009
    • 23. College Readiness Strategies For Success
      • Require open enrollment so that every student – not just the gifted and elite – gets a chance to participate and live up to the program's academic requirements.
      • ~Leila Gary, Policy Analyst with Dallas-based Education Is Freedom
    • 24. College Readiness Strategies For Success
      • Require open enrollment so that every student – not just the gifted and elite – gets a chance to participate and live up to the program's academic requirements.
      • ~Leila Gary, Policy Analyst with Dallas-based Education Is Freedom
    • 25. College Readiness Strategies For Success
      • Don’t ignore the complex and interrelated social, cultural and economic factors that affect the lives of disadvantaged students.
      • ~Leila Gary, Policy Analyst with Dallas-based Education Is Freedom
    • 26. College Readiness Strategies For Success
      • 3. Start early. Most college-access programs produce lackluster results because they simply intervene too late – focusing primarily on the junior or senior year.
      • ~Leila Gary, Policy Analyst with Dallas-based Education Is Freedom

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