What are the fastest growing occupations here in Kentucky?
What percentage of new jobs will require an education beyond high school?
How does the United States rank globally in terms of high school completion?
For every 100 Kentucky 9 th graders, how many will earn a high school diploma?
The needs of the 21st Century workforce have changed significantly.
49 of 50 highest paying occupations require a college degree or higher
70% of the 30 fastest-growing jobs will require an education beyond high school
40% of new jobs will require at least an associate’s degree
Nine of the ten fastest growing occupations are in Healthcare or Computers
30-40% of the jobs available in seven years have not yet been created.
Our labor force is not expected to keep pace with job growth through 2020
Education and Jobs in the U.S. Educational Testing Service 2003: Standards for What? The Economic Roots for K-16 Reform Professional 20% Unskilled 60% Skilled 20% Skilled 62% Unskilled 12% Professional 26 % 1950 2000-2010
How does the United States stack up against the rest of the world?
America is at risk for losing its unique leadership in innovation and creativity
Between 1998 and 2008
jobs requiring science
skills will increase 51%
By 2008 some 6 million job openings for scientists, engineers and technicians will exist.
Only 7% of the 868,000 bachelor-level engineering degrees granted worldwide were earned in the United States.
Three-fourths of Chinese students earn degrees in math, science and engineering.
“ If you look at India, China, and Russia… even if you discount 90 percent of the people there as uneducated farmers…you still end up with about 300 million people who are educated. That’s bigger than the U.S. work force.”
Bob Herbert, New York Times
What’s going on in America’s Schools?
ABC’s 20/20 “Stupid in America”
Is this an example of the media blowing a topic out of proportion?
Do we have a real crisis on our hands???
Were you surprised by this video?
Do you think this is an accurate portrayal of schools in the United States?
Should we worry about our international status?
US Trails Most Countries in High School Graduation Rates Rank OECD Reporting Country Graduation Rate 1 Denmark 100% 2 Norway 97% 3 Germany 93% 4 Japan 92% 5 Poland 90% 5 Switzerland 90% 7 Finland 85% 7 Greece 85% 9 France 82% 9 Hungary 82% 9 Italy 82% 12 Czech Republic 81% 13 Belgium 79% 13 Iceland 79% 15 Ireland 77% 16 United States 73% 17 Sweden 72% 18 Luxembourg 68% 18 Spain 68%
US College Graduation Rate is Below Average among Developed Countries Rank Countries Graduation Rate 1 Japan 94 2 Turkey 88 3 Ireland 85 4 United Kingdom 83 5 Korea 79 6 Spain 77 7 Finland 75 8 Iceland 73 9 Germany 70 10 Mexico 69 10 Australia 69 10 Denmark 69 10 Netherlands 69 14 United States 66 15 Czech Republic 61 16 Belgium 60 17 Austria 59 17 France 59 19 Sweden 48 20 Italy 42
How are Kentucky students doing?
Out of every 100 Kentucky ninth graders….
… .65 graduate from high school….
… .39 enter college….
… .26 are still enrolled in the sophomore year….
… and 15 graduate from college.
Where does Kentucky stand with meeting the needs of the 21st century workforce?
Current data* paint a bleak picture for our future. . .
Source: US Census Data, 2000
Educational Attainment of Adults in Kentucky (Highest Level)
8 th grade or less: 9.5%
Some HS, no diploma: 11.8%
HS diploma: 35.1%
Some college, no degree: 19.4%
Associate degree: 5.7%
Bachelors Degree: 11.1%
Graduate or professional degree: 7.6%
The Chronicle of Higher Educational: Almanac Issue 2005-2006
Adults with less than a 9 th grade education in Northern Kentucky
US average 7.4%
KY average 11.7%
Boone County 4.8%
Campbell County 7.1%
Gallatin County 11.7%
Grant County 9.3%
Kenton County 6.1%
Pendleton County 10.7%
Adults with only at least a high school diploma in Northern Kentucky
Boone County 85.1%
Campbell County 80.8%
Gallatin County 67.9%
Grant County 72.3%
Kenton County 82.1%
Pendleton County 72.7%
Adults with at least a Bachelor’s degree in Northern Kentucky ….
US average 24.4%
KY average 17.1%
Boone County 22.8%
Campbell County 20.5%
Gallatin County 6.8%
Grant County 9.3%
Kenton County 22.9%
Pendleton County 9.6%
Kentucky full time wage and salary workers, 25 years & older, 2004 average
Over a lifetime, workers with a college degree will earn nearly $1,000,000 more than workers without a college degree. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2004-05
Many of our students are not prepared to be successful at the next level…..
