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  • 1. Useful online resources for college and career readiness
    Erica Johnson
    Professional School Counselor
    Gar-Field Senior High School
    August 6, 2010
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  • 2. Why Focus on College and Career Readiness?
    Four of every 10 new college students, including half of those at two-year institutions, take remedial courses, and many employers comment on the inadequate preparation of high school graduates (US Department of Education, March 2010).
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  • 3. What is College and Career Readiness?
    To ensure that students are prepared for college-level courses upon matriculation, or for a job that can support a family.
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  • 4. Career Readiness
    • According to the Association for Career and Technical Education (2010), Career readiness includes core academic skills and the ability to apply those skills to concrete situations in order to function in the workplace and in routine daily activities, employability skills essential in any career area, such as critical thinking and responsibility, and technical, job-specific skills related to a specific career pathway
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  • 5. Career Readiness
    • www.vawizard.org
    • 6. choose a career
    • 7. get the information you need to pursue your career,
    • 8. find the college that is right for you
    • 9. pay for college
    • 10. www.bls.gov/oco/home.htm
    • 11. the training and education needed
    • 12. earnings
    • 13. expected job prospects
    • 14. what workers do on the job
    • 15. working conditions
    • 16. http://www.bridges.com/us/prodnserv/choicesplanner_hs/highlightsnfeatures.html
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  • 17. College Readiness
    Students are “college ready” when they have the knowledge, skills, and behaviors to complete a college course of study successfully, without remediation (College Board)
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  • 18. College Readiness
    The culture of a College Board School:
    Fosters an environment of academic rigor with high expectations for all
    Encourages an all-encompassing commitment to learning
    Provides meaningful relationships
    Ensures challenging and engaging teaching and learning
    Reflects knowledgeable and caring relationships with students
    College readiness incorporates academic rigor, social skills, study skills, and knowledge to ensure students are prepared for a college course of study.
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  • 19. College Readiness Websites
    www.collegeboard.com
    www.actstudent.org
    www.vawizard.org
    www.cappex.com
    www.fafsa.ed.gov
    www.ncaaclearinghouse.net
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  • 20. References
    • A Blueprint for Reform: The Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, U.S. Department of Education, March 2010. www2.ed.gov/policy/elsec/leg/blueprint
    • 21. Association for Career and Technical Education , 2010 http://www.acteonline.org/content.aspx?id=12704&terms=Career+Readiness
    • 22. College Board http://professionals.collegeboard.com/k-12/readiness-system/culture
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