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Understanding College and Career Readiness - Dr. Charis McGauhy

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    • Understanding Collegeand Career Readiness! Charis McGaughy, PhD Director, Field Services Educa3onal Policy Improvement Center (EPIC) June 11, 2012 • College Now, Cleveland OH
    • Today’s Workshop is based in Part on the Findings and Recommendations In: " 2
    • Nature of the Challenge"• The proportion of students going on to postsecondary education has steadily increased over the past 100 years and is likely to continue to increase."• National education policy is beginning to emphasize college and career readiness over basic skills instruction. "• Today’s young people will need to be better educated and prepared as the US continues to move to a knowledge/information economic model." 3
    • Out of 100 ninth graders, how many... !100" 90" Nation" 80" 73" Ohio" 70" 70" Cleveland" 60" 52" 50" 44" 46" 40" 30" 23" 21" 22" 20" 10" 7" 0" Graduate from High School" Directly Enter College" Graduate within 150%" of Program Time" Sources: (Nation and Ohio): NCES - Common Core Data, IPEDS Residency and Migration Survey, IPEDS Graduation Rate Survey (2008)" "(Cleveland): US Census Bureau. (2005-­­2009). American Community Survey" 4
    • Almost 22% of adults in Ohio enrolled in college at some point but have not completed a degree" Associate Some college, degree no degree 9% 22% Bachelors degree 17% High school Graduate/ graduate professional (including degree equivalency) 10% 33% Less than high school diploma 9% Lumina Foundation. (2010). A stronger nation through higher education. http://www.luminafoundation.org/state_work.html! 5
    • Definition of College and Career Readiness"• College and career readiness can be defined as success—without remediation— in credit-bearing general education courses or a two-year certificate program! - “Succeed” is defined as being able to progress successfully in the chosen pro - College readiness and career readiness similar but not the same ! 6
    • Distinguishing Among Different Types of Readiness" Meets basic expectations WORK Ready regarding workplace behavior and demeanor" Possesses specific knowledge JOB Ready necessary to begin an entry-level position" Possesses knowledge and learning skills necessary to begin PATHWAY Ready to focus in an area of study or training" POSTSECONDARY Is prepared to succeed in a wide Ready range of postsecondary courses" Can pursue a career and a CAREER AND fulfilling life as a productive LIFE Ready citizen." 7
    • Four Keys to College and Career Readinessthink: know:" Structure of Knowledge!Problem Formulation!Research! Technical Knowledge & Skills!Interpretation! Challenge Level!Communication! Value!Precision & Accuracy! Attribution!! Key Cognitive Key Content Effort! Strategies! Knowledge! Key Transition Key Learning Knowledge Skills andgo: and Skills! Techniques! act:Postsecondary Awareness! Ownership of Learning!Postsecondary Costs! Learning Techniques!Matriculation! !Career Awareness! !Role and Identity!Self-advocacy!! 1 8 1 8
    • Think Know Act Go Key Learning Key Transition Key Cognitive Key Content Skills & Knowledge & Strategies Knowledge Techniques Skills +  Problem formulation! +  Structure of knowledge! +  Ownership of learning! +  Postsecondary awareness! +   Hypothesize!   + Key terms+and   +  Aspirations! Goal setting ! terminology! +  Persistence! +  Norms/culture! +  Strategize! +  Factual information! + Postsecondary costs! +  Research! +  Self-awareness ! +  Linking ideas! +  Tuition! +  Identify! +  Motivation! +  Organizing concepts! +  Financial aid! +  Collect! +  Help seeking! + Technical knowledge and + Matriculation! +  Interpretation! +  Progress monitoring! skills! +  Eligibility! +   Analyze! +  Self-efficacy! +  Challenge level! +  Admissions! +  Evaluate! +  Learning techniques! +  Value! +  Program! +  Communication! +   Time management ! + Attribution! +  Career awareness! +   Organize! + Test taking skills ! +  Effort! +  Requirements! +  Construct! +  Note taking skills! +  Readiness! +  Precision & accuracy! +  Memorization/recall! +  Role and identity! +   Monitor! +  Strategic reading! +  Role models! +  Confirm! +  Collaborative learning! + Self-Advocacy! + Technology proficiency! +  Resource acquisition! +  Institutional advocacy! 9© 2011 David T Conley
    • CALIBRATE CREATE CONNECT Diagnostics that measure college and Applications that increase college and Processes that strengthen linkages withcareer readiness with greater precision. career readiness through changes to postsecondary education. courses. ThinkReady CourseCreate ReadinessConnect Developing thinking strategies for Producing syllabi for college and Connecting high school coursework to postsecondary success and lifelong career ready courses (formerly college-level expectations (formerly learning (formerly C-PAS). SyllabusMaker). ReferenceCourses). " " " CampusReady CourseAlign ReadinessBridge Analyzing school programs and culture for Aligning courses to college and career Connecting high school and college college and career readiness (formerly readiness expectations. courses (formerly PairedCourses). SchoolDiagnostic). " " " CoursePathway ReadinessPartner I’mReady Creating school-wide course pathways Connecting teachers, faculty, and Determining student readiness for college aligned to college and career administrators to college and career and careers. readiness. readiness. 10
    • For more information please contact:"! Dr. Charis McGaughy! charis_mcgaughy@epiconline.org! Visit: www.epiconline.org ! " 11