High School is now the front line in America’s battle to remain competitive on the increasingly competitive international economic stage.
The Three R’s
Only 24% of high school graduates say they faced high expectations and were challenged in high school.
65% of college students and 77% of non-students say they would have worked harder in high school.
62% of college students and 72% of non-students would have taken at least one more difficult course .
DID YOU KNOW?
Students who take advanced classes in high school are more prepared for college-no matter what their grade is.
Students who take more difficult math courses have greater success at attaining a Bachelors Degree Highest Math Studied Percentage of HS Grads Earning Bachelors Calculus 79.8 Pre-Calculus 74.3 Trig 62.2 Algebra II 39.5 Geometry 23.1 Algebra I 7.8 Pre-Algebra 2.3
And what happens if students aren’t prepared?
Students who do not meet the ACT requirement or are missing a required course have to take remedial classes
Students who have to take remedial classes :
Still pay full tuition for the class
Do not get any college credit
And many of our students have to take these courses
Students Entering NKU Fall 2004
No remedial classes 53%
One remedial class 17%
Two or more remedial 29%
And what happens to those students who have to take remedial classes?
They are much less likely to return sophomore year
They are much more likely to have less than a 2.0 and less than 12 credits at the end of one year
They are far less likely to complete a degree
They are much more likely to leave their institution with debt and no degree
ACT/ GPA Requirements for College University of Kentucky 22-27 ACT 3.3-3.9 GPA College Prep Northern Kentucky University Min. 19 (2005) Min. 20 (2006) 3.0 GPA college prep required Thomas More Min. 20 ACT GPA 2.0/ top 80% of class
ACT Scores 2004 www.act.org Composite United States 20.9 Kentucky 20.3 Math 20.7 19.7 Reading 21.3 20.9 Science 20.9 20.4
Courses Add Points to ACT Less than 3 Math Courses 17.3 Algebra I, II and Geometry +1.8 19.1 Advanced Math +1.7 20.8 Trigonometry +1.9 22.7 Calculus +2.3 25
So how can we move forward to address these issues?
Help our students, parents, and communities understand these issues, and the absolute need for every student to be prepared for success.
Work together as a region to put the structures and supports in place so that schools can take on some of these challenges.
This is an urgent issue, and we must demand that our legislators take action and give education the resources it needs.
What are we doing in Kentucky to address these issues?
New high school graduation requirements
New web based Individual Learning Plan
EPAS testing- beginning this year
What do the 2012 graduation requirements look like?
Major changes in class requirements
Language Arts – must be taken each year of high school; content strands specified
Mathematics – must be taken each year of high school; must include Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II or same content; content strands specified
Science – must incorporate lab-based scientific investigation; specifies content strands
Major changes, cont’d.
Health and Physical Education – ½ credit of each
Visual and Performing Arts – content strands specified
Electives – tied to individual student’s ILP; demonstrated competency in technology.
Other changes include broad opportunities for students to earn high school credits.
Individual Learning Plan
Begins by the end of the 6th grade year
Focused on career exploration and related postsecondary education and training needs
Will provide opportunity for student to integrate all experiences and courses, and make a plan for high school and beyond
Provides opportunity for meaningful parent involvement
Opens the door for other adults to serves as advisors/mentors
EPAS testing system
Will provide information about student’s interests and eventually, career possibilities
Will give teachers, counselors and parents feedback about student’s preparedness for the ACT and success after high school
Provides opportunity for intervention with students much earlier
What new opportunities will these changes provide?
The new graduation requirements
The EPAS tests
And what are the challenges?
What are we doing in Northern Kentucky to help all students be more prepared after high school and more competitive?
Strive – Greater Cincinnati Urban Initiative
Vision 2015 – includes 11 Northern Kentucky Counties; education one of six focus areas
Council of Partners
Numerous projects of those and others, like NKU, Gateway, Thomas More
What is Strive?
Regional collaboration focusing on urban school districts – Covington, Newport, Cincinnati Public
Prepared for school
Supported in school
Prepared for postsecondary
Enrolled in postsecondary
Succeed in postsecondary and find employment
What are the goals of Vision 2015
Northern Kentucky meets or exceeds national standards, P through postsecondary
The academic rigor and relevance of the K-112 schools will meet student educational and career goals and employment needs of the community
Educators in NKY will meet or exceed national standards for educator excellence
Vision 2015, cont’d
NKY has a system and outreach programs to make educational opportunities available, accessible and affordable to everyone
NKY is nationally recognized for its culture of contribution, through service learning in schools and business involvement in schools
All education institutions in NKY have the financial resources and program alignment to meet the needs of the region